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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646917/polycaprolactone-nanofiber-scaffold-enhances-the-osteogenic-differentiation-potency-of-various-human-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Ruyue Xue, Yuna Qian, Linhao Li, Guidong Yao, Li Yang, Yingpu Sun
BACKGROUND: Polycaprolactone (PCL) has been regarded as a promising synthetic material for bone tissue engineering application. Owing to its unique biochemical properties and great compatibility, PCL fibers have come to be explored as a potential delivering scaffold for stem cells to support bone regeneration during clinical application. METHODS: The human derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were obtained from umbilical cord (UC), bone marrow (BM), and adipose tissue (AD), respectively...
June 24, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644620/nanofibrous-smart-fabrics-from-twisted-yarns-of-electrospun-piezo-polymer
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Enlong Yang, Zhe Xu, Lucas Chur, Ali Behroozfar, Mahmoud Baniasadi, Salvador Moreno, Jiacheng Huang, Jules Gilligan, Majid Minary-Jolandan
Smart textiles are envisioned to make a paradigm shift in wearable technologies to directly impart functionality into the fibers rather than integrating sensors and electronics onto conformal substrates or skin in wearable devices. Among smart materials, piezoelectric fabrics have not been widely reported, yet. Piezoelectric smart fabrics can be used for mechanical energy harvesting, for thermal energy harvesting through the pyroelectric effect, for ferroelectric applications, as pressure and force sensors, for motion detection, and for ultrasonic sensing...
June 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644506/reduced-graphene-oxide-coated-porous-carbon-sulfur-nanofiber-as-a-flexible-paper-electrode-for-lithium-sulfur-batteries
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R X Chu, J Lin, C Q Wu, J Zheng, Y L Chen, J Zhang, R H Han, Y Zhang, H Guo
Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries have attracted great attention owing to their excellent electrochemical properties, such as the high discharge voltage of 2.3 V, specific capacity of 1675 mA h g(-1) and energy density of 2600 Wh kg(-1). The widely used slurry made electrodes of Li-S batteries are plagued by the serious shuttle effect and insulating nature of sulfur. Herein, a reduced graphene oxide coated porous carbon nanofiber flexible paper (rGO@S-PCNP) was fabricated and directly used as an additive-free cathode for Li-S batteries...
June 23, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644494/feco-nanoparticles-embedded-carbon-nanofibers-as-robust-peroxidase-mimics-for-sensitive-colorimetric-detection-of-l-cysteine
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Zezhou Yang, Yun Zhu, Guangdi Nie, Meixuan Li, Ce Wang, Xiaofeng Lu
A simple and low cost detection of l-cysteine is essential in the fields of biosensors and medical diagnosis. In this study, we have developed a simple electrospinning, followed by calcination process to prepare FeCo nanoparticles embedded in carbon nanofibers (FeCo-CNFs) as an efficient peroxidase-like mimic for the detection of l-cysteine. FeCo nanoparticles are uniformly dispersed within CNFs, and their diameters are highly influenced by the calcination temperature. The calcination temperature also influences the peroxidase-like catalytic activity, and the maximum activity is achieved at a calcination temperature of 550 °C...
June 23, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644013/a-simple-approach-to-prepare-carboxycellulose-nanofibers-from-untreated-biomass
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Priyanka R Sharma, Ritika Joshi, Benjamin S Hsiao
A simple approach was developed to prepare carboxycellulose nanofibers directly from untreated biomass using nitric acid or nitric acid-sodium nitrite mixtures. Experiments indicated that this approach greatly reduced the need for multi-chemicals, and offered significant benefits in lowering the consumption of water and electric energy, when compared with conventional multiple-step processes at bench scale (e.g. TEMPO oxidation). Additionally, the effluent produced by this approach could be efficaciously neutralized using base to produce nitrogen-rich salts as fertilizers...
June 23, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643834/understanding-the-remarkable-luminescence-enhancement-via-sio2-coating-on-tio2-eu-3-nanofibers
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Meiqi Chang, Yanhua Song, Ye Sheng, Jie Chen, Haifeng Zou
TiO2:Eu(3+) nanofibers diameters can be tuned by changing the mixed solvent ratio are synthesized via the electrospinning technique. Concentration quenching phenomena and the relationship of the PL intensity ratio I((5)D0-(7)F2)/I((5)D0-(7)F1) with the Eu doping concentration are discussed. Notably, the luminescence intensity is enhanced by about 7.8 fold by coating SiO2 gel layer on the TiO2:Eu(3+) nanofibers, which is successfully performed via a sol-gel process followed by calcination. Furthermore, these fibers are characterized systematically via X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV-vis DRS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy...
June 23, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641554/future-of-spermatogonial-stem-cell-culture-application-of-nanofiber-scaffolds
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Azar Shams, Neda Eslahi, Mansoureh Movahedin, Fariborz Izadyar, Hamidreza Asgari, Morteza Koruji
The spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) are unique in mammals because they can transmit genetic information from generation to generation and it is of significant importance. In testes, Sertoli cells, peritubular myoid cells, Leydig cells and other interstitial cells contribute to the spermatogonial stem cell "niche". So, creation of niche in in vitro condition that mimics in vivo environment is essential to maintain functional characteristic of SSCs. Nanofiber matrices mimic the architecture and size scale of the natural extracellular matrix (ECM)...
