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Characterization of the MgO/GaSe0.5S0.5 heterojunction designed for visible light communications
In this study an optoelectronic design is reported and characterized. The device is made of p-type MgO solved in sodium silicate binder and n-type GaSe0.5S0.5 heterojunction. It is described by means of X-ray diffraction, optical absorption and reflection in the incident light wavelength range of 190–1100nm and by means of dark and 406nm laser excited current (I)–voltage (V) characteristics. The optical reflectance was also measured as a function of angle of incidence of light in the range of 35–80°. The structural analysis revealed no change in the existing phases of the device composers. In addition, it was observ...
Source: Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing - June 7, 2015 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Properties of transparent and conductive Al:ZnO/Au/Al:ZnO multilayers on flexible PET substrates
Publication date: Available online 2 July 2015 Source:Materials Science and Engineering: B Author(s): T. Dimopoulos , M. Bauch , R.A. Wibowo , N. Bansal , R. Hamid , M. Auer , M. Jäger , E.J.W. List-Kratochvil We investigate the structural, electrical and optical properties of transparent electrodes, consisting of Al-doped ZnO (AZO) and ultrathin Au layers, sputtered on polyethylene terephthalate (PET). These electrodes are relevant for optoelectronic devices and thin film photovoltaics. When deposited on AZO, Au films as thin as 3nm form electrically conductive, meandering structures, whereas uniform Au films are obtai...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: B - July 3, 2015 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Incubation of PbSe Thin Films in a Tin(II) Salt Aqueous Solution: Modification and Ion-Exchange Reactions
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2015 Source:Journal of Materials Science & Technology Author(s): Zinaida I. Smirnova , Larisa N. Maskaeva , Vyacheslav F. Markov , Vladimir I. Voronin , Mikhail V. Kuznetsov Topochemical ion-exchange reactions between solid micro- and nanostructured metal chalcogenides and aqueous salt solutions are generally used for formation of composite structures based on initial metal chalcogenides and products of their ion-exchange transformation. However, ion exchange has promises as a route to obtaining both composites and solid solutions based on the initial and the end chalcog...
Source: Journal of Materials Science and Technology - June 12, 2015 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Phosphorus-Doped p–n Homojunction ZnO Nanowires: Growth Kinetics in Liquid and Their Optoelectronic Properties
Chemistry of MaterialsDOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b01377 (Source: Chemistry of Materials)
Source: Chemistry of Materials - June 12, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: Wei-Che Lee, Jui-Yuan Chen, Chun-Wei Huang, Chung-Hua Chiu, Ting-Yi Lin and Wen-Wei Wu Source Type: research

Adherence to analgesics for cancer pain: A comparative study of African Americans and Whites using an electronic monitoring device
Despite well-documented disparities in cancer pain outcomes among African Americans, surprisingly little research exists on adherence to analgesia for cancer pain in this group. We compared analgesic adherence for cancer-related pain over a 3-month period between African Americans and Whites using Medication Event Monitoring System [MEMS]. Patients (n=207) were recruited from outpatient medical oncology clinics of an academic medical center in Philadelphia [>18 years of age, diagnosed with solid tumors or multiple myeloma, with cancer-related pain, and at least one prescription of oral around-the-clock analgesic (ATC)]. (S...
Source: The Journal of Pain - June 13, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: Salimah H. Meghani, Aleda M.L. Thompson, Jesse Chittams, Deborah W. Bruner, Barbara Riegel Source Type: research

Intracellular Degradable Hydrogel Cubes and Spheres for Anti-Cancer Drug Delivery
ACS Applied Materials & InterfacesDOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b03360 (Source: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces)
Source: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces - June 9, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: Bing Xue, Veronika Kozlovskaya, Fei Liu, Jun Chen, J. Fox Williams, Javier Campos-Gomez, Mohammad Saeed and Eugenia Kharlampieva Source Type: research

Long Term Outcome of The Management of Chronic Neuropathic Pain – A Prospective Observational Study
This prospective observational cohort study addressed the long term clinical effectiveness of the management of chronic neuropathic non-cancer pain at seven Canadian tertiary pain centres. Patients were treated according to standard guidelines and followed at 3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months. Standard outcome measures for pain, mood, quality of life and overall treatment satisfaction were administered with the primary outcome measure designated as the composite of 30% reduction in average pain intensity and one point drop in the mean Interference Scale Score (0-10) of the Brief Pain Inventory at 12 months relative to baseline. (...
Source: The Journal of Pain - June 13, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: D.E. Moulin, A.J. Clark, A. Gordon, M. Lynch, P.K. Morley-Forster, H. Nathan, C. Smyth, C. Toth, E. VanDenKerkhof, A. Gilani, M.A. Ware Source Type: research

