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Direct in-situ insights into the asymmetric surface reconstruction of rutile TiO2 (110)

Direct in-situ insights into the asymmetric surface reconstruction of rutile TiO2 (110)

Author: Wentao Yuan, Bingwei Chen, Zhong-Kang Han, Ruiyang You, Ying Jiang, Rui Qi, Guanxing Li, Hanglong Wu, Maria Veronica Ganduglia-Pirovano & Yong Wang

Nature Communications volume. Article number: 1616 (2024) 

Abstract:
The reconstruction of rutile TiO2 (110) holds significant importance as it profoundly influences the surface chemistry and catalytic properties of this widely used material in various applications, from photocatalysis to solar energy conversion….

Transparent high conductive Titanium oxynitride nanofilms obtained by nucleation control for sustainable optolectronics

Transparent high conductive Titanium oxynitride nanofilms obtained by nucleation control for sustainable optolectronics

Author: E. Enríquez, A. Mariscal, R. Serna, J. F. Fernández

Applied Surface Science. 574, 1 February 2022

Abstract:
Transparent conducting thin films have attracted a lot of interest in last decades because they have become essential electrodes for optoelectronics applications. Indium tin oxide (ITO) is the transparent conductor par excellence with 80%​…

Metal-catalyst-free gas-phase synthesis of long-chain hydrocarbons

Metal-catalyst-free gas-phase synthesis of long-chain hydrocarbons

Author: Lidia Martínez, Pablo Merino, Gonzalo Santoro, José I. Martínez, Stergios Katsanoulis, Jesse Ault, Álvaro Mayoral, Luis Vázquez, Mario Accolla, Alexandre Dazzi, Jeremie Mathurin, Ferenc Borondics, Enrique Blázquez-Blázquez, Nitzan Shauloff, Rosa Lebrón-Aguilar, Jesús E. Quintanilla-López, Raz Jelinek, José Cernicharo, Howard A. Stone, Victor A. de la Peña O’Shea, Pedro L. de Andres, George Haller, Gary J. Ellis & José A. Martín-Gago.

Nature Communications.12 (2021) 5937

Abstract:
Development of sustainable processes for hydrocarbons synthesis is a fundamental challenge in chemistry since these are of unquestionable importance for the production of many essential synthetic chemicals, materials and carbon-based fuels​…

Modification of the Mechanical Properties of Core-Shell Liquid Gallium Nanoparticles by Thermal Oxidation at Low Temperature

Modification of the Mechanical Properties of Core-Shell Liquid Gallium Nanoparticles by Thermal Oxidation at Low Temperature

Author: Sergio Catalán-Gómez, Andrés Redondo-Cubero, Miguel Morales, María de la Mata, Sergio I. Molina, Francisco J. Palomares, Alberto Carnicero, Jose L. Pau, Luis Vázquez.

Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2100141. August 2021

Abstract:
Gallium nanoparticles (Ga NPs) are attracting increasing attention because of their appealing physical-chemical properties. In particular, their mechanical properties play a key role in the implementation of these core-shell structures on certain applications, such as soft and stretchable electronics​…

Transparent niobium-doped titanium dioxide thin films with high Seebeck coefficient for thermoelectric applications

Transparent niobium-doped titanium dioxide thin films with high Seebeck coefficient for thermoelectric applications

Author: J. M. Ribeiro, F. C. Correia, F. J. Rodrigues, J. S. Reparaz, A. R. Goñi, C. J. Tavares

Surface and Coatings Technology. Volume 425, 15 November 2021, 127724

Abstract:
This work reports the production and characterization of optically transparent Nb-doped TiO2 thin films with enhanced thermoelectric properties deposited on glass and Si by reactive d.c. magnetron sputtering in high vacuum​…

Correlative 3D cryo X-ray imaging reveals intracellular location and effect of designed antifibrotic protein–nanomaterial hybrids

Correlative 3D cryo X-ray imaging reveals intracellular location and effect of designed antifibrotic protein–nanomaterial hybrids

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Chemical Science. Issue 45, 2021

Abstract:
Revealing the intracellular location of novel therapeutic agents is paramount for the understanding of their effect at the cell ultrastructure level. Here, we apply a novel correlative cryo 3D imaging approach to determine the intracellular fate of a designed​…

Few-layer antimonene electrical properties

Few-layer antimonene electrical properties

Author: Pablo Ares, Sahar Pakdel, Irene Palacio, Wendel S. Paz, Maedeh Rassekh, David Rodríguez-San Miguel, Lucía Aballe, Michael Foerster, Nerea Ruiz del Árbol, José Ángel Martín-Gago, Félix Zamora, Julio Gómez-Herrero and Juan José Palacios.

Applied Materials Today Volume 24, September 2021, 101132

Abstract:
Antimonene -a single layer of antimony atoms- and its few layer forms are among the latest additions to the 2D mono-elemental materials family. Numerous predictions and experimental evidence of its remarkable properties including​…

Attosecond state-resolved carrier motion in quantum materials probed by soft x-ray XANES

Attosecond state-resolved carrier motion in quantum materials probed by soft x-ray XANES

Author: Bárbara Buades, Antonio Picón, Emma Berger, Iker León, Nicola Di PaloSeth L. Cousin, Caterina Cocchi, Eric Pellegrin, Javier Herrero Martin, Samuel Mañas-ValeroEugenio Coronado, Thomas Danz, Claudia Draxl, Mitsuharu UemotoKazuhiro YabanaMartin SchultzeSimon Wall,Michael Zürch, and Jens Biegert

Applied Physics Reviews 8, 011408 (2021)

Abstract:
Recent developments in attosecond technology led to table-top x-ray spectroscopy in the soft x-ray range, thus uniting the element- and state-specificity of core-level x-ray absorption spectroscopy with the time resolution to follow electronic dynamics…

A three-shell supramolecular complex enables the symmetry-mismatched chemo- and regioselective bis-functionalization of C60

A three-shell supramolecular complex enables the symmetry-mismatched chemo- and regioselective bis-functionalization of C60

Author: Ernest Ubasart, Oleg Borodin, Carles Fuertes-Espinosa, Youzhi Xu, Cristina García-Simón, Laura Gómez, Judith Juanhuix, Felipe Gándara, Inhar Imaz, Daniel Maspoch, Max von Delius & Xavi Ribas

Nature Chemistry volume 13pages420–427 (2021)

Abstract:
Molecular Russian dolls (matryoshkas) have proven useful for testing the limits of preparative supramolecular chemistry but applications of these architectures to problems in other fields are elusive. Here we report a three-shell…

Al2O3 and HfO2 Atomic Layers Deposited in Single and Multilayer Configurations on Titanium and on Stainless Steel for Biomedical Applications

Al2O3 and HfO2 Atomic Layers Deposited in Single and Multilayer Configurations on Titanium and on Stainless Steel for Biomedical Applications

Author: Ivan SpajićEhsan RahimiMaria LekkaRuben OffoiachLorenzo Fedrizzi and Ingrid Milošev

Journal of The Electrochemical SocietyVolume 168Number 7

Abstract:
Thin films of alumina and hafnia were prepared by atomic layer deposition, with the aim of investigating the use of such films in biomedical applications. Films were deposited on commercially pure titanium and on medical stainless steel…

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