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1

A light diet for a giant appetite: An assessment of China's proposed fluorescent lamp standard  

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standard for linear fluorescent lamps Length (mm) Minimum efficacy (lm/W) Efficacy for energy conservation

Lin, Jiang

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary Study of the Efficacy of Using Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence with Quasi-Monoenergetic Gamma-Ray Sources for Nuclear Safeguards Assay  

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We have studied the efficacy of using nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF)-based techniques to assay spent nuclear fuel for Pu content using quasi-monoenergetic sources. We have developed two techniques to precisely determine the Pu content in a fuel rod/pin. One of our approaches is virtually free of systematic uncertainties. Using analytical models, we have determined the amount of time required to measure the Pu content in spent nuclear fuel rods and spent fuel assemblies to within 1% precision. We note that Pu content can be determined in a fuel assembly about as fast as in a single fuel pin. The performance of NRF-based assay techniques with improved photon sources, which are currently under development, will also estimated. For follow-on research we propose to: (1) Construct research prototype detection systems for both of the NRF-based assay systems proposed in this paper and measure their calibration curves; (2) Determine the systematic errors associated with both assay methods, explore ways to reduce the errors and fold the results into future performance calculations; (3) Develop an algorithm to assay a fuel assembly; (4) Perform validation measurements using a single pin and scaled assemblies; (5) Research and develop current-mode detection and/or threshold detection techniques to improve assay times; (6) Characterize the flux of newly constructed sources and fold the results into the calculations presented here to determine the feasibility of a variety of proposed sources; and (7) Collaborate with others in the safeguards community to build a prototype system and perform an NRF-based assay demonstration on spent fuel.

Johnson, M S; McNabb, D P; Hall, J M; Gonzalez, J J

2011-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Max Tech and Beyond: Fluorescent Lamps  

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varies by watts of power per foot of electrical arc in theFoot Linear Fluorescent Lamps Efficacy Life Lumens Type Base Power

Scholand, Michael

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

4

Synthesis Of Fluorescent Metal Nanoclusters  

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Synthesis Of Fluorescent Metal Nanoclusters Synthesis Of Fluorescent Metal Nanoclusters Fluorescent metal nanoclusters were prepared. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center...

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The Energy Efficiency of the U.S Fluorescent Lamp Ballast Industry  

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The Energy Efficiency of the U.S Fluorescent Lamp Ballast Industry The Energy Efficiency of the U.S Fluorescent Lamp Ballast Industry Speaker(s): Francis Rubinstein Date: February 14, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Fluorescent lamp ballasts are subject to DOE appliance standards and rulemaking. But currently, only ballasts for older fluorescent lamp types, such as T-12 lamps are subject to minimum efficacy limits. The majority of fluorescent lamps now being shipped (T-8 and T-5 types) type are operated by ballasts that will not be subject to DOE rule until 2011. The metric used by DOE for characterizing the electrical efficiency of the fluorescent lamp-ballast system is called Ballast Efficacy Factor (BEF). Because BEF is not normalized, it is of limited utility for rulemaking and is useless for procurement. But by normalizing BEF to the total lamp power, I have

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EMSL - fluorescence spectrometer  

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fluorescence-spectrometer en Structures and Stabilities of (MgO)n Nanoclusters. http:www.emsl.pnl.govemslwebpublicationsstructures-and-stabilities-mgon-nanoclusters

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Polymeric Microcapsules of Cyanazine:? Preparation and Evaluation of Efficacy  

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Pesticide efficacy studies on five weed species (barnyardgrass, smallflower morningglory, crowfootgrass, Florida beggarweed, and Palmer amaranth) were conducted under greenhouse conditions over a period of 12 weeks for study 1 and 25 weeks for study 2, using the commercial formulation Bladex 90 DF for comparison purposes. ... The treated flats were placed in a greenhouse with day length maintained at approximately 14 h by natural or supplemental fluorescent lighting (80-W double fluorescent tubes 8 feet in length) and the temperature ranging from 20 to 34 °C. ...

Oliver D. Dailey, Jr.; Clyde C. Dowler

1998-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Single-molecule Fluorescence Spectroelectrochemistry of Cresyl...  

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molecule Fluorescence Spectroelectrochemistry of Cresyl Violet. Single-molecule Fluorescence Spectroelectrochemistry of Cresyl Violet. Abstract: We coupled scanning fluorescence...

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Fluorescent Tube Lamps  

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FEMP temporarily suspended its energy efficiency requirements for fluorescent tube lamps as it evaluates the market impact of the pending 2012 minimum efficiency standards for fluorescent lamps. The program will issue updated energy efficiency requirements when the market distribution of this product category stabilizes and when doing so has the potential to result in significant Federal energy savings.

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Maintaining optimum fluorescent lamp performance under elevated temperature conditions  

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This paper describes a new technique for optimizing fluorescent lamp performance under elevated temperature conditions. This approach uses a thermo-electric Peltier device to produce a localized cold spot temperature of approximately 40/sup 0/C, allowing the lamps to maintain maximum light output and efficacy independent of prevailing ambient temperatures inside a luminaire. Experimental data show that a 20% increase in light output and a 10% increase in efficacy over typical lamp performance in a warm fixture environment can be obtained using this device. Only 0.25 watts must be supplied to the Peltier device to produce these results.

Siminovitch, M.J.; Rubinstein, F.M.; Clark, T.A.; Verderber, R.R.

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collecting Fluorescent Minerals  

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Good fluorescent mineral collections are the result of constant study and diligent search for superior material. As in the development of mineral collections generally, purchase and trade provide rewarding ave...

Manuel Robbins

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

12

Fluorescent filtered electrophosphorescence  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention relates to organic light emitting devices (OLEDs), and more specifically to OLEDS that emit light using a combination of fluorescent emitters and phosphorescent emitters for the efficient utilization of all of the electrically generated excitons.

Forrest, Stephen (Ann Arbor, MI); Sun, Yiru (Princeton, NJ); Giebink, Noel (Ann Arbor, MI); Thompson, Mark E. (Anaheim Hills, CA)

2010-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluorescent filtered electrophosphorescence  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention relates to organic light emitting devices (OLEDs), and more specifically to OLEDS that emit light using a combination of fluorescent emitters and phosphorescent emitters for the efficient utilization of all of the electrically generated excitons.

Forrest, Stephen R. (Princeton, NJ); Sun, Yiru (Princeton, NJ); Giebink, Noel (Princeton, NJ); Thompson, Mark E. (Anaheim Hills, CA)

2009-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluorescent Lighting | Department of Energy  

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Fluorescent Lighting Fluorescent Lighting Fluorescent Lighting October 17, 2013 - 5:44pm Addthis Fluorescent Lighting Fluorescent Lighting Fluorescent lamps use 25%-35% of the energy used by incandescent products to provide a similar amount of light. They also last about 10 times longer (7,000-24,000 hours). The two general types of fluorescent lamps are: Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) -- commonly found with integral ballasts and screw bases, these are popular lamps often used in household fixtures Fluorescent tube and circline lamps -- typically used for task lighting such as garages and under cabinet fixtures, and for lighting large areas in commercial buildings. CFLs CFLs combine the energy efficiency of fluorescent lighting with the convenience and popularity of incandescent fixtures. CFLs fit most fixtures

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Renewable Surface Fluorescence Sandwich Immunoassay Biosensor...  

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Renewable Surface Fluorescence Sandwich Immunoassay Biosensor for Rapid Sensitive Botulinum Toxin Detection in an Automated Renewable Surface Fluorescence Sandwich Immunoassay...

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Compact fluorescent lamp using horizontal and vertical insulating septums and convective venting geometry  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A novel design is described for a compact fluorescent lamp, including a lamp geometry which will increase light output and efficacy of the lamp in a base down operating position by providing horizontal and vertical insulating septums positioned in the ballast compartment of the lamp to provide a cooler coldspot. Selective convective venting provides additional cooling of the ballast compartment. 9 figs.

Siminovitch, M.

1998-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluorescent silica colloids for study and visualization of skin care products  

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due to long exposures to cold and dry air (7). Different skin care products are used to hy- drate dryFluorescent silica colloids for study and visualization of skin care products Swaminathan Iyer: The efficacy of skin care products depends on the time and dynamics of their absorbance by the skin, and its

Sokolov, Igor

18

Magnetic fluorescent lamp  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The radiant emission of a mercury-argon discharge in a fluorescent lamp assembly is enhanced by providing means for establishing a magnetic field with lines of force along the path of electron flow through the bulb of the lamp assembly, to provide Zeeman splitting of the ultraviolet spectral line. Optimum results are obtained when the magnetic field strength causes a Zeeman splitting of approximately 1.7 times the thermal line width.

Berman, S.M.; Richardson R.W.

1983-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluorescent microthermographic imaging  

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In the early days of microelectronics, design rules and feature sizes were large enough that sub-micron spatial resolution was not needed. Infrared or IR thermal techniques were available that calculated the object`s temperature from infrared emission. There is a fundamental spatial resolution limitation dependent on the wavelengths of light being used in the image formation process. As the integrated circuit feature sizes began to shrink toward the one micron level, the limitations imposed on IR thermal systems became more pronounced. Something else was needed to overcome this limitation. Liquid crystals have been used with great success, but they lack the temperature measurement capabilities of other techniques. The fluorescent microthermographic imaging technique (FMI) was developed to meet this need. This technique offers better than 0.01{degrees}C temperature resolution and is diffraction limited to 0.3 {mu}m spatial resolution. While the temperature resolution is comparable to that available on IR systems, the spatial resolution is much better. The FMI technique provides better spatial resolution by using a temperature dependent fluorescent film that emits light at 612 nm instead of the 1.5 {mu}m to 12 {mu}m range used by IR techniques. This tutorial starts with a review of blackbody radiation physics, the process by which all heated objects emit radiation to their surroundings, in order to understand the sources of information that are available to characterize an object`s surface temperature. The processes used in infrared thermal imaging are then detailed to point out the limitations of the technique but also to contrast it with the FMI process. The FMI technique is then described in detail, starting with the fluorescent film physics and ending with a series of examples of past applications of FMI.

Barton, D.L.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluorescent temperature sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention is a fluorescent temperature sensor or optical thermometer. The sensor includes a solution of 1,3-bis(1-pyrenyl)propane within a 1-butyl-1-1-methylpyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide ionic liquid solvent. The 1,3-bis(1-pyrenyl)propane remains unassociated when in the ground state while in solution. When subjected to UV light, an excited state is produced that exists in equilibrium with an excimer. The position of the equilibrium between the two excited states is temperature dependent.

Baker, Gary A [Los Alamos, NM; Baker, Sheila N [Los Alamos, NM; McCleskey, T Mark [Los Alamos, NM

2009-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluorescence analyzer for lignin  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus for measuring lignin concentration in a sample of wood pulp or black liquor comprises a light emitting arrangement for emitting an excitation light through optical fiber bundles into a probe which has an undiluted sensing end facing the sample. The excitation light causes the lignin concentration to produce fluorescent emission light which is then conveyed through the probe to analyzing equipment which measures the intensity of the emission light. Measures a This invention was made with Government support under Contract Number DOE: DE-FC05-90CE40905 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The Government has certain rights in this invention.

Berthold, John W. (Salem, OH); Malito, Michael L. (Hubbard, OH); Jeffers, Larry (Alliance, OH)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a fluorescent cryocooler  

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Recent work at Los Alamos National Laboratory has demonstrated the physical principles for a new type of solid-state cryocooler based on anti-Stokes fluorescence. Design studies indicate that a vibration-free, low-mass ``fluorescent cryocooler`` could operate for years with efficiencies and cooling powers comparable to current commercial systems. This paper presents concepts for a fluorescent cryocooler, design considerations and expected performance.

Edwards, B.C.; Buchwald, M.I.; Epstein, R.I.; Gosnell, T.R.; Mungan, C.E.

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory of delayed thermal fluorescence  

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A theory of nonradiative thermal activation involved in delayed thermal fluorescence has been developed from the viewpoint of the breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer adiabatic approximation.

S. H. Lin

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray fluorescence mapping  

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biololgical cells, over the measurement of impurities in solar cells, to the rare earth content of geological materials. A somewhat 'typical' layout for a X-ray fluorescence...

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SMB, X-ray Fluorescence Imaging  

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Fluorescence Imaging X-ray Fluorescence Imaging X-ray fluorescence imaging utilizes the high brightness of SPEAR3 and focused beam generated by the uses of K-B optics, capillaries...

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Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence for Materials Assay  

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clandestine material with nuclear resonance fluorescence”.E. Norman, UC Berkeley Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, privatepp. 349. G. Warren et al. “Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence of

Quiter, Brian

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluorescence, Super Resolution STORM Microscope | EMSL  

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fluorescence imaging of the intact cell with nanometer resolution. It incorporates single-molecule fluorescence techniques to reconstruct super-resolution images using...

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LED Record Efficacy and Brightness  

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Designed for general lighting applications such as street, industrial, and parking garage lighting, the Cree XLamp® power LED sets new records for LED brightness and efficacy, up to 85 lm/W at 350 mA. The XLamp utilizes Cree's performance breakthrough EZBright™ LED chip; both products include technology that was developed in part with R&D funding support from DOE.

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Single Nanoparticle Surface Enhanced Fluorescence  

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It is well established that when in close proximity to gold nanoparticles the optical properties of local fluorescent molecules are dramatically altered. When the localised surface plasmon resonance (LSPR), tuned...

Linden R. Webster; K. Suhling; D. Richards

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence for Nuclear Materials Assay  

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Potential of Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence . . . . . . . .2.9.1 Nuclear ThomsonSections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nuclear Resonance

Quiter, Brian Joseph

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GREEN FLUORESCENT PROTEIN The green revolution  

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GREEN FLUORESCENT PROTEIN The green revolution Green fluorescent protein allows gene expression a fluorescent product when expressed. Just such a molecule, green fluorescent protein (GFP), has recently green light when disturbed (often seen when riding in a boat at night). In Aequorea, the green

Stearns, Tim

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Luminous Efficacy Standards for General Purpose Lights  

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Assembly Bill 178, adopted in June 2007, established efficacy* standards for general purpose lights sold in the state of Nevada. The bill set the required efficacy at 25 lumens per watt (lm/W) of...

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Covered Product Category: Fluorescent Luminaires  

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FEMP provides acquisition guidance and Federal efficiency requirements across a variety of product categories, including fluorescent luminaires. Federal laws and requirements mandate that agencies meet these efficiency requirements in all procurement and acquisition actions that are not specifically exempted by law.

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Covered Product Category: Fluorescent Ballasts  

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FEMP provides acquisition guidance and Federal efficiency requirements across a variety of product categories, including fluorescent ballasts, which are a FEMP-designated product category. Federal laws and requirements mandate that agencies meet these efficiency requirements in all procurement and acquisition actions that are not specifically exempted by law.

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Single molecule fluorescence (the basics)  

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Single molecule fluorescence (the basics) #12;light time light time No averaging, no need;knrkr S0 S1 Iph . . Iexc #12;Single molecule emitters #12;K. Brejc et.al., PNAS 94 (1997) 2306 1 nm glass, notch holographic, multidielectric,... #12;Optical schemes to detect single molecules Excitation

Ritort, Felix

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Replacing Fluorescent Lightbulbs | Department of Energy  

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Replacing Fluorescent Lightbulbs Replacing Fluorescent Lightbulbs Replacing Fluorescent Lightbulbs July 29, 2012 - 6:37pm Addthis Although fluorescent lightbulbs are generally energy efficient, you can replace them with new, even more efficient bulbs that use better electrodes and coatings than older ones. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/JoLin. Although fluorescent lightbulbs are generally energy efficient, you can replace them with new, even more efficient bulbs that use better electrodes and coatings than older ones. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/JoLin. What does this mean for me? Today's fluorescent light fixtures and bulbs are far more efficient than older ones. You can replace fluorescent bulbs and ballasts with more efficient ones to save money and energy. All fluorescent bulbs contain a very small amount of mercury:

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Statistics of Molecular Ensemble Blinking Fluorescence  

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Statistics of Molecular Ensemble Blinking Fluorescence ... Theoretical expressions suitable for statistical analysis of fluorescence of M molecules are derived. ... Therefore the probability of finding two photons at the same time equals zero. ...

I. S. Osad’ko; A. L. Shchukina

2010-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Capacitive sensing with a fluorescent lamp  

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This work presents a modified fluorescent lamp that can be used as a capacitive sensing system. The lamp sensor measures changes in the electric fields emitted from the fluorescent bulbs in order to deduce the presence and ...

Cooley, John Jacob

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clay Nanoparticle-Supported Single-Molecule FluorescenceSpectroelectr...  

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Clay Nanoparticle-Supported Single-Molecule Fluorescence Spectroelectrochemistry. Clay Nanoparticle-Supported Single-Molecule Fluorescence Spectroelectrochemistry. Abstract: We...

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Fluorescent Lighting Basics | Department of Energy  

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Fluorescent Lighting Basics Fluorescent Lighting Basics Fluorescent Lighting Basics October 17, 2013 - 5:39pm Addthis Light from a fluorescent lamp is first created by an electric current conducted through an inert gas producing ultraviolet light that is invisible to the human eye. The ultraviolet light in turn interacts with special blends of phosphors coating the interior surface of the fluorescent lamp tube that efficiently converts the invisible light into useful white light. Fluorescent lamps require a special power supply called a ballast that is needed to regulate lamp operating current and provide a compatible start-up voltage. Electronic ballasts perform the same function as a magnetic ballast but outperform the outdated magnetic products by operating at a very high frequency that eliminates flicker and noise while

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Chromosome characterization using single fluorescent dye  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Chromosomes are characterized by fluorescent emissions from a single fluorescent dye that is excited over two different wavelengths. A mixture containing chromosomes is stained with a single dye selected from the group consisting of TOTO and YOYO and the stained chromosomes are placed in a flow cytometer. The fluorescent dye is excited sequentially by a first light having a wavelength in the ultraviolet range to excite the TOTO or YOYO to fluoresce at a first intensity and by a second light having a wavelength effective to excite the TOTO or YOYO dye to fluoresce at a second intensity. Specific chromosomes may be identified and sorted by intensity relationships between the first and second fluorescence emissions.

Crissman, Harry A. (Los Alamos, NM); Hirons, Gregory T. (Irvine, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Covered Product Category: Compact Fluorescent Lamps  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

FEMP provides acquisition guidance across a variety of product categories, including compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), which are an ENERGY STAR-qualified product category.

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Exciplex Fluorescence Thermometry of Liquid Fuel  

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An experimental program is described that investigates the application of exciplex fluorescence to the internal thermometry of flowing liquid decane in the temperature range 24-91°C....

Stufflebeam, John H

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy saving controller for fluorescent lamps.  

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??Although fluorescent lamp is a very efficient lighting device in daily life, still the high harmonic distortion and low power factor cause unnecessary energy consumption.… (more)

Cheong, Zhi Xiong

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LED Replacements for Linear Fluorescent Lamps Webcast  

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In this June 20, 2011 webcast on LED products marketed as replacements for linear fluorescent lamps, Jason Tuenge of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) discussed current Lighting...

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Max Tech and Beyond: Fluorescent Lamps  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Fluorescent Lamps and Incandescent Reflector Lamps; Finalmany end- use applications. Incandescent Outdoor Stationaryof color compared with the incandescent reference source is

Scholand, Michael

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Covered Product Category: Fluorescent Ballasts | Department of...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

can achieve large energy savings by moderating the timing and light output of lighting systems. Fluorescent lamp ballasts should have a ballast factor between 85% and 105% in...

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Fluorescence, Single-Molecule Microscope | EMSL  

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Single-Molecule Microscope Fluorescence, Single-Molecule Microscope The single-molecule optical microscope is designed to study complex reaction dynamics such as enzymatic...

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Single-Molecule Fluorescence Analysis in Solution  

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Over the past five years, several groups have developed the capability to detect and identify single fluorescent molecules in solution as the molecules flow through a focused laser...

Keller, Richard A; Ambrose, W Patrick; Goodwin, Peter M; Jett, James H; Martin, John C; Wu, Ming

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluorescence lidar monitoring of historic buildings  

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Laser-induced fluorescence spectra detected with high-spectral-resolution lidar on the facades of the Baptistery and the Cathedral in Parma are presented and discussed. The...

Raimondi, Valentina; Cecchi, Giovanna; Pantani, Luca; Chiari, Roberto

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-efficient compact screw-in fluorescent lamp. Final report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A compact fluorescent lamp has been designed and constructed which can replace an incandescent lamp. The lamp is slightly larger than a standard lamp (8 3/4 in. x 3 1/4 in.), but is designed to fit a majority of portable lamp applications. This version, with a core-coil ballast, results in a system efficacy of 54 lumens per watt, with a light output of more than 1800 lumens. This compares favorably with a 100-watt incandescent (17.5 lumens per watt and 1750 lumens light output). The color temperature of 3000/sup 0/K is compatible with an incandescent lamp (2800/sup 0/K). The color rendition index (CRI) is 84. With a solid-state ballast, the efficacy and light output could be increased by 20% (65 l/w, 2200 lumens) and could provide a direct replacement for a three-way, 150-watt incandescent lamp (15 l/w, 2200 lumens).

Morton, E.W.

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guide to Red Fluorescent Proteins and Biosensors for Flow Cytometry  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

CHAPTER 17 Guide to Red Fluorescent Proteins and Biosensors for Flow Cytometry Kiryl D. PiatkevichH Stability of Fluorescence F. Optimization of Nucleotide and Amino Acid Sequences III. Modern Advanced Red-Shifted FPs A. Orange Fluorescent Proteins B. Red Fluorescent Proteins C. Far-Red Fluorescent Proteins IV

Verkhusha, Vladislav V.

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PEVELOPMENT OF FLUORESCENCE LIFETIME DIAGNOSTIC  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

4 4 PEVELOPMENT OF FLUORESCENCE LIFETIME DIAGNOSTIC w I Project Accomplishments Summary (Attachment I) CRADA NO. TSB-1449-97 Date: U 1 8 1 9 8 Revision: 1 A . Parties The project is a relationship between the Lawrence Livennore National Laboratoq (LLNL) and Optiphase, Inc. University of California Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 7000 East Avenue, L-399 Livermore, CA 94550 Optiphase, h c 7652 Haskell Ave. Van Nuys, CA 91406 Technical Contact - D r . Pepe Davis (8 18)782-0997ext 1 12 B . Background Fiber-optic-based sensors are excellent candidates for detecting the presence and monitoring the levels of degradation products in stockpiled weapons. Specifically, fl uorescence-based sensors are extremely sensitive, can have high specificity for compounds of interest, and are "e~ectrically

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Fiber optical assembly for fluorescence spectrometry  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for analyzing a sample for the presence of an analyte in a sample. The system includes a sample holder for containing the sample; an excitation source, such as a laser, and at least one linear array radially disposed about the sample holder. Radiation from the excitation source is directed to the sample, and the radiation induces fluorescent light in the sample. Each linear array includes a plurality of fused silica optical fibers that receive the fluorescent light and transmits a fluorescent light signal from the first end to an optical end port of the linear array. An end port assembly having a photo-detector is optically coupled to the optical end port. The photo-detector detects the fluorescent light signal and converts the fluorescent light signal into an electrical signal.

Carpenter, II, Robert W. (Pagosa Springs, CO); Rubenstein, Richard (Staten Island, NY); Piltch, Martin (Los Alamos, NM); Gray, Perry (Los Alamos, NM)

2010-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Superfolder Green Fluorescent Protein for Periplasmic Protein Localization Studies  

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...Microbial Cell Biology Using Superfolder Green Fluorescent Protein for Periplasmic Protein...hampered by problems with the export of green fluorescent protein (GFP). Here we show...problems with the export of functional green fluorescent protein (GFP) (9). When...

Thuy Dinh; Thomas G. Bernhardt

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Near-Infrared Fluorescent 9-Phenylethynylpyronin Analogues for Bioimaging  

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The syntheses and biological applications of two novel fluorescent 9-phenylethynylpyronin analogues containing either carbon or silicon at the position 10 are reported. Both fluorescent probes exhibited a relatively strong fluorescence in methanol and ...

Tomáš Pastierik; Peter Šebej; Ji?ina Medalová; Peter Štacko; Petr Klán

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Fluorescent and Incandescent Lamps Public  

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Fluorescent and Fluorescent and Incandescent Lamps Public Meeting to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Fluorescent and Incandescent Lamps Public Meeting on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Fluorescent and Incandescent Lamps Public Meeting on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Fluorescent and Incandescent Lamps Public Meeting on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Fluorescent and Incandescent Lamps Public Meeting on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Fluorescent and Incandescent Lamps Public Meeting on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Fluorescent and Incandescent Lamps Public Meeting on AddThis.com... About Standards & Test Procedures Implementation, Certification & Enforcement

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Fluorescent Silica Nanoparticles with Efficient Urinary Excretion for Nanomedicine  

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Fluorescent Silica Nanoparticles with Efficient Urinary Excretion for Nanomedicine ... The emerging nanomedicine landscape ... Core-shell silica nanoparticles as fluorescent labels for nanomedicine ...

Andrew A. Burns; Jelena Vider; Hooisweng Ow; Erik Herz; Oula Penate-Medina; Martin Baumgart; Steven M. Larson; Ulrich Wiesner; Michelle Bradbury

2008-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Excitation-emission spectra and fluorescence quantum yields for...  

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Excitation-emission spectra and fluorescence quantum yields for fresh and aged biogenic secondary organic aerosols. Excitation-emission spectra and fluorescence quantum yields for...

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2014-10-14 Issuance: Test Procedures Correction for Fluorescent...  

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10-14 Issuance: Test Procedures Correction for Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 2014-10-14 Issuance: Test Procedures Correction for Fluorescent Lamp...

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61

Single molecule fluorescence in rectangular nano-apertures  

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Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy is used to investigate fluorescent molecules in solution diffusing in subwavelength rectangular apertures milled in Aluminium films. This...

Wenger, Jérôme; Lenne, Pierre-François; Popov, Evgueni; Rigneault, Hervé; Dintinger, José; Ebbesen, Thomas

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

62

Fluorescent Minerals of the United States  

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Possibly the most interesting and consistently fluorescing sphalerites are found at Franklin, New Jersey, and the Sterling mine at Ogdensburg, New Jersey. These sphalerites occur as resinous blebs or masses, c...

Manuel Robbins

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Epi-Fluorescence Inverted Microscope (Zeiss,  

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Epi-Fluorescence Inverted Microscope (Zeiss, Observer Z1) April 2013 #12;Start Up cont. · Turn) #12;Using the Microscope cont. · On an inverted microscope samples on a glass slide are usually viewed

Subramanian, Venkat

64

Intrinsic Fluorescence of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins  

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Resolution of the intrinsic emission properties of a protein by different fluorescence spectroscopy techniques is an ... on rotational movements of peptide chains or whole proteins. Here, we describe the details ...

Paolo Neyroz; Stefano Ciurli

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

65

Multiplexed fluorescence detector system for capillary electrophoresis  

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A fluorescence detection system for capillary electrophoresis is provided wherein the detection system can simultaneously excite fluorescence and substantially simultaneously monitor separations in multiple capillaries. This multiplexing approach involves laser irradiation of a sample in a plurality of capillaries through optical fibers that are coupled individually with the capillaries. The array is imaged orthogonally through a microscope onto a charge-coupled device camera for signal analysis. 14 figures.

Yeung, E.S.; Taylor, J.A.

1994-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

66

Multiplexed fluorescence detector system for capillary electrophoresis  

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A fluorescence detection system for capillary electrophoresis is provided wherein the detection system can simultaneously excite fluorescence and substantially simultaneously monitor separations in multiple capillaries. This multiplexing approach involves laser irradiation of a sample in a plurality of capillaries through optical fibers that are coupled individually with the capillaries. The array is imaged orthogonally through a microscope onto a charge-coupled device camera for signal analysis. 14 figs.

Yeung, E.S.; Taylor, J.A.

1996-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

67

Ultratrace analysis of transuranic actinides by laser-induced fluorescence  

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Ultratrace quantities of transuranic actinides are detected indirectly by their effect on the fluorescent emissions of a preselected fluorescent species. Transuranic actinides in a sample are coprecipitated with a host lattice material containing at least one preselected fluorescent species. The actinide either quenches or enhances the laser-induced fluorescence of the preselected fluorescent species. The degree of enhancement or quenching is quantitatively related to the concentration of actinide in the sample.

Miller, S.M.

1983-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

68

Thermally efficient compact fluorescent fixture systems  

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Compact fluorescent lamps that can be inserted into conventional light fixtures are rapidly gaining acceptance as both a viable retrofit and new design approach to reducing lighting loads. Ideally, the compact fluorescent lamp should have the same light output as the incandescent lamp it replaces, but overheating inside typically small enclosed fixtures can reduce lumen output and hence lighting fixture efficiency by 15 to 20 percent. Fortunately, simple fixture modifications can erase this efficiency penalty, so that the full efficiency benefit of replacing incandescent lamps with fluorescent lamps can be realized. The paper describes such modifications and presents experimental data documenting the potential efficiency enhancement associated with thermal control systems. 4 refs., 7 figs.

Siminovitch, M.J.; Rubinstein, F.M.; Packer, M.

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Building Technologies Office: Pollution Impact on Cool Roof Efficacy  

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Pollution Impact on Pollution Impact on Cool Roof Efficacy Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Pollution Impact on Cool Roof Efficacy Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Pollution Impact on Cool Roof Efficacy Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Pollution Impact on Cool Roof Efficacy Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Pollution Impact on Cool Roof Efficacy Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Pollution Impact on Cool Roof Efficacy Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Pollution Impact on Cool Roof Efficacy Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE

70

Ultrabright fluorescent OLEDS using triplet sinks  

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A first device is provided. The first device further comprises an organic light emitting device. The organic light emitting device further comprises an anode, a cathode, and an emissive layer disposed between the anode and the cathode. The emissive layer further comprises an organic host compound, an organic emitting compound capable of fluorescent emission at room temperature, and an organic dopant compound. The triplet energy of the dopant compound is lower than the triplet energy of the host compound. The dopant compound does not strongly absorb the fluorescent emission of the emitting compound.

Zhang, Yifan; Forrest, Stephen R; Thompson, Mark

2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

71

Compact Fluorescent Plug-In Ballast-in-a-Socket  

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The primary goal of this program was to develop a ballast system for plug-in CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) that will directly replace standard metal shell, medium base incandescent lampholders (such as Levition No. 6098) for use with portable lamp fixtures, such as floor, table and desk lamps. A secondary goal was to identify a plug-in CFL that is optimized for use with this ballast. This Plug-in CFL Ballastin-a-Socket system will allow fixture manufacturers to easily manufacture CFL-based high-efficacy portable fixtures that provide residential and commercial consumers with attractive, cost-effective, and energy-efficient fixtures for use wherever portable incandescent fixtures are used today. The advantages of this proposed system over existing CFL solutions are that the fixtures can only be used with high-efficacy CFLs, and they will be more attractive and will have lower life-cycle costs than screw-in or adapter-based CFL retrofit solutions. These features should greatly increase the penetration of CFL's into the North American market. Our work has shown that using integrated circuits it is quite feasible to produce a lamp-fixture ballast of a size comparable to the current Edison-screw 3-way incandescent fixtures. As for price points for BIAS-based fixtures, end-users polled by the Lighting Research Institute at RPI indicated that they would pay as much as an additional $10 for a lamp containing such a ballast. The ballast has been optimized to run with a 26 W amalgam triple biax lamp in the base-down position, yet can accept non-amalgam versions of the lamp. With a few part alterations, the ballast can be produced to support 32 W lamps as well. The ballast uses GE's existing L-Comp[1] power topology in the circuit so that the integrated circuit design would be a design that could possibly be used by other CFL and EFL products with minor modifications. This gives added value by reducing cost and size of not only the BIAS, but also possibly other integral CFL and future dimmable integral and plug-in versions of the EFL products.

Rebecca Voelker

2001-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Covered Product Category: Suspended Fluorescent Luminaires  

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The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides acquisition guidance and Federal efficiency requirements for Suspended Fluorescent Luminaires. Federal laws and requirements mandate that agencies meet these efficiency requirements in all procurement and acquisition actions that are not specifically exempted by law.

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On simulating 3D fluorescent microscope images  

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In recent years many various biomedical image segmentation methods have appeared. Though typically presented to be successful the majority of them was not properly tested against ground truth images. The obvious way of testing the quality of new segmentation ... Keywords: convolution, fluorescent optical microscope, procedural texture, simulator, synthetic image

David Svoboda; Marek Kašík; Martin Maška; Jan Hubeny; Stanislav Stejskal; Michal Zimmermann

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

New and Underutilized Technology: Efficient High Bay Fluorescent Lighting |  

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Efficient High Bay Fluorescent Efficient High Bay Fluorescent Lighting New and Underutilized Technology: Efficient High Bay Fluorescent Lighting October 7, 2013 - 8:54am Addthis The following information outlines key deployment considerations for efficient high bay fluorescent lighting within the Federal sector. Benefits Efficient high bay fluorescent lighting can include either T5 or T8 fluorescent lighting systems for high-bay applications currently using metal halide fixtures. Fluorescent fixtures offer better light distribution, better light maintenance over the life of the lamp, improved color quality, and on-off control (re-strike time) with lower energy consumption. Application Efficient high bay fluorescent lighting is applicable for facilities containing high bay areas. Key Factors for Deployment

75

CODED SPECTROSCOPY FOR ETHANOL DETECTION IN DIFFUSE, FLUORESCENT MEDIA  

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ABSTRACT CODED SPECTROSCOPY FOR ETHANOL DETECTION IN DIFFUSE, FLUORESCENT MEDIA by Scott Thomas Mc FOR ETHANOL DETECTION IN DIFFUSE, FLUORESCENT MEDIA by Scott Thomas McCain Department of Electrical

76

Fluorescence resonance energy transfer scanning near-field optical microscopy  

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...and applications. New York: Wiley Interscience...Fluorescence resonance energy transfer SNOM 919...fluorescence resonance energy transfer source...Electromagnetic theory. New York: McGraw-Hill...hierarchy and directed energy transfer in conjugated...

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Text-Alternative Version: LED Replacements for Linear Fluorescent Lamps  

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Below is the text-alternative version of the "LED Replacements for Linear Fluorescent Lamps" webcast, held June 20, 2011.

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Medium Base Compact Fluorescent Lamps | Department of Energy  

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Templates for Reporting Test Results mediumbasecfltestreporttemplatev1.1.xlsx More Documents & Publications Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts Showerheads Beverage Vending Machines...

79

A photoactivatable green-fluorescent protein from the phylum Ctenophora  

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...Diversity and evolution of the green fluorescent protein family...determined by a nonfluorescent green fluorescent protein homolog...rhodamine 6G and fluorescein in nine solvents: improved absolute standards...structure of the Aequorea victoria green fluorescent protein. Gene 111...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

Red fluorescent proteins: chromophore formation and cellular applications  

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Red fluorescent proteins: chromophore formation and cellular applications Atsushi Miyawaki1,2 , Daria M Shcherbakova3,4 and Vladislav V Verkhusha3,4 In the last decade, a number of red fluorescent proteins (RFPs) that emit orange, red, and far-red fluorescence have been isolated from anthozoans (corals

Verkhusha, Vladislav V.

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81

LIGHT-INDUCED CHANGES IN THE FLUORESCENCE YIELD OF  

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OF PREILLUMINATION ON THE FLUORESCENCE TRANSIENT OF Chlorella pyrenoidosa JOHN C. MUNDAY, JR., and GOVINDJEE From Mexico 88330. ABSTRACT The fluorescence transient of Chlorella pyrenoidosa, excited by saturat- ing blue Chlorella pyrenoidosa the fluorescence transient exhibits a base level 0, a hump I at 50 msec. (at 1.5 X 104

Govindjee

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LIGHT-INDUCED CHANGES IN THE FLUORESCENCE YIELD OF  

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LIGHT-INDUCED CHANGES IN THE FLUORESCENCE YIELD OF CHLOROPHYLL a IN VIVO II. CHLORELLA PYRENOIDOSA in Chlorella pyrenoidosa consists of a fast rise of the fluorescence yield from the level S (of the first wave photophosphorylation. INTRODUCTION The long-term fluorescence induction in Chlorella pyrenoidosa (second wave

Govindjee

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Brief Communication 809 Photoactivation turns green fluorescent protein red  

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Brief Communication 809 Photoactivation turns green fluorescent protein red Michael B. Elowitz gene was first cloned, the Aequorea victoria green fluorescent protein (GFP) has become a powerful tool- wavelength (red) fluorescence has remained elusive. Here we describe a red-emitting, green

Elowitz, Michael

84

Upping fluorescence Paving the way for single-molecule medical  

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Upping fluorescence ­ Paving the way for single-molecule medical sensors The presence to the information content of single molecule fluorescence measurement[2]. Ideally, a single fluorophore should last in the collection of data at the single-molecule level where oxygen efficiently reduces the fluorescence lifetime

Strathclyde, University of

85

Single-molecule Fluorescence Spectroelectrochemistry of Cresyl Violet  

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We coupled scanning fluorescence microscopy with a potentiostat via a three-electrode electrochemical cell to enable single-molecule fluorescence spectroelectrochemistry of cresyl violet in aqueous solution, where the single-molecule fluorescence intensity of cresyl violet is modulated synchronously with the cyclic voltammetric potential scanning.

Lei, Chenghong; Hu, Dehong; Ackerman, Eric J.

2008-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

86

Limitations of the Reporter Green Fluorescent Protein under Simulated Tumor Conditions  

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...visualized live and in process by green fluorescence protein expression...Tsien R. Y. Engineering green fluorescent protein for improved...wavelengths and fluorescence resonance energy transfer. Curr. Biol., 6...Generation of destabilized green fluorescent protein as a transcription...

