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    • Nano Silica and Metakaolin Effects on the Behavior of Concrete Containing Rubber Crumbs 

      Chalangaran, Navid; Farzampour, Alireza; Paslar, Nima (MDPI, 2020-11-08)
      The excessive production of worn tires remaining from the transportation system and the lack of proper procedures to recycle or reuse these materials have caused critical environmental issues. Due to the rubber’s ...
    • Nano@lignocellulose intercalated montmorillonite as adsorbent for effective Mn(II) removal from aqueous solution 

      An, Yuhong; Zhang, Xiaotao; Wang, Ximing; Chen, Zhangjing; Wu, Xiangwen (Springer Nature, 2018-07-18)
      This paper describes the preparation of nano@lignocellulose (nano@LC) and a nano@lignocellulose/montmorillonite (nano@LC/MT) nanocomposite, as well as the capacity of the nano@LC/MT for adsorbing manganese ions from aqueous ...
    • Nanomaterial enabled sensors for environmental contaminants 

      Willner, Marjorie R.; Vikesland, Peter J. (2018-11-22)
      Abstract The need and desire to understand the environment, especially the quality of one’s local water and air, has continued to expand with the emergence of the digital age. The bottleneck in understanding ...
    • Natural product-based nanomedicine: recent advances and issues 

      Watkins, R.; Wu, L.; Zhang, C.; Davis, R. M.; Xu, B. (Dove Medical Press Ltd, 2015-01-01)
    • Nature-Inspired Hierarchical Steels 

      Cao, Shan Cecilia; Liu, Jiabin; Zhu, Linli; Li, Ling; Dao, Ming; Lu, Jian; Ritchie, Robert O. (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-03-23)
      Materials can be made strong, but as such they are often brittle and prone to fracture when under stress. Inspired by the exceptionally strong and ductile structure of byssal threads found in certain mussels, we have ...
    • Network structure and thermal stability study of high temperature seal glass 

      Lu, Kathy; Mahapatra, Manoj K. (American Institute of Physics, 2008-10-01)
      High temperature seal glass has stringent requirement on glass thermal stability, which is dictated by glass network structures. In this study, a SrO-La2O3-Al2O3-B2O3-SiO2 based glass system was studied using nuclear ...
    • Non-isocyanate poly(amide-hydroxyurethane)s from sustainable resources 

      Zhang, Keren; Nelson, Ashley M.; Talley, Samantha J.; Chen, Mingtao; Margaretta, Evan; Hudson, Amanda G.; Moore, Robert B.; Long, Timothy E. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-05-19)
      A two-step synthesis of epoxidation and carbonation afforded a hetero-functional AB monomer with cyclic carbonate and methyl ester (CC-ME) using plant oil-based methyl 9-decenoate and CO2. A unprecedented one-pot synthetic ...
    • Novel Electrospun Pullulan Fibers Incorporating Hydroxypropyl-β-Cyclodextrin: Morphology and Relation with Rheological Properties 

      Poudel, Deepak; Swilley-Sanchez, Sarah; O’Keefe, Sean; Matson, John; Long, Timothy; Fernández-Fraguas, Cristina (MDPI, 2020-10-31)
      Fibers produced by electrospinning from biocompatible, biodegradable and naturally occurring polymers have potential advantages in drug delivery and biomedical applications because of their unique functionalities. Here, ...
    • Nucleobase-Functionalized ABC Triblock Copolymers: Self-assembly of Supramolecular Architectures 

      Zhang, Keren; Fahs, Gregory B.; Aiba, Motohiro; Moore, Robert B.; Long, Timothy E. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014-06-24)
      RAFT polymerization afforded acrylic ABC triblock copolymers with self-complementary nucleobase-functionalized external blocks and a low-Tg soft central block. ABC triblock copolymers self-assembled into well-defined ...
    • Numerical Analysis of Signal Response Characteristic of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters Embedded in Pavement 

      Yang, Hailu; Zhao, Qian; Guo, Xueli; Zhang, Weidong; Liu, Pengfei; Wang, Linbing (MDPI, 2020-06-18)
      Piezoelectric pavement energy harvesting is a technological approach to transform mechanical energy into electrical energy. When a piezoelectric energy harvester (PEH) is embedded in asphalt pavements or concrete pavements, ...
    • Oil-Impregnated Hydrocarbon-Based Polymer Films 

      Mukherjee, Ranit; Habibi, Mohammad; Rashed, Ziad T.; Berbert, Otacilio; Shi, Xiangke; Boreyko, Jonathan B. (Springer Nature, 2018-08-03)
      Porous surfaces impregnated with a liquid lubricant exhibit minimal contact angle hysteresis with immiscible test liquids, rendering them ideal as self-cleaning materials. Rather than roughening a solid substrate, an ...
    • Olefin cross-metathesis, a mild, modular approach to functionalized cellulose esters 

