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Magnetite-graphene hybrids have been synthesized via a chemical reaction with a magnetite particle size of approximately 10 nm. The composites are superparamagnetic at room temperature and can be separated by an external magnetic field. As compared to bare magnetite particles, the hybrids show a high binding capacity for As(III) and As(V), whose presence in(More)
PURPOSE Fluoropyrimidine (F) and platinum (P) combination chemotherapy has been widely used as a first-line treatment of advanced gastric cancer (AGC). Docetaxel has shown promising activity against this disease. In this study, we explored the efficacy and safety of docetaxel monotherapy as salvage chemotherapy in AGC after F and P combination chemotherapy(More)
We describe a model that simulates spherical cells of different types that can migrate and interact either attractively or repulsively. We find that both expected morphologies and previously unreported patterns spontaneously self-assemble. Among the newly discovered patterns are a segmented state of alternating discs, and a "shish-kebab" state, in which one(More)
Nitrogen fixation is a great challenge in solving the food supply of mankind. However N2 activation is extremely hard. Up until recently, the investigated catalysts for N2 fixation were based on metallic reducing agents. They are generally not environment friendly. We designed organocatalysts (carbenes) for nitrogen fixation using density functional theory(More)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I have been enjoying my Ph.D. program in Ann Arbor a lot not only because of all the interesting research topics, but also because of all people I have in my life. Without them, I wouldn't be able to survive and finish this program. I would like to thank God for sending me to Michigan and orchestrating my life among all people I met in Ann(More)
Macrocycles based on neutral calixarenes and calixpyrroles have been extensively explored for ion binding, molecular assembly and related applications. Given that only these two types of calix compounds and their analogs are available, the introduction of new forms of widely usable calix macrocycles is an outstanding challenge. Here we report the(More)
In a typical content-based image retrieval (CBIR) system, retrieval results are a set of images sorted by feature similarities with respect to the query image. This paper demonstrates the comparative study of retrieval performance of CBIR system using real dual-tree DWT (R-DT-DWT), complex dual-tree DWT (C-DT-DWT) and Curvelet Transform. The experiments are(More)