June 22, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641543/zein-based-nanocarriers-as-potential-natural-alternatives-for-drug-and-gene-delivery-focus-on-cancer-therapy
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Ahmed Elzoghby, May Freag, Hadeer Mamdouh, Kadria Elkhodairy
Protein nanocarriers possess unique merits including minimal cytotoxicity, numerous renewable sources, and high drug-binding capability. In opposition to delivery carriers utilizing hydrophilic animal proteins, hydrophobic plant proteins (e.g, zein) have great tendency in fabricating controlled-release particulate carriers without additional chemical modification to stiffen them, which in turn evades the use of toxic chemical crosslinkers. Moreover, zein is related to a class of alcohol-soluble prolamins and generally recognized as safe (GRAS) carrier for drug delivery...
June 22, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640386/photoresponsive-smart-coloration-electrochromic-supercapacitor
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Tae Gwang Yun, Donghyuk Kim, Yong Ho Kim, Minkyu Park, Seungmin Hyun, Seung Min Han
Electrochromic devices have been widely adopted in energy saving applications by taking advantage of the electrode coloration, but it is critical to develop a new electrochromic device that can undergo smart coloration and can have a wide spectrum in transmittance in response to input light intensity while also functioning as a rechargeable energy storage system. In this study, a photoresponsive electrochromic supercapacitor based on cellulose-nanofiber/Ag-nanowire/reduced-graphene-oxide/WO3 -composite electrode that is capable of undergoing "smart" reversible coloration while simultaneously functioning as a reliable energy-storage device is developed...
June 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640316/electrospun-graphene-wrapped-na6-24fe4-88-p2o7-4-nanofibers-as-a-high-performance-cathode-for-sodium-ion-batteries
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Yubin Niu, Maowen Xu, Chunlong Dai, Bolei Shen, Chang Ming Li
Na6.24Fe4.88(P2O7)4 is one of the intensively investigated polyanionic compounds and has shown high rate discharge capacity, but its relatively low electronic conductivity hampers the high performance of the batteries. Herein for the first time we report new graphene wrapped Na6.24Fe4.88(P2O7)4 composite nanofibers (NFPO@C@rGO) made from electrospinning for cathodes of SIBs to achieve an even higher performance with a highly stable discharge capacity of ∼99 mA h g(-1) at a current density of 40 mA g(-1) after 320 cycles, which is 1...
June 22, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639790/programmable-assembly-of-peptide-amphiphile-via-noncovalent-to-covalent-bond-conversion
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Kohei Sato, Wei Ji, Liam C Palmer, Benjamin Weber, Matthias Barz, Samuel I Stupp
Controlling the number of monomers in a supramolecular polymer has been a great challenge in programmable self-assembly of organic molecules. One approach has been to make use of frustrated growth of the supramolecular assembly by tuning the balance of attractive and repulsive intermolecular forces. We report here on the use of covalent bond formation among monomers, compensating for intermolecular electrostatic repulsion, as a mechanism to control the length of a supramolecular nanofiber formed by self-assembly of peptide amphiphiles...
June 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639660/a-flexible-robust-and-antifouling-asymmetric-membrane-based-on-ultra-long-ceramic-polymeric-fibers-for-high-efficiency-separation-of-oil-water-emulsions
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Kui Wang, Wubulikasimu Yiming, Jayaprakash Saththasivam, Zhaoyang Liu
Polymeric and ceramic asymmetric membranes have dominated commercial membranes for water treatment. However, polymeric membranes are prone to becoming fouled, while ceramic membranes are mechanically fragile. Here, we report a novel concept to develop asymmetric membranes based on ultra-long ceramic/polymeric fibers, with the combined merits of good mechanical stability, excellent fouling resistance and high oil/water selectivity, in order to meet the stringent requirements for practical oil/water separation...
June 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637349/the-antibacterial-polyamide-6-zno-hierarchical-nanofibers-fabricated-by-atomic-layer-deposition-and-hydrothermal-growth
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Zhengduo Wang, Li Zhang, Zhongwei Liu, Lijun Sang, Lizhen Yang, Qiang Chen
In this paper, we report the combination of atomic layer deposition (ALD) with hydrothermal techniques to deposit ZnO on electrospun polyamide 6 (PA 6) nanofiber (NF) surface in the purpose of antibacterial application. The micro- and nanostructures of the hierarchical fibers are characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), and scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). We find that NFs can grow into "water lily"- and "caterpillar"-like shapes, which depend on the number of ALD cycles and the hydrothermal reaction period...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636565/porous-carbon-nanotubes-decorated-carbon-nanofibers-with-effective-microwave-absorption-property
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Tao Zhang, Bo Xiao, Pengyu Zhou, Long Xia, Guangwu Wen, Haibin Zhang
Carbon nanofibers decorated with porous carbon nanotubes have been prepared by electrospinning and annealing methods. Microwave reflection loss of the products is investigated in the frequency range of 2-18 GHz. The bandwidth with a reflection loss less than -10 dB covers a wide frequency ranging from 7.0 to 14.1 GHz with the thickness of 3.0-5.5 mm, and the minimum reflection loss is -44.5 dB at 10.7 GHz with a thickness of 2.0 mm. The large reflection loss and wide reflection band reveals that the products could be a promising candidate for microwave absorption...
