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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329736/delay-in-renal-hemodynamic-response-to-a-meat-meal-in-severe-obesity
#1
Pietro Anastasio, Davide Viggiano, Miriam Zacchia, Claudia Altobelli, Giovambattista Capasso, Natale Gaspare De Santo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Little information is available about the tubular functions and the renal adjustments that take place in obese subjects after a protein meal. How the excess fat may affect renal response to dietary proteins is currently only partially understood. This paper aims to address (i) whether severe obesity, in the absence of other comorbidities, is responsible of kidney dysfunction at either the glomerular or the tubular level and (ii) whether it compromises renal adaptations to a large protein meal...
March 23, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328790/comparison-of-the-effects-of-quetiapine-xr-and-lithium-monotherapy-on-actigraphy-measured-circadian-parameters-in-patients-with-bipolar-ii-depression
#2
Jeong Yeon Hwang, Jae-Won Choi, Seung-Gul Kang, Su Hwan Hwang, Seog Ju Kim, Yu Jin Lee
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of quetiapine XR and lithium on actigraphy-measured circadian parameters in patients with bipolar II depression. METHODS/PROCEDURES: This was an 8-week, open-label, prospective, randomized comparative study. The assessments included the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale score and actigraphic measures concerning the previous 7 days, collected at each visit (weeks 0 [baseline], 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8); the actigraphic data were analyzed with a cosinor analysis...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328194/self-assembly-of-large-gold-nanoparticles-for-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
#3
Guang Yang, Jagjit Nanda, Boya Wang, Gang Chen, Daniel T Hallinan
Performance of portable technologies from mobile phones to electric vehicles is currently limited by the energy density and lifetime of lithium batteries. Expanding the limits of battery technology requires in situ detection of trace components at electrode-electrolyte interphases. Surface-enhance Raman spectroscopy could satisfy this need if a robust and reproducible substrate were available. Gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) larger than 20 nm diameter are expected to greatly enhance Raman intensity if they can be assembled into ordered monolayers...
March 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328167/silicene-a-promising-anode-for-lithium-ion-batteries
#4
REVIEW
Jincheng Zhuang, Xun Xu, Germanas Peleckis, Weichang Hao, Shi Xue Dou, Yi Du
Silicene, a single-layer-thick silicon nanosheet with a honeycomb structure, is successfully fabricated by the molecular-beam-epitaxy (MBE) deposition method on metallic substrates and by the solid-state reaction method. Here, recent progress on the features of silicene that make it a prospective anode for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are discussed, including its charge-carrier mobility, chemical stability, and metal-silicene interactions. The electrochemical performance of silicene is reviewed in terms of both theoretical predictions and experimental measurements, and finally, its challenges and outlook are considered...
March 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328038/superbasic-alkyl-substituted-bisphosphazene-proton-sponges-a-new-class-of-deprotonating-matrices-for-negative-ion-matrix-assisted-ionization-laser-desorption-mass-spectrometry-of-low-molecular-weight-hardly-ionizable-analytes
#5
C D Calvano, T R I Cataldi, J F Kögel, A Monopoli, F Palmisano, J Sundermeyer
RATIONALE: Here hardly ionizable and low molecular weight compounds are detected in negative ion mode by using novel superbasic proton sponges based on 1,8-bisphosphazenylnaphthalene (PN) as MALDI matrices. Among the selected proton sponges, 1,8-bis(trispyrrolidinophosphazenyl)naphthalene (TPPN) has shown the best behaviour as matrix since it allows the direct detection of intact cholesterol without derivatization also in real challenging samples. METHODS: Very weakly acidic compounds such as sterols, steroids, fatty alcohols and saccharides were detected in reflectron negative ion mode by a MALDI TOF/TOF system equipped with a neodymium-doped yttrium lithium fluoride (Nd:YLF) laser (345 nm) with typical mass accuracy of 10 ppm...
