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Effect of long-term irrigation patterns on phosphorus forms and distribution in the brown soil zone

. Data curation: Chang Liu. Formal analysis: Chang Liu. Funding acquisition: Yulong Zhang. Investigation: Chang Liu, Xiuli Dang. Methodology: Chang Liu. Software: Chang Liu, Leilei Chen. Supervision ... : Yulong Zhang. Validation: Xiuli Dang, Melanie A. Mayes. Writing ± original draft: Chang Liu. Writing ± review & editing: Chang Liu, Yulong Zhang. 13 / 16 14 / 16 31. Ponce P, Molina A, Cepeda P, Lugo E

Numerical Study of an Efficient Solar Absorber Consisting of Metal Nanoparticles

We propose and theoretically investigate an efficient solar light absorber based on a multilayer structure consisting of tungsten nanoparticle layers and SiO2 layers. According to our calculation, average absorbance over 94% is achieved in the wavelength range between 400 and 2500 nm for the proposed absorber. The excellent performance of the absorber can be attributed to the ...

Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of light intensity on flavonoid production by RNA-seq analysis in Epimedium pseudowushanense B.L.Guo

& editing: Junqian Pan, Baolin Guo, Chang Liu. 23 / 25 24 / 25 1. Stearn WT . The genus Epimedium and other Herbaceous Berberidaceae including the genus podophyllum . Portland: Timber Press; 2002 . 2. Kim B

Feasibility and Reliability of Grain Noise Suppression in Monitoring of Highly Scattering Materials

A feasibility study on grain noise suppression using baseline subtraction is presented in this paper. Monitoring is usually done with permanently installed transducers but this is not always possible; here instead monitoring is conducted by carrying out repeat C-scans and the feasibility of grain noise suppression by subtracting A-scans extracted from the C-scans is investigated. ...

Effects of low-dose X-ray irradiation on activated macrophages and their possible signal pathways

Contributions Conceptualization: Jian Li, Zhen-yu Yao, Chang She, Jian Li, Qi-Rong Dong, Pei-Gen Ren. Data curation: Jian Li, Zhen-yu Yao, Chang She, Jian Li, Bin Ten, Chang Liu, Shu-bin Lin. 10 / 13 Formal ... analysis: Jian Li, Zhen-yu Yao, Chang She, Jian Li, Bin Ten, Chang Liu, Shu-bin Lin, Qi-Rong Dong, Pei-Gen Ren. Funding acquisition: Jian Li, Qi-Rong Dong, Pei-Gen Ren. Investigation: Jian Li, Zhen-yu Yao

Models, methods and tools for ancestry inference and admixture analysis

analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. COMPLIANCE WITH ETHICS GUIDELINES The authors Kai Yuan, Ying Zhou, Xumin Ni, Yuchen Wang, Chang Liu and Shuhua Xu declare that they have no

Whole plastid transcriptomes reveal abundant RNA editing sites and differential editing status in Phalaenopsis aphrodite subsp. formosana

Background RNA editing is a process of post-transcriptional level of gene regulation by nucleotide modification. Previously, the chloroplast DNA of Taiwan endemic moth orchid, P. aphrodite subsp. formosana was determined, and 44 RNA editing sites were identified from 24 plastid protein-coding transcripts of leaf tissue via RT-PCR and then conventional Sanger sequencing. However, ...

Flow assignment model for quantitative analysis of diverting bulk freight from road to railway

and Ms Chunhui Hou for their valuable comments and suggestions. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Chang Liu, Boliang Lin. Data curation: Chang Liu. Formal analysis: Chang Liu, Boliang Lin ... , Jiaxi Wang. Funding acquisition: Boliang Lin. Investigation: Chang Liu, Jiaxi Wang. 20 / 22 Methodology: Chang Liu, Boliang Lin, Jiaxi Wang. Project administration: Boliang Lin. Resources: Chang Liu

Two-step deposition of Al-doped ZnO on p-GaN to form ohmic contacts

Al-doped ZnO (AZO) thin films were deposited directly on p-GaN substrates by using a two-step deposition consisting of polymer assisted deposition (PAD) and atomic layer deposition (ALD) methods. Ohmic contacts of the AZO on p-GaN have been formed. The lowest sheet resistance of the two-step prepared AZO films reached to 145 Ω/sq, and the specific contact resistance reduced to 1.47 ...

Side impact motor vehicle crashes: driver, passenger, vehicle and crash characteristics for fatally and nonfatally-injured rear-seated adults

Background Most studies of rear-seated occupants have focused on or included pediatric occupants which may not translate to adults. This study examines passenger, driver, vehicle and crash characteristics for rear-seated adult occupants involved in side crashes. Methods The National Automotive Sampling System General Estimates System (NASS/GES) for calendar years 2011–2014 was used ...

