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Emulsion flooding and heavy oil recovery by in-situ emulsion formation have been reported to show great potential in enhancing heavy oil recovery. Emulsion stability is the key issue controlling the success of this process; conventionally, surfactants were used to facilitate emulsification and...
Synthesis and Application of Colloidal Substrates for In-Solution Surface Enhanced Raman ScatteringDownload
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) has evolved into a powerful analytical measurement technique with the potential for single molecule detection. The technological advancement of handheld Raman instrumentation is powering the development of SERS applications in a variety of industries....
Synthesis, Surface Functionalization of Germanium Nanoparticles, and Their Application in Polymer Hybrid Solar CellsDownload
Germanium nanoparticles (GeNPs) have immense potential in various applications, such as opto-electronics, batteries, bioimaging, etc. Germanium has a small band gap (0.67 eV in bulk), large exciton Bohr radius (~24 nm), high absorption coefficient (ca. 2.0 × 105 cm 1 at 2 eV), and high carrier...
Experimental Testing of New Generation Chemicals and Conventional Surfactants as Additives to Steam InjectionDownload
With the decrease in nonrenewable energy sources, heavy oil and bitumen recovery gains more attention due to their huge potential. The recovery of heavy oil or bitumen requires viscosity reduction where steam is commonly injected to mobilize and displace viscous oil. This application, however,...
Synthetic oligodeoxynucleotides containing unmethylated CpG motifs (CpG ODNs) are powerful stimulators of innate and adaptive immune responses, exerting their activity through the interaction with endolysosomal Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) expressed by antigen presenting cells (APCs). The strong...
Mimicking the Behaviors of Oil Contaminated Clays Using Functionalized Silica NanoparticlesDownload
Fine sand and clay particles arise naturally in diverse industrial and environmental remediation contexts. Organic compounds for example from oil production or oil spills can adsorb on their surface and influence their oil water interfacial behaviors. To isolate the impact of contamination and...
Characterization of magnetic nanoparticles as contrast agents and their application for quantitative magnetic susceptibility monitoring of the waterflooding of heavy oil in real timeDownload
Waterflooding is one enhanced oil recovery process used in heavy oil reservoirs such as at Cold Lake in North-Eastern Alberta. However, little has been published in terms of imaging heavy oil waterfloods, mainly due to the similar densities of water and heavy oil, which makes it difficult to...
Nanomechanical torque magnetometry is emerging as a highly-sensitive method for gauging magneto-statics and magnetic dynamics in mesoscopic and nano-scale magnetic materials. Advances in torque magnetometry are presented here, which were unattainable using previ- ous techniques. Silicon nitride...
Li, Xue, Cai, Xiangbin, Gao, Yongfeng, Serpe, Michael J.
Temperature and pH responsive semi-interpenetrating network (semi-IPN) hydrogel-based bilayer actuators were fabricated by generating a poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (pNIPAm)-based hydrogel in the presence of positively charged polyelectrolyte poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (pDADMAC) on a...
Plant protein gel formation mechanisms and their applications as delivery systems of bioactive compoundsDownload
The objective of this research was to understand the gel formation mechanisms of plant proteins by both heat- and cold-induced methods, and use the knowledge gained to design plant protein gels with improved mechanical properties for food applications and as nutraceutical delivery systems. In the...