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Activity budgets in a group of Sichuan snub-nosed monkeys in Shennongjia Nature Reserve, China
Yiming LI
Current Zoology , 2009,
Abstract: We examined time allocation by Sichuan snub-nosed monkeys Rhinopithecus roxellana in the montane, temperate and highly seasonal forests of the Shennongjia Nature Reserve in China, in order to improve our understanding of the ecological and social influences on monkey behavior. We collected data on activity budgets in relation to food availability in a group of monkeys from July 2003 to September 2004 (except February 2004), using instantaneous scan samples. The monkeys spent 36.21% of daytime moving (n = 21,269 records), 24.39% foraging, 9.33% inactive, 11.7% performing social behaviors, and 18.38% performing other behaviors. There were seasonal and annual variations in the proportions of time devoted to some activities. These variations were largely attributed to seasonal or annual fluctuations in the distribution and quality of food resources. Adult males spent more time moving, searching, and displaying other behaviors, but less time feeding and performing social behaviors than adult females. Adults performed other behaviors more often and moving less often than juveniles. These differences in activity budgets may reflect fundamental differences in reproductive biology, parental investment, and development among the different age/sex classes[Current Zoology 55(3):–2009].
Heavy flavour spectroscopy at LHC
Yiming Li
Physics , 2014,
Abstract: The pp collision data collected in the LHC Run I provides a great opportunity for heavy flavour studies. The latest results on exotic states, heavy baryon and $B_c^+$ mesons are reviewed.
Quarkonia production in proton-lead collisions at LHCb
Yiming Li
Physics , 2014,
Abstract: The production of $J/\psi$ and $\Upsilon$ mesons decaying into dimuon final state is studied at the LHCb experiment, with rapidity in the range of (1.5, 4.0) or (-5.0, -2.5) in proton-lead collisions at a nucleon-nucleon centre-of-mass energy $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 5 TeV, based on a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.6 /fb. The nuclear modification factor and forward-backward production ratio are determined for prompt $J/\psi$, $J/\psi$ from b-hadron decay and $\Upsilon(1S)$ mesons in study of the cold nuclear matter effects.
Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias (IIPs): Review of Clinical, Radiographic and High-Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT)  [PDF]
Zoheb Gulab Shaikh, Cheng Li, Yiming Li
Advances in Computed Tomography (ACT) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/act.2016.52002
Abstract: Making a confident diagnosis is a complex task for a specific form of interstitial lung disease and providing appropriate management in an attempt to achieve normalization of the disease can put up an alarming process for the clinicians. A set of diffuse and restrictive lung diseases incorporate with idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, showing inflammation and fibrosis of the interstitium due to parenchymal damage. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) has magnified the diagnostic standpoint in stepwise identification and classified various patterns in the evaluation of interstitial lung disease. The aim of our review is to elaborate clinical, radiographic and typical and atypical HRCT findings of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias by correlating with its differential diagnosis. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is the most predominant idiopathic interstitial pneumonias and its diagnosis needs to omit all other well-known causes of interstitial lung diseases. According to the 2011 evidence-based guidelines, usual interstitial pneumonia can be diagnosed by HRCT when all criteria are fulfilled. Non-specific interstitial pneumonia is distinguished by bilateral patchy ground-glass opacities and irregular linear/reticular opacities. Respiratory bronchiolitis associated-interstitial lung disease and desquamative interstitial pneumonia show centrolobular nodules and ground-glass opacities as imaging patterns. Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia consists of patchy peripheral or peribronchial consolidations, while ground-glass opacities with tendency for migration, which is evolving to fibrosis, in acute interstitial pneumonia. Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia and idiopathic pleuro-parenchymal fibroelastosis are classified under rare idiopathic interstitial pneumonias. HRCT images help radiologists in diagnosis and mapping specific patterns of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias. This article reviews the stages of evolution in HRCT features for idiopathic interstitial pneumonias.
First Principles DFT Study of Hydrogen Storage on Graphene with La Decoration  [PDF]
Yuanyuan Li, Yiming Mi, Gaili Sun
Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering (MSCE) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/msce.2015.312013
Abstract: The properties of hydrogen storage on graphene with La decoration are investigated using a first-principles plane-wave pseudopotential method based on the density functional theory in this paper. The clustering problem of La decorated graphene is considered and B doping can solve it effectively in theory. We obtain the stable geometrical configuration of the modified system and the properties of hydrogen storage are excellent. It can absorb up to 6 H2 molecules with an average adsorption energy range of?0.529 to 0.655 eV/H2, which meets the ideal range between the physisorbed and chemisorbed states for hydrogen storage. Furthermore, it is proved that the existence of La atom alters the charge distribution of H2 molecules and graphene sheet based on the calculation and analysis about the electronic density of states and charge density difference of the modified system. La atom interacts with hydrogen molecules through Kubas interaction. Thereby, it improves the performance of graphene sheet for hydrogen storage. The modified system exhibits the excellent potential to become one of the most suitable candidates for hydrogen storage medium at near ambient conditions with molecule state.
