Inorganic materials

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Ultrathin Homogenous AuNP Monolayers as Tunable Functional Substrates for Surface-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization of Small Biomolecules

Liu, Zhen; Zhang, Peng; Kister, Thomas; Kraus, Tobias; Volmer, Dietrich A.

A series of ultrathin, homogenous gold nanoparticle (AuNP) substrates for surface-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (SALDI-MS) were prepared using a simple air/water interface approach. These SALDI substrates enabled soft ionization and provided significant improvements in terms of signal intensities and reduced background levels in comparison to other AuNP morphologies for…
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Effect of the substrate temperature during gold-copper alloys thin film deposition by magnetron co-sputtering on the dealloying process

Chauvin, Adrien; Horak, Lukas; Duverger-Nédellec, Elen; Dopita, Milan; Tessier, Pierre-Yves; El Mel, Abdel-Aziz

Nanoporous gold is of great interest for many applications due to its three dimensional interconnected porosity at nanoscale. Among all currently use techniques to obtain nanoporous gold, dealloying is one of the most used method to create a well-controlled nanoporous morphology. Only few studies report on the creation of nanoporous…
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Elaboration of microporous CeO2 thin layers having nanocrystallites network controlled by Pluronic P123: Impact of key experimental parameters

Lu, Zijie; Rébiscoul, Diane; Causse, Jeremy; le Goff, Xavier; Mollard, Nicolas; Deschanels, Xavier

Microporous ceria thin films having nanocrystallites network were synthesized by evaporation-induced self-assembly process, using P123 amphiphilic copolymer as structure-directing agent. The impact of key experimental parameters, i.e., the sol ageing, the relative humidity (RH), the thermal treatment, on the thin layer elaboration were investigated. The results show that the organization…
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Effective corrosion protection by eco-friendly self-healing PMMA-cerium oxide coatings

Harb, Samarah Vargas; Trentin, Andressa; de Souza, Thiago Augusto Carneiro; Magnani, Marina; Pulcinelli, Sandra Helena; Santilli, Celso Valentim; Hammer, Peter

Metallic alloys are extensively used in many technological applications, however their susceptibility to corrosion causes huge economical losses and can result in failure of critical components. Aiming to obtain environmentally friendly, self-healing and high efficient anticorrosive coatings, organic-inorganic hybrids consisting of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) covalently bonded to CeO2/Ce2O3…
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Ibuprofen loading into mesoporous silica nanoparticles using Co-Spray drying: A multi-scale study

Ruffel, Lucas; Soulié, Jérémy; Coppel, Yannick; Roblin, Pierre; Brouillet, Fabien; Frances, Christine; Tourbin, Mallorie

Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles (MSN) are used in an increasing number of applications in nanomedicine. Their synthesis and external/internal functionalization have been extensively studied as well as their biological properties. Nevertheless, the conventional drug loading processes of MSN (such as impregnation), do not enable sufficient efficiency and are difficult to consider…
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Nanocrystalline ODS-iron aluminide by cryo-milling: consolidation, microstructure and mechanical behavior

Sarma, S. Sudhakara; Prasad, Satya; Joardar, Joydip; Suresh, K.; Reddy, A. V.; Vijay, R.

Nanocrystalline oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) Fe-25 at% Al alloy was produced by cryo-milling of elemental powder blend and Y2O3. The as-milled powder was consolidated by hot extrusion. The Microstructure and mechanical properties of the consolidated material were evaluated. Fracture of powder particles during milling was dominant due to cryo temperatures…
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Precipitation in original Duralumin A-U4G versus modern 2017A alloy

Brunet, Magali; Malard, Benoit; Ratel-Ramond, Nicolas; Deshayes, Christophe; Joulié, Sébastien; Warot-Fonrose, Bénédicte; Sciau, Philippe; Douin, Joël; De Geuser, Frédéric; Deschamps, Alexis

Precipitation in Duralumin, a historic quaternary alloy of the type: Al–Cu–Mg–Si, was never fully studied nor observed by current electron microscopy techniques. This article presents the full characterization and comparison of two alloys: a Duralumin (A-U4G) from the 1950s collected on a vintage aircraft and its modern equivalent: a 2017A…
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Slow Magnetic Relaxation of Co(II) Single Chains Embedded within Metal–Organic Superstructures

Kawamura, Airi; Filatov, Alexander S.; Anderson, John S.; Jeon, Ie-Rang

Two coordination polymers of the type Co(BPDC)(N-ox), with BPDC being 4,4?-biphenyldicarboxylate and N-ox being pyridine N-oxide (PNO) or isoquinoline N-oxide (IQNO), have been synthesized and characterized. The compounds feature 2D and 3D metal–organic networks that encapsulate Co(II)-based chains in a rigid superstructure. The dc and ac magnetic properties of these…
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Photocatalytic Template Removal by Non-Ozone-Generating UV Irradiation for the Fabrication of Well-Defined Mesoporous Inorganic Coatings

Reid, Barry; Taylor, Alaric; Alvarez-Fernandez, Alberto; Ismael, Muhamad Hafiz; Sharma, Shatakshi; Schmidt-Hansberg, Benjamin; Guldin, Stefan

The processing of mesoporous inorganic coatings typically requires a high-temperature calcination step to remove organic precursors that are essential during the material assembly. Lowering the fabrication energy costs and cutting back on the necessary resources would provide a greater scope for the deployment in applications such as architectural glass, optical…
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Restricting Effect of Solvent Aggregates on Distribution and Mobility of CuCl2 in Homogenous Catalysis

Wang, Yongtao; Wang, Guanqi; Yao, Jia; Li, Haoran

Extensive experimental and theoretical studies have proven the existence of solvent aggregates in alcohols, and some attempts have been made to explore the uneven distribution of solutes. Here, we studied the distribution and mobility of CuCl2 in 3-hexanol and ethanol and investigated the aerobic oxidation of 2,3,6-trimethylphenol under these systems.…