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Possible Scenarios for Homochirality on Earth

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ISBN: 9783039217229 9783039217236 Year: Pages: 318 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-723-6 Language: English
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Subject: Science (General)
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In 1978, Fred Hoyle proposed that interstellar comets carrying several viruses landed on Earth as part of the panspermia hypotheses. With respect to life, the origin of homochirality on Earth has been the greatest mystery because life cannot exist without molecular asymmetry. Many scientists have proposed several possible hypotheses to answer this long-standing L-D question. Previously, Martin Gardner raised the question about mirror symmetry and broken mirror symmetry in terms of the homochirality question in his monographs (1964 and 1990). Possible scenarios for the L-D issue can be categorized into (i) Earth and exoterrestrial origins, (ii) by-chance and necessity mechanisms, and (iii) mirror-symmetrical and non-mirror-symmetrical forces as physical and chemical origins. These scenarios should involve further great amplification mechanisms, enabling a pure L- or D-world.

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chirogenesis --- enantiomorphism --- nepheline --- magmatic flow --- etch figures --- origin of life --- biological homochirality --- deracemization --- super-high-velocity impact --- plasma reactor --- absolute asymmetric synthesis --- amino acids --- origin of life --- amino acid handedness --- nucleus–molecular coupling --- chirality --- circularly polarized luminescence --- circular dichroism --- symmetry breaking --- parity violation --- weak neutral current --- tunneling --- Z0 boson --- homochirality --- precision measurement --- homochirality --- circularly polarized light --- asymmetric reaction --- polymer --- ?-strand --- hidden chirality --- two-fold helix --- multi-point approximation --- tilt-chirality --- high dimensional chirality --- spin polarized electrons --- homochirality --- magnetism --- prebiotic --- environmental chirality --- C1- and C2-symmetric catalysts --- chiral field (memory) --- racemic field --- Viedma ripening effect --- Wallach’s rule --- heat capacity --- metal-organic framework --- triethylenediamine (DABCO) molecules --- racemate --- Salam hypothesis --- homochirality --- parity violation --- neutrinos --- gravitation --- enantiomer self-disproportionation --- SDE --- achiral stationary phase --- homochiral and heterochiral aggregates --- chiral separation --- chirality --- genesis of life chirality --- asymmetric autocatalysis --- homochirality --- chirality --- asymmetric synthesis --- Soai reaction --- biological homochirality --- enantioselective reaction --- autocatalysis --- origin of life --- replicators --- bioorganic homochirality --- circularly polarized photon --- spin-polarized lepton --- parity violation in the weak interaction --- symmetry breaking --- assemblies --- supramolecular chirality --- homochirality --- self-assembly --- vortex --- lipid --- supramolecular assembly --- symmetry breaking --- homochirality

Symmetry Measures on Complex Networks

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ISBN: 9783038424987 9783038424994 Year: Pages: 510 Language: English
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Subject: Mathematics
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Symmetry is found everywhere, to a greater or lesser degree. It is essential in all sciences and also as the basic substrate in all arts. The same happens with Complex Networks, which are the majority of all those that interest for advanced knowledge, that is, for research. That is why these two themes have been unified here, whose intersection we are dealing with: in its first part, of fundamentals, and in its second part of applications, which are multiple in the world today.

Advances in Cholesteric Liquid Crystals

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ISBN: 9783039282289 9783039282296 Year: Pages: 122 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-229-6 Language: English
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Subject: Chemistry (General) --- Science (General)
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With their helical structure, cholesteric liquid crystals figure prominently in liquid crystal science. The selective reflection of light is their flagship property, and they offer a myriad of applications as advanced optical materials with multiscale properties. The cholesteric structure is also a ubiquitous design in the animal and plant kingdoms. This book contains eight contributions on fundamental investigations about defects, textures and structures of cholesteric materials, and experimental studies aimed at applications such as temperature sensors, head-up displays for improving automobile driving safety, or smart windows.

Novel Insights into Orbital Angular Momentum Beams: From Fundamentals, Devices to Applications

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ISBN: 9783039212231 9783039212248 Year: Pages: 164 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-224-8 Language: English
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Subject: Science (General) --- Physics (General) --- Optics and Lights
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It is well-known by now that the angular momentum carried by elementary particles can be categorized as spin angular momentum (SAM) and orbital angular momentum (OAM). In the early 1900s, Poynting recognized that a particle, such as a photon, can carry SAM, which has only two possible states, i.e., clockwise and anticlockwise circular polarization states. However, only fairly recently, in 1992, Allen et al. discovered that photons with helical phase fronts can carry OAM, which has infinite orthogonal states. In the past two decades, the OAM-carrying beam, due to its unique features, has gained increasing interest from many different research communities, including physics, chemistry, and engineering. Its twisted phase front and intensity distribution have enabled a variety of applications, such as micromanipulation, laser beam machining, nonlinear matter interactions, imaging, sensing, quantum cryptography and classical communications. This book aims to explore novel insights of OAM beams. It focuses on state-of-the-art advances in fundamental theories, devices and applications, as well as future perspectives of OAM beams.

