Ricardo M. P. de Alcântara

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Starting from the foundations of the so-called Second Generation Knowledge Management (SGKM), in this paper, we identify what we think to be a suitable synergy between two approaches firstly considered in two different fields, namely, System Dynamics and Artificial Intelligence. Being the emphasis of SGKM on knowledge creation, increasing attention seems to(More)
This article compares results obtained in previous studies using time-frequency representations (Wigner-Ville, Choi-Williams and Parametric) and the wavelet transform with those obtained with wavelet packet functions to show new findings about their quality in the analysis of ECoG recordings in human intractable epilepsy: data from 21 patients have been(More)
In southern Europe, the intensive use of 2,4-D (2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) and tribenuron-methyl in cereal crop systems has resulted in the evolution of resistant (R) corn poppy (Papaver rhoeas L.) biotypes. Experiments were conducted to elucidate (1) the resistance response to these two herbicides, (2) the cross-resistant pattern to other synthetic(More)
Nanocrystalline CoSn with an average crystallite size of 19 nm is obtained at 265 degrees C by following a one-pot method. The structural and electrochemical properties of nano-CoSn are compared to those of micro-CoSn (319 nm) obtained at 500 degrees C. Micro-CoSn has specific capacities below 100 mAhg(-1), but very stable cycling behavior. In contrast,(More)
Building up human resources for Information Technology management and improving web services would benefit if causality was taken into account. In fact, operation manuals and handbooks seldom explore causal relations involving components like Web Servers, Application Servers and Database Servers in tasks such as capturing messages, monitoring and capacity(More)
Self-organized TiO2 nanotubes ranging from amorphous to anatase structures were obtained by anodization procedures and thermal treatments at 500°C. Then electrolytic Li3PO4 films were successfully deposited on the nanotube array by an electrochemical procedure consisting in proton reduction with subsequent increase in pH, hydrogen phosphate dissociation and(More)
BACKGROUND In the Mediterranean area, Lolium species have evolved resistance to glyphosate after decades of continual use without other alternative chemicals in perennial crops (olive, citrus and vineyards). In recent years, oxyfluorfen alone or mixed with glyphosate and glufosinate has been introduced as a chemical option to control dicot and grass weeds.(More)
An anatase nanotube array has been prepared with a special morphology: two concentric walls and a very small central cavity. The method used here to achieve the double-wall structure is a single-step anodization process under a voltage ramp. Thanks to this nanostructure, which is equivalent to a fractal electrode, the electrochemical behaviour is improved,(More)
Herbicides that inhibit acetyl coenzyme A carboxylase (ACCase) are commonly used in Mexico to control weedy grasses such as little seed canarygrass (Phalaris minor). These herbicides are classified into three major families (ariloxyphenoxypropionates (APP), cyclohexanodiones (CHD), and, recently, phenylpyrazolines (PPZ)). In this work, the resistance to(More)
Rapistrum rugosum (turnip weed) is a common weed of wheat fields in Iran, which is most often controlled by tribenuron-methyl (TM), a sulfonylurea (SU) belonging to the acetolactate synthase (ALS) inhibiting herbicides group. Several cases of unexplained control failure of R. rugosum by TM have been seen, especially in Golestan province-Iran. Hence, there(More)