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  • 251. Johansson, Johan HP
    et al.
    Rosell, Lars
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Kemi.
    Ger smutsiga luftfilter försämrad tilluft? En studie av emissioner med ursprung i filter.1998Report (Refereed)
  • 252.
    Johansson Salazar-Sandoval, Eric
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor.
    Hybrid acrylic/CeO2 nanocomposites using hydrophilic, spherical and high aspect ratio CeO2 nanoparticles2014In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, ISSN 2050-7488, Vol. 2, no 47, p. 20280-20287Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 253.
    Johansson Salazar-Sandoval, Eric
    et al.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor.
    Ahniyaz, Anwar
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor.
    Radical initiator modified cerium oxide nanoparticles for polymer encapsulation via grafting from the surface2014In: RSC Advances, ISSN 2046-2069, E-ISSN 2046-2069, Vol. 4, no 106, p. 61863-61868Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present paper describes a versatile route to modify and stabilize ceria nanoparticles with a radical initiator, 4,4′-azobis(4-cyanovaleric acid) (ACVA), allowing a strong interface to be formed via grafting of polymers from the surface. This leads to the successful encapsulation of cerium oxide nanoparticles in a poly(methyl methacrylate) matrix. The interaction between the radical initiator and the surface of ceria is studied by FTIR spectroscopy where a consistent shift of the carboxylate band unequivocally demonstrates that the carboxylate groups of this acidic initiatorcomplex the cerium ions on the ceria surface by means of strong and stable ionic bonding.

  • 254.
    Johansson Salazar-Sandoval, Eric
    et al.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Johansson, M. K. G.
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Ahniyaz, Anwar
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor.
    Aminopolycarboxylic acids as a versatile tool to stabilize ceria nanoparticles-a fundamental model experimentally demonstrated2014In: RSC Advances, ISSN 2046-2069, E-ISSN 2046-2069, Vol. 4, no 18, p. 9048-9055Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An extremely stable water dispersion of cerium oxide nanoparticles was prepared by colloidal synthesis, using nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA) as a stabilizer. Based on FT-IR measurements, the surface characteristics of NTA-stabilized ceria nanoparticles are clarified and a fundamental stabilization mechanism is proposed. The mechanism is based on the combination of the ionic nature of cerium oxide surface and the inner-sphere complexation model. From an application perspective it is remarkable that ceria nanoparticle dispersions stabilized by NTA are stable at neutral pH, which makes them a potential successful additive in UV screening applications.

  • 255.
    Johansson, Ulrika
    et al.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor.
    Linde, Sune
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor.
    Fograpporten: svensk populärversion1991Report (Refereed)
  • 256.
    Johansson, Ulrika
    et al.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Polymer och fiber.
    Linde, Sune
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Polymer och fiber.
    Polymer modified asphalt binders. Part 1.1991Report (Refereed)
  • 257.
    Johansson, Ulrika
    et al.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Polymer och fiber.
    Linde, Sune
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Polymer och fiber.
    Polymer modified asphalt binders. Part 2.1991Report (Refereed)
  • 258.
    Johnsson, L
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor.
    Tenax as a collection medium for volatile organic compounds : literature survey1995Report (Refereed)
  • 259.
    Jonsson, Bertil
    et al.
    Byggnadsfysik och innemiljö (ETi ).
    Lundgren, Björn
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor.
    Emission av formaldehyd i 17 m3 och 1 m3 kammare. Svenskt deltagande i europeisk jämförelsestudie1994Report (Refereed)
  • 260.
    Josefsson, Tony
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Polymer och fiber.
    Återvinning av LDPE - inverkan av termooxidativ åldring och extrudering. Examensarbete.1994Report (Refereed)
  • 261.
    Jutengren, Kurt
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik.
    Försök med osaltade vägar och gator på Gotland. Korrosionsstudier genom mobil och stationär exponering av provkroppar.1989Report (Refereed)
  • 262.
    Jutengren, Kurt
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik.
    Utvärdering av korrosivitet hos vägsalt (NaCl) med och utan CMA-tillsats: fältförsök i Akershus1995Report (Refereed)
  • 263.
    Jutengren, Kurt
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor.
    Utvärdering av vägsalt (NaCl) med och utan CMA-tillsats med avseende på korrosivitet genom fältförsök i Nyköpingsområdet1995Report (Refereed)
  • 264.
    Jutengren, Kurt
    et al.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik.
    Carlsson, Bo
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik.
    Vägsaltningens effekt på bilkorrosion. Utveckling av laboratoriemetod för korrosionsprovningar i artificiell vägmiljö.1991Report (Refereed)
  • 265.
    Järn, Mikael
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik.
    Nanopatterned zinc titanate thin films prepared by the evaporation-induced self-assembly process2013In: Thin Solid Films, ISSN 0040-609, Vol. 531, p. 222-227Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 266.
    Järn, Mikael
    et al.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik.
    Claesson, Per
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut.
    Hydrophobic surfaces: Topography effects on wetting by supercooled water and freezing delay2013In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ISSN 1932-7447, E-ISSN 1932-7455, Vol. 117, no 42, p. 21752-21762Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 267.
    Järn, Mikael
    et al.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik.
    Swerin, Agne
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor.
    Claesson, Per
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut.
    Superhydrophilic polyelectrolyte brush layers with imparted anti-icing properties: Effect of counter ions2014In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, ISSN 1944-8244, E-ISSN 1944-8252, Vol. 6, no 9, p. 6487-6496Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This work demonstrates the feasibility of superhydrophilic polyelectrolyte brush coatings for anti-icing applications. Five different types of ionic and nonionic polymer brush coatings of 25-100 nm thickness were formed on glass substrates using silane chemistry for surface premodification followed by polymerization via the SI-ATRP route. The cationic [2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl] trimethylammonium chloride] and the anionic [poly(3-sulfopropyl methacrylate), poly(sodium methacrylate)] polyelectrolyte brushes were further exchanged with H+, Li+, Na+, K+, Ag+, Ca2+, La3+, C16N+, F-, Cl-, BF4-, SO42-, and C12SO3- ions. By consecutive measurements of the strength of ice adhesion toward ion-incorporated polymer brushes on glass it was found that Li+ ions reduce ice adhesion by 40% at -18 °C and 70% at -10 °C. Ag+ ions reduce ice adhesion by 80% at -10 °C relative to unmodified glass. In general, superhydrophilic polyelectrolyte brushes exhibit better anti-icing property at -10 °C compared to partially hydrophobic brushes such as poly(methyl methacrylate) and surfactant exchanged polyelectrolyte brushes. The data are interpreted using the concept of a quasi liquid layer (QLL) that is enhanced in the presence of highly hydrated ions at the interface. It is suggested that the ability of ions to coordinate water is directly related to the efficiency of a given anti-icing coating based on the polyelectrolyte brush concept.

