Chih-yuan Wu

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Pickering emulsions are used as a template to investigate the multiphase interactions and self-assembled structure of nanoparticles at a trichloroethylene-water interface. The dodecanethiol-capped silver nanoparticles of 1-5 nm form randomly distributed multilayers at the liquid/liquid interface, with an interparticle distance varying from close contact to(More)
Generally, biomacromolecules, such as DNA, RNA, and proteins, cannot freely permeate into cells from outside the membrane. Protein transduction domains (PTDs) are peptides containing a large number of basic amino acids that can deliver macromolecules into living cells. Arginine-rich intracellular delivery (AID) peptides are more effective than other PTD(More)
Solid-stabilized emulsions have been used as a model system to investigate the dynamics of charged microparticles with diameters of 1.1 microm at oil-water interfaces. Using confocal microscopy, we investigated the influences of interfacial curvature, cluster size, and temperature on the diffusion of solid particles. Our work suggests that a highly curved(More)
Emulsions of oil and water stabilized by adsorbed solid particles are known as solid-stabilized emulsions (often referred to as Pickering emulsions). Using confocal microscopy and environmental transmission electron microscopy, we have studied the self-assembly of colloidal-sized polystyrene particles and alkanethiol-capped silver nanopaticles in Pickering(More)
One interesting aspect of colloidal particles is the formation of colloidal crystals at the 2D and 3D levels. Here we report the dynamics and collapse of colloidal lattices at liquid-liquid interfaces using Pickering emulsions as an experimental template. The colloidal particles oscillate around their equilibrium positions. The short-time diffusion constant(More)
All-trans retinoic acid (tRA, or tretinoin) can be metabolized through stereoisomerization to 13-cis retinoic acid (13-cRA) in vivo. We have developed a simple, sensitive and accurate method for analyzing tRA and 13-cRA in plasma with the addition of N-ethylmaleimide (NEM) and Vitamin C (Vit. C) to prevent the interconversion of cis/trans retinoic acid.(More)
We have employed a laser scanning confocal microscope (LSCM) to study the structure and dynamics of microparticles at Pickering emulsion interfaces. The microparticles can have rich morphology at the emulsion interfaces, ranging from an aggregated structure to colloidal lattices, with a possibility of involving heterogeneous particles. With a specific(More)
This paper proposes a 3.1–5GHz UWB antenna, defined by a −10dB return loss. The simplified planar antenna structures, compact size and low profile make it profitable to the application of the embedded antenna in wireless USB dongle devices. For reducing manufacture cost and practical fabrication, we also propose a simplified rectangular(More)
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