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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329445/nanoscale-imaging-of-current-density-with-a-single-spin-magnetometer
#1
Kevin Chang, Alexander Eichler, Jan Rhensius, Luca Lorenzelli, Christian L Degen
Charge transport in nanostructures and thin films is fundamental to many phenomena and processes in science and technology, ranging from quantum effects and electronic correlations in mesoscopic physics, to integrated charge- or spin-based electronic circuits, to photoactive layers in energy research. Direct visualization of the charge flow in such structures is challenging due to their nanometer size and the itinerant nature of currents. In this work, we demonstrate non-invasive magnetic imaging of current density in two-dimensional conductor networks including metallic nanowires and carbon nanotubes...
March 22, 2017: Nano Letters
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
#2
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/28327707/direct-visualization-of-carbon-nanotube-degradation-in-primary-cells-by-photothermal-imaging
#3
Julie Russier, Laura Oudjedi, Martin Piponnier, Cyrill Bussy, Maurizio Prato, Kostas Kostarelos, Brahim Lounis, Alberto Bianco, Laurent Cognet
Assessment of biodegradability of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is a critically important aspect that needs to be solved before their translation into new biomedical tools. CNT biodegradation has been shown both in vitro and in vivo, but we are limited by the number of analytical techniques that can be used to follow the entire process. Photothermal imaging (PhI) is an innovative technique that enables the quantitative detection of nanometer-sized absorptive objects. In this study, we demonstrate that PhI allows the observation of the degradation process of functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) following their internalization by primary glial cells...
March 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327621/neutron-scattering-observation-of-quasi-free-rotations-of-water-confined-in-carbon-nanotubes
#4
G Briganti, G Rogati, A Parmentier, M Maccarini, F De Luca
The translational and orientational dynamics of water in carbon nanotubes has been studied by quasi-elastic neutron scattering from 300 down to 10 K. Results show that, reducing temperature below 200 K, part of this water behaves as a quasi-free rotor, that is, the orientational energy of such molecules becomes comparable to the rotational energy of water in the gas phase. This novel and unique dynamic behavior is related to the appearance of water molecules characterized by a coordination number of about two, which is promoted by sub-nanometer axial confinement...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327533/flexible-piezoresistive-sensors-embedded-in-3d-printed-tires
#5
Md Omar Faruk Emon, Jae-Won Choi
In this article, we report the development of a flexible, 3D printable piezoresistive pressure sensor capable of measuring force and detecting the location of the force. The multilayer sensor comprises of an ionic liquid-based piezoresistive intermediate layer in between carbon nanotube (CNT)-based stretchable electrodes. A sensor containing an array of different sensing units was embedded on the inner liner surface of a 3D printed tire to provide with force information at different points of contact between the tire and road...
March 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326659/strings-of-porous-carbon-polyhedrons-as-self-standing-cathode-host-for-high-energy-density-lithium-sulfur-batteries
#6
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/28326239/nanostructured-carbon-materials-decorated-with-organophosphorus-moieties-synthesis-and-application
#7
Giacomo Biagiotti, Vittoria Langè, Cristina Ligi, Stefano Caporali, Maurizio Muniz-Miranda, Anna Flis, K Michał Pietrusiewicz, Giacomo Ghini, Alberto Brandi, Stefano Cicchi
A new synthetic approach for the production of carbon nanomaterials (CNM) decorated with organophosphorus moieties is presented. Three different triphenylphosphine oxide (TPPO) derivatives were used to decorate oxidized multiwalled carbon nanotubes (ox-MWCNTs) and graphene platelets (GPs). The TPPOs chosen bear functional groups able to react with the CNMs by Tour reaction (an amino group), nitrene cycloaddition (an azido group) or CuAAC reaction (one terminal C-C triple bond). All the adducts were characterized by FTIR, Raman spectroscopy, TEM, XPS, elemental analysis and ICP-AES...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324838/influence-of-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-on-the-effects-of-roxithromycin-in-crucian-carp-carassius-auratus-in-the-presence-of-natural-organic-matter
#8
Zhenhua Yan, Guanghua Lu, Hongwei Sun, Binni Ma
Carbon nanotubes are increasingly entering the aquatic environment and may interact with other co-existing contaminants, such as antibiotics. However, whether these interactions may affect their bioavailability in aquatic organisms is the subject of considerable debate. The primary objective of this study was to assess the risks arising from the coexistence of roxithromycin (ROX) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) in waters containing natural organic matter (NOM), focusing on the distribution and bioaccumulation of ROX in crucian carp (Carassius auratus), and the related biochemical status...