Claudia Coralli; Maja Cemazar; Chryso Kanthou; Gillian M. Tozer; and Gabi U. Dachs

2001-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

87

NEXT GENERATION ENERGY EFFICIENT FLUORESCENT LIGHTING PRODUCT  

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This is the Final Report of the Next-Generation Energy Efficient Fluorescent Lighting Products program, Department of Energy (DOE). The overall goal of this three-year program was to develop novel phosphors to improve the color rendition and efficiency of compact and linear fluorescent lamps. The prime technical approach was the development of quantum-splitting phosphor (QSP) to further increase the efficiency of conventional linear fluorescent lamps and the development of new high color rendering phosphor blends for compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) as potential replacements for the energy-hungry and short-lived incandescent lamps in market segments that demand high color rendering light sources. We determined early in the project that the previously developed oxide QSP, SrAl{sub 12}O{sub 19}:Pr{sup 3+}, did not exhibit an quantum efficiency higher than unity under excitation by 185 nm radiation, and we therefore worked to determine the physical reasons for this observation. From our investigations we concluded that the achievement of quantum efficiency exceeding unity in SrAl{sub 12}O{sub 19}:Pr{sup 3+} was not possible due to interaction of the Pr{sup 3+} 5d level with the conduction band of the solid. The interaction which gives rise to an additional nonradiative decay path for the excitation energy is responsible for the low quantum efficiency of the phosphor. Our work has led to the development of a novel spectroscopic method for determining photoionzation threshold of luminescent centers in solids. This has resulted in further quantification of the requirements for host phosphor lattice materials to optimize quantum efficiency. Because of the low quantum efficiency of the QSP, we were unable to demonstrate a linear fluorescent lamp with overall performance exceeding that of existing mercury-based fluorescent lamps. Our work on the high color rendering CFLs has been very successful. We have demonstrated CFLs that satisfies the EnergyStar requirement with color rendering index (CRI) greater than 90; the CRI of current commercial CFLs are in the low 80s. In this report we summarize the technical work completed under the Program, summarize our findings about the performance limits of the various technologies we investigated, and outline promising paths for future work.

Alok Srivastava; Anant Setlur

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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When Crime Pays: Measuring Judicial Efficacy against Corruption in Brazil  

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for now - crime pays in Brazil. Paginal5de27 ReferencesEfficacy against Corruption in Brazil Carlos Higino Ribeiroa widespread perception in Brazil that civil servants caught

Ribeiro de Alencar, Carlos Higino; Gico, Ivo Jr.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Survival Efficacy of Adjuvant Cytosine-Analogue CS-682 in a Fluorescent Orthotopic Model of Human Pancreatic Cancer  

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...endothelial cells (HUVEC) were purchased from PromoCell. A quality control including immunohistochemical analyses of cell-type-specific...the structural plasticity of the lipocalin ligand pocket to engineer novel binding activities.FEBS J 2008;275:2677-83...

Matthew H. Katz; Michael Bouvet; Shinako Takimoto; Daniel Spivack; Abdool R. Moossa; and Robert M. Hoffman

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Product Standards for Fluorescent Lighting (Japan) | Open Energy  

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Product Standards for Fluorescent Lighting (Japan) Product Standards for Fluorescent Lighting (Japan) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Product Standards for Fluorescent Lighting (Japan) Focus Area: Appliances & Equipment Topics: Policy Impacts Website: www.eccj.or.jp/top_runner/pdf/tr_fluorescent_lights_jul.2009.pdf Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/product-standards-fluorescent-lightin Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Industry Codes & Standards Regulations: Appliance & Equipment Standards and Required Labeling This Energy Conservation Center Japan (ECCJ) document was created as a

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The Colorful Journey of Green Fluorescent Protein  

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Though the story of GFP began millions of years ago when the jellyfish Aequorea aequorea (also commonly referred to as Aequorea victoria and Aequorea forskalea) successfully evolved a fluorescent protein species with the uncanny ability to convert the excited blue energy of the bioluminescent protein aequorin into the green light observed in nature, its journey to “Nature’s Scientific Contributors Hall of Fame” started much more recently, in 1961. ... This observation, which represents the initial discovery of GFP, was included as a footnote in a paper by Shimomura and Johnson (1) describing the purification and characterization of aequorin: “A protein giving solutions that look slightly greenish in sunlight though only yellowish under tungsten lights, and exhibiting a very bright, greenish fluorescence in the ultraviolet of a Mineralite, has also been isolated from the squeezates.” ... In fact, during my time there, he still tried to find time to carry out chemical syntheses, which usually happened during Christmas. ...

Jin Zhang

2009-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

92

Measurement of optical efficiency of fluorescent luminaires  

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By controlling the lamp wall temperature of fluorescent lamps with a Peltier device, the optical efficiency of luminaires can be measured directly. Measurements of the fixture efficiency for a luminaire can vary by over 8% depending upon the lamp-ballast system used in the measurement. The authors suggest that optical efficiency may be an improved metric for evaluating fixture designs. 6 refs., 3 figs., 5 tabs.

Verderber, R.R.; Morse, O.; Rubinstein, F.; Siminovitch, M.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Invisible-fluorescent identification tags for materials  

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A taggant composition including a taggant material that is invisible in light of the visible spectrum and fluoresces under a non-visible excitation energy, a binder, and a solvent in which the taggant material and the binder are dissolved. The taggant composition can be printed or otherwise applied to a material such as fabric to provide a detectable and identifiable indicium. A method and apparatus for detecting and decoding the taggant indicium are also provided.

Lewis, Linda A.; Allgood, Glenn O.; Smithwick, III, Robert W.

2013-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

94

Cost-Efficacy in Wetland Restoration Projects in Coastal Louisiana  

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ARTICLE Cost-Efficacy in Wetland Restoration Projects in Coastal Louisiana Joy Merino & Christiane, such as wetland loss, influence CWPPRA project selection for funding. We found that the program was selecting cost- effective projects overall. Cost efficacy varied significantly by restoration project type, with barrier

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Pollution Impact on Cool Roof Efficacy Research Project | Department of  

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Emerging Technologies » Pollution Impact on Cool Roof Efficacy Emerging Technologies » Pollution Impact on Cool Roof Efficacy Research Project Pollution Impact on Cool Roof Efficacy Research Project The Department of Energy (DOE) is currently determining how pollution impacts the efficacy of cool roofs. The project specifically is focusing on the efficacy of white roofs in Northern India. The first phase of the project will take physical measurements to characterize the cooling and climate effects of white roofs. Results from this project will provide important guidance to policymakers and planners as they decide where cool roofs would have the greatest benefits. Project Description The project involves the development of advanced surfaces and next-generation materials to improve solar reflectance of roofs; the ability to reflect the visible, infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths of the

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Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence of 237 Np  

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Identification and characterization of fissile material is of international concern because of the possibility of proliferation. For safeguards applications, techniques providing isotopic information are necessary [1]. However, few techniques can distinguish between fissile isotopes. Nuclear resonance fluorescence is one technique that can be used in applications to identify and quantify isotopic content. NRF has also been proposed in several detector systems as a viable way to identify fissile material in cargo containers [2, 3]. It is necessary to measure the characteristic resonances of each isotope that is to be distinguished in identification and assay applications.

Angell, Chris T.; Yee, R.; Joshi, T.; Swanberg, E.; Norman, E. B.; Hicks, C. L.; Klimenko, A.; Korbly, Steve; Wilson, C.; Kulp, W. D.; Warren, Glen A.; Bray, T. H.; Copping, R.; Glans, P.A.; Tyliszczak, T.; Shuh, David K.

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Compact fluorescent lamp applications in luxury hotels  

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Over the past several years, consumers, lighting designers, and energy conservationists have paid increasing attention to the special characteristics of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). CFLs can typically be used to replace incandescent lamps of three to four times their own wattage, and their color rendering indices (CRIs)-80 to 85-make them virtually indistinguishable from incandescents. The typical 10,0000-hour life of a CFL often makes savings in labor its most desirable feature when compared to a shorter-lived incandescent lamp.

Gilleskie, R.J.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Solid state laser media driven by remote nuclear powered fluorescence  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus is provided for driving a solid state laser by a nuclear powered fluorescence source which is located remote from the fluorescence source. A nuclear reaction produced in a reaction chamber generates fluorescence or photons. The photons are collected from the chamber into a waveguide, such as a fiber optic waveguide. The waveguide transports the photons to the remote laser for exciting the laser.

Prelas, Mark A. (Columbia, MO)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Energy Dependence of Air Fluorescence Yield measured by AIRFLY  

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In the fluorescence detection of ultra high energy (> 10**18 eV) cosmic rays, the number of emitted fluorescence photons is assumed to be proportional to the energy deposited in air by shower particles. We have performed measurements of the fluorescence yield in atmospheric gases excited by electrons over energies ranging from keV to hundreds of MeV in several accelerators. We found that within the measured energy ranges the proportionality holds at the level of few %.

M. Ave

2007-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Using fluorescence lifetime for discriminating detector afterpulsing in fluorescence-correlation spectroscopy  

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ACF , i.e., the second- order correlation function of the fluorescence intensity sig- nal. The physical meaning of the ACF is that it is propor- tional to the probability to detect, on average, a photon- nique, although the analysis does not explicitly identify single molecule detection events. On different

Enderlein, Jörg

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101

Fluorescence methods for determination of temperature in fuel sprays  

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Fluorescent additives which allow the determination of droplet temperatures in hydrocarbon fuel sprays have been developed. These systems, which exploit the chemistry of organic...

Murray, A M; Melton, L A

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Site-Specific Synthesis and In Situ Immobilization of Fluorescent...  

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Site-Specific Synthesis and In Situ Immobilization of Fluorescent Silver Nanoclusters on DNA Nanoscaffolds by Use of the Tollens Reaction Authors: Pal, S., Varghese, R., Deng, Z.,...

103

Time-resolved fluorescence decay measurements for flowing particles  

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Time-resolved fluorescence decay measurements for flowing particles. An apparatus and method for the measurement and analysis of fluorescence for individual cells and particles in flow are described, wherein the rapid measurement capabilities of flow cytometry and the robust measurement and analysis procedures of time-domain fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy are combined. A pulse-modulated cw laser is employed for excitation of the particles. The characteristics and the repetition rate of the excitation pulses can be readily adjusted to accommodate for fluorescence decays having a wide range of lifetimes.

Deka, Chiranjit (Miami, FL); Steinkamp, John A. (Los Alamos, NM)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-resolved fluorescence decay measurements for flowing particles  

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Time-resolved fluorescence decay measurements are disclosed for flowing particles. An apparatus and method for the measurement and analysis of fluorescence for individual cells and particles in flow are described, wherein the rapid measurement capabilities of flow cytometry and the robust measurement and analysis procedures of time-domain fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy are combined. A pulse-modulated CW laser is employed for excitation of the particles. The characteristics and the repetition rate of the excitation pulses can be readily adjusted to accommodate for fluorescence decays having a wide range of lifetimes. 12 figs.

Deka, C.; Steinkamp, J.A.

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Source Apportionment of Wastewater Using Bayesian Analysis of Fluorescence Spectroscopy.  

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??This research uses Bayesian analysis of fluorescence spectroscopy results to determine if wastewater from the Heber Valley Special Service District (HVSSD) lagoons in Midway, UT… (more)

Blake, Daniel B.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluorescent Pigments for High-Performance Cool Roofing and Facades...  

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3 Berkeley Lab Heat Island Group physicist Paul Berdahl inserts precursor solution into a furnace. After boiling and then combustion, a fluorescent red pigment is formed. Image:...

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Glyphosate-Based Herbicidal Ionic Liquids with Increased Efficacy  

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Greenhouse testing indicated that while at a higher application rate of 360 g/ha the efficacy of all the HILs was comparable to the commercial herbicide control, at a lower application rate of 180 g/ha, the efficacy of all HILs was as much as two and a half to three times higher when compared to the commercial formulation, and the dianionic glyphosates were the most effective. ... In field trials, all but one of the tested HILs demonstrated excellent efficacy. ... Laboratory regrowth tests established that the ionic liquids of glyphosate are efficiently translocated to rhizomes preventing the regrowth of plants. ...

Juliusz Pernak; Micha? Niemczak; Rafa? Giszter; Julia L. Shamshina; Gabriela Gurau; O. Andreea Cojocaru; Tadeusz Praczyk; Katarzyna Marcinkowska; Robin D. Rogers

2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Broccoli: Rapid Selection of an RNA Mimic of Green Fluorescent Protein by Fluorescence-Based Selection and Directed Evolution  

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Broccoli: Rapid Selection of an RNA Mimic of Green Fluorescent Protein by Fluorescence-Based Selection and Directed Evolution ... The green-fluorescent protein (GFP) that functions as a bioluminescence energy transfer acceptor in the jellyfish Aequorea was renatured with ?90% yield following acid, base, or guanidine denaturation. ... Detailed output, in the form of structure plots with or without reliability information, single strand frequency plots and energy dot plots', are available for the folding of single sequences. ...

Grigory S. Filonov; Jared D. Moon; Nina Svensen; Samie R. Jaffrey

2014-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Perceptions of compact fluorescent lamps in the residential market  

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Compact fluorescent lamps offer significant energy savings over other forms of residential lighting and last up to 10 times longer than conventional incandescent bulbs. In order to better understand existing barriers to acceptance and future opportunities for growth of compact fluorescent lighting in the residential retrofit sector, a three stage research project was designed and conducted by MACRO Consulting, Inc. Assessment of whether or not the benefits of compact fluorescent lamps are sufficient to overcome price resistance was one of the major purposes of this project. Residential customers were interviewed in focus group sessions to help determine key issues and motivating forces in the lighting/energy saving/cost saving equation. Residential customers in 5 major market areas were contacted by telephone, and data about their awareness, knowledge and use of compact fluorescent lighting were collected. These customers also participated in an attribute rating exercise in which compact fluorescent lamps were compared with fluorescent tubes and incandescent bulbs on a series of product attributes. A price elasticity exercise was also conducted. Teleconferences with retailers of compact fluorescent lamps were conducted in order to explore their knowledge of and attitudes towards compact fluorescent lamps. Customers agree that energy savings and longer life are both positive attributes for residential lighting products, but they are not yet ready to make the switch away from inexpensive, versatile and readily available incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent lamps. Compact fluorescent lamps are rated poorly (even by satisfied'' users) on each of seven positive attributes of home lighting. Major barriers to increased use of compact fluorescent lamps include price, convenience, and performance. Prices above $10 are considered outrageous''. Product improvements are needed for appearance, light output and versatility.

Weiner, J.; Campbell, C.J. (Macro Consulting, Inc., Mountain View, CA (United States))

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microneedle delivery for improved efficacy of antiretroviral and antibiotic drugs  

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Two classes of drugs, antiretrovirals and antibiotics, could benefit greatly from delivery through microneedles. Microneedles (MN) offer an increase in efficacy for these drugs by providing delivery to the lymphatic system ...

Stauber, Zachary Jason

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ForPeerReview Persuasive communication and advertising efficacy for  

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ForPeerReview Persuasive communication and advertising efficacy for public health policy Research Article Keywords: Persuasive communication, Pragmatics, Social advertising, Health communication and preventive advertising. http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/commresearch Communication Researchhalshs-00410054

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

112

SSL Pricing and Efficacy Trend Analysis for Utility Program Planning  

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An LED lamp or luminaire can generally be found that matches or exceeds the efficacy of benchmark technologies in a given product category, and LED products continue to expand into ever-higher...

113

Efficacy of 45 lm/W Achieved in White OLED  

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Universal Display Corporation (UDC) successfully demonstrated an all phosphorescent white organic light emitting diode (WOLED™) with a power efficacy of 45 lm/W at 1,000 cd/m2. This high-efficacy device was enabled by lowering the device operating voltage, increasing the outcoupling efficiency to ~40% from ~20%, and by incorporating highly efficient phosphorescent emitters that are capable of converting nearly all current passing through a WOLED into light.

114

Low Temperature Fluorescence Studies of Crude Petroleum Oils  

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(26) However, it has to be noted that dilution of crude petroleum oils radically changes the photophysics of fluorescence emission and, as such, the Shpol’skii method is not suitable for exploring crude oil fluorescence from neat, undiluted oils. ... with shorter wavelength excitation (to 325 nm); all crude petroleums have nearly the same relative dependence of quantum yield on excitation wavelength. ...

Peter Owens; Alan G. Ryder

2011-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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A monomeric red fluorescent protein Robert E. Campbell*, Oded Tour*  

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A monomeric red fluorescent protein Robert E. Campbell*, Oded Tour* , Amy E. Palmer*, Paul A, and the obligate tetramerization of the red fluorescent protein from Discosoma (DsRed). Although the weak, the obligate tet- ramerization of DsRed has greatly hindered its use as a genetically encoded fusion tag. We

Tsien, Roger Y.

116

Fluorescent Sensors for Zn2+ Based on a Fluorescein Platform  

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Fluorescent Sensors for Zn2+ Based on a Fluorescein Platform: Synthesis, Properties fluorescent sensors for Zn2+ that utilize fluorescein as a reporting group, Zinpyr-1 and Zinpyr-2, have been. Both Zinpyr sensors have excitation and emission wavelengths in the visible range (500 nm

Tsien, Roger Y.

117

Green Fluorescent Protein Is Lighting Up Fungal Biology  

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...MINIREVIEW Green Fluorescent Protein Is Lighting Up Fungal Biology J. M. Lorang R...naturally occur, in a lab or a contained greenhouse, will present other challenges. However...host. . Green fluorescent protein is lighting up fungal biology. | Department of Botany...

J. M. Lorang; R. P. Tuori; J. P. Martinez; T. L. Sawyer; R. S. Redman; J. A. Rollins; T. J. Wolpert; K. B. Johnson; R. J. Rodriguez; M. B. Dickman; L. M. Ciuffetti

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Multicontrast photoacoustic in vivo imaging using near-infrared fluorescent  

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Multicontrast photoacoustic in vivo imaging using near-infrared fluorescent proteins Arie Krumholz1 the application of two spectrally distinct near-infrared fluorescent proteins, iRFP670 and iRFP720, engineered-tissue PAT, probes absorbing in the near-infrared (NIR) spectral range are desirable. In the NIR optical

Verkhusha, Vladislav V.

119

Full-wavelet approach for fluorescence diffuse optical tomography  

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Full-wavelet approach for fluorescence diffuse optical tomography with structured illumination Leonardo da Vinci 32, I-20133 Milan, Italy 3 Centre for Medical Image Computing, University College London); published October 28, 2010 We present a fast reconstruction method for fluorescence optical tomography

Boyer, Edmond

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Abstract 4138: Fluorescence laparoscopy with an LED light source enables fluorescence-guided resection of pancreatic cancer, labeled with fluorophore-conjugated antibodies, in mouse models.  

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...4138: Fluorescence laparoscopy with an LED light source enables fluorescence-guided...495-nm emission filter and a Stryker L9000 LED light source 24 hours after tail vein injection...Bouvet. Fluorescence laparoscopy with an LED light source enables fluorescence-guided...

Cristina A. Metildi; Sharmeela Kaushal; George A. Luiken; Mark A. Talamini; Robert M. Hoffman; Michael Bouvet

2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence for Materials Assay  

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This paper discusses the use of nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) techniques for the isotopic and quantitative assaying of radioactive material. Potential applications include age-dating of an unknown radioactive source, pre- and post-detonation nuclear forensics, and safeguards for nuclear fuel cycles Examples of age-dating a strong radioactive source and assaying a spent fuel pin are discussed. The modeling work has ben performed with the Monte Carlo radiation transport computer code MCNPX, and the capability to simulate NRF has bee added to the code. Discussed are the limitations in MCNPX?s photon transport physics for accurately describing photon scattering processes that are important contributions to the background and impact the applicability of the NRF assay technique.

Quiter, Brian J.; Ludewigt, Bernhard; Mozin, Vladimir; Prussin, Stanley

2009-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

122

Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence for Materials Assay  

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This paper discusses the use of nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) techniques for the isotopic and quantitative assaying of radioactive material. Potential applications include age-dating of an unknown radioactive source, pre- and post-detonation nuclear forensics, and safeguards for nuclear fuel cycles Examples of age-dating a strong radioactive source and assaying a spent fuel pin are discussed. The modeling work has ben performed with the Monte Carlo radiation transport computer code MCNPX, and the capability to simulate NRF has bee added to the code. Discussed are the limitations in MCNPX's photon transport physics for accurately describing photon scattering processes that are important contributions to the background and impact the applicability of the NRF assay technique.

Quiter, Brian; Ludewigt, Bernhard; Mozin, Vladimir; Prussin, Stanley

2009-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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An Analysis of Teacher Self-Efficacy, Teacher Trust, and Collective Efficacy in a Southwest Texas School District  

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The purpose of the study was to investigate relationships among teacher selfefficacy, trust, and collective efficacy among teachers in a southwest Texas school district. The research included three established surveys combined to create a single...

Ball, Jeanette

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) | Open Energy Information  

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X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Lab Analysis Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Rock Lab Analysis Parent Exploration Technique: Rock Lab Analysis Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Bulk and trace element analysis of rocks, minerals, and sediments. Stratigraphic/Structural: Hydrological: Thermal: Dictionary.png X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF): X-Ray Fluorescence is a lab-based technique used for bulk chemical analysis of rock, mineral, sediment, and fluid samples. The technique depends on the fundamental principles of x-ray interactions with solid materials, similar

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X-RAY FLUORESCENCE MICROPROBE (XFM) TECHNIQUES AND CAPABILITIES  

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RAY FLUORESCENCE MICROPROBE (XFM) RAY FLUORESCENCE MICROPROBE (XFM) TECHNIQUES AND CAPABILITIES APPLICATIONS WORLD-LEADING MICROFOCUSED EXAFS SPECTROSCOPY * XFM is an optimized three-pole wiggler beamline for the characterization of materials in an "as-is" state that are chemically heterogeneous at the micrometer scale via synchrotron induced X-ray fluorescence. * XFM includes instrumentation for microbeam X-ray fluorescence (µXRF), diffraction (µXRD) and fluorescence computed microtomography (FCMT) . However, it is optimized to provide users state-of-the-art microfocused Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (µEXAFS) spectroscopy between 4 to 20 keV. * XFM will trade-off beam size and flux for sample configuration flexibility. This includes more readily achievable stability

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L-Shell Fluorescence Yields of Pt, Tl, and Pb  

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Partial L-shell fluorescence yields for three heavy elements have been measured using an x-ray coincidence counting method. Vacancies in the K shell of the atom are produced either by K-electron capture or internal conversion of a nuclear gamma ray in the K shell. The coincidence rate between the K and L x rays observed after the creation of the K vacancy determines the partial fluorescence yield, ?KL. This quantity is defined as the fluorescence yield of those vacancies in the L shell created by K?1 and K?2 x-ray emission. In some cases, it was also possible to determine the partial fluorescence yield, ?LL of the L shell following L-electron capture. The results obtained are in reasonable agreement with previous measurements. The relationship between ?KL, ?LL, and the fluorescence yields of individual L subshells is discussed.

R. C. Jopson; Hans Mark; C. D. Swift

1962-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluorescence cross section measurements of biological agent simulants  

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Fluorescence is a powerful technique that has potential uses in detection and characterization of biological aerosols both in the battlefield and in civilian environments. Fluorescence techniques can be used with ultraviolet (UV) light detection and ranging (LIDAR) equipment to detect biological aerosol clouds at a distance, to provide early warning of a biological attack, and to track an potentially noxious cloud. Fluorescence can also be used for detection in a point sensor to monitor biological materials and to distinguish agents from benign aerosols. This work is part of a continuing program by the Army`s Chemical and Biological Defense Command to characterized the optical properties of biological agents. Reported here are ultraviolet fluorescence measurements of Bacillus megaterium and Bacillus Globigii aerosols suspended in an electrodynamic particle trap. Fluorescence spectra of a common atmospheric aerosol, pine pollen, are also presented.

Stephens, J.R.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Green Fluorescent Protein Reporter System with Transcriptional Sequence Heterogeneity for Monitoring the Interferon Response  

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...immediate free access to this article. Green Fluorescent Protein Reporter System with...validated a live cell-based enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) reporter system...validated a live cell-based enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) reporter system...

Linah Mahmoud; Maher Al-Saif; Haitham M. Amer; Mustafa Sheikh; Fahad N. Almajhdi; Khalid S. A. Khabar

2011-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Mercury Lamps Recycling Fluorescent light-tubes, compact fluorescent bulbs, mercury and sodium vapor lamps, ultraviolet and  

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Mercury Lamps Recycling Fluorescent light-tubes, compact fluorescent bulbs, mercury and sodium vapor lamps, ultraviolet and HID (high-intensity discharge) lamps and all other mercury containing labeled for shipment to a recycling plant for mercury, glass and aluminum recovery. The beneficial re

Baker, Chris I.

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A Red Cy3-Based Biarsenical Fluorescent Probe Targeted to a Complement...  

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Red Cy3-Based Biarsenical Fluorescent Probe Targeted to a Complementary Binding Peptide. A Red Cy3-Based Biarsenical Fluorescent Probe Targeted to a Complementary Binding Peptide....

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Sustainable LED Fluorescent Light Replacement Technology  

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Ilumisys and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) partnered on a three-year project awarded by the United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE), to quantify the impacts of LED lamps, incandescent lamps and fluorescent benchmark lamps over a product lifecycle – i.e. to develop a sustainable design and manufacturing strategy that addresses product manufacturing, use, recycling and disposal scenarios for LED-based lighting. Based on the knowledge gained from extensive product tear-down studies of fluorescent and screw-in lighting products, lifecycle assessment tools, and accelerated lifecycle testing protocols, an interactive Sustainable LED Design Guide has been developed to aid architectural and lighting designers and engineers in making design decisions that consider three important environmental impacts (greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and mercury emission) across all phases of the life of an LED lighting product. Critical information developed for the lifecycle analysis and product feature comparisons is the useful life of the lighting product as well as its performance. The Design Guide is available at www.ncms.org, and was developed based on operational and durability testing of a variety of lighting products including power consumption, light output, and useful life of a lamp in order to allow a more realistic comparison of lamp designs. This report describes the main project tasks, results and innovative features of the lifecycle assessment (LCA)-based design tools, and the key considerations driving the sustainable design of LED lighting systems. The Design Guide incorporates the following three novel features for efficiently evaluating LED lighting features in value-chains: • Bill-of-Materials (BOM) Builder – Designers may import process data for each component and supply functional data for the product, including power, consumption, lumen output and expected useful life. • Environmental Impact Review – Designs are comparable across lifecycle phases, subsystems, and environmental impact category, and can be normalized to a userdefined functional unit. • Drill-down Review – These provide an indepth look at individual lamp designs with the ability to review across subsystem or lifecycle phase.

None

2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Covered Product Category: Fluorescent Luminaires | Department of Energy  

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Fluorescent Luminaires Fluorescent Luminaires Covered Product Category: Fluorescent Luminaires October 7, 2013 - 10:52am Addthis Did You Know? Lighting Can Help You Accomplish Other Facility Upgrades and Efficiency Improvements Facilities with significant potential savings in lighting may be able to bundle lighting upgrades with heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and other energy conservation measures into a Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) or Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC). Because of the substantial cost and energy savings potential, replacing lighting can be a key component in financing facility retrofits. The funding portion of the FEMP website offers more information on these and other funding opportunities. FEMP provides acquisition guidance and Federal efficiency requirements

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Clay Nanoparticle-Supported Single-Molecule Fluorescence Spectroelectrochemistry  

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We report single-molecule fluorescence spectroelectrochemistry on a clay-modified ITO electrode using cresyl violet as a redox fluorescent probe. Ensemble averaged experiments show that cresyl violet displays well-defined cyclic voltammograms when adsorbed on the clay-modified electrode. By probing the fluorescence intensity of a single cresyl violet molecule absorbed on clay surface, we can trace the redox reaction of individual molecules induced by the cyclic voltammetric potential scanning. Inhomogeneous interfacial electron transfer dynamics of the immobilized single cresyl violet molecules on the clay-modified surface were observed.

Lei, Chenghong; Hu, Dehong; Ackerman, Eric J.

2009-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Lighting the Way with Compact Fluorescent Lighting | Department of Energy  

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Lighting the Way with Compact Fluorescent Lighting Lighting the Way with Compact Fluorescent Lighting Lighting the Way with Compact Fluorescent Lighting April 28, 2009 - 5:00am Addthis John Lippert There is a major push today to get homeowners to adopt compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) light bulbs. They have been on the market for nearly three decades, and many homeowners still do not use them widely. But the tide is definitely turning. Their availability and the percentage of homeowners familiar with the technology and purchasing them for their homes have been steadily rising. The products have improved considerably compared to early products, and their prices have plummeted. The ENERGY STAR® Change a Light, Change the World Campaign has been running now for more than half a dozen years. This campaign is designed to

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Covered Product Category: Compact Fluorescent Lamps | Department of Energy  

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Covered Product Category: Compact Fluorescent Lamps Covered Product Category: Compact Fluorescent Lamps Covered Product Category: Compact Fluorescent Lamps October 7, 2013 - 10:48am Addthis ENERGY STAR Qualified Products Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides acquisition guidance across a variety of product categories, including compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), which are an ENERGY STAR-qualified product category. Federal laws and executive orders mandate that agencies meet these efficiency requirements in all procurement and acquisition actions that are not specifically exempted by law. Most manufacturers display the ENERGY STAR label on complying models. For a model not displaying this label, check the manufacturer's literature to determine if it meets the efficiency requirements outlined by ENERGY STAR.

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Information Resources: LED Replacements for Linear Fluorescent Lamps  

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Replacements for Linear Fluorescent Lamps Webcast Replacements for Linear Fluorescent Lamps Webcast In this June 20, 2011 webcast on LED products marketed as replacements for linear fluorescent lamps, Jason Tuenge of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) discussed current Lighting Facts-listed products as well as products evaluated in the latest CALiPER reports. Eric Richman, also of PNNL, reported on a recently completed GATEWAY demonstration project, in which LED and fluorescent lamps were installed in a variety of recessed troffer luminaires for comparison in an office environment. The presentation concluded with a discussion of specifications listed in a newly updated technology fact sheet. View presentation slides View the text-alternative version View the webcast (WMV 16 MB) Download Windows Media Player

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" A Heterodyne Laser-induced Fluorescence Technique to Determine  

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A Heterodyne Laser-induced Fluorescence Technique to Determine A Heterodyne Laser-induced Fluorescence Technique to Determine Simultaneously the Bulk and Time Varying Molecule Velocity Distribution." Inventors Ahmed Diallo, Stephane Mazouffre.The method's primary goal is to determine simultaneously the bulk a The method's primary goal is to determine simultaneously the bulk and the time verying part of the molecule velocity distribution using a heterodyne laser induced fluorescence technique. Used in biology, chemistry and plasma physics laser-induced fluorescence is a well known technique to resolve the bulk velocity distribution of probed molecules and atoms in a medium. The novel approach is aimed at determining not only the bulk distribution, but also the time-varying velocity distribution. The two parts of the velocity distribution are key in the characterization of a

138

A continuous reading fluorescence meter for eddy diffusion studies  

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LIBRARY A AIS COLLEGE OF TEXAS A CONTINUOUS READINO FLUORESCENCE METER FOR EDDY DIFFUSION STUDIES BY Frank Wooten Moon, Jr. A Thesis Submitted to ths Qraduate Scbool of the Agricultural and Mechanical College oi' Texas in partial...

Moon, Frank Wooten

1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LIGHT-INDUCED CHANGES IN THE FLUORESCENCE YIELD OF  

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a in system II, the system which sensitizes the oxygen-evolving reaction (7-14). The factor controlling fluorescence intensity is the redox state of Q, the electron acceptor in the system It reaction center (9). Fig

Govindjee

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Calibration of fluorescence resonance energy transfer in microscopy  

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Imaging hardware, software, calibrants, and methods are provided to visualize and quantitate the amount of Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) occurring between donor and acceptor molecules in epifluorescence microscopy. The MicroFRET system compensates for overlap among donor, acceptor, and FRET spectra using well characterized fluorescent beads as standards in conjunction with radiometrically calibrated image processing techniques. The MicroFRET system also provides precisely machined epifluorescence cubes to maintain proper image registration as the sample is illuminated at the donor and acceptor excitation wavelengths. Algorithms are described that pseudocolor the image to display pixels exhibiting radiometrically-corrected fluorescence emission from the donor (blue), the acceptor (green) and FRET (red). The method is demonstrated on samples exhibiting FRET between genetically engineered derivatives of the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) bound to the surface of Ni chelating beads by histidine-tags.

Youvan, Douglas C. (San Jose, CA); Silva, Christopher M. (Sunnyvale, CA); Bylina, Edward J. (San Jose, CA); Coleman, William J. (Moutain View, CA); Dilworth, Michael R. (Santa Cruz, CA); Yang, Mary M. (San Jose, CA)

2002-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Engineering cell-fluorescent ion track hybrid detectors  

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The lack of sensitive biocompatible particle track detectors has so far limited parallel detection of physical energy deposition and biological response. Fluorescent nuclear track detectors (FNTDs) based on Al2O3

Martin Niklas; Steffen Greilich; Claudius Melzig; Mark S Akselrod…

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lighting the Way with Compact Fluorescent Lighting | Department of Energy  

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Lighting the Way with Compact Fluorescent Lighting Lighting the Way with Compact Fluorescent Lighting Lighting the Way with Compact Fluorescent Lighting April 28, 2009 - 5:00am Addthis John Lippert There is a major push today to get homeowners to adopt compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) light bulbs. They have been on the market for nearly three decades, and many homeowners still do not use them widely. But the tide is definitely turning. Their availability and the percentage of homeowners familiar with the technology and purchasing them for their homes have been steadily rising. The products have improved considerably compared to early products, and their prices have plummeted. The ENERGY STAR® Change a Light, Change the World Campaign has been running now for more than half a dozen years. This campaign is designed to

143

Rapid identification of bacteria using an umbelliferone fluorescent assay  

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RAPID IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA USING AN UMBELLIFERONE FLUORESCENT ASSAY A Thesis by RICHARD THOMAS CHAMBLIN, JR, Submitted to the Graduate College of' Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 1983 Major Subject: Veterinary Microbiology RAPID IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA USING AN UMBELLIFERONE FLUORESCENT ASSAY A Thesis by RICHARD THOMAS CHAMBLIN, JR ~ Approved as to style and content by ( -Chairman of Committee) John M...

Chamblin, Richard Thomas

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Fluorescent analysis of interaction of flavonols with hemoglobin and bovine serum albumin  

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We have studied the fluorescent properties of flavonols (quercetin, fisetin, morin, rutin) with the aim of...

V. V. Sentchouk; E. V. Bondaryuk

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of rapid microbial methods for lysine quantification in feed ingredients based on green fluorescent protein fluorescence  

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fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Chair of Committee, Steven C. Ricke Committee Members, Deborah Siegele Jean Gould Dorothy Shippen Chair of Molecular... on Green Fluorescent Protein Fluorescence. (December 2005) Vesela I. Chalova-Zhekova, Diplom., Higher Institute of Food and Flavor Industries Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Steven Ricke Lysine is one of the more limiting amino acids in protein...

Chalova-Zhekova, Vesela I.

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Intergenerational parallelism of self-efficacy: moderating variables, mediating variables, and common antecedents  

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-Efficacy????????... 77 Differences among Family Structure, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity???????????????????.. 85 Intergenerational Transmission of Self-Efficacy?????.??.. 100 Intact Family Models??????????????.??.. 101 Single Family Models...???????????...???????????.?. 53 4 Unstandardized (Standardized) Structural Coefficients for Full Model of Intergenerational Transmission of Self-Efficacy among Intact Families??..111 5 Unstandardized (Standardized) Structural Coefficients for Full Model...

Lin, Cheng-Hsien

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Cost Calculator for Compact Fluorescent Lamps | Department of Energy  

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Compact Fluorescent Lamps Compact Fluorescent Lamps Energy Cost Calculator for Compact Fluorescent Lamps October 8, 2013 - 2:18pm Addthis This tool calculates the payback period for your calc retrofit project. Modify the default values to suit your project requirements. Existing incandescent lamp wattage Watts Incandescent lamp cost dollars Incandescent lamp life 1000 hours calc wattage Watts calc cost dollars calc life (6000 hours for moderate use, 10000 hours for high use) 8000 hours Number of lamps in retrofit project Hours operating per week hours Average cost of electricity 0.06 $/kWh Relamper labor costs $/hr Time taken to retrofit all lamps in this project min Time taken to relamp one lamp min Type of Relamping Practiced: Group Relamping: Calculate Simple Payback Period months

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A Bright Idea: New Efficiency Standards for Incandescent and Fluorescent  

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A Bright Idea: New Efficiency Standards for Incandescent and A Bright Idea: New Efficiency Standards for Incandescent and Fluorescent Lights A Bright Idea: New Efficiency Standards for Incandescent and Fluorescent Lights July 21, 2009 - 5:18pm Addthis John Lippert Pretty soon, lighting is going to get a lot more efficient. New standards for incandescent reflector bulbs, general purpose fluorescent bulbs, and regular incandescent bulbs are going into effect beginning in approximately three years. You may be curious about how these standards will affect the most popular types of incandescent bulbs we've all used for so long: the common non-reflector 40-watt, 60-watt, 75-watt, and 100-watt bulbs. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (also known as EISA) requires that these incandescent bulbs use 30% less energy than today's

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Laser-induced differential normalized fluorescence method for cancer diagnosis  

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An apparatus and method for cancer diagnosis are disclosed. The diagnostic method includes the steps of irradiating a tissue sample with monochromatic excitation light, producing a laser-induced fluorescence spectrum from emission radiation generated by interaction of the excitation light with the tissue sample, and dividing the intensity at each wavelength of the laser-induced fluorescence spectrum by the integrated area under the laser-induced fluorescence spectrum to produce a normalized spectrum. A mathematical difference between the normalized spectrum and an average value of a reference set of normalized spectra which correspond to normal tissues is calculated, which provides for amplifying small changes in weak signals from malignant tissues for improved analysis. The calculated differential normalized spectrum is correlated to a specific condition of a tissue sample. 5 figs.

