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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340525/enhanced-dielectric-environment-sensitivity-of-surface-plasmon-polariton-in-the-surface-barrier-heterostructures-based-on-corrugated-thin-metal-films-with-quasi-anticorrelated-interfaces
#1
Alexander V Korovin, Nicolas L Dmitruk, Sergii V Mamykin, Viktor I Myn'ko, Mariya V Sosnova
A new approach to the formation of a 1D planar periodicity on the front of a plasmonic photodetector based on Schottky barrier is proposed. It allows forming a 1D planar periodicity with corrugation at the "metal/environment" interface by laser interference lithography using embedded chalcogenide wires, whereas the "metal/semiconductor" interface is flat that leads to reducing of surface recombination losses at Shottky barrier in contrary to the conventional technology for forming corrugated metal films on the semiconductor surface requiring chemical etching of the semiconductor substrate...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335363/antimicrobial-antioxidant-and-anticancer-activities-of-biosynthesized-silver-nanoparticles-using-marine-algae-ecklonia-cava
#2
Jayachandran Venkatesan, Se-Kwon Kim, Min Suk Shim
Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) has gained great interest as a simple and eco-friendly alternative to conventional chemical methods. In this study, AgNPs were synthesized by using extracts of marine algae Ecklonia cava as reducing and capping agents. The formation of AgNPs using aqueous extract of Ecklonia cava was confirmed visually by color change and their surface plasmon resonance peak at 418 nm, measured by UV-visible spectroscopy. The size, shape, and morphology of the biosynthesized AgNPs were observed by transmission electron microscopy and dynamic light scattering analysis...
December 6, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335236/complex-morphology-metal-based-nanostructures-fabrication-characterization-and-applications
#3
REVIEW
Antonella Gentile, Francesco Ruffino, Maria Grazia Grimaldi
Due to their peculiar qualities, metal-based nanostructures have been extensively used in applications such as catalysis, electronics, photography, and information storage, among others. New applications for metals in areas such as photonics, sensing, imaging, and medicine are also being developed. Significantly, most of these applications require the use of metals in the form of nanostructures with specific controlled properties. The properties of nanoscale metals are determined by a set of physical parameters that include size, shape, composition, and structure...
June 6, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335223/ultraviolet-plasmonic-aluminium-nanoparticles-for-highly-efficient-light-incoupling-on-silicon-solar-cells
#4
Yinan Zhang, Boyuan Cai, Baohua Jia
Plasmonic metal nanoparticles supporting localized surface plasmon resonances have attracted a great deal of interest in boosting the light absorption in solar cells. Among the various plasmonic materials, the aluminium nanoparticles recently have become a rising star due to their unique ultraviolet plasmonic resonances, low cost, earth-abundance and high compatibility with the complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) manufacturing process. Here, we report some key factors that determine the light incoupling of aluminium nanoparticles located on the front side of silicon solar cells...
May 24, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335204/multifunctional-inorganic-nanoparticles-recent-progress-in-thermal-therapy-and-imaging
#5
REVIEW
Kondareddy Cherukula, Kamali Manickavasagam Lekshmi, Saji Uthaman, Kihyun Cho, Chong-Su Cho, In-Kyu Park
Nanotechnology has enabled the development of many alternative anti-cancer approaches, such as thermal therapies, which cause minimal damage to healthy cells. Current challenges in cancer treatment are the identification of the diseased area and its efficient treatment without generating many side effects. Image-guided therapies can be a useful tool to diagnose and treat the diseased tissue and they offer therapy and imaging using a single nanostructure. The present review mainly focuses on recent advances in the field of thermal therapy and imaging integrated with multifunctional inorganic nanoparticles...
