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Showing papers in "Current Applied Physics in 2016"


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TL;DR: In this paper, the solution-process synthesis of GQDs using a top-down method was introduced, which is suitable for energy-related applications such as capacitors, lithium ion batteries, and solar cells.

178 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors used the graphene as a passivation layer to protect the black phosphorus from chemical reaction with air, and measured the Raman phonon modes after the samples were exposed to air.

75 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, for the first time, hydroxyapatite (HAp)-reinforced magnesium (Mg) composites were prepared by the microwave assisted sintering technique and the as-prepared HAp/Mg composites are characterized by mechanical and electrochemical tests, XRD analysis, and preliminary biological evaluation.

72 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the structural and optical properties of europium doped magnesium orthosilicate nanophosphor were investigated by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), High resolution Transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), Diffuse Reflectance Spectra (DRS), and Photoluminescence spectra (PL) together with decay time.

71 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, structural, vibrational, photoluminescence and photo electron spectroscopic properties of rf magnetron sputtered ZnO films grown on unheated glass substrates are discussed.

71 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the adsorption of guanine on aluminum doped graphene was theoretically studied using density functional theory to explore its potential application as an adsorbent for guanines.

67 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the growth and characterisation of n-and p-type ZnTe thin �lms have been achieved intrinsically by potentiostatic elec-trodeposition method using a 2-electrode system.

55 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the photocatalytic performance of the TiO 2 /SnO 2 hollow hierarchical nanofibers was investigated under UV irradiation for Reactive Black 5 (RB5) and Rhodamine B dyes.

49 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors integrated ZnO with g-C 3 N 4 nanostructures via successful core-shell formation using single step simple sintering process for photocatalysis application.

49 citations


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TL;DR: Graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) heterostructures have attracted considerable attention in recent years to keep graphene's unique properties with ideal two-dimensional protective layers of h-BN for use in a wide range of potential applications.

45 citations


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TL;DR: Pore size-controlled carbon aerogels (CA_X) as discussed by the authors are obtained by simply varying the polymerization time in the polycondensation of resorcinol and formaldehyde.

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TL;DR: In this paper, trisodium citrate was used as the complexing agent to reduce the difference in the reduction potentials of each material, and the effects of pH on the stability of the complexes were also investigated.

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TL;DR: In this article, thermal annealing was used to tune the band gap of Y-doped ZnO (YZO) thin films, and the results indicated that the shifting in bandgap was attributed to the stress relaxation of YZO thin films.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the fabrication and characterization of a flexible thermoelectric generator (TEG) is presented, where carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and bismuth telluride powder (Bi/Te) are used to enhance electrical conductivity.

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TL;DR: In this paper, basic exciton properties and the impacts of charged doping, strain, dielectric screening, temperature and excitation intensity on excitonic behaviors reflected via photoluminescence spectra for monolayer of TMDs are reviewed.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors review the current state-of-the-art defect engineering strategies for Bi-Te alloy systems used to achieve high thermoelectric performance and propose an approach of plastic deformation that generates dislocations, which scatters mid-range frequency phonons.

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TL;DR: In this article, double walled nitrogen doped carbon nanotubes (N-DWCNTs) have been synthesized for electrode material for the supercapacitor applications.

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Jinlu He1, Li Fang1
TL;DR: In this article, a controllable fabrication of reduced Graphite oxide (RGO) via different alcohols was reported, and the results showed that the reduction degree of GO was strongly dependent on the type of alcohol.

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TL;DR: In this article, a lactose biosensor was developed by co-immobilizing β-galactosidase (β-Gal) and glucose oxidase (GOx) on microelectrodes pre-modified with Pt/graphene/P(1,5-DAN) for estimation of lactose in dairy products to prevent lactose intolerance.

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TL;DR: A copper-nickel alloy was electrochemically deposited and compared to a composite coating incorporating layered silicate platelets to obtain copper-Nickelmontmorillonite (MMT) as mentioned in this paper.

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TL;DR: In this article, the structural, electronic, magnetic, mechanical and optical properties of ternary Zn 1−x V x S (x = 0.0, 0.25,0.75 and 1.0) alloys have been studied in the zinc blende (ZB) phase, by first principle approach.

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TL;DR: Hierarchical cupric oxide (CuO) nanostructures were synthesized by low temperature sonochemical method and studied its biocompatible and antibacterial functionality.

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Lei Wang1, Chongchong Liu1, Yi-Yan Wang1, Hui Xu1, Hongyan Su1, Xianhao Cheng1 
TL;DR: In this article, the authors used the cell filtrate of Cordyceps militaris mycelium as reducing agents to synthesize a new antimicrobial agent of AgNPs with the aid of C.militaris.

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TL;DR: In this paper, various spectroscopic methods to investigate the surface and interface electronic structures, including direct photoelectron spectroscopy, inverse photo-electron spectrum analysis, X-ray absorption spectrum analysis (X-ray ESA), and Xray emission spectrum analysis are discussed along with their fundamental principles.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the Wein2K code has been used to determine the properties of Zn1−xMnxS alloys, and the authors reported the mechanical, structural, electronic, magnetic and optical properties of these alloys.

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TL;DR: In this article, the potential-induced degradation (PID) and recovery phenomena were characterized using p-type multicrystalline Si photovoltaic modules and by PID test method using Al plate.

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Hyejin Jang1, Dongjae Kim1, Hyowon Tak1, Jaewook Nam1, Tae Il Kim1 
TL;DR: In this paper, a grid array structure of nanowires fabricated from multiple transfer printing is presented for ultra-robust, transparent and flexible electrodes assembled from silver nanometers (Ag NWs).

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TL;DR: In this paper, structural, magnetic and spin polarization measurements were carried out on Co 2 TiX (X = Ge, Sn) Heusler alloys to probe the half-metallic nature.

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TL;DR: In this article, the influence of the hydrostatic pressure P up to 0.95 GPa on the excess conductivity σ ∗ (T ) and the pseudogap Δ ∗(T ) in optimally doped YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7− δ single crystals was investigated by electrical resistivity measurements.

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TL;DR: Synergic role of 2.5% MWCNTs and 5% SiC nanoparticles on the structure and properties of the hybrid alumina nanocomposites fabricated through fast sintering route was studied in this article.