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Versatile reconfigurable glass capillary microfluidic devices with Lego® inspired blocks for drop generation and micromixing

Monalie V. Bandulasena, Goran T. Vladisavljević, Brahim Benyahia
2019 Journal of Colloid and Interface Science  
The experimental set-up was provided from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant EP/ HO29923/1.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge the financial support for this work from the Enterprise Projects Group (EPG) of Loughborough University, grant 18/14606.  ...  W/O/W emulsion droplets with calcein and Nile red encapsulated in the core and shell fluid respectively: (a) core-shell droplets with the core diameter of 258 ± 4 lm and the shell diameter of 391 ± 7 lm  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2019.01.119 fatcat:b7bxsuefinbzjngkwwl2nmlkcu

Pyrite-lined shells as indicators of inefficient bioirrigation in the Holocene–Anthropocene stratigraphic record

Adam Tomašových, Michaela Berensmeier, Ivo Gallmetzer, Alexandra Haselmair, Martin Zuschin
2021 Biogeosciences  
However, pyrite linings on the interior of shells can be a signature of slow and shallow irrigation.  ...  Although the depth of bioturbation can be estimated on the basis of ichnofabric, the timescale of sediment mixing (reworking) and irrigation (ventilation) by burrowers that affects carbonate preservation  ...  Many thanks to the captain of the sampling vessel, Jernej Sedmak, for his commitment during the sampling campaigns in 2013 and 2014.  ... 
doi:10.5194/bg-18-5929-2021 fatcat:5qy6tyo4oba2rds4grgw4meljy

Impurity doping: a novel strategy for controllable synthesis of functional lanthanide nanomaterials

Daqin Chen, Yuansheng Wang
2013 Nanoscale  
In addition, we also illustrate the control of Ln 3+ activator distribution in the core@shell architecture, which has recently provided scientists with new opportunities for designing and tuning the multi-color  ...  In fact, impurity doping was recently found to have significant influence on nucleation and growth of many functional nanocrystals (NCs), and provide a fundamental approach to modify the crystallographic  ...  ª 2011 Royal Society of Chemistry. Fig. 8 8 Schematic illustration of the influence and related mechanism of Ln 3+ doping on the size of BaF 2 @SrF 2 core/shell NCs.  ... 
doi:10.1039/c3nr00368j pmid:23640068 fatcat:zzpdm6nekne6xist7gwaydbn5a

Engineered inorganic core/shell nanoparticles

Patrice Mélinon, Sylvie Begin-Colin, Jean Luc Duvail, Fabienne Gauffre, Nathalie Herlin Boime, Gilles Ledoux, Jérôme Plain, Peter Reiss, Fabien Silly, Bénédicte Warot-Fonrose
2014 Physics reports  
Among them, core/shell structures are a particular class of nanoparticles made with an inorganic core and one or several inorganic shell layer(s).  ...  We restrict ourselves on all inorganic (on inorganic/inorganic) core/shell structures.  ...  We restrict ourselves mainly on inorganic core/shell structures, possibly stabilized by organic ligands in the colloidal state.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.physrep.2014.05.003 fatcat:odpf5wdl75fpjkwas5yeew5zwy

Probing the nature of upconversion nanocrystals: instrumentation matters

Xiaowang Liu, Renren Deng, Yuhai Zhang, Yu Wang, Hongjin Chang, Ling Huang, Xiaogang Liu
2015 Chemical Society Reviews  
Understanding upconversion nanocrystals: this review intends to summarize instrumental matters related to the characterization of upconversion nanocrystals from surface structures to intrinsic properties  ...  (f) The corresponding photophysical stability of the core-shell nanoparticles as shown in e on 980 nm excitation (100-170 W cm À2 ). (Reprinted with permission from ref. 65, 121 and 196.  ...  In a subsequent work, the researchers reported that the cation exchange competes with precipitation during the synthesis of core-shell nanocrystals.  ... 
doi:10.1039/c4cs00356j pmid:25693872 fatcat:qj7m5kpwufhutb2in6djjv4cba

Upconversion Nanoparticles: Design, Nanochemistry, and Applications in Theranostics

Guanying Chen, Hailong Qiu, Paras N. Prasad, Xiaoyuan Chen
2014 Chemical Reviews  
core, coreshell, and sandwich structured UCNPs; and (d) photographic images of multicolor UCNPs.  ...  and digital photographs (inset) of ∼7 nm NaYF 4 :Yb 3+ /Tm 3+ core and the NaYF 4 :Yb 3+ /Tm 3+ @CaF 2 core/shell nanoparticles; and (d) UC emission spectra and digital photographs (inset) of the NaYF  ... 
doi:10.1021/cr400425h pmid:24605868 pmcid:PMC4039352 fatcat:wy4qma5lrzgv7o4doz37cleru4

Silver Phosphate Based Photocatalysis: A Brief Review from Fundamentals to Applications [chapter]

2018 Materials Research Foundations  
The cause of high activity, activity based on morphology and various methods of synthesis of Ag 3 PO 4 based photocatalysts to improve the stability of Ag 3 PO 4 for applications towards energy and environment  ...  Finally, summary and outlooks on the challenges and future perspectives of this emerging photocatalyst are presented.  ...  AS is thankful to CSIR for the grant of Senior Research Fellowship (SRF).  ... 
doi:10.21741/9781945291593-10 fatcat:3osz4vky2jhr5h4ufn3mfxvly4

Carbon Nanotube Synthesis and Growth Using Zeolite by Catalytic CVD and Applications

