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A robust, highly stretchable supramolecular polymer conductive hydrogel with self-healability and thermo-processability

 
 

Qian Wu, Junjie Wei, Bing Xu et al.

 
 

Dual amide hydrogen bond crosslinked and strengthened high strength supramolecular polymer conductive hydrogels were fabricated by simply in situ doping poly (N-acryloyl …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Effect of LPSO and SFs on microstructure evolution and mechanical properties of Mg-Gd-Y-Zn-Zr alloy

 
 

Chao Xu, Taiki Nakata, Xiaoguang Qiao et al.

 
 

High performance Mg-8.2Gd-3.8Y-1.0Zn-0.4Zr alloy with high strength and excellent ductility has been successfully developed by hot extrusion. The effect of plate-shaped long …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Constructing Robust Cooperative Networks using a Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm

 
 

Shuai Wang, Jing Liu

 
 

The design and construction of network structures oriented towards different applications has attracted much attention recently. The existing studies indicated that structural …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Discorrelated quantum states

 
 

Evan Meyer-Scott, Johannes Tiedau, Georg Harder et al.

 
 

The statistical properties of photons are fundamental to investigating quantum mechanical phenomena using light. In multiphoton, two-mode systems, correlations may exist between …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Exciton Emission Intensity Modulation of Monolayer MoS2 via Au Plasmon Coupling

 
 

B. Mukherjee, N. Kaushik, Ravi P. N. Tripathi et al.

 
 

Modulation of photoluminescence of atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenide two-dimensional materials is critical for their integration in optoelectronic and photonic …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Effects of light on quantum phases and topological properties of two-dimensional Metal-organic frameworks

 
 

Yunhua Wang, Yulan Liu, Biao Wang

 
 

Periodically driven nontrivial quantum states open another door to engineer topological phases in solid systems by light. Here we show, based on the Floquet-Bloch theory, that …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Composition dependent band offsets of ZnO and its ternary alloys

 
 

Haitao Yin, Junli Chen, Yin Wang et al.

 
 

We report the calculated fundamental band gaps of wurtzite ternary alloys Zn1−xMxO (M = Mg, Cd) and the band offsets of the ZnO/Zn1−xMxO heterojunctions, these II-VI materials …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Three-dimensional ordered mesoporous Co3O4 enhanced by Pd for oxygen evolution reaction

 
 

Qing Qu, Jian-Hua Zhang, Jing Wang et al.

 
 

Considerable efforts have been devoted recently to design and fabrication of high performance and low cost electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution reaction (OER). However, …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Wide Field-of-view and Broadband Terahertz Beam Steering Based on Gap Plasmon Geodesic Antennas

 
 

Kaipeng Liu, Yinghui Guo, Mingbo Pu et al.

 
 

Despite a plethora of applications ranging from wireless communications to sensing and spectroscopy, the current terahertz beam steering technologies suffer from tremendous …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Hydrocracking of Jatropha Oil over non-sulfided PTA-NiMo/ZSM-5 Catalyst

 
 

Xiaosong Yang, Jing Liu, Kai Fan et al.

 
 

The PTA-NiMo/ZSM-5 catalyst impregnated with phosphotungstic acid (PTA) was designed for the transformation of Jatropha oil into benzene, toluene, and xylenes (BTX) aromatics. …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Time-reversing a monochromatic subwavelength optical focus by optical phase conjugation of multiply-scattered light

 
 

Jongchan Park, Chunghyun Park, KyeoReh Lee et al.

 
 

Due to its time-reversal nature, optical phase conjugation generates a monochromatic light wave which retraces its propagation paths. Here, we demonstrate the regeneration of a …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Determination and controlling of grain structure of metals after laser incidence: Theoretical approach

 
 

Amir Reza Ansari Dezfoli, Weng-Sing Hwang, Wei-Chin Huang et al.

 
 

There are serious questions about the grain structure of metals after laser melting and the ways that it can be controlled. In this regard, the current paper explains the grain …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Poly(carboxylate ether)-based superplasticizer achieves workability retention in calcium aluminate cement

 
 

Omid Akhlaghi, Yusuf Ziya Menceloglu, Ozge Akbulut

 
 

Calcium aluminate cement (CAC) suffers from loss of workability in less than an hour (~15 minutes) after first touch of water. Current superplasticizers that are utilized to …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Spatial Division Multiplexed Microwave Signal processing by selective grating inscription in homogeneous multicore fibers

 
 

Ivana Gasulla, David Barrera, Javier Hervás et al.

