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  • 51. Kawada, S.
    et al.
    Watanabe, Seiya
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Tadokoro, C.
    Tsuboi, R.
    Sasaki, S.
    Lubricating mechanism of cyano-based ionic liquids on nascent steel surface2018In: Tribology International, ISSN 0301-679X, E-ISSN 1879-2464, Vol. 119, p. 474-480Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates the lubricating mechanism of cyano-based ionic liquids on steel surfaces using Q-MS, ToF-SIMS, and TGA. [EMIM][DCN], [EMIM][TCC], [EMIM][TCB], [BMPL][DCN], [BMPL][TCC], and [BMPL][TCB] were selected as lubricants. [EMIM][TCB] exhibited the highest friction coefficient. The others exhibited very low friction coefficients of less than 0.08. Q-MS analysis indicated that the cation components were detected in outgassing during sliding tests. However, anion components were not detected. ToF-SIMS results showed that the anions remained on the worn surfaces which would lead low friction coefficients. To achieve low friction coefficient, the tribo-decomposition of the ionic liquids and adsorption of anion were required. TGA indicated thermal stability was an index for tribo-decomposition on the nascent steel surface.

  • 52. Kawada, Shouhei
    et al.
    Sato, Keisuke
    Watanabe, Seiya
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Sasaki, Shinya
    Lubricating property of cyano-based ionic liquids against hard materials2017In: Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, ISSN 1738-494X, E-ISSN 1976-3824, Vol. 31, no 12, p. 5745-5750Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ionic liquids are expected to be used as a new lubricants and lubricant additives because of their unique properties. However, cyano-based ionic liquids have exhibited poor lubricating property with steel/steel contacts. We evaluated the lubricating properties of cyano-based ionic liquids with steel/hard materials contacts. TiO2, Al2O3, and tetrahedral amorphous carbon (ta-C) DLC were used as hard materials. Six types of ionic liquids, as combination of two types of cations ([EMIM], [BMPL]) and three types of cyanide anions ([DCN], [TCC] and [TCB]), were selected. In sliding tests of steel/TiO2 and steel/Al2O3 lubricated with [EMIM][DCN], [BMPL][DCN], [EMIM][TCC], [BMPL][TCC] exhibited low friction coefficients of less than 0.1. In addition, steel/Al2O3 and steel/ta-C DLC lubricated with [BMPL][TCB] exhibited very low friction coefficients less than 0.05. On the other hand, high friction coefficients were observed at steel/TiO2 and steel/Al2O3 contacts lubricated with [EMIM][TCB] and steel/ta-C DLC contact lubricated with [EMIM] cation group. Peeling of the ta-C DLC was observed when [EMIM] cation group was used. ToF-SIMS analysis indicated that the anion was adsorbed on the worn surfaces in the case of low frictional conditions. However, both ions were hardly observed in the case of high frictional conditions. It is considered that the ionic liquids underwent tribo-decomposition on the worn surfaces at low friction coefficient. To evaluate the degree of tribo-decomposition, Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) was used. TGA results indicated that [EMIM][TCB], which exhibited high friction coefficient, had the most highest stability among all ionic liquids. Low stability ionic liquids, however, showed a tendency for low friction coefficient. These results suggest that lubricating properties are related to the stability of ionic liquids.

  • 53.
    Kharitonov, Dmitry S.
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH).
    Sommertune, Jens
    RISE Res Inst Sweden, Surface Proc & Formulat, SE-11486 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Örnek, Cem
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH).
    Ryl, Jacek
    Gdansk Univ Technol, Dept Electrochem Corros & Mat Engn, 11-12 Narutowicza St, PL-80233 Gdansk, Poland..
    Kurilo, Irina I.
    Belarusian State Technol Univ, Organ Subst Technol Fac, Dept Phys Colloid & Analyt Chem, Minsk 220006, BELARUS..
    Claesson, Per M.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Pan, Jinshan
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
    Corrosion inhibition of aluminium alloy AA6063-T5 by vanadates: Local surface chemical events elucidated by confocal Raman micro-spectroscopy2019In: CORROSION SCIENCE, Vol. 148, p. 237-250Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Chemical interactions between aqueous vanadium species and aluminium alloy AA6063-T5 were investigated in vanadate-containing NaCl solutions. Confocal Raman and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy experiments were utilised to gain insight into the mechanism of corrosion inhibition by vanadates. A greenish-grey coloured surface layer, consisting of V+4 and V+5 polymerized species, was seen to form on the alloy surface, especially on top of cathodic micrometre-sized IMPs, whereby suppressing oxygen reduction kinetics. The results suggest a two-step mechanism of corrosion inhibition in which V+5 species are first reduced to V+4 or V+3 species above cathodic IMPs, and then oxidized to mixed-valence V+5/V+4 polymerized compounds.

  • 54.
    Kharitonov, Dmitry S.
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. Belarusian State Technol Univ, Chem Technol & Engn Fac, Dept Chem Electrochem Prod Technol & Mat Elect Eq, Minsk 220006, BELARUS..
    Örnek, Cem
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. Swerea KIMAB, Dept Corros Energy & Proc Ind, SE-16440 Kista, Sweden..
    Claesson, Per M.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Sommertune, Jens
    RISE Res Inst Sweden, Chem Mat & Surfaces, SE-11486 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Zharskii, Ivan M.
    Belarusian State Technol Univ, Chem Technol & Engn Fac, Dept Chem Electrochem Prod Technol & Mat Elect Eq, Minsk 220006, BELARUS..
    Kurilo, Irina I.
    Belarusian State Technol Univ, Organ Subst Technol Fac, Dept Phys Colloid & Analyt Chem, Minsk 220006, BELARUS..
    Pan, Jinshan
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Corrosion Inhibition of Aluminum Alloy AA6063-T5 by Vanadates: Microstructure Characterization and Corrosion Analysis2018In: Journal of the Electrochemical Society, ISSN 0013-4651, E-ISSN 1945-7111, Vol. 165, no 3, p. C116-C126Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Corrosion inhibition of aluminum alloy AA6063-T5 by vanadates (NaVO3) in 0.05 M NaCl solution has been investigated by electrochemical and weight loss measurements, and associated with microstructure and Volta potential data. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and energy dispersive spectroscopy analyses confirmed the presence of micrometer-sized Fe-rich Al4.01MnSi0.74, Al1.69Mg4Zn2.31, and FeAl3 intermetallic phases (IMPs) and nanometer-sized CuAl2, ZnAl2, and Mg2Si precipitates in the microstructure. Scanning Kelvin probe force microscopy measurements showed Volta potential differences of up to 600 mV between the microstructure constituents indicating a high susceptibility to micro-galvanic corrosion, with interphase boundary regions exhibiting the highest propensity to corrosion. Most IMPs had cathodic character whereas some nanometer-sized Mg-rich particles exhibited anodic nature, with large Volta potential gradients within interphase regions of large cathodic particles. Electrochemical potentiodynamic polarization measurements indicated that the vanadates provided mixed corrosion inhibition effects, mitigating both oxygen reduction, occurring on cathodic IMPs, and anodic metal dissolution reaction, occurring on anodic sites, such as Mg2Si and interphase boundary regions. Electrochemical measurements indicated that the sodium metavanadate inhibitor blocks active metal dissolution, giving high inhibition efficiency (>95%) during the initial exposure, whereas long-term weight loss measurements showed that the efficacy decreases after prolonged exposure.

  • 55. Kocabaş, M.
    et al.
    Örnek, Cem
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Curioni, M.
    Cansever, N.
    Nickel fluoride as a surface activation agent for electroless nickel coating of anodized AA1050 aluminum alloy2019In: Surface & Coatings Technology, ISSN 0257-8972, E-ISSN 1879-3347, Vol. 364, p. 231-238Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study, the use of nickel fluoride tetrahydrate (NiF 2 ·4H 2 O) as a surface activator and sealant at the same time for the coating of electroless nickel-phosphorus (Ni-P) on anodized aluminum alloy AA1050 is proposed. The usage of the activator resulted in more efficient deposition of Ni-P, improved adhesion properties, and increased wear and friction behavior as opposed to non-activated conditions. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and confocal laser microscopy (CLM) analyses of ultramicrotome-cut cross sections of Ni-P coated specimens, surface-activated by NiF 2 ·4H 2 O, revealed a more well-structured metal-coating interface as opposed to non-activated conditions.

