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Laboratory and Clinical Measurements - Influence of anode/filtration setup on X-ray multimeter energy response in mammography applications

Kržanović, Nikola; Kojić, Andrea; Živanović, Miloš

TY  - DATA
AU  - Kržanović, Nikola
AU  - Kojić, Andrea
AU  - Živanović, Miloš
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/13372
AB  - The data contains measurement results for selected types of X-ray multimeters in mammography applications. In the Laboratory conditions absolute and relative response were determined for available software settings of the tested multimeters. In the clinical mammography units the multimeters' response was evaluated in different anode/filtration setups.
T2  - Zenodo
T1  - Laboratory and Clinical Measurements - Influence of anode/filtration setup on X-ray multimeter energy response in mammography applications
DO  - 10.5281/zenodo.10865597
ER  - 
@misc{
author = "Kržanović, Nikola and Kojić, Andrea and Živanović, Miloš",
abstract = "The data contains measurement results for selected types of X-ray multimeters in mammography applications. In the Laboratory conditions absolute and relative response were determined for available software settings of the tested multimeters. In the clinical mammography units the multimeters' response was evaluated in different anode/filtration setups.",
journal = "Zenodo",
title = "Laboratory and Clinical Measurements - Influence of anode/filtration setup on X-ray multimeter energy response in mammography applications",
doi = "10.5281/zenodo.10865597"
}
Kržanović, N., Kojić, A.,& Živanović, M..Laboratory and Clinical Measurements - Influence of anode/filtration setup on X-ray multimeter energy response in mammography applications. in Zenodo.
https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10865597
Kržanović N, Kojić A, Živanović M. Laboratory and Clinical Measurements - Influence of anode/filtration setup on X-ray multimeter energy response in mammography applications. in Zenodo..
doi:10.5281/zenodo.10865597 .
Kržanović, Nikola, Kojić, Andrea, Živanović, Miloš, "Laboratory and Clinical Measurements - Influence of anode/filtration setup on X-ray multimeter energy response in mammography applications" in Zenodo,
https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10865597 . .

Impact of lockdown on air quality in Belgrade during COVID-19 pandemic

Vučićević, Biljana; Živković, Marija M.; Turanjanin, Valentina; Bakić, Vukman; Jovanović, Marina

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Vučićević, Biljana
AU  - Živković, Marija M.
AU  - Turanjanin, Valentina
AU  - Bakić, Vukman
AU  - Jovanović, Marina
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/13216
AB  - The Environmental Protection Agency of the Republic of Serbia continuously monitors and collects air quality parameters at numerous measuring points throughout the country. The results revealed that the levels of air pollution recorded during the lockdown differed from those recorded during the same period the previous years. In this paper, we examined pollutant concentration trends in 2020 and a few previous years to determine the underlying causes of these trends. Pollutants are measured at five stations in Belgrade from the beginning of March to the end of July between 2015 and 2020. Because no hourly data were available, NO2, SO2, and suspended particles PM10 and PM2.5 are average daily values, whereas CO and ozone are daily 8-hour maximums. Concentrations were compared and averaged only when data for the same period over time was available, i.e. when comparing 2020 to previous years. The results were compared to the annual and daily limit values (for ozone and CO 8 hours maximum, respectively), as well as the variations in concentrations over time. The goal of calculating and displaying these values is to specifically identify a change in air pollution during the COVID-19 virus pandemic isolation period. In general, for Belgrade in 2020, NO2 concentrations are lower at four stations, PM2.5 concentrations are lower at two stations, PM10 concentrations are higher at one station and lower at another, and SO2 concentrations are higher than in previous years (2015-2019).
T2  - Thermal Science
T1  - Impact of lockdown on air quality in Belgrade during COVID-19 pandemic
VL  - 28
IS  - 1 Part B
SP  - 557
EP  - 567
DO  - 10.2298/TSCI230706212V
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Vučićević, Biljana and Živković, Marija M. and Turanjanin, Valentina and Bakić, Vukman and Jovanović, Marina",
year = "2024",
abstract = "The Environmental Protection Agency of the Republic of Serbia continuously monitors and collects air quality parameters at numerous measuring points throughout the country. The results revealed that the levels of air pollution recorded during the lockdown differed from those recorded during the same period the previous years. In this paper, we examined pollutant concentration trends in 2020 and a few previous years to determine the underlying causes of these trends. Pollutants are measured at five stations in Belgrade from the beginning of March to the end of July between 2015 and 2020. Because no hourly data were available, NO2, SO2, and suspended particles PM10 and PM2.5 are average daily values, whereas CO and ozone are daily 8-hour maximums. Concentrations were compared and averaged only when data for the same period over time was available, i.e. when comparing 2020 to previous years. The results were compared to the annual and daily limit values (for ozone and CO 8 hours maximum, respectively), as well as the variations in concentrations over time. The goal of calculating and displaying these values is to specifically identify a change in air pollution during the COVID-19 virus pandemic isolation period. In general, for Belgrade in 2020, NO2 concentrations are lower at four stations, PM2.5 concentrations are lower at two stations, PM10 concentrations are higher at one station and lower at another, and SO2 concentrations are higher than in previous years (2015-2019).",
journal = "Thermal Science",
title = "Impact of lockdown on air quality in Belgrade during COVID-19 pandemic",
volume = "28",
number = "1 Part B",
pages = "557-567",
doi = "10.2298/TSCI230706212V"
}
Vučićević, B., Živković, M. M., Turanjanin, V., Bakić, V.,& Jovanović, M.. (2024). Impact of lockdown on air quality in Belgrade during COVID-19 pandemic. in Thermal Science, 28(1 Part B), 557-567.
https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI230706212V
Vučićević B, Živković MM, Turanjanin V, Bakić V, Jovanović M. Impact of lockdown on air quality in Belgrade during COVID-19 pandemic. in Thermal Science. 2024;28(1 Part B):557-567.
doi:10.2298/TSCI230706212V .
Vučićević, Biljana, Živković, Marija M., Turanjanin, Valentina, Bakić, Vukman, Jovanović, Marina, "Impact of lockdown on air quality in Belgrade during COVID-19 pandemic" in Thermal Science, 28, no. 1 Part B (2024):557-567,
https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI230706212V . .

Antivirus and antibacterial filters for face masks based on silver quantum dots

Jokanović, Vukoman; Zdravković, Nemanja; Petrović, Božana; Živković, Marija; Biočanin, Vladimir; Aleksić, Ema; Milutinović, Jovana; Petrović, Tamas

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Jokanović, Vukoman
AU  - Zdravković, Nemanja
AU  - Petrović, Božana
AU  - Živković, Marija
AU  - Biočanin, Vladimir
AU  - Aleksić, Ema
AU  - Milutinović, Jovana
AU  - Petrović, Tamas
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/13392
AB  - Available face masks, used to protect the respiratory system from various types of pathogens, show unsatisfactory efficiency because the size of viruses like severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is much smaller than the void spaces in these masks. Difficult breathing through some masks quickly tires out, which makes ordinary people avoid wearing them. These facts suggest that a new strategy is desirable for designing protective face masks. The aim of the study was to present new filters for face masks to protect people exposed to high concentrations of bacteria and viruses, particularly SARS-CoV-2. Methods. Filters for these masks were manufactured of dense cotton fabric impregnated with silver quantum dots. The filters were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and ion-coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Wettability properties were determined by measuring contact angles with water, and a color fastness test was performed. Antibacterial assay was performed using Staphylococcus (S.) aureus. Viability quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) for virus integrity assay and reverse transcription qPCR (RT-qPCR) assay were used for antiviral activity assessment. Results. In vitro assays showed extremely high efficiency of these filters in destroying S. aureus and SARS-CoV-2 virus. The filters also showed high safety and easy breathing possibilities. Conclusion. The high efficiency of these masks against SARS-CoV-2 has been demonstrated through numerous tests, and they have been approved as anti-SARS-CoV-2 masks for the first time in the world. In the meantime, this solution has been applied in practice, and the data obtained about that are very encouraging.
T2  - Vojnosanitetski pregled
T1  - Antivirus and antibacterial filters for face masks based on silver quantum dots
VL  - 81
IS  - 5
SP  - 300
EP  - 309
DO  - 10.2298/VSP230922025J
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Jokanović, Vukoman and Zdravković, Nemanja and Petrović, Božana and Živković, Marija and Biočanin, Vladimir and Aleksić, Ema and Milutinović, Jovana and Petrović, Tamas",
year = "2024",
abstract = "Available face masks, used to protect the respiratory system from various types of pathogens, show unsatisfactory efficiency because the size of viruses like severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is much smaller than the void spaces in these masks. Difficult breathing through some masks quickly tires out, which makes ordinary people avoid wearing them. These facts suggest that a new strategy is desirable for designing protective face masks. The aim of the study was to present new filters for face masks to protect people exposed to high concentrations of bacteria and viruses, particularly SARS-CoV-2. Methods. Filters for these masks were manufactured of dense cotton fabric impregnated with silver quantum dots. The filters were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and ion-coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Wettability properties were determined by measuring contact angles with water, and a color fastness test was performed. Antibacterial assay was performed using Staphylococcus (S.) aureus. Viability quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) for virus integrity assay and reverse transcription qPCR (RT-qPCR) assay were used for antiviral activity assessment. Results. In vitro assays showed extremely high efficiency of these filters in destroying S. aureus and SARS-CoV-2 virus. The filters also showed high safety and easy breathing possibilities. Conclusion. The high efficiency of these masks against SARS-CoV-2 has been demonstrated through numerous tests, and they have been approved as anti-SARS-CoV-2 masks for the first time in the world. In the meantime, this solution has been applied in practice, and the data obtained about that are very encouraging.",
journal = "Vojnosanitetski pregled",
title = "Antivirus and antibacterial filters for face masks based on silver quantum dots",
volume = "81",
number = "5",
pages = "300-309",
doi = "10.2298/VSP230922025J"
}
Jokanović, V., Zdravković, N., Petrović, B., Živković, M., Biočanin, V., Aleksić, E., Milutinović, J.,& Petrović, T.. (2024). Antivirus and antibacterial filters for face masks based on silver quantum dots. in Vojnosanitetski pregled, 81(5), 300-309.
https://doi.org/10.2298/VSP230922025J
Jokanović V, Zdravković N, Petrović B, Živković M, Biočanin V, Aleksić E, Milutinović J, Petrović T. Antivirus and antibacterial filters for face masks based on silver quantum dots. in Vojnosanitetski pregled. 2024;81(5):300-309.
doi:10.2298/VSP230922025J .
Jokanović, Vukoman, Zdravković, Nemanja, Petrović, Božana, Živković, Marija, Biočanin, Vladimir, Aleksić, Ema, Milutinović, Jovana, Petrović, Tamas, "Antivirus and antibacterial filters for face masks based on silver quantum dots" in Vojnosanitetski pregled, 81, no. 5 (2024):300-309,
https://doi.org/10.2298/VSP230922025J . .

Gold/cobalt ferrite nanocomposite as a potential agent for photothermal therapy

Motorzhina, Anna V.; Pshenichnikov, Stanislav E.; Anikin, Anton A.; Belyaev, Victor K.; Yakunin, Alexander N.; Zarkov, Sergey V.; Tuchin, Valery V.; Jovanović, Sonja; Sangregorio, Claudio; Rodionova, Valeria V.; Panina, Larissa V.; Levada, Kateryna V.

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Motorzhina, Anna V.
AU  - Pshenichnikov, Stanislav E.
AU  - Anikin, Anton A.
AU  - Belyaev, Victor K.
AU  - Yakunin, Alexander N.
AU  - Zarkov, Sergey V.
AU  - Tuchin, Valery V.
AU  - Jovanović, Sonja
AU  - Sangregorio, Claudio
AU  - Rodionova, Valeria V.
AU  - Panina, Larissa V.
AU  - Levada, Kateryna V.
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/13391
AB  - The study encompasses an investigationof optical, photothermal and biocom-patibility properties of a composite con-sisting of golden cores surrounded bysuperparamagnetic CoFe 2 O 4 nanoparti-cles. Accompanied with the experiment,the computational modeling reveals that each adjusted magnetic nanoparticleredshifts the plasmon resonance frequency in gold and nonlinearly increases theextinction cross-section at 800 nm. The concentration dependent photothermalstudy demonstrates a temperature increase of 8.2 K and the photothermal con-version efficiency of 51% for the 100 μg/mL aqueous solution of the compositenanoparticles, when subjected to a laser power of 0.5 W at 815 nm. During anin vitro photothermal therapy, a portion of the composite nanoparticles, initiallyseeded at this concentration, remained associated with the cells after washing.These retained nanoparticles effectively heated the cell culture medium, result-ing in a 22% reduction in cell viability after 15 min of the treatment. The com-posite features a potential in multimodal magneto-plasmonic therapies.
T2  - Journal of Biophotonics
T1  - Gold/cobalt ferrite nanocomposite as a potential agent for photothermal therapy
DO  - 10.1002/jbio.202300475
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Motorzhina, Anna V. and Pshenichnikov, Stanislav E. and Anikin, Anton A. and Belyaev, Victor K. and Yakunin, Alexander N. and Zarkov, Sergey V. and Tuchin, Valery V. and Jovanović, Sonja and Sangregorio, Claudio and Rodionova, Valeria V. and Panina, Larissa V. and Levada, Kateryna V.",
year = "2024",
abstract = "The study encompasses an investigationof optical, photothermal and biocom-patibility properties of a composite con-sisting of golden cores surrounded bysuperparamagnetic CoFe 2 O 4 nanoparti-cles. Accompanied with the experiment,the computational modeling reveals that each adjusted magnetic nanoparticleredshifts the plasmon resonance frequency in gold and nonlinearly increases theextinction cross-section at 800 nm. The concentration dependent photothermalstudy demonstrates a temperature increase of 8.2 K and the photothermal con-version efficiency of 51% for the 100 μg/mL aqueous solution of the compositenanoparticles, when subjected to a laser power of 0.5 W at 815 nm. During anin vitro photothermal therapy, a portion of the composite nanoparticles, initiallyseeded at this concentration, remained associated with the cells after washing.These retained nanoparticles effectively heated the cell culture medium, result-ing in a 22% reduction in cell viability after 15 min of the treatment. The com-posite features a potential in multimodal magneto-plasmonic therapies.",
journal = "Journal of Biophotonics",
title = "Gold/cobalt ferrite nanocomposite as a potential agent for photothermal therapy",
doi = "10.1002/jbio.202300475"
}
Motorzhina, A. V., Pshenichnikov, S. E., Anikin, A. A., Belyaev, V. K., Yakunin, A. N., Zarkov, S. V., Tuchin, V. V., Jovanović, S., Sangregorio, C., Rodionova, V. V., Panina, L. V.,& Levada, K. V.. (2024). Gold/cobalt ferrite nanocomposite as a potential agent for photothermal therapy. in Journal of Biophotonics.
https://doi.org/10.1002/jbio.202300475
Motorzhina AV, Pshenichnikov SE, Anikin AA, Belyaev VK, Yakunin AN, Zarkov SV, Tuchin VV, Jovanović S, Sangregorio C, Rodionova VV, Panina LV, Levada KV. Gold/cobalt ferrite nanocomposite as a potential agent for photothermal therapy. in Journal of Biophotonics. 2024;.
doi:10.1002/jbio.202300475 .
Motorzhina, Anna V., Pshenichnikov, Stanislav E., Anikin, Anton A., Belyaev, Victor K., Yakunin, Alexander N., Zarkov, Sergey V., Tuchin, Valery V., Jovanović, Sonja, Sangregorio, Claudio, Rodionova, Valeria V., Panina, Larissa V., Levada, Kateryna V., "Gold/cobalt ferrite nanocomposite as a potential agent for photothermal therapy" in Journal of Biophotonics (2024),
https://doi.org/10.1002/jbio.202300475 . .
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Structures, Phase Stability, Amorphization, and Decomposition of V6O13 at High Pressures and Temperatures: Synthesis of Rutile-Related V0.92O2

