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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212488/graphene-oxide-glue-electrode-for-fabrication-of-vertical-elastic-conductive-columns
#1
Liusi Yang, Mingchu Zou, Shiting Wu, Wenjing Xu, Huaisheng Wu, Anyuan Cao
Graphene has a planar atomic structure with high flexibility, and might be used as ultra-thin conductive glues or adhesion layers in electronics and other applications. Here, we show that graphene oxide (GO) sheets condensed from solution can act as a pure, thin-layer, non-penetrating glue for fabrication of vertical architectures anchored on rigid and flexible substrates. Carbon nanotube (CNT) sponges are used as a porous template to make polymer-reinforced composite columns, to achieve both high conductivity and elastic behavior...
February 17, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212036/development-of-ion-conductive-and-vapoluminescent-porous-coordination-polymers-composed-of-ruthenium-ii-metalloligand
#2
Ayako Watanabe, Atsushi Kobayashi, Erika Saitoh, Yuki Nagao, Shun Omagari, Takayuki Nakanishi, Yasuchika Hasegawa, W M C Sameera, Masaki Yoshida, Masako Kato
We synthesized two new porous coordination polymers (PCPs) {Ln7(OH)5[Ru(dcbpy)3]4·4nH2O} (Ln7-Ru4; Ln = Ce, Nd) composed of the luminescent ruthenium(II) metalloligand [Ru(4,4'-dcbpy)3](4-) ([4Ru]; 4,4'-dcbpy = 4,4'-dicarboxy-2,2'-bipyridine) and lanthanide ions Ln(3+) (Ln = Ce, Nd). These two PCPs Ln7-Ru4 are isomorphous with the previously reported PCP La7-Ru4, and the lattice constants (a, c, and unit cell volume V) changed systematically according to the lanthanide contraction. All three Ln7-Ru4 compounds have OH(-) anion containing porous structures and a large number of hydrate water molecules within the pores, resulting in moderate ion conductivities (10(-6)-10(-7) S cm(-1)) at 90% relative humidity (RH) and 298 K...
February 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212023/electrostatic-assembly-of-functional-and-macromolecular-ferricinium-chloride-stabilized-gold-nanoparticles
#3
Roberto Ciganda, Haibin Gu, Ricardo Hernandez, Ane Escobar, Angel Martínez, Luis Yates, Sergio Moya, Jaime Ruiz, Didier Astruc
Substituted ferrocenes with various stereoelectronic effects including a ferrocene-terminated dendrimer in ether reduce aqueous HAuCl4 to gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) by interfacial electron transfer. The dependence on the stirring speed plays a crucial role, and the stereoelectronic influences on the reaction rates are dramatic. With a ferrocene-containing polymer, the reaction is conducted using an homogeneous THF/water medium, also forming AuNPs. Fully stable functional, dendritic and polymeric ferricinium chloride-stabilized AuNPs are obtained with core sizes between 13 and 35 nm, an optimal size range for potential biomedical applications...
