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Liu Dongqing - - 2013
We developed an analog memristor based on the thickening/thinning of Ag nanofilaments in amorphous La1-xSrxMnO3 (a-LSMO) thin films. The Ag/a-LSMO/Pt memristor exhibited excellent pinched hysteresis loops under high excitation frequency, and the areas enclosed by the pinched hysteresis loops shrank with increasing excitation frequency, which is the characteristic typical of ...
Kim Jin-Hwan - - 2013
The effects of gas atmosphere and sputter time for depositing silver (Ag) on the structural, optical and electrical properties of ZnO/Ag/ZnO transparent conducting oxide (TCO) films have been investigated with sputtering Ag target in Ar or N2. It was found that the properties of the Ag and ZnO/Ag/ZnO films are ...
Oh Munsik - - 2013
The authors report high-efficiency GaN-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) fabricated with identical Ag contact formed on both n- and p-layers. Ag contacts thermally annealed at optimized conditions yielded low specific contact resistances of 4.5 × 10<sup>-4</sup> and 9.4 × 10<sup>-4</sup> Ωcm<sup>2</sup>, and high optical reflectivity (at 450 nm) of 88.1 and ...
Celebioglu Asli - - 2014
One-step synthesis of size-tunable silver nanoparticles (Ag-NP) incorporated into electrospun nanofibers was achieved. Initially, in situ reduction of silver salt (AgNO3) to Ag-NP was carried out in aqueous solution of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA). Here, PVA was used as reducing agent and stabilizing polymer as well as electrospinning polymeric matrix for ...
Krampe Jean - - 2013
Dance-based therapy has the potential to slow the progression of functional limitations in older adults. The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of measuring the impact of dance-based therapy on the nighttime restfulness patterns of older adults in an aging-in-place facility using passive bed sensors. A secondary ...
Soares Marina - - 2013
Hearing screening programs in schools are particularly important for children because they can enable early detection of hearing problems and early intervention. However, there has been little research on this topic. The MB11BERAphone(®) is a novel, accurate and efficient Automated Auditory Brainstem Response device for hearing screening in infants. The ...
Kim Jong-Woong - - 2013
Recently, advances in nano-materials research have opened the door for various transparent conductive materials, which include CNTs, graphene, Ag and Cu nanowires, and printable metal grids. Among them, Ag nanowires are particularly interesting to synthesize because bulk Ag exhibits the highest electrical conductivity among all metals. We tried to synthesize ...
de Faria Andreia Fonseca - - 2013
This work reports on the preparation, characterization and antibacterial activity of a nanocomposite formed from graphene oxide (GO) sheets decorated with silver nanoparticles (GO-Ag). The GO-Ag nanocomposite was prepared in the presence of AgNO3 and sodium citrate. The physicochemical characterization was performed by UV-vis spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis ...
Kim Kwan - - 2013
The physicochemical properties of metallic substrates are affected by the environment in different ways. It is generally difficult to determine these effects because the molecules in the environment interact weakly with metallic substrates. In this work, we demonstrate that even the effect of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be identified ...
Khatua Snehadrinarayan - - 2013
A bis-heteroleptic Ru(II) complex (1) is presented that acts as a single molecular dual analyte sensor and quantifies Hg(2+) and Ag(+) by luminescence at two different wavelengths. The sensor has stronger binding to Hg(2+) than to its likely competitor Ag(+) allowing quantification of Hg(2+) in a sample with Ag(+) without ...
Peláez R J - - 2013
Pairs of samples containing Ag nanoparticles (NPs) of different dimensions have been produced under the same conditions but on different substrates, namely standard glass slides and a thin layer of amorphous aluminum oxide (a-Al2O3) on-glass. Upon storage in ambient conditions (air and room temperature) the color of samples changed and ...
Fathi Farkhondeh - - 2013
The morphology and corrosion behavior of electrochemically prepared Ag nanostructures (NSs) have been examined in the absence and presence of potassium citrate, polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and polyoxyethylene(20) sorbitan monolaurate (Tween-20). These additives give rise to morphologically distinct Ag NSs. The presence of citrate increases the dissolution of Ag and creates finer ...
Yun Juhyung - - 2013
To improve Plasmonic energy harvesting, the Al doped ZnO (AZO) and Si heterojunction was studied for plasmonic photovoltaic applications. Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) were embedded in AZO, resulting in direct energy absoption from Ag NPs, positioned close to the junction. This structure has a benefit of avoiding highly doped lossy ...
