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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231428/facile-and-reliable-in-situ-polymerization-of-poly-ethyl-cyanoacrylate-based-polymer-electrolytes-towards-flexible-lithium-batteries
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Yanyan Cui, Jingchao Chai, Huiping Du, Yulong Duan, Guangwen Xie, Zhihong Liu, Guanglei Cui
ABSTRACT:Polycyanoacrylate is a very promising matrix for polymer electrolyte,which possesses advantages of strong binding and high electrochemical stability owing to the functional nitrile groups. Herein, a facile and reliable in-situ polymerization strategy of poly(ethyl cyanoacrylate) (PECA) based gel polymer electrolytes (GPE) via a high efficient anionic polymerization was introduced consisting of PECA and 4 M LiClO4 in carbonate solvents. The in-situ polymerized PECA gel polymer electrolyte achieved an excellent ionic conductivity (2...
February 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231422/adiponitrile-litfsi-solution-as-alkylcarbonate-free-electrolyte-for-lto-nmc-li-ion-batteries
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Douaa Farhat, Fouad Ghamouss, Julia Maibach, Kristina Edström, Daniel Lemordant
Recently, dinitriles (NC(CH2)nCN) and especially adiponitrile (ADN, n=4) have attracted the attention as secure electrolyte solvents due to their chemical stability, high boiling points, high flash points and low vapor pressure. The good solvating properties of ADN toward lithium salts and its high electrochemical stability (~ 6V vs. Li/Li+) make it suitable for safer Li-ions cells without performances loss. In this study, ADN is used as a single electrolyte solvent with lithium bis(trimethylsulfonyl)imide (LiTFSI)...
February 23, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231004/ionic-intercalation-in-2d-van-der-waals-materials-in-situ-characterization-and-electrochemical-control-of-the-anisotropic-thermal-conductivity-of-black-phosphorus
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Joon Sang Kang, Ming Ke, Yongjie Hu
Two-dimensional van der Waals materials have shown novel fundamental properties and promise for wide applications. Here, we reported, for the first time, an experimental demonstration of the in-situ characterization and control of the anisotropic thermal conductivity of black phosphorus. We develop a novel platform based on lithium ion batteries that integrates ultrafast optical spectroscopy and electrochemical control to investigate the interactions between lithium ions and the lattices of the black phosphorus electrode...
February 23, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230537/core-shell-znco2o4-tio2-nanowall-array-as-an-anode-for-li-ion-batteries
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Wei Shi, Haitao Zhao, Bingan Lu
In this paper, ZnCo2O4 nanowall arrays were firstly obtained through self-assembly followed by calcination. Then atomic layer deposition was used to fabricate core-shell ZnCo2O4@TiO2 nanowall arrays (NWAs) as anode materials for lithium ion batteries (LIBs). The hierarchical nanowall array nanostructure with fast ion diffusion and electron transport at electrode/electrolyte interface, while the shell of TiO2 with excellent chemical stability can protect the ZnCo2O4 nanowall arrays from volume expansion during charge and discharge processes...
February 23, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230376/facet-dependent-thermal-instability-in-licoo2
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Soroosh Sharifi-Asl, Fernando A Soto, Anmin Nie, Yifei Yuan, Hasti Asayesh-Ardakani, Tara Foroozan, Vitaliy Yurkiv, Boao Song, Farzad Mashayek, Robert F Klie, Khalil Amine, Jun Lu, Perla B Balbuena, Reza Shahbazian-Yassar
Thermal runaways triggered by the oxygen release from oxide cathode materials pose a major safety concern for widespread application of lithium ion batteries. Utilizing in-situ aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) at high temperatures, we show that oxygen release from LixCoO2 cathode crystals is occurring at the surface of particles. We correlated this local oxygen evolution from the LixCoO2 structure with local phase transitions spanning from layered to spinel and then to rock salt structure upon exposure to elevated temperatures...
February 23, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229488/ultrafast-highly-reversible-and-cycle-stable-lithium-storage-boosted-by-pseudocapacitance-in-sn-based-alloying-anodes
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Yinzhu Jiang, Yong Li, Peng Zhou, Zhenyun Lan, Yunhao Lu, Chen Wu, Mi Yan
Boosting power density is one of the primary challenges that current lithium ion batteries face. Alloying anodes that possess suitable potential windows stand at the forefront in pursuing ultrafast and highly reversible lithium storage to achieve high power/energy lithium ion batteries. Herein, ultrafast lithium storage in Sn-based nanocomposite anodes is demonstrated, which is boosted by pseudocapacitance benefitting from a high fraction of highly interconnected interfaces of Fe/Sn/Li2 O. By tailoring the voltage window in the range of 0...
