Kalaivani Sundararajan

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In this paper, we present a head pose estimation method for unconstrained images using feature-based manifold embedding. The main challenge of manifold embedding methods is to learn a similarity kernel that is reflective of variations only due to head pose and ignore other sources of variation. To address this challenge, we have used the feature(More)
Quenching corrections in fluorimetric estimations are arrived at using time resolved fluorometry, where the reduction in the lifetimes of the fluorophore in the presence of quenchers is a measure of the correction. A novel procedure for the correction of quenching in fluorimetric determinations using steady state fluorescence spectroscopy is described here.(More)
The 1:1 hydrogen-bonded complex of fluoroform and hydrogen chloride was studied using matrix-isolation infrared spectroscopy and ab initio computations. Using B3LYP and MP2 levels of theory with 6-311++G(d,p) and aug-cc-pVDZ basis sets, the structures of the complexes and their energies were computed. For the 1:1 CHF3-HCl complexes, ab initio computations(More)
The cotton plant, Gossypium hirsutum L. (cv. Lakshmi) exhibits circadian leaf movements. Fusaric acid (5-n butyl pyridine 2-carboxylic acid), an in vivo toxin shown to be produced during the pathogenesis of the wilt disease in cotton, causes phase shifts of the leaf movement rhythm that varied in degree and magnitude as a function of the treated phases. The(More)
The conformations of tri-n-butyl phosphate (TBP) were studied using matrix isolation infrared spectroscopy and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. TBP was trapped in a N2 matrix using both effusive and supersonic sources, and its infrared spectra were recorded. The computational exploration of TBP is a very demanding problem to confront, due to(More)
Premixing of dimethoxy methane (DMM) and hydrogen chloride (HCl) with Ar/N2 in the gas phase resulted in a nucleophilic substitution reaction and yielded products, cis-chloromethyl methyl ether (cis-CMME) and methanol. On the contrary, when DMM and HCl were separately codeposited in a low-temperature Ar matrix produced hydrogen-bonded alkoxy adduct,(More)
Feature tracking algorithms have conventionally tracked 'corner' features or windows with high spatial frequency content. However, this conventional point feature representation of scenes would be inappropriate for poorly textured image sequences like indoor image sequences. To overcome this problem, we propose a feature tracking algorithm which tracks(More)
The weak interaction between PCl3 and CH3OH was investigated using matrix isolation infrared spectroscopy and ab initio computations. In a nitrogen matrix at low temperature, the noncovalent adduct was generated and characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Computations were performed at B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p), B3LYP/aug-cc-pVDZ, and(More)
Conformations of n-butyl imidazole (B-IMID) were studied using matrix isolation infrared spectroscopy by trapping in argon, xenon and nitrogen matrixes using an effusive nozzle source. The experimental studies were supported by DFT computations performed at the B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) level. Computations identified nine unique minima for B-IMID, corresponding(More)