Yang G.,Anyang University, China |
Chen B.F.,Anyang Institute of Technology
Journal of Alloys and Compounds | Year: 2014
A new high-pressure superhard boron nitride phase dubbed as I-BN is proposed at 50 GPa through the newly developed particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm on crystal structural prediction. Then it was investigated using first-principles calculations within the framework of density functional theory. The calculations indicated that the predicted I-BN is mechanically and dynamically stable at ambient conditions. It becomes more energetically favorable than h-BN beyond 37.2 GPa. Amazingly, its Vickers hardness is 47 GPa, which is a potential superhard material. The analysis of density of states and electronic localization function has demonstrated that the strong covalent B-N bonds in I-BN play a key role on its high hardness. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
News Article | December 22, 2016
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2016 Taiwan International Student Design Competition (TISDC) was organized and promoted by the Ministry of Education's Youth Development Administration (YDA) and sponsored by the Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation and the iSee Taiwan Foundation. The four major categories in the 2016 competition attracted 14,864 entries from 69 countries and regions. The world-class panel of judges included 27 experts in design from 15 international organizations. Its scope of recruitment and evaluation criteria set the stage for the TISDC to become the top international design competition for students worldwide. In addition to the prizes for the entries in the four main categories, the Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation, with its vision of " Nurture a warmhearted society of humanist devotion and innovative thinking " and its groundings in Education, Innovation, and Caring, directly financed the 2016 YDA's International Design Organization Award, which expanded the number of awards in this category to 15, with a total prize outlay to NT$1.5 million. An official statement by the Sayling Wen Foundation expressed that the foundation hopes to encourage young designers by integrating their creativity with the multifaceted perspectives of international design organizations. For its part, the iSee Taiwan Foundation, in continuing to use culture, tourism and innovation to promote Taiwan's unique character and charms, again sponsored the TISDC Brand Specific Awards. A total of 621 entries were received from students in Taiwan, Mainland China, Singapore, India, Russia, Israel and elsewhere under this year's awards theme "The New Tableware Era - Taiwanese Cuisine & Cutlery Design". The award achieved its aim of helping students and the world experience the essence of Taiwanese culture. This year's TISDC brand-specific category prizes not only added a splash of excitement to the contest but also welcomed the world to partake in Taiwan's deep and vibrantly delicious food culture. The iSee Taiwan Foundation is committed to becoming an important window on Taiwan for the world. At this year's TISDC, the Foundation actively promoted Taiwanese food and culture through its sponsorship of the Brand Specific Category awards. The theme this year was "The New Tableware Era - Taiwanese Cuisine & Cutlery Design", with five 1st Prizes, five 2nd Prizes and eight 3rd Prizes. These five award winners used innovative and exquisitely executed designs in their tableware entries that highlighted Taiwan's food culture. All deeply impressed the judges and earned first prize recognitions. The entry "Hakka Pounded Tea" by students Ying-Chun Lin, Chiao-Chen Wang, Yu-Xuan Huang, and Yi-Chia Chen from Hsing Wu University of Science and Technology combines Hakka lei cha (hand-ground tea) and tableware design. The ingredients for the tea are poured into the container in an entertaining way before being ground into lei cha. The fun design helps capture and convey the beauty of Taiwan's Hakka culture to new generations. "Food-Time Travel" by students Wen-Cheng Tian, Yu-Wen Wang, Ying Cui, and Min Wei from Anyang Institute of Technology enhances the flavors of food over time by pairing 24 of Taiwan's best-known attractions with the traditional "24 seasonal segments" of Chinese tradition. "Rice Bowl of Mountain Scene" by students Po-Chun Chen, Yu-Fang Hung, and Po-Jui Wu uses Taiwan's world famous rice to depict Taiwan's Five Peaks in a sea of clouds. "Impression of Taiwan" by students Guang-HongYao, Bing-Cao Chao, and Meng-Juan Wang from Fuzhou University presents a set of utensils featuring Taiwan's scenery and cuisine for inspiration, reminding users of Taiwan's scenery while enjoying their meal. "Aromatic" by Ying-Chih Wang of Tatung University integrates images of Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake, Alishan's cloud sea, and Yangmingshan's flower season to accentuate the beauty of Taiwan's tourist attractions while users enjoy its exceptional cuisine. 