In the present work, a correlation is made between seismic intensity parameters and total damage indicators of reinforced concrete structures. For this purpose, natural ground motions recordings were used, from which intensity measures were calculated and alternatives were proposed. Then, through dynamic inelastic time history analyzes, damage indices were evaluated...
X-ray computed tomography is a noninvasive imaging modality capable of reconstructing exact density values of 3D objects. Computed tomography machines are deployed across the world to provide doctors with an image that reveals more detail than a standard x-ray image. We investigate algorithms based on exact computed tomography reconstruction formulas...
Benthic foraminiferal δ¹³C data from site 502 in the Caribbean Sea (sill depth 1800 m) indicate that throughout the past 2.6 m.y., glacial δ¹³C values in the middepth Atlantic were higher during glaciations than interglaciations. This is interpreted as indicating a greater proportion of Upper North Atlantic Deep Water (UNADW)...
The adsorption equilibrium and kinetic behavior exhibited
by β-lactoglobulin at silanized silicon surfaces of varying
hydrophobicity were examined using ellipsometry. Adsorption
equilibrium results were used to construct adsorption
isotherms; the adsorbed mass of β-lactoglobulin was observed
to increase with increasing surface hydrophobicity, within a
defined range of hydrophobicity. Adsorption kinetics...
Ellipsometry was used to study the effects of surface energetics
and temperature on the equilibrium adsorptive behavior exhibited by
β-lactoglobulin. β-Lactoglobulin isotherms at 25, 37, and 55°C were
constructed for this purpose. The surfaces of acrylic, polycarbonate,
polyester, glass, and #304 stainless steel were contacted with protein
solutions of varying...
The slow β relaxation is understood to be a universal feature of glassy dynamics. Its presence in bulk metallic
glasses (BMGs) is evidence of a broad relaxation time spectrum that extends to deep within the glassy state.
Despite the breadth of research devoted to this phenomenon, its microscopic origin is...
The relative enrichment of skin sebaceous gland lipids with deuterium-labeled
α-tocopherol was compared with plasma enrichment to evaluate the
delivery of vitamin E to skin. For the first week of this study, each subject
consumed a daily dose of deuterated vitamin E (150 mg of an equimolar mixture of
BACKGROUND: Little is known about α-tocopherol’s bioavailability
as a constituent of food or its dependence on a subject’s age.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the α-tocopherol bioavailability from food,
we used collard greens grown in deuterated water (²H collard
greens) as a source of deuterium-labeled (²H) α-tocopherol consumed
by younger and older...
En mayo de este año, la Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública dedicó un número especial a promover el proceso más reciente de reforma de salud en Ecuador como un caso exitoso en la región. En el artículo editorial, la directora de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), Carissa Etienne,...