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Artefacts from slicing
Observation of the block face using the BSE signal is sensitive to the microscale surface roughness since this changes the electron scattering angle. The surface roughness caused by ultramicrotoming the AA2024 aluminium test-piece has been assessed by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Kelvin probe microscopy (KPM) in Fig. 3. The surface roughness recorded by AFM is around 1.2nm over the green region in Fig. 3(a), which does not contain any gross knife marks. The Volta potential in the corresponding KPM map confirms that the roughness is mainly associated with the intermetallics. It is noteworthy that other commonly used surface preparation techniques, such as electropolishing or mechanical polishing, typically result in much greater average roughness values (about 100nm and 230–280nm respectively). The knife marks are caused by smearing of the block face by the lift out of hard intermetallics that adhere to the knife edge. In this case the hard, mainly copper- and magnesium-containing intermetallics are randomly distributed in the matrix and, therefore, the associated knife marks cannot be avoided. However, as shown in Fig. 4, image processing can effectively remove these linear features.
Other artefacts typical of slicing by ultramicrotomy, namely chattering and cc-5013 of chip materials, are often observed. Chattering is evident from the unevenness of the slice, which is caused by the mechanical instability of the knife and the specimen during slicing. Slow speed cutting can reduce chatter. The compression of the chip material arises from the strong force applied between the cut surface and the chip. The compression rate (cutting speed) influences the chattering of the block face. The associated surface texture is clearly evident in each grain in Fig. 4. Suppressing such chatter is the biggest challenge when slicing metallic samples and this is discussed below.

Principles of cutting
Merchant [43,44] developed an orthogonal cutting model that assumes that the knife is sharp and no rubbing occurs between the knife and the specimen. A sharp knife is defined as one where the slice thickness is more than 10 times the radius of the knife-edge. The radius of the diamond knife with an edge of 45 degrees is measured to be approximately 3nm [45]. Using the Merchant cutting model, the force, and angle and velocity relationships can be estimated for slice thicknesses greater than 30nm, as displayed in Figs. 5 and 6 respectively.
The resultant force, R, can be resolved into two force components, namely the cutting force along the cutting direction, Fc, and that perpendicular to the cutting direction, Ft. These forces are expressed as follows:where φ is the shear angle, α is the tool rake angle (41°, with a 4° clearance angle (the angle between the back face of the knife and the block face)) giving a 45° knife angle, β is the angle between the resultant force and the normal to the rake face, τm is the shear strength of the material, T is the thickness of the slice removed and b is the width of the cut tool (diamond knife). The resultant force, R, can also be resolved into a friction force, F, and a normal force, N, perpendicular to it or equivalently with respect to the shear plane into a shear force, Fs, and a force normal to the shear force, Fn.
The shear angle, φ, is an important variable in metal cutting analysis because it defines the deformation characteristics of the chips. The relationship between the angles is then given by the following equation:
The compression rate, c, can be determined from the length of cut or chip thickness, as follows:where l is the length of the cut, lchip is the length of the chip, T is the depth of the removed slice, Ts is the chip thickness and c is the compression rate. It is difficult to evaluate the compression rate from the slice length or thickness because it is not possible to collect the individual chips (representing the removed slices) from within the SEM. Therefore, the compression rate was determined from the shear angle and chip thickness measurements obtained by stopping the cutting process for different slicing thicknesses and examining the attached chips in the SEM (Fig. 7). Once the shear angle has been determined, all the forces may then be estimated enabling understanding of how damage is introduced into the block face. It is noteworthy that for slice thicknesses ranging from 50nm to 10µm no significant change in the shear angle was measured (Fig. 7). This confirms that the cutting forces have a linear relationship with the thickness for slices thicker than 50nm.

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The use of a Bayesian approach is particularly relevant in the case of infectious disease modeling because it is likely that many of the fundamental parameters are informed by a combination of evidence, some of which may be based on expert opinion. Thus, it is important to fully account for the underlying uncertainty—failure to do so may result in an underestimation or overestimation of the economic performance of the interventions being investigated. A full Bayesian analysis also has the advantage of making the conduct of the all-important PSA relatively straightforward because the uncertainty in the model parameters is directly accounted for in the main model computations. Using tools such as the R package BCEA [121] or the SAVI web app [122], it is fairly easy to systematically compute the relevant summary assessments such as CEAC and EVI analysis.

The ICER values are sensitive to some of the model parameters. For example, they increase as a consequence of1.higher vaccine efficacy;2.accounting for cross-protection effects against other HPV types;3.lifelong duration of vaccine-induced immunity;4.lower unit cost of vaccination;5.increased sexual activity;6.lower frequency of cervical screening;7.longer observation time period;8.including a higher number of HPV-induced diseases; and9.higher rate of discount.