2016 GTDF Strengthens Visitors' Impressions of Taiwan, Increases International Exchange, and Injects New Innovative Energy into Taiwan's Design Industry In order to fully promote the beauty of Taiwanese culture and to take advantage of having so many international designers in Taiwan, the iSee Taiwan Foundation held two tiers of events in conjunction with the 2016 Global Talent Design Festival(GTDF) in October and November. The culture & art heritage-focused International VIP Cultural Tour included visits to the Asia University Museum of Modern Art, Paper Dome, Chung Tai World Museum, and the National Taichung Theater in October and to the National Palace Museum, the Beitou Museum, and northern Taiwan hot springs in November. The contemporary industrial design-focused Industrial Matching Tour included visits to the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute and the Chungyo Department Store in October and to the Taiwan design centers of Franz and Pegatron in November. Don Chen, CEO of the iSee Taiwan Foundation, noted that his foundation is expanding the level of cultural exchange from tertiary institutions to design industries and is looking forward to injecting new innovative energy into Taiwan's design community through industry-cooperation/synergy-related events and activities. Taiwan International Masters of Design Series Expands Design Vision of Students and Enhances Integration across Disciplines The vision of the Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation is to "cultivate a humane, caring and innovative society" through the cultivation of exceptional talent and the encouragement of innovative thinking. Taking advantage of the presence of so many world-class jurors in Taiwan, the foundation invited all of TISDC's 11 international jurors to jointly host the Taiwan International Masters of Design Lecture Series on November 29th. The series included lectures by Good Design Australia CEO Brandon Gien (Designing a Better Future), International Poster Biennial (Mexico) founder Xavier Bermudez (Visual Design: A Tool for Social Issues), and INDEX: Design to Improve Life CEO for Communications Adam von Haffner (How to Enhance Your Life, Society and the World). Other lecturers in the series were presented by International Council of Design Vice President Antoine Abi Aad, Thailand Creative & Design Center Managing Director Apisit Laistrooglai, Design Business Chamber of Singapore Honorary Secretary Chee Su Eing, National Institute of Design Director Pradyumna Vyas, International Council of Design President Elect Zachary Haris Ong, and South African Bureau of the Standards Design Institute Senior Manager Polisa Magqibelo. German Design Council Vice Chairman Janine Wunde presented lectures at the lecture series' Tainan venue. The common objectives linking all of the lectures were to expand the design vision of students in Taiwan and to enhance cross-field integration through professional exchange. In addition to planning expert lectures, the Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation has spared no effort in promoting new services and personnel training. In 2011, the foundation launched World Innovative Service Enabler (WISE), which has facilitated broad-based cooperation with Taiwan's education system. WISE develops and oversees six-month study tours that are designed to create new service industry talent that will be able to transform and upgrade Taiwan's service sector. Board Member & Acting Chief Executive of the Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation Jeter Her stressed the importance of pre-career learning at the university level. Giving students opportunities to participate in professional training and enterprise implementation activities helps these students gain professional knowledge, which makes them more attractive to employers as proactive drivers of service-industry reform and innovation. Mr. Ted Wen, the incumbent Chairman of the foundation, has declared three core principles for the foundation: Education, Innovation, and Care. Pivoted around these core values is his vision to "Nurture a warmhearted society of humanist devotion and innovative thinking." Going forward, the four pillars of the foundation will be embedding the Chinese culture education in primary and secondary schools, enhancing career skills and teamwork mindset for vocational and college students, promoting lifelong learning in community and advocating service innovation to boost national competitiveness. While Taiwan is on its way toward a sophisticated "Service Economy", the foundation will also continue to devote every effort to promote the four pillars with the aim to breed new service talents, enhance Taiwan's national competitiveness, and play a key enabling role to Taiwan's transformation. The foundation was established by Sayling Wen in 2003. Ted Wen became the Chairman in 2008, and set the Foundation's vision as "becoming an essential portal for the world to see Taiwan" in the three core realms of culture, tourism, and innovation. The dual missions of iSee Taiwan Foundation are to successfully market Taiwan's unique character and heritage globally and to make the world as Taiwan's service market. The foundation focuses on exploring, integrating and promoting the culture and friendly nature of people and places throughout Taiwan, with the goal of creating more opportunities for Taiwan's service industry. The iSee Taiwan Foundation and the Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation continue to support the TISDC in cooperation with the Ministry of Education. This year, their support has expanded to include the 2016 Global Talent Design Festival (GTDF). The festival offers a new and stimulating array of design-related activities, including: 1) The International Masters Joint University Forum, which will invite representatives from major design organizations worldwide to engage Taiwanese design students and faculty in topical, interactive discussions that spotlight and promote Taiwan's service-oriented strengths; 2) The International VIP Cultural Tour program, which will take visiting design professionals who are in Taiwan for the TISDC on in-depth, topical tours of Taiwan society and culture; and 3) The Industry Joint Reception, which will highlight Taiwan's innate elegance and beauty, which are inexhaustible sources of inspiration for the domestic design industry and the bedrock of ongoing efforts to showcase and promote Taiwan's design strengths to a global audience.
