Jian Li

Jian Li
University of Prince Edward Island | UPEI · School of Business (1)

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Geothermal power generation has wonderful application prospects due to good continuity, little influence by weather, and large source reserves. However, the influences of climatic environment on power generation potential are vague due to few studies, especially for wide latitude range and multiple evaluation dimensions. This work takes organic Ran...
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This article presents a new defected ground structure (DGS) and expands its application for designing high‐performance bandpass filters based on substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) platform. The presented DGS is consisted of two complementary stepped‐impedance E‐shaped structures and placed them together face‐to‐face. Such designed DGS is inserted...
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The ridgetail white shrimp Exopalaemon carinicauda has the potential to be used as a useful experimental organism in the field of crustacean research due to its transparent body, large egg, and short reproductive cycle. However, little is known about the regulatory mechanisms of ovarian maturation in E. carinicauda . In this study, we applied PacBi...
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Identification oncogenes is fundamental to revealing the molecular basis of cancer. Here, we found that FOXP2 is overexpressed in human prostate cancer cells and prostate tumors, but its expression is absent in normal prostate epithelial cells and low in benign prostatic hyperplasia. To date, little is known regarding the link of FOXP2 to prostate...
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Astaxanthin (Axn) is a xanthophyll carotenoid that has previously been shown to suppress hepatic inflammation, reduce oxidative liver damage, and improve metabolic profiles. Exopalaemon carinicauda (E. carinicauda) is an economically important fishery species in China that has been found to exhibit increased body weight following Axn feeding as com...
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Biotoxins are diverse, complex, and hypertoxic, ultimately serving as a grave and lasting menace to humanity. Here, we aimed to introduce a new detoxification methodology for macromolecular biotoxin through complexation by a very large macrocycle. A 25‐mer peptide isolated from Lycosa erythrognatha spider venom (LyeTxI) was selected as the model ma...
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Marsupenaeus japonicus is an important marine crustacean species. However, a lack of genomic resources hinders the use of whole genome sequencing to explore their genetic basis and molecular mechanisms for genome-assisted breeding. Consequently, we determined the chromosome-level genome of M. japonicus. Here we determine the chromosome-level genome...
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Ammonia is a common pollutant in the aquatic ecosystem and closed aquaculture systems. It may pose a threat to the lobster growth, reproduction and survival. However, there is lack of research of the mechanisms on the toxic effects ammonia at molecular levels. In this work, proteomics and metabolomics were integrated to analyze the proteome and met...
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Organic Rankine cycle (ORC) is a promising technology to convert low and medium temperature energy into power. Identifying the optimal working fluids and heat source temperature are always the focuses in ORC field. This paper presents a new methodology to evaluate performance of ORC with different working fluids, and identify the optimal heat sourc...
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High-performance temperature sensing is a key technique in modern Internet of Things. However, it is hard to attain a high precision while achieving a compact size for wireless sensing. Recently, metamaterials have been proposed to design a microwave, wireless temperature sensor, but precision is still an unsolved problem. By combining the high-qua...
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The study of the selective feeding of bivalves is necessary in order to improve our understanding of bivalve growth and development, which helps to better define the roles of bivalves in their ecosystems. Little information is currently available on the feeding preferences of bivalves in natural waters, since all diets are provided as single or mix...
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Renewable energy utilization and waste heat recovery are important ways to achieve the carbon neutral goal. However, lots of renewable energy and waste heat belong to medium-to-low temperature (<350 °C) thermal energy, and conventional power technologies are not applicable. Organic Rankine cycle (ORC) is a new power technology with low-boiling orga...
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The molecular structure of lubricating oil affects its lubrication properties, catalytic and hydrolytic stability, and anti-wear properties. Based on the idea of material genomics, researchers are trying to find the correlation between structural characteristics and functional performances of lubricating oil, but the correlation can only explore th...
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In this paper, the local and parallel two- and three-step backward differentiation formula (BDF2/BDF3) rotational pressure-correction schemes are developed for a coupled Stokes/Darcy system. The central advantage of these schemes is a time-dependent version of domain decomposition by solving the Stokes problem and Darcy problems in their respective...
