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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731208/super-strong-super-stiff-macrofibers-with-aligned-long-bacterial-cellulose-nanofibers
#1
Sha Wang, Feng Jiang, Xu Xu, Yudi Kuang, Kun Fu, Emily Hitz, Liangbing Hu
With their impressive properties such as remarkable unit tensile strength, modulus, and resistance to heat, flame, and chemical agents that normally degrade conventional macrofibers, high-performance macrofibers are now widely used in various fields including aerospace, biomedical, civil engineering, construction, protective apparel, geotextile, and electronic areas. Those macrofibers with a diameter of tens to hundreds of micrometers are typically derived from polymers, gel spun fibers, modified carbon fibers, carbon-nanotube fibers, ceramic fibers, and synthetic vitreous fibers...
July 21, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730198/programming-shape-and-tailoring-transport-advancing-hygromorphic-bilayers-with-aligned-nanofibers
#2
S L M Alexander, S Ahmadmehrabi, L T J Korley
Natural systems utilize nanofiber architectures to guide water transport, tune mechanical properties, and actuate in response to their environment. In order to harness these properties, a hygromorphic bilayer composite comprised of a self-assembled fiber network and an aligned electrospun fiber network was fabricated. Molecular gel self-assembly was utilized to increase hydrophobicity and strength in one layer, while aligned electrospun poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) nanofibers increased the rate of hydration and facilitated tunable actuation in the other...
July 21, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729540/direct-growth-of-mos2-nanowalls-on-carbon-nanofibers-for-use-in-supercapacitor
#3
Fitri Nur Indah Sari, Jyh-Ming Ting
Direct growth of MoS2 nanowalls on vapor grown carbon nanofibers (VGCNFs) has been achieved using a microwave-assisted hydrothermal (MAH) method under an acidic condition. The acidic condition was obtained through the addition of an HCl aqueous solution. We demonstrate that the HCl not only modifies the pH value for limiting the growth rate but also leads to the formation of NaCl, which is the key for the direct and unique growth of MoS2 on the VGCNF surface. A growth mechanism is therefore proposed. The growth of MoS2 onto the high electrically conducting VGCNF creates a unique structure that not only reduces the aggregation of MoS2 but also improves the electrical conductivity of the resulting composite electrode...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728126/electrospun-cerium-based-tio2-nanofibers-for-photocatalytic-oxidation-of-elemental-mercury-in-coal-combustion-flue-gas
#4
Lulu Wang, Yongchun Zhao, Junying Zhang
Photocatalytic oxidation is an attractive method for Hg-rich flue gas treatment. In the present study, a novel cerium-based TiO2 nanofibers was prepared and selected as the catalyst to remove mercury in flue gas. Accordingly, physical/chemical properties of those nanofibers were clarified. The effects of some important parameters, such as calcination temperature, cerium dopant content and different illumination conditions on the removal of Hg(0) using the photocatalysis process were investigated. In addition, the removal mechanism of Hg(0) over cerium-based TiO2 nanofibers focused on UV irradiation was proposed...
July 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728087/surface-imprinted-bacterial-cellulose-nanofibers-for-hemoglobin-purification
#5
Monireh Bakhshpour, Emel Tamahkar, Müge Andaç, Adil Denizli
There is a significant need for the development of the novel adsorbents in the field of protein purification. In this study, thin hemoglobin imprinted film (MIP) was fabricated onto the bacterial cellulose nanofibers' (BCNFs) by surface imprinting method using metal ion coordination interactions with N-methacryloyl-(L)-histidinemethylester (MAH) and copper ions. The hemoglobin surface imprinted bacterial cellulose nanofibers (MIP-BCNFs) was applied to selective recognition of hemoglobin and purification from hemolysate...
July 10, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723179/multifunctional-nanofibers-for-specific-purification-and-release-of-ctcs
#6
Zhili Wang, Na Sun, Min Liu, Yi Cao, Kewei Wang, Jine Wang, Renjun Pei
Recovering pure and viable circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood has been a challenging task for molecular characterization and functional analysis, which has attracted wide attention these days. Herein, we fabricate a thermoresponsive chitosan nanofiber substrate to effectively capture, purify, and release the target cancer cells, assisted by PNIPAAm brushes and DNA hybridization. The PNIPAAm brushes are designed to enable WBCs to detach from aptamer-PNIPAAm-chitosan-nanofiber (aptamer-P-CNFs) surfaces during the conformational transition...
April 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722424/metabolic-study-of-cancer-cells-using-a-ph-sensitive-hydrogel-nanofiber-light-addressable-potentiometric-sensor
#7
Parmiss Mojir Shaibani, Hashem Etayash, Selvaraj Naicker, Kamaljit Kaur, Thomas Thundat
We report a simple, fast, and cost-effective approach that measures cancer cell metabolism and their response to anticancer drugs in real time. Using a Light Addressable Potentiometric Sensor integrated with pH sensitive hydrogel nanofibers (NF-LAPS), we detect localized changes in pH of the media as cancer cells consume glucose and release lactate. NF-LAPS shows a sensitivity response of 74 mV/pH for cancer cells. Cancer cells (MDA MB231) showed a response of ∼0.4 unit change in pH compared to virtually no change observed for normal cells (MCF10A)...
