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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449542/estimation-of-the-number-of-quantum-dots-immobilized-on-an-ultra-flat-au-surface
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Hiroki Ito, Atsushi Iio, Katsutoshi Tokuhara, Hiroyuki Sakaue, Yutaka Kadoya, Hitoshi Suzuki
Quantum dots (QDs) were immobilized on an ultra-flat Au surface by using amide binding between the carboxyl groups on the QDs and the amino groups of the self-assembled monolayer on the surface. The number density of the QDs estimated by atomic force microscopy (AFM) agreed with the quantity of QDs estimated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and fluorescence microscopy. QDs were also immobilized on dot patterns fabricated by e-beam lithography. AFM was able to identify clusters of just a few QDs on the dot patterns, whose minimum designed size was 50 nm × 50 nm per dot...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448926/mass-spectra-features-of-biomass-burning-boiler-and-coal-burning-boiler-emitted-particles-by-single-particle-aerosol-mass-spectrometer
#2
Jiao Xu, Mei Li, Guoliang Shi, Haiting Wang, Xian Ma, Jianhui Wu, Xurong Shi, Yinchang Feng
In this study, single particle mass spectra signatures of both coal burning boiler and biomass burning boiler emitted particles were studied. Particle samples were suspended in clean Resuspension Chamber, and analyzed by ELPI and SPAMS simultaneously. The size distribution of BBB (biomass burning boiler sample) and CBB (coal burning boiler sample) are different, as BBB peaks at smaller size, and CBB peaks at larger size. Mass spectra signatures of two samples were studied by analyzing the average mass spectrum of each particle cluster extracted by ART-2a in different size ranges...
April 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448735/in-response-to-parodi-mb-iacono-p-zucchiatti-et-al-choroidal-neovascularization-associated-with-multiple-evanescent-white-dot-syndrome-treated-with-intravitreal-ranibizumab
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Thibaud Mathis, Laurent Kodjikian
In response to the article by Parodi et al. about choroidal neovascularization (CNV) associated with Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome (MEWDS) treated with intravitreal Ranibizumab. This article highlights the efficacy of intravitreal Ranibizumab in the treatment of CNV associated with MEWDS. In our experience, CNV is mostly associated with MEWDS in cases of a wider inflammatory spectrum such as overlapping syndrome with multifocal choroiditis (MFC) or punctuate inner choroidopathy (PIC). The whole pattern of the case presented in the article is compatible with the diagnosis of PIC, meaning that this case described an overlapping between MEWDS and PIC diagnoses...
April 27, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448119/sulfur-nano-dots-stitched-in-2d-bubble-like-interconnected-carbon-fabric-as-reversibility-enhanced-cathodes-for-lithium-sulfur-batteries
#4
Feng Wu, Yusheng Ye, Jia-Qi Huang, Teng Zhao, Ji Qian, Yuanyuan Zhao, Li Li, Lei Wei, Rui Luo, Yongxin Huang, Yi Xing, Renjie Chen
The behavior of two-dimensional (2D) materials for energy-storage systems relates to their morphology and physicochemical properties. Although various 2D materials can be found in different fields, the open access of these materials has greatly hampered their practical applications, such as in lithium sulfur batteries, where the soluble intermediates should be controlled. Here, we have developed a facile approach to prepare 2D ultra-thin interconnected carbon fabrics (ICFs) with "bubble-like" morphology and abundant mesopores using a "blowing bubble" method...