July 30, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328016/a-tunable-3d-nanostructured-conductive-gel-framework-electrode-for-high-performance-lithium-ion-batteries
#6
Ye Shi, Jun Zhang, Andrea M Bruck, Yiman Zhang, Jing Li, Eric A Stach, Kenneth J Takeuchi, Amy C Marschilok, Esther S Takeuchi, Guihua Yu
This study develops a tunable 3D nanostructured conductive gel framework as both binder and conductive framework for lithium ion batteries. A 3D nanostructured gel framework with continuous electron pathways can provide hierarchical pores for ion transport and form uniform coatings on each active particle against aggregation. The hybrid gel electrodes based on a polypyrrole gel framework and Fe3 O4 nanoparticles as a model system in this study demonstrate the best rate performance, the highest achieved mass ratio of active materials, and the highest achieved specific capacities when considering total electrode mass, compared to current literature...
March 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327775/nanospherical-solid-electrolyte-interface-layer-formation-in-binder-free-carbon-nanotube-aerogel-si-nanohybrids-to-provide-lithium-ion-battery-anodes-with-a-long-cycle-life-and-high-capacity
#7
Hyung Cheoul Shim, Ilhwan Kim, Chang-Su Woo, Hoo-Jeong Lee, Seungmin Hyun
Silicon anodes for lithium ion batteries (LiBs) have been attracting considerable attention due to a theoretical capacity up to about 10 times higher than that of conventional graphite. However, huge volume expansion during the cycle causes cracks in the silicon, resulting in the degradation of cycling performance and eventual failure. Moreover, low electrical conductivity and an unstable solid electrolyte interface (SEI) layer resulting from repeated changes in volume still block the next step forward for the commercialization of the silicon material...
March 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327744/entropic-electrolytes-for-anodic-cycloadditions-of-unactivated-alkene-nucleophiles
#8
Yasushi Imada, Yusuke Yamaguchi, Naoki Shida, Yohei Okada, Kazuhiro Chiba
Unactivated alkenes were previously found to be effective carbon nucleophiles for anodic cycloadditions in lithium perchlorate/nitromethane electrolyte solution. Herein, (7)Li NMR analysis and calorimetric studies clearly illustrate that the entropic effect is essential for these anodic cycloadditions, which has led to the successful screening of novel effective electrolytes.
March 22, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327718/can-charged-colloidal-particles-increase-the-thermoelectric-energy-conversion-efficiency
#9
Thomas J Salez, Bo Tao Huang, Maud Rietjens, Marco Bonetti, Cécile Wiertel-Gasquet, Michel Roger, Cleber Lopes Filomeno, Emmanuelle Dubois, Régine Perzynski, Sawako Nakamae
Currently, liquid thermocells are receiving increasing attention as an inexpensive alternative to conventional solid-state thermoelectrics for low-grade waste heat recovery applications. Here we present a novel path to increase the Seebeck coefficient of liquid thermoelectric materials using charged colloidal suspensions; namely, ionically stabilized magnetic nanoparticles (ferrofluids) dispersed in aqueous potassium ferro-/ferri-cyanide electrolytes. The dependency of thermoelectric potential on experimental parameters such as nanoparticle concentration and types of solute ions (lithium citrate and tetrabutylammonium citrate) is examined to reveal the relative contributions from the thermogalvanic potential of redox couples and the entropy of transfer of nanoparticles and ions...
March 22, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327714/elemental-two-dimensional-nanosheets-beyond-graphene
#10
REVIEW
Xiangkai Kong, Qiangchun Liu, Changlin Zhang, Zhenmeng Peng, Qianwang Chen
The great success of graphene has encouraged the fast development of other two-dimensional (2D) nanosheets, which have attracted extensive attention in different scientific fields encompassing field effect transistors, lithium-ion batteries, and catalysis. With atomic-scale thickness, almost all of the atoms are exposed on the surface, providing an extremely high specific surface area, in conjunction with special physical, chemical, and electronic properties, owing to the quantum confinement effects, which enable their surface phase to be as important as the bulk counterparts...