February 23, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228402/aliskiren-increases-aquaporin-2-expression-and-attenuates-lithium-induced-nephrogenic-diabetes-insipidus
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Yu Lin, Tiezheng Zhang, Pinning Feng, Miaojuan Qiu, Qiaojuan Liu, Suchun Li, Peili Zheng, Yonglun Kong, Moshe Levi, Chunling Li, Weidong Wang
The direct renin inhibitor aliskiren has been shown to retain and persist in medullary collecting ducts even after treatment was discontinued, suggesting a new mechanism of action for this drug. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether aliskiren regulates renal aquaporin expression in the collecting ducts and improves urinary concentrating defect induced by lithium in mice. The mice were either fed with normal chow or LiCl diet (40mM/kg dry food/day for 4 days and 20mM/kg dry food/day for last 3 days) for seven days...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228169/characterization-of-sulfur-and-nanostructured-sulfur-battery-cathodes-in-electron-microscopy-without-sublimation-artifacts
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Barnaby D A Levin, Michael J Zachman, Jörg G Werner, Ritu Sahore, Kayla X Nguyen, Yimo Han, Baoquan Xie, Lin Ma, Lynden A Archer, Emmanuel P Giannelis, Ulrich Wiesner, Lena F Kourkoutis, David A Muller
Lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries have the potential to provide higher energy storage density at lower cost than conventional lithium ion batteries. A key challenge for Li-S batteries is the loss of sulfur to the electrolyte during cycling. This loss can be mitigated by sequestering the sulfur in nanostructured carbon-sulfur composites. The nanoscale characterization of the sulfur distribution within these complex nanostructured electrodes is normally performed by electron microscopy, but sulfur sublimates and redistributes in the high-vacuum conditions of conventional electron microscopes...
February 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228007/unit-with-fluidized-bed-for-gas-vapor-activation-of-different-carbonaceous-materials-for-various-purposes-design-computation-implementation
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Eugene Strativnov
We propose the technology of obtaining the promising material with wide specter of application-activated nanostructured carbon. In terms of technical indicators, it will stand next to the materials produced by complex regulations with the use of costly chemical operations. It can be used for the following needs: as a sorbent for hemosorption and enterosorption, for creation of the newest source of electric current (lithium and zinc air batteries, supercapacitors), and for processes of short-cycle adsorption gas separation...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227673/colorimetric-determinations-of-lithium-levels-in-drop-volumes-of-human-plasma-for-monitoring-patients-with-bipolar-mood-disorder
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M Qassem, M Hickey, P A Kyriacou, M Qassem, M Hickey, P A Kyriacou, M Qassem, M Hickey, P A Kyriacou
Lithium preparations are considered the most reliable form of mood stabilizing medication for patients with Bipolar disorder. Nevertheless, lithium is a toxic element and its therapeutic range is extremely narrow, with levels of 0.61.0 mEq considered normal, whereas levels above 1.5 mEq are toxic. Thus unfortunately, many patients reach toxic levels that lead to unnecessary complications. It is believed that personal monitoring of blood lithium levels would benefit patients taking lithium medication. Therefore, our aim is to develop a personal lithium blood level analyzer for patients with bipolar mood disorder, and we report here our initial results of a colorimetric-based method used to test drop-volumes of human plasma that had been spiked with lithium...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226932/novel-refractive-index-biosensing-of-microcontact-printed-molecules-on-lithium-niobate
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Nikhil Bhalla, Shivani Sathish, Amy Q Shen, Nikhil Bhalla, Shivani Sathish, Amy Q Shen, Shivani Sathish, Amy Q Shen, Nikhil Bhalla
This work demonstrates, for the first time, the use of lithium niobate as a biosensor that detects local refractive index changes triggered by the presence of biomolecules on its surface. The sensitivity of the sensor was found to be 242±16 nm/RIU. As a case study, we immobilized proteins (IgG antibodies) using micro-contact printing to demonstrate sensing capabilities of the device. The validated proof of concept lays a foundation for developing lithium niobate based novel optical biosensors.
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226570/a-wearable-signal-acquisition-system-for-physiological-signs-including-throat-ppg
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Yizhou Zhong, Yun Pan, Ling Zhang, Kwang-Ting Cheng, Yizhou Zhong, Yun Pan, Ling Zhang, Kwang-Ting Cheng, Yizhou Zhong, Ling Zhang, Kwang-Ting Cheng, Yun Pan
This paper presents a wearable signal acquisition system, which can measure physiological signs, i.e., electrocardiogram (ECG) and photoplethysmogram (PPG). The system is comprised of two parts: (1) an ECG sensor implemented in the master board which will be mounted on the chest and, (2) a combined PPG and motion sensor implemented in the slave board which will be worn around the neck area. The single-lead ECG, the single-channel PPG, and the 3-channel accelerometer signals are all sampled at 200Hz, and transmitted to an Android app through Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) in real time...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225556/nb-doped-rutile-tio2-mesocrystals-with-enhanced-lithium-storage-properties-for-lithium-ion-battery
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Mingdeng Wei, Tongbin Lin, Weifeng Zhang, Nae-Lih Wu
A homogeneous Nb-doped rutile TiO2 mesocrystal material was synthesized successfully via a facile hydrothermal route. The incorporation of Nb5+ not only promotes the crystallization for the building subunits of the rutile TiO2 mesocrystal but also improves the electrochemical performance at higher current rates. For instance, a capacity of 96.3 mA h g-1 at a current density as high as 40 C and an excellent long-term cycling stability with a capacity loss of ca. 0.006% per cycle at 5 C can be achieved when an appropriate amount of Nb5+ was doped into rutile TiO2 mesocrystal...
