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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102670/microfluidization-of-graphite-and-formulation-of-graphene-based-conductive-inks
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Panagiotis G Karagiannidis, Stephen A Hodge, Lucia Lombardi, Flavia Tomarchio, Nicolas Decorde, Silvia Milana, Ilya Goykhman, Yang Su, Steven V Mesite, Duncan N Johnstone, Rowan K Leary, Paul A Midgley, Nicola M Pugno, Felice Torrisi, Andrea C Ferrari
We report the exfoliation of graphite in aqueous solutions under high shear rate turbulent flow conditions, with a 100\% exfoliation yield. The material is stabilized without centrifugation at concentrations up to 100 g/L using carboxymethylcellulose sodium salt to formulate conductive printable inks. The sheet resistance of blade coated films is below~2Ω/□. This is a simple and scalable production route for conductive inks for large area printing in flexible electronics.
January 19, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102351/origins-of-ripples-in-cvd-grown-few-layered-mos2-structures-under-applied-strain-at-atomic-scales
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Jin Wang, Raju R Namburu, Madan Dubey, Avinash M Dongare
The potential of the applicability of two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) structures, in various electronics, optoelectronics, and flexible devices requires a fundamental understanding of the effects of strain on the electronic, magnetic and optical properties. Particularly important is the recent capability to grow large flakes of few-layered structures using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) wherein the top layers are relatively smaller in size than the bottom layers, resulting in the presence of edges/steps across adjacent layers...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102074/growth-of-a-large-area-free-standing-highly-conductive-and-fully-foldable-silver-film-with-inverted-pyramids-for-wearable-electronics-applications
#3
Xiao Yu, Zihua Li, Yong Liu, Wen-Xia Zhao, Ruimei Xu, Donghai Wang, Hui Shen
A promising new concept is the application of flexible and foldable conductive film or paper for wearable electronics, in which silver nanowires, carbon nanotubes and graphene are primarily used as conductive materials. However, their insufficient nanostructure contacts lead to poor electrical conductivity and mechanical fracture. Here, we demonstrate a simple and innovative strategy for fabricating a free-standing silver film with inverted pyramids by replicating pyramids on a textured silicon wafer under a hydrothermal reaction...
January 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102070/well-ordered-oxygen-deficient-comoo4-and-fe2o3-nanoplate-arrays-on-3d-graphene-foam-towards-flexible-asymmetric-supercapacitor-with-enhanced-capacitive-properties
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Kai Chi, Zheye Zhang, Qi-Ying Lv, Chuyi Xie, Jian Xiao, Fei Xiao, Shuai Wang
In this work, we report the development of well-ordered hydrogenated CoMoO4 (H-CoMoO4) and hydrogenated Fe2O3 (H-Fe2O3) nanoplate arrays on 3D graphene foam (GF), and explore their practice application as binder-free electrodes in assembling flexible all-solid-state asymmetric supercapacitor (ASC) device. Our results show that the monolithic 3D porous GF prepared by solution casting method using Ni foam template possesses large surface area, superior electrical conductivity, and sufficient surface functional groups, which not only facilitate in situ growth of CoMoO4 and Fe2O3 nanoplates on it, but also contribute the double-layer capacitance of resultant supercapacitor...
January 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101862/crystallographic-studies-of-intermediate-filament-proteins
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Dmytro Guzenko, Anastasia A Chernyatina, Sergei V Strelkov
Intermediate filaments (IFs), together with microtubules and actin microfilaments, are the three main cytoskeletal components in metazoan cells. IFs are formed by a distinct protein family, which is made up of 70 members in humans. Most IF proteins are tissue- or organelle-specific, which includes lamins, the IF proteins of the nucleus. The building block of IFs is an elongated dimer, which consists of a central α-helical 'rod' domain flanked by flexible N- and C-terminal domains. The conserved rod domain is the 'signature feature' of the IF family...
2017: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099814/geometric-and-electronic-structures-of-dibenzo-15-crown-5-complexes-with-alkali-metal-ions-studied-by-uv-photodissociation-and-uv-uv-hole-burning-spectroscopy
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Yoshiya Inokuchi, Motoki Kida, Takayuki Ebata
We measure UV photodissociation (UVPD) and UV-UV hole-burning (HB) spectra of dibenzo-15-crown-5 (DB15C5) complexes with alkali metal ions, M(+)•DB15C5 (M = Li, Na, K, Rb, and Cs), under cold (~10 K) conditions in the gas phase. The UV-UV HB spectra of the M(+)•DB15C5 (M = K, Rb, and Cs) complexes indicate that there is one dominant conformation for each complex except the Na(+)•DB15C5 complex, which has two conformers with a comparable abundance ratio. It was previously reported that the M(+)•(benzo-15-crown-5) (M(+)•B15C5, M = K, Rb, and Cs) complexes each have three conformers...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098313/the-glass-transition-and-interfacial-dynamics-of-single-strand-fibers-of-polymers
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Hyun Woo Cho, Bong June Sung
We investigate the glass transition and interfacial dynamics of single strand fibers of flexible polymers by employing molecular dynamics (MD) simulations along with a coarse grained model. While the polymer fiber has drawn significant attention due to its applicability in tissue engineering and stretchable electronics, its dynamic properties, especially the glass transition temperature (Tg), are yet to be understood at the molecular level. For example, there has been a controversy on the effect of the polymer fiber radius (R) on Tg: Tg decreased with a decrease in R for some polymer fibers, whereas Tg of other polymer fibers was not sensitive to R...
