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A new algorithm, called the Unsupervised Tag ExTraction and Heart strain(E) Reconstruction (UNTETHER) algorithm, is presented for quantifying three-dimensional (3D) myocardial strain in tagged cardiac MR images. Five human volunteers and five postinfarct patients were imaged. 3D strains measured by UNTETHER and a user-supervised technique were compared.(More)
For the past five years, nanostructured niobium-based oxides have emerged as one of the most prominent materials for batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cell technologies, for instance, TiNb2O7 as an anode for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), Nb2O5 as an electrode for supercapacitors (SCs), and niobium-based oxides as chemically stable electrochemical(More)
Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), as one of the most important electrochemical energy-storage devices, currently provide the dominant power source for a range of devices, including portable electronic devices and electric vehicles, due to their high energy and power densities. The interest in exploring new electrode materials for LIBs has been(More)
Cathodic catalyst is one of the key materials in microbial fuel cell (MFC). The addition of non-stoichiometric nano Fe3O4 in activated carbon (NSFe3O4/AC) air cathode was beneficial to boosting the charge transfer of the cathode accompanying with the enhancement of power performance in MFC. The air cathode modified by NSFe3O4 (5%, Wt%) increased the maximum(More)
  • Litao Yan, Gen Chen, +5 authors Hongmei Luo
  • 2015
Sub-8 nm titanium oxynitride (TiON) nanoparticles were uniformly formed on the surface of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by annealing amorphous TiO2 (a-TiO2) conformally coated CNTs (CNTs/a-TiO2) at 600 °C in ammonia gas. The novel CNTs/TiON nanocomposite was systematically characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy(More)
Magnetic Resonance (MR) tagging has been shown to be a useful method for non-invasively measuring the deformation of the left ventricle (LV), during the cardiac cycle. By reconstructing a displacement eld based on the movement of the tag lines, one can compute my-ocardial contraction measures such as strain. Existing methods depend on user-deened LV(More)
Perovskite (La0.8Sr0.2)1-xMn1-xIrxO3 (x = 0 (LSM) and 0.05 (LSMI)) nanoparticles with particle size of 20-50 nm are prepared by the polymer-assisted chemical solution method and demonstrated as high performance bifunctional oxygen catalyst in alkaline solution. As compared with LSM, LSMI with the A-site deficiency and the B-site iridium (Ir)-doping has a(More)
Ultrafine niobium oxide nanocrystals/reduced graphene oxide (Nb2O5 NCs/rGO) was demonstrated as a promising anode material for sodium ion battery with high rate performance and high cycle durability. Nb2O5 NCs/rGO was synthesized by controllable hydrolysis of niobium ethoxide and followed by heat treatment at 450 °C in flowing forming gas. Transmission(More)
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