Yuan C.,Anyang Institute of Technology |
Jin Z.,Jiangnan University |
Xu X.,Jiangnan University
Carbohydrate Polymers | Year: 2012
The structure and complex mode of the inclusion complex of astaxanthin with hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HPCD) were investigated by UV, FTIR, 1H NMR and molecular modeling test. UV, FTIR and 1H NMR results indicated that the hexatomic ring of the astaxanthin molecules were partly included into the HPCD cavities. The implementation of molecular modeling test confirmed that the complexation could reduce the energy of the system and the complex of 2:1 host-guest stoichiometry had the lowest ΔE value, -30.57 kcal/mol, two hexatomic ring ends of one astaxanthin molecule inserted into two HPCD cavities respectively, and that should be the most predominant configuration. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Wang G.-X.,Anyang Institute of Technology |
Sun B.-P.,Anyang Institute of Technology |
Peng C.-H.,Anyang Institute of Technology
Organic Process Research and Development | Year: 2011
Biphenyltetrazole group, an important component of sartans, is usually formed in excellent yield by the reaction of 4′-alkylbiphenyl-2- carbonitrile with excessive organotin azide. However, it is restricted in industrial scale because of the difficult post-treatment. In this article, an improved synthetic method for valsartan and the quantitative recovery of tri-n-butyltin chloride are reported. During this process, the tetrazole-Sn complex and excessive organotin azide were decomposed by HCl to furnish tri - n-butyltin chloride, and then reacted with NaF to lead to filterable polymer tributyltin fluoride which was converted again to tributyltin chloride by HCl in ethyl acetate. This approach is facile for the efficient manufacture of sartans using organotin azide to form the tetrazole group and is valuable for industry readers. © 2011 American Chemical Society.
Yuan C.,Anyang Institute of Technology |
Du L.,Anyang Institute of Technology |
Jin Z.,Yangtze University |
Xu X.,Yangtze University
Carbohydrate Polymers | Year: 2013
Storage stability of astaxanthin/hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HPCD) inclusion complex was evaluated and which was compared with native astaxanthin. The storage stability of astaxanthin was enhanced after included in HPCD under 4 °C and 25 °C storage conditions. Antioxidant activity of astaxanthin/HPCD inclusion complex was also assayed using ascorbic acid as a control sample. The reducing power and DPPH radical scavenging activity of native astaxanthin were lower than ascorbic acid, while which of the complex were higher at low concentration for the good water solubility. The hydroxyl radical scavenging activities of astaxanthin and astaxanthin/HPCD complex far outclassed that of ascorbic acid, and the activity of the complex was a little lower than that of the native astaxanthin. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Yuan C.,Anyang Institute of Technology |
Lu Z.,Anyang Institute of Technology |
Jin Z.,Yangtze University
Food Chemistry | Year: 2014
The inclusion complex of ethyl benzoate with hydroxypropyl-β- cyclodextrin (HPCD) was prepared by a freeze-drying method and its characterizations were investigated by different analytical techniques including UV, FT-IR and phase solubility methods. All these approaches indicated that ethyl benzoate was able to form an inclusion complex with HPCD, and the ethyl benzoate/HPCD inclusion compounds exhibited different spectroscopic features and properties from ethyl benzoate. The stoichiometry of the complex was 1:1 and it was the benzene ring part of the ethyl benzoate molecule included into the HPCD cavities from the wider edge. The calculated apparent stability constant of the complex was 9485 M-1. Moreover, the water solubility of ethyl benzoate was significantly improved by phase solubility studies. The release of ethyl benzoate was also regulated by the form of the inclusion complex. The results showed that HPCD was a proper excipient for increasing the solubility and controlled release of ethyl benzoate. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Zhang X.,Dezhou University |
Jin M.,Anyang Institute of Technology
Journal of Power Sources | Year: 2010
