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  • Review of the Research Status of Cost-Effective Zinc-Iron Redox Flow Batteries 

    Zhang, Huan; Sun, Chuanyu; Ge, Mingming (MDPI, 2022-10-31)
    Zinc–iron redox flow batteries (ZIRFBs) possess intrinsic safety and stability and have been the research focus of electrochemical energy storage technology due to their low electrolyte cost. This review introduces ...
  • A Systematic Review of the Scientific Literature on Pollutant Removal from Stormwater Runoff from Vacant Urban Lands 

    Wang, Yang; Yin, Hao; Liu, Zhiruo; Wang, Xinyu (MDPI, 2022-10-10)
    Even though the common acknowledgment that vacant urban lands (VUL) can play a positive role in improving stormwater management, little synthesized literature is focused on understanding how VUL can take advantage of ...
  • How Much Data Is Enough? A Reliable Methodology to Examine Long-Term Wearable Data Acquisition in Gait and Postural Sway 

    Meyer, Brett M.; Depetrillo, Paolo; Franco, Jaime; Donahue, Nicole; Fox, Samantha R.; O’Leary, Aisling; Loftness, Bryn C.; Gurchiek, Reed D.; Buckley, Maura; Solomon, Andrew J.; Ng, Sau Kuen; Cheney, Nick; Ceruolo, Melissa; McGinnis, Ryan S. (MDPI, 2022-09-15)
    Wearable sensors facilitate the evaluation of gait and balance impairment in the free-living environment, often with observation periods spanning weeks, months, and even years. Data supporting the minimal duration of sensor ...
  • Machine learning representation of the F-2 structure function over all charted Q(2) and x range 

    Brown, S.; Niculescu, G.; Niculescu, I (American Physical Society, 2021-12-23)
    Structure function data provide insight into the nucleon quark distribution. They are relatively straightforward to extract from the world's vast, and growing, amount of inclusive leptoproduction data. In turn, structure ...
  • Food contact of paper and plastic products containing SiO2, Cu-Phthalocyanine, Fe2O3, CaCO3: Ranking factors that control the similarity of form and rate of release 

    Ruggiero, Emmanuel; Santizo, Katherine Y.; Persson, Michael; Delpivo, Camilla; Wohlleben, Wendel (Elsevier, 2022-01)
    The paper industry is an important sector annually consuming kilotons of nanoforms and non-nanoforms of fillers and pigments. Fillers accelerate the rate of drying (less energy needed) and product cost (increasing the load ...
  • Novel Novolac Phenolic Polymeric Network of Chalcones: Synthesis, Characterization, and Thermal–Electrical Conductivity Investigation 

    Sharshira, Essam Mohamed; Ataalla, Ahmed A.; Hagar, Mohamed; Salah, Mohammed; Jaremko, Mariusz; Shehata, Nader (MDPI, 2022-08-24)
    A series of novolac phenolic polymeric networks (NPPN) were prepared via an acid-catalyzed polycondensation reaction of formaldehyde with chalcones possessing a p-phenolic OH group. When p-hydroxybenzaldehyde ...
  • AFM Image Analysis of the Adsorption of Xanthate and Dialkyl Dithiophosphate on Chalcocite 

    Zhang, Jinhong; Zhang, Wei (MDPI, 2022-08-13)
    Atomic force microscopy (AFM) has been applied to study the adsorption morphology of various collectors, i.e., potassium ethyl xanthate (KEX) and potassium amyl xanthate (PAX) and Cytec Aerofloat 238 (sodium dibutyl ...
  • Volume-of-Fluid Based Finite-Volume Computational Simulations of Three-Phase Nanoparticle-Liquid-Gas Boiling Problems in Vertical Rectangular Channels 

    Mavi, Anele; Chinyoka, Tiri (MDPI, 2022-08-08)
    This study develops robust numerical algorithms for the simulation of three-phase (solid-liquid-gas) boiling and bubble formation problems in rectangular channels. The numerical algorithms are based on the Finite Volume ...
  • The Regulation of Micro-Organisms’ Extra-Cellular Polysaccharides on Immunity: A Meta-Analysis 

    Zhang, Jin; Chen, Yirui; Zhang, Jiaqi; Wang, Yitong; Liu, Yanan (MDPI, 2022-06-30)
    Extra-cellular polysaccharides (EPSs) have excellent immunomodulatory functions. In order to further promote their application, we studied the ability of extra-cellular polysaccharides from different sources to regulate ...
  • Modelling and Analysis of Viscoelastic and Nanofluid Effects on the Heat Transfer Characteristics in a Double-Pipe Counter-Flow Heat Exchanger 