Grzechnik, Andrzej; Hakala, Viliam; Kurig, Sophia; Walte, Nicolas; Tsujino, Noriyoshi; Kakizawa, Sho; Higo, Yuji; Zagorac, Dejan; Zagorac, Jelena; Dronskowski, Richard; Schön, Christian; Friese, Karen

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Grzechnik, Andrzej
AU  - Hakala, Viliam
AU  - Kurig, Sophia
AU  - Walte, Nicolas
AU  - Tsujino, Noriyoshi
AU  - Kakizawa, Sho
AU  - Higo, Yuji
AU  - Zagorac, Dejan
AU  - Zagorac, Jelena
AU  - Dronskowski, Richard
AU  - Schön, Christian
AU  - Friese, Karen
PY  - 2024
PY  - InPress
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/13390
AB  - The stability of mixed-valence V6O13 at high pressures and high temperatures is studied experimentally in multianvil presses both ex situ and in situ using synchrotron energy-dispersive powder diffraction. V6O13 starts to amorphize and decomposes above 18.5 GPa at room temperature. It transforms to rutile-related V0.92O2 above 500 K in the pressure range up to about 15–17.5 GPa. The crystal structure of this new phase (C12/m1, Z = 4) was determined from laboratory single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction data measured on single crystals grown at 10 GPa and 1373 K. The characteristic feature is the presence of two zigzag V–V chains. One of them has equidistant V atoms, while the other is with short and long V–V distances. In the average-ordered structure (P2/m, Z = 2), both V–V chains are linear and equidistant. The M2 polymorph of VO2 is considered to be the ordered (though distorted) variant of V0.92O2. The experiments are complemented by density functional theory calculations and global explorations of the energy landscape of V6O13 and V0.92O2 compounds at high pressures using a multimethodological approach to construct and predict feasible structures.
T2  - Crystal Growth & Design
T1  - Structures, Phase Stability, Amorphization, and Decomposition of V6O13 at High Pressures and Temperatures: Synthesis of Rutile-Related V0.92O2
DO  - 10.1021/acs.cgd.4c00363
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Grzechnik, Andrzej and Hakala, Viliam and Kurig, Sophia and Walte, Nicolas and Tsujino, Noriyoshi and Kakizawa, Sho and Higo, Yuji and Zagorac, Dejan and Zagorac, Jelena and Dronskowski, Richard and Schön, Christian and Friese, Karen",
year = "2024, InPress",
abstract = "The stability of mixed-valence V6O13 at high pressures and high temperatures is studied experimentally in multianvil presses both ex situ and in situ using synchrotron energy-dispersive powder diffraction. V6O13 starts to amorphize and decomposes above 18.5 GPa at room temperature. It transforms to rutile-related V0.92O2 above 500 K in the pressure range up to about 15–17.5 GPa. The crystal structure of this new phase (C12/m1, Z = 4) was determined from laboratory single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction data measured on single crystals grown at 10 GPa and 1373 K. The characteristic feature is the presence of two zigzag V–V chains. One of them has equidistant V atoms, while the other is with short and long V–V distances. In the average-ordered structure (P2/m, Z = 2), both V–V chains are linear and equidistant. The M2 polymorph of VO2 is considered to be the ordered (though distorted) variant of V0.92O2. The experiments are complemented by density functional theory calculations and global explorations of the energy landscape of V6O13 and V0.92O2 compounds at high pressures using a multimethodological approach to construct and predict feasible structures.",
journal = "Crystal Growth & Design",
title = "Structures, Phase Stability, Amorphization, and Decomposition of V6O13 at High Pressures and Temperatures: Synthesis of Rutile-Related V0.92O2",
doi = "10.1021/acs.cgd.4c00363"
}
Grzechnik, A., Hakala, V., Kurig, S., Walte, N., Tsujino, N., Kakizawa, S., Higo, Y., Zagorac, D., Zagorac, J., Dronskowski, R., Schön, C.,& Friese, K.. (2024). Structures, Phase Stability, Amorphization, and Decomposition of V6O13 at High Pressures and Temperatures: Synthesis of Rutile-Related V0.92O2. in Crystal Growth & Design.
https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.cgd.4c00363
Grzechnik A, Hakala V, Kurig S, Walte N, Tsujino N, Kakizawa S, Higo Y, Zagorac D, Zagorac J, Dronskowski R, Schön C, Friese K. Structures, Phase Stability, Amorphization, and Decomposition of V6O13 at High Pressures and Temperatures: Synthesis of Rutile-Related V0.92O2. in Crystal Growth & Design. 2024;.
doi:10.1021/acs.cgd.4c00363 .
Grzechnik, Andrzej, Hakala, Viliam, Kurig, Sophia, Walte, Nicolas, Tsujino, Noriyoshi, Kakizawa, Sho, Higo, Yuji, Zagorac, Dejan, Zagorac, Jelena, Dronskowski, Richard, Schön, Christian, Friese, Karen, "Structures, Phase Stability, Amorphization, and Decomposition of V6O13 at High Pressures and Temperatures: Synthesis of Rutile-Related V0.92O2" in Crystal Growth & Design (2024),
https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.cgd.4c00363 . .

Pathway analysis of peripheral blood CD8+ T cell transcriptome shows differential regulation of sphingolipid signaling in multiple sclerosis and glioblastoma

Sukocheva, Olga A.; Stefanović, Milan; Jovanović, Ivan; Živković, Maja; Stanković, Aleksandra

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stefanović, Milan
AU  - Jovanović, Ivan
AU  - Živković, Maja
AU  - Stanković, Aleksandra
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/13389
AB  - Multiple sclerosis (MS) and glioblastoma (GBM) are CNS diseases in whose development and progression immune privilege is intimately important, but in a relatively opposite manner. Maintenance and strengthening of immune privilege have been shown to be an important mechanism in glioblastoma immune evasion, while the breakdown of immune privilege leads to MS initiation and exacerbation. We hypothesize that molecular signaling pathways can be oppositely regulated in peripheral blood CD8+ T cells of MS and glioblastoma patients at a transcriptional level. We analyzed publicly available data of the peripheral blood CD8+ T cell MS vs. control (MSvsCTRL) and GBM vs. control (GBMvsCTRL) differentially expressed gene (DEG) contrasts with Qiagen’s Ingenuity pathway analysis software (IPA). We have identified sphingolipid signaling pathway which was significantly downregulated in the GBMvsCTRL and upregulated in the MSvsCTRL. As the pathway is important for the CD8+ T lymphocytes CNS infiltration, this result is in line with our previously stated hypothesis. Comparing publicly available lists of differentially expressed serum exosomal miRNAs from MSvsCTRL and GBMvsCTRL contrasts, we have identified that hsa-miR182-5p has the greatest potential effect on sphingolipid signaling regarding the number of regulated DEGs in the GBMvsCTRL contrast, while not being able to find any relevant potential sphingolipid signaling target transcripts in the MSvsCTRL contrast. We conclude that the sphingolipid signaling pathway is a top oppositely regulated pathway in peripheral blood CD8+ T cells from GBM and MS, and might be crucial for the differences in CNS immune privilege maintenance of investigated diseases, but further experimental research is necessary.
T2  - PLOS ONE
T1  - Pathway analysis of peripheral blood CD8+ T cell transcriptome shows differential regulation of sphingolipid signaling in multiple sclerosis and glioblastoma
VL  - 19
IS  - 6
SP  - e0305042
DO  - 10.1371/journal.pone.0305042
ER  - 
@article{
editor = "Sukocheva, Olga A.",
author = "Stefanović, Milan and Jovanović, Ivan and Živković, Maja and Stanković, Aleksandra",
year = "2024",
abstract = "Multiple sclerosis (MS) and glioblastoma (GBM) are CNS diseases in whose development and progression immune privilege is intimately important, but in a relatively opposite manner. Maintenance and strengthening of immune privilege have been shown to be an important mechanism in glioblastoma immune evasion, while the breakdown of immune privilege leads to MS initiation and exacerbation. We hypothesize that molecular signaling pathways can be oppositely regulated in peripheral blood CD8+ T cells of MS and glioblastoma patients at a transcriptional level. We analyzed publicly available data of the peripheral blood CD8+ T cell MS vs. control (MSvsCTRL) and GBM vs. control (GBMvsCTRL) differentially expressed gene (DEG) contrasts with Qiagen’s Ingenuity pathway analysis software (IPA). We have identified sphingolipid signaling pathway which was significantly downregulated in the GBMvsCTRL and upregulated in the MSvsCTRL. As the pathway is important for the CD8+ T lymphocytes CNS infiltration, this result is in line with our previously stated hypothesis. Comparing publicly available lists of differentially expressed serum exosomal miRNAs from MSvsCTRL and GBMvsCTRL contrasts, we have identified that hsa-miR182-5p has the greatest potential effect on sphingolipid signaling regarding the number of regulated DEGs in the GBMvsCTRL contrast, while not being able to find any relevant potential sphingolipid signaling target transcripts in the MSvsCTRL contrast. We conclude that the sphingolipid signaling pathway is a top oppositely regulated pathway in peripheral blood CD8+ T cells from GBM and MS, and might be crucial for the differences in CNS immune privilege maintenance of investigated diseases, but further experimental research is necessary.",
journal = "PLOS ONE",
title = "Pathway analysis of peripheral blood CD8+ T cell transcriptome shows differential regulation of sphingolipid signaling in multiple sclerosis and glioblastoma",
volume = "19",
number = "6",
pages = "e0305042",
doi = "10.1371/journal.pone.0305042"
}
Sukocheva, O. A., Stefanović, M., Jovanović, I., Živković, M.,& Stanković, A.. (2024). Pathway analysis of peripheral blood CD8+ T cell transcriptome shows differential regulation of sphingolipid signaling in multiple sclerosis and glioblastoma. in PLOS ONE, 19(6), e0305042.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0305042
Sukocheva OA, Stefanović M, Jovanović I, Živković M, Stanković A. Pathway analysis of peripheral blood CD8+ T cell transcriptome shows differential regulation of sphingolipid signaling in multiple sclerosis and glioblastoma. in PLOS ONE. 2024;19(6):e0305042.
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0305042 .
Sukocheva, Olga A., Stefanović, Milan, Jovanović, Ivan, Živković, Maja, Stanković, Aleksandra, "Pathway analysis of peripheral blood CD8+ T cell transcriptome shows differential regulation of sphingolipid signaling in multiple sclerosis and glioblastoma" in PLOS ONE, 19, no. 6 (2024):e0305042,
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0305042 . .

Osmotic Dehydration Model for Sweet Potato Varieties in Sugar Beet Molasses Using the Peleg Model and Fitting Absorption Data Using the Guggenheim–Anderson–de Boer Model

Pezo, Lato; Lončar, Biljana; Filipović, Vladimir; Šovljanski, Olja; Travičić, Vanja; Filipović, Jelena; Pezo, Milada; Jovanović, Aca; Aćimović, Milica

