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  • 151.
    Carlsson, Henrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry. Stockholms Universitet, MMK.
    Development of an adductomic approach to identify electrophiles in vivo through their hemoglobin adducts2016Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Humans are exposed to electrophilically reactive compounds, both formed endogenously and from exogenous exposure. Such compounds could react and form stable reaction products, adducts, at nucleophilic sites in proteins and DNA. The formation of adducts constitutes a risk for effects, such as cancer and contact allergy, and plays a role in ageing processes. Adducts to proteins offer a possibility to measure electrophilic compounds in vivo.

    Adductomic approaches aim to study the totality of adducts, to specific biomolecules, by mass spectrometric screening. This thesis describes the development and application of an adductomic approach for the screening of unknown adducts to N-terminal valine (Val) in hemoglobin (Hb) by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS).

    The adductomic approach is based on the FIRE procedure, a modified Edman procedure for the analysis of adducts to N-terminal Val in Hb by LC/MS/MS. The adduct screening was performed by stepwise scanning of precursor ions in small mass increments and monitoring four fragments common for derivatives of detached Val adducts, in the multiple reaction monitoring mode. Samples from 12 smokers/nonsmokers were screened with the adductomic approach, and seven previously identified adducts and 19 unknown adducts were detected. A semiquantitative approach was applied for approximate quantification of adduct levels.

    A strategy for identifying unknown Hb adducts using adductome LC/MS/MS data was formulated and applied for the identification of unknown adducts. Identifications were based on the observed m/z of precursor ions and retention times combined with databases and Log P calculations. Hypothesized adducts were generated in vitro for comparison and matching with the corresponding unknown adducts. Five identified adducts correspond to the precursor electrophiles ethyl vinyl ketone (EVK), glyoxal, methylglyoxal, acrylic acid, and 1-octen-3-one. These adducts, except the adducts corresponding to glyoxal and methylglyoxal, have not been observed as protein adducts before.  Probable exposure sources to these electrophiles are diet and/or endogenous formation. The observation of these adducts motivate further studies to evaluate possible contributions to health risks, as well as their potential as biomarkers of exposure.

    The adduct from EVK was quantitatively assessed through different experiments to estimate the daily internal dose (area under the concentration-time-curve, AUC). EVK is about 2 × 103 more reactive than the reference compound acrylamide. The EVK adduct was shown to be unstable, with a relatively short half-life. The daily AUC in humans of EVK was estimated to be about 20 times lower than the corresponding AUC of acrylamide from intake via food.

    To confirm the observation of the detected unknown adducts and obtain a statistical foundation, analysis of unknown adducts were performed in large sets of blood samples (n = 50–120) from human cohorts. The majority of the previously detected unknown adducts were found in all analyzed samples, and the levels of many adducts showed large variations between individuals. The cause and significance of these observed variations are not yet clarified, but are of importance for the directions of future studies.

    In conclusion, a new approach for identification of unknown human exposure to electrophiles was developed and successfully applied. 

  • 152.
    Carlsson, Linn K.
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Boujemaoui, Assya
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Sehaqui, Houssine
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Lachini, Mohammad
    Malmström Jonsson, Eva E.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Carlmark, Anna E.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Synthesis and characterization of biocomposites from cellulose nano- and filter papers prepared by ring-opening polymerization of epsilon-caprolactone with titanium based catalyst2012In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 243Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 153. Carrick, C.
    et al.
    Lindström, S.B.
    Larsson, P.T.
    RISE, Innventia.
    Wågberg, L.
    Lightweight, highly compressible, noncrystalline cellulose capsules2014In: Langmuir, ISSN 0743-7463, E-ISSN 1520-5827, Vol. 30, no 26, p. 7635-6744Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 154.
    Carrick, Christopher
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology.
    Larsson, Per A.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology.
    Brismar, Hjalmar
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Applied Physics, Cell Physics. KTH, Centres, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Aidun, Cyrus
    Wågberg, Lars
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology. KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Native and functionalized micrometre-sized cellulose capsules prepared by microfluidic flow focusing2014In: RSC Advances, ISSN 2046-2069, E-ISSN 2046-2069, Vol. 4, no 37, p. 19061-19067Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Cellulose capsules with average outer and inner radii of approximately 44 mu m and 29 mm respectively were prepared from cellulose dissolved in a mixture of lithium chloride and dimethylacetamide using a microfluidic flow focusing device (MFFD). The MFFD had three inlets where octane oil in a cellulose solution in silicone oil was used to produce a double emulsion containing a cellulose capsule. This technique enables the formation of capsules with a narrow size distribution which can be beneficial for drug delivery or controlled release capsules. In this respect, cellulose is a highly interesting material since it is known to cause no autoimmune reactions when used in contact with human tissue. Furthermore, by controlling the chemical properties of the cellulose, it is possible to trigger a swelling of the capsules and consequentially the release of an encapsulated substance, e. g. a model drug, when the capsule becomes exposed to an external stimulus. To demonstrate this, capsules were functionalized by carboxymethylation to be pH- responsive and to expand approximately 10% when subjected to a change in pH from 3 to 10. The diffusion constant of a model drug, a 4 kDa fluorescently labelled dextran, through the native capsule wall was estimated to be 6.5 X 10(-14) m(2) s(-1) by fitting fluorescence intensity data to Fick's second law.

  • 155.
    Carrick, Christopher
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology.
    Lindström, Stefan B.
    Larsson, Per Tomas
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Wågberg, Lars
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology. KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Lightweight, Highly Compressible, Noncrystalline Cellulose Capsules2014In: Langmuir, ISSN 0743-7463, E-ISSN 1520-5827, Vol. 30, no 26, p. 7635-7644Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We demonstrate how to prepare extraordinarily deformable, gas-filled, spherical capsules from nonmodified cellulose. These capsules have a low nominal density, ranging from 7.6 to 14.2 kg/m(3), and can be deformed elastically to 70% deformation at 50% relative humidity. No compressive strain-at-break could be detected for these dry cellulose capsules, since they did not rupture even when compressed into a disk with pockets of highly compressed air. A quantitative constitutive model for the large deformation compression of these capsules is derived, including their high-frequency mechanical response and their low-frequency force relaxation, where the latter is governed by the gas barrier properties of the dry capsule. Mechanical testing corroborated these models with good accuracy. Force relaxation measurements at a constant compression rendered an estimate for the gas permeability of air through the capsule wall, calculated to 0.4 mL mu m/m(2) days kPa at 50% relative humidity. These properties taken together open up a large application area for the capsules, and they could most likely be used for applications in compressible, lightweight materials and also constitute excellent model materials for adsorption and adhesion studies.

  • 156.
    Carrick, Christopher
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology.
    Ruda, Marcus
    Pettersson, Bert
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Larsson, Per Tomas
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology. KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Wågberg, Lars
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology. KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Hollow cellulose capsules from CO2 saturated cellulose solutions - Their preparation and characterization2013In: RSC Advances, ISSN 2046-2069, Vol. 3, no 7, p. 2462-2469Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A new material consisting of mm-sized hollow cellulose spheres, for biomedical applications or for the preparation of low weight porous materials has been prepared by a unique solution precipitation (SP) method. The technique is based on three separate steps. In the first step, high molecular mass, non-modified cellulose is dissolved in a suitable solvent. This cellulose solution is then saturated with a suitable gas (CO2 or N2 in the present work) and finally this gas-saturated solution is drop-wise added to a water reservoir. In this step, the cellulose is precipitated and a gas bubble is nucleated in the center of the cellulose sphere. When stored in water, the hollow center is filled with water, indicating that the capsule wall is porous in nature. This was also supported by BET-area measurements as well as by high resolution SEM-images of broken capsule walls. The internal void volume of a capsule was about 5 μl and the wall volume was about 8 μl. It was also established that the properties of the cellulose capsules, i.e. wall and void volume, the specific surface area, the average pore size of the capsule wall, the wall density, and the compressive load capacity could be tuned by the choice of cellulose concentration in the solution before precipitation. The capsule wall volume and void volume were also affected by the choice of gas, the gas pressure and the gas dissolution time during the gas saturation step. The response of the cellulose wall of the prepared capsules to changes in pH and ion concentration in the surrounding solution was also investigated. The swelling-shrinking behavior was further investigated by introducing more charges to the capsule wall, via carboxymethylation of the cellulose. This was achieved by using carboxymethylated cellulose which increased the swelling-shrinking effect. The results show a typical polyelectrolyte gel behavior of the capsule wall and the wet modulus of the cellulose wall was determined to be between 0.09-0.2 MPa depending on the charge of the cellulose in the capsule wall. Furthermore, the freeze dried cellulose spheres had a modulus of 1.9-7.4 MPa, depending on the cellulose concentration during the preparation of the spheres. These cellulose capsules are suitable both for the preparation of porous materials, where these larger spheres are joined together in 3D-shaped materials, and for controlled release where the interior of the capsules is filled with active substances and these substances are released by controlling the pores in the capsule walls.

