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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816564/cytotoxicity-screening-and-cytokine-profiling-of-nineteen-nanomaterials-enables-hazard-ranking-and-grouping-based-on-inflammogenic-potential
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Kunal Bhattacharya, Gözde Kiliç, Pedro M Costa, Bengt Fadeel
Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are being produced for an increasing number of applications. Therefore, it is important to assess and categorize ENMs on the basis of their hazard potential. The immune system is the foremost defence against foreign bodies. Here we performed cytokine profiling of a panel of nineteen representative ENMs procured from the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and commercial sources. Physicochemical characterization was performed using dynamic light scattering. The ENMs were all shown to be endotoxin content free...
August 17, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816431/carbon-nanotubes-arranged-as-smart-interfaces-in-lipid-langmuir-blodgett-films-enhancing-the-enzymatic-properties-of-penicillinase-for-biosensing-applications
#2
Fabio Scholl, Paulo Morais, Rayla Gabriel, Michael J Schöning, Jose Roberto Siqueira, Luciano Caseli
In this paper, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were incorporated in penicillinase-phospholipid Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films to enhance the enzyme catalytic properties. Adsorption of the penicillinase and CNTs at dimyristoylphosphatidic acid (DMPA) monolayers at the air-water interface was investigated by surface pressure-area isotherms, vibrational spectroscopy and Brewster angle microscopy. The floating monolayers were transferred to solid supports through the LB technique, forming mixed DMPA-CNTs-PEN films, which were investigated by quartz crystal microbalance, vibrational spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816040/carbon-nanotube-thread-electrochemical-cell-detection-of-heavy-metals
#3
Daoli Zhao, David Siebold, Noe T Alvarez, Vesselin N Shanov, William R Heineman
In this work, all three electrodes in an electrochemical cell were fabricated based on carbon nanotube (CNT) thread. CNT thread partially insulated with a thin polystyrene coating to define the microelectrode area was used as the working electrode; bare CNT thread was used as the auxiliary electrode; and a micro quasi-reference electrode was fabricated by electroplating CNT thread with Ag and then anodizing it in chloride solution to form a layer of AgCl. The AgǀAgCl coated CNT thread electrode provided a stable potential comparable to the conventional liquid-junction type AgǀAgCl reference electrode...
August 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814800/variations-in-biocorona-formation-related-to-defects-in-the-structure-of-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-and-the-hyperlipidemic-disease-state
#4
Achyut J Raghavendra, Kristofer Fritz, Sherleen Fu, Jared M Brown, Ramakrishna Podila, Jonathan H Shannahan
Ball-milling utilizes mechanical stress to modify properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) including size, capping, and functionalization. Ball-milling, however, may introduce structural defects resulting in altered CNT-biomolecule interactions. Nanomaterial-biomolecule interactions result in the formation of the biocorona (BC), which alters nanomaterial properties, function, and biological responses. The formation of the BC is governed by the nanomaterial physicochemical properties and the physiological environment...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814127/carbon-nanotubes-functionalized-with-folic-acid-attached-via-biomimetic-peptide-linker
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Justyna Fraczyk, Malgorzata Walczak, Lukasz Szymanski, Zbigniew Kolacinski, Henryk Wrzosek, Ireneusz Majsterek, Karolina Przybylowska-Sygut, Zbigniew J Kaminski
AIM: Anchoring folic acid (FA) with a biomimetic peptidic linker resistant to proteolytic degradation to act as a homing device on functionalized carbon nanotubes. MATERIALS & METHODS: Ethylenediamine was attached to oxidized multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) using 4-(4,6-dimethoxy-[1,3,5]triazin-2-yl)-4-methylmorpholinium tetrafluoroborate. FA was coupled with 6-aminohexanoic acid and derivatives of β-alanine, affording four intermediates, which connected to the MWNTs via peptidic linkers of various lengths...
August 17, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814074/multifunctional-yolk-shell-nanostructure-as-a-superquencher-for-fluorescent-analysis-of-potassium-ion-using-guanine-rich-oligonucleotides
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Na Lu, Yanli Wen, Gang Liu, Lei Ding, Caixia Zeng, Ali Aldalbahi, Muhammad Khan, Govindasami Periyasami, Mostafizur Rahaman, Abdulaziz Alrohaili, Jiye Shi, Shiping Song, Lihua Wang, Min Zhang
The excellent performance of biosensor generally depends on the high signal-to-noise ratio, and the superquencher plays dominant role on the fluorescent sensors. Novel nanoquenchers exhibited high quenching efficiency in various fluorescent assays of bio/chemical molecules. Here, we developed a novel nanobiosensor using Fe3O4@C yolk-shell nanoparticles (YSNPs) and studied their quenching effect. We found the Fe3O4@C YSNP was a superquencher and exhibited an ultrastrong quenching ability, up to almost 100% quenching efficiency, toward fluorophores...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813427/electromagneto-squeezing-rotational-flow-of-carbon-c-water-h2o-kerosene-oil-nanofluid-past-a-riga-plate-a-numerical-study
#7
Tasawar Hayat, Mumtaz Khan, Muhammad Ijaz Khan, Ahmed Alsaedi, Muhammad Ayub
This article predicts the electromagneto squeezing rotational flow of carbon-water nanofluid between two stretchable Riga plates. Riga plate is known as electromagnetic actuator which is the combination of permanent magnets and a span wise aligned array of alternating electrodes mounted on a plane surface. Mathematical model is developed for the flow problem with the phenomena of melting heat transfer, viscous dissipation and heat generation/absorption. Water and kerosene oil are utilized as the base fluids whereas single and multi-wall carbon nanotubes as the nanomaterials...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813013/recent-advances-in-electrospun-nanofiber-interfaces-for-biosensing-devices
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REVIEW
Eleni Sapountzi, Mohamed Braiek, Jean-François Chateaux, Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault, Florence Lagarde
Electrospinning has emerged as a very powerful method combining efficiency, versatility and low cost to elaborate scalable ordered and complex nanofibrous assemblies from a rich variety of polymers. Electrospun nanofibers have demonstrated high potential for a wide spectrum of applications, including drug delivery, tissue engineering, energy conversion and storage, or physical and chemical sensors. The number of works related to biosensing devices integrating electrospun nanofibers has also increased substantially over the last decade...
