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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913083/different-biosorption-mechanisms-of-uranium-vi-by-live-and-heat-killed-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-under-environmentally-relevant-conditions
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Tieshan Wang, Xinyan Zheng, Xiaoyu Wang, Xia Lu, Yanghao Shen
Uranium adsorption mechanisms of live and heat-killed Saccharomyces cerevisiae in different pH values and biomass concentrations were studied under environmentally relevant conditions. Compared with live cells, the adsorption capacity of heat-killed cells is almost one order of magnitude higher in low biomass concentration and highly acidic pH conditions. To explore the mesoscopic surface interactions between uranium and cells, the characteristic of uranium deposition was investigated by SEM-EDX, XPS and FTIR...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906139/myxobacteria-mediated-synthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-and-their-impregnation-in-wrapping-paper-used-for-enhancing-shelf-life-of-apples
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Swati Bhople, Swapnil Gaikwad, Swapna Deshmukh, Shital Bonde, Aniket Gade, Sanjib Sen, Anna Brezinska, Hanna Dahm, Mahendra Rai
The authors report Myxobacteria virescens (M. virescens) mediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and its efficacy against Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC-33591), Salmonella typhi (ATCC-51812), Escherichia coli (E. coli) (ATCC-14948), Klebsiella pneumoniae (MTCC-4030) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MTCC-4673). The organism exhibiting resistance to various antibiotics showed remarkable sensitivity, when used in combination of antibiotics and AgNPs. Antimicrobial property of AgNPs is playing a significant role in medicine and food storage...
December 2016: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905602/achieving-enhanced-ionic-mobility-in-nanoporous-silica-by-controlled-surface-interactions
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Mounesha Nagendrachar Garaga, Luis Aguilera, Negin Yaghini, Aleksandar Matic, Michael Persson, Anna Martinelli
We report a strategy to enhance the ionic mobility in an emerging class of gels, based on robust nanoporous silica micro-particles, by chemical functionalization of the silica surface. Two very different ionic liquids are used to fill the nano-pores of silica at varying pore filling factors, namely one aprotic imidazolium based (1-methyl-3-hexylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide, C6C1ImTFSI), and one protic ammonium based (diethylmethylammonium methanesulfonate, DEMAOMs) ionic liquid. Both these ionic liquids display higher ionic mobility when confined in functionalized silica as compared to untreated silica nano-pores, an improvement that is more pronounced at low pore filling factors (i...
December 1, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905527/towards-nano-optical-tweezers-with-graphene-plasmons-numerical-investigation-of-trapping-10-nm-particles-with-mid-infrared-light
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Jianfa Zhang, Wenbin Liu, Zhihong Zhu, Xiaodong Yuan, Shiqiao Qin
Graphene plasmons are rapidly emerging as a versatile platform for manipulating light at the deep subwavelength scale. Here we show numerically that strong optical near-field forces can be generated under the illumination of mid-IR light when dielectric nanoparticles are located in the vicinity of a nanostructured graphene film. These near-field forces are attributed to the excitation of the graphene's plasmonic mode. The optical forces can generate an efficient optical trapping potential for a 10-nm-diameter dielectric particle when the light intensity is only about about 4...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905322/synergistic-interactions-between-silver-decorated-graphene-and-carbon-nanotubes-yield-flexible-composites-to-attenuate-electromagnetic-radiation
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Shital Patangrao Pawar, Sachin Kumar, Shubham Jain, Mounika Gandi, Kaushik Chatterjee, Suryasarathi Bose
The need of today's highly integrated electronic devices, especially working in the GHz frequencies, is to protect them from unwanted interference from neighbouring devices. Hence, lightweight, flexible, easy to process microwave absorbers were designed here by dispersing conductive multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) and silver nanoparticles decorated onto two-dimensional graphene sheets (rGO@Ag) in poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL). In this study, we have shown how dielectric losses can be tuned in the nanocomposites by rGO@Ag nano-hybrid; an essential criterion for energy dissipation within a material resulting in effective shielding of the incoming electromagnetic (EM) radiation...