  • 56.
    Koppolu, Rajesh
    et al.
    Abo Akad Univ, Lab Paper Coating & Converting, Ctr Funct Mat, SF-20500 Turku, Finland..
    Abitbol, Tiffany
    RISE Res Inst Sweden, Biosci & Mat Surface Proc & Formulat, S-11428 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Kumar, Vinay
    Abo Akad Univ, Lab Paper Coating & Converting, Ctr Funct Mat, SF-20500 Turku, Finland.;Finland Ltd, VTT Tech Res Ctr, High Performance Fiber Prod, Espoo 02044, Finland..
    Jaiswal, Aayush Kumar
    Abo Akad Univ, Lab Paper Coating & Converting, Ctr Funct Mat, SF-20500 Turku, Finland..
    Swerin, Agne
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. RISE Res Inst Sweden, Biosci & Mat Surface Proc & Formulat, S-11428 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Toivakka, Martti
    Abo Akad Univ, Lab Paper Coating & Converting, Ctr Funct Mat, SF-20500 Turku, Finland..
    Continuous roll-to-roll coating of cellulose nanocrystals onto paperboard2018In: Cellulose (London), ISSN 0969-0239, E-ISSN 1572-882X, Vol. 25, no 10, p. 6055-6069Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is an increased interest in the use of cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) films and coatings for a range of functional applications in the fields of material science, biomedical engineering, and pharmaceutical sciences. Most of these applications have been demonstrated on films and coatings produced using laboratory-scale batch processes, such as solvent casting, dip coating, or spin coating. For successful coating application of CNC suspensions using a high throughput process, several challenges need to be addressed: relatively high viscosity at low solids content, coating brittleness, and potentially poor adhesion to the substrate. This work aims to address these problems. The impact of plasticizer on suspension rheology, coating adhesion, and barrier properties was quantified, and the effect of different pre-coatings on the wettability and adhesion of CNC coatings to paperboard substrates was explored. CNC suspensions were coated onto pre-coated paperboard in a roll-to-roll process using a custom-built slot die. The addition of sorbitol reduced the brittleness of the CNC coatings, and a thin cationic starch pre-coating improved their adhesion to the paperboard. The final coat weight, dry coating thickness, and coating line speed were varied between 1-11 g/m(2), 900 nm-7 A mu m, and 2.5-10 m/min, respectively. The barrier properties, adhesive strength, coating coverage, and smoothness of the CNC coatings were characterized. SEM images show full coating coverage at coat weights as low as 1.5 g/m(2). With sorbitol as plasticizer and at coat weights above 3.5 g/m(2), heptane vapor and water vapor transmission rates were reduced by as much as 99% and 75% respectively. Compared to other film casting techniques, the process employed in this work deposits a relatively thick coating in significantly less time, and may therefore pave the way toward various functional applications based on CNCs. [GRAPHICS] .

  • 57.
    Koppolu, Rajesh
    et al.
    Abo Akad Univ, Ctr Funct Mat, Lab Paper Coating & Converting, SF-20500 Turku, Finland..
    Lahti, Johanna
    Tampere Univ Technol, Paper Converting & Packaging, Tampere 33100, Finland..
    Abitbol, Tiffany
    RISE Res Inst Sweden, Bioecon Biorefinery & Energy, S-11428 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Swerin, Agne
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Kuusipalo, Jurkka
    Tampere Univ Technol, Paper Converting & Packaging, Tampere 33100, Finland..
    Toivakka, Martti
    Abo Akad Univ, Ctr Funct Mat, Lab Paper Coating & Converting, SF-20500 Turku, Finland..
    Continuous Processing of Nanocellulose and Polylactic Acid into Multilayer Barrier Coatings2019In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, ISSN 1944-8244, E-ISSN 1944-8252, Vol. 11, no 12, p. 11920-11927Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent years have seen an increased interest toward utilizing biobased and biodegradable materials for barrier packaging applications. Most of the abovementioned materials usually have certain shortcomings that discourage their adoption as a preferred material of choice. Nanocellulose falls into such a category. It has excellent barrier against grease, mineral oils, and oxygen but poor tolerance against water vapor, which makes it unsuitable to be used at high humidity. In addition, nanocellulose suspensions' high viscosity and yield stress already at low solid content and poor adhesion to substrates create additional challenges for high-speed processing. Polylactic acid (PLA) is another potential candidate that has reasonably high tolerance against water vapor but rather a poor barrier against oxygen. The current work explores the possibility of combining both these materials into thin multilayer coatings onto a paperboard. A custom-built slot-die was used to coat either microfibrillated cellulose or cellulose nanocrystals onto a pigment-coated baseboard in a continuous process. These were subsequently coated with PLA using a pilot-scale extrusion coater. Low-density polyethylene was used as for reference extrusion coating. Cationic starch precoating and corona treatment improved the adhesion at nanocellulose/baseboard and nanocellulose/PLA interfaces, respectively. The water vapor transmission rate for nanocellulose + PLA coatings remained lower than that of the control PLA coating, even at a high relative humidity of 90% (38 degrees C). The multilayer coating had 98% lower oxygen transmission rate compared to just the PLA-coated baseboard, and the heptane vapor transmission rate reduced by 99% in comparison to the baseboard. The grease barrier for nanocellulose + PLA coatings increased 5-fold compared to nanocellulose alone and 2-fold compared to PLA alone. This approach of processing nanocellulose and PLA into multiple layers utilizing slot-die and extrusion coating in tandem has the potential to produce a barrier packaging paper that is both 100% biobased and biodegradable.

  • 58.
    Kozhuharov, Svilen
    et al.
    Univ Geneva, Dept Inorgan & Analyt Chem, Sci 2, 30 Quai Ernest Ansermet, CH-1205 Geneva, Switzerland..
    Radiom, Milad
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. Univ Geneva, Dept Inorgan & Analyt Chem, Sci 2, 30 Quai Ernest Ansermet, CH-1205 Geneva, Switzerland..
    Maroni, Plinio
    Univ Geneva, Dept Inorgan & Analyt Chem, Sci 2, 30 Quai Ernest Ansermet, CH-1205 Geneva, Switzerland..
    Borkovec, Michal
    Univ Geneva, Dept Inorgan & Analyt Chem, Sci 2, 30 Quai Ernest Ansermet, CH-1205 Geneva, Switzerland..
    Persistence Length of Poly(vinyl amine): Quantitative Image Analysis versus Single Molecule Force Response2018In: Macromolecules, ISSN 0024-9297, E-ISSN 1520-5835, Vol. 51, no 10, p. 3632-3639Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Single molecules of poly(vinyl amine) are analyzed in the adsorbed state by atomic force microscopy (AFM) in two different ways. First, high-resolution images of individual adsorbed polymers were recorded in monovalent electrolyte solutions. The backbone of the imaged polymers was digitized, and the directional correlation function and internal mean-square end-to-end distance were evaluated. These quantities were analyzed with the wormlike chain (WLC) model, and the persistence length was extracted. Second, individual polymer chains were picked up from the surface, and their force extension behavior was recorded in the same electrolyte solutions. These force profiles were also interpreted in terms of the WLC model, whereby the elastic contribution was also considered. Both techniques yield the persistence length of the polymer. From imaging one obtains a persistence length of about 1.6 nm, while the force experiments yield a value around 0.51 nm. We suspect that the force experiments reflect the intrinsic part of the persistence length, while the imaging experiments yield the persistence length including the electrostatic

  • 59.
    Lebedova, Jana
    et al.
    Karolinska Inst, Inst Environm Med, Nobels Vag 13, S-17177 Stockholm, Sweden.;Masaryk Univ, RECETOX, Kamenice 753-5,Pavilon A29, CZ-62500 Brno, Czech Republic..
    Hedberg, Yolanda
    Odnevall Wallinder, Inger
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Karlsson, Hanna L.
    Karolinska Inst, Inst Environm Med, Nobels Vag 13, S-17177 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Size-dependent genotoxicity of silver, gold and platinum nanoparticles studied using the mini-gel comet assay and micronucleus scoring with flow cytometry2018In: Mutagenesis, ISSN 0267-8357, E-ISSN 1464-3804, Vol. 33, no 1, p. 77-85Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Metallic nanoparticles (NPs) are promising nanomaterials used in different technological solutions as well as in consumer products. Silver (Ag), gold (Au) and platinum (Pt) represent three metallic NPs with current or suggested use in different applications. Pt is also used as vehicle exhaust catalyst leading to a possible exposure via inhalation. Despite their use, there is limited data on their genotoxic potential and possible size-dependent effects, particularly for Pt NPs. The aim of this study was to explore size-dependent genotoxicity of these NPs (5 and 50 nm) following exposure of human bronchial epithelial cells. We characterised the NPs and assessed the viability (Alamar blue assay), formation of DNA strand breaks (mini-gel comet assay) and induction of micronucleus (MN) analysed using flow cytometry (in vitro microflow kit). The results confirmed the primary size (5 and 50 nm) but showed agglomeration of all NPs in the serum free medium used. Slight reduced cell viability (tested up to 50 mu g/ml) was observed following exposure to the Ag NPs of both particle sizes as well as to the smallest (5 nm) Au NPs. Similarly, at non-cytotoxic concentrations, both 5 and 50 nm-sized Ag NPs, as well as 5 nm-sized Au NPs, increased DNA strand breaks whereas for Pt NPs only the 50 nm size caused a slight increase in DNA damage. No clear induction of MN was observed in any of the doses tested (up to 20 mu g/ml). Taken together, by using the comet assay our study shows DNA strand breaks induced by Ag NPs, without any obvious differences in size, whereas effects from Au and Pt NPs were size-dependent in the sense that the 5 nm-sized Au NPs and 50 nm-sized Pt NPs particles were active. No clear induction of MN was observed for the NPs.

