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Atmospheric particle number size distributions (size range 0.003–10µm) were measured between March 2008 and August 2009 at Shangdianzi (SDZ), a rural research station in the North China Plain. These measurements were made in an attempt to better characterize the tropo-spheric background aerosol in Northern China. The mean particle number concentrations of(More)
This discussion paper is/has been under review for the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP). Please refer to the corresponding final paper in ACP if available. Abstract Scattering of solar radiation by aerosol particles is highly dependent on relative humidity (RH) as hygroscopic particles take up water with increasing RH. To achieve a better(More)
This paper addresses the development of a nonlinear model based interval model control system for the quasi-keyhole arc welding process, a novel arc welding process which has advantages over the laser welding process and conventional arc welding processes. The structure of the nonlinear model chosen was proposed based on an analysis of the quasi-keyhole(More)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) is the primary process for precision joining of metals due to its capability for accurate control of heat input. As a close relative and modification of GTAW, Plasma Arc Welding (PAW) has higher energy density and can penetrate thicker workpieces while maintaining the desired capability for accurate control of heat input. In(More)
DNA hypomethylation may activate oncogene transcription, thus promoting carcinogenesis and tumor development. S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) is a methyl donor in numerous methylation reactions and acts as an inhibitor of intracellular demethylase activity, which results in hypermethylation of DNA. The main objectives of this study were to determine whether DNA(More)