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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347129/bi-layer-channel-azo-zno-thin-film-transistors-fabricated-by-atomic-layer-deposition-technique
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Huijin Li, Dedong Han, Liqiao Liu, Junchen Dong, Guodong Cui, Shengdong Zhang, Xing Zhang, Yi Wang
This letter demonstrates bi-layer channel Al-doped ZnO/ZnO thin film transistors (AZO/ZnO TFTs) via atomic layer deposition process at a relatively low temperature. The effects of annealing in oxygen atmosphere at different temperatures have also been investigated. The ALD bi-layer channel AZO/ZnO TFTs annealed in dry O2 at 300 °C exhibit a low leakage current of 2.5 × 10(-13)A, I on/I off ratio of 1.4 × 10(7), subthreshold swing (SS) of 0.23 V/decade, and high transmittance. The enhanced performance obtained from the bi-layer channel AZO/ZnO TFT devices is explained by the inserted AZO front channel layer playing the role of the mobility booster...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346338/smartfluo-a-method-and-affordable-adapter-to-measure-chlorophyll-a-fluorescence-with-smartphones
#2
Anna Friedrichs, Julia Anke Busch, Hendrik Jan van der Woerd, Oliver Zielinski
In order to increase the monitoring capabilities of inland and coastal waters, there is a need for new, affordable, sensitive and mobile instruments that could be operated semi-automatically in the field. This paper presents a prototype device to measure chlorophyll a fluorescence: the SmartFluo. The device is a combination of a smartphone offering an intuitive operation interface and an adapter implying a cuvette holder, as well as a suitable illumination source. SmartFluo is based on stimulated fluorescence of water constituents such as chlorophyll a...
March 25, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346218/wafer-scale-production-of-highly-uniform-two-dimensional-mos2-by-metal-organic-chemical-vapor-deposition
#3
TaeWan Kim, Jihun Mun, Hyeji Park, DaeHwa Joung, Mangesh Diware, Won Chegal, Jonghoo Park, Soo-Hwan Jeong, Sang-Woo Kang
Semiconducting two-dimensional (2D) materials, particularly, extremely thin molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) films are attracting considerable attention from the academia and industry owing to their distinctive optical and electrical properties. Here, we present the direct growth of a MoS2 monolayer with unprecedented spatial and structural uniformity across an entire 8-inch SiO2/Si wafer. The influences of growth pressure, ambient gases (Ar, H2), and S/Mo molar flow ratio on the MoS2 layered growth were explored by considering the domain size, nucleation sites, morphology, and impurity incorporation...
March 27, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346064/modeling-and-simulation-of-two-wheelchair-accessories-for-pushing-doors
#4
Soran Jalal Abdullah, Javeed Shaikh Mohammed
Independent mobility is vital to individuals of all ages, and wheelchairs have proven to be great personal mobility devices. The tasks of opening and navigating through a door are trivial for healthy people, while the same tasks could be difficult for some wheelchair users. A wide range of intelligent wheelchair controllers and systems, robotic arms, or manipulator attachments integrated with wheelchairs have been developed for various applications, including manipulating door knobs. Unfortunately, the intelligent wheelchairs and robotic attachments are not widely available as commercial products...
March 27, 2017: Assistive Technology: the Official Journal of RESNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344606/edema-worsens-target-coverage-in-high-dose-rate-interstitial-brachytherapy-of-mobile-tongue-cancer-a-report-of-two-cases
#5
Ken Yoshida, Hideya Yamazaki, Tadayuki Kotsuma, Hironori Akiyama, Tadashi Takenaka, Koji Masui, Yasuo Yoshioka, Yasuo Uesugi, Taiju Shimbo, Nobuhiko Yoshikawa, Hiroto Yoshioka, Takumi Arika, Eiichi Tanaka, Yoshifumi Narumi
PURPOSE: We report our study on two patients to highlight the risk of underdosage of the clinical target volume (CTV) due to edema during high-dose-rate interstitial brachytherapy (HDR-ISBT) of mobile tongue cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: To treat the lateral side of the CTV, flexible applicator tubes were implanted on the mouth floor. Two-dimensional planning was performed using X-ray images for Case 1, and three-dimensional (3D) planning was performed using computed tomography (CT) for Case 2...