January 18, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098229/novel-synthesis-of-zno-pmma-nanocomposites-for-photocatalytic-applications
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Alessandro Di Mauro, Maria Cantarella, Giuseppe Nicotra, Giovanna Pellegrino, Antonino Gulino, Maria Violetta Brundo, Vittorio Privitera, Giuliana Impellizzeri
The incorporation of nanostructured photocatalysts in polymers is a strategic way to obtain novel water purification systems. This approach takes the advantages of: (1) the presence of nanostructured photocatalyst; (2) the flexibility of polymer; (3) the immobilization of photocatalyst, that avoids the recovery of the nanoparticles after the water treatment. Here we present ZnO-polymer nanocomposites with high photocatalytic performance and stability. Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) powders were coated with a thin layer of ZnO (80 nm thick) by atomic layer deposition at low temperature (80 °C)...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098192/wearable-atmospheric-pressure-plasma-fabrics-produced-by-knitting-flexible-wire-electrodes-for-the-decontamination-of-chemical-warfare-agents
#9
Heesoo Jung, Jin Ah Seo, Seungki Choi
One of the key reasons for the limited use of atmospheric pressure plasma (APP) is its inability to treat non-flat, three-dimensional (3D) surface structures, such as electronic devices and the human body, because of the rigid electrode structure required. In this study, a new APP system design-wearable APP (WAPP)-that utilizes a knitting technique to assemble flexible co-axial wire electrodes into a large-area plasma fabric is presented. The WAPP device operates in ambient air with a fully enclosed power electrode and grounded outer electrode...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097865/molecular-requirements-of-high-fidelity-replication-competent-dna-backbones-for-orthogonal-chemical-ligation
#10
Arun Shivalingam, Agnes E S Tyburn, Afaf H El-Sagheer, Tom Brown
The molecular properties of the phosphodiester backbone that made it the evolutionary choice for the enzymatic replication of genetic information are not well understood. To address this, and to develop new chemical ligation strategies for assembly of biocompatible modified DNA, we have synthesized oligonucleotides containing several structurally and electronically varied artificial linkages. This has yielded a new highly promising ligation method based on amide backbone formation that is chemically orthogonal to CuAAC "click" ligation...
January 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097755/a-solution-processable-liquid-crystalline-semiconductor-for-low-temperature-annealed-air-stable-n-channel-field-effect-transistors
#11
Resul Ozdemir, Donghee Choi, Mehmet Ozdemir, Hyekyoung Kim, Sinem Tuncel Kostakoğlu, Mustafa Erkartal, Hyungsug Kim, Choongik Kim, Hakan Usta
A new solution-processable and air-stable liquid-crystalline n-channel organic semiconductor (α,ω-2OD-TIFDMT) employing a donor-acceptor-donor (D-A-D) type of π-conjugation has been designed, synthesized, and fully characterized. The new semiconductor exhibits a low LUMO energy (-4.19 eV) and a narrow optical band gap (1.35 eV). Typical pseudo focal-conic fan-shaped texture of a hexagonal columnar liquid crystalline (LC) phase was observed over a wide temperature range. The spin-coated semiconductor thin-films shows the formation of large (~0...
January 17, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097597/self-powered-active-sensor-with-concentric-topography-of-piezoelectric-fibers
#12
Yiin Kuen Fuh, Zih Ming Huang, Bo Sheng Wang, Shan Chien Li
In this study, we demonstrated a flexible and self-powered sensor based on piezoelectric fibers in the diameter range of nano- and micro-scales. Our work is distinctively different from previous electrospinning research; we fabricated this apparatus precisely via near-field electrospinning which has a spectacular performance to harvest mechanical deformation in arbitrary direction and a novel concentrically circular topography. There are many piezoelectric devices based on electrospinning polymeric fibers. However, the fibers were mostly patterned in parallel lines and they could be actuated in limited direction only...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094968/computational-studies-on-reaction-mechanism-and-origins-of-selectivities-in-nickel-catalyzed-2-2-2-cycloadditions-and-alkenylative-cyclizations-of-1-6-ene-allenes-and-alkenes
#13
Tao Yang, Masahiro Ehara
The reaction mechanism and origins of ligand-controlled selectivity, regioselectivity, and stereoselectivity of Ni-catalyzed (2 + 2 + 2) cycloadditions and alkenylative cyclizations of 1,6-ene-allenes and alkenes were studied by using density functional theory. The catalytic cycle involves intermolecular oxidative coupling and intramolecular concerted 1,4-addition step to afford a stable metallacycloheptane intermediate; these steps determine both the regioselectivity and stereoselectivity. Subsequent C-C reductive elimination leads to the cyclohexane product, whereas the β-hydride elimination leads to the trans-diene product...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094950/capillary-force-induced-cold-welding-in-silver-nanowire-based-flexible-transparent-electrodes
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Yuan Liu, Jianming Zhang, Heng Gao, Yan Wang, Qingxian Liu, Siya Huang, Chuanfei Guo, Zhifeng Ren
Silver nanowire (AgNW) films have been studied as the most promising flexible transparent electrodes for flexible photoelectronics. The wire-wire junction resistance in the AgNW film is a critical parameter to the electrical performance, and several techniques of nanowelding or soldering have been reported to reduce the wire-wire junction resistance. However, these methods require either specific facilities, or additional materials as the "solder", and often have adverse effects to the AgNW film or substrate...
