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PURPOSE To assess the role of intracavitary mold brachytherapy in salvaging local failure of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS AND MATERIALS The outcomes of 118 consecutive NPC patients with local failure treated with mold brachytherapy between 1989 and 1996 were retrospectively reviewed. Eleven patients received additional external radiotherapy. (More)
We present a systematic theoretical study on the mechanism of half-metallicity and ferromagnetism for one-dimensional (1-D) sandwich molecular wires (SMWs) constructed with altering cyclopentadienyl (Cp) and first-row transition metal (Mt). It is unveiled for the first time that, in (MtCp) infinity, one valence electron would transfer from the Mt to the Cp(More)
We present a theoretical study on a series of novel organometallic sandwich molecular wires (SMWs), which are constructed with alternating iron atoms and cyclopentadienyl (Cp) rings, using DFT and nonequilibrium Green's function techniques. It is found that that the SMWs are stable, flexible structures having half-metallic (HM) properties with 100% negative(More)
On the basis of abounding density function calculations, a mechanism is proposed to explain single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) growth and chirality selection induced by single C atom and C(2) dimer addition under catalyst-free conditions. Two competitive reaction paths, chirality change induced by single C atom and nanotube growth through C(2) dimer(More)
The current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of small-diameter hydrogenated and pristine silicon nanowires (SiNWs) are calculated by nonequilibrium Green's function combined with density functional theory. We show that the I-V characteristics depend strongly on length, growth orientation, and surface modification of the SiNWs. In particular, a length of 3 nm(More)
The ballistic regime gives the upper limit of an electron device performance. This paper proposes a fast and efficient model for calculating the current–voltage characteristic of a cylindrical nanowire within the framework of the non-equilibrium Green’s function. Under certain assumptions, the calculation is simplified to a one-dimensional problem and the(More)
Even though metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) derived from antiferromagnetic dimeric-Cu(II) building units and nonmagnetic molecular linkers are known to exhibit unexpected ferromagnetic behavior, a comprehensive understanding of the underlying mechanism remains elusive. Using a combined theoretical and experimental approach, here we reveal the origin of the(More)
By means of density functional theory, we systematically investigate the insertion and diffusion of Na and Li in layered Si materials (polysilane and H-passivated silicene), in comparison with bulk Si. It is found that Na binding and mobility can be significantly facilitated in layered Si structures. In contrast to the Si bulk, where Na insertion is(More)
The low-lying excited states of a B850 ring of Rhodospirillum (Rs.) molischianum are determined accurately by a semiempirical INDO/S method. Results obtained are found to fit extremely well with a Frenkel exciton model with long-range dipolar interactions, and the spatial size of the electron-hole pair is confirmed to fall predominantly within one(More)
First-principles density functional theory calculations on hydrogenated silicon nanowires (SiNWs) with diameters up to 7.3 nm are carried out for comparing to experimentally relevant SiNWs and evaluating its radial doping profiles. We show that the direct band gap nature of both the small diameter (110) and (100) SiNWs fades when the diameter reaches beyond(More)