February 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343420/portable-devices-and-mobile-instruments-for-infectious-diseases-point-of-care-testing
#6
Luc Bissonnette, Michel G Bergeron
Rapidity, simplicity, and portability are highly desirable characteristics of tests and devices designed for performing diagnostics at the point of care (POC), either near patients managed in healthcare facilities or to offer bioanalytical alternatives in external settings. By reducing the turnaround time of the diagnostic cycle, POC diagnostics can reduce the dissemination, morbidity, and mortality of infectious diseases and provide tools to control the global threat of antimicrobial resistance. Areas covered: A literature search of PubMed and Google Scholar, and extensive mining of specialized publications, Internet resources, and manufacturers' websites have been used to organize and write this overview of the challenges and requirements associated with the development of portable sample-to-answer diagnostics, and showcase relevant examples of handheld devices, portable instruments, and less mobile systems which may or could be operated at POC...
March 27, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341988/unexpected-differences-between-planar-and-column-liquid-chromatographic-retention-of-1-acenaphthenol-enantiomers-controlled-by-supramolecular-interactions-involving-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-at-subambient-temperatures
#7
Hatsuichi Ohta, Elżbieta Włodarczyk, Krzysztof Piaskowski, Aleksandra Kaleniecka, Lucyna Lewandowska, Michał J Baran, Mariusz Wojnicz, Kiyokatsu Jinno, Yoshihiro Saito, Paweł K Zarzycki
We report the results of experimental work focusing on host-guest supramolecular complex creation between macrocyclic compound (β-cyclodextrin) and 1-acenaphthenol enantiomers (racemic mixture) in liquid phase composed of 35% acetonitrile in water (v/v) at different temperatures ranging from 0 to 90 °C. Experimental setup involved several analytical protocols based on classical non-forced flow planar chromatography (RP-18 TLC plates), micro-TLC (RP-18 W HPTLC plates), column chromatography (HPLC with C-18 and C-30 stationary phases), as well as UV-Vis spectrophotometry and optical microscopy...
March 24, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340724/mass-spectrometry-and-metallomics-a-general-protocol-to-assess-stability-of-metallodrug-protein-adducts-in-bottom-up-ms-experiments
#8
Elena Michelucci, Giuseppe Pieraccini, Gloriano Moneti, Chiara Gabbiani, Alessandro Pratesi, Luigi Messori
The bottom-up mass spectrometry approach is today one of the best tools of Metallomics to characterize the binding of metal-based drugs to proteins. Yet, the stability of metal-protein coordination bonds along the whole process may be a critical issue. This led us to build up a general protocol to test metallodrug-protein adduct stability under the typical conditions of the filter-aided sample preparation (FASP)/bottom-up procedure, ranging from the analysis of solutions containing metal-protein adducts to tandem mass spectrometry experiments...
May 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340157/cervical-lateral-glide-neural-mobilization-is-effective-in-treating-cervicobrachial-pain-a-randomized-waiting-list-controlled-clinical-trial
#9
David Rodríguez-Sanz, César Calvo-Lobo, Francisco Unda-Solano, Irene Sanz-Corbalán, Carlos Romero-Morales, Daniel López-López
Background.:  Cervicobrachial pain (CP) is a high-incidence and prevalent condition. Cervical lateral glide (CLG) is a firstline treatment of CP. There is a current lack of enough high-quality randomized controlled double-blind clinical trials that measure the effectiveness of neural tissue mobilization techniques such as the CLG and its specific effect over CP. Objectives.:  The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of CLG neural mobilization in treating subjects who suffer from CP, compared with the complete absence of treatment...