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Pezo, Lato
AU  - Lončar, Biljana
AU  - Filipović, Vladimir
AU  - Šovljanski, Olja
AU  - Travičić, Vanja
AU  - Filipović, Jelena
AU  - Pezo, Milada
AU  - Jovanović, Aca
AU  - Aćimović, Milica
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/13388
AB  - This study investigates the applicability of the Peleg model to the osmotic dehydration of various sweet potato variety samples in sugar beet molasses, addressing a notable gap in the existing literature. The osmotic dehydration was performed using an 80% sugar beet molasses solution at temperatures of 20 ◦C, 35 ◦C, and 50 ◦C for periods of 1, 3, and 5 h. The sample-tosolution ratio was 1:5. The objectives encompassed evaluating the Peleg equation’s suitability for modeling mass transfer during osmotic dehydration and determining equilibrium water and solid contents at various temperatures. With its modified equation, the Peleg model accurately described water loss and solid gain dynamics during osmotic treatment, as evidenced by a high coefficient of determination value (r2 ) ranging from 0.990 to 1.000. Analysis of Peleg constants revealed temperature and concentration dependencies, aligning with previous observations. The Guggenheim, Anderson, and de Boer (GAB) model was employed to characterize sorption isotherms, yielding coefficients comparable to prior studies. Effective moisture diffusivity and activation energy calculations further elucidated the drying kinetics, with effective moisture diffusivity values ranging from 1.85 × 10−8 to 4.83 × 10−8 m2/s and activation energy between 7.096 and 16.652 kJ/mol. These findings contribute to understanding the complex kinetics of osmotic dehydration and provide insights into the modeling and optimization of dehydration processes for sweet potato samples, with implications for food processing and preservation methodologies.
T2  - Foods
T1  - Osmotic Dehydration Model for Sweet Potato Varieties in Sugar Beet Molasses Using the Peleg Model and Fitting Absorption Data Using the Guggenheim–Anderson–de Boer Model
VL  - 13
IS  - 11
SP  - 1658
DO  - 10.3390/foods13111658
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Pezo, Lato and Lončar, Biljana and Filipović, Vladimir and Šovljanski, Olja and Travičić, Vanja and Filipović, Jelena and Pezo, Milada and Jovanović, Aca and Aćimović, Milica",
year = "2024",
abstract = "This study investigates the applicability of the Peleg model to the osmotic dehydration of various sweet potato variety samples in sugar beet molasses, addressing a notable gap in the existing literature. The osmotic dehydration was performed using an 80% sugar beet molasses solution at temperatures of 20 ◦C, 35 ◦C, and 50 ◦C for periods of 1, 3, and 5 h. The sample-tosolution ratio was 1:5. The objectives encompassed evaluating the Peleg equation’s suitability for modeling mass transfer during osmotic dehydration and determining equilibrium water and solid contents at various temperatures. With its modified equation, the Peleg model accurately described water loss and solid gain dynamics during osmotic treatment, as evidenced by a high coefficient of determination value (r2 ) ranging from 0.990 to 1.000. Analysis of Peleg constants revealed temperature and concentration dependencies, aligning with previous observations. The Guggenheim, Anderson, and de Boer (GAB) model was employed to characterize sorption isotherms, yielding coefficients comparable to prior studies. Effective moisture diffusivity and activation energy calculations further elucidated the drying kinetics, with effective moisture diffusivity values ranging from 1.85 × 10−8 to 4.83 × 10−8 m2/s and activation energy between 7.096 and 16.652 kJ/mol. These findings contribute to understanding the complex kinetics of osmotic dehydration and provide insights into the modeling and optimization of dehydration processes for sweet potato samples, with implications for food processing and preservation methodologies.",
journal = "Foods",
title = "Osmotic Dehydration Model for Sweet Potato Varieties in Sugar Beet Molasses Using the Peleg Model and Fitting Absorption Data Using the Guggenheim–Anderson–de Boer Model",
volume = "13",
number = "11",
pages = "1658",
doi = "10.3390/foods13111658"
}
Pezo, L., Lončar, B., Filipović, V., Šovljanski, O., Travičić, V., Filipović, J., Pezo, M., Jovanović, A.,& Aćimović, M.. (2024). Osmotic Dehydration Model for Sweet Potato Varieties in Sugar Beet Molasses Using the Peleg Model and Fitting Absorption Data Using the Guggenheim–Anderson–de Boer Model. in Foods, 13(11), 1658.
https://doi.org/10.3390/foods13111658
Pezo L, Lončar B, Filipović V, Šovljanski O, Travičić V, Filipović J, Pezo M, Jovanović A, Aćimović M. Osmotic Dehydration Model for Sweet Potato Varieties in Sugar Beet Molasses Using the Peleg Model and Fitting Absorption Data Using the Guggenheim–Anderson–de Boer Model. in Foods. 2024;13(11):1658.
doi:10.3390/foods13111658 .
Pezo, Lato, Lončar, Biljana, Filipović, Vladimir, Šovljanski, Olja, Travičić, Vanja, Filipović, Jelena, Pezo, Milada, Jovanović, Aca, Aćimović, Milica, "Osmotic Dehydration Model for Sweet Potato Varieties in Sugar Beet Molasses Using the Peleg Model and Fitting Absorption Data Using the Guggenheim–Anderson–de Boer Model" in Foods, 13, no. 11 (2024):1658,
https://doi.org/10.3390/foods13111658 . .

Determination of Photothermal and EMI Shielding Efficiency of Graphene–Silver Nanoparticle Composites Prepared under Low-Dose Gamma Irradiation

Stefanović, Andjela; Kepić, Dejan; Momčilović, Miloš; Mead, James L.; Huskić, Miroslav; Haddadi, Kamel; Sebbache, Mohamed; Todorović Marković, Biljana; Jovanović, Svetlana

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stefanović, Andjela
AU  - Kepić, Dejan
AU  - Momčilović, Miloš
AU  - Mead, James L.
AU  - Huskić, Miroslav
AU  - Haddadi, Kamel
AU  - Sebbache, Mohamed
AU  - Todorović Marković, Biljana
AU  - Jovanović, Svetlana
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/13387
AB  - Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) have been produced by low-dose (1–20 kGy) gamma irradiation of silver nitrate in the presence of graphene-based material (graphene oxide or electrochemically exfoliated graphene). The large surface area of those graphene-based materials combined with the presence of oxygen-containing functional groups on the surface provided successful nucleation and growth of Ag nanoparticles, which resulted in a uniformly covered graphene surface. The obtained Ag nanoparticles were spherical with a predominant size distribution of 10–50 nm for graphene oxide and 10–100 nm for electrochemically exfoliated graphene. The photothermal efficiency measurement showed a temperature increase upon exposure to a 532 nm laser for all samples and the highest photothermal efficiency was measured for the graphene oxide/Ag NP sample prepared at 5 kGy. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding efficiency measurements showed poor shielding for the composites prepared with graphene oxide. On the other hand, all composites prepared with electrochemically exfoliated graphene showed EMI shielding to some extent, and the best performance was measured for the samples prepared at 5 and 20 kGy doses.
T2  - Nanomaterials
T1  - Determination of Photothermal and EMI Shielding Efficiency of Graphene–Silver Nanoparticle Composites Prepared under Low-Dose Gamma Irradiation
VL  - 14
IS  - 11
SP  - 912
DO  - 10.3390/nano14110912
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stefanović, Andjela and Kepić, Dejan and Momčilović, Miloš and Mead, James L. and Huskić, Miroslav and Haddadi, Kamel and Sebbache, Mohamed and Todorović Marković, Biljana and Jovanović, Svetlana",
year = "2024",
abstract = "Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) have been produced by low-dose (1–20 kGy) gamma irradiation of silver nitrate in the presence of graphene-based material (graphene oxide or electrochemically exfoliated graphene). The large surface area of those graphene-based materials combined with the presence of oxygen-containing functional groups on the surface provided successful nucleation and growth of Ag nanoparticles, which resulted in a uniformly covered graphene surface. The obtained Ag nanoparticles were spherical with a predominant size distribution of 10–50 nm for graphene oxide and 10–100 nm for electrochemically exfoliated graphene. The photothermal efficiency measurement showed a temperature increase upon exposure to a 532 nm laser for all samples and the highest photothermal efficiency was measured for the graphene oxide/Ag NP sample prepared at 5 kGy. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding efficiency measurements showed poor shielding for the composites prepared with graphene oxide. On the other hand, all composites prepared with electrochemically exfoliated graphene showed EMI shielding to some extent, and the best performance was measured for the samples prepared at 5 and 20 kGy doses.",
journal = "Nanomaterials",
title = "Determination of Photothermal and EMI Shielding Efficiency of Graphene–Silver Nanoparticle Composites Prepared under Low-Dose Gamma Irradiation",
volume = "14",
number = "11",
pages = "912",
doi = "10.3390/nano14110912"
}
Stefanović, A., Kepić, D., Momčilović, M., Mead, J. L., Huskić, M., Haddadi, K., Sebbache, M., Todorović Marković, B.,& Jovanović, S.. (2024). Determination of Photothermal and EMI Shielding Efficiency of Graphene–Silver Nanoparticle Composites Prepared under Low-Dose Gamma Irradiation. in Nanomaterials, 14(11), 912.
https://doi.org/10.3390/nano14110912
Stefanović A, Kepić D, Momčilović M, Mead JL, Huskić M, Haddadi K, Sebbache M, Todorović Marković B, Jovanović S. Determination of Photothermal and EMI Shielding Efficiency of Graphene–Silver Nanoparticle Composites Prepared under Low-Dose Gamma Irradiation. in Nanomaterials. 2024;14(11):912.
doi:10.3390/nano14110912 .
Stefanović, Andjela, Kepić, Dejan, Momčilović, Miloš, Mead, James L., Huskić, Miroslav, Haddadi, Kamel, Sebbache, Mohamed, Todorović Marković, Biljana, Jovanović, Svetlana, "Determination of Photothermal and EMI Shielding Efficiency of Graphene–Silver Nanoparticle Composites Prepared under Low-Dose Gamma Irradiation" in Nanomaterials, 14, no. 11 (2024):912,
https://doi.org/10.3390/nano14110912 . .
2

Employing carbon quantum dots to combat cytomegalovirus

Bulat, Tanja; Zmejkoski, Danica; Marković, Zoran; Satzinger, Melissa; Kovač, Janez; Strobl, Birgit; Milivojević, Dušan; Todorović Marković, Biljana

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Bulat, Tanja
AU  - Zmejkoski, Danica
AU  - Marković, Zoran
AU  - Satzinger, Melissa
AU  - Kovač, Janez
AU  - Strobl, Birgit
AU  - Milivojević, Dušan
AU  - Todorović Marković, Biljana
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/11831
AB  - Carbon quantum dots (CQDs) are well known as a promising therapeutic agent due to their excellent pro-oxidant, antioxidant, antibacterial and anticancer properties under visible light irradiation. This material is easy to produce by several bottom-up or top-down methods. In this study, we used citric acid as starting precursor to synthesize aqueous carbon quantum dots dispersion by pyrolysis at 210 ◦C. Atomic force microscopy and XPS analyses revealed that CQDs synthesized are quasi-spherical with typical diameter of 9 nm and lots of C–O and C––O functional groups distributed over the basal plane and edges of the dots. Here, we investigated the antiviral properties of CQDs against cytomegalovirus (CMV). The pre-treatment with CQDs upregulates interferonstimulated genes (ISG), resulting in better virus control. Cellular defence against cytomegalovirus of CQDs pre-treated cells is increased in a dose-dependent manner. Our results reveal high biocompatibility and potent in vitro antiviral properties of CQDs.
T2  - Materials Chemistry and Physics
T1  - Employing carbon quantum dots to combat cytomegalovirus
VL  - 311
SP  - 128495
DO  - 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2023.128495
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Bulat, Tanja and Zmejkoski, Danica and Marković, Zoran and Satzinger, Melissa and Kovač, Janez and Strobl, Birgit and Milivojević, Dušan and Todorović Marković, Biljana",
year = "2024",
abstract = "Carbon quantum dots (CQDs) are well known as a promising therapeutic agent due to their excellent pro-oxidant, antioxidant, antibacterial and anticancer properties under visible light irradiation. This material is easy to produce by several bottom-up or top-down methods. In this study, we used citric acid as starting precursor to synthesize aqueous carbon quantum dots dispersion by pyrolysis at 210 ◦C. Atomic force microscopy and XPS analyses revealed that CQDs synthesized are quasi-spherical with typical diameter of 9 nm and lots of C–O and C––O functional groups distributed over the basal plane and edges of the dots. Here, we investigated the antiviral properties of CQDs against cytomegalovirus (CMV). The pre-treatment with CQDs upregulates interferonstimulated genes (ISG), resulting in better virus control. Cellular defence against cytomegalovirus of CQDs pre-treated cells is increased in a dose-dependent manner. Our results reveal high biocompatibility and potent in vitro antiviral properties of CQDs.",
journal = "Materials Chemistry and Physics",
title = "Employing carbon quantum dots to combat cytomegalovirus",
volume = "311",
pages = "128495",
doi = "10.1016/j.matchemphys.2023.128495"
}
Bulat, T., Zmejkoski, D., Marković, Z., Satzinger, M., Kovač, J., Strobl, B., Milivojević, D.,& Todorović Marković, B.. (2024). Employing carbon quantum dots to combat cytomegalovirus. in Materials Chemistry and Physics, 311, 128495.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2023.128495
Bulat T, Zmejkoski D, Marković Z, Satzinger M, Kovač J, Strobl B, Milivojević D, Todorović Marković B. Employing carbon quantum dots to combat cytomegalovirus. in Materials Chemistry and Physics. 2024;311:128495.
doi:10.1016/j.matchemphys.2023.128495 .
Bulat, Tanja, Zmejkoski, Danica, Marković, Zoran, Satzinger, Melissa, Kovač, Janez, Strobl, Birgit, Milivojević, Dušan, Todorović Marković, Biljana, "Employing carbon quantum dots to combat cytomegalovirus" in Materials Chemistry and Physics, 311 (2024):128495,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2023.128495 . .

Blue-light-driven photoactivity of L-cysteine-modified graphene quantum dots and their antibacterial effects

Milenković, Mila; Ciasca, Gabriele; Bonasera, Aurelio; Scopelliti, Michelangelo; Marković, Olivera; Verbić, Tatjana; Todorović Marković, Biljana; Jovanović, Svetlana

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Milenković, Mila
AU  - Ciasca, Gabriele
AU  - Bonasera, Aurelio
AU  - Scopelliti, Michelangelo
AU  - Marković, Olivera
AU  - Verbić, Tatjana
AU  - Todorović Marković, Biljana
AU  - Jovanović, Svetlana
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/12238
AB  - The widespread abuse of traditional antibiotics has led to a global rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which give in return unprecedented health risks. Therefore, there is a large and urgent need for the development of new, smart antibacterial agents able to efficiently kill or inhibit bacterial growth. In this study, we investigated the antibacterial activity of S, N-doped Graphene Quantum Dots (GQDs) as a light-triggered antibacterial agent. Gamma irradiation was employed as a tool to achieve one-step modification of GQDs in the presence of L cysteine amino acid as a source of heteroatoms. X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and zeta potential measurements provided the necessary data to clarify the structure of modified dots and verify the introduction of both S- and N-atoms in GQDs structure, but also severe changes in the aromatic, sp2 domains. Namely, γ-irradiation caused a bonding of S atoms in 1.14 at.% mainly as thiol groups, and N in 1.81 at.% as amino groups, but sp2 contribution in GQD structure was lowered from 63.00 to 4.86 at.%, as measured in dots irradiated at a dose of 200 kGy. Fluorescence quenching measurements showed that L-cysteine-modified dots are able to bind to human serum albumin. The antibacterial activity of GQDs combined with 1 and 6 h of blue light (470 nm) irradiation was tested against 8 bacterial strains. GQD-cys-25 sample provided the best results, with minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) as low as 125 μg/mL against S. aureus, E. faecalis, and E. coli after only 1 h of blue light exposure.
T2  - Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology
T1  - Blue-light-driven photoactivity of L-cysteine-modified graphene quantum  dots and their antibacterial effects
VL  - 250
SP  - 112818
DO  - 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2023.112818
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Milenković, Mila and Ciasca, Gabriele and Bonasera, Aurelio and Scopelliti, Michelangelo and Marković, Olivera and Verbić, Tatjana and Todorović Marković, Biljana and Jovanović, Svetlana",
year = "2024",
abstract = "The widespread abuse of traditional antibiotics has led to a global rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which give in return unprecedented health risks. Therefore, there is a large and urgent need for the development of new, smart antibacterial agents able to efficiently kill or inhibit bacterial growth. In this study, we investigated the antibacterial activity of S, N-doped Graphene Quantum Dots (GQDs) as a light-triggered antibacterial agent. Gamma irradiation was employed as a tool to achieve one-step modification of GQDs in the presence of L cysteine amino acid as a source of heteroatoms. X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and zeta potential measurements provided the necessary data to clarify the structure of modified dots and verify the introduction of both S- and N-atoms in GQDs structure, but also severe changes in the aromatic, sp2 domains. Namely, γ-irradiation caused a bonding of S atoms in 1.14 at.% mainly as thiol groups, and N in 1.81 at.% as amino groups, but sp2 contribution in GQD structure was lowered from 63.00 to 4.86 at.%, as measured in dots irradiated at a dose of 200 kGy. Fluorescence quenching measurements showed that L-cysteine-modified dots are able to bind to human serum albumin. The antibacterial activity of GQDs combined with 1 and 6 h of blue light (470 nm) irradiation was tested against 8 bacterial strains. GQD-cys-25 sample provided the best results, with minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) as low as 125 μg/mL against S. aureus, E. faecalis, and E. coli after only 1 h of blue light exposure.",
journal = "Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology",
title = "Blue-light-driven photoactivity of L-cysteine-modified graphene quantum  dots and their antibacterial effects",
volume = "250",
pages = "112818",
doi = "10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2023.112818"
}
Milenković, M., Ciasca, G., Bonasera, A., Scopelliti, M., Marković, O., Verbić, T., Todorović Marković, B.,& Jovanović, S.. (2024). Blue-light-driven photoactivity of L-cysteine-modified graphene quantum  dots and their antibacterial effects. in Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology, 250, 112818.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2023.112818
Milenković M, Ciasca G, Bonasera A, Scopelliti M, Marković O, Verbić T, Todorović Marković B, Jovanović S. Blue-light-driven photoactivity of L-cysteine-modified graphene quantum  dots and their antibacterial effects. in Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology. 2024;250:112818.
doi:10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2023.112818 .
Milenković, Mila, Ciasca, Gabriele, Bonasera, Aurelio, Scopelliti, Michelangelo, Marković, Olivera, Verbić, Tatjana, Todorović Marković, Biljana, Jovanović, Svetlana, "Blue-light-driven photoactivity of L-cysteine-modified graphene quantum  dots and their antibacterial effects" in Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology, 250 (2024):112818,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2023.112818 . .
1

