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We report the synthesis of a Fe-porphyrin-like carbon nanotube from conventional plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. Covalent but seamless incorporation of the 5-6-5-6 porphyrinic Fe-N(4) moiety into the graphene hexagonal side wall was elucidated by x-ray and ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopies and first-principles electronic structure… (More)
We demonstrate a straightforward approach for rapid growth of wall-number selected, N-doped CNT arrays. Highly uniform nanopatterned iron catalyst arrays were prepared by tilted deposition through block copolymer nanotemplates. PECVD growth of CNTs from the nanopatterned catalysts in an NH(3) environment generated vertical N-doped CNTs with a… (More)
We present a flexible room temperature NO 2 gas sensor consisting of vertical carbon nanotubes ͑CNTs͒/reduced graphene hybrid film supported by a polyimide substrate. The reduced graphene film alone showed a negligible sensor response, exhibiting abnormal N–P transitions during the initial NO 2 injection. A hybrid film, formed by the growth of a vertically… (More)
Mussel-inspired interfacial engineering is synergistically integrated with block copolymer (BCP) lithography for the surface nanopatterning of low surface energy substrate materials, including, Teflon, graphene, and gold. The image shows the Teflon nanowires and their excellent superhydrophobicity.
We quantified the formed elements of urine sediment using newly designed plastic centrifuge tubes with top and bottom openings and a 0.5 ml sized bottom ball (YZ tube). This design minimizes the adherence of formed elements that occurs on the glass surface of conventional tubes. The numbers of white blood cells (WBC) and red blood cells (RBC) using glass… (More)
We demonstrate a surface energy modification method exploiting graphene film. Spin-cast, atomic layer thick, large-area reduced graphene film successfully played the role of surface energy modifier for arbitrary surfaces. The degree of reduction enabled the tuning of the surface energy. Sufficiently reduced graphene served as a neutral surface modifier to… (More)
Ice accretion has a negative impact on critical infrastructure, as well as a range of commercial and residential activities. Icephobic surfaces are defined by an ice adhesion strength τice < 100 kPa. However, the passive removal of ice requires much lower values of τice, such as on airplane wings or power lines (τice < 20 kPa). Such low τice values are… (More)