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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231681/noninvasive-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-for-the-treatment-of-orofacial-pain
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OBJECTIVE: tDCS is a promising method for the treatment of chronic pain. Electrode placement locations must be chosen in accordance with the density and the time course of the current in order to prevent pathological changes in the underlying tissue. In order to reduce current spatial variability, more electrodes of the same polarity are placed in a circle around the second electrode of the opposite polarity. The applied current produced the greatest changes directly beneath the electrodes: the cathode reduces the excitability of cortical neurons, while the anode has the opposite effect...
October 24, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231422/adiponitrile-litfsi-solution-as-alkylcarbonate-free-electrolyte-for-lto-nmc-li-ion-batteries
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Douaa Farhat, Fouad Ghamouss, Julia Maibach, Kristina Edström, Daniel Lemordant
Recently, dinitriles (NC(CH2)nCN) and especially adiponitrile (ADN, n=4) have attracted the attention as secure electrolyte solvents due to their chemical stability, high boiling points, high flash points and low vapor pressure. The good solvating properties of ADN toward lithium salts and its high electrochemical stability (~ 6V vs. Li/Li+) make it suitable for safer Li-ions cells without performances loss. In this study, ADN is used as a single electrolyte solvent with lithium bis(trimethylsulfonyl)imide (LiTFSI)...
February 23, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231250/corticospinal-excitability-measurements-using-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-are-valid-with-intramuscular-electromyography
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Rebekah L S Summers, Mo Chen, Teresa J Kimberley
OBJECTIVES: Muscular targets that are deep or inaccessible to surface electromyography (sEMG) require intrinsic recording using fine-wire electromyography (fEMG). It is unknown if fEMG validly record cortically evoked muscle responses compared to sEMG. The purpose of this investigation was to establish the validity and agreement of fEMG compared to sEMG to quantify typical transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) measures pre and post repetitive TMS (rTMS). The hypotheses were that fEMG would demonstrate excellent validity and agreement compared with sEMG...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231004/ionic-intercalation-in-2d-van-der-waals-materials-in-situ-characterization-and-electrochemical-control-of-the-anisotropic-thermal-conductivity-of-black-phosphorus
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Joon Sang Kang, Ming Ke, Yongjie Hu
Two-dimensional van der Waals materials have shown novel fundamental properties and promise for wide applications. Here, we reported, for the first time, an experimental demonstration of the in-situ characterization and control of the anisotropic thermal conductivity of black phosphorus. We develop a novel platform based on lithium ion batteries that integrates ultrafast optical spectroscopy and electrochemical control to investigate the interactions between lithium ions and the lattices of the black phosphorus electrode...
February 23, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231001/crystal-phases-in-hybrid-metal-semiconductor-nanowire-devices
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Jeremy David, Francesco Rossella, Mirko Rocci, Daniele Ercolani, Lucia Sorba, Fabio Beltram, Mauro Gemmi, Stefano Roddaro
We investigate the metallic phases observed in hybrid metal-GaAs nanowire devices obtained by controlled thermal annealing of Ni/Au electrodes. Devices are fabricated onto a SiN membrane compatible with transmission electron microscopy studies. Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy allows us to show that the nanowire body includes two Ni-rich phases that, thanks to an innovative use of electron diffraction tomography, can be unambiguously identified as Ni3GaAs and Ni5As2 crystals. The mechanisms of Ni incorporation leading to the observed phenomenology are discussed...
February 23, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230999/design-of-contact-electrodes-for-semiconductor-nanowire-solar-energy-harvesting-devices
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Tzu-Ging Lin, Sarath Ramadurgam, Chen Yang
Transparent, low resistive contacts are critical for efficient solar energy harvesting devices. It is important to reconsider the material choices and electrode design as devices move from 2D films to 1D nanostructures. In this paper, we study the effectiveness of indium tin oxide (ITO) and metals, such as Ag and Cu, as contacts in 2D and 1D systems. Although ITO has been studied extensively and developed into an effective transparent contact for 2D devices, our results show that effectiveness does not translate to 1D systems...