Carbon quantum dots surface chemistry: Evaluation of Photo and Cytotoxic activity

Prekodravac, Jovana; Vasiljević, Bojana R.; Žakula, Jelena; Popović, Maja; Pavlović, Vladimir; Ciasca, Gabriele; Romanò, Sabrina; Todorović Marković, Biljana

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Prekodravac, Jovana
AU  - Vasiljević, Bojana R.
AU  - Žakula, Jelena
AU  - Popović, Maja
AU  - Pavlović, Vladimir
AU  - Ciasca, Gabriele
AU  - Romanò, Sabrina
AU  - Todorović Marković, Biljana
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/12446
AB  - Carbon quantum dots (CQDs) have exceptional physical-chemical properties that make them suitable for a wide range of uses, such as the photocatalytic removal of organic contaminants from water. Here, we provide a one-step, ecologically friendly, and economical method for creating iron/nitrogen co-doped (Fe/N-CQD) and nitrogen-doped (N-CQD) quantum dot nanomaterials. The characteristics of the developed nanomaterials were investigated with regard to how surface chemistry impacts their capacity for adsorption and photoactivity in a case study of a specific water pollutant reduction. The influence of the two irradiation sources-operating in the UV and visible ranges-on the photoactivity of materials was highlighted. Finally, their eco-friendliness was examined on four different human tumor cell lines.
T2  - Optical Materials
T1  - Carbon quantum dots surface chemistry: Evaluation of Photo and Cytotoxic activity
VL  - 147
SP  - 114629
DO  - 10.1016/j.optmat.2023.114629
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Prekodravac, Jovana and Vasiljević, Bojana R. and Žakula, Jelena and Popović, Maja and Pavlović, Vladimir and Ciasca, Gabriele and Romanò, Sabrina and Todorović Marković, Biljana",
year = "2024",
abstract = "Carbon quantum dots (CQDs) have exceptional physical-chemical properties that make them suitable for a wide range of uses, such as the photocatalytic removal of organic contaminants from water. Here, we provide a one-step, ecologically friendly, and economical method for creating iron/nitrogen co-doped (Fe/N-CQD) and nitrogen-doped (N-CQD) quantum dot nanomaterials. The characteristics of the developed nanomaterials were investigated with regard to how surface chemistry impacts their capacity for adsorption and photoactivity in a case study of a specific water pollutant reduction. The influence of the two irradiation sources-operating in the UV and visible ranges-on the photoactivity of materials was highlighted. Finally, their eco-friendliness was examined on four different human tumor cell lines.",
journal = "Optical Materials",
title = "Carbon quantum dots surface chemistry: Evaluation of Photo and Cytotoxic activity",
volume = "147",
pages = "114629",
doi = "10.1016/j.optmat.2023.114629"
}
Prekodravac, J., Vasiljević, B. R., Žakula, J., Popović, M., Pavlović, V., Ciasca, G., Romanò, S.,& Todorović Marković, B.. (2024). Carbon quantum dots surface chemistry: Evaluation of Photo and Cytotoxic activity. in Optical Materials, 147, 114629.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2023.114629
Prekodravac J, Vasiljević BR, Žakula J, Popović M, Pavlović V, Ciasca G, Romanò S, Todorović Marković B. Carbon quantum dots surface chemistry: Evaluation of Photo and Cytotoxic activity. in Optical Materials. 2024;147:114629.
doi:10.1016/j.optmat.2023.114629 .
Prekodravac, Jovana, Vasiljević, Bojana R., Žakula, Jelena, Popović, Maja, Pavlović, Vladimir, Ciasca, Gabriele, Romanò, Sabrina, Todorović Marković, Biljana, "Carbon quantum dots surface chemistry: Evaluation of Photo and Cytotoxic activity" in Optical Materials, 147 (2024):114629,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2023.114629 . .

Reduction in Pathogenic Biofilms by the Photoactive Composite of Bacterial Cellulose and Nanochitosan Dots under Blue and Green Light

Zmejkoski, Danica; Zdravković, Nemanja M.; Budimir Filimonović, Milica D.; Pavlović, Vladimir B.; Butulija, Svetlana; Milivojević, Dušan; Marković, Zoran M.; Todorović Marković, Biljana

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Zmejkoski, Danica
AU  - Zdravković, Nemanja M.
AU  - Budimir Filimonović, Milica D.
AU  - Pavlović, Vladimir B.
AU  - Butulija, Svetlana
AU  - Milivojević, Dušan
AU  - Marković, Zoran M.
AU  - Todorović Marković, Biljana
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/12990
AB  - In this study, nanochitosan dots (ChiDs) were synthesized using gamma rays and encapsulated in bacterial cellulose (BC) polymer matrix for antibiofilm potential in photodynamic therapy. The composites were analyzed for structural changes using SEM, AFM, FTIR, XRD, EPR, and porosity measurements. Additionally, ChiD release was assessed. The results showed that the chemical composition remained unaltered, but ChiD agglomerates embedded in BC changed shape (1.5–2.5 µm). Bacterial cellulose fibers became deformed and interconnected, with increased surface roughness and porosity and decreased crystallinity. No singlet oxygen formation was observed, and the total amount of released ChiD was up to 16.10%. Antibiofilm activity was higher under green light, with reductions ranging from 48 to 57% under blue light and 78 to 85% under green light. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was the most sensitive strain. The new photoactive composite hydrogels show promising potential for combating biofilm-related infections.
T2  - Journal of Functional Biomaterials
T1  - Reduction in Pathogenic Biofilms by the Photoactive Composite of Bacterial Cellulose and Nanochitosan Dots under Blue and Green Light
VL  - 15
IS  - 3
SP  - 72
DO  - 10.3390/jfb15030072
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Zmejkoski, Danica and Zdravković, Nemanja M. and Budimir Filimonović, Milica D. and Pavlović, Vladimir B. and Butulija, Svetlana and Milivojević, Dušan and Marković, Zoran M. and Todorović Marković, Biljana",
year = "2024",
abstract = "In this study, nanochitosan dots (ChiDs) were synthesized using gamma rays and encapsulated in bacterial cellulose (BC) polymer matrix for antibiofilm potential in photodynamic therapy. The composites were analyzed for structural changes using SEM, AFM, FTIR, XRD, EPR, and porosity measurements. Additionally, ChiD release was assessed. The results showed that the chemical composition remained unaltered, but ChiD agglomerates embedded in BC changed shape (1.5–2.5 µm). Bacterial cellulose fibers became deformed and interconnected, with increased surface roughness and porosity and decreased crystallinity. No singlet oxygen formation was observed, and the total amount of released ChiD was up to 16.10%. Antibiofilm activity was higher under green light, with reductions ranging from 48 to 57% under blue light and 78 to 85% under green light. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was the most sensitive strain. The new photoactive composite hydrogels show promising potential for combating biofilm-related infections.",
journal = "Journal of Functional Biomaterials",
title = "Reduction in Pathogenic Biofilms by the Photoactive Composite of Bacterial Cellulose and Nanochitosan Dots under Blue and Green Light",
volume = "15",
number = "3",
pages = "72",
doi = "10.3390/jfb15030072"
}
Zmejkoski, D., Zdravković, N. M., Budimir Filimonović, M. D., Pavlović, V. B., Butulija, S., Milivojević, D., Marković, Z. M.,& Todorović Marković, B.. (2024). Reduction in Pathogenic Biofilms by the Photoactive Composite of Bacterial Cellulose and Nanochitosan Dots under Blue and Green Light. in Journal of Functional Biomaterials, 15(3), 72.
https://doi.org/10.3390/jfb15030072
Zmejkoski D, Zdravković NM, Budimir Filimonović MD, Pavlović VB, Butulija S, Milivojević D, Marković ZM, Todorović Marković B. Reduction in Pathogenic Biofilms by the Photoactive Composite of Bacterial Cellulose and Nanochitosan Dots under Blue and Green Light. in Journal of Functional Biomaterials. 2024;15(3):72.
doi:10.3390/jfb15030072 .
Zmejkoski, Danica, Zdravković, Nemanja M., Budimir Filimonović, Milica D., Pavlović, Vladimir B., Butulija, Svetlana, Milivojević, Dušan, Marković, Zoran M., Todorović Marković, Biljana, "Reduction in Pathogenic Biofilms by the Photoactive Composite of Bacterial Cellulose and Nanochitosan Dots under Blue and Green Light" in Journal of Functional Biomaterials, 15, no. 3 (2024):72,
https://doi.org/10.3390/jfb15030072 . .
1

Graphene quantum dots - from chemistry to application in photodynamic therapy

Jovanović, Svetlana P.; Marković, Zoran M.; Todorović Marković, Biljana

(AIP Publishing, 2024)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Jovanović, Svetlana P.
AU  - Marković, Zoran M.
AU  - Todorović Marković, Biljana
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/12996
AB  - Graphene quantum dots (GQDs) attract huge scientific attention ever since they were discovered. They are the only 0-dimensional, water-dispersible graphene-based nanomaterial. They show (i) excellent biocompatibility; (ii) stable and tunable photoluminescence in the visible part of the spectrum resistive to photobleaching; (iii) large surface area; (iv) good solubility in water and polar organic solvents. Their astonishing properties stem from the structure: graphene in the core and a vast number of different oxygen-containing functional groups such as carboxyl, carbonyl, epoxy, hydroxyl, and lactone. Their lateral size is below 100 nm, and the height is from 0.5 to a few nm. Thanks to different oxygen groups, they have very reach chemistry; they can be easily processed, modified, and functionalized. GQDs can be modified after their synthesis using different chemical reactions, which lead to changes in oxygen content, the addition of heteroatoms, binding of target molecules. Heteroatoms can be built-in GQDs structure during the process of synthesis and usually, N, S, and P are selected. They can be produced in many different ways and starting materials and all of them are dived into two main groups: bottom-up and top-down methods. Due to a large number of diverse functional groups and high surface area, GQDs create complexes with ions, cations, biomolecules, organic molecules, etc. Thanks to this feature, GQDs are studied for the application in sensing heavy metal ions, selected anions, proteins, metabolites, hormones, enzymes, pesticides, organic colors, etc. Another exciting feature of GQDs is their ability to produce reactive oxygen species under visible light.
PB  - AIP Publishing
C3  - AIP Conference Proceedings
T1  - Graphene quantum dots - from chemistry to application in photodynamic therapy
VL  - 2924
IS  - 1
SP  - 040005
DO  - 10.1063/5.0183725
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Jovanović, Svetlana P. and Marković, Zoran M. and Todorović Marković, Biljana",
year = "2024",
abstract = "Graphene quantum dots (GQDs) attract huge scientific attention ever since they were discovered. They are the only 0-dimensional, water-dispersible graphene-based nanomaterial. They show (i) excellent biocompatibility; (ii) stable and tunable photoluminescence in the visible part of the spectrum resistive to photobleaching; (iii) large surface area; (iv) good solubility in water and polar organic solvents. Their astonishing properties stem from the structure: graphene in the core and a vast number of different oxygen-containing functional groups such as carboxyl, carbonyl, epoxy, hydroxyl, and lactone. Their lateral size is below 100 nm, and the height is from 0.5 to a few nm. Thanks to different oxygen groups, they have very reach chemistry; they can be easily processed, modified, and functionalized. GQDs can be modified after their synthesis using different chemical reactions, which lead to changes in oxygen content, the addition of heteroatoms, binding of target molecules. Heteroatoms can be built-in GQDs structure during the process of synthesis and usually, N, S, and P are selected. They can be produced in many different ways and starting materials and all of them are dived into two main groups: bottom-up and top-down methods. Due to a large number of diverse functional groups and high surface area, GQDs create complexes with ions, cations, biomolecules, organic molecules, etc. Thanks to this feature, GQDs are studied for the application in sensing heavy metal ions, selected anions, proteins, metabolites, hormones, enzymes, pesticides, organic colors, etc. Another exciting feature of GQDs is their ability to produce reactive oxygen species under visible light.",
publisher = "AIP Publishing",
journal = "AIP Conference Proceedings",
title = "Graphene quantum dots - from chemistry to application in photodynamic therapy",
volume = "2924",
number = "1",
pages = "040005",
doi = "10.1063/5.0183725"
}
Jovanović, S. P., Marković, Z. M.,& Todorović Marković, B.. (2024). Graphene quantum dots - from chemistry to application in photodynamic therapy. in AIP Conference Proceedings
AIP Publishing., 2924(1), 040005.
https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0183725
Jovanović SP, Marković ZM, Todorović Marković B. Graphene quantum dots - from chemistry to application in photodynamic therapy. in AIP Conference Proceedings. 2024;2924(1):040005.
doi:10.1063/5.0183725 .
Jovanović, Svetlana P., Marković, Zoran M., Todorović Marković, Biljana, "Graphene quantum dots - from chemistry to application in photodynamic therapy" in AIP Conference Proceedings, 2924, no. 1 (2024):040005,
https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0183725 . .

