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Hydrogen titanate nanofibers synthesized by a hydrothermal reaction, are chemically reactive, readily reacting with dilute acid. This reaction is a topochemical process in which in situ phase transition from H-titanate to anatase takes place and the product retains the fibril morphology. The extent of this reaction can be precisely controlled, allowing us(More)
The physisorption and chemisorption of hydrogen in BN nanotubes, investigated by density functional theory (DFT), were compared with carbon nanotubes. The physisorption of H2 on BN nanotubes is less favorable energetically than on carbon nanotubes; BN nanotubes cannot adsorb hydrogen molecules effectively in this manner. Chemisorption of H2 molecules on(More)
Molecular dynamics simulations for the liquid-vacuum interface of the ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium nitrate (EMIM+/NO3-) were performed for both electronically polarizable and nonpolarizable potential energy surfaces. The interfacial structural properties, such as the oscillation in the number density profile, the orientational ordering, and the(More)
The miRNAs play important roles in regulating myocardial fibrosis. The purpose of this study was to determine the potential roles of microRNA-214 (miR-214) in cardiac fibrosis in vitro and in vivo. In vitro experiment, Ang II-induced cardiac fibroblasts (CFBs) are transfected with pre-miR-214, anti-miR-214 and their oligo controls. Gene expression was(More)
Side-type orifice intake is a type of selective withdrawal facility used in managing reservoirs to mitigate the negative effects of low-temperature water. Based on the temperature data of a thermal stratified reservoir in China, an experiment was conducted in flume to study the influence of intake flow rate on withdrawn water temperature with different(More)
Niobium pentoxide reacts actively with concentrate NaOH solution under hydrothermal conditions at as low as 120 degrees C. The reaction ruptures the corner-sharing of NbO(7) decahedra and NbO(6) octahedra in the reactant Nb(2)O(5), yielding various niobates, and the structure and composition of the niobates depend on the reaction temperature and time. The(More)
Nanocable models comprised of BN nanotubes filled with close-packed Cu nanowires were investigated by gradient-corrected density functional theory (DFT) computations. The optimal distance between the sidewall of BN nanotubes and the atoms in a copper nanowire is about 0.35 nm, with a weak insertion energy (ca. -0.04 eV per Cu atom). Hence, such nanocables(More)
To study the potential effects of climate change on water quality in a shallow reservoir in China, the field data analysis method is applied to data collected over a given monitoring period. Nine water quality parameters (water temperature, ammonia nitrogen, nitrate nitrogen, nitrite nitrogen, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, chemical oxygen demand,(More)
To explore the correlations among water quality parameters, suspended solids (SS) and total dissolved solids (TDS) with meteorological factors in a shallow reservoir in China, the long-term variations of water quality were considered. A non-parametric regression method, generalized additive models (GAM), was used to analyse the correlations among eleven(More)
Selective withdrawal from a thermal stratified reservoir has been widely utilized in managing reservoir water withdrawal. Besides theoretical analysis and numerical simulation, model test was also necessary in studying the temperature of withdrawn water. However, information on the similarity theory of the withdrawn water temperature model remains lacking.(More)