June 21, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636349/water-dynamics-from-the-surface-to-the-interior-of-a-supramolecular-nanostructure
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Julia H Ortony, Baofu Qiao, Christina J Newcomb, Timothy J Keller, Liam C Palmer, Elad Deiss-Yehiely, Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Songi Han, Samuel I Stupp
Water within and surrounding the structure of a biological system adopts context-specific dynamics that mediate virtually all of the events involved in the inner workings of a cell. These events range from protein folding and molecular recognition to the formation of hierarchical structures. Water dynamics are mediated by the chemistry and geometry of interfaces where water and biomolecules meet. Here we investigate experimentally and computationally the translational dynamics of vicinal water molecules within the volume of a supramolecular peptide nanofiber measuring 6...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635631/ag-nanoparticles-drop-casting-modification-of-screen-printed-electrodes-for-the-simultaneous-voltammetric-determination-of-cu-ii-and-pb-ii
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Clara Pérez-Ràfols, Julio Bastos-Arrieta, Núria Serrano, José Manuel Díaz-Cruz, Cristina Ariño, Joan de Pablo, Miquel Esteban
A new silver nanoparticle modified screen-printed electrode was developed and applied to the simultaneous determination of Pb(II) and Cu(II). Two different types of silver nanoparticles with different shapes and sizes, Ag nanoseeds and Ag nanoprisms, were microscopically characterized and three different carbon substrates, graphite, graphene and carbon nanofibers, were tested. The best analytical performance was achieved for the combination of Ag nanoseeds with a carbon nanofiber modified screen-printed electrode...
June 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635132/the-fabrication-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticle-nanofiber-composites-by-electrospinning-and-their-applications-in-tissue-engineering
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Chris J Mortimer, Chris J Wright
This paper reviews the use of iron oxide nanoparticle-nanofiber composites in tissue engineering with a focus on the electrospinning technique. Electrospinning is an established method of scaffold fabrication offering a number of key advantages which include its facile nature, with electrospun materials offering a high surface area to volume ratio, potential for the release of drugs and antimicrobials, controllable fiber diameters and high porosity and permeability. A number of different techniques for the preparation of iron oxide nanoparticles including their functionalization are discussed along with their applications in the biomedical field...
June 21, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633856/using-of-sonochemically-prepared-sbsi-for-electrospun-nanofibers
#18
M Nowak, T Tański, P Szperlich, W Matysiak, M Kępińska, D Stróż, Ł Bober, B Toroń
A novel polymeric, polyacrylonitrile (PAN) nanofibers containing ferroelectric and semiconducting antimony sulfoiodide (SbSI) have been made by electrospinning. SbSI nanowires, used as the filler, have been prepared sonochemically from antimony sulphide (Sb2S3) and antimony tri-iodide (SbI3) for the first time. Nanocrystalline SbSI has been fabricated in ethanol under ultrasonic irradiation (20kHz, 565W/cm(2)) at 323K within 2h. The products have been characterized by using techniques such as powder X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray analysis, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, selected area electron diffraction and optical diffuse reflection as well as transmission spectroscopy...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632821/encapsulated-islet-transplantation-where-do-we-stand
#19
Vijayaganapathy Vaithilingam, Sumeet Bal, Bernard E Tuch
Transplantation of pancreatic islets encapsulated within immuno-protective microcapsules is a strategy that has the potential to overcome graft rejection without the need for toxic immunosuppressive medication. However, despite promising preclinical studies, clinical trials using encapsulated islets have lacked long-term efficacy, and although generally considered clinically safe, have not been encouraging overall. One of the major factors limiting the long-term function of encapsulated islets is the host's immunological reaction to the transplanted graft which is often manifested as pericapsular fibrotic overgrowth (PFO)...
2017: Review of Diabetic Studies: RDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632137/electrospun-silk-polyaniline-conduits-for-functional-nerve-regeneration-in-rat-sciatic-nerve-injury-model
#20
Suradip Das, Manav Sharma, Dhiren Saharia, Kushal Sarma, Elizabeth Muir, Utpal Bora
The present study describes the fabrication of polyaniline-silk fibroin nanocomposite based nerve conduits and its subsequent implantation in a rat sciatic nerve injury model for peripheral nerve regeneration. This is the first in vivo study of polyaniline based nerve conduit describing the safety and efficacy of the conduits in treating peripheral nerve injuries. The nanocomposite was synthesised by electrospinning a mixture of silk fibroin protein and polyaniline wherein the silk nanofibers were observed to be uniformly coated with polyaniline nanoparticles...
June 20, 2017: Biomedical Materials
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