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    The nanofibrous PAN-PANi scaffold as an efficient substrate for skeletal muscle differentiation using satellite cells

    , Article Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering ; Volume 39, Issue 7 , 2016 , Pages 1163-1172 ; 16157591 (ISSN) Hosseinzadeh, S ; Mahmoudifard, M ; Mohamadyar Toupkanlou, F ; Dodel, M ; Hajarizadeh, A ; Adabi, M ; Soleimani, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer Verlag 
    Abstract
    Among polymers, polyaniline (PANi) has been introduced as a good candidate for muscle regeneration due to high conductivity and also biocompatibility. Herein, for the first time, we report the use of electrospun nanofibrous membrane of PAN-PANi as efficient scaffold for muscle regeneration. The prepared PAN-PANi electrospun nanofibrous membrane was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Attenuated total reflectance fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) and tensile examination. The softer scaffolds of non-composite electrospun nanofibrous PAN govern a higher rate of cell growth in spite of lower differentiation value. On the other hand, PAN-PANi electrospun... 

    Fabrication and characterization of graphene-based carbon hollow spheres for encapsulation of organic corrosion inhibitors

    , Article Chemical Engineering Journal ; Volume 352 , 2018 , Pages 909-922 ; 13858947 (ISSN) Haddadi, S. A ; Ramazani, S. A. A ; Mahdavian, M ; Taheri, P ; Mol, J. M. C ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2018
    Abstract
    In this work, we synthesized carbon hollow spheres (CHSs) using the silica templating method, encapsulated 2-mercaptobenzimidazole (MBI) inhibitor in the CHSs and evaluated their corrosion inhibition performance upon exposure of mild steel to a saline solution containing the released inhibitor. The effects of silica template surface modification on the CHS structure was evaluated, while the structure and morphology of the synthesized CHS was analyzed using field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectroscopy. Furthermore, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy... 

    Inhibitory effects of functionalized indium doped ZnO nanoparticles on algal growth for preservation of adobe mud and earthen-made artworks under humid conditions

    , Article International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation ; Volume 127 , Febraury , 2018 , Pages 209-216 ; 09648305 (ISSN) Shariati, M ; Mallakin, A ; Malekmohammady, F ; Khosravi Nejad, F ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2018
    Abstract
    In this article, indium doped ZnO nanoparticles (alloy nanoparticles) were investigated as inhibitors against algae growth on adobe mud and earthen artworks for surface preservation from destruction caused by micro-organisms under humid conditions, through surface modification and activation run off. Nanoparticles (NPs) were fabricated by physical vapor deposition (PVD) growth mechanism. The fabricated NPs were approximately 20 nm in size. The Chlorella vulgaris and Scenedesmus quadricauda were tested by application of indium doped ZnO nanoparticles (In/ZnO NPs) as inhibitors. As concentrations of NPs increased, the negative impacts of NPs on the algal growth were enhanced and physical... 

    Mechanical, rheological and oxygen barrier properties of ethylene vinyl acetate/diamond nanocomposites for packaging applications

    , Article Diamond and Related Materials ; Volume 99 , 2019 ; 09259635 (ISSN) Amini, M ; Ramazani S. A., A ; Haddadi, S. A ; Kheradmand, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2019
    Abstract
    In this work, the effects of the surface-modified nanodiamond particles (NDs) on the barrier, rheological, mechanical and thermal properties of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) composites for the packaging applications were investigated. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, as well as thermal gravimetric analysis were employed to study the grafting of vinyltriethoxy silane (VTS) on the surface of NDs. Afterwards, EVA samples containing 0, 0.1, 0.5, 1, 1.5 and 2 wt% of surface-modified NDs were prepared by a two-stage process including the solution and injection processes. In order to evaluate the physicochemical, rheological, mechanical and thermal properties of the EVA/NDs samples, field... 

    Surface modification of carbon steel by ZnO-graphene nano-hybrid thin film

    , Article Surface and Coatings Technology ; Volume 363 , 2019 , Pages 1-11 ; 02578972 (ISSN) Razavizadeh, O ; Ghorbani, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2019
    Abstract
    Application of corrosion resistant coatings is one of the most widely used means of protecting steel. Zinc coated (galvanize) steel, is well known for galvanic protection of steel substrates and nowadays, particular attention has been paid to the coupling of graphene oxide (GO) with metallic materials, in order to lessen corrosion rate. In this research, an isopropanol supercritical reducing environment prepared to make zinc ions bond directly with graphene oxides, to form a button shape hybrids of ZnO-Graphene (ZnOG). The hybridized bonding between zinc and graphene oxide is confirmed by Fourier Transform Infra-Red analysis. And the morphology revealed, using a Field Emission Scanning... 

