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17 Posts in October Archive
Problem: Reverse a user-input string and write it to a file
Solution: In Python, there are a number of ways to reverse a string. The most direct method involves reading the characters in reverse and performing a concatenation on them. By far the most elegant way to do it is:
The reversed() function does not do the trick, as it is meant to work on things like iterators.
Writing the result to a file should involve the ...
“Emerging Issues in Nanoparticle Aerosol Science and Technology (NAST)”
Electrostatics and nanoparticles: What’s the same, what’s different?
Mark N. Horenstein
The paper illustrated creating, manipulating and utilization of nanoparticles. I looked this paper to know what types of generations are used. For generating solid nanoparticles, there are many methods. Electrospary and evaporation method, plasma spray, laser ablation, arc discharges and commercial park generator.
Aerosol generation and measurement of multi-wall carbon nanotubes
Toshihiko Myojo Æ Takako Oyabu Æ Kenichiro Nishi Æ Chikara Kadoya Æ Isamu Tanaka Æ Mariko Ono-Ogasawara Æ Hirokazu Sakae Æ Tadashi Shirai
The paper is about the determining the characterization of aerosolized multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Palas RBS-1000 was used to generate particles then they go to the two-component fluidized bed. A condensation particle counter and a Nanoparticle Surface Area Monitor were used to characterize the number and surface concentration of ...
Imaging nanoparticles in cells by nanomechanical holography
LAURENE TETARD1,2, ALI PASSIAN1,2*, KATHERINE T. VENMAR1, RACHEL M. LYNCH1, BRYNN H. VOY1, GAJENDRA SHEKHAWAT3, VINAYAK P. DRAVID3 AND THOMAS THUNDAT1,2
The article is about how the SNFUH is well observed the nanoparticles uptake on cell. Single-walled carbon nanohorns (SWCNHs) were used. Cell, Erythrocytes and peripheral blood samples were used to see the nanoparticles uptake. Lastly, to verify the result that the SNFUH is good method to see nanoparticle ...
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A 10mV/C input is converted to a 10mV/F output
1) State A is the non-inverting amplifier, stage B is the inverting adder and stage C is the inverter-follower. Can you modify Stage B so that Stage C is not required? (Look up a non-inverting adder)
2) Construct a circuit that performs the reverse operation, i.e. converts a 10mV/F input to a 10mV/C output.
3) Construct an active band pass circuit to isolate a band of ...
Here's a link to a comprehensive list of operational amplifier circuit from National Instruments. It includes both measurement and signal generation circuits.
Here's another one from Texas instruments for some of the basic circuits built in single supply configurations.
Biasing the transistor for proper operation is somewhat tricky. You never want to rely on the transistor beta for reliable performance. Following is an idea for biasing the transistor so that when the signal coming in at Vin is close to ground, the output is at the middle of the full voltage range (10V for 0-20 range).
The following rules apply:
- When Vin = 0, the 110k and 10k resistors form a voltage divider, such that the voltage at the base ...
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Effects of nanomaterial physicochemical properties on in vivo toxicity
Kristin L. Aillona, b, Yumei Xiea, Nashwa El-Gendya, b, Cory J. Berklanda, b and M. Laird Forresta
To examine the intracellular uptake of the Au NPs, confocal fluorescence microscopy was used. Uptaking of the NPs were result from receptor-mediated endocytosis and clathrin-mediated process More free energy generates from wrapping time and the receptor-ligand interaction for NPs into the cell. Transferrin-coated rod-shaped NPs uptakes less than transferring-coated spherical NPs. Uptake of ...
Elucidating the Mechanism of Cellular Uptake and Removal of Protein-Coated Gold Nanoparticles of Different Sizes and Shapes
B. Devika Chithrani†,‡ and Warren C. W. Chan*,†,‡,§
Interaction of nanomaterials with the mitochondria and cell nucleus and interaction with surrounding environment (blood components, immune system. Metabolic modification of nanomaterials) are main mechanisms of nanoparticle toxicity.
Dendrimers – size and generation; exposure duration; biodistribution; and the rate, location and mechanism of metabolism is related to the dendrimer toxicity. Cationic amine terminal groups are ...
Toxicological effects of multi-wall carbon nanotubes in rats
Aihong Liu Æ Kangning Sun Æ Jiafeng Yang Æ Dongmei Zhao
The lung toxicity of multi-wall carbon nanotubes was studied by the X-ray diffraction and Transmission Electron Microscopy. Male Vister rats were used for experiment.
Exposed to different dose MWCNTs by intratracheal instillation – 3, 5 and 7 mg/kg dose – high dose has more inflammation
Different exposure time (Rat exposed to MUCNTs of 3mg/kg) – The longer exposure time, the thicker ...
Acute Toxicity and Prothrombotic Effects of Quantum Dots:Impact of Surface Charge
Jorina Geys,1 Abderrahim Nemmar,1,2 Erik Verbeken,3 Erik Smolders,4 Monica Ratoi,5 Marc F. Hoylaerts,6 Benoit Nemery,1 and Peter H.M. Hoet1
Inflammatory properties, tissue distribution and prothrombotic effects after intravenous injection measure to QDs with Carboxyl surface coating and QOs with amine surface coating using transmission electron microscopy and dynamic light scattering.
Particle characterization – Amine-QDs have more negative zeta potential ...
Cellular Toxicity of Carbon-Based Nanomaterials Arnaud Magrez,*,† Sandor Kasas,‡,§ Vale´rie Salicio,| Nathalie Pasquier,^ Jin Won Seo,† Marco Celio,| Stefan Catsicas,‡ Beat Schwaller,| and La´szlo´ Forro´ †
Effect of shape and surface chemical properties on the toxicity. Celatine, MUCNTs, CNFs, Carbon black are used and H596 cells are used for the experiment. Number of living cells and optical density was established though MTT assay. An accurate quantification of cell numbers could be known through them. For the shape toxicity, The ...
Drug Delivery with Carbon Nanotubes for In vivo Cancer Treatment Zhuang Liu,1 Kai Chen,2 Corrine Davis,3 Sarah Sherlock,1 Qizhen Cao,2 Xiaoyuan Chen,2 and Hongjie Dai
(Nano Safety) SWNT-PTX is more effective than clinical Taxol for treatment in a murine 4T1 breast cancer model. Longer blood circulation and EPR(enhanced permeability and retention) effects result to have higher tumor uptake of PTX. SWNT-PTX slow down the growth of tumor at a low drug dose and ...
Carbon nanotubes as multifunctional biological transporters and near-infrared agents for selective cancer cell destruction - Nadine Wong Shi Kam*, Michael O’Connell*, Jeffrey A. Wisdom†, and Hongjie Dai*‡
(Nano Safety) NIR radiation and optical property of SWNT can cause cancer cell death without destroying normal cell. Functionalization of SWNT by PEG ligands could recognize and targets timorous cell types. Combining these two factor can open for drug delivery and cancer therapy.