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This work focuses on the syntheses of Zn-enriched PtZn nanoparticle electrocatalysts by solution combustion for ethanol oxidation reaction (EOR). Analytical techniques of x-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy, TEM/scanning TEM-energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy are used for the characterization of electrocatalysts. Cyclic voltammetry and chronoamperometry are applied for the electrocatalysis of C2H5OH and stability test in an alkaline medium, respectively. Electrochemical data show that PtZn/C has improved electrocatalytic activity by ~2.3 times compared with commercial Pt/C, in addition to having earlier onset potential and better stability for EOR. The variation of fuel amount in the synthesis has affected crystallite sizes, electronic, and electrochemical properties in electrocatalysts.
In this paper, the far-field pattern of a Cassegrain reflector is formulated. A novel illumination function is used to approximate the field distribution at the aperture of the reflector. The defined illumination function takes into account the central aperture blockage created by the subreflector. Using the illumination function, a closed-form expression describing the far-field radiation pattern of the Cassegrain reflector is formulated. The radiation pattern obtained from the derived equation is compared with the results obtained from physical optics and physical theory of diffraction. The results are found to be consistent with each other. It is found that the derived results show an impressive accuracy of 99.8% over the main-lobe region. The accuracy is found to be over 91 and 84% for the first and second significant side-lobe region, respectively, which can be considered satisfactory for many applications.
Milk is known to provide not only excellent nutrition but also protection against
infection in mammalian neonates. Whey proteins, such as immunoglobulins,
lactoferrin, lysozyme and lactoperoxidase, are well known antimicrobial components
in milk. Håkansson et al. (1995) demonstrated that some multimeric human
α-lactalbumin derivatives induced apoptosis in immature and tumour cells. Yoo et al.
(1997) found that lactoferricin, which had been isolated from peptic lactoferrin as an
antimicrobial peptide, induced apoptosis in tumour and immature mammalian cells.
Apoptotic cell death is considered to be an important physiological function in the
development and homeostasis of multicellular organisms and to be a highly
controlled means of eliminating dangerous, damaged or unnecessary cells without
causing tissue damage. Therefore, these findings suggest that whey proteins may
have beneficial health effects by restricting specific cell population in the body.
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