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  • Metal-Free Dual Modal Contrast Agents Based on Fluorographene Quantum Dots 

    Radhakrishnan, Sruthi; Samanta, Atanu; Sudeep, Parambath M.; Maldonado, Kiersten L.; Mani, Sendurai A.; Acharya, Ghanashyam; Tiwary, Chandra Sekhar; Singh, Abhishek K.; Ajayan, Pulickel M. (2016)
    Fluorographene quantum dots prepared from fluorinated graphene oxide (FGO) show a linear dependence of the magnetization on the applied field. This is further supported by DFT calculations taking into account a few possible ...
  • A Probabilistic Framework for Deep Learning 

    Patel, Ankit B.; Nguyen, Tan; Baraniuk, Richard G. (2016)
    We develop a probabilistic framework for deep learning based on the Deep Rendering Mixture Model (DRMM), a new generative probabilistic model that explicitly capture variations in data due to latent task nuisance variables. ...
  • Universal microbial diagnostics using random DNA probes 

    Aghazadeh, Amirali; Lin, Adam Y.; Sheikh, Mona A.; Chen, Allen L.; Atkins, Lisa M.; Johnson, Coreen L.; Petrosino, Joseph F.; Drezek, Rebekah A.; Baraniuk, Richard G. (2016)
    Early identification of pathogens is essential for limiting development of therapy-resistant pathogens and mitigating infectious disease outbreaks. Most bacterial detection schemes use target-specific probes to differentiate ...
  • A Mott insulator continuously connected to iron pnictide superconductors 

    Song, Yu; Yamani, Zahra; Cao, Chongde; Li, Yu; Zhang, Chenglin; Chen, Justin S.; Huang, Qingzhen; Wu, Hui; Tao, Jing; Zhu, Yimei; Tian, Wei; Chi, Songxue; Cao, Huibo; Huang, Yao-Bo; Dantz, Marcus; Schmitt, Thorsten; Yu, Rong; Nevidomskyy, Andriy H.; Morosan, Emilia; Si, Qimiao; Dai, Pengcheng (2016)
    Iron-based superconductivity develops near an antiferromagnetic order and out of a bad-metal normal state, which has been interpreted as originating from a proximate Mott transition. Whether an actual Mott insulator can ...
  • Robust upward dispersion of the neutron spin resonance in the heavy fermion superconductor Ce1−xYbxCoIn5 

    Song, Yu; Van Dyke, John; Lum, I.K.; White, B.D.; Jang, Sooyoung; Yazici, Duygu; Shu, L.; Schneidewind, A.; Čermák, Petr; Qiu, Y.; Maple, M.B.; Morr, Dirk K.; Dai, Pengcheng (2016)
    The neutron spin resonance is a collective magnetic excitation that appears in the unconventional copper oxide, iron pnictide and heavy fermion superconductors. Although the resonance is commonly associated with a spin-exciton ...
  • Nonlinear, interacting responses to climate limit grassland production under global change 

    Zhu, Kai; Chiariello, Nona R.; Tobeck, Todd; Fukami, Tadashi; Field, Christopher B. (2016)
    Global changes in climate, atmospheric composition, and pollutants are altering ecosystems and the goods and services they provide. Among approaches for predicting ecosystem responses, long-term observations and manipulative ...
  • Modular knowledge systems accelerate human migration in asymmetric random environments 

    Wang, Dong; Deem, Michael W. (2016)
    Migration is a key mechanism for expansion of communities. In spatially heterogeneous environments, rapidly gaining knowledge about the local environment is key to the evolutionary success of a migrating population. For ...
  • Differential structured illumination microendoscopy for in vivo imaging of molecular contrast agents 

    Keahey, Pelham; Ramalingam, Preetha; Schmeler, Kathleen; Richards-Kortum, Rebecca R. (2016)
    Fiber optic microendoscopy has shown promise for visualization of molecular contrast agents used to study disease in vivo. However, fiber optic microendoscopes have limited optical sectioning capability, and image contrast ...
  • A paper-based immunoassay to determine HPV vaccination status at the point-of-care 

    Grant, Benjamin D.; Smith, Chelsey A.; Castle, Philip E.; Scheurer, Michael E.; Richards-Kortum, Rebecca (2016)
    Objective: To develop and evaluate a paper-based point-of-care HPV serology test to determine if an individual has received two or more HPV immunizations. Methods: The paper-based immunoassay was constructed using a ...
  • Mid infrared quantum cascade laser operating in pure amplitude modulation for background-free trace gas spectroscopy 

    Bidaux, Yves; Bismuto, Alfredo; Patimisco, Pietro; Sampaolo, Angelo; Gresch, Tobias; Strubi, Gregory; Blaser, Stéphane; Tittel, Frank K.; Spagnolo, Vincenzo; Muller, Antoine; Faist, Jérôme (2016)
    We present a single mode multi-section quantum cascade laser source composed of three different sections: master oscillator, gain and phase section. Non-uniform pumping of the QCL’s gain reveals that the various laser ...
  • Multifunctional Polymer-Based Graphene Foams with Buckled Structure and Negative Poisson's Ratio 

