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Ultrasmall SnO2 nanocrystals as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) have been synthesized by bubbling an oxidizing gas into hot surfactant solutions containing Sn-oleate complexes. Annealing of the particles in N2 carbonifies the densely packed surface capping ligands resulting in carbon encapsulated SnO2 nanoparticles (SnO2/C). Carbon… (More)
Water-soluble magnetic-functionalized graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) composites were synthesized successfully by in situ decorating spinel ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles on g-C3N4 sheets (CN-ZnFe) through a one-step solvothermal method. The magnetic properties of CN-ZnFe can be effectively controlled via tuning the coverage density and the size of ZnFe2O4… (More)
In this study, Ca-montmorillonite (Ca-Mt) modified with Bi(3+) was used as a novel adsorbent for the sorption of Co(II) from aqueous solutions. The sorption of Co(II) on Bi-montmorillonite (Bi-Mt) was investigated as a function of contact time, pH, ionic strength, adsorbent content, Co(II) concentrations, fulvic acid (FA) and temperature. Compared to Ca-Mt,… (More)
Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is a promising modality for in vivo quantification and visualization of soft tissue elasticity. It involves three stages of processes for (1) external excitation, (2) wave imaging and (3) elasticity reconstruction. One of the important issues to be addressed in MRE is wave image processing and enhancement. In this study… (More)
Surface chemical and electrochemical techniques were applied to reveal the unfolding of bovine serum albumin (BSA) molecules induced by concentrations in aqueous solution. Real-time surface pressures vs time (π-t) kinetic curves were recorded over an aqueous subphase (190 mL) by spreading BSA solutions of different concentrations but of the same amount (8.0… (More)
Hierarchical nanocomposites of polyaniline (PANI) nanorods array on graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets are successfully obtained by dilute polymerization under -20 °C. They exhibit excellent water treatment performance with a superb removal capacity of 1149.4 mg g(-1) for Cr(VI).
ZnO@Zn3 P2 quantum dots (QDs) are synthesized, with emission from yellow to red. Photoelectrochemical investigations reveal that the current and voltage of the QD-derivatized electrodes show a response upon illumination. A photocurrent of ca. 8 nA cm(-2) for a monolayer of ZnO@Zn3 P2 QDs deposited on indium tin oxide (ITO) electrode is recorded.
Bandgap narrowing and a more positive valence band (VB) potential are generally considered to be effective methods for improving visible-light-driven photocatalysts because of the significant enhancement of visible-light absorption and oxidation ability. Herein, an approach is reported for the synthesis of a novel visible-light-driven high performance… (More)
Extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy combined with statistical F-tests is used to investigate the local atomic structures of Ni(II) adsorbed on Na-rectorite. The EXAFS analysis results of Ni(II) sorption samples indicate that the first coordination shell consists of ~6 O at the Ni-O interatomic distance (R) of ~2.04 Å. The presence… (More)
A simple and green route was developed for the first time to produce fluorescent graphitic carbon nitride (F-g-C₃N₄) by hydrothermal treatment of bulk g-C₃N₄. The produced F-g-C₃N₄ dots have blue emission and a high quantum yield, and were applied as a very effective fluorescent probe for label-free selective and sensitive detection of Cu(2+) and Fe(3+)… (More)