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Shabnam Sheshmani, Behnaz Falahat, Farrokh Roya Nikmaram
A solvothermal synthesis method was used to prepare graphene oxide (GO) supported ferrite (MFe2O4, M=Fe, Co and Ni) nanocomposites. Subsequently, the application of MFe2O4 nanocomposites as adsorbent for Remazol Black B (RBB) removal was investigated. The nanocomposites were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectra (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and vibrating sample magnetometer. It was shown that dispersed MFe2O4 microspheres with uniform size (20-30nm) were homogeneously deposited on GO nanosheets...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Yexin Feng, Keqiu Chen, Xin-Zheng Li, Enge Wang, Lixin Zhang
Our first-principles calculations reveal that there exist contrasting modes of initial nucleations of graphene on transition metal surfaces, in which hydrogen plays the role. On Cu(100) and Cu(111) surfaces, an sp(2)-type network of carbons can be automatically formed with the help of hydrogen under very low carbon coverages. Thus, by tuning the chemical potential of hydrogen, both of the nucleation process and the following growth can be finely controlled. In contrast, on the Ni(111) surface, instead of hydrogen, the carbon coverage is the critical factor for the nucleation and growth...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
Bintong Huang, Lili Xiao, Haifeng Dong, Xueji Zhang, Wei Gan, Shahid Mahboob, Khalid Abdullah Al-Ghanim, Qunhui Yuan, Yingchun Li
A novel electrochemical sensor has been facilely fabricated by applying composite elements consisting of nitrogen and sulfur co-doped activated graphene (N,S-AGR) and molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP). N,S-AGR was synthesized by one-pot pyrogenation of a mixture of thiourea, KOH and graphene oxide, which was introduced to improve electron transfer capability and surface area of the electrode, while the electro-polymerized MIP layer afforded simultaneous recognition and quantification of cyclophosphamide (CPA) by utilizing Fe(CN)6(3-/4-) as probe to indicate electrical signals...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
Tingxuan Wu, Tingting Li, Zhiguang Liu, Yujing Guo, Chuan Dong
In this paper, poly (diallyldimethylammonium chloride) functionalized graphene/palladium nanoparticles (PDDA-Gr/PdNPs) have been successfully synthesized through a simple one-pot method with the use of PDDA as stabilizing agents. The electrochemical response of triclosan on the PDDA-Gr/PdNPs modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE) is greatly enhanced comparing to the PDDA-Gr/GCE or the bare GCE. It is suggested that the nanocomposite exhibited good electron transfer ability and catalytic activity. Under the optimal conditions, the oxidation current increased linearly with the concentration of triclosan in the range of 9...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
Qinqin Wang, Lu Wang, Gaiping Li, Baoxian Ye
Palladium nanoparticles with diameter of around 5-10nm supported on poly (diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDDA)-functionalized graphene composites were prepared by a simple chemical method. As-prepared nanocomposites were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), x-ray diffraction (XRD), ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry (UV-vis) and electrochemical techniques, which were clearly demonstrated that palladium nanoparticles were uniformly dispersed on the graphene sheets. Based on the PDDA-Gr-Pd nanocomposites, a new voltammetric sensor was established and exhibited excellent electrocatalytic activity and fast electron transfer rate toward taxifolin...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
Hongmei Jiang, Shuqin Wang, Wenfang Deng, Youming Zhang, Yueming Tan, Qingji Xie, Ming Ma
We report here graphene-like carbon nanosheets (GCN) as a new electrode material for the electrochemical determination of hydroquinone (HQ) and catechol (CC). The GCN were prepared from maltose using ammonia chloride as a blowing agent and cobalt nitrate as a graphitization catalyst precursor. The as-prepared GCN material shows high graphitization degree, abundant porosity, and large specific surface area. Two well-separated anodic peaks for HQ and CC are obtained at GCN modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE) with a peak-to-peak separation of 118mV...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
