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Optimization of self-catalyzed InAs Nanowires on flexible graphite for photovoltaic infrared photodetectors


Ezekiel A. Anyebe, I. Sandall, Z. M. Jin et al.


The recent discovery of flexible graphene monolayers has triggered extensive research interest for the development of III-V/graphene functional hybrid heterostructures. In order …


Deterministic bead-in-droplet ejection utilizing an integrated plug-in bead dispenser for single bead–based applications


Hojin Kim, In Ho Choi, Sanghyun Lee et al.


This paper presents a deterministic bead-in-droplet ejection (BIDE) technique that regulates the precise distribution of microbeads in an ejected droplet. The deterministic BIDE …


Corrigendum: Precision controlled atomic resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy using spiral scan pathways


Xiahan Sang, Andrew R. Lupini, Jilai Ding et al.



Demonstration of nanoimprinted hyperlens array for high-throughput sub-diffraction imaging


Minsueop Byun, Dasol Lee, Minkyung Kim et al.


Overcoming the resolution limit of conventional optics is regarded as the most important issue in optical imaging science and technology. Although hyperlenses, super-resolution …


Interaction between the exchanged Mn2+ and Yb3+ ions confined in zeolite-Y and their luminescence behaviours


Shi Ye, Jiayi Sun, Xiong Yi et al.


Luminescent zeolites exchanged with two distinct and interacted emissive ions are vital but less-studied for the potential applications in white light emitting diodes, solar …


Domain engineering of the metastable domains in the 4f-uniaxial-ferromagnet CeRu2Ga2B


D. Wulferding, H. Kim, I. Yang et al.


In search of novel, improved materials for magnetic data storage and spintronic devices, compounds that allow a tailoring of magnetic domain shapes and sizes are essential. Good …


Robust rotation of rotor in a thermally driven nanomotor


Kun Cai, Jingzhou Yu, Jiao Shi et al.


In the fabrication of a thermally driven rotary nanomotor with the dimension of a few nanometers, fabrication and control precision may have great influence on rotor’s stability …


Enhanced Terahertz Radiation Generation of Photoconductive Antennas Based on Manganese Ferrite Nanoparticles


Weien Lai, Oday Mazin Abdulmunem, Pablo del Pino et al.


This paper presents a significant effect of manganese ferrite nanoparticles (MnFe2O4 NPs) on the increase of the surface photoconductivity of semiconductors. Herein, the optical …


Light Control of Ferromagnetism in ZnO Films on Pt Substrate at Room Temperature


Jihao Xie, Hongwei Qin, Yanming Hao et al.


The control of ferromagnetism by light at room temperature is essential for the development of some optical-magnetic coupling devices, data storage and quantum computation …


Evidence for trivial Berry phase and absence of chiral anomaly in semimetal NbP


Sudesh, Pawan Kumar, Prakriti Neha et al.


The discovery of Weyl semimetals (WSM) has brought forth the condensed matter realization of Weyl fermions, which were previously theorized as low energy excitations in high …


An Algorithm of Association Rule Mining for Microbial Energy Prospection


Muhammad Shaheen, Muhammad Shahbaz


The presence of hydrocarbons beneath earth’s surface produces some microbiological anomalies in soils and sediments. The detection of such microbial populations involves pure bio …


Biomimetic supercontainers for size-selective electrochemical sensing of molecular ions


Nathan L. Netzer, Indrek Must, Yupu Qiao et al.


New ionophores are essential for advancing the art of selective ion sensing. Metal-organic supercontainers (MOSCs), a new family of biomimetic coordination capsules designed …


Origin of reduced magnetization and domain formation in small magnetite nanoparticles


Zlatko Nedelkoski, Demie Kepaptsoglou, Leonardo Lari et al.


The structural, chemical, and magnetic properties of magnetite nanoparticles are compared. Aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy reveals the prevalence …


Continuous-variable quantum authentication of physical unclonable keys


Georgios M. Nikolopoulos, Eleni Diamanti


We propose a scheme for authentication of physical keys that are materialized by optical multiple-scattering media. The authentication relies on the optical response of the key …


An Elegant Analysis of White Spot Syndrome Virus Using a Graphene Oxide/Methylene Blue based Electrochemical Immunosensor Platform


Anusha Natarajan, K. S. Shalini Devi, Sudhakaran Raja et al.


White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) is a major devastating virus in aquaculture industry. A sensitive and selective diagnostic method for WSSV is a pressing need for the early …


Emergence of complex behavior in pili-based motility in early stages of P. aeruginosa surface adaptation


Yifat Brill-Karniely, Fan Jin, Gerard C. L. Wong et al.


