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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102358/model-for-large-area-monolayer-coverage-of-polystyrene-nanospheres-by-spin-coating
#1
Abhishek Chandramohan, Nikolai V Sibirev, Vladimir G Dubrovskii, Michael C Petty, Andrew J Gallant, Dagou A Zeze
Nanosphere lithography, an inexpensive and high throughput technique capable of producing nanostructure (below 100 nm feature size) arrays, relies on the formation of a monolayer of self-assembled nanospheres, followed by custom-etching to produce nanometre size features on large-area substrates. A theoretical model underpinning the self-ordering process by centrifugation is proposed to describe the interplay between the spin speed and solution concentration. The model describes the deposition of a dense and uniform monolayer by the implicit contribution of gravity, centrifugal force and surface tension, which can be accounted for using only the spin speed and the solid/liquid volume ratio...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101956/aggregates-finding-structures-in-simulation-results-of-solutions
#2
Carlos E S Bernardes
Molecular Dynamic and Monte-Carlo simulations are widely used to investigate the structure and physical properties of solids and liquids at a molecular level. Tools to extract the most relevant information from the obtained results are, however, in considerable demand. One such tool, the program AGGREGATES, is described in this work. Based on distance criteria, the program searches trajectory files for the presence of molecular clusters and computes several statistical and shape properties for these structures...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099810/anisotropic-self-assembly-of-supramolecular-polymers-and-plasmonic-nanoparticles-at-the-liquid-liquid-interface
#3
Joseph J Armao, Irina Nyrkova, Gad Fuks, Artem Osypenko, Mounir Maaloum, Emilie Moulin, Raul Arenal, Odile Gavat, Alexander N Semenov, Nicolas Giuseppone
The study of supramolecular polymers in the bulk, in solution, and at the solid-liquid interface has recently become a major topic of interest, going from fundamental aspects to applications in materials science. However, examples of 1D supramolecular polymers at the liquid-liquid interface are mostly unexplored. Here we describe the light-assisted supramolecular polymerization of triarylamine molecules and their organization at a chloroform-water interface. The resulting interfacial nematic layer of these 1D supramolecular polymers is further used as a template for the precise alignment of spherical gold nanoparticles coming from the water phase...
January 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098414/integrated-photo-grafted-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-with-a-cellulose-acetate-membrane-for-the-extraction-of-melamine-from-dry-milk-before-hplc-analysis
#4
Behrouz Akbari-Adergani, Gholam-Hossein Sadeghian, Alireza Alimohammadi, Zahra Esfandiari
In this study, a new separation technique based on membrane extraction is described for the determination of melamine in dry milk. The water-compatible cellulose acetate membrane, which is photo-grafted by melamine imprinted nanospheres, was prepared by placing the membrane into the polymerization solution containing methacrylic acid as functional monomer, ethylene glycol dimethacrylate as cross-linker, acetonitrile as porogen and melamine as the template molecule. The characterization of the polymeric membrane was performed by Fourier transmission infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098280/single-lithium-ion-conducting-solid-polymer-electrolytes-advances-and-perspectives
#5
REVIEW
Heng Zhang, Chunmei Li, Michal Piszcz, Estibaliz Coya, Teofilo Rojo, Lide M Rodriguez-Martinez, Michel Armand, Zhibin Zhou
Electrochemical energy storage is one of the main societal challenges to humankind in this century. The performances of classical Li-ion batteries (LIBs) with non-aqueous liquid electrolytes have made great advances in the past two decades, but the intrinsic instability of liquid electrolytes results in safety issues, and the energy density of the state-of-the-art LIBs cannot satisfy the practical requirement. Therefore, rechargeable lithium metal batteries (LMBs) have been intensively investigated considering the high theoretical capacity of lithium metal and its low negative potential...
January 18, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089277/accurate-determination-of-residual-acrylic-acid-in-superabsorbent-polymer-of-hygiene-products-by-headspace-gas-chromatography
#6
Shu-Xin Zhang, Xin-Sheng Chai, Ran Jiang
This work reports on a method for the determination of residual acrylic acid (AA) in the superabsorbent polymers for hygiene products by headspace analysis. It was based on water extraction for the polymer sample at a room temperature for 50min. Then, the AA in the extractant reacted with bicarbonate solution in a closed headspace sample vial, from which the carbon dioxide generated from the reaction (within 20min at 70°C) was detected by gas chromatography (GC). It was found that there is adsorption partition equilibrium of AA between solid-liquid phases...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081362/lithium-carbonate-recovery-from-cathode-scrap-of-spent-lithium-ion-battery-a-closed-loop-process
#7
Wenfang Gao, Xihua Zhang, Xiaohong Zheng, Xiao Lin, Hongbin Cao, Yi Zhang, Zhi H I Sun
A closed-loop process to recover lithium carbonate from cathode scrap of lithium-ion battery (LIB) is developed. Lithium could be selectively leached into solution using formic acid while aluminum remained as metallic form and most of other metals from the cathode scrap could be precipitated out. This phenomenon clearly demonstrates that formic acid can be used for lithium recovery from cathode scrap, as both leaching and separation reagent. By investigating the effects of different parameters including temperature, formic acid concentration, H2O2 amount and solid to liquid ratio, the leaching rate of Li can reach 99...
