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—To elucidate the observed current capacity behavior , a model is developed that takes into account heat transport through the entire carbon nanofiber interconnect test structure and breakdown location. The model also includes variations in contact location with the support material. The resulting predicted heat dissipation and current capacity are(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously reported mid-term results of a study, which ended in January 2000, on the Bicarbon valve. The study concluded that the valve showed excellent clinical results, associated with a low incidence of valve-related complications. In the present study, the same patients were prospectively followed for an additional 5 years. METHODS(More)
Total body irradiation is performed as a preconditioning regimen to inhibit graft-versus-host disease after bone marrow transplantation and to eradicate remaining tumor cells. However, these regimens result in delayed secondary sex characteristics and failure of ovarian function recovery, leading to amenorrhea and infertility. Herein, we report a case of an(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate retrospectively the clinical performance of the Bicarbon valve (Sorin Biomedica Cardio, Saluggia, Italy) implanted at our center in Japan. METHODS Between January 1997 and December 2011, 415 patients in our institution were implanted with the Bicarbon valve. Nine of these recipients were excluded from(More)
Fungicides targeted at phytopathogens can be harmful to entomopathogenic fungi. The purpose of this study was to use ion-beam irradiation technology to produce benomyl-resistant mutants of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana (Bals.-Criv.) Vuill. After irradiation of conidia at 150 Gy, two mutant isolates, BB22 and BB24, were selected on media(More)
We conducted a preliminary comparison of greenhouses using positive-pressure forced ventilation (PFV) systems and natural ventilation (NV) systems, and assessed the effectiveness of both systems for preventing the invasion of greenhouses used to cultivate tomatoes by insect pests. In Trial 1 (August–December 2006), greenhouses using a PFV system and an(More)
Transport properties under current stress are examined for a carbon nanofiber (CNF) on an insulating substrate between tungsten-deposited gold electrodes. The temperature dependence of CNF resistance is determined based on our previously reported heat transport model. The measured devices exhibit a thermal activation behavior, suggesting transport in a(More)