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An integrated approach based on the use of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) for the qualitative and quantitative analyses of metal particles in foods was devised and validated. Different raw materials and food products, like wheat, durum wheat, wheat flour, semolina, cookies, and pasta were(More)
Oxidative stress has been associated with motor neuron disease (MND). The human body has several antioxidant defense systems to repair the damage caused by oxidative stress. The activity of these systems is thought to be reduced in neurodegenerative diseases, which may increase the level of oxidative damage and be a contributing factor to motor neuron(More)
Hydrophobic materials, in particular hydrogenated vegetable oils, HVO, are extensively used as coating materials in food and pharmaceutical systems. Correct application of these coatings requires an evaluation of their behaviour as a function of various parameters such as melting temperature, solubility, concentration and/or pH. The purpose of this study(More)
We propose a new procedure for evaluating the complex refractive index of a metal film, based on transmission measurements at different incidence angles. The method is simpler and faster than standard ellipsometry and performs the accuracy required for the design of fiber-optic attenuators for telecommunications. As an example, we report on a device showing(More)
A thin, one-dimensional, gradient-index slab lens with a parabolic profile was designed and fabricated in fluorine-doped silica by use of plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition in a Helicon plasma reactor. The refractive-index profile of the fabricated lens was determined by the application of an inversion technique to the values of modal effective index(More)
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