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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30240195/microenvironment-responsive-magnetic-nanocomposites-based-on-silver-nanoparticles-gentamicin-for-enhanced-biofilm-disruption-by-magnetic-field
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Xi Wang, Juan Wu, Peili Li, Lina Wang, Jie Zhou, Gaoke Zhang, Xin Li, Bingcheng Hu, Xiaodong Xing
Biofilms contribute to persistent bacterial infections as well as formidable resistances to conventional antibiotics. However, it is still a major challenge to establish an advanced antibacterial nanoplatform that can efficiently eradicate biofilms while overcoming bacterial resistances. Taking advantage of the stimuli-responsive technique and the magnetic guidance strategy, here we present a highly efficient nanoplatform for planktonic inactivation and biofilm disruption. The multilayer films consisting of antibiotic gentamicin (Gen), tannic acid, and silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were fabricated and coated on magnetic nanoparticles via electrostatic interactions...
October 4, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30142900/field-validation-of-a-magnetic-sensor-to-monitor-borehole-deviation-during-tunnel-excavation
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Fujian Tang, Jianzhou Yang, Hong-Nan Li, Fuqiang Liu, Ningbo Wang, Peng Jia, Yizheng Chen
In this article, a magnetic sensor is proposed to monitor borehole deviation during tunnel excavation. It is made by piling four super-strong N42 NdFeB cylinder magnets and then encasing them in an aluminum alloy hollow cylinder. The distribution of the magnetic field produced by the magnetic sensor and its summation with the geomagnetic field (GMF) in a global coordinate system are derived based on the theory of magnetic fields. An algorithm is developed to localize the position of the magnetic sensor. The effect of the GMF variation on the effective monitoring range of the magnetic sensor is also studied numerically...
August 23, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30121312/delivery-of-superparamagnetic-polymeric-micelles-loaded-with-quercetin-to-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Korawith Srisa-Nga, Samlee Mankhetkorn, Siriporn Okonogi, Ruttiros Khonkarn
The aim of this study was to develop co-encapsulation of quercetin (QCT) and superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) into methoxy-poly(ethylene glycol)-b-oligo(ɛ-caprolactone), mPEG750-b-OCL-Bz micelles (QCT-SPIONs-loaded micelles) for inhibition of hepatitis B virus-transfected hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2.2.15) cell growth. QCT-SPIONs-loaded micelles were prepared using film hydration method. They were spherical in shape with average size of 22-55 nm. The best QCT-SPIONs-loaded micelles showed entrapment efficiency and loading capacity of QCT at 70% and 3...
August 16, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29870964/neodymium-recovery-from-ndfeb-magnet-wastes-using-primene-81r%C3%A2-cyanex-572-il-by-solvent-extraction
#4
S Pavón, A Fortuny, M T Coll, A M Sastre
The necessity of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) recycling is crucial to minimizing their supply risk and provide an alternative to greener technologies. Hence, the REEs recovery from NdFeB magnet wastes using cationic extractants by solvent extraction technique has been investigated in this research. Due to the difficulty in maintaining the aqueous pH in the industrial counter-current devices when extractants like Cyanex 272 or Cyanex 572 are used, the Primene 81R·Cyanex 572 ionic liquid has been synthesised to overcome this...
September 15, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763970/technical-note-experimental-verification-of-magnetic-field-induced-beam-deflection-and-bragg-peak-displacement-for-mr-integrated-proton-therapy
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Sonja M Schellhammer, Sebastian Gantz, Armin Lühr, Bradley M Oborn, Michael Bussmann, Aswin L Hoffmann
PURPOSE: Given its sensitivity to anatomical variations, proton therapy is expected to benefit greatly from integration with magnetic resonance imaging for online anatomy monitoring during irradiation. Such an integration raises several challenges, as both systems mutually interact. The proton beam will experience quasi-continuous energy loss and energy-dependent electromagnetic deflection at the same time, giving rise to a deflected beam trajectory and an altered dose distribution with a displaced Bragg peak...
July 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751541/compact-fticr-mass-spectrometry-for-real-time-monitoring-of-volatile-organic-compounds
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Joël Lemaire, Sébastien Thomas, Allan Lopes, Essyllt Louarn, Hélène Mestdagh, Hubert Latappy, Julien Leprovost, Michel Heninger
In this paper, we present a compact Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer (FTICR-MS) designed for real time analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air or in water. The spectrometer is based on a structured permanent magnet made with NdFeB segments. Chemical ionization is implemented inside the ICR cell. The most widely used reaction is the proton transfer reaction using H₃O⁺ precursor ions, but other ionic precursors can be used to extend the range of species that can be detected...