Vo-Dinh, T.; Panjehpour, M.; Overholt, B.F.

1996-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser-induced differential normalized fluorescence method for cancer diagnosis  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus and method for cancer diagnosis are disclosed. The diagnostic method includes the steps of irradiating a tissue sample with monochromatic excitation light, producing a laser-induced fluorescence spectrum from emission radiation generated by interaction of the excitation light with the tissue sample, and dividing the intensity at each wavelength of the laser-induced fluorescence spectrum by the integrated area under the laser-induced fluorescence spectrum to produce a normalized spectrum. A mathematical difference between the normalized spectrum and an average value of a reference set of normalized spectra which correspond to normal tissues is calculated, which provides for amplifying small changes in weak signals from malignant tissues for improved analysis. The calculated differential normalized spectrum is correlated to a specific condition of a tissue sample.

Vo-Dinh, Tuan (Knoxville, TN); Panjehpour, Masoud (Knoxville, TN); Overholt, Bergein F. (Knoxville, TN)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BIOCOMPATIBLE FLUORESCENT MICROSPHERES: SAFE PARTICLES FOR MATERIAL PENETRATION STUDIES  

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Biocompatible polymers with hydrolyzable chemical bonds have been used to produce safe, non-toxic fluorescent microspheres for material penetration studies. The selection of polymeric materials depends on both biocompatibility and processability, with tailored fluorescent properties depending on specific applications. Microspheres are composed of USFDA-approved biodegradable polymers and non-toxic fluorophores and are therefore suitable for tests where human exposure is possible. Micropheres were produced which contain unique fluorophores to enable discrimination from background aerosol particles. Characteristics that affect dispersion and adhesion can be modified depending on use. Several different microsphere preparation methods are possible, including the use of a vibrating orifice aerosol generator (VOAG), a Sono-Tek atomizer, an emulsion technique, and inkjet printhead. Applications for the fluorescent microspheres include challenges for biodefense system testing, calibrants for biofluorescence sensors, and particles for air dispersion model validation studies.

Farquar, G; Leif, R

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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SSL Pricing and Efficacy Trend Analysis for Utility Program Planning  

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An LED lamp or luminaire can generally be found that matches or exceeds the efficacy of benchmark technologies in a given product category, and LED products continue to expand into ever-higher lumen output niches. However, the price premium for LED continues to pose a barrier to adoption in many applications, in spite of expected savings from reduced energy use and maintenance. Other factors—such as dimmability and quality of light—can also present challenges. The appropriate type, timing, and magnitude of energy efficiency activities will vary from organization to organization based on local variables and the method of evaluation. A number of factors merit consideration when prioritizing activities for development. Category-specific projections for pricing and efficacy are provided herein to assist in efficiency program planning efforts.

Tuenge, Jason R.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Fluorescent spectra of chromatographic fractions of crude oils  

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Number 4 exhibits the j400 Ao peak. Again all Fig. 7 0 Fluorescent Spectra of n-heptane Fraction, Cut No. 2 ()) 0 fE 30 ( 3) / (lI I I I I (&) )/ I 000 travelength in Ao significant intensity ranges from 3400 A to 4600 A... as $ Transnlssion Cyclohexane Fraction 7'ave Length& Ao Relative Fluorescent Intensity ude o 3000 3100 3200 3300 3400 3500 3600 3F' jwo 4100 4200 4300 4400 4500 4600 QOO 4900 5000 5200 5400 56OO 5'800 6000 65oo 7000 Oe0 Oeo O. e 2 ' 4...

Dixon, William Samuel

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

154

A versatile detector for total fluorescence and electron yield experiments  

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The combination of a non-coated silicon photodiode with electron repelling meshes makes a versatile detector for total fluorescence yield and electron yield techniques highly suitable for x-ray absorption spectroscopy. In particular, a copper mesh with a bias voltage allows to suppress or transmit the electron yield signal. The performance of this detection scheme has been characterized by near edge x-ray absorption fine structure studies of thermal oxidized silicon and sapphire. The results show that the new detector probes both electron yield and for a bias voltage exceeding the maximum photon energy the total fluorescence yield.

Thielemann, N. [Institute for Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fuer Materialien und Energie GmbH, Albert-Einstein-Str. 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Institut fuer Physik, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Newtonstrasse 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Hoffmann, P. [Institute for Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fuer Materialien und Energie GmbH, Albert-Einstein-Str. 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Foehlisch, A. [Institute for Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fuer Materialien und Energie GmbH, Albert-Einstein-Str. 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Institut fuer Physik und Astronomie, Universitaet Potsdam, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25, 14476 Potsdam (Germany)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

155

BIOCOMPATIBLE FLUORESCENT MICROSPHERES: SAFE PARTICLES FOR MATERIAL PENETRATION STUDIES  

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Biocompatible polymers with hydrolyzable chemical bonds are being used to produce safe, non-toxic fluorescent microspheres for material penetration studies. The selection of polymeric materials depends on both biocompatibility and processability, with tailored fluorescent properties depending on specific applications. Microspheres are composed of USFDA-approved biodegradable polymers and non-toxic fluorophores and are therefore suitable for tests where human exposure is possible. Micropheres are being produced which contain unique fluorophores to enable discrimination from background aerosol particles. Characteristics that affect dispersion and adhesion can be modified depending on use. Several different microsphere preparation methods are possible, including the use of a vibrating orifice aerosol generator (VOAG), a Sono-Tek atomizer, an emulsion technique, and inkjet printhead. The advantages and disadvantages of each method will be presented and discussed in greater detail along with fluorescent and charge properties of the aerosols. Applications for the fluorescent microspheres include challenges for biodefense system testing, calibrants for biofluorescence sensors, and particles for air dispersion model validation studies.

farquar, G; Leif, R

2008-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

156

Supporting Information for: Synthetic Control of Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP)  

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, and then using DNA ligase to insert synthetic oligonucleotides containing the loop sequence were inserted usingS1 Supporting Information for: Synthetic Control of Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) Kevin P. Kent the genes in pET-15b with restriction enzymes that cut the DNA close to the desired loop insertion site

Boxer, Steven G.

157

A genetically encoded fluorescent reporter of ATP:ADP ratio  

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A genetically encoded fluorescent reporter of ATP:ADP ratio Jim Berg1,2, Yin Pun Hung1 & Gary's affinity for Mg-ATP was o100 nM, as seen for other members of the bacterial PII regulator family, a surprisingly high affinity given that normal intracellular ATP concentration is in the millimolar range. ADP

Yellen, Gary

158

Stepwise Quenching of Exciton Fluorescence in Carbon Nanotubes  

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1 Stepwise Quenching of Exciton Fluorescence in Carbon Nanotubes by Single Molecule Reactions with individual single-walled carbon nanotubes are observed, and luminescence quenching analysis reveals the diffusional range of excitons in semiconducting nanotubes. *To whom correspondence should be addressed

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

159

Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications FLUORESCENT PROBES LIGHT UP AMYLOID  

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the conductance, or transport, of ions across the membrane. Researchers have exploited the efficient transport investigated the mechanism of ion transport through several structural variants of fluorescent oligoester: the channel's ion transport activity slowly decreased over time. The researchers used steady-state and time

Theodorakis, Emmanuel

160

Cellubrevin-targeted Fluorescence Uncovers Heterogeneity in the Recycling Endosomes*  

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Cellubrevin-targeted Fluorescence Uncovers Heterogeneity in the Recycling Endosomes* (Received, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720-3200 The pH and trafficking of recycling endosomes have-enriched recycling endosomes (pHCb) and FITC-transferrin to measure the pH of transferrin- enriched recycling

Machen, Terry E.

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161

REVIEW Open Access Environment-sensitive behavior of fluorescent  

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REVIEW Open Access Environment-sensitive behavior of fluorescent molecular rotors Mark A Haidekker1 and the molecular-scale interaction of a molecular rotor with its environment are not fully understood. This review rotors as microviscosity sensors are reviewed, and engineering aspects are presented on how measurement

Theodorakis, Emmanuel

162

Optical gating of perylene bisimide fluorescence using dithienylcyclopentene photochromic switches  

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The emission of millions of fluorescence photons from a chromophore is controlled by the absorption of a few tens of photons in a photochromic molecule. The parameters that determine the efficiency of this process are investigated, providing insights for the development of an all-optical gate.

Pärs, Martti; Köhler, Jürgen, E-mail: juergen.koehler@uni-bayreuth.de [Experimental Physics IV, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth (Germany)] [Experimental Physics IV, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth (Germany); Gräf, Katja; Bauer, Peter; Thelakkat, Mukundan [Applied Functional Polymers, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth (Germany)] [Applied Functional Polymers, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth (Germany)

2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

163

Combined single-molecule force and fluorescence measurements for biology  

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Minireview Combined single-molecule force and fluorescence measurements for biology Mark I Wallace, some of which allow cellular processes to be examined at the level of a single molecule. In particular of resolv- ing single molecules in aqueous solution at room tempera- ture [1-7]. Now that the field is over

Wallace, Mark

164

Benchmarking Various Green Fluorescent Protein Variants in Bacillus subtilis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Lactococcus lactis for Live Cell Imaging  

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...research-article Methods Benchmarking Various Green Fluorescent Protein Variants in Bacillus...contributed equally to this article. Green fluorescent protein (GFP) offers efficient...INTRODUCTION The use of Aequorea victoria green fluorescent protein (GFP) and its derivatives...

Wout Overkamp; Katrin Beilharz; Ruud Detert Oude Weme; Ana Solopova; Harma Karsens; Ákos T. Kovács; Jan Kok; Oscar P. Kuipers; Jan-Willem Veening

2013-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

165

Understanding Zinc Quantification with Existing and Advanced Ditopic Fluorescent Zinpyr Sensors  

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Treatment of aqueous zinc solutions with incremental additions of a ditopic fluorescent sensor of the Zinpyr family, based on pyridine/pyrazine-containing metal recognition units, affords a fluorescence titration curve ...

Buccella, Daniela

166

E-Print Network 3.0 - absolute fluorescence yield Sample Search...  

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the fluorescence quantum yields, s and r... ) and 3(c) show the absolute TPE spectra for green- and red-fluorescence, respectively. The TPE spectra... Measurement of two-photon...

167

Gold Nanoparticle Enlargement Coupled with Fluorescence Quenching for Highly Sensitive Detection of Analytes  

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We report a versatile and facile route for highly sensitive detection of analytes through coupling the enlargement of gold nanoparticles with fluorescence quenching. The fluorescence intensity of dye molecules (e.g., fluorescein or rhodamine B) ...

Seong Yoon Lim; Jae Hong Kim; Joon Seok Lee; Chan Beum Park

2009-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

168

Laser- and UV-LED-Induced Fluorescence Detection of Drinking Water and Water-Dissolved Organics  

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We have developed a deep-UV laser-induced fluorescence system for fluorescence detection of water-dissolved organic species. Deep-UV LEDs also were used as the excitation source....

Sharikova, Anna V; Killinger, Dennis K

169

Detection of Ethylene Gas by Fluorescence Turn-On of a Conjugated Polymer  

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Ripe fruits: The fluorescence of a conjugated polymer is quenched by the presence of copper(I) moieties. Upon exposure to ethylene gas the copper complexes bind to ethylene and no longer quench the polymer fluorescence ...

Swager, Timothy Manning

170

Fluorescent Amino Acids: Modular Building Blocks for the Assembly of New Tools for Chemical Biology  

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Fluorescence spectroscopy is a powerful tool for probing complex biological processes. The ubiquity of peptide–protein and protein–protein interactions in these processes has made them important targets for fluorescence ...

Krueger, Andrew T.

171

Extending the utility of enzymes for site-specific targeting of fluorescent probes  

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Genetically encodable fluorescence reporters such as the green fluorescent protein (GFP) are useful for studying protein expression, localization, and dynamics in a variety of biological systems. GFP and its related variants, ...

Liu, Daniel S. (Daniel Shao-Chen)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Reveals a Binding Site of a Photosensitizer for Photodynamic Therapy  

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...D., Kenney M. E. New phthalocyanine photosensitizers...Stryer L. Fluorescence energy transfer as a spectroscopic...39-40, Marcel Dekker Inc. New York 1993. 20 Clegg R. M. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer. Curr. Opin...

Rachel L. Morris; Kashif Azizuddin; Minh Lam; Jeffrey Berlin; Anna-Liisa Nieminen; Malcolm E. Kenney; Anna C. S. Samia; Clemens Burda; and Nancy L. Oleinick

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Characterization of coal oil using three-dimensional excitation and emission matrix fluorescence spectroscopy  

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Three-dimensional (3D) excitation-emission matrix (EEM) fluorescence spectroscopy is applied to characterize the coal oil. The results show that the 3D fluorescence spectra of coal oil...

Xiao, Xue; Zhang, Yujun; Wang, Zhigang; Jin, Dan; Yin, Gaofang; Liu, Wenqing

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Seminaphthofluorescein-Based Fluorescent Probes for Imaging Nitric Oxide in Live Cells  

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Fluorescent turn-on probes for nitric oxide based on seminaphthofluorescein scaffolds were prepared and spectroscopically characterized. The Cu(II) complexes of these fluorescent probes react with NO under anaerobic ...

Pluth, Michael D.

175

E-Print Network 3.0 - air fluorescence measurements Sample Search...  

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naphthalene with laser-induced fluorescence M. Martinez... and Physics Discussions Measuring ... Source: Ecole Polytechnique, Centre de mathmatiques Collection:...

176

DNA complexes with dyes designed for energy transfer as fluorescent markers  

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Heteromultimeric fluorophores are provided for binding to DNA, which allow for the detection of DNA in electrical separations and preparation of probes having high-fluorescent efficiencies and large Stokes shifts. In addition, by appropriate choice of fluorescent molecules, one can use a single narrow wavelength band excitation light source, while obtaining fluorescent emissions having sufficient separation to be readily discriminated.

Glazer, Alexander M. (Orinda, CA); Benson, Scott C. (Albany, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Real-time Fluorescent Resonance Energy Transfer Analysis to Monitor Drug Resistance in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia  

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...NH2-terminal YFP (yellow mutant of green fluorescent protein) and a COOH-terminal CFP (cyan mutant of green fluorescent protein). However...conformation change and yielding an energy transfer from CFP to YFP. To...pair of fluorescent resonance energy transfer-based probes for...

Ahmet Tunceroglu; Michiyuki Matsuda; and Raymond B. Birge

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

RAPID COMMUNICATION An Integral Membrane Green Fluorescent Protein Marker, Us9-GFP,  

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RAPID COMMUNICATION An Integral Membrane Green Fluorescent Protein Marker, Us9-GFP described GFP-spectrin, a membrane- localized derivative of the green fluorescent protein that can proteins employed in this assay. © 1999 Academic Press Key Words: green fluorescent protein; cell cycle

179

An Investigation of the Effect of After-Action Reviews on Teams' Performance-Efficacy Relationships  

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work has provided strong evidence that past performance is a better predictor of future performance than self-efficacy and that self- efficacy explains very little variance in future performance when examined longitudinally after controlling for past...?s assessment of its efficacy will be more congruent with its actual past performance of the task and as such, can be used more effectively by the team in allocating resources in pursuit of successful task performance. For example, a team that performs poorly...

Schurig, Ira

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

180

Factors affecting toxicity and efficacy of polymeric nanomedicines  

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Nanomedicine is the application of nanotechnology to medicine. The purpose of this article is to review common characteristics of polymeric nanomedicines with respect to passive targeting. We consider several biodegradable polymeric nanomedicines that are between 1 and 100 nm in size, and discuss the impact of this technology on efficacy, pharmacokinetics, toxicity and targeting. The degree of toxicity of polymeric nanomedicines is strongly influenced by the biological conditions of the local environment, which influence the rate of degradation or release of polymeric nanomedicines. The dissemination of polymeric nanomedicines in vivo depends on the capillary network, which can provide differential access to normal and tumor cells. The accumulation of nanomedicines in the microlymphatics depends upon retention time in the blood and extracellular compartments, as well as the type of capillary endothelium surrounding specific tissues. Finally, the toxicity or efficacy of intact nanomedicines is also dependent upon tissue type, i.e., non-endocrine or endocrine tissue, spleen, or lymphatics, as well as tumor type.

Igarashi, Eiki [NanoCarrier Co., Ltd., Chiba 277-0882 (Japan)], E-mail: igarashi@nanocarrier.co.jp

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Fluorescence quenching of CdSe quantum dots on graphene  

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We studied systematically the fluorescence quenching of CdSe quantum dots (QDs) on graphene and its multilayers, as well as graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO). Raman intensity of QDs was used as a quantitatively measurement of its concentration in order to achieve a reliable quenching factor (QF). It was found that the QF of graphene (?13.1) and its multilayers is much larger than rGO (?4.4), while GO (?1.5) has the lowest quenching efficiency, which suggests that the graphitic structure is an important factor for quenching the fluorescence of QDs. It was also revealed that the QF of graphene is not strongly dependent on its thicknesses.

Guo, Xi Tao; Hua Ni, Zhen, E-mail: zhni@seu.edu.cn; Yan Nan, Hai; Hui Wang, Wen [Department of Physics and Key Laboratory of MEMS of the Ministry of Education, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189 (China)] [Department of Physics and Key Laboratory of MEMS of the Ministry of Education, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189 (China); Yan Liao, Chun [Physics Department, National Photoelectric Technology and Functional Materials and Application of Science and Technology International Cooperation Base, Northwest University, Xi'an 710069 (China)] [Physics Department, National Photoelectric Technology and Functional Materials and Application of Science and Technology International Cooperation Base, Northwest University, Xi'an 710069 (China); Zhang, Yan; Wei Zhao, Wei [Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Design and Fabrication of Micro-Nano Biomedical Instruments, School of Mechanical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189 (China)] [Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Design and Fabrication of Micro-Nano Biomedical Instruments, School of Mechanical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189 (China)

2013-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

182

Blue fluorescent organic light emitting diodes with multilayered graphene anode  

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As an innovative anode for organic light emitting devices (OLEDs), we have investigated graphene films. Graphene has importance due to its huge potential in flexible OLED applications. In this work, graphene films have been catalytically grown and transferred to the glass substrate for OLED fabrications. We have successfully fabricated 2 mm × 2 mm device area blue fluorescent OLEDs with graphene anodes which showed 2.1% of external quantum efficiency at 1000 cd/m{sup 2}. This is the highest value reported among fluorescent OLEDs using graphene anodes. Oxygen plasma treatment on graphene has been found to improve hole injections in low voltage regime, which has been interpreted as oxygen plasma induced work function modification. However, plasma treatment also increases the sheet resistance of graphene, limiting the maximum luminance. In summary, our works demonstrate the practical possibility of graphene as an anode material for OLEDs and suggest a processing route which can be applied to various graphene related devices.

Hwang, Joohyun [OLED Lighting Research Team, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon 305-700 (Korea, Republic of)] [OLED Lighting Research Team, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon 305-700 (Korea, Republic of); Choi, Hong Kyw [Graphene Electronics Creative Research Section, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon 305-700 (Korea, Republic of)] [Graphene Electronics Creative Research Section, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon 305-700 (Korea, Republic of); Moon, Jaehyun; Shin, Jin-Wook; Joo, Chul Woong; Han, Jun-Han; Cho, Doo-Hee; Huh, Jin Woo [OLED Lighting Research Team, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon 305-700 (Korea, Republic of)] [OLED Lighting Research Team, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon 305-700 (Korea, Republic of); Choi, Sung-Yool [Graphene Electronics Creative Research Section, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon 305-700 (Korea, Republic of)] [Graphene Electronics Creative Research Section, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon 305-700 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Jeong-Ik, E-mail: jiklee@etri.re.kr [OLED Lighting Research Team, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon 305-700 (Korea, Republic of)] [OLED Lighting Research Team, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon 305-700 (Korea, Republic of); Chu, Hye Yong [OLED Lighting Research Team, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon 305-700 (Korea, Republic of)] [OLED Lighting Research Team, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon 305-700 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

183

Nanoparticle sizing method based on fluorescence anisotropy analysis  

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Abstract Demand for applications of nanoparticles in electric architecture has been increasing. Nanoparticles provide new opportunities for improving circuit response. We discuss a novel method for evaluating nanoparticle sizes based on fluorescence anisotropy analysis. Particle size evaluation is possible through measurements of the rotational diffusion coefficient, which is sensitive to particle size. We develop a system for measuring rotational diffusion coefficients by using a fluorescent probe to label a particle. We report fundamental experiments that verify the feasibility of the proposed method. The rotational diffusion coefficients of gold nanoparticles with diameters ranging 6–20 nm were measured using the proposed method. The measured rotational diffusion coefficients decrease with increasing particle size. This finding indicates that nanoparticles smaller than 15 nm can be measured with fine resolution.

Terutake Hayashi; Yuki Ishizaki; Masaki Michihata; Yasuhiro Takaya; Shin-Ichi Tanaka

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

DNA fragment sizing and sorting by laser-induced fluorescence  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method is provided for sizing DNA fragments using high speed detection systems, such as flow cytometry to determine unique characteristics of DNA pieces from a sample. In one characterization the DNA piece is fragmented at preselected sites to produce a plurality of DNA fragments. The DNA piece or the resulting DNA fragments are treated with a dye effective to stain stoichiometrically the DNA piece or the DNA fragments. The fluorescence from the dye in the stained fragments is then examined to generate an output functionally related to the number of nucleotides in each one of the DNA fragments. In one embodiment, the intensity of the fluorescence emissions from each fragment is linearly related to the fragment length. The distribution of DNA fragment sizes forms a characterization of the DNA piece for use in forensic and research applications.

Hammond, Mark L. (Angier, NC); Jett, James H. (Los Alamos, NM); Keller, Richard A. (Los Alamos, NM); Marrone, Babetta L. (Los Alamos, NM); Martin, John C. (Los Alamos, NM)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Landscape Planning and Biogeochemistry: Estimating and Analyzing Carbon Sequestration Efficacy In Dryland Open Space.  

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??Despite public demand for climate change mitigation and natural open space conservancy, existing political and design efforts are only beginning to address the declining efficacy… (more)

Huck, Erick Otto

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Resources Matter: The Role of Social Capital and Collective Efficacy in Mediating Gun Violence.  

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??Abstract This study explains how community activists make use of available social capital and collective efficacy while attempting to mediate gun violence. It specifically focuses… (more)

Dean, Jennifer Lynne

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Mathematics Self-Efficacy of Community College Students in Developmental Mathematics Courses.  

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??Mathematics self-efficacy was defined as an individual's beliefs about how he or she would perform a specific math task or in a specific mathematics or… (more)

Clutts, David Walker

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

E-Print Network 3.0 - affected saflufenacil efficacy Sample Search...  

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(group efficacy), pi is the marginal influence of the individual's ... Source: Lubell, Mark - Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California,...

189

E-Print Network 3.0 - adjust efficacy estimates Sample Search...  

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expected value of collective action increases as perceived personal efficacy Source: Lubell, Mark - Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California,...

190

E-Print Network 3.0 - assessor-blind comparative efficacy Sample...  

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expected value of collective action increases as perceived personal efficacy Source: Lubell, Mark - Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California,...

191

Structural basis for reversible photobleaching of a green fluorescent protein homologue  

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Fluorescent protein (FP) variants that can be reversibly converted between fluorescent and nonfluorescent states have proven to be a catalyst for innovation in the field of fluorescence microscopy. However, the structural basis of the process remains poorly understood. High-resolution structures of a FP derived from Clavularia in both the fluorescent and the light-induced nonfluorescent states reveal that the rapid and complete loss of fluorescence observed upon illumination with 450-nm light results from cis-trans isomerization of the chromophore. The photoinduced change in configuration from the well ordered cis isomer to the highly nonplanar and disordered trans isomer is accompanied by a dramatic rearrangement of internal side chains. Taken together, the structures provide an explanation for the loss of fluorescence upon illumination, the slow light-independent recovery, and the rapid light-induced recovery of fluorescence. The fundamental mechanism appears to be common to all of the photoactivatable and reversibly photoswitchable FPs reported to date.

Henderson, J. Nathan; Ai, Hui-wang; Campbell, Robert E.; Remington, S. James (Alberta); (Oregon)

2008-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

192

Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Fluorescent Carbon Nanoparticles  

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MICROWAVE-ASSITED SYNTHESIS OF FLUORESCENT CARBON NANOPARTICLES A Thesis by BONNIE CHEN Submitted to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...-(hydroxymethyl) furfural (5- HMF) derivatives, which are major products of glucose decomposition. iv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This thesis was completed in my fourth year at Texas A&M University as a master's student, and analyzes, discusses and displays...

Chen, Bonnie

2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

193

Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence and Isotopic Mapping of Containers  

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National security programs have expressed interest in developing systems to isotopically map shipping containers, fuel assemblies, and waste barrels for various materials including special nuclear material (SNM). Current radiographic systems offer little more than an ambiguous density silhouette of a container's contents. In this paper we will present a system being developed at LLNL to isotopically map containers using the nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) method. Recent experimental measurements on NRF strengths in SNM are discussed.

Johnson, M S; McNabb, D P

2008-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

194

Development of a fluorescent antibody test for equine infectious anemia  

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. Moore The development of a direct fluorescent antibody technique for a reliable laboratory and diagnostic test for equine infectious anemia (EIA) was described. A specific antiserum was produced by inoculation of goats with EIA virus derived from... the Texas and Illinois strains of EIA virus in cell culture and in known infected horses and against the Wyoming strain of EIA virus in inoculated horses. Its specificity was further substantiated by testing it against heterologous viruses including...

Lester, Thomas Lee

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Dynamic fluorescence imaging with molecular agents for cancer detection  

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emission computed tomography SUV standard uptake values SLN sentinel lymph node TK tyrosine kinase TBR target to background ratio Symbols ? pharmacokinetic parameter ? pharmacokinetic parameter )(tC BOUND concentration of dye... bound to integrin receptor either in the vascular or extravascular compartments )(tC LAREXTRAVASCU concentration of dye in extravascular space )(tC VASCULAR concentration of dye in vascular space 0 I background fluorescence intensity c k...

Kwon, Sun Kuk

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

196

Magnetic fluorescent lamp having reduced ultraviolet self-absorption  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The radiant emission of a mercury-argon discharge in a fluorescent lamp assembly (10) is enhanced by providing means (30) for establishing a magnetic field with lines of force along the path of electron flow through the bulb (12) of the lamp assembly, to provide Zeeman splitting of the ultraviolet spectral line. Optimum results are obtained when the magnetic field strength causes a Zeeman splitting of approximately 1.7 times the thermal line width.

Berman, Samuel M. (San Francisco, CA); Richardson, Robert W. (Pelham, NY)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Operating temperatures of recessed fluorescent fixtures with thermal insulation  

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Tests were performed to determine steady state surface temperatures for recessed fluorescent fixtures operated with and without thermal insulation on the top side of the fixture and to identify potential problems associated with the installation of thermal insulation. In addition to measuring temperatures, means were sought by which the fixtures can be thermally insulated and operated without fire hazards or damage to the fixture. (MCW)

Yarbrough, D.W.; Toor, I.A.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Photon statistics of atomic fluorescence after {pi}-pulse excitation  

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The photon statistics of atomic fluorescence after {pi}-pulse excitation is investigated in a system in which the input and output ports are connected to an atom. Since spontaneous decay during input pulse excitation occurs, the output pulse generally contains a multiphoton component with a certain probability. We quantitatively evaluate the probability of the output pulse containing multiple photons and determine the conditions for ideal single-photon generation.

Yoshimi, Kazuyoshi [College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Ichikawa, Chiba 272-0827 (Japan); Koshino, Kazuki [College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Ichikawa, Chiba 272-0827 (Japan); PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

199

Remediation plan for fluorescent light fixtures containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)  

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This report describes the remedial action to achieve compliance with 29 CFR 1910 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements of fluorescent light fixtures containing PCBs at K-25 site. This remedial action is called the Remediation Plan for Fluorescent Light Fixtures Containing PCBs at the K-25 Site (The Plan). The Plan specifically discusses (1) conditions of non-compliance, (2) alternative solutions, (3) recommended solution, (4) remediation plan costs, (5) corrective action, (6) disposal of PCB waste, (7) training, and (8) plan conclusions. The results from inspections by Energy Systems personnel in 2 buildings at K-25 site and statistical extension of this data to 91 selected buildings at the K-25 site indicates that there are approximately 28,000 fluorescent light fixtures containing 47,036 ballasts. Approximately 38,531 contain PCBs and 2,799 of the 38,531 ballasts are leaking PCBs. Review of reportable occurrences at K-25 for the 12 month period of September 1990 through August 1991 shows that Energy Systems personnel reported 69 ballasts leaking PCBs. Each leaking ballast is in non-compliance with 29 CFR 1910 - Table Z-1-A. The age of the K-25 facilities indicate a continued and potential increase in ballasts leaking PCBs. This report considers 4 alternative solutions for dealing with the ballasts leaking PCBs. The advantages and disadvantages of each alternative solution are discussed and ranked using cost of remediation, reduction of health risks, and compliance with OSHA as criteria.

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ISSUANCE 2014-12-29: Energy Conservation Program: Clarification for Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts  

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Energy Conservation Program: Clarification for Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts

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Development of High Efficacy, Low Cost Phosphorescent Oled Lightning Luminaire  

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In this two year program, UDC together with Armstrong World Industries, Professor Stephen Forrest (University of Michigan) and Professor Mark Thompson (University of Southern California) planned to develop and deliver high efficiency OLED lighting luminaires as part of an integrated ceiling illumination system that exceed the Department of Energy (DOE) 2010 performance projections. Specifically the UDC team in 2010 delivered two prototype OLED ceiling illumination systems, each consisting of four individual OLED lighting panels on glass integrated into Armstrong's novel TechZone open architecture ceiling systems, at an overall system efficacy of 51 lm/W, a CRI = 85 and a projected lifetime to 70% of initial luminance to exceed 10,000 hours. This accomplishment represents a 50% increase in luminaire efficacy and a factor of two in lifetime over that outlined in the solicitation. In addition, the team has also delivered one 15cm x 15cm lighting panel fabricated on a flexible metal foil substrate, demonstrating the possibility using OLEDs in a range of form factors. During this program, our Team has pursued the commercialization of these OLED based ceiling luminaires, with a goal to launch commercial products within the next three years. We have proven that our team is ideally suited to develop these highly novel and efficient solid state lighting luminaires, having both the technical experience and commercial strategy to leverage work performed under this contract. Our calculations show that the success of our program could lead to energy savings of more than 0.5 quads or 8 MMTC (million metric tons of carbon) per year by 2016.

Michael Hack

2010-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Zero energy-storage ballast for compact fluorescent lamps  

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A CFL ballast includes complementary-type switching devices connected in series with their gates connected together at a control node. The switching devices supply a resonant tank circuit which is tuned to a frequency near, but slightly lower than, the resonant frequency of a resonant control circuit. As a result, the tank circuit restarts oscillations immediately following each zero crossing of the bus voltage. Such rapid restarts avoid undesirable flickering while maintaining the operational advantages and high efficacy of the CFL ballast. 4 figs.

Schultz, W.N.; Thomas, R.J.

1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A light diet for a giant appetite: An assessment of China's proposed fluorescent lamp standard  

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Lighting has been one of the fastest growing electric end-uses in China over the last twenty years, with an average annual growth rate of 14%. Fluorescent lighting provides a significant portion of China's lighting need. In 1998, China produced 680 million fluorescent lamps, of which 420 million were linear fluorescent lamps of various diameters (T8 to T12). There are substantial variations both in energy efficiency and lighting performance among locally produced fluorescent lamps. Such variations present a perfect opportunity for policy intervention through efficiency standards to promote the adoption of more efficient fluorescent lamps in China. This paper analyzes China's proposed minimum efficiency standard for fluorescent lamps and presents an assessment of its likely impacts on China's lighting energy consumption and GHG emissions.

Lin, Jiang

2002-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy from ions at charged vapor/water interfaces  

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X-ray fluorescence spectra from monovalent ions (Cs+) that accumulate from dilute solutions to form an ion-rich layer near a charged Langmuir monolayer are presented. For the salt solution without the monolayer, the fluorescence signals below the critical angle are significantly lower than the detection sensitivity and only above the critical angle signals from the bulk are observed. In the presence of a monolayer that provides surface charges, strong fluorescence signals below the critical angle are observed. Ion density accumulated at the interface are determined from the fluorescence. The fluorescent spectra collected as a function of incident x-ray energy near the LIII edge yield the extended absorption spectra from the ions, and are compared to recent independent results. The fluorescence data from divalent Ba2+ with and without monolayer are also presented.

Wei Bu; David Vaknin

2009-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale fluorescence lifetime imaging with a single diamond NV center  

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Solid-state quantum emitters, such as artificially engineered quantum dots or naturally occurring defects in solids, are being investigated for applications ranging from quantum information science and optoelectronics to biomedical imaging. Recently, these same systems have also been studied from the perspective of nanoscale metrology. In this letter we study the near-field optical properties of a diamond nanocrystal hosting a single nitrogen vacancy center. We find that the nitrogen vacancy center is a sensitive probe of the surrounding electromagnetic mode structure. We exploit this sensitivity to demonstrate nanoscale fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) with a single nitrogen vacancy center by imaging the local density of states of an optical antenna.

Ryan Beams; Dallas Smith; Timothy W. Johnson; Sang-Hyun Oh; Lukas Novotny; Nick Vamivakas

2013-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluorescence Detector for Capillary Separations Fabricated by 3D Printing  

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Fluorescence Detector for Capillary Separations Fabricated by 3D Printing ... Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, rapid prototyping, or solid-freeform technology, has become an efficient method for rapid prototyping and fabrication applications ranging from small home projects to architecture and industrial machining. ... Compared to the more expensive alternatives using the standard optic component, the 3D printing provides significant cost reduction and, especially, sharing of information between laboratories for easy replication or further modifications, customization of the spatial arrangement, and miniaturization. ...

Jan Prikryl; Frantisek Foret

2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract 4241: Preclinical studies of brain/brain tumor disposition and antitumor efficacy of the aromatase inhibitor letrozole  

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...San Diego, CA Abstract 4241: Preclinical studies of brain/brain tumor disposition and antitumor efficacy of the aromatase...target for the treatment of CNS malignancies, as well as brain disposition and anti-tumor efficacy of letrozole, an...

Nimita Dave; Pankaj B. Desai; Gary A. Gudelsky; Kathleen LaSance; Lionel M.L. Chow; Xiaoyang Qi

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microcavity effects on the generation,fluorescence, and diffusion of excitons in organic solar cells  

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We compute the short-circuit diffusion current of excitons in an organic solar cell, with special emphasis on fluorescence losses. The exciton diffusion length is not uniform but varies with its position within the device, even with moderate fluorescence quantum efficiency. With large quantum efficiencies, the rate of fluorescence can be strongly reduced with proper choices of the geometrical and dielectric parameters. In this way, the diffusion length can be increased and the device performance significantly improved.

Kozyreff, G; Vuong, L T; Silleras, O Nieto; Martorell, J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluorescence of synthetic DNA's at room temperature and neutral pH  

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The fluorescence of two synthetic DNA's, polyd(m5C) and poly[d(I-m5C)] is demonstrated at room temperature and neutral pH. Polyd(m5C) at pH 8.0 exhibits fluorescence qualitatively the same as the mononucleotide: the quantum yield is independent of excitation energy; the emission maximum is at 2.92 ??1 (355 nm). Poly[d(I-m5C)] exhibits fluorescence resembling that of the 5-methyldeoxycytidine component with an additional feature that is probably due to weak deoxyinosine fluorescence. Neither of these synthetic DNA's exhibits spectra suggestive of exciplex formation.

James E. Gill

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluorescence spectrum analysis using Fourier series modeling for Fluorescein solution in Ethanol  

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We have measured the fluorescence spectrum for fluorescein solution in ethanol with concentration 1 {\\times} 10-3 mol/liter at different temperatures from room temperature to freezing point of solvent, (T = 153, 183, 223, 253, and 303 K) using liquid nitrogen. Table curve 2D version 5.01 program has been used to determine the fitting curve and fitting equation for each fluorescence spectrum. Fourier series (3 {\\times} 2) was the most suitable fitting equation for all spectra. Theoretical fluorescence spectrum of fluorescein in ethanol at T = 183K was calculated and compared with experimental fluorescence spectrum at the same temperature. There is a good similarity between them.

Hadi, Mahasin F

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Giant fluorescence enhancement of molecules coupled to plasmonic nanoscale patch antennas  

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We demonstrate a colloidally synthesized and tunable plasmonic platform for giant fluorescence enhancement and increased spontaneous emission rate of embedded fluorophores. A...

Mikkelsen, Maiken H; Rose, Alec; Hoang, Thang B; McGuire, Felicia; Mock, Jack J; Ciraci, Cristian; Smith, David R

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Plastic lab-on-a-chip for fluorescence excitation with integrated organic semiconductor lasers  

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Laser light excitation of fluorescent markers offers highly sensitive and specific analysis for bio-medical or chemical analysis. To profit from these advantages for applications in...

Vannahme, Christoph; Klinkhammer, Sönke; Lemmer, Uli; Mappes, Timo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluorescence from CsF ionic excimers excited by an electron beam  

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Mixtures of rare gases and cesium fluoride vapors were excited by an intense relativistic electron beam. The fluorescence of the Cs[sup 2+]F[sup [minus

XYang, T.T.; Gylys, V.T.; Bower, R.D.; Harris, D.G. (Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International, 6633 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, California 91303 (United States))

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of four potential laser-induced fluorescence tracers for diesel engine applications  

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Four potential laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) tracers, 1-phenyloctane, 1-phenyldecane, 1-methylnaphthalene, and 2-methylnaphthalene, are characterized for diesel engine applications....

