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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106126/bi-axial-grown-amorphous-mosx-bridged-with-oxygen-on-r-go-as-a-superior-stable-and-efficient-nonprecious-catalyst-for-hydrogen-evolution
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Cheol-Ho Lee, Jin-Mun Yun, Sungho Lee, Seong Mu Jo, KwangSup Eom, Doh C Lee, Han-Ik Joh, Thomas F Fuller
Amorphous molybdenum sulfide (MoSx) is covalently anchored to reduced graphene oxide (r-GO) via a simple one-pot reaction, thereby inducing the reduction of GO and simultaneous doping of heteroatoms on the GO. The oxygen atoms form a bridged between MoSx and GO and play a crucial role in the fine dispersion of the MoSx particles, control of planar MoSx growth, and increase of exposed active sulfur sites. This bridging leads to highly efficient (-157 mV overpotential and 41 mV/decade Tafel slope) and stable (95% versus initial activity after 1000 cycles) electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105392/in-vivo-long-term-biodistribution-excretion-and-toxicology-of-pegylated-transition-metal-dichalcogenides-ms2-m-mo-w-ti-nanosheets
#2
Jiali Hao, Guosheng Song, Teng Liu, Xuan Yi, Kai Yang, Liang Cheng, Zhuang Liu
With unique 2D structures and intriguing physicochemical properties, various types of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) have attracted much attention in many fields including nanomedicine. Hence, it is of great importance to carefully study the in vivo biodistribution, excretion, and toxicology profiles of different TMDCs, and hopefully to identify the most promising type of TMDCs with low toxicity and fast excretion for further biomedical applications. Herein, the in vivo behaviors of three representative TMDCs including molybdenum dichalcogenides (MoS2), tungsten dichalcogenides (WS2), and titanium dichalcogenides (TiS2) nanosheets are systematically investigated...
January 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103776/small-and-hungry-micrornas-in-micronutrient-homeostasis-of-plants
#3
Prashanti Patel, Karuna Yadav, Thumballi Ramabhatta Ganapathi
MicroRNAs are emerging players in plant development and response to stresses, both biotic and abiotic such as micronutrient deficiency. These small RNAs regulate cognate downstream targets either by transcript cleavage or translational inhibition. Micronutrient deficiencies lead to poor quality and yield of crops and impaired human health. Over the years several microRNAs have been identified which regulate expression of genes controlling uptake, mobilization and homeostasis of macronutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur to ensure sufficiency without toxicity...
January 17, 2017: MicroRNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103669/reaxff-reactive-force-field-study-of-molybdenum-disulfide-mos2
#4
Alireza Ostadhossein, Ali Rahnamoun, Yuanxi Wang, Peng Zhao, Sulin Zhang, Vincent H Crespi, Adri C T van Duin
Two dimensional (2D) layers of molybdenum disulfide, MoS2, have been recognized as promising materials for nano-electronics due to their exceptional electronic and optical properties. Here we develop a new ReaxFF reactive potential which can accurately describe the thermodynamic and structural properties of MoS2 sheets, guided by extensive density functional theory (DFT) simulations. This potential is then applied to the formation energies of five different types of vacancies, various vacancy migration barriers, and the transition barrier between the semiconducting 2H and metallic 1T phases...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103030/reactivity-of-cyclopentadienyl-molybdenum-compounds-towards-formic-acid-structural-characterization-of-cpmo-pme3-co-2h-cpmo-pme3-2-co-h-cpmo-%C3%AE-o-%C3%AE-o2ch-2-and-cp-mo-%C3%AE-o-%C3%AE-o2ch-2
#5
Michelle C Neary, Gerard Parkin
The molecular structures of CpMo(PMe3)(CO)2H and CpMo(PMe3)2(CO)H have been determined by X-ray diffraction, thereby revealing four-legged piano-stool structures in which the hydride ligand is trans to CO. However, in view of the different nature of the four basal ligands, the geometries of CpMo(PMe3)(CO)2H and CpMo(PMe3)2(CO)H deviate from that of an idealized four-legged piano stool, such that the two ligands that are orthogonal to the trans H-Mo-CO moiety are displaced towards the hydride ligand. While Cp(R)Mo(PMe3)3-x(CO)xH (Cp(R) = Cp, Cp*; x = 1, 2, 3) are catalysts for the release of H2 from formic acid, the carbonyl derivatives, Cp(R)Mo(CO)3H, are also observed to form dinuclear formate compounds, namely, [Cp(R)Mo(μ-O)(μ-O2CH)]2...
