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Thin stillage (TS), a wastewater from rice wine distillery can well sustain the growth of Gluconacetobacter xylinus for production of bacterial cellulose (BC). When used as a supplement to the traditional BC production medium (Hestrin and Schramm medium), the enhancement of BC production increased with the amount of TS supplemented in a static culture of G.(More)
Pichia pastoris has been used to produce various recombinant proteins under high oxygen demand conditions. To improve the heterologous production of β-galactosidase, the vgb gene encoding Vitreoscilla hemoglobin (VHb) was co-expressed in the P. pastoris cytoplasm under the control of the methanol-inducible promoter. Co-expression of VHb under different(More)
An heterologous expression of Vitreoscilla hemoglobin (VHb) for improving cell growth and recombinant protein production has been successfully demonstrated in various hosts, including Pichia pastoris. Lower temperature cultures can enhance target protein production in some studies of P. pastoris. In this study, the strategy of combining heterologous VHb(More)
We demonstrate a thermoelectric nanogenerator (NG) made from a single Sb-doped ZnO micro/nanobelt that generates an output power of about 1.94 nW under a temperature difference of 30 K between the two electrodes. A single Sb-doped ZnO microbelt was bonded at its ends on a glass substrate as a NG, which can give an output voltage of 10 mV and an output(More)
We demonstrated the first application of a pyroelectric nanogenerator as a self-powered sensor (or active sensor) for detecting a change in temperature. The device consists of a single lead zirconate titanate (PZT) micro/nanowire that is placed on a thin glass substrate and bonded at its two ends, and it is packaged by polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). By using(More)
We demonstrated a flexible strain sensor based on ZnSnO(3) nanowires/microwires for the first time. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy indicates that the ZnSnO(3) belongs to a rhombohedral structure with an R3c space group and is grown along the [001] axis. On the basis of our experimental observation and theoretical calculation, the(More)
We have developed a simple, cost-effective, and scalable approach to fabricate a piezoelectric nanogenerator (NG) with stretchable and flexible characteristics using BaTiO3 nanotubes, which were synthesized by the hydrothermal method. The NG was fabricated by making a composite of the nanotubes with polymer poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS). The peak(More)
Single-crystal indium antimony (InSb) nanowire was fabricated into middle-infrared photodetectors based on a metal-semiconductor-metal (M-S-M) structure. The InSb nanowires were synthesized using an electrochemical method at room temperature. The characteristics of the FET reveal an electron concentration of 3.6 × 1017 cm-3 and an electron mobility of(More)
We are the first group to use a simple direct ultraviolet light (UV, λ=365 nm, I=76 mW cm(-2)) in a decomposition process to fabricate ZnO nanowires on a flexible substrate using a zinc acetylacetonate hydrate precursor in ambient air. ZnO nanocrystal (or nanowire) production only requires three to ten minutes. A field emission scanning electron microscopy(More)
We demonstrated a single microwire photodetector first made using a VO2 microwire that exhibted high responsivity (Rλ) and external quantum efficiency (EQE) under varying light intensities. The VO2 nanowires/microwires were grown and attached on the surface of the SiO2/Si(100) substrate. The SiO2 layer can produce extremely low densities of long VO2(More)