Two-way relaying schemes in full duplex cellular system

Recently, full duplex (FD) has been attracting great attention, due to its capability to double the spectral efficiency. In this paper, we focus on a FD wireless communication network, in which a FD base station (BS) and a half duplex (HD) mobile station (MS) exchange their information via a HD relay station (RS) within two phases. An amplify-and-forward (AF) relaying scheme and a ...

Selective-Area Growth of Transferable InN Nanocolumns by Using Anodic Aluminum Oxide Nanotemplates

InN nanocolumn arrays were grown on c-plane sapphire with and without anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) nanotemplates. The crystalline quality of InN nanocolumns was significantly improved by selective-area growth (SAG) using AAO templates, as verified by X-ray diffraction measurements. Then, InN nanocolumns were transferred onto p-type silicon substrates after etching off the AAO ...

Single-scan rest/stress imaging with 99mTc-Sestamibi and cadmium zinc telluride-based SPECT for hyperemic flow quantification: A feasibility study evaluated with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

Liu, Kung-Chu Ho, Feng-Cheng Kuo, Ching-Fang Yang. Formal analysis: Yu-Hua Dean Fang. Funding acquisition: Yu-Hua Dean Fang, Tzu-Chen Yen, I-Chang Hsieh. Investigation: Yu-Hua Dean Fang, Yuan-Chang ... Liu, Kung-Chu Ho, Tzu-Chen Yen, I-Chang Hsieh. Methodology: Yu-Hua Dean Fang. Project administration: Yu-Hua Dean Fang, Tzu-Chen Yen, I-Chang Hsieh. Resources: Yuan-Chang Liu, Kung-Chu Ho. Software

Ultra-narrow Band Perfect Absorber and Its Application as Plasmonic Sensor in the Visible Region

We propose and numerically investigate a perfect ultra-narrowband absorber with an absorption bandwidth of only 1.82 nm and an absorption efficiency exceeding 95% in the visible region. We demonstrate that the perfect ultra-narrowband absorption is ascribed to the coupling effect induced by localized surface plasmon resonance. The influence of structural dimensions on the optical ...

Effects of Post-Deposition Annealing on ZrO2/n-GaN MOS Capacitors with H2O and O3 as the Oxidizers

Wan 0 Hao Wu 0 Chang Liu 0 0 Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-structures of Ministry of Education, and School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University , Wuhan 430072 , China GaN-based

Chromatin in 3D: progress and prospects for plants

Methods that use high-throughput sequencing have begun to reveal features of the three-dimensional structure of genomes at a resolution that goes far beyond that of traditional microscopy. Integration of these methods with other molecular tools has advanced our knowledge of both global and local chromatin packing in plants, and has revealed how patterns of chromatin packing ...

Restraint use and risky driving behaviors across drug types and drug and alcohol combinations for drivers involved in a fatal motor vehicle collision on U.S. roadways

Background While driving impaired is a well-recognized risk factor for motor vehicle (MV) crash, recent trends in recreational drug use and abuse may pose increased threats to occupant safety. This study examines mechanisms through which drug and/or alcohol combinations contribute to fatal MV crash. Methods The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) for 2008–2013 was used to ...

Infrared Perfect Ultra-narrow Band Absorber as Plasmonic Sensor

We propose and numerically investigate a novel perfect ultra-narrow band absorber based on a metal-dielectric-metal-dielectric-metal periodic structure working at near-infrared region, which consists of a dielectric layer sandwiched by a metallic nanobar array and a thin gold film over a dielectric layer supported by a metallic film. The absorption efficiency and ultra-narrow band ...

Clapping-surpressed focal spikes in EEG may be unique for the patients with rett syndrome : a case report

Background Rett syndrome is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder that primarily affects females. Typical features include a loss of purposeful hand skills, development of hand stereotypies, loss of spoken language, gait abnormalities, and acquired microcephaly. However, Rett syndrome hasn’t been recognized by clinical doctors at the early stage. So we need to find some special ...

Association of 17-β Estradiol with Adipose-Derived Stem Cells: New Strategy to Produce Functional Myogenic Differentiated Cells with a Nano-Scaffold for Tissue Engineering

The increased incidence of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in postmenopausal women has been proposed to be associated with a reduction in the level of 17-β estradiol (E2). E2 has also been shown to enhance the multi-differentiation ability of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) in vitro. However, studies on the potential value of E2 for tissue engineering in SUI treatment are rare. ...