  • 157.
    Carrick, Christopher
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology.
    Wågberg, Lars
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology.
    Aidun, Cyrus
    Preparation of cellulose capsule: New renewable material based on regenerated cellulose from the LiCl/DMAc solvent system2012In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 243Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 158.
    Carrick, Christopher
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Wågberg, Lars
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Larsson, Per A.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, VinnExcellence Center BiMaC Innovation.
    Immunoselective cellulose nanospheres by antibody conjugation2014In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 247, p. 727-COLL-Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 159.
    Charlène, Reverdy
    et al.
    CNRS, France; Grenoble Institute of Technology, France.
    Sedighi Moghaddam, Maziar
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik.
    Sundin, Mikael
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik.
    Swerin, Agne
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik.
    Julien, Bras
    CNRS, France; Grenoble Institute of Technology, France.
    Superhydrophobic surfaces manufacturing with nanocellulose2016In: N.I.C.E. 2016 - The 3rd International Conference on Bioinspired and Biobased Chemistry & Materials, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Researchers in natural fibers see opportunities in superhydrophobicity for fabrics or paper. The first challenge with natural fiber is their high hydrophilicity when the second is the perpetual search for water born coating  in papermaking. These challenges were overcome by a one pot formulation comprising a latex binder, precipitated calcium carbonate and  fatty acids to give their hydrophobicity to pigments 1.  In this study, we want to go further by replacing the petro-sourced latex with a new kind of fibers that are cellulose nanofibers (CNF).

    Inspired by the Lotus leaf, superhydrophobic surfaces have been a center of interest in the last decade because of their high potential in industry for a variety of applications.  It is seen as the next generation of surface for anti-fouling and corrosive retardant in navy industry but also  in general  anti corrosive materials industry.  Now widely studied , mechanisms for manufacturing superhydrophobicity are well understood. Born from the alliance of low surface energy chemistry and physical structuration of surface, superhydrophobic materials give a water contact angle above 150° and a slidding angle below 10°.

  • 160.
    Chatterjee, S
    et al.
    Swiss Federal Institute for Materials Science and Technology, Empa.
    Wang, J.W.
    National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.
    Kuo, W.S.
    Feng Chia University, Taiwan.
    Tai, N.H.
    National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
    Salzmann, C.
    University College London, London, UK.
    Li, W.L.
    Hollertz, Rebecca
    Swiss Fed Labs Mat Sci & Technol Empa, Lab Funct Polymers, Switzerland.
    Nüesch, F.
    Chu, B.T.T.
    Mechanical reinforcement and thermal conductivity in expanded graphene nanoplatelets reinforced epoxy composites2012In: Chemical Physics Letters, ISSN 0009-2614, E-ISSN 1873-4448, Vol. 531, p. 6-10Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Influence of reinforcements on mechanical and thermal properties of graphene nanoplatelets/epoxy composites is investigated. Amine functionalized expanded graphene nanoplatelets (EGNPs) were dispersed within epoxy resins using high-pressure processor followed by three roll milling. Functionality on the EGNPs was confirmed with FTIR and micro-Raman spectroscopy. Bending and nano-mechanical testing was performed on the composites. Incorporation of EGNPs improved the flexural modulus and hardness of the composite and increased fracture toughness by up to 60%. Marked improvement was observed in thermal conductivity of the composites reaching 36% at 2 wt.% loading. Functionalized EGNPs exhibited significant improvements indicating favorable interaction at EGNPs/polymer interface.

  • 161.
    Chatzidaki, Maria D.
    Örebro University, School of Science and Technology.
    Formulation and characterization of W/O nano-dispersions for bioactive delivery applications2016Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The main objective of this study was the formulation of food-grade water-in-oil (W/O) nano-dispersions based mainly on medium or long-chain triglycerides. Two types of dispersions were formulated and structurally compared, namely emulsions and microemulsions. The systems were used as matrices for encapsulating targeted bioactive molecules with specific characteristics such as antioxidants or peptides.

    The structural characterization of the formulated systems was investigated using techniques such as Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy, Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Cryogenic Transmission Electron Microscopy (Cryo-TEM) and Small Angle Xray Scattering (SAXS). The existence of swollen inverse micelles was revealed for the case of microemulsions whereas larger droplets still at the nano-scale were observed for the case of emulsions. Structural differences in the presence of the bioactive molecules or induced by the alteration of components were also observed.

    In order to study the efficacy of the formulations, the proposed loaded systems were assessed either using EPR spectroscopy or Well Diffusion Assay (WDA) depending on the bioactive molecule. It was found that the encapsulated molecules retained their claimed characteristics when encapsulated to the proposed matrices.

    Finally, some of the formulated dispersions were investigated for their behavior under gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. A two-step digestion model using recombinant Dog Gastric Lipase (rDGL) and Porcine Pancreatic Lipase (PPL) was proposed to simulate lipid hydrolysis in humans. The studies revealed significant decrease of the rDGL specific activity in the presence of the microemulsion while in the presence of lower percent of surfactants (case of emulsion) no alterations were observed.

  • 162.
    Chatzidaki, Maria D.
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Science and Technology. Inst Biol Med Chem & Biotechnol, Natl Hellen Res Fdn, Athens, Greece.
    Arik, Nehir
    Inst Biol Med Chem & Biotechnol, Natl Hellen Res Fdn, Athens, Greece.
    Monteil, Julien
    Institut de Chimie & Biologie des Membranes & des Nano-objets (CBMN), Univ Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.
    Papadimitriou, Vassiliki
    Inst Biol Med Chem & Biotechnol, Natl Hellen Res Fdn, Athens, Greece.
    Leal-Calderon, Fernando
    Institut de Chimie & Biologie des Membranes & des Nano-objets (CBMN), Univ Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.
    Xenakis, Aristotelis
    Inst Biol Med Chem & Biotechnol, Natl Hellen Res Fdn, Athens, Greece.; Sch Sci & Technol, MTM Res Ctr, Univ Örebro, Örebro, Sweden.
    Microemulsion versus emulsion as effective carrier of hydroxytyrosol2016In: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, ISSN 0927-7765, E-ISSN 1873-4367, Vol. 137, no 1, p. 146-151Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Two edible Water-in-Oil (W/O) dispersions, an emulsion that remains kinetically stable and a microemulsion which is spontaneously formed, transparent and thermodynamically stable, were developed for potential use as functional foods, due to their ability to be considered as matrices to encapsulate biologically active hydrophilic molecules. Both systems contained Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) as the continuous phase and were used as carriers of Hydroxytyrosol (HT), a hydrophilic antioxidant of olive oil. A low energy input fabrication process of the emulsion was implemented. The obtained emulsion contained 1.3% (w/w) of surfactants and 5% (w/w) aqueous phase. The spontaneously formed microemulsion contained 4.9% (w/w) of surfactants and 2% (w/w) aqueous phase. A comparative study in terms of structural characterization of the systems in the absence and presence of HT was carried out. Particle size distribution obtained by Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) technique and interfacial properties of the surfactants' layer, examined by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy indicated the involvement of HT in the surfactant membrane. Finally, the proposed systems were studied for the scavenging activity of the encapsulated antioxidant toward galvinoxyl stable free radical showing a high scavenging activity of HT in both systems.

