José Alvarez

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We report the first evidence of natural infection of Lymnaea columella with Fasciola hepatica in Argentina. A sample of 601 snails was collected in May 2003 in northeastern Corrientes, a province bounded on the north by Paraguay, on the east by Brazil and on the southeast by Uruguay. Among 500 examined snails, 44 (8.8%) were exclusively infected with F.(More)
Water is a natural, sometimes scarce, and fundamental resource for life, essential both for agriculture in many regions of the world and also to achieve sustainability in production systems. Maximizing net returns with the available resources is of the utmost importance, but doing so is a complex problem, owing to the many factors that affect this process(More)
Generation of organic stereoisomers with R/S, Z/E, and/or M/P configurations that may contain heteroatoms, multiple bonds, and any kind of cycle (isolated, spiro, condensed, and nested) is described. Inputs for processing are molecular structures in a N_tuple format resident on an automatic (canonical) or manual (non canonical) generated file which are(More)
The electrical conduction properties of lateral and vertical silicon nanowires (SiNWs) were investigated using a conductive-probe atomic force microscopy (AFM). Horizontal SiNWs, which were synthesized by the in-plane solid-liquid-solid technique, are randomly deployed into an undoped hydrogenated amorphous silicon layer. Local current mapping shows that(More)
Conductive-probe atomic force microscopy (CP-AFM) measurements reveal the existence of a conductive channel at the interface between p-type hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) and n-type crystalline silicon (c-Si) as well as at the interface between n-type a-Si:H and p-type c-Si. This is in good agreement with planar conductance measurements that show a(More)
Comb-like ionic complexes, nATMA . PG(DL)GA, were prepared from microbial poly(gamma-glutamic acid), with a nearly racemic configuration, and alkyltrimethylammoniun bromides, with linear alkyl chains containing an even number of carbon atoms, n, ranging from 12 to 22. The complexes had a nearly stoichiometric composition, displayed thermal stability up to(More)
Chemical doping of graphene is a key process for the modulation of its electronic properties and the design and fabrication of graphene-based nanoelectronic devices. Here, we study the adsorption of diluted concentrations of nitric acid (HNO3) onto monolayer graphene/4H-SiC (0001) to induce a variation of the graphene work function (WF). Raman spectroscopy(More)
The algorithm here described concerns generation, visualization, and modification of molecular nanostructures of single-walled nanotubes (NTs) of particular configurations (armchair, zipper, multiple zipper, zigzag, or chiral) by means of a Graphical User Interface (GUI). NTs are made from a carbon graphene sheet created according to certain parameters(More)
Three fundamental aspects are studied in the design and operating process of a water distribution network for on-demand irrigation. The first determines plot discharge as a function of the average application rate of system, A rs, in sprinkler irrigation or of the equivalent discharge per unit of area in drip/micro irrigation, and according to plot size.(More)
A new stereoisomer generation system named CAMGEC2 for generation of stereoisomers containing isolated and spiro cycles with one or more descriptors among R, S, Z, E, M, and P is developed using Graph Theory. It includes new approaches for symmetry analysis, cycle detection processes in molecular graphs in a modular way, and also an extension of the N_tuple(More)