January 27, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722397/nanoflakes-of-ni-co-ldh-and-bi2o3-assembled-in-3d-carbon-fiber-network-for-high-performance-aqueous-rechargeable-ni-bi-battery
#8
Xin Li, Cao Guan, Yating Hu, John Wang
For aqueous nickel/metal batteries, low energy density and poor rate property are among the limiting factors for their applications, although they are the energy storage systems with high safety, high capacity, and production low-cost. Here, we have developed a class of active materials consisting of porous nanoflakes of Ni-Co hydroxides and Bi2O3, that are successfully assembled on carbon substrates of cloth/carbon nanofiber 3D network (CC/CNF). The combination of the porous Ni-Co hydroxides/Bi2O3 nanoflakes with carbon substrate of 3D network is able to provide a large surface area, excellent conductivity, and promote synergistic effects, as a result of the interaction between the active materials and carbon matrix...
July 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722323/branched-aramid-nanofibers
#9
Jian Zhu, Ming Yang, Ahmet Emre, Joong Hwan Bahng, Lizhi Xu, Jihyeon Yeom, Bongjun Yeom, Yoonseob Kim, Kyle Johnson, Peter Green, Nicholas Alexander Kotov
Interconnectivity of molecular or nanoscale components in three-dimensional networks (3DNs) is essential for stress transfer in hydrogels, aerogels, and composites. Entanglement of nanoscale components in the network relies on weak short-range intermolecular interactions. The intrinsic stiffness and rod-like geometry of known nanofibers limits the cohesive energy of the physical crosslinks in 3DN materials. Nature realizes networked gels differently using components with extensive branching. Here, we show that branched aramid nanofibers (BANFs) readily produce 3DNs with high efficiency stress transfer...
July 18, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722318/porous-carbon-nanofibers-encapsulated-with-peapod-like-hematite-nanoparticles-for-high-rate-and-long-life-battery-anodes
#10
Guanglin Xia, Qili Gao, Dalin Sun, Xuebin Yu
Fe2 O3 is regarded as a promising anode material for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) due to its high specific capacity. The large volume change during discharge and charge processes, however, induces significant cracking of the Fe2 O3 anodes, leading to rapid fading of the capacity. Herein, a novel peapod-like nanostructured material, consisting of Fe2 O3 nanoparticles homogeneously encapsulated in the hollow interior of N-doped porous carbon nanofibers, as a high-performance anode material is reported...
July 19, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722270/retraction-gold-nanoparticles-immobilized-on-electrospun-titanium-dioxide-nanofibers-for-catalytic-reduction-of-4-nitrophenol
#11
Halit Cavusoglu, Burak Z Buyukbekar, Huseyin Sakalak, Sebastian Kohsakowski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721731/self-assembled-injectable-peptide-hydrogels-capable-of-triggering-antitumor-immune-response
#12
Ruirui Xing, Shukun Li, Ning Zhang, Guizhi Shen, Helmuth Möhwald, Xuehai Yan
Self-assembled peptide hydrogels are particularly appealing for drug delivery, tissue engineering, and anti-tumor therapy due to various advantageous features including excellent biocompatibility and biodegradability, defined molecular and higher organized structures and easy availability. However, the poor mechanical and rheological properties of assembled peptide hydrogels cause difficulties in injection, thus limiting further applications. Herein, injectable peptide-based hydrogels with tunable mechanical and rheological properties were obtained by combination with a positively charged poly-peptide (poly-L-lysine, PLL)...
July 19, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719744/high-resolution-insights-into-the-stepwise-self-assembly-of-nanofiber-from-bioactive-peptides
#13
Fude Sun, Long Chen, Xiufang Ding, Lida Xu, Xirui Zhou, Peng Wei, Jun-Feng Liang, Shi-Zhong Luo
Peptide self-assembly has a profound biological significance since self-assembled bioactive peptides are gifted with improved bioactivity as well as life-span. In this study, peptide self-assembly was investigated using a therapeutic peptide, PTP-7S (EENFLGALFKALSKLL). Combining experiments of atomic force microscopy (AFM), circular dichroism (CD) and 8-anilino-1-naphthalenesulfonic acid (ANS) fluorescence spectra, PTP-7S showing α-helix was found self-assembling into nanofibers in solution. Relying on the coarse-grained (CG) dynamic simulations, the self-assembling of PTP-7S was revealed as a stepwise process that peptide monomers first clustered into peptide-assembling units (PUs) with charged surface, and then the PUs integrated together to construct nano-fibril aggregates...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719579/using-primate-neural-stem-cells-cultured-in-self-assembling-peptide-nanofiber-scaffolds-to-repair-injured-spinal-cords-in-rats
#14
J-C Ye, Y Qin, Y-F Wu, P Wang, Y Tang, L Huang, M-J Ma, Y-S Zeng, H-Y Shen
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/sc.2016.36.