Shiqiang Cui, Li Li, Yaping Ding, Jiangjiang Zhang, Hua Yang, Yingzi Wang
The glassy carbon electrode (GCE) modified with mesoporous NiCo2O4-decorated reduced graphene oxide (NiCo2O4/rGO) was first applied for the electrochemical determination of rutin. The synthesized NiCo2O4 and NiCo2O4/rGO were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) method. The sensor not only showed a satisfactory linear range (0.1-150μM) and detection limit (0...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
Kai Sheng, Lu Wang, Huichao Li, Lina Zou, Baoxian Ye
The present paper reported an one-pot synthesis of Co nanoparticles doped amino-graphene nanocomposites (Co-amino-Gr), involving in situ generation of Co nanoparticles (NPs). The simultaneous reduction of graphene oxide (GO) and Co(2+) to produce Co-amino-Gr had been achieved under mild reaction conditions using an environmentally benign reducing agent, glycine. By combining the merits of amino-Gr and the Co NPs, a highly sensitive electrochemical sensor was erected to detect baicalin based on the Co-amino-Gr nanocomposites...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
Li Chen, Chuanli Wu, Pan Du, Xiaowei Feng, Ping Wu, Chenxin Cai
This work reports a facile electrolyzing method to synthesize boron-doped graphene quantum dots (BGQDs) and uses the BGQDs as a fluorescent probe to determine Fe(3+) ion levels in water samples. The BGQDs were produced by oxidizing graphite in an aqueous borax solution at pH 7; then, the borate solution was filtered with BGQDs, and the borate was dialyzed from the filtrate, leaving a solution of BGQDs in water. The amount of the B in the BGQDs can be adjusted by changing the concentration of borax used for the electrolyte...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
Yong Li, Daixin Ye, Wen Liu, Bin Shi, Rui Guo, Haijuan Pei, Jingying Xie
Manganese oxides are promising anode materials for their high-energy density. However, they suffer from poor rate capability and fast capacity fading. Herein, we construct a three-dimensional (3D) core-shell structured polypyrrole (PPy)/MnO2-reduced graphene oxide (rGO)-carbon nanotubes (CNTs) composite via a facile two-step method. In the structure, the CNTs can facilitate fast electron conduction and keep structural integrity. The flexible and conductive rGO nanosheets work as both a reactive material and a carrier for MnO2 in-situ growth...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Rui Bao, Baoyu Tan, Shuang Liang, Ning Zhang, Wei Wang, Wenguang Liu
Previous studies suggested that a stiffer hydrogel system exhibited a better performance to promote heart function after myocardial infarction (MI). However, the nature of myocardium, a tissue that alternately contracts and relaxes with electrical impulses, leads us to hypothesize that a soft and conductive hydrogel may be in favor of mechanical and electrical signals transmission to enhance heart function after MI. In this work, π-π conjugation interaction was first employed to produce a soft injectable hydrogel with conductive property...
January 12, 2017: Biomaterials
Xia Liu, Jing Ma, Xiaoming Wu, Liwei Lin, Xiaohong Wang
Piezoelectricity in macromolecule polymers has been gaining immense attention, particularly for applications in biocompatible, implantable, and flexible electronic devices. This paper introduces core-shell-structured piezoelectric polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) nanofibers chemically wrapped by graphene oxide (GO) lamellae (PVDF/GO nanofibers), in which the polar β-phase nanocrystals are formed and uniaxially self-oriented by the synergistic effect of mechanical stretching, high-voltage alignment, and chemical interactions...
January 20, 2017: ACS Nano
Jon Alexander Lewis Willcox, Hyung J Kim
A molecular dynamics graphene oxide model is used to shed light on commonly overlooked features of graphene oxide membranes. The model features both perpendicular and parallel water flow across multiple sheets of pristine and/or oxidized graphene to simulate "brick-and-mortar" microstructures. Additionally, regions of pristine/oxidized graphene overlap which have thus far been overlooked in the literature are explored. Differences in orientational and hydrogen-bonding features between adjacent layers of water in this mixed region are found to be even more prominent than differences between pristine and oxidized channels...
