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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525707/self-organized-growth-of-two-dimensional-gate-nanosheet-on-zno-nanowires-for-heterojunctional-water-splitting-applications
#1
Qiuguo Li, Xinzhou Ma, Huiqiang Liu, Zuxin Chen, Hao Chen, Sheng Chu
Epitaxial two-demensional GaTe nanosheets on ZnO nanowires were routinely prepared via a two-step chemical vapour deposition procedure. The epitaxial relationship and growth mechanism of the GaTe/ZnO core/shell structures were explored and attributed to a layer-over-layer model. The hybrid structures increased the surface area and the favorable p-n heterojunction enhanced the charge separation for photoelectrochemical performance in water splitting. The above synergistic effects boosted the photocurrent density from -0...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525273/directional-fluid-gating-by-janus-membranes-with-heterogeneous-wetting-properties-for-selective-oil-water-separation
#2
Prashant Gupta, Balasubramanian Kandasubramanian
The rising oil seepage accidents evolved into a global issue necessitating immediate counter measure to abridge its catastrophic repercussions on sensitive marine ecosystem urging innovative techniques for effective oil/water separation. Here, we report surface tailored wettability modified superhydrophobic/superoleophilic Janus membrane by impregnating non-ionic surfactant stabilized nano-sized polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) dispersion polymerized via non-fluorinated processing aid onto cotton substrate using Meyer rod coating technique, exhibiting excellent separation efficiency up to 98% with various petroleum products and retaining its intrinsic properties for at least 30 recurrences...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525262/serum-protein-adsorption-enhances-active-leukemia-stem-cell-targeting-of-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles
#3
Michaela Beck, Tamoghna Mandal, Christian Buske, Mika Lindén
The functionalization of nanoparticles with a ligand targeting receptors overexpressed by the target cells is a commonly used strategy when aiming at nanoparticle-based, cell type-specific drug delivery. However, the influence of particle surface chemistry on the targetability has received much less attention. The surface charge is known to directly or indirectly affect the nanoparticle cellular uptake kinetics by influencing serum protein adsorption. Thus, it is fair to assume that both the specificity and cellular uptake kinetics of targeted nanoparticles are influenced by the nanoparticle charge, both of which are important parameters for controlling cell-specific drug delivery efficiency...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525257/self-etch-adhesive-as-a-carrier-for-acp-nanoprecursors-to-deliver-biomimetic-remineralization
#4
Zhifang Wu, Xiaokan Wang, Zhe Wang, Changyu Shao, Xiaoting Jin, Leiqing Zhang, Haihua Pan, Ruikang Tang, Baiping Fu
Lab biomineralization should be carried out in an actual clinical practice. This study evaluated self-etch adhesive as a carrier for amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) nanoprecursors to continuously deliver biomimetic remineralization of self-assembly type I collagen and demineralized dentin. Si-containing ACP particles (Si-ACP) stabilized with polyaspartic acid (PAsp) were synthesized and characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy-energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared analysis, X-ray powder diffractometry, and X-ray phototelectron spectroscopy...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524656/multifunctional-and-redox-responsive-self-assembled-magnetic-nanovectors-for-protein-delivery-and-dual-modal-imaging
#5
Hong Yu Yang, Moon-Sun Jang, Yi Li, Jung Hee Lee, Doo Sung Lee
Nanoparticle (NP)-based model carriers present an emerging strategy for protein delivery. However, constructing a multifunctional nanocarrier with high loading capacity, diagnostic imaging capacity and controlled release capability is a tremendous challenge for protein delivery systems. Thus, we herein report on the fabrication of redox-responsive magnetic nanovectors (termed RMNs) through self- assembly of Fe3O4 NPs and redox-responsive polymer ligands, which could effectively transport protein and trigger intracellular protein release...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524654/polyethylenimine-insulativity-dominant-charge-injection-balance-for-highly-efficient-inverted-quantum-dot-light-emitting-diodes
