Carmen N. Branca

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This article presents an overview of recent experiments performed on transport properties of water in the deeply supercooled region, a temperature region of fundamental importance in the science of water. We report data of nuclear magnetic resonance, quasi-elastic neutron scattering, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy, studying(More)
The γ-tubulin ring complex (γ-TuRC) is a key part of microtubule-organizing centers (MTOCs) that control microtubule polarity, organization and dynamics in eukaryotes. Understanding regulatory mechanisms of γ-TuRC function is of fundamental importance, as this complex is central to many cellular processes, including chromosome segregation, fertility, neural(More)
Microtubule-organizing centers such as the γ-tubulin ring complex (γ-TuRC) act as a template for polarized growth and regulation of microtubules that are essential for diverse cellular structures and processes in eukaryotes. New structural models of the budding yeast γ-tubulin small complex (γ-TuSC) of the γ-TuRC combined with functional studies done in(More)
A pilot scale system and a computer model have been developed to evaluate the performances of a novel straw pyrolyzer based on direct (convective) heating. A horizontal cylindrical reactor is continuously fed from the end by straw, while hot gas enters through holes distributed along the lateral surface. The model includes the unsteady, two-dimensional(More)
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