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Elastic interface acoustic waves in twinned crystals
(Elsevier, 2003)A new type of interface acoustic waves (IAW) is presented, for singlecrystal orthotropic twins bonded symmetrically along a plane containing only one common crystallographic axis. The effective boundary conditions show ... 
Surface waves in deformed Bell materials
(2003)Small amplitude inhomogeneous plane waves are studied as they propagate on the free surface of a predeformed semiinfinite body made of Bell constrained material. The predeformation corresponds to a finite static pure ... 
Machine learning methods for quantitative analysis of Raman spectroscopy data
(Society of Photooptical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 20030827)The automated identification and quantification of illicit materials using Raman spectroscopy is of significant importance for law enforcement agencies. This paper explores the use of Machine Learning (ML) methods in ... 
Fluorescence emission from petroleum; a valuable information source for petroleum analysis.
(EniTecnologie, 2004)Despite the fact that most crude oils are dark coloured liquids, many are observed to be strongly fluorescent when illuminated with UV light. This fluorescence, which originates from the presence of aromatic compounds, is ... 
Timeresolved fluorescence microspectroscopy for characterizing crude oils in bulk and hydrocarbon bearing fluid inclusions.
(Ingenta, 2004)Timeresolved fluorescence data was collected from a series of 23 bulk crude petroleum oils and six microscopic hydrocarbonbearing fluid inclusions (HCFI). The data was collected using a diode laser fluorescence lifetime ... 
Explicit secular equation for Scholte waves over a monoclinic crystal
(Elsevier, 2004)Scholte waves are acoustic waves propagating at a fluid/solid interface. They are localized in the neighborhood of the phase boundary in the sense that they decay exponentially in both directions along the normal to the ... 
Surface waves in a deformed isotropic hyperelastic material subject to an isotropic internal constraint
(Elsevier, 2004)An isotropic elastic halfspace is prestrained so that two of the principal axes of strain lie in the bounding plane, which itself remains free of traction. The material is subject to an isotropic constraint of arbitrary ... 
Rayleigh waves in anisotropic crystals rotating about the normal to a symmetry plane
(American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2004)The propagation of surface acoustic waves in a rotating anisotropic crystal is studied. The crystal is monoclinic and cut along a plane containing the normal to the symmetry plane; this normal is also the axis of rotation. ... 
On the application of robust numerical methods to a complete flow wavecurrent model. Boundary and Interior Layers ONERA
(2004)We aim to show how parameterrobust numerical method may be employed to solve equations arising in the modelling of wavecurrent interactions.We present two such models: a complete flow model for wavecurrent interaction ... 
Surface acoustic waves in rotating orthorhombic crystals
(The Royal Society, 20040208)The propagation of surface (Rayleigh) waves over a rotating orthorhombic crystal is studied. The crystal possesses three crystallographic axes, normal to the symmetry planes: the half¿space is cut along a plane normal to ... 
Adenylate cyclase toxin from Bordetella pertussis synergizes with lipopolysaccharide to promote innate interleukin10 production and enhances the induction of Th2 and regulatory T cells
(American Society for Microbiology, 200403)Adenylate cyclase toxin (CyaA) from Bordetella pertussis can subvert host immune responses allowing bacterial colonization. Here we have examined its adjuvant and immunomodulatory properties and the possible contribution ... 
Finite amplitude inhomogeneous waves in MooneyRivlin viscoelastic solids
(Elsevier, 200409)New exact solutions are exhibited within the framework of finite viscoelasticity. More precisely, the solutions correspond to finiteamplitude, transverse, linearly polarized, inhomogeneous motions superposed upon a finite ... 
Some results on finite amplitude elastic waves propagating in rotating media
(Springer, 200412)Two questions related to elastic motions are raised and addressed. First: in which theoretical framework can the equations of motion be written for an elastic halfspace put into uniform rotation? It is seen that nonlinear ... 
Interface waves in misoriented prestressed incompressible elastic solids
(Oxford Journals, 20041217)Some relationships, fundamental to the resolution of interface wave problems, are presented. These equations allow for the derivation of explicit secular equations for problems involving waves localized near the plane ... 
Analysis of hydrocarbon bearing fluid inclusions HCFI) using timeresolved fluorescence spectroscopy
(Society of Photooptical Instrumentation Engineers, 2005)Hydrocarbonbearing fluid inclusions (HCFI) are microscopic cavities within rocks that are filled with petroleum oil, the composition of which may not have changed since the trapping event. Thus, the composition of that ... 
Surface enhanced Raman scattering for narcotic detection and applications to chemical biology
(Elsevier, 2005)Raman spectroscopy is rapidly finding favour for applications in the life science because of the ease with which it can be used to extract significant data from tissue and cells. However, the Raman effect is an inherently ... 
Program quality with pair programming in CS1
(2005)In several regression applications, a different structural relationship might be anticipated for the higher or lower responses than the average responses. In such cases, quantile regression analysis can uncover important ... 
Nonprincipal surface waves in deformed incompressible materials
(Elsevier, 2005)The Stroh formalism is applied to the analysis of infinitesimal surface wave propagation in a statically, finitely and homogeneously deformed isotropic halfspace. The free surface is assumed to coincide with one of the ... 
Surface waves in a stretched and sheared incompressible elastic material
(2005)In this paper, we analyze the effect of a combined pure homogeneous strain and simple shear in a principal plane of the latter on the propagation of surface waves for an incompressible isotropic elastic halfspace whose ... 
NHDC and PHDC: Nonpropagating and propagating heat diffusion classifiers
(12th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, 2005)Abstract  By imitating the way that heat flows in a medium with a geometric structure, we propose two novel classification algorithms, Nonpropagating Heat Diffusion Classifier (NHDC) and Propagating Heat Diffusion ...