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In this paper, we develop the Physics Informed Neural Networks (PINNs) coupled with small sample learning for solving the transient Stokes equations. Specifically, the governing equations are encoded into the networks to construct the loss function, which involves the residual of differential equations, the initial/boundary conditions, and the resi...
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Astaxanthin (Axn), a feed additive, is becoming increasingly important for modulating the metabolism, growth, development, and reproduction of aquatic organisms in aquaculture. In this study, Exopalaemon carinicauda ( E. carinicauda ) is an economically important fishery species in China that has been found to exhibit increased body weight followin...
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Circulation planning for electric multiple units (EMUs) is regarded as one of the key operation issues for a high-speed railway transportation system. The EMU circulation plan consists of determining the connections of trains while accomplishing the passengers’ demands. EMUs need regular maintenance at a certain interval of kilometers or minutes fo...
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In this paper, we propose a new kind of optomechanical metamaterial based on a planar ELC-type absorbing structure fabricated on the low-loss flexible substrate. The nonlinear coupling mechanism and nonlinear response phenomenon of the proposed optomechanical metamaterial driven by electromagnetic induced force are analyzed theoretically. The mecha...
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Saline-alkali water is distributed all over the world and affects the development of fisheries. The ridge tail white prawn Exopalaemon carinicauda is an economically important shrimp in China, which has excellent environmental tolerance. However, due to its complex genetic structure, there have been few studies on its alkalinity-adaptation mechanis...
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Ammonia is the most common contaminant in aquaculture systems. Due to the unexpected deterioration of natural seawater quality caused by harmful alga blooms in summer, the water exchange cycle for the culture ponds of the swimming crab Portunus trituberculatus , an important aquaculture species in China, is often much longer, and the crabs may be e...
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This study aims to investigate a novel high‐efficient antioxidant for synthetic ester oils. An ester‐bridged antioxidant, phloroglucinol tris (3‐[3,5‐di‐tert‐butyl‐4‐hydroxyphenyl]) propionate (PTP), was successfully synthesised in high yield under relatively mild reaction conditions. Thermal stability and oxidation resistance of diisooctyl adipate...
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Exposing engineering plastics to UV irradiation can easily destroy the original molecular structure of the materials and consequently affect their tribological properties. This study investigated the effects of UV irradiation on the molecular structure of typical engineering plastics, such as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and polyether ether keton...
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As one of the healthcare development trends, mobile hospital systems nowadays need more advanced means of treatment and diagnosis and require higher data transmission speed and capacity with lower latency. With its ability to simultaneously support a variety of services in a wide range of application scenarios using network slicing technique, the e...
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In this study, nanographite (NG), as a lubricant additive, and polyimide (PI) were used to fabricate NG/PI composites via a hot compression molding process. The tribological properties of the NG/PI composites with different NG mass contents (0–10 wt%) were tested using a reciprocating ball-on-disc contact tribometer matched with a GCr15 rubbing pai...
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Ammonia is a common environmental stressor encountered during aquaculture, and is a significant concern due to its adverse biological effects on vertebrate and invertebrate including crustaceans. However, little information is available on physiological and molecular responses in crustaceans under long-term ammonia exposure, which often occurs in a...
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Ammonia is a common environmental pollutant in aquatic ecosystem and is also a significant concern in closed aquaculture systems. The threat of ammonia has been increasing with rising anthropogenic activities including intensified aquaculture. In this study, we aimed to investigate ammonia toxicity and metabolism mechanisms in the hepatopancreas, a...
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Portunus trituberculatus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura), commonly known as the swimming crab, is of major ecological importance, as well as being important to the fisheries industry. P. trituberculatus is also an important farmed species in China due to its rapid growth rate and high economic value. Here, we report the genome sequence of the swim...
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Lower pH gives rise to a harmful stress to crustacean. Here, we analyzed the proteomic response of Fenneropenaeus chinensis from control pH (pH value 8.2) and low pH (pH value 6.5) - treated groups by employing absolute quantitation-based quantitative proteomic (iTRAQ) analysis. Among the identified proteins, a total of 76 proteins differed in thei...
