Francesco Chiadini

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Low-frequency (LF) electric fields (EFs) are currently used in clinical therapies of several bone diseases to increase bone regenerative processes. To identify possible molecular mechanisms involved in these processes, we evaluated the effects on cell cultures of 1 h exposures to the signal generated by an apparatus of current clinical use (frequency 60(More)
We present upper limits on the gravitational wave emission from 78 radio pulsars based on data from the third and fourth science runs of the LIGO and GEO 600 gravitational wave detectors. The data from both runs have been combined coherently to maximise sensitivity. For the first time pulsars within binary (or multiple) systems have been included in the(More)
We report on an all-sky search with the LIGO detectors for periodic gravitational waves in the frequency range 50 –1000 Hz and with the frequency's time derivative in the range ÿ1 10 ÿ8 Hz s ÿ1 to zero. Data from the fourth LIGO science run (S4) have been used in this search. Three different semicoherent methods of transforming and summing strain power from(More)
We searched for an anisotropic background of gravitational waves using data from the LIGO S4 science run and a method that is optimized for point sources. This is appropriate if, for example, the gravitational wave background is dominated by a small number of distinct astrophysical sources. No signal was seen. Upper limit maps were produced assuming two(More)
We carry out two searches for periodic gravitational waves using the most sensitive few hours of data from the second LIGO science run. Both searches exploit fully coherent matched filtering and cover wide areas of parameter space, an innovation over previous analyses which requires considerable algorithm development and computational power. The first(More)
We analyzed the available LIGO data coincident with GRB 070201, a short duration hard spectrum γ-ray 2 Abbott et al. burst whose electromagnetically determined sky position is coincident with the spiral arms of the Andromeda galaxy (M31). Possible progenitors of such short hard GRBs include mergers of neutron stars or a neutron star and black hole, or soft(More)
We report on the methods and results of the first dedicated search for gravitational waves emitted during the inspiral of compact binaries with spinning component bodies. We analyze 788 hours of data collected during the third science run (S3) of the LIGO detectors. We searched for binary systems using a detection template family specially designed to(More)
Inspired by the apposition compound eyes of many dipterans, we formulated a fractal scheme to design prismatic lenses to improve the performance of silicon solar cells. We simulated the absorption of light, both directly illuminating and diffuse, using the geometrical-optics approximation. We found that properly designed bioinspired compound lenses (BCLs)(More)
Multifrequency numerical simulations of the light-coupling efficiency of a prismatic bioinspired compound lens (BCL) of silicon atop a thick silicon substrate were carried out within the framework of geometrical optics. Comparison was made with untextured and groove-textured silicon substrates as well as with untextured silicon substrates with a(More)