  • 60. Lee, Jookyeong
    et al.
    Choi, Eun Jung
    Varga, Imre
    Claesson, Per M.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Yun, Sang-Ho
    Song, Changsik
    Terpyridine-functionalized stimuli-responsive microgels and their assembly through metal-ligand interactions2018In: Polymer Chemistry, ISSN 1759-9954, E-ISSN 1759-9962, Vol. 9, no 8, p. 1032-1039Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We developed a terpyridine-functionalized microgel (tpy-mG) for its supramolecular assembly. Tpy-mG was synthesized by amidation between 3-(4-([2,2':6',2 ''-terpyridin]-4'-yl)phenoxy) propan-1-amine and carboxylates of a thermo-responsive p(NIPAM-co-MAA) microgel (A-mG), which was synthesized by emulsion polymerization. After decorating terpyridine, its effects on the hydrodynamic radius, volume phase transition temperature (VPTT), and the colloidal stability of the microgel were investigated. Tpy-mG can be assembled reversibly with several metal ions (Ni2+, Fe2+, Co2+, or Zn2+), and interestingly the assembled tpy-mG-M2+ showed different rheological properties depending on the metal ion type; the weakly bound ions (Co2+, Zn2+) indicated fast dynamics for "inter-particular" exchange, resulting in much higher storage (G') and loss (G '') moduli. Photocatalysts such as Ru dyes can be easily introduced into tpy-mG via metal-ligand interactions, and the photooxidation of benzylamine was tested. The free Ru dye showed almost the same conversions at 25 and 50 degrees C, whereas the assembled Ru-tpy-mG-Mg2+ displayed reduced conversion at 50 degrees C (>VPTT). This is suggested to be due to the collapsed or "locked" structure around the photocatalytic center (Ru). Tpy-mG can be utilized as a good platform for developing responsive functional materials via reversible metal-ligand complexation.

  • 61. Li, Hua
    et al.
    Cooper, Peter
    Somers, A
    Rutland, Mark W.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Howlett, Patrick
    Atkin, Rob
    Titania lubrication using oil-ionic liquid mixtures2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 62.
    Li, Jing
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. RISE KIMAB AB, RISE Res Inst Sweden, Div Mat & Prod, S-16440 Kista, Sweden..
    Ecco, Luiz
    Univ Trento, Dept Ind Engn, I-38123 Trento, Italy..
    Ahniyaz, Anwar
    RISE Res Inst Sweden, Div Biosci & Mat Surface Proc & Formulat, SE-11486 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Pan, Jinshan
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Probing electrochemical mechanism of polyaniline and CeO2 nanoparticles in alkyd coating with in-situ electrochemical-AFM and IRAS2019In: Progress in organic coatings, ISSN 0300-9440, E-ISSN 1873-331X, Vol. 132, p. 399-408Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The corrosion protection and electrochemical mechanism of solvent-borne alkyd composite coating containing 1.0 wt.% polyaniline (PANI) and 1.0 wt.% CeO2 nanoparticles (NPs) for carbon steel in 3.0 wt.% NaCl solution were investigated by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), ex-situ, in-situ and electrochemical controlled (EC) atomic force microscopy (AFM), open circuit potential (OCP) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) methods. The SEM and ex-situ AFM results revealed the micro- and nanostructure of the composite coating. The in-situ sequential AFM images and line profiling analysis indicated electrochemical activity of the NPs and a high stability of the composite coating in NaCl solution. The results of EC-AFM combined with cyclic voltammetry (CV) demonstrated volume change of the PANI NPs upon reduction and oxidation at certain applied potentials on the coating. The redox reactions between the different forms of PANI and the effect of the CeO2 NPs on the polymerization of the composite polymer were further confirmed by infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (IRAS). The OCP and EIS results revealed that the composite coating provided an improved corrosion protection for carbon steel within several days of exposure, which was attributed to the barrier protection of CeO2 NPs and the passivation ability of PANI.

  • 63.
    Liu, Min
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Jin, Ying
    Univ Sci & Technol Beijing, Natl Ctr Mat Serv Safety, Beijing 100083, Peoples R China..
    Leygraf, Christopher
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Pan, Jinshan
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    A DFT-Study of Cl Ingress into alpha-Al2O3(0001) and Al(111) and Its Possible Influence on Localized Corrosion of Al2019In: Journal of the Electrochemical Society, ISSN 0013-4651, E-ISSN 1945-7111, Vol. 166, no 11, p. C3124-C3130Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ingress of chloride into alpha-Al2O3(0001) and Al(111) was calculated by first-principles theory calculations by considering Cl insertion into Al or O vacancies within alpha-Al2O3(0001) or into vacancy or interstitial sites within Al(111). For alpha-Al2O3, the formation of an O vacancy is energetically more favorable than of an Al vacancy. The insertion of Cl into an O vacancy is also more favorable than into an Al vacancy. A high energy-barrier has been derived for Cl transport within the neighboring O vacancies. In addition, the work function decreases with Cl ingress into the interior of the oxide. For Al(111), Cl insertion into either an Al vacancy or an interstitial site is less favorable compared to the insertion into alpha-Al2O3. The work function only changes slightly with Cl insertion into an Al vacancy. Moreover, the pre-inserted Cl reduces the energy-barrier for further Cl ingress into alpha-Al2O3, whereas Cl tends to stay in the sub-surface layer of Al(111), suggesting Cl accumulation at the Al2O3/Al.

  • 64.
    Långberg, Marie
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. SWERIM, SE-16407 Kista, Sweden..
    Örnek, Cem
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Zhang, Fan
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Fibre- and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Cheng, J.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Fibre- and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Liu, M.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Fibre- and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Granaes, E.
    Deutsch Elektronen Synchrotron DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany..
    Wiemann, C.
    Res Ctr Julich, Peter Grunberg Inst PGI 6, D-52425 Julich, Germany..
    Gloskovskii, A.
    Deutsch Elektronen Synchrotron DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany..
    Matveyev, Y.
    Deutsch Elektronen Synchrotron DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany..
    Kulkarni, S.
    Deutsch Elektronen Synchrotron DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany..
    Noei, H.
    Deutsch Elektronen Synchrotron DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany..
    Keller, T. F.
    Deutsch Elektronen Synchrotron DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.;Univ Hamburg, Phys Dept, D-20355 Hamburg, Germany..
    Lindell, D.
    SWERIM, SE-16407 Kista, Sweden..
    Kivisakk, U.
    AB Sandvik Mat Technol, SE-81181 Sandviken, Sweden..
    Lundgren, E.
    Lund Univ, Div Synchrotron Radiat Res, SE-22100 Lund, Sweden..
    Stierle, A.
    Deutsch Elektronen Synchrotron DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.;Univ Hamburg, Phys Dept, D-20355 Hamburg, Germany..
    Pan, Jinshan
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Characterization of Native Oxide and Passive Film on Austenite/Ferrite Phases of Duplex Stainless Steel Using Synchrotron HAXPEEM2019In: Journal of the Electrochemical Society, ISSN 0013-4651, E-ISSN 1945-7111, Vol. 166, no 11, p. C3336-C3340Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A new measurement protocol was used for microscopic chemical analysis of surface oxide films with lateral resolution of 1 mu m. The native air-formed oxide and an anodic passive film on austenite and ferrite phases of a 25Cr-7Ni super duplex stainless steel were investigated using synchrotron hard X-ray photoemission electron microscopy (HAXPEEM). Pre-deposited Pt-markers, in combination with electron backscattering diffraction mapping (EBSD), allowed analysis of the native oxide on individual grains of the two phases and the passive film formed on the same area after electrochemical polarization of the sample. The results showed a certain difference in the composition of the surface films between the two phases. For the grains with (001) crystallographic face // sample surface, the native oxide film on the ferrite contained more Cr oxide than the austenite. Anodic polarization up to 1000 mV/(Ag/AgCl) in 1M NaCl solution at room temperature resulted in a growth of the Cr- and Fe-oxides, diminish of Cr-hydroxide, and an increased proportion of Fe3+ species. by ECS. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (CC BY, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse of the work in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