  • 268.
    Kanagaraja, AS
    et al.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Polymer och fiber.
    Lausmaa, J
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Polymer och fiber.
    Surface characterization, protein adsorption and initial cell-surface reactions on glutathione and 3-mercapto-1,2-propanediol immobilized on reactions on gold1999In: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, ISSN 0021-9304, E-ISSN 1097-4636, Vol. 46, no 4, p. 582-591Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 269.
    Karazisis, Dimitrios
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Ballo, Ahmed M.
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden; University of British Columbia, Canada.
    Petronis, Sarunas
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Medicinteknik. University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Agheli, Hossein
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Emanuelsson, Lena
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Thomsen, Peter
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Omar, Omar
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    The role of well-defined nanotopography of titanium implants on osseointegration: Cellular and molecular events in vivo2016In: International Journal of Nanomedicine, ISSN 1176-9114, E-ISSN 1178-2013, Vol. 11, p. 1367-1382Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: Mechanisms governing the cellular interactions with well-defined nanotopography are not well described in vivo. This is partly due to the difficulty in isolating a particular effect of nanotopography from other surface properties. This study employed colloidal lithography for nanofabrication on titanium implants in combination with an in vivo sampling procedure and different analytical techniques. The aim was to elucidate the effect of well-defined nanotopography on the molecular, cellular, and structural events of osseointegration. Materials and methods: Titanium implants were nanopatterned (Nano) with semispherical protrusions using colloidal lithography. Implants, with and without nanotopography, were implanted in rat tibia and retrieved after 3, 6, and 28 days. Retrieved implants were evaluated using quantitative polymerase chain reaction, histology, immunohistochemistry, and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). Results: Surface characterization showed that the nanotopography was well defined in terms of shape (semispherical), size (79±6 nm), and distribution (31±2 particles/μm2). EDS showed similar levels of titanium, oxygen, and carbon for test and control implants, confirming similar chemistry. The molecular analysis of the retrieved implants revealed that the expression levels of the inflammatory cytokine, TNF-α, and the osteoclastic marker, CatK, were reduced in cells adherent to the Nano implants. This was consistent with the observation of less CD163-positive macrophages in the tissue surrounding the Nano implant. Furthermore, periostin immunostaining was frequently detected around the Nano implant, indicating higher osteogenic activity. This was supported by the EDS analysis of the retrieved implants showing higher content of calcium and phosphate on the Nano implants. Conclusion: The results show that Nano implants elicit less periimplant macrophage infiltration and downregulate the early expression of inflammatory (TNF-α) and osteoclastic (CatK) genes. Immunostaining and elemental analyses show higher osteogenic activity at the Nano implant. It is concluded that an implant with the present range of well-defined nanocues attenuates the inflammatory response while enhancing mineralization during osseointegration.

  • 270. Karlsson, J
    et al.
    Sjögren, Torsten
    Snis, A
    Engqvist, H
    Lausmaa, Jukka
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor.
    Digital image correlation analysis of local strain fields on Ti6Al4V manufactured by electron beam melting2014In: Materials Science & Engineering: A, ISSN 0921-5093, E-ISSN 1873-4936, Vol. 618, p. 456-461Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Additive manufacturing, or 3D-printing as it is often called, build parts in a layer-by-layer fashion. A common concern, regardless of the specific additive manufacturing technique used, is the risk of inadequate fusion between the adjacent layers which in turn may cause inferior mechanical properties. In this work, the local strain properties of titanium parts produced by Electron Beam Melting (EBM®) were studied in order to gain information about the quality of fusion of the stock powder material used in the process. By using Digital Image Correlation (DIC) the strain fields in the individual layers were analyzed, as well as the global strain behavior of the bulk material. The results show that fully solid titanium parts manufactured by EBM are homogenous and do not experience local deformation behavior, neither on local nor on a global level.

  • 271.
    Karlsson, Joakim
    et al.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Medicinteknik.
    Lausmaa, Jukka
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Sveriges tekniska forskningsinstitut, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut / Funktionella material (KMf).
    Characterization and comparison of materials produced by Electron Beam Melting (EBM) of two different Ti-6Al-4V powder fractions2013In: Journal of Materials Processing Technology, ISSN 0924-0136, E-ISSN 1873-4774, Vol. 213, no 12, p. 2109-2118Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 272.
    Karlsson, Joakim
    et al.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Medicinteknik. Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Norell, Mats
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
    Ackelid, Ulf
    Arcam AB, Sweden.
    Engqvist, Håkan
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Lausmaa, Jukka
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Sveriges tekniska forskningsinstitut, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut / Funktionella material (KMf).
    Surface oxidation behavior of Ti-6Al-4V manufactured by Electron Beam Melting (EBM®)2015In: Journal of Manufacturing Processes, ISSN 1526-6125, Vol. 17, p. 120-126Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Additive manufacturing is an emerging manufacturing technology that enables production of patient specific implants, today primarily out of titanium. For optimal functionality and proper integration between the titanium implant and the body tissues surface properties, such as surface oxide thickness is of particular importance, as it is primarily the surface of the material which interacts with the body. Hence, in this study the surface oxidation behavior of titanium parts manufactured by Electron Beam Melting (EBM®) is investigated using the surface sensitive techniques ToF-SIMS and AES. Oxide thicknesses comparable to those found on conventionally machined surfaces are found by both analysis techniques. However, a build height dependency is discovered for different locations of the EBM® manufactured parts due to the presence of trapped moisture in the machine and temperature gradients in the build.

