Ronghui Zhou

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The motion of a suspension of erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBCs) in response to a high-frequency alternating current (AC) field in a microfluidic device is examined with parallel and orthogonal electrode configurations to delineate the various fundamental driving forces. Cell repulsion from the platinum electrodes due to electrode polarization interacting(More)
The high polarizability and dielectrophoretic mobility of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) are utilized to capture and detect low numbers of bacteria and submicron particles in milliliter-sized samples. Concentrated SWNT solutions are mixed with the sample and a high-frequency (>100 kHz) alternating current (AC) field is applied by a microelectrode(More)
Blood suspension fails to penetrate a capillary with radius R less than 50 microm even if the capillary is perfectly wettable. This invasion threshold is attributed to three red blood cells (RBCs) segregation mechanisms--corner deflection at the entrance, the intermediate deformation-induced radial migration and shear-induced diffusion within a packed slug(More)
Positive ac dielectrophoresis ͑DEP͒ is used to rapidly align ensembles of CdSe semiconductor nanowires ͑NWs͒ near patterned microelectrodes. Due to their large geometric aspect ratio, the induced dipole of the wires is proportional to their conductivity, which can be drastically enhanced under super-band-gap illumination by several orders of magnitude, with(More)
Specimens of human immature permanent teeth after regenerative endodontic treatment (RET) are sparse. This case report describes the histologic and immunohistochemical findings of tissue formed in the canal space of a human immature permanent tooth with apical periodontitis after RET. A patient presenting with immature human permanent tooth #29 with apical(More)
Pairwise and random addition processes are ordinarily indistinguishable in hydrogenation reactions. The distinction becomes important only when the fate of spin correlation matters, such as in parahydrogen-induced polarization (PHIP). Supported metal catalysts were not expected to yield PHIP signals given the rapid diffusion of H atoms on the catalyst(More)
Deformability of erythrocyte was found to fundamentally alter the wetting dynamics of red blood cell (RBC) suspensions during their invasion into capillaries. Normal RBC suspensions failed to penetrate more than 1 cm into a glass capillary when the capillary radius was smaller than a critical value that is dependent on the erythrocyte concentration (about(More)
Parahydrogen induced polarization using heterogeneous catalysis can produce impurity-free hyperpolarized gases and liquids, but the comparatively low signal enhancements and limited scope of substrates that can be polarized pose significant challenges to this approach. This study explores the surface processes affecting the disposition of the bilinear spin(More)
Intense para-hydrogen-enhanced NMR signals are observed in the hydrogenation of propene and propyne over ceria nanocubes, nano-octahedra, and nanorods. The well-defined ceria shapes, synthesized by a hydrothermal method, expose different crystalline facets with various oxygen vacancy densities, which are known to play a role in hydrogenation and oxidation(More)
NMR Spectroscopy. C. R. Bowers, H. E. Hagelin-Weaver et al. describe in their Communication on page 14270 ff. how intense NMR signals are induced by incorporating para-H2 into propene and propane over octahedron-, cube-, or rod-shaped ceria nanocrystals.