March 11, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324720/highly-sensitive-electrochemical-detection-of-palmatine-using-a-biocompatible-multiwalled-carbon-nanotube-poly-l-lysine-composite
#9
Balamurugan Thirumalraj, Subbiramaniyan Kubendhiran, Shen-Ming Chen, Kuan-Yu Lin
To date, the natural alkaloids are mostly used in the field of pharmacological applications and the active substance of palmatine was extensively used in cancer therapy and other biomedical applications. Hence, in this study we report a simple preparation of poly-l-lysine (PLL) electro-polymerized on the surface of functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes (f-MWCNT) for electrochemical detection of palmatine content in human serum and urine samples. The active amino group of PLL plays a vital role towards the oxidation palmatine and exhibits superior electrocatalytic activity...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323640/a-micro-scale-printable-nanoclip-for-electrical-stimulation-and-recording-in-small-nerves
#10
Charles A Lissandrello, Winthrop F Gillis, Jun Shen, Ben W Pearre, Flavia Vitale, Matteo Pasquali, Bradley J Holinski, Daniel J Chew, Alice E White, Timothy J Gardner
OBJECTIVE: The vision of bioelectronic medicine is to treat disease by modulating the signaling of visceral nerves near various end organs. In small animal models, the nerves of interest can have small diameters and limited surgical access. New high-resolution methods for building nerve interfaces are desirable. In this study, we present a novel nerve interface and demonstrate its use for stimulation and recording in small nerves. APPROACH: We design and fabricate micro-scale electrode-laden nanoclips capable of interfacing with nerves as small as 50 µm in diameter...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
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
#11
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/28323298/pegylated-and-folic-acid-functionalized-carbon-nanotubes-as-ph-controlled-carriers-of-doxorubicin-molecular-dynamics-analysis-of-the-stability-and-drug-release-mechanism
#12
Pawel Wolski, Krzysztof Nieszporek, Tomasz Panczyk
This work deals with an analysis of the covalent functionalization of a carbon nanotube using polyethylene glycol chains terminated by folic acid fragments. The analysis is focused on theoretical predictions, using molecular dynamics simulations, of the properties of such constructs as pH controlled carriers of the anticancer drug doxorubicin. The analyzed systems are expected to hold the doxorubicin in the inner cavity of the carbon nanotube at neutral pH and unload the drug at slightly acidic pH. This property comes from incorporation into the nanotube of some dye molecules (p-phenylenediamine or neutral red) which undergo protonation at slightly acidic pH...
March 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322510/rational-design-of-a-conductive-collagen-heart-patch
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Peter C Sherrell, Artur Cieślar-Pobuda, Malin Silverå Ejneby, Laura Sammalisto, Amy Gelmi, Ebo de Muinck, Johan Brask, Marek J Łos, Mehrdad Rafat
Cardiovascular diseases, including myocardial infarction, are the cause of significant morbidity and mortality globally. Tissue engineering is a key emerging treatment method for supporting and repairing the cardiac scar tissue caused by myocardial infarction. Creating cell supportive scaffolds that can be directly implanted on a myocardial infarct is an attractive solution. Hydrogels made of collagen are highly biocompatible materials that can be molded into a range of shapes suitable for cardiac patch applications...
March 21, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322493/trimetallic-oxyhydroxide-coralloids-for-efficient-oxygen-evolution-electrocatalysis
#14
Yecan Pi, Qi Shao, Pengtang Wang, Fan Lv, Shaojun Guo, Jun Guo, Xiaoqing Huang
Trimetallic oxyhydroxides are one of the most effective materials for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) catalysis, a key process for water splitting. Herein, we describe a facile wet-chemical method to directly grow a series of coralloid trimetallic oxyhydroxides on arbitrary substrates such as nickel foam (NF) and carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The amount of iron in these oxyhydroxide sponges on NF and CNTs was precisely controlled, revealing that the electrocatalytic activity of the WCoFe trimetallic oxyhydroxides depends on the Fe amount in a volcano-like fashion...
