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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161670/construction-of-plasmonic-ag-modified-phosphorous-doped-ultrathin-g-c3n4-nanosheets-bivo4-photocatalyst-with-enhanced-visible-near-infrared-response-ability-for-ciprofloxacin-degradation
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Yaocheng Deng, Lin Tang, Chengyang Feng, Guangming Zeng, Jiajia Wang, Yaoyu Zhou, Yani Liu, Bo Peng, Haopeng Feng
To realize the full utilization of solar energy, the design of highly efficient photocatalyst with improved visible-near-infrared photocatalysis performance has attracted great attentions for environment pollutant removal. In this work, we rationally employed the surface plasmon resonance effect of metallic Ag in the phosphorus doped ultrathin g-C3N4 nanosheets (PCNS) and BiVO4 composites to construct a ternary Ag@PCNS/BiVO4 photocatalyst. It was applied for the photodegradation of ciprofloxacin (CIP), exhibiting 92...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160770/cascaded-longitudinal-stimulated-raman-scattering-and-frequency-doubling-process-of-potassium-dihydrogen-phosphate-crystal
#2
Zhixin Wu, Zhengping Wang, Hongkai Ren, Hongwei Qi, Lisong Zhang, Ying Zhou, Qingtian Gu, Xun Sun, Dawei Hu, Xinguang Xu
The cascaded longitudinal stimulated Raman scattering (LSRS) and frequency doubling process was reported for the first time. When potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KDP) crystals were used as the type-I and type-II frequency doublers of picosecond, focused, 1064 nm laser pulses, strong LSRS effects were observed. Three new laser spectrum lines appeared successively, i.e. 558.9, 588.9, and 622.1 nm, which turned out to be excited by frequency doubling laser at 532 nm. The second and third-order nonlinear optical frequency conversions were achieved in a single KDP crystal...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160700/tailoring-panchromatic-absorption-and-excited-state-dynamics-of-tetrapyrrole-chromophore-bodipy-rylene-arrays-interplay-of-orbital-mixing-and-configuration-interaction
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Amit Kumar Mandal, James R Diers, Dariusz M Niedzwiedzki, Gongfang Hu, Rui Liu, Eric J Alexy, Jonathan S Lindsey, David F Bocian, Dewey Holten
Three sets of tetrapyrrole-chromophore arrays have been examined that exhibit panchromatic absorption across large portions of the near-ultraviolet (NUV) to near-infrared (NIR) spectrum along with favorable excited-state properties for use in solar-energy conversion. The arrays vary the tetrapyrrole (porphyrin, chlorin, bacteriochlorin), chromophore (boron-dipyrrin, perylene, terrylene), and attachment sites (meso-position, β-pyrrole position). In all, seven dyads, one triad, and nine benchmarks in toluene and benzonitrile were studied using steady-state and time-resolved absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy...
November 21, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160225/phosphatidylserine-targeted-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-for-photothermal-ablation-of-bladder-cancer
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Needa A Virani, Carole Davis, Patrick McKernan, Paul Hauser, Robert E Hurst, Joel Slaton, Ricardo P Silvy, Daniel E Resasco, Roger G Harrison
Bladder cancer has a 60-70% recurrence rate most likely due to residual tumour left behind after a transurethral resection (TUR). Failure to completely resect the cancer can lead to recurrence and progression into higher grade tumours with metastatic potential. We present here a novel therapy to treat superficial tumours with the potential to decrease recurrence. The therapy is a heat-based approach in which bladder tumour specific single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are delivered intravesically at a very low dose (0...
