Themed collection Smart Surfaces 2012: From Light To Life
Photo- and electro-functional self-assembled architectures of
This perspective demonstrates the recent advances in the construction of optically and electronically functionalized molecular architectures of porphyrins.
Achieving selectivity in TiO2-based photocatalysis
This article describes how to accomplish selective photocatalysis in titanium dioxide for selective degradation and selective organic transformation reactions.
Direct and simultaneous determination of Co and Cu on a silicon wafer using a chemiluminescence system
A drop-type chemiluminescence system with a partial least squares calibration to determine Cu2+ and Co2+ on a silicon wafer directly.
A multi-scale molecular dynamics study of the assembly of micron-size supraparticles from 30 nm
Multi-scale computer simulations reveal the atomic scale driving forces behind nanoparticle aggregation into porous meso scale supraparticles.
Bionic radical generation and antioxidant capacity sensing with photocatalytic graphene oxide–titanium dioxide composites under visible light
A novel electrochemical antioxidant capacity sensor was designed with GO–TiO2 composites as source of OH radicals and DNA as a molecular probe.
Fabrication of Cr doped SnO2 nanoparticles based biosensor for the selective determination of riboflavin in pharmaceuticals
Fabrication and testing of a riboflavin biosensor based on Cr doped SnO2 nanoparticles.
Dye sensitised solar cells with nickel oxide photocathodes prepared via scalable microwave sintering
Dye sensitised solar cells based on NiO photocathodes prepared via a scalable sintering technique show excellent efficiencies together with long lifetimes of the photogenerated holes.
A near single crystalline TiO2 nanohelix array: enhanced gas sensing performance and its application as a monolithically integrated electronic nose
A near single crystalline TiO2 nanohelix array simply fabricated by an oblique angle deposition method showed enhanced gas sensing performance.
A novel route to prepare LaNiO3 perovskite-type oxide nanofibers by electrospinning for glucose and hydrogen peroxide sensing
An electrospun LaNiO3 nanofibers modified electrode is developed as a nonenzymatic H2O2 sensor and glucose biosensor.
Simultaneous electroanalytical determination of
hydroquinone and catechol in the presence of resorcinol at an SiO2/C electrode spin-coated with a thin film of Nb2O5
An Nb2O5 film was formed on the surface of a carbon ceramic material, SiO2/C, using the spin-coating technique. Hydroquinone and catechol could be oxidized at this electrode in the presence of resorcinol. Good separation peaks between hydroquinone, catechol and resorcinol allowed the simultaneous determination of isomers.
Surface orientation effects in crystalline–amorphous silicon interfaces
In amorphous–crystalline Si heterojunction interfaces, surface orientation plays important role in the thickness of the amorphous layer and the resulting structural, electrical and optical properties.
oxidation catalyzed by a molecular carbene iridium complex
Iridium complexes catalyze water oxidation either mediated by CeIV with high turnover numbers (>20 000) or photoelectrochemically with hematite as a photoabsorber.
Octadecyltrimethoxysilane functionalized ZnO
nanorods as a novel coating for solid-phase microextraction with strong hydrophobic surface
An octadecyltrimethoxysilane layer was self-assembled on the surface of ZnO nanorods as novel solid-phase microextraction coatings with strong hydrophobic properties.
Size-controllable synthesis of surface-enhanced Raman scattering-active
gold nanoparticles coated on TiO2
A normalized Raman intensity of 2 × 10−6 M R6G adsorbed on Au NP (different particle sizes)-coated TiO2.
Amplified quenching of electrochemiluminescence from CdS sensitized TiO2
nanotubes by CdTe– carbon nanotube composite for detection of prostate protein antigen in serum
The amplified quenching of electrochemiluminescence from CdS sensitized TiO2 nanotubes by a CdTe–carbon nanotube composite for the detection of prostate protein antigen in serum, is reported for the first time.
Immobilization of trypsin in the layer-by-layer coating of graphene oxide and
chitosan on in-channel glass fiber for microfluidic proteolysis
Trypsin was immobilized in the layer-by-layer coating of graphene oxide and chitosan on glass fibers to fabricate proteolysis microchip bioreactors.
About this collection
We are pleased to present a series of articles on the theme of the Smart Surfaces 2012 conference: From Light To Life. The articles cover a range of topics including the creation of surfaces and their applications from dye sensitized solar cells to biosensors. The collection featuring articles in the journals Analyst, Dalton Transactions, PCCP and RSC Advances was Guest Edited by Johannes Vos (Dublin City University).