Shawn Poirier

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Previous research has shown Aedes hendersoni Cockerell to be an incompetent vector of La Crosse (LAC) virus because of a salivary gland escape (SGE) barrier; that is, the salivary glands are infected but the mosquito fails to transmit the virus orally. Intradermal probing behavior and ability to locate blood were studied in infected mosquitoes as indicators(More)
The present work utilizes Raman and infrared (IR) spectroscopy, supported by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) to re-examine the fine structural details of Ni(OH)(2), which is a key material in many energy-related applications. This work also unifies the large body of literature on the topic. Samples were prepared by the(More)
The applications of in situ vibrational spectroscopy for identifying bulk and surface Ni(OH)2 are discussed. Raman spectra from α- and β-Ni(OH)2 samples immersed in water are generally similar to those collected from comparable dry samples. However, the Raman scattering intensities vary, and dry β-Ni(OH)2 additionally exhibits a surface O-H stretching mode(More)
In scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM), an approach curve performed in feedback mode involves the downward displacement of a microelectrode toward a substrate while applying a bias to detect dissolved electroactive species at a diffusion-limited rate. The resulting measured current is said to be at steady state. In order to reduce the required(More)
End stage renal disease is an increasingly common problem among both type 2 and type 1 diabetic patients. It is possible to halt or delay the progression from microalbuminuria to proteinuria to end stage renal disease through early screening and aggressive control of blood pressure, blood glucose, and the appropriate use of angiotensin-converting enzyme(More)
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