August 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812987/a-microneedle-functionalized-with-polyethyleneimine-and-nanotubes-for-highly-sensitive-label-free-quantification-of-dna
#9
Darius Saadat-Moghaddam, Jong-Hoon Kim
The accurate measure of DNA concentration is necessary for many DNA-based biological applications. However, the current methods are limited in terms of sensitivity, reproducibility, human error, and contamination. Here, we present a microneedle functionalized with polyethyleneimine (PEI) and single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) for the highly sensitive quantification of DNA. The microneedle was fabricated using ultraviolet (UV) lithography and anisotropic etching, and then functionalized with PEI and SWCNTs through a dip coating process...
August 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812870/antifouling-thermoplastic-composites-with-maleimide-encapsulated-in-clay-nanotubes
#10
Ye Fu, Congcong Gong, Wencai Wang, Liqun Zhang, Evgenii Ivanov, Yuri M Lvov
An antifouling ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) with halloysite clay nanotubes loaded with maleimide (TCPM) is prepared. Such encapsulation allowed for extended release of TCPM and a long-lasting, efficient protection of the coated surface against marine microorganisms proliferation. Halloysite also induces the composite's anisotropy due to parallel alignment of the nanotubes. The maleimide loaded halloysite incorporated into the polymer matrix allowed for 12-month release of the bacterial inhibitor preventing fouling; it is much longer than the 2-3 month protection when TCPM is directly admixed into EVA...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812762/a-facile-synthesis-of-cufe2o4-cu9s8-ppy-ternary-nanotubes-as-peroxidase-mimics-for-the-sensitive-colorimetric-detection-of-h2o2-and-dopamine
#11
Zezhou Yang, Fuqiu Ma, Yun Zhu, Sihui Chen, Ce Wang, Xiaofeng Lu
Synergistic effects play an important role in improving the catalytic activity for enzyme-like reactions. Compared to individual nanomaterials, a system consisting of multiple components usually exhibits enhanced catalytic activity as an enzyme mimic. Herein we describe the synthesis of CuFe2O4/Cu9S8/polypyrrole (PPy) ternary nanotubes as an efficient peroxidase mimic via a three-step approach involving an electrospinning process, annealing treatment and hydrothermal reaction. The remarkably enhanced catalytic activity of CuFe2O4/Cu9S8/PPy ternary nanotubes as peroxidase mimics over individual CuFe2O4 nanofibers, CuFe2O4/CuO composite nanofibers, CuFe2O4/CuS composite nanofibers, and PPy materials has been achieved, demonstrating the presence of a synergistic effect among the components...
August 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812081/solvent-basicity-promotes-the-hydride-mediated-electron-transfer-doping-of-carbon-nanotubes
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Yoshiyuki Nonoguchi, Shunsuke Sudo, Atsushi Tani, Tomoko Murayama, Yuriko Nishiyama, Ryoko M Uda, Tsuyoshi Kawai
This study investigates the hydride-mediated electron transfer doping of single-walled carbon nanotubes using absorption spectroscopy and thermoelectric measurements. Specific solvent basicity is found to be important for the efficient n-type doping of carbon nanotubes. This progress is an essential requirement for the future development of electronic and energy devices.
August 16, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810684/a-new-approach-combining-analytical-methods-for-workplace-exposure-assessment-of-inhalable-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes
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Peter C Tromp, Eelco Kuijpers, Cindy Bekker, Lode Godderis, Qing Lan, Aleksandra D Jedynska, Roel Vermeulen, Anjoeka Pronk
To date there is no consensus about the most appropriate analytical method for measuring carbon nanotubes (CNTs), hampering the assessment and limiting the comparison of data. The goal of this study is to develop an approach for the assessment of the level and nature of inhalable multi-wall CNTs (MWCNTs) in an actual workplace setting by optimizing and evaluating existing analytical methods. In a company commercially producing MWCNTs, personal breathing zone samples were collected for the inhalable size fraction with IOM samplers; which were analyzed with carbon analysis, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM/EDX)...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809537/confined-water-structure-dynamics-and-thermodynamics
#14
Sudip Chakraborty, Hemant Kumar, Chandan Dasgupta, Prabal K Maiti
Understanding the properties of strongly confined water is important for a variety of applications such as fast flow and desalination devices, voltage generation, flow sensing, and nanofluidics. Confined water also plays an important role in many biological processes such as flow through ion channels. Water in the bulk exhibits many unusual properties that arise primarily from the presence of a network of hydrogen bonds. Strong confinement in structures such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) substantially modifies the structural, thermodynamic, and dynamic (both translational and orientational) properties of water by changing the structure of the hydrogen bond network...
