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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323408/monodispersed-carbon-coated-cubic-nip2-nanoparticles-anchored-on-carbon-nanotubes-as-ultra-long-life-anodes-for-reversible-lithium-storage
#1
Peili Lou, Zhonghui Cui, Zhiqing Jia, Jiyang Sun, Yingbin Tan, Xiangxin Guo
In search of new electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries (LIB), metal phosphides that exhibit desirable properties such as high theoretical capacity, moderate discharge plateau and relative low polarization recently attract a great deal of attention as anode materials. However, the large volume changes and thus resulted collapse of electrode structure during long-term cycling are still the challenges for metal phosphide-based anodes. Here we report an electrode design strategy to solve these problems...
March 21, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323407/tunneled-mesoporous-carbon-nanofibers-with-embedded-zno-nanoparticles-for-ultrafast-lithium-storage
#2
Geon-Hyoung An, Do-Young Lee, Hyo-Jin Ahn
Carbon and metal oxide composites have received considerable attention as anode materials for Li-ion batteries (LIBs) owing to their excellent cycling stability and high specific capacity based on the chemical and physical stability of carbon and the high theoretical specific capacity of metal oxides. However, efforts to obtain ultrafast cycling stability in carbon and metal oxide composites at high current density for practical applications still face important challenges because of the longer Li-ion diffusion pathway, which leads to poor ultrafast performance during cycling...
March 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319903/fe-iii-based-metal-organic-framework-derived-core-shell-nanostructure-sensitive-electrochemical-platform-for-high-trace-determination-of-heavy-metal-ions
#3
Zhihong Zhang, Hongfei Ji, Yingpan Song, Shuai Zhang, Minghua Wang, Changchang Jia, Jia-Yue Tian, Linghao He, Xiaojing Zhang, Chun-Sen Liu
A new core-shell nanostructured composite composed of Fe(III)-based metal-organic framework (Fe-MOF) and mesoporous Fe3O4@C nanocapsules (denoted as Fe-MOF@mFe3O4@mC) was synthesized and developed as a platform for determining trace heavy metal ions in aqueous solution. Herein, the mFe3O4@mC nanocapsules were prepared by calcining the hollow Fe3O4@C that was obtained using the SiO2 nanoparticles as the template, followed by composing the Fe-MOF. The Fe-MOF@mFe3O4@mC nanocomposite demonstrated excellent electrochemical activity, water stability and high specific surface area, consequently resulting in the strong biobinding with heavy-metal-ion-targeted aptamer strands...
March 7, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319867/phototherapeutic-spectrum-expansion-through-synergistic-effect-of-mesoporous-silica-trio-nanohybrids-against-antibiotic-resistant-gram-negative-bacterium
#4
Yaswanth Kuthati, Ranjith Kumar Kankala, Prabhakar Busa, Shi-Xiang Lin, Jin-Pei Deng, Chung-Yuan Mou, Chia-Hung Lee
The extensive impact of antibiotic resistance has led to the exploration of new anti-bacterial modalities. We designed copper impregnated mesoporous silica nanoparticles (Cu-MSN) with immobilizing silver nanoparticles (SNPs) to apply photodynamic inactivation (PDI) of antibiotic-resistant E. coli. SNPs were decorated over the Cu-MSN surfaces by coordination of silver ions on diamine-functionalized Cu-MSN and further reduced to silver nanoparticles with formalin. We demonstrate that silver is capable of sensitizing the gram-negative bacteria E...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319667/a-generalized-method-for-the-synthesis-of-ligand-free-m-sio2-m-ag-au-pd-pt-yolk-shell-nanoparticles
#5
Firdoz Shaik, Weiqing Zhang, Wenxin Niu
A universal method is reported for the synthesis of ligand free noble metal M@SiO2 (M=Ag, Au, Pd, Pt) yolk-shell nanoparticles (YSNs). Mesoporous hollow silica shells (mHSS) are used as smart nanoreactors for the synthesis of noble metal yolk-shell nanoparticles. The nanocavity of a mHSS and anionic metal ions play a critical role in formation of yolk-shell nanoparticles. The synthesis mechanism can be tuned by simply varying the pH of the noble metal precursor aqueous solution. A critical pH ≥ 4 is required for the formation of YSNs...