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UHMWPE-g-AA samples are prepared by ultraviolet-light-induced surface grafting. Ball-on-disk tribology experiments were used to study the tribological properties of the UHMWPE-g-AA samples in seawater. The results show that the PAA lubricating brush layer and its adsorption of free ions in seawater increase the thickness of the colloidal lubricatin...
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The monitoring of magnetic fields is extremely important in many industrial environments, e.g., power grids. Despite of its importance, the existing monitoring methods either are large in size, require high power consumptions and manual observation, or although integrated in small wireless devices, need the use of batteries, increasing maintenance...
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Integrated energy system (IES) could improve the energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions through multi-energy production, storage, transportation, and supply. However, the energy flow in traditional IES is usually one-way: from electricity to heat/cold, or from heat to cold. Coupling waste-to-power (WTP) may also convert waste heat to electri...
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In the rapidly developing Internet of Things (IoT) applications, how to achieve rapid identification of massive devices and secure the communication of wireless data based on low cost and low power consumption is the key problem to be solved urgently. This paper proposes a novel true random number generator (TRNG) based on ADC nonlinear effect and...
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Portunus trituberculatus , or the swimming crab, is tolerant of reduced salinity; however, the molecular mechanism of this tolerance is not clear. Cells can be damaged by hyperosmotic salinity. The protein p53, sometimes referred to as “the guardian of the genome,” displays versatile and important functions under changing environmental conditions....
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Recovering waste heat from data center (DC) for district heating by CO2 transcritical heat pumps can effectively improve the performance of DC and reduce CO2 emission of district heating. However, the optimal design schemes, financial and environmental benefits, and market competitiveness of waste heat heating system are still unclear for different...
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Saline-alkaline waters are stressful environments where most aquatic animals can’t survive normally, and alkalinity is one of the key limited environmental factors. Due to strong adaptability to environment, the ridgetail white prawn Exopalaemon carinicauda is a potential good species suitable for large-scale culture in saline-alkaline waters. Expl...
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As important aquaculture species worldwide, shrimps and crabs are thermophilic animals with a feeble thermoregulation ability. Changes in environmental factors are the main reason for the decrease in the immunity and disease resistance ability of cultured organisms. Water temperature is one of the most common abiotic stress factors for aquatic ecto...
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Metalloproteases represent a class of extracellular proteases found in Vibrio anguillarum that can generate toxic and pathogenic effects in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus). The toxicological effect partly results from oxidative damage due to the production of excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS). Catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and glu...
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We developed a cascade reaction of o‐haloaryl ynone and 2‐hydroxy‐2‐methylchromene under transition metal‐free conditions. This strategy proceeds through double Michael addition and oxygen‐migration, thus providing a straight way for the synthesis of chromone derivatives.
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A F reagent-mediated direct C-H carbamoylation of quinoxalin-2(1H)-ones has been developed. Under room temperature, a variety of isocyanides are employed to couple well with quinoxalin-2(1H)-ones affording 42 examples including 30 new compounds. This metal-free mild strategy tolerates a wide range of functional groups and shows environmental friend...
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This communication deals with the design of discrete apertures for wireless power transfer (WPT) within the Fresnel region, and provides some design guidelines to enhance WPT efficiency. In fact, although the aperture excitations optimization problem given two specific continuous or discrete apertures has been already researched, the effect of ante...
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We evaluated the survival, disease resistance, and immunity of Litopenaeus vannamei infected with Vibrio parahaemolyticus causing acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome (VPAHPND), and treated with florfenicol (FFC) and chlorogenic acid (CGA), alone or in combination. Following VPAHPND challenge, the shrimps were fed a drug-free diet (control), or...
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Muscle growth in crustacean is a complicated process where the muscle grows and develops through muscle restoration, and the growth rate depends on the net muscle gain during molting. Myostatin (MSTN) is a conserved inhibitor of muscle growth in vertebrates, but until now solid evidence supporting a similar function of MSTN in invertebrates has bee...
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Fenneropenaeus chinensis is a commercially cultured shrimp in China. F. chinensis adults show significant sexual dimorphism, with larger females than males. However, sex determination (SD) of F. chinensis has not yet been elucidated. Clarification of the sex-determining system of F. chinensis could enrich our knowledge of the sex differentiation me...