November 21, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160121/near-infrared-light-responsive-nanoparticles-for-improved-anticancer-efficacy-through-synergistic-chemo-photothermal-therapy
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Yanli Li, Bing Xin Xiao, Jie Dong, Yun Liu, Shan Gao, Jie Pang, Zengxian Sun
Combined treatment is more effective than single treatment against most forms of cancer. The synergistic chemo-thermotherapy mediated by nanoparticles has superior advantages of lesser adverse effects as a promising cancer therapy modality. In this study, we report a theranostic carrier system co-encapsulating Doxorubicin (DOX) and Indocyanine green (ICG) into the D-α-Tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS). Full physicochemical characterization studies of the DOX/ICG-loaded TPGS nanoparticles (TNPs) are performed...
November 21, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159358/optical-manipulation-of-individual-strongly-absorbing-platinum-nanoparticles
#6
Akbar Samadi, Poul Martin Bendix, Lene B Oddershede
Nanostructures with exceptional absorption in the near infrared (NIR) regime are receiving significant attention due to their ability to promote controlled local heating in biological material upon irradiation. Also, such nano-structures have numerous applications in nano-electronics and for bio-exploration. Therefore, significant effort is being put into controlling and understanding plasmonic nanostructures. However, essentially all focus has been on NIR resonant gold nanoparticles and remarkably little attention has been given to nanoparticles of other materials that may have superior properties...
November 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159178/zinc-containing-hydroxyapatite-enhances-cold-light-activated-tooth-bleaching-treatment-in-vitro
#7
Yi Li, Xinchang Shi, Wei Li
Cold-light bleaching treatment has grown to be a popular tooth whitening procedure in recent years, but its side effect of dental enamel demineralization is a widespread problem. The aim of this study was to synthesize zinc-substituted hydroxyapatite as an effective biomaterial to inhibit demineralization or increase remineralization. We synthesized zinc-substituted hydroxyapatite containing different zinc concentrations and analysed the product using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, and energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157183/photobiology-eye-safety-for-horticultural-led-lighting-transmittance-performance-of-eyewear-protection-using-high-irradiant-monochromatic-leds
#8
Bo-Sen Wu, Mark G Lefsrud
Light emitting diodes have slowly gained market share as horticultural lighting systems in greenhouses due to their rapid improvement in color performances and light outputs. These advancements have increased the availability of the full spectrum of visible wavelengths and the corresponding irradiance outputs available to plants. However, light emitting diodes owners have limited information on the proper options for personal eyewear protection as the irradiance levels have increased. The objective of this study was to measure the light transmittance performance of 12 eyewear protection including welding goggles, safety goggles, polarized glasses and sunglasses across the human visible spectrum (380-740 nm) up to an irradiance level of 1500 W·m(-2) from high-irradiant light emitting diodes assemblies...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155787/synthesis-of-core-shell-lanthanide-doped-upconversion-nanocrystals-for-cellular-applications
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Xiangzhao Ai, Linna Lyu, Jing Mu, Ming Hu, Zhimin Wang, Bengang Xing
Lanthanide-doped upconversion nanocrystals (UCNs) have attracted much attention in recent years based on their promising and controllable optical properties, which allow for the absorption of near-infrared (NIR) light and can subsequently convert it into multiplexed emissions that span over a broad range of regions from the UV to the visible to the NIR. This article presents detailed experimental procedures for high-temperature co-precipitation synthesis of core-shell UCNs that incorporate different lanthanide ions into nanocrystals for efficiently converting deep-tissue penetrable NIR excitation (808 nm) into a strong blue emission at 480 nm...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154796/treatment-of-cancer-by-low-intensity-laser-radiation-therapy
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REVIEW
Sahar E Abo-Neima
Cancer treatment is one of the main challenges that face the scientific centers all over the world. The cancer incidence percentage increases year after year. The most used treatment for cancer is chemotherapy which is an application of systemic cytotoxic drug inside the patient. There are two main problems in chemotherapy that the cytotoxic drug is given systematically and cannot be localized in the tumor region in most cases that lead to killing the cancer cells as well as normal cells; and that cause the chemotherapy side effects like anemia, decrease in all blood cells count and platelets, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hair and nails loss and may cause a kind of blood toxicity...
