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One of the three X-ray detectors of the CAST experiment searching for solar axions is a Time Projection Chamber (TPC) with a multi-wire proportional counter (MWPC) as a readout structure. Its design has been optimized to provide high sensitivity to the detection of the low intensity X-ray signal expected in the CAST experiment. A low hardware threshold of(More)
Extraperitoneal rectal gunshot wounds have been managed with a variety of methods from simple diverting colostomy to combinations of rectal repair, proximal diversion, transperitoneal or presacral drainage, and distal bowel irrigation techniques. Treatment methodology is chosen based on anecdotal experience, and there is no clear evidence that any technique(More)
We have searched for solar axions or similar particles that couple to two photons by using the CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) setup with improved conditions in all detectors. From the absence of excess X-rays when the magnet was pointing to the Sun, we set an upper limit on the axion-photon coupling of gaγ < 8.8×10−11GeV at 95% CL for ma ∼< 0.02 eV. This(More)
In the probabilistic seismic risk assessment of highway transportation networks, fragility curves are used to represent the vulnerability of a bridge. Because these networks have hundreds or thousands of bridges, it is not possible to study each bridge individually. Instead, bridges with similar properties are grouped together and are represented by the(More)
Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) is being increasingly used. Concerns have been raised as to its safety, especially when it is done at the bedside. A prospective evaluation was conducted of 100 consecutive, unselected critically ill patients with PDT. The mean intensive care unit (ICU) stay before PDT was 12 days. One surgeon performed PDT alone(More)
The authors emphasize the importance of computer analysis in statistical evaluation in obstetrics. 99 case histories of fetal deaths among a group of 135 occurred in 1978 in the Obstetrical and Gynecological Unit, Hospital Paula Jaraquemada, Santiago (fetal death rate of 16.4/1000 live births) were set up in precodified clinical records and submitted for(More)
The CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) has extended its search for solar axions by using (3)He as a buffer gas. At T=1.8 K this allows for larger pressure settings and hence sensitivity to higher axion masses than our previous measurements with (4)He. With about 1 h of data taking at each of 252 different pressure settings we have scanned the axion mass(More)
The CERN Axion Solar Telescope has finished its search for solar axions with (3)He buffer gas, covering the search range 0.64 eV ≲ ma ≲ 1.17 eV. This closes the gap to the cosmological hot dark matter limit and actually overlaps with it. From the absence of excess x rays when the magnet was pointing to the Sun we set a typical upper limit on the(More)
A comparison between expanded bed adsorption and conventional packed bed Protein A Fast Flow to purify the anti-rHBsAg mAbs from feedstock is presented in this work. Direct capture by STREAMLINE expanded bed adsorption chromatography resulted in 92% product recovery and sevenfold more concentrated product with similar purity levels compared to that obtained(More)
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