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  • Author(s):
    Margaret L. Butzen, Jeremy B. Fein
    Abstract:

    In this study, we measured the effect of EPS on Cd and proton adsorption behaviors by measuring the extent of adsorption onto biomass with and without the EPS removed via a cation exchange resin. We conducted both Cd adsorption experiments and potentiometric titrations of biomass using three common bacterial species: one Gram-positive (Bacillus subtilis) and two Gram-negative (Shewanella oneidensis, Pseudomonas putida) species. The Cd adsorption experiments were con- ducted as a function of m…

    Date Published:
    2019-01
  • Author(s):
    Muhammad Ahmad, Chao Tang, Liu Yang, Andriy Yaroshchuk, Merlin Bruening
    Abstract:

    Development of anion-exchange membranes (AEMs) with selectivities among anions may expand the applications of these membranes in salt separations. This work shows that layer-by-layer coating of aliphatic polyamide AEMs with poly(4-styrenesulfonate) (PSS)/protonated poly(allylamine) (PAH) films enhances Cl − /SO 42− dialysis selectivities, and the extent of this enhancement depends on the source-phase salt concentrations. For a source phase containing 0.01 M NaCl and 0.01 M Na 2 SO 4 and a rec…

    Date Published:
    2019-02
  • Author(s):
    Seung-Ryong Kwon, Donghoon Han, Paul Bohn
    Abstract:

    Conspectus Electrochemical measurements conducted in confined volumes provide a powerful and direct means to address scientific questions at the nexus of nanoscience, biotechnology, and chemical analysis. How are electron transfer and ion transport coupled in confined volumes and how does understanding them require moving beyond macroscopic theories? Also, how do these coupled processes impact electrochemical detection and processing? We address these questions by studying a special type of c…

    Date Published:
    2019-10
  • Author(s):
    Pius Adelani, Ginger E. Sigmon, Jennifer Szymanowski, Peter Burns
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    Two high nuclearity uranyl cages were crystallized in high yield under mild solvothermal conditions using rigid aryl phosphonate ligands. These compounds are prepared either through an in situ phosphonate ligand condensation reaction or via serendipitous assembly with a bulky phosphonate ligand. Firstly, the flexibility of the phosphonate ligands enhances the curvature of the uranyl polyhedra in the assembly of both compounds. Secondly, the formation of bent pyrophosphonate ligands through te…

    Date Published:
    2019-09
  • Author(s):
    Sachwa Chong, Sergei M. Aksenov, Frabrice Dal Bo, Samuel N. Perry, Foteini Dimakopoulou, Peter C. Burns
    Abstract:

    Uranyl vanadate compounds with divalent cations, M(UO2)(V2O7) (M = Ca, Sr) and Sr3(UO2)(V2O7)2, were synthesized by flux crystal growth, and their crystal structures were solved using single-crystal X-ray diffraction data. Ca(UO2)V2O7 and Sr(UO2)V2O7 were synthesized from reactants with molar ratios M:U:V of 1:1:2 and identical heating conditions, and increasing the M:U:V ratio to 3:1:4 resulted in Sr3(UO2)(V2O7)2. Crystallographic data for M(UO2)V2O7 compounds are: a = 7.1774(18) Å, b = 6.77…

    Date Published:
    2019-07
  • Author(s):
    Karen Torosyan, Alexey Sedegov, Kirill Kuskov, Mohammad Abedi, Dmitry Arkhipov, Philipp Kiryukhamtsev-Korneer, Stepan Vorotilo, Dmitry Moskovskikh
    Abstract:

    The influence of different SPS-based methods, that is, conventional spark plasma sintering (SPS), flash SPS (FSPS), and reactive SPS (RSPS) on the properties of Al2O3/SiC composite was investigated. It was shown that the application of preliminary high energy ball milling of the powders significantly enhances the sinterability of the ceramics. It was also demonstrated that FSPS provides unique conditions for rapid, that is, less than a minute, consolidation of refractory ceramics. The Al2O3-2…

