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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149766/numerosity-estimation-benefits-from-transsaccadic-information-integration
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Carolin Hübner, Alexander C Schütz
Humans achieve a stable and homogeneous representation of their visual environment, although visual processing varies across the visual field. Here we investigated the circumstances under which peripheral and foveal information is integrated for numerosity estimation across saccades. We asked our participants to judge the number of black and white dots on a screen. Information was presented either in the periphery before a saccade, in the fovea after a saccade, or in both areas consecutively to measure transsaccadic integration...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149558/quantification-of-humic-substances-in-natural-water-using-nitrogen-doped-carbon-dots
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Yan-Fang Guan, Bao-Cheng Huang, Chen Qian, Han-Qing Yu
Dissolved organic matter (DOM) is ubiquitous in aqueous environments and plays a significant role in pollutant mitigation, transformation and organic geochemical circulation. DOM is also capable of forming carcinogenic by-products in the disinfection treatment processes of drinking water. Thus, efficient methods for DOM quantification are highly desired. In this work, a novel sensor for rapid and selective detection of humic substances (HS), a key component of DOM, based on fluorescence quenching of nitrogen-doped carbon quantum dots was developed...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149553/cobalt-sulfide-quantum-dots-embedded-n-s-doped-carbon-nanosheets-with-superior-reversibility-and-rate-capability-for-sodium-ion-batteries
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Qiubo Guo, Yifan Ma, Tingting Chen, Qiuying Xia, Mei Yang, Hui Xia, Yan Yu
Metal sulfides are promising anode materials for sodium-ion batteries due to their large specific capacities. The practical application of metal sulfides in sodium-ion batteries, however, are still limited due to their large volume expansion, poor cycling stability, and sluggish electrode kinetics. In this work, a unique two-dimensional heterostructure of CoSx (CoS and Co9S8) quantum dots embedded N/S-doped carbon nanosheets (CoSx@NSC) is prepared by a facile sol-gel method. The CoSx quantum dots are in-situ formed within ultrafine carbon nanosheets without further sulfidation, thus resulting in ultrafine CoSx particle size and embedded heterostructure...
November 17, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148805/near-infrared-quantum-dot-emission-enhanced-by-stabilized-self-assembled-j-aggregate-antennas
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Francesca S Freyria, José M Cordero, Justin R Caram, Sandra Doria, Amro Dodin, Yue Chen, Adam P Willard, Moungi G Bawendi
Enhancing photoluminescent emission (PL) in the near-infrared-infrared (NIR-IR) spectral region has broad applications from solar energy conversion to biological imaging. We show that self-assembled molecular dye J-aggregates (light-harvesting nanotubes, LHNs) can increase the PL emission of NIR PbS quantum dots (QDs) in both liquid and solid media more than 8-fold, promoted primarily by a long-range antenna effect and efficient Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) from donor to acceptor. To create this composite material and preserve the optical properties of the nanocrystals, we performed an in situ ligand substitution followed by a functionalization reaction using click-chemistry...
November 17, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148751/correction-to-structure-of-colloidal-quantum-dots-from-dynamic-nuclear-polarization-surface-enhanced-nmr-spectroscopy
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Laura Piveteau, Ta-Chung Ong, Aaron J Rossini, Lyndon Emsley, Christophe Copéret, Maksym V Kovalenko
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148720/a-dual-signal-readout-nanosphere-for-rapid-point-of-care-detection-of-ebola-virus-glycoprotein
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Jiao Hu, Yong-Zhong Jiang, Ling-Ling Wu, Zhen Wu, Yuhai Bi, Gary Wong, Xiang-Guo Qiu, Jian-Jun Chen, Dai-Wen Pang, Zhi-Ling Zhang
Rapid detection of highly contagious pathogens is the key to increasing the probability of survival and reducing infection rates. We developed a sensitive and quantitative lateral flow assay for detection of EBOV glycoprotein with a novel multifunctional nanosphere (RNs@Au) as a reporter. Each RNs@Au contains hundreds of quantum dots and dozens of Au nanoparticles and can achieve enhanced dual-signal readout (fluorescence signal for quantitative detection and colorimetric signal for visual detection). Antibody (Ab) and streptavidin (SA) were simultaneously modified onto the RNs@Au to label the target as well as to act as the signal enhancer...
November 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148709/nir-emitting-nanoprobes-based-on-cyclic-rgd-motif-conjugated-pbs-quantum-dots-for-integrin-targeted-optical-bioimaging
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Nicoletta Depalo, Michela Corricelli, Ivan de Paola, Gianpiero Valente, Rosa M Iacobazzi, Emiliano Altamura, Doriana Debellis, Daniela Comegna, Elisabetta Fanizza, Nunzio Denora, Valentino Laquintana, Fabio Mavelli, Marinella Striccoli, Michele Saviano, Angela Agostiano, Annarita Del Gatto, Laura Zaccaro, Maria Lucia Curri
Here, silica coated PbS quantum dots (QDs) with photoluminesce emission properties in the near-infrared (NIR) region are proposed as potential effective single particle optical nanoprobes for future in vivo imaging of tumors. The dispersibility in aqueous medium of hydrophobic PbS QDs was accomplished by growing a silica shell on their surface by exploiting a base assisted water-in-oil microemulsion method. The silica coated PbS QDs were then conjugated with specifically designed cyclic arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (cRGD) peptide, that are able to specifically recognizes the αvβ3 integrins which is overexpressed in the angiogenic tumor induced vasculatures and on some solid tumours, in order to achieve a tumor-specific targeting...
