Jaime Ferrer

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The performance of aeration, photodecomposition and biological degradation processes as methods to reduce molinate contamination levels in effluent water from rice fields was studied. Aeration produced a molinate dissipation of 84%, as against 22% without aeration. Application of UV-light to clean water solutions achieved a molinate photodecomposition of(More)
The ability to manipulate electron spin in organic molecular materials offers a new and extremely tantalizing route towards spin electronics, both from fundamental and technological points of view. This is mainly due to the unquestionable advantage of weak spin-orbit and hyperfine interactions in organic molecules, which leads to the possibility of(More)
The Atacama Desert has been pointed out as one of the places on earth where the highest surface irradiance may occur. This area is characterized by its high altitude, prevalent cloudless conditions and relatively low columns of ozone and water vapor. Aimed at the characterization of the solar spectrum in the Atacama Desert, we carried out in February-March(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Cyproterone acetate (CPA), an anti-androgenic drug for prostate cancer, has been associated with drug-induced liver injury (DILI). We aim to expand the knowledge on the spectrum of phenotypes and outcomes of CPA-induced DILI. METHODS Twenty-two males (70 ± 8 years; range 54-83) developing liver damage as a result of CPA therapy (dose:(More)
We analyze the low-voltage transport response of large molecular wires bridging graphene electrodes, where the molecules are physisorbed onto the graphene sheets by planar anchor groups. In our study, the sheets are pulled away to vary the gap length and the relative atomic positions. The molecular wires are also translated in directions parallel and(More)
We propose a simple scheme that describes accurately essential nonequilibrium effects in nanoscale electronics devices using equilibrium transport theory. The scheme, which is based on the alignment and dealignment of the junction molecular orbitals with the shifted Fermi levels of the electrodes, simplifies drastically the calculation of current-voltage(More)
We examine electron transport through a single-molecule magnet Mn(12) bridged between Au electrodes using the first-principles method. We find crucial features which were inaccessible in model Hamiltonian studies: spin filtering and a strong dependence of charge distribution on local environments. The spin filtering remains robust with different molecular(More)
We have measured the nuclear transparency of the A(e,e'pi+) process in 2H, 12C, 27Al, 63Cu, and 197Au targets. These measurements were performed at the Jefferson Laboratory over a four momentum transfer squared range Q2=1.1 to 4.7 (GeV/c)2. The nuclear transparency was extracted as the super-ratio of (sigmaA/sigmaH) from data to a model of(More)