 
 

The use of Spatial Division Multiplexing for Microwave Photonics signal processing is proposed and experimentally demonstrated, for the first time to our knowledge, based on the …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Key factors affecting mechanical behavior of metallic glass nanowires

 
 

Qi Zhang, Qi-Kai Li, Mo Li

 
 

Both strengthening and weakening trends with decreasing diameter have been observed for metallic glass nanowires, sometimes even in the samples with the same chemical …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Chaoticons described by nonlocal nonlinear Schrödinger equation

 
 

Lanhua Zhong, Yuqi Li, Yong Chen et al.

 
 

It is shown that the unstable evolutions of the Hermite-Gauss-type stationary solutions for the nonlocal nonlinear Schrödinger equation with the exponential-decay response …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Critical scattering and incommensurate phase transition in antiferroelectric PbZrO3 under pressure

 
 

R. G. Burkovsky, I. Bronwald, D. Andronikova et al.

 
 

Antiferroelectric lead zirconate is the key ingredient in modern ferroelectric and piezoelectric functional solid solutions. By itself it offers opportunities in new-type …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Solar-Pumping Upconversion of Interfacial Coordination Nanoparticles

 
 

Ayumi Ishii, Miki Hasegawa

 
 

An interfacial coordination nanoparticle successfully exhibited an upconversion blue emission excited by very low-power light irradiation, such as sunlight. The interfacial …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Mode Coupling and Nonlinear Resonances of MEMS Arch Resonators for Bandpass Filters

 
 

Amal Z. Hajjaj, Md Abdullah Hafiz, Mohammad I. Younis

 
 

We experimentally demonstrate an exploitation of the nonlinear softening, hardening, and veering phenomena (near crossing), where the frequencies of two vibration modes get close …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Magnetocaloric effect and negative thermal expansion in hexagonal Fe doped MnNiGe compounds with a magnetoelastic AFM-FM-like transition

 
 

Kun Xu, Zhe Li, Enke Liu et al.

 
 

We report a detailed study of two successive first-order transitions, including a martensitic transition (MT) and an antiferromagnetic (AFM)-ferromagnetic (FM)-like transition, …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Signal mingle: Micropatterns of BMP-2 and fibronectin on soft biopolymeric films regulate myoblast shape and SMAD signaling

 
 

Vincent Fitzpatrick, Laure Fourel, Olivier Destaing et al.

 
 

In vivo, bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) exists both in solution and bound to the extracellular matrix (ECM). While these two modes of presentation are known to influence …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Guided magnonic Michelson interferometer

 
 

Muhammad H. Ahmed, Jan Jeske, Andrew D. Greentree

 
 

Magnonics is an emerging field with potential applications in classical and quantum information processing. Freely propagating magnons in two-dimensional media are subject to …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Emergence of consensus as a modular-to-nested transition in communication dynamics

 
 

Javier Borge-Holthoefer, Raquel A. Baños, Carlos Gracia-Lázaro et al.

 
 

Online social networks have transformed the way in which humans communicate and interact, leading to a new information ecosystem where people send and receive information through …

 
 
 
 
 
 

The dynamic behaviors of complementary correlations under decoherence channels

 
 

Ming-Ming Du, Dong Wang, Liu Ye

 
 

Complementary correlations can reveal the genuine quantum correlations present in a composite quantum system. Here, we explore an effective method to identify the entangled Bell …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Comparison between Field Effect Transistors and Bipolar Junction Transistors as Transducers in Electrochemical Sensors

 
 

Sufi Zafar, Minhua Lu, Ashish Jagtiani

 
 

Field effect transistors (FET) have been widely used as transducers in electrochemical sensors for over 40 years. In this report, a FET transducer is compared with the recently …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Hollow Au-Ag Nanoparticles Labeled Immunochromatography Strip for Highly Sensitive Detection of Clenbuterol

 
 

Jingyun Wang, Lei Zhang, Youju Huang et al.

