Current Issue |   3, 2015


Self-organized metal–semiconductor epitaxial graphene layer on off-axis 4H-SiC(0001)

Debora Pierucci1, Haikel Sediri1, Mahdi Hajlaoui1,2, Emilio Velez-Fort1,3, Yannick J. Dappe4, Mathieu G. Silly2, Rachid Belkhou2, Abhay Shukla3, Fausto Sirotti2, Noelle Gogneau1, and Abdelkarim Ouerghi1 (*)

1 CNRS- Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures, Route de Nozay, 91460 Marcoussis, France
2 Synchrotron-SOLEIL, Saint-Aubin, BP48, F91192 Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France
3 Université Pierre et Marie Curie (CNRS – IMPMC), 4 Pl. Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France
4 Service de Physique de l’Etat Condensé (CNRS URA2464), IRAMIS, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-Sur-Yvette, France

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0584-y

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 1026–1037


Solution-processed copper nanowire flexible transparent electrodes with PEDOT:PSS as binder, protector and oxide-layer scavenger for polymer solar cells

Jianyu Chen1, Weixin Zhou1, Jun Chen1, Yong Fan1, Ziqiang Zhang1, Zhendong Huang1, Xiaomiao Feng1 (*), Baoxiu Mi1, Yanwen Ma1 (*), Wei Huang1,2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory for Organic Electronics & Information Displays (KLOEID) and Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications (NUPT), Nanjing 210046, China
2 Jiangsu-Singapore Joint Research Center for Organic/Bio-Electronics & Information Displays and Institute of Advanced Materials, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211816, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0583-z

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 1017–1025


Transient response of carbon nanotube integrated circuits

Panpan Zhang, Yingjun Yang, Tian Pei, Chenguang Qiu, Li Ding, Shibo Liang, Zhiyong Zhang (*), and Lianmao Peng (*)

Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices and Department of Electronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0582-0

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 1005–1016


Tailoring uniform γ-MnO2 nanosheets on highly conductive three-dimensional current collectors for high-performance supercapacitor electrodes

Sangbaek Park1,§, Hyun-Woo Shim2,§, Chan Woo Lee1, Hee Jo Song1, Ik Jae Park1, Jae-Chan Kim2, Kug Sun Hong1, and Dong-Wan Kim2 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744, Korea
2 School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-713, Korea
§ These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0581-1

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 990–1004


Tunnel junctions in a III–V nanowire by surface engineering

Salman Nadar1, Chloé Rolland1, Jean-François Lampin1, Xavier Wallart1, Philippe Caroff1,2 (*), and Renaud Leturcq1,3 (*)

1 Institute of Electronics Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, CNRS-UMR 8520, ISEN Department, Avenue Poincaré, CS 60069, 59652 Villeneuve d’Ascq Cedex, France
2 Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia 3 Département Science et Analyse des Matériaux, Centre de Recherche Public–Gabriel Lippmann, 41 rue du Brill, L-4422 Belvaux, Luxembourg

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0579-8

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 980–989


Topological crystalline insulator nanomembrane with strain-tunable band gap

Xiaofeng Qian1, Liang Fu2 (*), and Ju Li1 (*)

1 Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Instituteof Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
2 Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0578-9

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 967–979


ZnO-nanotaper array sacrificial templated synthesis of noble-metal building-block assembled nanotube arrays as 3D SERS-substrates

Chuhong Zhu1, Guowen Meng1,2 (*), Qing Huang3, Xiujuan Wang1, Yiwu Qian1, Xiaoye Hu1, Haibin Tang1, and Nianqiang Wu4

1 Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, and Anhui Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China
2 University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
3 Institute of Technical Biology and Agriculture Engineering, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China
4 Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 6106, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0577-x

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 957–966


Scanning gate imaging of quantum point contacts and the origin of the 0.7 anomaly

Andrea Iagallo1, Nicola Paradiso1, Stefano Roddaro1,2, Christian Reichl3, Werner Wegscheider3, Giorgio Biasiol2, Lucia Sorba1, Fabio Beltram1, and Stefan Heun1 (*)

1 National Enterprise for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NEST), Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR and Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza San Silvestro 12, 56127 Pisa, Italy
2 Istituto Offcina dei Materiali CNR, Laboratorio TASC, 34149 Trieste, Italy
3 Solid State Physics Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Schafmattstrasse 16, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0576-y

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 948–956


Size-dependent transition of the deformation behavior of Au nanowires

Na-Young Park1,2, Ho-Seok Nam1, Pil-Ryung Cha1 (*), and Seung-Cheol Lee3 (*)

1 School of Advanced Materials Engineering, Kookmin University, Seoul 136-702, South Korea
2 Future Convergence Research Division, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul 136-791, South Korea
3 Indo–Korea Science and Technology Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul 136-791, South Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0575-z