  • 163.
    Chatzidaki, Maria D.
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Science and Technology. National Hellenic Research Foundation Institute of Biology Medicinal Chemistry and Biotechnology.
    Eduardo, Mateos-Diaz
    CNRS, UMR7282 Enzymologie Interfaciale et Physiologie de la Lipolyse.
    Leal-Calderon, Fernando
    Polytechnic Institute of Bourdeaux, CBMN.
    Xenakis, Aristotelis
    National Hellenic Research Foundation Institute of Biology Medicinal Chemistry and Biotechnology.
    Carrière, Frédéric
    CNRS, UMR7282 Enzymology at Interfaces and Physiology of Lipolysis.
    Water-in-Oil microemulsions versus emulsions as carriers of hydroxytyrosol: an in vitro gastrointestinal lipolysis study using the pHstat techniqueManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 164.
    Chatzidaki, Maria D.
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Science and Technology. Inst Biol Med Chem & Biotechnol, Natl Hellen Res Fdn, Athens, Greece.
    Mitsou, Evgenia
    Inst Biol Med Chem & Biotechnol, Natl Hellen Res Fdn, Athens, Greece..
    Yaghmur, Anan
    Fac Hlth & Med Sci, Dept Pharm, Univ Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Xenakis, Aristotelis
    Inst Biol Med Chem & Biotechnol, Natl Hellen Res Fdn, Athens, Greece; Sch Sci & Technol, MTM Res Ctr, Univ Örebro, Örebro, Sweden.
    Papadimitriou, Vassiliki
    Inst Biol Med Chem & Biotechnol, Natl Hellen Res Fdn, Athens, Greece..
    Formulation and characterization of food-grade microemulsions as carriers of natural phenolic antioxidants2015In: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, ISSN 0927-7757, E-ISSN 1873-4359, Vol. 483, p. 130-136Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Food-grade W/O microemulsions based on lecithin, caprylic/capric triglycerides, isopropyl myristate, alcohols and water were formulated and structurally characterized to be used as potential carriers of natural food antioxidants. Different well-known food antioxidants including gallic acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, protocatechuic acid and tyrosol were successfully encapsulated in the aqueous cores of the microemulsions. A pseudo-ternary phase diagram was constructed to determine the extent of the monophasic area that corresponds to an inverted type microemulsion. Apparent hydrodynamic diameter measurements of empty and loaded microemulsions were performed using dynamic light scattering (DLS) and swollen micelles with diameters smaller than 10 nm were detected. Interfacial properties of the microemulsions were studied by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy employing the nitroxide spin probe 5-doxylstearic acid (5-DSA). A small increase in spin probe mobility upon addition of the antioxidants was observed; whereas the rigidity of the surfactants was not affected. Cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (Cryo-TEM) indicated the existence of entangled thread-like reversed micelles. Finally, the investigated phenolics were assessed and compared for their radical scavenging activity using an EPR approach based on free radicals. The encapsulated gallic acid showed the highest antioxidant activity (0.93 mM trolox equivalents) as compared to other antioxidants assessed within the frame of this study.

  • 165.
    Chatzidaki, Maria D.
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Science and Technology. Institute of Biology Medicinal Chemistry & Biotechnology, NHRF, Athens, Greece.
    Papadimitriou, Konstantinos
    Agricultural University of Athens.
    Alexandraki, Voula
    Agricultural University of Athens.
    Tsirvouli, Eirini
    Institute of Biology Medicinal Chemistry & Biotechnology, NHRF, Athens, Greece.
    Chakim, Zena
    Institute of Biology Medicinal Chemistry & Biotechnology, NHRF, Athens, Greece.
    Ghazal, Aghiad
    University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Mortensen, Kell
    University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Yaghmur, Anan
    University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Salentinig, Stefan
    Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
    Papadimitriou, Vassiliki
    Institute of Biology Medicinal Chemistry & Biotechnology, NHRF, Athens, Greece.
    Tsakalidou, Effie
    Agricultural University of Athens.
    Xenakis, Aristotelis
    Institute of Biology Medicinal Chemistry & Biotechnology, NHRF, Athens, Greece; Örebro University, Sweden .
    Microemulsions as potential carriers of nisin: effect of composition on the structure and efficacyManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 166. Chen, Bin
    et al.
    Li, Xin
    KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO), Theoretical Chemistry and Biology.
    Wu, Wenjun
    Zha, Quanzheng
    Xie, Yongshu
    A novel trigeminal zinc porphyrin and corresponding porphyrin monomers for dye-sensitized solar cells2014In: RSC Advances, ISSN 2046-2069, E-ISSN 2046-2069, Vol. 4, no 21, p. 10439-10449Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A novel trigeminal zinc porphyrin sensitizer (T) and two zinc porphyrin monomers (M1 and M2) were successfully designed and synthesized. The spectral, electrochemical, and photovoltaic properties of the porphyrin dyes were investigated. Compared with M1, the molecule of M2 has an additional aliphatic n-hexyloxyl chain at the meso-position of the porphyrin framework, and such a structure is favorable for the formation of a compact hydrophobic layer at the TiO2 surface and the retardation of the diffusion of I-3(-) ions into the nanoporous TiO2 electrode, resulting in more effective suppression of the charge recombination process and a higher V-oc. Meanwhile, M2 has larger IPCE values than those of M1, leading to the higher J(sc) value. Thus, the DSSC devices based on M2 demonstrated a relatively high power conversion efficiency of 5.77%, with the J(sc), V-oc and ff values of 13.93 mA cm(-2), 732 mV, and 0.566, respectively. Even though dye T has the highest molar absorption coefficients and multiple binding moieties, the corresponding power conversion efficiency is 2.30%, which is lower than those for M1 and M2. These observations may be ascribed to the low efficiency of the electron injection process caused by the isolation of the LUMOs from the anchoring carboxyl groups in addition to the lowest adsorption amount.

  • 167. Chen, Cheng
    et al.
    Yang, Xichuan
    Cheng, Ming
    Zhang, Fuguo
    Zhao, Jianghua
    Sun, Licheng
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry. KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Centre of Molecular Devices, CMD.
    Highly efficient organic dyes containing a benzopyran ring as a pi-bridge for DSSCs2013In: RSC Advances, ISSN 2046-2069, E-ISSN 2046-2069, Vol. 3, no 31, p. 12688-12693Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A series of novel organic dyes containing a benzopyran ring as a p-bridge have been designed and applied in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). This series of dyes show the excellent DSSCs' performance, due to their efficient light-to-photocurrent conversion in the region from 380 nm to 600 nm, with the highest IPCE values exceeding 90%. Through modification of the donor units, an efficiency as high as 7.5% has been achieved under standard light illumination (AM 1.5G, 100 mW cm(-2)) by the dye CC103.

  • 168. Chen, Guanying
    et al.
    Ohulchanskyy, Tymish Y.
    Kachynski, Aliaksandr
    Ågren, Hans
    KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO), Theoretical Chemistry and Biology.
    Prasad, Paras N.
    Intense Visible and Near-Infrared Upconversion Photoluminescence in Colloidal LiYF4:Er3+ Nanocrystals under Excitation at 1490 nm2011In: ACS NANO, ISSN 1936-0851, Vol. 5, no 6, p. 4981-4986Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We report intense upconversion photoluminescence (PL) In colloidal LiYF4:Er(3+)nanocrystals under excitation with telecom-wavelength at 1490 nm. The intensities of two- and three-photon anti-Stokes upconversion PL bands are higher than or comparable to that of the Stokes emission under excitation with low power density in the range 5-120 W/cm(2). The quantum yield of the uptonversion PL was measured to be as high as similar to 1.2 +/- 0.1%, which is almost 4 times higher than the highest upconversion PL quantum yield reported to date for lanthanide-doped nanocrystals In 100 nm sized hexagonal NaYF4:Yb(3+)20%, Er(3+)2% using excitation at similar to 980 nm. A power dependence study revealed that the intensities of all PL bands have linear dependence on the excitation power density, which was explained by saturation effects in the intermediate energy states.