May 3, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718577/engineering-bulk-layered-multicomponent-nanostructures-with-high-energy-density
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Guangwei Huang, Xiaohong Li, Li Lou, Yingxin Hua, Guangjun Zhu, Ming Li, Hai-Tian Zhang, Jianwei Xiao, Bin Wen, Ming Yue, Xiangyi Zhang
The precise control of individual components in multicomponent nanostructures is crucial to realizing their fascinating functionalities for applications in electronics, energy-conversion devices, and biotechnologies. However, this control remains particularly challenging for bulk, multicomponent nanomaterials because the desired structures of the constitute components often conflict. Herein, a strategy is reported for simultaneously controlling the structural properties of the constituent components in bulk multicomponent nanostructures through layered structural design...
May 2018: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506775/separation-of-mixed-waste-plastics-via-magnetic-levitation
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Peng Zhao, Jun Xie, Fu Gu, Nusrat Sharmin, Philip Hall, Jianzhong Fu
Separation becomes a bottleneck of dealing with the enormous stream of waste plastics, as most of the extant methods can only handle binary mixtures. In this paper, a novel method that based on magnetic levitation was proposed for separating multiple mixed plastics. Six types of plastics, i.e., polypropylene (PP), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polyamide 6 (PA6), polycarbonate (PC), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), were used to simulate the mixed waste plastics. The samples were mixed and immersed into paramagnetic medium that placed into a magnetic levitation configuration with two identical NdFeB magnets with like-poles facing each other, and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy was employed to verify the separation outputs...
June 2018: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495853/quantitative-magneto-optical-investigation-of-superconductor-ferromagnet-hybrid-structures
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G Shaw, J Brisbois, L B G L Pinheiro, J Müller, S Blanco Alvarez, T Devillers, N M Dempsey, J E Scheerder, J Van de Vondel, S Melinte, P Vanderbemden, M Motta, W A Ortiz, K Hasselbach, R B G Kramer, A V Silhanek
We present a detailed quantitative magneto-optical imaging study of several superconductor/ferromagnet hybrid structures, including Nb deposited on top of thermomagnetically patterned NdFeB and permalloy/niobium with erasable and tailored magnetic landscapes imprinted in the permalloy layer. The magneto-optical imaging data are complemented with and compared to scanning Hall probe microscopy measurements. Comprehensive protocols have been developed for calibrating, testing, and converting Faraday rotation data to magnetic field maps...
February 2018: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495852/a-table-top-experiment-to-investigate-production-and-properties-of-a-plasma-confined-by-a-dipole-magnet
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Anuj Ram Baitha, Ashwani Kumar, Sudeep Bhattacharjee
We report a table top experiment to investigate production and properties of a plasma confined by a dipole magnet. A water cooled, strong, cylindrical permanent magnet (NdFeB) magnetized along the axial direction and having a surface magnetic field of ∼0.5 T is employed to create a dipole magnetic field. The plasma is created by electron cyclotron resonance heating. Visual observations of the plasma indicate that radiation belts appear due to trapped particles, similar to the earth's magnetosphere. The electron temperature lies in the range 2-13 eV and is hotter near the magnets and in a downstream region...
February 2018: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486124/life-cycle-assessment-of-neodymium-iron-boron-magnet-to-magnet-recycling-for-electric-vehicle-motors
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Hongyue Jin, Peter Afiuny, Stephen Dove, Gojmir Furlan, Miha Zakotnik, Yuehwern Yih, John W Sutherland
Neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnets offer the strongest magnetic field per unit volume, and thus, are widely used in clean energy applications such as electric vehicle motors. However, rare earth elements (REEs), which are the key materials for creating NdFeB magnets, have been subject to significant supply uncertainty in the past decade. NdFeB magnet-to-magnet recycling has recently emerged as a promising strategy to mitigate this supply risk. This paper assesses the environmental footprint of NdFeB magnet-to-magnet recycling by directly measuring the environmental inputs and outputs from relevant industries and compares the results with production from "virgin" materials, using life cycle assessments...
March 20, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397277/recovery-of-rare-earths-from-spent-ndfeb-magnets-of-wind-turbine-leaching-and-kinetic-aspects
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Aarti Kumari, Manish Kumar Sinha, Swati Pramanik, Sushanta Kumar Sahu
Increasing demands of rare earth (RE) metals for advanced technological applications coupled with the scarcity of primary resources have led to the development of processes to treat secondary resources like scraps or end of life products that are often rich in such metals. Spent NdFeB magnet may serve as a potential source of rare earths containing around ∼30% of neodymium and other rare earths. In the present investigation, a pyro-hydrometallurgical process has been developed to recover rare earth elements (Nd, Pr and Dy) from the spent wind turbine magnet...
May 2018: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297768/a-reconfigurable-omnidirectional-soft-robot-based-on-caterpillar-locomotion
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Jun Zou, Yangqiao Lin, Chen Ji, Huayong Yang
A pneumatically powered, reconfigurable omnidirectional soft robot based on caterpillar locomotion is described. The robot is composed of nine modules arranged as a three by three matrix and the length of this matrix is 154 mm. The robot propagates a traveling wave inspired by caterpillar locomotion, and it has all three degrees of freedom on a plane (X, Y, and rotation). The speed of the robot is about 18.5 m/h (two body lengths per minute) and it can rotate at a speed of 1.63°/s. The modules have neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnets embedded and can be easily replaced or combined into other configurations...
