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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227919/novel-structure-of-carbon-nanotube-micro-electrode-for-high-resolution-stimulation-of-neurons
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Hua Xu, Leanne L H Chan, Amine Bermak, Hua Xu, Leanne L H Chan, Amine Bermak, Amine Bermak, Leanne L H Chan, Hua Xu
This paper proposes a novel method to fabricate high resolution flexible electrodes. Among the steps, the carbon nanotube (CNT) electrodes synthesized facing down shows impedance improvement of about 90 times comparing with the normal facing up synthesized samples. Meanwhile, section impedance of electrodes is also defined in this paper to compare the area efficiency of impedance between electrodes with different sizes. In addition and to the best of our knowledge, high performance electrodes embedded inside parylene is reported for the first time taking into consideration the hydrophobicity change of the CNT surface...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227909/neuromorphic-circuit-modeling-directional-selectivity-in-the-visual-cortex
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Saeid Barzegarjalali, Alice C Parker, Saeid Barzegarjalali, Alice C Parker, Alice C Parker, Saeid Barzegarjalali
We have designed a neuromorphic circuit that models directional selectivity in the visual cortex, where selected neurons fire depending on the direction of object motion, along with the size and orientation of the object. The neuromorphic circuit is biomimetic. It consists of neurons and synapses, and models biological mechanisms. Neurons (including the Axon Hillock and the Dendritic Arbor) are designed with CMOS technology and synapses (both excitatory and inhibitory) are designed with Carbon Nanotube Transistors...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227434/electrospinning-of-gelatin-and-smpu-with-carbon-nanotubes-for-tissue-engineering-scaffolds
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Monica A Mejia, Lina M Hoyos, Jenniffer Zapata, Luz M Restrepo, Maria E Moneada, Monica A Mejia, Lina M Hoyos, Jenniffer Zapata, Luz M Restrepo, Maria E Moneada, Lina M Hoyos, Jenniffer Zapata, Monica A Mejia, Luz M Restrepo
The nanofibres created by electrospinning technique are currently used for a variety of applications in tissue engineering; and Gelatin and Polyurethane Shape-Memory (SMPU) have important results in biomedicine. Similarly, carbon nanotubes combined with other biomaterials change important properties, opening new opportunities for biomedical applications. In this work, we constructed scaffold using electrospinning technique based in bovine-hide gelatin, SMPU and both materials hybrid with carbon nanotube. Morphology and cytotoxicity were evaluated and mechanical properties for two materials were obtained in scaffold building...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226766/a-neuromorphic-circuit-mimicking-biological-short-term-memory
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Saeid Barzegarjalali, Alice C Parker, Saeid Barzegarjalali, Alice C Parker, Alice C Parker, Saeid Barzegarjalali
Research shows that the way we remember things for a few seconds is a different mechanism from the way we remember things for a longer time. Short-term memory is based on persistently firing neurons, whereas storing information for a longer time is based on strengthening the synapses or even forming new neural connections. Information about location and appearance of an object is segregated and processed by separate neurons. Furthermore neurons can continue firing using different mechanisms. Here, we have designed a biomimetic neuromorphic circuit that mimics short-term memory by firing neurons, using biological mechanisms to remember location and shape of an object...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226500/sensing-textile-seam-line-for-wearable-multimodal-physiological-monitoring
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M McKnight, T Agcayazi, H Kausche, T Ghosh, A Bozkurt, M McKnight, T Agcayazi, H Kausche, T Ghosh, A Bozkurt, T Ghosh, T Agcayazi, M McKnight, A Bozkurt, H Kausche
This paper investigates a novel multimodal sensing method by forming seam-lines of conductive textile fibers into commercially available fabrics. The proposed ultra-low cost micro-electro-mechanical sensor would provide, wearable, flexible, textile based biopotential signal recording, wetness detection and tactile sensing simultaneously. Three types of fibers are evaluated for their array-based sensing capability, including a 3D printed conductive fiber, a multiwall carbon nanotube based fiber, and a commercially available stainless steel conductive thread...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226280/development-of-electrochemical-biosensor-for-detection-of-pathogenic-microorganism-in-asian-dust-events
#6
Min-Sang Yoo, Minguk Shin, Younghun Kim, Min Jang, Yoon-E Choi, Si Jae Park, Jonghoon Choi, Jinyoung Lee, Chulhwan Park
We developed a single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs)-based electrochemical biosensor for the detection of Bacillus subtilis, one of the microorganisms observed in Asian dust events, which causes respiratory diseases such as asthma and pneumonia. SWCNTs plays the role of a transducer in biological antigen/antibody reaction for the electrical signal while 1-pyrenebutanoic acid succinimidyl ester (1-PBSE) and ant-B. subtilis were performed as a chemical linker and an acceptor, respectively, for the adhesion of target microorganism in the developed biosensor...