January 19, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102385/afm-study-on-the-adsorption-of-hg-2-on-natural-molybdenum-disulfide-in-aqueous-solutions
#6
Feifei Jia, Xian Zhang, Shaoxian Song
The adsorption of Hg(2+) on natural molybdenum disulfide has been studied using atomic force microscope (AFM). The AFM imaging clearly illustrated the adsorption of Hg(2+) on the surface of molybdenum disulfide, and also hydration layers on the surfaces. It was found that the presence of a hydration layer on molybdenum disulfide surfaces hindered the Hg(2+) adsorption. Also, it was observed that the Hg(2+) adsorbed appeared in the form of multilayers. The first adsorbed Hg(2+) layer might be mainly attributed to the complexation of Hg(2+) with S atoms exposed on molybdenum disulfide surfaces, while the second one might be due to the electrostatic interaction between negatively charged molybdenum disulfide and the cation Hg(2+)...
January 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102356/unlocking-the-potential-of-sns2-transition-metal-catalyzed-utilization-of-reversible-conversion-and-alloying-reactions
#7
Zhi Xiang Huang, Ye Wang, Bo Liu, Dezhi Kong, Jun Zhang, Tupei Chen, Hui Ying Yang
The alloying-dealloying reactions of SnS2 proceeds with the initial conversion reaction of SnS2 with lithium that produces Li2S. Unfortunately, due to the electrochemical inactivity of Li2S, the conversion reaction of SnS2 is irreversible, which significantly limit its potential applications in lithium-ion batteries. Herein, a systematic understanding of transition metal molybdenum (Mo) as a catalyst in SnS2 anode is presented. It is found that Mo catalyst is able to efficiently promote the reversible conversion of Sn to SnS2...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102351/origins-of-ripples-in-cvd-grown-few-layered-mos2-structures-under-applied-strain-at-atomic-scales
#8
Jin Wang, Raju R Namburu, Madan Dubey, Avinash M Dongare
The potential of the applicability of two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) structures, in various electronics, optoelectronics, and flexible devices requires a fundamental understanding of the effects of strain on the electronic, magnetic and optical properties. Particularly important is the recent capability to grow large flakes of few-layered structures using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) wherein the top layers are relatively smaller in size than the bottom layers, resulting in the presence of edges/steps across adjacent layers...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098966/surface-optical-rectification-from-layered-mos2-crystal-by-thz-time-domain-surface-emission-spectroscopy
#9
Yuanyuan Huang, Lipeng Zhu, Qiyi Zhao, Yaohui Guo, Zhaoyu Ren, Jin Tao Bai, Xin Long Xu
Surface optical rectification was observed from the layered semiconductor molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) crystal via terahertz (THz) time-domain surface emission spectroscopy under linearly polarized femtosecond laser excitation. The radiated THz amplitude of MoS2 has a linear dependence on ever-increasing pump fluence and thus quadratic with the pump electric field, which discriminates from the surface Dember field induced THz radiation in InAs and the transient photocurrent induced THz generation in graphite...
January 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098827/shared-sulfur-mobilization-routes-for-trna-thiolation-and-molybdenum-cofactor-biosynthesis-in-prokaryotes-and-eukaryotes
#10
REVIEW
Silke Leimkühler, Martin Bühning, Lena Beilschmidt
Modifications of transfer RNA (tRNA) have been shown to play critical roles in the biogenesis, metabolism, structural stability and function of RNA molecules, and the specific modifications of nucleobases with sulfur atoms in tRNA are present in pro- and eukaryotes. Here, especially the thiomodifications xm⁵s²U at the wobble position 34 in tRNAs for Lys, Gln and Glu, were suggested to have an important role during the translation process by ensuring accurate deciphering of the genetic code and by stabilization of the tRNA structure...