January 12, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074362/the-determination-and-fate-of-disinfection-by-products-from-ozonation-chlorination-of-fulvic-acid
#8
Xin Zhong, Chongwei Cui, Shuili Yu
Ozonation of fulvic acid (FA) can result in diverse intermediate oxidation by-products, significantly affecting disinfection by-product (DBP) formation following chlorination. The objective of this study was to provide insight into ozone reaction intermediates and reveal the possible formation pathway of DBPs from ozonation of FA due to the formation of intermediate oxidation by-products. Aldehydes, aromatic acids, short-chain acids, chloroform, and dichloroacetic acid were detected at various ozone dosage additions...
January 10, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072430/measurement-of-thermal-conductivity-of-porcine-liver-in-the-temperature-range-of-cryotherapy-and-hyperthermia-250-315k-by-a-thermal-sensor-made-of-a-micron-scale-enameled-copper-wire
#9
Z D Jiang, G Zhao, G R Lu
:   BACKGROUND: Cryotherapy and hyperthermia are effective treatments for several diseases, especially for liver cancers. Thermal conductivity is a significant thermal property for the prediction and guidance of surgical procedure. However, the thermal conductivities of organs and tissues, especially over the temperature range of both cryotherapy and hyperthermia are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To provide comprehensive thermal conductivity of liver for both cryotherapy and hyperthermia...
November 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071885/transparent-superhydrophobic-surface-with-varied-surface-tension-responsiveness-in-wettability-based-on-tunable-porous-silica-structure-for-gauging-liquid-surface-tension
#10
Yan Wang, Yingjie Zhu, Chunyang Zhang, Jun Li, Zisheng Guan
Any solid surface can spontaneously exhibit variational wettability toward liquids with varied surface tension (γ). However, this correspondence has seldom been proposed or used on an artificial superhydrophobic surface, which should be more remarkable and peculiar. Herein, we fabricated robust, transparent superhydrophobic surfaces, utilizing acid-catalyzed/base-catalyzed silica (AC-silica and BC-silica) particles combined with candle soot template for structural construction and CVD process for chemical modifi-cation...
January 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069220/ultrasonic-promoted-rapid-tlp-bonding-of-fine-grained-7034-high-strength-aluminum-alloys
#11
Weibing Guo, Xuesong Leng, Tianmin Luan, Jiuchun Yan, Jingshan He
High strength aluminum alloys are extremely sensitive to the thermal cycle of welding. An ultrasonic-promoted rapid TLP bonding with an interlayer of pure Zn was developed to join fine-grained 7034 aluminum alloys at the temperature of lower 400°C. The oxide film could be successfully removed with the ultrasonic vibration, and the Al-Zn eutectic liquid phase generated once Al and Zn contacted with each other. Longer ultrasonic time can promote the diffusion of Zn into the base metal, which would shorten the holding time to complete isothermal solidification...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059424/interactions-of-methanol-ethanol-and-1-propanol-with-polar-and-nonpolar-species-in-water-at-cryogenic-temperatures
#12
Ryutaro Souda
Methanol is known as a strong inhibitor of hydrate formation, but clathrate hydrates of ethanol and 1-propanol can be formed in the presence of help gases. To elucidate the hydrophilic and hydrophobic effects of alcohols, their interactions with simple solute species are investigated in glassy, liquid, and crystalline water using temperature-programmed desorption and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry. Nonpolar solute species embedded underneath amorphous solid water films are released during crystallization, but they tend to withstand water crystallization under the coexistence of methanol additives...
January 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056362/structures-of-biomolecular-complexes-by-combination-of-nmr-and-cryoem-methods
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REVIEW
Philippe Cuniasse, Paulo Tavares, Elena V Orlova, Sophie Zinn-Justin
CryoEM is presently providing structures of biocomplexes considered intractable to analysis by other structural techniques. NMR is playing an important role in delivering structural information on dynamics events and conformational heterogeneity. Impressive results were obtained by combining cryoEM and either liquid- or solid-state NMR, revealing the structures of cellular machines, filaments and amyloid fibrils. NMR solution structures of proteins and nucleic acids were fitted, together with crystallographic structures, into cryoEM maps of large complexes, to decipher their assembly mechanisms and describe their functional dynamics...
January 2, 2017: Current Opinion in Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054692/in-situ-liquid-cell-electron-microscopy-of-ag-au-galvanic-replacement-reactions
#14
Eli A Sutter, Peter W Sutter
Galvanic replacement reactions are important as they transform nanoparticle templates into complex porous and hollow metal or alloy nanostructures with interesting properties for a variety of applications. Real-time liquid cell electron microscopy (LCEM) observations of the transformation of solid nanoparticles into hollow shell and cage bimetallic nanostructures are challenging because the high-energy electron beam strongly affects the galvanic process via species such as aqueous electrons and hydroxyl radicals generated through the radiolysis of water in the liquid cell...
