Theodora Krasia-Christoforou

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015 C.-S. Kim et al. (eds.), Hybrid and Hierarchical Composite Materials, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-12868-9_2 T. Krasia-Christoforou () Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Cyprus, 75, Kallipoleos Avenue, P.O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus e-mail: Abstract(More)
The quality of surface coating of magnetic nanoparticles destined as nanoprobes in clinical applications is of utmost significance for their colloidal stability and biocompatibility. A novel approach for the fabrication of such a coating involves the synthesis of well-defined diblock copolymers based on 2-(acetoacetoxy)ethyl methacrylate (chelating) and(More)
This study deals with the preparation of novel multiresponsive (magnetoresponsive, thermoresponsive and pH-responsive) nanocomposite conetworks consisting of oleic acid-coated magnetite nanoparticles (OA·Fe(3)O(4)), hydrophilic/thermoresponsive hexa(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate (HEGMA), hydrophobic/metal binding 2-(acetoacetoxy)ethyl(More)
Electrospun nanocomposite fibers consisting of crosslinked polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) chains and gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) were fabricated, starting from highly stable PVP/Au NP colloidal solutions with different NP loadings, followed by thermal treatment. Information on the morphological characteristics of the fibers and of the embedded Au NPs was(More)
We describe a fast and cost-effective process for the growth of carbon nanofibers (CNFs) at a temperature compatible with complementary metal oxide semiconductor technology, using highly stable polymer-Pd nanohybrid colloidal solutions of palladium catalyst nanoparticles (NPs). Two polymer-Pd nanohybrids, namely poly(lauryl(More)
The fabrication of electrospun magnetoactive fibrous nanocomposite membranes based on the water-soluble and biocompatible poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO), the biocompatible and biodegradable poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) and preformed oleic acid-coated magnetite nanoparticles (OA.Fe3O4) is reported. Visualization of the membranes by electron microscopy techniques(More)
The development of new synthetic approaches for the preparation of efficient 3D luminescent chemosensors for transition metal ions receives considerable attention nowadays, owing to the key role of the latter as elements in biological systems and their harmful environmental effects when present in aquatic media. In this work, we describe an easy and(More)
Electrospinning and electrospraying are two highly versatile and scalable electrohydrodynamic methods, which have attracted considerable attention during the last years towards the fabrication of polymer-based drug delivery systems. The latter may be obtained in the form of nano- or microfibers (via electrospinning) or as drug-loaded nano- and(More)
Copper hydroxide acetate (CHA), one layered hydroxide compound with tunable magnetism, attracts great interest because of its potential applications in memory devices. However, ferromagnetism for CHA is only demonstrated by means of GPa pressure. Herein, a new method is reported, involving the combination of different crystallization pathways to control(More)
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