  • 169. Chen, H.
    et al.
    Gao, Y.
    Ye, L.
    Yao, Y.
    Chen, X.
    Wei, Y.
    Sun, Licheng
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Centre of Molecular Devices, CMD. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry.
    A Cu2Se-Cu2O film electrodeposited on titanium foil as a highly active and stable electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction2018In: Chemical Communications, ISSN 1359-7345, E-ISSN 1364-548X, Vol. 54, no 39, p. 4979-4982Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Many nonprecious metal-selenide-based materials have been reported as electrocatalysts with high activity for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER). Herein, a hybrid catalyst film composed of Cu2Se and Cu2O nanoparticles directly grown on Ti foil (Cu2Se-Cu2O/TF) was prepared through a simple and fast cathodic electrodeposition method. Surprisingly, this electrode required a relatively low overpotential of 465 mV to achieve a catalytic current density of 10 mA cm-2 for the OER in 0.2 M carbonate buffer (pH = 11.0). Furthermore, a long-term constant current electrolysis test confirmed the high durability of the Cu2Se-Cu2O/TF anode at a current density of 10 mA cm-2 over 20 h. The XRD, TEM and XPS analysis of the sample after the OER indicated that a CuO protective layer formed on the surface of the Cu2Se-Cu2O catalyst, which effectively suppressed further oxidation of the Cu2Se-Cu2O catalyst during the OER and resulted in sustained catalytic oxidation of water.

  • 170. Chen, M.
    et al.
    Xue, S.
    Liu, L.
    Li, Z.
    Wang, H.
    Tan, C.
    Yang, J.
    Hu, X.
    Jiang, X. -F
    Cheng, Y.
    Xing, X.
    He, Sailing
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Electromagnetic Engineering.
    A highly stable optical humidity sensors based on nano-composite film2019In: Sensors and actuators. B, Chemical, ISSN 0925-4005, E-ISSN 1873-3077, Vol. 287, p. 329-337Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We report a highly stable humidity sensor based on nanocomposite film obtained by depositing Au nanoparticles on the surface of 3-mercaptopropionic acid (MPA) capped CdTe quantum dots (QDs) and then modifying NaOH (CdTe@Au/NaOH). The CdTe@Au/NaOH film will form compound salts that can be dissolved or crystallized with humidity changes, resulting in a significant absorption variation of green light, which is very benefit for water vapor detection. In this study, we systematically investigated the influence on the performance of humidity sensing by varying the thickness of Au layer as well as the concentration of NaOH. Our results show that the quickest response-recovery time (˜less than 30 s) was found in the sensing film with the Au layer thickness of 20 nm and NaOH concentration of 1M, which can be ascribed to the combined effects of the better morphology and the yield of compound salts. The repeatable response and recovery measurements demonstrate that the designed sensors exhibit an ultralow humidity detection level with fast response-recovery time, high stability and reproducibility at room temperature. The simplicity, low fabrication cost, and wide working range of the humidity sensor will pave the way for its application in environments and gas detection.

  • 171. Chenery, S.
    et al.
    Williams, C. T.
    Elliott, T. A.
    Forey, P. L.
    Werdelin, Lars
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleobiology.
    Determination of rare earth elements in biological and mineral apatite by EPMA and LAMP-ICP-MS1996In: Mikrochimica Acta, ISSN 0026-3672, E-ISSN 1436-5073, Vol. 13, no suppl., p. 259-269Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 172.
    Cheng, Jie
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. Tsinghua University, China.
    Pan, Jinshan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Lu, X.
    Micro-galvanic corrosion of cu-ru couple in potassium periodate (KIO4) solution2015In: European Corrosion Congress, EUROCORR 2015, Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials (ASMET) , 2015, Vol. 3, p. 1829-1829Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 173. Cheng, Ming
    et al.
    Yang, Xichuan
    Chen, Cheng
    Zhao, Jianghua
    Tan, Qin
    Sun, Licheng
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry. KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Centre of Molecular Devices, CMD.
    Effect of the acceptor on the performance of dye-sensitized solar cells2013In: Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP, ISSN 1463-9076, E-ISSN 1463-9084, Vol. 15, no 40, p. 17452-17459Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Three new phenothiazine dyes were designed and synthesized, utilizing different acceptor groups. Upon application to TiO2-based solar cells, the effects of different acceptors on the photophysical and electrochemical properties of the dyes and the solar cell performance are detailed. The introduction of a pyridinium unit or 5-carboxy-1-hexyl-2,3,3-trimethyl-indolium unit into the molecular frame as the acceptor instead of cyano acrylic acid can effectively cause a red shift in the absorption spectra. Applied to DSSCs, the devices sensitized by CM502 with the pyridinium unit as the acceptor show the highest efficiency of 7.3%. The devices fabricated with dye CM501 with cyano acrylic acid as the acceptor exhibited the highest V-oc while for the devices sensitized by the dye CM503 with 5-carboxy-1-hexyl2,3,3- trimethyl-3H-indolium unit as the acceptor, the Voc value was the lowest, at 494 mV. The addition of TBP in the electrolyte can improve the performance of DSSCs fabricated using CM501 and CM502, with the Voc value greatly improved but the J(sc) value slightly decreased. However, with the addition of TBP in the electrolyte, the efficiency of the cells sensitized by CM503 dropped significantly (from 4.9% to 1.0% when 0.1 M TBP was added).

  • 174. Chico, B.
    et al.
    Fuente, D. D. L.
    Jiménez, J. A.
    Chang, Tingru
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Odnevall Wallinder, Inger
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Leygraf, Christopher
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Morcillo, M.
    Analysis of historic copper patinas 2: Characterization of 400 year old patina from Royal Summer Palace in Prague2017In: EUROCORR 2017 - The Annual Congress of the European Federation of Corrosion, 20th International Corrosion Congress and Process Safety Congress 2017, Asociace koroznich inzenyru z.s.- AKI - Czech Association of Corrosion Engineers , 2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents an in-depth characterisation study of the patina formed on a copper tile taken from the roof of Queen Anne's Summer Palace in Prague after close to 400 years of exposure to the action of the atmosphere. A wide variety of techniques have been performed, including metallographic and chemical analysis (electrogravimetry, AAS, XRF) of the copper matrix, and spectroscopic and microscopic investigations (GIXRD, TEM/EDS and SEM/EDS) to determine the composition and structure of the patina. The major conclusions of the study are: (a) the base copper contains abundant inclusions mainly of rosiaite (PbSb2O6); (b) the patina is formed by an inner sublayer of cuprite (Cu2O) and an outer sublayer of brochantite [Cu4SO4(OH)6] and antlerite [Cu3SO4(OH)4] and traces of azurite [Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2]; and (c) the brochantite/antlerite crystals are randomly doped with Fe and C.

  • 175.
    Chinnasamy, Thiruppathiraja
    et al.
    KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO), Proteomics and Nanobiotechnology. KTH, Centres, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Segerink, Loes I.
    Nystrand, Mats
    Gantelius, Jesper
    KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO), Proteomics and Nanobiotechnology. KTH, Centres, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Andersson Svahn, Helene
    KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO), Proteomics and Nanobiotechnology. KTH, Centres, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Point-of-Care Vertical Flow Allergen Microarray Assay: Proof of Concept2014In: Clinical Chemistry, ISSN 0009-9147, E-ISSN 1530-8561, Vol. 60, no 9, p. 1209-1216Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Sophisticated equipment, lengthy protocols, and skilled operators are required to perform protein microarray-based affinity assays. Consequently, novel tools are needed to bring biomarkers and biomarker panels into clinical use in different settings. Here, we describe a novel paper-based vertical flow microarray (VFM) system with a multiplexing capacity of at least 1480 microspot binding sites, colorimetric readout, high sensitivity, and assay time of < 10 min before imaging and data analysis. METHOD: Affinity binders were deposited on nitrocellulose membranes by conventional microarray printing. Buffers and reagents were applied vertically by use of a flow controlled syringe pump. As a clinical model system, we analyzed 31 precharacterized human serum samples using the array system with 10 allergen components to detect specific IgE reactivities. We detected bound analytes using gold nanoparticle conjugates with assay time of <= 10 min. Microarray images were captured by a consumer-grade flatbed scanner. RESULTS: A sensitivity of 1 ng/mL was demonstrated with the VFM assay with colorimetric readout. The reproducibility (CV) of the system was < 14%. The observed concordance with a clinical assay, Immuno-CAP, was R-2 = 0.89 (n = 31). CONCLUSIONS: In this proof-of-concept study, we demonstrated that the VFM assay, which combines features from protein microarrays and paper-based colorimetric systems, could offer an interesting alternative for future highly multiplexed affinity point-of-care testing.