#6
Ke Ding, Hongting Chen, Lianwei Fan, Bo Wang, Zhi Huang, Shaoqing Zhuang, Bin Hu, Lei Wang
Quantum dot light emitting diode (QLED) with an inverted architecture always suffers charge injection imbalance and severe quantum dot charging, which degrades device performance. Blocking excess injected electrons into quantum dots (QDs) is crucial for efficient inverted QLEDs. It is found that Polyethylenimine (PEI) has two opposite effect on electron injection, one is blocking electron injection by its intrinsic insulativity and the other one is promoting electron injection by the reduced work function of ZnO/PEI...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524652/optical-characteristics-and-tumor-imaging-capabilities-of-near-infrared-dyes-in-free-and-nano-encapsulated-formulations-comprised-of-viral-capsids
#7
Yadir Guerrero, Sheela Singh, Turong Mai, Ravoori Murali, Leela Tanikella, Atta Zahedi, Vikas Kundra, Bahman Anvari
Near infrared (NIR) fluorescent molecules and nano-sized structures can serve as potential optical probes for image-guided removal of small tumor nodules (≈ < 1 mm diameter). While indocyanine green (ICG) remains as the only FDA-approved NIR dye, other organic dyes are under extensive development for enhanced imaging capabilities. One such dye is BrCy106-NHS where bromine is substituted for aromatic structures in cyanine dyes. Herein, we investigate the absorption and fluorescence characteristics of ICG and BrCy106-NHS, and quantitatively assess their tumor imaging capabilities in free (non-encapsulated) and a nano-encapsulated form that utilizes the capsid protein (CP) from genome-depleted plant-infecting brome mosaic virus as the encapsulating shell...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524651/electrodeposited-mo3s13-films-from-nh4-2mo3s13%C3%A2-2h2o-for-electrocatalysis-of-hydrogen-evolution-reaction
#8
Kuangzhou Du, Lirong Zheng, Tanyuan Wang, Junqiao Zhuo, Zhiwei Zhu, Yuanhua Shao, Meixian Li
Molybdenum sulfides are considered to be one kind of the promising candidates as cheap and efficient electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). But this is still a gap on electrocatalytic performance toward Pt. In order to further enhance electrocatalytic activity of molybdenum sulfides, in this work, Mo3S13 films with high ratio of sulfur to molybdenum were prepared by electrodeposition. The Mo3S13 films exhibit highly efficient electrocatalytic activity for HER and achieve a current density of 10 mA/cm2 at an overpotential of 200 mV with an onset potential of 130 mV vs...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524650/photo-responsive-transistors-based-on-a-dual-acceptor-containing-low-bandgap-polymer
#9
Min Je Kim, Shinyoung Choi, Myeongjae Lee, Hyojung Heo, Youngu Lee, Jeong Ho Cho, BongSoo Kim
In this manuscript, low bandgap pTTDPP-BT polymers based on electron-accepting pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4(2H,5H)-dione (DPP) and benzothiadiazole (BT) and electron-donating thienothiophene (TT) moieties were synthesized. Phototransistors have been fabricated using ambipolar-behaving pTTDPP-BT polymers as active channel materials. The electrical and photo-responsive properties of the pTTDPP-BT phototransistors were strongly dependent on the film annealing temperature. As-spun pTTDPP-BT phototransistors exhibited a low hole mobility of 0...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524649/synthesis-and-stabilization-of-colloidal-perovskite-nanocrystals-by-multidentate-polymer-micelles
#10
Shaocong Hou, Yuzheng Guo, Yuguo Tang, Qimin Quan
Lead halide perovskites have emerged as low-cost, high-performance optical and optoelectronic materials, however, their material stability has been a limiting factor for broad applications. Here, we demonstrate stable core-shell colloidal perovskite nanocrystals using a novel, facile and low-cost co-polymer templated synthesis approach. The block co-polymer serves as a confined nano-reactor during perovskite crystallization and passivates the perovskite surface by forming a multidentate capping shell, thus significantly improving its photo-stability in polar solvents...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524648/instantaneous-ph-boosted-functionalization-of-stellate-gold-nanoparticles-for-intracellular-imaging-of-mirna
#11
Jisun Ki, Eunji Jang, Seungmin Han, Moo-Kwang Shin, Byunghoon Kang, Yong-Min Huh, Seungjoo Haam