    Improvement of performance of polyamide reverse osmosis membranes using dielectric barrier discharge plasma treatment as a novel surface modification method

    , Article Polymer Engineering and Science ; Volume 59 , 2019 , Pages E468-E475 ; 00323888 (ISSN) Jahangiri, F ; Asadollahi, M ; Mousavi, S. A ; Farhadi, F ; Sharif University of Technology
    John Wiley and Sons Inc  2019
    Abstract
    In this research, surface modification of aromatic polyamide thin film composite (TFC) reverse osmosis (RO) membranes was carried out using dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma treatment to improve the performance and fouling resistance of prepared RO membranes. First, polyamide TFC RO membranes were synthesized via interfacial polymerization of m-phenylenediamine and trimesoyl chloride monomers over microporous polysulfone support membrane. Next, the DBD plasma treatment with 15 s, 30 s, 60 s, and 90 s duration was used for surface modification. The surface properties of RO membranes were characterized by attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR),... 

    Improvement of performance of polyamide reverse osmosis membranes using dielectric barrier discharge plasma treatment as a novel surface modification method

    , Article Polymer Engineering and Science ; Volume 59 , 2019 , Pages E468-E475 ; 00323888 (ISSN) Jahangiri, F ; Asadollahi, M ; Mousavi, S. A ; Farhadi, F ; Sharif University of Technology
    John Wiley and Sons Inc  2019
    Abstract
    In this research, surface modification of aromatic polyamide thin film composite (TFC) reverse osmosis (RO) membranes was carried out using dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma treatment to improve the performance and fouling resistance of prepared RO membranes. First, polyamide TFC RO membranes were synthesized via interfacial polymerization of m-phenylenediamine and trimesoyl chloride monomers over microporous polysulfone support membrane. Next, the DBD plasma treatment with 15 s, 30 s, 60 s, and 90 s duration was used for surface modification. The surface properties of RO membranes were characterized by attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR),... 

    Wettability alteration of calcite rock from gas- repellent to gas-wet using a fluorinated nanofluid: A surface analysis study

    , Article Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering ; Volume 83 , 2020 Azadi Tabar, M ; Shafiei, Y ; Shayesteh, M ; Dehghan Monfared, A ; Ghazanfari, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2020
    Abstract
    Wettability alteration analysis form gas-repellent to gas-wet with the aid of chemical agents has been subjected of numerous studies. However, fundamental understanding of the effect of surface tension of liquid on repellency strength, the change in the intermolecular forces due to the adsorption of nanoparticles onto the rock surfaces, and exposure of treated rock in brine are not well discussed in the available literature. In this study, X-ray diffraction, Atomic Force Microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy were applied to characterize the treated and fresh samples. Dynamic and static contact angle measurements were then combined with six methods... 

    Nanodiamond loaded with corrosion inhibitor as efficient nanocarrier to improve anticorrosion behavior of epoxy coating

    , Article Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry ; Volume 83 , 2020 , Pages 153-163 Rahmani, P ; Shojaei, A ; Pirhady Tavandashti, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    Korean Society of Industrial Engineering Chemistry  2020
    Abstract
    In the present study, thermally oxidized nanodiamond (OND) was first modified non-covalently with dodecylamine (DDA) as corrosion inhibitor. In this respect, reactive primary amine of DDA molecule with high isoelectric point (IEP) could interact easily with negative charge carboxylic acid groups of OND. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) proved that OND nanoparticle was successfully functionalized by DDA up to approximately 5 wt% grafting contnet. Both OND and dodecylamine modified OND (DND) were loaded in epoxy (EP)/polyamine hardener matrix at the same concentration of 1 wt% and applied on mild steel substrate. Morphology of EP-DND and... 

    Fabrication and characterization of low-cost, bead-free, durable and hydrophobic electrospun membrane for 3D cell culture

    , Article Biomedical Microdevices ; Volume 19, Issue 4 , 2017 ; 13872176 (ISSN) Moghadas, H ; Saidi, M. S ; Kashaninejad, N ; Kiyoumarsioskouei, A ; Trung Nguyen, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    This paper reports the fabrication of electrospun polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) membranes/scaffolds that are suitable for three-dimensional (3D) cell culture. Through modification the ratio between PDMS and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) as carrier polymer, we report the possibility of increasing PDMS weight ratio of up to 6 for electrospinning. Increasing the PDMS content increases the fiber diameter, the pore size, and the hydrophobicity. To our best knowledge, this is the first report describing beads-free, durable and portable electrospun membrane with maximum content of PDMS suitable for cell culture applications. To show the proof-of-concept, we successfully cultured epithelial lung... 