This study suggests universal cc-5013 targeting the same age group (12 years) to be an extremely cost-effective strategy in comparison to screening-only or to a single cohort of females vaccinated at the age of 12 years. The discounted costs per QALY gained correspond to €1,500 (EVI = €3.7 per subject) and €11,600 (EVI = €2.1 per subject), respectively. These values are well below the monetary threshold of sustainability for health interventions.

Moreover, recent research indicates that vaccinating individuals with only two doses of the HPV vaccine is sufficient to prevent HPV infection [94], thus reducing vaccination expenses. The conservative vaccination schedule includes three doses for full protection; it therefore strengthens the evidence that universal vaccination can be a cost-effective intervention.

The present analysis differs from previous studies in six ways: 1) incorporation of the full set of HPV-induced diseases (apart from recurrent respiratory papillomatosis); 2) a lifelong duration of vaccine-induced immunity without booster application; 3) a comparatively low unit cost of vaccination; 4) a very high vaccine coverage rate; 5) a comparatively low vaccine efficacy; and 6) a shorter follow-up of 55 years. The first three points contribute to lower ICER values, whereas the last three points tend to increase them.

The following four aspects seem to drive the results of this study [13] ;  [14]:1.The dynamic force of infection, incorporating sexual mating between females and males, thus automatically considering changes in mixing patterns and population prevalence over time. In contrast, a static force of infection in standard MMs depends only on covariates such as age;2.The inclusion of a high variety of HPV-induced diseases compared with other health economic evaluations that account only for cervical cancer [19]; [47] ;  [127];3.The assumption of lifelong immunity following initial HPV vaccination with three doses, without the necessity of a booster application, in contrast to Danish Centre for Health Technology Assessment [19], Olsen and Jepsen [21], Taira et al. [47], Zechmeister et al. [127], and Hughes et al. [129]; and4.The considerably low unit cost of vaccination compared with the official list price of the vaccine on the Italian market.

Although the network model presented by the Danish Centre for Health Technology Assessment [19] by definition accounts for dynamic effects of sexual mating, it considers only cervical cancer and its precancerous stages. A possible explanation for the higher ICERs presented by Elbasha and Dasbach [12] could be that vaccination is made available for individuals aged 9 to 26 years; vaccinating such a high number of age cohorts at a relatively high unit price of around €99 leads to increased vaccination costs. Another network model is presented by Olsen and Jepsen [21]; however, an even higher vaccine price of around €138 is assumed. Furthermore, the authors let immunity wane after 15 and 25 years. As for HPV-induced diseases, only anogenital warts and cervical cancer are included. A reason for the higher ICER shown in Chesson et al. [23] compared with that in this study could be the fact that the authors consider only one group of sexual activity without accounting for high-risk sexual behavior. Yet failure to account for frequent partner change leads one to underestimate the HPV population prevalence, resulting in an underestimate of the cost-effectiveness of HPV vaccination.

