Michael F. Becker

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Efavirenz is a potent and selective nonnucleoside inhibitor of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) reverse transcriptase (RT). Nucleotide sequence analyses of the protease and RT genes (coding region for amino acids 1 to 229) of multiple cloned HIV-1 genomes from virus found in the plasma of patients in phase II clinical studies of efavirenz(More)
—The food consumption of adult zooplanktivorous Coregonus lavaretus in Lake Con-stance, Germany, was estimated monthly from May to October 1989 with a bioenergetics model. To achieve fine temporal resolution of lakewide consumption, we scaled the monthly weight increments of fish during the 6-month growing season by the relative weights of the stomach(More)
The optical cross correlation of an image with another image that was spatial-frequency shifted in one dimension was demonstrated in a photorefractive VanderLugt correlator. The first image was stored as a Fourier-transform hologram in a photorefractive Bi12SiO20 crystal (BSO) and was successively correlated with different spatial-frequency-shifted versions(More)
A simple apparatus for achieving beam sizes in the range 5-10 μm on a synchrotron beamline was implemented in combination with a small 125 x 25 μm focus. The resulting beam had sufficient flux for crystallographic data collection from samples smaller than 10 x 10 x 10 μm. Sample data were collected representing three different scenarios: (i) a complete 2.0(More)
We have achieved high-precision laser beam shaping by using a binary-amplitude spatial light modulator, a digital micromirror device (DMD), followed by an imaging telescope that contains a pinhole low-pass filter (LPF). An error diffusion algorithm was used to design the initial DMD pixel pattern based on the measured input beam profile. This pattern was(More)
Nonlinear optical (NLO) instrumentation has been integrated with synchrotron X-ray diffraction (XRD) for combined single-platform analysis, initially targeting applications for automated crystal centering. Second-harmonic-generation microscopy and two-photon-excited ultraviolet fluorescence microscopy were evaluated for crystal detection and assessed by(More)