March 22, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327706/freestanding-reduced-graphene-oxide-sulfur-composite-films-for-highly-stable-lithium-sulfur-batteries
#11
Shuwen Luo, Minjie Yao, Song Lei, Pengze Yan, Xiang Wei, Xiaotong Wang, Lili Liu, Zhiqiang Niu
Freestanding reduced graphene oxide-sulfur (rGO-S) composite films were fabricated by combining solution infiltration of sulfur into solvated rGO films with freeze-drying. Such rGO-S composite films can directly serve as the cathodes of lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries. The nanostructured architecture of rGO-S composite films considerably improved the cycling stability of Li-S batteries.
March 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327504/theoretical-study-of-monolayer-and-double-layer-waveguide-love-wave-sensors-for-achieving-high-sensitivity
#12
Shuangming Li, Ying Wan, Chunhai Fan, Yan Su
Love wave sensors have been widely used for sensing applications. In this work, we introduce the theoretical analysis of the monolayer and double-layer waveguide Love wave sensors. The velocity, particle displacement and energy distribution of Love waves were analyzed. Using the variations of the energy repartition, the sensitivity coefficients of Love wave sensors were calculated. To achieve a higher sensitivity coefficient, a thin gold layer was added as the second waveguide on top of the silicon dioxide (SiO₂) waveguide-based, 36 degree-rotated, Y-cut, X-propagating lithium tantalate (36° YX LiTaO₃) Love wave sensor...
March 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326766/various-structured-molybdenum-based-nanomaterials-as-advanced-anode-materials-for-lithium-ion-batteries
#13
Zexing Wu, Wen Lei, Jie Wang, Rong Liu, Kedong Xia, Cuijuan Xuan, Deli Wang
A facile and scalable solvothermal high-temperature treatment strategy was developed to construct few-layered ultra-small MoS2 with less than three layers. These are embedded in carbon spheres (MoS2-C) and can be used as advanced anode material for lithium ion batteries (LIBs). In the resulting architecture, the intimate contact between MoS2 surface and carbon spheres can effectively avert aggregation and volume expansion of MoS2 during the lithiation-delithiation process. Moreover, it improves the structural integrity of the electrode remarkably, while the conductive carbon spheres provide quick transport of both electrons and ions within the electrode...
March 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326762/facile-synthesis-of-hierarchical-porous-three-dimensional-free-standing-mnco2o4-cathodes-for-long-life-li-o2-batteries
#14
Haitao Wu, Wang Sun, Yan Wang, Fang Wang, Junfei Liu, Xinyang Yue, Zhenhua Wang, Jinshuo Qiao, David W Rooney, Kening Sun
Hierarchical porous three-dimensional MnCo2O4 nanowire bundles were obtained by a universal and low-cost hydrothermal method, which subsequently as a carbon-free and binder-free cathode for Li-O2 cell applications. This system showed a large discharge capacity up to 12919 mAh g-1 at 0.1 mA cm-2 as well as an outstanding rate capability. Under a constrained specific capacity of 500 and 1000 mAh g-1, the Li-O2 batteries could be successfully operated for over 300 and 144 cycles, respectively. Moreover, the charge voltage was markedly decreased to about 3...
March 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326659/strings-of-porous-carbon-polyhedrons-as-self-standing-cathode-host-for-high-energy-density-lithium-sulfur-batteries
#15
Yazhi Liu, Gaoran Li, Jing Fu, Zhongwei Chen, Xinsheng Peng
Rational design of cathode hosts with high electrical conductivity and strong sulfur confinement is a great need for high-performance lithium-sulfur batteries. Herein, we report a self-standing, hybrid-nanostructured cathode host comprised of metal-organic framework (MOF)-derived porous carbon polyhedrons and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for the significant improvement of both the electrode cyclability and energy density. The strong coupling of the intertwined CNTs and strung porous carbon polyhedrons as a binder-free thin film significantly enhances the long-range electronic conductivity and provides abundant active interfaces as well as robust electrode integrity for sulfur electrochemistry...