The fluorescence emission spectra of tris triazolo

The fluorescence emission spectra of tris-[1,2,4]-triazolo-[1,3,5]-triazines 5-7 in dichloromethane are also shown in Fig. 1. These compounds exhibited a similar photophysical behavior in both DMSO and DMF. The emission curves were obtained by exciting the compounds at the cc-5013 maxima wavelength. The relevant data from fluorescence emission spectroscopy are listed in Table 1.
The changes in the chemical structure of the fluorophores do not appear to play a key role in the fluorescence maxima location, since the TTTs 5-7 present fluorescence emission in the UV-A region (~363 nm). Furthermore, the absent solvatochromism from the emission curves (Δλem = 1 nm) are indicating that no charge-transfer takes place in the excited state. On the other hand, in solution the alkoxy groups seems to play a significant role on the excited singlet state deactivation due to (i) the relative large Stokes shift (75-81 nm), although any evidence of charge transfer character was observed, which can be related to a non-radiactive energy loss due to conformational relaxation of the alkoxy chains present in the TTTs; and (ii) the low values to the fluorescence quantum yields (0.09-0.23), which can be related to non-radiactive pathways probably due to the free bond rotation of the benzene ring and alkoxy chains [17].
Compared to those of the solution spectra, the absorption maxima of the spin-coated films presented significant changes, showing a clear dependence on the alkyl chain length of the cc-5013 studied compounds (Fig. 2). The intense absorption located at 250 nm can probably be ascribed to the tristriazolotriazine moiety because it is known that spin-coated films can present blue-shifted bands relative to the maxima observed in solution [16]. In addition, a red shifted shoulder is observed in the DRUV spectra located at 337 nm (5), 328 nm (6) and 290 nm (7). Despite the absence of liquid crystalline behavior in these compounds, these results suggest the formation of aggregates in the ground state, probably via π-stacking between the heteroaromatic units. A higher alkyl chain does not allow a better interaction between the aromatic moieties, thereby increasing the absorption energy of the aggregate. In contrast, a lower alkyl chain allows a better interaction between the π systems, resulting in absorption at longer wavelengths.
Fig. 2. Photophysical characterization of spin coated films containing tris-[1,2,4]-triazolo-[1,3,5]-triazines 5-7: (a) normalized DRUV, (b) transmittance and (c) fluorescence emission spectra. The inset presents the normalized emission of compounds 5-7. In all spectra, precursor 4 is also presented for comparison (dot lines).Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slide
The spin-coated films presented fluorescence intensity in the UV-A-blue regions with maxima located at 461 nm (5), 408 nm (6) and 380 nm (7), which are red shifted relative to the values obtained in solution (~360 nm). A higher fluorescence emission could be observed in compound 7, which has the higher alkyl chain. In contrast, spin-coated films containing compound 5, which presents the lower alkyl chain, show a very weak fluorescence emission, similar to that observed for the parent compound 4 (Fig. 3c). As the formation of excimers via π-stacking are well known to suppress the emission in solids in similar compounds [16], the fluorescence emission spectra indicate that the π-stacking was sterically inhibited in compound 7. In this manner, the weak emission from compounds 4 and 5 indicate that this π electronic interaction was not effectively suppressed and the formation of excimers via π-π stacking occurs in the excited state. In addition, it could be observed that the weaker the fluorescence emission is, the higher the fluorescence emission maxima is, as expected.
Fig. 3. First (left) and second (right) heating-cooling cycles of the DSC thermograms obtained for the compounds 5-7 at 10 °C min?1.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slide

Miller and Burton noted several cases when

Miller and Burton (2001) noted several cases when isometry and a wide scatter about allometric regression (of penile size to body size) might be expected. It is for instance, when choice of mate by females is independent of penile size or if males/females vary in their mating strategies. Similarly, baculum allometry may be isometric or exhibit negative allometry in cc-5013 with pre-copulatory selection (manifested as a male-biased sexual size dimorphism) over post-copulatory selection (Schulte-Hostedde et al., 2011).
In our study we investigated the allometry and variation in the baculum of the weasel (Mustela nivalis) and compared it with a somatic element not involved in reproduction: head-and-body length. We also tested the hypothesis that baculum size is positively correlated with adult body size. If it is true, then bacular size may be used as a reliable indicator of good genes to female mates during breeding and an indicator of male quality, as suggested by Miller and Burton, 2001, Lüpold et al., 2004, Kinahan et al., 2008 and Krawczyk et al., 2011. We also predict isometry or negative allometry, because in the weasels occurs male-biased sexual-size dimorphism.

eff and eff were introduced to consider

Σeff and σeff were introduced to consider the systematic effect of the random error under a finite number of fractions or cc-5013 [14], [15] and [16]. For finite numbers of fractions (N) and segments (K) per patient, the Σeff and σeff were defined as: equation(2)Σeff2=Σpt2+1Nσfr2+1Kσseg2σeff2=1-1Nσfr2+1-1Kσseg2+σintra2where Σpt,σfr,σsegΣpt,σfr,σseg and σintraσintra indicate combined values for the inter-patient, inter-fraction, inter-segment, and intra-segment error SDs, respectively. For the present study, the combined errors were defined as follows:equation(3)Σpt2=ΣTE-pt2+ΣTF-offset2+ΣTF-rot-pt2σfr2=σTE-fr2+σTF-trans-fr2+σTF-rot-fr2σseg2=σTE-seg2σintra2=σTE-intra2+σTF-trans-intra2
Statistical considerations
Variance component analysis with the REML method was used to quantify the TE components. We assumed a nested random-effect model of patient–fraction–segment for each centre (Suppl. Fig.) and a nested random model of fraction–segment for each patient. ‘Nested’ means mammal-like reptiles multiple factors are in a hierarchy, and one factor only makes sense within the levels of another factor (e.g., fraction levels make sense only within patient levels). When the 95% CIs did not overlap each other, the two error SDs were deemed to be significantly different. Multivariate linear regression was used to explore factors related to each TE component. When the regression coefficient was significantly different from zero, the factor was considered to be significant. All statistical analyses were performed with the ‘R’ software (ver. 3.1.1 [17]) and the lme4 package (ver. 1.1–7 [18]).