March 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319663/2h-ws2-quantum-dots-produced-by-modulating-the-dimension-and-phase-of-1t-nanosheets-for-antibody-free-optical-sensing-of-neurotransmitters
#6
Man-Jin Kim, Su-Ji Jeon, Tae Woog Kang, Jong-Min Ju, DaBin Yim, Hye-In Kim, Jung Hyun Park, Jong-Ho Kim
Modulating the dimensions and phases of transition metal dichalcogenides is of great interest to enhance their intrinsic properties or to create new physicochemical properties. Herein, we report an effective approach to synthesize 2H-WS2 quantum dots (QDs) via the dimension and phase engineering of 1T-WS2 nanosheets. The solvothermal reaction of chemically-exfoliated 1T-WS2 nanosheets in N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) under an N2 atmosphere induced their chopping and phase transition at lower temperature to produce 2H-WS2 QDs with a high quantum yield (5...
March 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319397/a-scalable-platform-for-structured-and-hybrid-soft-nanocolloids-by-continuous-precipitation-in-a-confined-environment
#7
Victoria E Lee, Chris Sosa, Rui Liu, Robert K Prud'homme, Rodney D Priestley
Geometrically-structured polymer nanocolloids, including Janus nanocolloids, have been widely investigated for their unique properties, which are derived from their anisotropy. Controlled surface decoration with inorganic nanoparticles could induce another level of functionality into structured nanocolloids that could enable applications in fields ranging from re-writeable electronics to biphasic catalysis. Here, we demonstrate Flash NanoPrecipitation (FNP), as a one-step and scalable process platform to manufacture hybrid polymer-inorganic nanocolloids in which one phase is selectively decorated with a metal nanocatalyst by tuning the molecular interactions between the feed ingredients during the process...
March 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319290/role-of-dissolved-and-molecular-oxygen-on-cu-and-ptcu-alloy-particle-structure-during-laser-ablation-synthesis-in-liquids
#8
Galina Marzun, Helmut Bönnemann, Christian Lehmann, Bernd Spliethoff, Claudia Weidenthaler, Stephan Barcikowski
The role of molecular oxygen dissolved in the solvent is often discussed as being an influential factor on particle oxidation during pulsed laser ablation in liquids. However, the formation of the particles during laser synthesis takes place under extreme conditions that enable the decomposition of the liquid medium. Reactive species of the solvent may then affect particle formation due to a chemical reaction in the reactive plasma. Experimental results show a difference between the role of dissolved molecular oxygen and the contribution from the oxygen in water molecules...
March 20, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319040/modelling-plexcitons-of-periodic-gold-nanorod-arrays-with-molecular-components
#9
Bo Liu, Hongdan Yan, Rainer Stosch, Benedikt Wolfram, Martin Bröring, Andrey Bakin, Meinhard Schilling, Peter Lemmens
Plasmonic or exciton/plasmon (plexcitonic) systems are presently described based on electromagnetic models, ignoring the need for an improved microscopic understanding. This is based on the fact that a full quantum mechanical approach on a micrometer scale still represents a considerable challenge. In this paper we report on the experimental observation of plexcitons in 2D gold nanorod array systems coupled to dye molecules and we provide a description of the experimental data using a quantum model. We show that treating the collective behavior in the array as being represented by a single quasiparticle is a suitable approximation that offers the opportunity to avoid the complicated calculation of long-distance interactions between the individual nanoparticles of the plexcitonic, periodic system...
