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Showing papers in "Current Applied Physics in 2017"


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors summarize the non-piezoelectric origins of the electromechanical response that impair the interpretation of PFM measurements and suggest a fundamental guideline for the proper utilization of the PFM technique, as well as for achieving a reasonable interpretation of observed PFM responses.

122 citations


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TL;DR: Graphene oxide (GO) was uniformly embedded into the three-dimensional porous network of bacterial cellulose (BC) to form a novel BC/GO nanocomposite drug nanocarrier, and for the first time, ibuprofen (IBU) was loaded onto theBC/GO Nanocomposites.

110 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the structural, electronic, magnetic, optical and thermoelectric properties of PrYO 3 (Y=Cr, V) have been studied by using density functional based FP-LAPW+lo method as implemented into WIEN2k code.

82 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, a highly efficient synthetic route was successfully developed to prepare crystallized and well dispersed Cu, Cu2O, and CuO nanoparticles (NPs) on reduced graphene oxide (rGO) by controlling the impregnation condition of a copper-precursor (Cu(NO3)2·3H2O) on graphene oxide and subsequent thermal treatments.

69 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the optical temperature sensing properties of Tm3+ based upon its two thermally coupled energy levels 3F2, 3 and 3H4 were systematically investigated by means of fluorescence intensity ratio (FIR) technique.

69 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the effect of salt complexation on structural properties of pure blend (PEO/PVP) electrolyte was investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy and Scanning electron microscopic (SEM) studies.

66 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, a high performance semitransparent organic solar cell that incorporates the low bandgap polymer, PTB7, in the photoactive layer and a simple, non-patterned Dielectric/Metal/Dielectric or D/M/D anode was demonstrated.

58 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, a P-Silicon (P-Si) layer was added to the back surface field of the CZTSSe solar cell to increase the functional performance.

57 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the performance of the micro-supercapacitor (μ-SC) was greatly improved by employing a novel architecture developed by coating SiNWs with Graphene (rGO) in the present work.

49 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, a green synthesis of seaweed-macro algae based cadmium oxide-zinc oxide (SCZ) nanoparticles was prepared by the simple chemical precipitation method, the functional group characteristics and crystalline properties of the nanoparticles were analyzed by Fourier transform infra red spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis.

45 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, a simple model is developed to predict the tensile modulus of polymer/carbon nanotubes (CNT) nanocomposites (PCNT) above percolation threshold.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a short review introduces several important classes of interfacial materials which have been widely successful in improving the efficiency of organic solar cells, and covers some of the recent advances in this field.

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Xubo Jiang1, Xiaojia Zhao1, Guirong Peng1, Wenpei Liu1, Ke Liu1, Zaiji Zhan1 
TL;DR: In this article, the dielectric relaxation behaviors of hot-pressed polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) film have been studied using dielectrics spectroscopy in the frequency domain from 20 Hz to 5 MHz at temperatures between 20°C and 200°C.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors investigated the radiation-induced luminescence of non-doped Mg2SiO4 single crystal, and obtained crystal samples were studied to characterize the radio-photoluminescence (RPL), radio-luminecence (RL), and thermally-stimulated luminance (TSL) properties.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the effect of changing device structure on its switching characteristics was analyzed by using two organic polymers such as PPV and PMMA, and it was observed that bilayer structure had much higher switching ratio and stability against various biasing cycles as compared to its bulk-heterojunction counterpart.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors reviewed the scientific accomplishments in Pv-SrIrO 3 thin films, a popular candidate material for observing non-trivial topological phenomena, and provided new physical insight and encourage further research on the design of new 5D-based heterostructures or superlattices for the observation of the hidden topological quantum phenomena in strong spin-orbit coupled oxides.

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TL;DR: In this article, an efficient approach for the fabrication of polymer blend nanocomposites with well-dispersed graphene oxide in polycarbonate (PC)/poly methyl methacrylate (PMMA) through melt compounding under the controlled temperature and pressure was reported.

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TL;DR: In this article, a Methylamine vapor annealing process is demonstrated which consistently leads to high-quality perovskite thin-films with an average grain-size of 10-15 mu m.

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TL;DR: In this article, a density functional theory based high-mismatched alloys (HMAs) were designed from the extremely dissimilar GaP (semiconductor) and GaBi (semi-metal) and the alloying of the two compounds with unmatched electronic characteristics has triggered a rapid reduction in the energy gap of GaPBi.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors report the thermoelectric properties of different weight percentage of carbon nano tubes (CNT) dispersed (0.025, 0.05 and 0.1%) in PbTe nanocubes matrix.

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TL;DR: In this article, the spectroscopic ellipsometry investigation of synthetically grown wafer-scale two-dimensional (2D) MoS2 and WSe2 films to access quality and thickness uniformity was presented.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a double C-shaped structure of double negative composite metamaterial is designed and depicts in configurations that can capable in a multi-band microwave frequency band, achieving relative negative permeability, relative negative permittivity and relative negative refractive index.

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TL;DR: In this article, high-k rare-earth samarium oxide (Sm 2 O 3 ) films are formed on n-GaN surface and analyzed its compositional properties by XPS measurements.

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TL;DR: In this article, the formation and rupture of the metallic conduction filaments between top and bottom electrodes are used to interpret the nonvolatile bipolar resistive-switching (RS) memory behaviors.

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TL;DR: In this article, the structural and luminescent properties of un-doped and Sm 3+ doped Ba 2 Ca(BO 3 ) 2 phosphors synthesized by the conventional solid state method were reported.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors used the modified Becke-Johnson functional to compute precise band structures and density of states (DOS), which confirm ferromagnetic semiconducting behavior.

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TL;DR: In this article, a solution-processable vanadium oxide (V 2 O 5 ) was used as an inorganic hole injection layer to improve the performance and stability of quantum-dot light-emitting diodes (QLEDs).


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TL;DR: In this article, first-principle calculations based on density functional theory are carried out to explore the interface properties of the blue phosphorene/graphene-like GaN van der Waals heterostructures.

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TL;DR: Yb 3+ /Tm 3+ co-doped BaGd 2 ZnO 5 phosphors have been effectively synthesized by traditional sol-gel method in this article.