Tony Yu

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Boron is an element of fascinating chemical complexity. Controversies have shrouded this element since its discovery was announced in 1808: the new 'element' turned out to be a compound containing less than 60-70% of boron, and it was not until 1909 that 99% pure boron was obtained. And although we now know of at least 16 polymorphs, the stable phase of(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have explicitly addressed how e-mail technology may affect non-physician clinic staff, even though these staff typically manage tasks well suited to e-mail communication such as requests for prescription renewals, laboratory and test results, and referral authorizations. GOAL We conducted a survey of staff members at 10 primary care(More)
The low-velocity zone (LVZ) is a persistent seismic feature in a broad range of geological contexts. It coincides in depth with the asthenosphere, a mantle region of lowered viscosity that may be essential to enabling plate motions. The LVZ has been proposed to originate from either partial melting or a change in the rheological properties of solid mantle(More)
Materials combining the hardness and strength of diamond with the higher thermal stability of cubic boron nitride (cBN) have broad potential value in science and engineering. Reacting nanodiamond with cBN at moderate pressures and high temperatures provides a pathway to such materials. Here we report the fabrication of Cx-BN nanocomposites, measuring up to(More)
$1. Details of evolutionary simulations. $2. Illustration of an evolutionary simulation: Making icosahedra by evolution. $3. Lattice dynamics calculations and dynamical stability of the γ-B 28 structure. $4. Bader analysis. $5. Derivation of the LCAO basis sets. $6. Basis set tables. $7. Additional experimental details. $1. Details of evolutionary(More)
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