Zahra Jamshidi

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Understanding the nature of the interaction between metal nanoparticles and biomolecules has been important in the development and design of sensors. In this paper, structural, electronic, and bonding properties of the neutral and anionic forms of glutathione tripeptide (GSH) complexes with a Au(3) cluster were studied using the DFT-B3LYP with(More)
Binding of gold and silver clusters with amino acids (glycine and cysteine) was studied using density functional theory (DFT). Geometries of neutral, anionic, and cationic amino acids with Au3 and Ag3 clusters were optimized using the DFT-B3LYP approach. The mixed basis set used here was denoted by 6-31+G** (union or logical sum)LANL2DZ. This work(More)
The interaction of chalcogen dihydrides (H 2E; E = O, S, and Se) with small coinage metal clusters (M n ; M = Cu, Ag, and Au, n = 3 and 4) is studied based on density functional theory, with a focus on the nature of chalcogen-metal bonds. A newly developed pseudopotential-based correlation-consistent basis set is used for metal clusters together with the(More)
The interactions of pure (Au(k), Ag(k), and Cu(k); k = 1-3) and binary alloy (Au(n)Ag(m) and Au(n)Cu(m); m + n = k <or= 3) metal clusters with hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) have been investigated by using density functional theory (BP86, B3LYP, and CAM-B3LYP) and ab initio methods (MP2 and CCSD(T)), with a focus on the nature of metal-sulfur bonds. Binding(More)
The adsorption of six electron donor-acceptor (D/A) organic molecules on various sizes of graphene nanoflakes (GNFs) containing two common defects, double-vacancy (5-8-5) and Stone-Wales (55-77), are investigated by means of ab initio DFT [M06-2X(-D3)/cc-pVDZ]. Different D/A molecules adsorb on a defect graphene (DG) surface with binding energies (ΔEb ) of(More)
In this paper, a popular and open source CFD package, called OpenFOAM, has been ported and optimized on three different multi-core platforms. These platforms include the Cell Broadband Engine, NVIDIA GPU, and an Intel quad-core Xeon CPU. For this, two prevalent linear solvers of this package (i.e., CG and Diagonal solvers) have been selected and optimized(More)
BACKGROUND Although phototherapy has been used for more than 60 years it has some complications. The light waves produced from phototherapy reduce melatonin concentration in newborns with subsequent hypocalcemia. We aimed to assess the effect of head covering on calcium and magnesium levels in full term newborns during phototherapy. METHODS In this(More)
Cationic iron clusters, produced through laser ablation and subsequently complexed with a water molecule Fen(+)-H2O (n = 6-15) are mass-selectively investigated via infrared multiple photon dissociation (IR-MPD) spectroscopy in the 300-1700 cm(-1) spectral range. The experimental data are complemented by density functional theory calculations at the(More)
The binuclear cyclometalated complexes [Pt(2)Me(2)(ppy)(2)(μ-dppm)], 1a, and [Pt(2)Me(2)(bhq)(2)(μ-dppm)], 1b, in which ppy = 2-phenylpyridyl, bhq = benzo{h}quinoline and dppm = bis(diphenylphosphino)methane, were synthesized by the reaction of [PtMe(SMe(2))(ppy)] or [PtMe(SMe(2))(bhq)] with 1/2 equiv of dppm at room temperature, respectively. Complexes 1a(More)
BACKGROUND Ramadan fasting is associated with some lifestyle changes. A lack of nutritional needs knowledge or the improper performance of fasting, particularly in relation to time, type and amount of food intake, can cause disorders such as indigestion, bloating, constipation, headaches and other clinical problems. OBJECTIVES To investigate the general(More)