Carlos A. Braga

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Harvesting of wildlife by man has been linked to demographic and evolutionary impacts in many populations. We investigated the sex ratio and age class structure in hunting bags of wild boar harvested by espera—nocturnal single hunt at bait—during four hunting seasons in Alentejo (Portugal). In addition, we assessed whether the hunting method is a(More)
This work presents the improvement of a software for a clinical setup, the Anesthesia Synchronization Software (ASYS). The first version presented the data acquisition from cerebral monitors and a partial control with Target Controlled Infusion (TCI) system. Based on pharmacokinetic models, the effect-site and plasma concentrations can be related with the(More)
We propose two new thermostats which can be employed in computer simulations to ensure that two different variants of the configurational temperature fluctuate around their equilibrium values. These new thermostats differ from one previously introduced by Delhommelle and Evans [Mol. Phys. 99, 1825 (2001)] in several important ways. First, our thermostats(More)
A new configurational temperature thermostat suitable for molecules with holonomic constraints is derived. This thermostat has a simple set of motion equations, can generate the canonical ensemble in both position and momentum space, acts homogeneously through the spatial coordinates, and does not intrinsically violate the constraints. Our new(More)
We present the results obtained from a systematic equilibrium molecular dynamics study of the effect of torsional flexibility on the diffusion and viscosity of a series of linear alkanes. To make unambiguous comparisons between molecules with torsional flexibility and those without, we use the frozen distribution sampling (FDS) method introduced by Travis(More)
Molecular Dynamics simulations are performed to study the dynamical properties of molecules in the presence of a liquid-liquid (L/L) interface. In the vicinity of the interface the movement of the particles, coupled with the thermal fluctuations of the interface, can make the evaluation of properties such as the self-diffusion coefficient, particularly(More)
Particle-based simulations are performed to study the post-relaxation dynamics of functionalized (patchy) colloids adsorbed on an attractive substrate. Kinetically arrested structures that depend on the number of adsorbed particles and the strength of the particle-particle and particle-substrate interactions are identified. The radial distribution function(More)
We investigate the hydrodynamic properties of a Lennard-Jones fluid confined to a nanochannel using molecular dynamics simulations. For channels of different widths and hydrophilic-hydrophobic surface wetting properties, profiles of the fluid density, stress, and viscosity across the channel are obtained and analysed. In particular, we propose a linear(More)
Smelters have a difficult task in the reduction of the green house gas emission (GHG) by decreasing anode effect. When alumina buck concentration reaches critical levels an anode effects occurs and express itself as a suddenly increase in voltage. Vertical Stub Soderberg (VSS) Side Break pots had no improvements on alumina control in the past decade due the(More)
We calculate an atomistically detailed free-energy profile across a heterogeneous system using a nonequilibrium approach. The path-integral formulation of Crooks fluctuation theorem is used in conjunction with the intrinsic sampling method to calculate the free-energy profile for the liquid-vapour interface of the Lennard-Jones fluid. Free-energy barriers(More)