Pseudomonas aeruginosa move across surfaces by using multiple Type IV Pili (TFP), motorized appendages capable of force generation via linear extension/retraction cycles, to …


Tranilast-induced stress alleviation in solid tumors improves the efficacy of chemo- and nanotherapeutics in a size-independent manner


Panagiotis Papageorgis, Christiana Polydorou, Fotios Mpekris et al.


Accumulation of mechanical stresses during cancer progression can induce blood and lymphatic vessel compression, creating hypo-perfusion, hypoxia and interstitial hypertension …


Characterization of chiral amino acids from different milk origins using ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to ion-mobility mass spectrometry


He Tian, Nan Zheng, Songli Li et al.


Milk contains free amino acids (AAs) that play essential roles in maintaining the growth and health of infants, and D-AA isomers are increasingly being recognized as important …


Highly pH-responsive sensor based on amplified spontaneous emission coupled to colorimetry


Qi Zhang, Jose R. Castro Smirnov, Ruidong Xia et al.


We demonstrated a simple, directly-readable approach for high resolution pH sensing. The method was based on sharp changes in Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ASE) of a Stilbene …


Reply to ‘Comments on “Evidence of the hydrogen release mechanism in bulk MgH2”’


Kazuhiro Nogita, Xuan Q. Tran, Tomokazu Yamamoto et al.


In a comment on our Article “Evidence of the hydrogen release mechanism in bulk MgH2”, Surrey et al. assert that the MgH2 sample we studied was not MgH2 at any time but rather …


Disulfide-induced self-assembled targets: A novel strategy for the label free colorimetric detection of DNAs/RNAs via unmodified gold nanoparticles


Ehsan Shokri, Morteza Hosseini, Mehdi D. Davari et al.


A modified non-cross-linking gold-nanoparticles (Au-NPs) aggregation strategy has been developed for the label free colorimetric detection of DNAs/RNAs based on self-assembling …


Decoding Network Structure in On-Chip Integrated Flow Cells with Synchronization of Electrochemical Oscillators


Yanxin Jia, István Z. Kiss


The analysis of network interactions among dynamical units and the impact of the coupling on self-organized structures is a challenging task with implications in many biological …


Thermionic Energy Conversion Based on Graphene van der Waals Heterostructures


Shi-Jun Liang, Bo Liu, Wei Hu et al.


Seeking for thermoelectric (TE) materials with high figure of merit (or ZT), which can directly converts low-grade wasted heat (400 to 500 K) into electricity, has been a big …


Comments on ”Evidence of the hydrogen release mechanism in bulk MgH2


Alexander Surrey, Kornelius Nielsch, Bernd Rellinghaus


The effect of an electron beam induced dehydrogenation of MgH2 in the transmission electron microscope (TEM) is largely underestimated by Nogita et al., and led the authors to a …


Relationship between Porcine Sperm Motility and Sperm Enzymatic Activity using Paper-based Devices


Koji Matsuura, Han-Wei Huang, Ming-Cheng Chen et al.


Mammalian sperm motility has traditionally been analyzed to determine fertility using computer-assisted semen analysis (CASA) systems. To develop low-cost and robust male …


Bond cleavage of lignin model compounds into aromatic monomers using supported metal catalysts in supercritical water


Aritomo Yamaguchi, Naoki Mimura, Masayuki Shirai et al.


More efficient use of lignin carbon is necessary for carbon-efficient utilization of lignocellulosic biomass. Conversion of lignin into valuable aromatic compounds requires the …


Demonstration of a Three-dimensional Negative Index Medium Operated at Multiple-angle Incidences by Monolithic Metallic Hemispherical Shells


Ting-Tso Yeh, Tsung-Yu Huang, Takuo Tanaka et al.


We design and construct a three-dimensional (3D) negative index medium (NIM) composed of gold hemispherical shells to supplant an integration of a split-ring resonator and a …


Rapid and direct synthesis of complex perovskite oxides through a highly energetic planetary milling


Gyoung-Ja Lee, Eun-Kwang Park, Sun-A Yang et al.


The search for a new and facile synthetic route that is simple, economical and environmentally safe is one of the most challenging issues related to the synthesis of functional …


Non-interferometric phase retrieval using refractive index manipulation


Chyong-Hua Chen, Hsin-Feng Hsu, Hou-Ren Chen et al.


We present a novel, inexpensive and non-interferometric technique to retrieve phase images by using a liquid crystal phase shifter without including any physically moving parts. …


Reproducing the hierarchy of disorder for Morpho-inspired, broad-angle color reflection


Bokwang Song, Villads Egede Johansen, Ole Sigmund et al.