Trost, Johannes; Zigan, Lars; Leipertz, Alfred; Sahoo, Dipankar; Miles, Paul C

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence to Measure Plutonium Mass in Spent Nuclear Fuel  

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and Nuclear Recoil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Quantitative Measurements using NRF 2.1 Nuclear ResonanceFuture Work A Transmission Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence

Ludewigt, Bernhard A

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Video-rate fluorescence diffuse optical tomography for in vivo sentinel lymph node imaging  

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We have developed a fiber-based, video-rate fluorescence diffuse optical tomography (DOT) system for noninvasive in vivo sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping. Concurrent acquisition of...

Solomon, Metasebya; White, Brian R; Nothdruft, Ralph E; Akers, Walter; Sudlow, Gail; Eggebrecht, Adam T; Achilefu, Samuel; Culver, Joseph P

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-frequency demodulation of multiphoton fluorescence in long-wavelength hyper-Rayleigh scattering  

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Suppression of the multiphoton fluorescence contribution to the hyper-Rayleigh (second-order nonlinear optical) scattering signal was recently achieved by intrinsic demodulation of...

Olbrechts, Geert; Wostyn, Kurt; Clays, Koen; Persoons, André

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shelf life of five meat products displayed under light emitting diode or fluorescent lighting.  

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??Light emitting diode (LED) and fluorescent (FLS) lighting effects on enhanced pork loin chops, beef longissimus dorsi and semimembranosus steaks, ground beef, and ground turkey… (more)

Steele, Kyle Stover

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection of gas-phase HCl by the laser-induced sensitized fluorescence of CO2  

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A detection system for measuring HCl in the gas phase by monitoring sensitized fluorescence following intracavity excitation by a HCl chemical laser is described. It is possible to...

Fernando, Rohantha P

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - amplified fluorescent transduction Sample...  

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2 PH.9 MICROSYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY LABORATORIES ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT 2009 PHotonics Heterojunction Photoconductors for chemical Detection Summary: of a fluorescent polymer-chemical...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atomic fluorescence spectrometric Sample...  

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of Selenium by Fluorescence Spectrometry Summary: MATERIALS 129 5. Ihnat. M.. Atomic absorption spectrometric determination of selenium with carbon furnace... I...

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Graphene Signal Amplification for Sensitive and Real-Time Fluorescence Anisotropy Detection of Small Molecules  

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Graphene Signal Amplification for Sensitive and Real-Time Fluorescence Anisotropy Detection graphene oxide (GO) as the signal amplifier. Because of the extraordinarily larger volume of GO

Tan, Weihong

223

Anatomy-Based Algorithms for Detecting Oral Cancer Using Reflectance and Fluorescence Spectroscopy  

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OBJECTIVES: We used reflectance and fluorescence spectroscopy to noninvasively and quantitatively distinguish benign from dysplastic/malignant oral lesions. We designed diagnostic algorithms to account for differences in ...

McGee, Sasha

224

Capillary electrophoresis-fluorescence line narrowing system (CE-FLNS) for on-line structural characterization  

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Capillary electrophoresis (CE) is interfaced with low temperature fluorescence line-narrowing (FLN) spectroscopy for on-line structural characterization of separated molecular analytes. 21 figs.

Jankowiak, R.J.; Small, G.J.; Shields, P.A.

1999-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

225

Molecular Fluorescence accompanying the Twilight Injection of Triethylborane into the Upper Atmosphere  

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... fluorescence spectrum, and at the same time to obtain data on the upper atmospheric \\vind from the motion of the released material.

J. M. HOFFMAN; M. A. PALMER; L. B. SMITH

1967-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

226

Cerenkov emission induced by external beam radiation stimulates molecular fluorescence  

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Purpose: Cerenkov emission is induced when a charged particle moves faster than the speed of light in a given medium. Both x-ray photons and electrons produce optical Cerenkov photons in everyday radiation therapy of tissue; yet, this phenomenon has never been fully documented. This study quantifies the emissions and also demonstrates that the Cerenkov emission can excite a fluorophore, protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), embedded in biological phantoms. Methods: In this study, Cerenkov emission induced by radiation from a clinical linear accelerator is investigated. Biological mimicking phantoms were irradiated with x-ray photons, with energies of 6 or 18 MV, or electrons at energies 6, 9, 12, 15, or 18 MeV. The Cerenkov emission and the induced molecular fluorescence were detected by a camera or a spectrometer equipped with a fiber optic cable. Results: It is shown that both x-ray photons and electrons, at MeV energies, produce optical Cerenkov photons in tissue mimicking media. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the Cerenkov emission can excite a fluorophore, protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), embedded in biological phantoms. Conclusions: The results here indicate that molecular fluorescence monitoring during external beam radiotherapy is possible.

Axelsson, Johan; Davis, Scott C.; Gladstone, David J.; Pogue, Brian W. [Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755 (United States); Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766 (United States); Thayer School of Engineering and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755 (United States)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and luminescence properties of rare earth activated phosphors for near UV-emitting LEDs for efficacious generation of white light  

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lighting using incandescent lights and fluorescent lamps, asenergy used for the incandescent lamp is wasted as infraredsource to replace incandescent and fluorescent lighting [2].

Han, Jinkyu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

[16) Green Fluorescent Protein Chimeras to Probe Protein-Protein Interactions  

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[16) Green Fluorescent Protein Chimeras to Probe Protein-Protein Interactions By SANG-HYUN PARK and RONALD T. RAINES Introduction Green fluorescent protein (GFP) from the jellyfish Aequorea victoria. These properties include high thermal stability and resis- tance to detergents, organic solvents, and proteases

Raines, Ronald T.

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Fluorescence diagnostics of oil pollution in coastal marine waters by use of artificial neural networks  

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marine waters with fluorescence spectroscopy and of using artificial neural networks for data interpre with an artificial neural network. The results demonstrate the possibility of estimating oil concentrationsFluorescence diagnostics of oil pollution in coastal marine waters by use of artificial neural

Oldenburg, Carl von Ossietzky Universität

230

The suppression of fluorescence peaks in energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction  

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It is shown experimentally that diffraction peaks which are normally obscured by fluorescence peaks in energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction can be revealed by tuning of the X-ray tube excitation voltage in order to suppress the fluorescence peaks.

Hansford, G.M.

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

231

Matrix-Induced Intensity Fluctuations in the Fluorescence from Single Oligo(phenylenevinylene) Molecules  

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trajectories, spectral shape and position, and fluorescence lifetimes can be used to investigate the chemical and theoretical reports have demonstrated how a fluctuating dielectric nanoenvironment surrounding a polarizable factors on molecular conforma- tion.15,16 In all of these studies, the fluorescent probe molecule is used

Buratto, Steve

232

Far-Red Fluorescent Protein Excitable with Red Lasers for Flow Cytometry and Superresolution STED Nanoscopy  

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Far-Red Fluorescent Protein Excitable with Red Lasers for Flow Cytometry and Superresolution STED Biology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut ABSTRACT Far-red fluorescent proteins are required for deep-tissue and whole-animal imaging and multicolor labeling in the red wavelength range

Verkhusha, Vladislav V.

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Red-emitting fluorescent Organic Light emitting Diodes with low sensitivity to self-quenching  

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Red-emitting fluorescent Organic Light emitting Diodes with low sensitivity to self-quenching S, France *E-mail : sebastien.forget@univ-paris13.fr Keywords: OLED, quenching, doping, red-emitting organic. We herein report on Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) based on a fluorescent amorphous red

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

234

Characterising nutrient-induced fluorescence transients (NIFTs) in nitrogen-stressed Chlorella emersonii (Chlorophyta)  

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Characterising nutrient-induced fluorescence transients (NIFTs) in nitrogen-stressed Chlorella nutrient- induced fluorescence transients (NIFTs) in nitrogen-stressed Chlorella emersonii (Chlorophyta-starvation in batch cultures of the freshwater chlorophyte Chlorella emersonii was followed and the NIFT responses

McCarthy, T.K.

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428 BIOCHIMICAET BIOPHYSICAACTA pH CONTROL OF THE CHLOROPHYLL a FLUORESCENCE IN ALGAE  

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on the "slow" (min) time course of Chlorophyll a fluorescence yield in the green alga Chlorella pyrenoidosa and in the blue-green alga Anacystis nidulans. In Chlorella, the decay of fluorescence yield, in the I- to 5-rain transient (i.e. the P level) in suspensions of whole Chlorella cells, and influence in general, the kinetic

Govindjee

236

Structure-Dependent Fluorescence Efficiencies of Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes  

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1 Structure-Dependent Fluorescence Efficiencies of Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Dmitri, F-33405 France AUTHOR EMAIL ADDRESS: weisman@rice.edu RECEIVED DATE #12;2 ABSTRACT: Single-nanotube fluorimetric intensities. KEYWORDS: SWNT, carbon nanotubes, fluorescence, microscopy, spectroscopy, emission

Boyer, Edmond

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Nucleic acid encoding a self-assembling split-fluorescent protein system  

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The invention provides a protein labeling and detection system based on self-complementing fragments of fluorescent and chromophoric proteins. The system of the invention is exemplified with various combinations of self-complementing fragments derived from Aequorea victoria Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP), which are used to detect and quantify protein solubility in multiple assay formats, both in vitro and in vivo.

Waldo, Geoffrey S; Cabantous, Stephanie

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

FLUORESCENCE CHANGES IN PORPHYRIDIUM EXPOSED TO GREEN LIGHT OF DIFFERENT INTENSITY: A NEW EMISSION  

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FLUORESCENCE CHANGES IN PORPHYRIDIUM EXPOSED TO GREEN LIGHT OF DIFFERENT INTENSITY: A NEW EMISSION supposed to require two light reactions for the transfer of one hydrogen atom from water to carbon dioxide the existence of this second trap. With increase in intensity of green light, I,, the differential fluorescence

Govindjee

239

Characterization of Pyoverdinpss, the Fluorescent Siderophore Produced by Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae  

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...pyoverdinpss (peak V) was yellow-green and fluorescent when iron was...0~~~ 1.0 . j 0 20 40 60 lime (mlii) FIG. 4. Uptake of...Structure of the yellow-green fluorescent peptide produced...system using iron- containing minerals to limit iron repletion. J...

Yvonne S. Cody; Dennis C. Gross

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Directed evolution methods for improving polypeptide folding and solubility and superfolder fluorescent proteins generated thereby  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The current invention provides methods of improving folding of polypeptides using a poorly folding domain as a component of a fusion protein comprising the poorly folding domain and a polypeptide of interest to be improved. The invention also provides novel green fluorescent proteins (GFPs) and red fluorescent proteins that have enhanced folding properties.

Waldo, Geoffrey S. (Santa Fe, NM)

2007-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Nucleic acid encoding a self-assembling split-fluorescent protein system  

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The invention provides a protein labeling and detection system based on self-complementing fragments of fluorescent and chromophoric proteins. The system of the invention is exemplified with various combinations of self-complementing fragments derived from Aequorea victoria Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP), which are used to detect and quantify protein solubility in multiple assay formats, both in vitro and in vivo.

Waldo, Geoffrey S. (Santa Fe, NM); Cabantous, Stephanie (Los Alamos, NM)

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

242

Sensors and Actuators B 111112 (2005) 230241 Improvements in LED-based fluorescence analysis systems  

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Sensors and Actuators B 111­112 (2005) 230­241 Improvements in LED-based fluorescence analysis the stability, power output, and spectral flexibility of light emitting diode (LED)-based systems used to excite fluorescence or other forms of luminescence. LEDs are an attractive alternative to conventional white

Wilson, Denise

243

Arrays and Cascades of Fluorescent Liquid-Liquid Waveguides: Broadband Light Sources for  

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Arrays and Cascades of Fluorescent Liquid-Liquid Waveguides: Broadband Light Sources) microchannel waveguides with liquid cores containing fluorescent dyes, excited by incident light from an external halogen bulb. Simultaneous use of multiple fluorophores in a common solution, in a single L2 light

Prentiss, Mara

244

Theoretical study of single molecule fluorescence in a metallic nanocavity Jorg Enderleina)  

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Theoretical study of single molecule fluorescence in a metallic nanocavity Jo¨rg Enderleina the metal. For the sake of sim- plicity, a single dye molecule centered within a dielectric bead coated on the fluorescence excitation and emission of a molecule embedded within a nanometric metal-coated dielectric bead

Enderlein, Jörg

245

Large single-molecule fluorescence enhancements produced by a bowtie nanoantenna  

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Large single-molecule fluorescence enhancements produced by a bowtie nanoantenna Anika Kinkhabwala1 mismatch between light and nanoscale objects such as single molecules, it is important to be able-contrast selection of single nanoemitters. A single fluorescent molecule (SM) with transition dipole m acts

Fan, Shanhui

246

High-throughput single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy using parallel detection  

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High-throughput single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy using parallel detection X. Michalet Solution-based single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy is a powerful new experimental approach in rare burst-like events corresponding to the transit of a single-molecule. Those events are accumulated

Michalet, Xavier

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arXiv:astro-ph/0510375v112Oct2005 Comparison of air fluorescence and ionization  

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is maintained similar in shape in all showers, independent of initial energy, aside from the relatively sparsely, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, U.S.A. P. Chen, C. Field , C. Hast, R. Iverson, J.S.T. Ng, A. Odian, K. Reil fluorescence profiles in measuring ultra high energy cosmic rays. Key words: air fluorescence, electromagnetic

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Near-Infrared Fluorescent pH-Sensitive Probes via Unexpected Barbituric Acid  

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Near-Infrared Fluorescent pH-Sensitive Probes via Unexpected Barbituric Acid Mediated Synthesis achilefus@mir.wustl.edu Received October 13, 2008 ABSTRACT Novel near-infrared pyrimidine-fused p by 2D-NMR. All new compounds are highly fluorescent in the near-infrared region and possess excellent

Larson-Prior, Linda

249

Targeting Beta-3 Integrin Using a Linear Hexapeptide Labeled with a Near-Infrared Fluorescent Molecular  

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Targeting Beta-3 Integrin Using a Linear Hexapeptide Labeled with a Near-Infrared Fluorescent-peptides labeled with a near-infrared fluorescent probe (cypate) showed that rearranging the glycine in a linear, and physiopathologic processes mediated by this protein. Keywords: Integrin; cancer; near-infrared; imaging; molecular

Larson-Prior, Linda

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Performance dependence of hybrid x-ray computed tomography/fluorescence molecular  

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Performance dependence of hybrid x-ray computed tomography/fluorescence molecular tomography imaging systems combining x-ray computed tomography (CT) and fluorescence tomography can im- prove Ntziachristos2 1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave

Miller, Eric

251

Optical fiber-based fluorescent viscosity sensor Mark A. Haidekker and Walter J. Akers  

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Optical fiber-based fluorescent viscosity sensor Mark A. Haidekker and Walter J. Akers Department bound to a fiber-optic tip without loss of viscosity sensi- tivity. The optical fiber itself may be used to molecular rotors in solution. An optical fiber-based fluorescent vis- cosity sensor may be used in real

Theodorakis, Emmanuel

252

X-ray Fluorescence Measurements of Manganese in Petroglyphs and Graffiti in the Bluff, Utah Area  

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X-ray Fluorescence Measurements of Manganese in Petroglyphs and Graffiti in the Bluff, Utah Area the age of rock art using Mn levels, Lytle (2008). In this work we use x-ray fluorescence (XRF) to measure of methods including atomic mass spectroscopy (AMS) measurements of 14 C, Particle-induced X-ray Excitation

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An investigation of the effect of spacing of practice on the performance-efficacy relationship  

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The objective of the current study was to investigate the relationship between training performance and self–efficacy using a longitudinal design (approximately 11 weeks) in the context of massed and distributed practice. Limited attention...

Bhupatkar, Alok Ashutosh

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Structured communication: effects on teaching efficacy of student teachers and student teacher - cooperating teacher relationships  

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Teaching efficacy beliefs of agricultural science student teachers, and their relationship with their cooperating teachers during field experiences, are variables that may affect the number of student teachers entering the profession. The purpose...

Edgar, Don Wayne

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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An Exploratory Study of Teacher Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Profssional Learning Community  

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The exploratory study sought to examine the relationships between teachers' self-efficacy beliefs and professional learning community. Specifically, this study presents a quantitative analysis of the relationship between teachers' perceptions...

Romeo, Susan M.

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectral optimization of color temperature tunable white LEDs with excellent color rendering and luminous efficacy  

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The optimization model of limited luminous efficacy (LLE) for correlated color temperature (CCT) tunable phosphor-coated white light-emitting diodes (pc-W LEDs) consisting of blue...

He, Guoxing; Tang, Ju

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Relation Among Efficacy of Insecticides, Resistance Levels, and Sanitation in the Control of the  

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correlation was confirmed between poor sanitation and higher cockroach populations. Improved sanitaryRelation Among Efficacy of Insecticides, Resistance Levels, and Sanitation in the Control test). KEY WORDS Insecta, Blattella germanica, sanitation, resistance CURRENT RECOMMENDAn

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Fluorescent Functionalized Mesoporous Silica for Radioactive Material Extraction  

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Mesoporous silica with covalently bound salicylic acid molecules incorporated in the structure was synthesized with a one-pot, co-condensation reaction at room temperature. The as-synthesized material has a large surface area, uniform particle size, and an ordered pore structure as determined by characterization with transmission electron microscopy, thermal gravimetric analysis, and infrared spectra, etc. Using the strong fluorescence and metal coordination capability of salicylic acid, functionalized mesoporous silica (FMS) was developed to track and extract radionuclide contaminants, such as uranyl [U(VI)] ions encountered in subsurface environments. Adsorption measurements showed a strong affinity of the FMS toward U(VI) with a Kd value of 105 mL/g, which is four orders of magnitude higher than the adsorption of U(VI) onto most of the sediments in natural environments. The new materials have a potential for synergistic environmental monitoring and remediation of the radionuclide U(VI) from contaminated subsurface environments.

Li, Juan; Zhu, Kake; Shang, Jianying; Wang, Donghai; Nie, Zimin; Guo, Ruisong; Liu, Chongxuan; Wang, Zheming; Li, Xiaolin; Liu, Jun

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Doppler-free Yb spectroscopy with the fluorescence spot technique  

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We demonstrate a simple technique to measure the resonant frequency of the 398.9-nm {sup 1}S{sub 0}{leftrightarrow}{sup 1}P{sub 1} transition for the different Yb isotopes. The technique, which works by observing and aligning fluorescence spots, has enabled us to measure transition frequencies and isotope shifts with an accuracy of 60 MHz. We provide wavelength measurements for the transition that differ from previously published work. Our technique also allows for the determination of Doppler-shifted transition frequencies for photoionization experiments when the atomic beam and the laser beam are not perpendicular and furthermore allows us to determine the average velocity of the atoms along the direction of the atomic beam.

Nizamani, Altaf H.; McLoughlin, James J.; Hensinger, Winfried K. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, East-Sussex, BN1 9QH (United Kingdom)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Hand-held X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) | Open Energy Information  

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Hand-held X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Hand-held X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Hand-held X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Field Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Data Collection and Mapping Parent Exploration Technique: Data Collection and Mapping Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Bulk and trace element analysis of rocks, minerals, and sediments. Stratigraphic/Structural: Hydrological: Thermal: Dictionary.png Hand-held X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF): Hand-held X-Ray Fluorescence is a portable analytical technique derived from the instrumentation used in traditional lab-based XRF analysis. The technique is used for bulk chemical analysis of rock, mineral, and sediment

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Electrochemically Controlled Surface Plasmon Enhanced Fluorescence Response of Surface Immobilized CdZnSe Quantum Dots  

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The application of negative potentials (versus Ag/AgCl) led to a decrease in the surface plasmon enhanced fluorescence signal, the fluorescence signal recovered if the cell potential was returned to 0 V or open circuit. ... UV?vis spectroscopy was carried out on a Perkin-Elmer Lambda 9 UV/vis/NIR spectrophotometer and fluorescence spectroscopy on a J&M TIDAS fluorescence spectrometer with illumination from a 100 W xenon bulb. ... In the research described in this paper, we show that such electrode potential control of QD fluorescence can also be achieved in an aqueous environment by close control of coupling conditions and QD chemistry leading to the possibility of using such structures for enhanced detection of biological and biorelated molecules. ...

Petra J. Cameron; Xinhua Zhong; Wolfgang Knoll

2009-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Withdraws the Energy Star Label from 34 Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs  

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the Energy Star Label from 34 Compact Fluorescent the Energy Star Label from 34 Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs DOE Withdraws the Energy Star Label from 34 Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs January 26, 2010 - 11:41am Addthis Washington, DC - On January 25th, the General Counsel notified 25 manufacturers that the Department of Energy has withdrawn their right to use the Energy Star label on 34 different models of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). The Department took this action after its off-the-shelf testing revealed that the affected models do not last as long in regular use as Energy Star certification would require. As a result, these manufacturers have been informed that they can no longer ship or sell any of the 34 models of CFLs bearing the Energy Star label on the bulb or its packaging. All compact fluorescent light bulbs use about 75 percent less energy and

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An endogenous green fluorescent protein–photoprotein pair in Clytia hemisphaerica eggs shows co-targeting to mitochondria and efficient bioluminescence energy transfer  

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...compartmentalization. green fluorescent protein...bioluminescence resonance energy transfer|clytin...chemiluminescence-resonance-energy-transfer chimaeras between green fluorescent protein...Cormier. 1979 An energy transfer protein...of the Renilla green-fluorescent protein...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual-Emission Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) Real-Time PCR Differentiates Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Subtypes and Discriminates Infected from Vaccinated Cats  

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...fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET...indicator of infection status in vaccinated cats...fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET...view/xhtml/en_us/smallanimal/inhouse...fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET...indicator of infection status. After the introduction...

Chengming Wang; Calvin M. Johnson; Sudhir K. Ahluwalia; Erfan Chowdhury; Yihang Li; Dongya Gao; Anil Poudel; K. Shamsur Rahman; Bernhard Kaltenboeck

2010-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of a ratiometric laser induced fluorescence (LIF) thermometry for micro-scale temperature measurement for natural convection flows  

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A ratiometric laser induced fluorescence (LIF) thermometry applied to micro-scale temperature measurement for natural convection flows. To eliminate incident light non-uniformity and imperfection of recording device, two fluorescence dyes are used...

Lee, Heon Ju

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

266

Single particle size and fluorescence spectra from emissions of burning materials in a tube furnace to simulate burn pits  

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A single-particle fluorescence spectrometer (SPFS) and an aerodynamic particle sizer were used to measure the fluorescence spectra and particle size distribution from the particulate emissions of 12 different burning

Yong-Le Pan; Joshua D. T. Houck; Pamela A. Clark; Ronald G. Pinnick

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

The evaluation of ERK1 dimerization models using fluorescence correlation Ssectroscopy and the development of analysis algorithms for single-molecule super resolution.  

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??In this dissertation, we describe three advancements in the area of fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy. First, we have implemented Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy on a home-built… (more)

Huang, Fang, 1982-

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

In Vivo Self-Assembly of Stable Green Fluorescent Protein Fusion Particles and Their Uses in Enzyme Immobilization  

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...Engineering In Vivo Self-Assembly of Stable Green Fluorescent Protein Fusion Particles and...previously the in vivo self-assembly of green fluorescent protein (GFP) fusions into...the design and recombinant production of green fluorescent protein (GFP) particles were...

Mark Venning-Slater; David O. Hooks; Bernd H. A. Rehm

2014-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

269

Comment on ``Resonance-fluorescence and absorption spectra of a two-level atom driven by a strong bichromatic field''  

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Comment on ``Resonance-fluorescence and absorption spectra of a two-level atom driven by a strong predictions of the resonance fluorescence from a two-level atom driven by a strong bichromatic field J. Opt.50.Hz, 33.50.Dq, 32.80. t In studying the resonance fluorescence from a driven two- level atom, we

Boyd, Robert W.

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Denoising fluorescence endoscopy: a motion compensated temporal recursive video filter with an optimal minimum mean square error parameterization  

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Fluorescence endoscopy is an emerging technique for the detection of bladder cancer. A marker substance is brought into the patient's bladder which accumulates at cancer tissue. If a suitable narrow band light source is used for illumination, a red fluorescence ... Keywords: bladder, endoscopy, fluorescence, noise filtering, optimal filter, photo dynamic diagnostics

Thomas Stehle; Jonas Wulff; Alexander Behrens; Sebastian Gross; Til Aach

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of the Ultraviolet Fluorescence Cross Sections and Spectra of Bacillus Anthracis Simulants  

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Measurements of the ultraviolet autofluorescence spectra and absolute cross sections of the Bacillus anthracis (Ba) simulants Bacillus globigii (Bg), Bacillus megaterium (Bm), Bacillus subtilis (Bs), and Bacillus cereus (Bc) were measured. Fluorescence spectra and cross sections of pine pollen (Pina echinata) were measured for comparison. Both dried vegetative cells and spores separated from the sporulated vegetative material were studied. The spectra were obtained by suspending a small number (<10) of particles in air in our Single Particle Spectroscopy Apparatus (SPSA), illuminating the particles with light from a spectrally filtered arc lamp, and measuring the fluorescence spectra of the particles. The illumination was 280 nm (20 nm FWHM) and the fluorescence spectra was measured between 300 and 450 nm. The fluorescence cross section of vegetative Bg peaks at 320 nm with a maximum cross section of 5 X 10{sup -14} cm{sup 2}/sr-nm-particle while the Bg spore fluorescence peaks at 310 nm with peak fluorescence of 8 X 10{sup -15} cm{sup 2}/sr-nm-particle. Pine pollen particles showed a higher fluorescence peaking at 355 nm with a cross section of 1.7 X 10{sup -13} cm{sup 2}/sr-nm-particle. Integrated cross sections ranged from 3.0 X 10{sup -13} for the Bg spores through 2.25 X 10{sup -12} (cm{sup 2}/sr-particle) for the vegetative cells.

Stephens, J.R.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Cell-Trappable Fluorescent Probes for Nitric Oxide Visualization in Living Cells  

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(2) More recently, NO has been implicated to modulate synaptic activity in the CNS, where it may play a role in signal transduction in the olfactory bulb. ... Using the copper stoichiometry determined by titration, exposure of solutions of the probes generated in situ to excess NO under anaerobic conditions led to an immediate fluorescence enhancement with a concomitant bathochromic shift of the emission maxima (Figure 2 and Table 1). ... To test this presumption, fluorescent protein chimeras were expressed in RAW 264.7 macrophages, and time-lapse ratiometric fluorescence microscopy was used to measure the maturation dynamics of individual phagosomes contg. ...

Michael D. Pluth; Lindsey E. McQuade; Stephen J. Lippard

2010-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

273

The effects of supply harmonics on the performance of compact fluorescent lamps  

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This paper describes a performance evaluation of ten compact fluorescent lighting systems operated with sinusoidal and distorted voltage waveform conditions. The lamps were either provided with an electronic ballast, a magnetic core ballast or a magnetic core ballast with a power factor correction circuit. The test results show that the electrical performance of the compact fluorescent lamps for both sinusoidal and distorted voltage waveform operation is related to the different types of ballast used. The cost of operation of these compact fluorescent lamps was calculated and compared to the cost of a conventional 60 W incandescent lamp.

Arseneau, R.; Ouellette, M.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

High sensitivity fluorescent single particle and single molecule detection apparatus and method  

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Apparatus is described for ultrasensitive detection of single fluorescent particles down to the single fluorescent molecule limit in a fluid or on a substrate comprising means for illuminating a predetermined volume of the fluid or area of the substrate whereby to emit light including background light from the fluid and burst of photons from particles residing in the area. The photon burst is detected in real time to generate output representative signal. The signal is received and the burst of energy from the fluorescent particles is distinguished from the background energy to provide an indication of the number, location or concentration of the particles or molecules.

Mathies, Richard A. (Contra Costa County, CA); Peck, Konan (Contra Costa County, CA); Stryer, Lubert (Santa Clara County, CA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence for Material Verification in Dismantlement  

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Nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) is a well-established physical process that provides an isotope-specific signature that can be exploited for isotopic detection and characterization of samples. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been investigating possible applications of NRF for national security. Of the investigated applications, the verification of material in the dismantlement process is the most promising. Through a combination of benchmarking measurements and radiation transport modeling, we have shown that NRF techniques with existing bremsstrahlung photon sources and a modest detection system can be used to detect highly enriched uranium in the quantities and time limits relevant to the dismantlement process. Issues such as orientation, placement and material geometry do not significantly impact the sensitivity of the technique. We have also investigated how shielding of the uranium would be observed through non-NRF processes to enable the accurate assay of the material. This paper will discuss our findings on how NRF and photon-interrogation techniques may be applied to the material verification in the dismantlement process.

Warren, Glen A.; Detwiler, Rebecca S.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Fluorescence from a quantum dot and metallic nanosphere hybrid system  

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We present energy absorption and interference in a quantum dot-metallic nanosphere system embedded on a dielectric substrate. A control field is applied to induce dipole moments in the nanosphere and the quantum dot, and a probe field is applied to monitor absorption. Dipole moments in the quantum dot or the metal nanosphere are induced, both by the external fields and by each other's dipole fields. Thus, in addition to direct polarization, the metal nanosphere and the quantum dot will sense one another via the dipole-dipole interaction. The density matrix method was used to show that the absorption spectrum can be split from one peak to two peaks by the control field, and this can also be done by placing the metal sphere close to the quantum dot. When the two are extremely close together, a self-interaction in the quantum dot produces an asymmetry in the absorption peaks. In addition, the fluorescence efficiency can be quenched by the addition of a metal nanosphere. This hybrid system could be used to create ultra-fast switching and sensing nanodevices.

Schindel, Daniel G. [Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9 (Canada); Singh, Mahi R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON, N6A 3K7 (Canada)

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence at MIT | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Resonance Fluorescence at MIT Resonance Fluorescence at MIT Nuclear Physics (NP) NP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of NP Spinoff Applications Spinoff Archives SBIR/STTR Applications of Nuclear Science and Technology Funding Opportunities Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) News & Resources Contact Information Nuclear Physics U.S. Department of Energy SC-26/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3613 F: (301) 903-3833 E: sc.np@science.doe.gov More Information » Spinoff Archives Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence at MIT Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Application/instrumentation: Material Identification and Object Imaging Using Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence Developed at: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Efficiency and concentration ratio measurements of fluorescent solar concentrators using a xenon measurement system  

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An indoor test stand for fluorescent planar concentrator–collectors (FPC) with a 1.6-kW xenon light source, irradiating a rectangular triangle (active area 400 cm2) with 82...

Heidler, K

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Application of Computers in Electron Probe and X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis  

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This paper is a review of automation of electron microprobe and x-ray fluorescence instrumentation. Such a review seems timely because of the great increase in the application of computer systems in this field...

Stanley D. Rasberry

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Frost Resistance of Wheat and CHL a in vivo Fluorescence Induction Kinetics  

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In recent years more and more studies have shown that physiological status of a living plant under different environmental conditions can be revealed by signals of chlorophyll a in vivo fluorescence induction ...

Shiqing Lin; Dianan Yang; Jide Zhang; Tongzhu Li…

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-photon nitric oxide laser-induced fluorescence measurements in a diesel engine  

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A two-photon nitric oxide (NO) laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) technique was developed and applied to study in-cylinder diesel combustion. The technique prevents many problems...

Martin, Glen C; Mueller, Charles J; Lee, Chia-Fon F

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Detection of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans in acid mine environments by indirect fluorescent antibody staining.  

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...Industrial Waste | Coal Mining Epitopes Fluorescent...materials associated with coal. J. Bacteriol. 117...Effects of surface mining on fish and wildlife in Appalachia. Report, U.S...plasma acidophilum in coal refuse material. Appl...

W A Apel; P R Dugan; J A Filppi; M S Rheins

1976-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Fluorescence of curium(III) in solutions of isopoly- and heteropolytungstates  

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The authors describe the fluorescence of polytungstate complexes of curium (the term polytungstate complexes connotes both curium decatungstate and curium complexes with heteropolytungstate anions). The emitter is the curium(III) ion, which is excited as a result of energy transfer with the ligand. The data obtained permit a supplementation of the picture of the mutual interaction of the spectral and chemical properties of the f-elements with their ability to fluoresce in polytungstate complexes (there is only individual information on this question, pertaining only to the fluorescence of the lanthanides, chiefly Eu, Tb, Sm, and Dy). The fluorescence of curium(III) has also been used as a method of studying its complex formation with heteropolytungstate anions.

Yusov, A.B.; Fedoseev, A.M.; Spitsyn, V.I.; Krot, N.N.

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Turn-on fluorescent probes for detecting nitric oxide in biology  

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Chapter 1. Investigating the Biological Roles of Nitric Oxide and Other Reactive Nitrogen Species Using Fluorescent Probes: This chapter presents an overview of recent progress in the field of reactive nitrogen species ...

McQuade, Lindsey Elizabeth, 1981-

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Microcavity effects on the generation, fluorescence, and diffusion of excitons in organic solar cells  

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We compute the short-circuit diffusion current of excitons in an organic solar cell, with special emphasis on fluorescence losses. The exciton diffusion length is not uniform but...

Kozyreff, G; Urbanek, D C; Vuong, L T; Silleras, O Nieto; Martorell, J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Optimization of Two-photon Excited Fluorescence Enhancement between Tunable and Broadband Femtosecond Laser Pulse Excitations  

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This project explores optimization of two-photon excited fluorescence (TPEF) enhancement between tunable narrowband and un-tuned broadband femtosecond (fs) laser pulse excitations for two-photon microscopy (TPM). The research is conducted...

Wang, Chao

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

287

Development of a radiative transport based, fluorescence-enhanced, frequency-domain small animal imaging system  

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% intralipid solutions. Through collaboration with Transpire, Inc., a fluorescence-enhanced, frequency-domain, radiative transport equation (RTE) solver was developed. This solver incorporates the discrete ordinates, source iteration with diffusion synthetic...

Rasmussen, John C.

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

288

Assessment of LED fluorescence microscopy for the diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum infections in Gabon  

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LedFM and conventional fluorescence microscopy (uvFM) were compared to LM in 210 samples from patients with history of fever in the last 24 hours admitted to the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon.

Dominic Lenz; Peter G Kremsner; Bertrand Lell; Barbara Biallas…

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

In vivo biosensing via tissue-localizable near-infrared-fluorescent single-walled carbon nanotubes  

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Single-walled carbon nanotubes are particularly attractive for biomedical applications, because they exhibit a fluorescent signal in a spectral region where there is minimal interference from biological media. Although ...

Iverson, Nicole M.

290

Development of nanoparticle sizing system integrated with optical microscopy using fluorescence polarisation  

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There is a strong demand for the development of functional nanostructured devices. On the basis of fundamental chemistry, the fields of biotechnology and materials science have developed over the past three decades into powerful disciplines that allow the engineering of advanced technical devices. The functions of nanostructures are greatly influenced by their size and shape. In order to enable precise fabrication of nanostructured devices by bottom-up methods, real-time control based on in situ evaluation of nanoparticle growth and aggregation is needed. The fluorescence polarisation technique allows estimation of the size of a macromolecular structure from rotational diffusion constants, which can be obtained from the correlation of polarisation in fluorescence from fluorophores attached to the macromolecular structure. By analysing the degree of fluorescence polarisation, the theoretical size can be calculated by the Perrin-Weber formula. In this study, we investigated the degree of fluorescence polarisation dependency on different sizes of fluorescein-labelled nanoparticles.

Terutake Hayashi; Yasuhiro Takaya; Masaki Michihata

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

On the origin of a slowly reversible fluorescence decay component in the Arabidopsis npq4 mutant  

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...regulation of photosynthetic energy conversion. Plant Cell 10, 1121-1134...photon absorption, excess energy dissipation and zeaxanthin...fluorescence. In Light as an energy source and information carrier in plant physiology (ed...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

AUTOMATED DETERMINATION OF PROTEIN SUBCELLULAR LOCATIONS FROM 3D FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPE IMAGES  

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features (termed SLF for Subcellular Location Features) computed from 2D fluorescence microscope images [4]. We have shown the SLF to accurately represent the complexity in such images by using them

Gordon, Geoffrey J.

293

Cell-Trappable Fluorescent Probes for Nitric Oxide Visualization in Living Cells  

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Two new cell-trappable fluorescent probes for nitric oxide (NO) are reported based on either incorporation of hydrolyzable esters or conjugation to aminodextran polymers. Both probes are highly selective for NO over other ...

Pluth, Michael D.

294

E-Print Network 3.0 - anomalous x-ray fluorescence Sample Search...  

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in the emission of a fluorescent X-ray. As a rule of thumb 15... Optimization of X-ray energy resolution from a horizontally focused ... Source: Hendrickson, Wayne A. -...

295

Design of a New Fluorescent Cofactor for DNA Methyltransferases and Sequence-Specific Labeling of DNA  

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Sequence-specific labeling of DNA is of immense interest for analytical and functional studies of DNA. We present a novel approach for sequence-specific labeling of DNA using a newly designed fluorescent cofactor for the DNA methyltransferase from ...

Goran Pljevaljcic; Marc Pignot; Elmar Weinhold

2003-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

296

Toward whole-body optical imaging of rats using single-photon counting fluorescence tomography  

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We used single-photon counting (SPC) detection for diffuse fluorescence tomography to image nanomolar (nM) concentrations of reporter dyes through a rat. Detailed phantom data are...

