Ricardo H Torres

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We experimentally investigate the process of intramolecular quantum interference in high-order harmonic generation in impulsively aligned CO2 molecules. The recombination interference effect is clearly seen through the order dependence of the harmonic yield in an aligned sample. The experimental results can be well modeled assuming that the effective de(More)
BACKGROUND The benefit of distal aortic perfusion and cerebrospinal fluid drainage over the "clamp and sew" technique during repairs of the descending thoracic aorta is still being debated. The purpose of this report is to analyze our experience with regard to neurologic deficit (paraplegia and paraparesis) and mortality using the adjuncts of distal aortic(More)
BACKGROUND The management of combined arterial and musculoskeletal injuries to the lower extremity remains controversial, particularly with regard to the initial order of intervention and the use of intravascular shunting. In this study, we review the contemporary management and outcome of patients treated for acute traumatic distal femoropopliteal arterial(More)
Calcium phosphate bone cements are injectable biomaterials that are being used in dental and orthopaedic applications through minimally invasive surgery techniques. Nowadays, apatitic bone cements based on alpha-tricalcium phosphate (alpha-TCP) are of special interest due to their self-setting behaviour when mixed with an aqueous liquid phase. In this(More)
STUDY DESIGN Experimental study to characterize the setting and the cytocompatibility properties of apatitic bone cement. OBJECTIVE To investigate the setting, flowing, and biocompatibility properties of new iron-modified calcium phosphate bone cements. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are efficient procedures for the treatment(More)
We report a new dynamic two-center interference effect in high-harmonic generation from H2, in which the attosecond nuclear motion of H2+ initiated at ionization causes interference to be observed at lower harmonic orders than would be the case for static nuclei. To enable this measurement we utilize a recently developed technique for probing the attosecond(More)
In this study, the biocompatibility and the osteogenic features of a new iron-modified alpha-tricalcium phosphate (IM/alpha-TCP) and calcium sulphate dihydrate (CSD) biphasic cement (IM/alpha-TCP/CSD-BC) have been investigated in terms of the in vivo cement resorption, bone tissue formation and host tissue response on sheep animal model. Histological(More)
Experimental calcium sulphate bone cement has been tested by ultrasounds to characterise its progressive setting through the evolution of several acoustic properties. The acoustic impedance z(t), the density rho (t) and the speed of sound c(t) versus the curing time have been monitored during the viscous-to-solid transition of the cement as a function of(More)
We report observations and analysis of high harmonic generation driven by a superposition of fields at 1290 nm and 780 nm. These fields are not commensurate in frequency and the superposition leads to an increase in the yield of the mid-plateau harmonics of more than two orders of magnitude compared to using the 1290 nm field alone. Significant extension of(More)
We review recent progress towards imaging the electronic wavefunctions and nuclear dynamics of small molecules using the high order harmonics emitted when a molecule experiences an intense laser field. We illustrate that the essence of high harmonic emission is contained in the recombination amplitude between the continuum portion of the electronic(More)