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Dongshin University is a private university in southwestern South Korea. Its campus is located in Naju, a city in South Jeolla province which borders Gwangju. It enrolls about 7,000 students; the class of 2003 contained 1,378 students . The current president is Kyun-Bum Lee. Wikipedia.

Ahmed M.,Chonnam National University | Ahmed M.,Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University | Akter M.S.,Chonnam National University | Lee J.-C.,Dongshin University | Eun J.-B.,Chonnam National University
LWT - Food Science and Technology | Year: 2010

Purple-fleshed sweet potato flour could be used to enhance the colour, flavour and nutrients in food products. Thus, the investigation was to produce encapsulated flours from purple-fleshed sweet potato by spray drying using combinations of various levels of ascorbic acid (5 g kg-1 and 10 g kg-1) and maltodextrin (30 g kg-1 and 100 g kg-1) and to evaluate their effects on bioactive components, physicochemical and morphological properties. Encapsulated flours had higher total phenolic content, antioxidant capacity and water solubility index than non-encapsulated flour. There were no significant differences in anthocyanin content between encapsulated and non-encapsulated flours. However, water absorption index and flavonoids content of encapsulated flours depended on concentrations of ascorbic acid and maltodextrin. In addition, the high concentrations of ascorbic acid and maltodextrin encapsulated flours had higher glass transition temperature as compared to that of lower concentrations. In respect to morphology, the particles of encapsulated flours with high concentration of ascorbic acid and maltodextrin were more aggregated than those encapsulated with lower concentrations. Therefore, flours encapsulated with 10 g kg-1 ascorbic acid and 30 g kg-1 maltodextrin could be used to enhance the antioxidant activities of functional food ingredients. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

Cheon M.-W.,Dongshin University
Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Materials | Year: 2015

In this study, a basic research on artificial liver was performed for its application to people on the waiting list of liver transplant or patients with hepatic insufficiency. Artificial livers are generally classified into mechanic type, bioartificial type, and hybrid type. An extracorporeal circulation device was examined herein, which is indispensable in the application of an artificial liver, for its effectiveness in supporting the recovery of liver functions. Extracorporeal circulation system is a treatment and life-support system which sends out the patient’s blood, removes toxicity by various methods, and then sends the blood back to the interior of the body. This study used an extracorporeal circulation system which enables the Plasma Perfusion by CVVH method, and applied the program of Bioateco corp. Animals with acute hepatic insufficiency were produced to apply the extracorporeal circulation device. As a result, their ammonia, bilirubin, SGOT, SGPT, and bile acid levels rose, confirming the liver function restoration in the experimental animals. © 2015 KIEEME. All rights reserved.

Kim H.K.,Dongshin University
Psychological Assessment | Year: 2013

This study examined the heterogeneity in the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2nd Edition (MMPI-2; Butcher, Dahlstrom, Graham, Tellegen, & Kaemmer, 1989) profiles of North Korean female refugee population (N = 2,163) using latent profile analysis (LPA). The North Korean female refugee sample arrived at Hanawon, South Korea's resettlement center for North Korean refugees in 2008 and 2009 and took the MMPI-2 as part of an initial psychological screen. The analysis, which included the T scores of the 6 validity scales and the 10 standard clinical scales, identified 4 classes with distinctive psychological features: Class 1 (nonclinical), Class 2 (demoralized), Class 3 (somatized), and Class 4 (detached). The 4 covariates entered into the model (age, education, affiliation with a religion, and the number of forced repatriations) impacted the likelihood of belonging to certain classes. As hypothesized, older age, fewer years of education, and more incidents of forced repatriation predicted higher proneness to psychopathology. However, contrary to our expectation, having a religious faith did not emerge as a salient protective factor. The current LPA results revealed distinct heterogeneous subgroups that previous research on the MMPI and MMPI-2 profiles of refugee populations overlooked with the assumption of a homogeneous sample. Clinical implications for the treatment of North Korean female refugees and the limitations of the study are discussed. © 2013 American Psychological Association.

This article reports the optimized experimental requirements to determine neutrino mass hierarchy using electron antineutrinos (ν-e) generated in a nuclear reactor. The features of the neutrino mass hierarchy can be extracted from the |δm312| and |δm322| oscillations by applying the Fourier sine and cosine transforms to the L/E spectrum. To determine the neutrino mass hierarchy above 90% probability, the requirements on the energy resolution as a function of the baseline are studied at sin22θ13=0.1. If the energy resolution of the neutrino detector is less than 0.04/Eν and the determination probability obtained from Bayes' theorem is above 90%, the detector needs to be located around 48-53 km from the reactor(s) to measure the energy spectrum of ν-e. These results will be helpful for setting up an experiment to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy, which is an important problem in neutrino physics. © 2015 The Author.

The effects of electropolishing and coating deposition on electrical resistance and chemical stability were studied for the stainless steel bipolar plates in proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC). A series of 316L stainless steel plates, selected as the substrate for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) bipolar plate, were electropolished with a solution of H2SO4 and H3PO4 at temperatures ranging from 70 to 110 °C. The surface regions of the two electropolished stainless steel plates were coated with gold and either a titanium or nickel layer using electron beam evaporation. The electropolished stainless steel plates coated in 2-μm thick gold with a 0.1-μm titanium or nickel interlayer showed remarkably smooth and uniform surface morphologies in AFM and FE-SEM images compared to the surfaces of the plates that were coated after mechanical polishing only. The electrical resistance and water contact angle of the deposited stainless steel bipolar plates are strongly dependent on the surface modification treatments (i.e., mechanical polishing versus electropolishing). ICP-MS and XPS results indicate that after electropolishing, the coating layers show excellent chemical stability after exposure to an H2SO4 solution of pH 3. Finally, it was concluded that before coating deposition, the surface modification using electropolishing was very suitable for enhancing the electrical property and chemical stability of the stainless steel bipolar plate. © 2009 Professor T. Nejat Veziroglu.

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