Andrea Scarpa

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Biofuels such as bioethanol are becoming a viable alternative to fossil fuels. Utilizing agricultural biomass for the production of biofuel has drawn much interest in many science and engineering disciplines. As one of the major crops, maize offers promise in this regard. Compared to other crops with biofuel potential, maize can provide both starch (seed)(More)
2 Abstract-Conventional antenna charging theory predicts that the net current drawn from plasma is proportional to the charge collecting area of the antenna. However, a quantitative relation between plasma process-induced oxide failure fraction and antenna ratio (AR) has not been found yet. In this paper, yield data of antenna testers have been correlated(More)
BACKGROUND Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMs) are increasingly practiced in the general population; it is estimated that over 30% of patients with chronic diseases use CAMs on a regular basis. CAMs are also used in hospital settings, suggesting a growing interest in individualized therapies. One potential field of interest is pain, frequently(More)
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