David Galipeau

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To investigate the role of thromboxane A(2) in the development of hypertension in the fructose-fed rat, we treated male fructose-fed rats with dazmegrel (a thromboxane synthase inhibitor) and monitored blood pressure, fasting plasma parameters, and insulin sensitivity for 7 weeks. Systolic blood pressure was measured each week using tail plethysmography,(More)
Electrospun carbon nanofibers (ECNs) have been explored as an electrocatalyst and low-cost alternative to platinum (Pt) for triiodide reduction in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). The results of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and cyclic voltammetry measurements indicated that the ECN counter electrodes exhibited low charge-transfer(More)
Charge transport and bimolecular recombination dynamics were correlated with nanomorphology in polymer solar cells. The morphology of poly(diketopyrrolopyrrole-terthiophene) (PDPP3T) and phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PC60BM) blend films was modified using different solvent additives namely 1-chloronaphthalene (CN), 1,8-diiodooctane (DIO) and(More)
A double-junction polymer solar cell (PSC) has attracted extensive attention as a promising approach to increasing efficiency. Tunneling/recombination interlayers between subcells play a critical role in double-junction PSCs. Interlayers include electron-transport layers (ETLs) such as Nb₂O₅, ZnO, and TiO(x) and hole-transport layers (HTLs) including(More)
Crack-free TiO(2) nanotube (NT) membranes were obtained by short time re-anodization of a sintered TiO(2) NT array on Ti foil, followed by dilute HF etching at room temperature. The resulting freestanding TiO(2) membranes were opaque with a slight yellow color having one end open and another end closed. The membranes were then fixed on transparent(More)
The increased use of thin film polymers in microelectronic applications has resulted in the need to better understand their chemical, thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties. Of particular interest are changes in mass and viscoelasticity during curing of new high temperature polymers. A highly sensitive technique that can monitor mass and(More)
The mechanism of electrical charge transport in hydrogenated nanocrystalline silicon (nc-Si:H) and the enhancement in electrical conductivity by hydrogen plasma exposure has been studied. Nanoscale electrical conduction measurements (laterally on the surface) suggested that the dominant charge transport in nc-Si:H occurs through the crystalline grain(More)
Organic material with high intensity of two-photon absorption (TPA) induced fluorescence can be used as the frequency up-converter materials for improving efficiency of the solar cells. In this work, the organic molecular structures were designed by symmetrically grafting two elongated conjugated linkers on a conjugated core and then adding donor groups at(More)
Geometry dependence of surface plasmon resonance of 2D metallic photonic crystals (PCs) was assessed using rigorous 3D finite difference time domain analysis. PCs of noble metallic rectangular and cylindrical nanopillars in square and triangular lattices on thick noble metal film were simulated for maximum field enhancement. It was found that the period,(More)