July 18, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718777/an-assembly-and-interaction-of-upconversion-and-plasmonic-nanoparticles-on-organometallic-nanofibers-enhanced-multicolor-upconversion-downshifting-emission-and-plasmonic-effect
#15
Priyam Singh, Praveen Kumar Shahi, Rajiv Prakash, S B Rai
We herein present a novel inorganic-organic hybrid nanoparticle (HNPs) constituted of inorganic NPs, NaY0.78Er0.02Yb0.2F4, and organometallic nanofiber, Tb(ASA)3Phen (TAP). The X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared absorption and TEM analyse reveal that, the prepared ultrafine upconversion nanoparticles {UCNPs (6-9 nm)} are dispersed on the surface of TAP nanofibers. We observe that addition of TAP in UCNPs, effectively prevents the surface quenching to boost the UC intensity and enables tuning of UC emission from green to red region by controlling the phonon frequency around Er3+ ion...
July 18, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718680/development-of-emu-oil-loaded-pcl-collagen-bioactive-nanofibers-for-proliferation-and-stemness-preservation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cell-possible-application-in-regenerative-medicine
#16
Kazem Nejati-Koshki, Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Effat Alizadeh, Abbas Ebrahimi-Kalan, Yousef Mortazavi, Nosratollah Zarghami
Adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ASCs) are promising candidate in stem cell therapies, and maintaining their stemness potential is vital to achieve effective treatment. Natural based scaffolds have been recently attracted increasing attention in nanomedicine and drug delivery. In the present study, a polymeric nanofibrous scaffold was developed based on the polycaprolactone/Collagen (PCL/Coll) containing Emu oil as a bioactive material to induce the proliferation of ASCs, while simultaneously preserve the stemness property of those cells...
July 18, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718615/development-of-nanofiber-sponges-containing-nerve-guidance-conduit-for-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-in-vivo
#17
Binbin Sun, Zi-Fei Zhou, Tong Wu, Weiming Chen, Dawei Li, Hao Zheng, Hany El-Hamshary, Salem S Al-Deyab, Xiumei Mo, Yinxian Yu
In the study of hollow nerve guidance conduit (NGC), the dispersion of regenerated axons always confused the researchers. To address this problem, filler-containing NGC was prepared, which showed better effect in the application of nerve tissue engineering. In this study, nanofiber sponges with abundant macro-pores, high porosity, and superior compressive strength were fabricated by electrospinning and freeze-drying. Poly (l-lactic acid-co-ε-caprolactone)/silk fibroin (PLCL/SF) nanofiber sponges were used as filler to prepare three-dimensional nanofiber sponges-containing (NS-containing) NGC...
July 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717157/cellular-uptake-pathways-of-sepiolite-nanofibers-and-dna-transfection-improvement
#18
Fidel Antonio Castro-Smirnov, Jeanne Ayache, Jean-Rémi Bertrand, Elodie Dardillac, Eric Le Cam, Olivier Piétrement, Pilar Aranda, Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky, Bernard S Lopez
Sepiolite is a nanofibrous natural silicate that can be used as a nanocarrier because it can be naturally internalized into mammalian cells, due to its nano-size dimension. Therefore, deciphering the mechanisms of sepiolite cell internalization constitutes a question interesting biotechnology, for the use of sepiolite as nanocarrier, as well as environmental and public health concerns. Though it is low, the perfectly stable and natural intrinsic fluorescence of sepiolite nanofibers allows to follow their fate into cells by specifically sensitive technics...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715369/electrospinning-of-photocatalytic-electrodes-for-dye-sensitized-solar-cells
#19
Nicolò Canever, Fraser Hughson, Thomas J Macdonald, Thomas Nann
This work demonstrates a protocol to fabricate a fiber-based photoanode for dye-sensitized solar cells, consisting of a light-scattering layer made of electrospun titanium dioxide nanofibers (TiO2-NFs) on top of a blocking layer made of commercially available titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2-NPs). This is achieved by first electrospinning a solution of titanium (IV) butoxide, polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), and glacial acetic acid in ethanol to obtain composite PVP/TiO2 nanofibers. These are then calcined at 500 °C to remove the PVP and to obtain pure anatase-phase titania nanofibers...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715015/ultralight-highly-thermally-insulating-and-fire-resistant-aerogel-by-encapsulating-cellulose-nanofibers-with-two-dimensional-mos2
#20
Lei Yang, Alolika Mukhopadhyay, Yucong Jiao, Qiang Yong, Liao Chen, Yingjie Xing, Jonathan Hamel, Hongli Zhu
Thermally insulating materials, made from earth-abundant and sustainable resources, are highly desirable in the sustainable construction of energy efficient buildings. Cellulose from wood has long been recognized for these characteristics. However, cellulose can be a flammability hazard, and for construction this has been addressed via chemical treatment such as that with halogen and/or phosphorus, which leads to further environmental concerns. Fortunately, the structure of cellulose lends itself well to chemical modification, giving great potential to explore interaction with other compounds...
July 17, 2017: Nanoscale
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