John N. Sherwood

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A program of annual health examinations was expanded to include counseling based on a computerized appraisal of individual patients' specific health hazard factors. Data obtained from a specially designed questionnaire, laboratory tests and a physical examination yielded a printout showing a number of weighted risk factors and their relation to ten leading(More)
A program of annual health examinations was expanded to include counseling based on a computerized appraisal of individual patients' specific health risk factors. Data obtained from a specially designed questionnaire, laboratory tests and a physical examination yielded a health hazard appraisal showing a number of weighted risk factors and their relation to(More)
The bulk crystallization of paracetamol has been examined under controlled conditions in the presence and absence of the additive p-acetoxyacetanilide (PAA), as a function of both supersaturation and additive levels. The induction time to nucleation was found to increase with increase in PAA concentration in solution. The product micro-crystals were(More)
The bulk crystallization of alpha-lactose monohydrate from aqueous solution by primary nucleation has been studied under controlled conditions of supersaturation, temperature, and pH. The induction times to nucleation were extremely long compared with those generally observed for other materials, even at the high supersaturations used in the experiment. As(More)
BACKGROUND The defect structure of organic materials is important as it plays a major role in their crystal growth properties. It also can play a subcritical role in "hot-spot" detonation processes of energetics and one such energetic is cyclotetramethylene-tetranitramine, in the commonly used beta form (β-HMX). RESULTS The as-grown crystals grown by(More)
BACKGROUND For a full understanding of the mechanical properties of a material, it is essential to understand the defect structures and associated properties and microhardness indentation is a technique that can aid this understanding. RESULTS The Vickers hardness on (010), {011} and {110} faces lay in the range of 304-363 MPa. The Knoop Hardnesses on the(More)
An examination has been made of the role of solvent type in the definition of the polymorphic nature of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene precipitated from solution. A combination of calorimetric and structural techniques including in situ crystallization studies using synchrotron radiation has shown that the variations in polymorphic form following precipitation from(More)
We exploit the high second-order susceptibility of the organic crystal N-(4-nitrophenyl)-L-prolinol to accomplish, through a cascaded second-order process, wavelength conversion of a signal pulse (from 1.16 to 1.14 microm) under the action of a pump pulse (at 1.15 microm). In a 2.8-mm-thick crystal, wavelength conversion with unit gain was obtained with a(More)
Pulsed laser-induced surface damage experiments were made on the cleaved (001) face of (-)2-(α-methylbenzylamino)-5-nitropyridine crystals at a pulse length of 25 ns FWHM. The highest single-pulse damage threshold value was 24.2 J/cm(2) at 532 nm for light polarized along the crystallographic b axis.