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Liquid Crystal Optical Device

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ISBN: 9783039280568 9783039280575 Year: Pages: 98 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-057-5 Language: English
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Subject: Physics (General) --- Science (General)
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The Special Issue “Liquid Crystal Optical Devices” discusses recent developments in the rapidly advancing subject of liquid crystals (LCs).

Nanoparticle-Reinforced Polymers

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ISBN: 9783039212835 9783039212842 Year: Pages: 334 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-284-2 Language: English
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Subject: Science (General) --- Chemistry (General)
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This book, a collection of 12 original contributions and 4 reviews, provides a selection of the most recent advances in the preparation, characterization, and applications of polymeric nanocomposites comprising nanoparticles. The concept of nanoparticle-reinforced polymers came about three decades ago, following the outstanding discovery of fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. One of the main ideas behind this approach is to improve the matrix mechanical performance. The nanoparticles exhibit higher specific surface area, surface energy, and density compared to microparticles and, hence, lower nanofiller concentrations are needed to attain properties comparable to, or even better than, those obtained by conventional microfiller loadings, which facilitates processing and minimizes the increase in composite weight. The addition of nanoparticles into different polymer matrices opens up an important research area in the field of composite materials. Moreover, many different types of inorganic nanoparticles, such as quantum dots, metal oxides, and ceramic and metallic nanoparticles, have been incorporated into polymers for their application in a wide range of fields, ranging from medicine to photovoltaics, packaging, and structural applications.

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chemical and physical interface --- surface modification of silica --- latex compounding method --- silica/NR composite --- thermoresponsive hyperbranched polymer --- gold nanoparticles --- in-situ synthesis --- colorimetric sensor --- silver ions --- Ag nanoparticles --- catalysis --- composite membrane --- separation --- SiO2 microspheres --- inorganic nanotubes --- PHBV --- nanomaterials --- morphology --- crystallization kinetics --- nanocomposite --- conductive polymer --- solar cell --- graphene --- graphene oxide --- power-conversion efficiency --- electrode --- active layer --- interfacial layer --- layered structures --- polymer-matrix composites --- mechanical properties --- gas barrier properties --- N-isopropylacrylamide --- N-isopropylmethacrylamide --- ratiometric temperature sensing --- FRET --- chain topology --- selective adsorption --- polymer-NP interface --- organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) --- PFO/MEH-PPV hybrids --- SiO2/TiO2 nanocomposite --- optoelectronic properties --- fluorescent assay --- fluorescence resonance energy transfer --- conjugated polymer nanoparticles --- gold nanoparticles --- melamine --- polymers --- composites --- carbon nanoparticles --- nano-hybrids --- nanocomposites --- sol–gel --- in situ synthesis --- metal oxides --- reduced graphene oxide --- graphene-like WS2 --- bismaleimide --- mechanical properties --- carrier transport --- polypropylene nanocomposite --- molecular chain motion --- electrical breakdown --- electric energy storage --- thermoplastic nanocomposite --- polyethylene --- power cable insulation --- electrical property --- structure-property relationship --- hybrid hydrogels --- nanoparticles --- nanosheets --- clays --- polymers --- adhesion --- n/a

Wine Aging Technologies

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ISBN: 9783038977483 Year: Pages: 120 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-749-0 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Biology --- Science (General)
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Wine aging is a desirable and valuable process, commonly used to improve wine quality, and traditionally carried out in oak wooden casks. The correct use of oak barrels and the ever-increasing demand for barrels in the different production areas of the world has led to a constant search for technological alternatives to reproduce the chemical and physical processes undergone by wines during their stay in barrels.The aim of this Special Issue is to publish a compilation of original research and revision works that cover different aspects of the ageing processes of wine in casks and other alternative systems that reproduce, with different technologies, the transformations that take place in the barrel.Important aspects to be addressed are:the type of technological solutions that exist for wine agingthe impact of these new technologies on the final productcomparison of the effect of emerging and traditional technologies on the wine ageddifferentiation of wines undergoing different systems to avoid fraudcharacterization of the new materials used in barrel productionaccelerated aging of wines with wood and oxygen

Silicon-Based Nanomaterials: Technology and Applications

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ISBN: 9783039210428 9783039210435 Year: Pages: 94 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-043-5 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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Silicon has been proven to be remarkably resilient as a commercial electronic material. The microelectronics industry has harnessed nanotechnology to continually push the performance limits of silicon devices and integrated circuits. Rather than shrinking its market share, silicon is displacing “competitor” semiconductors in domains such as high-frequency electronics and integrated photonics. There are strong business drivers underlying these trends; however, an important contribution is also being made by research groups worldwide, who are developing new configurations, designs, and applications of silicon-based nanoscale and nanostructured materials. This Special Issue features a selection of papers which illustrate recent advances in the preparation of chemically or physically engineered silicon-based nanostructures and their application in electronic, photonic, and mechanical systems.

Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

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ISBN: 9783039212293 9783039212309 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-230-9 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- Chemical Engineering
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Since their discovery, multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) have received tremendous attention due to their unique electrical, optical, physical, chemical, and mechanical properties. Remarkable advances have been made in the synthesis, purification, structural characterization, functionalization, and application of MWCNTs. Their particular characteristics make them well suited for a plethora of applications in a number of fields, namely nanoelectronics, nanofluids, energy management, (electro)catalysis, materials science, construction of (bio)sensors based on different detection schemes, multifunctional nanoprobes for biomedical imaging, and sorbents for sample preparation or removal of contaminants from wastewater. They are also useful as anti-bacterial agents, drug delivery nanocarriers, etc. The current relevant application areas are countless. This Special Issue presents original research and review articles that address advances, trends, challenges, and future perspectives regarding synthetic routes, structural features, properties, behaviors, and industrial or scientific applications of MWCNTs in established and emerging areas.

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water based nanofluid --- carbon-nanotubes --- boundary layer --- heat generation --- thermal radiation --- curved stretching sheet --- numerical solution --- Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT) --- Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube (MWCNT) --- MHD --- Casson model --- stretching sheet --- non-linear thermal radiation --- HAM --- zeolitic imidazolate framework --- multi-walled carbon nanotubes --- magnetic solid phase extraction --- organochlorine pesticides --- agricultural irrigation water --- Pd-CNT nanohybrids --- functionalized CNTs --- polarity --- semi-homogeneous catalysis --- heck reaction --- nanomaterials --- multi-walled carbon nanotubes --- synthesis methods --- electrochemical properties --- electrochemical sensors --- electroanalysis --- sensing applications --- multiwalled carbon nanotubes --- gold(I) --- gold(III) --- adsorption --- elution --- gold nanoparticles --- adsorption --- multi-walled carbon nanotubes --- nonylphenol --- kinetics --- multi-walled carbon nanotubes --- graphene oxide --- cerium oxide --- lubricating oil additives --- multi-wall carbon nanotube (MWCNT) --- azide-alkyne click chemistry --- RAFT polymerization --- PMMA --- carbon nanotubes --- composites --- radar absorbing materials --- complex permittivity --- chloride diffusion --- cement mortars --- carbon nanotubes --- mechanical properties --- electrical properties --- hydrophobic drugs --- drug delivery --- functionalized carbon nanotubes --- dissolution rate --- nanomedicine --- polymeric composites --- silicone rubber --- Ionic liquid --- carbon materials --- structural --- EMI shielding --- n/a

Catalysis by Precious Metals, Past and Future

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ISBN: 9783039287222 / 9783039287239 Year: Pages: 204 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-723-9 Language: eng
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Subject: Science (General) --- Chemistry (General) --- Inorganic Chemistry
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The future of the precious metals is shiny and resistant. Although expensive and potentially replaceable by transition metal catalysts, precious metal implementation in research and industry shows potential. These metals catalyze oxidation and hydrogenation due to their dissociative behavior toward hydrogen and oxygen, dehydrogenation, isomerization, and aromatization, etc. The precious metal catalysts, especially platinum-based catalysts, are involved in a variety of industrial processes. Examples include Pt–Rh gauze for nitric acid production, the Pt/Al2O3 catalyst for cyclohexane and propylene production, and Pd/Al2O3 catalysts for petrochemical hydropurification reactions, etc. A quick search of the number of published articles in the last five years containing a combination of corresponding “metals” (Pt, Pd, Ru, Rh and Au) and “catalysts” as keywords indicates the importance of the Pt catalysts, but also the continuous increase in the contribution of Pd and Au. This Special Issue reveals the importance of precious metals in catalysis and focuses on mono- and bi-metallic formulations of any supported precious metals and their promotional catalytic effect of other transition metals. The application of precious metals in diverse reactions, either homogeneous or heterogeneous, and studies of the preparation, characterization, and applications of the supported precious metal catalysts, are presented.

Self-Organizing Nanovectors for Drug Delivery

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ISBN: 9783039284283 / 9783039284290 Year: Pages: 186 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-429-0 Language: eng
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Subject: Medicine (General) --- Therapeutics
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Nanomedicine represents one of the most investigated areas in the last two decades in the field of pharmaceutics. Several nanovectors have been developed and a growing number of products have been approved. It is well known that many biomaterials are able to self-organize under controlled conditions giving rise nanostructures. Polymers, lipids, inorganic materials, peptides and proteins, and surfactants are examples of such biomaterials and the self-assembling property can be exploited to design nanovectors that are useful for drug delivery. The self-organization of nanostructures is an attractive approach to preparing nanovectors, avoiding complex and high-energy-consuming preparation methods, and, in some cases, facilitating drug loading procedures. Moreover, preparations based on these biocompatible and pharmaceutical grade biomaterials allow an easy transfer from the lab to the industrial scale. This book reports ten different works, and a review, aiming to cover multiple strategies and pharmaceutical applications in the field of self-organizing nanovectors for drug delivery.