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Weight sharing has become the \textit{de facto} approach to reduce the training cost of neural architecture search (NAS) by reusing the weights of shared operators from previously trained child models. However, the estimated accuracy of those child models has a low rank correlation with the ground truth accuracy due to the interference among differ...
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We study the problem of utilizing human intelligence to categorize a large number of objects. In this problem, given a category hierarchy and a set of objects, we can ask humans to check whether an object belongs to a category, and our goal is to find the most cost-effective strategy to locate the appropriate category in the hierarchy for each obje...
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Background Molecular markers for monitoring resistance could help improve malaria treatment policies. Delayed clearance of Plasmodium falciparum by Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies (ACTs) has been reported in several countries. In addition to the PfKelch13 (pfk13), new drug resistance genes, the ubiquitin-specific protease 1 (pfubp1) and the...
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This study aimed to evaluate three different strategies for rearing Litopenaeus vannamei in systems using biofloc or biofilters, such as heterotrophic biofloc, mixotrophic biofloc and autotrophic biofilter systems. For heterotrophic treatment, sucrose was added daily with a content of 100% feed. For mixotrophic treatment, sucrose was added daily wi...
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Background Molecular markers for monitoring resistance could help improve malaria treatment policies. Delayed clearance of Plasmodium falciparum by Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies (ACTs) has been reported in several countries. In addition to the PfKelch13 (pfk13), new drug resistance genes, the ubiquitin-specific protease 1 (pfubp1) and the...
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A cascade annulation of 2-isocyanophenyloxyacrylate and propargylic ester under basic conditions has been disclosed. This methodology enables diastereoselective synthesis of oxa-bridged tetracyclic benzooxazine. The annulation proceeds through isomerization, Michael addition, triple annulation and acyl migration processes.
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A high‐quality reference genome is necessary to determine the molecular mechanisms underlying important biological phenomena; therefore, in the present study, a chromosome‐level genome assembly of the Chinese shrimp Fenneropenaeus chinensis was performed. Muscle of a male shrimp was sequenced using PacBio platform, and assembled by Hi‐C technology....
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The effect of laser treatment on the tribological performance of PEEK under seawater lubrication was studied. The surface morphology and wettability of the laser treated PEEK were analyzed. The relationship between the surface chemical composition and the tribological performance of the laser treated PEEK was discussed. Results show that oxidation...
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The redclaw crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus) exhibit sex dimorphism, and thus, the discovery of sex-specific markers is of great significance for the study of monosexual breeding and sex-determination mechanisms in this species. In this study, sex-specific markers were found using a next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based approach. A total of 482.7...
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While pre-trained language models (e.g., BERT) have achieved impressive results on different natural language processing tasks, they have large numbers of parameters and suffer from big computational and memory costs, which make them difficult for real-world deployment. Therefore, model compression is necessary to reduce the computation and memory...
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The qualitative analysis of a three-species reaction-diffusion model with a modified Leslie-Gower scheme under the Neumann boundary condition is obtained. The existence and the stability of the constant solutions for the ODE system and PDE system are discussed, respectively. And then, the priori estimates of positive steady states are given by the...
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Pumped thermal energy storage (PTES) refers to a promising electricity storage technology that converts electricity into heat using the heat pump for cheaper storage, and then converts it back into electricity through a heat engine. The integration of an additional low-grade heat source can increase the coefficient of performance (COP) of the heat...
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In this paper, to achieve a high-precision temperature sensing, a modified anapole resonator based on the liquid–metal (Hg) with high Q-factor and large thermal-sensitivity properties is proposed. The high-Q resonance of the designed Hg-anapole resonator is excited by a simple microstrip coupling line with large electromagnetic energy coupling rate...
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Hydraulic retention time (HRT) is one of the most critical operational parameters for solid-phase denitrification. The effect of HRT on solid-phase denitrification reactors (DR) packed with corrugated paperboard was investigated in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). Denitrification efficiencies of DR were 81.21–85.05% at HRTs of 0.5–2.0 h. Th...