April 27, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448050/single-molecule-analysis-of-laser-localized-psoralen-adducts
#5
Jing Huang, Himabindu Gali, Julia Gichimu, Marina A Bellani, Durga Pokharel, Manikandan Paramasivam, Michael M Seidman
The DNA Damage Response (DDR) has been extensively characterized in studies of double strand breaks (DSBs) induced by laser micro beam irradiation in live cells. The DDR to helix distorting covalent DNA modifications, including interstrand DNA crosslinks (ICLs), is not as well defined. We have studied the DDR stimulated by ICLs, localized by laser photoactivation of immunotagged psoralens, in the nuclei of live cells. In order to address fundamental questions about adduct distribution and replication fork encounters, we combined laser localization with two other technologies...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447790/improvement-of-photovoltaic-performance-of-colloidal-quantum-dot-solar-cells-using-organic-small-molecule-as-hole-selective-layer
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Yaohong Zhang, Guohua Wu, Ivan Mora-Sero, Chao Ding, Feng Liu, Qingxun Huang, Yuhei Ogomi, Shuzi Hayase, Taro Toyoda, Ruixiang Wang, Joe Otsuki, Qing Shen
A novel organic small molecule bis-triphenylamine with spiro(fluorene-9,9'-xanthene) as the conjugated system, named BTPA-4, is successfully synthesized and employed as the hole-selective layer (HSL) in colloidal quantum dots solar cells (CQDSCs). The introduction of BTPA-4 layer can significantly prolong effective carrier lifetime (τeff), increase charge recombination resistance (Rrec), and thus diminish the interfacial charge recombination at the PbS-QDs/Au electrode interface. The effect of BTPA-4 as HSL in the device performance is especially significant for the open-circuit voltage (Voc) and power conversion efficiency (PCE), with a ~ 10% and 15% enhancement respectively, comparing with those of device without the HSL...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447691/enhanced-device-lifetime-of-double-heterojunction-nanorod-light-emitting-diodes
#7
Seong-Yong Cho, Nuri Oh, Sooji Nam, Yiran Jiang, Moonsub Shim
Colloidal quantum dots (QDs) are emerging as solution-processable, high-performance materials for light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Understanding the failure mechanism(s) is of both fundamental and practical importance, yet little is known of how QD-LEDs fail. Here, we have carried out accelerated device lifetime measurements on double heterojunction nanorod- (DHNR) and QD-LEDs. A common dependence of device lifetime on the initial driving voltage is observed over more than two orders of magnitude range in the initial luminance...
April 27, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447457/co3o4-%C3%AE-quantum-dots-as-a-highly-efficient-oxygen-evolution-reaction-catalyst-for-water-splitting
#8
Guangxing Zhang, Jie Yang, Han Wang, Haibiao Chen, Jinlong Yang, Feng Pan
Co3O4-δ quantum dots (Co3O4-δ-QDs) with a crystallite size of approximately 2 nm and oxygen vacancies were fabricated through multicycle lithiation/delithiation of mesoporous Co3O4 nanosheets. Used as an oxygen evolution reaction (OER) electrocatalyst for water splitting, the catalytic performance (an overpotential of 270 mV@10 mA cm-2 and no decay within 30 h) of Co3O4-δ-QDs is superior to that of previously reported Co-based catalysts and the state-of-the-art IrO2. Compared with the Co3O4 nanosheets, the enhanced OER activity of Co3O4-δ-QDs is attributed to two factors: one is the increased quantity of the Faradaic active sites, including the total active sites (q*Total), the most accessible active sites (q*Outer) and their ratio (q*Outer/q*Total); the other is the enhanced intrinsic electroactivity per active site evaluated by the turnover frequency (TOF) and the current density normalized by the most accessible active sites (j/q*Outer) related to OER...
April 27, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446301/-analysis-of-gene-mutation-types-of-thalassemia-in-longyan-area-of-fujian-province-in-china
#9
Qing-Fu Dai, Xiao-Lu Li, Yu-Xia Wang, Chun-Fang Cao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the type and distribution of thalassemia gene mutation in Longyan area of Fujian province in China, so as to provide a evidence for prenatal diagnosis and to reduce birth defects. METHODS: The mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) and hemoglobin electrophoresis were used for screened the mutation types of thalassemia. Genotyping of the screened positive sample was performed by gap single polymerase chain reaction (gap-PCR) and reverse dot blot hybridization (RDB)...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446003/effects-of-canine-and-murine-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-transplantation-on-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
#10
Diego Noe Rodriguez Sanchez, Matheus Bertanha, Thiago Dias Fernandes, Luiz Antônio de Lima Resende, Elenice Deffune, Rogério Martins Amorim
Background and Objectives: Maintaining a permissive microenvironment is essential for adequate nerve regeneration. Cell-based therapy has the potential based cell replacement and promotion of axonal growth. The adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stromal cells (Ad-MSC) attract interest because neuroregenerative and anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of canine and murine Ad-MSC transplantation on the sciatic nerve regeneration. Methods: Forty Wistar rats were divided randomly into: control group - CG (n=8); denervated group - DG (n=8); decellularized vein group - VG (n=8); decellularized vein+canine MSC-cMSC (n=8); descellularized vein+murine MSC-mMSC (n=8)...