April 2018: Soft Robotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092514/a-large-diameter-hollow-shaft-cryogenic-motor-based-on-a-superconducting-magnetic-bearing-for-millimeter-wave-polarimetry
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B R Johnson, F Columbro, D Araujo, M Limon, B Smiley, G Jones, B Reichborn-Kjennerud, A Miller, S Gupta
In this paper, we present the design and measured performance of a novel cryogenic motor based on a superconducting magnetic bearing (SMB). The motor is tailored for use in millimeter-wave half-wave plate (HWP) polarimeters, where a HWP is rapidly rotated in front of a polarization analyzer or polarization-sensitive detector. This polarimetry technique is commonly used in cosmic microwave background polarization studies. The SMB we use is composed of fourteen yttrium barium copper oxide (YBCO) disks and a contiguous neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) ring magnet...
October 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060660/a-portable-low-cost-3d-printed-main-magnetic-field-system-for-magnetic-imaging
#15
Iksung Kang
In this paper, a portable, low-cost, 3D-printed system for main magnetic field is proposed to suggest a solution for accessibility problems of current magnetic imaging systems, e.g. MRI scanner, their size and cost. The system consists of twelve pairs of NdFeB N35 permanent magnets arranged in a Halbach array in a 3D-printed, cylindrical container based on FEM simulation results by COMSOL Multiphysics 4.4b. Its magnetic field homogeneity and field strength were measured by Hall sensors, WSH-135 XPAN2 by Wilson Semiconductor, and the container was printed by 3DISON H700 by Rokit...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024263/field-distribution-of-transcranial-static-magnetic-stimulation-in-realistic-human-head-model
#16
Joseph J Tharayil, Stefan M Goetz, John M Bernabei, Angel V Peterchev
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this work was to characterize the magnetic field (B-field) that arises in a human brain model from the application of transcranial static magnetic field stimulation (tSMS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The spatial distribution of the B-field magnitude and gradient of a cylindrical, 5.08 cm × 2.54 cm NdFeB magnet were simulated in air and in a human head model using the finite element method and calibrated with measurements in air. The B-field was simulated for magnet placements over prefrontal, motor, sensory, and visual cortex targets...
June 2018: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905150/silver-doped-hydroxyapatite-coatings-by-sacrificial-anode-deposition-under-magnetic-field
#17
S Swain, T R Rautray
Uniform distribution of silver (Ag) in the hydroxyapatite (HA) coated Ti surface has been a concern for which an attempt has been made to dope Ag in HA coating with and without magnetic field. Cathodic deposition technique was employed to coat Ag incorporated hydroxyapatite coating using a sacrificial silver anode method by using NdFeB bar magnets producing 12 Tesla magnetic field. While uniform deposition of Ag was observed in the coatings under magnetic field, dense coating was evident in the coating without magnetic field conditions...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887977/magnetic-electrospun-short-nanofibers-wrapped-graphene-oxide-as-a-promising-biomaterials-for-guiding-cellular-behavior
#18
Zhang-Qi Feng, Chuanmei Shi, Bin Zhao, Ting Wang
Magnetic particles show extremely wide application prospects in the biomedical field, particularly in the success of cellular manipulation, drug delivery systems, magnetic hyperthermia and NRI contrast enhancement. Graphene oxide with functional groups has a promising biological effect. In this work, we develop magnetic short-fibers wrapped graphene oxide for guiding cellular behavior with the aid of high-speed shear of nanofibers fabricated through electrospinning technique. The diameter and the length of short-fibers are about 300nm and 80μm, respectively...
December 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808287/rare-earth-extraction-from-ndfeb-magnet-using-a-closed-loop-acid-process
#19
Jiro Kitagawa, Ryohei Uemura
There is considerable interest in extraction of rare earth elements from NdFeB magnets to enable recycling of these elements. In practical extraction methods using wet processes, the acid waste solution discharge is a problem that must be resolved to reduce the environmental impact of the process. Here, we present an encouraging demonstration of rare earth element extraction from a NdFeB magnet using a closed-loop hydrochloric acid (HCl)-based process. The extraction method is based on corrosion of the magnet in a pretreatment stage and a subsequent ionic liquid technique for Fe extraction from the HCl solution...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764508/selective-sensitivity-in-kerr-microscopy
#20
I V Soldatov, R Schäfer
A new technique for contrast separation in wide-field magneto-optical Kerr microscopy is introduced. Utilizing the light from eight light emitting diodes, guided to the microscope by glass fibers and being switched synchronously with the camera exposure, domain images with orthogonal in-plane sensitivity can be displayed simultaneously at real-time, and images with pure in-plane or polar contrast can be obtained. The benefit of this new method of contrast separation is demonstrated for Permalloy films, a NdFeB sinter magnet, and a cobalt crystal...
July 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
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