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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Authors:
L. Desdín García
,
G. Capote Rodríguez
,
A. Leyva Fabelo
, and
L. Calderín Hidalgo

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This paper shows the influence of hardness on the beta backscattering coefficient from heat treated and plastic deformed carbon steel specimens. The observed effect cannot be explained as a change in the chemical composition of the sample (or effective atomic number). In order to explain the observed dependencies, it is necessary to take into account the structural defect and morphological changes of the different phases.

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Roman ancient mortars have been widely studied, in connection with both diagnosis and application required for restoring. Thermoanalytical experiments performed on mortars from Pompeii and Herculaneum provided a very good understanding of the technology employed. The mortars from Pompeii were obtained by the proper mixing of lime and marble grains while mortars of Herculaneum by lime and silicates compounds. The position of the endothermic peak of calcite decomposition showed important variations in the different samples studied, which was assigned to the different crystallinity and particle sizes. Experiments under CO2 flow confirmed the presence of magnesium calcium carbonates.

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A number of ammonium uranates have been obtained, all of them different in their X-ray diffraction patterns. This contribution attempts to demonstrate that different series of compounds can be produced depending on the preparation method. The ammonium uranates were precipitated from solutions of uranyl nitrate using gaseous ammonium to determine the effect of precipitation pH on their composition and morphology.

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The decomposition of AU, UO3, and U3O8 has been studied at different heating rates and calcining temperatures at atmospheric pressure with pure carbon monoxide, in the temperature range of 350 to 1000°C. X-ray powder patterns and infrared analysis of samples revealed that the final products depend upon the nature of the precursor and its thermal treatment.

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An effective method to minimize the presence of141Ce in the final hexahydrated uranyl nitrate recovery product has been obtained. This condition is considered as one prepurification stage in the recovery process of residual nonfissioned uranium in the production of99Mo of fission.

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Here we show a longitudinal analysis of the overall prestige of first quartile journals during the period between 1999 and 2009, on the subject areas of Scopus. This longitudinal study allows us to analyse developmental trends over times in different subject areas with distinct citation and publication patterns. To this aim, we first introduce an axiomatic index of the overall prestige of journals with ranking score above a given threshold. Here we demonstrate that, between 1999 and 2009, there was high and increasing overall prestige of first quartile journals in only four areas of Scopus. Also, there was high and decreasing overall prestige of first quartile journals in five areas. Two subject areas showed high and oscillating overall prestige of first quartile journals. And there was low and increasing overall prestige in four areas, since the 1999.

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Here we show a comparison of top economics departments in the US and EU based on a summary measure of the multidimensional prestige of influential papers in 2010. The multidimensional prestige takes into account that several indicators should be used for a distinct analysis of structural changes at the score distribution of paper prestige. We argue that the prestige of influential articles should not only consider one indicator as a single dimension, but in addition take into account further dimensions, since several different indicators have been developed to evaluate the impact of academic papers. After having identified the multidimensionally influential articles from an economics department, their prestige scores can be aggregated to produce a summary measure of the multidimensional prestige of research output of this department, which satisfies numerous properties.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors:
Lisardo Núñez
,
F. Fraga López
,
L. Fraga Grueiro
, and
J. A. Rodriguez Añón

From the peak reaction temperatures as a function of heating rate, the activation energies were obtained for a system consisting of an epoxy resin (Badgen=0) and a curing agent (isophorone diamine), using a Perkin Elmer DSC7 operated in the dynamic mode. At the same time, the Arrhenius law was used to calculate rate constants.

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Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) cultivation has experienced a notable increase both for its good organoleptic characteristics and the nutritional and functional properties of this berry. The aim of this study was the physicochemical characterization of blueberry juices obtained from 55 blueberry cultivars grown under the same environmental conditions for 2–4 years. The results provide a broad and robust database, both for the number of cultivars and the periods of monitoring thereof, in order to cover different aspects of blueberry processing, and more specifically, production of juices. Blueberries belonging to V. virgatum cultivars showed the higher values of total anthocyanin content, total phenolic content, antioxidant activity, soluble solids, and pH, and V. corymbosum cultivars the higher level of titratable acidity. Results also showed a high variability among cultivars. Observed variations can be used in plant breeding and classification of blueberry cultivars, at least, at the species level.

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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Authors:
M. Suzarte
,
N. Rodríguez
,
J. Oliva
,
N. Iznaga
,
A. Perera
,
A. Morales
,
N. Gonzalez
,
O. Torres
, and
T. Rodríguez

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Monoclonal antibody ior egf/r3 is a IgG2a, recognizes the epidermal growth factor receptor. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of the99mTc-labeled ior egf/r3 for the detection of epithelial tumors, its metastasis and its recurrences. The sensitivity by organs was: brain 100%, diegestive tract 90%, head and neck 89%, lung 84% and breast 79%. The overall sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, positive predictive value and negative predictive value of the immunoscintigraphic imaging were 84.1%, 100%, 86.5%, 100% and 52.4%, respectively. Immunoscintigraphy with99mTc-ior egf/r3 is useful for the diagnosis and follow-up of epithelial tumors.

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