Characteristic dimension

(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsMaterialPolymer researchSAXSSelf-assembled materialTechnique

Towards mechanical robust yet self-healing polyurethane elastomers via combination of dynamic main chain and dangling quadruple hydrogen bonds

Hu, Jin; Mo, Ruibin; Jiang, Xiang; Sheng, Xinxin; Zhang, Xinya

One of the greatest challenges of robust self-healing materials is the confliction between high chain mobility for self-healing and a stable structure for mechanical strength. Herein, dangling 2-ureido-4-pyrimidione (UPy)-functionalized side groups were introduced into the hard segments of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) elastomers, where embedded the dynamic disulfide bonds in the…
(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsMaterialPolymer researchSAXSSelf-assembled materialTechnique

Effects of Hard Segment of Polyurethane with Disulfide Bonds on Shape Memory and Self-Healing Ability

Ha, Yu-Mi; Seo, Hae Cheon; Kim, Young-O; Khil, Myung-Seob; Cho, Jae Whan; Lee, Jae-Suk; Jung, Yong Chae

Self-healing polyurethane with disulfide bonds was synthesized using polycarbonate diol as a soft segment, and methylene diphenyl diisocyanate and 2-hydroxyethyl disulfide as a hard segment. Well-developed phase separation as the hard segments increased was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectra. The X-ray diffraction data showed that the crystallinity of the…
(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsMaterialOtherPhase analysisPolymer researchSAXSSelf-assembled materialTechniqueTemperatureWAXS

Periodic Polyethylene Sulfonates from Polyesterification: Bulk and Nanoparticle Morphologies and Ionic Conductivities

Rank, Christina; Yan, Lu; Mecking, Stefan; Winey, Karen I.

A series of polyethylene-like ionomers with periodic sulfonate groups were synthesized by polyesterification of octatetracontane-1,48-diol and tetrabutylammonium dimethyl sulfosuccinate. Optional cation exchange in aqueous dispersions replaced the NBu4+ counterions for Na+ or Cs+. The defined periodic microstructure of the polymers leads to the formation of layered structures in bulk and…
ApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsLipidsMaterialParticlesSAXSStructural biologyTechnique

Continuous, high-throughput production of artemisinin-loaded supramolecular cochleates using simple off-the-shelf flow focusing device

Shuddhodana; Wong, Pooi Wen Kathy; Judeh, Zaher

Lipid cochleates are gaining increasing interest as drug-carriers. However, their preparation relies on conventional batch processes that are complex, time consuming and lack batch-to-batch reproducibility; presenting a bottleneck for clinical translation. We report an efficient continuous preparation process for artemisinin-loaded cochleates (ART-cochleates) using inexpensive off-the-shelf flow…
ApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsFractal dimensionMaterialPhase analysisPorous materialSAXSStructural biologyTechnique

Crystal Chemistry and SAXS Studies of an Octahedral Polyoxoarsenotungstate Nanocluster Encapsulating Four Unprecedented Thorium Arsenate Fragments (Th3As2On – n = 25 or 26)

Dufaye, Maxime; Duval, Sylvain; Stoclet, Grégory; Loiseau, Thierry

The reaction of 8– with the 5f tetravalent thorium cation in presence of an acetate buffer and KCl at pH = 4.7 gives rise to the formation of an octahedral polyoxoarsenotungstate nanocluster 38–. This molecule is constructed around four unprecedented Th3As2On (n = 25 or 26) fragments stabilized by the…
ApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsGISAXSMaterialOrientation analysisOtherOtherPorous materialSurface structure and patternsTechnique

In-Depth Study of Coating Multimodal Porosity Using Ellipsometry Porosimetry in Desorption Scanning Mode

Loizillon, Jérôme; Baumgartner, Bettina; Sinturel, Christophe; Abbarchi, Marco; Lendl, Bernhard; Grosso, David

Ellipsometry porosimetry provides full adsorption/desorption isotherms and is among the most accurate techniques to probe porosity in thin films. Here we address a novel technique based on desorption scanning for a precise assessment of the porosity features revealing the size distribution of interconnections between the various populations of pores in…
(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsMaterialRenewable energySAXSTechniqueThin films

Lignin@Nafion Membranes Forming Zn Solid–Electrolyte Interfaces Enhance the Cycle Life for Rechargeable Zinc-Ion Batteries

Yuan, Du; Manalastas, William; Zhang, Liping; Chan, Jun Jie; Meng, Shizhe; Chen, Yingqian; Srinivasan, Madhavi

Metallic zinc is an ideal anode material for rechargeable zinc-ion batteries (ZIBs), taking us beyond the lithium-ion era. In-depth understanding of the Zn metal surface is currently required owing to diverse but uncorrelated data about the Zn surface in mild environments. Herein, the surface chemistry of Zn is elucidated and…
(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsMaterialPolymer researchSelf-assembled materialTechniqueWAXS

Moebius strips of chiral block copolymers

Geng, Zhen; Xiong, Bijin; Wang, Liquan; Wang, Ke; Ren, Min; Zhang, Lianbin; Zhu, Jintao; Yang, Zhenzhong

The Moebius topology (twisted, single-sided strip) is intriguing because of its structural elegance and distinct properties. Here we report the generation of block copolymer Moebius strips via a fast self-assembly of chiral block copolymer polystyrene-block-poly(D-lactide acid) (PS-b-PDLA) in tetrahydrofuran/water mixed solvents. The Moebius strip is formed by morphological evolution from…
ApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsMaterialOtherOtherPorous materialSAXSTechnique

Adsorption of organic pollutants by amine functionalized mesoporous silica in aqueous solution. Effects of pH, ionic strength and some consequences of APTES stability

Otalvaro, Julian Ortiz; Avena, Marcelo; Brigante, Maximiliano

A mesoporous silica with MCM-41 type pore array was synthesized by hydrothermal method and then was functionalized with known amounts of 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) in order to study the selective adsorption towards several species/pollutants. Antibiotics doxycycline hydrochloride (DC) and norfloxacin (NFX), the dye methyl orange(MO) and the pesticide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid…
ApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsMaterialOil & gasPorous materialSAXSTechnique

Synergistic Enhancement of CO2 Adsorption Capacity and Kinetics in Triethylenetetrammonium Nitrate Protic Ionic Liquid Functionalized SBA-15

Zhang, Wei; Gao, Erhao; Li, Yu; Bernards, Matthew T.; Li, Younan; Cao, Guanghan; He, Yi; Shi, Yao

A series of triethylenetetrammonium nitrate protic ionic liquid (TNPIL) functionalized, highly ordered mesoporous SBA-15 molecular sieves with different loadings have been synthesized via impregnation. The CO2 capture performance of the hybrid sorbents was evaluated under conditions mimicking a combustion flue gas (15% CO2) over the temperature range of 298–348 K.…