 
 

The probe materials play a significant role in improving the detection efficiency and sensitivity of lateral-flow immunochromatographic test strip (ICTS). Unlike conventional …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Ultrafiltration membrane for effective removal of chromium ions from potable water

 
 

M. R. Muthumareeswaran, Mansour Alhoshan, Gopal Prasad Agarwal

 
 

The objective of the present work was to investigate the efficacy of indigenously developed polyacrylonitrile (PAN) based ultrafiltration (UF) membrane for chromium ions removal …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Quantum Interference and Selectivity through Biological Ion Channels

 
 

Vahid Salari, Hamidreza Naeij, Afshin Shafiee

 
 

The mechanism of selectivity in ion channels is still an open question in biology for more than half a century. Here, we suggest that quantum interference can be a solution to …

 
 
 
 
 
 

DOE Optimization of Nano-based Carrier of Pregabalin as Hydrogel: New Therapeutic & Chemometric Approaches for Controlled Drug Delivery Systems

 
 

Mona G. Arafa, Bassam M. Ayoub

 
 

Niosomes entrapping pregabalin (PG) were prepared using span 60 and cholesterol in different molar ratios by hydration method, the remaining PG from the hydrating solution was …

 
 
 
 
 
 

A glasses-type wearable device for monitoring the patterns of food intake and facial activity

 
 

Jungman Chung, Jungmin Chung, Wonjun Oh et al.

 
 

Here we present a new method for automatic and objective monitoring of ingestive behaviors in comparison with other facial activities through load cells embedded in a pair of …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Ultra-fast cell counters based on microtubular waveguides

 
 

Cornelius S. Bausch, Christian Heyn, Wolfgang Hansen et al.

 
 

We present a radio-frequency impedance-based biosensor embedded inside a semiconductor microtube for the in-flow detection of single cells. An impedance-matched tank circuit and …

 
 
 
 
 
 

A novel approach to analyze lysosomal dysfunctions through subcellular proteomics and lipidomics: the case of NPC1 deficiency

 
 

Arun Kumar Tharkeshwar, Jesse Trekker, Wendy Vermeire et al.

 
 

Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) have mainly been used as cellular carriers for genes and therapeutic products, while their use in subcellular organelle …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Ultrafast nonlinear optical properties of thin-solid DNA film and their application as a saturable absorber in femtosecond mode-locked fiber laser

 
 

Reza Khazaeinezhad, Sahar Hosseinzadeh Kassani, Bjorn Paulson et al.

 
 

A new extraordinary application of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) thin-solid-film was experimentally explored in the field of ultrafast nonlinear photonics. Optical transmission was …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Hexagonal tungsten oxide nanoflowers as enzymatic mimetics and electrocatalysts

 
 

Chan Yeong Park, Ji Min Seo, Hongil Jo et al.

 
 

Tungsten oxide (WOx) has been widely studied for versatile applications based on its photocatalytic, intrinsic catalytic, and electrocatalytic properties. Among the several …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Efficient single-pixel multispectral imaging via non-mechanical spatio-spectral modulation

 
 

Ziwei Li, Jinli Suo, Xuemei Hu et al.

 
 

Combining spectral imaging with compressive sensing (CS) enables efficient data acquisition by fully utilizing the intrinsic redundancies in natural images. Current compressive …

 
 
 
 
 
 

On the Fractality of Complex Networks: Covering Problem, Algorithms and Ahlfors Regularity

 
 

Lihong Wang, Qin Wang, Lifeng Xi et al.

 
 

In this paper, we revisit the fractality of complex network by investigating three dimensions with respect to minimum box-covering, minimum ball-covering and average volume of …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Thermally induced gas flows in ratchet channels with diffuse and specular boundaries

 
 

Vahid Shahabi, Tobias Baier, Ehsan Roohi et al.

 
 

A net gas flow can be induced in the gap between periodically structured surfaces held at fixed but different temperatures when the reflection symmetry along the channel axis is …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Emergent Properties of Giant Vesicles Formed by a Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly (PISA) Reaction

 
 

Anders N. Albertsen, Jan K. SzymaƄski, Juan Pérez-Mercader

 
 

Giant micrometer sized vesicles are of obvious interest to the natural sciences as well as engineering, having potential application in fields ranging from drug delivery to …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Graphene Oxide Dysregulates Neuroligin/NLG-1-Mediated Molecular Signaling in Interneurons in Caenorhabditis elegans

 
 

He Chen, Huirong Li, Dayong Wang

 
 

Graphene oxide (GO) can be potentially used in many medical and industrial fields. Using assay system of Caenorhabditis elegans, we identified the NLG-1/Neuroligin-mediated …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Temperature dependent CO2 behavior in microporous 1-D channels of a metal-organic framework with multiple interaction sites

 
 

Dongwook Kim, Jaehun Park, Yung Sam Kim et al.

