Elyassi B.,University of Minnesota |
Wahedi Y.A.,University of Minnesota |
Wahedi Y.A.,The Petroleum Institute |
Rajabbeigi N.,University of Minnesota |
And 9 more authors.
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials | Year: 2014
Spatially well-distributed copper-zinc oxides supported on mesoporous silica (SBA-15 and commercial silica gel) showed high adsorption capacity for hydrogen sulfide (as high as 80 mgS/gsorbent) and stability during cyclic adsorption-regeneration process.© 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Liu J.,Hong Kong Baptist University |
Huang Z.,Hong Kong Baptist University |
Huang Z.,Institute of Advanced Materials |
Huang Z.,Partner State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis |
Huang Z.,South China University of Technology
Nanotechnology | Year: 2015
Engineering the porosity of silicon nanowires (SiNWs) is of fundamental importance, and this work introduces a new method for doing so. Metal-assisted chemical etching (MACE) of heavily doped Si(100) creates mesoporous silicon nanowires (mp-SiNWs). mp-SiNWs are transferred from the MACE-treated wafer to a sticky tape, leaving residues composed of broken mp-SiNWs and a mesoporous Si layer on the wafer. Then the taped wafer is re-treated by MACE, without changing the etching conditions. The second MACE treatment generates mp-SiNWs that are less porous and longer than those generated by the first MACE treatment, which can be attributed to the difference in the surface topography at the beginning of the etching process. Less porous mp-SiNWs reduce optical scattering from the porous Si skeletons, and vertically protrude on the wafer without aggregation to facilitate optical trapping. Consequently, less porous mp-SiNWs effectively reduce ultraviolet-visible reflection loss. © 2015 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Deng J.,Hong Kong Baptist University |
Deng J.,South China University of Technology |
Fu J.,Hong Kong Baptist University |
Ng J.,Hong Kong Baptist University |
And 6 more authors.
Nanoscale | Year: 2016
The engineering of the chiroptical activity of the emerging chiral metamaterial, metallic nanospirals, is in its infancy. We utilize glancing angle deposition (GLAD) to facilely sculpture the helical structure of silver nanospirals (AgNSs), so that the scope of chiroptical engineering factors is broadened to include the spiral growth of homochiral AgNSs, the combination of left- and right-handed helical chirality to create heterochiral AgNSs, and the coil-axis alignment of the heterochiral AgNSs. It leads to flexible control over the chiroptical activity of AgNS arrays with respect to the sign, resonance wavelength and amplitude of circular dichroism (CD) in the UV and visible regime. The UV chiroptical mode has a distinct response from the visible mode. Finite element simulation together with LC circuit theory illustrates that the UV irradiation is mainly adsorbed in the metal and the visible is preferentially scattered by the AgNSs, accounting for the wavelength-related chiroptical distinction. This work contributes to broadening the horizons in understanding and engineering chiroptical responses, primarily desired for developing a wide range of potential chiroplasmonic applications. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2016.
Varelas G.,Institute of Advanced Materials |
Salifoglou A.,Aristotle University of Thessaloniki |
Psycharis V.,Institute of Advanced Materials
Acta Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications | Year: 2013
The structure of the title centrosymmetric compound, [Zn(C9H6NO)2(H2O)2], has already been solved three times [Merritt, Cady & Mundy (1954). Acta Cryst. 7, 473-476; Palenik (1964). Acta Cryst. 17, 696-700; Chen, Zhang, Shi, Huang, Liang & Zhou (2003). Acta Cryst. E59, m814-m815]. The authors of the two most recent papers state that they attained lower R1 values than that obtained in the 1954 paper, but they do not mention that Merritt et al. had derived the structural model from a twinned crystal. Also, from a structural point of view, there are strong indications that the most recent report is in fact the isostructural CuII complex already reported by Okabe & Saishu [Acta Cryst. (2001), E57, m251-m252] and not the ZnII complex. The structure of the title compound is reported here based on data obtained from a twinned crystal. © 2013 International Union of Crystallography.
Feng X.,Institute of Advanced Materials |
Zhang Y.,Institute of Advanced Materials |
Zhou J.,Institute of Advanced Materials |
Li Y.,Institute of Advanced Materials |
And 5 more authors.
Nanoscale | Year: 2015
Three-dimensional nitrogen-doped graphene (3D N-doped graphene) was prepared through chemical vapor deposition (CVD) by using porous nickel foam as a substrate. As a model, a dopamine biosensor was constructed based on the 3D N-doped graphene porous foam. Electrochemical experiments exhibited that this biosensor had a remarkable detection ability with a wide linear detection range from 3 × 10-6 M to 1 × 10-4 M and a low detection limit of 1 nM. Moreover, the fabricated biosensor also showed an excellent anti-interference ability, reproducibility, and stability. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015.