Kuen-Song Lin

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This third-generation 1.1-GHz 64-bit UltraSPARC microprocessor provides 1-MB on-chip level-2 cache, 4-Gb/s offchip memory bandwidth, and a new 200-MHz JBus interface that supports one to four processors. The 87.5-million transistor chip is implemented in a seven-layer-metal copper 0.13m CMOS process and dissipates 53 W at 1.3 V and 1.1 GHz.
The antimicrobial properties of CuO nanoparticles have been investigated, but the underlying mechanisms of toxicity remain the subject of debate. Here, we show that CuO nanoparticles exhibit significant toxicity at pH 5 against four different Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) strains, including Newman, SA113, USA300, and ATCC6538. At this pH, but not at pH(More)
The superior antimicrobial properties of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) are well-documented, but the exact mechanisms underlying Ag-NP microbial toxicity remain the subject of intense debate. Here, we show that Ag-NP concentrations as low as 10 ppm exert significant toxicity against Bacillus subtilis, a beneficial bacterium ubiquitous in the soil. Growth(More)
The main objectives of the present study were to investigate the chemical reduction of nitrate or nitrite species by zero-valent iron nanoparticle (ZVIN) in aqueous solution and related reaction kinetics or mechanisms using fine structure characterization. This work also exemplifies the utilization of field emission-scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM),(More)
Treatment of copper chemical mechanical polishing (Cu-CMP) wastewaters by batch electrocoagulation was found effective in simultaneously removing the very fine metal oxide particles, copper ion and organic pollutants in the previous investigations. In the present work, the continuous electrocoagulation tests were performed to explore their treatment(More)
TiO2/UV photocatalytic oxidation of DDT (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane), 1,2,3-trichlorobenzene and 4-chlorophenol were examined in aqueous solution in the presence of humic substances and organic mixtures to study if the degradation rates were affected. Both commercial and natural humic substances were observed to retard the(More)
Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) are an important antimicrobial additive in many industrial applications. However, mass-produced ZnO NPs are ultimately disposed of in the environment, which can threaten soil-dwelling microorganisms that play important roles in biodegradation, nutrient recycling, plant protection, and ecological balance. This study sought(More)
In the present work, a microchannel reactor for autothermal reforming of methanol using a synthesized catalyst porous alumina support-CuO/ZnO mixed with ZrO₂ sol washcoat has been developed and its fine structure and inner surface characterized. Experimentally, CuO/ZnO and alumina support with ZrO₂ sol washcoat catalyst (catalyst slurries) nanoparticles is(More)
Core-shell Fe3O4@silica magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with a strong base, triazabicyclodecene (TBD), were successfully synthesized for harvesting microalgae and for one-pot microalgae-to-fatty acid methyl ester (FAME, or so-called biodiesel) conversion. Three types of algae oil sources (i.e., dried algae, algae oil, and algae concentrate) were used(More)
The adsorption of three basic dyes (Rhodamine B (RB), Crystal Violet (CV), and Methylene Green (MG)) and two acid dyes (Acid Red 1 (AR1) and Erioglaucine (EG)) onto MCM-41 was studied to examine the potential of MCM-41 for the removal of dyes from water solution. The revolution of pore structure and surface chemical characteristics of MCM-41 induced by dyes(More)