  • 65.
    MacKenzie, Jordan
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, Linné Flow Center, FLOW.
    Söderberg, Daniel
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, Linné Flow Center, FLOW. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Swerin, Agne
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
    Lundell, Fredrik
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, Linné Flow Center, FLOW. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Turbulent stress measurements of fibre suspensions in a straight pipe2018In: Physics of fluids, ISSN 1070-6631, E-ISSN 1089-7666, Vol. 30, no 2, article id 025104Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The focus of the present work is an experimental study of the behaviour of semi-dilute, opaque fibre suspensions in fully developed cylindrical pipe flows. Measurements of the normal and turbulent shear stress components and the mean flow were acquired using phase-contrast magnetic resonance velocimetry. Two fibre types, namely, pulp fibre and nylon fibre, were considered in this work and are known to differ in elastic modulus. In total, three different mass concentrations and seven Reynolds numbers were tested to investigate the effects of fibre interactions during the transition from the plug flow to fully turbulent flow. It was found that in fully turbulent flows of nylon fibres, the normal, < u(z)u(z)>(+), and shear, < u(z)u(z)>(+) (note that <.> is the temporal average, u is the fluctuating velocity, z is the axial or streamwise component, and r is the radial direction), turbulent stresses increased with Reynolds number regardless of the crowding number (a concentration measure). For pulp fibre, the turbulent stresses increased with Reynolds number when a fibre plug was present in the flow and were spatially similar in magnitude when no fibre plug was present. Pressure spectra revealed that the stiff, nylon fibre reduced the energy in the inertial-subrange with an increasing Reynolds and crowding number, whereas the less stiff pulp fibre effectively cuts the energy cascade prematurely when the network was fully dispersed.

  • 66. Makarova, I. V.
    et al.
    Kharitonov, D. S.
    Dobryden', Illia B.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Chernik, A. A.
    Corrosion Behavior in Acid and Alkaline Media of Nickel Coatings Deposited at Room Temperature2018In: Russian journal of applied chemistry, ISSN 1070-4272, E-ISSN 1608-3296, Vol. 91, no 9, p. 1441-1450Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Impedance spectroscopy, chronovoltammetry, chronopotentiometry, scanning electron microscopy, and atomic-force microscopy were used to examine the corrosion behavior in acid and alkaline media and the morphology of nickel coatings electrodeposited from acetate, tartrate, and isobutyrate electrolytes at a temperature of 20–25°C. Models describing the nickel corrosion processes in H2SO4 and NaOH solutions were suggested. It was found that nickel coatings formed from isobutyrate electrolytes have the highest corrosion resistance.

  • 67.
    Mazo, Juan J.
    et al.
    Univ Zaragoza, Dept Fis Mat Condensada, Zaragoza, Spain.;Univ Zaragoza, CSIC, Inst Ciencia Mat Aragon, Zaragoza, Spain..
    Martinez, Pedro J.
    Univ Zaragoza, CSIC, Inst Ciencia Mat Aragon, Zaragoza, Spain.;Univ Zaragoza, Dept Fis Aplicada, Zaragoza, Spain..
    Pedraz, Patricia
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Hennig, Jana
    Friedrich Schiller Univ Jena, Otto Schott Inst Mat Res OSIM, Lobdergraben 32, D-07743 Jena, Germany..
    Gnecco, Enrico
    Friedrich Schiller Univ Jena, Otto Schott Inst Mat Res OSIM, Lobdergraben 32, D-07743 Jena, Germany..
    Plowing-Induced Structuring of Compliant Surfaces2019In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, E-ISSN 1079-7114, Vol. 122, no 25, article id 256101Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The structures produced by a sharp tip scraping a compliant surface are modeled in the illustrative case of scan patterns formed by a series of parallel lines. This is made possible by a modified version of the Prandtl model for stick-slip friction, with an interaction energy landscape replicating the morphology of the evolving surface. As a result, a ripple motif emerges with a tilt angle increasing linearly with the distance between the scan lines, except for the region close to the left boundary of the scanned area, where the ripples are oriented at 90 degrees. This region can penetrate considerably to the right, forming a complex branched pattern. These predictions are substantiated by atomic force microscopy nanolithography experiments on polystyrene surfaces at room temperature. A simple and robust theoretical protocol for reproducing early-stage wear processes (potentially going beyond single contacts) is thus made available.

  • 68. Niga, P.
    et al.
    Hansson-Mille, P. M.
    Swerin, Agne
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. RISE – Research Institute of Sweden.
    Claesson, Per M.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. RISE – Research Institute of Sweden.
    Schoelkopf, J.
    Gane, P. A. C.
    Bergendal, Erik
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Tummino, A.
    Campbell, R. A.
    Johnson, C. Magnus
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Interactions between model cell membranes and the neuroactive drug propofol2018In: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, ISSN 0021-9797, E-ISSN 1095-7103, Vol. 526, p. 230-243Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy (VSFS) complemented by surface pressure isotherm and neutron reflectometry (NR) experiments were employed to investigate the interactions between propofol, a small amphiphilic molecule that currently is the most common general anaesthetic drug, and phospholipid monolayers. A series of biologically relevant saturated phospholipids of varying chain length from C18 to C14 were spread on either pure water or propofol (2,6-bis(1-methylethyl)phenol) solution in a Langmuir trough, and the change in the molecular structure of the film, induced by the interaction with propofol, was studied with respect to the surface pressure. The results from the surface pressure isotherm experiments revealed that propofol, as long as it remains at the interface, enhances the fluidity of the phospholipid monolayer. The VSF spectra demonstrate that for each phospholipid the amount of propofol in the monolayer region decreases with increasing surface pressure. Such squeeze out is in contrast to the enhanced interactions that can be exhibited by more complex amphiphilic molecules such as peptides. At surface pressures of 22–25 mN m−1, which are relevant for biological cell membranes, most of the propofol has been expelled from the monolayer, especially in the case of the C16 and C18 phospholipids that adopt a liquid condensed phase packing of its alkyl tails. At lower surface pressures of 5 mN m−1, the effect of propofol on the structure of the alkyl tails is enhanced when the phospholipids are present in a liquid expanded phase. Specifically, for the C16 phospholipid, NR data reveal that propofol is located exclusively in the head group region, which is rationalized in the context of previous studies. The results imply a non-homogeneous distribution of propofol in the plane of real cell membranes, which is an inference that requires urgent testing and may help to explain why such low concentration of the drug are required to induce general anaesthesia.

  • 69.
    Niga, Petru
    et al.
    RISE Res Inst Sweden Chem Mat & Surfaces, Box 5607, SE-11486 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Hansson-Mille, Petra M.
    RISE Res Inst Sweden Chem Mat & Surfaces, Box 5607, SE-11486 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Swerin, Agne
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Claesson, Per M.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Schoelkopf, Joachim
    Omya Int AG, Baslerstr 42, CH-4665 Oftringen, Switzerland..
    Gane, Patrick A. C.
    Omya Int AG, Baslerstr 42, CH-4665 Oftringen, Switzerland.;Aalto Univ, Sch Chem Technol, Dept Bioprod & Biosyst, FI-00076 Helsinki, Finland..
    Dai, Jing
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Furo, Istvan
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Campbell, Richard A.
    Inst Laue Langevin, 71 Ave Martyrs,CS20156, F-38042 Grenoble 9, France.;Univ Manchester, Div Pharm & Optometry, Manchester M13 9PT, Lancs, England..
    Johnson, C. Magnus
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Propofol adsorption at the air/water interface: a combined vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance and neutron reflectometry study2019In: Soft Matter, ISSN 1744-683X, E-ISSN 1744-6848, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 38-46Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Propofol is an amphiphilic small molecule that strongly influences the function of cell membranes, yet data regarding interfacial properties of propofol remain scarce. Here we consider propofol adsorption at the air/water interface as elucidated by means of vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy (VSFS), neutron reflectometry (NR), and surface tensiometry. VSFS data show that propofol adsorbed at the air/ water interface interacts with water strongly in terms of hydrogen bonding and weakly in the proximity of the hydrocarbon parts of the molecule. In the concentration range studied there is almost no change in the orientation adopted at the interface. Data from NR show that propofol forms a dense monolayer with a thickness of 8.4 angstrom and a limiting area per molecule of 40 angstrom(2), close to the value extracted from surface tensiometry. The possibility that islands or multilayers of propofol form at the air/water interface is therefore excluded as long as the solubility limit is not exceeded. Additionally, measurements of the 1H NMR chemical shifts demonstrate that propofol does not form dimers or multimers in bulk water up to the solubility limit.

