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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642830/-a-new-strategy-for-enhancing-acanthamoebicidal-activity-with-synthesis-of-nanoflower-of-laurocerausus-officinalis-roemer-cherry-laurel-fruit-extracts
#1
Ayşe Baldemir, Ülkü Karaman, Sadi Yusufbeyoğlu, Ayşe Eken, Nilay Ildız, Selen İlgün, Cemil Çolak, Gamze Kaçmaz, İsmail Öçsoy, Soner Çankaya
Pathogenic Acanthamoeba species often cause infection known as Acanthamoeba keratitis among people who use contact lenses. It is a type of infection that can result in corneal ulceration, visual loss or even blindness, if not treated. There are various therapeutic options available in the treatment of Acanthamoeba infections but they are usually tough treatments with limited efficacy. For instance, hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) is a commonly used contact lens disinfectant which is effective against Acanthamoeba but it is toxic to the cornea...
January 2018: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594451/a-nanocomposite-prepared-from-a-polypyrrole-deep-eutectic-solvent-and-coated-onto-the-inner-surface-of-a-steel-capillary-for-electrochemically-controlled-microextraction-of-acidic-drugs-such-as-losartan
#2
Hamid Asiabi, Yadollah Yamini, Maryam Shamsayei, Jamshid Azarnia Mehraban
The authors describe a new coating for use in electrochemically controlled in-tube solid phase microextraction (EC-IT-SPME). It consists of a nanocomposite that was prepared from polypyrrole and deep eutectic solvent (DES) by electrochemical deposition on the inner walls of a stainless steel capillary that serves as a working electrode. The hypertension drug losartan acts as an acidic model analyte. The extraction efficiency, mechanical stability, chemical stability and lifetime of the coating were investigated...
February 12, 2018: Mikrochimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580402/preparation-and-characterization-of-green-nano-composite-material-based-on-polyaniline-multiwalled-carbon-nano-tubes-and-carboxymethyl-cellulose-for-electrochemical-sensor-applications
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Vineeta Gautam, Karan Pratap Singh, Vijay Laxmi Yadav
In this paper, we are presenting the preparation and characterization of "polyaniline/multiwalled carbon nanotubes/carboxymethyl cellulose" based novel composite material. It's morphological, thermal, structural, and electrochemical properties were investigated by using different instrumental techniques. During the in-situ chemical polymerization of aniline in the aqueous suspension of CMC and MWCNTs, the particle size change in two different ways "top to bottom" (low molecular weight oligomers grows in size) and "bottom to top" (long fibers of CMC fragmented in the reaction mixture)...
June 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557785/controlled-fabrication-of-electrically-contacted-carbon-nanoscrolls
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Marek E Schmidt, Ahmed M M Hammam, Takuya Iwasaki, Teruhisa Kanzaki, Manoharan Muruganathan, Shinichi Ogawa, Hiroshi Mizuta
Carbon nanoscrolls (CNS) with their open ended morphology have recently attracted interest due to the potential application in gas capture, biosensors and interconnects. However, CNS currently suffer from the same issue that have hindered widespread integration of CNTs in sensors and devices: Formation is done ex-situ, and the tubes have to be placed with precision and reliability - a difficult task with low yield. Here, we demonstrate controlled in-situ formation of electrically contacted CNS from suspended graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) with slight tensile stress...
March 20, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470417/ultrarapid-multimode-microwave-synthesis-of-nano-submicron-%C3%AE-sic
#5
Min Zhao, Michael Johnson, Wenzhi He, Guangming Li, Chen Zhao, Luling Yu, Juwen Huang, Haochen Zhu
This paper presents the design, development and realization of a fast and novel process for the synthesis of 3C silicon carbide (β-SiC) nanorods and submicron powder. Using SiO₂ (or Si) and activated carbon (AC), this process allows β-SiC to be synthesized with almost 100% purity in timeframes of seconds or minutes using multimode microwave rotary tube reactors under open-air conditions. The synthesis temperature used was 1460 ± 50 °C for Si + AC and 1660 ± 50 °C for SiO₂ + AC. The shortest β-SiC synthesis time achieved was about 20 s for Si + AC and 100 s for SiO₂ + AC...