  • 273.
    Kraft, Lars
    et al.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, CBI Betonginstitutet AB.
    Rogers, Patrick
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, CBI Betonginstitutet AB.
    Eriksson Brandels, Alexander
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, CBI Betonginstitutet AB.
    Gram, Annika
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, CBI Betonginstitutet AB.
    Trädgårdh, Jan
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, CBI Betonginstitutet AB.
    Wallqvist, Viveca
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor.
    Experimentalrubber chip concrete mixes for shock absorbent bike lane pavements.2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In Sweden the amount of cyclists being injured in traffic has increased in recent years. Over 23,000 peopleper annum visit an acute care hospital after being injured whilst cycling. Most bicycle accidents are single“vehicle” accidents (82 %) and the most common collision is with another cyclist. Due to increased healthcare costs and the fact that more city dwelling people choose to cycle instead of going by car - due both tomonetary, environmental and personal health reasons - one is devoted to find solutions to make cyclingsafer. Besides efforts to increase helmet usage among cyclists and safer bike lane design separate from cartraffic, another way to reduce injuries may be achieved by modifying the bike lanes’ properties. This wouldresult in safer cycling and not only reducing non-cranial injuries, but also limit the severity of head injuries forcyclists not wearing a helmet. Thus, the pavement and bicycle lane material must be an efficient absorbentof impact energy. The work here presents efforts on modifying a concrete pavement by replacing coarseaggregates and sand with rubber chips and rubber crumbs to increase the shock absorbent capacity.Altogether, eighteen different mixtures with varying proportions of rubber, cement and sand were preparedand evaluated regarding elastic modulus and compressive strength. A fly-ash cement, microsilica and latexsolution were used in the concrete mixes. From the results obtained the mix with the best impact absorbingproperties, with a low E-modulus and sufficient compressive strength, was chosen for further evaluation.

  • 274.
    Kronberg, Bengt
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Life Science.
    The hydrophobic effect2016In: Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, ISSN 1359-0294, E-ISSN 1879-0399, Vol. 22, p. 14-22Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract This review is a brief discussion on the development of the understanding of hydrophobicity, or the hydrophobic effect. The hydrophobic effect is primarily discussed in terms of partitioning of hydrocarbons between a hydrophobic environment and water as well as solubility of hydrocarbons in water. Micellization of surfactants is only briefly reviewed. It is emphasized that (i) the cause of the hydrophobic effect, e.g. the low solubility of a hydrocarbon in water, is to be found in the high internal energy of water resulting in a high energy to create a cavity in order to accommodate the hydrophobe, (ii) the “structuring” of water molecules around a hydrophobic compound increases the solubility of the hydrophobe. The “structuring” of water molecules around hydrophobic compounds is discussed in terms of recent spectroscopic findings. It is also emphasized that (iii) the lowering of entropy due to a structuring process must be accompanied by an enthalpy that is of the same order of magnitude as the TΔS for the process. Hence, there is an entropy–enthalpy compensation leading to a low free energy change for the structuring process. The assumption of a rapid decay of the entropy with temperature provides an explanation of the enthalpy–entropy compensation so often found in aqueous systems. It is also emphasized (iv) that the free energy obtained from partitioning, or solubility limits, needs to be corrected for molecular size differences between the solute and the solvent. The Flory–Huggins expression is a good first approximation for obtaining this correction. If the effect of different molecular sizes is not corrected for, this leads to erroneous conclusions regarding the thermodynamics of the hydrophobic effect. Finally, (v) micellization and adsorption of surfactants, as well as protein unfolding, are briefly discussed in terms of the hydrophobic effect.

  • 275.
    Kronberg, Bengt
    et al.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor.
    Holmberg, Krister
    Surface chemistry of surfactants and polymers2014Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Description: This book gives the reader an introduction to the field of surfactants in solution as well as polymers in solution. Starting with an introduction to surfactants the book then discusses their environmental and health aspects. Chapter 3 looks at fundamental forces in surface and colloid chemistry. Chapter 4 covers self-assembly and 5 phase diagrams. Chapter 6 reviews advanced self-assembly while chapter 7 looks at complex behaviour. Chapters 8 to 10 cover polymer adsorption at solid surfaces, polymers in solution and surface active polymers, respectively. Chapters 11 and 12 discuss adsorption and surface and interfacial tension, while Chapters 13- 16 deal with mixed surfactant systems. Chapter 17, 18 and 19 address microemulsions, colloidal stability and the rheology of polymer and surfactant solutions. Wetting and wetting agents, hydrophobization and hydrophobizing agents, solid dispersions, surfactant assemblies, foaming, emulsions and emulsifiers and microemulsions for soil and oil removal complete the coverage in chapters 20-25.