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 941–947


Molecular dynamics for the charging behavior of nano- structured electric double layer capacitors containing room temperature ionic liquids

Xian Kong1,2, Diannan Lu2 (*), Zheng Liu2 (*), and Jianzhong Wu1 (*)

1 Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521,USA
2 Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0574-0

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 931–940


A colorimetric method for α-glucosidase activity assay and its inhibitor screening based on aggregation of gold nanoparticles induced by specific recognition between phenylenediboronic acid and 4-aminophenyl-α-D- glucopyranoside

Juan Zhang1, Ying Liu1, Jun Lv1, and Genxi Li1,2 (*)

1 Laboratory of Biosensing Technology, School of Life Sciences, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Department of Biochemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0573-1

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 920–930


Self-assembled vertically aligned gold nanorod super- lattices for ultra-high sensitive detection of molecules

Amey Apte1, Prashant Bhaskar1, Raja Das2,3, Smita Chaturvedi1, Pankaj Poddar2,3, and Sulabha Kulkarni1 (*)

1 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan, Pune – 411008, India
2 Physical and Materials Chemistry Division, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pashan, Pune – 411008, India
3 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), Anusandhan Bhavan, 2 Rafi Marg, New Delhi – 100001, India

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0572-2

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 907–919


Templated synthesis of TiO2 nanotube macrostructures and their photocatalytic properties

Hongbian Li1, Qiaoyu Zhou1, Yuntian Gao2, Xuchun Gui3, Long Yang1, Mingde Du1, Enzheng Shi2, Jidong Shi1, Anyuan Cao2 (*), and Ying Fang1 (*)

1 National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, 11 Beiyitiao Street, Zhongguancun, Beijing, 100190, China
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
3 State Key Lab of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510275, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0571-3

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 900–906


Electrochemically and DNA-triggered cell release from ferrocene/β-cyclodextrin and aptamer modified dual- functionalized graphene substrate

Lingyan Feng1,2, Wen Li1,2, Jinsong Ren1, and Xiaogang Qu1 (*)

1 Laboratory of Chemical Biology and State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, P. R. China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, P. R. China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0570-4

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 887–899


A 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition protocol to porphyrin- functionalized reduced graphene oxide with a push–pull motif

Aijian Wang1,2, Wang Yu1, Zhengguo Xiao3, Yinglin Song3, Lingliang Long1, Marie P. Cifuentes4, Mark G. Humphrey4, and Chi Zhang1,2,4 (*)

1 China–Australia Joint Research Center for Functional Molecular Materials, School of Chemical and Material Engineering, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China
2 China–Australia Joint Research Center for Functional Molecular Materials, Scientific Research Academy, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China
3 School of Physical Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China
4 Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0569-x

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 870–886


Sweet plasmonics: Sucrose macrocrystals of metal nanoparticles

Talha Erdem1, Zeliha Soran-Erdem1, Pedro Ludwig Hernandez-Martinez1,2, Vijay Kumar Sharma1, Halil Akcali1, Ibrahim Akcali1, Nikolai Gaponik3, Alexander Eychmüller3, and Hilmi Volkan Demir1,2 (*)

1 Departments of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Physics, UNAM−National Nanotechnology Research Center, and Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Bilkent University, Ankara 06800, Turkey
2 School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
3 Physical Chemistry, TU Dresden, Bergstrasse 66b, D-01062 Dresden, Germany

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0568-y

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 860–869


Laser induced oxidation and optical properties of stoichiometric and non-stoichiometric Bi2Te3 nanoplates

Rui He1 (*), Sukrit Sucharitakul2, Zhipeng Ye1, Courtney Keiser1, Tim E. Kidd1, and Xuan P. A. Gao2

1 Department of Physics, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614, USA
2 Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0567-z

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 851–859


Hydrogenation of the buffer-layer graphene on 6H-SiC (0001): A possible route for the engineering of graphene- based devices

Yu-Pu Lin (*), Younal Ksari, and Jean-Marc Themlin (*)

Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, Université de Toulon, IM2NP, UMR 7334, 13397 Marseille, France

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0566-0

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 839–850


Three-dimensional hierarchical Pt–Cu superstructures

Farhat Nosheen, Zhicheng Zhang, Guolei Xiang, Biao Xu, Yong Yang, Faisal Saleem, Xiaobin Xu, Jingchao Zhang, and Xun Wang (*)

Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0565-1

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 832–838


Photoreduction of CO2 on BiOCl nanoplates with the assistance of photoinduced oxygen vacancies

Ling Zhang, Wenzhong Wang (*), Dong Jiang, Erping Gao, and Songmei Sun

State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructures,Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0564-2

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 821–831


Ni-induced stepwise capacity increase in Ni-poor Li- rich cathode materials for high performance lithium ion batteries

Delai Ye1, Chenghua Sun2, Yu Chen1, Kiyoshi Ozawa3, Denisa Hulicova-Jurcakova1, Jin Zou4, and Lianzhou Wang1 (*)