January 14, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098252/flexible-and-wavelength-selective-mos2-phototransistors-with-monolithically-integrated-transmission-color-filters
#11
Geonwook Yoo, Sol Lea Choi, Sang Jin Park, Kyu-Tae Lee, Sanghyun Lee, Min Suk Oh, Junseok Heo, Hui Joon Park
Color-selective or wavelength-tunable capability is a crucial feature for two-dimensional (2-D) semiconducting material-based image sensor applications. Here, we report on flexible and wavelength-selective molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) phototransistors using monolithically integrated transmission Fabry-Perot (F-P) cavity filters. The fabricated multilayer MoS2 phototransistors on a polyarylate substrate exhibit decent electrical characteristics (μFE > 64.4 cm(2)/Vs, on/off ratio > 10(6)), and the integrated F-P filters, being able to cover whole visible spectrum, successfully modulate the spectral response characteristics of MoS2 phototransistors from ~495 nm (blue) to ~590 nm (amber)...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097726/role-of-the-edge-properties-in-hydrogen-evolution-reaction-on-mos2
#12
Petr Lazar, Michal Otyepka
Molybdenum disulfide, in particular its edges, has attracted considerable attention as possible substitute of platinum catalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction. Complex nature of the reaction complicates its detailed experimental investigations, which are mostly indirect and sample dependent. Therefore, we employed density functional theory calculations to study how the properties of MoS2 Mo-edge influence the thermodynamics of hydrogen adsorption onto the edge. We discuss the effect of the computational model (one-dimensional nanostripe), border symmetry imposed by its length, sulfur saturation of the edge, and dimensionality of the material...
January 18, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094991/polarization-mediated-modulation-of-electronic-and-transport-properties-of-hybrid-mos2-batio3-srruo3-tunnel-junctions
#13
Tao Li, Pankaj Sharma, Alexey Lipatov, Hyungwoo Lee, Jung-Woo Lee, Mikhail Y Zhuravlev, Tula R Paudel, Yuri A Genenko, Chang-Beom Eom, Evgeny Y Tsymbal, Alexander Sinitskii, Alexei Gruverman
Hybrid structures composed of ferroelectric thin films and functional two-dimensional (2D) materials may exhibit unique characteristics and reveal new phenomena due to the cross-interface coupling between their intrinsic properties. In this report, we demonstrate a symbiotic interplay between spontaneous polarization of the ultrathin BaTiO3 ferroelectric film and conductivity of the adjacent molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) layer, a 2D narrow-band semiconductor. Polarization-induced modulation of the electronic properties of MoS2 results in a giant tunneling electroresistance effect in the hybrid MoS2/BaTiO3/SrRuO3 ferroelectric tunnel junctions (FTJs) with an OFF/ON resistance ratio as high as 104 - a 50-fold increase in comparison with the same type of FTJs with metal electrodes...
January 17, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094917/tuning-the-ignition-performance-of-a-micro-chip-initiator-by-integrating-various-al-moo3-rmfs-on-a-semiconductor-bridge
#14
Jianbing Xu, Yu Tai, Chengbo Ru, Ji Dai, Yinghua Ye, Ruiqi Shen, Peng Zhu
Reactive multilayer films (RMFs) can be integrated into semiconducting electronic structures with the use of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, and represent potential applications in the advancement of microscale energy-demanding systems. In this study, aluminum/ molybdenum trioxide (Al/MoO3) -based RMFs with different modulation periods were integrated on a semiconductor bridge (SCB) using a combination of image reversal lift-off process and magnetron sputtering technology. This produced an energetic semiconductor bridge (ESCB)-chip initiator with controlled ignition performance...
January 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094385/towards-an-all-in-fiber-photodetector-by-directly-bonding-few-layer-molybdenum-disulfide-to-a-fiber-facet
#15
Jin-Hui Chen, Zhao-Huan Liang, Lie-Rong Yuan, Cheng Li, Min-Rui Chen, Yi-Dong Xia, Xue-Jin Zhang, Fei Xu, Yan-Qing Lu
Although photodetectors based on two dimensional (2D) materials have been intensively studied, there are few reports of optical fiber compatible devices. Herein we successfully fabricated an all-in fiber photodetector (FPD) based on an end-face bonded with few-layer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2). Our FPD has a considerably high photo-responsivity of ∼0.6 A W(-1) at a bias voltage of 4 V and 0.01 A W(-1) under the bias-free conditions. We believe that the proposed platform may provide a new strategy for the integration of 2D materials in fibers and realization of optoelectronic and sensing applications...
