S. Venkata Krishnan

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The mechanisms and rate of elemental mercury (HgO) capture by activated carbons have been studied using a bench-scale apparatus. Three types of activated carbons, two of which are thermally activated (PC-100 and FGD) and one with elemental sulfur (S) impregnated in it (HGR), were chosen to study the effects of surface area (approximately 550-1000 m2/g),(More)
The effect of electron irradiation-induced shrinking on glass nanocapillaries with diameters ranging from 75 to 14 nm was analyzed by measuring the conductance characteristics with and without DNA translocation. We have investigated nanocapillary shrinking with a scanning electron microscope from several perspectives to understand the geometry of the(More)
DNA origami structures are artificial molecular nanostructures in which DNA double helices are forced into a closely packed configuration by a multitude of DNA strand crossovers. We show that three different types of origami structures (a flat sheet, a hollow tube, and a compact origami block) can be formed in magnesium-free buffer solutions containing low(More)
DNA-based nanopores are synthetic biomolecular membrane pores, whose geometry and chemical functionality can be tuned using the tools of DNA nanotechnology, making them promising molecular devices for applications in single-molecule biosensing and synthetic biology. Here we introduce a large DNA membrane channel with an ≈4 nm diameter pore, which has stable(More)
This paper explores the various audio processing and matching methodologies available to extrapolate an algorithm which can be applied in real-time for effective audio extraction from audio-visual files and then searching for certain user defined audio patterns in said media file. With the exponential rise in multimedia content, the need to search and find(More)
Hydrogel beads as microcarriers could have many applications in biotechnology. However, bead formation by noncovalent cross-linking to achieve high cell compatibility by avoiding chemical reactions remains challenging because of rapid gelation rates and/or low stability. Here we report the preparation of homogeneous, tunable, and robust hydrogel beads from(More)
droplet population is created. The robot even cleans itself between cycles, requiring no human intervention. Over twenty generations, the initially unstable droplets evolve into stable droplets exhibiting a range of behaviours including division, attraction and rapid vibration. Through statistical analysis, it is shown that the fitness of the system(More)
The outer membrane of gram-negative bacteria constitutes an important hurdle for the transport of hydrophobic molecules into the cell. Mass flux is often facilitated by various outer membrane proteins. These proteins are of biotechnological importance because they could help to improve the performance of whole-cell biocatalysts or be incorporated into(More)
In the recent evolution of wireless technologies, the power management has been a worrying factor. In order to overcome the power shortage, steps are taken to find new kind of energy harvesting methods, power attenuation reduction methods and power saving techniques. Wireless routers even though consume not much of power, battery powered devices require a(More)
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