Yanchao Wang

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We have developed a method for crystal structure prediction from “scratch” through particle-swarm optimization PSO algorithm within the evolutionary scheme. PSO technique is different with the genetic algorithm and has apparently avoided the use of evolution operators e.g., crossover and mutation . The approach is based on an efficient global minimization(More)
Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) has been widely studied and extensively recognized as a target for commercial fishing. In this study, Antarctic krill chitin was extracted from defatted Antarctic krill shell, and its crystalline structure and thermal properties were characterized by employing Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometry,(More)
A structure prediction method for layered materials based on two-dimensional (2D) particle swarm optimization algorithm is developed. The relaxation of atoms in the perpendicular direction within a given range is allowed. Additional techniques including structural similarity determination, symmetry constraint enforcement, and discretization of structure(More)
We reported a developed methodology to design superhard materials for given chemical systems under external conditions (here, pressure). The new approach is based on the CALYPSO algorithm and requires only the chemical compositions to predict the hardness vs. energy map, from which the energetically preferable superhard structures are readily accessible. In(More)
Sea cucumber fucoidan is a major bioactive component of sea cucumber. Sea cucumber is widely consumed in East Asian countries as healthy food. Employing the degrading enzyme from the marine bacterium strain Flavobacteriaceae CZ1127, sea cucumber (Acaudina molpadioides) fucoidan oligosaccharides were prepared by enzymatic hydrolysis. The oligosaccharide(More)
In this paper, we propose an architecture that extends the Object-Oriented Database (OODB) system architecture by adding domain specific additional layers to manage protein structure data. The two layers introduced above OODB are Protein-QL, domain-specific query language and Protein-OODB, a domain-specific data layer. This architecture is designed(More)
Web applications built using Java technologies usually access relational databases via JDBC API. This requires a database system specific JDBC driver to be installed on the application side. On the other hand, a paradigm shift is taking place in web application architectures. Future web applications will be built around Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA)(More)
Genetic variants of PNPLA3 have been implicated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) susceptibility; however, published findings have been both conflicting and inconclusive. To obtain a more precise estimate of the association of the PNPLA3 rs738409 (C > G) polymorphism with the overall risk of HCC and in patients with cirrhosis, we performed a meta-analysis(More)
It is now known that the structure and properties of a material can be significantly altered under extreme compression. In this work, a structural search was performed to investigate the phase stabilities and structures of SrH2n (n = 1-5) in the pressure range of 50-300 GPa. The high-pressure polymorphs reveal a variety of hydrogen structural units ranging(More)