February 23, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230970/the-role-of-air-electrode-structure-on-the-incorporation-of-immiscible-pfcs-in-non-aqueous-li-o2-battery
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Moran Balaish, Yair Ein-Eli
Perfluorocrbons (PFCs) are considered advantageous additives to non-aqueous Li-O2 battery due to their superior oxygen solubility and diffusivity compared to common battery electrolytes. Up to now, the main focus was concentrated on PFCs-electrolyte investigation, however no special attention was granted to the role of carbon structure in the PFCs- Li-O2 system. Immiscible PFCs, rather than miscible fluorinated-ethers, were added to activated-carbon class air-electrode due to their higher susceptibility towards attack and to their ability to shift the reaction from two phase to an artificial three phase reaction zone...
February 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230914/decorating-waste-cloth-via-industrial-wastewater-for-tube-type-flexible-and-wearable-sodium-ion-batteries
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Yun-Hai Zhu, Shuang Yuan, Di Bao, Yan-Bin Yin, Hai-Xia Zhong, Xin-Bo Zhang, Jun-Min Yan, Qing Jiang
To turn waste into treasure, a facile and cost-effective strategy is developed to revive electroless nickel plating wastewater and cotton-textile waste toward a novel electrode substrate. Based on the substrate, a binder-free PB@GO@NTC electrode is obtained, which exhibits superior electrochemical performance. Moreover, for the first time, a novel tube-type flexible and wearable sodium-ion battery is successfully fabricated.
February 23, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230880/atomic-layer-deposited-ultrafine-mos2-nanocrystals-on-cobalt-foam-for-efficient-and-stable-electrochemical-oxygen-evolution
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Dehua Xiong, Qingqing Zhang, Wei Li, Junjie Li, Xiuli Fu, M F Cerqueira, Pedro Alpuim, Lifeng Liu
Ultrafine molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) nanocrystals are grown on a porous cobalt (Co) foam current collector by atomic layer deposition (ALD) using molybdenum hexacarbonyl and hydrogen sulfide as precursors. When used to catalyze the oxygen evolution reaction (OER), the optimal Co@MoS2 electrode, even with a MoS2 loading as small as 0.06 mg cm(-2), exhibits a large cathodic shift of ca. 200 mV in the onset potential (the potential at which the current density is 5 mA cm(-2)), a low overpotential of only 270 mV to attain an anodic current density of 10 mA cm(-2), much smaller charge transfer resistance and substantially improved long-term stability at both low and high current densities, with respect to the bare Co foam electrode, showing substantial promise for use as an efficient, low-cost and durable anode in water electrolyzers...
February 23, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230867/ultrafast-electron-and-hole-transfer-dynamics-of-a-solar-cell-dye-containing-hole-acceptors-on-mesoporous-tio2-and-al2o3
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Mirko Scholz, Oliver Flender, Gerrit Boschloo, Kawon Oum, Thomas Lenzer
The stability of dye cations against recombination with conduction band electrons in mesoporous TiO2 electrodes is a key property for improving light harvesting in dye-sensitised solar cells. Using ultrafast transient broadband absorption spectroscopy, we monitor efficient intramolecular hole transfer in the solar cell dye E6 having two peripheral triarylamine acceptors. After photoexcitation, two hole transfer mechanisms are identified: a concerted mechanism for electron injection and hole transfer (2.4 ps) and a sequential mechanism with time constants of 3...
February 23, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230537/core-shell-znco2o4-tio2-nanowall-array-as-an-anode-for-li-ion-batteries
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Wei Shi, Haitao Zhao, Bingan Lu
In this paper, ZnCo2O4 nanowall arrays were firstly obtained through self-assembly followed by calcination. Then atomic layer deposition was used to fabricate core-shell ZnCo2O4@TiO2 nanowall arrays (NWAs) as anode materials for lithium ion batteries (LIBs). The hierarchical nanowall array nanostructure with fast ion diffusion and electron transport at electrode/electrolyte interface, while the shell of TiO2 with excellent chemical stability can protect the ZnCo2O4 nanowall arrays from volume expansion during charge and discharge processes...