The layered GdBa0.5Sr0.5Co2O5+δ (GBSC) perovskite oxides are synthesized by Pechini method and investigated as a novel cathode material for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs). The single cell of NiO-SDC (Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9)/SDC (∼20 μm)/GBSC (∼10 μm) is operated from 550 to 700 °C fed with humidified H2 as fuel and the static air as oxidant. An open circuit voltage of 0.8 V and a maximum power density of 725 mW cm-2 are achieved at 700 °C. The interfacial polarization resistance is as low as 0.88, 0.29, 0.13 and 0.05 Ω cm2 at 550, 600, 650 and 700 °C, respectively. The ratio of polarization resistance to total cell resistance decreases with the increase in the operating temperature, from 60% at 550 °C to 21% at 700 °C, respectively. The experimental results indicate that GBSC is a promising cathode material for IT-SOFCs. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Zhang Y.-W.,Anyang Institute of Technology
Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online | Year: 2010
In the cation of the title compound, C 6H 6N 5 +·Cl -, the tetrazole and pyridine rings are nearly coplanar, making a dihedral angle of 5.58 (11)°. The organic cations are linked to the chloride anions via N - H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds, forming chains along .
Cho K.H.,Anyang Institute of Technology
Exploration Geophysics | Year: 2014
Imaging of Rayleigh- and Love-wave velocities is very important in detecting geophysical anomalies within the earth. Surface wave velocity imaging studies using ambient noise have provided enhanced and detailed images of velocity anomalies for sedimentary basins, hotspots, and volcanoes in various regions of the Earth (Yang et al., 2008). Cross-correlations of ambient noises observed from the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) seismic network provide the short-period Rayleigh-and Love-wave dispersion characteristics of the Korean Peninsula (Cho et al., 2007). Signal whitening and multiple-filter analysis are used to equalise power in signals from different times before noise processing, such as cross-correlation and stacking to extract group velocities from the estimated Green's functions, which are then used to image the spatially varying dispersion at periods between 1 and 5s. The analysis method and data used in this paper are the same as those of Cho et al. (2007) except for the addition of the dataset of a new station, HUK. However, this paper notes that Rayleigh- and Love-wave velocity images in short periods show a very different group velocity image for the north-eastern area of the HUK station because additional data was analysed. This velocity anomaly corresponds with the residual anomaly of gravity tomography obtained in prior studies (Yu and Min, 2005; Kim and Oh, 2007). Our results show that a fracture zone concerning the Permo-Triassic collision (Choi et al., 2006; Kwon et al., 2009) exists below the north-eastern sea of the HUK station. In addition, recent studies (de Ridder and Dellinger, 2011; de Ridder and Biondi, 2013; Mordret et al., 2011, 2013a, 2013b, 2013c; Bussat and Kugler, 2011) regarding ambient noise tomography in hydro-carbon fields show that the anomaly might have resulted from the hydro-carbon reservoir. In the near future, the ambient noise tomography (ANT) method can replace seismic survey dominantly using body waves to find oil and gas reservoirs. © ASEG 2014.
Li X.,Anyang Institute of Technology |
Yao H.,Anyang Institute of Technology
Journal of Multimedia | Year: 2013
Wavelet analysis is a rapidly developing emerging discipline, at present; it has been widely used in practice. Study wavelet's new theory, new method and new application have important theoretical significance and practical value. Based on the problem of poor performance of using traditional wavelet transformation algorithm in signal denoising, this paper puts forward a improved scheme based on tradeoff between soft and hard threshold, the scheme is established on the basis of traditional soft threshold, hard threshold, and the obtained estimated wavelet coefficients value of this scheme are between soft threshold and hard threshold methods, so call it the tradeoff between soft and hard threshold method. Implementation steps of the improved scheme based on soft and hard threshold tradeoff are, firstly establishing wavelet coefficient estimator of soft and hard threshold tradeoff method, and adding factor in threshold estimator, so as to adjust the size of the estimated wavelet coefficients. Simulation experiments show that the proposed soft, hard threshold tradeoff based signal threshold improved deniosing method shows a strong effect of the practical signal denoising, the obtained reconstructed signal SNR has been tremendously improved than the traditional denoising method. © 2013 ACADEMY PUBLISHER.