Chia-Ming Wu

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Understanding size-dependent processes, including dissolution, of engineered nanoparticles is essential in addressing the potential environmental and health impacts of these materials as well as their long-term stability. In this study, experimental measurements of size-dependent dissolution of well-characterized zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles with particle(More)
We identified a spontaneously generated mutant from Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 wild-type cells grown in BG-11 agar plates containing 5 mM Glu and 10 microM DCMU. This mutant carries an R7L mutation on the alpha-subunit of cyt b559 in photosystem II (PSII). In the recent 2.9 A PSII crystal structural model, the side chain of this arginine residue is in close(More)
Given the increased use of iron-containing nanoparticles in a number of applications, it is important to understand any effects that iron-containing nanoparticles can have on the environment and human health. Since iron concentrations are extremely low in body fluids, there is potential that iron-containing nanoparticles may influence the ability of(More)
NH(3) is a structural analogue of substrate H(2)O and an inhibitor to the water oxidation reaction in photosystem II. To test whether or not NH(3) is able to replace substrate water molecules on the oxygen-evolving complex in photosystem II, we studied the effects of NH(3) on the high-frequency region (3750-3550 cm(-1)) of the S(2)Q(A)(-)/S(1)Q(A) FTIR(More)
The effect factors of acoustical properties and tire/road noise, such as cruising speed, vehicle categories, pavement surface type and pavement condition are uncertain. Many of the exiting prediction models for acoustical properties and traffic noise have still application limitations and accuracy problems. Therefore, acoustical properties and tire/road(More)
Mesoporous TiO2 photocatalysts were prepared in ethanol media by using relatively green, template free sol-gel technique. A mild hydrothermal treatment procedure was employed to tune the pore sizes of the materials. Comprehensive techniques that include powder X-ray diffraction, diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, specific surface area analysis, electron(More)
Titania containing cubic MCM-48 mesoporous materials were synthesized successfully at room temperature by a modified Stöber method. The integrity of the cubic mesoporous phase was retained even at relatively high loadings of titania. The TiO2-MCM-48 materials were extensively characterized by a variety of physico-chemical techniques. The physico-chemical(More)
Preparation of platinum nanoparticles from two beta-diketonate complexes of platinum, Pt(hfac)2 and Pt(acac)2 (hfac: hexafluoroacetylacetonate, acac: acetylacetonate) in organic media will be presented in the contribution. Nearly spherical, well-dispersed platinum nanoparticles were fabricated by thermally-induced reduction of Pt(hfac)2 in the presence of(More)
CdS incorporated Si-MCM-48 and Ti-MCM-48 cubic phased mesoporous photocatalysts were prepared by a two-step modification synthetic approach under relatively mild conditions. A highly efficient (24.8%, apparent quantum yield (AQY)) photocatalyst for visible light (λ > 400 nm) enabled solar hydrogen evolution can be realized by assembling CdS with Ti-MCM-48(More)