February 19, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226271/thermal-buckling-behavior-of-defective-cnts-under-pre-load-a-molecular-dynamics-study
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Fahimeh Mehralian, Yaghoub Tadi Beni, Yaser Kiani
Current study is concentrated on the extraordinary properties of defective carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The role of vacancy defects in thermal buckling response of precompressed CNTs is explored via molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. Defective CNTs are initially compressed at a certain ratio of their critical buckling strain and then undergo a uniform temperature rise. Comprehensive study is implemented on both armchair and zigzag CNTs with different vacancy defects including monovacancy, symmetric bivacancy and asymmetric bivacancy...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225356/improving-mechanical-properties-of-carbon-nanotube-fibers-through-simultaneous-solid-state-cycloaddition-and-crosslinking
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Nam-Goo Kang, Xinyi Lu, Nitilaksha Hiremath, Kunlun Hong, Maria Evora, Victoria Ranson, Amit Naskar, Gajanan Bhat, Jimmy Mays
Individual carbon nanotubes (CNTs) exhibit exceptional mechanical properties. However, difficulties remain to fully realize these properties in CNT macro-assemblies, because of the sliding past one another resulting from the weak inter-tube forces. Herein, a simple solid-state reaction is presented that enhances the mechanical properties of carbon nanotube fibers (CNTFs) through simultaneous covalent functionalization and crosslinking. This is the first chemical crosslinking proposed without involvement of catalyst or byproducts...
February 22, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225207/ultrahigh-carrier-mobility-achieved-in-photoresponsive-hybrid-perovskite-films-via-coupling-with-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes
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Feng Li, Hong Wang, Dominik Kufer, Liangliang Liang, Weili Yu, Erkki Alarousu, Chun Ma, Yangyang Li, Zhixiong Liu, Changxu Liu, Nini Wei, Fei Wang, Lang Chen, Omar F Mohammed, Andrea Fratalocchi, Xiaogang Liu, Gerasimos Konstantatos, Tom Wu
Organolead trihalide perovskites have drawn substantial interest for photovoltaic and optoelectronic applications due to their remarkable physical properties and low processing cost. However, perovskite thin films suffer from low carrier mobility as a result of their structural imperfections such as grain boundaries and pinholes, limiting their device performance and application potential. Here we demonstrate a simple and straightforward synthetic strategy based on coupling perovskite films with embedded single-walled carbon nanotubes...
February 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225169/a-polyaromatic-molecular-clip-that-enables-the-binding-of-planar-tubular-and-dendritic-compounds
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Keisuke Jono, Akira Suzuki, Munetaka Akita, Ken Albrecht, Kimihisa Yamamoto, Michito Yoshizawa
By the covalent linkage of two bent bisanthracene amphiphiles with a biphenyl spacer bearing hydrophilic pendants, we synthesized a new molecular clip with a C-shaped conformation. The molecular clip provides an acyclic, open cavity surrounded by four anthracene panels in water. In contrast to previous clip- and tweezers-like compounds as well as cage-shaped compounds, the C-shaped polyaromatic cavity displays unusual wide-ranging capturing abilities toward not only planar perylene-based pigments and cylindrical single-walled carbon nanotubes but also highly branched macromolecules (carbazole dendrimers)...
February 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225116/high-throughput-drawing-and-testing-of-metallic-glass-nanostructures
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Molla Hasan, Golden Kumar
Thermoplastic embossing of metallic glasses promises direct imprinting of metal nanostructures using templates. However, embossing high-aspect-ratio nanostructures faces unworkable flow resistance due to friction and non-wetting conditions at the template interface. Herein, we show that these inherent challenges of embossing can be reversed by thermoplastic drawing using templates. The flow resistance not only remains independent of wetting but also decreases with increasing feature aspect-ratio. Arrays of assembled nanotips, nanowires, and nanotubes with aspect-ratios exceeding 1000 can be produced through controlled elongation and fracture of metallic glass structures...
February 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225113/solvent-controlled-reversible-switching-between-adsorbed-self-assembled-nanoribbons-and-nanotubes
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Asad Jamal, Irina Nyrkova, Philippe Mesini, Swann Militzer, Günter Reiter
We have demonstrated that solutions of 3,5-bis-(5-hexylcarbamoylpentyloxy)-benzoic acid decyl ester (BHPB-10) can form metastable nanostructures on solid substrates and in the bulk. BHPB-10 is an achiral molecule involving several distinct, strongly interacting groups (SIGs), one aromatic-ester ring and two amide groups per molecule. Specific solvents affect the interactions between particular SIGs, thus promoting various nano-structures: lamellae, nanoribbons, helical ribbons, or nanotubes. In cyclohexane, a solvent allowing for both inter-amide hydrogen bonds and mutual attraction of rings, the formation of nanotubes with a diameter of 28 ± 5 nm was observed in the bulk and on surfaces...
February 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225107/chirality-in-curved-polyaromatic-systems
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Michel Rickhaus, Marcel Mayor, Michal Juríček
Carbon allotropes constituted of sp(2)-hybridised carbon atoms display a variety of properties that arise from their delocalised π-conjugated electronic structure. Apart from carbon's planar allotropic form graphene, bent or curved structures, such as carbon nanotubes or fullerenes, respectively, have been discovered. In this Tutorial Review, we analyse and conceptually categorise chiral synthetic molecular fragments of non-planar sp(2)-carbon allotropes, including hypothetical forms of carbon that have been proposed to exist as stable entities...
