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  • Q. Jiang
  • 2008
Images are conventionally sampled on a rectangular lattice. Thus, traditional image processing is carried out on the rectangular lattice. The hexagonal lattice was proposed more than four decades ago as an alternative method for sampling. Compared with the rectangular lattice, the hexagonal lattice has certain advantages which include that it needs less(More)
The effects of abiotic stresses on the expression of Lhcb1 gene (coding light-harvesting chlorophyll-protein complex II), and on photosynthetic rate were studied in one Oenanthe javanica (cv. Baguazhou Shuiqin) and three Apium graveolens cultivars (Liuhe Huangxinqin, Jinnan Shiqin, and Ventura). The Lhcb1 genes were cloned and we predicted that Lhcb1(More)
Maternal inheritance of sugars and acids in peach fruit were investigated during two successive years using reciprocal populations derived from ‘low acid’ (LA) flat peach ‘Zaolupan’ and non-LA round peach ‘Zaoxing’. The reciprocal populations segregated into LA round, LA flat, non-LA round and non-LA flat-fruited offspring. Generally, the reciprocal(More)
Principal component analysis (PCA) is a popular technique for dimension reduction. Since the scope of its application is limited by its global linearity, several generalizations are proposed in the literature, among which the probabilistic PCA, introduced recently by Tipping and Bishop, is a particularly important one. Based on a probabilistic model, these(More)
We report the observation of a novel phenomenon, the self-retracting motion of graphite, in which tiny flakes of graphite, after being displaced to various suspended positions from islands of highly orientated pyrolytic graphite, retract back onto the islands under no external influences. Reports of this phenomenon have not been found in the literature for(More)
Practical application of superhydrophobic surfaces is limited by the fragility of nanoscale asperities. Combining chemical etching and anodization, microscale pits and nanoscale pores, instead of the micro and nano protrusions on traditional superhydrophobic surfaces mimicking Lutos leaves, were fabricated on commercially pure aluminum surfaces. After(More)
Based on a newly developed size-dependent cohesive energy formula for two-dimensional materials, a unified theoretical model was established to illustrate the gap openings in disordered graphene flakes, involving quantum dots, nanoribbons and nanoporous sheets. It tells us that the openings are essentially dominated by the variation in cohesive energy of C(More)
Energy transfer from the translational degrees of freedom to phonon modes is studied for isolated systems of two coaxial carbon nanotubes, which may serve as a nearly frictionless nano-oscillator. It is found that for oscillators with short nanotubes (less than 30 A) a rocking motion, occurring when the inner tube is pulled about 1/3 out of the outer tube,(More)
Nanoarchitectured electroactive materials can boost rates of Li insertion/extraction, showing genuine potential to increase power output of Li-ion batteries. However, electrodes assembled with low-dimensional nanostructured transition metal oxides by conventional approach suffer from dramatic reductions in energy capacities owing to sluggish ion and(More)