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Silver ions are widely used as antibacterial agents, but the basic molecular mechanism of this effect is still poorly understood. X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy at the Ag LIII, S K, and P K edges reveals the chemical forms of silver in Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli (Ag(+) treated). The Ag LIII-edge XANES spectra of(More)
Here we report an instantaneous formation of high surface area metal nanosponges through a one-step inexpensive method in a completely green solvent, water. Merely by optimizing the concentration of the precursors and the reducing agent, we were able to generate a three-dimensional porous structure made up of nanowire networks. This is a general process,(More)
We present results from our investigations into correlating the styrene-oxidation catalysis of atomically precise mixed-ligand biicosahedral-structure [Au25(PPh3)10(SC12H25)5Cl2](2+) (Au25-bi) and thiol-stabilized icosahedral core-shell-structure [Au25(SCH2CH2Ph)18](-) (Au25-i) clusters with their electronic and atomic structure by using a combination of(More)
The past two decades have seen a dramatic raise in the number of investigations leading to the development of Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) devices for synthesis of nanomaterials. A majority of these investigations were focused on inorganic nanomaterials comprising of metals, metal oxides, nanocomposites and quantum dots. Herein, we provide an analysis of these(More)
Comparative theoretical and experimental investigations are reported into chemically induced magnetism in atomically-precise, ligand-stabilized gold clusters Au25 , Au38 and Au55 . The results indicate that [Au25 (PPh3 )10 (SC12 H25 )5 Cl2 ](2+) and Au38 (SC12 H25 )24 are diamagnetic, Au25 (SC2 H4 Ph)18 is paramagnetic, and Au55 (PPh3 )12 Cl6 , is(More)
Overview This supplementary document describes the India-Capricorn-Somalia rotations that are used for the analysis presented in the accompanying Bull et al. paper and includes rotations that supersede those published in previous related studies. Updated Capricorn-Somalia and India-Somalia finite rotations and the methods used to estimate them are described(More)
Chromatic effects of radial gradient-index materials have been analyzed, and several important conclusions have been derived in terms of material dispersion data. The use of Buchdahl dispersion data, both for base glass materials and ion-exchange pairs, provides some simple relationships for chromatic aberration and helps in selecting suitable materials for(More)
Herein, we report a facile route for the synthesis of foam-like porous oxides using carbon spheres and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) as sacrificial templates. The as-prepared porous structures were characterized by XRD, FESEM, TEM and BET methods. These foam-like macroporous oxides are formed through the fusion of oxide nanoparticles around the gas bubbles(More)