  • 70.
    Nordgren, Niklas
    et al.
    SP Tech Res Inst Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Alvarez-Asencio, Ruben
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.;IMDEA Nanosci, Inst Adv Studies, Madrid, Spain..
    Wallqvist, Viveca
    SP Tech Res Inst Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Kjellin, Mikael
    SP Tech Res Inst Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Rutland, Mark W.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. SP Tech Res Inst Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden.;KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Camacho, Alejandra
    LOreal Res & Innovat, Chicago, IL USA..
    Luengo, Gustavo
    LOreal Res & Innovat, Aulnay Sous Bois, France..
    Nanomechanical properties of the stratum corneum and its interaction with a single hair fiber2016In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 251Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 71.
    Nordgren, Niklas
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE).
    Eklöf, Jens
    KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO).
    Zhou, Qi
    KTH, Superseded Departments (pre-2005), Biotechnology. AlbaNova Univ Ctr, Royal Inst Technol, Sch Biotechnol, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Brumer, Harry
    KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO).
    Rutland, Mark W.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    CELL 260-Top-down grafting of xyloglucan to gold monitored by QCM-D and AFM: Enzymatic activity and interactions with cellulose2008In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 235Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 72.
    Nordgren, Niklas
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE).
    Rutland, Mark W.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    COLL 468-Nanotribological properties of responsive films: Effect of pH and temperature2008In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 235Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 73.
    Nordgren, Niklas
    et al.
    SP Tech Res Inst Sweden, SP Chem Mat & Surfaces, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Skedung, Lisa
    SP Tech Res Inst Sweden, SP Chem Mat & Surfaces, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Baghdadli, Nawel
    LOreal Res & Innovat, Aulnay Sous Bois, France..
    Rutland, Mark W.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. SP Tech Res Inst Sweden, SP Chem Mat & Surfaces, Stockholm, Sweden.;KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Chem, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Luengo, Gustavo
    LOreal Res & Innovat, Aulnay Sous Bois, France..
    Tactile and hair-hair friction behavior of hair fibers2017In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 253Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 74.
    Nordgren, Niklas
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry.
    Stiernstedt, Johanna
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry.
    Brumer, Harry
    KTH.
    Wågberg, Lars
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, VinnExcellence Center BiMaC Innovation. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, Linné Flow Center, FLOW.
    Gray, Derek G.
    Rutland, Mark W.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    CELL 109-Interactions of cellulose surfaces: Friction, adhesion and polysaccharide adsorption2007In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 233, p. 838-838Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 75.
    Nystrom, Lina
    et al.
    Uppsala Univ, Dept Pharm, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Nordstrom, Randi
    Uppsala Univ, Dept Pharm, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Frenning, Goran
    Uppsala Univ, Dept Pharm, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Saunders, Brian
    Univ Manchester, Manchester, Lancs, England..
    Alvarez-Asencio, Ruben
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Surface & Corros Sci, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Rutland, Mark W.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Surface & Corros Sci, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Malmsten, Martin
    Uppsala Univ, Dept Pharm, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Peptide loaded microgels as antimicrobial surface coatings2017In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 253Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 76.
    Nyström, Lina
    et al.
    Uppsala Univ, Dept Pharm, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Nordström, Randi
    Uppsala Univ, Dept Pharm, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Bramhill, Jane
    Univ Manchester, Manchester, Lancs, England..
    Saunders, Brian
    Univ Manchester, Manchester, Lancs, England..
    Alvarez-Asencio, Ruben
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. IMDEA Nanosci, Inst Adv Studies, Madrid, Spain..
    Rutland, Mark W.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. SP Tech Res Inst Sweden, SP Chem Mat & Surfaces, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Malmsten, Martin
    Uppsala Univ, Dept Pharm, Uppsala, Sweden.;Univ Copenhagen, Dept Pharm, Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Peptide-loaded microgels as carriers of antimicrobial peptides2018In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 255Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 77.
    Nyström, Lina
    et al.
    Uppsala Univ, Dept Pharm, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Nordström, Randi
    Uppsala Univ, Dept Pharm, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Strömstedt, Adam
    Uppsala Univ, Dept Med Chem, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Saunders, Brian
    Univ Manchester, Manchester, Lancs, England..
    Alvarez-Asencio, Ruben
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Rutland, Mark W.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Malmsten, Martin
    Uppsala Univ, Dept Pharm, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Peptide-loaded microgels as antimicrobial surface coatings2018In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 255Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 78. Peng, T.
    et al.
    Yan, Q.
    Li, Gen
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Zhang, X.
    The Influence of Cu/Fe Ratio on the Tribological Behavior of Brake Friction Materials2018In: Tribology letters, ISSN 1023-8883, E-ISSN 1573-2711, Vol. 66, no 1, article id 18Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Copper and iron are the major ingredients in friction materials, among which Fe often been served as friction reinforcement in the past. But in our recent study, the coefficients of friction (COF) decreased with increasing iron content in composites. In order to study the influence of Cu/Fe ratio on the tribological behavior of the composite under simulative braking conditions, a subscale testing apparatus with the pad-on-disk configuration under various initial braking speeds (IBS) was applied. The changes in mean COFs, wear rates, morphologies and chemical constitutions of friction surface for different composites were investigated. Results showed that the composite containing more Fe content always showed lower mean COF and wear rate, which different from the previous studies. This is because, under severe braking conditions, the tribological behavior of composite mainly depends on the evolution of tribo-oxide film on the surface, not just on the substrate themselves. Higher Fe content accelerated the formation of tribo-oxide film and in turn inhibited the destruction of tribo-oxide film on the surface, which leading to lower mean COF and wear rate, as well as a higher critical IBS for the transition of mean COF and wear rate. This work also provides a way to characterize the fracture strength of tribo-film by carried out a peeling test.

  • 79.
    Petronico, Aaron
    et al.
    Univ Illinois, Dept Chem, Urbana, IL 61801 USA..
    Moneypenny, Timothy P., II
    Univ Illinois, Dept Chem, Urbana, IL 61801 USA.;Univ Illinois, Beckman Inst Adv Sci & Technol, Urbana, IL 61801 USA..
    Nicolau, Bruno G.
    Univ Illinois, Dept Chem, Urbana, IL 61801 USA..
    Moore, Jeffrey S.
    Univ Illinois, Dept Chem, Urbana, IL 61801 USA.;Univ Illinois, Beckman Inst Adv Sci & Technol, Urbana, IL 61801 USA..
    Nuzzo, Ralph G.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. Univ Illinois, Dept Chem, Urbana, IL 61801 USA.
    Gewirth, Andrew A.
    Univ Illinois, Dept Chem, Urbana, IL 61801 USA..
    Solid-Liquid Lithium Electrolyte Nanocomposites Derived from Porous Molecular Cages2018In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0002-7863, E-ISSN 1520-5126, Vol. 140, no 24, p. 7504-7509Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We demonstrate that solid-liquid nanocomposites derived from porous organic cages are effective lithium ion electrolytes at room temperature. A solid-liquid electrolyte nanocomposite (SLEN) fabricated from a LiTFSI/DME electrolyte system and a porous organic cage exhibits ionic conductivity on the order of 1 x 10(-3) S cm(-1). With an experimentally measured activation barrier of 0.16 eV, this composite is characterized as a superionic conductor. Furthermore, the SLEN displays excellent oxidative stability up to 4.7 V vs Li/Li+. This simple three-component system enables the rational design of electrolytes from tunable discrete molecular architectures.

  • 80.
    Piela, Katarzyna
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry.
    Tyrode, Eric C.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Furo, Istvan
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Cryoporometry in Femtoliter Volumes by Confocal Raman Spectroscopy2019In: Langmuir, ISSN 0743-7463, E-ISSN 1520-5827, Vol. 35, no 26, p. 8823-8828Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The properties of porous material are largely dependent on the size, shape, and connectivity of the pores. Here, we present a method based on confocal Raman spectroscopy to quantify porosity using a cryoporometric approach. We show that the phase transition of water imbibed in porous silica can be accurately determined using two different, but complementary methodologies. The first one relies on integrating the temperature-dependent spectral intensities across the whole OH (H2O) or OD (D2O) stretching region. The second, more quantitative approach, deconvolutes the spectral contributions within the pores in terms of liquid and solid fractions. The results show the expected reciprocal dependence of the average phase transition point with pore size, as well as the typical hysteresis between the freezing and melting transitions. One of the key advantages of the confocal Raman approach is its high spatial resolution, with sampling volumes starting from just a few femtoliters, opening the possibility of mapping the structure in heterogeneous porous materials.