    Date Published:
    2019-07
  • Author(s):
    J. Schiltz, Andrew Rosenberger, Todd Render, Bernice Aboud Gatrell, Haibo Qu, Colton Steiner, Paul McGinn, Steve Schmid
    Abstract:

    Ceramics have exceptional tribological performance in high wear applications, but susceptibility to brittle fracture requires expensive postprocessing, including hot isostatic pressing and polishing. Consequently, additive manufacturing (AM) represents a collection of potentially costsaving approaches for ceramic production. AM technologies have been demonstrated for oxide ceramics, but the performance of self-mated AM materials remains unknown and underscores a critical knowledge gap. Alumin…

    Date Published:
    2019-06
  • Author(s):
    Christopher Smyth, Lee Walsh, Pavel Bolshakov, Massimo Catalano, Michael Schmidt, Brendan Sheehan, Rafik Addou, Luhua Wang, Jiyoung Kim, Moon Kim, Christopher Hinkle, Robert Wallace
    Abstract:

    Sc has been employed as an electron contact to a number of two-dimensional (2D) materials (e.g. MoS2, black phosphorous) and has enabled, at times, the lowest electron contact resistance. However, the extremely reactive nature of Sc leads to stringent processing requirements and metastable device performance with no true understanding of how to achieve consistent, high-performance Sc contacts. In this work, WSe2 transistors with impressive subthreshold slope (109 mV dec−1) and I ON/I OFF (106…

    Date Published:
    2019-07
  • Author(s):
    Christopher Smyth, Lee Walsh, Pavel Bolshakov, Massimo Catalano, Michael Schmidt, Brendan Sheehan, Rafik Addou, Luhua Wang, Jiyoung Kim, Moon Kim, Christopher Hinkle, Robert Wallace
    Abstract:

    Sc has been employed as an electron contact to a number of two-dimensional (2D) materials (e.g. MoS2, black phosphorous) and has enabled, at times, the lowest electron contact resistance. However, the extremely reactive nature of Sc leads to stringent processing requirements and metastable device performance with no true understanding of how to achieve consistent, high-performance Sc contacts. In this work, WSe2 transistors with impressive subthreshold slope (109 mV dec−1) and I ON/I OFF (106…

    Date Published:
    2019-07
  • Author(s):
    Shanmugam Panneer Selvam, Ryan De Palma, Kristen Johnson, Rasesh Parikh, Vamsi Gangaraju, Yuri Peterson, Mohammed Dany, Robert V. Stahelin, Christina Voelkel-Johnson, Zdzislaw Szuic, Erhard Bieberich, Besi Ogetmen
    Abstract:

    Formation of membrane pores/channels regulates various cellular processes, such as necroptosis or stem cell niche signaling. However, the roles of membrane lipids in the formation of pores and their biological functions are largely unknown. Here, using the cellular stress model evoked by the sphingolipid analog drug FTY720, we show that formation of ceramide-enriched membrane pores, referred to here as ceramidosomes, is initiated by a receptor-interacting Ser/Thr kinase 1 (RIPK1)-ceramide com…

    Date Published:
    2019-01
  • Author(s):
    S. Kharatyan, H. Chatilyan, K. Manukyan
    Abstract:

    Nickel oxide reduction by methane is of particular importance in catalysis, extractive metallurgy, and clean power generation technologies. Despite extensive investigations of the NiO + CH4 reaction, many questions remain about its kinetics and molecular and structural transformation mechanisms. This work reports the reduction kinetics of bulk polycrystalline NiO by CH4 using a new calorimetric method. The method permits rapid, controllable heating of the NiO/Ni wires and continuous data (ele…

    Date Published:
    2019-08
  • Author(s):
    Tuphan Devkota, Gregory Hartland
    Abstract:

    Propagating surface plasmon polaritons (PSPPs) are electron motions at the surfaces of conductors that have a definite momentum. For metal nanostructures on a glass substrate, two types of PSPP modes exist: bound modes where the field is localized at the metal−glass interface and leaky modes at the metal−air interface. In this paper, the leaky PSPP modes of Ag and Au nanostripes created by photolithography were examined by a combination of real space and Fourier space (back focal plane) imagi…

    Date Published:
    2019-06