Duraisamy Navaneethan - - 2013
This paper is focused on printed techniques for the fabrication of hybrid structure of silver (Ag) grid/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene): Poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) on polyethylene terepthalate (PET) as a flexible substrate. Ag grid has been printed on PET substrate by using gravure offset printing process, followed by PEDOT:PSS thin film deposition on Ag grid ...
Millor Nora - - 2013
A growing interest in frailty syndrome exists because it is regarded as a major predictor of co-morbidities and mortality in older populations. Nevertheless, frailty assessment has been controversial, particularly when identifying this syndrome in a community setting. Performance tests such as the 30-second chair stand test (30-s CST) are a ...
Xu Xinxin - - 2013
To enhance the photocatalytic property of coordination polymers (CPs) in the visible light region, Ag loaded coordination polymer composite materials (Ag/CPs) were synthesized successfully through a photoreduction reaction of Ag(+) on the surface of CPs. Photoluminescence (PL) was used to investigate the separation of photogenerated electron-hole pairs and the results ...
Zhou Bo - - 2013
Magnetic C-isolated Ag-C-Co sandwich sphere nanostructures have been fabricated through a synchronous growth and assembly process, in which the outer Co sphere-shells assemble around the surface of synchronously grown Ag-C sphere-cores. Raman and UV-vis absorption spectroscopy studies show that the covering of Co shell on Ag-C sphere cores weakens the ...
Zhu Siwei - - 2013
High performance transparent electrodes (TEs) with figures-of-merit as high as 471 were assembled using ultralong silver nanowires (Ag NWs). A room-temperature plasma was employed to enhance the conductivity of the Ag NW TEs by simultaneously removing the insulating PVP layer coating on the NWs and welding the junctions tightly. Furthermore, ...
Wang Teng - - 2013
Herein, we demonstrate that uniform Ag nanoparticles could be directionally grafted on the tip of ZnO nanowire arrays by a simple photo-reduction method. Furthermore, the structure, position, and amount of Ag nanoparticles supported on ZnO nanowire arrays could be further rationally tailored by changing the reaction parameters such as the ...
Zhang Chang Xing - - 2013
Ag nanoparticles (NPs) coated with silica nanolayers were decorated onto a large-scale and uniform silicon nanowire array (SiNWA) by simple chemical etching and metal reduction processes. The three-dimensional Ag/SiNWAs thus formed are employed as a substrate for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), and a detection limit for rhodamine 6G as low ...
Picouet P A - - 2013
A masterbatch of polyamide 6 (PA6) containing dispersed nanoclays, was used to fabricate a novel multilayer film for vacuum packed meat. Performance of the nanocomposite was compared to a control PA6 multilayer and a high barrier commercial film. Addition of nanoclays improved oxygen barrier properties, UV-blocking capability and stiffness. Beef ...
Shetage Satyajit S - - 2013
The superficial layer on the skin surface, known as the acid mantle, comprises a mixture of sebum, sweat, corneocyte debris and constituents of natural moisturizing factor. Thus, the phrase 'residual skin surface components' (RSSC) is an appropriate term for the mixture of substances recovered from the skin surface. There is ...
Burgess Jo - - 2013
SUMMARY Aging of dental zirconia roughens its surface through low temperature degradation. We hypothesized that age-related roughening of zirconia crowns may cause detrimental wear to enamel of an opposing tooth. To test our hypothesis, we subjected artificially aged zirconia and reference specimens to simulated mastication in a wear device and ...
Zhang Haijun - - 2013
Ag/Au bimetallic nanoparticles (BNPs) with a size less than 2 nm were prepared by physical mixture of colloidal dispersions of Ag and Au nanoparticles (NPs). This provides an example of fabrication of BNPs with self-organization by the reaction between metal NPs. Although Ag/Au BNPs having different structures and compositions are ...
Klemenčič Danijela - - 2013
A two-step antimicrobial finishing procedure was applied to wool (WO) and polyester (PES) fabrics and a WO/PES fabric blend, in which the pad-dry-cure method was performed to create a functional silica matrix through the application of an inorganic-organic hybrid sol-gel precursor (RB) followed by the in situ synthesis of AgCl ...