 
 

The MOF with the encapsulated CO2 molecule shows that the CO2 molecule is ligated to the unsaturated Cu(II) sites in the cage using its Lewis basic oxygen atom via an angular η1

 
 
 
 
 
 

Effect of the KF post-deposition treatment on grain boundary properties in Cu(In, Ga)Se2 thin films

 
 

N. Nicoara, Th. Lepetit, L. Arzel et al.

 
 

Significant power conversion efficiency improvements have recently been achieved for thin-film solar cells based on a variety of polycrystalline absorbers, including perovskites, …

 
 
 
 
 
 

One-Pot Green Synthesis of Graphene Nanosheets Encapsulated Gold Nanoparticles for Sensitive and Selective Detection of Dopamine

 
 

Balamurugan Thirumalraj, Chellakannu Rajkumar, Shen-Ming Chen et al.

 
 

We report a simple new approach for green preparation of gallic acid supported reduced graphene oxide encapsulated gold nanoparticles (GA-RGO/AuNPs) via one-pot hydrothermal …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Highly Flexible and Transparent Ag Nanowire Electrode Encapsulated with Ultra-Thin Al2O3: Thermal, Ambient, and Mechanical Stabilities

 
 

Byungil Hwang, Youngseo An, Hyangsook Lee et al.

 
 

There is an increasing demand in the flexible electronics industry for highly robust flexible/transparent conductors that can withstand high temperatures and corrosive …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Effects of non-exciton components excited by broadband pulses on quantum beats in a GaAs/AlAs multiple quantum well

 
 

Osamu Kojima, Yuki Iwasaki, Takashi Kita et al.

 
 

In this study, we report the effect of the excitation of non-exciton components caused by broadband pulses on quantum beat oscillation. Using a spectrally controlled pump pulse, …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Effect of Flow and Particle-Plastron Collision on the Longevity of Superhydrophobicity

 
 

Babak Vajdi Hokmabad, Sina Ghaemi

 
 

Among diverse methods for drag reduction, superhydrophobicity has shown considerable promise because it can produce a shear-free boundary without energy input. However, the …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Hazy Transparent Cellulose Nanopaper

 
 

Ming-Chun Hsieh, Hirotaka Koga, Katsuaki Suganuma et al.

 
 

The aim of this study is to clarify light scattering mechanism of hazy transparent cellulose nanopaper. Clear optical transparent nanopaper consists of 3–15 nm wide cellulose …

 
 
 
 
 
 

A Circular Polarizer with Beamforming Feature Based on Frequency Selective Surfaces

 
 

Jia Yuan Yin, Xiang Wan, Jian Ren et al.

 
 

We propose a circular polarizer with beamforming features based on frequency selective surface (FSS), in which a modified anchor-shaped unit cell is used to reach the circular …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Converting Ni-loaded biochars into supercapacitors: Implication on the reuse of exhausted carbonaceous sorbents

 
 

Yifan Wang, Yue Zhang, Lei Pei et al.

 
 

Biochar derived from waste biomass has proven as a promising sorbent for removal of heavy metals from wastewater. However, proper disposal of such a heavy metal-containing …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Mastoid vibration affects dynamic postural control during gait in healthy older adults

 
 

Jung Hung Chien, Mukul Mukherjee, Jenny Kent et al.

 
 

Vestibular disorders are difficult to diagnose early due to the lack of a systematic assessment. Our previous work has developed a reliable experimental design and the result …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Fabrication, Optimization and Characterization of Natural Dye Sensitized Solar Cell

 
 

William Ghann, Hyeonggon Kang, Tajbik Sheikh et al.

 
 

The dyes extracted from pomegranate and berry fruits were successfully used in the fabrication of natural dye sensitized solar cells (NDSSC). The morphology, porosity, surface …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Augmented laminography, a correlative 3D imaging method for revealing the inner structure of compressed fossils

 
 

Marcus Zuber, Michael Laaß, Elias Hamann et al.

 
 

Non-destructive imaging techniques can be extremely useful tools for the investigation and the assessment of palaeontological objects, as mechanical preparation of rare and …

 
 
 
 
 
 

RhBMP-2 loaded 3D-printed mesoporous silica/calcium phosphate cement porous scaffolds with enhanced vascularization and osteogenesis properties

 
 

Cuidi Li, Chuan Jiang, Yuan Deng et al.

