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We present an experimental demonstration of self-guiding electromagnetic edge states existing along the zigzag edge of a honeycomb magnetic photonic crystal. These edge states are shown to possess unidirectional propagation characteristics that are robust against various types of defects and obstacles. In particular, they allow for the unidirectional(More)
The technique of lattice Boltzmann simulation has been applied to the study of two-dimensional particle suspensions through a modeled arterial stenosis. The stenosis model consists of two-side symmetric semicirculars in a planar channel with the width of the stenosis throat larger than d and less than 2d, where d is the diameter of the particles. When only(More)
The current study evaluated the toxicity of three heavy metals to aerial roots of the Chinese banyan (Ficus microcarpa), which is a tree species native to China. In a laboratory experiment, segments of aerial roots cut from trees were treated with 0, 25, 50, 100, and 200 μM of lead, cadmium, or copper (Cu). The contents of these heavy metals in cells(More)
Previous research has focused on the involvement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in cell wall loosening and cell extension in plant vegetative growth, but few studies have investigated ROS functions specifically in plant reproductive organs. In this study, ROS levels and antioxidant enzyme activities were assessed in Pisum sativum and Brassica chinensis(More)
A lattice Boltzmann method for simulating the viscous flow in large distensible blood vessels is presented by introducing a boundary condition for elastic and moving boundaries. The mass conservation for the boundary condition is tested in detail. The viscous flow in elastic vessels is simulated with a pressure-radius relationship similar to that of the(More)
Leaves of the two new chlorophyllb-less rice mutants VG28-1, VG30-5 and the wild type rice cv. Zhonghua 11 were subjected to temperatures 28, 36, 40, 44 and 48°C in the dark for 30 min or gradually elevated temperature from 30°C to 80°C at 0.5°C/min. The thermostability of photosynthetic apparatus was estimated by the changes in chlorophyll fluorescence(More)
Petals, sepals, pistils, and stamens from flowers of two landscape tree species (Elaeocarpus hainanensis Oliv and Michelia alba DC) were analyzed to determine the changes in levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS), lipoxygenase (LOX) activity, and alternative pathway respiration throughout flower development. Histochemical and quantitative analyses revealed(More)
The Mie scattering of electromagnetic waves of wave vector k by spherical negative-refractive-index particles of radius a exhibits an unusual resonance at ka-->0. The scattering enhancement from the ka-->0 resonance is insensitive to the size of scatterers, distinct from the Mie scattering resonances from positive-refractive-index particles. For media(More)
We solve analytically the multiple-scattering equations for two-dimensional photonic crystals in the long-wavelength limit. Different approximations of the electric and magnetic susceptibilities are presented from a unified pseudopotential point of view. The nature of the so-called plasmon-polariton bands is clarified. Its frequency as a function of the(More)
In the leaf of rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivar Yunnan purple rice, the anthocyanins with an obvious absorption peak at 530nm were distributed in the cells of upper and lower epidermis, bulliform tissue and bristle. The maximal photosynthetic oxygen evolution rate and chlorophyll content in flag leaves were 28% and 23%, respectively, more than the common(More)