The Structures and Properties of Y-Substituted Mg2Ni Alloys and Their Hydrides: A First-Principles Study  [PDF]
Yuanyuan Li, Gaili Sun, Yiming Mi
American Journal of Analytical Chemistry (AJAC) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ajac.2016.71007
Abstract: The structures and properties of Y-substituted Mg2Ni alloys and the corresponding hydrides are investigated by a first-principles plane-wave pseudopotential method within density functional theory. Results show that Mg2Ni has the best structural stability when Y atom occupies the Mg(6f) lattice sites. The calculated enthalpies of formation for Mg2Ni, Mg2NiH4 and Mg15YNi8H32 are -51.612, -64.667 and -62.554 kJ/mol, respectively. It is implied that the substitution of Y alloying destabilizes the stability of the hydrides. Moreover, the dissociated energies of H atoms are decreased significantly, indicating that Y alloying benefits the improvement of the dehydrogenating properties of Mg2Ni hydrides. The calculation and analysis of the electronic structures suggest that there is a stronger interaction between H and Ni atoms than the interaction between H and Mg atoms in Mg2NiH4. However, the Ni-H bond is weakened by the substitution of Y. Therefore, the substitution is an effective technique to decrease the structural stability of the hydrides and benefit for hydrogen storage.
Algorithm for Cost Non-preemptive Scheduling of Partial k-Trees  [PDF]
Yiming Li, Zhiqian Ye, Xiao Zhou
Open Journal of Applied Sciences (OJAppS) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ojapps.2012.24B053
Abstract: Let G be a graph, in which each vertex (job) v has a positive integer weight (processing time) p(v) and eachedge (u,v) represented that the pair of jobs u and v cannot be processed in the same slot. In this paper we assume that every job is non-preemptive. Let C={1,2,...} be a color set. A multicoloring (scheduling) F of G is to assign each job v a set of p(v) consecutive positive integers (processing consecutive time slots) in C so that any pair of adjacent vertices receive disjoint sets. Such a multicoloring is called a non-preemptive scheduling. The cost non-preemptive scheduling problem is to find an optimal multicoloring of G.
A Comparative Study for the Development of Coal-to-Liquids Industries in China, South Africa and United States  [PDF]
Yiming Li, Changqing Li
Green and Sustainable Chemistry (GSC) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/gsc.2019.93006
Abstract: Many energy consuming countries have carried out research, development, demonstration, planning and deployment of coal-to-liquids (CTL) because of its ability to replace oil imports by converting coal resources into fuel. Among them, China and South Africa successfully had their CTL technology industrialized, while the United States did not. To understand the differences in the industrial development level, a comparative study is necessary. This paper compares the history, driver and policy of CTL industry in China, South Africa and United States, collates and discloses numbers of industry details for the first time. We figure out that the motivation, top level planning and policy consistency are the key indicators of the difference on the industrial development level. Among them, the key to the success of CTL industrialization in China and South Africa is the government’s strong and stable determination to improve energy security, which provides a stable top-level planning and robust policy support. The failure of CTL in United States is caused by the shift of policy attention after its energy security situation improved.
Aquaculture Enclosures Relate to the Establishment of Feral Populations of Introduced Species
Xuan Liu, Yiming Li
PLOS ONE , 2009, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006199
Abstract: Many species introduced by humans for social and economic benefits have invaded new ranges by escaping from captivity. Such invasive species can negatively affect biodiversity and economies. Understanding the factors that relate to the establishment of feral populations of introduced species is therefore of great importance for managing introduced species. The American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) is one species that has escaped from farms, and it is now found in the wild in China. In this study, we examined influences of two types of bullfrog farm (termed simple and elaborate farm enclosures) on the establishment of feral populations of this species in 137 water bodies in 66 plots in four provinces of China. The likelihood of establishment of bullfrog populations in water bodies in plots with simple enclosures (49/89 = 55.1%) was higher than those with elaborate enclosures (3/48 = 6.3%). Based on the Akaike Information Criterion, the minimum adequate model of generalized linear mixed models with a binomial error structure and a logit link function showed that the establishment or failure of bullfrog populations in water bodies was positively correlated with the presence of a simple enclosure, the number of bullfrogs raised and the presence of permanent water in a plot, but negatively correlated with distance from a bullfrog farm and the occurrence of frequent hunting. Results therefore suggest that a simple farm enclosure can increase the establishment of feral bullfrog populations compared with an elaborate enclosure. Our findings are the first to quantify the importance of improving farming enclosures to control and minimize the risk from introduced species.
Chargino and Neutralino Masses at ILC
Yiming Li,Andrei Nomerotski
Physics , 2010,
Abstract: The chargino/neutralino pair production is one of the benchmarking processes of ILC. These processes are interesting not only because it allows high precision measurement of chargino and neutralino masses, but also for the reason that the separation of W and Z bosons through their hadronic decay products requires excellent jet resolution being a good benchmark of the detector performance. The analysis based on the SiD detector concept with four jets and missing energy final state will be presented. The uncertainty of chargino and neutralino cross sections can be determined with precision of 0.9% and 4.2% respectively. The mass uncertainties are obtained with a template fitting method achieving precision of better than 1 GeV.
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