The scales of Morpho butterflies are covered with intricate, hierarchical ridge structures that produce a bright, blue reflection that remains stable across wide viewing angles. …


Magnesium Ethylenediamine Borohydride as Solid-State Electrolyte for Magnesium Batteries


Elsa Roedern, Ruben-Simon Kühnel, Arndt Remhof et al.


Solid-state magnesium ion conductors with exceptionally high ionic conductivity at low temperatures, 5 × 10−8 Scm−1 at 30 °C and 6 × 10−5 Scm−1 at 70 °C, are prepared by …


High Temperature Deformation Mechanism in Hierarchical and Single Precipitate Strengthened Ferritic Alloys by In Situ Neutron Diffraction Studies


Gian Song, Zhiqian Sun, Lin Li et al.


The ferritic Fe-Cr-Ni-Al-Ti alloys strengthened by hierarchical-Ni2TiAl/NiAl or single-Ni2TiAl precipitates have been developed and received great attentions due to their …


Origami-based cellular metamaterial with auxetic, bistable, and self-locking properties


Soroush Kamrava, Davood Mousanezhad, Hamid Ebrahimi et al.


We present a novel cellular metamaterial constructed from Origami building blocks based on Miura-ori fold. The proposed cellular metamaterial exhibits unusual properties some of …


Corrigendum: Effects of silk fibroin in murine dry eye


Chae Eun Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Yeung Kyu Yeon et al.



Corrigendum: Simultaneous high-speed imaging and optogenetic inhibition in the intact mouse brain


Serena Bovetti, Claudio Moretti, Stefano Zucca et al.



Identification of the driving forces of climate change using the longest instrumental temperature record


Geli Wang, Peicai Yang, Xiuji Zhou


The identification of causal effects is a fundamental problem in climate change research. Here, a new perspective on climate change causality is presented using the central …


Characterization of O-acetylation in sialoglycans by MALDI-MS using a combination of methylamidation and permethylation


Zhaoguan Wu, Henghui Li, Qiwei Zhang et al.


O-Acetylation of sialic acid in protein N-glycans is an important modification and can occur at either 4-, 7-, 8- or 9-position in various combinations. This modification is …


Computational fluid dynamics simulation of the upper airway response to large incisor retraction in adult class I bimaxillary protrusion patients


Zhe Zheng, Hong Liu, Qi Xu et al.


The changes of the upper airway after large retraction of the incisors in adult class I bimaxillary protrusion patients were assessed mainly focused on the anatomic variation and …


Corrigendum: Lanthanide-Doped KLu2F7 Nanoparticles with High Upconversion Luminescence Performance: A Comparative Study by Judd-Ofelt Analysis and Energy Transfer Mechanistic Investigation


Dekang Xu, Anming Li, Lu Yao et al.



Pressure-induced structural transformations and polymerization in ThC2


Yongliang Guo, Cun Yu, Jun Lin et al.


Thorium-carbon systems have been thought as promising nuclear fuel for Generation IV reactors which require high-burnup and safe nuclear fuel. Existing knowledge on thorium …


3D lattice distortions and defect structures in ion-implanted nano-crystals


Felix Hofmann, Edmund Tarleton, Ross J. Harder et al.


Focussed Ion Beam (FIB) milling is a mainstay of nano-scale machining. By manipulating a tightly focussed beam of energetic ions, often gallium (Ga+), FIB can sculpt …


Dislocation-pipe diffusion in nitride superlattices observed in direct atomic resolution


Magnus Garbrecht, Bivas Saha, Jeremy L. Schroeder et al.


Device failure from diffusion short circuits in microelectronic components occurs via thermally induced migration of atoms along high-diffusivity paths: dislocations, grain …


Recognizing ancient papyri by a combination of spectroscopic, diffractional and chromatographic analytical tools


J. Łojewska, I. Rabin, D. Pawcenis et al.


Ancient papyri are a written heritage of culture that flourished more than 3000 years ago in Egypt. One of the most significant collections in the world is housed in the Egyptian …


Transition metal ions regulated oxygen evolution reaction performance of Ni-based hydroxides hierarchical nanoarrays


Tingting Zhou, Zhen Cao, Pan Zhang et al.


Nickel-based hydroxide hierarchical nanoarrays (NiyM(OH)x HNAs M = Fe or Zn) are doped with non-noble transition metals to create nanostructures and regulate their activities for …


Room-temperature subnanosecond waveguide lasers in Nd:YVO4 Q-switched by phase-change VO2: A comparison with 2D materials


Weijie Nie, Rang Li, Chen Cheng et al.