Furuzono Tsutomu - - 2013
Carboxyl group-donated silver (Ag) nanoparticles for coating on medical devices were prepared by a two-phase reduction system in situ. AgNO3 was the Ag ion source, tetraoctylammonium bromide [N(C8H17)4Br] the phase-transfer agent, sodium tetrahydroborate (NaBH4) the reducing agent and 10-carboxy-1-decanthiol (C11H22O2S, CDT) the capping agent. The characterizations of the Ag nanoparticles ...
Li Yu-An - - 2013
This work demonstrates a fast process to decorate silver (Ag) nanoparticles onto the functionalized few-walled carbon nanotubes (f-FWCNTs) and graphene nanosheets (f-GNs). The Ag-coated carbon nanomaterials were used as fillers, which mixed with poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-poly(4-stryensulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) for preparing high optoelectronic performances of flexible transparent conductive films (TCFs). The Ag nanoparticles with ...
Hashimoto Masanori - - 2013
Nanometals are currently receiving considerable attention for industrial and biomedical applications, but their potentially hazardous and toxic effects have not been extensively studied. This study evaluated the biological responses of novel water-dispersible gold (Au-NPs) and silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) stabilized by Au-C or Ag-C σ-bonds in cultured macrophages (RAW264.7), via analysis ...
Demirkaya Nazli - - 2013
Purpose. To determine the effect of age on the thickness of individual retinal layers, measured with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), in a population of healthy Caucasians. Methods. One hundred and twenty subjects with an age ranging between 18 and 81 years were examined with SD-OCT (Topcon, Mark II). Mean ...
Kim Taekyeong - - 2013
We compare the conductance of a series of amine-terminated oligophenyl and alkane molecular junctions formed with Ag and Au electrodes using the scanning tunneling microscope based break-junction technique. For these molecules that conduct through the highest occupied molecular orbital, junctions formed with Au electrodes are more conductive than those formed ...
Cho Sung-Hyoun SH Department of Physical Therapy, Graduate School of Physical Therapy, Daegu - - 2013
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to compare H-reflex characteristics during gait of hemiplegic stroke patients. [Subjects] Twenty-five patients and age-matched twenty-five volunteers in good health were studied. All the subjects could walk independently. [Methods] An MP150 (BIOPAC Systems, Inc., Goleta, CA, USA) was used to record the electromyography ...
Escobar Galindo R - - 2013
Surface modification by means of wear protective and antibacterial coatings represents, nowadays, a crucial challenge in the biomaterials field in order to enhance the lifetime of bio-devices. It is possible to tailor the properties of the material by using an appropriate combination of high wear resistance (e.g., nitride or carbide ...
Zheng Qinghua - - 2013
A better understanding of the fracture toughness (KIC) of human enamel and the changes induced by aging is important for the clinical treatment of teeth cracks and fractures. We conducted microindentation tests and chemical content measurements on molar teeth from "young" (18≤age≤25) and "old" (55≤age) patients. The KIC and the ...
Kwon Namyong - - 2013
We describe the design principles and fabrication of Ag honeycomb mesh as a transparent conductive electrode using a polystyrene (PS) sphere template. Monolayers of PS spheres with different diameters, such as 600 nm, 3 μm, and 10 μm, are studied as templates to form Ag mesh with high transmittance. Since the parasitic Ag ...
Jung Mi-Hee - - 2013
Composites of electrospun poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) fibers and silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) were used as a soft template for coating with TiO2 by atomic layer deposition (ALD). Whereas the as-deposited TiO2 layers on PEO fibers and Ag NPs were completely amorphous, the TiO2 layers were transformed into polycrystalline TiO2 nanotubes ...
Wang Z Q - - 2013
By introducing Ag nanoclusters (NCs), ZnO-based resistive switching memory devices offer improved performance, including improved uniformity of switching parameters, and increased switching speed with excellent reliability. These Ag NCs are formed between the top-electrode (cathode) and the switching layer by an electromigration process in the initial several switching cycles. The ...
Okada Issei - - 2013
Dye-sensitized solar-cells (DSCs) are cheap because they are produced using low-cost materials and simple manufacturing processes. However, the substrates of DSC counter electrodes are sputtered with a transparent conductive oxide and platinum. This involves vacuum manufacturing processes and high-cost (rare-metal) materials, and increases the costs of DSCs. In this study, ...
Liu Ruiyuan - - 2013
We demonstrated a novel, simple, and low-cost method to fabricate silicon nanowire (SiNW) arrays and silicon nanohole (SiNH) arrays based on thin silver (Ag) film dewetting process combined with metal-assisted chemical etching. Ag mesh with holes and semispherical Ag nanoparticles can be prepared by simple thermal annealing of Ag thin ...
