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A Norovirus Protease Structure Provides Insights into Active and Substrate Binding Site Integrity
ABSTRACT Norovirus 3C-like proteases are crucial to proteolytic processing of norovirus polyproteins. We determined the crystal structure of the 3C-like protease from Chiba virus, a norovirus, atExpand
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Energy Storage Characteristics of a Piezo-Generator using Impact Induced Vibration
This paper presents theoretical and experimental considerations of the energy storage characteristics of a piezoelectric generator developed previously by the authors. In this paper, the oscillatingExpand
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Analysis of the Transformation of Mechanical Impact Energy to Electric Energy Using Piezoelectric Vibrator
We propose a new mechanism of electric power generation in which mechanical impact energy is transformed to electric energy by a piezoelectric transducer. To clarify the relationship between theExpand
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A High Power Ultrasonic Linear Motor Using a Longitudinal and Bending Hybrid Bolt-Clamped Langevin Type Transducer
A hybrid transducer type ultrasonic linear motor using the 1st longitudinal and the 2nd bending vibration modes of a bolt-clamped Langevin type transducer has been proposed and studied forExpand
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Experimental study of Brillouin scattering in perfluorinated polymer optical fiber at telecommunication wavelength
Brillouin scattering properties in a perfluorinated graded-index polymer optical fiber (POF) with 120 μm core diameter were experimentally investigated using a laser with an operating wavelength ofExpand
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An ultrasonic actuator with multidegree of freedom using bending and longitudinal vibrations of a single stator
An ultrasonic actuator with multi-degree of freedom with a single stator is proposed and has been constructed for trial. Three sets of piezoelectric elements are installed in the stator, and twoExpand
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Noncontact ultrasonic transportation of small objects over long distances in air using a bending vibrator and a reflector
  • D. Koyama, K. Nakamura
  • Physics, Medicine
  • IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics…
  • 3 May 2010
Ultrasonic manipulation of small particles, including liquid droplets, over long distances is discussed. It is well known that particles can be trapped at the nodal points of an acoustic standingExpand
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Sensing characteristics of plastic optical fibres measured by optical time-domain reflectometry
A new method based on photon counting is utilized to investigate sensing characteristics of plastic optical fibres (POF) using the optical time-domain reflectometry technique. The responses of POFExpand
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Effects of Vibration Stress and Temperature on the Characteristics of Piezoelectric Ceramics under High Vibration Amplitude Levels Measured by Electrical Transient Responses
This paper presents a characteristic evaluation of piezoelectric ceramics at high vibration amplitude levels of resonance, based on the electrical transient response technique. Low-Q and high-QExpand
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Brillouin scattering in multi-core optical fibers for sensing applications
We measure the Brillouin gain spectra in two cores (the central core and one of the outer cores) of a ~3-m-long, silica-based, 7-core multi-core fiber (MCF) with incident light of 1.55 μm wavelength,Expand
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