April 30, 2017: International Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445403/detection-of-hepatitis-b-virus-m204i-mutation-by-quantum-dot-labeled-dna-probe
#11
Cheng Zhang, Yiping Chen, Xinmiao Liang, Guanhua Zhang, Hong Ma, Leng Nie, Yu Wang
Quantum dots (QDs) are semiconductor nanoparticles with a diameter of less than 10 nm, which have been widely used as fluorescent probes in biochemical analysis and vivo imaging because of their excellent optical properties. Sensitive and convenient detection of hepatitis B virus (HBV) gene mutations is important in clinical diagnosis. Therefore, we developed a sensitive, low-cost and convenient QDs-mediated fluorescent method for the detection of HBV gene mutations in real serum samples from chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients who had received lamivudine or telbivudine antiviral therapy...
April 26, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445168/enhanced-photoluminescence-of-corrugated-al2o3-film-assisted-by-colloidal-cdse-quantum-dots
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Zhongchen Bai, Licai Hao, Zhengping Zhang, Zhaoling Huang, Shuijie Qin
We present the enhanced photoluminescence (PL) of a corrugated Al2O3 film enabled by colloidal CdSe quantum dots. The colloidal CdSe quantum dots are fabricated directly on a corrugated Al2O3 substrate using an electrochemical deposition (ECD) method in a microfluidic system. The photoluminescence is excited by using a 150 nm diameter ultraviolet laser spot of a scanning near-field optical microscope. Owing to the electron transfer from the conduction band of the CdSe quantum dots to that of Al2O3, the enhanced photoluminescence effect is observed, which results from the increase in the recombination rate of electrons and holes on the Al2O3 surface and the reduction in the fluorescence of the CdSe quantum dots...
May 19, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445035/characteristics-of-reduced-graphene-oxide-quantum-dots-for-a-flexible-memory-thin-film-transistor
#13
Yo-Han Kim, Eun Yeol Lee, Hyun Ho Lee, Tae Seok Seo
Reduced graphene oxide quantum dot (rGOQD) devices in formats of capacitor and thin film transistor (TFT) were demonstrated and examined as the first trial to achieve non-ambipolar channel property. In addition, through gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) layer embedded between the rGOQD active channel and dielectric layer, memory capacitor and TFT performances were realized by capacitance-voltage (C-V) hysteresis and gate program, erase, and reprogram biases. First, capacitor structure of the rGOQD memory device was constructed to examine memory charging effect featured in hysteretic C-V behavior with a 30 nm dielectric layer of crosslinked polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)...
April 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443889/the-passivating-effect-of-cadmium-in-pbs-cds-colloidal-quantum-dots-probed-by-nm-scale-depth-profiling
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Pip C J Clark, Hanna Radtke, Atip Pengpad, Andrew I Williamson, Ben F Spencer, Samantha J O Hardman, Marina A Leontiadou, Darren C J Neo, Simon M Fairclough, Andrew A R Watt, Igor Pis, Silvia Nappini, Federica Bondino, Elena Magnano, Karsten Handrup, Karina Schulte, Mathieu G Silly, Fausto Sirotti, Wendy R Flavell
Achieving control of the surface chemistry of colloidal quantum dots (CQDs) is essential to fully exploit their properties in solar cells, but direct measurement of the chemistry and electronic structure in the outermost atomic layers is challenging. Here we probe the surface oxidation and passivation of cation-exchanged PbS/CdS core/shell CQDs with sub nm-scale precision using synchrotron-radiation-excited depth-profiling photoemission. We investigate the surface composition of the topmost 1-2.5 nm of the CQDs as a function of depth, for CQDs of varying CdS shell thickness, and examine how the surface changes after prolonged air exposure...
April 26, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441861/anionic-polymer-and-quantum-dot-excipients-to-facilitate-sirna-release-and-self-reporting-of-disassembly-in-stimuli-responsive-nanocarrier-formulations
#15
Chad T Greco, Jason C Andrechak, Thomas H Epps Iii, Millicent O Sullivan
The incorporation of anionic excipients into polyplexes is a promising strategy for modulating siRNA binding vs. release and integrating diagnostic capabilities; however, specific design criteria and structure-function relationships are needed to facilitate the development of nanocarrier-based theranostics. Herein, we incorporated poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) and quantum dot (QD) excipients into photolabile siRNA polyplexes to increase gene silencing efficiencies by up to 100% and enable self-reporting of nanocarrier disassembly...