February 23, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230351/fabrication-and-demonstration-of-mercury-disc-well-probes-for-stripping-based-cyclic-voltammetry-scanning-electrochemical-microscopy
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Zachary J Barton, Joaquín Rodríguez-López
Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) is a rising technique for the study of energy storage materials. Hg-based probes allow the extension of SECM investigations to ionic processes, but the risk of irreversible Hg amalgam saturation limits their operation to rapid timescales and dilute analyte solutions. Here, we report a novel fabrication protocol for Hg disc-well ultramicroelectrodes (UMEs), which retain access to stripping information but are less susceptible to amalgam saturation than traditional Hg sphere-caps or thin-films...
February 23, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230297/spectroscopic-observation-of-a-hydrogenated-co-dimer-intermediate-during-co-reduction-on-cu-100-electrodes
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Elena Pérez-Gallent, Marta C Figueiredo, Federico Calle-Vallejo, Marc T M Koper
Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide can be electrochemically reduced to useful products such as ethylene and ethanol on copper electrocatalysts. The process is yet to be optimized and the exact mechanism and the corresponding reaction intermediates are under debate or unknown. In particular, it has been hypothesized that the C-C bond formation proceeds via CO dimerization and further hydrogenation. Although computational support for this hypothesis exists, direct experimental evidence has been elusive. In this work, we detect a hydrogenated dimer intermediate (OCCOH) using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy at low overpotentials in LiOH solutions...
February 23, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230223/observation-of-charge-transfer-cascades-in-%C3%AE-fe2o3-irox-photoanodes-by-operando-x-ray-absorption-spectroscopy
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Alessandro Minguzzi, Alberto Naldoni, Ottavio Lugaresi, Elisabetta Achilli, Francesco D'Acapito, Francesco Malara, Cristina Locatelli, Alberto Vertova, Sandra Rondinini, Paolo Ghigna
Electrochemical devices for energy conversion and storage are central for a sustainable economy. The performance of electrodes is driven by charge transfer across different layer materials and an understanding of the mechanistics is pivotal to gain improved efficiency. Here, we directly observe the transfer of photogenerated charge carriers in a photoanode made of hematite (α-Fe2O3) and a hydrous iridium oxide (IrOx) overlayer, which plays a key role in photoelectrochemical water oxidation. Through the use of operando X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), we probe the change in occupancy of the Ir 5d levels during optical band gap excitation of α-Fe2O3...
February 22, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230193/the-critical-role-of-point-defects-in-improving-the-specific-capacitance-of-%C3%AE-mno2-nanosheets
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Peng Gao, Peter Metz, Trevyn Hey, Yuxuan Gong, Dawei Liu, Doreen D Edwards, Jane Y Howe, Rong Huang, Scott T Misture
3D porous nanostructures built from 2D δ-MnO2 nanosheets are an environmentally friendly and industrially scalable class of supercapacitor electrode material. While both the electrochemistry and defects of this material have been studied, the role of defects in improving the energy storage density of these materials has not been addressed. In this work, δ-MnO2 nanosheet assemblies with 150 m(2) g(-1) specific surface area are prepared by exfoliation of crystalline KxMnO2 and subsequent reassembly. Equilibration at different pH introduces intentional Mn vacancies into the nanosheets, increasing pseudocapacitance to over 300 F g(-1), reducing charge transfer resistance as low as 3 Ω, and providing a 50% improvement in cycling stability...