January 17, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094514/structural-model-of-the-tubular-assembly-of-the-rous-sarcoma-virus-capsid-protein
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Jaekyun Jeon, Xin Qiao, Ivan Hung, Alok K Mitra, Ambroise Desfosses, Daniel Huang, Peter L Gor'kov, Rebecca C Craven, Richard L Kingston, Zhehong Gan, Fangqiang Zhu, Bo Chen
The orthoretroviral capsid protein (CA) assembles into polymorphic capsids, whose architecture, assembly and stability are still being investigated. The N-terminal and C-terminal domains of CA (NTD and CTD, respectively) engage in both homotypic and heterotypic interactions to create the capsid. Hexameric turrets formed by the NTD decorate the majority of the capsid surface. We report nearly-complete solid-state NMR (ssNMR) resonance assignments of Rous sarcoma virus (RSV) CA, assembled into hexamer tubes that mimic the authentic capsid...
January 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094506/superior-performance-of-artificial-nacre-based-on-graphene-oxide-nanosheets
#16
Yang Wang, Hao Yuan, Piming Ma, Huiyu Bai, Mingqing Chen, Weifu Dong, Yi Xie, Yogesh S Deshmukh
Natural nacre is well-known by its unique properties due to the well-recognized "brick and mortar" structure. Inspired by the natural nacre, graphene oxide (GO) was modified with dopamine in aqueous solution and then chemically reduced to yield polydopamine-capped reduce GO (PDG). The artificial nacre films of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and PDG presentating layered structure had been successfully constructed via vacuum-assisted assembly process, in which PDG and PVA acted as "bricks" and "mortar", respectively...
January 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094498/barium-titanate-film-interfaces-for-hybrid-composite-energy-harvesters
#17
Christopher C Bowland, Mohammad H Malakooti, Henry A Sodano
Energy harvesting utilizing piezoelectric materials has become an attractive approach for converting mechanical energy into electrical power for low-power electronics. Structural composites are ideally suited for energy scavenging due to the large amount of mechanical energy they are subjected to. Here, a multifunctional composite with embedded sensing and energy harvesting is developed by integrating an active interface into carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites. By modifying the composite matrix, both rigid and flexible multifunctional composites are fabricated...
January 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091673/conformational-and-electronic-effects-on-the-formation-of-anti-cyclobutane-pyrimidine-dimers-in-g-quadruplex-structures
#18
Wook Lee, Spiridoula Matsika
Cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs) are the most commonly formed photochemical products when nucleic acids interact with UV radiation. In duplex DNA, the relative inflexible structure allows for only the cis, syn CPD isomer to be formed. G-quadruplex structures, however, have loops that are more flexible and allow for different orientations of the bases to interact. As a result, the highly unusual formation of an anti CPD has been observed in these structures. Due to the close proximity between two opposing loops containing the TTA sequence in two G-quadruplex structures (called "form-3" and "basket"), a high yield of anti CPD formation was expected in these structures...
January 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091355/a-systematic-review-evaluating-the-impact-of-paid-home-carer-training-supervision-and-other-interventions-on-the-health-and-well-being-of-older-home-care-clients
#19
Claudia Cooper, Blerta Cenko, Briony Dow, Penny Rapaport
BACKGROUND: Interventions to support and skill paid home carers and managers could potentially improve health and well-being of older home care clients. This is the first systematic review of interventions to improve how home carers and home care agencies deliver care to older people, with regard to clients' health and well-being and paid carers' well-being, job satisfaction, and retention. METHODS: We reviewed 10/731 papers found in the electronic search (to January 2016) fitting predetermined criteria, assessed quality using a checklist, and synthesized data using quantitative and qualitative techniques...
January 16, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088527/navigation-in-the-electronic-health-record-a-review-of-the-safety-and-usability-literature
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REVIEW
Lisette C Roman, Jessica S Ancker, Stephen B Johnson, Yalini Senathirajah
OBJECTIVE: Inefficient navigation in electronic health records has been shown to increase users' cognitive load, which may increase potential for errors, reduce efficiency, and increase fatigue. However, navigation has received insufficient recognition and attention in the electronic health record (EHR) literature as an independent construct and contributor to overall usability. Our aims in this literature review were to (1) assess the prevalence of navigation-related topics within the EHR usability and safety research literature, (2) categorize types of navigation actions within the EHR, (3) capture relationships between these navigation actions and usability principles, and (4) collect terms and concepts related to EHR navigation...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
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