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The articles highlighted below contain some of the best and most exciting research/developments in the field of photonic curing and conductive inks.

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Journal of Nanobiotechnology 8, Article 19 (2010)Journal of Nanobiotechnology 8, Article 19 (2010)
Janice L Speshock, Richard C Murdock, Laura K Braydich-Stolle, Amanda M Schrand, Saber M Hussain

Interaction of silver nanoparticles with Tacaribe virus

The possibility of integrating silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) into antiviral products and therapies has received significant attention in recent years. This approach has become increasingly attractive as with the validation of antiviral efficacy at concentrations that are nonhazardous for human health. Researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) have investigated the physical mechanisms responsible for antiviral activity in nanoparticle silver, using materials from multiple sources. AgNPs from NovaCentrix were shown to offer a balance of low toxicity and effective disruption of viral infection for Tacaribe virus in a Vero cell line. This research effort highlights the importance of nanoparticle size and capping agent in the processes that regulate virus inactivation as well as toxicity to host cells.

 

Applied Electronic Materials, Volume 2, Issue 4 (2020)Applied Electronic Materials, Volume 2, Issue 4 (2020)
Wanderson O. Silva, Victor Costa Bassetto, Dominika Baster, Mounir Mensi, Emad Oveisi, Hubert H. Girault

Oxidative Print Light Synthesis Thin Film Deposition of Prussian Blue

Prussian blue (PB) and its analogues are prominent candidate electrodes in energy conversion devices. This class of materials create open ionic channels to facilitate reversible intercalation of alkali ions, improving attributes of any electrode material in ion-based batteries for charging and discharging purposes. Conventional methods to produce Prussian blue include chemical precipitation, thermal decomposition and electro-deposition processes. As an alternative, the authors have demonstrated a scalable, roll-to-roll compatible and faster process to produce Prussian blue films through inkjet-printing of the Prussian blue precursors followed by photonic curing for a few milliseconds. The inherent transiency of the photonic curing process enables this synthesis on temperature-sensitive substrates, like PET. Characterizations of the produced film confirms the oxidative print-light synthesis process can produce Prussian blue films using NovaCentrix’s PulseForge® photonic curing tools for electrode material of ion-based batteries.

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Water Research Polysulfone ultrafiltration membranes impregnated with silver nanoparticles show improved biofouling resistance and virus removal Rice University, USA
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B Unique Cellular Interaction of Silver Nanoparticles: Size-Dependent Generation of Reactive Oxygen Species AFRL, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, USA
Journal of Nanobiotechnology Interaction of silver nanoparticles with Tacaribe virus AFRL, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, USA
Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology Silver Nanoparticles Inhibit Vaccinia virus Infection by Preventing Viral Entry Through a Macropinocytosis-Dependent Mechanism Wright State University, USA
Critical Reviews in Microbiology Inorganic and metal nanoparticles and their antimicrobial activity in food packaging applications Gorgan University of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, Iran
Chemical Engineering Journal Intense pulsed light-induced structure-transformed ultrathin Ni shell... NIMS, Japan
Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry Flash light synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles for electrochemical application... EPFL , Switzerland
ChemElectroChem Highly loaded mildly edge-oxidized graphene nanosheet dispersions for large-scale inkjet... EPFL , Switzerland
Advanced Engineering Materials All-printed electrocorticography array for in-vivo neural recordings EPFL , Switzerland
Sensors A Low-Cost Paper Glucose Sensor with Molecularly Imprinted Polyaniline Electrode Texas A&M, USA
Nature Power generation from ambient humidity using protein nanowires UMass Amherst, USA
Society of Plastics Professionals Highly stretchable wrinkled electrode based on silver inkelastomer nanocomposite with excellent fatigue resistance Chonbuk National University, Korea
Advanced Healthcare Materials On-Demand Printing of Wearable Thermotherapy Pad NASA, USA
IET Microwaves, Antennas, and Propagation Resistively Loaded Ultra-Thin FSS Absorbers for RF Enhancement of Spacecraft Thermal Blankets Queen’s University, Belfast, Ireland
Journal of Materials Chemistry A Novel gas sensing platform based on a stretchable laser-induced graphene pattern with self-heating capabilities Penn State, USA
Flexible and Printed Electronics Study of inkjet-printed serpentine structure on flexible substrates deformed over sculptured surfaces Georgia Tech, USA
Nature-Microsystems and NanoEngineering A novel microscale selective laser sintering (μ-SLS) process for the fabrication of microelectronic parts UT Austin, USA
Molecules Inkjet-Printed Molybdenum Disulfide and NitrogenDoped Graphene Active Layer High On/Off Ratio Transistors Texas State University, USA
The Journal of Physical Chemistry A Effects of Size and Prestressing of Aluminum Particles on the Oxidation of Levitated exo-Tetrahydrodicyclopentadiene Droplets University of Hawaii, USA
Combustion and Flame Combustion of 3D printed 90 wt% loading reinforced nanothermite UC Riverside, USA
Combustion and Flame Experimental observation of the heat transfer mechanisms that drive propagation in additively manufactured energetic materials UC Riverside, USA
Combustion and Flame Synthesis, characterization and nanoenergetic utilizations of fluorine, oxygen co-functionalized graphene by one-step XeF2 exposure University of Missouri

 

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