Srinivasa R. Raghavan

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In this paper, we investigated a dynamic modelling technique for analysing supply chain networks using generalised stochastic Petri nets (GSPNs). The customer order arrival process is assumed to be Poisson and the service processes at the various facilities of the supply chain are assumed to be exponential. Our model takes into account both the procurement(More)
Unilamellar vesicles are observed to form in aqueous solutions of the cationic surfactant, cetyl trimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), when 5-methyl salicylic acid (5mS) is added at slightly larger than equimolar concentrations. When these vesicles are heated above a critical temperature, they transform into long, flexible wormlike micelles. In this process,(More)
Nanosized gel particles (nanogels) are of interest for a variety of applications, including drug delivery and single-molecule encapsulation. Here, we employ the cores of nanoscale liposomes as reaction vessels to template the assembly of calcium alginate nanogels. For our experiments, a liposome formulation with a high bilayer melting temperature (Tm) is(More)
Self-assembly in mixtures of cationic and anionic surfactants occurs synergistically because of attractive interactions between the oppositely charged headgroups. Here, such effects are exploited to obtain highly viscoelastic fluids at low total surfactant concentration. The systems considered are mixtures of the C18tailed anionic surfactant, sodium oleate(More)
Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and rheology are used to probe the wormlike micelles formed in mixtures of a cationic (cetyl trimethylammonium tosylate, CTAT) and an anionic surfactant (sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate, SDBS). For a fixed composition of 97/3 CTAT/SDBS, the zero-shear viscosity η0 initially increases rapidly with surfactant(More)
We demonstrate that "nanofactory"-loaded biopolymer capsules placed in the midst of a bacterial population can direct bacterial communication. Quorum sensing (QS) is a process by which bacteria communicate through small-molecules, such as autoinducer-2 (AI-2), leading to collective behaviors such as virulence and biofilm formation. In our approach, a(More)
We describe two sisters with a mild-onset variant of Canavan's disease who presented at age 50 and 19 months with developmental delay but without macrocephaly, hypotonia, spasticity, or seizures. Remarkably, both patients had age-appropriate head control, gross motor development, and muscle tone. There were very mild deficits in fine motor skills,(More)
studies, used a combination of rheology with in situ light Suspensions of fumed silica in polypropylene glycol exhibit diffraction to elucidate microstructural changes that occur shear-thickening under steady shear and ‘‘strain-thickening’’ unduring shear-thickening (1, 2). He concluded that the incipider oscillatory shear. Strain-thickening refers to a(More)