March 13, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339806/mobile-digital-health-devices-and-the-diagnosis-in-real-time-of-myocardial-ischaemia
#10
J P Joseph, S R Redwood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 28, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338392/the-effects-of-low-intensity-therapeutic-ultrasound-litus-on-measurable-outcomes-a-critically-appraised-topic
#11
Sarah Daniels, Gabriela Santiago, Jennifer Cuchna, Bonnie Van Lunen
Therapeutic Ultrasound (US) is a popular modality among healthcare professionals and is used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.(1) Throughout the past 70 years of clinical use,(2) ultrasound has been shown to be an effective way to decrease pain,(2,3) increase tissue temperature,(4) and decrease tissue stiffness of trigger points,(5) amidst other benefits. Treatment parameters with US are typically high-intensity and occur over a short period of time (minutes). The US machine is large and stationary, forcing patients to be non-mobile for the duration of their treatment...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337913/selective-conversion-from-p-type-to-n-type-of-printed-bottom-gate-carbon-nanotube-thin-film-transistors-and-application-in-cmos-inverters
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Qiqi Xu, Jianwen Zhao, Vincenzo Pecunia, Wenya Xu, Chunshan Zhou, Junyan Dou, Weibing Gu, Jian Lin, Lixin Mo, Yanfei Zhao, Zheng Cui
The fabrication of printed high-performance and environmentally stable n-type single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) transistors and their integration into complementary (i.e. CMOS) circuits are widely recognized as key to achieving the full potential of carbon nanotube electronics. Here, we report a simple, efficient, and robust method to convert the polarity of SWCNT thin-film transistors (TFTs) using cheap and readily available ethanolamine as electron doping agent. Printed p-type bottom-gate SWCNT TFTs can be selectively converted into n-type by deposition of ethanolamine inks on the transistor active region via aerosol jet printing...
March 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337910/large-area-and-transferred-high-quality-three-dimensional-topological-insulator-bi2-xsbxte3-ysey-ultrathin-film-by-catalyst-free-physical-vapor-deposition
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Ngoc Han Tu, Yoichi Tanabe, Yosuke Satake, Khuong Kim Huynh, Phuoc Huu Le, Stephane Yu Matsushita, Katsumi Tanigaki
Uniform and large-area synthesis of bulk insulating ultrathin films is an important subject toward applications of a surface of three-dimensional topological insulators (3D-TIs) in various electronic devices. Here we report epitaxial growth of bulk insulating three-dimensional topological insulator (3D-TI) Bi2-xSbxTe3-ySey (BSTS) ultrathin films, ranging from a few quintuple to several hundreds of layers, on mica in a large-area (1 cm(2)) via catalyst-free physical vapor deposition. These films can nondestructively be exfoliated using deionized water and transferred to various kinds of substrates as desired...
March 27, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337903/air-liquid-interfacial-self-assembly-of-non-amphiphilic-poly-3-hexylthiophene-homopolymer
#14
Saejin Oh, Myungjae Yang, Jean Bouffard, Seunghun Hong, So-Jung Park
Here, we demonstrate that self-assembly of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) at the air-water interface can lead to free-standing films of densely packed P3HT nanowires. Interfacial self-assembly on various liquid subphases such as water, diethylene glycol, and glycerol indicates that the viscosity of the subphase is an important factor for the formation of well-ordered nanostructures. The thin film morphology was also sensitive to the concentration of P3HT, their molecular weight (MW), and the presence of oxidative defects...
March 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336901/an-optical-sensor-with-polyaniline-gold-hybrid-nanostructures-for-monitoring-ph-in-saliva
#15
Chongdai Luo, Yangyang Wang, Xuemeng Li, Xueqin Jiang, Panpan Gao, Kang Sun, Jianhua Zhou, Zhiguang Zhang, Qing Jiang
Saliva contains important personal physiological information that is related to some diseases, and it is a valuable source of biochemical information that can be collected rapidly, frequently, and without stress. In this article, we reported a new and simple localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) substrate composed of polyaniline (PANI)-gold hybrid nanostructures as an optical sensor for monitoring the pH of saliva samples. The overall appearance and topography of the substrates, the composition, and the wettability of the LSPR surfaces were characterized by optical and scanning electron microscope (SEM) images, infrared spectra, and contact angles measurement, respectively...