  • 176. Choong, Ferdinand X.
    et al.
    Back, Marcus
    Steiner, Svava E.
    Melican, Keira
    Nilsson, K. Peter R.
    Edlund, Ulrica
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Richter-Dahlfors, Agneta
    Nondestructive, real-time determination and visualization of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin by luminescent oligothiophenes2016In: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 6, article id 35578Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Enabling technologies for efficient use of the bio-based feedstock are crucial to the replacement of oil-based products. We investigated the feasibility of luminescent conjugated oligothiophenes (LCOs) for non-destructive, rapid detection and quality assessment of lignocellulosic components in complex biomass matrices. A cationic pentameric oligothiophene denoted p-HTEA (pentamer hydrogen thiophene ethyl amine) showed unique binding affinities to cellulose, lignin, hemicelluloses, and cellulose nanofibrils in crystal, liquid and paper form. We exploited this finding using spectrofluorometric methods and fluorescence confocal laser scanning microscopy, for sensitive, simultaneous determination of the structural and compositional complexities of native lignocellulosic biomass. With exceptional photostability, p-HTEA is also demonstrated as a dynamic sensor for real-time monitoring of enzymatic cellulose degradation in cellulolysis. These results demonstrate the use of p-HTEA as a non-destructive tool for the determination of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin in complex biomass matrices, thereby aiding in the optimization of biomass-converting technologies.

  • 177.
    Choong, Ferdinand X.
    et al.
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Lantz, Linda
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Shirani, Hamid
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Schulz, Anette
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Edlund, Ulrica
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sweden.
    Richter-Dahlfors, Agneta
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Stereochemical identification of glucans by a donor-acceptor-donor conjugated pentamer enables multi-carbohydrate anatomical mapping in plant tissues2019In: Cellulose (London), ISSN 0969-0239, E-ISSN 1572-882X, Vol. 26, no 7, p. 4253-4264Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Optotracing is a novel method for analytical imaging of carbohydrates in plant and microbial tissues. This optical method applies structure-responsive oligothiophenes as molecular fluorophores emitting unique optical signatures when bound to polysaccharides. Herein, we apply Carbotrace680, a short length anionic oligothiophene with a central heterocyclic benzodithiazole (BTD) motif, to probe for different glucans. The donor-acceptor-donor type electronic structure of Carbotrace680 provides improved spectral properties compared to oligothiophenes due to the possibility of intramolecular charge-transfer transition to the BTD motif. This enables differentiation of glucans based on the glycosidic linkage stereochemistry. Thus -configured starch is readily differentiated from -configured cellulose. The versatility of optotracing is demonstrated by dynamic monitoring of thermo-induced starch remodelling, shown in parallel by spectrophotometry and microscopy of starch granules. Imaging of Carbotrace680 bound to multiple glucans in plant tissues provided direct identification of their physical locations, revealing the spatial relationship between structural (cellulose) and storage (starch) glucans at sub-cellular scale. Our work forms the basis for the development of superior optotracers for sensitive detection of polysaccharides. Our non-destructive method for anatomical mapping of glucans in biomass will serve as an enabling technology for developments towards efficient use of plant-derived materials and biomass. [GRAPHICS] .

  • 178.
    Chubarova, Elena V.
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Applied Physics, Biomedical and X-ray Physics. Jacobs Univ, Sch Sci & Engn, Germany.
    Dickman, M. H.
    Keita, B.
    Nadjo, L.
    Miserque, F.
    Mifsud, M.
    Arends, I. W. C. E.
    Kortz, U.
    Self-assembly of a heteropolyoxopalladate nanocube: [PdII 13AsV 8O34(OH)6] 8-2008In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, ISSN 1433-7851, E-ISSN 1521-3773, Vol. 47, no 49, p. 9542-9546Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    (Chemical Equation Presented) Not like the others: A molecular palladium oxide cluster was formed by self-assembly of palladium(II) and arsenic(V) using mild reaction conditions. The resulting heteropolypalladate [Pd II 13AsV 8O34(OH) 6]8- has a distorted cubic shape and edge lengths of about 1 nm. The thirteen PdII ions retain four-coordinate square-planar geometry, in marked contrast to all other known discrete polyoxometalates.

  • 179.
    Cirera, Borja
    et al.
    IMDEA Nanosci, Spain.
    Trukhina, Olga
    University of Autonoma Madrid, Spain.
    Björk, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Theoretical Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Bottari, Giovanni
    IMDEA Nanosci, Spain; University of Autonoma Madrid, Spain; University of Autonoma Madrid, Spain.
    Rodriguez-Fernandez, Jonathan
    University of Autonoma Madrid, Spain.
    Martin-Jimenez, Alberto
    IMDEA Nanosci, Spain.
    Islyaikin, Mikhail K.
    Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Russia.
    Otero, Roberto
    IMDEA Nanosci, Spain; University of Autonoma Madrid, Spain.
    Gallego, Jose M.
    CSIC, Spain.
    Miranda, Rodolfo
    IMDEA Nanosci, Spain; University of Autonoma Madrid, Spain.
    Torres, Tomas
    IMDEA Nanosci, Spain; University of Autonoma Madrid, Spain; University of Autonoma Madrid, Spain.
    Ecija, David
    IMDEA Nanosci, Spain.
    Long-Range Orientational Self-Assembly, Spatially Controlled Deprotonation, and Off-Centered Metalation of an Expanded Porphyrin2017In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0002-7863, E-ISSN 1520-5126, Vol. 139, no 40, p. 14129-14136Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Expanded porphyrins are large-cavity macro cycles with enormous potential in coordination chemistry, anion sensing, photodynamic therapy, and optoelectronics. In the last two decades, the surface science community has assessed the physicochemical properties of tetrapyrrolic-like macrocydes. However, to date, the sublimation, self-assembly and atomistic insights of expanded porphyrins on surfaces have remained elusive. Here, we show the self-assembly on Au(111) of an expanded aza-porphyrin, namely, an "expanded hemi-spatially-controlled porphyrazine", through a unique growth mechanism based on deprotonation long-range orientational self-assembly. Furthermore, a spatially controlled "writing" protocol on such self-assembled architecture is presented based on the STM tip-induced deprotonation of the inner protons of individual macrocydes. Finally, the capability of these surface-confined macrocydes to host lanthanide elements is assessed, introducing a novel off-centered coordination motif. The presented findings represent a milestone in the fields of porphyrinoid chemistry and surface science, revealing a great potential for novel surface patterning, opening new avenues for molecular level information storage, and boosting the emerging field of surface-confined coordination chemistry involving f-block elements.

  • 180.
    Claesson, Per
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Dédinaité, Andra
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Meszaros, R.
    Varga, Imre
    Association between Polyelectrolytes and Oppositely Charged Surfactants in Bulk and at Solid/Liquid Interfaces2007In: Colloid Stability and Application in Pharmacy: Volume 3, Weinheim: Wiley-VCH Verlagsgesellschaft, 2007, p. 337-395Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Mixtures of polyelectrolytes and oppositely charged surfactants find applications in many processes and products that are used in our daily life. Such systems also show many interesting features from a scientific point of view. Due to the combined technological relevance and scientific challenge, considerable research efforts have been made in this area in recent years. This has resulted in new theoretical approaches, the development of simulation methods and new experimental techniques and, of course, a large body of new findings. Together, these efforts have increased the understanding significantly, especially during the last 5 years. This chapter reviews some aspects of this topic, focusing on bulk association and association at solid/liquid interfaces. The review is focused on developments during the 21st century, even though in some cases a historical perspective is also offered.