December 1, 2016: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903361/-evaluation-of-health-effect-among-occupational-population-exposed-to-nano-titanium-dioxide-a-cross-sectional-study
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H D Xu, J W Zhou, S C Tang, F L Kong, X W Li, Z L Shen, L Yan, Z J Chen, L Zhao, G Jia, J Zhang
Objective: To characterize the health effects of nano-titanium dioxide exposure in an occupational cohort. Methods: Eighty-five male employees of a nano-titanium dioxide manufacturing enterprise in Shandong Province were evaluated in September 2014. Forty-four were exposed to nano-titanium dioxide (exposure group), and 41 were not exposed to nano-titanium dioxide (control group). We collected employees' basic information, smoking and drinking history, previous medical history, family history, and occupational history...
November 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901081/driving-a-superconductor-to-insulator-transition-with-random-gauge-fields
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H Q Nguyen, S M Hollen, J Shainline, J M Xu, J M Valles
Typically the disorder that alters the interference of particle waves to produce Anderson localization is potential scattering from randomly placed impurities. Here we show that disorder in the form of random gauge fields that act directly on particle phases can also drive localization. We present evidence of a superfluid bose glass to insulator transition at a critical level of this gauge field disorder in a nano-patterned array of amorphous Bi islands. This transition shows signs of metallic transport near the critical point characterized by a resistance , indicative of a quantum phase transition...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900822/stimulus-responsive-nanoparticles-and-associated-reversible-polymorphism-via-polymerization-induced-self-assembly-pisa
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Yiwen Pei, Andrew B Lowe, Peter J Roth
Polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) is an extremely versatile method for the in situ preparation of soft-matter nanoparticles of defined size and morphologies at high concentrations, suitable for large-scale production. Recently, certain PISA-prepared nanoparticles have been shown to exhibit reversible polymorphism ("shape-shifting"), typically between micellar, worm-like, and vesicular phases (order-order transitions), in response to external stimuli including temperature, pH, electrolytes, and chemical modification...
November 30, 2016: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899164/nano-sized-cuboid-shaped-phase-in-mg-nd-y-alloy-and-its-behavior-during-isothermal-aging
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Jingxu Zheng, Zhongyuan Luo, Lida Tan, Bin Chen
In the present study, nano-sized cuboid-shaped particles in Mg-Nd-Y are studied by means of Cs-corrected atomic-scale high-angle annular dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy. The structure of the cuboid-shaped phase is identified to be yttrium (major component) and neodymium atoms in face-centered cubic arrangement without the participation of Mg. The lattice parameter a=5.15 Å. During isothermal aging at 225°C, Mg3(Nd,Y) precipitates adhere to surface (100) planes of the cuboid-shaped particles with the orientation relationship: $[100]_{{{\rm Mg}_{{\rm 3}} {\rm RE}}} \,/\,\,/\,[100]_{{{\rm Cuboid}}} $ and $[310]_{{{\rm Mg}_{{\rm 3}} {\rm RE}}} \,/\,\,/\,[012]_{{{\rm Cuboid}}} $ ...
November 30, 2016: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898330/catalytic-degradation-of-2-4-dichlorophenoxyacetic-acid-2-4-d-by-nano-fe2o3-activated-peroxymonosulfate-influential-factors-and-mechanism-determination
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Nematollah Jaafarzadeh, Farshid Ghanbari, Mehdi Ahmadi
2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) is one of the most applicable herbicides in the world. Therefore, its residue in aquatic environment threatens the human health and ecosystems. In this study, Fe2O3 (hematite) nanoparticles (HNPs) were synthesized, and the characteristics of the obtained HNPs were determined using X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) technique, and particle size analyzer (PSA)...
