By Pamela Hirsch
Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon used to be the main unconventional and influential chief of the Victorian women's stream. tremendously gifted, vigorous and unique, she used to be a feminist, law-reformer, painter, journalist, the shut buddy of George Eliot and a cousin of Florence Nightingale.
As a painter, Barbara is now recognized as an essential determine between Pre-Raphaelite ladies artists. As a feminist she led 4 nice campaigns: for married women's criminal prestige, for the ideal to paintings, the proper to vote and to schooling.
Making fantastic use of unpublished journals and letters, Pam Hirsch has written a biography that's as vigorous and strong as its topic, recreating the lady in all her moods, and putting her firmly within the context of women's fight for equality.
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The potential applications of CNTs as sensing material for the detection of pollutants and CNTs as adsorbent for the removal of pollutants are reviewed in the following section. 1 Gas Sensors Air pollutants have been the major factor contributing to the degradation of air quality, leading to chronic effects on human health, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, and cancer (Yang and Omaye 2009; Kampa and Castanas 2008). 5 and PM10) are generated from human-derived anthropogenic activities, especially combustion of fossil fuels.
Both transient absorption spectra and emission lifetimes measurements of the OTE/SWCNT/TiO2/Ru(II) and the reference OTE/TiO2/Ru(II) electrodes indicated that the SWCNTs networks in the film have no significant influence on the charge injection process. Nanosecond laser flash photolysis results suggested that the photoinduced electrons in TiO2 survive roughly 50% longer when embedded within the SWCNTs network, therefore reducing the rate of charge recombination. SWCNTs exhibited about 30% higher photocurrent in photoelectrochemical measurements and enhancement in the photoconversion efficiency, which suggest that the SWCNTs network improved the charge collection and transport, as well as the photocurrent generation.
The fabrication of a novel antimony-carbon nanotube-tin oxide (Sb-CNT-SnO2) thin film by sol-gel method and ultrasonic dispersion technique has been reported, which could be potentially applied as gas sensor for detecting indoor air pollutants emitted from building and decoration materials (Liu et al. 2008b). The sensor was applied to the detection of formaldehyde, ammonia, benzene, and toluene, in which an improved gas sensing performance, such as higher sensitivity and shorter response time was observed compared to pure SnO2 and Sb-SnO2 thin film.