    Polycarbonate surface cell's adhesion examination after Nd:YAG laser irradiation

    , Article Materials Science and Engineering C ; Volume 29, Issue 4 , 2009 , Pages 1491-1497 ; 09284931 (ISSN) Ramezani Saadat Abadi, A ; Mousavi, A ; Seyedjafari, E ; Poursalehi, R ; Sareh, S ; Silakhori, K ; Poorfatollah, A. A ; Shamkhali, A. N ; Sharif University of Technology
    2009
    Abstract
    Nd:YAG laser treatment was used in order to increase surface cell adhesion aspects of polycarbonate (PC) films prepared via melt process. The treatment was carried out under different wavelengths and beam diameters. ATR-FTIR and UV spectra obtained from different samples before and after laser treatment in air showed that laser irradiation has induced some chemical and physical changes in surface properties. The irradiated films were also characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and contact angle measurements. Effect of pulse numbers on the surface properties was also investigated. Cell culture test was used to evaluate cell adhesion property on the PC films before and after... 

    Investigating the effects of amino acid-based surface modification of carbon nanoparticles on the kinetics of insulin amyloid formation

    , Article Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces ; Volume 176 , 2019 , Pages 471-479 ; 09277765 (ISSN) Kalhor, H. R ; Yahyazadeh, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2019
    Abstract
    Surface functionality of nanoparticles has been pivotal in defining interactions of nanoparticles and biomolecules. To explore various functionalities on the surface of nanoparticle through a facile procedure, various carbon-based nanoparticles, modified with a specific natural amino acid, were synthesized; the amino acids were chosen in order that almost all classes of amino acids were included. After characterizations of the nanoparticles using several spectroscopic methods, the effects of surface modification of nanoparticles were examined against amyloid formation, exploiting insulin as a model amyloidogenic polypeptide. Although most amino acids afforded carbon nanoparticles, only... 

    Free radical graft polymerization of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate and acrylic acid on the polysulfone membrane surface through circulation of reaction media to improve its performance and hemocompatibility properties

    , Article Journal of Membrane Science ; Volume 564 , 2018 , Pages 762-772 ; 03767388 (ISSN) Nouri Goushki, M ; Mousavi, S. A ; Abdekhodaie, M. J ; Sadeghi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2018
    Abstract
    In this study, a new facile and cost effective method is used to modify polysulfone membrane surface in order to improve the hydrophilicity, antifouling, and blood compatibility. This modification was performed by adding two functional monomers on the dialysis membrane. Polysulfone (PSF) membranes containing polyvinylpyrrolidone were prepared via phase inversion technique. In the next step, free radical polymerization combined with surface polymerization was used to introduce acrylic acid (AA) and 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) onto the polysulfone membrane surface via circulation of initiator and monomer solutions across the membrane surface, respectively. Various monomer concentrations... 

    Direct growth of metal-organic frameworks thin film arrays on glassy carbon electrode based on rapid conversion step mediated by copper clusters and hydroxide nanotubes for fabrication of a high performance non-enzymatic glucose sensing platform

    , Article Biosensors and Bioelectronics ; Volume 112 , 2018 , Pages 100-107 ; 09565663 (ISSN) Shahrokhian, S ; Khaki Sanati, E ; Hosseini, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2018
    Abstract
    The direct growth of self-supported metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) thin film can be considered as an effective strategy for fabrication of the advanced modified electrodes in sensors and biosensor applications. However, most of the fabricated MOFs-based sensors suffer from some drawbacks such as time consuming for synthesis of MOF and electrode making, need of a binder or an additive layer, need of expensive equipment and use of hazardous solvents. Here, a novel free-standing MOFs-based modified electrode was fabricated by the rapid direct growth of MOFs on the surface of the glassy carbon electrode (GCE). In this method, direct growth of MOFs was occurred by the formation of vertically... 

    Cold atmospheric plasma modification and electrical conductivity induction in gelatin/polyvinylidene fluoride nanofibers for neural tissue engineering

    , Article Artificial Organs ; Volume 46, Issue 8 , 2022 , Pages 1504-1521 ; 0160564X (ISSN) Sahrayi, H ; Hosseini, E ; Ramazani Saadatabadi, A ; Atyabi, S ; Bakhshandeh, H ; Mohamadali, M ; Aidun, A ; Farasati Far, B ; Sharif University of Technology
    John Wiley and Sons Inc  2022
    Abstract
    Background: This research follows some investigations through neural tissue engineering, including fabrication, surface treatment, and evaluation of novel self-stimuli conductive biocompatible and degradable nanocomposite scaffolds. Methods: Gelatin as a biobased material and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) as a mechanical, electrical, and piezoelectric improvement agent were co-electrospun. In addition, polyaniline/graphene (PAG) nanoparticles were synthesized and added to gelatin solutions in different percentages to induce electrical conductivity. After obtaining optimum PAG percentage, cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) treatment was applied over the best samples by different plasma variable...