Nanoscience and technology (NST) is a young scientific and technological field that has generated great worldwide interest
in the past two decades. Previous bibliometric analyses have unmistakably demonstrated the remarkable growth of the global
NST literature. While almost all published research articles in NST are in English, increasingly a larger share of NST publications
is published in the Chinese language. Perplexingly, Chinese is the only language — apart from English — that displays an ascendant
trend in the NST literature. In this brief note, we explore and evaluate three arguments that could explain this phenomenon:
coverage bias, language preference, and community formation.
Authors:Yuanyou Yang, Rushan Lin, Ning Liu, Jiali Liao, Min Wei, and Jiannan Jin
With 2,3,5,6-tetrafluorophenyl 3-(nodo-carboranyl) propionate (TCP) as a new potential bi-functional linker, bovine serum albumin (BSA) was conjugated with 211At, and the conjugated model protein (211At-TCP-BSA) was preliminarily evaluated in vitro and in vivo by comparison with 211At-SAB-BSA and 211At-SAPC-BSA, which conjugated with 211At via aryl derivatives ATE (N-succinimidyl-3-(tri-n-butylstannyl) benzoate) or SPC (N-succinimidyl 5-(tributylstannyl)-3-pyridinecarboxylate). The radiolabeled intermediate 211At-TCP was coupled to BSA in yields ranging from 35 to 45% with radiochemical purity of more than 98%. The conjugated 211At-TCP-BSA exhibited considerable stability in vitro in 0.1 mol/L PBS (pH 7.6) at room temperature (RT), similar to 211At-SAPC-BSA and 211At-SAB-BSA. Biodistribution of the 211At conjugated protein was investigated in NIH strain mice by I.V injection. The results showed that 211At-TCP-BSA was constantly stable in vivo as well as in vitro, but more stable than 211At-SAPC-BSA and 211At-SAB-BSA. These results implied that radioastatinated carboranes based on B–At bonds are higher stability than radioastatinated
aryl derivatives based on C–At to in vivo deastatination. In other word, TCP should be a promising bi-functional linker for
211At conjugation of proteins or antibodies.
Authors:Min-Pei Lin, Jo Yung-Wei Wu, Chao-Jui Chen, and Jianing You
Background and aims
Based on the foundations of Bandura’s social cognitive theory and theory of triadic influence (TTI) theoretical framework, this study was designed to examine the mediating role of positive outcome expectancy of Internet use in the relationship between social influence and Internet addiction (IA) in a large representative sample of senior high-school students in Taiwan.
Using a cross-sectional design, 1,922 participants were recruited from senior high schools throughout Taiwan using both stratified and cluster sampling, and a comprehensive survey was administered.
Structural equation modeling and bootstrap analyses results showed that IA severity was significantly and positively predicted by social influence, and fully mediated through positive outcome expectancy of Internet use.
Discussion and conclusions
The results not only support Bandura’s social cognitive theory and TTI framework, but can also serve as a reference to help educational agencies and mental health organizations design programs and create policies that will help in the prevention of IA among adolescents.
Authors:Jia Wei-Jie, Zhou Zu-Min, He A-Di, Wang Zhi-Lin, and Chin Chi-Tsung
Laser-induced optical fiber fluorimetry has been first used to analyze uranium(VI) concentration in the kinetic studies on the extraction of uranium(VI) between 0.5 mol/l H3PO4 solution and HDEHP-cyclohexane system with a Lewis cell. The effects of stirring speed, temperature and concentrations of uranium(VI) and HDEHP on the rate of extraction were examined. These data show that the extraction rate of uranium(VI) in this system is controlled by the chemical reaction at the interface. The rate equations and the rate constants of forward and reverse extraction are obtained. The mechanism of the extraction is discussed.
Authors:Ye Yu-xing, Hu Jin-xin, Huang Zi-lin, Shi Wei-qun, Wu Guang-min, Tang Hong-bin, Zhu Wen-bin, Wang Xiao-rong, Zhao Hu-gen, Dong Yu, Sheng Dong, Luo Fang-xiang, and Zhao Yan-ju
The partitioning of actinides from simulated high level liquid waste (HLLW) originated from the Purex process has been studied using a mixture of dihexyl N,N-diethylcarbamoylmethyl-phosphonate (DHDECMP) and tributylphosphonate (TBP) in kerosene (OK). The distribution ratios of actinides were investigated as a function of a number of parameters such as the concentration of nitric acid, salting-out reagent, Gd(III) in the aqueous phase, extractant in the organic phase, and temperature. The extraction complexes, extraction reaction constant k, and thermodynamic parameters H, G and S were determined. The extraction of actinides from simulated HLLW by DHDECMP-TBP/OK has been carried out using a miniature countercurrent centrifugal contactor. The results show that the removal efficiency of actinides is greater than 99.9%. A conceptual flowsheet for the removal of actinides from HLLW is proposed.