February 22, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457588/tio2-nanotubes-with-different-spacing-fe2o3-decoration-and-their-evaluation-for-li-ion-battery-application
#6
Selda Ozkan, Gihoon Cha, Anca Mazare, Patrik Schmuki
In present work, we report on the use of organized TiO2 nanotube layers with a regular intertube spacing for the growth of highly defined α-Fe2O3 nano-needles in the interspace. These α-Fe2O3 decorated TiO2 NTs are then explored for Li-ion battery applications and compared to classic close-packed NTs that are both decorated with various amounts of nanoscale α-Fe2O3. We show that nanotubes with tube-to-tube spacing allow a uniform decoration of individual nanotubes with regular arrangements of hematite nano-needles...
February 19, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448616/flame-retardant-effect-of-nano-fillers-on-polydimethylsiloxane-composites
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Pravin Jagdale, Samera Salimpour, Md Hujjatul Islam, Fabio Cuttica, Francisco C Robles Hernandez, Alberto Tagliaferro, Alberto Frache
Polydimethylsiloxane has exceptional fire retardancy characteristics, which make it a popular polymer in flame retardancy applications. Flame retardancy of polydimethylsiloxane with different nano fillers was studied. Polydimethylsiloxane composite fire property varies because of the shape, size, density, and chemical nature of nano fillers. In house made carbon and bismuth oxide nano fillers were used in polydimethylsiloxane composite. Carbon from biochar (carbonised bamboo) and a carbon by-product (carbon soot) were selected...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448496/mechanical-property-of-tio%C3%A2-nano-tubes-surface-based-on-the-investigation-of-residual-stress-tensile-force-and-fluid-flow-shear-stress-for-potential-application-of-cardiovascular-devices
#8
Zi-Kun He, Jing-An Li, Xiao Luo, Dan Zou, Ping Yang, An-Sha Zhao, Nan Huang
The TiO2 nanotube has been anticipated for potential application for cardiovascular implanted devices for its excellent drug loading/release function and biocompatibility. However, its mechanical behavior has rarely been studied as the cardiovascular devices. The tube length is a crucial factor which not only decides the drug loading ability but also influences the devices' mechanical behavior. Therefore, in this work, the TiO2 nanotubes with different tube length (NT2, NT4 and NT6) were fabricated, and their surface energy, residual stress, tensile tolerability and blood flow shear stress tolerability were determined, respectively...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445711/in-vitro-study-of-photothermal-anticancer-activity-of-carboxylated-multiwalled-carbon-nanotubes
#9
M H Bahreyni-Toosi, M H Zare, A Ale-Davood, M T Shakeri, S Soudmand
Background and Objective: Multi-walled Carbon Nano Tubes (MWCNTs) as an important element of nanosciences have a remarkable absorption in the region of NIR window (650-900 nm) which can overcome the limitations of deep treatment in photothermal therapy. To disperse MWCNTs in water, it is proposed to attach carboxylated functional group (-COOH) to MWCNTs in order to increase dispersivity in water. Materials and Methods: A stable suspension of MWCNTs-COOH with different concentrations (from 2...
December 2017: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442873/magnetic-properties-of-nano-maghemites-with-different-crystal-shapes
#10
Yen-Hua Chen, Jia-Fang Zhang
The differences between the macroscopic and microscopic magnetic properties of granular, rod, and tubular nano-maghemites were studied. The macroscopic magnetic properties of the different nano-maghemites were all ferrimagnetic by using a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID). However, the coercive magnetic field and magnetization per unit volume were both in the orders of grain > tube > rod, which indicated that the crystal shape influenced macroscopic magnetic properties. A magnetic force microscope (MFM) was used to observe the microscopic magnetic structures; the samples were all magnetic in multiple domains, but the form and distribution of these domains were different...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429676/sonochemical-synthesis-of-a-novel-nanoscale-1d-lead-ii-pb2-l-2-i-4-n-coordination-polymer-survey-of-temperature-reaction-time-parameters
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Payam Hayati, Salvio Suárez-García, Angel Gutiérrez, Daniel Ruiz Molina, Ali Morsali, Ali Reza Rezvani
One new lead(II) coordination supramolecular complex (CSC) (1D), [Pb2(L)2(I)4]n, L  =  C4H6N2 (1-methyl imidazole), has been synthesized under different experimental conditions. Micrometric crystals (bulk) or nano-sized materials have been obtained depending on using the branch tube method or sonochemical irradiation. All materials have been characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and FT-IR spectroscopy. Single crystal X-ray analyses on complex 1 showed that Pb2+ ion is 4-coordinated...