March 21, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322327/carbon-nanotube-mode-locked-thulium-fiber-laser-with-200-nm-tuning-range
#15
Yafei Meng, Yao Li, Yongbing Xu, Fengqiu Wang
We demonstrated a mode-locked thulium/holmium (Tm/Ho) fiber laser continuously tunable across 200 nm (from 1860 nm to 2060 nm), which to the best of our knowledge represents the widest tuning range ever achieved for a passively mode-locked fiber laser oscillator. The combined use of a broadband carbon nanotube (CNT) saturable absorber and a diffraction grating mirror ensures ultra-broad tuning range, superb stability and repeatability, and makes the demonstrated laser a highly practical source for spectroscopy, imaging and optical communications...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322141/lessons-learned-from-gemcitabine-impact-of-therapeutic-carrier-systems-and-gemcitabine-s-drug-conjugates-on-cancer-therapy
#16
Sathish Dyawanapelly, Animesh Kumar, Manish K Chourasia
Currently, drug delivery systems have a high impact in cancer therapy and are receiving more attention than conventional cancer treatment modalities. Compared with current cancer therapies, gemcitabine (2', 2'-difluoro-2'-deoxycytidine) has been proven to be an effective chemotherapeutic agent against pancreatic, colon, bladder, breast, ovarian, non-small-cell lung, and head and neck cancers in combination with other anticancer agents. To improve the safety and efficacy of cytotoxic drugs, several drug delivery systems have been explored...
2017: Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322054/a-reactive-molecular-simulation-of-damage-mitigation-efficacy-of-poss-graphene-and-carbon-nanotube-loaded-polyimide-coatings-exposed-to-atomic-oxygen-bombardment
#17
Farzin Rahmani, Sasan Nouranian, Xiaobing Li, Ahmed Al-Ostaz
A reactive molecular dynamics simulation was employed to compare between the damage mitigation efficacy of pristine and polyimide (PI)-grafted polyoctahedral silsesquioxane (POSS), graphene (Gr), and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in a PI matrix exposed to atomic oxygen (AO) bombardment. The concentration of POSS and the orientation of Gr and CNT nanoparticles were further investigated. Overall, the mass loss, erosion yield, surface damage, AO penetration depth, and temperature evolution are lower for the PI systems with randomly oriented CNTs and Gr or PI-grafted POSS compared to those of the pristine POSS or aligned CNT and Gr systems at the same nanoparticle concentration...
March 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322049/plasmonic-enhanced-performance-of-infrared-detector-based-on-carbon-nanotube-films
#18
Huixin Huang, Fanglin Wang, Yang Liu, Sheng Wang, Lian-Mao Peng
Carbon nanotube (CNT) has been proved to be a promising material in infrared detection, due to many advantages on high mobility, strong infrared light absorption and carriers' collection efficiency. However, the absorption restriction from single layer limits effective utilization of incident light. In this paper, we introduce a plasmonic electrode structure in CNT thin film photodetector based on random deposited high-purity semiconducting CNT, which can collect photo-induced carriers effectively and enhance light absorption at the same time...
March 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319385/structural-and-electronic-properties-of-transition-metal-oxides-attached-to-a-single-walled-cnt-as-a-lithium-ion-battery-electrode-a-first-principles-study
#19
Liew Weng Tack, Mohd Asyadi Azam, Raja Noor Amalina Raja Seman
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and metal oxides (MOs), such as manganese (IV) oxide (MnO2), cobalt (II, III) oxide (Co3O4), and nickel (II) oxide (NiO) hybrid structures, have received great attention because of their promising application in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). As electrode materials for LIBs, the structure of SWCNT/MOs provides high power density, good electrical conductivity, and excellent cyclic stability. In this work, first-principles calculations were used to investigate the structural and electronic properties of MOs attached to (5, 5) SWCNT and Li-ion adsorption to SWCNT/ metal oxide composites as electrode materials in LIBs...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319366/magnetic-printing-of-a-biosensor-inexpensive-rapid-sensing-to-detect-picomolar-amounts-of-antigen-with-antibody-functionalized-carbon-nanotubes
#20
Abdel Rahman Abdel Fattah, Ahmed M Abdalla, Sarah Mishriki, Elvira Meleca, Fei Geng, Suvojit Ghosh, Ishwar K Puri
When an antibody (Ab) is immobilized on its surface, a carbon nanotube (CNT) becomes a biosensor that detects the corresponding antigen (Ag) since Ag-Ab complexes formed on the CNT surface moderate the current flow through it. We synthesize a biological ink containing CNTs that are twice functionalized, first with magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) and thereafter with the anti-c-Myc monoclonal Ab. The ink is pipetted and dynamically self organized by an external magnetic field into a dense electrically conducting sensor strip that measures the decrease in current when a sample containing c-Myc Ag is deposited on it...
March 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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