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A non-revisiting artificial bee colony algorithm for phased array synthesis

An effective non-revisiting artificial bee colony (NrABC) algorithm based on the paradigm of artificial bee colony (ABC) is developed in this paper. NrABC is applied to tackle the synthesis of phased linear arrays. Pros and cons of NrABC is provided along with a comparison to standard ABC. Binary space partitioning tree structure is used to record history evolutionary information. ...

Multi-example feature-constrained back-projection method for image super-resolution

, Jinan, China, and is working in the Earthquake Administration of Shandong Province. His research interests include data warehousing and earthquake prediction. Xin Zhang is a Ph.D. student in the

\( {\varLambda}_b\to {\varLambda}_c\tau {\overline{\nu}}_{\tau } \) decay in scalar and vector leptoquark scenarios

It has been shown that the anomalies observed in \( \overline{B}\to {D}^{\left(\ast \right)}\tau {\overline{\nu}}_{\tau } \) and \( \overline{B}\to \overline{K}{\ell}^{+}{\ell}^{-} \) decays can be resolved by adding a single scalar or vector leptoquark to the Standard Model, while constraints from other precision measurements in the flavour sector can be satisfied without ...

Reducing and Uniforming the Co3 O 4 Particle Size by Sulfonated Graphenal Polymers for Electrochemical Applications

A novel two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterial, namely sulfonated graphenal polymer (SGP), is used to tune the hydrothermal growth of Co3O4 nanoparticles. SGP provides abundant nucleation sites to grow Co3O4 nanoparticles and effectively reduces the particle size and dimension. As a result, with considering the improved size uniformity of Co3O4 and the tight wrapping of SGP around Co3O4 ...

Comparison of dark energy models after Planck 2015

We make a comparison for ten typical, popular dark energy models according to their capabilities of fitting the current observational data. The observational data we use in this work include the JLA sample of type Ia supernovae observation, the Planck 2015 distance priors of cosmic microwave background observation, the baryon acoustic oscillations measurements, and the direct ...

Population-adaptive differential evolution-based power allocation algorithm for cognitive radio networks

Zhang 0 1 0 Tianjin Key Laboratory of Wireless Mobile Communications and Power Transmission, Tianjin Normal University , Tianjin , China 1 College of Electronic and Communication Engineering, Tianjin

Improving smoothing efficiency of rigid conformal polishing tool using time-dependent smoothing evaluation model

A rigid conformal (RC) lap can smooth mid-spatial-frequency (MSF) errors, which are naturally smaller than the tool size, while still removing large-scale errors in a short time. However, the RC-lap smoothing efficiency performance is poorer than expected, and existing smoothing models cannot explicitly specify the methods to improve this efficiency. We presented an explicit ...

Experimental Study on Thermal Conductivity and Hardness of Cu and Ni Nanoparticle Packed Bed for Thermoelectric Application

The hot-wire method is applied in this paper to probe the thermal conductivity (TC) of Cu and Ni nanoparticle packed beds (NPBs). A different decrease tendency of TC versus porosity than that currently known is discovered. The relationship between the porosity and nanostructure is investigated to explain this unusual phenomenon. It is found that the porosity dominates the TC of the ...

Optimal design and analysis of wireless power transfer system with converter circuit

Wireless power transfer (WPT) technology has many applications by virtue of its intrinsic safety and convenience characteristics. This is particularly so when the WPT systems are used in conjunction with implanted medical devices, as they can greatly reduce the pain of patients and their financial burdens. In previous researches, the optimal system mainly focuses on the design of ...

Sodium Tanshinone IIA Sulfonate Enhances Effectiveness Rt-PA Treatment in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients Associated with Ameliorating Blood-Brain Barrier Damage

Treatment with sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS) may ameliorate blood-brain barrier (BBB) damage in acute ischemic stroke patients receiving recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) thrombolysis and improve stroke patients’ outcome. This randomized, single-center, placebo-controlled clinical trial investigated the potential effects and underlying mechanisms of STS. ...

MoS2 with tunable surface structure directed by thiophene adsorption toward HDS and HER

MoS2 catalysts with more active sites and larger surface areas were successfully synthesized via a simple hydrothermal reaction method, and the surface structure of MoS2 was readily tailored by simply adding thiophene during the synthesis procedure. The MoS2 samples synthesized with thiophene, especially MoS2 prepared with 200 μL of thiophene, concomitantly exhibited better ...

A novel artificial bee colony algorithm for radar polyphase code and antenna array designs

When designing radar, mobile, or satellite communication systems, optimization problems often come out and need to be handled to accomplish certain requirements. Polyphase code design and circular antenna array design problems are considered in this paper. To deal with the two problems, a novel artificial bee colony (ABC) algorithm is proposed. A population reduction method is used ...

A study of artificial bee colony variants for radar waveform design

Waveform design and diversity is the technology that allows one or more sensors (e.g., radar or radar sensor networks) on board a platform to automatically change operating parameters, e.g., frequency, gain pattern, and pulse repetition frequency, to meet the varying environments. Optimization problems in the design of radar waveforms such as polyphase code design often bring ...

Small lung lesions invisible under fluoroscopy are located accurately by three-dimensional localization technique on chest wall surface and performed bronchoscopy procedures to increase diagnostic yields

Background Nowadays, small peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs) are frequently detected and the prognosis of lung cancer depends on the early diagnosis. Because of the high fee and requiring specialized training, many advanced techniques are not available in many developing countries and rural districts. Methods Three sets of opaque soft copper wires visible under the fluoroscopy ...

Constraining dark energy with Hubble parameter measurements: an analysis including future redshift-drift observations

The nature of dark energy affects the Hubble expansion rate (namely, the expansion history) H(z) by an integral over w(z). However, the usual observables are the luminosity distances or the angular diameter distances, which measure the distance–redshift relation. Actually, the property of dark energy affects the distances (and the growth factor) by a further integration over ...

Revisiting the one leptoquark solution to the R(D (∗)) anomalies and its phenomenological implications

It has been shown recently that the anomalies observed in \( \overline{B}\to {D}^{\left(*\right)}\tau {\overline{\nu}}_{\tau } \) and \( \overline{B}\to \overline{K}{\ell}^{+}{\ell}^{-} \) decays could be resolved with just one scalar leptoquark. Fitting to the current data on R(D(∗)) along with acceptable q 2 distributions in \( \overline{B}\to {D}^{\left(\ast \right)}\tau ...

Synergistic Enhancement of Antitumor Efficacy by PEGylated Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes Modified with Cell-Penetrating Peptide TAT

In the present study, a cell-penetrating peptide, the transactivating transcriptional factor (TAT) domain from HIV, was linked to PEGylated multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) to develop a highly effective antitumor drug delivery system. FITC was conjugated on MWCNTs-polyethylene glycol (PEG) and MWCNTs-PEG-TAT to provide fluorescence signal for tracing the cellular uptake of ...

Influence of Nanopore Shapes on Thermal Conductivity of Two-Dimensional Nanoporous Material

-Xin Zhang 0 Ge Wang 2 0 School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing , Beijing 100083 , China 1 School of Electric Power Engineering, China University of Mining and