November 26, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898104/towards-high-capacity-li-ion-batteries-based-on-silicon-graphene-composite-anodes-and-sub-micron-v-doped-lifepo4-cathodes
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M J Loveridge, M J Lain, I D Johnson, A Roberts, S D Beattie, R Dashwood, J A Darr, R Bhagat
Lithium iron phosphate, LiFePO4 (LFP) has demonstrated promising performance as a cathode material in lithium ion batteries (LIBs), by overcoming the rate performance issues from limited electronic conductivity. Nano-sized vanadium-doped LFP (V-LFP) was synthesized using a continuous hydrothermal process using supercritical water as a reagent. The atomic % of dopant determined the particle shape. 5 at. % gave mixed plate and rod-like morphology, showing optimal electrochemical performance and good rate properties vs...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895754/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-paclitaxel-with-curcumin-combination-in-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Zeng Liu, Yuan-Yuan Zhu, Zhao-Yuan Li, Si-Qing Ning
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of paclitaxel combined with curcumin (CUR) against drug resistance in ovarian cancer cells. PLGA-phospholipid-PEG nanoparticles were prepared using the nano precipitation method. The size and morphology of the nanoparticles were determined using a transmission electron microscope and particle size analyzer. The encapsulation efficiency of nanoparticles was determined using the ultrafiltration centrifugation method. The dialysis method was used to study the release of PLGA-phospholipid-PEG nanoparticles...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894312/release-of-copper-amended-particles-from-micronized-copper-pressure-treated-wood-during-mechanical-abrasion
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Chiara Civardi, Lukas Schlagenhauf, Jean-Pierre Kaiser, Cordula Hirsch, Claudio Mucchino, Adrian Wichser, Peter Wick, Francis W M R Schwarze
BACKGROUND: We investigated the particles released due to abrasion of wood surfaces pressure-treated with micronized copper azole (MCA) wood preservative and we gathered preliminary data on its in vitro cytotoxicity for lung cells. The data were compared with particles released after abrasion of untreated, water (0% MCA)-pressure-treated, chromated copper (CC)-pressure-treated wood, and varnished wood. Size, morphology, and composition of the released particles were analyzed. RESULTS: Our results indicate that the abrasion of MCA-pressure-treated wood does not cause an additional release of nanoparticles from the unreacted copper (Cu) carbonate nanoparticles from of the MCA formulation...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892872/fern-synthesized-silver-nanocrystals-towards-a-new-class-of-mosquito-oviposition-deterrents
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Rajapandian Rajaganesh, Kadarkarai Murugan, Chellasamy Panneerselvam, Sudalaimani Jayashanthini, Al Thbiani Aziz, Mathath Roni, Udaiyan Suresh, Subrata Trivedi, Hasibur Rehman, Akon Higuchi, Marcello Nicoletti, Giovanni Benelli
Mosquitoes act as vectors of devastating pathogens and parasites, representing a key threat for millions of humans and animals worldwide. Eco-friendly control tools are urgently required. We proposed a novel method of fern-mediated biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) using Dicranopteris linearis, acting as a reducing and capping agent. AgNP were characterized by UV-vis spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD), zeta potential and particle size analysis...