We report on room-temperature subnanosecond waveguide laser operation at 1064 nm in a Nd:YVO4 crystal waveguide through Q-switching of phase-change nanomaterial vanadium dioxide …


Triple-cation mixed-halide perovskites: towards efficient, annealing-free and air-stable solar cells enabled by Pb(SCN)2 additive


Yong Sun, Jiajun Peng, Yani Chen et al.


Organo-metal halide perovskites have suffered undesirably from structural and thermal instabilities. Moreover, thermal annealing is often indispensable to the crystallization of …


Simple modification of basic dyes with bulky & symmetric WCAs for improving their solubilities in organic solvents without color change


Jeong Yun Kim, Tae Gyu Hwang, Sung Wun Woo et al.


A simple and easy solubility enhancement of basic dyes was performed with bulky and symmetric weakly coordinating anions (WCAs). The WCAs decreased the ionic character of the …


Performance, stability and operation voltage optimization of screen-printed aqueous supercapacitors


Suvi Lehtimäki, Anna Railanmaa, Jari Keskinen et al.


Harvesting micropower energy from the ambient environment requires an intermediate energy storage, for which printed aqueous supercapacitors are well suited due to their low cost …


Dark trions and biexcitons in WS2 and WSe2 made bright by e-e scattering


Mark Danovich, Viktor Zólyomi, Vladimir I. Fal’ko


The direct band gap character and large spin-orbit splitting of the valence band edges (at the K and K’ valleys) in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides have put these …


Electronic and optical properties of topological semimetal Cd3As2


Adriano Mosca Conte, Olivia Pulci, Friedhelm Bechstedt


Using ab initio density functional theory the band structure and the dielectric function of a bct Cd3As2 crystal are calculated. We find a Dirac semimetal with two Dirac nodes k±


Integrating uniform design and response surface methodology to optimize thiacloprid suspension


Bei-xing Li, Wei-chang Wang, Xian-peng Zhang et al.


A model 25% suspension concentrate (SC) of thiacloprid was adopted to evaluate an integrative approach of uniform design and response surface methodology. Tersperse2700, PE1601, …


Two-band and pauli-limiting effects on the upper critical field of 112-type iron pnictide superconductors


Xiangzhuo Xing, Wei Zhou, Jinhua Wang et al.


The temperature dependence of upper critical field μ0Hc2 of Ca0.83La0.17FeAs2 and Ca0.8La0.2Fe0.98Co0.02As2 single crystals are investigated by measuring the resistivity for the …


Negative differential resistance and bias-modulated metal-to-insulator transition in zigzag C2N-h2D nanoribbon


Jing-Jing He, Yan-Dong Guo, Xiao-Hong Yan


Motivated by the fabrication of layered two-dimensional material C2N-h2D [Nat. Commun. 6, 6486 (2015)], we cut the single-layer C2N-h2D into a zigzag nanoribbon and perform a …


Purely one-dimensional bands with a giant spin-orbit splitting: Pb nanoribbons on Si(553) surface


Marek Kopciuszyński, Mariusz Krawiec, Ryszard Zdyb et al.


We report on a giant Rashba type splitting of metallic bands observed in one-dimensional structures prepared on a vicinal silicon substrate. A single layer of Pb on Si(553) …


Doping-induced perturbation and percolation in the two-dimensional Anderson lattice


Lan-ying Wei, Yi-feng Yang


We examine the doping effects in the two-dimensional periodic Anderson model using the determinant Quantum Monte Carlo (DQMC) method. We observe bound states around the Kondo …


Interactions of the periplasmic binding protein CeuE with Fe(III) n-LICAM4− siderophore analogues of varied linker length


Ellis J. Wilde, Adam Hughes, Elena V. Blagova et al.


Bacteria use siderophores to mediate the transport of essential Fe(III) into the cell. In Campylobacter jejuni the periplasmic binding protein CeuE, an integral part of the …


The interaction of heme with plakortin and a synthetic endoperoxide analogue: new insights into the heme-activated antimalarial mechanism


Marco Persico, Roberto Fattorusso, Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati et al.


In the present work we performed a combined experimental and computational study on the interaction of the natural antimalarial endoperoxide plakortin and its synthetic analogue


The presence of microplastics in commercial salts from different countries


Ali Karami, Abolfazl Golieskardi, Cheng Keong Choo et al.