  • 81.
    Pilkington, Georgia A.
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Harris, Kathryn
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.).
    Bergendal, Erik
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Reddy, Akepati Bhaskar
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.).
    Pålsson, G. K.
    Vorobiev, A.
    Antzutkin, O. N.
    Glavatskih, Sergei
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Machine Design (Div.). Ghent University, Belgium.
    Rutland, Mark W.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
    Electro-responsivity of ionic liquid boundary layers in a polar solvent revealed by neutron reflectance2018In: Journal of Chemical Physics, ISSN 0021-9606, E-ISSN 1089-7690, Vol. 148, no 19, article id 193806Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Using neutron reflectivity, the electro-responsive structuring of the non-halogenated ionic liquid (IL) trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium-bis(mandelato)borate, [P6,6,6,14][BMB], has been studied at a gold electrode surface in a polar solvent. For a 20% w/w IL mixture, contrast matched to the gold surface, distinct Kiessig fringes were observed for all potentials studied, indicative of a boundary layer of different composition to that of the bulk IL-solvent mixture. With applied potential, the amplitudes of the fringes from the gold-boundary layer interface varied systematically. These changes are attributable to the differing ratios of cations and anions in the boundary layer, leading to a greater or diminished contrast with the gold electrode, depending on the individual ion scattering length densities. Such electro-responsive changes were also evident in the reflectivities measured for the pure IL and a less concentrated (5% w/w) IL-solvent mixture at the same applied potentials, but gave rise to less pronounced changes. These measurements, therefore, demonstrate the enhanced sensitivity achieved by contrast matching the bulk solution and that the structure of the IL boundary layers formed in mixtures is strongly influenced by the bulk concentration. Together these results represent an important step in characterising IL boundary layers in IL-solvent mixtures and provide clear evidence of electro-responsive structuring of IL ions in their solutions with applied potential.

  • 82. Poptoshev, E.
    et al.
    Rutland, Mark W.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Claesson, P. M.
    Surface forces in aqueous polyvinylamine solutions. I. Glass surfaces1999In: Langmuir, Vol. 15, no 22, p. 7789-7794Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A noninterferometric surface force apparatus has been used to measure interactions between glass spheres in dilute aqueous polyvinylamine solutions at two different salt concentrations. Close to the substrate charge neutralization point, an attractive interaction is present mainly because of bridging of the extending polymer tails. Additional adsorption leads to an overcompensation of the glass negative surface charge, and the interaction at this point is dominated by a long-range double-layer repulsion. The results from fitting the Derjaguin-Landau-Verwey-Overbeek theory to the measured force curves demonstrate that the degree of overcompensation increases with polyelectrolyte concentration and increasing ionic strength of the solution (addition of indifferent electrolyte). An increase in ionic strength results in the screening of the electrostatic forces which leads to: (i) a reduced free energy cost of creating a charged interface, (ii) a decreased repulsion between protonated amine groups along the polymer backbone and a corresponding increased chain flexibility, (iii) a reduced electrostatic attraction between the polyelectrolyte and the surface. The first effect is apparently is the most important in the present case.

  • 83.
    Pradhan, Sulena
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Hedberg, Jonas
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics.
    Rosenqvist, Jorgen
    Jonsson, Caroline M.
    Wold, Susanna
    Blomberg, Eva
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
    Odnevall Wallinder, Inger
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
    Influence of humic acid and dihydroxy benzoic acid on the agglomeration, adsorption, sedimentation and dissolution of copper, manganese, aluminum and silica nanoparticles - A tentative exposure scenario2018In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 13, no 2, article id e0192553Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This work focuses on kinetic aspects of stability, mobility, and dissolution of bare Cu, Al and Mn, and SiO2 NPs in synthetic freshwater (FW) with and without the presence of natural organic matter (NOM). This includes elucidation of particle and surface interactions, metal dissolution kinetics, and speciation predictions of released metals in solution. Dihydroxy benzoic acid (DHBA) and humic acid adsorbed rapidly on all metal NPs (< 1 min) via multiple surface coordinations, followed in general by rapid agglomeration and concomitant sedimentation for a large fraction of the particles. In contrast, NOM did not induce agglomeration of the SiO2 NPs during the test duration (21 days). DHBA in concentrations of 0.1 and 1 mM was unable to stabilize the metal NPs for time periods longer than 6 h, whereas humic acid, at certain concentrations (20 mg/L) was more efficient (> 24 h). The presence of NOM increased the amount of released metals into solution, in particular for Al and Cu, whereas the effect for Mn was minor. At least 10% of the particle mass was dissolved within 24 h and remained in solution for the metal NPs in the presence of NOM. Speciation modeling revealed that released Al and Cu predominantly formed complexes with NOM, whereas less complexation was seen for Mn. The results imply that potentially dispersed NPs of Cu, Al and Mn readily dissolve or sediment close to the source in freshwater of low salinity, whereas SiO2 NPs are more stable and therefore more mobile in solution.

  • 84.
    Radiom, Milad
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Ionic liquid–solid interface and applications in lubrication and energy storage2019In: Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, ISSN 1359-0294, E-ISSN 1879-0399, Vol. 39, p. 148-161Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Room-temperature ionic liquids (ILs) exhibit many attractive properties in proximity to solid surfaces. Primarily, they form well-defined interfacial layers that are tunable — electrically and thermally — as well as being stable — mechanically, electrically, and thermally — over a wide range. Recent investigations have aimed at understanding the molecular structuring of ILs at their interface with solids and in confinement, while in tandem, ILs are used as next-generation lubricants and energy storage materials. The result is a large volume of work that has appeared over the last decade. In this review, the recent literature is presented and future research directions are discussed.

  • 85.
    Radiom, Milad
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Pedraz, Patricia
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Pilkington, Georgia
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Rohlmann, Patrick
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Machine Design (Div.).
    Glavatskih, Sergei
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Machine Design (Div.). Department of Electrical Energy, Metals, Mechanical Constructions and Systems, Ghent University, B-9052 Ghent, Belgium.
    Rutland, Mark W.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. Surfaces, Processes and Formulation, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Anomalous Interfacial Structuring of a Non-Halogenated Ionic Liquid: Effect of Substrate and Temperature2018In: Colloids and Interfaces, ISSN 2504-5377, Vol. 2, no 4, article id 60Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We investigate the interfacial properties of the non-halogenated ionic liquid (IL), trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium bis(mandelato)borate, [P6,6,6,14][BMB], in proximity to solid surfaces, by means of surface force measurement. The system consists of sharp atomic force microscopy (AFM) tips interacting with solid surfaces of mica, silica, and gold. We find that the force response has a monotonic form, from which a characteristic steric decay length can be extracted. The decay length is comparable with the size of the ions, suggesting that a layer is formed on the surface, but that it is diffuse. The long alkyl chains of the cation, the large size of the anion, as well as crowding of the cations at the surface of negatively charged mica, are all factors which are likely to oppose the interfacial stratification which has, hitherto, been considered a characteristic of ionic liquids. The variation in the decay length also reveals differences in the layer composition at different surfaces, which can be related to their surface charge. This, in turn, allows the conclusion that silica has a low surface charge in this aprotic ionic liquid. Furthermore, the effect of temperature has been investigated. Elevating the temperature to 40 &deg;C causes negligible changes in the interaction. At 80 &deg;C and 120 &deg;C, we observe a layering artefact which precludes further analysis, and we present the underlying instrumental origin of this rather universal artefact.

  • 86.
    Rohlmann, Patrick
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Machine Design (Div.).
    Munavirov, Bulat
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Machine Design (Div.).
    Furo, Istvan
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Antzutkin, Oleg
    Lulea Univ Technol, Chem Interfaces, Lulea, Sweden..
    Rutland, Mark W.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. RISE Res Inst Sweden, Surfaces Proc & Formulat, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Glavatskih, Sergei
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Machine Design (Div.). Univ Ghent, Dept Elect Energy Met Mech Construct & Syst, Ghent, Belgium.
    Non-halogenated Ionic Liquid Dramatically Enhances Tribological Performance of Biodegradable Oils2019In: Frontiers in Chemistry, E-ISSN 2296-2646, Vol. 7, article id 98Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is demonstrated that a phosphonium orthoborate ionic liquid may serve as a wear reducing additive in biodegradable oils at steel-steel surfaces in the boundary lubrication regime. Tribological tests were performed in a bail-on-three plate configuration. A set of surface characterization techniques-SEM/EDS, FIB and white light interferometry were used to characterize surfaces following the tribotests and to observe the formation of any tribofilms. B-11 NMR was used to follow changes in the composition of the ionic-liquid-oil blends and to identify boron-containing decomposition products after the tribotests. The ionic liquid reduces the wear of steel surfaces by up to 92% compared to the neat oil at 90 degrees C; it is shown that the reduction in wear can be correlated with the formation of boron enriched patches in the boundary films.