February 22, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224685/bubble-sheet-like-interface-design-with-an-ultrastable-solid-electrolyte-layer-for-high-performance-dual-ion-batteries
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Panpan Qin, Meng Wang, Na Li, Haili Zhu, Xuan Ding, Yongbing Tang
In this work, a bubble-sheet-like hollow interface design on Al foil anode to improve the cycling stability and rate performance of aluminum anode based dual-ion battery is reported, in which, a carbon-coated hollow aluminum anode is used as both anode materials and current collector. This anode structure can guide the alloying position inside the hollow nanospheres, and also confine the alloy sizes within the hollow nanospheres, resulting in significantly restricted volumetric expansion and ultrastable solid electrolyte interface (SEI)...
February 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222886/effect-of-different-acidic-solutions-on-the-optical-behavior-of-lithium-disilicate-ceramics
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Daniela Micheline Dos Santos, Emily Vivianne Freitas da Silva, Aljomar José Vechiato-Filho, Denis Watanabe, Sandro Basso Bitencourt, Aimée Maria Guiotti, Marcelo Coelho Goiato
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The stability of the optical characteristics of dental ceramics is essential. Degradation of these materials resulting from pH or temperature alterations in the oral cavity can lead to treatment failure. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the color change (ΔE), the L* coordinate, the translucency parameter, and the contrast ratio of lithium disilicate ceramic exposed to commonly used and potentially colorant solutions...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222866/shear-bond-strength-of-zirconia-based-ceramics-veneered-with-2-different-techniques
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Ahmed M Zaher, J L Hochstedler, Frederick A Rueggeberg, Edwin L Kee
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Delamination of veneering ceramic is reported as one of the most frequent problems associated with veneered zirconia restorations. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the shear bond strength of sintered lithium disilicate to that of pressed fluorapatite glass-ceramic on a zirconia substrate. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty zirconia blocks (20×15×2.5-mm thick) were cut, sintered, and divided into 2 groups...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222508/chronic-lithium-treatment-in-a-rat-model-of-basal-forebrain-cholinergic-depletion-effects-on-memory-impairment-and-neurodegeneration
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Francesca Gelfo, Debora Cutuli, Annalisa Nobili, Paola De Bartolo, Marcello D'Amelio, Laura Petrosini, Carlo Caltagirone
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder with multifactorial etiopathogenesis, characterized by progressive loss of memory and other cognitive functions. A fundamental neuropathological feature of AD is the early and severe brain cholinergic neurodegeneration. Lithium is a monovalent cation classically utilized in the treatment of mood disorders, but recent evidence also advances a beneficial potentiality of this compound in neurodegeneration. Interestingly, lithium acts on several processes whose alterations characterize the brain cholinergic impairment at short and long term...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222360/maintenance-therapy-with-second-generation-antipsychotics-for-bipolar-disorder-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Leif Lindström, Eva Lindström, Mikael Nilsson, Malin Höistad
BACKGROUND: Second generations antipsychotics (SGA) are frequently used for maintenance treatment in bipolar disorder. We systematically reviewed the efficacy and long-term effects of treatment with SGA, regardless of treatment strategy (SGA administered either as monotherapy or as adjunctive therapy), in comparison to placebo, lithium or valproate. Primary outcomes were relapses (mood episode recurrence) and discontinuation. METHOD: Clinical studies were identified through database searching in PubMed, Embase, PsychInfo and Cochrane Library and critically appraised based on the Cochrane Handbook...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222338/effect-of-synaptic-adhesion-like-molecule-3-on-epileptic-seizures-evidence-from-animal-models
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Jie Li, Ling Chen, Na Wang, Guohui Jiang, Yuqing Wu, Yi Zhang
Axonal sprouting and synaptic reorganization are the primary pathophysiological characteristics of epilepsy. Recent studies demonstrated that synaptic adhesion-like molecule 3 (SALM3) is highly expressed in the central nervous system and plays important roles in neurite outgrowth, branching, and axon guidance, mechanisms that are also observed in epilepsy. However, the expression of SALM3 in the epileptic brain and the effect of SALM3 in the pathogenesis of epilepsy remain unclear. The aims of this study were to investigate SALM3 expression in rat models of epilepsy and to explore the functional significance of SALM3 in epilepsy...
February 17, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221759/fast-decomposition-procedure-of-solid-samples-by-lithium-borates-fusion-employing-salicylic-acid
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Miha Trdin, Marijan Nečemer, Ljudmila Benedik
A new fast decomposition procedure for solid samples was developed. In this study, we investigated decomposition of samples by lithium borates fusion in combination with salicylic acid. The method described shortens the time required for the sample to be digested and loaded to a resin to up to 2 h, and it was especially suitable for alpha spectrometry measurements in emergency situations. Additionally, the method results in high radiochemical recoveries and when compared to other digestion methods (classical digestion utilizing mineral acids, microwave digestion, and lithium borates fusion in combination with polyethylene glycol (PEG)) gives comparable activity concentration values...
February 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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