Materials Science

Biocide mechanism of highly efficient and stable antimicrobial surfaces based on zinc oxide-reduced graphene oxide photocatalytic coatings

Authors: Valenzuela, L; Iglesias-Juez, A; Bachiller-Baeza, B; Faraldos, M; Bahamonde, A; Rosal, R

Article.
J. Mat. Chem. B. vol: 8. page: 2050-750X.
Date: sep-28. 2020.
Doi: 10.1039/d0tb01428a.

Abstract:
Highly efficient photoactive antimicrobial coatings were obtained using zinc oxide-reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites (ZnO-rGO). Their remarkable antibacterial activity and high stability demonstrated their potential use for photoactive biocide surfaces. The ZnO-rGO nanocomposites were prepared [read more]

2020-09-28T00:00:00+02:00Categories: Publications 2020|Tags: , |

Spinel-Type nitride compounds with improved features as solar cell absorbers

Authors: Sanchez-Palencia, P; Garcia, G; Conesa, JC; Wahnon, P; Palacios, P

Article.
Acta Mater.. vol: 197. page: 1359-6454.
Date: sep-15. 2020.
Doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2020.07.034.

Abstract:
Ternary spinel nitrides are a new class of semiconductor materials with tunable bandgap in the visible range. In this work, we report a rational design of spinel-type nitride compounds with improved features as solar cell absorber materials by [read more]

Carbon Nanotubes-Filled Siloxane Composite Foams for Oil Recovery Application: Compression Properties

Authors: Piperopoulos, E; Calabrese, L; Mastronardo, E; Proverbio, E; Milone, C

Article.
Fibers. vol: 8. page: .
Date: JUL. 2020.
Doi: 10.3390/fib8070045.

Abstract:
This paper studies the correlation between oil recovery usability and mechanical behavior under compression loads of an innovative oil recovery material. The examined composites are silicone foams filled with carbon nanotubes (CNT). Here, the reutilization of oil recovery processes [read more]

Bottleneck Effect Explained by Le Bail Refinements: Structure Transformation of Mg-CUK-1 by Confining H2O Molecules

Authors: Sanchez-Gonzalez, E; Flores, JG; Flores-Reyes, JC; Morales-Salazar, I; Blanco-Carapia, RE; Rincon-Guevara, MA; Islas-Jacome, A; Gonzalez-Zamora, E; Aguilar-Pliego, J; Ibarra, IA

Article.
Materials. vol: 13. page: .
Date: APR. 2020.
Doi: 10.3390/ma13081840.

Abstract:
The structure transformation of Mg-CUK-1 due to the confinement of H2O molecules was investigated. Powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) patterns were collected at different H2O loadings and the cell parameters [read more]

Morphological effects on catalytic performance of LTL zeolites in acylation of 2-methylfuran enhanced by non-microwave instant heating

Authors: Ahmad, NH; Daou, TJ; Maireles-Torres, P; Zaarour, M; Mintova, S; Ling, TC; Ng, EP

Article.
Mater. Chem. Phys.. vol: 244. page: 0254-0584.
Date: APR 1. 2020.
Doi: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2020.122688.

Abstract:
Morphological characteristics of zeolites can have significant effects on the catalytic reactions. However, the roles of zeolite morphology on catalytic reactions, particularly Friedel-Crafts acylation of 2-methylfuran, are still not clear. Hence, LTL-type [read more]

Electrocatalysis for reactions of oxygen reduction and evolution and their involvement in the storage of renewable energy

Authors: Martinez-Huerta, MV

Article.
Bol. Grupo Esp. Carbon. vol: . page: 2172-6094.
Date: MAR. 2020.
Doi: .

Abstract:
The electrochemical reactions of oxygen reduction and evolution are fundamental for the development of electrochemical devices for the conversion and storage of renewable energy such as electrolysers, fuel cells and regenerative fuel cells. The hydrogen would be generated from the electrolysis of water when [read more]

Methanol Synthesis from CO2: A Review of the Latest Developments in Heterogeneous Catalysis

Authors: Guil-Lopez, R; Mota, N; Llorente, J; Millan, E; Pawelec, B; Fierro, JLG; Navarro, RM

Review.
Materials. vol: 12. page: .
Date: DEC. 2019.
Doi: 10.3390/ma12233902.

Abstract:
Technological approaches which enable the effective utilization of CO2 for manufacturing value-added chemicals and fuels can help to solve environmental problems derived from large CO2 emissions associated with the use of fossil fuels. One of [read more]

Methanol Synthesis from CO2: A Review of the Latest Developments in Heterogeneous Catalysis

Authors: Guil-Lopez, R; Mota, N; Llorente, J; Millan, E; Pawelec, B; Fierro, JLG; Navarro, RM

Review.
Materials. vol: 12. page: .
Date: DEC. 2019.
Doi: 10.3390/ma12233902.

Abstract:
Technological approaches which enable the effective utilization of CO2 for manufacturing value-added chemicals and fuels can help to solve environmental problems derived from large CO2 emissions associated with the use of fossil fuels. One of [read more]

Bimetallic PdCo and PdFe electrocatalysts for the electrochemical oxidation of formica acid

Authors: Juarez-Marmolejo, L; Perez-Rodriguez, S; de Oca-Yemha, MGM; Palomar-Pardave, M; Romero-Romo, M; Ezeta-Mejia, A; Martinez-Huerta, MV; Lazaro-Elorri, MJ

Article.
Bol. Grupo Esp. Carbon. vol: . page: 2172-6094.
Date: SEP. 2019.
Doi: .

Abstract:
Pd, PdCo and PdFe catalysts were prepared by the impregnation method, using sodium borohydride (NaBH4) as the reducing agent and a commercial carbon material (Vulcan XC-72R) as support. The [read more]

The fight against multidrug-resistant organisms: The role of ZnO crystalline defects

Authors: de Lucas-Gil, E; Del Campo, A; Pascual, L; Monte-Serrano, M; Menendez, J; Fernandez, JF; Rubio-Marcos, F

Article.
Mater. Sci. Eng. C-Mater. Biol. Appl.. vol: 99. page: 0928-4931.
Date: JUN. 2019.
Doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2019.02.004.

Abstract:
This article reports the excellent antimicrobial response of nanoparticulate ZnO against multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). We demonstrate that the enhanced antimicrobial activity against MDROs depends on the crystalline defects [read more]

2020-05-04T12:41:05+02:00Categories: Publications 2019|Tags: , |

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