  • 276.
    Krüger, Harald
    et al.
    Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany.
    Stephan, Thomas
    University of Chicago, US.
    Engrand, Cécile
    CNRS, France; University of Paris-Sud, France.
    Briois, Christelle
    CNRS, France; University of Orléans, France.
    Siljeström, Sandra
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Medicinteknik.
    Merouane, Sihane
    Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany.
    Baklouti, Donia
    CNRS, France; University of Paris-Sud, France.
    Fischer, Henning
    Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany.
    Fray, Nicolas
    LISA Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques, France.
    Hornung, Klaus
    Universität der Bundeswehr, Germany.
    Lehto, Harry
    University of Turku, Finland.
    Orthous-Daunay, Francois-Régis
    CNRS, France; Université Grenoble Alpes, France.
    Rynö, Jouni
    Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland.
    Schulz, Rita
    ESA European Space Agency, Netherlands.
    Silén, Johan
    Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland.
    Thirkell, Laurent
    CNRS, France; University of Orléans, France.
    Trieloff, Mario
    Heidelberg University, Germany.
    Hilchenbach, Martin
    Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany.
    COSIMA-Rosetta calibration for in situ characterization of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko cometary inorganic compounds2015In: Planetary and Space Science, ISSN 0032-0633, E-ISSN 1873-5088, Vol. 117, p. 35-44Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    COmetary Secondary Ion Mass Analyzer (COSIMA) is a time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) instrument on board the Rosetta space mission. COSIMA has been designed to measure the composition of cometary dust particles. It has a mass resolution m/Δm of 1400 at mass 100 u, thus enabling the discrimination of inorganic mass peaks from organic ones in the mass spectra. We have evaluated the identification capabilities of the reference model of COSIMA for inorganic compounds using a suite of terrestrial minerals that are relevant for cometary science. Ground calibration demonstrated that the performances of the flight model were similar to that of the reference model. The list of minerals used in this study was chosen based on the mineralogy of meteorites, interplanetary dust particles and Stardust samples. It contains anhydrous and hydrous ferromagnesian silicates, refractory silicates and oxides (present in meteoritic Ca-Al-rich inclusions), carbonates, and Fe-Ni sulfides. From the analyses of these minerals, we have calculated relative sensitivity factors for a suite of major and minor elements in order to provide a basis for element quantification for the possible identification of major mineral classes present in the cometary particles.

  • 277.
    Kumar Das, P
    et al.
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Kringos, N
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Wallqvist, Viveca
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Birgisson, B
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Microscale investigation of thin film surface ageing of bitumen2014In: Journal of Microscopy, ISSN 2050-5698, Vol. 254, no 2, p. 95-107Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates the mechanism of bitumen surface ageing, which was validated utilizing the atomic force microscopy and the differential scanning calorimetry. To validate the surface ageing, three different types of bitumen with different natural wax content were conditioned in four different modes: both ultraviolet and air, only ultraviolet, only air and without any exposure, for 15 and 30 days. From the atomic force microscopy investigation after 15 and 30 days of conditioning period, it was found that regardless the bitumen type, the percentage of microstructure on the surface reduced with the degree of exposure and time. Comparing all the four different exposures, it was observed that ultraviolet radiation caused more surface ageing than the oxidation. It was also found that the combined effect was not simply a summation or multiplication of the individual effects. The differential scanning calorimetry investigation showed that the amount of crystalline fractions in bitumen remain constant even after the systematic conditioning. Interestingly, during the cooling cycle, crystallization of wax molecules started earlier for the exposed specimens than the without exposed one. The analysis of the obtained results indicated that the ageing created a thin film upon the exposed surface, which acts as a barrier and creates difficulty for the wax induced microstructures to float up at the surface. From the differential scanning calorimetry analysis, it can be concluded that the ageing product induced impurities in the bitumen matrix, which acts as a promoter in the crystallization process.

  • 278.
    Kuna, Vijay Kumar
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Rosales, Antonio
    University of Oslo, Norway.
    Hisdal, Jonny
    University of Oslo, Norway.
    Osnes, Eivind K.
    University of Oslo, Norway.
    Sundhagen, Jon O.
    University of Oslo, Norway.
    Bäckdahl, Henrik
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Medicinteknik.
    Sumitran-Holgersson, Suchitra
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Jørgensen, Jørgen J.
    University of Oslo, Norway.
    RETRACTED: Successful tissue engineering of competent allogeneic venous valves2015In: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, ISSN 2213-333X, Vol. 3, no 4, p. 421-430Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 279.
    Labandeira, Conrad C.
    et al.
    Capital Normal University, China; National Museum of Natural History, US; University of Maryland, US.
    Yang, Qiang
    Capital Normal University, China; Sun Yat-sen University, China; Shijiazhuang University of Economics, China.
    Santiago-Blay, Jorge A.
    National Museum of Natural History, US; University of Puerto Rico, US.
    Hotton, Carol L.
    National Museum of Natural History, US; National Library of Medicine, US.
    Monteiro, Antónia
    Yale University, US; National University of Singapore, Singapore; Yale-NUS College, Singapore.
    Wang, Yong-Jie
    Capital Normal University, China.
    Goreva, Yulia
    National Museum of Natural History, US; NASA, US.
    Shih, ChunKun
    Capital Normal University, China; National Museum of Natural History, US.
    Siljeström, Sandra
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Medicinteknik. National Museum of Natural History, US; Carnegie Institution of Washington, US.
    Rose, Tim R.
    National Museum of Natural History, US.
    Dilcher, David L.
    Indiana University, US.
    Ren, Dong
    Capital Normal University, China.
    The evolutionary convergence of mid-mesozoic lacewings and cenozoic butterflies2016In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences, ISSN 0962-8452, E-ISSN 1471-2954, Vol. 283, no 1824, article id 20152893Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Mid-Mesozoic kalligrammatid lacewings (Neuroptera) entered the fossil record 165 million years ago (Ma) and disappeared 45 Ma later. Extant papilionoid butterflies (Lepidoptera) probably originated 80–70 Ma, long after kalligrammatids became extinct. Although poor preservation of kalligrammatid fossils previously prevented their detailed morphological and ecological characterization, we examine new, well-preserved, kalligrammatid fossils from Middle Jurassic and Early Cretaceous sites in northeastern China to unravel a surprising array of similar morphological and ecological features in these two, unrelated clades. We used polarized light and epifluorescence photography, SEM imaging, energy dispersive spectrometry and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry to examine kalligrammatid fossils and their environment. We mapped the evolution of specific traits onto a kalligrammatid phylogeny and discovered that these extinct lacewings convergently evolved wing eyespots that possibly contained melanin, and wing scales, elongate tubular proboscides, similar feeding styles, and seed–plant associations, similar to butterflies. Long-proboscid kalligrammatid lacewings lived in ecosystems with gymnosperm–insect relationships and likely accessed bennettitalean pollination drops and pollen. This system later was replaced by mid-Cretaceous angiosperms and their insect pollinators.