  • 87.
    Rutland, Mark W.
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Glavatskih, Sergei
    Notley, Shannon
    Traction Drive Fluid2018Patent (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 88.
    Sang, Lingzi
    et al.
    Univ Illinois, Dept Chem, Urbana, IL 61801 USA..
    Bassett, Kimberly L.
    Univ Illinois, Dept Chem, Urbana, IL 61801 USA..
    Castro, Fernando C.
    Northwestern Univ, Dept Mat Sci & Engn, Evanston, IL 60208 USA..
    Young, Matthias J.
    Argonne Natl Lab, Appl Mat Div, Lemont, IL 60439 USA..
    Chen, Lin
    Argonne Natl Lab, Appl Mat Div, Lemont, IL 60439 USA..
    Haasch, Richard T.
    Univ Illinois, Frederick Seitz Mat Res Lab, Urbana, IL 61801 USA..
    Elam, Jeffrey W.
    Argonne Natl Lab, Appl Mat Div, Lemont, IL 60439 USA..
    Dravid, Vinayak P.
    Northwestern Univ, Dept Mat Sci & Engn, Evanston, IL 60208 USA..
    Nuzzo, Ralph G.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Gewirth, Andrew A.
    Univ Illinois, Dept Chem, Urbana, IL 61801 USA..
    Understanding the Effect of Interlayers at the Thiophosphate Solid Electrolyte/Lithium Interface for All-Solid-State Li Batteries2018In: Chemistry of Materials, ISSN 0897-4756, E-ISSN 1520-5002, Vol. 30, no 24, p. 8747-8756Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    All-solid-state Li-ion batteries afford possibilities to enhance battery safety while improving their energy and power densities. Current challenges for achieving high-performance all-solid-state batteries with long cycle life include shorting resulting predominantly from Li dendrite formation and infiltration through the solid electrolyte (SE) and increases in cell impedance induced by SE decomposition at the SE/electrode interface. In this work, we evaluate the electrochemical properties of two interlayer materials, Si and LixAl(2-x/3)O3 (LiAlO), at the Li7P3S11 (LPS)/Li interface. Compared to the Li/LPS/Li symmetric cells in absence of interlayers, the presence of Si and LiAlO both significantly enhance the cycle number and total charge passing through the interface before failures resulting from cell shorting. In both cases, the noted improvements were accompanied by cell impedances that had increased substantially. The data reveal that both interlayers prevent the direct exposure of LPS to the metallic Li and therefore eliminate the intrinsic LPS decomposition that occurs at Li surfaces before electrochemical cycling. After cycling, a reduction of LPS to Li2S occurs at the interface when a Si interlayer is present; LiAlO, which functions to drop the potential between Li and LPS, suppresses LPS decomposition processes. The relative propensities toward SE decomposition follows from the electrochemical potentials at the interface, which are dictated by the identities of the interlayer materials. This work provides new insights into the phase dynamics associated with specific choices for SE/electrode interlayer materials and the requirements they impose for realizing high efficiency, long lasting all-solid-state batteries.

  • 89. Shah, F. U.
    et al.
    Holmgren, A.
    Rutland, Mark W.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioscience and Materials.
    Glavatskih, S.
    Antzutkin, O. N.
    Interfacial Behavior of Orthoborate Ionic Liquids at Inorganic Oxide Surfaces Probed by NMR, IR, and Raman Spectroscopy2018In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ISSN 1932-7447, E-ISSN 1932-7455, Vol. 122, no 34, p. 19687-19698Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Absorption modes and the reactivity of nonhalogenated ionic liquids (ILs) at inorganic oxide surfaces of γ-Al2O3, MgO, and SiO2 particles were characterized using multinuclear (11B, 31P, and 29Si) solid-state magic-angle-spinning NMR, FTIR, and Raman spectroscopy. ILs are composed of the trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium cation, [P6,6,6,14]+, and bis(mandelato)borate, [BMB]-, or bis(salicylato)borate, [BScB]-, anions. Spectroscopic measurements were performed on room-temperature (298 K) samples and samples exposed to 15 h at 373 K. The single-pulse 11B NMR data of heated [P6,6,6,14][BMB] mixed with the inorganic oxides showed a significant change in the spectra of the anion for all three oxides. In contrast, no such spectral changes were detected for heated [P6,6,6,14][BScB] mixed with the inorganic oxides. 31P MAS NMR data for the IL/metal oxide systems revealed interactions between [P6,6,6,14]+ and the surfaces of oxides. A significant intensity of 31P CP-MAS NMR signals indicated a low mobility of cations in these systems. The existence of strongly adhered surface layers of ILs on SiO2 particles was also confirmed by 1H-29Si CP-MAS NMR spectroscopy. FTIR and Raman spectroscopic data revealed strong interactions between the anions and the inorganic surfaces, and there is a strong correlation with the data obtained from NMR spectroscopy. Although their chemical structures are rather similar, the [BScB]- anion is more stable than the [BMB]- anion at the inorganic oxide surfaces.

  • 90.
    Shao, Cairu
    et al.
    Guangdong Res Inst Rare Met, Guangzhou 510651, Guangdong, Peoples R China.;Beihang Univ, Sch Phys & Nucl Energy Engn, 37 Xueyuan Rd, Beijing 100191, Peoples R China..
    Zhang, Fan
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Li, Xia
    Beihang Univ, Sch Phys & Nucl Energy Engn, 37 Xueyuan Rd, Beijing 100191, Peoples R China..
    Zhang, Jianhua
    Guangdong Res Inst Rare Met, Guangzhou 510651, Guangdong, Peoples R China..
    Jiang, Yusi
    Guangdong Res Inst Rare Met, Guangzhou 510651, Guangdong, Peoples R China..
    Cheng, Huayue
    Guangdong Res Inst Rare Met, Guangzhou 510651, Guangdong, Peoples R China..
    Zhu, Kaigui
    Beihang Univ, Sch Phys & Nucl Energy Engn, 37 Xueyuan Rd, Beijing 100191, Peoples R China..
    Influence of Cr doping on the oxygen evolution potential of SnO2/Ti and Sb-SnO2/Ti electrodes2019In: JOURNAL OF ELECTROANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, ISSN 1572-6657, Vol. 832, p. 436-443Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Oxygen evolution potential is the determining factor affecting the anode efficiency of the wastewater treatment process. In this study, we focus on increasing oxygen evolution potential of Cr-SnO2/Ti and Cr-Sb-SnO2/Ti electrodes with the pyrolytic method. XRD, SEM and XPS techniques had been applied to characterize the microstructures and chemical compositions of the samples. Electrochemical measurements had been performed to evaluate the oxygen evolution potential as a criterion of the wastewater treatment efficiency. The results show that co-doping of Sb and Cr improved the crystallinity and grain size of SnO2 coating, and Cr existed in the form of Cr(III) valence states. The Cr doping treatment improved the electronic conductivity and the electrocatalytic activity of the electrodes. DFT calculation of the band-structure indicates Cr doped SnO2 had a superior electrical conductivity, where Cr atom acts as an acceptor providing vacancies for electron transportation. The DOS diagrams reveal the Cr doped SnO2 showing a p-type conductivity which would subsequently influence the built-in potential on metal-semiconductor interface. We proposed the mechanism of the increase of oxygen evolution potential is the doping of Cr expands the built-in potential.

  • 91. Skedung, L.
    et al.
    El Rawadi, C.
    Arvidsson, M.
    Farcet, C.
    Luengo, G. S.
    Breton, L.
    Rutland, Mark W.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioscience and Materials, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Mechanisms of tactile sensory deterioration amongst the elderly2018In: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 8, no 1, article id 5303Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is known that roughness-smoothness, hardness-softness, stickiness-slipperiness and warm-cold are predominant perceptual dimensions in macro-, micro- and nano- texture perception. However, it is not clear to what extent active tactile texture discrimination remains intact with age. The general decrease in tactile ability induces physical and emotional dysfunction in elderly, and has increasing significance for an aging population. We report a method to quantify tactile acuity based on blinded active exploration of systematically varying micro-textured surfaces and a same-different paradigm. It reveals that elderly participants show significantly reduced fine texture discrimination ability. The elderly group also displays statistically lower finger friction coefficient, moisture and elasticity, suggesting a link. However, a subpopulation of the elderly retains discrimination ability irrespective of cutaneous condition and this can be related to a higher density of somatosensory receptors on the finger pads. Skin tribology is thus not the primary reason for decline of tactile discrimination with age. The remediation of cutaneous properties through rehydration, however leads to a significantly improved tactile acuity. This indicates unambiguously that neurological tactile loss can be temporarily compensated by restoring the cutaneous contact mechanics. Such mechanical restoration of tactile ability has the potential to increase the quality of life in elderly.

