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Showing papers in "Applied Surface Science in 2014"


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TL;DR: In this article, the surface composition of stoichiometric Fe3O4 capped with a mixture of monodentate carboxylate and chemisorbed amine was determined by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

539 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the preparation of Fe and P co-doped g-C3N4 was described, using dicyandiamide monomer, ferric nitrate, and diammonium hydrogen phosphate as precursor.

335 citations


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Peifang Wang1, Muhan Cao1, Chao Wang1, Yanhui Ao1, Jun Hou1, Jin Qian1 
TL;DR: In this paper, a solvothermal method was employed to prepare a novel magnetic composite adsorbent composed of graphene, multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and Fe3O4 nanoparticles.

284 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, asymmetric PVDF composite ultrafiltration (UF) membranes containing graphene oxides (GO) were prepared by using N-methyl pyrrolidone (NMP) as solvent and polyvinylpyrrodione (PVP) as the pore forming reagent.

259 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, Nitric acid (HNO3) modification of activated carbon (AC) prepared from waste tea with the assistance of microwave activation was studied. And the adsorption of MB and phenol on the modified AC was quite different.

251 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, a straightforward strategy is designed to fabricate g-C3N4-CdS composite catalyst with high visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity and photostability via the precipitation method.

246 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, an activated carbons were produced from reedy grass leaves by chemical activation with H3PO4 in the N2 atmosphere and their characteristics were investigated, the effects of activation temperature and time were examined.

240 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the magnetic properties of hematite nanoparticles were investigated using a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometry, which showed a divergence between field-cooled (FC) and zero-field cooled (ZFC) magnetization curves below Tirr = 103 K (irreversibility temperature) and the ZFC magnetization curve showed maximum at TB = 52 K (blocking temperature).

237 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the anti-icing properties of hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super-hydrophobic surfaces/coatings were evaluated using a custom-built apparatus based on zero-degree cone test method.

229 citations


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TL;DR: It is observed that a uniform, homogenous and highly dense layer of biomolecules are immobilized with optimized silane layer on the silicon substrate.

229 citations


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TL;DR: The following review has been focused on studies of electrospinning process as the most promising fabrication technique for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications.

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TL;DR: In this article, a super-hydrophobic nickel film with micro-nano structure was successfully fabricated by electrodeposition process and it exhibited pine cone-like microstructure with nano-cone arrays randomly dispersed on each micro-protrusion.

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Ruijin Liao1, Zhiping Zuo1, Chao Guo1, Yuan Yuan1, Aoyun Zhuang1 
TL;DR: In this paper, a micro/nanostructured aluminum surface was fabricated using a continuous chemical etching method and the static and dynamic anti-icing behaviors of the as-prepared aluminum surface in different conditions were systematically investigated with a self-made device and artificial climate laboratory.

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TL;DR: In this article, a lightweight multi-layered electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding material made of open-cell foam of a Cu-Ni alloy integrated with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) was prepared by electroless copper plating, then nickel electroplating, and finally electrophoretic deposition of CNTs.

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Yun Wang1, Zexing Gu1, Jijun Yang1, Jiali Liao1, Yuanyou Yang1, Ning Liu1, Jun Tang1 
TL;DR: In this article, a solid phase extractant, amidoxime-grafted multiwalled carbon nanotubes (AO-g-MWCNTs), has been synthesized using plasma techniques to selectively separate uranium from nuclear industrial effluents.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a multi-functional magnesium oxide (MgO) immobilized chitosan (CS) composite was prepared by chemical precipitation method and applied as a novel adsorbent for removal of methyl orange model dye and the effect of adsorption kinetics followed a pseudo second order reaction.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors report the surface modification of different engineering polymers, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polymethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), by an atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) which was operated with Ar gas using 10kV, 37 kHz, sine wave as an excitation source.

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TL;DR: In this article, a modified sol-gel method was used to synthesize F-doped TiO 2 (F-TiO 2 ) for the degradation of methylene blue (MB).

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors used H3PO4 activation (WHAC) to eliminate Pb(II) in water hyacinth and showed that the adsorption behavior follows pseudo-first order kinetic and Langmuir isotherm.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the mechanism of toluene oxidation at room temperature over Mn/HZSM-5, Ag/HzSM-6, and Mn-Ag/HazSM-7 catalysts was investigated by in situ DRIFTS.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a facile and efficient approach for the fabrication of Fe3O4@TiO2 nanocomposites with a good core-shell structure has been demonstrated.

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TL;DR: In this article, a series of Pt/CeO2 catalysts with different Pt contents were prepared using an incipient wetness impregnation method and tested for CO oxidation, suggesting a Mars van-Krevelen type reaction on these catalysts and the interfacial Pt-O-Ce ensembles being the active sites.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the correlation between the contact angle, the spreading, the surface tension and the surface energy of fourteen frequently used engineering materials belonging to four different classes of materials (steel, DLC coatings, ceramics, and polymers) wetted with four different liquids: three oils (a non-polar synthetic oil of two different viscosities and a polar natural-based oil) and water.

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TL;DR: In this article, the corrosion inhibition effects of an imidazolium-based task specific ionic liquid (TSIL) were investigated on a low carbon steel in 1M HCl solution.

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TL;DR: In this article, the photocatalytic activity of Ag-doped TiO2 nanomaterials was investigated under visible light irradiation and the results showed that the Ag doping and the calcination temperature played an important role on the microstructure and photocatalysis activity of the samples.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the effects of the experimental conditions (i.e., type of activation reagents, reagent concentrations, and carbonization temperatures) on the yields and the properties of these activated carbons were analyzed under identical conditions.

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TL;DR: In this article, a series of TiO2 hybrid composited with exfoliated g-C3N4 nanosheets (CNs) were successfully synthesized through a facile salgel method and fully characterized by X-ray diffraction patterns (XRD), Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), XPS, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), and UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectra (UV-vis DRS).

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TL;DR: In this article, the most stable adsorption geometry, adaption energy, magnetic moment, charge transfer, and density of states of these systems are thoroughly discussed using first-principles approach based on density functional theory.

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TL;DR: In this article, the contribution of different nitrogen-containing functional groups to enhancement of phenol adsorption was investigated, and it was found that the effect of nitrogen on the performance of aminated activated carbons (ACs) was linearly correlated with the amount of pyridinic and pyrrolic N.

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TL;DR: In this paper, an economic photocatalytic H 2 generation system consisting of earth-abundant elements was proposed by coupling graphitic carbon nitride (g-C 3 N 4 ) with Ni(dmgH) 2 sub-microwires that serve as effective co-catalysts for H 2 evolution.