March 20, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319028/optically-active-charge-transfer-in-hybrids-of-alq-sub-3-sub-nanoparticles-and-mos-sub-2-sub-monolayer
#10
Ganesh Ghimire, Krisnhna Dhakal, Guru Neupane, Seong Gi Jo, Hyun Kim, Changwon Seo, Young Lee, Jinsoo Joo, Jeongyong Kim
Organic/inorganic hybrid structures have been widely studied because of their enhanced physical and chemical properties. Monolayers of transition metal dichalcogenides (1L-TMDs) and organic nanoparticles can provide a hybridization configuration between zero- and two-dimensional systems with the advantages of convenient preparation and strong interface interaction. Here, we present such a hybrid system made by dispersing π-conjugated organic (tris(8-hydroxyquinoline)aluminum(III)) (Alq<sub>3</sub>) nanoparticles (NPs) on 1L-MoS<sub>2</sub>...
March 20, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318247/metalized-nanocellulose-composites-as-a-feasible-material-for-membrane-supports-design-and-applications-for-water-treatment
#11
Perla Cruz-Tato, Edwin O Ortiz-Quiles, Karlene Vega-Figueroa, Liz Noemi Santiago-Martoral, Michael Flynn, Liz M Diaz-Vazquez, Eduardo Nicolau
Herein, we study the feasibility of using nanocellulose (NC)-based composites with silver and platinum nanoparticles as additive materials to fabricate the support layer of thin film composite (TFC) membranes for water purification applications. In brief, the NC surface was chemically modified and then was decorated with silver and platinum nanoparticles, respectively by chemical reduction. These metalized nanocellulose composites (MNC) were characterized by several techniques including: FTIR, XPS, TGA, XRD and XANES to probe their integrity...
March 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317376/all-dielectric-full-color-printing-with-tio2-metasurfaces
#12
Shang Sun, Zhenxing Zhou, Chen Zhang, Yisheng Gao, Zonghui Duan, Shumin Xiao, Qinghai Song
Recently, color generation in resonant nanostructures have been intensively studied. Despite of their exciting progresses, the structural colors are usually generated by the plasmonic resonances of metallic nanoparticles. Due to the inherent plasmon damping, such plasmonic nanostructures are usually hard to create very distinct color impressions. Here we utilize the concept of metasurfaces to produce all-dielectric, low-loss, and high resolution structural colors. We have fabricated TiO2 metasurfaces with electron-beam lithography and a very simple lift-off process...
March 19, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317372/a-pillararene-based-aie-active-supramolecular-system-for-simultaneous-detection-and-removal-of-mercury-ii-in-water
#13
Hong-Bo Cheng, Ziyan Li, Yao-Dong Huang, Lei Liu, Hai-Chen Wu
Supramolecular polymers are polymers based on monomeric units held together with directional and reversible noncovalent interactions. Compared with traditional polymers, they possess better processability and better recycling properties, owing to their reversible monomer-to-polymer transition. Herein, we report the construction of a new supramolecular system through self assembly of a thymine-substituted copillar[5]arene 1 and a tetraphenylethylene (TPE) derivative 2 in the presence of Hg2+. Copillar[5]arene 1 can coordinate with Hg2+ tightly through T-Hg2+-T pairings...