November 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147748/graphene-quantum-dots-terbium-ions-as-novel-sensitive-and-selective-time-resolved-luminescent-probes
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Eulogio J Llorent-Martínez, Gema M Durán, Ángel Ríos, Antonio Ruiz-Medina
We propose an alternative approach for the development of analytical methods based on terbium-sensitized luminescence (TSL). TSL is based on the complexation between Tb(III) ions and fluorescent organic compounds that have appropriate functional groups to complex with Tb(III). We report the use of graphene quantum dot (GQDs) nanoparticles to improve the sensitivity and selectivity of TSL detection. GQDs can react with terbium ions through the carboxylic groups present in their structure. These Tb(III)-GQD complexes, formed in situ in aqueous solution, can be used as time-resolved luminescent probes...
November 16, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147698/molecular-spin-qudits-for-quantum-algorithms
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Eufemio Moreno-Pineda, Clément Godfrin, Franck Balestro, Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, Mario Ruben
Presently, one of the most ambitious technological goals is the development of devices working under the laws of quantum mechanics. One prominent target is the quantum computer, which would allow the processing of information at quantum level for purposes not achievable with even the most powerful computer resources. The large-scale implementation of quantum information would be a game changer for current technology, because it would allow unprecedented parallelised computation and secure encryption based on the principles of quantum superposition and entanglement...
November 17, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147508/chiral-nanoprobes-for-targeting-and-long-term-imaging-of-the-golgi-apparatus
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Rong Sheng Li, Peng Fei Gao, Hong Zhi Zhang, Lin Ling Zheng, Chun Mei Li, Jian Wang, Yuan Fang Li, Feng Liu, Na Li, Cheng Zhi Huang
The Golgi apparatus is an essential subcellular organelle. Targeting and monitoring the Golgi change at the single-cell level over a long time scale are critical but are challenges that have not yet been tackled. Inspired by the precise Golgi positioning ability of galactosyltransferase and protein kinase D, due to their cysteine residues, we developed a method for long-term Golgi imaging. Fluorescent molecules, carbon quantum dots (CQDs) and silica nanoparticles could target the Golgi when they are modified with l-cysteine...
October 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144732/ratiometric-detection-of-intracellular-lysine-and-ph-with-one-pot-synthesized-dual-emissive-carbon-dots
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Wei Song, Wenxiu Duan, Yinghua Liu, Zhongju Ye, Yonglei Chen, Hongli Chen, Shengda Qi, Jiang Wu, Dan Liu, Lehui Xiao, Cuiling Ren, Xingguo Chen
Recently, the development of new fluorescent probes for the ratiometric detection of target objects inside living cells has received great attention. Normally, the preparation, modification as well as conjugation procedures of these probes are complicated. On this basis, great efforts have been paid to establish convenient method for the preparation of dual emissive nanosensor. In this work, a functional dual emissive carbon dots (dCDs) was prepared by a one-pot hydrothermal carbonization method. The dCDs exhibits two distinctive fluorescence emission peaks at 440 and 624 nm with the excitation at 380 nm...
November 16, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144215/a-filtration-based-rapid-test-using-a-partially-purified-third-stage-larval-antigen-to-detect-specific-antibodies-for-the-diagnosis-of-gnathostomiasis
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A Ma, Y Wang, X L Liu, H M Zhang, P Eamsobhana, H S Yong, X X Gan
Human gnathostomiasis is an emerging food-borne parasitic disease caused by nematodes of the genus Gnathostoma. Currently, serological tests are commonly applied to support clinical diagnosis. In the present study, a simple and rapid filtration-based test, dot immune-gold filtration assay (DIGFA) was developed using a partially purified antigen of Gnathostoma third-stage larvae (L3). A total of 180 serum samples were tested to evaluate the diagnostic potential of DIGFA for gnathostomiasis. The diagnostic sensitivity and specificity were 96...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144149/modeling-numerosity-representation-with-an-integrated-diffusion-model
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Roger Ratcliff, Gail McKoon
Models of the representation of numerosity information used in discrimination tasks are integrated with a diffusion decision model. The representation models assume distributions of numerosity either with means and SD that increase linearly with numerosity or with means that increase logarithmically with constant SD. The models produce coefficients that are applied to differences between two numerosities to produce drift rates and these drive the decision process. The linear and log models make differential predictions about how response time (RT) distributions and accuracy change with numerosity and which model is successful depends on the task...