Waste biomass derived highly-porous carbon material for toxic metal removal: Optimisation, mechanisms and environmental implications

Radenković, Marina; Petrović, Jelena; Pap, Sabolc; Kalijadis, Ana; Momčilović, Miloš; Krstulović, Nikša; Živković, Sanja

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Radenković, Marina
AU  - Petrović, Jelena
AU  - Pap, Sabolc
AU  - Kalijadis, Ana
AU  - Momčilović, Miloš
AU  - Krstulović, Nikša
AU  - Živković, Sanja
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/12206
AB  - Toxic elements, lead, and copper are often found in wastewater discharged from industries such as mining. The discharge of untreated effluent poses severe environmental challenges and sorption methods using agricultural waste materials are proposed as an efficient and cost-effective solution. For this research, activated sunflower material (ASM) was prepared from abundantly available agricultural sunflower waste residues and utilised to remove Pb2+ and Cu2+ ions from an aqueous medium. To begin, we examine variables that may have an impact on the adsorption process, such as pH, contact time, adsorbent dose, and initial concentration using Box-Behnken Design (BBD) to find optimal conditions. Maximum removal efficiency was found at a pH of 5, contact time of 180 min, and initial concentration of 50 mg/L for Pb2+ and 150 mg/L for Cu2+. Additionally, adsorbent dose differed by element, for Cu2+ it was 200 mg, whilst for Pb2+ it was 124 mg. Features of activated carbon such as morphology, elemental composition, textural properties, and surface functionalities were characterised using SEM-EDS, BET, FTIR, and XPS. The adsorption equilibrium data were analysed by Langmuir, Freundlich, and Dubinin-Radushkevich isotherm models. It was found that the obtained results for Pb2+ adsorption were better described with the Freundlich isotherm model. Maximum adsorption capacities for Pb2+ and Cu2+ were 91.8 mg/g and 20.5 mg/g, respectively. Furthermore, kinetic studies confirmed that the adsorption process followed a pseudo-first-order kinetic model for Pb2+, but for Cu2+ all applied kinetic models fitted experimental data with the same values of the correlation coefficient (R2 = 0.99). After comprehensive analysis using the methods mentioned above, ASM was tested for the removal of Cu2+ from mining wastewater sample, and the obtained removal efficiency was 98.6% ± 2.0%. The results of desorption experiments conducted, confirm that ASM has good potential to be reused for the purpose of removing Cu2+ from wastewater.
T2  - Chemosphere
T1  - Waste biomass derived highly-porous carbon material for toxic metal removal: Optimisation, mechanisms and environmental implications
VL  - 347
SP  - 140684
DO  - 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2023.140684
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Radenković, Marina and Petrović, Jelena and Pap, Sabolc and Kalijadis, Ana and Momčilović, Miloš and Krstulović, Nikša and Živković, Sanja",
year = "2024",
abstract = "Toxic elements, lead, and copper are often found in wastewater discharged from industries such as mining. The discharge of untreated effluent poses severe environmental challenges and sorption methods using agricultural waste materials are proposed as an efficient and cost-effective solution. For this research, activated sunflower material (ASM) was prepared from abundantly available agricultural sunflower waste residues and utilised to remove Pb2+ and Cu2+ ions from an aqueous medium. To begin, we examine variables that may have an impact on the adsorption process, such as pH, contact time, adsorbent dose, and initial concentration using Box-Behnken Design (BBD) to find optimal conditions. Maximum removal efficiency was found at a pH of 5, contact time of 180 min, and initial concentration of 50 mg/L for Pb2+ and 150 mg/L for Cu2+. Additionally, adsorbent dose differed by element, for Cu2+ it was 200 mg, whilst for Pb2+ it was 124 mg. Features of activated carbon such as morphology, elemental composition, textural properties, and surface functionalities were characterised using SEM-EDS, BET, FTIR, and XPS. The adsorption equilibrium data were analysed by Langmuir, Freundlich, and Dubinin-Radushkevich isotherm models. It was found that the obtained results for Pb2+ adsorption were better described with the Freundlich isotherm model. Maximum adsorption capacities for Pb2+ and Cu2+ were 91.8 mg/g and 20.5 mg/g, respectively. Furthermore, kinetic studies confirmed that the adsorption process followed a pseudo-first-order kinetic model for Pb2+, but for Cu2+ all applied kinetic models fitted experimental data with the same values of the correlation coefficient (R2 = 0.99). After comprehensive analysis using the methods mentioned above, ASM was tested for the removal of Cu2+ from mining wastewater sample, and the obtained removal efficiency was 98.6% ± 2.0%. The results of desorption experiments conducted, confirm that ASM has good potential to be reused for the purpose of removing Cu2+ from wastewater.",
journal = "Chemosphere",
title = "Waste biomass derived highly-porous carbon material for toxic metal removal: Optimisation, mechanisms and environmental implications",
volume = "347",
pages = "140684",
doi = "10.1016/j.chemosphere.2023.140684"
}
Radenković, M., Petrović, J., Pap, S., Kalijadis, A., Momčilović, M., Krstulović, N.,& Živković, S.. (2024). Waste biomass derived highly-porous carbon material for toxic metal removal: Optimisation, mechanisms and environmental implications. in Chemosphere, 347, 140684.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2023.140684
Radenković M, Petrović J, Pap S, Kalijadis A, Momčilović M, Krstulović N, Živković S. Waste biomass derived highly-porous carbon material for toxic metal removal: Optimisation, mechanisms and environmental implications. in Chemosphere. 2024;347:140684.
doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2023.140684 .
Radenković, Marina, Petrović, Jelena, Pap, Sabolc, Kalijadis, Ana, Momčilović, Miloš, Krstulović, Nikša, Živković, Sanja, "Waste biomass derived highly-porous carbon material for toxic metal removal: Optimisation, mechanisms and environmental implications" in Chemosphere, 347 (2024):140684,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2023.140684 . .
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Synergy of Nd:YAG Picosecond Pulsed Laser Irradiation and Electrochemical Anodization in the Formation of TiO2 Nanostructures for the Photocatalytic Degradation of Pesticide Carbofuran

Tošić, Miloš; Rajić, Vladimir; Pjević, Dejan; Stojadinović, Stevan; Krstulović, Nikša; Dimitrijević-Branković, Suzana; Momčilović, Miloš

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Tošić, Miloš
AU  - Rajić, Vladimir
AU  - Pjević, Dejan
AU  - Stojadinović, Stevan
AU  - Krstulović, Nikša
AU  - Dimitrijević-Branković, Suzana
AU  - Momčilović, Miloš
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/13091
AB  - This study proposes a simple and controlled method for producing TiO2 with phase junction, oxygen vacancies, and Ti3+ by combining picosecond pulsed laser irradiation and electrochemical anodization. Ti mesh was pretreated by irradiating with a picosecond pulsed laser technique using an Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm) at two fluencies, 15 J/cm2 and 30 J/cm2 . The samples were then subjected to electrochemical anodization to form TiO2 nanotube arrays on the previously laser-treated surface. This study will investigate the possibility of forming TiO2 nanotube arrays on a pre-laser-treated Ti substrate and determine their physicochemical and photocatalytic properties. The samples were characterized by FESEM, XRD, Raman, XPS, and UV-Vis DRS. UV-Vis spectroscopy was used to observe the progress of photocatalytic degradation for all samples, and degradation products were determined using GC-MS. With the synergistic effects of phase junction, oxygen vacancies, and Ti3+, the laser-treated TiO2 with 30 J/cm2 showed a higher photocatalytic degradation rate (85.1%) of the pesticide carbofuran compared to non-laser-treated TiO2 (54.8%), remaining stable during successive degradation cycles, which has promising practical applications.
T2  - Photonics
T1  - Synergy of Nd:YAG Picosecond Pulsed Laser Irradiation and Electrochemical Anodization in the Formation of TiO2 Nanostructures for the Photocatalytic Degradation of Pesticide Carbofuran
VL  - 11
IS  - 3
SP  - 284
DO  - 10.3390/photonics11030284
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Tošić, Miloš and Rajić, Vladimir and Pjević, Dejan and Stojadinović, Stevan and Krstulović, Nikša and Dimitrijević-Branković, Suzana and Momčilović, Miloš",
year = "2024",
abstract = "This study proposes a simple and controlled method for producing TiO2 with phase junction, oxygen vacancies, and Ti3+ by combining picosecond pulsed laser irradiation and electrochemical anodization. Ti mesh was pretreated by irradiating with a picosecond pulsed laser technique using an Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm) at two fluencies, 15 J/cm2 and 30 J/cm2 . The samples were then subjected to electrochemical anodization to form TiO2 nanotube arrays on the previously laser-treated surface. This study will investigate the possibility of forming TiO2 nanotube arrays on a pre-laser-treated Ti substrate and determine their physicochemical and photocatalytic properties. The samples were characterized by FESEM, XRD, Raman, XPS, and UV-Vis DRS. UV-Vis spectroscopy was used to observe the progress of photocatalytic degradation for all samples, and degradation products were determined using GC-MS. With the synergistic effects of phase junction, oxygen vacancies, and Ti3+, the laser-treated TiO2 with 30 J/cm2 showed a higher photocatalytic degradation rate (85.1%) of the pesticide carbofuran compared to non-laser-treated TiO2 (54.8%), remaining stable during successive degradation cycles, which has promising practical applications.",
journal = "Photonics",
title = "Synergy of Nd:YAG Picosecond Pulsed Laser Irradiation and Electrochemical Anodization in the Formation of TiO2 Nanostructures for the Photocatalytic Degradation of Pesticide Carbofuran",
volume = "11",
number = "3",
pages = "284",
doi = "10.3390/photonics11030284"
}
Tošić, M., Rajić, V., Pjević, D., Stojadinović, S., Krstulović, N., Dimitrijević-Branković, S.,& Momčilović, M.. (2024). Synergy of Nd:YAG Picosecond Pulsed Laser Irradiation and Electrochemical Anodization in the Formation of TiO2 Nanostructures for the Photocatalytic Degradation of Pesticide Carbofuran. in Photonics, 11(3), 284.
https://doi.org/10.3390/photonics11030284
Tošić M, Rajić V, Pjević D, Stojadinović S, Krstulović N, Dimitrijević-Branković S, Momčilović M. Synergy of Nd:YAG Picosecond Pulsed Laser Irradiation and Electrochemical Anodization in the Formation of TiO2 Nanostructures for the Photocatalytic Degradation of Pesticide Carbofuran. in Photonics. 2024;11(3):284.
doi:10.3390/photonics11030284 .
Tošić, Miloš, Rajić, Vladimir, Pjević, Dejan, Stojadinović, Stevan, Krstulović, Nikša, Dimitrijević-Branković, Suzana, Momčilović, Miloš, "Synergy of Nd:YAG Picosecond Pulsed Laser Irradiation and Electrochemical Anodization in the Formation of TiO2 Nanostructures for the Photocatalytic Degradation of Pesticide Carbofuran" in Photonics, 11, no. 3 (2024):284,
https://doi.org/10.3390/photonics11030284 . .

Impact of Microstructural and Surface Modifications on the Ti-45Nb Alloy’s Response to Bio-Environment

Cvijović-Alagić, Ivana; Laketić, Slađana; Momčilović, Miloš; Ciganović, Jovan; Bajat, Jelena; Kojić, Vesna

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Cvijović-Alagić, Ivana
AU  - Laketić, Slađana
AU  - Momčilović, Miloš
AU  - Ciganović, Jovan
AU  - Bajat, Jelena
AU  - Kojić, Vesna
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/13227
AB  - The Ti-45Nb (mass%) alloy’s corrosive and biocompatible response in simulated physiological conditions was investigated before and after its additional high-pressure torsion (HPT) and laser irradiation processing. The grain size reduction from 2.76 μm to ~ 200 nm and the appearance of laser-induced morphologically altered and highly oxidized surface led to the significant improvement of alloy corrosion resistance and cell–implant interaction. Moreover, an additional increase of the laser pulse energy from 5 to 15 mJ during the alloy irradiation in the air led to an increase in the surface oxygen content from 13.64 to 23.89% accompanied by an increase of excellent cell viability from 127.18 to 134.42%. As a result of the controlled alloy microstructural and surface modifications, the formation of protective bi-modal mixed Ti- and Nb-oxide external scale was enabled. The presence of this surface oxide scale enhanced the alloy’s resistance to corrosion deterioration and simultaneously boosted cell viability and proliferation.
T2  - Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters)
T1  - Impact of Microstructural and Surface Modifications on the Ti-45Nb Alloy’s Response to Bio-Environment
DO  - 10.1007/s40195-024-01705-0
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Cvijović-Alagić, Ivana and Laketić, Slađana and Momčilović, Miloš and Ciganović, Jovan and Bajat, Jelena and Kojić, Vesna",
year = "2024",
abstract = "The Ti-45Nb (mass%) alloy’s corrosive and biocompatible response in simulated physiological conditions was investigated before and after its additional high-pressure torsion (HPT) and laser irradiation processing. The grain size reduction from 2.76 μm to ~ 200 nm and the appearance of laser-induced morphologically altered and highly oxidized surface led to the significant improvement of alloy corrosion resistance and cell–implant interaction. Moreover, an additional increase of the laser pulse energy from 5 to 15 mJ during the alloy irradiation in the air led to an increase in the surface oxygen content from 13.64 to 23.89% accompanied by an increase of excellent cell viability from 127.18 to 134.42%. As a result of the controlled alloy microstructural and surface modifications, the formation of protective bi-modal mixed Ti- and Nb-oxide external scale was enabled. The presence of this surface oxide scale enhanced the alloy’s resistance to corrosion deterioration and simultaneously boosted cell viability and proliferation.",
journal = "Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters)",
title = "Impact of Microstructural and Surface Modifications on the Ti-45Nb Alloy’s Response to Bio-Environment",
doi = "10.1007/s40195-024-01705-0"
}
Cvijović-Alagić, I., Laketić, S., Momčilović, M., Ciganović, J., Bajat, J.,& Kojić, V.. (2024). Impact of Microstructural and Surface Modifications on the Ti-45Nb Alloy’s Response to Bio-Environment. in Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters).
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40195-024-01705-0
Cvijović-Alagić I, Laketić S, Momčilović M, Ciganović J, Bajat J, Kojić V. Impact of Microstructural and Surface Modifications on the Ti-45Nb Alloy’s Response to Bio-Environment. in Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters). 2024;.
doi:10.1007/s40195-024-01705-0 .
Cvijović-Alagić, Ivana, Laketić, Slađana, Momčilović, Miloš, Ciganović, Jovan, Bajat, Jelena, Kojić, Vesna, "Impact of Microstructural and Surface Modifications on the Ti-45Nb Alloy’s Response to Bio-Environment" in Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters) (2024),
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40195-024-01705-0 . .

