2 articles published in JoVE
Synthesis and Characterization of Fe-doped Aluminosilicate Nanotubes with Enhanced Electron Conductive Properties Ehsan Shafia1, Serena Esposito2, Elnaz Bahadori1, Marco Armandi1,3, Maela Manzoli4, Barbara Bonelli1,3,5 1Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, 2Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, 3Institute of Chemistry, Politecnico di Torino, 4Department of Chemistry & NIS Interdepartmental Centre, University of Turin, 5INSTM Unit of Torino-Politecnico, Politecnico di Torino Here, we present a protocol to synthesize and characterize Fe-doped aluminosilicate nanotubes. The materials are obtained by either sol-gel synthesis upon addition of FeCl3•6H2O to the mixture containing the Si and Al precursors or by post-synthesis ionic exchange of preformed aluminosilicate nanotubes.
Micron-scale Resolution Optical Tomography of Entire Mouse Brains with Confocal Light Sheet Microscopy Ludovico Silvestri1, Alessandro Bria2,3, Irene Costantini1, Leonardo Sacconi1,4, Hanchuan Peng5, Giulio Iannello2, Francesco Saverio Pavone1,4,6,7 1European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS), 2Integrated Research Centre, University Campus Bio-medico of Rome, 3DAEMI, University of Cassino, 4National Institute of Optics (CNR-INO), 5Allen Institute for Brain Science, 6Department of Physics, University of Florence, 7ICON Foundation, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy In this article we describe the full experimental procedure to reconstruct, with high resolution, the fine brain anatomy of fluorescently labeled mouse brains. The described protocol includes sample preparation and clearing, specimen mounting for imaging, data post-processing and multi-scale visualization.