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Twenty-four surficial sediment samples, representing different environments within the Venice Lagoon, were analyzed for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in order to assess degrees of pollution, sources, areal distribution, and potential risk for the environment. Concentrations in surficial sediments range from 2 to more than 2049 microg kg(-1) dw. The(More)
Semiconductor heterostructures are the fundamental platform for many important device applications such as lasers, light-emitting diodes, solar cells, and high-electron-mobility transistors. Analogous to traditional heterostructures, layered transition metal dichalcogenide heterostructures can be designed and built by assembling individual single layers(More)
Despite significant advances in surface micromachining technology, stiction remains a key problem, severely limiting the realization Ž. and reliability of many micro-electro-mechanical systems MEMS devices. In this article, we focus on self-assembled monolayers as release and anti-stiction coatings for MEMS. Their formation mechanism, the microstructure(More)
The early stages of epitaxial graphene layer growth on the Si-terminated 6H-SiC (0001) are investigated by Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) and depolarized Raman spectroscopy. The selection of the depolarized component of the scattered light results in a significant increase in the C-C bond signal over the second order SiC Raman signal, which allows us to(More)
The microscopic length scale and high surface-to-volume ratio, characteristic of microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS), dictate that surface properties are of paramount importance. This review deals with the effects of surface chemical treatments on tribological properties (adhesion, friction, and wear) of MEMS devices. After a brief review of materials(More)
A simple and versatile method for the decoration of CVD grown graphene with metal nanoparticles is presented. The mechanism of nanoparticle formation is galvanic displacement resulting in physically adsorbed clusters. The single layer graphene obtained by this method can be easily transferred. Integration onto a gas sensing transducer is presented as proof(More)
Sediment cores, collected at seven sites in the Venice Lagoon and within the canals of the industrial area were analyzed for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in order to assess the chronology of pollution and its present trends. The surficial concentration of PCBs is very high (more than 2049 microg kg(-1)) only in the Brentella Canal, probably due to a(More)
The selective detection of a specific target molecule in a complex environment containing potential contaminants presents a significant challenge in chemical sensor development. Utilizing phage display techniques against trinitrotoluene (TNT) and dinitrotoluene (DNT) targets, peptide receptors have previously been identified with selective binding(More)
The precursor formamide 1 was employed instead of the monomer 2 because isocyanides are relatively unstable in air at room temperature. [19] a) [20] Molecular modeling shows that (in common with the phenyl benzo-ate compounds previously described [17]) an angle exists between the planar phenoxy and TTF ring systems. [21] The oxidation of the polymer was(More)
Microsupercapacitors are attractive energy storage devices for integration with autonomous microsensor networks due to their high-power capabilities and robust cycle lifetimes. Here, we demonstrate porous silicon nanowires synthesized via a lithography compatible low-temperature wet etch and encapsulated in an ultrathin graphitic carbon sheath, as(More)