Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Applied Physics: Proceedings of the First International Meeting on Applied Physics (APHYS-2003)

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The 1st International Meeting on Applied Physics (APHYS-2003) succeeded in creating a new international forum for applied physics in Europe, with specific interest in the application of techniques, training, and culture of physics to research areas usually associated with other scientific and engineering disciplines.

This book contains a selection of peer-reviewed papers presented at APHYS-2003, held in Badajoz (Spain), from 15th to 18th October 2003, which included the following Plenary Lectures:

* Nanobiotechnology - Interactions of Cells with Nanofeatured Surfaces and with Nanoparticles

* Radiation Protection of Nuclear Workers - Ethical Issues

* Chaotic Data Encryption for Optical Communications

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080446486
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/21/2005
  • Pages: 600

Table of Contents

Absorption of RF radiation in confocal and uniformly shelled ellipsoidal biological cell models 1
Chernobyl clean-up workers : 17 years of follow-up in Latvia 9
Three-dimensional dose distribution around air and bone in tissue measured by MRI-based polymer gel dosimeter 19
Determination of the V function for CR-39 by atomic force microscope 29
The role of [superscript 238]Pu/[superscript 239+240]Pu activity ratios as isotopic signature of plutonium origin in environmental samples : quality assurance in Pu determination by alpha-particle spectrometry 35
Making predictions on the evolution of radioactive spots in the ocean. Validation in the Baltic Sea 41
HYPERION NET - a distribution measurement system for monitoring background ionizing radiation 49
Automatic diagnostic of plasmas with finite positive ion temperature 55
Biophysical device for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases 63
New facility at the Portuguese research reactor for irradiation with fast neutrons 71
Patient doses from conventional diagnostic radiology procedures in Serbia and Montenegro 77
Analysis of the background levels of tritium in precipitation in Valladolid (Spain) 85
Continuous monitoring of environmental radioactivity in Belgrade 91
Variations of [superscript 7]Be and [superscript 210]Pb (1992-1999) in air at a sampling station on the Mediterranean Coast 95
The radioactivity levels and physical-chemical properties in public water supplies of Malaga 101
Spectral analysis and measurements of exposure to magnetic fields (up to 32 kHz) in private and public transport 107
Photophysical properties and phototoxicity effect of supramolecular sensitizers 113
Determination of Punica granatum L. carpellary membrane elastic properties using atomic force microscopy 119
Micro-fabrication with nanoparticles : assembling DNA molecules by a focused laser 127
Metrologic assessment of high power laser generated surface roughness by confocal laser scanning microscopy 133
Characterization of membrane distillation membranes by tapping mode atomic force microscopy 141
Software for practical training in medical biophysics 149
Reactive element effect studied by laser ablation 155
Analysis of sea-land breeze around the city of Huelva (Spain) 161
Analysis or the electromagnetic behaviour of a variable-waveform-supplied iron core inductor, modelled with finite elements 167
The PHOTONS-AERONET network stations in Spain 173
Application of ICP-MS for measuring soil metal cations from sequential extraction 179
Fractal plotter : visual tools for non-linear dynamical systems study 185
Parameterizing non-linear magnetic corns for PSpice simulation 191
Obtaining the electrical model of a power transformer by means of finite element software 197
Forced low-frequency cell oscillations in human blood suspensions 203
Very low gamma-ray activity portable instrument for the determination of %Pb on Pb-Zn ore surface 209
Microscopic optical interferometry study of the Cottrell atmospheres in Si-doped GaAs 217
An edge-based data structure for Navier-Stokes equations resolution 223
Radiofrequency ablation on heart-equivalent phantom. Functionality testing of percutaneous single-use catheter 229
Determination of synchronization of electrical activity in the heart by Shannon entropy measure 235
Neural network control in a wastewater treatment plant 241
Time series prediction with neural networks. Application to electric energy demand 247
Five years tumour therapy with heavy ions at GSI Darmstadt 253
Ionizing radiation as a tool for detoxification of whole effluents 259
Sequence of phase transitions of Li-Na niobate solid solutions in the high temperature region 265
Study of kinetic friction of solid using driven lattice of quantized vortex in high-temperature superconductors : a new route to study microscopic tribology 271
Novel algorithms for estimating motion characteristics within a limited sequence of images 277
A formalism for quantum computing and a satisfiability problem 283
A novel high-voltage power generator for diesel exhaust gas treatment 291
Numerical calculation of a liquid bridge equilibrium contour between noncircular supports 297
Hydrodynamic Lattice-Boltzmann simulation of a thermoplastic fluid film for holographic recording 305
Diagnostics of a pulsed plasma discharge 313
Critical evaluation of scattering models within the full band Monte Carlo simulation framework 319
Magneto-acoustic and Barkhausen emission in wide ribbons of one magnetic glass 325
Template mediated nanofibrous structure : novel chitosan/polyethylene glycol scaffold for tissue engineering 331
CoSi[subscript 2] formation with a thin Ti interlayer-Ti capping layer and Ti capping layer 337
Roughness measurement by speckle correlation interferometer with a phase shifting by geometrical phase control 343
Structural features in granular and amorphous microwires 351
Mechanical alloying of Fe[subscript 100-x]B[subscript x] compounds : a structural study 357
Pericardial biomechanical adaptation to low frequency noise stress 363
The onset of criticality in a sheared granular medium 369
Electro-optic effect induced in glass waveguides containing a charge-trapping layer 375
A novel method of measuring light absorption on a self-assembled single quantum dot 379
Radiative exciton lifetimes in indium arsenide self-assembled quantum wires 385
Radiative exciton lifetimes on different shape self-assembled semiconductor nanostructures 393
Tissue-equivalent TL sheet dosimetry system for gamma-ray spatial dose distribution measurement 403
Active thermography applied for quantitative determination of stomatal resistance 409
Local characterization of multicrystalline silicon wafers and solar cells 415
Contributions of steady heat conduction to the rate of chemical reaction 421
Dynamic force spectroscopy : looking at the total harmonic distortion 427
Optical fibre sensors for nuclear environments 433
Measurement of the salinity in water through long-period gratings arc-induced in pure-silica-core filters 439
Characterization of cement mortars with ultrasonic testing 445
Topographical investigation of drug-sensitive and drug-resistant lung tumour cells H69 by scanning near-field optical microscopy 451
Iron oxide thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition 457
Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy as a tool for electrical and structural characterizations of membranes in contact with electrolyte solutions 463
Effect of titanium/oxygen compositional gradient on adhesion of titanium-oxygen system film deposited onto titanium-based alloy by reactive DC sputtering 473
Ground level air radioactivity monitoring in Belgrade urban area 479
Modelling and simulation of an absorption solar cooling system with low grade heat source in alicante 483
Precooling time estimation and measurement methods in forced air precooling systems 495
Cleaning noising from an ECG 509
Experimental and modelling study on the uptake kinetics of radionuclides by SPM. Discussion on box-models applications 519
Kinetically controlled radionuclide sorption by sediment cores from two different environments. Experimental studies using [superscript 133]Ba as a tracer 531
Development and production of iodine-125 seeds for brachytherapy 543
Quartz crystal microbalance and electrical impedance characterization of nickel dissolution process 547
Electrical properties of poly(neutral red) deposited on polycrystalline nickel 553
On the topology of two dimensional generalized cell systems 559
Effect of reaction parameters on morphology of synthesized MFI 565
IPEN environmental monitoring programme : assessment of the gamma radiation levels with thermoluminescence dosimeters 573
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