November 14, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153902/robotic-buccal-mucosal-graft-ureteroplasty-for-complex-ureteral-stricture
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Sohrab Arora, Logan Campbell, Mouafak Tourojman, Daniel Pucheril, Lamont R Jones, Craig Rogers
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate robot-assisted ureterolysis and buccal mucosal graft (BMG) ureteroplasty for the management of a complex, long recurrent ureteral stricture developing after ureterolysis, and also to demonstrate the use of near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging and intraoperative ureteroscopy during this procedure. METHODS: A 58-year-old man with a history of cabergoline treatment and a cardiac catheterization through the left groin presented with left flank pain and hydronephrosis...
December 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152624/preparation-of-fe-mofs-by-microwave-assisted-ball-milling-for-reducing-cr-vi-in-wastewater
#12
Fu-Hua Wei, Ding Chen, Zhao Liang, Shuai-Qi Zhao, Yun Luo
Fe-Based metal-organic frameworks (Fe-MOFs) were prepared with trimesic acid and FeSO4·7H2O via a microwave-assisted ball milling approach. The structure and thermal stability of the as-prepared Fe-MOFs were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). When used to degrade 20 mg L(-1) hexavalent chromium in aqueous solution, the Fe-MOFs were found to completely reduce a 100 mL solution within 120 min under natural light and a 400 mL solution within 90 min under Xe lamp irradiation...
November 20, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151844/pym-a-new-affordable-image-based-method-using-a-raspberry-pi-to-phenotype-plant-leaf-area-in-a-wide-diversity-of-environments
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Benoît Valle, Thierry Simonneau, Romain Boulord, Francis Sourd, Thibault Frisson, Maxime Ryckewaert, Philippe Hamard, Nicolas Brichet, Myriam Dauzat, Angélique Christophe
Background: Plant science uses increasing amounts of phenotypic data to unravel the complex interactions between biological systems and their variable environments. Originally, phenotyping approaches were limited by manual, often destructive operations, causing large errors. Plant imaging emerged as a viable alternative allowing non-invasive and automated data acquisition. Several procedures based on image analysis were developed to monitor leaf growth as a major phenotyping target. However, in most proposals, a time-consuming parameterization of the analysis pipeline is required to handle variable conditions between images, particularly in the field due to unstable light and interferences with soil surface or weeds...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150867/near-infrared-diffuse-reflectance-signals-for-monitoring-spreading-depolarizations-and-progression-of-the-lesion-in-a-male-rat-focal-cerebral-ischemia-model
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Satoko Kawauchi, Izumi Nishidate, Hiroshi Nawashiro, Shunichi Sato
In ischemic stroke research, a better understanding of the pathophysiology and development of neuroprotection methods are crucial, for which in vivo imaging to monitor spreading depolarizations (SDs) and evolution of tissue damage is desired. Since these events are accompanied by cellular morphological changes, light-scattering signals, which are sensitive to cellular and subcellular morphology, can be used for monitoring them. In this study, we performed transcranial imaging of near-infrared (NIR) diffuse reflectance at ∼800 nm, which sensitively reflects light-scattering change, and examined how NIR reflectance is correlated with simultaneously measured cerebral blood flow (CBF) for a rat middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150648/shedding-light-on-the-neonatal-brain-probing-cerebral-hemodynamics-by-diffuse-optical-spectroscopic-methods
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Parisa Farzam, Erin M Buckley, Pei-Yi Lin, Katherine Hagan, P Ellen Grant, Terrie Eleanor Inder, Stefan A Carp, Maria Angela Franceschini
Investigating the cerebral physiology of healthy term newborns' brains is important for better understanding perinatal brain injuries, of which the most common etiologies are hypoxia and ischemia. Hence, cerebral blood flow and cerebral oxygenation are important biomarkers of brain health. In this study, we employed a hybrid diffuse optical system consisting of diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) and frequency-domain near infrared spectroscopy (FDNIRS) to measure hemoglobin concentration, oxygen saturation, and indices of cerebral blood flow and metabolism...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149695/rheo-optical-near-infrared-nir-spectroscopy-study-of-partially-miscible-polymer-blend-of-polymethyl-methacrylate-pmma-and-polyethylene-glycol-peg
#16
Hideyuki Shinzawa, Junji Mizukado
Tensile deformations of a partially miscible blend of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) is studied by a rheo-optical characterization near-infrared (NIR) technique to probe deformation behavior during tensile deformation. Sets of NIR spectra of the polymer samples were collected by using an acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF) NIR spectrometer coupled with a tensile testing machine as an excitation device. While deformations of the samples were readily captured as strain-dependent NIR spectra, the entire feature of the spectra was overwhelmed with the baseline fluctuation induced by the decrease in the sample thickness and subsequent change in the light scattering...