  • 92.
    Skedung, Lisa
    et al.
    RISE Res Inst Sweden, Biosci & Mat, S-11428 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Harris, Kathryn
    RISE Res Inst Sweden, Biosci & Mat, S-11428 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Collier, Elizabeth S.
    RISE Res Inst Sweden, Biosci & Mat, S-11428 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Arvidsson, Martin
    RISE Res Inst Sweden, Biosci & Mat, S-11428 Stockholm, Sweden.;Tobii AB Publ, Box 743, S-18217 Danderyd, Sweden..
    Wackerlin, Aneliia
    Glas Trosch AG, Ind Str 29, CH-4922 Butzberg, Switzerland..
    Haag, Walter
    Glas Trosch AG, Ind Str 29, CH-4922 Butzberg, Switzerland..
    Bieri, Marco
    Glas Trosch AG, Ind Str 29, CH-4922 Butzberg, Switzerland.;Swiss Natl Sci Fdn, Wildhainweg 3, CH-3001 Bern, Switzerland..
    Romanyuk, Andriy
    Glas Trosch AG, Ind Str 29, CH-4922 Butzberg, Switzerland..
    Rutland, Mark W.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Feeling Smooth: Psychotribological Probing of Molecular Composition2018In: Tribology letters, ISSN 1023-8883, E-ISSN 1573-2711, Vol. 66, no 4, article id 138Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to evaluate whether smooth surfaces varying in surface chemistry could be perceptually distinguished with the sense of touch. A set of ten glass surfaces was prepared which varied systematically in terms of the molecular composition of a thin coating of low topography. The contact angle, contact angle hysteresis, and surface energy were evaluated as objective physical parameters characterizing each coating. Additionally, the interaction forces between a human finger and the different coatings were quantified and compared in terms of tactile friction coefficients. The surfaces were evaluated psychophysically in terms of perceived similarities and were then ranked according to pleasantness. The participants could perceptually distinguish between surfaces varying in surface chemistry and a primary and secondary perceptual dimension were identified as sufficient to distinguish them. The primary dimension correlates with surface free energy, but both tactile friction and surface energy contribute to this dimension depending on whether the coatings are organic or inorganic. The secondary dimension could not be identified explicitly in terms of a physical quantity but is discussed in terms of recent developments in the literature. Coated glass is characterized by high friction coefficient upon interaction with a human finger as well as significant hysteresis in the stroking directions (lower applied load and higher friction in the backward stroke). Despite the complexity of the tribology, pleasantness can be clearly linked to it, where low friction (high contact angle) materials receive a higher ranking.

  • 93.
    Sthoer, Adrien
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. kth.
    Interactions of Na+ Cations with a Highly Charged Fatty Acid Langmuir Monolayer: Molecular Description of the Phase Transition2019In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ISSN 1932-7447, E-ISSN 1932-7455Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy has been used to study the molecular properties upon compression of a highly charged arachidic acid Langmuir monolayer, which displays a first-order phase transition plateau in the surface pressure - molecular area (π-A) isotherm. By targeting vibrational modes from the carboxylic acid headgroup, alkyl chain, and interfacial water molecules, information regarding the surface charge, surface potential, type of ion pair formed, and conformational order of the monolayer could be extracted. The monolayer was found to be fully charged before reaching the 2D-phase transition plateau, where partial reprotonation, as well as the formation of COO⎺ Na+ contact-ion pairs, started to take place. After the transition, three headgroup species, mainly hydrated COO⎺, COOH, and COO⎺ Na+ contact-ion pairs could be identified and their proportions quantified. Comparison with theoretical models shows that predictions from the Gouy Chapman model are only adequate for the lowest surface charge densities (<-0.1 C/m2). In contrast, a modified Poisson-Boltzmann (MPB) model that accounts for finite-size of the cation, captures many of the experimental observables, including the partial reprotonation, and surface potential changes upon compression. The experimental results provide a quantitative molecular insight that could be used to test potential extensions to the theory.

  • 94.
    Swerin, Agne
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. RISE Tech Res Inst Sweden, Biosci & Mat Surface Proc & Formulat, SE-11486 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Dimensional Scaling of Aqueous Ink Imbibition and Inkjet Printability on Porous Pigment Coated Paper-A Revisit2018In: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, ISSN 0888-5885, E-ISSN 1520-5045, Vol. 57, no 49, p. 16684-16691Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A recently published dimensional scaling of infiltration of water-based inkjet fluids was used to revisit published inkjet printability data on mineral-pigment-based, inkjet-receptive coated papers. The dimensional scaling was developed using simple fluids on homogeneous isotropic media and applied on uncoated papers using complex inkjet fluids but so far has not been related to printability. It is shown that the scaling can also work for coated papers using commercial dye- and pigment-based inks with a suggested relation to printability as given by the color gamut area, in which the primary factor is the product of permeability and capillary pressure. A successful scaling suggests that inkjet printability can be predicted from flow and materials parameters, namely, porosity, viscosity, imbibed volume, permeability, and capillary pressure, and would be of general applicability in other areas of inkjet printing. The results further imply the usefulness of the approach in other functional surface modification using waterborne procedures on hard or soft porous materials.

  • 95.
    Swerin, Agne
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Probing interactions of nanocellulose and sugars using rheology2017In: International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials 2017, TAPPI Press , 2017, p. 305-314Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 96.
    Swerin, Agne
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. RISE Res Inst Sweden, Biosci & Mat, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Super liquid repellent surfaces - non-wetting forces, cavity growth and coatings on biobased materials2018In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 255Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 97.
    Swerin, Agne
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Brandner, B. D.
    Interaction in cellulosic fiber-fiber joints at humid and wet conditions by AFM and confocal Raman microscopy2018In: International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials 2018, TAPPI Press , 2018, p. 64-73Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Interactions in fiber-fiber joints: • Interaction in crossed cellulosic fiber joints between was studied by atomic force colloidal probe microscopy (AFM) and mapping of surfaces and bonding sites using confocal Raman microspectroscopy (CRM) • CRM imaged surfaces and joints on thermomechanical pulp fibers, bleached pulp fibers and rayon fibers • Chemical and structural constituents relevant for bonding at high enough resolution can be imaged • Differences due to stresses or strains at, or close to, the fiber-fiber bonded area was detected but could not be evaluated. • Clean rayon fibers and bleached kraft pulp fibers, attached to an AFM cantilever and to the edge of an AFM chip, were brought in contact in a 90° crossed configuration • Forces measured in humid air and in water during approach and during retract • Bleached kraft pulp fiber-fiber joints can measured combined in adhesion and friction • Rayon fibers at different RH's give influence of capillary attraction at cross-points. Adhesion values significantly less than predicted by capillary attraction, due to roughness. 

  • 98.
    Szakalos, Peter
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Åkermark, T.
    Rost & Ratt, Ugglev 32C, S-13141 Nacka, Sweden..
    Leygraf, Christopher
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Comments on the paper "Copper in ultrapure water, a scientific issue under debate" by M. Ottosson, M. Boman, P. Berastegui, Y. Andersson, M. Hahlin, M. Korvela, and R. Berger2018In: Corrosion Science, ISSN 0010-938X, E-ISSN 1879-0496, Vol. 142, p. 305-307Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 99.
    Thorén, Per-Anders
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Applied Physics, Nanostructure Physics.
    Borgani, Riccardo
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Applied Physics, Nanostructure Physics.
    Forchheimer, Daniel
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Applied Physics, Nanostructure Physics. KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA.
    Dobryden, Illia
    Claesson, Per M.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Kassa, Hailu G.
    Univ Mons, Ctr Innovat & Res Mat & Polymers, Lab Chem Novel Mat, Pl Parc 20, B-7000 Mons, Belgium..
    Leclere, Philippe
    Univ Mons, Ctr Innovat & Res Mat & Polymers, Lab Chem Novel Mat, Pl Parc 20, B-7000 Mons, Belgium..
    Wang, Yifan
    Univ Chicago, James Franck Inst, 929 East 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637 USA..
    Jaeger, Heinrich M. .
    Univ Chicago, James Franck Inst, 929 East 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637 USA..
    Haviland, David B.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Applied Physics, Nanostructure Physics.
    Modeling and Measuring Viscoelasticity with Dynamic Atomic Force Microscopy2018In: Physical Review Applied, E-ISSN 2331-7019, Vol. 10, no 2, article id 024017Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The interaction between a rapidly oscillating atomic-force-microscope tip and a soft-material surface is described with use of both elastic and viscous forces in a moving-surface model. We present the simplest form of this model, motivating our derivation with the models ability to capture the impact dynamics of the tip and sample with an interaction consisting of two components: interfacial or surface force, and bulk or volumetric force. Analytic solutions to the piecewise linear model identify characteristic time constants, providing a physical explanation for the hysteresis observed in the measured dynamic-force-quadrature curves. Numerical simulation is used to fit the model to experimental data, and excellent agreement is found with a variety of different samples. The model parameters form a dimensionless impact-rheology factor, giving a quantitative physical number to characterize a viscoelastic surface that does not depend on the tip shape or cantilever frequency.

  • 100.
    Thorén, Per-Anders
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI).
    Borgani, Riccardo
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Applied Physics, Nanostructure Physics.
    Forchheimer, Daniel
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Applied Physics, Nanostructure Physics.
    Dobryden, Illia
    KTH.
    Claesson, Per M.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Kassa, Hailu G.
    Leclère, Philippe
    Wang, Yifan
    Jaeger, Heinrich
    Haviland, David B.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Applied Physics, Nanostructure Physics.
    On modeling and measuring viscoelasticity with dynamic Atomic Force MicroscopyManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
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