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Experimental observations and numerical modelling of diffusion-driven crystallisation processes.
This paper reports experimental results and modelling on the crystallisation processes induced by counter diffusion method of a precipitant agent in a lysozyme protein solution. Comparison betweenExpand
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Protein crystal growth in the Advanced Protein Crystallization Facility on the LMS mission: a comparison of Sulfolobus solfataricus alcohol dehydrogenase crystals grown on the ground and in
Crystals of alcohol dehydrogenase from Sulfolobus solfataricus were grown in the Advanced Protein Crystallization Facility during the Life and Microgravity Sciences Spacelab mission on the US SpaceExpand
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Theory and simulation of buoyancy-driven convection around growing protein crystals in microgravity
We present an order-of-magnitude analysis of the Navier-Stokes equations in a time-dependent, incompressible and Boussinesq formulation. The hypothesis employed of two different length scales allowsExpand
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New inclusion criterion for the stability of interval matrices
New results on the regions that include the spectrum of a given matrix have recently appeared in the literature. On the basis of the inclusions established, a new method is proposed for analysing theExpand
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NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL THERMOCAPILLARY FLOWS IN LIQUID BRIDGES
Instability of thermocapillary convection has been studied by using a numerical code based on a control volume method. The momentum, continuity, and energy equations are solved in a cylindricalExpand
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Mixed buoyant-Marangoni convection due to dissolution of a droplet in a liquid-liquid system with miscibility gap
Abstract Fluid flows occurring during solidification of metal alloys influence the composition and the properties of the final solid. Transport phenomena for this process are investigated using aExpand
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An investigation on the “Onset” of oscillatory Marangoni flow
Abstract It is known that thermocapillary convection in differentially and uniformly heated liquid bridges shows a transition (Marangoni instability) from an axisymmetric to an oscillatory regime.Expand
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Suppression of coalescence and of wetting: The shape of the interstitial film
The shape of the interstitial air film between noncoalescing liquids and between a drop and a solid surface is detected by means of laser interferometry. Alternative optical techniques are exploitedExpand
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FEM analysis of RF breast ablation: multiprobe versus cool-tip electrode.
BACKGROUND Radio-frequency ablation (RFA) has recently received much attention as an effective minimally invasive strategy for the local treatment of tumors. The purpose of this study was to evaluateExpand
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Effects of microgravity on the crystal quality of a collagen-like polypeptide.
(Pro-Pro-Gly)(10) is one of the most widely studied collagen polypeptide models. Microgravity crystal growth of (Pro-Pro-Gly)(10) was carried out in the Advanced Protein Crystallization FacilityExpand
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