Leblond, Frederic; Tichauer, Kenneth M; Holt, Robert W; El-Ghussein, Fadi; Pogue, Brian W

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Peptide Secondary Structure Modulates Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Fluorescence as a Chaperone Sensor for Nitroaromatics  

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A class of peptides from the bombolitin family, not previously identified for nitroaromatic recognition, allows near-infrared fluorescent single-walled carbon nanotubes to transduce specific changes in their conformation. ...

Heller, Daniel Alan

298

Impact of Varying Atmospheric Profiles on Extensive Air Shower Observation: Fluorescence Light Emission and Energy Reconstruction  

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Several experiments measure the fluorescence light produced by extensive air showers in the atmosphere. This light is converted into a longitudinal shower profile from which information on the primary energy and composition is derived. The fluorescence yield, as the conversion factor between light profile measured by EAS experiments and physical interpretation of showers, has been measured in several laboratory experiments. The results, however, differ considerably. In this article, a model calculation of the fluorescence emission from relevant band systems of nitrogen in dependence on wavelength and atmospheric conditions is presented. Different calculations are compared to each other in combination with varying input parameters. The predictions are compared with measurements and the altitude-dependence of the fluorescence yield is discussed in detail.

B. Keilhauer; J. Bluemer; R. Engel; H. O. Klages

2005-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

299

Experimental study on the fluorescence lifetime of ethanol-water mixtures  

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The ethanol-water mixtures can emit fluorescence when excited by the ultraviolet (UV) light, which is different from pure ethanol and water. There are three emission bands of the...

Liu, Ying; Li, Rongqing; Lan, Xiufeng; Shen, Zhonghua; Lu, Jian; Ni, Xiaowu

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Fluorescent Dye Encapsulated ZnO Particles with Cell-specific...  

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Dye Encapsulated ZnO Particles with Cell-specific Toxicity for Potential use in Biomedical Applications. Fluorescent Dye Encapsulated ZnO Particles with Cell-specific Toxicity...

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Predictors of Working Alliance Efficacy Among State VR Counselors as a Function of Ex-offender Status.  

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??The purpose of this study was to determine if statistically significant relationships existed between burnout, stigma, flourishing, caseload size, experience, and working alliance self-efficacy and… (more)

Bates, Julie

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA 371 FLUORESCENCE SPECTRA OF CHLORELLA IN THE 295-77K RANGE*  

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BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA 371 BBA45950 FLUORESCENCE SPECTRA OF CHLORELLA IN THE 295-77°K RANGE A relation of fluorescence spectra of Chlorella (in the 295-77°K range) to the changes in the phase in the 77-295°K range, is composed of several bands (F7I7 and F725). If Chlorella cells are first cooled

Govindjee

303

Laser induced coal fluorescence. Ninth quarterly technical progress report, October 1-December 31, 1984. [Alginite  

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The work during this reporting period has included a systematic fluorescence analysis of thirteen New Albany Shale samples of the Illinois basin. Fluorescence spectra obtained by continuous wave (c-w) excitation of 45 alginite macerals were collected for each shale sample. This work is now being continued by collecting the time-resolved data, and preliminary results are reported here. Additional software has been written to simplify the acquisition and manipulation of the time-resolved data. 9 figures, 4 tables.

Borst, W.L.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Fluorescent Nanohybrids Based on Quantum Dot–Chitosan–Antibody as Potential Cancer Biomarkers  

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Photoluminescence (PL) characterization of the CdS/polysaccharides conjugates and intermediates systems was performed based on spectra acquired using the Nanodrop 3300 fluorospectrometer (Thermo Scientific, blue LED with ?excitation = 470 ± 10 nm). ... All photoluminescence spectra were collected at room temperature, and measurements of fluorescence intensities were reported in relative fluorescent units (RFU). ... Additionally, QD colloidal media were placed inside a “darkroom chamber” where they were illuminated by a UV radiation emission bulb (?excitation = 254 and 365 nm, 6 W, Boitton Instruments). ...

Alexandra A. P. Mansur; Herman S. Mansur; Amanda Soriano-Araújo; Zélia I. P. Lobato

2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

305

Organic light-emitting device with a phosphor-sensitized fluorescent emission layer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention relates to organic light emitting devices (OLEDs), and more specifically to OLEDS that emit light using a combination of fluorescent emitters and phosphorescent emitters. The emissive region of the devices of the present invention comprise at least one phosphor-sensitized layer which has a combined emission from a phosphorescent emitter and a fluorescent emitter. In preferred embodiments, the invention relates to white-emitting OLEDS (WOLEDs).

Forrest, Stephen (Ann Arbor, MI); Kanno, Hiroshi (Osaka, JP)

2009-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

306

Flow method and apparatus for screening chemicals using micro x-ray fluorescence  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Method and apparatus for screening chemicals using micro x-ray fluorescence. A method for screening a mixture of potential pharmaceutical chemicals for binding to at least one target binder involves flow-separating a solution of chemicals and target binders into separated components, exposing them to an x-ray excitation beam, detecting x-ray fluorescence signals from the components, and determining from the signals whether or not a binding event between a chemical and target binder has occurred.

Warner, Benjamin P. (Los Alamos, NM); Havrilla, George J. (Los Alamos, NM); Miller, Thomasin C. (Bartlesville, OK); Lewis, Cris (Los Alamos, NM); Mahan, Cynthia A. (Los Alamos, NM); Wells, Cyndi A. (Los Alamos, NM)

2009-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

307

On-line measurement of lignin in wood pulp by color shift of fluorescence  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Lignin concentrations from wood pulp samples are measured by applying an excitation light at a selected wavelength to the samples in order to cause the lignin to emit fluorescence. A spectral distribution of the fluorescence emission is then determined. The lignin concentration is then calculated based on the spectral distribution signal. The spectral distribution is quantified by either a wavelength centroid method or a band ratio method. 6 figs.

Jeffers, L.A.; Malito, M.L.

1996-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

308

Stardust Interstellar Preliminary Examination VI: Quantitative elemental analysis by synchrotron X-ray fluorescence nanoimaging of eight impact features in aerogel  

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-ray fluorescence nanoimaging of eight impact features in aerogel Alexandre S. SIMIONOVICI1* , Laurence LEMELLE2

Nittler, Larry R.

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N,N,NV,NV-tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine initiates the appearance of a well-resolved I peak in the kinetics of chlorophyll fluorescence rise  

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fluorescence; Fm (=P)maximum level of chlorophyll fluorescence; Fv (=FmÃ?Fo), variable fluorescence; OEC, oxygen-evolving tissues, the initial fluorescence measured with all reaction centers in open state, Fo (O), rises to a peak level, Fm ( = P), observed when all reaction centers are closed, with two intermediate steps J (I1

Carpentier, Robert

310

Assessment of Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence for Spent Nuclear Fuel Assay  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) measurements, resonances are excited by an external photon beam leading to the emission of gamma rays with specific energies that are characteristic of the emitting isotope. NRF promises the unique capability of directly quantifying a specific isotope without the need for unfolding the combined responses of several fissile isotopes as is required in other measurement techniques. We have analyzed the potential of NRF as a non-destructive analysis technique for quantitative measurements of Pu isotopes in spent nuclear fuel (SNF). Given the low concentrations of 239Pu in SNF and its small integrated NRF cross sections, the main challenge in achieving precise and accurate measurements lies in accruing sufficient counting statistics in a reasonable measurement time. Using analytical modeling, and simulations with the radiation transport code MCNPX that has been experimentally tested recently, the backscatter and transmission methods were quantitatively studied for differing photon sources and radiation detector types. Resonant photon count rates and measurement times were estimated for a range of photon source and detection parameters, which were used to determine photon source and gamma-ray detector requirements. The results indicate that systems based on a bremsstrahlung source and present detector technology are not practical for high-precision measurements of 239Pu in SNF. Measurements that achieve the desired uncertainties within hour-long measurements will either require stronger resonances, which may be expressed by other Pu isotopes, or require quasi-monoenergetic photon sources with intensities that are approximately two orders of magnitude higher than those currently being designed or proposed.This work is part of a larger effort sponsored by the Next Generation Safeguards Initiative to develop an integrated instrument, comprised of individual NDA techniques with complementary features, that is fully capable of determining Pu mass in spent fuel assemblies.

Quiter, Brian; Ludewigt, Bernhard; Ambers, Scott

2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

311

Efficacy, Safety, and Immunogenicity of an Enterovirus 71 Vaccine in China  

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...for 80% statistical power to show that the lower bound of the 95% confidence interval for vaccine efficacy exceeded that observed with placebo at a significance level of 0.05, assuming a vaccine efficacy rate of 80% and an incidence density of 8 cases of EV71-associated hand, foot, and mouth disease or... Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is an important cause of hand, foot, and mouth disease, especially in China. In this phase 3 trial involving 10,077 infants and children in China, an EV71 vaccine provided protection against EV71-associated disease.

Zhu F.; Xu W.; Xia J.

2014-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

312

Collective efficacy as identified by teachers at Heritage Middle School, East Central Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas  

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the students at Heritage Middle School successful. iv The second question studied was, “What is the relationship between selected demographic variables and the perceptions of the teachers regarding collective efficacy at Heritage Middle School, East Central... Based on Ethnicity ............................................................................................. 64 10 Independent Samples t-test of the White and Hispanic Teachers From Heritage Middle School in the Perceived Collective Efficacy Survey...

Naumann, Luisa Maria

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

313

REAL-WORLD EFFICACY OF HEAVY DUTY DIESEL TRUCK NOX AND PM EMISSIONS CONTROLS  

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are International. b DOC = Diesel Oxidation Catalyst; DPF = Diesel Particulate Filter; EGR = Exhaust GasREAL-WORLD EFFICACY OF HEAVY DUTY DIESEL TRUCK NOX AND PM EMISSIONS CONTROLS Gurdas Sandhu H 26-28, 2012 #12;2 Objectives 1. Quantify inter-run variability in exhaust emission rates 2. Assess

Frey, H. Christopher

314

OBIT DEVELOPMENT MEMO SERIES NO. 21 1 Efficacy of Obit Threading on an EVLA Dataset  

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OBIT DEVELOPMENT MEMO SERIES NO. 21 1 Efficacy of Obit Threading on an EVLA Dataset W. D. Cotton, R of the Obit wide bandwidth imager MFImage in realistic tests on an EVLA dataset including multiple iterations://www.cv.nrao.edu/bcotton/Obit.html) to do wide- band imaging of a recent EVLA dataset. This test uses multiple iterations of self

Groppi, Christopher

315

Efficacy of intramuscular amopyroquin for treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the Gabon Republic.  

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...of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the Gabon Republic. C Gaudebout E Pussard F Clavier...152 patients (children and adults) in Gabon with Plasmodium falciparum malaria. All...of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the Gabon Republic. | The efficacy of a 12-mg...

C Gaudebout; E Pussard; F Clavier; D Gueret; J Le Bras; O Brandicourt; F Verdier

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Efficacy of Imazapyr and Glyphosate in the Control of Non-Native Phragmites australis  

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Efficacy of Imazapyr and Glyphosate in the Control of Non-Native Phragmites australis Thomas J reed (Phragmites australis) has been expanding into previously unoccupied wetland habitats throughout, phragmites, wetlands. Introduction The common reed (Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. Ex Steud.) has been

McGlathery, Karen

317

Hazard analysis of long term viewing of visible laser light off of fluorescent diffuse reflective surfaces (post-it).  

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A laser hazard analysis is performed to evaluate if the use of fluorescent diffuse reflectors to view incident laser beams (Coherent Verdi 10W) present a hazard based on the ANSI Standard Z136.1-2000, American National Standard for the Safe Use of Lasers. The use of fluorescent diffuse reflectors in the alignment process does not pose an increased hazard because of the fluorescence at a different wavelength than that of the incident laser.

Augustoni, Arnold L.

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Efficacy of ICON(R) Maxx in the laboratory and against insecticide-resistant Anopheles gambiae in central Cote d'Ivoire  

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21]. Bioassays Efficacy of ICON ® Maxx was assessed in WHOand blood-feeding rate in ICON ® Maxx-treated huts versusOpen Access Efficacy of ICON ® Maxx in the laboratory and

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Fluorescence of PRODAN in Water: a Computational QM/MM MD Study  

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Fluorescent properties of PRODAN (6-propionyl-2-dimethylaminonaphthalene) in water were studied by means of excited state molecular dynamics simulations employing a combined quantum mechanical and molecular mechanical approach with the time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT QM/MM MD). The state of the art coupled cluster method was used to benchmark density functional theory calculations. The influence of the water environment on PRODAN emission was investigated by employing several computational schemes with varying description of the solvent. The issue of the molecular geometry of the excited state PRODAN molecule in water was addressed. The experimental emission spectrum was reproduced for the planar excited state conformer of PRODAN in the extended environment of 300 explicit water molecules. The planar conformer was shown to be predominantly responsible for fluorescence. The twisted isomer is strongly stabilized in water, but rapidly evolve towards a conical intersection, and hence the twisted conformer is fluorescently inactive.

Pederzoli, Marek; Sobek, Lukas; Brabec, Jiri; Kowalski, Karol; Cwiklik, Lukasz; Pittner, Jiri

2014-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

320

Third Level Trigger for the Fluorescence Telescopes of the Pierre Auger Observatory  

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The trigger system for the Auger fluorescence telescopes is implemented in hard- and software for an efficient selection of fluorescence light tracks induced by high-energy extensive air showers. The algorithm of the third stage uses the multiplicity signal of the hardware for fast rejection of lightning events with above 99% efficiency. In a second step direct muon hits in the camera and random triggers are rejected by analyzing the space-time correlation of the pixels. The trigger algorithm was tested with measured and simulated showers and implemented in the electronics of the fluorescence telescopes. A comparison to a prototype trigger without multiplicity shows the superiority of this approach, e.g. the false rejection rate is a factor 10 lower.

A. Schmidt; T. Asch; H. Gemmeke; M. Kleifges; H. -J. Mathes; A. Menshikov; F. Schüssler; D. Tcherniakhovski

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Third Level Trigger for the Fluorescence Telescopes of the Pierre Auger Observatory  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The trigger system for the Auger fluorescence telescopes is implemented in hard- and software for an efficient selection of fluorescence light tracks induced by high-energy extensive air showers. The algorithm of the third stage uses the multiplicity signal of the hardware for fast rejection of lightning events with above 99% efficiency. In a second step direct muon hits in the camera and random triggers are rejected by analyzing the space-time correlation of the pixels. The trigger algorithm was tested with measured and simulated showers and implemented in the electronics of the fluorescence telescopes. A comparison to a prototype trigger without multiplicity shows the superiority of this approach, e.g. the false rejection rate is a factor 10 lower.

Schmidt, A; Gemmeke, H; Kleifges, M; Mathes, H -J; Menchikov, A; Schüssler, F; Tcherniakhovski, D

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Fluorescence spectrum characteristic of ethanol–water excimer and mechanism of resonance energy transfer  

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The steady-state fluorescence spectrum characteristic of ethanol–water excimer has been studied in this paper. By analysing the features of the sharp emission spectrum with fine structures in a shortwave band and the characteristics of the broad and featureless fluorescence peaks in the longwave band, one can conclude that the excimers are formed between the new ethanol–water cluster molecules in the excited state and the ground state through the interaction among different chromophores. The excitation spectra in the two fluorescence bands have been studied, and their emission mechanisms have been ascertained based on the energy transfer theory. Furthermore, the critical distance of the resonance energy transfer has been calculated.

Liu Ying; Song Chun-Yuan; Luo Xiao-Sen; Lu Jian; Ni Xiao-Wu

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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,,,"Incandescent","Standard Fluorescent","Compact Fluorescent","High-Intensity Discharge","Halogen"  

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B39. Lighting Equipment, Floorspace, 1999" B39. Lighting Equipment, Floorspace, 1999" ,"Total Floorspace (million square feet)" ,"All Buildings","All Lit Buildings","Lighting Equipment (more than one may apply)" ,,,"Incandescent","Standard Fluorescent","Compact Fluorescent","High-Intensity Discharge","Halogen" "All Buildings ................",67338,64321,38156,60344,20666,19223,17926 "Building Floorspace" "(Square Feet)" "1,001 to 5,000 ...............",6774,5859,2946,5154,738,245,600 "5,001 to 10,000 ..............",8238,7464,4047,6722,1108,663,991 "10,001 to 25,000 .............",11153,10393,6055,9815,1759,1701,1996 "25,001 to 50,000 .............",9311,9053,5004,8344,2296,2224,1611

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A portable time-domain LED fluorimeter for nanosecond fluorescence lifetime measurements  

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Fluorescence lifetime measurements are becoming increasingly important in chemical and biological research. Time-domain lifetime measurements offer fluorescence multiplexing and improved handling of interferers compared with the frequency-domain technique. In this paper, an all solid-state, filterless, and highly portable light-emitting-diode based time-domain fluorimeter (LED TDF) is reported for the measurement of nanosecond fluorescence lifetimes. LED based excitation provides more wavelengths options compared to laser diode based excitation, but the excitation is less effective due to the uncollimated beam, less optical power, and longer latency in state transition. Pulse triggering and pre-bias techniques were implemented in our LED TDF to improve the peak optical power to over 100 mW. The proposed pulsing circuit achieved an excitation light fall time of less than 2 ns. Electrical resetting technique realized a time-gated photo-detector to remove the interference of the excitation light with fluorescence. These techniques allow the LED fluorimeter to accurately measure the fluorescence lifetime of fluorescein down to concentration of 0.5 ?M. In addition, all filters required in traditional instruments are eliminated for the non-attenuated excitation/emission light power. These achievements make the reported device attractive to biochemical laboratories seeking for highly portable lifetime detection devices for developing sensors based on fluorescence lifetime changes. The device was initially validated by measuring the lifetimes of three commercial fluorophores and comparing them with reported lifetime data. It was subsequently used to characterize a ZnSe quantum dot based DNA sensor.

Wang, Hongtao; Salthouse, Christopher D., E-mail: salthouse@ecs.umass.edu [Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 (United States); Center for Personalized Health Monitoring, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 (United States); Qi, Ying; Mountziaris, T. J. [Center for Personalized Health Monitoring, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 (United States) [Center for Personalized Health Monitoring, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 (United States); Chemical Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 (United States)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

325

Application of synchrotron radiation to x-ray fluorescence analysis of trace elements  

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The development of synchrotron radiation x-ray sources has provided the means to greatly extend the capabilities of x-ray fluorescence analysis for determinations of trace element concentrations. A brief description of synchrotron radiation properties provides a background for a discussion of the improved detection limits compared to existing x-ray fluorescence techniques. Calculated detection limits for x-ray microprobes with micrometer spatial resolutions are described and compared with experimental results beginning to appear from a number of laboratories. The current activities and future plans for a dedicated x-ray microprobe beam line at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) of Brookhaven National Laboratory are presented.

Gordon, B.M.; Jones, K.W.; Hanson, A.L.

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Reflectance and Fluorescence Confocal Microscope for Imaging of the Mouse Colon  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and fluorescence microscope. 20 3.3 Image Formation To form a 2D image using a point-scanning confocal microscope, the beam must be scanned in two dimensions using scanning mirrors. The PMT records a voltage signal from each point which is assigned... and fluorescence microscope. 20 3.3 Image Formation To form a 2D image using a point-scanning confocal microscope, the beam must be scanned in two dimensions using scanning mirrors. The PMT records a voltage signal from each point which is assigned...

Saldua, Meagan Alyssa

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

327

Fast repetition rate (FRR) fluorometer and method for measuring fluorescence and photosynthetic parameters  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fast repetition rate fluorometer device and method for measuring in vivo fluorescence of phytoplankton or higher plants chlorophyll and photosynthetic parameters of phytoplankton or higher plants is revealed. The phytoplankton or higher plants are illuminated with a series of fast repetition rate excitation flashes effective to bring about and measure resultant changes in fluorescence yield of their Photosystem II. The series of fast repetition rate excitation flashes has a predetermined energy per flash and a rate greater than 10,000 Hz. Also, disclosed is a flasher circuit for producing the series of fast repetition rate flashes. 14 figs.

Kolber, Z.; Falkowski, P.

1995-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

328

A Fast and Selective Near-Infrared Fluorescent Sensor for Multicolor Imaging of Biological Nitroxyl (HNO)  

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A Fast and Selective Near-Infrared Fluorescent Sensor for Multicolor Imaging of Biological Nitroxyl (HNO) ... Nitric oxide was passed through an Ascarite column and a 6 ft coil containing silica gel at ?78 °C to remove impurities and then collected and stored under nitrogen in a gas storage bulb. ... Treatment of these cells with 3 mM Angeli’s salt led to an increase in fluorescence in both the NIR channel and the green channel (Figure 6C,E,H). ...

Alexandra T. Wrobel; Timothy C. Johnstone; Alexandria Deliz Liang; Stephen J. Lippard; Pablo Rivera-Fuentes

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

329

Mercury Vapor Release from Broken Compact Fluorescent Lamps and In Situ Capture by New Nanomaterial Sorbents  

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There is one report of Hg poisoning (acrodynia) in a child exposed to broken tube-type fluorescents in a detailed case study presented by Tunnessen et al. (6). ... Similar release patterns but lower amounts were seen for spent bulbs (example result 90 ?g in 24 h) or from the fracture site of a new bulb after glass removal to simulate cleanup. ... Artificial lighting systems are transitioning from incandescent to compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs in response to the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act and the EU Ecodesign Directive, which leads to energy ... ...

Natalie C. Johnson; Shawn Manchester; Love Sarin; Yuming Gao; Indrek Kulaots; Robert H. Hurt

2008-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

330

Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Analysis of Sulfur in Biomass  

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An energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (ED-XRF) spectroscopy method was developed to analyze low ppm level sulfur (S) in biomass feedstocks and in subsequent residues from pretreatment reactions. ... Representative biomass feedstocks and pretreatment residues were analyzed for S. ... The goal of this project was to determine whether an energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (ED-XRF) spectroscopy method is effective in conducting sulfur analysis of woody biomass feedstocks at an appropriately useful sensitivity, especially when used to effectively monitor the extent of sulfur removal after biomass pretreatment reactions. ...

J. Michael Robinson; Staci R. Barrett; Kevin Nhoy; Rajesh K. Pandey; Joseph Phillips; Oscar M. Ramirez; Richard I. Rodriguez

2009-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

331

X-RAY FLUORESCENCE ANALYSIS OF HANFORD LOW ACTIVITY WASTE SIMULANTS METHOD DEVELOPMENT  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The x-ray fluorescence laboratory (XRF) in the Analytical Development Directorate (ADD) of the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) was requested to develop an x-ray fluorescence spectrometry method for elemental characterization of the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) pretreated low activity waste (LAW) stream to the LAW Vitrification Plant. The WTP is evaluating the potential for using XRF as a rapid turnaround technique to support LAW product compliance and glass former batching. The overall objective of this task was to develop an XRF analytical method that provides rapid turnaround time (<8 hours), while providing sufficient accuracy and precision to determine variations in waste.

Jurgensen, A; David Missimer, D; Ronny Rutherford, R

2007-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

332

Investigation and technique in the fluorescent spectra examination of crude oil  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

by chromato- graphy and distillation. The adsorbent was Alcoa activated alumina, chromatographic grade F-20. Support for the adsorbent was Pyrex brand glass fibre and cleaned B 0, A. sea sand. 11 DEVELOPl';, 'EI&T OF TEOHN IQUE Fluorescent intensity..., the cut between 2F2 and 2P$ was exactly between the two bands. The similarity of the fluorescent spectra of 1E1, 1E2, and 1E?i with 2F1, 2P2, and 2F$ (Figures 11, 12, 1B and 19) shows the similarity in the developing power of chloroform and. ether. A...

Chambers, Gilbert Vester

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

$\\mathrm{CO_2}$ exploding clusters dynamics probed by XUV fluorescence  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Clusters excited by intense laser pulses are a unique source of warm dense matter, that has been the subject of intensive experimental studies. The majority of those investigations concerns atomic clusters, whereas the evolution of molecular clusters excited by intense laser pulses is less explored. In this work we trace the dynamics of $\\mathrm{CO_2}$ clusters triggered by a few-cycle 1.45-$\\mu$m driving pulse through the detection of XUV fluorescence induced by a delayed 800-nm ignition pulse. Striking differences among fluorescence dynamics from different ionic species are observed.

Negro, M; Fabre, B; Dorchies, F; Devetta, M; Staedter, D; Vozzi, C; Mairesse, Y; Stagira, S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Method for detecting binding events using micro-X-ray fluorescence spectrometry  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Method for detecting binding events using micro-X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. Receptors are exposed to at least one potential binder and arrayed on a substrate support. Each member of the array is exposed to X-ray radiation. The magnitude of a detectable X-ray fluorescence signal for at least one element can be used to determine whether a binding event between a binder and a receptor has occurred, and can provide information related to the extent of binding between the binder and receptor.

Warner, Benjamin P. (Los Alamos, NM); Havrilla, George J. (Los Alamos, NM); Mann, Grace (Hong Kong, HK)

2010-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

335

OSRAM SYLVANIA Demonstrates 1,439-Lumen Downlight with Efficacy of 82 lm/W  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

OSRAM SYLVANIA researchers have demonstrated a downlight luminaire that achieves 1,439 lumens at an efficacy of 82 lm/W in steady-state operation. These results exceed the project goals of achieving 1,300 lumens and 70 lm/W at a CCT of 3500K and CRI of 80. Improvements in LED chips, phosphors, optics, electronics, and thermal management at OSRAM all contributed to the higher-than-projected luminaire performance.

336

Brain-Penetrating Nanoparticles Improve Paclitaxel Efficacy in Malignant Glioma Following Local Administration  

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Brain-Penetrating Nanoparticles Improve Paclitaxel Efficacy in Malignant Glioma Following Local Administration ... At day 15 after tumor inoculation, brains were harvested standard hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining to identify any changes in histological architecture, cell morphology, cellularity, and overall tumor integrity caused by the treatment. ... A 400-kHz focused ultrasound generator was used to transcranially disrupt the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in rat brains by delivering burst-tone ultrasound energy in the presence of microbubbles. ...

Elizabeth Nance; Clark Zhang; Ting-Yu Shih; Qingguo Xu; Benjamin S. Schuster; Justin Hanes

2014-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

337

Influence of top removal on tebuthiuron efficacy for live oak control  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1986 Major Subject: Range Science INFLUENCE OF TOP REMOVAL ON TEBUTHIURON EFFICACY FOR LIVE OAK CONTROL A Thesis by STEPHEN MICHAEL SWETISH Approved as to style and content by: Char es J cifr (Chair of Committee) Rodney W. Bovey (Member.... ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I extend my love and appreciation to my lovely wife Liz for her understanding and support throughout the term of this study. Also, special thanks to my parents Paul and Elvira Swetish for their never ending supoort and confidence. I wish...

Swetish, Stephen Michael

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

338

First-Principles Characterization of the Energy Landscape and Optical Spectra of Green Fluorescent Protein along the AIB  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

First-Principles Characterization of the Energy Landscape and Optical Spectra of Green Fluorescent Supporting Information ABSTRACT: Structures and optical spectra of the green fluorescent protein (GFP) forms-form) is lowest in energy, whereas the systems with the anionic chromophore (B- and I-forms) are about 1 kcal

Krylov, Anna I.

339

Reversible Modification of CdSe-CdS/ZnS Quantum Dot Fluorescence by Surrounding Ca2+  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Reversible Modification of CdSe-CdS/ZnS Quantum Dot Fluorescence by Surrounding Ca2+ Ions Li Li (3-MPA) coated CdSe-CdS/ZnS core-multishell QDs when free Ca2+ ions were added to and subsequently removed from the QD solution. It was found that QD fluorescence intensity was reduced when Ca2+ ions were

Haviland, David

340

Global analysis of Fo rster resonance energy transfer in live cells measured by fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy exploiting  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Global analysis of Fo¨ rster resonance energy transfer in live cells measured by fluorescence of Fo¨ rster resonance energy transfer (FRET) in live cells using the rise time of acceptor fluorescence those molecules that are involved in the energy-transfer process are monitored. This contrasts

van Stokkum, Ivo

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341

Single-Molecule Fluorescence Studies of Protein Folding and Conformational Xavier Michalet,* Shimon Weiss, and Marcus Jager*  

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Single-Molecule Fluorescence Studies of Protein Folding and Conformational Dynamics Xavier Michalet. Single-Molecule Fluorescence Studies of Protein Folding and Conformations at Equilibrium 1796 4-Molecule Protein Folding under Nonequilibrium Conditions 1808 6. Conclusion 1809 7. Acknowledgments 1810 8

Michalet, Xavier

342

Simple Method to Enhance the Photostability of the Fluorescence Reporter R6G for Prolonged Single-Molecule Studies  

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Simple Method to Enhance the Photostability of the Fluorescence Reporter R6G for Prolonged Single-Molecule, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States ABSTRACT: For fluorescence-based single-molecule studies, photo for single-molecule detection but can also significantly increase the survival time of individual R6G

Shorter, James

343

Photophysics of DsRed, a Red Fluorescent Protein, from the Ensemble to the Single-Molecule Level  

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Photophysics of DsRed, a Red Fluorescent Protein, from the Ensemble to the Single-Molecule Level B-wavelength substitute for green fluorescent protein (GFP) mutants for in vivo protein labeling. Bulk and single-molecule is not an issue in physiological studies. Introduction Single-molecule spectroscopy (SMS) continues to play

Boxer, Steven G.

344

Outcome-expectancy and self-efficacy: Reasons or results of flood preparedness intention?  

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Abstract This study will examine whether the relationship between flood disaster preparedness intention and outcome-expectancy is mediated by self-efficacy (Casual chain model) or whether outcome-expectancy and self-efficacy of a disaster preparedness measure and/or action are expression of a more general attitude toward disaster preparedness (Associationist view). The nature of relationships between these three variables had been explored by comparing the zero-order relations and the correlations after controlling the third variable. The study primarily was on a survey conducted through face to face structured interviews in three flood prone slum communities in Mumbai. We found that Casual chain method was applicable only for evacuation behavior, otherwise strong support was observed in favor of Associationist view in other flood preparedness measures such as raising plinth level, use durable building materials, store drinking water and food and using sandbags. These findings counter the conventional cognitive approach or casual chain model which advocates the relationship between outcome-expectancy, self-efficacy and preparedness intention; respectively sequential. Instead, this study suggest that disaster preparedness in many cases may depend on individuals “general attitude” which may be governed by their culture and group norms.

Subhajyoti Samaddar; Roshni Chatterjee; Bijayanad Misra; Hirokazu Tatano

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Excitation of sensitized fluorescence of europium and curium in an aqueous solution of thenoyltrifluoroacetone by a nitrogen laser  

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The fluorescence spectrum of trivalent europium in aqueous solutions of thenoyltrifluoroacetone, excited by a nitrogen laser with emission wavelength 337 nm, exhibits bands at 582, 593, 616, 650, and 695 nm. Two bands appear in the fluorescence spectrum of trivalent curium under the same conditions - at 598 and 607 nm. The times of quenching of the fluorescence of the ions of these elements were measured, both in H/sub 2/O medium and in D/sub 2/O. A linear relationship was found between the fluorescence intensity of europium and curium and their concentration in TTA solution. The limit of determination of europium and curium by the fluorescent method with laser excitation using the bands at 615 and 607 nm proved equal to 0.3 and 0.07 ng/ml, respectively.

Dem'yanova, T.A.; Stepanov, A.V.; Babaev, A.S.; Aleksandruk, V.M.

1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel Al2O3:C,Mg fluorescent nuclear track detectors for passive neutron dosimetry  

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......technique based on laser scanning and...do not require protection from visible...elsewhere(5). Laser-induced fluorescence...635-nm red laser diode without photoionisation...piezoelectric actuator to detect the...technique based on laser scanning and...methods Radiation Protection instrumentation......

G. Jeff Sykora; Mark S. Akselrod; M. Salasky; Stephen A. Marino

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Laser-excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry in a graphite furnace with an  

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Laser-excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry in a graphite furnace with an optical parametric oscillator laser for sequential multi-element determination of cadmium, cobalt, lead, manganese and thallium, for the ® rst time, that solid-state lasers required for analysis (ml or mg) and the technique has direct based

Michel, Robert G.

348

Frequently Asked Questions Information on Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) and Mercury  

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Frequently Asked Questions Information on Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) and Mercury emissions equivalent to those of more than 800,000 cars. Do CFLs contain mercury? CFLs contain a very small amount of mercury sealed within the glass tubing ­ an average of 5 milligrams ­ about the amount

Jia, Songtao

349

Micro-Raman Spectroscopy of Algae: Composition Analysis and Fluorescence Background Behavior  

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analysis; biodiesel Introduction To date, analysis of algae composition is a multi-staged processARTICLE Micro-Raman Spectroscopy of Algae: Composition Analysis and Fluorescence Background performed using Stokes Raman scattering for compositional analysis of algae. Two algal species, Chlorella

350

An efficient fluorescent sensing platform for biomolecules based on fenton reaction triggered molecular beacon cleavage strategy  

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An efficient fluorescent sensing platform for biomolecules based on fenton reaction triggered/Biosensing and Chemometrics, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, College of Biology, Hunan University, Changsha: Molecular beacons Fenton reaction Glucose Choline Biosensor a b s t r a c t A universal sensing platform

Tan, Weihong

351

Intercellular trafficking of a KNOTTED1 green fluorescent protein fusion in the leaf and  

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Intercellular trafficking of a KNOTTED1 green fluorescent protein fusion in the leaf and shoot Jackson¶ Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Watson School of Biological Sciences, 1 Bungtown Road, Cold Spring between epidermal cells of Arabidopsis and onion. When expressed in vivo, the GFP KN1 fusion trafficked

Jackson, David

352

Fluorescence technique for on-line monitoring of state of hydrogen-producing microorganisms  

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In situ fluorescence method to monitor state of sulfur-deprived algal culture's ability to produce H.sub.2 under sulfur depletion, comprising: a) providing sulfur-deprived algal culture; b) illuminating culture; c) measuring onset of H.sub.2 percentage in produced gas phase at multiple times to ascertain point immediately after anerobiosis to obtain H.sub.2 data as function of time; and d) determining any abrupt change in three in situ fluorescence parameters; i) increase in F.sub.t (steady-state level of chlorophyll fluorescence in light adapted cells); ii) decrease in F.sub.m', (maximal saturating light induced fluorescence level in light adapted cells); and iii) decrease in .DELTA.F/F.sub.m'=(F.sub.m'-F.sub.t)/F.sub.m' (calculated photochemical activity of photosystem II (PSII) signaling full reduction of plastoquinone pool between PSII and PSI, which indicates start of anaerobic conditions that induces synthesis of hydrogenase enzyme for subsequent H.sub.2 production that signal oxidation of plastoquinone pool asmain factor to regulate H.sub.2 under sulfur depletion.

Seibert, Michael (Lakewood, CO); Makarova, Valeriya (Golden, CO); Tsygankov, Anatoly A. (Pushchino, RU); Rubin, Andrew B. (Moscow, RU)

2007-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

353

Fluorescent probes for non-invasive bioenergetic studies of whole cyanobacterial cells  

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Fluorescent probes for non-invasive bioenergetic studies of whole cyanobacterial cells Markus of bioenergetic processes in whole cells of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Acridine yellow to be created. In sum- mary, bioenergetic £uorescence measurement com- bines the advantages of an easy

Roegner, Matthias

354

Effect of Combining Far-Red Light with Shorter Wave Light on the Excitation of Fluorescence  

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of Fluorescence in Chlorella Recent experiments on the rate of photosyn- thesis in far-red light alone that the quantum yield of Auo- rescence in Chlorella drops when excitation is achieved by light above 680 ml* (10- teen experiments of this type are summarized in Table I. Chlorella pyrenoidosa Strain 3 were used

Govindjee

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Proceedings of ICRC 2001: 741 c Copernicus Gesellschaft 2001 Calibration of the Auger Fluorescence Telescopes  

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Norte 304, (5613) Malarg¨ue, Argentina Abstract. Thirty fluorescence telescopes in four stations development (Xmax) and determi- nation of the absolute energy of EHE events. A telescope camera contains 440 in Argentina are discussed. 1 Introduction The southern hemisphere experiment of the Pierre Auger Ob- servatory

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28th International Cosmic Ray Conference 465 Atmospheric Monitoring for the Pierre Auger Fluorescence  

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, Albuquerque, NM 87131 (2) Observatorio Pierre Auger, Malarg¨ue, (5613) Mendoza, Argentina Abstract Major uncertainties in the fluorescence energy measurement come from the precision of various atmospheric transmission, is summarized in this paper. 1. Introduction A reliable air shower energy scale and energy resolution is central

357

Sensors and Actuators B 107 (2005) 121125 Two photon fluorescence sensors based on resonant grating  

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Sensors and Actuators B 107 (2005) 121­125 Two photon fluorescence sensors based on resonant the excitation and emission radia- tion reduces the background noise, the static photobleaching.07.040 #12;122 T. Katchalski et al. / Sensors and Actuators B 107 (2005) 121­125 lar, they are compact

Friesem, Asher A.

358

Video-Rate Scanning Two-Photon Excitation Fluorescence Microscopy and Ratio Imaging with Cameleons  

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Video-Rate Scanning Two-Photon Excitation Fluorescence Microscopy and Ratio Imaging with Cameleons ABSTRACT A video-rate (30 frames/s) scanning two-photon excitation microscope has been successfully tested 690 to 1050 nm, prechirper optics for laser pulse-width compression, resonant galvanometer for video

Tsien, Roger Y.