Preparation and characterization of electrosprayed daidzein–loaded PHBV microspheres
In this study, daidzein–loaded poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) microspheres were prepared using electrospraying. The obtained microspheres had uniform surface morphology, and narrow particle size distribution with mean particle size of 4.8μm. Daidzein was determined to be in amorphous state in the PHBV microspheres by differential scanning calorimetry analysis. Encapsulated daidzein was released with a low initial burst release (7.6% at 1h) followed by a sustained release over a period of ~3 days. The developed PHBV microspheres with daidzein delivery function have potential applications in the treat...
Source: Materials Letters - June 8, 2015 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Facile Hydrothermal Synthesis of VS2/Graphene Nanocomposites with Superior High-Rate Capability as Lithium-Ion Battery Cathodes
ACS Applied Materials & InterfacesDOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b03124 (Source: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces)
Source: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces - June 5, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: Wenying Fang, Hongbin Zhao, Yanping Xie, Jianhui Fang, Jiaqiang Xu and Zhongwei Chen Source Type: research

Water-soluble nanoconjugates of quantum dot-chitosan-antibody for in vitro detection of cancer cells based on “enzyme-free” fluoroimmunoassay
Publication date: 1 July 2015 Source:Materials Science and Engineering: C, Volume 52 Author(s): Herman S. Mansur , Alexandra A.P. Mansur , Amanda Soriano-Araújo , Zélia I.P. Lobato , Sandhra M. de Carvalho , Maria de Fatima Leite Cancer remains one of the world's most devastating diseases with millions of fatalities and new cases every year. In this work, we attempted to develop a facile “enzyme-free” fluoroimmunoassay based on the novel nanoconjugates composed of CdS quantum dots (QDs) as the fluorescent inorganic core and an antibody-modified polysaccharide as the organic shell, modeling their possible applicatio...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - April 23, 2015 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Core–Shell Structural CdS@SnO2 Nanorods with Excellent Visible-Light Photocatalytic Activity for the Selective Oxidation of Benzyl Alcohol to Benzaldehyde
ACS Applied Materials & InterfacesDOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b04128 (Source: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces)
Source: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces - June 17, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: Ya Liu, Ping Zhang, Baozhu Tian and Jinlong Zhang Source Type: research

Nanocomposite scaffold fabrication by incorporating gold nanoparticles into biodegradable polymer matrix: Synthesis, characterization, and photothermal effect
Publication date: 1 November 2015 Source:Materials Science and Engineering: C, Volume 56 Author(s): Gaser N. Abdelrasoul , Balazs Farkas , Ilaria Romano , Alberto Diaspro , Szabolcs Beke Nanoparticle incorporation into scaffold materials is a valuable route to deliver various therapeutic agents, such as drug molecules or large biomolecules, proteins (e.g. DNA or RNA) into their targets. In particular, gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) with their low inherent toxicity, tunable stability and high surface area provide unique attributes facilitating new delivery strategies. A biodegradable, photocurable polymer resin, polypropylen...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - June 29, 2015 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Symptoms of depression are associated with opioid use regardless of pain severity and physical functioning among treatment-seeking chronic pain patients
This study investigated the association between opioid use, pain, and depression in patients evaluated at a university-based outpatient pain clinic. Of the 2,104 new patients included, 55.89% reported current opioid use and demonstrated a worse phenotypic profile (e.g. higher pain severity, worse physical functioning) compared to non-opioid users. Additionally, more opioid users reported symptoms suggestive of depression than those not taking opioids (43.6% vs. (Source: The Journal of Pain)
Source: The Journal of Pain - June 13, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: Jenna Goesling, Matthew J. Henry, Stephanie E. Moser, Mohit Rastogi, Afton L. Hassett, Daniel J. Clauw, Chad M. Brummett Source Type: research

