Various surfactants for 0 – 3 dimensional nanocarbons: Separation, exfoliation and solubilization

Naoki Komatsu

Volume 10, Issue 8 , August 2019, Pages 520-523

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2019.2278

Abstract
  Nanocarbons are carbon allotropes with nanometer scale and comprised mainly of 0 – 3 dimensional (0D – 3D) forms; fullerenes (0D), carbon nanotubes (1D), graphene (2D), and nanodiamond (3D). In our group, various surfactants with appropriate size and shape have been developed for the nanocarbons. ...  Read More

Various surfactants for 0 – 3 dimensional nanocarbons: Separation, exfoliation and solubilization


Polypyrrole based biofunctional composite layer for bioelectrocatalytic device system

Yilkal D. Sintayehu; H. C. Ananda Murthy

Volume 10, Issue 8 , August 2019, Pages 524-532

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2019.2279

Abstract
  The involvement and development of intelligent polymers in enzymes as a catalyst have been interesting to develop processes that are environmentally benign, energy efficient, and selective towards their specific molecular applications. Polypyrrole based enzyme nanocomposites represents a continuous considerable ...  Read More

Polypyrrole based biofunctional composite layer for bioelectrocatalytic device system


Innovative Graphene-PDMS sensors for aerospace applications 

Filomena Piscitelli; Gennaro Rollo; Fabio Scherillo; Marino Lavorgna

Volume 10, Issue 8 , August 2019, Pages 533-538

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2019.9903

Abstract
  For aerospace morphing and deployable applications, the use of PDMS-based sensors is crucial because they are characterized by easy application on large surfaces, light design, very large deformations, and durability in harsh environmental conditions. In this contest, the goal of the present work is ...  Read More

Innovative Graphene-PDMS sensors for aerospace applications 


Effect of hot drawing process and carbonization temperature in electrochemical behavior of electrospun carbon nanofibers

Andrés Felipe Zapata-González; Julieth Carolina Cano-Franco; Mónica Lucía Álvarez-Láinez

Volume 10, Issue 8 , August 2019, Pages 539-544

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2019.9902

Abstract
  Due to the problems that exist on several systems that store energy, such as low energy density, low storage capacity and limited useful life; carbon nanofibers (CNFs) appear as an alternative to remedy such problems, due to their excellent properties, such as high electrical conductivity, high surface ...  Read More

Effect of hot drawing process and carbonization temperature in electrochemical behavior of electrospun carbon nanofibers


Chemical Reactivity and Electronical Properties of Graphene and Reduced Graphene Oxide on Different Substrates

E. Celasco

Volume 10, Issue 8 , August 2019, Pages 545-549

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2019.2204

Abstract
  The chemical reactivity and the electronical properties variation of graphene (G) supported on Ni(111) and of the reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) will be described thanks to the framework of University of Genoa and Polytechnic of Turin. We will present the main results obtained on the reactivity, towards ...  Read More

Chemical Reactivity and Electronical Properties of Graphene and Reduced Graphene Oxide on Different Substrates


Laser Raman micro-spectroscopy as an effective non-destructive method of detection and identification of various sp2 carbon modifications in industry and in nature

Sergey S. Bukalov; Larissa A. Leites; Rinat R. Aysin

Volume 10, Issue 8 , August 2019, Pages 550-562

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2019.2268

Abstract
  Raman micro-spectroscopy is recommended as an effective non-destructive method of detection and identification of various sp < sup > 2  carbon modifications, each being characterized by its own specific set of spectral band parameters (frequencies, intensities, half-widths and contours). The ...  Read More

Laser Raman micro-spectroscopy as an effective non-destructive method of detection and identification of various sp<sup>2</sup> carbon modifications in industry and in nature


Electrochemical promotion of ammonia synthesis with proton-conducting solid oxide fuel cells