  • 181.
    Claesson, Per
    et al.
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Chemistry.
    Poptochev, Evgeni
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Chemistry.
    Blomberg, Eva
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Chemistry.
    Surface Forces and Emulsion Stability2004In: Food Emulsions / [ed] Sjöblom, J., Friberg, S. and Larsson, K., New York: Marcel Dekker, 2004, 4, p. 257-297Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 182.
    Claesson, Per
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Stubenrausch, C
    Krustev, R
    Johansson, I
    Thin Film and Foam Properties of Sugar-Based Surfactants2009In: Sugar-Based Surfactants: Fundamentals and Applications / [ed] Ruiz, Cristóbal Carnero, Boca Raton: Taylor & Francis Group, 2009, p. 105-152Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 183.
    Claesson, Per
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    van der Wal, Andreas
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Fogden, Andrew
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    New Techniques for Optimization of Particulate Cleaning2007In: Handbook for Cleaning/Decontamination of Surfaces Vol 2 / [ed] I. Johansson, and P. Somasundaran, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007, p. 885-927Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 184.
    Corkery, Robert W.
    Procter and Gamble, Ross, Ohio, USA.
    A variation on Luzzati's soap phases: Room temperature thermotropic liquid crystals2004In: Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP, ISSN 1463-9076, E-ISSN 1463-9084, Vol. 6, no 7, p. 1534-1546Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Remarkable room-temp. liq. crystallinity is obsd. for a wide range of metal soaps. Incorporation of satd., mid-chain mono-Me branched C17 fatty acid (mid-chain branched fatty acid) into metal soaps lowers the liq. cryst. transition to below room temp. Soaps of Na, Mg, Al, Ca, Cu, Zn, Sr, Ag, Cd, La, Ce, Tb and Lu were synthesized and characterized via XRD, FTIR, DSC, optical microscopy, d. detns. and other phys. methods. The main room temp. mesophase identified in the soaps here is a liq. cryst. hexagonal columnar phase, 1st described by Luzzati et al. A comparative anal. of the branched soaps with their satd., linear analogs is given. Implications for room temp. columnar soap structure is discussed in terms of the various phys. parameters found for these soaps.

  • 185.
    Corkery, Robert W.
    YKI, Institute for Surface Chemistry, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Aspects of the differential geometry and topology of bicontinuous liquid-crystalline phases2005In: Surfactant Sci. Ser., ISSN 0081-9603, Vol. 127, no Bicontinuous Liquid Crystals, p. 99-127Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A review. This chapter provides a semiformal, though largely qual., look at the mathematics of triply periodic minimal surfaces (TPMS) in relation to bicontinuous and polycontinuous liq. crystals. It is motivated largely by research of Stephen Hyde and others at the Applied Mathematics Department, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia and by the discovery of these TPMS liq. crystal partitions by Kare Larsson and the late Krister Fontell at Lund University. The article is meant to complement the existing, more rigorous papers and provide an introduction to the more fundamental topics of differential geometry and topol. of TPMS. Bicontinuous liq. crystals contain 2 mutually interpenetrating labyrinths sepd. by a hyperbolic partition that is often best described as a triply periodic minimal surface (TPMS). Properties of these surfaces can be broken down into local and global types. Local properties pertain to small, isolated surface patches and include intrinsic measures such as the metric, surface areas, and angles and the Gaussian curvature. The global properties require a look at the surface as a whole, embedded in 3D space. The global measures include parameters such as the Cartesian coordinates, topol., curvature distributions, and overall symmetries. These local and global properties are connected through the Gauss-Bonnet theorem that relates the topol. to the Gaussian curvature. For the simplest TPMS, such as the P, D, and G surfaces, the local Gaussian curvature detd. from small patches of the surface can give information regarding the stability of bicontinuous liq. crystals. For some simpler TPMS, the small surface patches are polygonal (e.g., triangles), according to the various symmetries of the surface. These small 2D surface patches can be built up into the entire 3D surface using various 3D construction algorithms based on symmetries, the same way 3D crystals can be built up from unique atoms. Alternatively these patches can be usefully represented in 2 dimensions by various mappings to the sphere, hyperbolic plane, and complex plane; then built up in those spaces using analogous symmetry operations; and then embedded in 3D space by folding and "gluing" the edges of the 2D representations. The 2D forms of these surfaces offer simple ways of constructing known and novel surfaces, algorithmically, and also explicitly through the Weierstrass parametrization, which gives the exact and explicit (x,y,z) coordinates of the actual minimal surface (not approximates) via the complex plane representation. Armed with this explicit information, modeling the stabilities, phase changes, and other phys. processes involving these minimal surfaces is rigorously quantifiable from a geometric perspective. A novel, topol.-preserving phase transformation between the P, D, and G cubic phases arises directly from the anal. of rhombohedral and tetrahedral distortions of the P, D, and G surfaces using this method. Networks decorating TPMS are of interest for generating and analyzing crystal networks. The simplest networks overlay the polygonally decorated surfaces built up of the fundamental patches. Families of networks can be generated for individual TPMS using supergroup-subgroup symmetry relationships between the decorating tesselation and the underlying symmetry elements of the TPMS itself. Of direct relevance to liq. cryst. mesophases is the set of polycontinuous networks that can be generated on various TPMS. These are generated by commensurately decorating 2D surface representations of TPMS with tree networks. With some well-chosen constraints, folding and gluing operations can result in surfaces decorated by entangled thickets of unconnected networks. In turn, these embedded networks can be used to form tri-, quadra-, octa- and other polycontinuous morphologies, with their resp. mutually interpenetrating labyrinths sepd. by a single triply periodic minimal surface.

  • 186.
    Corkery, Robert W.
    Applied Mathematics Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
    Metal organic framework (MOF) liquid crystals: 1D, 2D and 3D ionic coordination polymer structures in the thermotropic mesophases of metal soaps, including alkaline earth, transition metal and lanthanide soaps2008In: Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, ISSN 1359-0294, E-ISSN 1879-0399, Vol. 13, no 4, p. 288-302Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    aken together, the body of existing literature on metal soap crystal structures and mesophases supports the view that much is to be gained by treating the soaps as metal organic frameworks (MOF's) when relating their structure and liquid crystallinity. We argue that metal soaps mesophases often consist of disordered metal organic (carboxylate) frameworks (MOF's). Metal atoms are linked by bridging carboxylates, and the metal-oxygen networks form semi-flexible rods, chains and sheets of M-O polyhedra within their co-bonded, mesotructured, self-assemblies of lipidic chains. The packing of the molten hydrocarbon chains allows otherwise unconnected MOF networks to coexist as spatially isolated units in the same unit cell. For instance the lamellar phases are true 2D MOF's or layers of 1-D MOF's. The phase transitions can then be regarded as coupled disordering/re-ordering transitions involving rotational and conformational disordering of the hydrocarbon chains balanced with disordering of MOF symmetries, MOF topological transformations, depolymerizations and dimensionality reductions ultimately leading to anisotropic melts. By way of demonstration, thermotropic phase transitions of homologous series of lanthanide soaps are systematically studied using a variety of experimental methods, and the data are used in a topological model for testing the consistency with the MOF concept of metal soap crystal structures and thermotropic: mesophases. Finally, an interpenetrating bicontinuous MOF comprised of SrO6 polyhedral rods is presented as an atomically resolved model for the network topology of the cubic mesophase of strontium soaps. Metal soaps are therefore shown to afford a bridge between liquid crystals and metal organic framework (MOF) materials. 

