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Iterative control approach to high-speed force-distance curve measurement using AFM: time-dependent response of PDMS example.
Force-distance curve measurements using atomic force microscope (AFM) has been widely used in a broad range of areas. However, currently force-curve measurements are hampered the its low speed ofExpand
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Inorganic-modified semiconductor TiO2 nanotube arrays for photocatalysis
Semiconductor photocatalysis is a promising physicochemical process for the photodegradation of organic contaminants and bacterial detoxification. Among various oxide semiconductor photocatalysts,Expand
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High efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells based on hierarchically structured nanotubes.
Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) based on hierarchically structured TiO(2) nanotubes prepared by a facile combination of two-step electrochemical anodization with a hydrothermal process exhibitedExpand
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Self-assembly of gradient concentric rings via solvent evaporation from a capillary bridge.
A drop of solution containing nonvolatile solute is allowed to evaporate from a sphere-on-flat geometry. Left behind is a striking pattern of gradient concentric rings with unprecedented regularity.Expand
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p-n Heterojunction photoelectrodes composed of Cu2O-loaded TiO2 nanotube arrays with enhanced photoelectrochemical and photoelectrocatalytic activities
Cu2O/TiO2 p–n heterojunction photoelectrodes were prepared by depositing different amounts of p-type Cu2O nanoparticles on n-type TiO2 nanotube arrays (i.e., forming Cu2O/TiO2 composite nanotubes)Expand
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Freestanding TiO2 Nanotube Arrays with Ultrahigh Aspect Ratio via Electrochemical Anodization
Self-organized, freestanding titania (TiO2) membrane with ultrahigh aspect ratio of the length/diameter (∼1500) was fabricated via electrochemical anodization of highly pure titanium (Ti) foil inExpand
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Anodic Formation of Ordered TiO2 Nanotube Arrays: Effects of Electrolyte Temperature and Anodization Potential
Highly ordered TiO2 nanotube arrays were fabricated via electrochemical anodization of high purity Ti foil and Ti thin film coated indium tin oxide (ITO) glass in fluorine containing electrolytesExpand
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High-efficiency photoelectrocatalytic hydrogen generation enabled by palladium quantum dots-sensitized TiO2 nanotube arrays.
TiO(2) nanotube arrays (TNTAs) sensitized by palladium quantum dots (Pd QDs) exhibit highly efficient photoelectrocatalytic hydrogen generation. Vertically oriented TNTAs were prepared by aExpand
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Towards high-performance polymer-based thermoelectric materials
Thermoelectric materials have garnered considerable attention due to their unique ability to directly convert heat to electricity and vice versa. Polymers carry many intrinsic advantages such as lowExpand
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Thermopower enhancement in conducting polymer nanocomposites via carrier energy scattering at the organic–inorganic semiconductor interface
The energy-filtering effect was successfully employed at the organic–inorganic semiconductor interface of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) nanocomposites with the addition of Bi2Te3 nanowires, whereExpand
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