Design and Development of Nanostructured Thin Films

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ISBN: 9783039287383 / 9783039287390 Year: Pages: 386 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-739-0 Language: eng
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Subject: Technology (General)
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Due to their unique size-dependent physicochemical properties, nanostructured thin films are used in a wide range of applications from smart coating and drug delivery to electrocatalysis and highly-sensitive sensors. Depending on the targeted application and the deposition technique, these materials have been designed and developed by tuning their atomic-molecular 2D- and/or 3D-aggregation, thickness, crystallinity, and porosity, having effects on their optical, mechanical, catalytic, and conductive properties. Several open questions remain about the impact of nanomaterial production and use on environment and health. Many efforts are currently being made not only to prevent nanotechnologies and nanomaterials from contributing to environmental pollution but also to design nanomaterials to support, control, and protect the environment. This Special Issue aims to cover the recent advances in designing nanostructured films focusing on environmental issues related to their fabrication processes (e.g., low power and low cost technologies, the use of environmentally friendly solvents), their precursors (e.g., waste-recycled, bio-based, biodegradable, and natural materials), their applications (e.g., controlled release of chemicals, mimicking of natural processes, and clean energy conversion and storage), and their use in monitoring environment pollution (e.g., sensors optically- or electrically-sensitive to pollutants)

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InAlN --- nanospiral --- metamaterial --- sputtering --- chirality --- microparticle deposition --- self-assembly --- homogeneity --- monomer synthesis --- mask --- hazardous organic solvents --- photonic nanostructures --- self-assembly --- polymer nanoparticles --- biomimetic solvent sensors --- iridescence --- mesoporous --- Al2O3 --- MgO --- poly(dimethylacrylamide) --- hydrogel --- thin film --- spin coating --- SEM --- FIB --- Kr physisorption --- hydrogenated amorphous carbon films --- metallic nanoparticles --- hybrid deposition system --- nanoscratch --- nanocomposites --- aqueous dispersion --- carbon nanotube --- graphene oxide --- ink --- rod coating --- electrical conductivity --- optical transmittance --- mechanical flexibility --- silk sericin --- agarose --- lysozyme --- composite gel --- wound dressing --- nanofiber --- lamination --- water filtration --- CdTe --- self-catalysed --- wires --- Mg alloy --- LDH --- corrosion --- deposition --- coating --- ReB2/TaN multilayers --- modulation structure --- first-principles calculation --- interfacial model --- adsorption energy --- interfacial energy --- biomaterial --- biomedical --- nanofibers --- scaffolds --- reinforced --- hybrid material --- thermal analysis --- nanofibrous membranes --- light trapping --- silicon thin film --- photovoltaics --- polystyrene sphere assisted lithography --- nanostructured back reflectors --- Raman scattering --- quantum confinement --- electron–phonon coupling --- polar semiconductors --- zinc oxide --- metal-organic framework --- microscopy --- thin films --- powders --- electrodeposition --- platinum --- highly oriented pyrolytic graphite --- 2D growth --- barrier material --- nanocoating of SiOx --- polymeric matrix --- plasma deposition --- PVD --- PA-PVD --- PECVD --- permeation --- CERAMIS® --- SorpTest --- iron oxides --- FeO --- Fe3O4 --- ultrathin films --- epitaxial growth --- platinum --- ruthenium --- symmetry --- LEEM --- LEED --- XPEEM --- electrodeposition --- platinum --- highly oriented pyrolytic graphite --- 2D growth --- thin films --- TiO2NPs --- AuNPs --- photocatalysis --- mercury vapors adsorbing layer --- PAS device --- iron oxides --- ultrathin films --- silver --- epitaxial growth --- structural characterization --- STM --- LEED --- XPS --- DFT --- model system --- Pt thin deposits --- galvanic displacement --- UPD --- SLRR --- electrocatalysis --- nanostructured films --- birefringence --- nanocrystalline cellulose --- Mueller matrix --- vanadium dioxide --- post-treatment --- plasma irradiation --- luminous transmittance --- phase transition performance --- electrospinning deposition --- chemosensor --- nanocomposite conductive polymers --- polyhydroxibutyrate --- polystyrene --- H2TPP --- VOCs selectivity --- mesoporous graphene --- thin film --- nanostructure --- CaxCoO2 --- sputtering --- phase transformation --- Ge surface engineering --- La2O3 passivation layer --- atomic layer deposition --- electrical properties

