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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340296/ultra-low-surface-recombination-velocity-in-passivated-ingaas-inp-nanopillars
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Aura Higuera-Rodriguez, Bruno Romeira, Simone Birindelli, Lachlan E Black, Barry Smalbrugge, Peter J van Veldhoven, Wilhelmus Erwin M M Kessels, Meint K Smit, Andrea Fiore
The III-V semiconductor InGaAs is a key material for photonics since it provides optical emission and absorption in the 1.55 μm telecommunication wavelength window. However, InGaAs suffers from pronounced non-radiative effects associated with its surface states, which affect the performance of nanophotonic devices for optical interconnects, namely nanolasers and nanodetectors. This work reports the strong suppression of surface recombination of undoped InGaAs/InP nanostructured semiconductor pillars using a combination of ammonium sulfide, (NH4)2S, passivation and silicon oxide, SiOx, coating...
March 24, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337345/effective-role-of-cao-p2o5-ratio-on-sio2-cao-p2o5-glass-system
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P Kiran, V Ramakrishna, M Trebbin, N K Udayashankar, H D Shashikala
In the present work, the effect of the CaO/P2O5 ratio on the composition of sol-gel synthesized 58SiO2-(19 - x)P2O5-(23 + x)CaO (x = 0, 5, 10 and 15 mol%) glass samples was studied. Further, the effect of NBO/BO ratio on hydroxy carbonated apatite layer (HCA) forming ability based on dissolution behavior in simulated body fluid (SBF) solution was also investigated. CaO/P2O5 ratios of synthesized glass samples were 1.2, 2, 3.6, and 9.5, respectively. NBO/BO ratios were obtained using Raman spectroscopic analysis as 0...
May 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336610/vertically-extensive-and-unstable-magmatic-systems-a-unified-view-of-igneous-processes
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REVIEW
Katharine V Cashman, R Stephen J Sparks, Jonathan D Blundy
Volcanoes are an expression of their underlying magmatic systems. Over the past three decades, the classical focus on upper crustal magma chambers has expanded to consider magmatic processes throughout the crust. A transcrustal perspective must balance slow (plate tectonic) rates of melt generation and segregation in the lower crust with new evidence for rapid melt accumulation in the upper crust before many volcanic eruptions. Reconciling these observations is engendering active debate about the physical state, spatial distribution, and longevity of melt in the crust...
March 24, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336410/the-spatial-temporal-interaction-in-the-ltp-induction-between-layer-iv-to-layer-ii-iii-and-layer-ii-iii-to-layer-ii-iii-connections-in-rats-visual-cortex-during-the-development
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Da-Ke Li, Cao Zhang, Yu Gu, She-Hong Zhang, Jian Shi, Xian-Hua Chen
During the early developmental period, Long-term potentiation (LTP) can be induced in both vertical and horizontal connections in the rat visual cortex. However, the temporal difference in LTP change between the two pathways during animal development remains unclear. In this study, LTP in vertical (from layer IV to layer II/III) and horizontal (from layer II/III to layer II/III) synaptic connections were recorded in brain slices from the same rats, and the developmental changes of LTP in both directions were compared within the animals' eye-opening period...
March 20, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335595/ligand-exchange-dynamics-on-gold-nanocrystals-direct-monitoring-of-nanoscale-polyvinylpyrrolidone-thiol-domain-surface-morphology
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Shuaidi Zhang, Sunghan Kim, Vladimir V Tsukruk
We report direct high-resolution monitoring of an evolving mixed nanodomain surface morphology during thiol adsorption on polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)-stabilized single crystal gold nanocrystals. The thiol adsorption and replacement dynamics are found to be much more complex than a simple complete substitution of the initial polymer ligand. We observed that during ligand exchange with linear thiol, the nanocrystal surface evolved from an initial 1 nm uniform PVP coating into a remarkably stable network of globular PVP domains 20-100 nm in size and ~4 nm in height surrounded by thiol self-assembled monolayers (SAMs)...