359

Deep-Sea Research I 50 (2003) 417434 Phytoplankton natural fluorescence variability in the  

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capacity and community composi- tion. Solar-stimulated, or ``natural'' fluorescence is a passive of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3060, USA Received 10 October 2001; received in revised Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3060, USA. Fax: +1

California at Santa Barbara, University of

360

Preliminary evaluation of a fluorescence and radioisotope nuclear smuggling deterrence tag - final report (IL500E)  

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This report summarizes the efforts completed in identifying candidate fluorescence compounds and radioisotopes for a developing tagging system. The tagging system is being developed as a deterrent to nuclear smuggling, by providing a means of: (1) tracing materials and pilferers to the facility of origin for any recovered special nuclear materials, (2) inventory control of long-term stored items containing special nuclear materials, and (3) tracking materials transferred between facilities. The system uses three types of materials to cover a range of applications intended to prevent the pilfering of special nuclear materials. One material, fluorescent compounds which are invisible without ultraviolet or near-infrared detection systems, is marked on controlled items with a tracking pattern that corresponds to a specified item in a specified location in the data control system. The tagging system uses an invisible, fluorescent dusting powder to mark equipment and personnel who inappropriately handle the tagged material. The tagging system also uses unique combinations of radionuclides to identify the facility of origin for any special nuclear material. This report also summarizes the efforts completed in identifying hardware that will be used for the tagging system. This hardware includes the devices for applying the tagging materials, the commercially available fluorescence detection systems, and gamma ray detection systems assembled from existing, commercially available technologies.

Hartenstein, S.D.; Aryaeinejad, R.; Delmastro, J.R. [and others

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Hybrid Electrochromic Fluorescent Poly(DNTD)/CdSe@ZnS Composite Films  

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Hybrid Electrochromic Fluorescent Poly(DNTD)/CdSe@ZnS Composite Films Huige Wei, Xingru Yan, Springdale, Arkansas 72764, United States ABSTRACT: Hybrid electrochromic poly(DNTD)/CdSe@ZnS quantum dots of an electrical current after the application of an appropriate electrode potential.15-17 The electrochromic

Guo, John Zhanhu

362

Abstract--A low noise optical sensor and biocompatible microscale optical filters for integrated fluorescence sensors  

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Abstract--A low noise optical sensor and biocompatible microscale optical filters for integrated fluorescence sensors were developed and tested. The sensor was fabricated in a 0.5 µm CMOS process. The measured reset noise of the sensor is reduced by a factor of 10 compared to conventional active pixel

Maryland at College Park, University of

363

Strategies for laser-induced fluorescence detection of nitric oxide in high-pressure flames.  

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engines and gas turbines where the combustion chamber is at high pressure. Despite the use of catalyticStrategies for laser-induced fluorescence detection of nitric oxide in high-pressure flames. II. A combustion systems3�13 and thus develop new schemes to mini- mize NO effluent. The high operating pressure

Lee, Tonghun

364

Traits of fluorescent Pseudomonas spp. involved in suppression of plant root pathogens.  

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...problems with the commercialization of these beneficial...characteristics for this process and the performance...summarized. The commercialization of fluorescent...facilitate this process by enabling the...problems with the commercialization of these beneficial...characteristics for this process and the performance...

D J O'Sullivan; F O'Gara

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Low-energy X-ray fluorescence microscopy opening new opportunities for bio-related research  

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...and (g) zinc. Photon energy: 1467 eV. Dwell time...magnesium. Excitation photon energy 1686 eV. Dwell time per...Development of a low-energy X-ray fluorescence system...Spence), pp. 835-926. New York, NY: Springer. ( doi...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Single-molecule protein folding: Diffusion fluorescence resonance energy transfer studies  

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Single-molecule protein folding: Diffusion fluorescence resonance energy transfer studies for protein folding studies and has been extensively stud- ied, both experimentally (at the ensemble level concentration. It is shown that new infor- mation about different aspects of the protein folding reaction can

Croquette, Vincent

367

Fluorescent chemosensor for reactive organohalides in micellar solution with an example of autocatalysiswz  

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-alkylation reaction by forming a non-covalent pre-reaction complex that undergoes a rapid SN2 reaction inside-Alkylation of a fluorescent macrocyclic amine in aqueous micellar solution produces enhanced emission; the reaction The sensing effect is due to an accelerated N-alkylation reaction that produces a quaternary ammonium product

Smith, Bradley D.

368

Single-molecule fluorescence studies from a bioinorganic perspective Peng Chen *, Nesha May Andoy  

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Review Single-molecule fluorescence studies from a bioinorganic perspective Peng Chen *, Nesha May. Solomon. Abstract In recent years, single-molecule methods have enabled many innovative studies machineries. Single-molecule studies of bioinorganic systems have been limited, how- ever, even though

Chen, Peng

369

What’s in an EEM? Molecular Signatures Associated with Dissolved Organic Fluorescence in Boreal Canada  

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Molecular Signatures Associated with Dissolved Organic Fluorescence in Boreal Canada ... Of these three humic-like components, P3 was the most photolabile,(19) possibly because its excitation maximum extends furthest into the solar spectrum(30) (Table 1; SI Figure S1). ...

A. Stubbins; J.-F. Lapierre; M. Berggren; Y. T. Prairie; T. Dittmar; P. A. del Giorgio

2014-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

370

Fluorescence-Based Quasicontinuous and In Situ Monitoring of Biofilm Formation Dynamics in Natural Marine Environments  

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...and about 90% from the first 10 mm), deep enough...exposed to an optical output power of about 600 muW, and...measurement cycles. The first measurement, which was...compositions of lakes and oceans: a first comparison based on fluorescence...

M. Fischer; G. Friedrichs; T. Lachnit

2014-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

371

Can we measure terrestrial photosynthesis from space directly, using spectral reflectance and fluorescence?  

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Can we measure terrestrial photosynthesis from space directly, using spectral reflectance the changes in the xanthophyll cycle, which is closely coupled to photosynthesis. Several studies have shown of fluorescence, which is a directly related to the efficiency of photosynthesis. We discuss the state of the art

Jones, Peter JS

372

AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE MODERATING RELATIONSHIP OF COMPUTER SELF-EFFICACY ON PERFORMANCE IN A COMPUTER-SUPPORTED TASK  

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Computer Self-Efficacy has been shown to be a critical construct in a number of research areas within the Information Systems literature, most notably training, technology adoption, and performance in computer-related tasks. Attention has been...

Aguirre Urreta, Miguel Ignacio

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract 2986: Novel vascular targeting strategy using pegylated liposomal doxorubicin to increase drug accumulation to tumor site and therapeutic efficacy  

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...and therapeutic efficacy Kenji Yokoi Tomonori Tanei Yuki Saito Mauro Ferrari Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX...Citation Format: Kenji Yokoi, Tomonori Tanei, Yuki Saito, Mauro Ferrari. Novel vascular targeting strategy using pegylated...

Kenji Yokoi; Tomonori Tanei; Yuki Saito; Mauro Ferrari

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

The Efficacy of Trichlorphon and Naphthalophos against Multiple Anthelmintic-Resistant Nematodes of Naturally Infected Sheep in Argentina  

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An anthelmintic efficacy trial was conducted in sheep harbouring anthelmintic-resistant worms in Argentina. Seventy lambs were selected from a flock that had been grazed on pastures infected with trichostrongy...

César Fiel; Maricel Guzmán; Pedro Steffan; Edgardo Rodriguez…

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

The potential impact of global warming on the efficacy of field margins sown for the conservation of bumble-bees  

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...Raffaelli The potential impact of global warming on the efficacy of field margins...change. We simulated the effect of global warming on the network of plant-pollinator...future-proof margins against global warming are discussed. climate change...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract 835: Fisetin enhances the efficacy of cabazitaxel chemotherapy in prostate metastatic and multidrug- resistant cancer cells  

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...2014; San Diego, CA Abstract 835: Fisetin enhances the efficacy of cabazitaxel chemotherapy...patients. Here, we investigated whether fisetin, a dietary flavonoid, could sensitize...cabazitaxel treatment. The effect of fisetin in enhancing the response of cancer cells...

Eiman Mukhtar; Vaqar Mustafa Adhami; Hasan Mukhtar

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Development and Validation of an In Vitro Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Model to Test the Antibacterial Efficacy of Antibiotic Polymer Conjugates.  

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...Rights Reserved. 2014 research-article Development and Validation of an In Vitro Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Model to Test the Antibacterial Efficacy of Antibiotic Polymer Conjugates. Ernest A. Azzopardi 1 2 * Elaine L. Ferguson 1 David W. Thomas...

Ernest A. Azzopardi; Elaine L. Ferguson; David W. Thomas

2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

378

Encapsulated interferon-tau during Theiler's virus-induced demyelinating disease: efficacy of treatment and immune response profile  

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significant number suffer severe negative side effects and must cease treatment. Thus, alternative therapeutics that offer less cytotoxicity and greater efficacy are a major objective of research. This dissertation evaluated a novel type I interferon...

Dean, Dana Deanna

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

379

Teacher self-efficacy in Cape Town : a bottom up approach to enhancing the quality of education  

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Personal teacher self-efficacy (PTE), or the belief in one's own ability to overcome a particular challenge, often acts as a catalyst for teachers to improve the effectiveness of their teaching. Gaining PTE can translate ...

Kim, YeSeul

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Dynamics of Vacuoles and H+-Pyrophosphatase Visualized by Monomeric Green Fluorescent Protein in Arabidopsis: Artifactual Bulbs and Native Intravacuolar Spherical Structures  

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...an artifactual fluorescence resonance energy transfer reaction on membranes (Zacharias...reported. In a fluorescence resonance energy transfer assay for membrane proteins...1507-1523. Espiau, B. , Lemercier, G., Ambit, A., Bringaud, F., Merlin, G...

Shoji Segami; Sachi Makino; Ai Miyake; Mariko Asaoka; Masayoshi Maeshima

2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Frequency measurements of saturated-fluorescence-stabilized CO2 laser lines: comparison with an OsO4-stabilized CO2 laser standard  

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frequency grid, to test the performance of the saturated fluorescence method for CO2 laser frequency stabilization. The Allan variance for the saturated-fluorescence-stabilized CO2 laser reached 60 Hz for an int...

B. Frech; L.F. Constantin; A. Amy-Klein; O. Phavorin; C. Daussy…

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Synthesis of antibodies-conjugated fluorescent dye-doped silica nanoparticles for a rapid single step detection of campylobacter jejuni in live poultry  

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The preparation of antibodies-conjugated fluorescent dye-doped silica nanoparticles (FDS-NPs) was developed to detect Campylobacter jejuni cells under a fluorescence microscope. The particles prepared by sol-gel microemulsion techniques have a round ...

Wachira Tansub; Kooranee Tuitemwong; Pichet Limsuwan; Supannee Theparoonrat; Pravate Tuitemwong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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(Funding source: NASA Grant NNC04GB52G, 2004-2009 and NSF Grant CTS-0086988, 2001-2005) Invention Summary For: "Fluorescence and Fiber-Optics  

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and temperature control (with the help of thermo-electric coolers) of the laser housing, fluorescence meter

Narain, Amitabh

384

Green Fluorescent Protein-Labeled Monitoring Tool To Quantify Conjugative Plasmid Transfer between Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Bacteria  

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...February 2012 research-article Methods Green Fluorescent Protein-Labeled Monitoring...Germany. On the basis of pIP501, a green fluorescent protein (GFP)-tagged monitoring...and Espinosa (30) have constructed a green fluorescent protein (GFP)-tagged derivative...

Karsten Arends; Katarzyna Schiwon; Türkan Sakinc; Johannes Hübner; Elisabeth Grohmann

2011-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

385

Air Fluorescence Calorimetry with the High Resolution Fly's Eye and Telescope Array Experiments  

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The air fluorescence technique was first successfully deployed on the Fly's Eye Experiment (1981-1993) by the University of Utah. Its successor, the High Resolution Fly's Eye (HiRes) experiment has further exploited this technique, first in hybrid mode with the MIA muon array (1993-1996), and then in monocular and stereoscopic modes (1997-2006). Results from HiRes will be presented, including evidence for the Greisen-Zatsepin-K'uzmin (GZK) Effect predicted 40 years ago. Most recently, members of the HiRes are collaborating with groups from Japan, led by University of Tokyo, to construct and operate the Telescope Array (TA) experiment, which will deploy a large scintillation-based ground array in combination with fluorescence detectors. Funding for TA in the US has already been approved by NSF. TA will begin operation in 2007.

Jui, Charles C. H. [Department of Physics, University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah (United States)

2006-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

386

Artificial neural networks for processing fluorescence spectroscopy data in skin cancer diagnostics  

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Over the years various optical spectroscopic techniques have been widely used as diagnostic tools in the discrimination of many types of malignant diseases. Recently, synchronous fluorescent spectroscopy (SFS) coupled with chemometrics has been applied in cancer diagnostics. The SFS method involves simultaneous scanning of both emission and excitation wavelengths while keeping the interval of wavelengths (constant-wavelength mode) or frequencies (constant-energy mode) between them constant. This method is fast, relatively inexpensive, sensitive and non-invasive. Total synchronous fluorescence spectra of normal skin, nevus and melanoma samples were used as input for training of artificial neural networks. Two different types of artificial neural networks were trained, the self-organizing map and the feed-forward neural network. Histopathology results of investigated skin samples were used as the gold standard for network output. Based on the obtained classification success rate of neural networks, we concluded that both networks provided high sensitivity with classification errors between 2 and 4%.

L Lenhardt; I Zekovi?; T Drami?anin; M D Drami?anin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Approximate Marginalization of Absorption and Scattering in Fluorescence Diffuse Optical Tomography  

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In fluorescence diffuse optical tomography (fDOT), the reconstruction of the fluorophore concentration inside the target body is usually carried out using a normalized Born approximation model where the measured fluorescent emission data is scaled by measured excitation data. One of the benefits of the model is that it can tolerate inaccuracy in the absorption and scattering distributions that are used in the construction of the forward model to some extent. In this paper, we employ the recently proposed Bayesian approximation error approach to fDOT for compensating for the modeling errors caused by the inaccurately known optical properties of the target in combination with the normalized Born approximation model. The approach is evaluated using a simulated test case with different amount of error in the optical properties. The results show that the Bayesian approximation error approach improves the tolerance of fDOT imaging against modeling errors caused by inaccurately known absorption and scattering of the...

Mozumder, Meghdoot; Arridge, Simon; Kaipio, Jari P; d'Andrea, Cosimo; Kolehmainen, Ville

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Doppler-shifted fluorescence imaging of velocity fields in supersonic reacting flows  

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The application of Doppler-shifted fluorescence imaging of velocity fields in supersonic reacting flows is analyzed. Focussing on fluorescence of the OH molecule in typical H2-air Scramjet flows, the effects of uncharacterized variations in temperature, pressure, and collisional partner composition across the measurement plane are examined. Detailed measurements of the (1,0) band OH lineshape variations in H2-air combustions are used, along with single-pulse and time-averaged measurements of an excimer-pumped dye laser, to predict the performance of a model velocimeter with typical Scramjet flow properties. The analysis demonstrates the need for modification and control of the laser bandshape in order to permit accurate velocity measurements in the presence of multivariant flow properties. 13 refs.

Allen, M.G.; Davis, S.J.; Kessler, W.J.; Sonnenfroh, D.M. (Physical Sciences, Inc., Andover, MA (United States))

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Interplay between excited-state intramolecular proton transfer and charge transfer in flavonols and their use as protein-binding-site fluorescence probes  

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A comparative study is presented of competitive fluorescences of three flavonols, 3-hydroxyflavone, 3,3[prime],4[prime],7-tetrahydroxyflavone (fisetin), and 4[prime]-diethylamino-3-hydroxyflavone (DHF). The normal fluorescence S[sub 1] [yields] S[sub 0] (400-nm region) is largely replaced by the proton-transfer tautomer fluorescence S[prime][sub 1] [yields] S[prime][sub 0] in the 550-nm region for all three of the flavonols in aprotic solvents at room temperature. For DHF in polar solvents the normal fluorescence becomes a charge-transfer fluorescence (460-500 nm) which competes strongly with the still dominant proton-transfer fluorescence (at 570 nm). In protic solvents, and at 77 K, the interference with intramolecular hydrogen bonding gives rise to greatly enhanced normal fluorescence, lowering the quantum yield of proton-transfer fluorescence. The utility of DHF as a discriminating fluorescence probe for protein binding sites is suggested by the strong dependence of the charge-transfer fluorescence on polarity of the environment and by various static and dynamic parameters of the charge-transfer and proton-transfer fluorescence which can be determined. 49 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

Sytnik, A.; Gormin, D.; Kasha, M. (Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States))

1994-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved fluorescence-enhanced optical imaging and tomography by enhanced excitation light rejection  

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) .................................................................88 xvi NOMENCLATURE Abbreviations 2-D Two-dimension 3-D Three-dimension ACR Amplitude ratio AOI Angle of incidence CCD Charge coupled device CT Computed tomography CW... molecular markers of disease at pico-molar to nano-molar concentrations. Light in the UV-visible range does not enable deep 7 penetration for fluorescence imaging mainly because of autofluorescence and a high level of endogenous absorbers...

Hwang, Kil Dong

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

391

MESSENGER detection of electron-induced X-ray fluorescence from Mercury's surface  

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. Rhodes,4 Charles E. Schlemm II,4 Sean C. Solomon,3,5 and Pavel M. Trávnícek6 Received 2 May 2012; revised methodologies. Derived S and Ca abundances are somewhat higher than derived from the solar-induced fluorescence. Schlemm II, S. C. Solomon, and P. M. Trávnícek (2012), MESSENGER detection of electron-induced X

California at Berkeley, University of

392

Growth and pigment content of Gracilaria tikvahiae McLachlan under fluorescent and LED lighting  

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Abstract Light emitting diode (LED) technology has significant potential advantages over other light sources in algal aquaculture. This study investigated \\{LEDs\\} as light sources for the culture of Gracilaria tikvahiae. We cultured a wild-type and a green mutant strain of G. tikvahiae, comparing growth rate and tissue chlorophyll a, total carotenoids, and phycobiliprotein concentrations under high output cool white fluorescent, pure primary color LED, and mixed LED lighting. Under monochromatic light, the growth rates under high output cool white fluorescent lighting were significantly higher than rates under pure LED light (all three colors for wild strain and green and blue for green mutant). However, when pure color LED lighting was mixed (50%/50%), the red + green (wild-type strain and green mutant) and the green + blue LED combinations (wild-type only) showed growth rates similar to those under high output cool white fluorescent lighting. In the trichromatic experiment, growth of the wild-type strain under mixed three-color (40%/40%/20%) LED light was indistinguishable from those of the fluorescent control lighting. Chlorophyll a and carotenoid concentrations of Gracilaria grown in the dichromatic light experiment were 55% and 74% higher, respectively, under red + blue LED lighting than under the other light treatments. The wild-type strain of G. tikvahiae possessed significantly greater concentrations of chlorophyll a, and phycoerythrin than did the green mutant, while green mutant thalli had higher phycocyanin levels. With rising LED efficiency and energy savings, \\{LEDs\\} will be an increasingly better choice for indoor seaweed cultivation, especially if control of pigment production and morphogenesis by selective use of particular wavelengths is desirable.

Jang K. Kim; Yunxiang Mao; George Kraemer; Charles Yarish

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetically induced transparency and dark fluorescence in a cascade three-level diatomic lithium system  

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Following our previous brief report [Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173003 (2002)], we report here a detailed study of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) and dark fluorescence in a cascade three-level diatomic lithium system using optical-optical double resonance (OODR) spectroscopy for both resonance and off resonance coupling. When a strong coupling laser couples the intermediate state A?u+1(v=13,J=14) to the upper state G?g1(v=11,J=14) of Li27, the fluorescence from both A?u+1 and G?g1 states was drastically reduced as the weak probe laser was tuned through the resonance transition between the ground state X?g+1(v=4,J=15) and the excited state A?u+1(v=13,J=14). The strong coupling laser makes an optically thick medium transparent for the probe transition. In addition, the fact that fluorescence from the upper state G?g1(v=11,J=14) was also dark when both lasers were tuned at resonance implies that the molecules were trapped in the ground state. We used density matrix methods to simulate the response of an open molecular three-level system to the action of a strong coupling field and a weak probe field. The analytical solutions were obtained under the steady-state condition. We have incorporated the magnetic sublevel (M) degeneracy of the rotational levels in the line shape analysis and report ?M? dependent line shape splitting. Our theoretical calculations are in excellent agreement with the observed fluorescence spectra. We show that the coherence is remarkably preserved even when the coupling field was detuned far from the resonance.

Jianbing Qi and A. Marjatta Lyyra

2006-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

394

Quantitative Modeling and Estimation in Systems Biology using Fluorescent Reporter Systems  

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) Fluorescence intensity profile obtained for IL-6-STAT3 system ............. 45 9. Estimated STAT3 profiles from Tikhonov regularization and truncated SVD ........ 47 10. Illustration for choosing the excitation wavelength for a mixture containing CFP and GFP... (data obtained from an online database (Biosciences, 2000) for CFP and GFP variants that have maximum emission and excitation wavelengths reasonably close to pAmCyan and pCM18 protein plasmids, respectively...

Bansal, Loveleena

2013-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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2015-01-28 Issuance: Test Procedure for Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts; Final Rule Correction  

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This document is a pre-publication Federal Register final rule correction regarding test procedures for fluorescent lamp ballasts, as issued by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency on January 28, 2014. Though it is not intended or expected, should any discrepancy occur between the document posted here and the document published in the Federal Register, the Federal Register publication controls. This document is being made available through the Internet solely as a means to facilitate the public's access to this document.

396

Through Skull Fluorescence Imaging of the Brain in a New Near-Infrared Window  

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To date, brain imaging has largely relied on X-ray computed tomography and magnetic resonance angiography with limited spatial resolution and long scanning times. Fluorescence-based brain imaging in the visible and traditional near-infrared regions (400-900 nm) is an alternative but currently requires craniotomy, cranial windows and skull thinning techniques, and the penetration depth is limited to 1-2 mm due to light scattering. Here, we report through-scalp and through-skull fluorescence imaging of mouse cerebral vasculature without craniotomy utilizing the intrinsic photoluminescence of single-walled carbon nanotubes in the 1.3-1.4 micrometre near-infrared window. Reduced photon scattering in this spectral region allows fluorescence imaging reaching a depth of >2 mm in mouse brain with sub-10 micrometre resolution. An imaging rate of ~5.3 frames/s allows for dynamic recording of blood perfusion in the cerebral vessels with sufficient temporal resolution, providing real-time assessment of blood flow anomaly...

Hong, Guosong; Chang, Junlei; Antaris, Alexander L; Chen, Changxin; Zhang, Bo; Zhao, Su; Atochin, Dmitriy N; Huang, Paul L; Andreasson, Katrin I; Kuo, Calvin J; Dai, Hongjie

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Spatial assessment of net mercury emissions from the use of fluorescent bulbs  

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While fluorescent lighting is an important technology for reducing electrical energy demand, mercury used in the bulbs is an ongoing concern. Using state and country level data, net emissions of mercury from the marginal use of fluorescent lightbulbs are examined for a base year of 2004 for each of the 50 United States and 130 countries. Combustion of coal for electric power generation is generally the largest source of atmospheric mercury pollution; reduction in electricity demand from the substitution of incandescent bulbs with fluorescents leads to reduced mercury emissions during the use of the bulb. This analysis considers the local mix of power sources, coal quality, thermal conversion efficiencies, distribution losses, and any mercury control technologies that might be in place. Emissions of mercury from production and end-of-life treatment of the bulbs are also considered, providing a life-cycle perspective. Net reductions in mercury over the entire life cycle range from -1.2 to 97 mg per bulb depending on the country. The consequences for atmospheric mercury emissions of several policy scenarios are also discussed. 46 refs., 4 figs., 3 tabs.

Matthew J. Eckelman; Paul T. Anastas; Julie B. Zimmerman [Yale University, New Haven, CT (United States). Department of Chemical Engineering

2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

398

H_2 Absorption and Fluorescence for Gamma Ray Bursts in Molecular Clouds  

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If a gamma ray burst with strong UV emission occurs in a molecular cloud, there will be observable consequences resulting from excitation of the surrounding H2. The UV pulse from the GRB will pump H2 into vibrationally-excited levels which produce strong absorption at wavelengths < 1650 A. As a result, both the prompt flash and later afterglow will exhibit strong absorption shortward of 1650 A, with specific spectroscopic features. Such a cutoff in the emission from GRB 980329 may already have been observed by Fruchter et al.; if so, GRB 980329 was at redshift 3.0 < z < 4.4 . BVRI photometry of GRB 990510 could also be explained by H2 absorption if GRB 990510 is at redshift 1.6 < z < 2.3. The fluorescence accompanying the UV pumping of the H2 will result in UV emission from the GRB which can extend over days or months, depending on parameters of the ambient medium and beaming of the GRB flash. The 7.5-13.6 eV fluorescent luminosity is \\sim 10^{41.7} erg/s for standard estimates of the parameters of the GRB and the ambient medium. Spectroscopy can distinguish this fluorescent emission from other possible sources of transient optical emission, such as a supernova.

B. T. Draine

1999-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

399

A comparative study on the stability and structure of two different green fluorescent proteins in organic co-solvent systems  

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Green fluorescent protein (GFP) has been used ... requires the stability of GFP in organic co-solvent systems. This prompted us to examine the ... stability, under a range of organic co-solvent systems. n-GFP and...

Govindan Raghunathan; Sriram Sokalingam…

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Analysis of Na and Ba in an atomic fluorescence method with excitation by a pulsed dye laser with lamp pumping  

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Among the laser methods used in atomic spectroscopy, atomic fluorescence resonance spectroscopy together with an atomic ionization technique make it possible to work with individual atoms. This paper reports on the determination of Na and Ba in aqueous solutions of their salts with atomic fluorescence analysis performed wih a dye laser and lamp pumping, the pulse of generation having a length of 1-2 usec. The detection limit of elements in atomic fluorescence analysis performed wih dye lasers with lamp pumping can be reduced by increasing the spectral density of the laser radiation through narrowing the line of generation, by employing other dyes to excite lines of greater intensity, by improving the recording system of the fluorescence spectra, and by improving the atomization of the samples to be analyzed.

Kukvshim, V.G.

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polyhalogenated hydrocarbon refrigerants and refrigerant oils colored with fluorescent dyes and method for their use as leak detectors  

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A leak detectable refrigeration composition is described comprising: (A) a refrigeration liquid selection from the group consisting of: (1) a polyhalogenated hydrocarbon refrigerant; (2) a refrigeration oil selected from the group consisting of naphthenic oils, paraffinic oils, alkylated benzenes, silicones, polyglycols, diesters or triesters of dicarboxylic or tricarboxylic acids, and polyalkyl silicate oils, and (3) a mixture of A(1) and A(2), and (B) a fluorescent dye compound or composition comprising the dye selected from the group consisting of: (1) a fluorescent dye selected from the group consisting of perylene, naphthoxanthene, monocyclic aromatic compounds having an organometallic compound, (2) a solution of fluorescent dye in a solvent, and (3) a mixture of B(1) and B(2). The fluorescent dye compound or composition is soluble in the refrigeration liquid. The concentration of the dye being at least 0.001 grams per 100 grams of the refrigeration liquid.

Parekh, M.

1988-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

402

Early Events in the Fusarium verticillioides-Maize Interaction Characterized by Using a Green Fluorescent Protein-Expressing Transgenic Isolate  

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...common maize fungi. Cereal Res. Commun. 25...grown from infected seeds. Plant Dis. 81...Fusarium pathosystem. Cereal Res. Commun. 25...Institute for Cereal Crop Improvement...Proteins genetics metabolism Microscopy, Fluorescence...Roots microbiology Seeds microbiology Transgenes...

Liat Oren; Smadar Ezrati; David Cohen; Amir Sharon

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Study of the correlation between the coal calorific value and coal ash content using X-ray fluorescence analysis  

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In this paper we have studied the possibility of determining the chemical elements in coal samples using X-ray fluorescence analysis and have found a relationship between the coal calorific value and its ash cont...

D. Bolortuya; P. Zuzaan; M. V. Gustova…

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Energy transfer to a proton-transfer fluorescence probe: Tryptophan to a flavonol in human serum?albumin  

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...important targets in situ. For example, flavonols (3-HF, fisetin...IT>in situ. For example, flavonols (3-HF, fisetin, and quercetin) can be used as biologically active fluorescence...

Alexander Sytnik; Igor Litvinyuk

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Probing Ag nanoparticle surface oxidation in contact with (in)organics: an X-ray scattering and fluorescence yield approach  

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An advanced characterization approach to spatially resolve the reactions occurring at the interface between silver nanoparticles and a simple aqueous system is presented. Both phase and chemical distributions were obtained from X-ray scattering and fluorescence yield techniques.

Levard, C.

2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

406

Micromolding of a Highly Fluorescent Reticular Coordination Polymer: Solvent-Mediated Reconfigurable Polymerization in a Soft Lithographic Mold  

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Coordination polymerization of pyridine-based ligands and zinc or silver ions was controlled by soft lithographic micromolding in capillaries. The polymer patterns that are produced are highly fluorescent and supramolecularly structured.

Y You; H Yang; J Chung; J Kim; Y Jung; S Park

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

407

Potential cellular targets and antibacterial efficacy of atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma  

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Abstract Atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma (APNTP) has been gaining increasing interest as a new alternative antibacterial approach. Although this approach has demonstrated promising antibacterial activity, its exact mechanism of action remains unclear. Mechanistic elucidation of the antimicrobial activity will facilitate development and rational optimisation of this approach for potential medical applications. In this study, the antibacterial efficacy of an in-house-built APNTP jet was evaluated alongside an investigation of the interactions between APNTP and major cellular components in order to identify the potential cellular targets involved in plasma-mediated bacterial destruction mechanisms. The investigated plasma jet exhibited excellent, rapid antibacterial activity against a selected panel of clinically significant bacterial species including Bacillus cereus, meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, all of which were completely inactivated within 2 min of plasma exposure. Plasma-mediated damaging effects were observed, to varying degrees, on all of the investigated cellular components including DNA, a model protein enzyme, and lipid membrane integrity and permeability. The antibacterial efficacy of APNTP appears to involve a multiple-target mechanism, which potentially reduces the likelihood of emergence of microbial resistance towards this promising antimicrobial approach. However, cellular membrane damage and resulting permeability perturbation was found to be the most likely rate-determining step in this mechanism.

Mahmoud Y. Alkawareek; Sean P. Gorman; William G. Graham; Brendan F. Gilmore

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Serum proteins, indirect fluorescent antibody titers and complement fixing antibody titers in dexamethasone exacerbated anaplasmosis carrier calves  

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SERUM PROTEINS, INDIRECT FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TITERS AND COMPLEMENT FIXING ANTIBODY TITERS IN DEXAMETHASONE EXACERBATED ANAPLASMOSIS CARRIER CALVES A Thesis by Lloran Wesley Johnson Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A%M University... in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MAS TER 0 F SC I ENC E August 1979 Major Subject: Veterinary Microbiology SERUM PROTEINS, INDIRECT FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TITERS AND COMPLEMENT FIXING ANTIBODY TITERS IN DEXAMETHASONE EXACERBATED...

Johnson, Lloran Wesley

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Tumor blood vessel "normalization" improves the therapeutic efficacy of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) in experimental oral cancer  

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We previously demonstrated the efficacy of BNCT mediated by boronophenylalanine (BPA) to treat tumors in a hamster cheek pouch model of oral cancer with no normal tissue radiotoxicity and moderate, albeit reversible, mucositis in precancerous tissue around treated tumors. It is known that boron targeting of the largest possible proportion of tumor cells contributes to the success of BNCT and that tumor blood vessel normalization improves drug delivery to the tumor. Within this context, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of blood vessel normalization on the therapeutic efficacy and potential radiotoxicity of BNCT in the hamster cheek pouch model of oral cancer.

D. W. Nigg

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety and Efficacy of a Pentavalent Human–Bovine (WC3) Reassortant Rotavirus Vaccine  

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...and safety end-point adjudication committee (listed in Part I of the Supplementary Appendix). The investigators had access to all study data. This report was drafted primarily by Drs. Vesikari, Dallas, DiNubile, and Heaton and was reviewed and approved by each coauthor. The Indian Health Service approved... In this randomized trial, the clinical efficacy of an oral, live pentavalent human–bovine reassortant vaccine was estimated to be 98.0 percent against severe gastroenteritis due to rotavirus. In the safety study, which included 68,038 infants, the rates of intussusception were similar in the vaccine and placebo groups (relative risk, 0.8; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.3 to 1.8).

Vesikari T.; Matson D.O.; Dennehy P.

2006-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

411

Efficacy of multimedia learning modules as preparation for lecture-based tutorials in electromagnetism  

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We have investigated the efficacy of online, multimedia learning modules (MLMs) as preparation for in-class, lecture-based tutorials in electromagnetism in a physics course for natural science majors (biology and marine science). Specifically, we report the results of a multiple-group pre/post-test research design comparing two groups receiving different treatments with respect to activities preceding participation in Tutorials in Introductory Physics. The different pre-tutorial activities where as follows: (1) students were assigned reading from a traditional textbook, followed by a traditional lecture; and (2) students completed online multimedia learning modules developed by the Physics Education Research Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), and commercially known as smartPhysics. The MLM treatment group earned significantly higher mid-term examination scores and larger gains in content knowledge as measured by the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism (CSEM). Student at...

Moore, J Christopher

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Systematic review of efficacy of LIFT procedure in crpytoglandular fistula-in-ano  

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AbstractBackground fistula-in-ano is a common problem. Ligation of intersphincteric fistula tract (LIFT) is a new addition to the list of operations available to deal with complex fistula-in-ano. Objective we sought to qualitatively analyze studies describing LIFT for crpytoglandular fistula-in-ano and determine its efficacy. Data sources MEDLINE (Pubmed, Ovid), Embase, Scopus and Cochrane Library were searched. Study selection all clinical trials which studied LIFT or compared LIFT with other methods of treatment for anal fistulae, prospective observational studies, clinical registry data and retrospective case series which reported clinical healing of the fistula as the outcome were included. Case reports, studies reporting a combination with other technique, modified technique, abstracts, letters and comments were excluded. Intervention the intervention was ligation of intersphincteric fistula tract in crpytoglandular fistula-in-ano. Main outcome measure primary outcome measured was success rate (fistula healing rate) and length of follow-up.

Jothi Murugesan; Isabella Mor; Stephen Fulham; Kerry Hitos

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Influence of conformational changes in complex molecules on photon statistics of single molecule fluorescence  

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A single complex molecule with conformational changes (conformations 0 and 2) is considered. When such a molecule is irradiated by cw-laser light it can randomly change the intensity or polarization of its fluorescence due to jumps from one conformation to another. In fact, the molecule manifests itself either like the 0-type or the 2-type emitter. An expression for the matrix s{sub {alpha}{beta}}(t) called the start-stop correlator (waiting time distribution) in which {alpha}=0,2 and {beta}=0,2 is derived. An expression for the matrix p{sub {alpha}{beta}}(t) called the full correlator is derived as well. It determines the density of the probability of finding an event of {alpha} type and an event of {beta} type separated by time interval t. A relation between matrices s{sub {alpha}{beta}}(t) and p{sub {alpha}{beta}}(t) is found. A mathematical expression for the distribution w{sub N}(T) of events measured in time interval T is derived. It is expressed solely via the matrix s{sub {alpha}{beta}}(t). Numerical calculations of the event distribution function for various rates of intra- and interconformational jumps are carried out with the help of the formula for w{sub N}(T) and by the Monte Carlo method. Both methods of the calculation yield identical distributions. Fluctuating fluorescence intensity I(t) for a bin time of 5 ms is calculated for slow and fast interconformational jumps. A relation is found between the autocorrelation function g{sup (2)}(t) of fluorescence measurable in experiments and the matrix p{sub {alpha}{beta}}(t) calculated theoretically.

Osad'ko, I. S. [Institute of Spectroscopy Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), 142190 Troitsk, Moscow Region (Russian Federation); Moscow Pedagogical State University, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation); Fedyanin, V. V. [Moscow Pedagogical State University, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation)

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

414

High resolution x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy - a new technique for site- and spin-selectivity  

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X-ray spectroscopy has long been used to elucidate electronic and structural information of molecules. One of the weaknesses of x-ray absorption is its sensitivity to all of the atoms of a particular element in a sample. Through out this thesis, a new technique for enhancing the site- and spin-selectivity of the x-ray absorption has been developed. By high resolution fluorescence detection, the chemical sensitivity of K emission spectra can be used to identify oxidation and spin states; it can also be used to facilitate site-selective X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure (XANES) and site-selective Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS). The spin polarization in K fluorescence could be used to generate spin selective XANES or spin-polarized EXAFS, which provides a new measure of the spin density, or the nature of magnetic neighboring atoms. Finally, dramatic line-sharpening effects by the combination of absorption and emission processes allow observation of structure that is normally unobservable. All these unique characters can enormously simplify a complex x-ray spectrum. Applications of this novel technique have generated information from various transition-metal model compounds to metalloproteins. The absorption and emission spectra by high resolution fluorescence detection are interdependent. The ligand field multiplet model has been used for the analysis of K{alpha} and K{beta} emission spectra. First demonstration on different chemical states of Fe compounds has shown the applicability of site selectivity and spin polarization. Different interatomic distances of the same element in different chemical forms have been detected using site-selective EXAFS.

Wang, Xin [Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States). Dept. of Applied Science]|[Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Development of an Ion-Sensor using Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer  

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A method is presented for the sensing of ions by determining the concentration of corresponding salts (KCl, NaCl, MgCl2, CaCl2, FeCl3, FeSO4, AlCl3) in water, based on Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) process. The principle of the proposed sensor is based on the change of FRET efficiency between two laser dyes Acriflavine and Rhodamine B in presence of different ions (K+, Na+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Fe2+, Fe3+, Al3+). Nanodimensional clay platelet laponite was used to enhance the efficiency of the sensor.