April 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385892/comparative-toxicity-of-three-differently-shaped-carbon-nanomaterials-on-daphnia-magna-does-a-shape-effect-exist
#12
Renato Bacchetta, Nadia Santo, Irene Valenti, Daniela Maggioni, Mariangela Longhi, Paolo Tremolada
The acute toxicity of three differently shaped carbon nanomaterials (CNMs) was studied on Daphnia magna, comparing the induced effects and looking for the toxic mechanisms. We used carbon nano-powder (CNP), with almost spherical primary particle morphology, multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs), tubes of multi-graphitic sheets, and cubic-shaped carbon nanoparticles (CNCs), for which no ecotoxicological data are available so far. Daphnids were exposed to six suspensions (1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 mg L-1) of each CNM, and then microscopically analyzed...
February 1, 2018: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368394/complex-coronary-bifurcation-treatment-by-a-novel-stenting-technique-bench-test-fluid-dynamic-study-and-clinical-outcomes
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Gianluca Rigatelli, Marco Zuin, Fabio Dell'Avvocata, Dobrin Vassilev, Ramesh Daggubati, Thach Nguyen, Minh Trí Nhân Nguyễn, Nicolas Foin
OBJECTIVES: We assess the mid-term outcomes of ultrathin biodegradable polymer double stenting using a very minimal crushing (Nano-Crush) technique in large complex coronary bifurcation. BACKGROUND: Complex bifurcations have been suggested to be better approached by a planned double stent technique. METHODS: Two hundred and five consecutive patients (107 males and 98 females) referred for large complex coronary bifurcation percutaneous coronary interventions were enrolled...
January 25, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285401/multifunctional-stimuli-responsive-polymer-gated-iron-and-gold-embedded-silica-nano-golf-balls-nanoshuttles-for-targeted-on-demand-theranostics
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Liping Wang, Grace Jang, Deependra Kumar Ban, Vrinda Sant, Jay Seth, Sami Kazmi, Nirav Patel, Qingqing Yang, Joon Lee, Woraphong Janetanakit, Shanshan Wang, Brian P Head, Gennadi Glinsky, Ratneshwar Lal
Multi-functional nanoshuttles for remotely targeted and on-demand delivery of therapeutic molecules and imaging to defined tissues and organs hold great potentials in personalized medicine, including precise early diagnosis, efficient prevention and therapy without toxicity. Yet, in spite of 25 years of research, there are still no such shuttles available. To this end, we have designed magnetic and gold nanoparticles (NP)-embedded silica nanoshuttles (MGNSs) with nanopores on their surface. Fluorescently labeled Doxorubicin (DOX), a cancer drug, was loaded in the MGNSs as a payload...