Zhou Na - - 2013
A facile method was used to prepare uniform Au NR/TiO2 and Au/Ag NR/TiO2 core-shell composite nanoparticles. Au/Ag NR/TiO2 nanoparticles were found to display significantly enhanced visible light photo-catalytic activity compared to Au NR/TiO2 and the commercially available TiO2 nanoparticles. The enhancement mechanism was ascribed to injection of hot electrons of ...
Carneiro José Ailton Oliveira - - 2013
One resorts to various postural strategies while attempting to maintain balance. OBJECTIVE: To assess the postural strategies adopted by young and elderly subjects in varying sensory conditions by using a system of tridimensional electromagnetic sensors positioned on the projection of the first thoracic vertebra and on the sacral region. Postural ...
Tong Inoh - - 2013
Electrode properties are key to the quality of measured biopotential signals. Ubiquitous health care systems require long-term monitoring of biopotential signals from normal volunteers and patients in home or hospital environments. In these settings it is appropriate to use dry textile electrode networks for monitoring purposes, rather than the gel ...
Cui Shumao - - 2013
We demonstrate controllable fabrication of Ag nanoparticle (NP)-decorated reduced graphene oxide (RGO/Ag) hybrids and their application for fast and selective detection of ammonia at room temperature. Ag NPs greatly improved the sensitivity of RGO. The response time (6 s) and recovery time (10 s) are comparable with our previous Ag ...
Radhakrishnan S - - 2013
The electrochemical DNA hybridization sensing of bipolymer polypyrrole and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PPy-PEDOT) nanotubes functionalized with Ag nanoparticles has been investigated. The bipolymer nanotubes are prepared by simple chemical route and silver nanoparticles (Ag) further deposited over the PPy-PEDOT nanotubes to form PPy-PEDOT-Ag nanocomposite films. DNA labeled at 5'end using 6-mercapto-1-hexhane (HS-ssDNA) ...
Yuan Xun - - 2013
In the past few years, highly luminescent noble metal nanoclusters (e.g., Au and Ag NCs or Au/Ag NCs in short) have emerged as a class of promising optical probes for the construction of high-performance optical sensors because of their ultrasmall size (<2 nm), strong luminescence, good photostability, excellent biocompatibility, and unique ...
Pishbin F - - 2013
Composite orthopaedic coatings with antibacterial capability containing chitosan, Bioglass(®) particles (9.8 μm) and silver nanoparticles (Ag-np) were fabricated using a single-step electrophoretic deposition (EPD) technique and its structural and preliminary in vitro bactericidal and cellular properties were investigated. Stainless steel 316 was used as a standard metallic orthopaedic substrate. The ...
Xu Yuanguo - - 2013
A facile, one-step synthesis of carbon nanotube (CNT)-loaded Ag/AgBr is reported. The as-prepared samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), UV/Vis absorption spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The CNT/Ag/AgBr composite exhibited much higher ...
Coskun Sahin - - 2013
Silver nanowire (Ag NW) networks are promising candidates for replacement of indium tin oxide (ITO). However, transparent conductors based on Ag NW networks often suffer from 'haziness' resulting from surface roughness. Thus, in addition to achieving suitable transparency and conductivity, surface roughness must be minimized if realistic implementation of Ag ...
Wu Tao - - 2013
A simple method was developed to fabricate Au-Ag nanoparticle/graphene oxide nanocomposites (Au-Ag/GO) by using simultaneous redox reactions between AgNO3, HAuCl4 and GO. The Au-Ag/GO was characterized by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy. The GO nanosheets acted as the reducing agent and the support for ...
Wan Dehui - - 2013
A facile, robust approach to the synthesis of Au cubic nanoframes is described. The synthesis involves three major steps: 1) preparation of Au-Ag alloyed nanocages using a galvanic replacement reaction between Ag nanocubes and HAuCl4 ; 2) deposition of thin layers of pure Au onto the surfaces of the nanocages ...
Liu Minmin - - 2013
Sensitive and selective detection of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) has attracted considerable attention due to the wide applications of TNT as explosive material. Many efforts have been made to develop various sensors for detecting TNT in recent years. We herein report a novel sensor based on p-aminothiophenol (PATP) functionalized silver nanoparticles supported ...
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