  • 280.
    Larsson, J
    et al.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor.
    Knutas, J
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor.
    Utvärdering av två metoder för vidhäftningsprovning samt jämförande prov på vidhäftning mellan plåtar som utsatts för yttre miljöpåverkan och referensprover1993Report (Refereed)
  • 281.
    Lausmaa, J
    et al.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Polymer och fiber.
    Löfgren, P
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Polymer och fiber.
    Kasemo, B
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Polymer och fiber.
    Adsorption and coadsorption of water and glycine on TiO21999In: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, ISSN 0021-9304, E-ISSN 1097-4636, Vol. 44, no 3, p. 227-242Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 282.
    Lausmaa, Jukka
    et al.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Sveriges tekniska forskningsinstitut, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut / Funktionella material (KMf).
    Stenlund, Patrik
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Medicinteknik.
    A methodological study of the mechanics controlling implant fixation ex vivo2011In: Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials; EBS 2011, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 283.
    Lausmaa, Jukka
    et al.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Sveriges tekniska forskningsinstitut, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut / Funktionella material (KMf).
    Stenlund, Patrik
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Medicinteknik.
    Understanding mechanisms and factors related to implant fixation; a model study of removal torque2014In: Journal of The Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, ISSN 1751-6161, E-ISSN 1878-0180, Vol. 34, no Jun, p. 83-92Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Osseointegration is a prerequisite for achieving a stable long-term fixation and load-bearing capacity of bone anchored implants. Removal torque measurements are often used experimentally to evaluate the fixation of osseointegrated screw-shaped implants. However, a detailed understanding of the way different factors influence the result of removal torque measurements is lacking. The present study aims to identify the main factors contributing to anchorage. Individual factors important for implant fixation were identified using a model system with an experimental design in which cylindrical or screw-shaped samples were embedded in thermosetting polymers, in order to eliminate biological variation. Within the limits of the present study, it is concluded that surface topography and the mechanical properties of the medium surrounding the implant affect the maximum removal torque. In addition to displaying effects individually, these factorsdemonstrate interplay between them. The rotational speed was found not to influence the removal torque measurements within the investigated range.

  • 284.
    Li, Hua
    et al.
    University of Newcastle, Australia.
    Somers, Anthony E.
    Deakin University, Australia.
    Howlett, Patrick C.
    Deakin University, Australia.
    Rutland, Mark W.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Life Science. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Forsyth, Maria
    Deakin University, Australia.
    Atkin, Rob
    University of Newcastle, Australia.
    Addition of low concentrations of an ionic liquid to a base oil reduces friction over multiple length scales: A combined nano- and macrotribology investigation2016In: Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP, ISSN 1463-9076, E-ISSN 1463-9084, Vol. 18, no 9, p. 6541-6547Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The efficacy of ionic liquids (ILs) as lubricant additives to a model base oil has been probed at the nanoscale and macroscale as a function of IL concentration using the same materials. Silica surfaces lubricated with mixtures of the IL trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl)phosphinate and hexadecane are probed using atomic force microscopy (AFM) (nanoscale) and ball-on-disc tribometer (macroscale). At both length scales the pure IL is a much more effective lubricant than hexadecane. At the nanoscale, 2.0 mol% IL (and above) in hexadecane lubricates the silica as well as the pure IL due to the formation of a robust IL boundary layer that separates the sliding surfaces. At the macroscale the lubrication is highly load dependent; at low loads all the mixtures lubricate as effectively as the pure IL, whereas at higher loads rather high concentrations are required to provide IL like lubrication. Wear is also pronounced at high loads, for all cases except the pure IL, and a tribofilm is formed. Together, the nano- and macroscales results reveal that the IL is an effective lubricant additive - it reduces friction - in both the boundary regime at the nanoscale and mixed regime at the macroscale.

  • 285.
    Li, Hua
    et al.
    University of Newcastle, Australia.
    Somers, Anthony E.
    Deakin University, Australia.
    Rutland, Mark W.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Life Science. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Howlett, Patrick C.
    Deakin University, Australia.
    Atkin, Rob
    University of Newcastle, Australia.
    Combined nano- and macrotribology studies of titania lubrication using the oil-ionic liquid mixtures2016In: ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, ISSN 2168-0485, Vol. 4, no 9, p. 5005-5012Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The lubrication of titania surfaces using a series of ionic liquid (IL)-hexadecane mixtures has been probed using nanoscale atomic force microscopy (AFM) and macroscale ball-on-disk tribometer measurements. The IL investigated is trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl)phosphinate, which is miscible with hexadecane in all proportions. At both length scales, the pure IL is a much more effective lubricant than pure hexadecane. At low loads, which are comparable to common industrial applications, the pure IL reduces the friction by 80% compared to pure hexadecane; while the IL-hexadecane mixtures lubricate the titania surface as effectively as the pure IL and wear decreases with increasing IL concentration. At high test loads the adsorbed ion boundary layer is displaced leading to surface contact and high friction, and wear is pronounced for all IL concentrations. Nonetheless, the IL performs better than a traditional zinc-dialkyl-dithophosphate (ZDDP) antiwear additive at the same concentration.

  • 286.
    Li, Jing
    et al.
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Ecco, Luiz
    University of Trento, Italy.
    Ahniyaz, Anwar
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik.
    Fedel, Michele
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik.
    Pan, Jinshan
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    In situ AFM and electrochemical study of a waterborne acrylic composite coating with CeO2 nanoparticles for corrosion protection of carbon steel2015In: Journal of the Electrochemical Society, ISSN 0013-4651, E-ISSN 1945-7111, Vol. 162, no 10, p. C610-C618Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The corrosion protection of a waterborne acrylic composite coating with 1 wt% ceria nanoparticles (CeNP) coated on carbon steel in 3 wt% NaCl solution was investigated by ex-situ and in situ as well as electrochemical atomic force microscopy (AFM) observations, combined with open circuit potential (OCP) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements. The synthesized CeNP were stabilized by acetic acid. The transmission electron microscopy characterization showed fine nano-size of as-synthesized CeNP, the ex-situ AFM imaging revealed uniform dispersion of the CeNP in the composite coating and greatly reduced nano-sized pinholes in the coating. The in situ and electrochemical (EC) AFM investigations indicate release of some CeNP and aggregates from the coating surface and then precipitation of some particles and cerium-compounds during the exposure. The OCP and EIS results demonstrated that the addition of 1 wt% CeNP leads to a significantly improved long term barrier type corrosion protection of the waterborne acrylic composite coating for carbon steel in 3 wt% NaCl solution. The beneficial effect of the CeNP is attributed to the blocking of nano-sized defects and inhibition by the cerium compounds originated from the acetic acid stabilized CeNP.