August 15, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809531/highly-efficient-method-for-the-synthesis-of-activated-mesoporous-biocarbons-with-extremely-high-surface-area-for-high-pressure-co2-adsorption
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Gurwinder Singh, Kripal Singh Lakhi, In Young Kim, Sungho Kim, Prashant Srivastava, Ravi Naidu, Ajayan Vinu
A simple and efficient way to synthesize activated mesoporous biocarbons (AMBs) with extremely high BET surface area and large pore volume has been achieved for the first time through a simple solid state activation of freely available biomass, Arundo donax, with zinc chloride. The textural parameters of the AMB can easily be controlled by varying the activation temperature. It is demonstrated that the mesoporosity of AMB can be finely tuned with a simple adjustment of the amount of activating agent. AMB with almost 100% mesoporosity can be achieved using the activating agent and the biomass ratio of 5 and carbonization at 500 °C...
August 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809428/a-critical-role-of-catalyst-morphology-in-low-temperature-synthesis-of-carbon-nanotube-transition-metal-oxide-nanocomposite
#16
Xiaoyan Jin, Joohyun Lim, Yoonhoo Ha, Nam Hee Kwon, Hyeyoung Shin, In Young Kim, Nam-Suk Lee, Myung Hwa Kim, Hyungjun Kim, Seong-Ju Hwang
The effect of the catalyst morphology on the growth of carbon nanotubes (CNT) on nanostructured transition metal oxides was investigated to study a novel low-temperature synthetic route to functional CNT-transition metal oxide nanocomposites. Among several nanostructured manganese oxides with various morphologies and structures, only exfoliated 2D nanosheets of layered MnO2 acted as an effective catalyst for the chemical vapor deposition of CNT at low temperatures of 400-500 °C, which emphasizes the critical role of the catalyst morphology in CNT growth...
August 15, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809414/carrier-photogeneration-drift-and-recombination-in-a-semiconducting-carbon-nanotube-network
#17
A Eckstein, V Bertašius, V Jašinskas, I Namal, T Hertel, V Gulbinas
Charge carrier photogeneration, drift and recombination in thin film networks of polymer-wrapped (6,5)-single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) blended with phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) have been investigated by using transient photocurrent and time-delayed collection field (TDCF) techniques. Three distinct transient photocurrent components on the nano- and microsecond timescales have been identified. We attribute the dominant (>50% of total extracted charge) ultrashort photocurrent component with a decay time below our experimental time-resolution of 2 ns to the intratube hole motion...
August 15, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808941/review-of-electronics-based-on-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes
#18
REVIEW
Yu Cao, Sen Cong, Xuan Cao, Fanqi Wu, Qingzhou Liu, Moh R Amer, Chongwu Zhou
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are extremely promising materials for building next-generation electronics due to their unique physical and electronic properties. In this article, we will review the research efforts and achievements of SWNTs in three electronic fields, namely analog radio-frequency electronics, digital electronics, and macroelectronics. In each SWNT-based electronic field, we will present the major challenges, the evolutions of the methods to overcome these challenges, and the state-of-the-art of the achievements...
August 14, 2017: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808710/interface-nanoparticle-control-of-a-nanometer-water-pump
#19
Jiaye Su, Yunzhen Zhao, Chang Fang, Syed Bilal Ahmed, Yue Shi
Nanoparticles are highly versatile and exhibit broad applications in tuning material properties. Herein, we show through molecular dynamics simulations the possibility of a nanometer water pump, driven by the motion of nanoparticles (NPs) on a membrane surface. Surprisingly, considerable net water flux can be induced through a carbon nanotube (CNT) that is perpendicular to the NP motion. The water transport can occur in a highly controllable fashion, not only by using a single NP with different forces, but also by varying the CNT length or the NP number...
August 15, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808341/tuning-the-fermi-velocity-in-dirac-materials-with-an-electric-field
#20
A Díaz-Fernández, Leonor Chico, J W González, F Domínguez-Adame
Dirac materials are characterized by energy-momentum relations that resemble those of relativistic massless particles. Commonly denominated Dirac cones, these dispersion relations are considered to be their essential feature. These materials comprise quite diverse examples, such as graphene and topological insulators. Band-engineering techniques should aim to a full control of the parameter that characterizes the Dirac cones: the Fermi velocity. We propose a general mechanism that enables the fine-tuning of the Fermi velocity in Dirac materials in a readily accessible way for experiments...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
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