February 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229954/nano-cone-resistive-memory-for-ultralow-power-operation
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Sungjun Kim, Sunghun Jung, Min-Hwi Kim, Tae-Hyeon Kim, Suhyun Bang, Seongjae Cho, Byung-Gook Park
SiN x -based nano-structure resistive memory is fabricated by fully silicon CMOS compatible process integration including particularly designed anisotropic etching for the construction of a nano-cone silicon bottom electrode (BE). Bipolar resistive switching characteristics have significantly reduced switching current and voltage and are demonstrated in a nano-cone BE structure, as compared with those in a flat BE one. We have verified by systematic device simulations that the main cause of reduction in the performance parameters is the high electric field being more effectively concentrated at the tip of the cone-shaped BE...
March 24, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229953/realizing-field-dependent-conduction-in-zno-nanowires-without-annealing
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C P Burke-Govey, U Castanet, H Warring, A Nau, B J Ruck, J Majimel, N O V Plank
We report on the low-temperature fabrication of field-effect transistors by bridging pre-patterned electrodes using ZnO nanowires grown in situ, which operate without requiring post-growth processing or annealing. The devices show good performance using as-grown nanowires, with on-off ratios of 10(5) and threshold voltages of 2 V. Electron microscopy shows the field-dependent nanowires hierarchically nucleate from larger ZnO nanorods, and both are oriented along a common c-axis. A high nanowire surface-to-volume ratio allows depleting electron traps on the nanowire surface to compensate intrinsic electron donors present throughout the nanowire bulk...
March 24, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229598/dipicolylamine-functionalized-polyfluorene-based-gel-with-lower-critical-solution-temperature-preparation-characterization-and-application
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Chunlan Xiang, Hao Wan, Mingjing Zhu, Yijing Chen, Juan Peng, Gang Zhou
A thermoresponsive fluorescent polymer gel with lower critical solution temperature (LCST) phase transition has been prepared by cooperating conjugated fluorene homopolymer poly(2,7-(9,9-di(8-di(2-picolyl)aminooctyl))fluorene) (PPAOF) and small organic dye sulforhodamine B (SRB) or its sodium salt (SRB-Na). The sol-gel phase transition originates from the electrostatic interactions between the protonated pyridyl/amino groups in PPAOF and the sulfonic groups in the organic dye molecules, as revealed by FTIR, variable-temperature 1H NMR spectroscopies, and cyclic voltammetry measurements...
February 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229537/high-temperature-stable-perovskite-solar-cell-based-on-low-cost-carbon-nanotube-hole-contact
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Kerttu Aitola, Konrad Domanski, Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena, Kári Sveinbjörnsson, Michael Saliba, Antonio Abate, Michael Grätzel, Esko Kauppinen, Erik M J Johansson, Wolfgang Tress, Anders Hagfeldt, Gerrit Boschloo
Mixed ion perovskite solar cells (PSC) are manufactured with a metal-free hole contact based on press-transferred single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) film infiltrated with 2,2,7,-7-tetrakis(N,N-di-p-methoxyphenylamine)-9,90-spirobifluorene (Spiro-OMeTAD). By means of maximum power point tracking, their stabilities are compared with those of standard PSCs employing spin-coated Spiro-OMeTAD and a thermally evaporated Au back contact, under full 1 sun illumination, at 60 °C, and in a N2 atmosphere. During the 140 h experiment, the solar cells with the Au electrode experience a dramatic, irreversible efficiency loss, rendering them effectively nonoperational, whereas the SWCNT-contacted devices show only a small linear efficiency loss with an extrapolated lifetime of 580 h...
February 23, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229386/levels-of-antioxidant-activity-and-fluoride-content-in-coffee-infusions-of-arabica-robusta-and-green-coffee-beans-in-according-to-their-brewing-methods
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J Wolska, Katarzyna Janda, K Jakubczyk, M Szymkowiak, D Chlubek, I Gutowska
Coffee is a rich source of dietary antioxidants, and this property links with the fact that coffee is one of the world's most popular beverages. Moreover, it is a source of macro- and microelements, including fluoride. The aim of this work was to determine antioxidant activity of coffee beverages and fluoride content depending on different coffee species and conditions of brewing. Three species of coffee, arabica, robusta and green coffee beans obtained from retail stores in Szczecin (Poland) were analyzed...
February 22, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
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