    Dai, Zhaohe; Weng, Chuanxin; Liu, Luqi; Hou, Yuan; Zhao, Xuanliang; Kuang, Jun; Shi, Jidong; Wei, Yueguang; Lou, Jun; Zhang, Zhong (2016)
    In this study, we report the polymer-based graphene foams through combination of bottom-up assembly and simple triaxially buckled structure design. The resulting polymer-based graphene foams not only effectively transfer ...
  • Group-Level Selection Increases Cooperation in the Public Goods Game 

    Eckel, Catherine C.; Fatas, Enrique; Godoy, Sara; Wilson, Rick K. (2016)
    When groups compete for resources, some groups will be more successful than others, forcing out less successful groups. Group-level selection is the most extreme form of group competition, where the weaker group ceases to ...
  • Genetic Interactions between PEROXIN12 and Other Peroxisome-Associated Ubiquitination Components 

    Kao, Yun-Ting; Fleming, Wendell A.; Ventura, Meredith J.; Bartel, Bonnie (2016)
    Most eukaryotic cells require peroxisomes, organelles housing fatty acid β-oxidation and other critical metabolic reactions. Peroxisomal matrix proteins carry peroxisome-targeting signals that are recognized by one of two ...
  • Preferential uptake of antioxidant carbon nanoparticles by T lymphocytes for immunomodulation 

    Huq, Redwan; Samuel, Errol L.G.; Sikkema, William K.A.; Nilewski, Lizanne G.; Lee, Thomas; Tanner, Mark R.; Khan, Fatima S.; Porter, Paul C.; Tajhya, Rajeev B.; Patel, Rutvik S.; Inoue, Taeko; Pautler, Robia G.; Corry, David B.; Tour, James M.; Beeton, Christine (2016)
    Autoimmune diseases mediated by a type of white blood cell—T lymphocytes—are currently treated using mainly broad-spectrum immunosuppressants that can lead to adverse side effects. Antioxidants represent an alternative ...
  • Structure determination of a human virus by the combination of cryo-EM and X-ray crystallography 

    Liu, Zheng; Guu, Tom S.Y.; Cao, Jianhao; Li, Yinyin; Cheng, Lingpeng; Tao, Yizhi Jane; Zhang, Jingqiang (2016)
    Virus 3D atomic structures provide insight into our understanding of viral life cycles and the development of antiviral drugs. X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM have been used to determine the atomic structure of viruses. ...
  • Evolution-informed modeling improves outcome prediction for cancers 

    Liu, Li; Chang, Yung; Yang, Tao; Noren, David P.; Long, Byron; Kornblau, Steven; Qutub, Amina; Ye, Jieping (2016)
    Despite wide applications of high-throughput biotechnologies in cancer research, many biomarkers discovered by exploring large-scale omics data do not provide satisfactory performance when used to predict cancer treatment ...
  • Seismic evidence for a cold serpentinized mantle wedge beneath Mount St Helens 

    Hansen, S.M.; Schmandt, B.; Levander, A.; Kiser, E.; Vidale, J.E.; Abers, G.A.; Creager, K.C. (2016)
    Mount St Helens is the most active volcano within the Cascade arc; however, its location is unusual because it lies 50 km west of the main axis of arc volcanism. Subduction zone thermal models indicate that the down-going ...
  • Spin excitations in optimally P-dopedᅠBaFe2(As0.7P0.3)2superconductor 

    Hu, Ding; Yin, Zhiping; Zhang, Wenliang; Ewings, R.A.; Ikeuchi, Kazuhiko; Nakamura, Mitsutaka; Roessli, Bertrand; Wei, Yuan; Zhao, Lingxiao; Chen, Genfu; Li, Shiliang; Luo, Huiqian; Haule, Kristjan; Kotliar, Gabriel; Dai, Pengcheng (2016)
    We use inelastic neutron scattering to study the temperature and energy dependence of spin excitations in an optimally P-doped BaFe2(As0.7P0.3)2 superconductor (Tc=30 K) throughout the Brillouin zone. In the undoped state, ...
  • Purely wavelength- and amplitude-modulated quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy 

    Patimisco, Pietro; Sampaolo, Angelo; Bidaux, Yves; Bismuto, Alfredo; Scott, Marshall; Jiang, James; Muller, Antoine; Faist, Jerome; Tittel, Frank K.; Spagnolo, Vincenzo (2016)
    We report here on a quartz-enhanced photoacoustic (QEPAS) sensor employing a quantum cascade laser (QCL) structure capable of operating in a pure amplitude or wavelength modulation configuration. The QCL structure is ...
  • Detecting π-phase superfluids with p-wave symmetry in a quasi-one-dimensional optical lattice 

    Liu, Bo; Li, Xiaopeng; Hulet, Randall G.; Liu, W. Vincent (2016)
    We propose an experimental protocol to study p-wave superfluidity in a spin-polarized cold Fermi gas tuned by an s-wave Feshbach resonance. A crucial ingredient is to add a quasi-one-dimensional optical lattice and tune ...

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