March 24, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335367/investigating-polymer-metal-interfaces-by-grazing-incidence-small-angle-x-ray-scattering-from-gradients-to-real-time-studies
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REVIEW
Matthias Schwartzkopf, Stephan V Roth
Tailoring the polymer-metal interface is crucial for advanced material design. Vacuum deposition methods for metal layer coating are widely used in industry and research. They allow for installing a variety of nanostructures, often making use of the selective interaction of the metal atoms with the underlying polymer thin film. The polymer thin film may eventually be nanostructured, too, in order to create a hierarchy in length scales. Grazing incidence X-ray scattering is an advanced method to characterize and investigate polymer-metal interfaces...
December 10, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335343/photoelectrochemical-performance-observed-in-mn-doped-bifeo%C3%A2-heterostructured-thin-films
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Hao-Min Xu, Huanchun Wang, Ji Shi, Yuanhua Lin, Cewen Nan
Pure BiFeO₃ and heterostructured BiFeO₃/BiFe0.95Mn0.05O₃ (5% Mn-doped BiFeO₃) thin films have been prepared by a chemical deposition method. The band structures and photosensitive properties of these films have been investigated elaborately. Pure BiFeO₃ films showed stable and strong response to photo illumination (open circuit potential kept -0.18 V, short circuit photocurrent density was -0.023 mA·cm(-2)). By Mn doping, the energy band positions shifted, resulting in a smaller band gap of BiFe0...
November 16, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335335/contact-resistance-and-channel-conductance-of-graphene-field-effect-transistors-under-low-energy-electron-irradiation
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Filippo Giubileo, Antonio Di Bartolomeo, Nadia Martucciello, Francesco Romeo, Laura Iemmo, Paola Romano, Maurizio Passacantando
We studied the effects of low-energy electron beam irradiation up to 10 keV on graphene-based field effect transistors. We fabricated metallic bilayer electrodes to contact mono- and bi-layer graphene flakes on SiO₂, obtaining specific contact resistivity ρ c ≈ 19 k Ω · µ m 2 and carrier mobility as high as 4000 cm²·V(-1)·s(-1). By using a highly doped p-Si/SiO₂ substrate as the back gate, we analyzed the transport properties of the device and the dependence on the pressure and on the electron bombardment...
November 10, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335276/flexible-textile-based-organic-transistors-using-graphene-ag-nanoparticle-electrode
#9
Youn Kim, Yeon Ju Kwon, Kang Eun Lee, Youngseok Oh, Moon-Kwang Um, Dong Gi Seong, Jea Uk Lee
Highly flexible and electrically-conductive multifunctional textiles are desirable for use in wearable electronic applications. In this study, we fabricated multifunctional textile composites by vacuum filtration and wet-transfer of graphene oxide films on a flexible polyethylene terephthalate (PET) textile in association with embedding Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) to improve the electrical conductivity. A flexible organic transistor can be developed by direct transfer of a dielectric/semiconducting double layer on the graphene/AgNP textile composite, where the textile composite was used as both flexible substrate and conductive gate electrode...
August 16, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335275/methanol-tolerant-platinum-palladium-catalyst-supported-on-nitrogen-doped-carbon-nanofiber-for-high-concentration-direct-methanol-fuel-cells
#10
Jiyoung Kim, Jin-Sung Jang, Dong-Hyun Peck, Byungrok Lee, Seong-Ho Yoon, Doo-Hwan Jung
Pt-Pd catalyst supported on nitrogen-doped carbon nanofiber (N-CNF) was prepared and evaluated as a cathode electrode of the direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC). The N-CNF, which was directly synthesized by the catalytic chemical vapor deposition from acetonitrile at 640 °C, was verified as having a change of electrochemical surface properties such as oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activities and the electrochemical double layer compared with common carbon black (CB). To attain the competitive oxygen reduction reaction activity with methanol tolerance, the Pt and Pd metals were supported on the CB or the N-CNF...