Dey, Dibyendu; Bhattacharjee, D; Hussain, Syed Arshad

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

In-Situ Silver Acetylide Silver Nitrate Explosive Deposition Measurements Using X-Ray Fluorescence.  

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The Light Initiated High Explosive facility utilized a spray deposited coating of silver acetylide - silver nitrate explosive to impart a mechanical shock into targets of interest. A diagnostic was required to measure the explosive deposition in - situ. An X - ray fluorescence spectrometer was deployed at the facility. A measurement methodology was developed to measure the explosive quantity with sufficient accuracy. Through the use of a tin reference material under the silver based explosive, a field calibration relationship has been developed with a standard deviation of 3.2 % . The effect of the inserted tin material into the experiment configuration has been explored.

Covert, Timothy T.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Glass transition of associated solvents studied by fluorescence measurement of doped chromophores  

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The fluorescence lifetime of a triphenylmethane dye, malachite green, doped in three glass-forming associated solvents, 1-propanol, propylene glycol, and glycerol, was measured in a wide temperature range. For each sample three temperature regimes were found in the temperature dependence of the nonradiative relaxation time of malachite green. The lower crossover temperature corresponds to the calorimetric glass transition temperature, and the higher one, 30–50 K above the lower one, is attributed to the critical temperature that is predicted by mode-coupling theory. © 1996 The American Physical Society.

Jing Yong Ye; Toshiaki Hattori; Hideyuki Inouye; Hiroshi Ueta; Hiroki Nakatsuka; Yoshihiro Maruyama; Mitsuru Ishikawa

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

A two-photon fluorescence autocorrelator for a Nd:YLF modelocked laser  

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In this thesis, I discuss the design and implementation of an autocorrelator for an actively modelocked ND:YLF laser at wavelength 1.054{mu}m. A dye is used to generate a broadband two-photon fluorescence (TPF) signal at 570nm which is the autocorrelation of the laser pulses. Two different techniques are discussed. A colliding pulse scheme can be used to generate a TPF autocorrelation signal as a function of distance, or an interferometer technique can be used to generate an autocorrelation signal as a function of the delay in an interferometer arm. Experimental results are discussed, but they are inconclusive because of difficulties in interpreting the signal.

Kner, P.A.

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Compact Fluorescent Lighting in America: Lessons Learned on the Way to Market  

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This report describes the history of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in America. CFLs were introduced in the 1970s; however, it has taken more than 20 years for them to gain widespread recognition in the U.S. residential lighting market. This report reviews the development of CFLs, efforts to increase market acceptance of them, and barriers to that acceptance. Lessons to be learned from this study of CFLs are identified in hopes of assisting future market introduction efforts for other promising energy-efficient technologies. This report was prepared by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Building Technologies, Emerging Technologies Program.

Sandahl, Linda J.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Ledbetter, Marc R.; Steward, Heidi E.; Calwell, Chris

2006-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

420

Fluorescence emission as a probe to investigate electrochemical polymerization of 9-vinylanthracene  

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The cationic polymerization of 9-vinylanthracene can be initiated at a transparent SnO/sub 2/ electrode with the application of anodic potentials (E > 1.1 V vs. saturated sodium chloride calomel electrode) in acetonitrile solutions. The excimer emission (emission maximum approx.500 nm) of poly(9-vinyl-anthracene) which is distinguishable from the monomer fluorescence emission (emission maxima 410, 430 nm) has been used to probe the electrochemical polymerization process directly. The in situ spectroelectrochemical technique, which would be useful in obtaining kinetic and mechanistic information of the electropolymerization process, is described.

Kamat, P.V.

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The convergence of quantum-dot-mediated fluorescence resonance energy transfer and  

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We present a novel convergence of quantum-dot-mediated fluorescence resonance energy transfer (QD-FRET) and microfluidics, through which molecular interactions were precisely controlled and monitored using highly sensitive quantum-dot-mediated FRET. We demonstrate its potential in studying the kinetics of self-assembly of DNA polyplexes under laminar flow in real time with millisecond resolution. The integration of nanophotonics and microfluidics offers a powerful tool for elucidating the formation of polyelectrolyte polyplexes, which is expected to provide better control and synthesis of uniform and customizable polyplexes for future nucleic acid-based therapeutics.

Yi-Ping Ho; Hunter H Chen; Kam W Leong; Tza-Huei Wang

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

The Multiply Scattering Effect on the Energy Measurement of UHE Cosmic Rays using Atmospheric Fluorescence Technique  

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Point sources in the atmosphere are surrounded by aureole because of atmospheric scattering. The properties of the time-dependent aureole radiance are calculated by use of a Monte Carlo approach and an iterative method. Since the aureole is particularly important in the ultraviolet, which is the region the Ultra-High-Energy (UHE) cosmic ray experiment using the air fluorescence technique like Fly's Eye or High-Resolution-Fly's-Eye(HiRes) are set in. The effect of the multiply scatteing on the energy measurement is studied.

Xingzhi Zhang

2000-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

423

Fluorescent Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Aerogels in Surfactant-free Environments  

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†Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy Group, Chemistry Division, ‡Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Materials Physics and Applications Division, §Polymers and Coatings Group, Materials Science and Technology Division, and ?National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos New Mexico 87545, United States ... single-walled carbon nanotube; fluorescence; surfactant-free; silica aerogel; nanocomposite; low-temperature ... Thus, during gelation the silica precursor molecules can penetrate the SDS assembly more readily than the DOC coating resulting in weaker PL intensities for the SDS-suspended tubes in contrast to DOC-wrapped tubes. ...

Juan G. Duque; Christopher E. Hamilton; Gautam Gupta; Scott A. Crooker; Jared. J. Crochet; Aditya Mohite; Han Htoon; Kimberly A. DeFriend Obrey; Andrew M. Dattelbaum; Stephen K. Doorn

2011-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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2014-10-14 Issuance: Test Procedures Correction for Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking  

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This document is a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for fluorescent lamp ballasts, as issued by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency on October 14, 2014. Though it is not intended or expected, should any discrepancy occur between the document posted here and the document published in the Federal Register, the Federal Register publication controls. This document is being made available through the Internet solely as a means to facilitate the public's access to this document.

425

The Impact of Teachers' Expectations, Parents' Expectations, and Academic Self-Efficacy on the Achievement of English Language Learners  

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, and Academic Self-Efficacy on the Achievement of English Language Learners. (August 2012) Vivina Yukari Rivera, B.A., Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Cynthia A. Riccio Given the projected increase of Hispanic Spanish... ...................................................................................................... 101 APPENDIX A ....................................................................................................... 145 APPENDIX B ........................................................................................................ 147...

Rivera, Vivina

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

426

A simple evaluation of global and diffuse Luminous Efficacy for all sky conditions in tropical and humid climate  

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reason that prompts us to study these luminous efficacy values is that simulation software for buildings introduced in the software enables illuminance values simulation using solar irradiance databases. Firstly obtained are used in CODYRUN 2 simulation software for predicted illuminance values in Reunion Island. 2

Boyer, Edmond

427

Safety and efficacy for new techniques and imaging using new equipment to support European legislation: an EU coordination action  

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......JAFROC) 2.0 software. A method for...ethical issues in radiation protection research...medical imaging, safety dilemmas and...special issue of Radiation Protection Dosimetry...Open-Source software that was regarded...use of ionising radiation in this field...efficacy and safety in IR, the achievements......

J. Zoetelief; K. Faulkner

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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199USDAForestServiceGen.Tech.Rep.PSW-GTR-160.1997. Efficacy of HerbicideApplication Methods  

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version of this paper was presented at the Symposium on Oak Woodlands: Ecology,Management,andUrban199USDAForestServiceGen.Tech.Rep.PSW-GTR-160.1997. Efficacy of HerbicideApplication Methods Used tanoak (although tanoak is presently useful for fuelwood in the Santa Cruz area). Finding an effective

Standiford, Richard B.

429

The efficacy of salmon carcass analogs for enhancing stream and fish production in the Wind River watershed  

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The efficacy of salmon carcass analogs for enhancing stream and fish production in the Wind River watershed, Washington, to evaluate the effects of nutrient enhancement on measures of stream and fish production. We compared low level water chemistry, water quality, and periphyton, insect, and fish production

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Students' self-concept and self-efficacy in the sciences: Differential relations to antecedents and educational outcomes  

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Abstract Self-concept and self-efficacy are two of the most important motivational predictors of educational outcomes. As most research has studied these constructs separately, little is known about their differential relations to peer ability, opportunities-to-learn in classrooms, and educational outcomes. We investigated these relations by applying (multilevel) structural equation modeling to the German PISA 2006 data set. We found a correlation of ??=?.57 between self-concept and self-efficacy in science, advocating distinguishable constructs. Furthermore, science self-concept was better predicted by the average peer achievement (Big-Fish-Little-Pond Effect), whereas science self-efficacy was more strongly affected by inquiry-based learning opportunities. There were also differences in the predictive potential for educational outcomes: Self-concept was a better predictor of future-oriented motivation to aspire a career in the sciences, whereas self-efficacy was a better predictor of current ability. The study at hand provides strong evidence for the related but distinct nature of the two constructs and extends existing research on students' competence beliefs toward social comparisons and opportunities-to-learn. Further implications for the relevance of inquiry-based classroom activities and for the assessment of competence beliefs are discussed.

Malte Jansen; Ronny Scherer; Ulrich Schroeders

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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To quiver or to shiver: increased melanization benefits thermoregulation, but reduces warning signal efficacy in the wood tiger moth  

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...reduces warning signal efficacy in the wood tiger moth Robert H. Hegna 1 Ossi Nokelainen...variation in the warning signal of adult male wood tiger moths (Parasemia plantaginis...and thermoregulation [17,34]. The wood tiger moth (Parasemia plantaginis) is...

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432

A Graphene Oxide-Based Fluorescent Biosensor for the Analysis of Peptide–Receptor Interactions and Imaging in Somatostatin Receptor Subtype 2 Overexpressed Tumor Cells  

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Interestingly, the specific binding of the antibody anti-octreotide (AOC) with FOC competitively releases FOC from the GO surface, leading to the recovery of fluorescence. ... By using this GO-based fluorescent platform, we can detect AOC with a low detection limit of 2 ng/mL. ... The interaction between FOC and its antibody, anti-octreotide (AOC), was investigated with the fluorescence emission spectra of FOC in the presence of AOC. ...

Feng Bianying; Guo Linjie; Wang Lihua; Li Fan; Lu Jianxin; Gao Jimin; Fan Chunhai; Huang Qing

2013-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluorescence-detected assembly of the signal recognition particle: binding of the two SRP protein heterodimers to SRP RNA is noncooperative  

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Fluorescence-detected assembly of the signal recognition particle: binding of the two SRP protein heterodimers to SRP RNA is noncooperative ...

Fabiola Janiak; Peter Walter; Arthur E. Johnson

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Repetition Rate, LINAC-based Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence FY 2009 Final Report  

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Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence (NRF), which is possible for nuclei with atomic numbers greater than helium (Z=2), occurs when a nuclear level is excited by resonant absorption of a photon and subsequently decays by reemission of a photon. The excited nuclear states can become readily populated, provided the incident photon’s energy is within the Doppler-broadened width of the energy level being excited. Utilizing continuous energy photon spectra, as is characteristic of a bremsstrahlung photon beam, as the inspection source, ensures that at least some fraction of the impinging beam will contribute to the population of the excited energy levels in the material of interest. Upon de-excitation, either to the ground state or to a lower-energy excited state, the emitted fluorescence photon’s energy will correspond to the energy difference between the excited state and the state to which it decays. As each isotope inherently contains unique nuclear energy levels, the NRF states for each isotope are also unique. By exploiting this phenomenon, NRF photon detection provides a well-defined signature for identifying the presence of individual nuclear species. This report summarizes the second year (Fiscal Year [FY] 2009) of a collaborative research effort between Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho State University’s Idaho Accelerator Center, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. This effort focused on continuing to assess and optimize NRF-based detection techniques utilizing a slightly modified, commercially available, pulsed medical electron accelerator.

Mathew Kinlaw; Scott Watson; James Johnson; Alan Hunt; Heather Seipel; Edward Reedy

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3D optical sectioning with a new hyperspectral confocal fluorescence imaging system.  

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A novel hyperspectral fluorescence microscope for high-resolution 3D optical sectioning of cells and other structures has been designed, constructed, and used to investigate a number of different problems. We have significantly extended new multivariate curve resolution (MCR) data analysis methods to deconvolve the hyperspectral image data and to rapidly extract quantitative 3D concentration distribution maps of all emitting species. The imaging system has many advantages over current confocal imaging systems including simultaneous monitoring of numerous highly overlapped fluorophores, immunity to autofluorescence or impurity fluorescence, enhanced sensitivity, and dramatically improved accuracy, reliability, and dynamic range. Efficient data compression in the spectral dimension has allowed personal computers to perform quantitative analysis of hyperspectral images of large size without loss of image quality. We have also developed and tested software to perform analysis of time resolved hyperspectral images using trilinear multivariate analysis methods. The new imaging system is an enabling technology for numerous applications including (1) 3D composition mapping analysis of multicomponent processes occurring during host-pathogen interactions, (2) monitoring microfluidic processes, (3) imaging of molecular motors and (4) understanding photosynthetic processes in wild type and mutant Synechocystis cyanobacteria.

Nieman, Linda T.; Sinclair, Michael B.; Davidson, George S.; Van Benthem, Mark Hilary; Haaland, David Michael; Timlin, Jerilyn Ann; Sasaki, Darryl Yoshio; Bachand, George David; Jones, Howland D. T.

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Status of the Silicon Photomultiplier Telescope FAMOUS for the Fluorescence Detection of UHECRs  

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An established technique for the measurement of ultra-high-energy-cosmic-rays is the detection of the fluorescence light induced in the atmosphere of the Earth, by means of telescopes equipped with photomultiplier tubes. Silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) promise an increase in the photon detection efficiency which outperforms conventional photomultiplier tubes. In combination with their compact package, a moderate bias voltage of several ten volt and single photon resolution, the use of SiPMs can improve the energy and spatial resolution of air fluorescence measurements, and lead to a gain in information on the primary particle. Though, drawbacks like a high dark-noise-rate and a strong temperature dependency have to be managed. FAMOUS is a refracting telescope prototype instrumented with 64 SiPMs of which the main optical element is a Fresnel lens of 549.7 mm diameter and 502.1 mm focal length. The sensitive area of the SiPMs is increased by a special light collection system consisting of Winston cones. The t...

Niggemann, Tim; Brogueira, Pedro; Bueno, Antonio; Eichler, Hans Michael; Ferreira, Miguel; Hebbeker, Thomas; Lauscher, Markus; Mendes, Luís; Middendorf, Lukas; Navas, Sergio; Peters, Christine; Pimenta, Mário; Ruiz, Angel; Schumacher, Johannes; Stephan, Maurice

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser induced coal fluorescence. Tenth quarterly technical progress report, January 1-March 31, 1985  

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The work performed during this period consisted of the completion of time resolved data acquisition and reduction of New Albany shale rank series, preliminary testing of a new deconvolution method, and the writing of additional software. The data acquisition consisted of 21 decay curves, one taken every 10nm over the fluorescence emission range of 450 to 650nm for each alginite maceral investigated. Approximately five alginite macerals were examined from each of the thirteen samples making a total of 61 macerals (1281 decay curves). The decay data were deconvoluted, resulting in decay times and percentages of fluorescing compounds as a function of wavelength. Because of the massive amount of data we are able to collect in a relatively short time and the fact that the current iterative deconvolution method requires a relatively large amount of time, it became imperative that a new deconvolution method be investigated. The new method was suggested by Dr. Robert Zitter, and, for the purpose of this report, is tentatively named the ''Zitter Method.'' The software written during this period consisted primarily of additional data storage and presentation routines. 14 figs., 2 tabs.

Borst, W.L.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation of the Real and Simulated Data of the Pierre Auger Fluorescence Telescopes  

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The fluorescence detector (FD) of the Pierre Auger Observatory is currently operating 18 fluorescence telescopes of the 24 that will be employed in the completed detector. These telescopes, grouped in 4 eyes each consisting of 6 telescopes, measure the longitudinal profile of cosmic ray showers with a 14% duty cycle. The reconstruction capability and triggering efficiency have been studied using a complete simulation and reconstruction production chain, employing both simulated CORSIKA showers and parameterised Gaisser-Hillas profiles. The propagation through the atmosphere and the detector response are taken into account and simulated in detail. These simulated data have been generated in a preliminary analysis using the method of importance sampling to efficiently cover the energy region of 0.3 - 300 EeV, various shower geometries and impact points and different primary particles. The distributions of observables have then been investigated in both real and simulated data, facilitating the validation of the reconstruction and simulation software. Comparisons of real and simulated data are discussed and used to assess their impact on the data analysis.

The Pierre Auger Collaboration; L. Perrone

2005-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluorescent protein pair emit intracellular FRET signal suitable for FACS screening  

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The fluorescent proteins ECFP and HcRed were shown to give an easily resolved FRET-signal when expressed as a fusion inside mammalian cells. HeLa-tat cells expressing ECFP, pHcRed, or the fusion protein pHcRed-ECFP were analyzed by flow cytometry after excitation of ECFP. Cells expressing HcRed-ECFP, or ECFP and HcRed, were mixed and FACS-sorted for FRET positive cells: HcRed-ECFP cells were greatly enriched (72 times). Next, cloned human antibodies were fused with ECFP and expressed anchored to the ER membrane. Their cognate antigens (HIV-1 gp120 or gp41) were fused to HcRed and co-expressed in the ER. An increase of 13.5 {+-} 1.5% (mean {+-} SEM) and 8.0 {+-} 0.7% in ECFP fluorescence for the specific antibodies reacting with gp120 or gp41, respectively, was noted after photobleaching. A positive control (HcRed-ECFP) gave a 14.8 {+-} 2.6% increase. Surprisingly, the unspecific antibody (anti-TT) showed 12.1 {+-} 1.1% increase, possibly because overexpression in the limited ER compartment gave false FRET signals.

Johansson, Daniel X. [Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Hospital, 171 76 Stockholm (Sweden); Brismar, Hjalmar [Karolinska Institutet, Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Hospital, 171 76 Stockholm (Sweden); Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Cell Physics, KTH/SCFAB, 106 91 Stockholm (Sweden); Persson, Mats A.A. [Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Hospital, 171 76 Stockholm (Sweden)]. E-mail: mats.persson@ki.se

2007-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Isotopic imaging via nuclear resonance fluorescence with laser-based Thomson radiation  

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The present invention utilizes novel laser-based, high-brightness, high-spatial-resolution, pencil-beam sources of spectrally pure hard x-ray and gamma-ray radiation to induce resonant scattering in specific nuclei, i.e., nuclear resonance fluorescence. By monitoring such fluorescence as a function of beam position, it is possible to image in either two dimensions or three dimensions, the position and concentration of individual isotopes in a specific material configuration. Such methods of the present invention material identification, spatial resolution of material location and ability to locate and identify materials shielded by other materials, such as, for example, behind a lead wall. The foundation of the present invention is the generation of quasimonochromatic high-energy x-ray (100's of keV) and gamma-ray (greater than about 1 MeV) radiation via the collision of intense laser pulses from relativistic electrons. Such a process as utilized herein, i.e., Thomson scattering or inverse-Compton scattering, produces beams having diameters from about 1 micron to about 100 microns of high-energy photons with a bandwidth of .DELTA.E/E of approximately 10E.sup.-3.

Barty, Christopher P. J. (Hayward, CA); Hartemann, Frederic V. (San Ramon, CA); McNabb, Dennis P. (Alameda, CA); Pruet, Jason A. (Brentwood, CA)

2009-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A high-resolution large-acceptance analyzer for X-ray fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy  

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A newly designed multi-crystal X-ray spectrometer and its applications in the fields of X-ray fluorescence and X-ray Raman spectroscopy are described. The instrument is based on 8 spherically curved Si crystals, each with a 3.5 inch diameter form bent to a radius of 86 cm. The crystals are individually aligned in the Rowland geometry capturing a total solid angle of 0.07 sr. The array is arranged in a way that energy scans can be performed by moving the whole instrument, rather than scanning each crystal by itself. At angles close to back scattering the energy resolution is between 0.3 and 1 eV depending on the beam dimensions at the sample. The instrument is mainly designed for X-ray absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy of transition metals in dilute systems such as metalloproteins. First results of the Mn K{beta} (3p -> 1s) emission in photosystem II are shown. An independent application of the instrument is the technique of X-ray Raman spectroscopy which can address problems similar to those in traditional soft X-ray absorption spectroscopies, and initial results are presented.

Bergmann, Uwe; Cramer, Stephen P.

2001-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser-Induced Fluorescence Detection in High-Throughput Screening of Heterogeneous Catalysts and Single Cells Analysis  

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Laser-induced fluorescence detection is one of the most sensitive detection techniques and it has found enormous applications in various areas. The purpose of this research was to develop detection approaches based on laser-induced fluorescence detection in two different areas, heterogeneous catalysts screening and single cell study. First, the author introduced laser-induced imaging (LIFI) as a high-throughput screening technique for heterogeneous catalysts to explore the use of this high-throughput screening technique in discovery and study of various heterogeneous catalyst systems. This scheme is based on the fact that the creation or the destruction of chemical bonds alters the fluorescence properties of suitably designed molecules. By irradiating the region immediately above the catalytic surface with a laser, the fluorescence intensity of a selected product or reactant can be imaged by a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera to follow the catalytic activity as a function of time and space. By screening the catalytic activity of vanadium pentoxide catalysts in oxidation of naphthalene, they demonstrated LIFI has good detection performance and the spatial and temporal resolution needed for high-throughput screening of heterogeneous catalysts. The sample packing density can reach up to 250 x 250 subunits/cm{sup 2} for 40-{micro}m wells. This experimental set-up also can screen solid catalysts via near infrared thermography detection. In the second part of this dissertation, the author used laser-induced native fluorescence coupled with capillary electrophoresis (LINF-CE) and microscope imaging to study the single cell degranulation. On the basis of good temporal correlation with events observed through an optical microscope, they have identified individual peaks in the fluorescence electropherograms as serotonin released from the granular core on contact with the surrounding fluid.

Hui Su

2001-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Cold Fluorescent Light as Major Inducer of Lipid Oxidation in Soybean Oil Stored at Household Conditions for Eight Weeks  

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Soybean oil stored in the dark for 56 days showed an increase of the peroxide value by 124 ± 0.62% (p = 0.006), whereas exposure of the oil to light in a cycle of 12 h light alternating with 12 h darkness for 56 days led to a rise of the peroxide value by 1473 ± 1.79% (p ? 0.001). ... Photosensitized oxidation and autoxidation of vegetable oils lead to the formation of a broad range of oxidation products. ... To investigate the influence of cold fluorescent light, bulbs were chosen that emit electromagnetic irradiation in the cold fluorescent range thereby mimicking the storage condition in a typical household. ...

Marc Pignitter; Klaus Stolze; Stephanie Gartner; Bettina Dumhart; Christiane Stoll; Georg Steiger; Klaus Kraemer; Veronika Somoza

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential Environmental Impacts from the Metals in Incandescent, Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL), and Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Bulbs  

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Artificial lighting systems are transitioning from incandescent to compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs in response to the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act and the EU Ecodesign Directive, which leads to energy savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. ... The CFLs and LEDs have higher resource depletion and toxicity potentials than the incandescent bulb due primarily to their high aluminum, copper, gold, lead, silver, and zinc. ... mercury pollution; redn. in electricity demand from the substitution of incandescent bulbs with fluorescents leads to reduced mercury emissions during the use of the bulb. ...

Seong-Rin Lim; Daniel Kang; Oladele A. Ogunseitan; Julie M. Schoenung

2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Parental reports on the efficacy of treatments and therapies for their children with autism spectrum disorders  

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Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) try many and varied interventions and therapies in the hopes of improving their children's outcomes; however, empirical evidence supporting (or opposing) the vast majority of treatments is limited or nonexistent. This study examined caregiver efficacy ratings for a wide range of biological and educational/behavioral treatments commonly used for children with ASD. A web-based questionnaire regarding the development of children with ASD was distributed nationally and internationally through more than 200 autism-support organizations; results were analyzed from 479 parents (91% mothers) who reported on their children with autism, Asperger's syndrome, or PDD-NOS (M age = 8.3 years, 80.2% male). Improvement – whether small or dramatic – was rated for 50–80% of children in each of 9 drug categories, while ratings of “child became worse” were reported for 15–20.3%. Approximately half of children were said to improve while on a special diet; 51% of those on a gluten-free and/or casein-free (GF/CF) diet were reportedly improved, while no observable effects of the GF/CF diet were indicated for about one quarter of participating children. For 10 of the 16 educational/behavioral therapies, parents reported improvement for approximately 70% of children. The most common rating was “child improved somewhat” followed by “child improved dramatically.” Results are discussed relative to the meaning of “improvement” in ASD and in light of both placebo effects and cost of treatments/therapies.

Robin P. Goin-Kochel; Virginia H. Mackintosh; Barbara J. Myers

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Liposomal encapsulation of the natural flavonoid fisetin improves bioavailability and antitumor efficacy  

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The natural flavonoid fisetin (3,3?,4?,7-tetrahydroxyflavone) has shown antiangiogenic and anticancer properties. Because of fisetin limited water solubility, we designed a liposomal formulation and evaluated its biological properties in vitro and in Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) bearing mice. A liposomal formulation was developed with DOPC and DODA-PEG2000, possessing a diameter in the nanometer range (173.5 ± 2.4 nm), a high homogeneity (polydispersity index 0.181 ± 0.016) and high fisetin encapsulation (58%). Liposomal fisetin incubated with LLC cells were internalized, induced a typical fisetin morphological effect and increased the sub-G1 cell distribution. In vivo, liposomal fisetin allowed a 47-fold increase in relative bioavailability compared to free fisetin. The effect of liposomal fisetin on LLC tumor growth in mice at low dose (21 mg/kg) allowed a higher tumor growth delay (3.3 days) compared to free fisetin at the same dose (1.6 day). Optimization of liposomal fisetin therapy was attempted by co-treatment with cyclophosphamide which led to a significant improvement in tumor growth delay (7.2 days) compared to cyclophosphamide with control liposomes (4.2 days). In conclusion, fisetin liposomes markedly improved fisetin bioavailability and anticancer efficacy in mice and this formulation could facilitate the administration of this flavonoid in the clinical setting.

Johanne Seguin; Laura Brullé; Renaud Boyer; Yen Mei Lu; Miriam Ramos Romano; Yasmine S. Touil; Daniel Scherman; Michel Bessodes; Nathalie Mignet; Guy G. Chabot

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Antivenom for snakebite envenoming in Sri Lanka: The need for geographically specific antivenom and improved efficacy  

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Sri Lanka is a tropical developing island nation that endures significant economic and medical burden as a result of snakebite envenomation, having not only a high prevalence of envenomations, but also one of the highest incidence rates (200 snakebites/100,000 people/year) of venomous snakebite in the world (Kasturiratne et al., 2005). Ironically, the very snakes responsible for this human morbidity and mortality are a valuable biomedical and ecological national resource, despite the medical and economic consequences of envenomation. Currently, no snake antivenom is produced using venoms from native Sri Lankan snakes as immunogens, and there is a true need for an efficacious Sri Lanka, poly-specific snake antivenom. An approach to fulfilling this need via combining the scientific, technological and economical resources from Costa Rica and the United States with the knowledge and talent of Sri Lankan official governmental agencies, legal counsels, environmental, medical and veterinary academic institutions, and religious and cultural leaders has been initiated, coordinated and funded by Animal Venom Research International (AVRI), a nonprofit charity. This bridging of nations and the cooperative pooling of their resources represents a potential avenue for antivenom development in a developing country that suffers the consequences of few specific resources for the medical management of venomous snakebite. The desired final outcome of such an endeavor for Sri Lanka is, most importantly, improved medical outcomes for snakebite patients, with enhanced and expanded science and technology relating to snake venoms and antivenoms, and the collateral benefits of reduced economic cost for the country.

D.E. Keyler; I. Gawarammana; J.M. Gutiérrez; K.H. Sellahewa; K. McWhorter; R. Malleappah

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficacy of selected probiotic cultures to inhibit Enterobacter sakazakii ATCC 12868 in model reconstituted dairy products  

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Enterobacter sakazakii ATCC 12868 (ES) is a very dangerous opportunistic organism likely to contaminate post-pasteurised dry milk products with a high mortality rate (40-80%). This study evaluated the antimicrobial efficacy of probiotics against ES in reconstituted dried infant formula. Initial study at 30C showed that Enterococcus faecium M-74 (EF) to exhibit the strongest inhibition when compared with Lactobacillus acidophilus 74-2 (LA) and Pediococcus acidilacticii (PA). In later study, initial populations of ES and EF were ~10² CFU/ml and 109 CFU/ml in infant formula, respectively. At 12h, ES in controls at 30 and 35C increased to 6.54 and 7.95 log10 CFU/ml, respectively. At 12 hours, ES in formula (30C) with EF decreased to 0.52 log10 CFU/ml and was undetected (< 1.0 CFU/ml) at 35C. EF rapidly reduce the pH of the infant formula below pH 5.0 in the first four hours of fermentation at 35C, more than at 30C. The inhibitory effect of EF may be due to the acidification of the formula.

Makuba A. Lihono; Aubrey F. Mendonca; Bledar Bisha; La Tanya Bankston; Terri D. Boylston

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reversible Self-Assembly of Entrapped Fluorescent Gelators in Polymerized Styrene Gel Matrix: Erasable Thermal Imaging via Recreation of Supramolecular Architectures  

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Reversible Self-Assembly of Entrapped Fluorescent Gelators in Polymerized Styrene Gel Matrix: Erasable Thermal Imaging via Recreation of Supramolecular Architectures ... A solvent-vapor-controlled recreation of the self-assembly of a fluorescent organogelator within a polymer matrix and its application in erasable secret documentation has not been reported previously. ...

Sampath Srinivasan; Palathingal A. Babu; Sankarapillai Mahesh; Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS VOLUME 57, NUMBER 3 1 AUGUST 1972 Laser-Induced Fluorescence: A Method to Measure the Internal State Distribution of  

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THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS VOLUME 57, NUMBER 3 1 AUGUST 1972 Laser-Induced Fluorescence a pulsed (2-10 nsec duration), tunable dye laser3 passes through the reaction zone. As the wave- length 20 nsec the opening of the electronic gate. The BaO fluorescence rate versus laser wavelength

Zare, Richard N.

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Detection of Listeria monocytogenes from a Model Food by Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer-Based PCR with an Asymmetric Fluorogenic Probe Set  

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...Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 88: 7276-7280. 11 Ivarsson...and detection of DNA based on energy transfer. Nucleic Acids Res...North Carolina 27695-7624, USA. | Evaluation Studies Journal...Probes Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Fluorescent Dyes Heat-Shock...

Kai Koo; Lee-Ann Jaykus

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cellular Dynamics Visualized in Live Cells in Vitro and in Vivo by Differential Dual-Color Nuclear-Cytoplasmic Fluorescent-Protein Expression  

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...Differential Dual-Color Nuclear-Cytoplasmic Fluorescent-Protein...Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan; and 4 The Salk Institute...that enables real-time nuclear-cytoplasmic dynamics...fluorescence microscopy. Nuclear Cytoplasmic Dynamics...VT) with a 50-W power supply. Images were...

Norio Yamamoto; Ping Jiang; Meng Yang; Mingxu Xu; Kensuke Yamauchi; Hiroyuki Tsuchiya; Katsuro Tomita; Geoffrey M. Wahl; Abdool R. Moossa; and Robert M. Hoffman

2004-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Ratiometric Analysis of Single-Molecule Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Using Logical Combinations of Threshold Criteria: A Study of 12-mer DNA  

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Ratiometric Analysis of Single-Molecule Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Using LogicalEW United Kingdom ReceiVed: NoVember 5, 1999; In Final Form: March 13, 2000 Single-molecule can be readily distinguished by this single-molecule method. Fluorescence lifetimes and anisotropy

Wallace, Mark

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Real-Time Proteomics (RTP) by Single Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy Abstract We propose to develop a new technology for live cell gene expression -Protein Synthesis Measurement (PSM).  

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Real-Time Proteomics (RTP) by Single Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy Abstract We propose use single molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer (smFRET) to obtain a PSM signal from system that will translate a library of C. elegans mRNA messages and the signals produced from single

Kim, Junhyong

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PhotochemisfvondPhofobiology. 1971 . Vol. 14,pp. 667-682. PergamonPress. Printed in Great Britain FLUORESCENCE INDUCTION IN THE RED ALGA  

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FLUORESCENCE INDUCTION IN THE RED ALGA PORPHYRIDIUM CRUENTUM P. MOHANTY, G. PAPAGEORGIOU* and GOVINDJEE in the red alga Porphyridium cruentum. Both the fast and the slow fluorescence yield changes are affected algae both in the fast (sec) and in the slow (min) region (see Refs. [l-31). Characteristic points

Govindjee

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X-ray fluorescence observations of the moon by SMART-1/D-CIXS and the first detection of Ti Ka from the lunar surface  

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X-ray fluorescence observations of the moon by SMART-1/D-CIXS and the first detection of Ti Ka from s t r a c t The demonstration of a compact imaging X-ray spectrometer (D-CIXS), which flew on ESA new technologies for orbital X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. D-CIXS conducted observations

Wieczorek, Mark

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Lunar X-ray fluorescence observations by the Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS): Results from the nearside southern highlands  

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Lunar X-ray fluorescence observations by the Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS): Results from Spectroscopy a b s t r a c t The Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS) flown on-board the first Indian lunar mission Chan- drayaan-1, measured X-ray fluorescence spectra during several episodes of solar flares

Wieczorek, Mark

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Dental radiography: efficacy in the assessment of intraosseous lesions of the face and jaws in asymptomatic patients  

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In this investigation the efficacy of dental radiography for the detection of occult intraosseous lesions of the face and jaws was evaluated. An analysis of 30 million health insurance records indicated that the period prevalence of malignant lesions was less than 5 cases/million/year, and for benign lesions approximately 100 cases/million/year. Data from a controlled observer-performance study showed that radiographic sensitivities ranged between 50% and 80%. The cost per true-positive finding was estimated to be +8.6 million per malignant case and +430,000 per benign case. An assessment of the dosimetric literature indicated that the benefits of radiographic screening as a means for early detection of a malignancy appear to be counterbalanced by the risk of causing a radiation-induced malignancy. Taken together, these data demonstrate that dental radiography is not efficacious for the purpose of detecting occult lesions.

Zeichner, S.J.; Ruttimann, U.E.; Webber, R.L.

1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated starting and running amalgam assembly for an electrodeless fluorescent lamp  

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An integrated starting and running amalgam assembly for an electrodeless SEF fluorescent lamp includes a wire mesh amalgam support constructed to jointly optimize positions of a starting amalgam and a running amalgam in the lamp, thereby optimizing mercury vapor pressure in the lamp during both starting and steady-state operation in order to rapidly achieve and maintain high light output. The wire mesh amalgam support is constructed to support the starting amalgam toward one end thereof and the running amalgam toward the other end thereof, and the wire mesh is rolled for friction-fitting within the exhaust tube of the lamp. The positions of the starting and running amalgams on the wire mesh are jointly optimized such that high light output is achieved quickly and maintained, while avoiding any significant reduction in light output between starting and running operation.

Borowiec, Joseph Christopher (Schenectady, NY); Cocoma, John Paul (Clifton Park, NY); Roberts, Victor David (Burnt Hills, NY)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Fluorescence Displacement Assay for Antidepressant Drug Discovery Based on Ligand-Conjugated Quantum Dots  

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The serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) transporter (SERT) protein plays a central role in terminating 5-HT neurotransmission and is the most important therapeutic target for the treatment of major depression and anxiety disorders. We report an innovative, versatile, and target-selective quantum dot (QD) labeling approach for SERT in single Xenopus oocytes that can be adopted as a drug-screening platform. Our labeling approach employs a custom-made, QD-tagged indoleamine derivative ligand, IDT318, that is structurally similar to 5-HT and accesses the primary binding site with enhanced human SERT selectivity. Incubating QD-labeled oocytes with paroxetine (Paxil), a high-affinity SERT-specific inhibitor, showed a concentration- and time-dependent decrease in QD fluorescence, demonstrating the utility of our approach for the identification of SERT modulators. Furthermore, with the development of ligands aimed at other pharmacologically relevant targets, our approach may potentially form the basis for a multitarget drug discovery platform.

Chang, Jerry [Vanderbilt University; Tomlinson, Ian [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Warnement, Michael [Vanderbilt University; Iwamoto, Hideki [Vanderbilt University

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BIOCOMPATIBLE FLUORESCENT MICROSPHERES: SAFE PARTICLES FOR MATERIAL PENETRATION STUDIES (TAS Review Brief)  

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The use of biocompatible polymer microspheres has been proposed for use in drug delivery, dispersal model verification and as a surrogate for threat agents in instrument validation. Modifying the production methods used in drug delivery for aerosol production should allow for low cost bio-weapon simulants. The ability to have a polymer sphere with a broad range of property tuning will allow for safe low cost use for homeland security and defense applications. Three main challenges are present in the production of such spheres. The first challenge is the reproduction of the fluorescent and other chemical properties of interest. Secondly, the particles must have the size and charge attributes needed for the specific application and testing. Finally, in order to reproduce testing and evaluation criteria a rapid, reliable, scalable and low cost production method must be available.