Various types of nanoprobes have recently been utilized to monitor living organisms by detecting and imaging intracellular biomarkers, such as microRNAs (miRs). We here present a simple one-pot method to prepare stellate gold nanoparticles functionalized with miR-detecting molecular beacons (SGNP-MBs); low pH conditions permitted the rapid-high loading of MBs on the surface of SGNPs. Compared to the conventional gold nanoparticle-based MBs, SGNPs carried a 4.5-fold higher load of MBs and exhibited a 6.4-fold higher cellular uptake...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523917/silica-nanoparticles-functionalized-with-zwitterionic-sulfobetaine-siloxane-for-application-as-a-versatile-antifouling-coating-system
#12
Brianna Rose Knowles, Pawel Wagner, Shane MacLaughlin, Michael J Higgins, Paul J Molino
The growing need to develop surfaces able to effectively resist biological fouling has resulted in the widespread investigation of nanomaterials with potential antifouling properties. However, the preparation of effective antifouling coatings is limited by the availability of reactive surface functional groups and our ability to carefully control and organise chemistries at a materials interface. Here, we present two methods of preparing hydrophilic low fouling surface coatings through reaction of silica nanoparticle suspensions and pre-deposited silica nanoparticle films with zwitterionic sulfobetaine...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523915/wide-temperature-electrolytes-for-lithium-ion-batteries
#13
Qiuyan Li, Shuhong Jiao, Langli Luo, Michael S Ding, Jianming Zheng, Samuel S Cartmell, Chong-Min Wang, Kang Xu, Ji-Guang Zhang, Wu Xu
Formulating electrolytes with solvents of low freezing points and high dielectric constants is a direct approach to extending the service temperature range of lithium (Li)-ion batteries (LIBs). In this work, we report such wide temperature electrolyte formulations by optimizing the content of ethylene carbonate (EC) in the ternary solvent system of EC, propylene carbonate (PC) and ethyl methyl carbonate (EMC) with LiPF6 salt and CsPF6 additive. An extended service temperature range from -40°C to 60°C was obtained in LIBs with lithium nickel cobalt aluminum mixed oxide (LiNi0...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523914/polymerizable-supramolecular-approach-to-highly-conductive-pedot-pss-patterns
#14
Taegeun Kim, Suryong Ha, Hyosung Choi, Kyungchan Uh, Umesha Kundapur, Sumin Park, Chan Woo Lee, Sang-Hwa Lee, Jaeyong Kim, Jong-Man Kim
Owing to its high conductivity, solution processability, mechanical flexibility and transparency, poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) has been extensively explored for use in functional devices including solar cells, sensors, light emitting diodes and supercapacitors. The ability to fabricate patterned PEDOT:PSS on a solid substrate is of significant importance in order to develop practical applications of this conducting polymer. Herein we describe a new approach to obtain PEDOT:PSS patterns that is based on a polymerizable supramolecular concept...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523911/cup-shaped-nanoantenna-arrays-for-zeptoliter-volume-biochemistry-and-plasmonic-sensing-in-the-visible-wavelengths-range
#15
Rokas Drevinskas, Tomas Rakickas, Algirdas Selskis, Lorenzo Rosa, Ramunas Valiokas
Although three-dimensional shaping of metallic nanostructures is an important strategy for control and manipulation of localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR), its implementation in high-throughput, on-chip fabrication of plasmonic devices remains to be challenging. Here we demonstrate nanocontact-based large area fabrication of a novel, LSPR-active Au architecture consisting of periodic arrays of reduced symmetry nanoantennas having sub-50 nm, out-of-plane features. Namely, by combining nanosphere and molecular self-assembly processes we have patterned evaporated polycrystalline Au films for chemical etching of nanocups with controlled aspect ratios (an outer diameter d=100 nm, void volumes of 18 or 39 zeptoliters)...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523910/dense-layer-of-bacteriophages-ordered-in-alternating-electric-field-and-immobilized-by-surface-chemical-modification-as-sensing-element-for-bacteria-detection
#16
Łukasz Richter, Krzysztof Bielec, Adam Lesniewski, Marcin Łoś, Jan Paczesny, Robert Holyst