The occurrence of microplastics (MPs) in saltwater bodies is relatively well studied, but nothing is known about their presence in most of the commercial salts that are widely …


On/off-switchable LSPR nano-immunoassay for troponin-T


Md. Ashaduzzaman, Swapneel R. Deshpande, N. Arul Murugan et al.


Regeneration of immunosensors is a longstanding challenge. We have developed a re-usable troponin-T (TnT) immunoassay based on localised surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) at gold …


High hydrostatic pressure specifically affects molecular dynamics and shape of low-density lipoprotein particles


M. Golub, B. Lehofer, N. Martinez et al.


Lipid composition of human low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and its physicochemical characteristics are relevant for proper functioning of lipid transport in the blood circulation. …


Project Loon based augmentation for global ionospheric modeling over Southern Hemisphere


Cheng Wang, Chuang Shi, Hongping Zhang


Global ionospheric products of vertical total electron content (VTEC) derived from GNSS measurements may have low accuracy over oceans and southern latitudes where there are not …


Investigating starch gelatinization through Stokes vector resolved second harmonic generation microscopy


Nirmal Mazumder, Lu Yun Xiang, Jianjun Qiu et al.


The changes of the morphology during heating and the degree of crystallinity of dry and hydrated starch granules are investigated using second harmonic generation (SHG) based …


The effect of the serum corona on interactions between a single nano-object and a living cell


Yael Dror, Raya Sorkin, Guy Brand et al.


Nanoparticles (NPs) which enter physiological fluids are rapidly coated by proteins, forming a so-called corona which may strongly modify their interaction with tissues and cells …


Cytosolic co-delivery of miRNA-34a and docetaxel with core-shell nanocarriers via caveolae-mediated pathway for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer


Li Zhang, Xin Yang, Yaqi Lv et al.


Co-delivery of microRNAs and chemotherapeutic drugs into tumor cells is an attractive strategy for synergetic breast cancer therapy due to their complementary mechanisms. In this …


Erratum: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Charge Transport in CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskites Predicted from First-Principles


Tianqi Zhao, Wen Shi, Jinyang Xi et al.



Fast Collisional Lipid Transfer Among Polymer-Bounded Nanodiscs


Rodrigo Cuevas Arenas, Bartholomäus Danielczak, Anne Martel et al.


Some styrene/maleic acid (SMA) copolymers solubilise membrane lipids and proteins to form polymer-bounded nanodiscs termed SMA/lipid particles (SMALPs). Although SMALPs preserve …


Non-collinear magnetic structure of manganese quadruple perovskite CdMn7O12


H. Guo, M. T. Fernández-Daz, L. Zhou et al.


We report on the magnetic structure of CdMn7O12 determined by powder neutron diffraction. We were able to measure the magnetic structure of this Cd containing and highly neutron …


Rare Earth Doped Silica Nanoparticles via Thermolysis of a Single Source Metallasilsesquioxane Precursor


Gemma-Louise Davies, John O’Brien, Yurii K. Gun’ko


Rare earth metal doped silica nanoparticles have significant advantages over traditional organic dyes and quantum dots. Silsesquioxanes are promising precursors in the production …


Emergent Momentum-Space Skyrmion Texture on the Surface of Topological Insulators


Narayan Mohanta, Arno P. Kampf, Thilo Kopp


The quantum anomalous Hall effect has been theoretically predicted and experimentally verified in magnetic topological insulators. In addition, the surface states of these …


Spin-resolved band structure of heterojunction Bi-bilayer/3D topological insulator in the quantum dimension regime in annealed Bi2Te2.4Se0.6


I. I. Klimovskikh, D. Sostina, A. Petukhov et al.


Two- and three-dimensional topological insulators are the key materials for the future nanoelectronic and spintronic devices and quantum computers. By means of angle- and …


SERS spectral study of HAuCl4-cysteine nanocatalytic reaction and its application for detection of heparin sodium with label-free VB4r molecular probe


Xiaoliang Wang, Caina Jiang, Yanna Qin et al.


In the presence of nanocatalyst, L-cysteine reduce HAuCl4 rapidly to form gold nanoparticles (AuNP), and a quick nanocatalytic preparation procedure was established for Au/AuNP …


Real-time tracking the Li+-ion transition behavior and dynamics in solid Poly(vinyl alcohol)/LiClO4 electrolytes


Lixia Bao, Xin Zou, Xin Luo et al.


To delicately track the Li-ion transport in SPEs under an external electric field (EF) is a big challenge, considering the limitation of most spectroscopic methods to monitor the …


Experimental and theoretical studies of nonlinear dependence of the internal resistance and electrode thickness for high performance supercapacitor


Xilong Liu, Xiaohang Dai, Guodong Wei et al.


