Junpei Okada

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Dislocation-free tetragonal hen egg white (HEW) lysozyme crystals were grown from a seed crystal in a cell. The rates of tetragonal HEW lysozyme crystal growth normal to the (110) and (101) faces with and without a 1-MHz external electric field were measured. A decrease in the typical growth rates of the crystal measured under an applied field at 1 MHz was(More)
Nalidixic acid (NA)-resistant and extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Salmonella sp. isolates from human specimens are associated with clinical failure or delayed response in subjects treated with fluoroquinolone or third-generation cephalosporins. We studied drug susceptibility in 604 Salmonella enterica isolates from human feces in 2007. Of(More)
The heterogeneous nucleation of colloidal crystals with attractive interactions has been investigated via in situ observations. We have found two types of nucleation processes: a cluster that overcomes the critical size for nucleation with a monolayer, and a method that occurs with two layers. The Gibbs free energy changes (ΔG) for these two types of(More)
Microbubbles are known to enhance ultrasonic tissue heating. However, they do not always provide the desired temperature distribution for high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment unless they are localized in the tissue to be treated. Cavitation clouds, locally generated by extremely high intensity short pulses, can enhance the effect of(More)
Understanding nucleation dynamics is important both fundamentally and technologically in materials science and other scientific fields. Two-dimensional (2D) nucleation is the predominant growth mechanism in colloidal crystallization, in which the particle interaction is attractive, and has recently been regarded as a promising method to fabricate varieties(More)
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