  • 287.
    Li, Jing
    et al.
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Huang, Hui
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Fielden, Matthew
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Pan, Jinshan
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Ecco, Luiz
    University of Trento, Italy.
    Schellbach, Carsten
    Enthone GmbH, Germany.
    Delmas, Grégory
    Arkema Coating Resins, France.
    Claesson, Per Martin
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Towards the mechanism of electrochemical activity and self-healing of 1 wt% PTSA doped polyaniline in alkyd composite polymer coating: Combined AFM-based studies2016In: RSC Advances, ISSN 2046-2069, E-ISSN 2046-2069, Vol. 6, no 23, p. 19111-19127Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A composite solvent-borne alkyd coating with 1 wt% p-toluene sulfonic acid (PTSA) doped polyaniline (PANI) was prepared. The mechanisms of electrochemical activity and self-healing properties of the composite coating were investigated by in situ atomic force microscopy (AFM), intermodulation AFM (ImAFM), electrochemical controlled (EC)-AFM combined with cyclic voltammetry (CV), Kelvin force microscopy (KFM), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), as well as open-circuit potential (OCP) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) methods. The ImAFM demonstrates the multiphase structure of the composite coating and a high compatibility between the doped PANI and alkyd matrix. The CV and EC-AFM results reveal a high electrochemical activity of the doped PANI in the composite coating as well as reversible redox reactions between the emeraldine salt (ES) and leuco emeraldine base (LB) forms. The Volta potential mapping of KFM demonstrates a strong self-healing ability of the doped PANI in air conditions. The good electrochemical connection between the fine network of PANI in the composite coating and metal surface underneath enable the occurrence of reversible redox reaction between the ES/LB forms of doped PANI and a concomitant release of dopant anions both in air and in 3 wt% NaCl solution as demonstrated by OCP and EIS results. These therefore lead to the strong passivation and self-healing effect of the composite coated on the carbon steel surface.

  • 288.
    Li, Shanghua
    et al.
    ABB, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Mattias
    ABB, Sweden.
    Liu, Rongsheng
    ABB, Sweden.
    Ahniyaz, Anwar
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik.
    Fornara, Andrea
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik.
    Johansson Salazar-Sandoval, Eric
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik.
    The effect of ceria nanoparticles on the breakdown strength of transformer oil2015In: 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on the Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials (ICPADM), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015, p. 289-292Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Nanotechnologies have potential to be used in transformer industry in enhancing material properties which may lead to a compact design of transformer and reduced manufacturing cost. Effect of adding different nanoparticles such as titania, silica, nano-diamond, etc. has been studied in literatures. In this paper, nano-ceria particles have been successfully added into transformer mineral oil with different content. The suspension is very stable and no segmentation can be observed over several months. The ceria nanoparticles are commercially available, which have a quite narrow size distribution. UV-Vis, TGA and FT-IR are used to characterize the ceria nanofluids. The water content of the ceria nanofluids has been measured by Karl Fisher titration, which is important for the breakdown strength of transformer oil. AC voltage breakdown and lightning impulse voltage breakdown measurements have been performed on the ceria nanofluids. An enhancement of 15% on AC breakdown voltage has been observed on ceria nanofluids with some content compared to reference transformer oil. On the other hand, no clear difference on the lightning impulse breakdown voltage is observed between the ceria nanofluids and reference transformer oil.

  • 289.
    Liljeblad, J F D
    et al.
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Tyrode, E
    L’Oréal, France.
    Thormann, E
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Dublanchet, A-C
    L’Oréal, France.
    Luengo, G
    L’Oréal, France.
    Johnson, Magnus C
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Rutland, Mark W.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor.
    Self-assembly of long chain fatty acids: Effect of a methyl branch2014In: Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP, ISSN 1463-9076, E-ISSN 1463-9084, Vol. 16, no 33, p. 17869-17882Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The morphology and molecular conformation of Langmuir-Blodgett deposited and floating monolayers of a selection of straight chain (eicosanoic acid, EA), iso (19-methyl eicosanoic acid, 19-MEA), and anteiso (18-methyl eicosanoic acid, 18-MEA) fatty acids have been investigated by Vibrational Sum Frequency Spectroscopy (VSFS), AFM imaging, and the Langmuir trough. While the straight chain fatty acid forms smooth, featureless monolayers, all the branched chain fatty acids display 10-50 nm sized domains (larger for 19-MEA than the 18-MEA) with a homogeneous size distribution. A model is suggested to explain the domain formation and size in terms of the branched fatty acid packing properties and the formation of hemispherical caps at the liquid-air interface. No difference between the chiral (S) form and the racemic mixture of the 18-MEA is observed with any of the utilized techniques. The aliphatic chains of the straight chain fatty acids appear to be oriented perpendicular to the sample surface, based on an orientational analysis of VSFS data and the odd/even effect. In addition, the selection of the subphase (neat water or CdCl2 containing water buffered to pH 6.0) used for the LB-deposition has a profound influence on the monolayer morphology, packing density, compressibility, and conformational order. Finally, the orientation of the 19-MEA dimethyl moiety is estimated, and a strategy for performing an orientational analysis to determine the complete molecular orientation of the aliphatic chains of 19-MEA and 18-MEA is outlined and discussed.