MEMS Technology for Biomedical Imaging Applications

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ISBN: 9783039216048 9783039216055 Year: Pages: 218 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-605-5 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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Biomedical imaging is the key technique and process to create informative images of the human body or other organic structures for clinical purposes or medical science. Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology has demonstrated enormous potential in biomedical imaging applications due to its outstanding advantages of, for instance, miniaturization, high speed, higher resolution, and convenience of batch fabrication. There are many advancements and breakthroughs developing in the academic community, and there are a few challenges raised accordingly upon the designs, structures, fabrication, integration, and applications of MEMS for all kinds of biomedical imaging. This Special Issue aims to collate and showcase research papers, short commutations, perspectives, and insightful review articles from esteemed colleagues that demonstrate: (1) original works on the topic of MEMS components or devices based on various kinds of mechanisms for biomedical imaging; and (2) new developments and potentials of applying MEMS technology of any kind in biomedical imaging. The objective of this special session is to provide insightful information regarding the technological advancements for the researchers in the community.

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tilted microcoil --- electromagnetically-driven --- surface micromachining --- polyimide capillary --- MEMS --- ego-motion estimation --- indoor navigation --- monocular camera --- scale ambiguity --- wearable sensors --- photoacoustic --- microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) --- miniaturized microscope --- lead-free piezoelectric materials --- high frequency ultrasonic transducer --- needle-type --- high spatial resolution --- ultrahigh frequency ultrasonic transducer --- Si lens --- tight focus --- finite element simulation --- low noise amplifier (LNA) --- noise figure --- smart hydrogels --- bio-sensors --- chemo-sensor --- electrochemical sensors --- transduction techniques --- near-field microwave --- microwave resonator --- microwave remote sensing --- potentiometric sensor --- gold nanoparticles --- metal oxide field-effect transistor --- chemo-FET --- bio-FET --- photoacoustic imaging --- microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) --- MEMS scanning mirror --- micromachined US transducer --- microring resonator --- acoustic delay line --- MEMS mirror --- Lissajous scanning --- pseudo-resonant --- sensing --- imaging --- display --- MEMS actuators --- microendoscopy --- confocal --- two-photon --- wide-filed imaging --- photoacoustic --- fluorescence --- scanner --- capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) --- acoustics --- micromachining --- capacitive --- transducer --- modelling --- fabrication --- 3D Printing --- piezoelectric array --- ultrasonic transducer --- ultrasonic imaging --- micro-optics --- bioimaging --- microtechnology --- microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) --- in vitro --- in vivo --- cantilever waveguide --- electrostatic actuator --- non-resonating scanner --- optical scanner --- push-pull actuator --- rib waveguide --- n/a

Biomimetic Radical Chemistry and Applications

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ISBN: 9783039283927 9783039283934 Year: Pages: 300 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-393-4 Language: English
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Subject: Biology --- Science (General)
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The enormous importance of free radical chemistry for a variety of biological events, including ageing and inflammation, has attracted a strong interest in understanding the related mechanistic steps at the molecular level. Modelling the free radical chemical reactivity of biological systems is an important research area. When studying free-radical-based chemical mechanisms, biomimetic chemistry and the design of established biomimetic models come into play to perform experiments in a controlled environment that is suitably designed to be in strict connection with cellular conditions. This Special Issue gives the reader a wide overview of biomimetic radical chemistry, where molecular mechanisms have been defined and molecular libraries of products are developed to also be used as traces for the discovery of some relevant biological processes. Several subjects are presented, with 12 articles and 6 reviews written by specialists in the fields of DNA, proteins, lipids, biotechnological applications, and bioinspired synthesis, having “free radicals” as a common denominator.

