Zhi-Kang Xu

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1. In the retina, two distinct, light-evoked releases of K+ have been described. One takes place in the outer plexiform layer (OPL) and is termed the "distal K+ increase." The other takes place in the inner plexiform layer (IPL) and is termed the "proximal K+ increase." Although the distal K+ increase generates the electroretinogram (ERG) b-wave, the(More)
Oil-polluted water is a worldwide problem due to the increasing industrial oily wastewater and the frequent oil spill accidents. Here, we report a novel kind of superhydrophilic hybrid membranes for effective oil/water separation. They were prepared by depositing CaCO3-based mineral coating on PAA-grafted polypropylene microfiltration membranes. The rigid(More)
Measurements of the Nernst signal in the vortex-liquid state of the cuprates to high fields (33 T) reveal that vorticity extends to very high fields even close to the zero-field critical temperature T(c0). In overdoped La2-xSrxCuO4, we show that the upper critical field H(c2)(T) curve does not end at T(c0), but at a much higher temperature. These results(More)
A series of 122 phase BaFe 2−x Ni x As 2 (x = 0, 0.055, 0.096, 0.18, 0.23) single crystals were grown by self flux method and a dome-like Ni doping dependence of superconducting transition temperature is discovered. The transition temperature T on c reaches a maximum of 20.5 K at x = 0.096, and it drops to below 4 K as x ≥ 0.23. The negative thermopower in(More)
We report on the synthesis and application of a new hydrogel based on a methacrylate substituted polyphosphazene. Through ring-opening polymerization and nucleophilic substitution, poly[bis(methacrylate)phosphazene] (PBMAP) was successfully synthesized from hexachlorocyclotriphosphazene. By adding PBMAP to methacrylic acid solution and then treating with UV(More)
Ferromagnetism and superconductivity are antagonistic phenomena. Their coexistence implies either a modulated ferromagnetic order parameter on a lengthscale shorter than the superconducting coherence length or a weak exchange coupling between the itinerant superconducting electrons and the localized ordered spins. In some iron based pnictide superconductors(More)
We present the first measurement on the Nernst effect in the normal state of the odd-parity, spin-triplet superconductor Sr2RuO4. Below 100 K, the Nernst signal was found to be negative, large, and, as a function of magnetic field, nonlinear. Its magnitude increases with the decreasing temperature until reaching a maximum around T* approximately equal to(More)
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