Direct Energy Extraction from Brown Macroalgae-Derived Alginate by Gold Nanoparticles on Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes

Authors

  • Dr. Le Quynh Hoa,

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    1. JST, CREST, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)
    2. Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)
    • Le Quynh Hoa, JST, CREST, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

      Eiichi Tamiya, Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

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  • Dr. Hiroyuki Yoshikawa,

    1. JST, CREST, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)
    2. Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Masato Saito,

    1. Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Mitsuyoshi Ueda,

    1. JST, CREST, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)
    2. Division of Applied Life Sciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Toshiyuki Shibata,

    1. JST, CREST, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)
    2. Laboratory of Quality in Marine Products, Graduate School of Bioresources, Mie University, Kurima Machiya-cho 1577, Tsu, Mie 514-8507 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Eiichi Tamiya

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    1. Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)
    • Le Quynh Hoa, JST, CREST, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

      Eiichi Tamiya, Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

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Abstract

The front cover artwork for Issue 01/2014 is provided by the research group of Nano-Bioengineering at the Department of Applied Physics, Osaka University (Japan). The image illustrates the concept of using gold nanoparticle-decorated carbon nanotubes to directly electrochemically oxidize brown macroalgae derived-alginate into valuable chemicals and simultaneously extract bioenergy. Read the full text of the article on page 135.

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