About: Kochi University of Technology is a education organization based out in Kochi, Japan. It is known for research contribution in the topics: Thin film & Chemical vapor deposition. The organization has 1423 authors who have published 3068 publications receiving 34714 citations.
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TL;DR: Ozawa and Maekawa as mentioned in this paper developed a self-compacting concrete, which can be compacted into every corner of a formwork, purely by means of its own weight and with out the need for vibrating compaction.
Abstract: Development of Self-Compacting Concrete For several years beginning in 1983, the problem of the durability of concrete structures was a major topic of interest in Japan. The creation of durable concrete structures requires adequate compaction by skilled workers. However, the gradual reduction in the number of skilled workers in Japan's construction industry has led to a similar reduction in the quality of construction work. One solution for the achievement of durable con- crete structures independent of the quality of construc- tion work is the employment of self-compacting con- crete, which can be compacted into every corner of a formwork, purely by means of its own weight and with- out the need for vibrating compaction (Fig. 1). The necessity of this type of concrete was proposed by Okamura in 1986. Studies to develop self-compacting concrete, including a fundamental study on the work- ability of concrete, have been carried out by Ozawa and Maekawa at the University of Tokyo (Ozawa 1989, Okamura 1993 & Maekawa 1999). The prototype of self-compacting concrete was first completed in 1988 using materials already on the mar- ket (Fig. 2). The prototype performed satisfactorily with regard to drying and hardening shrinkage, heat of hydration, denseness after hardening, and other proper- ties. This concrete was named "High Performance Con- crete" and was defined as follows at the three stages of concrete:
TL;DR: In this paper, a top-gate thin-film transistors (TFTs) with a transparent zinc oxide (ZnO) channel have been developed, where ZnO thin films used as active channels were deposited by rf magnetron sputtering.
Abstract: — High-performance top-gate thin-film transistors (TFTs) with a transparent zinc oxide (ZnO) channel have been developed. ZnO thin films used as active channels were deposited by rf magnetron sputtering. The electrical properties and thermal stability of the ZnO films are controlled by the deposition conditions. A gate insulator made of silicon nitride (SiNx) was deposited on the ZnO films by conventional P-CVD. A novel ZnO-TFT process based on photolithography is proposed for AMLCDs. AMLCDs having an aperture ratio and pixel density comparable to those of a-Si:H TFT-LCDs are driven by ZnO TFTs using the same driving scheme of conventional AMLCDs.
TL;DR: The gait analysis methods based on wearable sensors is divided into gait kinematics, gait kinetics, and electromyography, which are expected to play an increasingly important role in clinical applications.
Abstract: Gait analysis using wearable sensors is an inexpensive, convenient, and efficient manner of providing useful information for multiple health-related applications. As a clinical tool applied in the rehabilitation and diagnosis of medical conditions and sport activities, gait analysis using wearable sensors shows great prospects. The current paper reviews available wearable sensors and ambulatory gait analysis methods based on the various wearable sensors. After an introduction of the gait phases, the principles and features of wearable sensors used in gait analysis are provided. The gait analysis methods based on wearable sensors is divided into gait kinematics, gait kinetics, and electromyography. Studies on the current methods are reviewed, and applications in sports, rehabilitation, and clinical diagnosis are summarized separately. With the development of sensor technology and the analysis method, gait analysis using wearable sensors is expected to play an increasingly important role in clinical applications.
TL;DR: The model was tested using five annual waves of the Project for the Analysis of Learning and Achievement in Mathematics (PALMA) longitudinal study, which investigated adolescents' development in mathematics, and showed that positive emotions positively predicted subsequent achievement and negative emotions negatively predicted achievement.
Abstract: A reciprocal effects model linking emotion and achievement over time is proposed. The model was tested using five annual waves of the Project for the Analysis of Learning and Achievement in Mathematics (PALMA) longitudinal study, which investigated adolescents’ development in mathematics (Grades 5–9; N = 3,425 German students; mean starting age = 11.7 years; representative sample). Structural equation modeling showed that positive emotions (enjoyment, pride) positively predicted subsequent achievement (math end-of-the-year grades and test scores), and that achievement positively predicted these emotions, controlling for students’ gender, intelligence, and family socioeconomic status. Negative emotions (anger, anxiety, shame, boredom, hopelessness) negatively predicted achievement, and achievement negatively predicted these emotions. The findings were robust across waves, achievement indicators, and school tracks, highlighting the importance of emotions for students’ achievement and of achievement for the development of emotions.
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