April 18, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335201/size-and-shape-dependent-antibacterial-studies-of-silver-nanoparticles-synthesized-by-wet-chemical-routes
#6
Muhammad Akram Raza, Zakia Kanwal, Anum Rauf, Anjum Nasim Sabri, Saira Riaz, Shahzad Naseem
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) of different shapes and sizes were prepared by solution-based chemical reduction routes. Silver nitrate was used as a precursor, tri-sodium citrate (TSC) and sodium borohydride as reducing agents, while polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) was used as a stabilizing agent. The morphology, size, and structural properties of obtained nanoparticles were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), UV-visible spectroscopy (UV-VIS), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques. Spherical AgNPs, as depicted by SEM, were found to have diameters in the range of 15 to 90 nm while lengths of the edges of the triangular particles were about 150 nm...
April 15, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335199/highly-efficient-plasmon-enhanced-dye-sensitized-solar-cells-created-by-means-of-dry-plasma-reduction
#7
Van-Duong Dao, Ho-Suk Choi
Plasmon-assisted energy conversion is investigated in a comparative study of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) equipped with photo-anodes, which are fabricated by forming gold (Au) and silver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs) on an fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) glass surface by means of dry plasma reduction (DPR) and coating TiO₂ paste onto the modified FTO glass through a screen printing method. As a result, the FTO/Ag-NPs/TiO₂ photo-anode showed an enhancement of its photocurrent, whereas the FTO/Au-NPs/TiO₂ photo-anode showed less photocurrent than even a standard photo-anode fabricated by simply coating TiO₂ paste onto the modified FTO glass through screen printing...
April 14, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334692/sers-active-liposome-ag-au-nanocomposite-for-nir-light-driven-drug-release
#8
Yangyang Zhao, Jing Zhao, Guiye Shan, Dongmei Yan, Yanwei Chen, Yichun Liu
It is important to control drug release and detect the distribution of drug molecules before and after release. In this work, liposome@AgAu nanocomposite is prepared for drug delivery, which not only can control drug release by near infrared laser irradiation but also can monitor drug molecules by surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and fluorescence signal during the release process. The liposome@AgAu core/shell nanocomposite prepared by the galvanic replacement reaction (GRR) shows tunable localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) absorption peaks from visible to near-infrared region and good biocompatibility...
March 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332537/mapping-vibrational-surface-and-bulk-modes-in-a-single-nanocube
#9
Maureen J Lagos, Andreas Trügler, Ulrich Hohenester, Philip E Batson
Imaging of vibrational excitations in and near nanostructures is essential for developing low-loss infrared nanophotonics, controlling heat transport in thermal nanodevices, inventing new thermoelectric materials and understanding nanoscale energy transport. Spatially resolved electron energy loss spectroscopy has previously been used to image plasmonic behaviour in nanostructures in an electron microscope, but hitherto it has not been possible to map vibrational modes directly in a single nanostructure, limiting our understanding of phonon coupling with photons and plasmons...
March 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332354/cyclized-oligopeptide-targeting-lrp5-6-dkk1-interaction-reduces-the-growth-of-tumor-burden-in-a-multiple-myeloma-mouse-model
#10
Bo Mi Park, Eun Jin Kim, Hee Jin Nam, Dongdong Zhang, Chu Hyun Bae, Myeongmo Kang, Heeyoun Kim, Weontae Lee, Bjarne Bogen, Sung Kil Lim
PURPOSE: Dickkopf 1 (DKK1) has been extensively investigated in mouse models of multiple myeloma, which results in osteolytic bone lesions. Elevated DKK1 levels in bone marrow plasma and serum inhibit the differentiation of osteoblast precursors. Present pharmaceutical approaches to target bone lesions are limited to antiresorptive agents. In this study, we developed a cyclized oligopeptide against DKK1-low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP) 5/6 interaction and tested the effects of the oligopeptide on tumor burden...
