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We propose a type of elastic metamaterial comprising fluid-solid composite inclusions which can possess a negative shear modulus and negative mass density over a large frequency region. Such a material has the unique property that only transverse waves can propagate with a negative dispersion while longitudinal waves are forbidden. This leads to many(More)
A novel reagentless immunosensor was fabricated by immobilization of redox mediator 3,3',5,5'-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) on the Nafion (Nf) film modified glassy carbon electrode. Gold nanoparticles were assembled onto the TMB/Nafion film modified electrode to provide active sites for the immobilization of antibody molecules. The antibody (anti-MIgG), in the(More)
Neuronal calcium sensor-1 (NCS-1) protein has a variety of different neuronal functions and interacts with multiple binding partners mostly through a large solvent-exposed hydrophobic crevice (HC). A single R102Q mutation in human NCS-1 protein was demonstrated to be associated with autism disease. Solution NMR study reported that this R102Q mutant had(More)
A novel third-generation biosensor for hydrogen peroxide (H202) has been constructed based on horseradish peroxidase (HRP) immobilized by the sol-gel (SG) technology on carbon nanotube (CNT)-modified electrode. CNT has good promotion effects on the direct electron transfer between HRP and the electrode surface and the SG network provides a biocompatible(More)
Metamaterials can exhibit electromagnetic and elastic characteristics beyond those found in nature. In this work, we present a design of elastic metamaterial that exhibits multiple resonances in its building blocks. Band structure calculations show two negative dispersion bands, of which one supports only compressional waves and thereby blurs the(More)
We show the formation of ultraslow optical solitons in a lifetime broadened four-state atomic medium under Raman excitation. With appropriate conditions we demonstrate, both analytically and numerically, that both bright and dark ultraslow optical solitons can occur in such a highly resonant medium with remarkable propagation characteristics. This work may(More)
Directed self-assembly (DSA) of block copolymers (BCPs), either by selective wetting of surface chemical prepatterns or by graphoepitaxial alignment with surface topography, has ushered in a new era for high-resolution nanopatterning. These pioneering approaches, while effective, require expensive and time-consuming lithographic patterning of each substrate(More)
We describe the design and synthesis of a new graphene ribbon architecture that consists of perylenediimide (PDI) subunits fused together by ethylene bridges. We created a prototype series of oligomers consisting of the dimer, trimer, and tetramer. The steric congestion at the fusion point between the PDI units creates helical junctions, and longer(More)
Planar interconnected graphene woven fabrics (GWFs) are prepared by template-based chemical vapor deposition and the GWFs are employed as multifunctional filler for epoxy-based composites. Apart from flexibility, transparency, lightweight, and high electrical conductivity, the GWFs have unique morphological features consisting of orthogonally interweaved,(More)
We numerically realize the acoustic rainbow trapping effect by tapping an air waveguide with space-coiling metamaterials. Due to the high refractive-index of the space-coiling metamaterials, our device is more compact compared to the reported trapped-rainbow devices. A numerical model utilizing effective parameters is also calculated, whose results are(More)