In this study, the internal resistance with the increasing of electrode thickness in a typical nanoporous carbon-based supercapacitor and their corresponding electrochemical …


A voltammetric determination of caffeic acid in red wines based on the nitrogen doped carbon modified glassy carbon electrode


Natarajan Karikalan, Raj Karthik, Shen-Ming Chen et al.


We reported an electrochemical determination of caffeic acid (CA) based on the nitrogen doped carbon (NDC). The described sensor material was prepared by the flame synthesis …


Deployable micro-traps to sequester motile bacteria


Raffaele Di Giacomo, Sebastian Krödel, Bruno Maresca et al.


The development of strategies to reduce the load of unwanted bacteria is a fundamental challenge in industrial processing, environmental sciences and medical applications. Here, …


CNT Sheet Air Electrode for the Development of Ultra-High Cell Capacity in Lithium-Air Batteries


Akihiro Nomura, Kimihiko Ito, Yoshimi Kubo


Lithium-air batteries (LABs) are expected to provide a cell with a much higher capacity than ever attained before, but their prototype cells present a limited areal cell capacity …


Failure criterion of silver nanowire electrodes on a polymer substrate for highly flexible devices


Donggyun Kim, Sung-Hoon Kim, Jong Hak Kim et al.


Nanomechanical characteristics of standalone silver nanowires (Ag NWs) are a key issue for providing a failure criterion of advanced flexible electrodes that are trending towards …


Manipulation of local optical properties and structures in molybdenum-disulfide monolayers using electric field-assisted near-field techniques


Junji Nozaki, Musashi Fukumura, Takaaki Aoki et al.


Remarkable optical properties, such as quantum light emission and large optical nonlinearity, have been observed in peculiar local sites of transition metal dichalcogenide …


Functionalized core-shell hydrogel microsprings by anisotropic gelation with bevel-tip capillary


Koki Yoshida, Hiroaki Onoe


This study describes a novel microfluidic-based method for the synthesis of hydrogel microsprings that are capable of encapsulating various functional materials. A continuous …


Computationally Discovered Potentiating Role of Glycans on NMDA Receptors


Anton V. Sinitskiy, Nathaniel H. Stanley, David H. Hackos et al.


N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) are glycoproteins in the brain central to learning and memory. The effects of glycosylation on the structure and dynamics of NMDARs are …


Magnetism in the p-type Monolayer II-VI semiconductors SrS and SrSe


Heng-Fu Lin, Woon-Ming Lau, Jijun Zhao


Using density functional theory calculations, we study the electronic and magnetic properties of the p-type monolayer II-VI semiconductors SrX (X = S,Se). The pristine SrS and …


Basin stability measure of different steady states in coupled oscillators


Sarbendu Rakshit, Bidesh K. Bera, Soumen Majhi et al.


In this report, we investigate the stabilization of saddle fixed points in coupled oscillators where individual oscillators exhibit the saddle fixed points. The coupled …


Chiral nanoparticles in singular light fields


Ilia A. Vovk, Anvar S. Baimuratov, Weiren Zhu et al.


The studying of how twisted light interacts with chiral matter on the nanoscale is paramount for tackling the challenging task of optomechanical separation of nanoparticle …


Search for ferromagnetic order in overdoped copper-oxide superconductors


J. Wu, V. Lauter, H. Ambaye et al.


In copper-oxides that show high-temperature superconductivity (HTS), the critical temperature (Tc) has a dome-shaped doping dependence. The cause of demise of both Tc and …


Evidence of an application of a variable MEMS capacitive sensor for detecting shunt occlusions


David J. Apigo, Philip L. Bartholomew, Thomas Russell et al.


A sensor was tested subdural and in vitro, simulating a supine infant with a ventricular-peritoneal shunt and controlled occlusions. The variable MEMS capacitive device is able …


Silk-fibronectin protein alloy fibres support cell adhesion and viability as a high strength, matrix fibre analogue


Matthew M. Jacobsen, David Li, Nae Gyune Rim et al.


Silk is a natural polymer with broad utility in biomedical applications because it exhibits general biocompatibility and high tensile material properties. While mechanical …


Study of the tensile properties of individual multicellular fibres generated by Bacillus subtilis


Xuan Ye, Liang Zhao, Jiecun Liang et al.


Multicellular fibres formed by Bacillus subtilis (B. subtilis) are attracting interest because of their potential application as degradable biomaterials. However, mechanical …


Relevance of deep learning to facilitate the diagnosis of HER2 status in breast cancer


Michel E. Vandenberghe, Marietta L. J. Scott, Paul W. Scorer et al.