 
 

A major limitation in the development of effective scaffolds for bone regeneration has been the limited vascularization of the regenerating tissue. Here, we propose the …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Head rice rate measurement based on concave point matching

 
 

Yuan Yao, Wei Wu, Tianle Yang et al.

 
 

Head rice rate is an important factor affecting rice quality. In this study, an inflection point detection-based technology was applied to measure the head rice rate by combining …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Preprocedural C-Reactive Protein Predicts Outcomes after Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients with ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction a systematic meta-analysis

 
 

Raluca-Ileana Mincu, Rolf Alexander Jánosi, Dragos Vinereanu et al.

 
 

Risk assessment in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is critical in order to provide adequate treatment. We performed a systematic meta-analysis to assess the …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Design and fabrication of a passive droplet dispenser for portable high resolution imaging system

 
 

Tahseen Kamal, Rachel Watkins, Zijian Cen et al.

 
 

Moldless lens manufacturing techniques using standard droplet dispensing technology often require precise control over pressure to initiate fluid flow and control droplet …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Distinguishing Functional DNA Words; A Method for Measuring Clustering Levels

 
 

Hanieh Moghaddasi, Khosrow Khalifeh, Amir Hossein Darooneh

 
 

Functional DNA sub-sequences and genome elements are spatially clustered through the genome just as keywords in literary texts. Therefore, some of the methods for ranking words …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Photodegradation of octylisothiazolinone and semi-field emissions from facade coatings

 
 

Ulla E. Bollmann, Greta Minelgaite, Michael Schlüsener et al.

 
 

Amongst others, 2-octyl-isothiazol-3(2 H)-one (OIT) is used as film preservative in water-based polymer resin paints and renders to prevent the growth of moulds and bacteria. It …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Catalytic behavior of metal catalysts in high-temperature RWGS reaction: In-situ FT-IR experiments and first-principles calculations

 
 

Sungjun Choi, Byoung-In Sang, Jongsup Hong et al.

 
 

High-temperature chemical reactions are ubiquitous in (electro) chemical applications designed to meet the growing demands of environmental and energy protection. However, the …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Thermal conductivity of graphene nanoribbons under shear deformation: A molecular dynamics simulation

 
 

Chao Zhang, Xiao-Li Hao, Cui-Xia Wang et al.

 
 

Tensile strain and compress strain can greatly affect the thermal conductivity of graphene nanoribbons (GNRs). However, the effect of GNRs under shear strain, which is also one …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Regioselectivity and Mechanism of Synthesizing N-Substituted 2-Pyridones and 2-Substituted Pyridines via Metal-Free C-O and C-N Bond-Cleaving of Oxazoline[3,2-a]pyridiniums

 
 

Bo Li, Susu Xue, Yang Yang et al.

 
 

Novel intermediate oxazoline[3,2-a]pyridiniums were facilely prepared from 2-(2,2-dimethoxyethoxy)-pyridines via acid promoted intramolecular cyclization. Sequentially, the …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Sb2O3/Ag/Sb2O3 Multilayer Transparent Conducting Films For Ultraviolet Organic Light-emitting Diode

 
 

Chunyan Song, Nan Zhang, Jie Lin et al.

 
 

A novel UV transparent conducting films based on Sb2O3/Ag/Sb2O3 (SAS) structure, which were prepared by an electron-beam thermal evaporation at room temperature. This SAS …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Spatial distribution of electrons near the Fermi level in the metallic LaB6 through accurate X-ray charge density study

 
 

Hidetaka Kasai, Eiji Nishibori

 
 

Charge densities of iso-structural metal hexaborides, a transparent metal LaB6 and a semiconductor BaB6, have been determined using the d > 0.22 Å ultra-high resolution …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Soft Nanocomposite Based Multi-point, Multi-directional Strain Mapping Sensor Using Anisotropic Electrical Impedance Tomography

 
 

Hyosang Lee, Donguk Kwon, Haedo Cho et al.

 
 

The practical utilization of soft nanocomposites as a strain mapping sensor in tactile sensors and artificial skins requires robustness for various contact conditions as well as …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Erratum: The Synergy of Double Cross-linking Agents on the Properties of Styrene Butadiene Rubber Foams

 
 

Liang Shao, Zhan-You Ji, Jian-Zhong Ma et al.

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Six-band terahertz metamaterial absorber based on the combination of multiple-order responses of metallic patches in a dual-layer stacked resonance structure

 
 

Ben-Xin Wang, Gui-Zhen Wang, Tian Sang et al.