November 11, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149423/structural-and-visible-near%C3%A2-infrared-optical-properties-of-cr-doped-tio2-for-colored-cool-pigments
#17
Le Yuan, Xiaolong Weng, Ming Zhou, Qingyong Zhang, Longjiang Deng
Chromium-doped TiO2 pigments were synthesized via a solid-state reaction method and studied with X-ray diffraction, SEM, XPS, and UV-VIS-NIR reflectance spectroscopy. The incorporation of Cr(3+) accelerates the transition from the anatase phase to the rutile phase and compresses the crystal lattice. Moreover, the particle morphology, energy gap, and reflectance spectrum of Cr-doped TiO2 pigments is affected by the crystal structure and doping concentration. For the rutile samples, some of the Cr(3+) ions are oxidized to Cr(4+) after sintering at a high temperature, which leads to a strong near-infrared absorption band due to the (3)A2 → (3) T1 electric dipole-allowed transitions of Cr(4+)...
November 17, 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148805/near-infrared-quantum-dot-emission-enhanced-by-stabilized-self-assembled-j-aggregate-antennas
#18
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/29148804/a-nanobionic-light-emitting-plant
#19
Seon-Yeong Kwak, Juan Pablo Giraldo, Min Hao Wong, Volodymyr Koman, Tedrick Lew, Jon Ell, Mark Weidman, Rosalie Sinclair, Markita P Landry, William A Tisdale, Michael S Strano
The engineering of living plants for visible light emission and sustainable illumination is compelling because plants possess independent energy generation and storage mechanisms and autonomous self-repair. Herein, we demonstrate a plant nanobionic approach that enables exceptional luminosity and lifetime utilizing four chemically-interacting nanoparticles, including firefly luciferase conjugated silica (SNP-Luc), D-luciferin releasing poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA-LH2), coenzyme A functionalized chitosan (CS-CoA) and semiconductor nanocrystal phosphors for longer wavelength modulation...
November 17, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148694/ambient-aqueous-synthesis-of-ultrasmall-ni0-85se-nanoparticles-for-non-invasive-photoacoustic-imaging-and-combined-photothermal-chemo-therapy-of-cancer
#20
Xianwen Wang, Fei Li, Xu Yan, Yan Ma, Zhaohua Miao, Liang Dong, Huajian Chen, Yang Lu, Zhengbao Zha
Big size induced long-term retention in the body has hampered the translational applications of many reported nanomedicine. Herein, we reported a multifunctional theranostic agent composed of ultrasmall polyacrylic acid functionalized Ni0.85Se nanoparticles (PAA-Ni0.85Se NPs), which were successfully obtained through a facile ambient aqueous precipitation strategy. Without exhibiting any noticeable toxicity, the as-prepared PAA-Ni0.85Se NPs (average diameter of 6.40 ± 1.89 nm) showed a considerable absorption in near-infrared (NIR) region and high photothermal conversion efficiency (PTCE) of 54...
November 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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