  • 187.
    Corkery, Robert W.
    et al.
    YKI, Institute for Surface Chemistry, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Blute, Irena A.
    YKI, Institute for Surface Chemistry, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Friberg, Stig E.
    School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Yangzhou University.
    Guo, Rong
    School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Yangzhou University.
    Emulsion Inversion in the PIT Range: Quantitative Phase Variations in a Two-Phase Emulsion2010In: Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, ISSN 0021-9568, E-ISSN 1520-5134, Vol. 55, no 10, p. 4471-4475Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The phase-inversion temperature (PIT) phenomenon is for the first time given l quantitative treatment for systems having a sufficiently small surfactant content to be limited to two phases at the PIT. The results show that the early opinion of a phase transfer of the surfactant as the major event in the transversal of the temperature range is not entirely correct; the major phenomenon is instead an expulsion of water from the low-temperature aqueous micellar solution. In addition, the results unexpectedly give an indication of the existence of three phases at temperatures beneath the PIT, in spite of the the fact that system consists of only two phases at the actual PIT.

  • 188.
    Corkery, Robert W.
    et al.
    Frito Lay North America INC.
    Feiler, Adam
    Grover, Julie Anne
    Dimelow, Chris
    George, Eapen
    Anti-caking agent for flavored products2010Patent (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    The present invention generally relates to the use of porous particles to control the release of a liquid, such as the release of a flavor in a food product. Liquid components, such as flavorants, are loaded into porous particles to form a composition. The pore diameter, pore tortuosity and loading parameters determine the characteristics of the composition and the release profile of the liquid.

  • 189.
    Corkery, Robert W.
    et al.
    Naturalnano INC.
    Fleischer, Cathy
    Naturalnano INC.
    Polymeric coatings including nanoparticle filler2007Patent (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Disclosed is a polymeric composite coating including a nanoparticle filler, where the filler may be suitable to alter one or more characteristics of the coating. More particularly, one embodiment of the present invention provides a halloysite nanoparticle filler which has the general configuration of a cylinder or a rolled scroll-like shape, and a polymer protective coating contg. the halloysite nanoparticle or equiv. nanotubular filler. [on SciFinder(R)]

  • 190.
    Corkery, Robert W.
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Physical Chemistry (closed 20110630).
    Fleischer, Cathy
    Daly, Robert C.
    Polymeric composition, adhesive including nanoparticle filler and composite production.2006Patent (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Nanoparticle fillers, including a novel halloysite nanoparticle filler, are generally cylindrical or tubular nanoparticles (e.g. rolled scroll-like shape). The filler is effectively employed in a polymer nanoparticle adhesive composite, contg. the halloysite nanoparticle or other equiv. naturally occurring nanotubular filler, in which the advantages of the nanoparticle filler are provided (e.g., reinforcement, flame retardant, etc.) while maintaining or improving mech. performance of the adhesive composite (e.g., adhesive strength and tack). [on SciFinder(R)]

  • 191.
    Corkery, Robert W
    et al.
    Physical Chemistry 1, Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lund University.
    Fogden, Andrew
    Physical Chemistry 1, Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lund University.
    On the formation and structure of nanometric polyhedral foams: toward the dry limit2008In: Langmuir, ISSN 0743-7463, E-ISSN 1520-5827, Vol. 24, no 18, p. 10443-10452Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    High surface area, high porosity, nanometric polygonal silica foams with hierarchically connected and uniformly sized pore systems are reported here. We observe a remarkable increase in foam cell sizes from mesoscopic to macroscopic dimensions upon swelling the self-assembled template with oil. The resultant structures resemble classical macroscopic soap foams and display, among other features, Plateau borders and volume fractions approaching the dry limit of 100%. In well-developed foams of this kind, dimensionally isometric polyhedral cells are connected by relatively short, flat cylindrical mesopores through polyhedral faces and micropores through the walls. For one sample, with approximately 75 nm diameter primary foam cells, we infer three separate sets of cell-connecting mesopores puncturing tetragonal, pentagonal, and hexagonal faces of the component polyhedra. A multiple step model of foam formation is discussed where an organic silica precursor progressively hydrolyzes and condenses as a growing flexible shell from the core-corona interface of oil-swollen triblock copolymer micelles or microemulsion droplets, inducing a clouding phenomena in the otherwise stabilizing poly(ethylene oxide) chains, leading to aggregation, deformation, and jamming to high volume fractions.

  • 192.
    Corkery, Robert W.
    et al.
    YKI, Institute for Surface Chemistry, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Rousseau, Derick
    chool of Nutrition, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    Smith, Paul
    YKI, Institute for Surface Chemistry, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Pink, David A.
    Department of Physics, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    Hanna, Charles B.
    Canada, and Department of Physics, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, USA.
    A case for discotic liquid crystals in molten triglycerides2007In: Langmuir, ISSN 0743-7463, E-ISSN 1520-5827, Vol. 23, no 13, p. 7241-7246Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To date, essentially only two structural models have been proposed and debated in detail for explaining the liquid state order of triglycerides, and both invoke a form of thermotropic liquid crystalline order in triglyceride melts. These are the paralamellar model of Larsson et al. (J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 1992, 69, 835) and the nematic model of Cebula et al. (J. Am. Oil Chem Soc. 1992, 69, 130). An alternative discotic model is proposed here that adequately accounts for the broad small-angle X-ray diffraction peak often observed in the liquid state of fats and oils. In this alternative model, triglyceride molecules exist in the liquid state with fully splayed chains, approximating "Y"-shapes (Y-conformers). These are loosely bound within discs that stack into flexible, relatively short cylindrical rods of colloidal dimension, which in turn assemble into rod-packings with short-range order akin to disordered versions of thermotropic discotic liquid crystalline phases in other lipidic systems.

  • 193. Cronholm, Pontus
    et al.
    Karlsson, Hanna L.
    Hedberg, Jonas
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Lowe, Troy A.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Winnberg, Lina
    Elihn, Karine
    Odnevall Wallinder, Inger
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Möller, Lennart
    Intracellular Uptake and Toxicity of Ag and CuO Nanoparticles: A Comparison Between Nanoparticles and their Corresponding Metal Ions2013In: Small, ISSN 1613-6810, E-ISSN 1613-6829, Vol. 9, no 7, p. 970-982Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An increased understanding of nanoparticle toxicity and its impact on human health is essential to enable a safe use of nanoparticles in our society. The aim of this study is to investigate the role of a Trojan horse type mechanism for the toxicity of Ag-nano and CuO-nano particles and their corresponding metal ionic species (using CuCl2 and AgNO3), i.e., the importance of the solid particle to mediate cellular uptake and subsequent release of toxic species inside the cell. The human lung cell lines A549 and BEAS-2B are used and cell death/membrane integrity and DNA damage are investigated by means of trypan blue staining and the comet assay, respectively. Chemical analysis of the cellular dose of copper and silver is performed using atomic absorption spectroscopy. Furthermore, transmission electron microscopy, laser scanning confocal microscopy, and confocal Raman microscopy are employed to study cellular uptake and particle-cell interactions. The results confirm a high uptake of CuO-nano and Ag-nano compared to no, or low, uptake of the soluble salts. CuO-nano induces both cell death and DNA damage whereas CuCl2 induces no toxicity. The opposite is observed for silver, where Ag-nano does not cause any toxicity, whereas AgNO3 induces a high level of cell death. In conclusion: CuO-nano toxicity is predominantly mediated by intracellular uptake and subsequent release of copper ions, whereas no toxicity is observed for Ag-nano due to low release of silver ions within short time periods.

  • 194. Céolin, D.
    et al.
    Rueff, J. -P
    Zimin, Andrei
    KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO), Theoretical Chemistry and Biology. Siberian Federal University, Russian Federation.
    Morin, P.
    Kimberg, Victor
    KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO), Theoretical Chemistry and Biology. Siberian Federal University, Russian Federation.
    Polyutov, S.
    Ågren, Hans
    KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO), Theoretical Chemistry and Biology. Siberian Federal University, Russian Federation.
    Gelmukhanov, Faris
    KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO), Theoretical Chemistry and Biology. Siberian Federal University, Russian Federation.
    Far-Zone Resonant Energy Transfer in X-ray Photoemission as a Structure Determination Tool2017In: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, ISSN 1948-7185, E-ISSN 1948-7185, Vol. 8, no 12, p. 2730-2734Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Near-zone Förster resonant energy transfer is the main effect responsible for excitation energy flow in the optical region and is frequently used to obtain structural information. In the hard X-ray region, the Förster law is inadequate because the wavelength is generally shorter than the distance between donors and acceptors; hence, far-zone resonant energy transfer (FZRET) becomes dominant. We demonstrate the characteristics of X-ray FZRET and its fundamental differences with the ordinary near-zone resonant energy-transfer process in the optical region by recording and analyzing two qualitatively different systems: high-density CuO polycrystalline powder and SF6 diluted gas. We suggest a method to estimate geometrical structure using X-ray FZRET employing as a ruler the distance-dependent shift of the acceptor core ionization potential induced by the Coulomb field of the core-ionized donor.

