Chung-Hsin Lu

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Metal pins used to apply skeletal traction or external fixation devices protruding through skin are susceptible to the increased incidence of pin site infection. In this work, we tried to establish the photokilling effects of titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles on an orthopedic implant with an in vitro study. In these photocatalytic experiments, aqueous(More)
During nuclear accidents, when radioactive materials spread into the environment, the people in the affected areas should evacuate immediately. However, few information systems are available regarding escape guidelines for nuclear accidents. Therefore, this study constructs escape guidelines on mobile phones. This application is called Mobile Escape(More)
A reverse microemulsion-mediated hydrothermal route has been employed to synthesize photocatalytic titanium dioxide (TiO2) powders. Nano-crystalline monophasic anatase TiO2 powders were successfully prepared when the microemulsion-derived precursors were hydrothermally treated. The advantage of using this microemulsion mediated hydrothermal route is the(More)
TiO2 thin films with a monophasic anatase structure were synthesized via a high-pressure crystallization (HPC) process which successfully lowered the crystallization temperature of TiO2 films from 350 to 150 degrees C. The thermal budget and energy consumption during the crystallization process were markedly reduced and dense films without cracks were(More)
We demonstrate that heterojunction photovoltaics based on hydrothermal-grown In2S3 on p-Si were fabricated and characterized in the paper. An n-type In2S3 nanoflake-based film with unique 'cross-linked network' structure was grown on the prepared p-type silicon substrate. It was found that the bandgap energy of such In2S3 film is 2.5 eV by optical(More)
Lithium nickel oxide (LiNiO2) powders with an R3 m structure are successfully synthesized via a developed reverse microemulsion process. This method can effectively reduce the calcination temperature for synthesizing monophasic LiNiO2 powders to 700 C, which is much lower than that in the solid-state process. Nanosized LiNiO2 powders with narrow particle(More)
Iron-ion doped titania thin films with an anatase phase were successfully synthesized in this study using the high-pressure crystallization (HPC) process. The crystallization temperature of Fe(3+)-doped TiO(2) thin films was markedly reduced to be as low as 125 degrees C. The films prepared via the HPC process have a more uniform microstructure and smaller(More)
Monophasic NaYF4:Er(3+)/Yb(3+) crystals were synthesized via the microwave-assisted hydrothermal route at 180°C. Microwave heating during the hydrothermal process substantially reduces the duration of reaction for the formation of cubic-NaYF4:Er(3+)/Yb(3+) nanocrystals from 6 h to 30 min. As the duration of the reaction increases, cubic-NaYF4:Er(3+)/Yb(3+)(More)
This research is focused on the temperature sensing ability of perovskite SrZrO3:Eu(3+) hollow spheres synthesized via the sol-gel method followed by heating. The Rietveld refinement indicated that the precursors annealed at 1100 °C were crystallized to form orthorhombic SrZrO3. SrZrO3 particles exhibited non-agglomerated hollow spherical morphology with an(More)