1. Coatings for sensing and protection in silicon sensors  

PJ French

Volume 9, Issue 6 , June 2018, Pages 392-399

  Silicon is an excellent material for sensing. Sensors for all signal domains can be realised, and in many cases, integrated with read-out electronics. However, in some applications an addition layer may be required for sensing and/or to protect the silicon device. Piezoelectric, polymers or magneto resistive ...  Read More

2. Polymer nanocomposites: Problems, preparation, mechanical properties

Stoyko Fakirov

Volume 9, Issue 6 , June 2018, Pages 400-405

  The main target of this review article is to try to find the reasons for the drastic difference between expected and observed mechanical properties of polymer nanocomposites prepared via blending the matrix and the nano-reinforcement. Additional target is to recommend thereafter ways for solving of this ...  Read More

3. Programming emissivity on fully integrated VO2 windows

José Figueroa; Yunqi Cao; Tongyu Wang; David Torres; Nelson Sepúlveda

Volume 9, Issue 6 , June 2018, Pages 406-410

  The programmability of emissivity states in a monolithically integrated micro window based on vanadium dioxide (VO2) thin film is demonstrated. The 400  window features a VO2 thin film with integrated electrodes for actuation and sensing. The phase transition was induced by resistive heating, while ...  Read More

4. Fibril orientation and strength in collagen materials and adaptation to strain

Hannah C. Wells; Hanan R. Kayed; Katie H. Sizeland; Susyn J.R Kelly; Melissa M. Basil-Jones; Richard L. Edmonds; Richard G. Haverkamp

Volume 9, Issue 6 , June 2018, Pages 411-418

  Collagen based soft materials are important as medical materials and as consumer products. Strength is a crucial parameter. A better understanding of the structural factors that contribute to strength is sought. Synchrotron based small angle X-ray scattering was used to characterize the collagen ...  Read More

5. Hydrogenated TiO2 as efficient electron transport layer of planar perovskite solar cell

Yulong Ma; Kaimo Deng; Bangkai Gu; Hao Lu; Yayun Zhu; Liang Li

Volume 9, Issue 6 , June 2018, Pages 419-425

  The electron transport material has the great effect on the performance of hybrid perovskite solar cells. TiO2 is widely chosen as the electron transport layer due to its facile synthesis and excellent charge extraction capability. Here, for the first time, we utilize the hydrogen treated TiO2 as the ...  Read More

6. Conjugate-like addition of soft nucleophiles to 8-alkenylBODIPYs

Enrique Alvarado-Martínez; Eduardo Peña-Cabrera

Volume 9, Issue 6 , June 2018, Pages 426-431

  Meso-phenylethenylBODIPY 8 was prepared using the Liebeskind-Srogl cross-coupling reaction. The reactivity of 8 was evaluated in the addition of soft nucleophiles observing that, in all the cases studied, the addition took place exclusively at the b-alkene position with good chemical yields under mild ...  Read More

7. Microporous carbon spheres modified with EDA used as carbon dioxide sorbents

Daniel Sibera; Joanna Srenscek-Nazzal; Waldemar A. Morawski; Beata Michalkiewicz; Jaroslaw Serafin; Rafal J. Wróbel; Urszula Narkiewicz

Volume 9, Issue 6 , June 2018, Pages 432-435

  Carbon spheres for CO2 adsorption were prepared using a modified Stöber method in a microwave assisted solvothermal reactor. For comparison purposes, the same preparation procedure was applied in an autoclave. A starting mixture composed of water-ethanol, ammonia water, EDA, resorcinol, potassium ...  Read More

8. Synthesis of rGO via UV-assisted photocatalytic reduction of graphene oxide

Rui Liu; Wein-Duo Yang; Qiao Ying Jie; Ying Jin Song; Yan-Ru Li

Volume 9, Issue 6 , June 2018, Pages 436-438

  We perform a novel strategy for the synthesis of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) with an 18 W UV-assisted photocatalytic reduction method. The surface morphology and internal structure of the obtained rGO were identified by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). The rGO ...  Read More

9. Synthesis and modelling of nanoparticles for chemical looping reforming  

Stefan Andersson; Paul Inge Dahl; Stephen A. Shevlin; Ingeborg-Helene Svenum; Yngve Larring; Julian R. Tolchard; Zheng Xiao Guo

Volume 9, Issue 6 , June 2018, Pages 439-443

  Experimental and complementary modelling studies on the potential use of iron oxide nanoparticles in chemical looping reforming processes have been performed. In order to avoid coarsening of the nanoparticles, and thereby loss of reactivity, at relevant process temperatures (700-900°C), the active ...  Read More

10. Nanoparticles-enabled low temperature growth of carbon nanofibers and their properties for supercapacitors

Rickard Andersson; Amin M. Saleem; Ioanna Savva; Theodora Krasia-Christoforou; Peter Enoksson; Vincent Desmaris

Volume 9, Issue 6 , June 2018, Pages 444-449

  Carbon nanostructures are of great interest for a variety of applications, but their current processing throughput limits their industrial full scale deployment. This paper presents a cost effective and simple fabrication process, where vertically aligned carbon nanofibers are grown using DC-PECVD at ...  Read More

11. Mechanism of destruction of benzoyl peroxide on surface of sp2-type carbon nanomaterials

Mykola Kartel; Liudmyla Karachevtseva; Wang Bo; Daryna Haliarnyk; Olga Bakalinska; Tetyana Kulyk; Borys Palyanytsya; Yevgen Demianenko; Anatoliy Grebenyuk; Volodymyr Kuts

Volume 9, Issue 6 , June 2018, Pages 450-455

  The possible mechanisms of decomposition of benzoyl peroxide were investigated by the method of density functional theory with the exchange-correlation functionality of B3LYP, a basis set of 6-31G (d, p). It was carried out a comparative analysis of the quantum chemical calculations of the electronic ...  Read More

12. Plasmonic sensing through bioconjugation of Ag nanoparticles: Towards the development of immunoassays for ultralow quantification of antigens in colloidal dispersions

Pablo A. Mercadal; Juan C. Fraire

Volume 9, Issue 6 , June 2018, Pages 456-461

  The combination of the optical properties of silver nanoparticles with some of the tool-kits of the widespread used ELISA method for antigen quantification immunoassays, give rise to an enzyme free, low cost, fast and more sensitive optical method denoted as Intensity Depletion Immuno-linked Assay (IDILA), ...  Read More