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Recalcitrance of most large-seeded legumes, such as peanut, to regeneration and genetic transformation has hampered studies on gene function and efforts for genetic improvement. Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated transformation provides a system for rapid and efficient transformation of plant tissues. In this study, embryonic axes along with cotyledons of(More)
Executive Summary This document describes the design of the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment. Recent discoveries in neutrino physics have shown that the Standard Model of particle physics is incomplete. The observation of neutrino oscillations has unequivocally demonstrated that the masses of neutrinos are nonzero. The small-ness of the neutrino masses(More)
The photoresponsive J-aggregation behaviors of a novel azobenzene-substituted zinc phthalocyanine (azo-ZnPc dyad) were studied by UV/vis, fluorescence, and (1)H NMR spectroscopy. Upon illumination with 365 nm UV light, the trans-cis isomerization of azobenzene can efficiently reduce the steric hindrance around the peripheral oxygen atom of azo-ZnPc,(More)
In this paper, we focused on the large-scale fabrication of gold nanoholes array capable of supporting surface plasmonic resonance (SPR) via the developed nanosphere lithography (NSL) technique, which could be used as high performance biosensor for the detection of specific streptavidin-biotin interactions. Direct UV-vis absorption mode measurement was used(More)
The synthesis and photochemical properties are reported for a series of novel amphiphilic carboxyl polymeric phthalocyanines, with zinc (3a), aluminum (3b), ytterbium (3c) and hydrogen (metal-free, 3d) as the substituted central atom, respectively. The synthesis routes included cyclotetramerization of tetra-phthalonitriles and subsequent hydrolysis of cyano(More)
An x-ray framing camera using a non-gain microchannel plate (MCP) is reported in this article. The advantage of the non-gain MCP is the less transit time spread. The non-gain MCP gated framing camera has four microstrip line cathodes with 6 mm in width. The time domain reflectometry curves of the four microstrip lines are measured, which show that the(More)
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a heterogenous group of inherited retinal degenerations caused by mutations in at least 50 genes. To identify genetic mutations underlying autosomal recessive RP (arRP), we performed whole-exome sequencing study on two consanguineous marriage Indian families (RP-252 and RP-182) and 100 sporadic RP patients. Here we reported(More)
A novel family of thiophene-decorated phthalocyanines (M-TPcs) was efficiently synthesized, during which the key intermediate of these compounds was purified through a chemical approach. In the optimized geometries of M-TPcs, the peripherally linked thiophene rings are tilted from the Pc core, which oppose aggregation considering the mutual steric(More)
The absorption, fluorescence, and transient absorption spectra of Tetra(alpha-amino) zinc phthalocyanine, ZnPc(alpha-NH2)4, have been measured in polar solvents and compared with that of ZnPc(alpha-R)4 (R = H, NO2, OCH(CH3)2). While the latter three showed the typical photophysics of phthalocyanines, ZnPc(alpha-NH2)4 exhibits distinct spectral properties, a(More)
An eight-frame gated microchannel plate (MCP) camera and a gating electrical pulse are described in this article. The gating electrical pulse is obtained by first generating a high voltage fast step pulse using avalanche transistors in Marx bank configuration, and then shaping it using avalanche diodes. The high voltage fast step pulse is about 200 ps in(More)