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Shenghong Zhong et al.
Soft matter, 11(35), 6999-7004 (2015-08-05)
Here, we report the development of an experimental system based on liquid crystals (LCs) confined in microcapillaries for imaging interfacial phenomena. The inner surfaces of the microcapillaries were modified with octadecyltrichlorosilane to promote an escaped-radial configuration of LCs. We checked
Yunlang Cai et al.
Acta biomaterialia, 84, 222-230 (2018-11-27)
Severe intrauterine adhesions (IUAs) have a great negative impact on women's psychological and reproductive health. It remains a significant challenge to prevent postoperative IUAs because of the complications of various clinical preventive measures and incompatibility of uterine cavity morphology. Herein
Lingju Meng et al.
Nanoscale, 9(3), 1257-1262 (2017-01-06)
Functional electronic devices integrated on flexible substrates are of great interest in both academia and industry for their potential applications in wearable technologies. Recently, there have been an increasing number of investigations on developing new materials for flexible strain sensors
Ulrich-Christian Schröder et al.
Biomicrofluidics, 9(4), 044118-044118 (2015-09-05)
This work presents a polymeric centrifugal microfluidic platform for the rapid and sensitive identification of bacteria directly from urine, thus eliminating time-consuming cultivation steps. This "Lab-on-a-Disc" platform utilizes the rotationally induced centrifugal field to efficiently capture bacteria directly from suspension
Natalie P Kuznicki et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 32(38), 9797-9806 (2016-08-03)
Recent studies have successfully measured surface forces using atomic force microscope (AFM) and modeled surface deformations using the Stokes-Reynolds-Young-Laplace (SRYL) equations for particle-droplet, particle-bubble, droplet-droplet, and bubble-bubble systems in various solutions. The current work focuses on interactions between spherical silica
Jie He et al.
Analytical chemistry, 87(22), 11407-11414 (2015-10-24)
For applications ranging from medical diagnostics and drug screening to chemical and biological warfare detection, inexpensive, rapid-readout, portable devices are required. Localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) technologies show substantial promise toward meeting these goals, but the generation of portable, multiplexed
Hua Wang et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 109, 32-39 (2013-04-23)
Initial bacterial attachment, likely affected by local shear, could influence biofilm formation. However, there are contradictory reports for the shear effects on attachment of different bacteria onto different surfaces. In this study, four bacteria, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pseudomonas putida
Kiran K Goli et al.
Biomacromolecules, 13(11), 3769-3779 (2012-09-28)
We describe the formation of amphiphilic polymeric assemblies via a three-step functionalization process applied to polypropylene (PP) nonwovens and to reference hydrophobic self-assembled n-octadecyltrichlorosilane (ODTS) monolayer surfaces. In the first step, denatured proteins (lysozyme or fibrinogen) are adsorbed onto the
Shenwei Wang et al.
Scientific reports, 10(1), 9084-9084 (2020-06-05)
We investigated the evolution of concentration and phase structure of colloidal suspensions in a two-ends-open tube during drying process. The volume fraction and crystal structure of suspension in the capillary tube were determined by reflection spectrometer during drying process. Our
Yuanyi Zhang et al.
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 11(23), 21177-21183 (2019-05-24)
The selective deposition of polymer thin films can be achieved via spin coating by manipulating interfacial interactions. While this "spin dewetting" approach sometimes generates spatial localization on topographic and chemical patterns, the connection between material selection, process parameters, and resulting
Alec Pickett et al.
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 10(23), 19844-19852 (2018-05-18)
Copolymers based on diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) cores have attracted a lot of attention because of their high p-type as well as n-type carrier mobilities in organic field-effect transistors (FETs) and high power conversion efficiencies in solar cell structures. We report the
Zhiling Zhu et al.
Acta biomaterialia, 64, 200-210 (2017-10-13)
Bacterial interference using non-pathogenic Escherichia coli 83972 is a novel strategy for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). Crucial to the success of this strategy is to establish a high coverage and stable biofilm of the non-pathogenic bacteria on the
Thomas Plénat et al.
Nucleic acids research, 40(12), e89-e89 (2012-03-17)
Tethered particle motion (TPM) monitors the variations in the effective length of a single DNA molecule by tracking the Brownian motion of a bead tethered to a support by the DNA molecule. Providing information about DNA conformations in real time
Structural evaluation of 5, 5'-bis (naphth-2-yl)-2, 2'-bithiophene in organic field-effect transistors with n-octadecyltrichlorosilane coated SiO2 gate dielectric.
Ejdrup A, et al.
