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Colonna N.,National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Italy | Abbondanno U.,National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Italy | Aerts G.,CEA Saclay Nuclear Research Center | Alvarez H.,University of Santiago de Compostela | And 123 more authors.
Applied Radiation and Isotopes | Year: 2010

In 2002, an innovative neutron time-of-flight facility started operation at CERN: n_TOF. The main characteristics that make the new facility unique are the high instantaneous neutron flux, high resolution and wide energy range. Combined with state-of-the-art detectors and data acquisition system, these features have allowed to collect high accuracy neutron cross-section data on a variety of isotopes, many of which radioactive, of interest for Nuclear Astrophysics and for applications to advanced reactor technologies. A review of the most important results on capture and fission reactions obtained so far at n_TOF is presented, together with plans for new measurements related to nuclear industry. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.


Davrieux F.,CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development | Allal F.,CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development | Piombo G.,CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development | Kelly B.,Institute dEconomie Rurale | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry | Year: 2010

The Shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxe) is a major tree species in African agroforestry systems. Butter extracted from its nuts offers an opportunity for sustainable development in Sudanian countries and an attractive potential for the food and cosmetics industries. The purpose of this study was to develop near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) calibrations to characterize Shea nut fat profiles. Powders prepared from nuts collected from 624 trees in five African countries (Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Uganda) were analyzed for moisture content, fat content using solvent extraction, and fatty acid profiles using gas chromatography. Results confirmed the differences between East and West African Shea nut fat composition: eastern nuts had significantly higher fat and oleic acid contents. Near infrared reflectance spectra were recorded for each sample. Ten percent of the samples were randomly selected for validation and the remaining samples used for calibration. For each constituent, calibration equations were developed using modified partial least squares (MPLS) regression. The equation performances were evaluated using the ratio performance to deviation (RPDP) and Rp 2 parameters, obtained by comparison of the validation set NIR predictions and corresponding laboratory values. Moisture (RPDP = 4.45; R p 2 = 0.95) and fat (RPDP = 5.6; R p 2 = 0.97) calibrations enabled accurate determination of these traits. NIR models for stearic (RPDp = 6.26; Rp 2 = 0.98) and oleic (RPDP = 7.91; Rp 2= 0.99) acids were highly efficient and enabled sharp characterization of these two major Shea butter fatty acids. This study demonstrated the ability of near-infrared spectroscopy for high-throughput phenotyping of Shea nuts. © 2010 American Chemical Society.


Stanford University was awarded a $13.5 million by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, for its contributions to the U.S. Department of Energy's Stanford Linear Accelerator Center National Accelerator Laboratory, in building a particle accelerator machine, but shrinking it to about as big as a shoebox. The particle accelerator was based on the innovative technique known as accelerator on a chip. It uses laser sight to send electrons through purposefully made chips and can potentially revolutionize different fields of science. "We can't even imagine the creative applications they would find for this technology," said Joel England, one of SLAC's physicists and one of the research team members working on the compact particle accelerator. The co-principal investigator of the project, Professor Robert Byer of Stanford University, added that a successful prototype will be able to facilitate a new generation of compact accelerators that could have applications in security scanning, therapeutic machines and diagnostic imaging. "This prototype could set the stage for a new generation of 'tabletop' accelerators, with unanticipated discoveries in biology and materials science," Byer elaborated. Particle accelerators have been important tools for scientists all over the world. They helped facilitate crucial, field defining discoveries in different fields. The machines are used to collide high energy particles for fundamental physics experiments as well as generate X-ray beams for medical, biological and chemical uses. One problem with particle accelerators is that even until now they are quite massive in size. Scientists believe that discovering how to make compact sized versions of these machines could reduce both the cost of having the machine and the energy required to run it. A compact particle accelerator is an international dream of the scientific community, one that several concerned bodies are working hard to turn into reality. The concept was inspired by experiments conducted by scientists from Stanford and SLAC as well as those conducted by the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. In the SLAC-Stanford study, which was published in the Nature journal, the electrons were first sped up to reach near light speed levels then made to enter the specially designed silicon chip mentioned earlier. Based on the study results, the SLAC accelerator effectively could replace chips about 100 meters long if it can reach its full potential. As for the study done in Germany, featured in Physical Review Letters, researchers found that a laser can be used to improve the acceleration rate of low energy electrons.


