Authors:E. Horváth, P. L. Neumann, A. L. Tóth, É. Vázsonyi, A. A. Koós, Z. E. Horváth, P. Fürjes, C. Dücső and L. P. Biró
The deposition of
nanowires for interconnects in nanoelectronic devices werestudied
morphologically by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy
(AFM) and by in-situ resistance measurements. The deposition and basic
characterization of nanometer size tungsten wires by gas injection (GIS) and
focused ion beams (FIB) was carried out in-situ in a LEO 1540 XB workstation.
The I(V) measurement showed that the deposited W wires have ohmic
characteristic. The variation of the resistance during an ex-situ heating was
linear with a low thermal coefficient (4% of the pure metallic W).
Authors:P. Neumann, Z. Horváth, P. Nemes-Incze, G. Molnár, G. Vértesy and L. Biró
We studied the electrical transport properties of indium contacted graphene, few layer graphite (FLG) and bulk graphite samples under ambient conditions. Some of the contacted samples showed nonlinear transport characteristics. The initial electrical properties of the samples were changed reversibly by light illumination and irreversibly by argon ion irradiation. Ion irradiation modified the nonlinear I–V characteristics to quasi-linear ones in many cases. The resistance of a graphene sample showed positive temperature coefficient.
Authors:F. Budán, I. Szabó, Á. Ember, Ő. Horváth, L. Illényi, Zs. Orsós, A. Blasio, I. Magda, T. Gracza, P. Perjési, T. Dávid, G. Nowrasteh and I. Ember
The combined effect of surgical treatment and consumption of so-called “CoD™ tea” (containing Uncaria guianensis, U. tomentosa and Tabebuia avellanedae) on expression of c-myc, Ha-ras, Bcl-2, Ki-ras and p53 key onco/suppressor genes, the carbohydrate antigen (CA19-9) and carcino-embryonic antigen (CEA) tumour markers in blood samples of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) were investigated. Expression of genes followed the effect of the surgical treatment combined with neoadjuvant chemotherapeutic treatment; this may predict the outcome of carcinoma. Moreover their expressions might show possible additional effect of supportive therapy, e.g. CoD™ consumption. The antioxidant capacity of blood was also examined. Blood samples were taken at the day of, and one week, 3, 6 and 12 months after the surgical treatment. During that period patients got 0.25 l standard portion of CoD™ tea three times a day. The surgical treatment and neoadjuvant therapy were able to suppress the expression of c-myc, Ha-ras, Bcl-2, Ki-ras, p53 genes up to the twelfth month. Moreover, CoD™ tea together with conventional treatment caused a strong decrease in the expression of c-myc and Ha-ras oncogenes in comparison to the non-consumer control.
Authors:E. Zsolt Horváth, A. Antal Koós, Krisztián Kertész, Zofia Vértesy, György Molnár, Mária Ádám, Csaba Dücső, József Gyulai and P. László Biró
Gas sensing properties of different carbon nanotube (mostly multiwall,
MWCNT) mats, based on electrical resistance measurement were investigated in a
simple arrangement and found that the sensitivity for different gases or vapors
highly depends on the pre-treatment and functionalization of nanotubes. The
selectivity of the sensing was demonstrated by building a vapor recognition
system based on an array of multitube sensors made of differently