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Micromechanical resonators are promising replacements for quartz crystals for timing and frequency references owing to potential for compactness, integrability with CMOS fabrication processes, low cost, and low power consumption. To be used in high performance reference application, resonators should obtain a high quality factor. The limit of the quality(More)
A series of nanocomposites consisting of zero-valent iron nanoparticles (ZVI NPs) encapsulated in SiO2 microspheres were successfully synthesized through a successive two-step method, i.e., the wet chemical reduction by borohydride followed by a modified Stöber method. The as-synthesized nanocomposites were characterized using X-ray diffraction, field(More)
This paper reports the use of movable electrodes that can be electrostatically pulled in to achieve narrow gaps beyond lithography / etch capabilities. Width-extensional resonators with frequencies of 50 MHz and quality factors of 150k are demonstrated with such movable electrodes to have a significantly lower motional impedances when pull-in occurs.(More)
Using fuzzy c-means clustering procedure to find a condensed set for Parzen windows estimation (Parzen<sub>FCMC</sub>) is proposed in this paper. The full Parzen windows estimator usually requires more computation and storage. However, the experimental simulations show that the significant increase of reference data may not improve the estimation(More)
(b) Figure 2. 45° SEM images of an encapsulated device free from etch perforations, from (a) the top side and (b) the underside. Figure 1. Process for releasing large device areas without etch holes and controlling the doping concentration via epitaxial deposition, with epi-seal encapsulation. ABSTRACT A process is presented for the fabrication of high(More)
Fe-N-C series catalysts are always attractive for their high catalytic activity towards the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). However, they usually consist of various components such as iron nitrides, metallic iron, iron carbides, N-doped carbon and Fe-N4 moieties, leading to controversial contributions of these components to the catalysis of the ORR,(More)
CeO2 nanoparticles (NPs) have been well demonstrated as an antioxidant in protecting against oxidative stress-induced cellular damages and a potential therapeutic agent for various diseases thanks to their redox enzyme-mimicking activities. The Ce(3+)/Ce(4+) ratio and oxygen vacancies on the surface have been considered as the major originations responsible(More)
A stem cell-derived mineralized extracellular matrix (ECM) may be a good strategy to endow scaffolds with a bone microenvironment, thus inducing bone regeneration. However, it also faces some challenges, such as limited cell number, additional wound for autologous cell isolation, and time consumption of cell expansion. In this study, we designed a novel(More)
In this work, a novel agarose gel electrophoresis strategy has been developed for separation of DNA fragments by doping graphene oxide (GO) into agarose gel. The results show that the addition of GO into agarose gel significantly improved the separation resolution of DNA fragments by increasing the shift distances of both the single DNA fragments and the(More)