News Article | October 27, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

PAOLI, Pa., Oct. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:MLVF), (the "Company"), parent company of Malvern Federal Savings Bank (the "Bank"), -- today announced that Andrew Fish has been appointed to the boards of directors of the Company and the Bank.  Mr. Fish is a Director of The Real Estate Equity Company (“TREECO”) in Englewood, New Jersey.  Mr. Fish is responsible for leasing of the entire firm’s real estate portfolio, acquisitions and development projects. TREECO owns and manages over 1.5 million square feet of primarily class A shopping centers. Prior to joining TREECO in 2009, Mr. Fish had been the director of leasing for Vornado Realty Trust.    Mr. Fish is also currently a director of American Spraytech, Branchburg, New Jersey.  During his career he served on various boards including Union Center National Bank’s Advisory Board, and the Board of the Englewood Chamber of Commerce. In a joint statement, Howard Kent, Chairman of the Board and Anthony C. Weagley, President and CEO of Malvern Bancorp, Inc., and Malvern Federal Savings Bank, indicated that, “We welcome a millennial talent such as Andrew to the Board which brings another dimension of diversity and perspective to our business.  Andrew also has vast real estate experience to add to Malvern’s board, which is a growing and an important business segment of our company.” Andrew holds a B.A. degree from Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management, and is also a graduate of the French Culinary Institute. Malvern Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Malvern Federal Savings Bank. Malvern Federal Savings Bank is a federally-chartered, FDIC-insured savings bank that was originally organized in 1887 and now serves as one of the oldest banks headquartered on the Philadelphia Mainline. For more than a century, Malvern has been committed to helping people build prosperous communities as a trusted financial partner, forging lasting relationships through teamwork, respect and integrity. The Bank conducts business from its headquarters in Paoli, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, as well as seven other financial centers located throughout Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania and a Private Banking Loan Production headquarters office in Morristown, New Jersey. Its primary market niche is providing personalized service to its client base. The Bank, through its Private Banking division and strategic partnership with Bell Rock Capital, Rehoboth Delaware, provides personalized wealth management and advisory services to high net worth individuals and families. Our services include banking, liquidity management, investment services, 401(K) accounts and planning, custody, tailored lending, wealth planning, trust and fiduciary services, insurance, family wealth advisory services and philanthropic advisory services. For further information regarding Malvern Bancorp, Inc., please visit our web site at http://ir.malvernfederal.com. For information regarding Malvern Federal Savings Bank, please visit our web site at https://www.malvernfederal.com. This press release contains certain forward looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include words like "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate" and "intend" or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could" or "may." Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results include changes in the interest rate environment, changes in general economic conditions, legislative and regulatory changes that adversely affect the business of Malvern Bancorp, Inc., and changes in the securities markets. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in beliefs, expectations or events.