April 25, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441729/the-influence-of-hydroxyapatite-nanoparticle-morphology-on-embryonic-development-in-a-zebrafish-exposure-model
#16
Shiuli Pujari-Palmer, Xi Lu, Marjam Karlsson Ott
Nanomaterials are used in many different industries such as cosmetics, food, clothing, and electronics. There is increasing concern that exposure to nanoparticles (NPs) during pregnancy can adversely affect fetal development. It is well known that the size, charge, and chemistry of a nanoparticle can modulate embryological development. The role that particle morphology plays on early development, however, is still widely unknown. The present study aims to investigate the effect of hydroxyapatite nanoparticle (HANP) morphology on embryological development in a zebrafish exposure model...
April 22, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441503/robust-uniform-and-highly-emissive-quantum-dot-polymer-films-and-patterns-using-thiol-ene-chemistry
#17
Markus Smith, Sidney T Malak, Jaehan Jung, Young Jun Yoon, Chun Hao Lin, Sunghan Kim, Kyung Min Lee, Ruilong Ma, Timothy J White, Timothy J Bunning, Zhiqun Lin, Vladimir V Tsukruk
This work demonstrates a facile and versatile method for generating low scattering crosslinked quantum dots (QD)-polymer composite films and patterned highly emissive structures with ultra-high QD loading, minimal phase-separation, and tunable mechanical properties. Uniform QD-polymer films are fabricated using thiol-ene chemistry, in which cross-linked polymer networks are rapidly produced in ambient conditions via fast UV polymerization in bulk to suppress QD aggregation. UV-controlled thiol-ene chemistry limits phase separation through producing highly QD loaded crosslinked composites with loading rate above majority of those reported in literature (<1%) and approaching 30%...
April 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441498/thin-wall-gan-inaln-multiple-quantum-well-tubes
#18
Christophe Durand, Jean-François Carlin, Catherine Bougerol, Bruno Gayral, Damien Salomon, Jean-Paul Barnes, Joel Eymery, Raphael Butte, Nicolas Grandjean
Thin-wall tubes composed of nitride semiconductors (III-N compounds) based on GaN/InAlN multiple quantum wells (MQWs) are fabricated by metal-organic vapor-phase epitaxy in a simple and full III-N approach. The synthesis of such MQW-tubes is based on the growth of N-polar c-axis vertical GaN wires surrounded by a core-shell MQW heterostructure followed by in situ selective etching using controlled H2/NH3 annealing at 1010°C to remove the inner GaN wire part. After this process, well-defined MQW-based tubes having non-polar m-plane orientation exhibit UV light near 330 nm up to room temperature, consistent with the emission of GaN/InAlN MQWs...
April 25, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441351/probing-temperature-and-ph-dependent-binding-between-quantum-dots-and-bovine-serum-albumin-by-fluorescence-correlation-spectroscopy
#19
Zonghua Wang, Qiyan Zhao, Menghua Cui, Shichao Pang, Jingfang Wang, Ying Liu, Liming Xie
Luminescent quantum dots (QDs) with unique optical properties have potential applications in bio-imaging. The interaction between QDs and bio-molecules is important to the biological effect of QDs in vivo. In this paper, we have employed fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) to probe the temperature- and pH-dependent interactions between CdSe QDs with carboxyl (QDs-COOH) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) in buffer solutions. The results have shown that microscopic dissociation constant K'D is in the range of (1...
April 25, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440819/amphiphilic-carbon-dots-as-versatile-vectors-for-nucleic-acid-and-drug-delivery
#20
Hai-Jiao Wang, Xi He, Tian-Ying Luo, Ji Zhang, Yan-Hong Liu, Xiao-Qi Yu
Carbon dot (CD)-based multifunctional delivery systems have shown great potential in both drug/gene delivery and bio-imaging. In this work, we present a strategy to simply construct amphiphilic CDs (ACDs) by conjugating hydrophobic alkyl epoxide to the surface amino groups of PEI 600-derived CDs. ACDs could well dissolve in water or organic solvents and emit bright fluorescence both in solutions and cells. (1)HNMR also suggested that ACDs may form micelle-like structures in water, and their CMC could be determined...
April 25, 2017: Nanoscale
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