Signal Processing and Analysis of Electrical Circuit

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ISBN: 9783039282944 9783039282951 Year: Pages: 604 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-295-1 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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This Special Issue with 35 published articles shows the significance of the topic “Signal Processing and Analysis of Electrical Circuit”. This topic has been gaining increasing attention in recent times. The presented articles can be categorized into four different areas: signal processing and analysis methods of electrical circuits; electrical measurement technology; applications of signal processing of electrical equipment; fault diagnosis of electrical circuits. It is a fact that the development of electrical systems, signal processing methods, and circuits has been accelerating. Electronics applications related to electrical circuits and signal processing methods have gained noticeable attention in recent times. The methods of signal processing and electrical circuits are widely used by engineers and scientists all over the world. The constituent papers represent a significant contribution to electronics and present applications that can be used in industry. Further improvements to the presented approaches are required for realizing their full potential.

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VMD --- signal analysis --- ICEEMD --- IMF --- random noise --- attenuation --- commutator motor --- fault diagnosis --- method --- technique --- signal processing --- acoustic --- Inner and outer product --- tensor --- FPGA --- hardware --- direct digital synthesizer (DDS) --- frequency tuning word (FTW) --- stability --- accuracy --- demodulation --- phase-locked loop --- Chebyshev filter --- measurement noise suppression --- class AB operation --- CMOS --- current mirror --- current buffer --- quasi floating gate --- low power --- CMOS --- dynamic comparator --- offset calibration --- high speed --- low noise --- low power --- ADC --- all-pass filter --- CMOS --- time delay --- broadband --- true-time-delay --- electrochemical impedance spectroscopy --- FRA --- multichannel acquisition --- impedance spectrometry --- microcontroller --- intelligent vehicles --- LiDAR odometry --- range sensing --- simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) --- tilt sensor --- sensor data fusion --- complementary filters --- overlap-add processing --- spectral analysis --- variational mode decomposition (VMD) --- duffing chaotic oscillator (DCO) --- permutation entropy (PE) --- feature extraction --- frequency characteristic --- underwater acoustic signal --- ship-radiated noise --- PM/PWM --- capacitance-to-time conversion --- differential capacitive sensor --- brick-wall filter --- fuzzy logic --- induction motor --- Shannon entropy --- short-circuit fault --- APF --- CNFET --- pole-frequency --- chirality --- phase angle --- tuning --- DC–DC converter --- switched capacitor --- power management integrated circuit --- CMOS technology --- frequency standard comparator --- dual Mixing Time difference --- phase difference --- correlation function --- chebyshev polynomial --- compressed sensing --- estimated sparsity --- least squares solution --- stochastic gradient --- reconstruction probability --- direct position determination --- array signal processing --- Doppler shifts --- matrix eigen-perturbation theory --- system errors --- Cramér–Rao bound --- differential power analysis (DPA), SIMON --- fault injection --- double rate --- power randomization --- intention of movement classification --- EMG-Signals --- Support Vector Machines --- asynchronous --- delay cell --- passive resistor --- SAR ADC --- loop delay circuit --- Resistance-to-Period converter --- robust read-out circuits --- ratiometric technique --- Fresnel lens --- wingbeat --- insects --- optoelectronics --- bees --- wasps --- fruit flies --- e-traps --- analog-to-digital converter --- successive approximation register --- direct sampling --- time-interleaved --- channel-selection-embedded bootstrap --- segmented pre-quantization and bypass --- LVDS --- high-speed serial interface --- transmitter --- receiver --- low-power --- image fusion --- multi-sensor fusion --- night vision --- hierarchical heterogeneous multi-DAG workflow --- multigroup scan --- ultrasonic phased array --- heterogeneous earliest finish time --- resolver --- discrete wavelet transform --- singular value decomposition --- automatic calibration --- noise reduction --- ripple voltage measurement --- DAC --- comparator --- peak-ripple estimation --- binary search --- low-cost --- secret image sharing --- digital image --- n-out-of-n scheme --- color palette --- colluder attack --- image restoration --- impulse noise --- ADMM --- HOCTVL1 --- spatially adapted regularization parameter --- rod electrode --- electrostatic induction --- method of images --- induced charge --- induced current --- 3D-IC design --- NILT --- TSV noise coupling --- RDL --- chain matrix --- interconnect line --- n/a

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