May 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330288/biofabrication-and-spectral-characterization-of-silver-nanoparticles-and-their-cytotoxic-studies-on-human-cd34-ve-stem-cells
#11
Venkata S Kotakadi, Susmila Aparna Gaddam, Sucharitha K Venkata, P V G K Sarma, D V R Sai Gopal
Biosynthesis of plant-mediated silver nanoparticles is gaining significant importance due to environmentally safe 'green method' and it is an efficient alternative method. In the present study, silver nanoparticles were synthesized by using root extract of Glycyrrhiza glabra an important medicinal plant. The AgNPs are characterized by spectral analysis; the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) peak of AgNPs showed maximum absorption at 445 nm. Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) data show that the O-H hydroxyl groups, carboxylic acids, ester and ether groups and C-O stretching of alcohols have been utilized in the formation of AgNPs...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330271/assessment-of-protein-silver-nanoparticles-toxicity-against-pathogenic-alternaria-solani
#12
Sobhy I I Abdel-Hafez, Nivien A Nafady, Ismail R Abdel-Rahim, Abeer M Shaltout, José-Antonio Daròs, Mohamed A Mohamed
Mycogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) was carried out in the present investigation using an aqueous extract of endophytic non-pathogenic Alternaria solani F10 (KT721914). The mycosynthesized AgNPs were characterized by means of spectroscopic and microscopic techniques. The surface plasmon resonance found at 430 nm confirmed the formation of stable AgNPs for several weeks at room temperature. Also, the results revealed the formation of spherical and monodispersed AgNPs with an average size of 14...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330190/phyto-synthesis-and-structural-characterization-of-catalytically-active-gold-nanoparticles-biosynthesized-using-delonix-regia-leaf-extract
#13
Preeti Dauthal, Mausumi Mukhopadhyay
Biological methods of nanoparticles synthesis are ecologically sound and sustainable alternative to the conventional methods. On the basis of aforesaid premise, the present study deals with the optimization and fabrication of gold nanoparticles (Au-NPs) using easily available bio-resource, Delonix regia leaf extract. The use of practically nontoxic natural extracts and water allows the synthesis pathways presented to be considered as ''green'' and so permitting the synthesized Au-NPs to be used in sensitive areas, such as bioremediation...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328226/non-enzymatic-glucose-sensor-based-on-au-zno-core-shell-nanostructures-decorated-with-au-nanoparticles-and-enhanced-with-blue-and-green-light
#14
Cheng-Liang Hsu, Yu-Jui Fang, Ting-Jen Hsueh, Sin-Hui Wang, Shoou-Jinn Chang
Au/ZnO core-shell nanostructures decorated with Au nanoparticles were synthesized on ITO/glass substrate. The investigated sensor contains 2-D, 1-D, and 0-D nanostructures to provide a large surface-area-to-volume ratio, the catalytic quantum effect and avoid the issues inherent in heterojunction interface barriers. The sensitivities of the fabricated glucose sensors in the dark, and under blue and green LED illumination were 3371.9, 4410.9, and 4157.8 μA/cm2mM-1, respectively. The achieved sensitivities are higher than previous reports on Au nanostructure sensors by 2~100 times...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328197/dual-band-electrochromic-devices-based-on-nb-doped-tio2-nanocrystalline-electrodes
#15
Mariam Barawi, Luca De Trizio, Roberto Giannuzzi, Giulia Veramonti, Liberato Manna, Michele Manca
The reliable exploitation of localized surface plasmon resonance in transparent conductive oxides is being prospected to push the blooming of an emerging class of advanced dynamic windows, which offer the opportunity to selectively, and dynamically, control the intensity of the incoming thermal radiation without affecting visible transparency. In this view, Nb-doped TiO2 colloidal nanocrystals are particularly promising as they have a wide bandgap and their plasmonic features can be finely tailored across the near infrared region by varying the concentration of dopants...
March 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327746/combination-of-microfluidic-high-throughput-production-and-parameter-screening-for-efficient-shaping-of-gold-nanocubes-using-dean-flow-mixing
#16
Matthias Thiele, Andrea Knauer, Daniéll Malsch, Andrea Csáki, Thomas Henkel, J Michael Köhler, Wolfgang Fritzsche
Metal nanoparticles and their special optical properties, the so-called localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR), facilitate many applications in various fields. Due to the strong dependency of the LSPR on particle geometry, their synthesis is a challenging and time-consuming procedure especially for non-spherical shapes. In contrast, micromixers offer new experimental approaches and therefore enable the simplification of several processes. By using a zigzag micromixer (Dean-Flow-Mixer, DFM) that induces Dean-flow secondary flow patterns, we theoretically and experimentally show the mixing efficiency...
