Ronghui Zhou

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The motion of a suspension of erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBCs) in response to a high-frequency alternating current (AC) field in a microfluidic device is examined with parallel and orthogonal electrode configurations to delineate the various fundamental driving forces. Cell repulsion from the platinum electrodes due to electrode polarization interacting(More)
The high polarizability and dielectrophoretic mobility of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) are utilized to capture and detect low numbers of bacteria and submicron particles in milliliter-sized samples. Concentrated SWNT solutions are mixed with the sample and a high-frequency (>100 kHz) alternating current (AC) field is applied by a microelectrode(More)
Specimens of human immature permanent teeth after regenerative endodontic treatment (RET) are sparse. This case report describes the histologic and immunohistochemical findings of tissue formed in the canal space of a human immature permanent tooth with apical periodontitis after RET. A patient presenting with immature human permanent tooth #29 with apical(More)
Blood suspension fails to penetrate a capillary with radius R less than 50 microm even if the capillary is perfectly wettable. This invasion threshold is attributed to three red blood cells (RBCs) segregation mechanisms--corner deflection at the entrance, the intermediate deformation-induced radial migration and shear-induced diffusion within a packed slug(More)
Positive ac dielectrophoresis DEP is used to rapidly align ensembles of CdSe semiconductor nanowires NWs near patterned microelectrodes. Due to their large geometric aspect ratio, the induced dipole of the wires is proportional to their conductivity, which can be drastically enhanced under super-band-gap illumination by several orders of magnitude, with a(More)
Pairwise and random addition processes are ordinarily indistinguishable in hydrogenation reactions. The distinction becomes important only when the fate of spin correlation matters, such as in parahydrogen-induced polarization (PHIP). Supported metal catalysts were not expected to yield PHIP signals given the rapid diffusion of H atoms on the catalyst(More)
Deformability of erythrocyte was found to fundamentally alter the wetting dynamics of red blood cell (RBC) suspensions during their invasion into capillaries. Normal RBC suspensions failed to penetrate more than 1 cm into a glass capillary when the capillary radius was smaller than a critical value that is dependent on the erythrocyte concentration (about(More)
The paper deals with the tilt control performance of high speed railway vehicles. In particular it discusses the integration of active tilt control with an active lateral secondary suspension solution using LQG control design. The tuning of the weighting matrices of the LQG controller, for the aforementioned dual-actuator system, is accomplished using(More)
Cellulose was isolated from rice straw by pretreatment with dilute alkaline and acid solutions successively, and it was further transferred into cellulose acetate in the presence of acetic anhydride and phosphotungstic acid (H3PW12O40·6H2O). The removal of hemicellulose and lignin was affected by the concentration of KOH and the immersion time in acetic(More)
Intense para-hydrogen-enhanced NMR signals are observed in the hydrogenation of propene and propyne over ceria nanocubes, nano-octahedra, and nanorods. The well-defined ceria shapes, synthesized by a hydrothermal method, expose different crystalline facets with various oxygen vacancy densities, which are known to play a role in hydrogenation and oxidation(More)