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type 2 diabetes --- glycogen phosphorylase --- anomeric spironucleosides --- 1,6-dioxa-4-azaspiro[4.5]decane --- [1,5]-radical translocation --- DNA --- guanine quadruplexes --- radicals --- electron holes --- oxidative damage --- photo-ionization --- time-resolved spectroscopy --- inhomogeneous reactions --- radiosensitizers --- stationary radiolysis --- pulse radiolysis --- modified nucleosides --- cellular response --- liposomal somatostatin --- retarded delivery --- free radicals --- isomerization --- trans lipid --- peroxidation --- photolysis --- laser flash photolysis --- ?-radiolysis --- singlet oxygen --- nucleosides --- free radicals --- reaction mechanism --- catalase activity --- iron(IV)-oxo --- hydrogen peroxide --- oxidation --- kinetic studies --- gold nanoparticles --- albumin --- EPR spectroscopy --- Raman spectroscopy --- circular dichroism --- beta cells --- diabetes --- confocal microscopy --- lipidomics --- membrane fluidity maps --- cell micropolarity maps --- DNA damage --- 5?,8-cyclopurines --- 8-oxo-dG --- free radicals --- pulse radiolysis --- gamma radiolysis --- Fenton reaction --- oligonucleotides --- oxidative DNA damage --- DNA replication stress --- replication fork stalling --- genomic and epigenomic instability --- DNA methylation --- histone modifications --- miRNAs --- iron porphyrin --- heme --- ATRPase --- iron-mediated ATRP --- bio-mimicking catalyst --- biomimetic radical reaction --- bioinspired chemical catalysis --- protein labeling --- DNA oxidation --- DNA hole transfer --- DNA --- quantum dynamics --- electron transfer --- charge transfer --- radical reaction --- azidoalkylation --- carboazidation --- sulfones --- azides --- Julia–Kocienski olefination --- DNA damage --- copper --- chemical nuclease --- intercalation --- free radical oxidation --- protein stability --- therapeutic proteins --- thiyl radicals --- oxidation --- fragmentation --- cross-link --- 2-thiouracil --- radiosensitizers --- ?OH and ?N3 radicals --- 2c-3e S?S-bonded intermediates --- pulse radiolysis --- TD-DFT methods --- thiobases --- nucleobase derivatives --- reactive aldehydes --- hydroxynonenal --- oxononenal --- free fatty acids --- mitochondrial uncoupling protein --- lipid bilayer membranes

Biomedical Applications of Nanoparticles

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ISBN: 9783039285426 / 9783039285433 Year: Pages: 366 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-543-3 Language: eng
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Subject: Medicine (General)
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This book provides an overview of the design and physico-chemical properties of nanoparticles developed for biomedical applications such as targeting and detection of pathologies, nanovectorization of drugs, radiosensitization, metal detection, and nanocomposite implants. The considerations necessary when developing a new nanomedicine are also developed, including toxicological investigation, biodistribution, and efficacy. This book provides an accurate and current representation of the field by addressing the promises and hurdles of nanomedicine via 20 different pertinent studies. Covering a wide range of areas, this book is an excellent partner for physico-chemists, doctors, pharmacologists, and biochemists working on nanosciences dedicated to medicine, both in industry and in academia.

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curcumin --- mitoxantrone --- synergism --- PEG --- chitosan nanoparticles --- hybrid Fe-Si nanoparticles --- laser pyrolysis --- Caco2 cells --- cytotoxicity --- oxidative stress --- upconversion nanoparticles --- nanocarriers --- drug delivery --- gene delivery --- photolysis --- cancer imaging --- cytoreduction surgery --- fluorescent nanoparticle --- near-infrared --- short-wave infrared --- Candida glabrata --- extracellular --- mycosynthesis --- MIC --- MBC --- MFC --- membrane integrity --- TEM --- FTIR --- surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) --- Ag-film --- Hg2+ ions detection --- SERS sensor --- nanocomposites --- medical devices --- middle ear prosthesis --- silver nanoparticles --- biocompatibility --- thermoplastic polymer --- dihydroartemisinin --- liposomes --- autophagy --- apoptosis --- breast cancer --- surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) --- metal-enhanced fluorescence (MEF) --- dual functional imaging nanoprobe --- UiO-66 --- nanoparticles --- glioblastoma --- biocompatibility --- drug delivery --- alginate --- chitosan --- layer-by-layer --- magnetic nanoparticles --- drug delivery --- cancer --- curcumin --- lignin --- nanoparticle --- protein --- nanocellulose --- fibril --- enzyme --- heat --- self-assembly --- cross-link --- antibiotics --- nanoparticles --- biogenic nanoparticles --- antimicrobial --- antibiotic resistance --- multidrug resistant (MDR) microorganisms --- plasma --- nanomaterials --- nanomaterial synthesis --- plasma liquid Interactions --- non-thermal plasma --- biomedical applications --- core-shell nanoparticles --- biocompatible --- drug delivery --- anticancer --- SERS --- histamine --- nanostars --- nanophotonics --- computational electromagnetism --- surface enhanced Raman scattering --- SERS --- finite element method --- density functional theory calculations --- cell labeling --- cancer --- iron oxide superparamagnetic nanoparticles --- trans-resveratrol derivative --- drug delivery --- glioma --- gold nanoparticles --- radiosensitization --- thioredoxin reductase --- radiation --- prognosis --- biochemical mechanism --- nanodiamond --- targeted nanoparticles --- in vivo application --- cancer cell targeting --- antimiR --- nano-bio interaction

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