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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647230/effect-of-barium-sulfate-modification-on-the-so2-tolerance-of-v2o5-tio2-catalyst-for-nh3-scr-reaction
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Tengfei Xu, Xiaodong Wu, Xuesong Liu, Li Cao, Qiwei Lin, Duan Weng
Sulfur poisoning of V2O5/BaSO4-TiO2 (VBT), V2O5/WO3-TiO2 (VWT) and V2O5/BaSO4-WO3-TiO2 (VBWT) catalysts was performed in wet air at 350°C for 3hr, and activities for the selective catalytic reduction of NOx with NH3 were evaluated for 200-500°C. The VBT catalyst showed higher NOx conversions after sulfur poisoning than the other two catalysts. The introduction of barium sulfate contributed to strong acid sites for the as-received catalyst, and eliminated the redox cycle of active vanadium oxide to some extent, which resulted in a certain loss of activity...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646759/free-standing-graphene-vanadium-oxide-composite-as-binder-free-electrode-for-asymmetrical-supercapacitor
#2
Lingjuan Deng, Yihong Gao, Zhanying Ma, Guang Fan
Preparation of free-standing electrode materials with three-dimensional network architecture has emerged as an effective strategy for acquiring advanced portable and wearable power sources. Herein, graphene/vanadium oxide (GR/V2O5) free-standing monolith composite has been prepared via a simple hydrothermal process. Flexible GR sheets acted as binder to connect the belt-like V2O5 for assembling three-dimensional network architecture. The obtained GR/V2O5 composite can be reshaped into GR/V2O5 flexible film which exhibits more compact structure by ultrasonication and vacuum filtration...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644650/nature-of-the-spin-liquid-ground-state-in-a-breathing-kagome-compound-studied-by-nmr-and-series-expansion
#3
J-C Orain, B Bernu, P Mendels, L Clark, F H Aidoudi, P Lightfoot, R E Morris, F Bert
In the vanadium oxyfluoride compound (NH_{4})_{2}[C_{7}H_{14}N][V_{7}O_{6}F_{18}] (DQVOF), the V^{4+} (3d^{1}, S=1/2) ions realize a unique, highly frustrated breathing kagome lattice composed of alternately sized, corner-sharing equilateral triangles. Here we present an ^{17}O NMR study of DQVOF, which isolates the local susceptibility of the breathing kagome network. By a fit to series expansion, we extract the ratio of the interactions within the breathing kagome plane, J_{∇}/J_{Δ}=0.55(4), and the mean antiferromagnetic interaction J[over ¯]=60(7)  K...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640312/speciation-in-human-blood-of-metvan-a-vanadium-based-potential-anti-tumor-drug
#4
Daniele Sanna, Valeria Ugone, Giovanni Micera, Péter Buglyó, Linda Bíró, Eugenio Garribba
The first report on the anti-cancer activity of the compound Metvan, [V(IV)O(Me2phen)2(SO4)], where Me2phen is 4,7-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline, dates back to 2001. Although it was immediately identified as one of the most promising multitargeted anti-cancer V compounds, no development on the medical experimentation was carried out. One of the possible reasons is the lack of information on its speciation in aqueous solution and its thermodynamic stability, factors which influence the transport in the blood and the final form which reaches the target organs...
June 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636253/estimation-of-vanadium-water-quality-benchmarks-for-the-protection-of-aquatic-life-with-relevance-to-the-athabasca-oil-sands-region-using-species-sensitivity-distributions
#5
Stephanie Schiffer, Karsten Liber
Elevated vanadium (V) concentrations in oil sands coke, which is produced and stored on the site of some major Athabasca Oil Sands companies, could pose a risk to aquatic ecosystems in northern Alberta, Canada, depending on its future storage and utilization. In the present study, V toxicity was determined in reconstituted Athabasca River water to various freshwater organisms, including 2 midge species (Chironomus dilutus and Chironomus riparius; 4-d and 30- to 40-d exposures) and 2 freshwater fish species (Oncorhynchus mykiss and Pimephales promelas; 4-d and 28-d exposures) to facilitate estimation of water quality benchmarks...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636031/attaining-resistive-switching-characteristics-and-selector-properties-by-varying-forming-polarities-in-a-single-hfo2-based-rram-device-with-a-vanadium-electrode
#6
Chih-Yang Lin, Po-Hsun Chen, Ting-Chang Chang, Kuan-Chang Chang, Sheng-Dong Zhang, Tsung-Ming Tsai, Chih-Hung Pan, Min-Chen Chen, Yu-Ting Su, Yi-Ting Tseng, Yao-Feng Chang, Ying-Chen Chen, Hui-Chun Huang, Simon M Sze
This study proposes a method for a HfO2-based device to exhibit both resistive switching (RS) characteristics as resistive random access memory (RRAM) and selector characteristics by introducing vanadium (V) as the top electrode. This simple V/HfO2/TiN structure can demonstrate these two different properties depending on forming polarities. The RS mechanism is activated by a positive forming bias. In contrast, the selector property is induced by a negative forming bias. The material analyses firstly confirm the existence of V in the top electrode...