Farquar, G; Leif, R

2009-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

462

Inferring Black Carbon Concentrations in Particulate Organic Matter by Observing Pyrene Fluorescence Losses  

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Inferring Black Carbon Concentrations in Particulate Organic Matter by Observing Pyrene Fluorescence Losses ... For example, most atmospheric scientists are interested in the “blackness” of aerosols and the resultant effect on the radiative heat balance (3, 7), while oceanographers and soil scientists are interested in the refractory properties of BC in soils and sediments influencing its role in carbon cycling (5). ... Studies since the late 1970s and early 1980s have suggested that absorption into biogenic and diagenetic organic matter is a key process controlling the fate and effects of hydrophobic organic pollutants (8, 9), and this process has been described using a linear sorption model where Kd is the solid?water distribution coefficient (L/kgsolid), and this parameter is estimated using the product of the total organic carbon (TOC) fraction (fTOC, kgTOC/kgsediment) and the TOC-normalized distribution coefficient (KTOC, L/kgTOC). ...

D. Xanat Flores-Cervantes; Christopher M. Reddy; Philip M. Gschwend

2009-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

463

High resolution laser induced fluorescence Doppler velocimetry utilizing saturated absorption spectroscopy  

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A high resolution laser induced fluorescence (LIF) system has been developed to measure the flow velocity field of neutral particles in an electron-cyclotron-resonance argon plasma. The flow velocity has been determined by the Doppler shift of the LIF spectrum, which is proportional to the velocity distribution function. Very high accuracy in velocity determination has been achieved by installing a saturated absorption spectroscopy unit into the LIF system, where the absolute value and scale of laser wavelength are determined by using the Lamb dip and the fringes of a Fabry-Perot interferometer. The minimum detectable flow velocity of a newly developed LIF system is {+-}2 m/s, and this performance remains unchanged in a long-time experiment. From the radial measurements of LIF spectra of argon metastable atoms, it is found that there exists an inward flow of neutral particles associated with neutral depletion.

Aramaki, Mitsutoshi [Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan); Ogiwara, Kohei; Etoh, Shuzo [Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University, Kasuga 816-8580 (Japan); Yoshimura, Shinji [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Tanaka, Masayoshi Y. [Department of Advanced Energy Engineering Science, Kyushu University, Kasuga 816-8580 (Japan)

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

464

Competing decay-channel fluorescence, dissociation, and ionization in superexcited levels of H{sub 2}  

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The absolute cross sections for the competing decay-channel fluorescence, dissociation, and ionization of photoexcited long-lived superexcited H{sub 2} molecular levels have been measured from the ionization threshold of H{sub 2} up to the H(1s) + H(n=3) dissociation limit. The total and partial natural widths of these levels have been determined. Good agreement is found with first principles calculations carried out with the multichannel quantum defect theory for excited levels of {sup 1{Pi}}{sub u}{sup -} symmetry, which represent 70% of the levels studied experimentally. The calculations reproduce the balance between the competing decay processes as well as its substantial evolution from level to level.

Glass-Maujean, M. [Laboratoire de Physique Moleculaire pour l'Atmosphere et l'Astrophysique, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 place Jussieu, F-75252 Paris Cedex 5 (France); Jungen, Ch. [Laboratoire Aime Cotton, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Batiment 505, Universite de Paris-Sud, F-91405 Orsay (France); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom); Reichardt, G.; Balzer, A. [BESSY II, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 15, D-12489 Berlin (Germany); Schmoranzer, H. [Fachbereich Physik, Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern, D-67653 Kaiserslautern (Germany); Ehresmann, A.; Haar, I.; Reiss, P. [Institute of Physics and Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology, Heinrich-Plett-Strasse 40, Universitaet Kassel, D-34132 Kassel (Germany)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

465

Transmission Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence Measurements of 238U in Thick Targets  

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Transmission nuclear resonance fluorescence measurements were made on targets consisting of Pb and depleted U with total areal densities near 86 g/cm2. The 238U content n the targets varied from 0 to 8.5percent (atom fraction). The experiment demonstrates the capability of using transmission measurements as a non-destructive technique to identify and quantify the presence of an isotope in samples with thicknesses comparable to he average thickness of a nuclear fuel assembly. The experimental data also appear to demonstrate the process of notch refilling with a predictable intensity. Comparison of measured spectra to previous backscatter 238U measurements indicates general agreement in observed excited states. Two new 238U excited states and possibly a third state have also been observed.

Quiter, Brian J.; Ludewigt, Bernhard A.; Mozin, Vladimir V.; Wilson, Cody; Korbly, Steve

2010-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

466

High Repetition Rate, LINAC-Based Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence FY 2008 Final Report  

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This summarizes the first year of a multi-laboratory/university, multi-year effort focusing on high repetition rate, pulsed LINAC-based nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) measurements. Specifically, this FY2008 effort centered on experimentally assessing NRF measurements using pulsed linear electron accelerators, operated at various repetition rates, and identifying specific detection requirements to optimize such measurements. Traditionally, interest in NRF as a detection technology, which continues to receive funding from DHS and DOE/NA-22, has been driven by continuous-wave (CW), Van de Graff-based bremsstrahlung sources. However, in addition to the relatively sparse present-day use of Van de Graff sources, only limited NRF data from special nuclear materials has been presented; there is even less data available regarding shielding effects and photon source optimization for NRF measurements on selected nuclear materials.

Scott M Watson; Mathew T Kinlaw; James L Jones; Alan W. Hunt; Glen A. Warren

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Probing tribological properties of waxy oil in pipeline pigging with fluorescence technique  

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Abstract Tribological behavior of waxy oil (wax-particles-in-oil mixture) under a sliding soft contact in pipeline pigging process has been investigated using fluorescence technique. Results are reported for a soft line contact between an elastomer cylinder and a glass plate, which is lubricated by a model wax–oil system. It was found that, for waxy oil, the wax particles were entrapped at inlet region and pass through the contact region. The study revealed that the pigging efficiency was a function of Young’s module in rubber and the different lubricated soft contacts in pipeline pigging could be in situ observed. Experimental results indicated that the efficiency of pigging process decreased with the increasing degree of wear in sealing disc and was determined by the flow property of waxy oil.

Gui-Bin Tan; De-Guo Wang; Shu-Hai Liu; Si-Wei Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Fabrication of fluorescent composite with ultrafast aqueous synthesized high luminescent CdTe quantum dots  

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Without precursor preparation, inert gas protection and enormous amount of additives and reductants, CdTe quantum dots (QDs) can be rapidly synthesized with high quality. A 600 nm photoluminescence peak wavelength could be obtained within 1 hour's refluxing through minimal addition of 1,2-diaminoethane (DAE). The theoretical design for the experiments are illustrated and further proved by the characterization results with different concentrations and reagents. On the other hand, generation of CdTe QDs was found even under room temperature by applying droplet quantity of DAE. This indicates that QDs can be synthesized with simply a bottle and no enormous additives required. The QDs were mixed into the epoxy matrix through solution casting method with cetyltrimethylammonium (CTA) capping for phase transfer. The acquired epoxy based nanocomposite exhibits good transparency, compatibility and fluorescence.

Zhang, Lei, E-mail: mejswu@ust.hk; Chen, Haibin, E-mail: mejswu@ust.hk, E-mail: mejswu@ust.hk; Wu, Jingshen, E-mail: mejswu@ust.hk, E-mail: mejswu@ust.hk [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong and Fok Ying Tung Graduate School, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong); Bi, Xianghong, E-mail: takubatch@gmail.com [Fok Ying Tung Graduate School, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

469

Effect of helium addition on discharge characteristics in a flat fluorescent lamp  

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The discharge characteristics of a multielectrode dual coplanar in a mercury-free flat fluorescent lamp were investigated using brightness-efficiency measurement and the infrared (IR) spectrum and intensified charge coupled device (ICCD) characteristics. The level of brightness was above 14 900 cd/m{sup 2} under the conditions of neon--50% xenon-8% He gas composition, 150 Torr pressure, and 20 kHz alternating current pulse. The ICCD results revealed a faster and wider discharge with a Ne-50% Xe-8% He gas composition. The effect of adding helium (He) to Ne-50% Xe revealed a faster peak emission, as confirmed by ICCD images. From the gated IR emission spectrum, the intensity ratio of I{sub 823nm}/I{sub 828nm} was {approx}8% higher with Ne-50% Xe-8% He than with Ne-50% Xe under the same pressure and applied voltage conditions.

Lee, Seong-Eui; Lee, Ho-Nyeon; Park, Hyoung-Bin; Lee, Kyo Sung; Choi, Kyung Cheol [Materials and Devices Research Center, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Suwon 440-600 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Electronics Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul 143-747 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Integrating fluorometer for the measurement of chlorophyll fluorescence induction in intact plants  

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An economical device for monitoring the integrated chlorophyll fluorescence emission of plant material is described. The system which uniquely incorporates an integrating sphere light source photographic shutter optical filters and a photodetector is applicable to intact plants whole leaves or other materials. It is noninvasive and a single sample may be repeatedly tested over time intervals of minutes to months. Data obtained provide information about the sample size (i.e. leaf area total chlorophyll content) and the photosynthetic activity of the sample. Samples of from a few mm2 to several cm2 can be accommodated depending on the diameter of the integrating sphere and excitation light source intensity. The device should be of interest to workers in plant breeding genetic engineering tissue culture horticulture herbicides pollution pathology and environmental stress.

Peter Toivonen; William Vidaver

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Chapter 9 - Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF) Microscopy of Chlamydomonas Flagella  

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Abstract The eukaryotic flagellum is host to a variety of dynamic behaviors, including flagellar beating, the motility of glycoproteins in the flagellar membrane, and intraflagellar transport (IFT), the bidirectional traffic of protein particles between the flagellar base and tip. IFT is of particular interest, as it plays integral roles in flagellar length control, cell signaling, development, and human disease. However, our ability to understand dynamic flagellar processes such as IFT is limited in large part by the fidelity with which we can image these behaviors in living cells. This chapter introduces the application of total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy to visualize the flagella of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The advantages and challenges of TIRF are discussed in comparison to confocal and differential interference contrast techniques. This chapter also reviews current IFT insights gleaned from TIRF microscopy of Chlamydomonas and provides an outlook on the future of the technique, with particular emphasis on combining TIRF with other emerging imaging technologies.

Benjamin D. Engel; Karl-Ferdinand Lechtreck; Tsuyoshi Sakai; Mitsuo Ikebe; George B. Witman; Wallace F. Marshall

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Synchrotron x-ray fluorescence and extended x-ray absorption fine structure analysis  

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The advent of dedicated synchrotron radiation sources has led to a significant increase in activity in many areas of science dealing with the interaction of x-rays with matter. Synchrotron radiation provides intense, linearly polarized, naturally collimated, continuously tunable photon beams, which are used to determine not only the elemental composition of a complex, polyatomic, dilute material but also the chemical form of the elements with improved accuracy. Examples of the application of synchrotron radiation include experiments in synchrotron x-ray fluorescence (SXRF) analysis and extended x-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) analysis. New synchrotron radiation x-ray microprobes for elemental analysis in the parts per billion range are under construction at several laboratories. 76 references, 24 figures.

Chen, J.R.; Gordon, B.M.; Hanson, A.L.; Jones, K.W.; Kraner, H.W.; Chao, E.C.T.; Minkin, J.A.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Graphene as a Substrate To Suppress Fluorescence in Resonance Raman Spectroscopy  

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Resonance Raman spectroscopy (RRS), which can enhance Raman signal by 107 times than normal Raman spectroscopy, is a powerful approach to characterize structures of chemicals (especially biomolecules) at low concentrations.1-4 However, fluorescence (FL) background is a major obstacle in RRS because the FL cross section (?10-16 cm2) is much larger than the RRS cross section (?10-22 cm2).3 Several approaches, such as ultraviolet RRS (UV-RRS),1 time-resolved Raman detection,5,6 femtosecond broadband stimu-lated Raman spectroscopy (FSRS),7 and coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS),8 have been used to suppress or reject FL background in RRS. However, these approaches need expensive and complex equipments and have other limitations, such as sample degradation in UV-RRS. Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is another powerful approach to characterize structures of chemicals at extremely low concentrations or even at the single

Liming Xie; Xi Ling; Yuan Fang; Jin Zhang; Zhongfan Liu

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Maternal feeding self-efficacy and fruit and vegetable intakes in infants. Results from the SAIDI study  

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Abstract Adequate consumption of fruits and vegetables (FV) is a characteristic of a healthy diet but remains a challenge in nutrition interventions. This cross-sectional study explored the multi-directional relationships between maternal feeding self-efficacy, parenting confidence, child feeding behaviour, exposure to new food and FV intake in a cohort of 277 infants. Mothers with healthy infants weighing ?2500?g and ?37?weeks gestation were recruited post-natally from 11 South Australian hospitals. Socio-demographic data were collected at recruitment. At 6?months postnatal, infants were weighed and measured, and mothers completed a questionnaire exploring their perceptions of child feeding behaviour and child exposure to new foods. The questionnaire also included the Short Temperament Scale for Infants, Kessler 10 to measure maternal psychological distress and 5 items measuring maternal feeding self-efficacy. The number of occasions and variety of FV (number of subgroups within food groups) consumed by infants were estimated from a 24-hour dietary recall and 2?days food record. Structural equation modelling was performed using Mplus version 6.11. Median (IQR) variety scores were 2 (1–3) for fruit and 3 (2–5) for vegetable intake. The most popular FV consumed were apple (n?=?108, 45.0%) and pumpkin (n?=?143, 56.3%). None of the variables studied predicted the variety of child fruit intake. Parenting confidence, exposure to new foods and child feeding behaviour were indirectly related to child vegetable intake through maternal feeding self-efficacy while total number of children negatively predicted child vegetable variety (p?efficacy and the family eating environment as key strategies towards development of healthy eating in children.

Gloria A. Koh; Jane A. Scott; Richard J. Woodman; Susan W. Kim; Lynne A. Daniels; Anthea M. Magarey

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

The reproducibility of [sup 109]Cd-based X-ray fluorescence measurements of bone lead  

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We assessed the reproducibility of X-ray fluorescence-based lead measurements from multiple measurements made on a low-concentration plaster of paris phantom and in five subjects measured five times on two occasions. Over a 6-month period, 220 measurements of the same phantom were obtained and showed a standard deviation of 1.29 [mu]g Pb (g plaster of paris)[sup [minus]1]. The two sets of in vivo measurements were made 10 months apart and revealed a mean standard deviation of 3.4 [mu]Pb (g bone mineral)[sup [minus]1] and 5.1 [mu]g Pb (g bone mineral)[sup [minus]1] for males and females, respectively. Our measured standard deviation exceeded by 20-30% the calculated standard deviation associated with a single measurement both in the phantom and in subjects. This indicates that some variance is introduced during the measurement process. Operator learning and consistency significantly minimized this increased variability. Measured lead concentrations of the left and right tibia in 14 subjects showed no significant differences between legs. As a result, either tibia can be sampled and compared over time. The levels of reproducibility we report here mean that X-ray fluorescence-based determinations of bone lead concentrations are reliable both over the short and long term. Thus, reasonably sized confidence intervals can be placed on detected changes in concentration and should permit acquisition of longitudinal data within a reasonable length of time. 19 refs., 1 fig., 6 tabs.

Gordon, C.L. (Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals, Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)); Webber, C.E.; Chettle, D.R. (McMaster Univ., Hamilton, Ontario (Canada))

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Portable X-ray fluorescence in the assessment of rare earth element-enriched sedimentary phosphate deposits  

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...fluorescence in the assessment of rare earth element-enriched sedimentary...considered as potential sources of rare earth elements (REEs) and...phosphate deposit|pulps|rare earth elements|recalibration...into effluents associated with phosphogypsum stockpiles and could pose a...

G.J. Simandl; R. Fajber; S. Paradis

477

Crystal Structures of the GCaMP Calcium Sensor Reveal the Mechanism of Fluorescence Signal Change and Aid Rational Design  

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The genetically encoded calcium indicator GCaMP2 shows promise for neural network activity imaging, but is currently limited by low signal-to-noise ratio. We describe x-ray crystal structures as well as solution biophysical and spectroscopic characterization of GCaMP2 in the calcium-free dark state, and in two calcium-bound bright states: a monomeric form that dominates at intracellular concentrations observed during imaging experiments and an unexpected domain-swapped dimer with decreased fluorescence. This series of structures provides insight into the mechanism of Ca{sup 2+}-induced fluorescence change. Upon calcium binding, the calmodulin (CaM) domain wraps around the M13 peptide, creating a new domain interface between CaM and the circularly permuted enhanced green fluorescent protein domain. Residues from CaM alter the chemical environment of the circularly permuted enhanced green fluorescent protein chromophore and, together with flexible inter-domain linkers, block solvent access to the chromophore. Guided by the crystal structures, we engineered a series of GCaMP2 point mutants to probe the mechanism of GCaMP2 function and characterized one mutant with significantly improved signal-to-noise. The mutation is located at a domain interface and its effect on sensor function could not have been predicted in the absence of structural data.

Akerboom, Jasper; Velez Rivera, Jonathan D.; Rodriguez Guilbe, María M.; Alfaro Malavé, Elisa C.; Hernandez, Hector H.; Tian, Lin; Hires, S. Andrew; Marvin, Jonathan S.; Looger, Loren L.; Schreiter, Eric R.; (MIT); (Puerto Rico); (HHMI)

2009-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

478

Comparison of a semiautomated fluorescent immunoassay system and indirect immunofluorescence for detection of antinuclear antibodies in human serum.  

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...well as the concentration of nuclear antigens present in sub- strates...have the same specificity for nuclear an- tigens, the variety of...slide, allows cytoplasmic and nuclear fluorescence to be differentiated...ANA results, the relative cost of reagents and tech- nologist...

C H Casavant; A C Hart; D P Stites

1979-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Red-shifted fluorescent proteins mPlum and mRaspberry and polynucleotides encoding the same  

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Methods using somatic hypermutation (SHM) for producing polypeptide and nucleic acid variants, and nucleic acids encoding such polypeptide variants are disclosed. Such variants may have desired properties. Also disclosed are novel polypeptides, such as improved fluorescent proteins, produced by the novel methods, and nucleic acids, vectors, and host cells comprising such vectors.

Tsien, Roger Y. (La Jolla, CA); Wang, Lei (San Diego, CA)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Red tide detection and tracing using MODIS fluorescence data: A regional example in SW Florida coastal waters  

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Red tide detection and tracing using MODIS fluorescence data: A regional example in SW Florida-time data from the MODIS satellite sensor was used to detect and trace a harmful algal bloom (HAB), or red to interferences of other water constituents. The red tide that formed from November to December 2004 off SW

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2-dimensional ion velocity distributions measured by laser-induced fluorescence above a radio-frequency biased silicon wafer  

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2-dimensional ion velocity distributions measured by laser-induced fluorescence above a radio-frequency cm diameter, 2.2 MHz-biased silicon wafer in a commercial inductively coupled plasma processing rf frequencies,5­7,18 non-sinusoidal waveforms8 and pulsed power.9,19 Control of IEDs in many

California at Los Angles, University of

482

Technical description of candidate fluorescence compounds and radioisotopes for a nuclear smuggling deterrence tag (IL500E)  

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This report summarizes the efforts completed in identifying candidate fluorescence compounds and radioisotopes for a developing tagging system. The tagging system is being developed as a deterrent to nuclear smuggling, by providing a means of: (1) tracing materials and pilferers to the facility of origin for any recovered special nuclear materials; (2) inventory control of long-term stored items containing special nuclear materials; and (3) tracking materials transferred between facilities. The tagging system uses four types of tagging materials to cover a range of applications intended to prevent the pilfering of special nuclear materials. One material, fluorescent compounds which are invisible without ultraviolet or near-infrared detection systems, is marked on controlled items with a tracking pattern that corresponds to a specified item in a specified location in the data control system. The tagging system uses an invisible, fluorescent dusting powder to mark equipment and personnel who inappropriately handle the tagged material. The tagging system also uses unique combinations of radionuclides to identify the facility of origin for any special nuclear material. Currently, 18 long-lived radioisotopes, 38 short-live radioisotopes and 10 fluorescent compounds have been selected as candidate materials for the tagging system.

Hartenstein, S.D.; Aryaeinejad, R.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Laser-Induced Fluorescence Detection in High-Throughput Screening of Heterogeneous Catalysts and Single Cells Analysis  

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Laser-induced fluorescence detection is one of the most sensitive detection techniques and it has found enormous applications in various areas. The purpose of this research was to develop detection approaches based on laser-induced fluorescence detection in two different areas, heterogeneous catalysts screening and single cell study. First, we introduced laser-induced imaging (LIFI) as a high-throughput screening technique for heterogeneous catalysts to explore the use of this high-throughput screening technique in discovery and study of various heterogeneous catalyst systems. This scheme is based on the fact that the creation or the destruction of chemical bonds alters the fluorescence properties of suitably designed molecules. By irradiating the region immediately above the catalytic surface with a laser, the fluorescence intensity of a selected product or reactant can be imaged by a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera to follow the catalytic activity as a function of time and space. By screening the catalytic activity of vanadium pentoxide catalysts in oxidation of naphthalene, we demonstrated LIFI has good detection performance and the spatial and temporal resolution needed for high-throughput screening of heterogeneous catalysts. The sample packing density can reach up to 250 x 250 subunits/cm{sub 2} for 40-{micro}m wells. This experimental set-up also can screen solid catalysts via near infrared thermography detection.

Hui Su

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Laser fluorescence study of AIO formed in the reaction AI + O2: Product state distribution, dissociation energy, and radiative  

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.5 ± I kcallmole is recommended for aluminum monoxide. Direct measurement of the fluorescence decay + 0 has been studied by Fontijn, Felder, and Houghton! in a fast- flow reactor. They find, comparison of the ex- perimental and theoretical internal state distributions 1824 The Journal of Chemical

Zare, Richard N.

485

Orange Fluorescent Proteins: Structural Studies of LSSmOrange, PSmOrange and PSmOrange2  

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to greatly decrease the energy of photoconversion and increase its efficiency of photoswitching. Fluorescence Editor: Maria Sola, Molecular Biology Institute of Barcelona, CSIC, Spain Received March 13, 2014 of the Advanced Photon Source was supported by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic

Verkhusha, Vladislav V.

486

Microarray Immunoassay for Phenoxybenzoic Acid Using Polymer Encapsulated Eu:Gd2O3 Nanoparticles as Fluorescent Labels  

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Lanthanide oxides are commonly used as fluorescent materials in the lighting industry. ... PBA is a generic biomarker of human exposure to pyrethroids, a group of highly potent insecticides widely used in agriculture, forestry, horticulture, animal and public health, and households. ... Particle size distributions were measured on a Nanotrac particle size analyzer, model NPA150 from Microtrac Inc. (Montgomeryville, PA), by dynamic light scattering technology. ...

Mikaela Nichkova; Dosi Dosev; Shirley J. Gee; Bruce D. Hammock; Ian M. Kennedy

2005-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

487

Shape-Selective Sorption and Fluorescence Sensing of Aromatics in a Flexible Network of Tetrakis[(4-methylthiophenyl)ethynyl]silane  

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Shape-Selective Sorption and Fluorescence Sensing of Aromatics in a Flexible Network of Tetrakis[(4 entering the pores, enabling, for example, the selective sorption of benzene over hexafluorobenzene networks.1-6 Examples of sorption studies in crystalline coordination networks include selective binding

Li, Jing

488

High energy resolution five-crystal spectrometer for high quality fluorescence and absorption measurements on an X-ray Absorption  

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-ray photons from a large solid angle with five spherically bent crystals. It will cover a large energy rangeHigh energy resolution five-crystal spectrometer for high quality fluorescence and absorption however presents some limitations related to the limited energy resolution and saturation. Crystal

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

489

The use of a prodrug approach to minimize potential CNS exposure of next generation quinoline methanols while maintaining efficacy in in vivo animal models  

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The use of mefloquine (MQ) for antimalarial treatment and prophylaxis has diminished largely in response to concerns about its neurologic side effects. An analog campaign designed to maintain the efficacy of M...

Jason C. Sousa; Erin Milner; Dustin Carroll…

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

ANG4043, a Novel Brain-Penetrant Peptide–mAb Conjugate, Is Efficacious against HER2-Positive Intracranial Tumors in Mice  

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...author-choice ANG4043, a Novel Brain-Penetrant Peptide-mAb Conjugate, Is Efficacious...breast cancer, but they are ineffective against brain metastases due to poor brain penetration. In previous studies, we identified...

Anthony Regina; Michel Demeule; Sasmita Tripathy; Simon Lord-Dufour; Jean-Christophe Currie; Mustapha Iddir; Borhane Annabi; Jean-Paul Castaigne; Jean E. Lachowicz

491

An Empirical Comparison between the NEO-FFI and the WPI and the Relationship between Self-Efficacy and Workplace Personality  

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satisfaction, with self-esteem and generalized self-efficacy contributing the most. Judge and Bono (2001) point out that Conscientiousness is often thought of as the ?primary dispositional predictor of job performance? (p. 85). They were able to show...

Orozco, Lauren Michel

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

492

Safety and efficacy of carotid angioplasty and stenting for radiation-associated carotid artery stenosis  

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Introduction Prior neck irradiation may induce atherosclerosis in the carotid artery and is considered an indication for carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS). This study sought to evaluate the effect of neck radiation therapy (XRT) on the rate of restenosis and embolic potential in patients undergoing CAS. Methods Two hundred ten CAS procedures were performed on 193 patients (XRT [N = 28], non-XRT [N = 182]). Mean follow-up was 347 ± 339 days (median, 305 days; range, 16-1354 days). Duplex velocity criteria for restenosis after CAS were: >50% restenosis (peak systolic velocity [PSV] > 125 cm/sec, end diastolic velocity [EDV] 40-99 cm/sec, and internal carotid artery to common carotid artery systolic ratio [ICA/CCA] > 2.0); >70% restenosis (PSV>230 cm/sec, EDV>100 cm/sec, and ICA/CCA ratio >4.0). Restenosis >70% was confirmed by digital subtraction angiography. Additional endpoints included groin hematoma, groin pseudoaneurysm, myocardial infarction, stroke, mortality, and the combined myocardial infarction/stroke/mortality rate. Captured particulate data was obtained from microporous filters used during CAS. Nineteen XRT and 128 non-XRT consecutive filters were analyzed. Photomicroscopy was performed along three axes for each filter, and the quantity and size of the captured particles were analyzed using video image analysis software. Results There were more men (XRT: 85.7% vs. non-XRT: 52.8%, P 1000 ?m (XRT: 47.4% vs. non-XRT: 30.5%, P = NS). Conclusions This study suggests that the durability of CAS and the characteristics of captured embolic particles are not altered by a history of neck XRT. This supports the safety and efficacy of CAS for the treatment of patients with a history of neck XRT. Prior neck XRT may predispose the patient to the de novo development of stenoses at locations that were not previously treated.

Mikel Sadek; Neal S. Cayne; Hyun J. Shin; Irene C. Turnbull; Michael L. Marin; Peter L. Faries

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety and Efficacy of Bevacizumab With Hypofractionated Stereotactic Irradiation for Recurrent Malignant Gliomas  

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Purpose: Preclinical studies suggest that inhibition of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) improves glioma response to radiotherapy. Bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody against VEGF, has shown promise in recurrent gliomas, but the safety and efficacy of concurrent bevacizumab with brain irradiation has not been extensively studied. The objectives of this study were to determine the safety and activity of this combination in malignant gliomas. Methods and Materials: After prior treatment with standard radiation therapy patients with recurrent glioblastoma (GBM) and anaplastic gliomas (AG) received bevacizumab (10 mg/kg intravenous) every 2 weeks of 28-day cycles until tumor progression. Patients also received 30 Gy of hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (HFSRT) in five fractions after the first cycle of bevacizumab. Results: Twenty-five patients (20 GBM, 5 AG; median age 56 years; median Karnofsky Performance Status 90) received a median of seven cycles of bevacizumab. One patient did not undergo HFSRT because overlap with prior radiotherapy would exceed the safe dose allowed to the optic chiasm. Three patients discontinued treatment because of Grade 3 central nervous system intratumoral hemorrhage, wound dehiscence, and bowel perforation. Other nonhematologic and hematologic toxicities were transient. No radiation necrosis was seen in these previously irradiated patients. For the GBM cohort, overall response rate was 50%, 6-month progression-free survival was 65%; median overall survival was 12.5 months, and 1-year survival was 54%. Discussion: Bevacizumab with HFSRT is safe and well tolerated. Radiographic responses, duration of disease control, and survival suggest that this regimen is active in recurrent malignant glioma.

Gutin, Philip H. [Brain Tumor Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Department of Neurosurgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Department of Neurological Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York (United States)], E-mail: gutinp@mskcc.org; Iwamoto, Fabio M. [Brain Tumor Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Department of Neurology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Beal, Kathryn [Brain Tumor Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Mohile, Nimish A. [Department of Neurology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Karimi, Sasan [Brain Tumor Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Hou, Bob L. [Brain Tumor Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Lymberis, Stella [Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Yamada, Yoshiya [Brain Tumor Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Chang, Jenghwa [Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States)] (and others)

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Replication-Competent Influenza A Virus That Encodes a Split-Green Fluorescent Protein-Tagged PB2 Polymerase Subunit Allows Live-Cell Imaging of the Virus Life Cycle  

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...Influenza A Virus That Encodes a Split-Green Fluorescent Protein-Tagged PB2 Polymerase...circumvent this limitation, we used the split-green fluorescent protein (split-GFP) system...complete replacement of a viral protein by green fluorescent protein (GFP) (e.g...

Sergiy V. Avilov; Dorothée Moisy; Sandie Munier; Oliver Schraidt; Nadia Naffakh; Stephen Cusack

2011-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasound guided fluorescence molecular tomography with improved quantification by an attenuation compensated born-normalization and in vivo preclinical study of cancer  

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Ultrasound imaging, having the advantages of low-cost and non-invasiveness over MRI and X-ray CT, was reported by several studies as an adequate complement to fluorescence molecular tomography with the perspective of improving localization and quantification of fluorescent molecular targets in vivo. Based on the previous work, an improved dual-modality Fluorescence-Ultrasound imaging system was developed and then validated in imaging study with preclinical tumor model. Ultrasound imaging and a profilometer were used to obtain the anatomical prior information and 3D surface, separately, to precisely extract the tissue boundary on both sides of sample in order to achieve improved fluorescence reconstruction. Furthermore, a pattern-based fluorescence reconstruction on the detection side was incorporated to enable dimensional reduction of the dataset while keeping the useful information for reconstruction. Due to its putative role in the current imaging geometry and the chosen reconstruction technique, we developed an attenuation compensated Born-normalization method to reduce the attenuation effects and cancel off experimental factors when collecting quantitative fluorescence datasets over large area. Results of both simulation and phantom study demonstrated that fluorescent targets could be recovered accurately and quantitatively using this reconstruction mechanism. Finally, in vivo experiment confirms that the imaging system associated with the proposed image reconstruction approach was able to extract both functional and anatomical information, thereby improving quantification and localization of molecular targets.

Li, Baoqiang; Berti, Romain; Abran, Maxime; Lesage, Frédéric, E-mail: frederic.lesage@polymtl.ca [Institute of Biomedical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3A7 (Canada) [Institute of Biomedical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3A7 (Canada); Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Quebec H1T 1C8 (Canada)

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The Efficacy of Ultraviolet Radiation for Sterilizing Tools Used for Surgically Implanting Transmitters into Fish  

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Telemetry is frequently used to examine the behavior of fish, and the transmitters used are normally surgically implanted into the coelom of fish. Implantation requires the use of surgical tools such as scalpels, forceps, needle holders, and sutures. When several fish are implanted consecutively for large telemetry studies, it is common for surgical tools to be sterilized or, at minimum, disinfected between each use so that pathogens that may be present are not spread among fish. However, autoclaving tools can take a long period of time, and chemical sterilants or disinfectants can be harmful to both humans and fish and have varied effectiveness. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is commonly used to disinfect water in aquaculture facilities. However, this technology has not been widely used to sterilize tools for surgical implantation of transmitters in fish. To determine its efficacy for this application, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers used UV radiation to disinfect surgical tools (i.e., forceps, needle holder, stab scalpel, and suture) that were exposed to one of four aquatic organisms that typically lead to negative health issues for salmonids. These organisms included Aeromonas salmonicida, Flavobacterium psychrophilum, Renibacterium salmoninarum, and Saprolegnia parasitica. Surgical tools were exposed to the bacteria by dipping them into a confluent suspension of three varying concentrations (i.e., low, medium, high). After exposure to the bacterial culture, tools were placed into a mobile Millipore UV sterilization apparatus. The tools were then exposed for three different time periods—2, 5, or 15 min. S. parasitica, a water mold, was tested using an agar plate method and forceps-pinch method. UV light exposures of 5 and 15 min were effective at killing all four organisms. UV light was also effective at killing Geobacillus stearothermophilus, the organism used as a biological indicator to verify effectiveness of steam sterilizers. These techniques appear to provide a quick alternative disinfection technique for some surgical tools that is less harmful to both humans and fish while not producing chemical waste. However, we do not recommend using these methods with tools that have overlapping parts or other structures that cannot be directly exposed to UV light such as needle holders.

Walker, Ricardo W.; Markillie, Lye Meng; Colotelo, Alison HA; Gay, Marybeth E.; Woodley, Christa M.; Brown, Richard S.

2013-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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The Interaction between Rac1 and Its Guanine Nucleotide Dissociation Inhibitor (GDI), Monitored by a Single Fluorescent Coumarin Attached to GDI  

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The Interaction between Rac1 and Its Guanine Nucleotide Dissociation Inhibitor (GDI), Monitored by a Single Fluorescent Coumarin Attached to GDI ... The interaction of rac with guanine nucleotide dissociation inhibitor protein (rhoGDI) is described, using GDI fluorescently labeled on its single cysteine with N-[2-(1-maleimidyl)ethyl]-7-diethylaminocoumarin-3-carboxamide (MDCC). ... The labeled GDI shows a 70% decrease in fluorescence emission on binding geranylgeranylated rac1·GDP and has an affinity for rac1 within a factor of 2 of the unlabeled GDI. ...

Anthony R. Newcombe; Richard W. Stockley; Jackie L. Hunter; Martin R. Webb

1999-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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A fluorescent screening platform for the rapid evaluation of chemicals in cellular reprogramming  

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Current strategies to monitor reprogramming into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are limited in that they rely on the recognition of advanced stage biomarkers or they involve the transduction of genetically-modified cells. These limitations are particularly problematic in high-throughput screenings where cell availability, low cost and a rapid experimental protocol are critical issues. Herein we report the application of a pluripotent stem cell fluorescent probe (i.e. CDy1) as a reporter for the rapid screening of chemicals in reprogramming iPSCs. \\{CDy1\\} stains early-stage iPSCs at 7 dpi as well as matured iPSCs; hence it can partially overcome the slow kinetics of the reprogramming process. As a proof of concept, we employed a CDy1-based screening in 384 well-plates to examine the effect of newly synthesized hydroxamic acid derivatives in reprogramming mouse fibroblasts transduced with Oct4, Sox2 and Klf-4 without c-Myc. One compound (1–26) was identified as a reprogramming enhancer by 2.5-fold and we confirmed that 1–26 behaves as a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor. The successful identification of novel small molecules enhancing the generation of iPSCs by means of a rapid and simple protocol demonstrates the suitability of this CDy1-based screening platform for the large scale and high-throughput evaluation of iPSC modulators.

Marc Vendrell; Sung-Jin Park; Yogeswari Chandran; Chi-Lik Ken Lee; Hyung-Ho Ha; Nam-Young Kang; Seong-Wook Yun; Young-Tae Chang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interfacing picoliter droplet microfluidics with addressable microliter compartments using fluorescence activated cell sorting  

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Abstract Droplet microfluidic platforms have, while enabling high-throughput manipulations and the assaying of single cell scale compartments, been lacking interfacing to allow macro scale access to the output from droplet microfluidic operations. Here, we present a simple and high-throughput method for individually directing cell containing droplets to an addressable and macro scale accessible microwell slide for downstream analysis. Picoliter aqueous droplets containing low gelling point agarose and eGFP expressing Escherichia coli (E. coli) are created in a microfluidic device, solidified to agarose beads and transferred into an aqueous buffer. A Fluorescence activated cell sorter (FACS) is used to sort agarose beads containing cells into microwells in which the growth and expansion of cell colonies is monitored. We demonstrate fast sorting and high accuracy positioning of sorted 15 ?m gelled droplet agarose beads into microwells (14 × 48) on a 25 mm × 75 mm microscope slide format using a FACS with a 100 ?m nozzle and an xy-stage. The interfacing method presented here enables the products of high-throughput or single cell scale droplet microfluidics assays to be output to a wide range of microtiter plate formats familiar to biological researchers lowering the barriers for utilization of these microfluidic platforms.

Yunpeng Bai; Emilie Weibull; Haakan N. Joensson; Helene Andersson-Svahn

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Isotope shifts of natural Sr+ measured by laser fluorescence in a sympathetically cooled Coulomb crystal  

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We measured by laser spectroscopy the isotope shifts between naturally-occurring even-isotopes of strontium ions for both the $5s\\,\\,^2S_{1/2}\\to 5p\\,\\,^2P_{1/2}$ (violet) and the $4d\\,\\,^2D_{3/2}\\to 5p\\,\\,^2P_{1/2}$ (infrared) dipole-allowed optical transitions. Fluorescence spectra were taken by simultaneous measurements on a two-component Coulomb crystal in a linear Paul trap containing $10^3$--$10^4$ laser-cooled Sr$^+$ ions. The isotope shifts are extracted from the experimental spectra by fitting the data with the analytical solution of the optical Bloch equations describing a three-level atom in interaction with two laser beams. This technique allowed us to increase the precision with respect to previously reported data obtained by optogalvanic spectroscopy or fast atomic-beam techniques. The results for the $5s\\,\\,^2S_{1/2}\\to 5p\\,\\,^2P_{1/2}$ transition are $\

Brice Dubost; Romain Dubessy; Benjamin Szymanski; Samuel Guibal; Jean-Pierre Likforman; Luca Guidoni

2014-02-14T23:59:59.000Z