Langmuir, 34 (23), 6727?6736-6727?6736 (2018)
Surface Characteristics of Silicon Nanowires/Nanowalls Subjected to Octadecyltrichlorosilane Deposition and n-octadecane Coating.
Yilbas BS, et al.
Scientific reports, 6, 38678-38678 (2016)
Jie-Ren Li et al.
ACS nano, 9(7), 6738-6746 (2015-06-10)
A recent finding reports that co-stimulation of the high-affinity immunoglobulin E (IgE) receptor (FcεRI) and the chemokine receptor 1 (CCR1) triggered formation of membrane nanotubes among bone-marrow-derived mast cells. The co-stimulation was attained using corresponding ligands: IgE binding antigen and
Induced crystallization of rubrene in thin-film transistors.
Zhefeng Li et al.
Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 22(30), 3242-3246 (2010-06-11)
Gianluca Balzamo et al.
Materials (Basel, Switzerland), 12(1) (2019-01-06)
Porous materials derived from natural resources, such as Luffa sponges, pomelo peel and jute fibres, have recently emerged as oil adsorbents for water purification, due to their suitability, low environmental impact, biodegradability and low cost. Here we show, for the
Thomas J Mullen et al.
ACS nano, 5(8), 6539-6545 (2011-07-26)
This article presents a simple and practical means to produce rare-earth-based nanostructures, as well as a combined characterization of structure and optical properties in situ. A nanosphere lithography strategy combined with surface chemistry enables the production of arrays of β-NaYF(4):Yb,Er
Qing Liu et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1587, 172-179 (2018-12-28)
Capillary column packed with silica colloidal crystals (SCC) exhibits great efficiency in liquid chromatography because of its highly-ordered structure and extremely narrow channels (about hundred nanometer in diameter) between the particles. However, problems arise due to the extremely high back-pressure
Norlaily Ahmad et al.
Biomacromolecules, 20(7), 2506-2514 (2019-06-28)
Inflammatory conditions are frequently accompanied by increased levels of active proteases, and there is rising interest in methods for their detection to monitor inflammation in a point of care setting. In this work, new sensor materials for disposable single-step protease
POSS related polymer nanocomposites
Kuo, Shiao-Wei, and Feng-Chih Chang
Progress in Polymer Science, 36(12), 1649-1696 (2011)
Preetika Karnal et al.
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 9(48), 42344-42353 (2017-11-08)
We investigate the effect of an aqueous environment on the adhesion of a model acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) composed of 2-ethylhexyl acrylate-co-acrylic acid. We use probe-tack adhesion measurements accompanied by in situ imaging of the contact region during bonding and
Song Yi et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 32(47), 12332-12337 (2016-04-08)
A series of polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) has been fabricated using polyanions and polycations that have repeat units (i) similar in structure and composition (matched), (ii) partially similar in structure and composition (semimatched), and (iii) very different in structure and composition
Xiaoli Zhao et al.
Scientific reports, 7(1), 15367-15367 (2017-11-15)
Conformal transistor array based on solution-processed organic crystals, which can provide sensory and scanning features for monitoring, biofeedback, and tracking of physiological function, presents one of the most promising technologies for future large-scale low-cost wearable and implantable electronics. However, it
Jung-Yao Chen et al.
Polymers, 11(9) (2019-09-22)
Herein, poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) (P3HT) nanofiber-based organic field-effect transistors were successfully prepared by coaxial electrospinning technique with P3HT as the core polymer and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) as the shell polymer, followed by extraction of PMMA. Three different solvents for the core polymer
Directed self-assembly of block copolymers on two-dimensional chemical patterns fabricated by electro-oxidation nanolithography.
Ji Xu et al.
Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 22(20), 2268-2272 (2010-04-09)
Jong Uk Lee et al.
Biosensors & bioelectronics, 74, 341-346 (2015-07-15)
The development of highly sensitive, selective and multiplex sensors has become an important challenge for disease diagnosis. In this study, we describe a multiplex biosensor for the detection of cancer biomarkers based on unique plasmon response of single gold nanoparticles
Kazutoshi Iijima et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 130, 77-83 (2015-04-25)
We recently developed a system for coating polystyrene (PS) substrates with hydroxyapatite (HAp) by utilizing serum protein adsorption layers as mediators to induce the heterogeneous nucleation of HAp in simulated body fluids (SBFs). In this study, the selective deposition of
Yujia Wang et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 985, 194-201 (2017-09-03)
Core-shell mesoporous silica (CSMS) microspheres with tunable mesopores in the shell are highly desired in various bioapplications. With novel CSMS microspheres that are synthesized using a convenient two-phase process, we report in this study the analysis of low molecular-weight (MW < 30 kDa)
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