Faster and more sensitive environmental monitoring should be developed to face the worldwide problem of bacterial infections. To remedy this issue we demonstrate bacteria sensing element, which utilizes dense and ordered layers of bacteriophages specific for given bacteria strain. We combine 1) chemical modification of the surface to increase the surface coverage of bacteriophages 2) with alternating electric field to greatly increase the number of properly oriented bacteriophages at the surface. Usually in sensing elements a random orientation of bacteriophages results in steric hindrances, which cause that no more than few percent of all receptors is available...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523908/peptide-functionalized-nanomaterials-for-efficient-isolation-of-her2-positive-circulating-tumor-cells
#17
Jiaxi Peng, Qiong Zhao, Wangshu Zheng, Ping Li, Wenzhe Li, Ling Zhu, Xiaoran Liu, Bin Shao, Huiping Li, Chen Wang, Yanlian Yang
Specific antigen-positive circulating tumor cell (CTC) detection is necessary in therapeutic response monitoring and targeted therapy guidance. The existence of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) and the concentration of HER2-positive CTCs are strong indicators for patient diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutic monitoring. We managed the direct isolation of HER2-positive CTCs by peptide-functionalized nanomaterials, designing and screening a peptide as an HER2 antibody alternative demonstrating high HER2 affinity and selectivity...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523906/facile-synthesis-of-three-dimensional-sandwiched-mno2-gcs-mno2-hybrid-nanostructured-electrode-for-electrochemical-capacitors
#18
Xian Jian, Shiyu Liu, Yuqi Gao, Wanli Zhang, Weidong He, Asif Mahmood, Chandrasekar M Subramaniyam, Xiaolin Wang, Nasir Mahmood, Shixue Dou
Designable control over morphology and structure of active materials is highly-desirable for achieving high-performance devices. Here, we develop a facile microwave assisted synthesis to decorate MnO2 nanocrystals on three dimensional (3D) graphite-like capsules (GCs) for obtaining sandwich nanostructures (3D MnO2@GCs@MnO2) as electrode materials for electrochemical capacitors (ECs). A templated growth of 3D GCs is carried out via catalytic chemical vapour deposition (CCVD) and MnO2 is decorated on exterior and interior surfaces of GC walls through microwave irradiation to build engineered architecture with robust structural and morphological stability...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523905/highly-conductive-porous-transition-metal-dichalcogenides-via-water-steam-etching-for-high-performance-lithium-sulfur-batteries
#19
Zhubing Xiao, Zhi Yang, Liujiang Zhou, Linjie Zhang, Ruihu Wang
Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries show significant advantages for next-generation energy storage systems owing to their high energy density and cost effectiveness. The main challenge in the development of long-life and high-performance Li-S batteries is how to simultaneously facilitate the redox kinetics of sulfur species and suppress the shuttle effect of polysulfides. In this contribution, we present a general and green water-steam-etched approach for fabricating H- and O-incorporated porous TiS2 (HOPT). The conductivity, porosity, chemisorptive capability and electrocatalytic activity of HOPT are enhanced significantly when compared with those of raw TiS2...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516768/trimetallic-nitride-endohedral-fullerenes-carboxyl-gd3n-c80-a-new-theranostic-agent-for-combating-oxidative-stress-and-resolving-inflammation
#20
Tinghui Li, Li Xiao, Jiezuan Yang, Mengmeng Ding, Zhiguo Zhou, Leslie LaConte, Li Jin, Harry C Dorn, Xudong Li
Antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects of trimetallic nitride endohedral fullerenes carboxyl-Gd3N@C80, a newly developed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent, were investigated. All hydrochalarone and carboxyl-functionalized fullerenes showed effective radical (hydroxyl and superoxide anion) scavenging, whereas the carboxyl-Gd3N@C80 more efficiently attenuated lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced oxidative stress in macrophages. Carboxyl-Gd3N@C80 also suppressed LPS-elicited mRNA expression of pro-inflammatory inducible nitric oxide synthase and tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and upregulated antioxidative enzyme axis Nrf2 and heme oxygenase-1, possibly via ERK but not AKT signaling pathways...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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