 
 

This paper reports on a numerical study of the six-band metamaterial absorber composed of two alternating stack of metallic-dielectric layers on top of a continuous metallic …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Using electric current to surpass the microstructure breakup limit

 
 

Rongshan Qin

 
 

The elongated droplets and grains can break up into smaller ones. This process is driven by the interfacial free energy minimization, which gives rise to a breakup limit. We …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Noise-tunable nonlinearity in a dispersively coupled diffusion-resonator system using superconducting circuits

 
 

Christin Rhén, Andreas Isacsson

 
 

The harmonic oscillator is one of the most widely used model systems in physics: an indispensable theoretical tool in a variety of fields. It is well known that an otherwise …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Integrated Microfluidic Flow-Through Microbial Fuel Cells

 
 

Huawei Jiang, Md. Azahar Ali, Zhen Xu et al.

 
 

This paper reports on a miniaturized microbial fuel cell with a microfluidic flow-through configuration: a porous anolyte chamber is formed by filling a microfluidic chamber with …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Electronic Structure Evolution with Composition Alteration of RhxCuy Alloy Nanoparticles

 
 

Natalia Palina, Osami Sakata, L. S. R. Kumara et al.

 
 

The change in electronic structure of extremely small RhxCuy alloy nanoparticles (NPs) with composition variation was investigated by core-level (CL) and valence-band (VB) hard …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Broadband Energy Harvester Using Non-linear Polymer Spring and Electromagnetic/Triboelectric Hybrid Mechanism

 
 

Rahul Kumar Gupta, Qiongfeng Shi, Lokesh Dhakar et al.

 
 

Over the years, several approaches have been devised to widen the operating bandwidth, but most of them can only be triggered at high accelerations. In this work, we investigate …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Syringeless Electrospinning toward Versatile Fabrication of Nanofiber Web

 
 

Seongjun Moon, Manjae Gil, Kyung Jin Lee

 
 

Although electrospinning is considered a powerful and generic tool for the preparation of nanofiber webs, several issues still need to be overcome for real-world applications. …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Escape rate and diffusion of a Stochastically Driven particle

 
 

Antonio Piscitelli, Massimo Pica Ciamarra

 
 

The dynamical properties of a tracer repeatedly colliding with heat bath particles can be described within a Langevin framework provided that the tracer is more massive than the …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Alignment Solution for CT Image Reconstruction using Fixed Point and Virtual Rotation Axis

 
 

Kyungtaek Jun, Seokhwan Yoon

 
 

Since X-ray tomography is now widely adopted in many different areas, it becomes more crucial to find a robust routine of handling tomographic data to get better quality of …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Excellent Thermoelectric Properties in monolayer WSe2 Nanoribbons due to Ultralow Phonon Thermal Conductivity

 
 

Jue Wang, Fang Xie, Xuan-Hao Cao et al.

 
 

By using first-principles calculations combined with the nonequilibrium Green’s function method and phonon Boltzmann transport equation, we systematically investigate the …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Persistence of strong and switchable ferroelectricity despite vacancies

 
 

Aldo Raeliarijaona, Huaxiang Fu

 
 

Vacancies play a pivotal role in affecting ferroelectric polarization and switching properties, and there is a possibility that ferroelectricity may be utterly eliminated when …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Antimicrobial Nanoplexes meet Model Bacterial Membranes: the key role of Cardiolipin

 
 

Alejandro Marín-Menéndez, Costanza Montis, Teresa Díaz-Calvo et al.

 
 

Antimicrobial resistance to traditional antibiotics is a crucial challenge of medical research. Oligonucleotide therapeutics, such as antisense or Transcription Factor Decoys …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Physical Activity, TV Watching Time, Sleeping, and Risk of Obesity and Hyperglycemia in the Offspring of Mothers with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

 
 

Tao Zhang, Peng Wang, Huikun Liu et al.

 
 

We investigated the association of physical activity, TV watching time, sleeping time with the risks of obesity and hyperglycemia among 1263 offspring aged 1–5 years of mothers …

 
 
 
 
 
 

A New Efficient Hybrid Intelligent Model for Biodegradation Process of DMP with Fuzzy Wavelet Neural Networks

 
 

Mingzhi Huang, Tao Zhang, Jujun Ruan et al.