News Article | October 27, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

PAOLI, Pa., Oct. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:MLVF), (the "Company"), parent company of Malvern Federal Savings Bank (the "Bank"), -- today announced that Andrew Fish has been appointed to the boards of directors of the Company and the Bank.  Mr. Fish is a Director of The Real Estate Equity Company (“TREECO”) in Englewood, New Jersey.  Mr. Fish is responsible for leasing of the entire firm’s real estate portfolio, acquisitions and development projects. TREECO owns and manages over 1.5 million square feet of primarily class A shopping centers. Prior to joining TREECO in 2009, Mr. Fish had been the director of leasing for Vornado Realty Trust.    Mr. Fish is also currently a director of American Spraytech, Branchburg, New Jersey.  During his career he served on various boards including Union Center National Bank’s Advisory Board, and the Board of the Englewood Chamber of Commerce. In a joint statement, Howard Kent, Chairman of the Board and Anthony C. Weagley, President and CEO of Malvern Bancorp, Inc., and Malvern Federal Savings Bank, indicated that, “We welcome a millennial talent such as Andrew to the Board which brings another dimension of diversity and perspective to our business.  Andrew also has vast real estate experience to add to Malvern’s board, which is a growing and an important business segment of our company.” Andrew holds a B.A. degree from Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management, and is also a graduate of the French Culinary Institute. Malvern Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Malvern Federal Savings Bank. Malvern Federal Savings Bank is a federally-chartered, FDIC-insured savings bank that was originally organized in 1887 and now serves as one of the oldest banks headquartered on the Philadelphia Mainline. For more than a century, Malvern has been committed to helping people build prosperous communities as a trusted financial partner, forging lasting relationships through teamwork, respect and integrity. The Bank conducts business from its headquarters in Paoli, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, as well as seven other financial centers located throughout Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania and a Private Banking Loan Production headquarters office in Morristown, New Jersey. Its primary market niche is providing personalized service to its client base. The Bank, through its Private Banking division and strategic partnership with Bell Rock Capital, Rehoboth Delaware, provides personalized wealth management and advisory services to high net worth individuals and families. Our services include banking, liquidity management, investment services, 401(K) accounts and planning, custody, tailored lending, wealth planning, trust and fiduciary services, insurance, family wealth advisory services and philanthropic advisory services. For further information regarding Malvern Bancorp, Inc., please visit our web site at http://ir.malvernfederal.com. For information regarding Malvern Federal Savings Bank, please visit our web site at https://www.malvernfederal.com. This press release contains certain forward looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include words like "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate" and "intend" or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could" or "may." Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results include changes in the interest rate environment, changes in general economic conditions, legislative and regulatory changes that adversely affect the business of Malvern Bancorp, Inc., and changes in the securities markets. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in beliefs, expectations or events.


News Article | October 27, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

PAOLI, Pa., Oct. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:MLVF), (the "Company"), parent company of Malvern Federal Savings Bank (the "Bank"), -- today announced that Andrew Fish has been appointed to the boards of directors of the Company and the Bank.  Mr. Fish is a Director of The Real Estate Equity Company (“TREECO”) in Englewood, New Jersey.  Mr. Fish is responsible for leasing of the entire firm’s real estate portfolio, acquisitions and development projects. TREECO owns and manages over 1.5 million square feet of primarily class A shopping centers. Prior to joining TREECO in 2009, Mr. Fish had been the director of leasing for Vornado Realty Trust.    Mr. Fish is also currently a director of American Spraytech, Branchburg, New Jersey.  During his career he served on various boards including Union Center National Bank’s Advisory Board, and the Board of the Englewood Chamber of Commerce. In a joint statement, Howard Kent, Chairman of the Board and Anthony C. Weagley, President and CEO of Malvern Bancorp, Inc., and Malvern Federal Savings Bank, indicated that, “We welcome a millennial talent such as Andrew to the Board which brings another dimension of diversity and perspective to our business.  Andrew also has vast real estate experience to add to Malvern’s board, which is a growing and an important business segment of our company.” Andrew holds a B.A. degree from Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management, and is also a graduate of the French Culinary Institute. Malvern Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Malvern Federal Savings Bank. Malvern Federal Savings Bank is a federally-chartered, FDIC-insured savings bank that was originally organized in 1887 and now serves as one of the oldest banks headquartered on the Philadelphia Mainline. For more than a century, Malvern has been committed to helping people build prosperous communities as a trusted financial partner, forging lasting relationships through teamwork, respect and integrity. The Bank conducts business from its headquarters in Paoli, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, as well as seven other financial centers located throughout Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania and a Private Banking Loan Production headquarters office in Morristown, New Jersey. Its primary market niche is providing personalized service to its client base. The Bank, through its Private Banking division and strategic partnership with Bell Rock Capital, Rehoboth Delaware, provides personalized wealth management and advisory services to high net worth individuals and families. Our services include banking, liquidity management, investment services, 401(K) accounts and planning, custody, tailored lending, wealth planning, trust and fiduciary services, insurance, family wealth advisory services and philanthropic advisory services. For further information regarding Malvern Bancorp, Inc., please visit our web site at http://ir.malvernfederal.com. For information regarding Malvern Federal Savings Bank, please visit our web site at https://www.malvernfederal.com. This press release contains certain forward looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include words like "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate" and "intend" or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could" or "may." Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results include changes in the interest rate environment, changes in general economic conditions, legislative and regulatory changes that adversely affect the business of Malvern Bancorp, Inc., and changes in the securities markets. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in beliefs, expectations or events.

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