June 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635999/carbon-dots-promoted-vanadium-flow-batteries-for-all-climate-energy-storage
#7
Ying Zhou, Le Liu, Yi Shen, Lantao Wu, Lihong Yu, Feng Liang, Jingyu Xi
We report a one-pot solvothermal method to prepare a carbon dots decorated graphite felt (CDs/GF) electrode. The resulting CDs/GF shows excellent wettability and greatly enhanced activity towards vanadium redox couples. VFB with the CDs/GF electrode exhibits outstanding rate performance, superior cycling stability, and broad temperature adaptability from -20 to 60 °C.
June 21, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635681/antimicrobial-activity-of-nitric-oxide-releasing-ti-6al-4v-metal-oxide
#8
Nina A Reger, Wilson S Meng, Ellen S Gawalt
Titanium and titanium alloy materials are commonly used in joint replacements, due to the high strength of the materials. Pathogenic microorganisms can easily adhere to the surface of the metal implant, leading to an increased potential for implant failure. The surface of a titanium-aluminum-vanadium (Ti-6Al-4V) metal oxide implant material was functionalized to deliver an small antibacterial molecule, nitric oxide. S-nitroso-penicillamine, a S-nitrosothiol nitric oxide donor, was covalently immobilized on the metal oxide surface using self-assembled monolayers...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633828/bi25vo40-microcube-with-step-surface-for-visible-light-photocatalytic-reduction-of-cr-vi-enhanced-activity-and-ultrasound-assisted-regeneration
#9
Pei Wang, Wenda Ji, Mingmeng Li, Gaoke Zhang, Jinlong Wang
In this study, a kind of bismuth vanadium (Bi25VO40) microcube with step surface was successfully synthesized by a fast and mild hydrothermal method. The reaction time and hydrothermal temperature are the key factors which are accounted for the formation of this unique structure. The as-prepared Bi25VO40 microcube exhibited considerably higher visible light photocatalytic activity compared with the smooth one, revealing that fabrication of Bi25VO40 with step surface was an effective method to improve the photocatalytic activity...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632305/vanadium-hydroxide-cluster-ions-in-the-gas-phase-bond-forming-reactions-of-doubly-charged-negative-ions-by-so2-promoted-v-o-activation
#10
Anna Troiani, Marzio Rosi, Stefania Garzoli, Chiara Salvitti, Giulia de Petris
The gas-phase reactivity of doubly-charged vanadium hydroxides anions with SO2 has been studied by experimental and computational methods. The obtained results highlight the role of sulfur dioxide in promoting unprecedented bond-forming reactions, that produce singly-charged products by breaking the VxOy bone or a terminal V-O bond.
June 20, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627883/mechanism-of-vanadium-leaching-during-surface-weathering-of-basic-oxygen-furnace-steel-slag-blocks-a-%C3%A2%C2%B5xanes-and-sem-study
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Andrew James Hobson, Douglas I Stewart, Andrew William Bray, Robert J G Mortimer, William Matthew Mayes, Michael Rogerson, Ian T Burke
Basic oxygen furnace (BOF) steelmaking slag is enriched in potentially toxic V which may become mobilised in high pH leachate during weathering. BOF slag was weathered under aerated and air-excluded conditions for 6 months prior to SEM/EDS and µXANES analysis to determine V host phases and speciation in both primary and secondary phases. Leached blocks show development of an altered region in which free lime and dicalcium silicate phases were absent and Ca-Si-H was precipitated (CaCO3 was also present under aerated conditions)...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625925/vanadium-exposure-induced-striatal-learning-and-memory-alterations-in-rats
#12
Liping Sun, Keyue Wang, Yan Li, Qiyuan Fan, Wei Zheng, Hong Li
Occupational and environmental exposure to vanadium has been associated with toxicities in reproductive, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. The knowledge on whether and how vanadium exposure caused neurobehavioral changes remains incomplete. This study was designed to investigate the changes in learning and memory following drinking water exposure to vanadium, and to conduct the preliminary study on underlying mechanisms. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to vanadium dissolved in drinking water at the concentration of 0...
June 15, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622725/self-supported-biocarbon-fiber-electrode-decorated-with-molybdenum-carbide-nanoparticles-for-highly-active-hydrogen-evolution-reaction
#13
Jian Xiao, Yan Zhang, Zheye Zhang, Qi-Ying Lv, Feng Jing, Kai Chi, Shuai Wang
To devise and facilely synthesize an efficient noble metal-free electrocatalyst for accelerating the sluggish kinetics in the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) are still a big challenge for electrolytic water splitting. Herein, we present a simple one-step approach for constructing self-supported biocarbon fiber cloth decorated with molybdenum carbide nanoparticles (BCF/Mo2C) electrodes by a direct annealing treatment of the Mo oxyanions loaded cotton T-shirt. The Mo2C nanoparticles not only serve as the catalytic active sites toward the HER but also enhance the hydrophilicity and conductivity of resultant electrodes...