Mechanical properties and behavior of the Ti–45Nb alloy subjected to extreme conditions

Zagorac, Dejan; Prasad, Dasari; Škundrić, Tamara; Yadav, Kedar; Singh, Surender; Laketić, Slađana; Zagorac, Jelena; Momčilović, Miloš; Cvijović-Alagić, Ivana

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Zagorac, Dejan
AU  - Prasad, Dasari
AU  - Škundrić, Tamara
AU  - Yadav, Kedar
AU  - Singh, Surender
AU  - Laketić, Slađana
AU  - Zagorac, Jelena
AU  - Momčilović, Miloš
AU  - Cvijović-Alagić, Ivana
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/13300
AB  - Mechanical properties and structure-property relationship of the Ti-45Nb (mass%) alloy with potential applications in biomedicine were investigated using a multidisciplinary approach. Because the biomechanical compatibility of metallic implant materials can be significantly improved by microstructural refinement and laser surface modification (LSM), the present study concentrates on the investigation of the mechanical properties of the Ti-45Nb alloy subjected to extreme processing conditions to evaluate their impact on the alloy improved applicability in the bio-environment. The alloy was therefore subjected to high-pressure torsion (HPT) and LSM processing to obtain favorable alloy characteristics. Crystal structure prediction was conducted using data mining (DM) and evolutionary algorithms (EA). All the obtained potential structure candidates were submitted to the local optimizations at the level of density functional theory (DFT); subsequently, the phonon lattice dynamics and mechanical properties were systematically investigated. The alloy structure progression and mechanical characteristics were examined under the influence of extremely high temperatures induced during the LSM processing and the extreme pressure achieved during the HPT treatment. XRD characterization was performed using experimental and theoretical methods showing the presence of bcc β-Ti and orthorhombic Cmcm Ti4Nb phase. Mechanical properties such as Young's modulus, Vicker's hardness, and plasticity of the most relevant Ti4Nb modifications predicted after DM-EA-DFT were found to corroborate well with the experimental results of nanoindentation measurements. The present study reveals that the additional processing of the Ti-45Nb alloy under extreme conditions leads to significant improvement in the alloy's bio-mechanical compatibility.
T2  - CrystEngComm
T1  - Mechanical properties and behavior of the Ti–45Nb alloy subjected to extreme conditions
VL  - 26
IS  - 22
SP  - 2989
EP  - 3004
DO  - 10.1039/D4CE00076E
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Zagorac, Dejan and Prasad, Dasari and Škundrić, Tamara and Yadav, Kedar and Singh, Surender and Laketić, Slađana and Zagorac, Jelena and Momčilović, Miloš and Cvijović-Alagić, Ivana",
year = "2024",
abstract = "Mechanical properties and structure-property relationship of the Ti-45Nb (mass%) alloy with potential applications in biomedicine were investigated using a multidisciplinary approach. Because the biomechanical compatibility of metallic implant materials can be significantly improved by microstructural refinement and laser surface modification (LSM), the present study concentrates on the investigation of the mechanical properties of the Ti-45Nb alloy subjected to extreme processing conditions to evaluate their impact on the alloy improved applicability in the bio-environment. The alloy was therefore subjected to high-pressure torsion (HPT) and LSM processing to obtain favorable alloy characteristics. Crystal structure prediction was conducted using data mining (DM) and evolutionary algorithms (EA). All the obtained potential structure candidates were submitted to the local optimizations at the level of density functional theory (DFT); subsequently, the phonon lattice dynamics and mechanical properties were systematically investigated. The alloy structure progression and mechanical characteristics were examined under the influence of extremely high temperatures induced during the LSM processing and the extreme pressure achieved during the HPT treatment. XRD characterization was performed using experimental and theoretical methods showing the presence of bcc β-Ti and orthorhombic Cmcm Ti4Nb phase. Mechanical properties such as Young's modulus, Vicker's hardness, and plasticity of the most relevant Ti4Nb modifications predicted after DM-EA-DFT were found to corroborate well with the experimental results of nanoindentation measurements. The present study reveals that the additional processing of the Ti-45Nb alloy under extreme conditions leads to significant improvement in the alloy's bio-mechanical compatibility.",
journal = "CrystEngComm",
title = "Mechanical properties and behavior of the Ti–45Nb alloy subjected to extreme conditions",
volume = "26",
number = "22",
pages = "2989-3004",
doi = "10.1039/D4CE00076E"
}
Zagorac, D., Prasad, D., Škundrić, T., Yadav, K., Singh, S., Laketić, S., Zagorac, J., Momčilović, M.,& Cvijović-Alagić, I.. (2024). Mechanical properties and behavior of the Ti–45Nb alloy subjected to extreme conditions. in CrystEngComm, 26(22), 2989-3004.
https://doi.org/10.1039/D4CE00076E
Zagorac D, Prasad D, Škundrić T, Yadav K, Singh S, Laketić S, Zagorac J, Momčilović M, Cvijović-Alagić I. Mechanical properties and behavior of the Ti–45Nb alloy subjected to extreme conditions. in CrystEngComm. 2024;26(22):2989-3004.
doi:10.1039/D4CE00076E .
Zagorac, Dejan, Prasad, Dasari, Škundrić, Tamara, Yadav, Kedar, Singh, Surender, Laketić, Slađana, Zagorac, Jelena, Momčilović, Miloš, Cvijović-Alagić, Ivana, "Mechanical properties and behavior of the Ti–45Nb alloy subjected to extreme conditions" in CrystEngComm, 26, no. 22 (2024):2989-3004,
https://doi.org/10.1039/D4CE00076E . .
1

The Influence of Reaction Conditions on the Properties of Graphene Oxide

Huskić, Miroslav; Kepić, Dejan; Kleut, Duška; Mozetič, Miran; Vesel, Alenka; Anžlovar, Alojz; Bajuk Bogdanović, Danica; Jovanović, Svetlana

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Huskić, Miroslav
AU  - Kepić, Dejan
AU  - Kleut, Duška
AU  - Mozetič, Miran
AU  - Vesel, Alenka
AU  - Anžlovar, Alojz
AU  - Bajuk Bogdanović, Danica
AU  - Jovanović, Svetlana
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/12874
AB  - The present study focuses on correlations between three parameters: (1) graphite particle
size, (2) the ratio of graphite to oxidizing agent (KMnO4
), and (3) the ratio of graphite to acid
(H2SO4 and H3PO4
), with the reaction yield, structure, and properties of graphene oxide (GO). The
correlations are a challenge, as these three parameters can hardly be separated from each other due to
the variations in the viscosity of the system. The larger the graphite particles, the higher the viscosity
of GO. Decreasing the ratio of graphite to KMnO4
from 1:4 to 1:6 generally leads to a higher degree
of oxidation and a higher reaction yield. However, the differences are very small. Increasing the
graphite-to-acid-volume ratio from 1 g/60 mL to 1 g/80 mL, except for the smallest particles, reduced
the degree of oxidation and slightly reduced the reaction yield. However, the reaction yield mainly
depends on the extent of purification of GO by water, not on the reaction conditions. The large
differences in the thermal decomposition of GO are mainly due to the bulk particle size and less to
other parameters
T2  - Nanomaterials
T1  - The Influence of Reaction Conditions on the Properties of Graphene Oxide
VL  - 14
IS  - 3
SP  - 281
DO  - 10.3390/nano14030281
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Huskić, Miroslav and Kepić, Dejan and Kleut, Duška and Mozetič, Miran and Vesel, Alenka and Anžlovar, Alojz and Bajuk Bogdanović, Danica and Jovanović, Svetlana",
year = "2024",
abstract = "The present study focuses on correlations between three parameters: (1) graphite particle
size, (2) the ratio of graphite to oxidizing agent (KMnO4
), and (3) the ratio of graphite to acid
(H2SO4 and H3PO4
), with the reaction yield, structure, and properties of graphene oxide (GO). The
correlations are a challenge, as these three parameters can hardly be separated from each other due to
the variations in the viscosity of the system. The larger the graphite particles, the higher the viscosity
of GO. Decreasing the ratio of graphite to KMnO4
from 1:4 to 1:6 generally leads to a higher degree
of oxidation and a higher reaction yield. However, the differences are very small. Increasing the
graphite-to-acid-volume ratio from 1 g/60 mL to 1 g/80 mL, except for the smallest particles, reduced
the degree of oxidation and slightly reduced the reaction yield. However, the reaction yield mainly
depends on the extent of purification of GO by water, not on the reaction conditions. The large
differences in the thermal decomposition of GO are mainly due to the bulk particle size and less to
other parameters",
journal = "Nanomaterials",
title = "The Influence of Reaction Conditions on the Properties of Graphene Oxide",
volume = "14",
number = "3",
pages = "281",
doi = "10.3390/nano14030281"
}
Huskić, M., Kepić, D., Kleut, D., Mozetič, M., Vesel, A., Anžlovar, A., Bajuk Bogdanović, D.,& Jovanović, S.. (2024). The Influence of Reaction Conditions on the Properties of Graphene Oxide. in Nanomaterials, 14(3), 281.
https://doi.org/10.3390/nano14030281
Huskić M, Kepić D, Kleut D, Mozetič M, Vesel A, Anžlovar A, Bajuk Bogdanović D, Jovanović S. The Influence of Reaction Conditions on the Properties of Graphene Oxide. in Nanomaterials. 2024;14(3):281.
doi:10.3390/nano14030281 .
Huskić, Miroslav, Kepić, Dejan, Kleut, Duška, Mozetič, Miran, Vesel, Alenka, Anžlovar, Alojz, Bajuk Bogdanović, Danica, Jovanović, Svetlana, "The Influence of Reaction Conditions on the Properties of Graphene Oxide" in Nanomaterials, 14, no. 3 (2024):281,
https://doi.org/10.3390/nano14030281 . .
2

Twinning for graphene-based composites in EMI shielding

Jovanović, Svetlana; Kepić, Dejan; Huskić, Miroslav; Yasir, Muhammad; Haddadi, Kamel

(Belgrade : Association of Chemical Engineers of Serbia, 2024)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Jovanović, Svetlana
AU  - Kepić, Dejan
AU  - Huskić, Miroslav
AU  - Yasir, Muhammad
AU  - Haddadi, Kamel
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/13188
AB  - In the era of intensive development of microelectronics, energy, and car industries along with Radio-Frequency (RF) telecommunications, the pollution caused by Electromagnetic Waves (EWs) is ever-present. EW interferences (Electromagnetic Interference-EMI) exhibit perturbation and negative impact on devices and systems including those used in everyday life as well as on the specialized, sensitive, and sophisticated instruments used in research laboratories. EMI could cause untrusted signals and RF noise. To prevent these issues, materials able to block or absorb the radiated EWs are urgently required. The GrInShield project is focused on developing new graphene-based shielding nano-materials and increasing researchers' expertise in EMI shielding measuring, protective materials, and possibilities to bring these new products to the market. INTRODUCTION: The GrInShield project uses graphene oxide (GO) obtained by Hummers' reaction and electrochemical exfoliation of graphite [1,2]. We have analysed the factors that affect the shielding efficiency of materials [3] and studied the reaction conditions that lead to obtaining graphene with different sizes and oxygen content [4]. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: The GrInShield project aims to produce composites of GO with silver nanowires (AgNWs) to develop GO-AgNW composites for EMI shielding applications. To achieve these goals, the project gathers experts from the chemistry of nanomaterials, and polymer processing, along with specialists for near-field microscopy tools and radiofrequency (RF) characterization of materials. CONCLUSIONS: The GrInShield project is developing new nanomaterials for EMI shielding based on carbon nanomaterials, metallic nanomaterials, and polymers. The fabrication of low-cost, sustainable, eco-friendly, durable EMI shielding material should be achieved.
PB  - Belgrade : Association of Chemical Engineers of Serbia
C3  - Hemijska Industrija
T1  - Twinning for graphene-based composites in EMI shielding
VL  - 78
IS  - 1S
SP  - 79
UR  - https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_vinar_13188
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Jovanović, Svetlana and Kepić, Dejan and Huskić, Miroslav and Yasir, Muhammad and Haddadi, Kamel",
year = "2024",
abstract = "In the era of intensive development of microelectronics, energy, and car industries along with Radio-Frequency (RF) telecommunications, the pollution caused by Electromagnetic Waves (EWs) is ever-present. EW interferences (Electromagnetic Interference-EMI) exhibit perturbation and negative impact on devices and systems including those used in everyday life as well as on the specialized, sensitive, and sophisticated instruments used in research laboratories. EMI could cause untrusted signals and RF noise. To prevent these issues, materials able to block or absorb the radiated EWs are urgently required. The GrInShield project is focused on developing new graphene-based shielding nano-materials and increasing researchers' expertise in EMI shielding measuring, protective materials, and possibilities to bring these new products to the market. INTRODUCTION: The GrInShield project uses graphene oxide (GO) obtained by Hummers' reaction and electrochemical exfoliation of graphite [1,2]. We have analysed the factors that affect the shielding efficiency of materials [3] and studied the reaction conditions that lead to obtaining graphene with different sizes and oxygen content [4]. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: The GrInShield project aims to produce composites of GO with silver nanowires (AgNWs) to develop GO-AgNW composites for EMI shielding applications. To achieve these goals, the project gathers experts from the chemistry of nanomaterials, and polymer processing, along with specialists for near-field microscopy tools and radiofrequency (RF) characterization of materials. CONCLUSIONS: The GrInShield project is developing new nanomaterials for EMI shielding based on carbon nanomaterials, metallic nanomaterials, and polymers. The fabrication of low-cost, sustainable, eco-friendly, durable EMI shielding material should be achieved.",
publisher = "Belgrade : Association of Chemical Engineers of Serbia",
journal = "Hemijska Industrija",
title = "Twinning for graphene-based composites in EMI shielding",
volume = "78",
number = "1S",
pages = "79",
url = "https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_vinar_13188"
}
Jovanović, S., Kepić, D., Huskić, M., Yasir, M.,& Haddadi, K.. (2024). Twinning for graphene-based composites in EMI shielding. in Hemijska Industrija
Belgrade : Association of Chemical Engineers of Serbia., 78(1S), 79.
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_vinar_13188
Jovanović S, Kepić D, Huskić M, Yasir M, Haddadi K. Twinning for graphene-based composites in EMI shielding. in Hemijska Industrija. 2024;78(1S):79.
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_vinar_13188 .
Jovanović, Svetlana, Kepić, Dejan, Huskić, Miroslav, Yasir, Muhammad, Haddadi, Kamel, "Twinning for graphene-based composites in EMI shielding" in Hemijska Industrija, 78, no. 1S (2024):79,
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_vinar_13188 .