March 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316987/selective-removal-of-hemoglobin-from-blood-using-hierarchical-copper-shells-anchored-to-magnetic-nanoparticles
#14
Youxun Liu, Yaokun Wang, Mingyang Yan, Juan Huang
Hierarchical copper shells anchored on magnetic nanoparticles were designed and fabricated to selectively deplete hemoglobin from human blood by immobilized metal affinity chromatography. Briefly, CoFe2O4 nanoparticles coated with polyacrylic acid were first synthesized by a one-pot solvothermal method. Hierarchical copper shells were then deposited by immobilizing Cu(2+) on nanoparticles and subsequently by reducing between the solid CoFe2O4@COOH and copper solution with NaBH4. The resulting nanoparticles were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectrometry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and vibrating sample magnetometry...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314368/metallic-nanoparticles-reduce-the-migration-of-human-fibroblasts-in-vitro
#15
Larissa Fernanda de Araújo Vieira, Marvin Paulo Lins, Iana Mayane Mendes Nicácio Viana, Jeniffer Estevão Dos Santos, Salete Smaniotto, Maria Danielma Dos Santos Reis
Nanoparticles have extremely wide applications in the medical and biological fields. They are being used in biosensors, local drug delivery, diagnostics, and medical therapy. However, the potential effects of nanoparticles on target cell and tissue function, apart from cytotoxicity, are not completely understood. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro effects of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) on human fibroblasts with respect to their interaction with the extracellular matrix and in cell migration...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314192/one-pot-preparation-of-conductive-composite-containing-boronic-acid-derivative-for-non-enzymatic-glucose-detection
#16
Wen Wang, Liyan Kong, Jiaming Zhu, Liang Tan
The composite consisting of poly(azure A), gold nanoparticles and 4-mercaptophenylboronic acid (PAA-AuNPs-MPBA) was prepared on the glassy carbon electrode surface by using a one-pot electropolymerization protocol. The generation of poly(azure A) film, the reduction of HAuCl4 and the binding of MPBA on metallic gold were simultaneously achieved in the cyclic voltammetric scan process, which was verified by scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314149/cytokinin-response-in-pepper-plants-capsicum-annuum-l-exposed-to-silver-nanoparticles
#17
Tomislav Vinković, Ondrej Novák, Miroslav Strnad, Walter Goessler, Darija Domazet Jurašin, Nada Parađiković, Ivana Vinković Vrček
The increasing development of different nanomaterials, such as silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), and their practical use in agriculture and biotechnology has created a strong need for elucidations of biological effects and risk assessments of AgNPs in plants. This study was aimed to investigate AgNPs effects on metal uptake and their biodistribution in pepper plants as well as on morphological parameters and hormonal responses of the isoprenoid cytokinin (CK) family. In addition, the comparison of effects silver form, nanoparticles vs...
March 14, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314142/responses-to-silver-nanoparticles-and-silver-nitrate-in-a-battery-of-biomarkers-measured-in-coelomocytes-and-in-target-tissues-of-eisenia-fetida-earthworms
#18
Curieses Silvana Patricia, García-Velasco Nerea, Urionabarrenetxea Erik, Sáenz María Elena, Bilbao Eider, Di Marzio Walter Darío, Soto Manu
The current use and development of applications with silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) could lead to potential inputs of these NPs to soils. Consequently, it is crucial to understand the ecotoxicological risks posed by Ag NPs in the terrestrial compartment. In the present investigation, the effects produced by PVP-PEI coated Ag NPs were assessed in Eisenia fetida earthworms in comparison with the soluble form (AgNO3). Earthworms were exposed for 1, 3 and 14 days to a range of sublethal concentrations of Ag (0, 0...
March 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306264/correlating-carrier-density-and-emergent-plasmonic-features-in-cu2-xse-nanoparticles
#19
Lauren E Marbella, Xing Yee Gan, Derrick C Kaseman, Jill E Millstone
Recently, a wide variety of new nanoparticle compositions have been identified as potential plasmonic materials including earth-abundant metals such as aluminum, highly doped semiconductors, as well as metal pnictides. For semiconductor compositions, plasmonic properties may be tuned not only by nanoparticle size and shape, but also by charge carrier density which can be controlled via a variety of intrinsic and extrinsic doping strategies. Current methods to quantitatively determine charge carrier density primarily rely on interpretation of the nanoparticle extinction spectrum...
March 17, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304408/evidence-of-a-strong-effect-of-defect-free-metal-oxide-supports-on-pt-nanoparticles
#20
Ashkan Moradabadi, Shideh Ahmadi, Payam Kaghazchi
Influence of metal oxide (MO) supports on nanoparticle (NP) catalysts is still under investigation. Theoretical studies demonstrate that active defect sites on the surface of a MO support can affect the structure and activity of metal clusters. In the present work, we show that even defect-free surfaces of MOs can cause considerable restructuring and accumulation of interfacial charges on Pt NPs of size 1 nm (Pt55). Independent of the type of MO support, we find that supported Pt55 behaves like a conductor since the binding energy of a test adsorbate on top of it is similar to that on an intact Pt55...
March 17, 2017: Nanoscale
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