Meghan J Orr

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Ultrasonic pulse propagation through the abdominal wall has been simulated using a model for two-dimensional propagation through anatomically realistic tissue cross sections. The time-domain equations for wave propagation in a medium of variable sound speed and density were discretized to obtain a set of coupled finite-difference equations. These difference(More)
A finite-difference time-domain model for ultrasonic pulse propagation through soft tissue has been extended to incorporate absorption effects as well as longitudinal-wave propagation in cartilage and bone. This extended model has been used to simulate ultrasonic propagation through anatomically detailed representations of chest wall structure. The(More)
Wavefront propagation through the abdominal wall was simulated using a finite-difference time-domain implementation of the linearized wave propagation equations for a lossless, inhomogeneous, two-dimensional fluid as well as a simplified straight-ray model for a two-dimensional absorbing medium. Scanned images of six human abdominal wall cross sections(More)
Four new low-bandgap electron-accepting polymers-poly(4,10-bis(2-butyloctyl)-2-(2-(2-ethylhexyl)-1,1-dioxido-3-oxo-2,3-dihydrothieno[3,4-d]isothiazol-4-yl)thieno[2',3':5,6]pyrido[3,4-g]thieno[3,2-c]isoquinoline-5,11(4H,10H-dione) (PNSW);(More)
A novel three-component, two-step, one-pot nucleophilic aromatic substitution (SNAr)-intramolecular cyclization-Suzuki coupling reaction was developed for the synthesis of benzo[h][1,6]naphthyridin-2(1H)-ones (Torins). On the basis of the new efficiently convergent synthetic route, a library of Torin analogs was synthesized. The antimalarial activities of(More)
Metal nanoclusters have interesting steady state fluorescence emission, two-photon excited emission and ultrafast dynamics. A new subclass of fluorescent silver nanoclusters (Ag NCs) are NanoCluster Beacons. NanoCluster Beacons consist of a weakly emissive Ag NC templated on a single stranded DNA ("Ag NC on ssDNA") that becomes highly fluorescent when a DNA(More)
Extracts prepared from Escherichia coli infected with the T-even bacteriophages catalyze the phosphorylation of deoxyguanylate and deoxythymidylate to the corresponding polyphosphates at 10 to 20 times the rate of comparable extracts prepared from uninfected cells (2, 3). Previous work has indicated that these enzymatic activities are different and(More)
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