  • 290.
    Lindahl, Carl
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Xia, Wei
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Engqvist, Håkan
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Snis, Anders
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Arcam AB, Sweden.
    Lausmaa, Jukka
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Medicinteknik. University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Palmquist, Anders
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Biomimetic calcium phosphate coating of additively manufactured porous CoCr implants2015In: Applied Surface Science, ISSN 0169-4332, E-ISSN 1873-5584, Vol. 353, p. 40-47Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this work was to study the feasibility to use a biomimetic method to prepare biomimetic hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings on CoCr substrates with short soaking times and to characterize the properties of such coatings. A second objective was to investigate if the coatings could be applied to porous CoCr implants manufactured by electron beam melting (EBM). The coating was prepared by immersing the pretreated CoCr substrates and EBM implants into the phosphate-buffered solution with Ca2+ in sealed plastic bottles, kept at 60 °C for 3 days. The formed coating was partially crystalline, slightly calcium deficient and composed of plate-like crystallites forming roundish flowers in the size range of 300-500 nm. Cross-section imaging showed a thickness of 300-500 nm. In addition, dissolution tests in Tris-HCl up to 28 days showed that a substantial amount of the coating had dissolved, however, undergoing only minor morphological changes. A uniform coating was formed within the porous network of the additive manufactured implants having similar thickness and morphology as for the flat samples. In conclusion, the present coating procedure allows coatings to be formed on CoCr and could be used for complex shaped, porous implants made by additive manufacturing.

  • 291.
    Linde, Sune
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Polymer och fiber.
    A novel method for determination of critical humidity levels of binding surface between concrete and sealant. Part 1.1988Report (Refereed)
  • 292.
    Linde, Sune
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Polymer och fiber.
    Fuktspärrar. Utvärdering av olika antioxidantsystem i LPDE-filmer i alkalisk miljö.1991Report (Refereed)
  • 293.
    Linde, Sune
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Polymer och fiber.
    Investigations on the cracking behaviour of joints in airfields and roads. Field investigations and laboratory simulations.1988Report (Refereed)
  • 294.
    Lindgren, Ann-Sofie
    et al.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor.
    Nilsson, Karin
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor.
    Metoder för bestämning av tvärbindningsdensitet hos gummimaterial - litteraturstudie1996Report (Refereed)
  • 295.
    Lindgren, Johan
    et al.
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Moyer, Alison E.
    North Carolina State University, US.
    Schweitzer, Mary Higby
    Lund University, Sweden; North Carolina State University, US; North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, US.
    Sjövall, Peter
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Medicinteknik.
    Uvdal, Peter
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Dan Eric
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Heimdal, Jimmy
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Engdahl, Anders
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Gren, Johan A.
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Schultz, Bo Pagh
    MUSERUM, Denmark.
    Kear, Benjamin P.
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Interpreting melanin-based coloration through deep time: A critical Review2015In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences, ISSN 0962-8452, E-ISSN 1471-2954, Vol. 282, no 1813, article id 20150614Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Colour, derived primarily from melanin and/or carotenoid pigments, is integral to many aspects of behaviour in living vertebrates, including social signalling, sexual display and crypsis. Thus, identifying biochromes in extinct animals can shed light on the acquisition and evolution of these biological traits. Both eumelanin and melanin-containing cellular organelles (melanosomes) are preserved in fossils, but recognizing traces of ancient melanin-based coloration is fraught with interpretative ambiguity, especially when observations are based on morphological evidence alone. Assigning microbodies (or, more often reported, their ‘mouldic impressions’) as melanosome traces without adequately excluding a bacterial origin is also problematic because microbes are pervasive and intimately involved in organismal degradation. Additionally, some forms synthesize melanin. In this review, we survey both vertebrate and microbial melanization, and explore the conflicts influencing assessment of microbodies preserved in association with ancient animal soft tissues.We discuss the types of data used to interpret fossil melanosomes and evaluate whether these are sufficient for definitive diagnosis. Finally, we outline an integrated morphological and geochemical approach for detecting endogenous pigment remains and associated microstructures in multimillion-year-old fossils.

  • 296.
    Lindgren, Johan
    et al.
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Sjövall, Peter
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Medicinteknik.
    Carney, Ryan M.
    Brown University, US.
    Cincotta, Aude
    Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences; Belgium; University of Namur, Belgium.
    Uvdal, Per
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Hutcheson, Steven W.
    University of Maryland, US.
    Gustafsson, Ola
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Lefèvre, Ulysse
    Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium; Liège University, Belgium.
    Escuillié, Francois
    Eldonia, France.
    Heimdal, Jimmy
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Engdahl, Anders
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Gren, Johan A.
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Kear, Benjamin P.
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Wakamatsu, Kazumasa
    Fujita Health University, Japan.
    Yans, Johan
    University of Namur, Belgium.
    Godefroit, Pascal
    Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium.
    Molecular composition and ultrastructure of Jurassic paravian feathers2015In: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 5, article id 13520Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Feathers are amongst the most complex epidermal structures known, and they have a well-documented evolutionary trajectory across non-avian dinosaurs and basal birds. Moreover, melanosome-like microbodies preserved in association with fossil plumage have been used to reconstruct original colour, behaviour and physiology. However, these putative ancient melanosomes might alternatively represent microorganismal residues, a conflicting interpretation compounded by a lack of unambiguous chemical data. We therefore used sensitive molecular imaging, supported by multiple independent analytical tests, to demonstrate that the filamentous epidermal appendages in a new specimen of the Jurassic paravian Anchiornis comprise remnant eumelanosomes and fibril-like microstructures, preserved as endogenous eumelanin and authigenic calcium phosphate. These results provide novel insights into the early evolution of feathers at the sub-cellular level, and unequivocally determine that melanosomes can be preserved in fossil feathers.