February 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211919/high-performance-regular-perovskite-solar-cells-employing-low-cost-poly-ethylenedioxythiophene-as-a-hole-transporting-material
#4
Xiaoqing Jiang, Ze Yu, Yuchen Zhang, Jianbo Lai, Jiajia Li, Gagik G Gurzadyan, Xichuan Yang, Licheng Sun
Herein, we successfully applied a facile in-situ solid-state synthesis of conducting polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) as a HTM, directly on top of the perovskite layer, in conventional mesoscopic perovskite solar cells (PSCs) (n-i-p structure). The fabrication of the PEDOT film only involved a very simple in-situ solid-state polymerisation step from a monomer 2,5-dibromo-3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (DBEDOT) made from a commercially available and cheap starting material. The ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) demonstrated that the as-prepared PEDOT film possesses the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) energy level of -5...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211898/rapid-prototyping-of-all-solution-processed-multi-lengthscale-electrodes-using-polymer-induced-thin-film-wrinkling
#5
Christine M Gabardo, Robert C Adams-McGavin, Barnabas C Fung, Eric J Mahoney, Qiyin Fang, Leyla Soleymani
Three-dimensional electrodes that are controllable over multiple lengthscales are very important for use in bioanalytical systems that integrate solid-phase devices with solution-phase samples. Here we present a fabrication method based on all-solution-processing and thin film wrinkling using smart polymers that is ideal for rapid prototyping of tunable three-dimensional electrodes and is extendable to large volume manufacturing. Although all-solution-processing is an attractive alternative to vapor-based techniques for low-cost manufacturing of electrodes, it often results in films suffering from low conductivity and poor substrate adhesion...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210914/comparison-of-histopathological-characteristics-of-polyacrylate-polyalcohol-copolymer-with-dextranomer-hyaluronic-acid-after-injection-beneath-the-bladder-mucosa-layer-a-rabbit-model
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Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh, Shabnam Sabetkish, Reza Khorramirouz, Nastaran Sabetkish
OBJECTIVES: To compare short- and long-term local tissue reaction of polyacrylate polyalcohol copolymer (PPC) with dextranomer/hyaluronic acid (DHA) in rabbits. METHODS: Eight healthy New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into two groups. In group I (control group), DHA was injected just beneath the mucosal layer of the bladder wall, while PPC was injected in group II. Subcutaneous injection of both bulking agents was also performed in nude mice. Histological evaluations with leukocyte common antibody (LCA), CD68, CD31, and CD34 were conducted on biopsies 1 and 6 months postoperatively...
February 16, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209034/production-of-conductive-pedot-coated-pva-go-composite-nanofibers
#7
Nur Afifah Zubair, Norizah Abdul Rahman, Hong Ngee Lim, Yusran Sulaiman
Electrically conductive nanofiber is well known as an excellent nanostructured material for its outstanding performances. In this work, poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT)-coated polyvinyl alcohol-graphene oxide (PVA-GO)-conducting nanofibers were fabricated via a combined method using electrospinning and electropolymerization techniques. During electrospinning, the concentration of PVA-GO solution and the applied voltage were deliberately altered in order to determine the optimized electrospinning conditions...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208783/influence-of-weak-base-addition-to-hole-collecting-buffer-layers-in-polymer-fullerene-solar-cells
#8
Jooyeok Seo, Soohyeong Park, Myeonghun Song, Jaehoon Jeong, Chulyeon Lee, Hwajeong Kim, Youngkyoo Kim
We report the effect of weak base addition to acidic polymer hole-collecting layers in normal-type polymer:fullerene solar cells. Varying amounts of the weak base aniline (AN) were added to solutions of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS). The acidity of the aniline-added PEDOT:PSS solutions gradually decreased from pH = 1.74 (AN = 0 mol% ) to pH = 4.24 (AN = 1.8 mol %). The electrical conductivity of the PEDOT:PSS-AN films did not change much with the pH value, while the ratio of conductivity between out-of-plane and in-plane directions was dependent on the pH of solutions...