Tissue biomarker scoring by pathologists is central to defining the appropriate therapy for patients with cancer. Yet, inter-pathologist variability in the interpretation of …


Effects of a warm compress containing menthol on the tear film in healthy subjects and dry eye patients


Reiko Arita, Naoyuki Morishige, Ichiro Sakamoto et al.


Menthol is thought to stimulate lacrimation via activation of cold-sensitive primary afferent neurons in the cornea. We evaluated a warm compress containing menthol as a …


An in-line Mach-Zehnder Interferometer Using Thin-core Fiber for Ammonia Gas Sensing With High Sensitivity


Xinyue Huang, Xueming Li, Jianchun Yang et al.


Ammonia is an important indicator among environmental monitoring parameters. In this work, thin-core fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometer deposited with poly (acrylic acid) (PAA), …


Environmental dust effects on aluminum surfaces in humid air ambient


Bekir Sami Yilbas, Ghassan Hassan, Haider Ali et al.


Environmental dusts settle on surfaces and influence the performance of concentrated solar energy harvesting devices, such as aluminum troughs. The characteristics of …


A Microfluidic Immunostaining System Enables Quality Assured and Standardized Immunohistochemical Biomarker Analysis


Seyong Kwon, Chang Hyun Cho, Youngmee Kwon et al.


Immunohistochemistry (IHC) plays an important role in biomarker-driven cancer therapy. Although there has been a high demand for standardized and quality assured IHC, it has …


Evolution of opto-electronic properties during film formation of complex semiconductors


M. D. Heinemann, R. Mainz, F. Österle et al.


Optical and electrical properties of complex semiconducting alloys like Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) are strongly influenced by the reaction pathways occurring during their deposition …


Meissner effect measurement of single indium particle using a customized on-chip nano-scale superconducting quantum interference device system


Long Wu, Lei Chen, Hao Wang et al.


As many emergent phenomena of superconductivity appear on a smaller scale and at lower dimension, commercial magnetic property measurement systems (MPMSs) no longer provide the …


640-Gbit/s fast physical random number generation using a broadband chaotic semiconductor laser


Limeng Zhang, Biwei Pan, Guangcan Chen et al.


An ultra-fast physical random number generator is demonstrated utilizing a photonic integrated device based broadband chaotic source with a simple post data processing method. …


Model-independent particle species disentanglement by X-ray cross-correlation scattering


B. Pedrini, A. Menzel, V. A. Guzenko et al.


Mixtures of different particle species are often investigated using the angular averages of the scattered X-ray intensity. The number of species is deduced by singular value …


XTEND: Extending the depth of field in cryo soft X-ray tomography


Joaquín Otón, Eva Pereiro, José J. Conesa et al.


We have developed a new data collection method and processing framework in full field cryo soft X-ray tomography to computationally extend the depth of field (DOF) of a Fresnel …


Vortices and antivortices in two-dimensional ultracold Fermi gases


G. Bighin, L. Salasnich


Vortices are commonly observed in the context of classical hydrodynamics: from whirlpools after stirring the coffee in a cup to a violent atmospheric phenomenon such as a …


Indium gallium nitride-based ultraviolet, blue, and green light-emitting diodes functionalized with shallow periodic hole patterns


Hyun Jeong, Rafael Salas-Montiel, Gilles Lerondel et al.


In this study, we investigated the improvement in the light output power of indium gallium nitride (InGaN)-based ultraviolet (UV), blue, and green light-emitting diodes (LEDs) by …


Biotemplating pores with size and shape diversity for Li-oxygen Battery Cathodes


Dahyun Oh, Çagla Ozgit-Akgun, Esin Akca et al.


Synthetic porogens provide an easy way to create porous structures, but their usage is limited due to synthetic difficulties, process complexities and prohibitive costs. Here we …


Dynamic Wavelength-Tunable Photodetector Using Subwavelength Graphene Field-Effect Transistors


François Léonard, Catalin D. Spataru, Michael Goldflam et al.


Dynamic wavelength tunability has long been the holy grail of photodetector technology. Because of its atomic thickness and unique properties, graphene opens up new paradigms to …


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I. Leyva, R. Sevilla-Escoboza, I. Sendiña-Nadal et al.


Inter-layer synchronization is a dynamical process occurring in multi-layer networks composed of identical nodes. This process emerges when all layers are synchronized, while …


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Jonathan J. Bean, Mitsuhiro Saito, Shunsuke Fukami et al.


