Nicola Bianco

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An investigation of the excited-state dynamics of SO2(H2O)n (n = 1-5) clusters following excitation by ultrafast laser pulses to 4.7 eV (coupled 1A2 and 1B1 states) and 9.3 eV (F band) is presented. The findings for the coupled 1A2 and 1B1 states are in good agreement with published computational work and indicate the division of the initial excited-state(More)
Sepsis and related aspects has become an area of active and intense research, leading to important advances for an early diagnosis and appropriate management useful to improve patient outcome. The septic response is an extremely complex cascade of events, including proinflammatory, anti-inflammatory, humoral, cellular, and circulatory involvement. The(More)
Effects of hyperthermia on transport of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) through a stenosed arterial wall are analyzed comprehensively in the present work. The realistic and pertinent aspects of an arterial wall is represented by a multi-layer model, with a proper representation of the thickened intima region due to the atherosclerotic plaque formation.(More)
An analytical solution for Low-Density Lipoprotein transport through an arterial wall under hyperthermia conditions is established in this work. A four-layer model is used to characterize the arterial wall. Transport governing equations are obtained as a combination between Staverman-Kedem-Katchalsky membrane equations and volume-averaged porous media(More)
Most European buildings built before 1980s were constructed without any design concern for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. In addition to this issue, over the last decades, the essential need of safer buildings has progressively attracted the interest of scientific community and government institutions. However, the strong interaction(More)
A study of the excited-state dynamics of (SO2)m clusters following excitation by ultrafast laser pulses in the range of 4.5 eV (coupled 1A2, 1B1 states) and 9 eV (F band) is presented. The findings for the coupled 1A2 and 1B1 states are in good agreement with published computational work on the properties of these coupled states. A mechanism involving(More)
In this work, non-Newtonian effects on Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) transport across an artery are analyzed with a multi-layer model. Four rheological models (Carreau, Carreau-Yasuda, power-law and Newtonian) are used for the blood flow through the lumen. For the non-Newtonian cases, the arterial wall is modeled with a generalized momentum equation.(More)
In this study the optimal operation of micro-CHP systems producing electricity and heat for a single-family house situated in Italy is addressed considering the effects of heat dissipation relative to thermal storage systems. Three different prime movers have been analyzed separately, and for each of them the operation scheduling that maximizes the revenues(More)
The temporal behavior of the photoinduced ion-pair formation process in the (HI)m(H2O)n (n=1-6 for m=1 and n=1-4 for m=2) cluster system has been studied via the coupling between the g 3Sigma- Rydberg and V 1Sigma+ valence states. Comparison of the time constants obtained to those measured in previous experiments for the analogous process in HBr-water(More)
In this article, the control of particle size distribution (PSD) is discussed as a means for the inferential control of the rheology of emulsion polymers. A controllability assessment is presented through a consideration of the process mechanisms to illustrate the attainability or otherwise of bimodal PSD. The suitability of a batch-to-batch iterative(More)