      Meng, Xiangtao; Matson, John B.; Edgar, Kevin J. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014-09-02)
      Olefin cross-metathesis has been demonstrated to be a modular pathway for synthesis of a series of functionalized cellulose esters. As a proof of concept, cellulose acetate was acylated with two terminally olefinic acid ...
    • Overcoming Biomass Recalcitrance by Combining Genetically Modified Switchgrass and Cellulose Solvent-Based Lignocellulose Pretreatment 

      Sathitsuksanoh, Noppadon; Xu, Bin; Zhao, Bingyu; Zhang, Y. H. Percival (2013-09-27)
      Decreasing lignin content of plant biomass by genetic engineering is believed to mitigate biomass recalcitrance and improve saccharification efficiency of plant biomass. In this study, we compared two different pretreatment ...
    • Oxone®-Mediated TEMPO-Oxidized Cellulose Nanomaterials form I and form II 

      Moore, John P. II; Dachavaram, Soma Shekar; Bommagani, Shobanbabu; Penthala, Narsimha Reddy; Venkatraman, Priya; Foster, E. Johan; Crooks, Peter A.; Hestekin, Jamie A. (MDPI, 2020-04-17)
      The 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-1-oxyl (TEMPO) oxidation of cellulose, when mediated with Oxone® (KHSO5), can be performed simply and under mild conditions. Furthermore, the products of the ...
    • Perspective on Translating Biomaterials Into Glioma Therapy: Lessons From in Vitro Models 

      Cornelison, R. Chase; Munson, Jennifer M. (Frontiers, 2018-05-09)
      Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and malignant form of brain cancer. Even with aggressive standard of care, GBM almost always recurs because its diffuse, infiltrative nature makes these tumors difficult to treat. The ...
    • Perspectives on the Future of Ice Nucleation Research: Research Needs and Unanswered Questions Identified from Two International Workshops 

      Coluzza, Ivan; Creamean, Jessie; Rossi, Michel J.; Wex, Heike; Alpert, Peter Aaron; Bianco, Valentino; Boose, Yvonne; Dellago, Christoph; Felgitsch, Laura; Fröhlich-Nowoisky, Janine; Herrmann, Hartmut; Jungblut, Swetlana; Kanji, Zamin A.; Menzl, Georg; Moffett, Bruce; Moritz, Clemens; Mutzel, Anke; Pöschl, Ulrich; Schauperl, Michael; Scheel, Jan; Stopelli, Emiliano; Stratmann, Frank; Grothe, Hinrich; Schmale, David G. III (MDPI, 2017-07-29)
      There has been increasing interest in ice nucleation research in the last decade. To identify important gaps in our knowledge of ice nucleation processes and their impacts, two international workshops on ice nucleation ...
    • Piezoelastic PVDF/TPU Nanofibrous Composite Membrane: Fabrication and Characterization 

      Elnabawy, Eman; Hassanin, Ahmed H.; Shehata, Nader; Popelka, Anton; Nair, Remya; Yousef, Saifallah; Kandas, Ishac (MDPI, 2019-10-10)
      Poly (vinylidene fluoride) nanofibers (PVDF NFs) have been extensively used in energy harvesting applications due to their promising piezoresponse characteristics. However, the mechanical properties of the generated fibers ...
    • Piezoelectric MEMS for energy harvesting 

      Kim, S. G.; Priya, Shashank; Kanno, I. (Cambridge University Press, 2012-11)
      Piezoelectric microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) have been proven to be an attractive technology for harvesting small magnitudes of energy from ambient vibrations. This technology promises to eliminate the need for ...
    • Piezoresponse, Mechanical, and Electrical Characteristics of Synthetic Spider Silk Nanofibers 

      Shehata, Nader; Kandas, Ishac; Hassounah, Ibrahim; Sobolčiak, Patrik; Krupa, Igor; Mrlik, Miroslav; Popelka, Anton; Steadman, Jesse; Lewis, Randolph (MDPI, 2018-08-01)
      This work presents electrospun nanofibers from synthetic spider silk protein, and their application as both a mechanical vibration and humidity sensor. Spider silk solution was synthesized from minor ampullate silk protein ...
    • Power Supply Switch Circuit for Intermittent Energy Harvesting 

      Jung, Hyun Jun; Nezami, Saman; Lee, Soobum (MDPI, 2019-12-01)
      Energy harvesters generate power only when ambient energy is available, and power loss is significant when the harvester does not produce energy and its power management circuit is still turned on. This paper proposes a ...