March 22, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327630/rassf-proteins-as-modulators-of-mst1-kinase-activity
#17
Aruna Bitra, Srinivas Sistla, Jessy Mariam, Harshada Malvi, Ruchi Anand
Rassf1A/5 tumor suppressors serve as adaptor proteins possessing a modular architecture with the C-terminal consisting of a coiled-coil SARAH (Salvador-Rassf-Hippo) domain and the central portion being composed of Ras associated (RA) domain. Here, we investigate the effect of Rassf effectors on Mst1 function by mapping the interaction of various domains of Rassf1A/5 and Mst1 kinase using surface plasmon resonance (SPR). The results revealed that apart from the C-terminal SARAH domain of Mst1 which interacts to form heterodimers with Rassf1A/5, the N-terminal kinase domain of Mst1 plays a crucial role in the stabilization of this complex...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327605/ginsenoside-rb1-protects-against-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-myocardial-injury-via-energy-metabolism-regulation-mediated-by-rhoa-signaling-pathway
#18
Yuan-Chen Cui, Chun-Shui Pan, Li Yan, Lin Li, Bai-He Hu, Xin Chang, Yu-Ying Liu, Jing-Yu Fan, Kai Sun, Quan -Li, Jing-Yan Han
Cardiac ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury remains a challenge for clinicians. Ginsenoside Rb1 (Rb1) has been reported to have the ability to attenuate I/R injury, but its effect on energy metabolism during cardiac I/R and the underlying mechanism remain unknown. In this study, we detected the effect of Rb1 on rat myocardial blood flow, myocardial infarct size, cardiac function, velocity of venule red blood cell, myocardial structure and apoptosis, energy metabolism and change in RhoA signaling pathway during cardiac I/R injury...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326791/enantioselective-synthesis-of-dilignol-model-compounds-and-their-stereodiscrimination-study-with-a-dye-decolorizing-peroxidase
#19
Gaochao Huang, Ruben Shrestha, Kaimin Jia, Brian V Geisbrecht, Ping Li
A four-step enantioselective approach was developed to synthesize anti (1R,2S)-1a and (1S,2R)-1b containing a β-O-4 linkage in good yields. A significant difference was observed for the apparent binding affinities of four stereospecific lignin model compounds with TcDyP by surface plasmon resonance, which was not translated into a significant difference in enzyme activities. The discrepancy may be attributed to the conformational change involving a loop widely present in DyPs upon H2O2 binding.
March 22, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325833/the-unique-prodomain-of-t-cadherin-plays-a-key-role-in-adiponectin-binding-with-the-essential-extracellular-cadherin-repeats-1-and-2
#20
Shiro Fukuda, Shunbun Kita, Yoshinari Obata, Yuya Fujishima, Hirofumi Nagao, Shigeki Masuda, Yoshimitsu Tanaka, Hitoshi Nishizawa, Tohru Funahashi, Junichi Takagi, Norikazu Maeda, Iichiro Shimomura
Adiponectin, an adipocyte-derived circulating protein, accumulates in the heart, vascular endothelium, and skeletal muscles through an interaction with T-cadherin (T-cad), a unique glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored cadherin. Recent studies have suggested that this interaction is essential for adiponectin-mediated cardiovascular protection. However, the precise protein-protein interaction between adiponectin and T-cad remains poorly characterized. Using ELISA-based and surface plasmon analyses, we report here that T-cad fused with IgG Fc as a fusion-tag by replacing its GPI-anchor specifically bound both hexameric and larger multimeric adiponectin with a dissociation constant of approximately 1...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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