September 17, 2016: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892512/where-is-iron-in-erionite-a-multidisciplinary-study-on-fibrous-erionite-na-from-jersey-nevada-usa
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Alessandro F Gualtieri, Nicola Bursi Gandolfi, Simone Pollastri, Kilian Pollok, Falko Langenhorst
Fibrous erionite is a mineral fibre of great concern but to date mechanisms by which it induces cyto- and geno-toxic damage, and especially the role of iron associated to this zeolite species, remain poorly understood. One of the reasons is that we still don't know exactly where iron is in natural erionite. This work is focused on fibrous erionite-Na from Jersey (Nevada, USA) and attempts to draw a general model of occurrence of iron in erionite and relationship with toxicity mechanisms. It was found that iron is present as 6-fold coordinated Fe(3+) not part of the zeolite structure...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888833/interaction-of-rat-alveolar-macrophages-with-dental-composite-dust
#16
K L Van Landuyt, S M Cokic, C Asbach, P Hoet, L Godderis, F X Reichl, B Van Meerbeek, A Vennemann, M Wiemann
BACKGROUND: Dental composites have become the standard filling material to restore teeth, but during the placement of these restorations, high amounts of respirable composite dust (<5 μm) including many nano-sized particles may be released in the breathing zone of the patient and dental operator. Here we tested the respirable fraction of several composite particles for their cytotoxic effect using an alveolar macrophage model system. ​METHODS: Composite dust was generated following a clinical protocol, and the dust particles were collected under sterile circumstances...
November 26, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888094/nano-analyses-of-wear-particles-from-metal-on-metal-and-non-metal-on-metal-dual-modular-neck-hip-arthroplasty
#17
Zhidao Xia, Benjamin F Ricciardi, Zhao Liu, Christopher von Ruhland, Mike Ward, Alex Lord, Louise Hughes, Steven R Goldring, Edward Purdue, David Murray, Giorgio Perino
Increased failure rates due to metallic wear particle-associated adverse local tissue reactions (ALTR) is a significant clinical problem in resurfacing and total hip arthroplasty. Retrieved periprosthetic tissue of 53 cases with corrosion/conventional metallic wear particles from 285 revision operations for ALTR was selected for nano-analyses. Three major classes of hip implants associated with ALTR, metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty (MoM HRA) and large head total hip replacement (MoM LHTHA) and non-metal-on-metal dual modular neck total hip replacement (Non-MoM DMNTHA) were included...
November 22, 2016: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886461/biomaterial-based-implantable-devices-for-cancer-therapy
#18
Sue Anne Chew, Serena Danti
This review article focuses on the current local therapies mediated by implanted macroscaled biomaterials available or proposed for fighting cancer and also highlights the upcoming research in this field. Several authoritative review articles have collected and discussed the state-of-the-art as well as the advancements in using biomaterial-based micro- and nano-particle systems for drug delivery in cancer therapy. On the other hand, implantable biomaterial devices are emerging as highly versatile therapeutic platforms, which deserve an increased attention by the healthcare scientific community, as they are able to offer innovative, more effective and creative strategies against tumors...
November 25, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881640/polymer-based-material-containing-calcium-phosphate-particles-functionalized-with-a-dimethacrylate-monomer-for-use-in-restorative-dentistry
#19
Marcela C Rodrigues, Tathy A Xavier, Victor E Arana-Chavez, Roberto R Braga
Dicalcium phosphate dihydrate particles functionalized with triethyleneglycol dimethacrylate were synthesized and added to a photocurable mixture of bisphenol-A glycidyl dimethacrylate and triethyleneglycol dimethacrylate with the purpose of developing a resin composite capable of releasing calcium and phosphate ions to foster dental remineralization. Particle functionalization would minimize the deleterious effect of adding low cohesive strength nano-structured particles with no chemical interaction with the organic matrix on the material's mechanical properties...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877860/facile-preparation-of-acid-resistant-magnetite-particles-for-removal-of-sb-%C3%A2-from-strong-acidic-solution
#20
Dong Wang, Kaiwen Guan, Zhiping Bai, Fuqiang Liu
A new facile coating strategy based on the hydrophobicity of methyl groups was developed to prevent nano-sized magnetite particles from strong acid corrosion. In this method, three steps of hydrolysis led to three layers of protection shell coating Fe3O4 nanoparticles. Filled with hydrophobic methyl groups, the middle layer mainly prevented the magnetic core from strong acid corrosion. These magnetite particles managed to resist 1 M HCl solution and 2.5 M H2SO4 solution. The acid resistant ability was higher than those reported previously...
2016: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
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