  • 195.
    Dabrowski, Patrik
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013).
    Rening av rökgaskondensat i ett fjärrvärmeverk: Återanvändning av rökgaskondensat som spädvatten2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Arvika Fjärrvärme AB is manufacturing and distributing district heating to around 300 customers in Arvika. Heat production consists of a BFB boiler fed with GROT fuel (branches and peaks) and delivers a maximum power of 30 MW. In order to operate the plant, an average of 60 m3 of water per day is consumed from the urban water network. The water consumption is divided between water treatment, sooting and process cooling.

    In the processes, sulfur is dosed to obtain a more complete combustion of the hazardous flue gases that can occur. This is a result of previous thesis made for Arvika fjärrvärme. GROT is a fuel that contains high levels of moisture, which means that a high amount of condensate is formed during combustion, averaging 100 m3 per day. At present, condensate is sufficient to meet the condensate limit values ​​to be flushed into the drain. This is achieved by sand filtration and pH neutralization.

    Today, Arvika heat production is equipped with a purification stage for the feed water consisting of a softening filter and membrane filtration. This creates good conditions for cleaning the condensate and recirculating it in the process. Questions for this study are which hazardous substances the condensate can contain and how the condensate composition affected due to sulfur dosage. In addition, Arvika fjärrvärme wants to find out whether the purified condensate can replace the use of the urban water and, finally, if the condensate can be purified and used as feed water in the process.

    The execution of the work was based on a full-scale attempt in two operating cases of 9 and 18 MW. The tank collecting all condensate after purification in the sand filter and pH neutralization was coupled to the feed water purification stage. Thus, the condensate was pumped and purified in the softening filter and membrane filter. Assay substrates were collected before and after purification of the condensate.

    In addition to the topics that Arvika investigates, high levels of alkalinity were found in the condensate. The sulfur dosage that Arvika technology works with can be the cause of the high concentrations of sulphate. However, it appears that both the sulfate and alkalinity were purified in the membrane filter.

    The amount of condensate formed cannot completely replace the entire water requirement, but definitely large parts. The condensate can be used as feed water based on the retention rate for all substances. However, it appears that two substances, chloride and sulphate can create problems for the membrane filter. To investigate this, the condensate should be tested over a longer period of time to see the affect the chloride as well as the sulphate in the long run.

  • 196.
    Das, Biswanath
    et al.
    Univ New South Wales, Sch Chem, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia.
    Thapper, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Molecular Biomimetics.
    Ott, Sascha
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Molecular Biomimetics.
    Colbran, Stephen B.
    Univ New South Wales, Sch Chem, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia.
    Structural features of molecular electrocatalysts in multi-electron redox processes for renewable energy: recent advances2019In: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY & FUELS, ISSN 2398-4902, Vol. 3, no 9, p. 2159-2175Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Understanding the structural features of molecular electrocatalysts for carbon dioxide reduction and water oxidation is essential for manufacturing next generation catalysts for renewable energy. We will discuss the crucial structural motifs of those catalysts that have shown novel characteristics in recent years in terms of electrocatalytic efficacy (high TON, TOF and low overpotential), product selectivity and mechanisms. Both inorganic and organic homogeneous catalysts are scrutinized in this review. We will also highlight electrocatalysts with dual activity (i.e. they are able to catalyze both water oxidation and CO2 reduction) as an interesting prospect from the point of view of a single catalyst electrolyzer: a possible design for future easy-to-manufacture effective electrolyzers. This discussion will enrich the overall knowledge on the electrocatalyst design, an important step towards the development of efficient catalysts with cutting edge designs for a renewable energy future and practical applications.

  • 197. Davoodi, A
    et al.
    Pan, Jinshan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Leygraf, Christofer
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Norgren, S.
    Integration of scanning electrochemical microscopy and atomic force microscopy for in-situ investigation of localized corrosion2005In: Proc. 16th International Corrosion Congress, Beijing, Sept. 19-24, 2005, 2005, p. 19-19Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 198. Dax, Daniel
    et al.
    Chavez Bastidas, Maria Soledad
    Teixeira Mendonca, Regis
    Sanchez Poblete, Julio Antonio
    Xu, Chunlin
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center. Abo Akad Univ, Finland.
    Willfor, Stefan
    Synthesis of novel cationic hydrogels from spruce O-acetyl galactoglucomannan for metal ion removal2014In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 247, p. 226-CELL-Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 199.
    Deguchi, Shigeru
    et al.
    Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka 237-0061, Japan.
    Shimoshige, Hirokazu
    Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka 237-0061, Japan.
    Tsudome, Mikiko
    Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka 237-0061, Japan.
    Mukai, Sada-atsu
    Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka 237-0061, Japan.
    Corkery, Robert W.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface Chemistry.
    Ito, Susumu
    Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihra, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan.
    Horikoshi, Koki
    Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka 237-0061, Japan.
    Microbial growth at hyperaccelerations up to 403,627 x g2011In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, ISSN 0027-8424, E-ISSN 1091-6490, Vol. 108, no 19, p. 7997-8002Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is well known that prokaryotic life can withstand extremes of temperature, pH, pressure, and radiation. Little is known about the proliferation of prokaryotic life under conditions of hyperacceleration attributable to extreme gravity, however. We found that living organisms can be surprisingly proliferative during hyperacceleration. In tests reported here, a variety of microorganisms, including Gram-negative Escherichia coli, Paracoccus denitrificans, and Shewanella amazonensis; Gram-positive Lactobacillus delbrueckii; and eukaryotic Saccharomyces cerevisiae, were cultured while being subjected to hyperaccelerative conditions. We observed and quantified robust cellular growth in these cultures across a wide range of hyperacceleration values. Most notably, the organisms P. denitrificans and E. coli were able to proliferate even at 403,627 × g. Analysis shows that the small size of prokaryotic cells is essential for their proliferation under conditions of hyperacceleration. Our results indicate that microorganisms cannot only survive during hyperacceleration but can display such robust proliferative behavior that the habitability of extraterrestrial environments must not be limited by gravity.

  • 200.
    Delekta, Szymon Sollami
    et al.
    KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Electronics, Integrated devices and circuits.
    Smith, Anderson David
    KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Electronics.
    Li, Jiantong
    KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Electronics, Integrated devices and circuits.
    Östling, Mikael
    KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Electronics, Integrated devices and circuits.
    Inkjet printed highly transparent and flexible graphene micro-supercapacitors2017In: Nanoscale, ISSN 2040-3364, E-ISSN 2040-3372, Vol. 9, no 21, p. 6998-7005Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Modern energy storage devices for portable and wearable technologies must fulfill a number of requirements, such as small size, flexibility, thinness, reliability, transparency, manufacturing simplicity and performance, in order to be competitive in an ever expanding market. To this end, a comprehensive inkjet printing process is developed for the scalable and low-cost fabrication of transparent and flexible micro-supercapacitors. These solid-state devices, with printed thin films of graphene flakes as interdigitated electrodes, exhibit excellent performance versus transparency (ranging from a single-electrode areal capacitance of 16 mu F cm(-2) at transmittance of 90% to a capacitance of 99 mu F cm(-2) at transmittance of 71%). Also, transparent and flexible devices are fabricated, showing negligible capacitance degradation during bending. The ease of manufacturing coupled with their great capacitive properties opens up new potential applications for energy storage devices ranging from portable solar cells to wearable sensors.

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