Wei Zhao, Seo Dong Nam, Ashish Pokhrel, Jianghong Gong, Ik Jin Kim
2013 Journal of the Korean Ceramic Society  
In order to stabilize and disperse the catalyst nanoparticles (NPs) during synthesis, zeolite was implemented as the template to support metal-containing NPs, so that both CNTs in the bulk and on a 2D  ...  This review summarizes the synthetic methods of preparing CNTs and focuses on the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method, especially catalytic CVD.  ...  Through testing and analysis of the results, the influence of different parameters, such as the catalyst content on the support, the reaction time and so on, on the synthesis and growth of CNTs was investigated  ... 
doi:10.4191/kcers.2013.50.1.1 fatcat:km3fn753zzduxdxsxlc24exmfy

Copper nanoclusters: designed synthesis, structural diversity, and multiplatform applications

Ani Baghdasaryan, Thomas Bürgi
2021 Nanoscale  
Atomically precise metal nanoclusters (MNCs) have gained a tremendous research interest in recent years due to their extraordinary properties.  ...  inner and outer copper atom shells.  ...  The conformation and structure of the ligand shell is directly influenced by the pH of the medium.  ... 
doi:10.1039/d0nr08489a pmid:33885518 fatcat:4nfk4zbl2ndh5gd3jtxpjetoza

A Review of Vanadium Dioxide as an Actor of Nanothermochromism: Challenges and Perspectives for Polymer Nanocomposites

Jenny Faucheu, Elodie Bourgeat‐Lami, Vanessa Prevot
2018 Advanced Engineering Materials  
with core/shell nanotechnology.  ...  Figure 14 . 14 a) Scheme illustrating the process of formation of flexible PU composite films incorporating VO 2 @SiO 2 core-shell particles, b) digital photographs of the films with high (sample I) and  ...  commercial) 67.8 25 24 / / [127] Polyelectrolyte/butyl acetate [157] Acrylic/photo polymerization VO(OiPr) 3 Colloidal VO 2 65 to 78 5 / / / [169] Acrylic/photo polymerization V 2 O 5 VO 2 on  ... 
doi:10.1002/adem.201800438 fatcat:ta2abkzlhvawhemmibhwkqu33y

Metal–organic framework growth at functional interfaces: thin films and composites for diverse applications

Darren Bradshaw, Ashesh Garai, Jia Huo
2012 Chemical Society Reviews  
This is a necessary step for MOFs, marking the next phase of their development and moving the research field into its adolescence.  ...  in a one-pot synthesis rather than being deposited onto a 105 hexagonal symmetry of the organic surface.  ...  Acknowledgements DB gratefully acknowledges the European Research Council for 35 funding under grant ERC-StG-2010-BIOMOF-258613.  ... 
doi:10.1039/c1cs15276a pmid:22182916 fatcat:elii4oh4dvgvhiqr2eiw5aftli

Novel properties and potential applications of functional ligand-modified polyoxotitanate cages

Ning Li, Peter D. Matthews, He-Kuan Luo, Dominic S. Wright
2016 Chemical Communications  
Recent advances in functional ligand-modified polyoxotitanate cages are highlighted, with emphasis on novel properties and potential applications.  ...  As a result of atmospheric moisture, a shell of titania forms on the surface of the solvated spheres. With continuous hydrolysis and release of the inner solvent, the hollow spheres emerge.  ...  of the POT core.  ... 
doi:10.1039/c6cc03788g pmid:27332621 fatcat:lvn42wi3krcg5klwdmowtwkldu

Cellulose through the Lens of Microfluidics: A Review

Aref Abbasi Moud
2022 Applied Biosciences  
This review is intended to provide a concise, visual, yet comprehensive depiction of current research on the topic of cellulose product design and understanding using microfluidics, including, but not  ...  The findings reveal that a variety of products, including elongated fibres, microcapsules, coreshell structures and particles, and 3D or 2D structured microfluidics-based devices, may be easily built  ...  Funding: The author received no financial support for the research. Institutional Review Board Statement: Not applicable. Informed Consent Statement: Not applicable.  ... 
doi:10.3390/applbiosci1010001 fatcat:ghdlat5lmvgcre7b5loxmljaoi

Current Direct Neutrino Mass Experiments

G. Drexlin, V. Hannen, S. Mertens, C. Weinheimer
2013 Advances in High Energy Physics  
information on the averaged electron (anti)neutrino mass.  ...  Altogether, the novel methods developed in direct neutrino mass experiments will provide vital information on the absolute mass scale of neutrinos.  ...  and our colleague Jochen Bonn from Mainz, the kind and genius motor in the laboratory of the Mainz experiment and one of the most imaginative and smartest colleagues in designing and constructing the  ... 
doi:10.1155/2013/293986 fatcat:mt7fjc5owjemhpiwtglalufohy

Advances in inorganic and hybrid perovskites for miniaturized lasers

Zhengzheng Liu, Sihao Huang, Juan Du, Chunwei Wang, Yuxin Leng
2020 Nanophotonics  
The review is mainly focused on 3D structures based on their inherently active microcavities and externally passive microcavities of the perovskites.  ...  First, the fundamental properties in terms of crystal structure and optical characteristics of perovskites are reviewed.  ...  with high PLQY due to the reduced electronic traps within the core/ shell structure [96] .  ... 
doi:10.1515/nanoph-2019-0572 fatcat:hd2wksmaavfmjbrbmah4se4qke
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