January 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094318/hydrogen-reduction-of-molybdenum-oxide-at-room-temperature
#16
Andreas Borgschulte, Olga Sambalova, Renaud Delmelle, Sandra Jenatsch, Roland Hany, Frank Nüesch
The color changes in chemo- and photochromic MoO3 used in sensors and in organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells can be traced back to intercalated hydrogen atoms stemming either from gaseous hydrogen dissociated at catalytic surfaces or from photocatalytically split water. In applications, the reversibility of the process is of utmost importance, and deterioration of the layer functionality due to side reactions is a critical challenge. Using the membrane approach for high-pressure XPS, we are able to follow the hydrogen reduction of MoO3 thin films using atomic hydrogen in a water free environment...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092272/material-dependent-implant-artifact-reduction-using-semac-vat-and-mavric-a-prospective-mri-phantom-study
#17
Lukas Filli, Lukas Jud, Roger Luechinger, Daniel Nanz, Gustav Andreisek, Val M Runge, Sebastian Kozerke, Nadja A Farshad-Amacker
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the degree of artifact reduction in magnetic resonance imaging achieved with slice encoding for metal artifact correction (SEMAC) in combination with view angle tilting (VAT) and multiacquisition variable resonance image combination (MAVRIC) for standard contrast weightings and different metallic materials. METHODS: Four identically shaped rods made of the most commonly used prosthetic materials (stainless steel, SS; titanium, Ti; cobalt-chromium-molybdenum, CoCr; and oxidized zirconium, oxZi) were scanned at 3 T...
January 13, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088846/fermi-level-pinning-at-electrical-metal-contacts-of-monolayer-molybdenum-dichalcogenides
#18
Changsik Kim, Inyong Moon, Daeyeong Lee, Min Sup Choi, Faisal Ahmed, Seunggeol Nam, Yeonchoo Cho, Hyeon-Jin Shin, Seongjun Park, Won Jong Yoo
Electrical metal contacts to two-dimensional (2D) semiconducting transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) are found to be the key bottleneck to the realization of high device performance, due to strong Fermi level pinning and high contact resistances (Rc). Until now, Fermi level pinning of monolayer TMDCs has been reported only theoretically, although that of bulk TMDCs has been reported experimentally. Here, we report the experimental study on Fermi level pinning of monolayer MoS2 and MoTe2 by interpreting the thermionic emission results...
January 15, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079701/ex-vivo-assessment-of-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaque-by-grating-based-phase-contrast-computed-tomography-correlation-with-optical-coherence-tomography
#19
Christopher Habbel, Holger Hetterich, Marian Willner, Julia Herzen, Kristin Steigerwald, Sigrid Auweter, Ulrich Schüller, Jörg Hausleiter, Steffen Massberg, Maximilian Reiser, Franz Pfeiffer, Tobias Saam, Fabian Bamberg
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of grating-based phase-contrast computed tomography (gb-PCCT) to classify and quantify coronary vessel characteristics in comparison with optical coherence tomography (OCT) and histopathology in an ex vivo setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After excision from 5 heart specimens, 15 human coronary arteries underwent gb-PCCT examination using an experimental imaging setup consisting of a rotating molybdenum anode x-ray tube, a Talbot-Lau grating interferometer, and a single photon counting detector...
January 10, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079199/structural-influence-of-proteins-upon-adsorption-to-mos2-nanomaterials-comparison-of-mos2-force-field-parameters
#20
Zonglin Gu, Phil De Luna, Zaixing Yang, Ruhong Zhou
Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) has recently emerged as a promising nanomaterial in a wide range of applications due to its unique and impressive properties. For example, MoS2 has gained attention in the biomedical field because of its ability to act as an antibacterial and anticancer agent. However, the potential influence of this exciting nanomaterial on biomolecules is yet to be extensively studied. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations are invaluable tools in the examination of protein interactions with nanomaterials such as MoS2...
January 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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