January 20, 2017: ACS Nano
Qixing Zhou, Xiangang Hu
The interactions between nanomaterials and plants have attracted increasing attention. However, the systemic stress and recovery patterns of plants in response to nanomaterials and the connections between the molecular responses and phenotypes remain unclear. Herein, rice was exposed to graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets at 0.01-1 mg/L for 7 days under hydroponic exposure, followed by a 7-day post-exposure (GO-free). The significant upregulation (p<0.05) of phenylalanine metabolism, secondary metabolism and heme peroxidase reflected the stress and recovery patterns of rice roots exposed to GO...
January 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
Rajendra Kurapati, Kostas Kostarelos, Maurizio Prato, Alberto Bianco
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January 2017: Advanced Materials
Raed Alharbi, Mehrdad Irannejad, Mustafa Yavuz
Integrating plasmonic materials, like gold with a two-dimensional material (e.g., graphene) enhances the light-material interaction and, hence, plasmonic properties of the metallic nanostructure. A localized surface plasmon resonance sensor is an effective platform for biomarker detection. They offer a better bulk surface (local) sensitivity than a regular surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor; however, they suffer from a lower figure of merit compared to that one in a propagating surface plasmon resonance sensors...
January 19, 2017: Sensors
Nezhat Pournaghavi, Mahdi Esmaeilzadeh, Adib Abrishamifar, Somaieh Ahmadi
Regarding the spin field effect transistor (spin FET) challenges such as mismatch effect in spin injection and insufficient spin life time, we propose a silicene based device which can be a promising candidate to overcome some of those problems. Using non-equilibrium Green���s function method, we investigate the spin-dependent conductance in a zigzag silicene nanoribbon connected to two magnetized leads which are supposed to be either in parallel or anti-parallel configurations. For both configurations, a controllable spin current can be obtained when the Rashba effect is present; thus, we can have a spin filter device...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
Ding Zheng, Wei Huang, Pu Fan, Yifan Zheng, Jiang Huang, Junsheng Yu
A novel hybrid cathode interlayer (CIL) consisting of reduced graphene oxide and zinc oxide (ZnO) is realized in the inverted organic solar cells (OSCs). Dual-nozzle spray coating system and facile one step in-situ thermal reduction/annealing (ITR/ITA) method are introduced to precisely control the components of the CIL, assemble ZnO with graphene oxide, and reduce graphene oxide into in-situ thermal reduced graphene oxide (IT-RGO), simultaneously. The ZnO:IT-RGO hybrid CIL shows high electric conductivity, interconnecting nanostructure and matched energy level, which leads to a significant enhancement in the power conversion efficiency from 6...
January 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
XingChen Zhai, Hua Zhang, Min Zhang, Xin Yang, Cheng Gu, GuoPeng Zhou, Haitian Zhao, Zhenyu Wang, Aijun Dong, Jing Wang
A rapid monitoring platform for sensitive voltammetric detection of thiamethoxam (TMX) residues was reported in the present study. The β-cyclodextrin-reduced graphene oxide composite (β-CD-rGO) was used as a reinforcing material in electrochemical determination of TMX. Compared with bare glassy carbon electrode (GCE), the reduction peak currents of TMX at rGO/GCE and β-CD-rGO/GCE were increased by 70 and 124 folds, respectively. The experimental conditions influencing voltammetric determination of TMX, such as the amount of β-CD-rGO, solution pH, temperature and time on accumulation, were optimized...
January 20, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Xiao Fu, P Ilanchezhiyan, G Mohan Kumar, Hak Dong Cho, Lei Zhang, A Sattar Chan, Dong J Lee, Gennady N Panin, Tae Won Kang
4H-SnS2 layered crystals synthesized by a hydrothermal method were used to obtain via liquid phase exfoliation quantum dots (QDs), consisting of a single layer (SLQDs) or multiple layers (MLQDs). Systematic downshift of the peaks in the Raman spectra of crystals with a decrease in size was observed. The bandgap of layered QDs, estimated by UV-visible absorption spectroscopy and the tunneling current measurements using graphene probes, increases from 2.25 eV to 3.50 eV with decreasing size. 2-4 nm SLQDs, which are transparent in the visible region, show selective absorption and photosensitivity at wavelengths in the ultraviolet region of the spectrum while larger MLQDs (5-90 nm) exhibit a broad band absorption in the visible spectral region and the photoresponse under white light...
January 20, 2017: Nanoscale
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