    Mavi, Anele; Chinyoka, Tiri; Gill, Andrew (MDPI, 2022-05-28)
    This study computationally investigates the heat transfer characteristics in a double-pipe counter-flow heat-exchanger. A heated viscoelastic fluid occupies the inner core region, and the outer annulus is filled with a ...
  • An improved search for the electric dipole moment of the τ lepton 

    Inami, K.; Hayasaka, K.; Adachi, I.; Aihara, H.; Al Said, S.; Asner, D. M.; Aulchenko, V.; Aushev, T.; Ayad, R.; Babu, V.; Bahinipati, S.; Behera, P.; Bessner, M.; Bhuyan, B.; Bilka, T.; Biswal, J.; Bobrov, A.; Bonvicini, G.; Bozek, A.; Bračko, M.; Browder, T. E.; Campajola, M.; Červenkov, D.; Cheon, B. G.; Chilikin, K.; Cho, H. E.; Cho, K.; Choi, Y.; Choudhury, S.; Cinabro, D.; Cunliffe, S.; Das, S.; De Nardo, G.; Dhamija, R.; Di Capua, F.; Doležal, Z.; Dong, T. V.; Dubey, S.; Eidelman, S.; Epifanov, D.; Ferber, T.; Fulsom, B. G.; Garg, R.; Gaur, V.; Gabyshev, N.; Garmash, A.; Giri, A.; Goldenzweig, P.; Golob, B.; Greenwald, D.; Gudkova, K.; Hadjivasiliou, C.; Hartbrich, O.; Hayashii, H.; Hedges, M. T.; Hou, W.-S.; Hsu, C.-L.; Iijima, T.; Inguglia, G.; Ishikawa, A.; Itoh, R.; Iwasaki, M.; Iwasaki, Y.; Jacobs, W. W.; Jang, E.-J.; Jin, Y.; Joo, C. W.; Joo, K. K.; Kato, Y.; Kawasaki, T.; Kichimi, H.; Kiesling, C.; Kim, C. H.; Kim, D. Y.; Kim, S. H.; Kim, Y.-K.; Kimmel, T. D.; Kinoshita, K.; Kodyš, P.; Konno, T.; Korpar, S.; Križan, P.; Kroeger, R.; Krokovny, P.; Kulasiri, R.; Kumar, M.; Kumar, R.; Kumara, K.; Kwon, Y-J.; Lalwani, K.; Lange, J. S.; Lee, S. C.; Li, C. H.; Li, J.; Li, L. K.; Li, Y. B.; Gioi, L. L.; Libby, J.; Liventsev, D.; MacQueen, C.; Masuda, M.; Matsuda, T.; Matvienko, D.; Merola, M.; Metzner, F.; Miyabayashi, K.; Mizuk, R.; Mohanty, G. B.; Mohanty, S.; Moon, T. J.; Nakao, M.; Natochii, A.; Nayak, L.; Nayak, M.; Nisar, N. K.; Nishida, S.; Ogawa, S.; Ono, H.; Onuki, Y.; Oskin, P.; Pakhlov, P.; Pakhlova, G.; Pardi, S.; Park, S.-H.; Paul, S.; Pedlar, T. K.; Pestotnik, R.; Piilonen, Leo E.; Podobnik, T.; Popov, V.; Prencipe, E.; Prim, M. T.; Rabusov, A.; Röhrken, M.; Rostomyan, A.; Rout, N.; Russo, G.; Sahoo, D.; Sandilya, S.; Sangal, A.; Santelj, L.; Sanuki, T.; Savinov, V.; Schnell, G.; Schwanda, C.; Seino, Y.; Senyo, K.; Sevior, M. E.; Shapkin, M.; Sharma, C.; Shiu, J-G.; Shwartz, B.; Simon, F.; Solovieva, E.; Starič, M.; Stottler, Z. S.; Strube, J. F.; Sumisawa, K.; Sutcliffe, W.; Takizawa, M.; Tamponi, U.; Tanida, K.; Tao, Y.; Tenchini, F.; Trabelsi, K.; Uchida, M.; Uehara, S.; Uno, S.; Ushiroda, Y.; Van Tonder, R.; Varner, G.; Vinokurova, A.; Wang, C. H.; Wang, E.; Wang, P.; Watanabe, M.; Watanuki, S.; Won, E.; Xu, X.; Yabsley, B. D.; Yan, W.; Yang, S. B.; Ye, H.; Yin, J. H.; Yusa, Y.; Zhang, Z. P.; Zhilich, V.; Zhukova, V. (2022-04-20)
    We report a measurement of the electric dipole moment of the τ lepton (dτ) using an 833 fb−1 data sample collected near the Υ(4S) resonance, with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e+e− collider. Using an ...
  • Effect of slurry ice during storage on myofibrillar protein of Pseudosciaena crocea 

