Alessandro Masi

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—A fast digital integrator (FDI) with dynamic accuracy and a trigger frequency higher than those of a portable digital integrator (PDI), which is a state-of-the-art instrument for magnetic measurements based on rotating coils, was developed for analyzing superconducting magnets in particle accelerators. Results of static and dynamic metrological(More)
The effects of indazolium trans-[tetrachlorobis(1H-indazole)ruthenate(III)] (KP1019, or FFC14A), the second ruthenium compound that entered clinical trials, in an in vitro model of tumour invasion and metastasis show that the antitumour effects of this compound might include also the modulation of cell behaviour although its cytotoxicity appears to be(More)
The reliability of wireless communication in a network of mobile wireless robot nodes depends on the received radio signal strength (RSS). When the robot nodes are deployed in hostile environments with ionizing radiations (such as in some scientific facilities), there is a possibility that some electronic components may fail randomly (due to radiation(More)
—The ironless inductive position sensor is a linear position sensing structure, which exhibits intrinsic immunity to external magnetic fields since it is characterized by air-cored windings. This new solution may be of major interest for applications where external magnetic fields can be a source of interference. In this paper, an analytical model of the(More)
Problems inherent in corticosterone radioimmunoassay (RIA) led to consideration of alternative methods. A high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) procedure was evaluated that separated and quantitated dichloromethane-extracted corticosterone by reverse-phase chromatography. The results were correlated (r = 0.92) with an RIA procedure. The HPLC(More)
The ruthenium-based drug NAMI-A, characterised by its selectivity against solid tumour metastases, promotes TGF-β1-dependent fibrosis and the reduction of the release of MMPs in the primary tumour. The aim of the study was to examine the interaction of NAMI-A with TGF-β1 in the process of metastasis formation. NAMI-A (1) affects the secretion of TGF-β1 in(More)
The Ironless Inductive Position Sensor (I2PS) has been introduced as a valid alternative to Linear Variable Differential Transformers (LVDTs) when external magnetic fields are present. Potential applications of this linear position sensor can be found in critical systems such as nuclear plants, tokamaks, satellites and particle accelerators. This paper(More)