Chien-I Li; Akio Oikawa; Fumihiko Kosaka; Junichiro Otomo

Volume 10, Issue 8 , August 2019, Pages 563-568

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2019.2259

Abstract
  Direct electrochemical synthesis of ammonia was performed using proton-conducting solid oxide fuel cells. In this study, we investigated the effect of electrode potential on the reaction kinetics of ammonia formation with Fe- and Ru-based catalysts in detail. The cell configuration was Pt|BaCe0.9Y0.1O3 ...  Read More

Electrochemical promotion of ammonia synthesis with proton-conducting solid oxide fuel cells


Biomimetic surfaces with hierarchical structure using microsized texture and nanosized Cu particles for superhydrophobicity

Liguo Qin; Hao Yang; Xinan Feng; Mahshid Hafezi; Mawignon Fagla Jules; Bin Liu; Hui Zhang; Guangneng Dong; Yali Zhang

Volume 10, Issue 8 , August 2019, Pages 569-573

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2019.2252

Abstract
  Currently, there is a huge demand for the application of superhydrophobic surface in industrial and marine equipment. In this investigation, the hydrophobicity of Q235 steel surface was achieved by implementing micro-patterns on the substrate using laser surface texturing and deposition of nano-copper ...  Read More

Biomimetic surfaces with hierarchical structure using microsized texture and nanosized Cu particles for superhydrophobicity


Enhancement the properties of high and low-density polyethylene membranes by radiation grafting process

Hussein Oraby; Mohamed A. Elsayed; Mohamed Gobara; Magdy Senna

Volume 10, Issue 8 , August 2019, Pages 574-585

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2019.2287

Abstract
  In this work, trials have been made to prepare different graft copolymers by direct irradiation grafting technique and evaluating their reverse osmosis properties. The acrylic acid monomer was grafted onto two improper polymers (low and high-density polyethylene) by means of gamma-ray as a motivator. ...  Read More

Enhancement the properties of high and low-density polyethylene membranes by radiation grafting process


Synthesis of 9-Aminoacridine and its Application as an Anode Material for Aqueous Rechargeable Lithium–ion Batteries

Madhushree M. Ravikumar; Vijeth R. Shetty; Suresh G. Shivappa

Volume 10, Issue 8 , August 2019, Pages 586-594

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2019.9909

Abstract
  Two organic compounds namely Acridine (ACD) and 9-aminoacridine (ACD-NH2) have been investigated as electrode materials for an aqueous rechargeable lithium-ion battery (ARLIB) applications. The electrochemical investigations reveal that the active species act as anodes in ARLIB systems. In this regard, ...  Read More

Synthesis of 9-Aminoacridine and its Application as an Anode Material for Aqueous Rechargeable Lithium–ion Batteries


Facile synthesis of novel tough and highly flexible biodegradable membranes for water microfiltration

Ahmed H. Ibrahim; Amina A. F. Zikry; Rasha A. Azzam; Tarek M. Madkour

Volume 10, Issue 8 , August 2019, Pages 595-603

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2019.2230

Abstract
  Microporous polymeric membranes have found great applications in the area of water desalination and wastewater treatment, tissue engineering, drug delivery, and bone regeneration. The ability to create micro-size pores within a polymeric membrane allows for cavity formation that could form channels through ...  Read More

Facile synthesis of novel tough and highly flexible biodegradable membranes for water microfiltration


Investigating the possibility of using acetic acid in place of HF in chromium-benzenedicarboxylates (MIL-53 and MIL-101) synthesis applicable for CO2 adsorption

Fariba Soltanolkottabi; Mohammad Reza Talaie; Seyedfoad Aghamiri; Shahram Tangestaninejad

Volume 10, Issue 8 , August 2019, Pages 604-609

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2019.2280

Abstract
  The present study concerns chromium benzenedicarboxylates MIL-53 and MIL-101 hydrothermal syntheses utilizing acetic acid, and their capabilities for CO2 adsorption. The effect of the parameters such as reaction time, reaction temperature, water concentration, and acetic acid content on adsorption characteristics ...  Read More

Investigating the possibility of using acetic acid in place of HF in chromium-benzenedicarboxylates (MIL-53 and MIL-101) synthesis applicable for CO<sub>2</sub> adsorption