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Theoretical Calculation Applied in Nano World: Cavity Control of Prefoldin Nano Actuator

Theoretical Calculation Applied in Nano World: Cavity Control of Prefoldin Nano Actuator

    Ali et al have recently studied dynamics and functions of the PNA at different temperature and pH with MD simulations and proposed that Prefoldin nano actuator(PNA) can be… Read more »

Preparation and Characterization of F Free-standing Hierarchical Porous TiO2 Monolith Modified with Graphene Oxide

Preparation and Characterization of F Free-standing Hierarchical Porous TiO2 Monolith Modified with Graphene Oxide

  Lei et al has develop a hierarchical porous TiO2 monolith with well-defined macroporous and homogeneous mesoporous structure in a sol-gel phase separation method. Graphene oxide (GO) is added to… Read more »

Omni-directional silicon solar cells using micro-spherical texture/ITO stacks

Omni-directional silicon solar cells using micro-spherical texture/ITO stacks

Chen et al have recently demonstrated that incorporating the microsphere-based textures in the ITO ARC can be as a novel approach for improving the conversion efficiency of the solar cells…. Read more »

Carbon atomic chains possess extreme physical properties

Carbon atomic chains possess extreme physical properties

Zhang et al recently predicted that carbon atomic chains with infinite length structure, named as polyyne and cumulene, as a new kind of carbon nanomaterial, possess extreme physics properties from… Read more »

Nanowelding a layer of SiC microparticles on Al surface

Nanowelding a layer of SiC microparticles on Al surface

Zhao et al have recently demonstrated that a layer of SiC particles could be bonded on Al substrate by using ultrasonic nanowelding technique. A nanowelded interface due to ultrasonic vibration… Read more »

Thermal Reduction of Graphene Oxide at 1.73eV/atom activation

Thermal Reduction of Graphene Oxide at 1.73eV/atom activation

Kuibo Yin et al have investigated the thermodynamic state and kinetic process of low-temperature deoxygenation reaction of grapheme oxide (GO) by using DSC, TG-MS, and XPS, which contributed to better… Read more »

Magnetic field domination of carbon nanotube diameter by arc discharge

Magnetic field domination of carbon nanotube diameter by arc discharge

Superior electronic and optical properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) strongly depend on their diameter and chiral angle, and the bandgap energies of semiconducting SWCNTs are inversely proportional to their… Read more »

A one-step chemical process to synthesize Graphene Quantum Dots

A one-step chemical process to synthesize Graphene Quantum Dots

A Rice University laboratory has found a way to turn common carbon fiber into graphene quantum dots by a one-step chemical process , which is markedly simpler than established techniques…. Read more »

A way to fabricate superhydrophobic surfaces on aluminum alloy

A way to fabricate superhydrophobic surfaces on aluminum alloy

Huang et al have recently developed methods for fabrication of superhydrophobic copper surfaces and aluminum surfaces by using a one -step processes and a two steps processes respectively. Aluminum surfaces… Read more »

Synthetic method and photocatalytic active ZnO nanoparticles

Synthetic method and photocatalytic active ZnO nanoparticles

Venkatesha’s group synthesized noanosized ZnO particles on large scale using hybrid electrochemical-thermal method. The ZnO powder are pure and spindle like shape and well crystallized in the nanosize of 30-40… Read more »