 
 

A new efficient hybrid intelligent approach based on fuzzy wavelet neural network (FWNN) was proposed for effectively modeling and simulating biodegradation process of Dimethyl …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Kernel-based Joint Feature Selection and Max-Margin Classification for Early Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease

 
 

Ehsan Adeli, Guorong Wu, Behrouz Saghafi et al.

 
 

Feature selection methods usually select the most compact and relevant set of features based on their contribution to a linear regression model. Thus, these features might not be …

 
 
 
 
 
 

A deforestation-induced tipping point for the South American monsoon system

 
 

Niklas Boers, Norbert Marwan, Henrique M. J. Barbosa et al.

 
 

The Amazon rainforest has been proposed as a tipping element of the earth system, with the possibility of a dieback of the entire ecosystem due to deforestation only of parts of …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Dynamical proxies of North Atlantic predictability and extremes

 
 

Davide Faranda, Gabriele Messori, Pascal Yiou

 
 

Atmospheric flows are characterized by chaotic dynamics and recurring large-scale patterns. These two characteristics point to the existence of an atmospheric attractor defined …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Unloading Characteristics of Sand-drift in Wind-shallow Areas along Railway and the Effect of Sand Removal by Force of Wind

 
 

Jian-jun Cheng, Guo-Wei Xin, Ling-yan Zhi et al.

 
 

Wind-shield walls decrease the velocity of wind-drift sand flow in transit. This results in sand accumulating in the wind-shadow zone of both windshield wall and track line, …

 
 
 
 
 
 

High Quality Bioreplication of Intricate Nanostructures from a Fragile Gecko Skin Surface with Bactericidal Properties

 
 

David William Green, Kenneth Ka-Ho Lee, Jolanta Anna Watson et al.

 
 

The external epithelial surfaces of plants and animals are frequently carpeted with small micro- and nanostructures, which broadens their adaptive capabilities in challenging …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Optimal Down Regulation of mRNA Translation

 
 

Yoram Zarai, Michael Margaliot, Tamir Tuller

 
 

Down regulation of mRNA translation is an important problem in various bio-medical domains ranging from developing effective medicines for tumors and for viral diseases to …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Mechanistic insights into the impact of Cold Atmospheric Pressure Plasma on human epithelial cell lines

 
 

Marlène Dezest, Laurent Chavatte, Marion Bourdens et al.

 
 

Compelling evidence suggests that Cold Atmospheric Pressure Plasma (CAPP) has potential as a new cancer therapy. However, knowledge about cellular signaling events and toxicity …

 
 
 
 
 
 

CuMnOS Nanoflowers with Different Cu+/Cu2+ Ratios for the CO2-to-CH3OH and the CH3OH-to-H2 Redox Reactions

 
 

Xiaoyun Chen, Hairus Abdullah, Dong-Hau Kuo

 
 

A conservative CO2-Methanol (CH3OH) regeneration cycle, to capture and reutilize the greenhouse gas of CO2 by aqueous hydrogenation for industry-useful CH3OH and to convert …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Holographic image generation with a thin-film resonance caused by chalcogenide phase-change material

 
 

Seung-Yeol Lee, Yong-Hae Kim, Seong-M. Cho et al.

 
 

The development of digital holography is anticipated for the viewing of 3D images by reconstructing both the amplitude and phase information of the object. Compared to analog …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Giant Flexoelectro-optic Effect with Liquid Crystal Dimer CB7CB

 
 

Andrii Varanytsia, Liang-Chy Chien

 
 

We demonstrate a giant flexoelectro-optic behavior of liquid crystal dimer CB7CB. Flexoelectric properties of CB7CB experimentally characterized by measured angle of an in-plane …

 
 
 
 
 
 

A novel Laccase Biosensor based on Laccase immobilized Graphene-Cellulose Microfiber Composite modified Screen-Printed Carbon Electrode for Sensitive Determination of Catechol

 
 

Selvakumar Palanisamy, Sayee Kannan Ramaraj, Shen-Ming Chen et al.

 
 

In the present work, we demonstrate the fabrication of laccase biosensor to detect the catechol (CC) using laccase immobilized on graphene-cellulose microfibers (GR-CMF) …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Model dielectric function for 2D semiconductors including substrate screening

 
 

Mads L. Trolle, Thomas G. Pedersen, Valerie Véniard

 
 

Dielectric screening of excitons in 2D semiconductors is known to be a highly non-local effect, which in reciprocal space translates to a strong dependence on momentum transfer q

 
 
 
 
 
 

Design of Hierarchical Structures for Synchronized Deformations

 
 

Hamed Seifi, Anooshe Rezaee Javan, Arash Ghaedizadeh et al.