February 9, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206760/nano-engineered-eggshell-silver-tailored-co-polyester-polymer-blend-film-with-antimicrobial-properties
#9
Boniface J Tiimob, Gregory Mwinyelle, Woubit Abdela, Temesgen Samuel, Shaik Jeelani, Vijaya K Rangari
In this study, the reinforcement effect of different proportions of eggshell/silver nanomaterial (ES-Ag) on structural and antimicrobial properties of 70/30 poly (butylene-co-adipate terephthalate)/polylactic acid (PBAT/PLA) immiscible blends were investigated. The ES-Ag was synthesized using a single step ball milling process, and characterized with X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). These results confirmed the existence of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) in the interstitial spaces of the eggshell particles...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205637/optimization-of-buckypaper-enhanced-multifunctional-thermoplastic-composites
#10
Zhongrui Li, Zhiyong Liang
A series of flattened-nanotube reinforced thermoplastic composites are sizably fabricated as a function of buckypaper loading. The effects of the volume fraction, nanotube alignment and length on the tensile performance of the composites are factored into a general expression. The incorporation of self-reinforcing polyphenylene resin (Parmax) into a highly aligned buckypaper frame at an optimal weight ratio boosts the tensile strength and Young's modulus of the buckypaper/Parmax composite to 1145 MPa and 150 GPa, respectively, far exceeding those of Parmax and aligned buckypaper individually...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205561/the-selective-flow-of-volatile-organic-compounds-in-conductive-polymer-coated-microchannels
#11
Faramarz Hossein-Babaei, Ali Hooshyar Zare
Many gaseous markers of critical biological, physicochemical, or industrial occurrences are masked by the cross-sensitivity of the sensors to the other active components present at higher concentrations. Here, we report the strongly selective diffusion and drift of contaminant molecules in air-filled conductive polymer-coated microfluidic channels for the first time. Monitoring the passage of different target molecules through microchannels coated with Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) revealed that contaminants such as hexane, benzene, and CO pass through the channel unaffected by the coating while methanol, ethanol, and partly acetone are blocked...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198591/interpenetrating-conducting-hydrogel-materials-for-neural-interfacing-electrodes
#12
Josef Goding, Aaron Gilmour, Penny Martens, Laura Poole-Warren, Rylie Green
Conducting hydrogels (CHs) are an emerging technology in the field of medical electrodes and brain-machine interfaces. The greatest challenge to the fabrication of CH electrodes is the hybridization of dissimilar polymers (conductive polymer and hydrogel) to ensure the formation of interpenetrating polymer networks (IPN) required to achieve both soft and electroactive materials. A new hydrogel system is developed that enables tailored placement of covalently immobilized dopant groups within the hydrogel matrix...
February 15, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198409/electrical-stimulation-using-conductive-polymer-polypyrrole-counters-reduced-neurite-outgrowth-of-primary-prefrontal-cortical-neurons-from-nrg1-ko-and-disc1-li-mice
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Qingsheng Zhang, Dorna Esrafilzadeh, Jeremy M Crook, Robert Kapsa, Elise M Stewart, Eva Tomaskovic-Crook, Gordon G Wallace, Xu-Feng Huang
Deficits in neurite outgrowth, possibly involving dysregulation of risk genes neuregulin-1 (NRG1) and disrupted in schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) have been implicated in psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia. Electrical stimulation using conductive polymers has been shown to stimulate neurite outgrowth of differentiating human neural stem cells. This study investigated the use of the electroactive conductive polymer polypyrrole (Ppy) to counter impaired neurite outgrowth of primary pre-frontal cortical (PFC) neurons from NRG1-knock out (NRG1-KO) and DISC1-locus impairment (DISC1-LI) mice...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195706/piezoelectric-micro-and-nanostructured-fibers-fabricated-from-thermoplastic-nanocomposites-using-a-fiber-drawing-technique-comparative-study-and-potential-applications
#14
Xin Lu, Hang Qu, Maksim Skorobogatiy
We report an all-polymer flexible piezoelectric fiber that uses both judiciously chosen geometry and advanced materials in order to enhance fiber piezoelectric response. The microstructured/nanostructured fiber features a soft hollow polycarbonate core surrounded by a spiral multilayer cladding consisting of alternating layers of piezoelectric nanocomposites (polyvinylidene enhanced with BaTiO3, PZT, or CNT) and conductive polymer (carbon-filled polyethylene). The conductive polymer layers serve as two electrodes, and they also form two spatially offset electric connectors on the fiber surface designed for the ease of connectorization...
February 14, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195670/a-bunch-like-tertiary-amine-grafted-polysulfone-membrane-for-vrfbs-with-simultaneously-high-proton-conductivity-and-low-vanadium-ion-permeability
#15
Qinglong Tan, Shanfu Lu, Jiangju Si, Haining Wang, Chunxiao Wu, Xianfeng Li, Yan Xiang
Novel polysulfone membranes with bunch-like tertiary amine groups are synthesized with high ion selectivity and outstanding chemical stability for vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs). The bunch-like tertiary amine groups simultaneously act as an ionic conductor for proton hopping and vanadium ion transport obstacles. The performance of the membrane is tuned via controlling the grafting degree of the chloromethylated polysulfone. The results show that membranes show increasing proton over vanadium ion (σ/p) selectivity with increasing functional tertiary groups...
