The corona discharge used was generated with the use of an original generator equipped with a set of multisegmental electrodes that made it possible to obtain a required level of activation energy in successively supplied “”portions,”" which simultaneously prolonged the time of plasma impact. Changes in the topography this website of fiber top layer were examined
by the AFM method. It has been found that this corona discharge can shape the fiber top layer in a qualitatively similar way as in the case of polyester films (characteristic globular structure). It has also been established that the achievable effect of modification is not limited exclusively to the fibers that form the external surface of the fabric activated, but it also affect, though to different extent, the fibers from various see more areas of the fabric structure. (C) 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 116: 3659-3667, 2010″
“The influence of band bending and polarization on the valence band offset measured by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is discussed, and a modification method based on a modified
self-consistent calculation is proposed to eliminate the influence and thus increasing the precision of XPS. Considering the spontaneous polarization at the surfaces and interfaces and the different positions of Fermi levels at the surfaces, we compare the energy band structures of Al/Ga-polar AlN/GaN and N-polar GaN/AlN heterojunctions, and give corrections to the XPS-measured valence band offsets. Other AlN/GaN heterojunctions and the piezoelectric polarization are also introduced and discussed in this paper. (C) 2010 American Institute of Physics. [doi: 10.1063/1.3408777]“
“A 17-year-old female patient presented with chronic symmetrical oligoarthritis of both knees and ankles, xerostomia, xerophthalmia, multiple
bilateral lymphadenopathies in the cervical region, and bilateral parotid enlargement with the histological finding of chronic sialoadenitis. She had been already given methotrexate, chloroquine, and corticosteroids with the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) before referral to our outpatient clinic. Because her complaints and the lumps did not remit and she could be classified as neither RA Selleck MLN4924 nor primary Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) according to 1987 ACR RA criteria or European preliminary criteria for SS, lymph node biopsy was repeated and revealed the diagnosis of Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) with the histological findings of histiocytes, phagocyting lymphocytes in enlarged sinuses, and mature plasma cells infiltrating the pulpa. All the medications were stopped after the pathological diagnosis of RDD and consulting with the Division of Hematology. She was reevaluated with magnetic resonance imaging, which showed dense infiltrative areas around knee and ankle joints, and computed tomography that showed a soft tissue mass surrounding the descending aorta and upper part of the abdominal aorta.