GO-AgNWs free-standing composite films for microwave electromagnetic interference shielding

Prekodravac, Jovana; Haddadi, Kamel; Huskić, Miroslav; Yasir, Muhammad; Kepić, Dejan; Jovanović Vučetić, Svetlana P.

(2024)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Prekodravac, Jovana
AU  - Haddadi, Kamel
AU  - Huskić, Miroslav
AU  - Yasir, Muhammad
AU  - Kepić, Dejan
AU  - Jovanović Vučetić, Svetlana P.
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/13371
AB  - The ongoing progress in communications, broadcasting systems, and the electronic industry results in increased exposure to electromagnetic interference (EMI). The proliferation of electromagnetic waves pollution is attributed to the extensive use of electronic devices like mobile phones, Wi-Fi, and microwave ovens in everyday activities [1, 2]. The risk of EMI is especially highlighted for individuals with implanted active medical devices or profesionals working in close contact to this type of irradiation. EMI shielding materials with 30 dB shielding efficiency are deemed appropriate for commercial applications based on references. Therefore, there is a strong need for lightweight, elastic, stretchy, transparent, robust, and highly efficient shielding materials that are appropriate for textile manufacturing and equipment covering. Presented work investigated composite materials made of graphene oxides (GO) [3] and silver nanowires (AgNWs) and their effectivenes as EMI shielding materials. Composites were generated from GO with sheet sizes ranging from 150 to 2000 nm and flake thicknesses between 2 and 5 nm. The average thickness of the free-standing films was approximately 14.8 μm. The ratio of these nanomaterials was analysed to adjust the shielding effectiveness throughout a wide microwave frequency range up to 18 GHz. A shielding effectiveness of around 6.5 dB was recorded for the r-GO free-standing film.
C3  - NanoTech Poland 2024 : 14th International Conference NanoTech : Book of Abstracts
T1  - GO-AgNWs free-standing composite films for microwave electromagnetic interference shielding
SP  - 68
EP  - 68
UR  - https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_vinar_13371
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Prekodravac, Jovana and Haddadi, Kamel and Huskić, Miroslav and Yasir, Muhammad and Kepić, Dejan and Jovanović Vučetić, Svetlana P.",
year = "2024",
abstract = "The ongoing progress in communications, broadcasting systems, and the electronic industry results in increased exposure to electromagnetic interference (EMI). The proliferation of electromagnetic waves pollution is attributed to the extensive use of electronic devices like mobile phones, Wi-Fi, and microwave ovens in everyday activities [1, 2]. The risk of EMI is especially highlighted for individuals with implanted active medical devices or profesionals working in close contact to this type of irradiation. EMI shielding materials with 30 dB shielding efficiency are deemed appropriate for commercial applications based on references. Therefore, there is a strong need for lightweight, elastic, stretchy, transparent, robust, and highly efficient shielding materials that are appropriate for textile manufacturing and equipment covering. Presented work investigated composite materials made of graphene oxides (GO) [3] and silver nanowires (AgNWs) and their effectivenes as EMI shielding materials. Composites were generated from GO with sheet sizes ranging from 150 to 2000 nm and flake thicknesses between 2 and 5 nm. The average thickness of the free-standing films was approximately 14.8 μm. The ratio of these nanomaterials was analysed to adjust the shielding effectiveness throughout a wide microwave frequency range up to 18 GHz. A shielding effectiveness of around 6.5 dB was recorded for the r-GO free-standing film.",
journal = "NanoTech Poland 2024 : 14th International Conference NanoTech : Book of Abstracts",
title = "GO-AgNWs free-standing composite films for microwave electromagnetic interference shielding",
pages = "68-68",
url = "https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_vinar_13371"
}
Prekodravac, J., Haddadi, K., Huskić, M., Yasir, M., Kepić, D.,& Jovanović Vučetić, S. P.. (2024). GO-AgNWs free-standing composite films for microwave electromagnetic interference shielding. in NanoTech Poland 2024 : 14th International Conference NanoTech : Book of Abstracts, 68-68.
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_vinar_13371
Prekodravac J, Haddadi K, Huskić M, Yasir M, Kepić D, Jovanović Vučetić SP. GO-AgNWs free-standing composite films for microwave electromagnetic interference shielding. in NanoTech Poland 2024 : 14th International Conference NanoTech : Book of Abstracts. 2024;:68-68.
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_vinar_13371 .
Prekodravac, Jovana, Haddadi, Kamel, Huskić, Miroslav, Yasir, Muhammad, Kepić, Dejan, Jovanović Vučetić, Svetlana P., "GO-AgNWs free-standing composite films for microwave electromagnetic interference shielding" in NanoTech Poland 2024 : 14th International Conference NanoTech : Book of Abstracts (2024):68-68,
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_vinar_13371 .

Novel eco-friendly sorbent derived from Acer pseudoplatanus seed for atenolol removal from pharmaceutical wastewater

Tadić, Tamara; Momčilović, Milan; Nastasović, Aleksandra; Marković, Bojana; Nešić, Aleksandra; Bojić, Aleksandar; Onjia, Antonije

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Tadić, Tamara
AU  - Momčilović, Milan
AU  - Nastasović, Aleksandra
AU  - Marković, Bojana
AU  - Nešić, Aleksandra
AU  - Bojić, Aleksandar
AU  - Onjia, Antonije
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/13386
AB  - In this paper, a novel sycamore maple seeds based activated carbon was synthesized, characterized and examined for sorption of atenolol from aqueous solutions. This low cost sorbent with great regeneration ability is shown to be a good option for fast uptake of atenolol in high extent due to its significant reactivity and developed mesoporous structure. For interpretation of the equilibrium data, Langmuir, Freundlich, and Temkin models were considered. All the models exhibited high fitting coefficients of determination with a contrasting vast deviation of estimated values for maximum sorption capacity towards experimental value of 93.71 mg/g. Considering kinetics, the pseudo-first and pseudo-second-order models, Elovich model, and the intraparticle diffusion model were employed for testing the experimental data. The process was shown to be fast with the greatest uptake extent in the initial 40 min from beginning of the process while equilibrium was attained after 2 h. Strong impacts of suspension pH, temperatures and sorbent dosage on the process were evidenced.
T2  - Journal of Water Process Engineering
T1  - Novel eco-friendly sorbent derived from Acer pseudoplatanus seed for atenolol removal from pharmaceutical wastewater
VL  - 64
SP  - 105564
DO  - 10.1016/j.jwpe.2024.105564
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Tadić, Tamara and Momčilović, Milan and Nastasović, Aleksandra and Marković, Bojana and Nešić, Aleksandra and Bojić, Aleksandar and Onjia, Antonije",
year = "2024",
abstract = "In this paper, a novel sycamore maple seeds based activated carbon was synthesized, characterized and examined for sorption of atenolol from aqueous solutions. This low cost sorbent with great regeneration ability is shown to be a good option for fast uptake of atenolol in high extent due to its significant reactivity and developed mesoporous structure. For interpretation of the equilibrium data, Langmuir, Freundlich, and Temkin models were considered. All the models exhibited high fitting coefficients of determination with a contrasting vast deviation of estimated values for maximum sorption capacity towards experimental value of 93.71 mg/g. Considering kinetics, the pseudo-first and pseudo-second-order models, Elovich model, and the intraparticle diffusion model were employed for testing the experimental data. The process was shown to be fast with the greatest uptake extent in the initial 40 min from beginning of the process while equilibrium was attained after 2 h. Strong impacts of suspension pH, temperatures and sorbent dosage on the process were evidenced.",
journal = "Journal of Water Process Engineering",
title = "Novel eco-friendly sorbent derived from Acer pseudoplatanus seed for atenolol removal from pharmaceutical wastewater",
volume = "64",
pages = "105564",
doi = "10.1016/j.jwpe.2024.105564"
}
Tadić, T., Momčilović, M., Nastasović, A., Marković, B., Nešić, A., Bojić, A.,& Onjia, A.. (2024). Novel eco-friendly sorbent derived from Acer pseudoplatanus seed for atenolol removal from pharmaceutical wastewater. in Journal of Water Process Engineering, 64, 105564.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2024.105564
Tadić T, Momčilović M, Nastasović A, Marković B, Nešić A, Bojić A, Onjia A. Novel eco-friendly sorbent derived from Acer pseudoplatanus seed for atenolol removal from pharmaceutical wastewater. in Journal of Water Process Engineering. 2024;64:105564.
doi:10.1016/j.jwpe.2024.105564 .
Tadić, Tamara, Momčilović, Milan, Nastasović, Aleksandra, Marković, Bojana, Nešić, Aleksandra, Bojić, Aleksandar, Onjia, Antonije, "Novel eco-friendly sorbent derived from Acer pseudoplatanus seed for atenolol removal from pharmaceutical wastewater" in Journal of Water Process Engineering, 64 (2024):105564,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2024.105564 . .

Ecological and Health Risks Attributed to Rare Earth Elements in Coal Fly Ash

Slavković-Beškoski, Latinka; Ignjatović, Ljubiša; Ćujić, Mirjana; Vesković, Jelena; Trivunac, Katarina; Stojaković, Jelena; Perić-Grujić, Aleksandra; Onjia, Antonije

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Slavković-Beškoski, Latinka
AU  - Ignjatović, Ljubiša
AU  - Ćujić, Mirjana
AU  - Vesković, Jelena
AU  - Trivunac, Katarina
AU  - Stojaković, Jelena
AU  - Perić-Grujić, Aleksandra
AU  - Onjia, Antonije
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/12717
AB  - The occurrence and distribution of yttrium and rare earth elements (REYs), along with major elements and heavy metal(loid)s (HMs) in coal fly ash (CFA) from five coal-fired power plants (CFPPs), were analyzed, and the REY-associated ecological and health risks were assessed. The individual REYs in CFA were abundant in the following order: Ce > La > Nd > Y > Pr > Gd > Sm > Dy > Er > Yb > Eu > Ho > Tb > Tm > Lu. The total REY content ranged from 135 to 362 mg/kg, averaging 302 mg/kg. The mean light-to-heavy REY ratio was 4.1, indicating prevalent light REY enrichment in CFA. Significantly positive correlations between the REYs suggested that they coexist and share similar origins in CFA. REYs were estimated to pose low to moderate ecological risks, with risk index (RI) values ranging from 66 to 245. The hazard index (HI) and target cancer risk (TCR) of REYs from CFA, estimated to be higher for children (HIc = 0.15, TCRc = 8.4 × 10−16) than for adults (HIa = 0.017, TCRa = 3.6 × 10−16), were well below the safety limits (HI = 1, TCR = 1.0 × 10−6). However, the danger to human health posed by HMs in the same CFA samples (HIc = 5.74, TCRc = 2.6 × 10−4, TCRa = 1.1 × 10−4) exceeded the safe thresholds (excl. HIa = 0.63). The mean RI and HI attributed to REYs in CFA were 14% and 2.6%, respectively, of the total risks that include HMs.
T2  - Toxics
T1  - Ecological and Health Risks Attributed to Rare Earth Elements in Coal Fly Ash
VL  - 12
IS  - 1
SP  - 71
DO  - 10.3390/toxics12010071
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Slavković-Beškoski, Latinka and Ignjatović, Ljubiša and Ćujić, Mirjana and Vesković, Jelena and Trivunac, Katarina and Stojaković, Jelena and Perić-Grujić, Aleksandra and Onjia, Antonije",
year = "2024",
abstract = "The occurrence and distribution of yttrium and rare earth elements (REYs), along with major elements and heavy metal(loid)s (HMs) in coal fly ash (CFA) from five coal-fired power plants (CFPPs), were analyzed, and the REY-associated ecological and health risks were assessed. The individual REYs in CFA were abundant in the following order: Ce > La > Nd > Y > Pr > Gd > Sm > Dy > Er > Yb > Eu > Ho > Tb > Tm > Lu. The total REY content ranged from 135 to 362 mg/kg, averaging 302 mg/kg. The mean light-to-heavy REY ratio was 4.1, indicating prevalent light REY enrichment in CFA. Significantly positive correlations between the REYs suggested that they coexist and share similar origins in CFA. REYs were estimated to pose low to moderate ecological risks, with risk index (RI) values ranging from 66 to 245. The hazard index (HI) and target cancer risk (TCR) of REYs from CFA, estimated to be higher for children (HIc = 0.15, TCRc = 8.4 × 10−16) than for adults (HIa = 0.017, TCRa = 3.6 × 10−16), were well below the safety limits (HI = 1, TCR = 1.0 × 10−6). However, the danger to human health posed by HMs in the same CFA samples (HIc = 5.74, TCRc = 2.6 × 10−4, TCRa = 1.1 × 10−4) exceeded the safe thresholds (excl. HIa = 0.63). The mean RI and HI attributed to REYs in CFA were 14% and 2.6%, respectively, of the total risks that include HMs.",
journal = "Toxics",
title = "Ecological and Health Risks Attributed to Rare Earth Elements in Coal Fly Ash",
volume = "12",
number = "1",
pages = "71",
doi = "10.3390/toxics12010071"
}
Slavković-Beškoski, L., Ignjatović, L., Ćujić, M., Vesković, J., Trivunac, K., Stojaković, J., Perić-Grujić, A.,& Onjia, A.. (2024). Ecological and Health Risks Attributed to Rare Earth Elements in Coal Fly Ash. in Toxics, 12(1), 71.
https://doi.org/10.3390/toxics12010071
Slavković-Beškoski L, Ignjatović L, Ćujić M, Vesković J, Trivunac K, Stojaković J, Perić-Grujić A, Onjia A. Ecological and Health Risks Attributed to Rare Earth Elements in Coal Fly Ash. in Toxics. 2024;12(1):71.
doi:10.3390/toxics12010071 .
Slavković-Beškoski, Latinka, Ignjatović, Ljubiša, Ćujić, Mirjana, Vesković, Jelena, Trivunac, Katarina, Stojaković, Jelena, Perić-Grujić, Aleksandra, Onjia, Antonije, "Ecological and Health Risks Attributed to Rare Earth Elements in Coal Fly Ash" in Toxics, 12, no. 1 (2024):71,
https://doi.org/10.3390/toxics12010071 . .
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Influence of chitin nanofibers and gallic acid on physical-chemical and biological performances of chitosan-based films