    Guan, Feng; Chen, Yirui; Zhao, Simin; Chen, Zhuo; Yu, Chen; Yuan, Yongjun (2021-07)
    In order to explore the effect of slurry ice on myofibrillar protein of Pseudosciaena crocea, the changes in myofibrillar protein and muscle microstructure during storage were studied with crushed ice as a control. During ...
  • Targeting WEE1 Inhibits Growth of Breast Cancer Cells That Are Resistant to Endocrine Therapy and CDK4/6 Inhibitors 

    Fallah, Yassi; Demas, Diane M.; Jin, Lu; He, Wei; Shajahan-Haq, Ayesha N. (2021-07-01)
    Despite the success of antiestrogens in extending overall survival of patients with estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast tumors, resistance to these therapies is prevalent. ER+ tumors that progress on antiestrogens are ...
  • Computational Analysis of Shear Banding in Simple Shear Flow of Viscoelastic Fluid-Based Nanofluids Subject to Exothermic Reactions 

    Khan, Idrees; Chinyoka, Tiri; Gill, Andrew (MDPI, 2022-02-25)
    We investigated the shear banding phenomena in the non-isothermal simple-shear flow of a viscoelastic-fluid-based nanofluid (VFBN) subject to exothermic reactions. The polymeric (viscoelastic) behavior of the VFBN was ...
  • Deprivation Has Inconsistent Effects on Delay Discounting: A Review 

    Downey, Haylee; Haynes, Jeremy M.; Johnson, Hannah M.; Odum, Amy L. (Frontiers, 2022-02-10)
    Delay discounting, the tendency for outcomes to be devalued as they are more temporally remote, has implications as a target for behavioral interventions. Because of these implications, it is important to understand how ...
  • MATLAB Algorithms for Diameter Measurements of Textile Yarns and Fibers through Image Processing Techniques 

    Abdelkader, Mohamed (MDPI, 2022-02-10)
    Textile yarns are the fundamental building blocks in the fabric industry. The measurement of the diameter of the yarn textile and fibers is crucial in textile engineering as the diameter size and distribution can affect ...
  • AI-Based Pipeline for Classifying Pediatric Medulloblastoma Using Histopathological and Textural Images 

    Attallah, Omneya; Zaghlool, Shaza (MDPI, 2022-02-03)
    Pediatric medulloblastomas (MBs) are the most common type of malignant brain tumors in children. They are among the most aggressive types of tumors due to their potential for metastasis. Although this disease was initially ...
  • PyTorch and YOLOv5 Installation Instructions for Nvidia Jetson Xavier 

    Springle, Bryant (2022-01-12)
    The purpose of this document is to provide instructions on installing the object detection software, YOLOv5 on an Nvidia Jetson device. Please note, this process was run successfully for a Jetson Xavier using Python 3.6. ...
  • Application of Artificial Neural Networks for Virtual Energy Assessment 

    Mortazavigazar, Amir; Wahba, Nourehan; Newsham, Paul; Triharta, Maharti; Zheng, Pufan; Chen, Tracy; Rismanchi, Behzad
    A Virtual energy assessment (VEA) refers to the assessment of the energy flow in a building without physical data collection. It has been occasionally conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic to residential and commercial ...
  • Elastic Nanofibrous Membranes for Medical and Personal Protection Applications: Manufacturing, Anti-COVID-19, and Anti-Colistin Resistant Bacteria Evaluation 

    Alshabanah, Latifah Abdullah; Omran, Nada; Elwakil, Bassma H.; Hamed, Moaaz T.; Abdallah, Salwa M.; Al-Mutabagani, Laila A.; Wang, Dong; Liu, Qiongzhen; Shehata, Nader; Hassanin, Ahmed H.; Hagar, Mohamed (MDPI, 2021-11-18)
    Herein, in the present work two series of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) nanofibers were manufactured using the electrospinning techniques with ZnO and CuO nanoparticles for a potential use as an elastic functional layer ...

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