August 15, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334635/ultrasonic-subwavelength-phase-conjugated-mirror-with-a-layer-of-bubbles
#11
O Lombard, C Barrière, V Leroy
A single layer of gas bubbles in a yield-stress fluid is experimentally shown to behave as a phase-conjugated (PC) mirror with a thickness 250 times smaller than the wavelength (0.14mm-diameter bubbles for phase-conjugation at 40kHz). A high amplitude pump wave at frequency 80kHz interacts with a lower amplitude probe wave centered at 40kHz. A PC-reflection coefficient of 0.15 is obtained for a 50kPa pump. A perturbative second-order theory is shown to quantitatively describe the experimental observations.
March 15, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334267/resistomap-online-visualization-of-human-gut-microbiota-antibiotic-resistome
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Konstantin S Yarygin, Boris A Kovarsky, Tatyana S Bibikova, Damir S Melnikov, Alexander V Tyakht, Dmitry G Alexeev
Summary: We created ResistoMap - a Web-based interactive visualization of the presence of genetic determinants conferring resistance to antibiotics, biocides and heavy metals in human gut microbiota. ResistoMap displays the data on more than 1500 published gut metagenomes of world populations including both healthy subjects and patients. Multiparameter display filters allow visual assessment of the associations between the meta-data and proportions of resistome. The geographic map navigation layer allows to state hypotheses regarding the global trends of antibiotic resistance and correlate the gut resistome variations with the national clinical guidelines on antibiotics application...
March 14, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333460/exceptional-structural-compliance-of-the-b12f12-2-superweak-anion
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Dmitry V Peryshkov, Steven H Strauss
The single-crystal X-ray structures, thermogravimetric analyses, and/or FTIR spectra of a series of salts of the B12F12(2-) anion and homoleptic Ag(L)n(+) cations are reported (L = CH2Cl2, n = 2; L = PhCH3, n = 3; L = CH3CN; n = 2-4; L = CO, n = 1, 2). The superweak-anion nature of B12F12(2-) (Y(2-)) was demonstrated by the rapid reaction of microcrystalline Ag2(Y) with 1 atm of CO to form a nonclassical silver(I) carbonyl compound with an FTIR ν(CO) band at 2198 cm(-1) (and with the proposed formula [Ag(CO)n]2[Y])...
March 23, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333440/high-packing-density-unidirectional-arrays-of-vertically-aligned-graphene-with-enhanced-areal-capacitance-for-high-power-micro-supercapacitors
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Shuanghao Zheng, Zhilin Li, Zhong-Shuai Wu, Yanfeng Dong, Feng Zhou, Sen Wang, Qiang Fu, Chenglin Sun, Liwei Guo, Xinhe Bao
Interfacial integration of the shape-engineered electrode with strongly bonded current collector is the key for minimizing both ionic and electronic resistance, and then developing high-power supercapacitors. Herein, we demonstrated the construction of high-power micro-supercapacitors (VG-MSCs) based on high-density unidirectional arrays of vertically aligned graphene (VG) nanosheets, derived from thermally decomposed SiC substrate. The as-grown VG arrays showed a standing basal plane orientation grown on (0001(-)) SiC substrate, tailored thickness (3...
March 23, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333432/ald-alumina-passivated-silicon-nanowires-probing-the-transition-from-electrochemical-double-layer-capacitor-to-electrolytic-capacitors
#15
Dorian Gaboriau, Maxime Boniface, Anthony Valero, Dmitry Aldakov, Thierry Brousse, Pascal Gentile, Said Sadki
Silicon nanowires were coated by a 1-5 nm thin alumina layer by Atomic Layer Deposition in order to replace poorly reproducible and unstable native silicon oxide by a highly conformal passivating alumina layer. The surface coating enabled probing the behavior of symmetric devices using such electrodes in EMI-TFSI electrolyte, allowing to attain a large cell voltage up to 6 V in ionic liquid, together with very high cyclability with less than 4% capacitance fade after 106 charge/discharge cycles. These results yielded fruitful insights on the transition between an electrochemical double-layer capacitor behavior and an electrolytic capacitor behavior...