2017: Bone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29272935/a-neural-network-potential-through-charge-equilibration-for-ws-2-from-clusters-to-sheets
#15
Roohollah Hafizi, S Alireza Ghasemi, S Javad Hashemifar, Hadi Akbarzadeh
In the present work, we use a machine learning method to construct a high-dimensional potential for tungsten disulfide using a charge equilibration neural-network technique. A training set of stoichiometric WS2 clusters is prepared in the framework of density functional theory. After training the neural-network potential, the reliability and transferability of the potential are verified by performing a crystal structure search on bulk phases of WS2 and by plotting energy-area curves of two different monolayers...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261208/realization-of-a-stable-monodisperse-water-in-oil-droplet-system-with-micro-scale-and-nano-scale-confinement-for-tandem-microscopy-and-diffusion-nmr-studies
#16
Swomitra Palit, Somayeh Khajehpour Tadavani, Anand Yethiraj
In this work we generate stable and monodisperse water-in-oil emulsions using a co-flowing geometry that produced droplet sizes between 13 μm and 250 μm. The drops survived transfer to NMR tubes and were stable for at least 26 hours, enabling the performance of pulsed-field-gradient NMR experiments in addition to microscopy. The drops sizes achieved as a function of flow rate agree well with a simple model for droplet generation: this yields a precise measure of the interfacial tension. The design of a cell mimetic environment with nano-scale confinement has also been demonstrated with diffusion measurements on macromolecules (PEG and Ficoll70) within droplets that are further structured internally using agarose gel networks...
January 17, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235214/the-effect-of-administration-of-copper-nanoparticles-to-chickens-in-their-drinking-water-on-the-immune-and-antioxidant-status-of-the-blood
#17
Katarzyna Ognik, Iwona Sembratowicz, Ewelina Cholewińska, Jan Jankowski, Krzysztof Kozłowski, Jerzy Juśkiewicz, Zenon Zduńczyk
The aim of this experiment was to determine what dosage of copper (Cu) nanoparticles, added to a standard dietary supplementation with copper sulfate, would improve antioxidant and immune defense in chickens. The experiment was conducted with 126 broiler chickens assigned to seven treatments with three pens per treatment and six broiler chickens per pen. The basal-diet treatment did not receive Cu nanoparticles (nano-Cu) and as shown by analyses it was Cu-deficient (-29% vs. National Research Council (NRC) recommendations; 5...
March 2018: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192922/novel-penta-graphene-nanotubes-strain-induced-structural-and-semiconductor-metal-transitions
#18
Zhanyu Wang, Xinran Cao, Chong Qiao, R J Zhang, Y X Zheng, L Y Chen, S Y Wang, C Z Wang, K M Ho, Yuan-Jia Fan, Bih-Yaw Jin, Wan-Sheng Su
Research into novel one-dimensional (1D) materials and associated structural transitions is of significant scientific interest. It is widely accepted that a 1D system with a short-range interaction cannot have 1D phase transition at finite temperature. Herein, we propose a series of new stable carbon nanotubes by rolling up penta-graphene sheets, which exhibit fascinating well-defined 1D phase transitions triggered by axial strain. Our first-principles calculations show that such penta-graphene nanotubes (PGNTs) are dynamically stable by phonon calculations, but transform from a tri-layer structure to a highly defective single-walled nanotube at low temperature in molecular dynamics simulations...
December 14, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128727/carbon-nano-tubes-functionalized-with-novel-functional-group-amido-amine-for-sorption-of-actinides
#19
A K Singh Deb, S Pahan, K Dasgupta, S Panja, A K Debnath, P S Dhami, Sk M Ali, C P Kaushik, J S Yadav
The manuscript presents the results on the sorption of U(VI), Am(III) & Eu(III) from pH medium by a novel amido-amine functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT). The novel functional group was introduced in the MWCNT by two step processes and characterized by various instrumental techniques like Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Raman and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS). The sorption process was found to be highly dependent on the pH of the solution with maximum sorption for both 233U, 241Am & 152+154Eu at pH 7...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116152/fabrication-of-artificial-leaf-to-develop-fluid-pump-driven-by-surface-tension-and-evaporation
#20
Minki Lee, Hosub Lim, Jinkee Lee
Plants transport water from roots to leaves via xylem through transpiration, which is an evaporation process that occurs at the leaves. During transpiration, suction pressure is generated by the porous structure of mesophyll cells in the leaves. Here, we fabricate artificial leaf consisting of micro and nano hierarchy structures similar to the mesophyll cells and veins of a leaf using cryo-gel method. We show that the microchannels in agarose gel greatly decrease the flow resistance in dye diffusion and permeability experiments...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
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