February 13, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194943/nylon-graphene-composite-nonwovens-as-monolithic-conductive-or-capacitive-fabrics
#16
Qin Pan, Eunkyoung Shim, Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Wei Gao
Here we describe a nylon-graphene nonwoven (NGN) composite, prepared via melt-blowing of nylon-6 into nonwoven fabrics and infiltrate those with graphene oxide (GO) in aqueous dispersions, which were further chemically reduced into graphene to offer electrical conductivity. The correlation between the conductivity and the graphene loading is described by the percolation scaling law σ = (p - pc)(t), with an exponent t of 1.2 and a critical concentration pc of 0.005 wt %, the lowest among all the nylon composites reported...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194938/extension-of-the-kendrick-mass-defect-analysis-of-homopolymers-to-low-resolution-and-high-mass-range-mass-spectra-using-fractional-base-units
#17
Thierry Fouquet, Hiroaki Sato
Beyond the high resolution/low mass range data traditionally used, a Kendrick mass defect analysis (KMD) using the new concept of fractional base units has been successfully conducted on low resolution/low mass range and high resolution/high mass range data for the first time. Relying on a mathematical framework to rationalize the effect of the fractional base units, the electrospray ionization single stage and multistage mass spectra of a poly(vinylpyrrolidone) recorded from a low resolution ion trap analyzer were turned into information-rich KMD plots using vinylpyrrolidone/112 and pyrrolidone/86 as base units...
February 13, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193902/high-thermal-conductivity-in-soft-elastomers-with-elongated-liquid-metal-inclusions
#18
Michael D Bartlett, Navid Kazem, Matthew J Powell-Palm, Xiaonan Huang, Wenhuan Sun, Jonathan A Malen, Carmel Majidi
Soft dielectric materials typically exhibit poor heat transfer properties due to the dynamics of phonon transport, which constrain thermal conductivity (k) to decrease monotonically with decreasing elastic modulus (E). This thermal-mechanical trade-off is limiting for wearable computing, soft robotics, and other emerging applications that require materials with both high thermal conductivity and low mechanical stiffness. Here, we overcome this constraint with an electrically insulating composite that exhibits an unprecedented combination of metal-like thermal conductivity, an elastic compliance similar to soft biological tissue (Young's modulus < 100 kPa), and the capability to undergo extreme deformations (>600% strain)...
February 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192935/pre-polarized-hydrophobic-conducting-polymer-solid-contact-ion-selective-electrodes-with-improved-potential-reproducibility
#19
Ning He, Soma Papp, Tom Lindfors, Lajos Höfler, Rose-Marie Latonen, Róbert E Gyurcsányi
Electrically conducting polymers (ECPs) are one of the most popular types of materials to interface ion-selective membranes (ISMs) with electron-conducting substrates to construct solid-contact ion-selective electrodes (SCISEs). For optimal ion-to-electron transduction and potential stability, the p-doped ECPs with low oxidation potentials such as PPy need to be generally in their conducting form along with providing a sufficiently hydrophobic interface to counteract the aqueous layer formation. The first criterion requires that the ECPs are in their oxidized state, but the high charge density of this state is detrimental for the prevention of the aqueous layer formation...
February 9, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192665/n-spirocyclic-quaternary-ammonium-ionenes-for-anion-exchange-membranes
#20
Thanh Huong Pham, Joel S Olsson, Patric Jannasch
The development of cationic polymers for anion-exchange membranes (AEMs) with high alkaline stability and conductivity is a considerable challenge in materials chemistry. In response, we here present the synthesis and properties of N-spirocyclic quaternary ammonium ionenes (spiro-ionenes) containing 5- and 6-membered rings fused by central nitrogen cations. High-molecular weight and film-forming spiro-ionenes are successfully synthesized in cyclo-polycondensations of tetrakis(bromomethyl)benzene and dipiperidines under mild conditions...
February 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
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