Lipid nanocarriers based on natural oils with high activity against oxygen free radicals and tumor cell proliferation
Publication date: 1 November 2015 Source:Materials Science and Engineering: C, Volume 56 Author(s): I. Lacatusu , N. Badea , G. Badea , O. Oprea , M.A. Mihaila , D.A. Kaya , R. Stan , A. Meghea The development of nano-dosage forms of phytochemicals represents a significant progress of the scientific approach in the biomedical research. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of lipid nanocarriers based on natural oils (grape seed oil, fish oil and laurel leaf oil) in counteracting free radicals and combating certain tumor cells. No drug was encapsulated in the nanocarriers. The cytotoxic effect exerted by b...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - June 17, 2015 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Carbon nanotubes enhance intercalated disc assembly in cardiac myocytes via the β1-integrin-mediated signaling pathway.
Abstract Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) offer a new paradigm for constructing functional cardiac patches and repairing myocardial infarction (MI). However, little is known about how CNTs enhance the mechanical integrity and electrophysiological function of cardiac myocytes. To address this issue, we investigated the regularity and precise mechanism of the influence of CNTs on the assembly of intercalated disc (IDs). Here, single walled CNTs incorporated into collagen substrates were utilized as growth supports for neonatal cardiomyocytes, which enhanced cardiomyocyte adhesion and maturation. Furthermore, through the use o...
Source: Biomaterials - May 4, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: Sun H, Lü S, Jiang XX, Li X, Li H, Lin Q, Mou Y, Zhao Y, Han Y, Zhou J, Wang C Tags: Biomaterials Source Type: research

Does the adhesive strategy influence the post-operative sensitivity in adult patients with posterior resin composite restorations?
The demand for esthetic restorations, the increased fear of amalgam toxicity [1,2] and the environmental problems [3,4] associated with mercury have increasingly led universities to teach resin composite for restorations of posterior cavities in many countries [5–8]. (Source: Dental Materials)
Source: Dental Materials - June 26, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: Alessandra Reis, Alessandro Dourado Loguercio, Marcos Schroeder, Issis Luque-Martinez, Danielle Masterson, Lucianne Cople Maia Tags: Review Source Type: research

La3BaSi5N9O2:Ce3+ – A Yellow Phosphor with an Unprecedented Tetrahedra Network Structure Investigated by Combination of Electron Microscopy and Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction
Chemistry of MaterialsDOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b01702 (Source: Chemistry of Materials)
Source: Chemistry of Materials - June 17, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: Dajana Durach, Lukas Neudert, Peter J. Schmidt, Oliver Oeckler and Wolfgang Schnick Source Type: research

The Lateral Prefrontal Cortex Mediates the Hyperalgesic Effects of Negative Cognitions in Chronic Pain Patients
Although high levels of negative affect and cognitions have been associated with greater pain sensitivity in chronic pain conditions, the neural mechanisms mediating the hyperalgesic effect of psychological factors in patients with pain disorders are largely unknown. In this cross-sectional study, we hypothesized that 1) catastrophizing modulates brain responses to pain anticipation and 2) anticipatory brain activity mediates the hyperalgesic effect of different levels of catastrophizing in fibromyalgia (FM) patients. (Source: The Journal of Pain)
Source: The Journal of Pain - April 30, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: Marco L. Loggia, Chantal Berna, Jieun Kim, Christine M. Cahalan, Marc-Olivier Martel, Randy L. Gollub, Ajay D. Wasan, Vitaly Napadow, Robert R. Edwards Tags: Original Report Source Type: research

Stable Dispersion of Iodide-Capped PbSe Quantum Dots for High-Performance Low-Temperature Processed Electronics and Optoelectronics
Chemistry of MaterialsDOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b00793 (Source: Chemistry of Materials)
Source: Chemistry of Materials - June 10, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: Vladimir Sayevich, Nikolai Gaponik, Matthias Plötner, Marta Kruszynska, Thomas Gemming, Volodymyr M. Dzhagan, Shahab Akhavan, Dietrich R. T. Zahn, Hilmi Volkan Demir and Alexander Eychmüller Source Type: research

Functional liposomes in the cancer-targeted drug delivery
Cancer is considered as one of the most severe health problems and is currently the third most common cause of death in the world after heart and infectious diseases. Novel therapies are constantly being discovered, developed and trialed. Many of the current anticancer agents exhibit non-ideal pharmaceutical and pharmacological properties and are distributed non-specifically throughout the body. This results in death of the both normal healthy and malignant cells and substantially leads to accruing a variety of serious toxic side effects. Therefore, the efficient systemic therapy of cancer is almost impossible due to harmf...
Source: Journal of Biomaterials Applications - June 9, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: Tila, D., Ghasemi, S., Yazdani-Arazi, S. N., Ghanbarzadeh, S. Tags: Review Article Source Type: research