  • 297.
    Lindström, Tom
    et al.
    RISE, Innventia.
    Swerin, Agne
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    On the mechanical and chemical factors governing retention and formation of a fine paper stock: The case of headbox elongational shear2016In: Journal of Science & Technology for Forest Products and Processes, ISSN 1927-6311, E-ISSN 1927-632X, Vol. 5, no 4, p. 30-37Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The relation between formation and retention is of key importance in papermaking. This paper deals with how various variables (mix-to-wire speed difference, softwood/hardwood ratio, pulp consistency, headbox contraction, and various amounts of added two-component retention aid) affect the forming of paper and in turn retention and paper formation. The experiments were conducted using the EuroFEX paper machine at Innventia, which can be operated under steady-state conditions of the white water system.

    It was found that formation is worst when the mix-to-wire speed difference is close to zero or when the oriented shear is lowest. Retention, on the other hand, is to a large extent independent of mix-to-wire speed. Higher consistency during forming is generally associated with an enhanced susceptibility of fibres to flocculate, but a higher consistency in the  headbox is, in this study, also associated with increased headbox contraction, which increases elongational shear. The higher the headbox consistency, the higher will be the first-pass retention because of the closer proximity of particles, which is beneficial for bridging flocculation. It is known that elongational shear is in general more beneficial to fibre dispersion than transverse shear and also that for weaker fibre flocs (higher hardwood pulp content), the effect of high headbox contraction (higher consistency) actually reverses the effect of consistency on sheet formation because elongational shear overcomes the effects of fibre crowding at high headbox consistency on sheet formation.

    In conclusion, we show how the effects of mix-to-wire speed difference, softwood/hardwood ratio, headbox consistency, headbox contraction, and amount of retention aid added (cationic polyacrylamide and colloidal silica) affect retention and formation of paper.

  • 298.
    Liu, Xiaoyan
    et al.
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Dedinaite, Andra
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Polymer och fiber. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Nylander, Tommy
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Dabkowska, Aleksandra P.
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Skoda, Maximilian
    Rutherford-Appleton Lab, UK.
    Makuska, Ricardas
    Vilnius University, Lithuania.
    Claesson, Per M.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Association of anionic surfactant and physisorbed branched brush layers probed by neutron and optical reflectometry2015In: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, ISSN 0021-9797, E-ISSN 1095-7103, Vol. 440, p. 245-252Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Pre-adsorbed branched brush layers were formed on silica surfaces by adsorption of a diblock copolymer consisting of a linear cationic block and an uncharged bottle-brush block. The charge of the silica surface was found to affect the adsorption, with lower amounts of the cationic polyelectrolytedepositing on less charged silica. Cleaning under basic conditions rendered surfaces more negatively charged (more negative zeta-potential) than acid cleaning and was therefore used to increase polyelectrolyte adsorption. The structure of adsorbed layers of the diblock copolymer was as determined by neutron reflectometry found to be about 70 nm thick and very water rich (97%). Interactions between the anionic surfactant sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) and such pre-adsorbed diblock polymer layers were studied by neutron reflectometry and by optical reflectometry. Optical reflectometry was also used for deducing interactions between the individual blocks of the diblock copolymer and SDS at the silica/aqueous interface. We find that SDS is readily incorporated in the diblock copolymer layer at low SDS concentrations, and preferentially co-localized with the cationic block of the polymer next to the silica surface. At higher SDS concentrations some desorption of polyelectrolyte/surfactant complexes takes place.

  • 299.
    Liu, Xiaoyan
    et al.
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Yun, Sang Ho
    Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea.
    Claesson, Per M.
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Frictional behavior of micro-patterned silicon surface2015In: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, ISSN 0021-9797, E-ISSN 1095-7103, Vol. 456, p. 76-84Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A micro-patterned silicon surface, consisting of depressions with walls having a tilt angle of 30°, was created by photolithography followed by etching. The friction forces in single asperity contact acting between such a surface and an AFM tip was measured in air. This allowed elucidation of the validity of some common friction rules for this particular situation where a small tip traces a surface having roughness features that are significantly larger than the tip itself. The rules that was compared with our data were Amontons' first rule of friction stating that the friction force should be proportional to the load; Amontons' third rule stating that the friction force should be independent of sliding speed, and Euler's rule providing a relation between slope angle and friction coefficient. We found that both nanoscale surface heterogeneities and the μm-sized depressions affect friction forces, and considerable reproducible variations were found along a particular scan line. Nevertheless Amontons' first rule described average friction forces well. Amontons' third rule and Euler's rule were found to be less applicable to our system.

  • 300.
    Lobov, Gleb S.
    et al.
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Zhao, Yichen
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Marinins, Aleksandrs
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Yan, Max
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Li, Jiantong
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Toprak, Muhammet Sadaka
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Sugunan, Abhilash
    RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Kemi Material och Ytor, Material och ytteknik.
    Thylen, Lars
    Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, US; KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Wosinski, Lech
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Östling, Mikael
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Popov, Sergei
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Electric field induced optical anisotropy of P3HT nanofibers in a liquid solution2015In: Optical Materials Express, ISSN 2159-3930, E-ISSN 2159-3930, Vol. 5, no 11, p. 2642-2647Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The nanofiber morphology of regioregular Poly-3- hexylthiophene (P3HT) is a 1D crystalline structure organized by π - π stacking of the backbone chains. In this study, we report the impact of electric field on the orientation and optical properties of P3HT nanofibers dispersed in liquid solution. We demonstrate that alternating electric field aligns nanofibers, whereas static electric field forces them to migrate towards the cathode. The alignment of nanofibers introduces anisotropic optical properties, which can be dynamically manipulated until the solvent has evaporated. Time resolved spectroscopic measurements revealed that the electro-optical response time decreases significantly with the magnitude of applied electric field. Thus, for electric field 1.3 V ·μm-1 the response time was measured as low as 20 ms, while for 0.65 V ·μm-1 it was 110-150 ms. Observed phenomenon is the first mention of P3HT supramolecules associated with electrooptical effect. Proposed method provides real time control over the orientation of nanofibers, which is a starting point for a novel practical implementation. With further development P3HT nanofibers can be used individually as an anisotropic solution or as an active component in a guest-host system.

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