March 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332402/small-molecule-polymer-composite-hole-transporting-layer-for-highly-efficient-and-stable-perovskite-solar-cells
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Jinmiao Wang, Zhao-Kui Wang, Meng Li, Ke-Hao Hu, Yingguo Yang, Yun Hu, Xingyu Gao, Liang-Sheng Liao
Effective and stable hole-transporting materials (HTMs) are necessary for obtaining excellent planar perovskite solar cells (PSCs). Herein, we reported a solution-processed composite HTM consisting of a polymer ploy(3,4-ethylene-dioxythiophene):ploystyrenesulfonate (PEDOT:PSS) and a small molecule copper phthalocyanine-3,4',4'',4'''-tetra-sulfonated acid tetra sodium salt (TS-CuPc) with optimized doping ratios. The composite HTM is crucial on account of not only enhancing the hole transport and extraction, but also improving the perovskite crystallization...
March 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331790/ultrathin-fluidic-laminates-for-large-area-fa%C3%A3-ade-integration-and-smart-windows
#17
Benjamin P V Heiz, Zhiwen Pan, Gerhard Lautenschläger, Christin Sirtl, Matthias Kraus, Lothar Wondraczek
Buildings represent more than 40% of Europe's energy demands and about one third of its CO2 emissions. Energy efficient buildings and, in particular, building skins have therefore been among the key priorities of international research agendas. Here, glass-glass fluidic devices are presented for large-area integration with adaptive façades and smart windows. These devices enable harnessing and dedicated control of various liquids for added functionality in the building envelope. Combining a microstructured glass pane, a thin cover sheet with tailored mechanical performance, and a liquid for heat storage and transport, a flat-panel laminate is generated with thickness adapted to a single glass sheet in conventional windows...
March 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330211/cellulase-production-using-natural-medium-and-its-application-on-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-thermo-chemically-pretreated-biomass
#18
Shivani Sharma, Vinay Sharma, Arindam Kuila
Lignocellulosic bioethanol is an important renewable fuel for transportation purpose. Commercial production of lignocellulosic bioethanol mainly depends on cost of cellulase production, efficient pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis process. In the present study cellulase production from Aspergillus niger under submerged fermentation (SmF) was optimized using coconut water as natural medium. Maximum cellulase production (0.53 IU/mL) was achieved within 3 days of incubation using 8 % (w/v) waste paper and 0...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330186/a-comprehensive-study-of-one-step-selenization-process-for-cu-in1-x-ga-x-se2-thin-film-solar-cells
#19
Shih-Chen Chen, Sheng-Wen Wang, Shou-Yi Kuo, Jenh-Yih Juang, Po-Tsung Lee, Chih Wei Luo, Kaung-Hsiung Wu, Hao-Chung Kuo
In this work, aiming at developing a rapid and environmental-friendly process for fabricating CuIn1-x Ga x Se2 (CIGS) solar cells, we demonstrated the one-step selenization process by using selenium vapor as the atmospheric gas instead of the commonly used H2Se gas. The photoluminescence (PL) characteristics indicate that there exists an optimal location with superior crystalline quality in the CIGS thin films obtained by one-step selenization. The energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) reveals that the Ga lateral distribution in the one-step selenized CIGS thin film is intimately correlated to the blue-shifted PL spectra...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329467/unna-boot-central-gauze-technique-for-chronic-venous-leg-ulcers
#20
Anne L Gao, Justin G Cole, William V Stoecker
BACKGROUND: Venous leg ulcers generally take manyweeks to heal. Novel therapies that shorten healingtime and require less complex care are needed. PURPOSE: The purpose of this report is to presenta pilot study for a new method that can result ina faster healing time for venous leg ulcers usinginexpensive materials. METHODS: A central-gauzeprotocol was developed as described here. A three-ply gauze sponge was placed in the center of theulcer, allowing a peripheral 3-5 mm rim of ulcer toremain exposed...
January 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
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