March 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325708/use-of-glucose-as-reductant-to-recover-co-from-spent-lithium-ions-batteries
#16
Qi Meng, Yingjie Zhang, Peng Dong
A hydrometallurgical leaching process has been developed for recovery of Co and Li from cathode material (LiCoO2) collected from spent LIBs using a mix solution of glucose and phosphoric acid. The spent LiCoO2 before and after leaching process are analyzed by scanning electron microscopy. A leaching rate of about 98% Co and nearly 100% Li is presented with 1.5mol/L phosphoric acid and 0.02mol/L glucose at 80°C in about 2h. During leaching process, glucose was oxidized into monocarboxylic acid with reduction of Co(III) to Co(II)...
March 18, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325707/leaching-process-for-recovering-valuable-metals-from-the-lini1-3co1-3mn1-3o2-cathode-of-lithium-ion-batteries
#17
Li-Po He, Shu-Ying Sun, Xing-Fu Song, Jian-Guo Yu
In view of the importance of environmental protection and resource recovery, recycling of spent lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and electrode scraps generated during manufacturing processes is quite necessary. An environmentally sound leaching process for the recovery of Li, Ni, Co, and Mn from spent LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2-based LIBs and cathode scraps was investigated in this study. Eh-pH diagrams were used to determine suitable leaching conditions. Operating variables affecting the leaching efficiencies for Li, Ni, Co, and Mn from LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2, such as the H2SO4 concentration, temperature, H2O2 concentration, stirring speed, and pulp density, were investigated to determine the most efficient conditions for leaching...
March 18, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324727/lithium-vanadate-nanowires-reduced-graphene-oxide-nanocomposites-on-titanium-foil-with-super-high-capacities-for-lithium-ion-batteries
#18
Yunhe Cao, Danyang Chai, Zhiping Luo, Ming Jiang, Weilin Xu, Chuanxi Xiong, Shan Li, Hui Liu, Dong Fang
With a theoretically high capacity and suitable discharge/charge plateaus, lithium vanadates (such as Li0.04V2O5) can be used as cathode material for lithium ion batteries. Herein, Li0.04V2O5 nanowires are densely anchored onto reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanosheets to form a Li0.04V2O5@rGO nanocomposite by a hydrothermal method with subsequent thermal treatment. Due to this unique structure, the Li0.04V2O5@rGO exhibits remarkable rate performance and excellent cycling stability. Specifically, it delivers a reversible discharge capacity of 738...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323408/monodispersed-carbon-coated-cubic-nip2-nanoparticles-anchored-on-carbon-nanotubes-as-ultra-long-life-anodes-for-reversible-lithium-storage
#19
Peili Lou, Zhonghui Cui, Zhiqing Jia, Jiyang Sun, Yingbin Tan, Xiangxin Guo
In search of new electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries (LIB), metal phosphides that exhibit desirable properties such as high theoretical capacity, moderate discharge plateau and relative low polarization recently attract a great deal of attention as anode materials. However, the large volume changes and thus resulted collapse of electrode structure during long-term cycling are still the challenges for metal phosphide-based anodes. Here we report an electrode design strategy to solve these problems...
March 21, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323407/tunneled-mesoporous-carbon-nanofibers-with-embedded-zno-nanoparticles-for-ultrafast-lithium-storage
#20
Geon-Hyoung An, Do-Young Lee, Hyo-Jin Ahn
Carbon and metal oxide composites have received considerable attention as anode materials for Li-ion batteries (LIBs) owing to their excellent cycling stability and high specific capacity based on the chemical and physical stability of carbon and the high theoretical specific capacity of metal oxides. However, efforts to obtain ultrafast cycling stability in carbon and metal oxide composites at high current density for practical applications still face important challenges because of the longer Li-ion diffusion pathway, which leads to poor ultrafast performance during cycling...
March 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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