 
 

In this paper we propose a general method for creating a new type of hierarchical structures at any level in both 2D and 3D. A simple rule based on a rotate-and-mirror procedure …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Determining the Photoisomerization Quantum Yield of Photoswitchable Molecules in Solution and in the Solid State

 
 

K. Stranius, K. Börjesson

 
 

Photoswitchable molecules are able to isomerize between two metastable forms through light stimuli. Originally being studied by photochemists, this type of molecule has now found …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Towards accurate quantum simulations of large systems with small computers

 
 

Yonggang Yang

 
 

Numerical simulations are important for many systems. In particular, various standard computer programs have been developed for solving the quantum Schrödinger equations. …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Advanced Materials From Fungal Mycelium: Fabrication and Tuning of Physical Properties

 
 

Muhammad Haneef, Luca Ceseracciu, Claudio Canale et al.

 
 

In this work is presented a new category of self-growing, fibrous, natural composite materials with controlled physical properties that can be produced in large quantities and …

 
 
 
 
 
 

UV and visible light photocatalytic activity of Au/TiO2 nanoforests with Anatase/Rutile phase junctions and controlled Au locations

 
 

Yang Yu, Wei Wen, Xin-Yue Qian et al.

 
 

To magnify anatase/rutile phase junction effects through appropriate Au decorations, a facile solution-based approach was developed to synthesize Au/TiO2 nanoforests with …

 
 
 
 
 
 

A Rechargeable Li-Air Fuel Cell Battery Based on Garnet Solid Electrolytes

 
 

Jiyang Sun, Ning Zhao, Yiqiu Li et al.

 
 

Non-aqueous Li-air batteries have been intensively studied in the past few years for their theoretically super-high energy density. However, they cannot operate properly in real …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Effects of ultrasonic vibration on the microstructure and mechanical properties of high alloying TiAl

 
 

Chen Ruirun, Zheng Deshuang, Ma Tengfei et al.

 
 

To modify the microstructure and enhance performances, the ultrasonic vibration is applied in the mould casting of TiAl alloy. The effects and mechanism of ultrasonic vibration …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Charge transport in nanoscale vertical organic semiconductor pillar devices

 
 

Janine G. E. Wilbers, Bojian Xu, Peter A. Bobbert et al.

 
 

We report charge transport measurements in nanoscale vertical pillar structures incorporating ultrathin layers of the organic semiconductor poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT). P3HT …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Interacting ultracold atomic kicked rotors: loss of dynamical localization

 
 

Pinquan Qin, Alexei Andreanov, Hee Chul Park et al.

 
 

We study the fate of dynamical localization of two quantum kicked rotors with contact interaction, which relates to experimental realizations of the rotors with ultra-cold atomic …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Hybrid fiber resonator employing LRSPP waveguide coupler for gyroscope

 
 

Guang Qian, Xing-Chang Fu, Li-Jiang Zhang et al.

 
 

Polarization error and temperature noise are two main limits to the performance of resonant fiber optic gyroscope (RFOG). To overcome these limits, we demonstrated a hybrid …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Fundamental mechanism for all-optical helicity-dependent switching of magnetization

 
 

Xiang-Jun Chen

 
 

Switching magnetizations with femtosecond circularly polarized lasers may have revolutionary impacts on magnetic data storage and relevant applications. Achievements in …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Focusing and alignment of erythrocytes in a viscoelastic medium

 
 

Taesik Go, Hyeokjun Byeon, Sang Joon Lee

 
 

Viscoelastic fluid flow-induced cross-streamline migration has recently received considerable attention because this process provides simple focusing and alignment over a wide …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Iterative Neighbour-Information Gathering for Ranking Nodes in Complex Networks

 
 

Shuang Xu, Pei Wang, Jinhu Lü

 
 

Designing node influence ranking algorithms can provide insights into network dynamics, functions and structures. Increasingly evidences reveal that node’s spreading ability …

 
 
 
 
 
 

The relationship between vacuolation and initiation of PCD in rice (Oryza sativa) aleurone cells

 
 

Yan Zheng, Heting Zhang, Xiaojiang Deng et al.

 
 

Vacuole fusion is a necessary process for the establishment of a large central vacuole, which is the central location of various hydrolytic enzymes and other factors involved in …

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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