Cabrera-Barjas, Gustavo; Albornoz, Karin; Belchi, Maria Dolores Lopez; Giordano, Ady; Bravo-Arrepol, Gaston; Moya-Elizondo, Ernesto; Martin, Juan San; Valdes, Oscar; Nešić, Aleksandra

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Cabrera-Barjas, Gustavo
AU  - Albornoz, Karin
AU  - Belchi, Maria Dolores Lopez
AU  - Giordano, Ady
AU  - Bravo-Arrepol, Gaston
AU  - Moya-Elizondo, Ernesto
AU  - Martin, Juan San
AU  - Valdes, Oscar
AU  - Nešić, Aleksandra
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/12870
AB  - In this work, chitosan films loaded with gallic acid and different content of chitin nanofibers were prepared and subjected to different characterization techniques. The results showed that the inclusion of gallic acid to chitosan films caused moderate decrease in water vapor permeability (by 29 %) and increased tensile strength of films (by 169 %) in comparison to the neat chitosan films. Furthermore, it was found that the addition of chitin nanofibers up to 30 % into chitosan/gallic acid films additionally improved tensile strength (by 474 %) and reduced plasticity of films (by 171 %), when compared to the chitosan/gallic acid films. Increased concentration of chitin nanofibers in films reduced the overall water vapor permeability of films by 51 %. In addition, gallic acid and chitin nanofibers had synergic effect on high chitosan film's antioxidant and antifungal activity toward Botrytis cinerea (both above 95 %). Finally, chitosan/gallic acid/chitin nanofibers films reduced decay incidence of strawberries, increased total soluble solid content, and promoted high production of some polyphenols during cold storage, in comparison to the control chitosan films and uncoated strawberry samples. Hence, these results suggest that chitosan/gallic acid/chitin nanofibers can present eco-sustainable approach for preservation of strawberries, giving them additional nutritional value.
T2  - International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
T1  - Influence of chitin nanofibers and gallic acid on physical-chemical and biological performances of chitosan-based films
VL  - 263, Part 1
SP  - 130159
DO  - 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2024.130159
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Cabrera-Barjas, Gustavo and Albornoz, Karin and Belchi, Maria Dolores Lopez and Giordano, Ady and Bravo-Arrepol, Gaston and Moya-Elizondo, Ernesto and Martin, Juan San and Valdes, Oscar and Nešić, Aleksandra",
year = "2024",
abstract = "In this work, chitosan films loaded with gallic acid and different content of chitin nanofibers were prepared and subjected to different characterization techniques. The results showed that the inclusion of gallic acid to chitosan films caused moderate decrease in water vapor permeability (by 29 %) and increased tensile strength of films (by 169 %) in comparison to the neat chitosan films. Furthermore, it was found that the addition of chitin nanofibers up to 30 % into chitosan/gallic acid films additionally improved tensile strength (by 474 %) and reduced plasticity of films (by 171 %), when compared to the chitosan/gallic acid films. Increased concentration of chitin nanofibers in films reduced the overall water vapor permeability of films by 51 %. In addition, gallic acid and chitin nanofibers had synergic effect on high chitosan film's antioxidant and antifungal activity toward Botrytis cinerea (both above 95 %). Finally, chitosan/gallic acid/chitin nanofibers films reduced decay incidence of strawberries, increased total soluble solid content, and promoted high production of some polyphenols during cold storage, in comparison to the control chitosan films and uncoated strawberry samples. Hence, these results suggest that chitosan/gallic acid/chitin nanofibers can present eco-sustainable approach for preservation of strawberries, giving them additional nutritional value.",
journal = "International Journal of Biological Macromolecules",
title = "Influence of chitin nanofibers and gallic acid on physical-chemical and biological performances of chitosan-based films",
volume = "263, Part 1",
pages = "130159",
doi = "10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2024.130159"
}
Cabrera-Barjas, G., Albornoz, K., Belchi, M. D. L., Giordano, A., Bravo-Arrepol, G., Moya-Elizondo, E., Martin, J. S., Valdes, O.,& Nešić, A.. (2024). Influence of chitin nanofibers and gallic acid on physical-chemical and biological performances of chitosan-based films. in International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 263, Part 1, 130159.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2024.130159
Cabrera-Barjas G, Albornoz K, Belchi MDL, Giordano A, Bravo-Arrepol G, Moya-Elizondo E, Martin JS, Valdes O, Nešić A. Influence of chitin nanofibers and gallic acid on physical-chemical and biological performances of chitosan-based films. in International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 2024;263, Part 1:130159.
doi:10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2024.130159 .
Cabrera-Barjas, Gustavo, Albornoz, Karin, Belchi, Maria Dolores Lopez, Giordano, Ady, Bravo-Arrepol, Gaston, Moya-Elizondo, Ernesto, Martin, Juan San, Valdes, Oscar, Nešić, Aleksandra, "Influence of chitin nanofibers and gallic acid on physical-chemical and biological performances of chitosan-based films" in International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 263, Part 1 (2024):130159,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2024.130159 . .

Alginate Cryogels as a Template for the Preparation of Edible Oleogels

Meseldžija, Slađana; Ružić, Jovana; Spasojević, Jelena; Momčilović, Milan; Moeini, Arash; Cabrera-Barjas, Gustavo; Nešić, Aleksandra

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Meseldžija, Slađana
AU  - Ružić, Jovana
AU  - Spasojević, Jelena
AU  - Momčilović, Milan
AU  - Moeini, Arash
AU  - Cabrera-Barjas, Gustavo
AU  - Nešić, Aleksandra
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/13226
AB  - A high consumption of solid fats is linked to increased inflammation and a risk of cardiovascular diseases. Hence, in recent years, there has been increasing interest in the development of oleogels as a fat substitute in food products. Oleogels are edible gels that contain a large amount of liquid oils entrapped in a 3D network and that can potentially be applied to spreads, bakery goods, meat, and dairy products in order to lower their saturated fat content while maintaining a desirable food texture and mouthfeel. In this work, alginate cryogels were studied as templates for three different edible oils in the process of oleogel formation. Two different freezing regimes to obtain cryogels were employed in order to evaluate better the textural and morphological capabilities of cryogels to adsorb and retain edible oils. It was shown that rapid freezing in liquid nitrogen produces alginate cryogels with a lower density, higher porosity, and a greater ability to adsorb the tested oils. The highest uptake and holding oil capacity was achieved for olive oil, which reached a value of 792% and 82%, respectively. The best chewiness was found for an oleogel containing olive oil, whereas oleogels with the other two tested oils showed better springiness. Hence, the results presented in this work demonstrated that alginate-based cryogels can be effectively used as templates for oleogels and potentially find applications in the food industry.
T2  - Foods
T1  - Alginate Cryogels as a Template for the Preparation of Edible Oleogels
VL  - 13
IS  - 9
SP  - 1297
DO  - 10.3390/foods13091297
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Meseldžija, Slađana and Ružić, Jovana and Spasojević, Jelena and Momčilović, Milan and Moeini, Arash and Cabrera-Barjas, Gustavo and Nešić, Aleksandra",
year = "2024",
abstract = "A high consumption of solid fats is linked to increased inflammation and a risk of cardiovascular diseases. Hence, in recent years, there has been increasing interest in the development of oleogels as a fat substitute in food products. Oleogels are edible gels that contain a large amount of liquid oils entrapped in a 3D network and that can potentially be applied to spreads, bakery goods, meat, and dairy products in order to lower their saturated fat content while maintaining a desirable food texture and mouthfeel. In this work, alginate cryogels were studied as templates for three different edible oils in the process of oleogel formation. Two different freezing regimes to obtain cryogels were employed in order to evaluate better the textural and morphological capabilities of cryogels to adsorb and retain edible oils. It was shown that rapid freezing in liquid nitrogen produces alginate cryogels with a lower density, higher porosity, and a greater ability to adsorb the tested oils. The highest uptake and holding oil capacity was achieved for olive oil, which reached a value of 792% and 82%, respectively. The best chewiness was found for an oleogel containing olive oil, whereas oleogels with the other two tested oils showed better springiness. Hence, the results presented in this work demonstrated that alginate-based cryogels can be effectively used as templates for oleogels and potentially find applications in the food industry.",
journal = "Foods",
title = "Alginate Cryogels as a Template for the Preparation of Edible Oleogels",
volume = "13",
number = "9",
pages = "1297",
doi = "10.3390/foods13091297"
}
Meseldžija, S., Ružić, J., Spasojević, J., Momčilović, M., Moeini, A., Cabrera-Barjas, G.,& Nešić, A.. (2024). Alginate Cryogels as a Template for the Preparation of Edible Oleogels. in Foods, 13(9), 1297.
https://doi.org/10.3390/foods13091297
Meseldžija S, Ružić J, Spasojević J, Momčilović M, Moeini A, Cabrera-Barjas G, Nešić A. Alginate Cryogels as a Template for the Preparation of Edible Oleogels. in Foods. 2024;13(9):1297.
doi:10.3390/foods13091297 .
Meseldžija, Slađana, Ružić, Jovana, Spasojević, Jelena, Momčilović, Milan, Moeini, Arash, Cabrera-Barjas, Gustavo, Nešić, Aleksandra, "Alginate Cryogels as a Template for the Preparation of Edible Oleogels" in Foods, 13, no. 9 (2024):1297,
https://doi.org/10.3390/foods13091297 . .

Atenolol uptake from pharmaceutical sources onto carbon aerogel prepared by supercritical CO2 drying

Momčilović, Milan Z.; Nešić, Aleksandra; Gurikov, Pavel; Schroeter, Baldur; Dodevski, Vladimir; Bojić, Aleksandar Lj.

(2024)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Momčilović, Milan Z.
AU  - Nešić, Aleksandra
AU  - Gurikov, Pavel
AU  - Schroeter, Baldur
AU  - Dodevski, Vladimir
AU  - Bojić, Aleksandar Lj.
PY  - 2024
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/13253
AB  - Atenolol (ATL) is a popular medication which is widely used to treat hypertension and angina. It is often found in aqueous environments, posing potential risk to human health and ecological well-being. In this study, carbon aerogel was prepared by supercritical CO2 drying of resorcinol–formaldehyde resin subsequently carbonized at 600 °C in an inert atmosphere. This porous material was characterized by SEM, BET, FTIR, and XRD and used for the first time for the removal of ATL from aqueous solutions under varying experimental conditions. Carbon aerogel in the form of microbeads exhibited a relatively high specific surface area of 376.02 m2/g and median pore radius of 9.83 nm. The isotherm models of Langmuir, Freundlich, Temkin, Redlich-Peterson and Brouers-Sotolongo were used to interpret the equilibrium data. Although most of the applied models fitted the data well, the calculated values for maximum sorption capacity (qmax) showed a huge deviation when compared to experimental value of 76.66 mg/g. The pseudo-first and pseudo-second-order kinetic models, Chrastil’s model, and the intraparticle diffusion model were employed for fitting the kinetic data. The rate of the process was rapid with most of the uptake attained in the first 20 min of the contacting. The sorption optimum was achieved at pH pH 9.0 and for sorbent’s dosage of 750 mg/L. Reusability study of the spent aerogel conducted in seven cycles evidenced slight decrease of approximately 1 % in removal efficiency across the cycles indicating that the sorbent maintained its high effectiveness and stability throughout its usage.
T2  - Separation and Purification Technology
T1  - Atenolol uptake from pharmaceutical sources onto carbon aerogel prepared by supercritical CO2 drying
VL  - 350
SP  - 127792
DO  - 10.1016/j.seppur.2024.127792
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Momčilović, Milan Z. and Nešić, Aleksandra and Gurikov, Pavel and Schroeter, Baldur and Dodevski, Vladimir and Bojić, Aleksandar Lj.",
year = "2024",
abstract = "Atenolol (ATL) is a popular medication which is widely used to treat hypertension and angina. It is often found in aqueous environments, posing potential risk to human health and ecological well-being. In this study, carbon aerogel was prepared by supercritical CO2 drying of resorcinol–formaldehyde resin subsequently carbonized at 600 °C in an inert atmosphere. This porous material was characterized by SEM, BET, FTIR, and XRD and used for the first time for the removal of ATL from aqueous solutions under varying experimental conditions. Carbon aerogel in the form of microbeads exhibited a relatively high specific surface area of 376.02 m2/g and median pore radius of 9.83 nm. The isotherm models of Langmuir, Freundlich, Temkin, Redlich-Peterson and Brouers-Sotolongo were used to interpret the equilibrium data. Although most of the applied models fitted the data well, the calculated values for maximum sorption capacity (qmax) showed a huge deviation when compared to experimental value of 76.66 mg/g. The pseudo-first and pseudo-second-order kinetic models, Chrastil’s model, and the intraparticle diffusion model were employed for fitting the kinetic data. The rate of the process was rapid with most of the uptake attained in the first 20 min of the contacting. The sorption optimum was achieved at pH pH 9.0 and for sorbent’s dosage of 750 mg/L. Reusability study of the spent aerogel conducted in seven cycles evidenced slight decrease of approximately 1 % in removal efficiency across the cycles indicating that the sorbent maintained its high effectiveness and stability throughout its usage.",
journal = "Separation and Purification Technology",
title = "Atenolol uptake from pharmaceutical sources onto carbon aerogel prepared by supercritical CO2 drying",
volume = "350",
pages = "127792",
doi = "10.1016/j.seppur.2024.127792"
}
Momčilović, M. Z., Nešić, A., Gurikov, P., Schroeter, B., Dodevski, V.,& Bojić, A. Lj.. (2024). Atenolol uptake from pharmaceutical sources onto carbon aerogel prepared by supercritical CO2 drying. in Separation and Purification Technology, 350, 127792.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2024.127792
Momčilović MZ, Nešić A, Gurikov P, Schroeter B, Dodevski V, Bojić AL. Atenolol uptake from pharmaceutical sources onto carbon aerogel prepared by supercritical CO2 drying. in Separation and Purification Technology. 2024;350:127792.
doi:10.1016/j.seppur.2024.127792 .
Momčilović, Milan Z., Nešić, Aleksandra, Gurikov, Pavel, Schroeter, Baldur, Dodevski, Vladimir, Bojić, Aleksandar Lj., "Atenolol uptake from pharmaceutical sources onto carbon aerogel prepared by supercritical CO2 drying" in Separation and Purification Technology, 350 (2024):127792,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2024.127792 . .