January 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040004/oscillatory-fluid-flow-in-deformable-tubes-implications-for-pore-scale-hydromechanics-from-comparing-experimental-observations-with-theoretical-predictions
#15
Patrick Kurzeja, Holger Steeb, Marc A Strutz, Jörg Renner
Oscillatory flow of four fluids (air, water, two aqueous sodium-tungstate solutions) was excited at frequencies up to 250 Hz in tubes of two materials (steel, silicone) covering a wide range in length, diameter, and thickness. The hydrodynamical response was characterized by phase shift and amplitude ratio between pressures in an upstream (pressure excitation) and a downstream reservoir connected by the tubes. The resulting standing flow waves reflect viscosity-controlled diffusive behavior and inertia-controlled wave behavior for oscillation frequencies relatively low and high compared to Biot's critical frequency, respectively...
December 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032383/predicting-hydrophobic-solvation-by-molecular-simulation-2-new-united-atom-model-for-alkanes-alkenes-and-alkynes
#16
Miguel Jorge
Existing united-atom models for non-polar hydrocarbons lead to systematic deviations in predicted solvation free energies in hydrophobic solvents. In this article, an improved set of parameters is proposed for alkane molecules that corrects this systematic deviation and accurately predicts solvation free energies in hydrophobic media, while simultaneously providing a very good description of pure liquid densities. The model is then extended to alkenes and alkynes, again yielding very accurate predictions of solvation free energies and densities for these classes of compounds...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017565/iron-ii-iii-oxide-multi-walled-carbon-nanotube-composite-as-solid-phase-extraction-sorbent-followed-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-simultaneous-determination-of-zearalenone-and-type-a-trichothecenes-in-salviae-miltiorrhizae
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Keqiu Jiang, Peng Huang, Lianjun Luan, Kai Fan, Wenbo Guo, Zhihui Zhao, Yongjiang Wu, Zheng Han
For the first time, a reliable solid-phase extraction (SPE) procedure using iron (II, III) oxide (Fe3O4)/multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) composite as sorbents was proposed for purification and enrichment of zearalenone (ZEA) and four type A trichothecenes (T-2 toxin (T-2), HT-2 toxin (HT-2), neosolaniol (NEO) and diacetoxyscirpenol (DAS)) in Salviae miltiorrhiza Radix et Rhizoma (Danshen). The Fe3O4/MWCNT composite was synthesized by assembling Fe3O4 with MWCNT by sonication through an "aggregation wrap" mechanism and several key parameters affecting the performance of SPE procedure such as the composition of sample loading solutions, washing and elution solvents were thoroughly investigated...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011430/carbon-dioxide-sequestration-using-nahso4-and-naoh-a-dissolution-and-carbonation-optimisation-study
#18
Aimaro Sanna, Luc Steel, M Mercedes Maroto-Valer
The use of NaHSO4 to leach out Mg fromlizardite-rich serpentinite (in form of MgSO4) and the carbonation of CO2 (captured in form of Na2CO3 using NaOH) to form MgCO3 and Na2SO4 was investigated. Unlike ammonium sulphate, sodium sulphate can be separated via precipitation during the recycling step avoiding energy intensive evaporation process required in NH4-based processes. To determine the effectiveness of the NaHSO4/NaOH process when applied to lizardite, the optimisation of the dissolution and carbonation steps were performed using a UK lizardite-rich serpentine...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011370/new-anthracene-based-schiff-bases-theoretical-and-experimental-investigations-of-photophysical-and-electrochemical-properties
#19
Danuta Sek, Mariola Siwy, Marzena Grucela, Grzegorz Małecki, Elżbieta M Nowak, Gabriela Lewinska, Jerzy Santera, Katarzyna Laba, Mieczyslaw Lapkowski, Sonia Kotowicz, Ewa Schab-Balcerzak
The new Schiff bases bearing anthracene unit were synthesized from 2-aminoanthracene and various aldehydes such as: benzaldehyde, 4-(diphenylamino)benzaldehyde, 9-phenanthrenecarboxaldehyde, 9-anthracenecarboxaldehyde, and biphenyl-4-carboxaldehyde, 2-naphthaldehyde. Resulted azomethines were characterized by IR, NMR ((1)H and (13)C), elemental analysis and UV-vis spectroscopy. The imine consists of anthracene and biphenyl moieties exhibited liquid crystal properties and their nematic phase showed Schlieren texture...
December 15, 2016: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010098/ion-pairing-and-phase-behaviour-of-an-asymmetric-restricted-primitive-model-of-ionic-liquids
#20
Hongduo Lu, Bin Li, Sture Nordholm, Clifford E Woodward, Jan Forsman
An asymmetric restricted primitive model (ARPM) of electrolytes is proposed as a simple three parameter (charge q, diameter d, and charge displacement b) model of ionic liquids and solutions. Charge displacement allows electrostatic and steric interactions to operate between different centres, so that orientational correlations arise in ion-ion interactions. In this way the ionic system may have partly the character of a simple ionic fluid/solid and of a polar fluid formed from ion pairs. The present exploration of the system focuses on the ion pair formation mechanism, the relative concentration of paired and free ions and the consequences for the cohesive energy, and the tendency to form fluid or solid phase...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
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