March 17, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336221/the-use-of-contact-lens-telescopic-systems-in-low-vision-rehabilitation
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Stephen J Vincent
Refracting telescopes are afocal compound optical systems consisting of two lenses that produce an apparent magnification of the retinal image. They are routinely used in visual rehabilitation in the form of monocular or binocular hand held low vision aids, and head or spectacle-mounted devices to improve distance visual acuity, and with slight modifications, to enhance acuity for near and intermediate tasks. Since the advent of ground glass haptic lenses in the 1930's, contact lenses have been employed as a useful refracting element of telescopic systems; primarily as a mobile ocular lens (the eyepiece), that moves with the eye...
March 20, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335471/mobile-phonocardiogram-diagnosis-in-newborns-using-support-vector-machine
#17
Amir Mohammad Amiri, Mohammadreza Abtahi, Nick Constant, Kunal Mankodiya
Phonocardiogram (PCG) monitoring on newborns is one of the most important and challenging tasks in the heart assessment in the early ages of life. In this paper, we present a novel approach for cardiac monitoring applied in PCG data. This basic system coupled with denoising, segmentation, cardiac cycle selection and classification of heart sound can be used widely for a large number of the data. This paper describes the problems and additional advantages of the PCG method including the possibility of recording heart sound at home, removing unwanted noises and data reduction on a mobile device, and an intelligent system to diagnose heart diseases on the cloud server...
March 18, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335362/the-change-of-electronic-transport-behaviors-by-p-and-b-doping-in-nano-crystalline-silicon-films-with-very-high-conductivities
#18
Dan Shan, Mingqing Qian, Yang Ji, Xiaofan Jiang, Jun Xu, Kunji Chen
Nano-crystalline Si films with high conductivities are highly desired in order to develop the new generation of nano-devices. Here, we first demonstrate that the grain boundaries played an important role in the carrier transport process in un-doped nano-crystalline Si films as revealed by the temperature-dependent Hall measurements. The potential barrier height can be well estimated from the experimental results, which is in good agreement with the proposed model. Then, by introducing P and B doping, it is found that the scattering of grain boundaries can be significantly suppressed and the Hall mobility is monotonously decreased with the temperature both in P- and B-doped nano-crystalline Si films, which can be attributed to the trapping of P and B dopants in the grain boundary regions to reduce the barriers...
December 3, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335335/contact-resistance-and-channel-conductance-of-graphene-field-effect-transistors-under-low-energy-electron-irradiation
#19
Filippo Giubileo, Antonio Di Bartolomeo, Nadia Martucciello, Francesco Romeo, Laura Iemmo, Paola Romano, Maurizio Passacantando
We studied the effects of low-energy electron beam irradiation up to 10 keV on graphene-based field effect transistors. We fabricated metallic bilayer electrodes to contact mono- and bi-layer graphene flakes on SiO₂, obtaining specific contact resistivity ρ c ≈ 19 k Ω · µ m 2 and carrier mobility as high as 4000 cm²·V(-1)·s(-1). By using a highly doped p-Si/SiO₂ substrate as the back gate, we analyzed the transport properties of the device and the dependence on the pressure and on the electron bombardment...
November 10, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335282/inverter-circuits-using-zno-nanoparticle-based-thin-film-transistors-for-flexible-electronic-applications
#20
Fábio F Vidor, Thorsten Meyers, Ulrich Hilleringmann
Innovative systems exploring the flexibility and the transparency of modern semiconducting materials are being widely researched by the scientific community and by several companies. For a low-cost production and large surface area applications, thin-film transistors (TFTs) are the key elements driving the system currents. In order to maintain a cost efficient integration process, solution based materials are used as they show an outstanding tradeoff between cost and system complexity. In this paper, we discuss the integration process of ZnO nanoparticle TFTs using a high-k resin as gate dielectric...
August 23, 2016: Nanomaterials
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