Luyuan Zhang

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Conductometric semiconducting metal oxide gas sensors have been widely used and investigated in the detection of gases. Investigations have indicated that the gas sensing process is strongly related to surface reactions, so one of the important parameters of gas sensors, the sensitivity of the metal oxide based materials, will change with the factors(More)
The Fukushima nuclear accident in March 2011 has released a large amount of radioactive pollutants to the environment. Of the pollutants, iodine-129 is a long-lived radionuclide and will remain in the environment for millions of years. This work first report levels and inorganic speciation of (129)I in seawater depth profiles collected offshore Fukushima in(More)
Aerosol samples were collected from Tsukuba, Japan, soon after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident and analyzed for speciation of radiocesium and radioiodine to explore their chemical behavior and isotopic ratios after the release. Most (134)Cs and (137)Cs were bound in organic matter (53–91%) and some in water-soluble fractions (5–15%), whereas a(More)
BACKGROUND Many diseases include microRNAs (miRNAs) as reported biomarkers. The significance of circulating miRNAs for early diagnosis of acute stroke in humans is unknown. We aim to determine whether circulating miRNAs potentially serve as novel biomarkers for acute stroke. METHODS We prospectively recruited patients with acute stroke and those with(More)
The Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in 2011 has released a large amount of radionuclides to the atmosphere, and the radioactive plume has been dispersed to a large area in Europe and returned to Asia. To explore long-term trend of the Fukushima-derived radioactive plume and the behavior of harmful radioiodine in the atmosphere, long-term(More)
Separation of carrier free iodine from low iodine level samples and accurate measurement of ultralow level (129)I in micrograms of iodine target are essential but a bottleneck in geological dating of terrestrial system and tracer research using naturally produced (129)I. In this work, we present a carrier free method using coprecipitation of AgI with AgCl(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) crystalline anatase titanium dioxide (TiO(2)) hierarchical nanostructures were synthesized through a facile and controlled hydrothermal and after-annealing process. The formation mechanism for the anatase TiO(2) 3D hierarchical nanostructures was investigated in detail. The 3D hierarchical nanostructures morphologies are formed by(More)
Iodine-129 is widely used as a tracer in various environmental practices such as monitoring of nuclear environmental safety, seawater exchange and transport, geochemical cycle of stable iodine and dating of geological events. The spatial distribution of (129)I concentration varies significantly on global scale because of anthropogenic input from nuclear(More)
Anthropogenic (129)I as a long-lived radioisotope of iodine has been considered as an ideal oceanographic tracer due to its high residence time and conservative property in the ocean. Surface water samples collected from the East China Sea (ECS) in August 2013 were analyzed for (129)I, (127)I and their inorganic chemical species in the first time. The(More)
The hexagonal faceted ZnO quantum dots (QDs) about 3-4 nm have been prepared via a sol-gel route by using oleic acid (OA) as the capping agent. It is revealed by electron diffraction patterns and high resolution transmission electron microscopy lattice images that the profile surfaces of the highly crystalline ZnO QDs are mainly composed of {100} planes,(More)