February 22, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224140/a-novel-strategy-for-high-performance-transparent-conductive-films-based-on-double-walled-carbon-nanotubes
#14
Yuan He, Hehua Jin, Song Qiu, Qingwen Li
A high concentration of double-walled carbon nanotubes was dispersed by a carbazole-based conjugated polymer. And a transparent conductive film was fabricated via simple dip-coating using this dispersion, which showed simultaneously a low sheet resistance (average 134 Ω □(-1), minimal 86 Ω □(-1)) and an ultrahigh transmittance (99% at 550 nm). This high-performance transparent conductive film has potential applications in future optoelectronic devices demanding ultrahigh transparency and flexibility.
February 22, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223805/harnessing-supramolecular-peptide-nanotechnology-in-biomedical-applications
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REVIEW
Kiat Hwa Chan, Wei Hao Lee, Shuangmu Zhuo, Ming Ni
The harnessing of peptides in biomedical applications is a recent hot topic. This arises mainly from the general biocompatibility of peptides, as well as from the ease of tunability of peptide structure to engineer desired properties. The ease of progression from laboratory testing to clinical trials is evident from the plethora of examples available. In this review, we compare and contrast how three distinct self-assembled peptide nanostructures possess different functions. We have 1) nanofibrils in biomaterials that can interact with cells, 2) nanoparticles that can traverse the bloodstream to deliver its payload and also be bioimaged, and 3) nanotubes that can serve as cross-membrane conduits and as a template for nanowire formation...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223796/stromelysin-2-mmp-10-facilitates-clearance-and-moderates-inflammation-and-cell-death-following-lung-exposure-to-long-multiwalled-carbon-nanotubes
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Tyler C Vandivort, Timothy P Birkland, Talita P Domiciano, Somenath Mitra, Terrance J Kavanagh, William C Parks
Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are nanomaterials composed of multiple layers of graphene cylinders with unique properties that make them valuable for a number of industries. However, rising global production has led to concerns regarding potential occupational exposures to them as raw materials during handling. This is especially true for long MWCNT fibers, whose aspect ratio has been posited to initiate pathology similar to that of asbestos. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a class of extracellular endopeptidases that control various processes related to tissue repair, inflammation, and more...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223784/thermomechanical-properties-of-pmma-and-modified-swcnt-composites
#17
P Kalakonda, S Banne
It is well known that the addition of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can strongly affect the thermomechanical and electrical properties of the polymer into which they are dispersed. The common solvent mixing dispersion method of functionalized CNTs and polymer composites can improve thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties. In this study, functionalized single-walled CNTs (COOH-SWCNTs) and poly(methyl methacrylate) were used to fabricate the polymer nanocomposites using a common solvent dispersion mixing method...
2017: Nanotechnology, Science and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223486/serum-borne-bioactivity-caused-by-pulmonary-multiwalled-carbon-nanotubes-induces-neuroinflammation-via-blood-brain-barrier-impairment
#18
Mario J Aragon, Lauren Topper, Christina R Tyler, Bethany Sanchez, Katherine Zychowski, Tamara Young, Guy Herbert, Pamela Hall, Aaron Erdely, Tracy Eye, Lindsey Bishop, Samantha A Saunders, Pretal P Muldoon, Andrew K Ottens, Matthew J Campen
Pulmonary exposure to multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) causes indirect systemic inflammation through unknown pathways. MWCNTs translocate only minimally from the lungs into the systemic circulation, suggesting that extrapulmonary toxicity may be caused indirectly by lung-derived factors entering the circulation. To assess a role for MWCNT-induced circulating factors in driving neuroinflammatory outcomes, mice were acutely exposed to MWCNTs (10 or 40 µg/mouse) via oropharyngeal aspiration. At 4 h after MWCNT exposure, broad disruption of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) was observed across the capillary bed with the small molecule fluorescein, concomitant with reactive astrocytosis...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223134/investigation-of-activity-and-stability-of-papain-by-adsorption-on-multi-wall-carbon-nanotubes
#19
Ahmad Homaei, Fayezeh Samari
Papain was non- covalently immobilized on multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). Its stabilities and catalytic activity for casein degradation were comprehensively investigated. Compared to free papain, the nano- enzyme exhibited significantly improved thermal, pH and recycling stability. Comparisons of the kinetic parameters between free papain and the heterogeneous enzyme revealed that the Km value of the immobilized papain experienced a slight increase, which suggested that the MWCNTs did not significantly hinder papain's access to substrate or release of product...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222258/a-simple-and-large-scale-strategy-to-prepare-flexible-graphene-tape-electrode
#20
Li Wang, Jie Yu, Yayun Zhang, Han Yang, Longfei Miao, Yonghai Song
A simple and large-scale strategy to prepare flexible graphene tape electrode (GTE) was proposed. The flexible GTE was prepared by a facile peeling method in which a piece of commercial graphite foil was firstly covered by a commercial acrylic transparent tape and then the transparent adhesive tape was quickly torn off from the graphite foil. Scanning electron microscopy results showed that some folded and wrinkled graphene layers stood up on the GTE surface to form three-dimensional (3D) porous graphene foam...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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