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The structural effects of fullerene on i-motif DNA were investigated by characterizing the structures of fullerene-free and fullerene-bound i-motif DNA, in the presence of cDNA and in solutions of varying pH, using circular dichroism and synchrotron small-angle X-ray scattering. To facilitate a direct structural comparison between the i-motif and duplex(More)
We report on the facile fabrication of a stretchable array of highly sensitive pressure sensors. The proposed pressure sensor consists of the top layer of Au-deposited polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) micropillars and the bottom layer of conductive polyaniline nanofibers on a polyethylene terephthalate substrate. The sensors are operated by the changes in(More)
The morphological structures in thin films of a diblock copolymer of methyl methacrylate and polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) functionalized methacrylate (PMMA-b-PMAPOSS) with a volume ratio of 13/87 were investigated in detail by using synchrotron grazing incidence small and wide-angle X-ray scattering (GISAXS and GIWAXS). In addition, its(More)
The miscibility and the mechanism for thermal nanopore templating in films prepared from spin-coating and subsequent drying of homogenous solutions of curable polymethylsilsesquioxane dielectric precursor and thermally labile, reactive triethoxysilyl-terminated four-armed poly(epsilon-caprolactone) porogen were investigated in detail by in situ(More)
Internet telephone uses VoIP as its communication protocol, where it provides various additional services with inexpensive fare when the terminal is connected to the Internet. The existing auto-provisioning systems that manage Internet telephone terminals are targeting large size VoIP service providers or enterprises, and have few considerations on the(More)
The crystallization behavior of microbially synthesized poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) and its copolymers [P(HB-co-HHx)] containing 2.5, 3.4, and 12 mol % 3-hydroxyhexanoate (HHx) comonomer and the melting of the resultant crystals were studied in detail using time-resolved small-angle X-ray scattering and differential scanning calorimetry. The polyesters(More)
In situ grazing incidence small-angle X-ray scattering analysis was successfully performed during the thermal processing of film blends of polymethylsilsesquioxane (PMSSQ) precursor and triethoxysilyl-terminated six-arm poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (mPCL6) porogen. In addition, thermogravimetric analysis of the films was carried out in a nitrogen atmosphere.(More)
In this study, we report the first production of two-dimensionally well-ordered molecular multilayers (i.e., with a well-defined molecular lamellar structure) based on the antiparallel beta-sheet chain conformation in thin films of a brush polypeptide, poly(S-n-hexadecyl-dl-homocysteine) (PHHC), through the use of a simple spin-coating process and the(More)
In this study, we quantitatively investigated the temperature-dependent phase transition behaviors of thin films of an interesting amphiphilic diblock copolymer, poly(ethylene oxide)-b-poly(11-[4-(4-butylphenylazo)phenoxy]undecyl methacrylate) (p(EO)-b-p(MAAZ)) and the resulting morphological structures by using synchrotron grazing incidence X-ray(More)
We have synthesized well-defined multiarmed star polystyrenes, with 6, 9, 17, 33, and 57 arms, and studied their molecular shapes and structural characteristics in a good solvent (tetrahydrofuran at 25 degrees C) and in a theta (Theta) solvent (cyclohexane at 35 degrees C) by small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) using a synchrotron radiation source. Analysis(More)
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