1 Nanomaterials Centre, School of Chemical Engineering and Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
2 School of Chemistry, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia
3 National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, Japan
4 Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis and Material Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0563-3

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 808–820


Lithium-assisted exfoliation of pristine graphite for fewlayer graphene nanosheets

Minwei Xu1,2, Huiting Sun1, Cai Shen3, Sen Yang1, Wenxiu Que2, Yin Zhang4 (*), and Xiaoping Song1 (*)

1 MOE Key Laboratory for Nonequilibrium Synthesis and Modulation of Condensed Matter, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, 710049, China
2 Electronic Materials Research Laboratory, International Center for Dielectric Research, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
3 Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, 315201, China
4 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, 201804, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0562-4

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 801–807


Enhancement of photoresponsive electrical characteristics of multilayer MoS2 transistors using rubrene patches

Eun Hei Cho1, Won Geun Song2, Cheol Joon Park1, Jeongyong Kim3, Sunkook Kim2 (*), and Jinsoo Joo1 (*)

1 Department of Physics, Korea University, Seoul 136-713, South Korea
2 Department of Electronics and Radio Engineering Institute for Laser Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do 446-701, South Korea
3 Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics (CINAP), Institute for Basic Science (IBS); Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746, South Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0561-5

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 790–800


Structural analysis of a nanoparticle containing a lipid bilayer used for detergent-free extraction of membrane proteins

Mohammed Jamshad1,§, Vinciane Grimard2,§, Ilaria Idini3,§, Tim J. Knowles4,§, Miriam R. Dowle5, Naomi Schofield1, Pooja Sridhar4, Yupin Lin1, Rachael Finka1, Mark Wheatley1, Owen R. T. Thomas6, Richard E. Palmer5, Michael Overduin4, Cédric Govaerts2, Jean-Marie Ruysschaert2, Karen J. Edler3, and Tim R. Dafforn1 (*)

1 School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
2 Université Libre de Bruxelles, SFMB - CP206/2, Bd. du Triomphe, Accès 2 1050, Bruxelles, Belgium
3 Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
4 School of Cancer Studies, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
5 Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory and PSIBS, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
6 School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
§ These authors contributed equally to the work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0560-6

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 774–789


Self-powered acoustic source locator in underwater environment based on organic film triboelectric nano- generator

Aifang Yu1,§, Ming Song1,§, Yan Zhang1, Yang Zhang1, Libo Chen1, Junyi Zhai1 (*), and Zhong Lin Wang1,2 (*)

1 Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100083, China
2 School of Material Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, USA
§ Authors with equal contribution and authorship order determined by coin toss.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0559-z

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 765–773


Mesoporous silica nanorods intrinsically doped with photosensitizers as a multifunctional drug carrier for combination therapy of cancer

Guangbao Yang, Hua Gong, Xiaoxin Qian, Pengli Tan, Zhiwei Li, Teng Liu, Jingjing Liu, Youyong Li (*), and Zhuang Liu (*)

Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0558-0

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 751–764


Vertically coupled ZnO nanorods on MoS2 monolayers with enhanced Raman and photoluminescence emission

Kenan Zhang1,2, Yun Zhang1, Tianning Zhang1, Wenjing Dong1, Tiaoxing Wei1, Yan Sun1, Xin Chen1 (*), Guozhen Shen2 (*), and Ning Dai1

1 National Laboratory for Infrared Physics, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200083, China
2 State Key Laboratory for Superlattices and Microstructures, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0557-1

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 743–750


Bimetallic nano-mushrooms with DNA-mediated interior nanogaps for high-efficiency SERS signal amplification

Jianlei Shen1, Jing Su1, Juan Yan1, Bin Zhao1, Dongfang Wang1, Siyi Wang2, Kun Li1, Mengmeng Liu1, Yao He2, Sanjay Mathur3, Chunhai Fan1, and Shiping Song1,3 (*)

1 Division of Physical Biology & Bioimaging Center, Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China
2 Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM) and Jiangsu Key, Laboratory for Carbon-based Functional Materials & Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
3 Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Cologne, D-50939 Cologne, Germany

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0556-2

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 731–742


High power triboelectric nanogenerator based on printed circuit board (PCB) technology

Changbao Han1,§, Chi Zhang1,§, Wei Tang1, Xiaohui Li1, and Zhong Lin Wang1,2 (*)

1 Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
2 School of Material Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, USA
§ These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0555-3

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 722–730


Spatial control of palladium nanoparticles in flexible click-based porous organic polymers for hydrogenation of olefins and nitrobenzene

Liuyi Li1,2, Chunshan Zhou1,2, Huaixia Zhao1,2, and Ruihu Wang1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, China
2 Key Laboratory of Coal to Ethylene Glycol and Its Related Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0554-4

Nano Research 2015, 8(3): 709–721


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