Polycrystalline metal oxides find diverse applications in areas such as nanoelectronics, photovoltaics and catalysis. Although grain boundary defects are ubiquitous their …


A semi-synchronous label propagation algorithm with constraints for community detection in complex networks


Jia Hou Chin, Kuru Ratnavelu


Community structure is an important feature of a complex network, where detection of the community structure can shed some light on the properties of such a complex network. …


Lattice thermal conductivity of borophene from first principle calculation


Huaping Xiao, Wei Cao, Tao Ouyang et al.


The phonon transport property is a foundation of understanding a material and predicting the potential application in mirco/nano devices. In this paper, the thermal transport …


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Telmo Menezes, Camille Roth


Human mobility is known to be distributed across several orders of magnitude of physical distances, which makes it generally difficult to endogenously find or define typical and …


Weakly-coupled quasi-1D helical modes in disordered 3D topological insulator quantum wires


J. Dufouleur, L. Veyrat, B. Dassonneville et al.


Disorder remains a key limitation in the search for robust signatures of topological superconductivity in condensed matter. Whereas clean semiconducting quantum wires gave …


Efficient multiuser quantum cryptography network based on entanglement


Peng Xue, Kunkun Wang, Xiaoping Wang


We present an efficient quantum key distribution protocol with a certain entangled state to solve a special cryptographic task. Also, we provide a proof of security of this …


Signatures of a macroscopic switching transition for a dynamic microtubule


J. S. Aparna, Ranjith Padinhateeri, Dibyendu Das


Characterising complex kinetics of non-equilibrium self-assembly of bio-filaments is of general interest. Dynamic instability in microtubules, consisting of successive …


The classical correlation limits the ability of the measurement-induced average coherence


Jun Zhang, Si-ren Yang, Yang Zhang et al.


Coherence is the most fundamental quantum feature in quantum mechanics. For a bipartite quantum state, if a measurement is performed on one party, the other party, based on the …


On-chip magnetic cooling of a nanoelectronic device


D. I. Bradley, A. M. Guénault, D. Gunnarsson et al.


We demonstrate significant cooling of electrons in a nanostructure below 10 mK by demagnetisation of thin-film copper on a silicon chip. Our approach overcomes the typical …


Magneto-Dendrite Effect: Copper Electrodeposition under High Magnetic Field


Makoto Miura, Yoshinobu Oshikiri, Atsushi Sugiyama et al.


Ionic vacancy is a by-product in electrochemical reaction, composed of polarized free space of the order of 0.1 nm with a 1 s lifetime, and playing key roles in …


Solar eclipse demonstrating the importance of photochemistry in new particle formation


Tuija Jokinen, Jenni Kontkanen, Katrianne Lehtipalo et al.


Solar eclipses provide unique possibilities to investigate atmospheric processes, such as new particle formation (NPF), important to the global aerosol load and radiative …


Light absorption engineering of a hybrid (Sn3S72−)n based semiconductor – from violet to red light absorption


Mathias Salomon Hvid, Paolo Lamagni, Nina Lock


The crystalline two-dimensional thiostannate Sn3S7(trenH)2 [tren = tris(2-aminoethyl)amine] consists of negatively charged (Sn3S72−)n polymeric sheets with trenH+ molecular …


Inhibition of protein aggregation by zwitterionic polymer-based core-shell nanogels


Robin Rajan, Kazuaki Matsumura


Protein aggregation is a process by which misfolded proteins polymerizes into aggregates and forms fibrous structures with a β-sheet conformation, known as amyloids. It is an …


Giant Magnetoresistive Biosensors for Time-Domain Magnetorelaxometry: A Theoretical Investigation and Progress Toward an Immunoassay


Chih-Cheng Huang, Xiahan Zhou, Drew A. Hall


Magnetorelaxometry (MRX) is a promising new biosensing technique for point-of-care diagnostics. Historically, magnetic sensors have been primarily used to monitor the stray field …


Urine metabolomics in neonates with late-onset sepsis in a case-control study


Kosmas Sarafidis, Anastasia Chrysovalantou Chatziioannou, Agathi Thomaidou et al.


Although late-onset sepsis (LOS) is a major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality, biomarkers evaluated in LOS lack high diagnostic accuracy. In this prospective, …


Isolation of Circulating Plasma Cells in Multiple Myeloma Using CD138 Antibody-Based Capture in a Microfluidic Device


Mohammad A. Qasaimeh, Yichao C. Wu, Suman Bose et al.


The necessity for bone marrow aspiration and the lack of highly sensitive assays to detect residual disease present challenges for effective management of multiple myeloma (MM), …

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