November 16, 2017: Psychological Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143845/pulse-laser-induced-fragmentation-of-carbon-quantum-dots-a-structural-analysis
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Han-Wei Chu, Ju-Yi Mao, Chia-Wen Lien, Pang-Hung Hsu, Yu-Jia Li, Jui-Yang Lai, Tai-Chia Chiu, Chih-Ching Huang
Carbon quantum dots (CQDs) have attracted enormous interest in recent years owing to their low cytotoxicity, excellent biocompatibility and strong fluorescence. They have been successfully employed in sensor, bio-imaging, and drug carrier applications. A complete understanding of their core-surface structure is essential for tuning their physical and chemical properties for various applications. Conventional characterizations of CQDs are conducted with electron microscopy or spectroscopy, such as transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy...
November 16, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143843/mitochondria-targetable-carbon-quantum-dots-for-differentiating-cancerous-cells-from-normal-cells
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Ge Gao, Yao-Wen Jiang, Jingjing Yang, Fu-Gen Wu
In this study, a series of fluorescent carbon quantum dots (or carbon dots, CDs) with inherent mitochondrial targeting/imaging and cancerous/normal cell differentiation capabilities were prepared by a one-pot solvothermal treatment of glycerol and a silane molecule. Glycerol acted as a solvent and carbon source, and the silane molecule acted as a passivation agent. The as-prepared CDs could specifically and stably (for at least 24 h) visualize mitochondria of various types of cells without the introduction of mitochondria-targeting ligands (such as triphenylphosphonium)...
November 16, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143756/corrigendum-to-real-time-path-integral-approach-for-dissipative-quantum-dot-cavity-quantum-electrodynamics-impure-dephasing-induced-effects-davoud-g-nahri-et-al-2017-j-phys-condens-matter-29-055701
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Davoud Ghodsi Nahri, Faisal H A Mathkoor, Raymond Ooi
We have noticed of one ambiguity and two errors in our original published paper [1], which we modify in this corrigendum. However, the errors do not affect the results and discussion of the original paper.
November 16, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143052/photo-enhanced-antibacterial-activity-of-zno-graphene-quantum-dot-nanocomposites
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Junli Liu, Mauricio D Rojas-Andrade, Gustavo Chata, Yi Peng, Graham Roseman, Jia-En Lu, Glenn L Millhauser, Chad Saltikov, Shaowei Chen
Synthesis of new, highly active antibacterial agents has become increasingly important in light of emerging antibiotic resistance. In the present study, ZnO/graphene quantum dot (GQD) nanocomposites were produced by a facile hydrothermal method and characterized by an array of microscopic and spectroscopic measurements, including transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, UV-vis and photoluminescence spectroscopy. Antibacterial activity of the ZnO/GQD nanocomposites was evaluated with Escherichia coli within the context of minimum inhibitory concentration and the reduction of the number of bacterial colonies in a standard plate count method, in comparison to those with ZnO and GQD separately...
November 16, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141881/it-s-not-all-black-and-white-visual-scene-parameters-influence-optokinetic-reflex-performance-in-xenopus-laevis-tadpoles
#18
Céline M Gravot, Alexander G Knorr, Stefan Glasauer, Hans Straka
The maintenance of visual acuity during active and passive body motion is ensured by gaze-stabilizing reflexes that aim at minimizing retinal image slip. For the optokinetic reflex (OKR), large-field visual motion of the surround forms the essential stimulus that activates eye movements. Properties of the moving visual world influence cognitive motion perception and the estimation of visual image velocity. Therefore, the performance of brainstem-mediated visuo-motor behaviors might also depend on image scene characteristics...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141740/a-lateral-flow-rapid-test-for-human-toxocariasis-developed-using-three-toxocara-canis-recombinant-antigens
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Muhammad Hafiznur Yunus, Siti Naqiuyah Tan Farrizam, Izzati Zahidah Abdul Karim, Rahmah Noordin
Laboratory diagnosis of toxocariasis is still a challenge especially in developing endemic countries with polyparasitism. In this study, three Toxocara canis recombinant antigens, rTES-26, rTES-30, and rTES-120, were expressed and used to prepare lateral flow immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) dipsticks. The concordance of the results of the rapid test (comprising three dipsticks) with a commercial IgG-enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) (Cypress Diagnostics, Belgium) was compared against the concordance of two other commercial IgG-ELISA kits (Bordier, Switzerland and NovaTec, Germany) with the Cypress kit...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141118/pbs-cds-core-shell-qds-suppress-charge-transfer-and-enhance-triplet-transfer
#20
Zhiyuan Huang, Zihao Xu, Melika Mahboub, Xin Li, Jordan Taylor, Hill Harman, Tianquan Lian, MingLee Tang
Here, we observe that a sub-monolayer CdS shell on PbS quantum dots (QDs) enhances triplet energy transfer (TET) by suppressing competitive charge transfer from QDs to molecules. The CdS shell increases the linear photon upconversion quantum yield (QY) from 3.5% for PbS QDs to 5.0% for PbS/CdS QDs when functionalized with a tetracene acceptor, 5-CT. While transient absorption spectroscopy reveals that both PbS and PbS/CdS QDs show the formation of the 5-CT triplet (with rate constants of 5.91 ±0.60 ns-1 and 1...
November 15, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
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