June 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622721/control-of-structural-and-electrical-transitions-of-vo2-thin-films
#14
Adele Moatti, Ritesh Sachan, John Prater, Jay Narayan
Unstrained and defect-free VO2 single crystals undergo structural (from high temperature tetragonal to low temperature monoclinic phase) and electronic phase transitions simultaneously. In thin films, however, in the presence of unrelaxed strains and defects, structural (Peierls) and electronic (Mott) transitions are affected differently, and are separated. In this paper, we have studied the temperature-dependence of structural and electrical transitions in epitaxially grown vanadium dioxide films on (0001) sapphire substrates...
June 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622468/theoretical-evaluation-of-viv-%C3%AE-c3s5-3-2-as-nuclear-spin-sensitive-single-molecule-spin-transistor
#15
Salvador Cardona Serra, Alejandro Gaita-Ariño, Maria Stamenova, Stefano Sanvito
In a straightforward application of molecular nanospintronics to quantum computing, single-molecule spin transistors can be used to measure and control nuclear spin qubits. A jump in the conductance occurs when the electronic spin inverts its polarization, and this happens at a so-called anticrossing between energy levels, which in turn only takes place at a specific magnetic field determined by the nuclear spin state. So far, this procedure has only been implemented for the terbium(III) bis(phthalocyaninato) complex...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618382/electrochemical-determination-of-morin-in-kiwi-and-strawberry-fruit-samples-using-vanadium-pentoxide-nano-flakes
#16
Ragu Sasikumar, Mani Govindasamy, Shen-Ming Chen, Yu Chieh-Liu, Palraj Ranganathan, Syang-Peng Rwei
Herein, we report the synthesis of Vanadium Pentoxide Nanoflakes (V2O5 NF) using ionic liquid and employed the V2O5 NF in electrochemical determination of Morin (MR) in fruit samples. The V2O5 NF were characterized by Powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray analyzer (EDX), differential pulse voltammetry (DPV), and cyclic voltammetry (CV). Remarkably, the as-synthesized V2O5 NF exhibited excellent electrochemical behavior and electrochemical ability towards MR...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613281/imaging-metal-like-monoclinic-phase-stabilized-by-surface-coordination-effect-in-vanadium-dioxide-nanobeam
#17
Zejun Li, Jiajing Wu, Zhenpeng Hu, Yue Lin, Qi Chen, Yuqiao Guo, Yuhua Liu, Yingcheng Zhao, Jing Peng, Wangsheng Chu, Changzheng Wu, Yi Xie
In correlated systems, intermediate states usually appear transiently across phase transitions even at the femtosecond scale. It therefore remains an open question how to determine these intermediate states-a critical issue for understanding the origin of their correlated behaviour. Here we report a surface coordination route to successfully stabilize and directly image an intermediate state in the metal-insulator transition of vanadium dioxide. As a prototype metal-insulator transition material, we capture an unusual metal-like monoclinic phase at room temperature that has long been predicted...
June 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612491/graphene-group-5-transition-metal-dichalcogenides-composites-for-electrochemical-applications
#18
Martin Pumera
In comparison to the extensive research and great success attained by Group 6 TMDs as hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) electrocatalysts, there is limited research focused on metallic Group 5 TMDs for use as electrocatalysts towards hydrogen evolution reaction. Density functional theory calculations have pointed out that Group 5 TMDs are highly favorable for HER, especially vanadium disulfides. In this work, the nanocomposites of graphene and Group 5 TMDs were synthesized by thermal exfoliation of graphene oxide/TMD precursors in H2S atmosphere or in H2 atmosphere as a control...
June 14, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611416/giant-magnetic-band-gap-in-the-rashba-split-surface-state-of-vanadium-doped-bitei-a-combined-photoemission-and-ab-initio-study
#19
I I Klimovskikh, A M Shikin, M M Otrokov, A Ernst, I P Rusinov, O E Tereshchenko, V A Golyashov, J Sánchez-Barriga, A Yu Varykhalov, O Rader, K A Kokh, E V Chulkov
One of the most promising platforms for spintronics and topological quantum computation is the two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) with strong spin-orbit interaction and out-of-plane ferromagnetism. In proximity to an s-wave superconductor, such 2DEG may be driven into a topologically non-trivial superconducting phase, predicted to support zero-energy Majorana fermion modes. Using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and ab initio calculations, we study the 2DEG at the surface of the vanadium-doped polar semiconductor with a giant Rashba-type splitting, BiTeI...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606566/quantitative-proteomic-analysis-reveals-the-role-of-tea-polyphenol-egcg-in-egg-whites-in-response-to-vanadium-stress
#20
Jianping Wang, Xue Bai, Xuemei Ding, Shiping Bai, Qiufeng Zeng, Xiangbing Mao, Keying Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Tea polyphenol (TP) epigallo-catechin-3-gallate (EGCG) can alleviate vanadium (V) stress in laying hens; however, our understanding of the molecular mechanisms and proteomic changes occurring in the egg albumen remains limited. The aim of the present study is to better understand the response in layers under V challenge and mechanism of EGCG detoxification. METHOD: We divided 120 layers into four treatments in the absence and presence of 130 mg/kg EGCG, supplemented with either 0 or 5 mg/kg V...
July 2017: Nutrition
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