High thermoelectric performance can be achieved in two-dimensional (PbTe)2 layer
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2019Source: Physics Letters AAuthor(s): Caiyu Sheng, Dengdong Fan, Huijun LiuAbstractThe electronic, phonon and thermoelectric transport properties of (PbTe)2 layer are investigated by using first-principles pseudopotential method combined with Boltzmann transport equation. We demonstrate that there is a valley degeneracy of six for the top valence band, which leads to larger carrier concentration and thus higher electrical conductivity without obvious reduction in the Seebeck coefficient. Moreover, the intrinsic van der Waals interactions between neighboring Pb layers induce additional phonon scattering and thus ultrasmall lattice thermal conductivity. As a consequence, ZT>2.0 can be realized in a wide temperature region from 650 to 1000 K with a maximum value of 3.0. Interestingly, we find almost identical n- and p-type ZT when the temperature ranges from 300 K to 800 K.
CONCLUSIONS: The concept of soldier-centered care often emerges in discussions about optimal physical performance and medical readiness for soldiers. Although soldier-centered care and patient-centered care have similar conceptual underpinning, it is important to clarify the unique physical and medical requirements for soldiers that differentiate soldier-centered care from patient-centered care. Implementing the defining attributes of soldier-centered care in the U.S. Army primary care setting may improve the quality of care and health outcomes for soldiers. When defining performance metrics for primary care models of care...
Authors: Waller SG Abstract Three important but neglected principles of evaluation of global health engagement missions are stakeholder engagement, impact, and relative value. Implementing better M&E programs could be carried out in this fiscal year, without new appropriations or manpower. The result would be cost savings and improved security cooperation. PMID: 31942621 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 18 January 2020Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Guodong Zhao, Yong Ma, Hui Li, Shiming Li, Yun Zhu, Xiaoyu Liu, Shangmin Xiong, Yi Liu, Jin Miao, Sujuan Fei, Minxue Zheng, Xiangwei ZhaoAbstractBackgroundMethylated SFRP2 was previously reported as a non-invasive biomarker for colorectal cancer (CRC) detection with a relatively low sensitivity for early stage CRC. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of a new plasma based CRC screening assay, SpecColon test, which tested methylated SFRP2 and SDC2 simultaneously in a single qPCR reaction, in detecting CRC and advan...
CONCLUSIONS: MHR may be a significant and independent predictor of poor functional outcome in patients with AIS. PMID: 31941849 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Ieda N, Assadullah, Minabe S, Ikegami K, Watanabe Y, Sugimoto Y, Sugimoto A, Kawai N, Ishii H, Inoue N, Uenoyama Y, Tsukamura H Abstract Accumulating evidence suggests that kisspeptin neurons in the arcuate nucleus (ARC), which coexpress neurokinin B and dynorphin, are involved in gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)/luteinizing hormone (LH) pulse generation, while the anteroventral periventricular nucleus (AVPV) kisspeptin neurons are responsible for GnRH/LH surge generation. The present study aims to examine whether GnRH(1-5), a GnRH metabolite, regulates LH release via kisspeptin neurons. GnRH(1-5) was...
In conclusion, caffeine decreased oxidative stress and adipogenesis in GO orbital fibroblasts in vitro. These findings may contribute to the development of new types of caffeine-containing pharmacological agents for use in the management of GO. PMID: 31941844 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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