Current Issue |   5, 2015


Bench-top aqueous two-phase extraction of isolated individual single-walled carbon nanotubes

Navaneetha K. Subbaiyan1,§, A. Nicholas G. Parra-Vasquez1,§, Sofie Cambré1,2,§, Miguel A. Santiago Cordoba1, Sibel Ebru Yalcin1, Christopher E. Hamilton1, Nathan H. Mack1, Jeffrey L. Blackburn3, Stephen K. Doorn1, and Juan G. Duque1 (*)

1 Chemistry Division, Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy Group (C-PCS), Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), and Materials Science & Technology Division (MST-7), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544, USA
2 Experimental Condensed Matter Physics Laboratory, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, B-2610, Belgium
3 National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401, USA § These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0680-z

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1755–1769


Direct Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube-Graphene Hybrid Films by a Blown Bubble Method

Shiting Wu1, Enzheng Shi1, Yanbing Yang2, Wenjing Xu1, Xinyang Li2, Anyuan Cao1 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. China
2 College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0679-5

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1746–1754


Biotinylated Polyurethane-urea Nanoparticles for Targeted Theranostics in Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Genoveva Morral-Ruíz1, Pedro Melgar-Lesmes1,†, Andrea López-Vicente1, Conxita Solans2,3, María José García-Celma1,3 (*)

1 Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Barcelona, Av Joan XXIII s/n, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
2 Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC), CSIC, Jordi Girona 18-26, 08034, Barcelona, Spain
3 Networking Research Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine, CIBER-BBN, Spain † Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 02139, MA, USA
G. Morral-Ruíz and P. Melgar-Lesmes contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0678-6

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1729–1745


Facile production of ultrathin graphitic carbon nitride nanoplatelets for efficient visible-light water splitting

Qing Han, Fei Zhao, Chuangang Hu, Lingxiao Lv, Zhipan Zhang (*), Nan Chen, and Liangti Qu (*)

Key Laboratory of Cluster Science, Ministry of Education of China, Beijing Key Laboratory of Photoelectronic/Electrophotonic Conversion Materials, School of Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing and 100081, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0675-9

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1718–1728


Conductive resilient graphene aerogel via magnesiothermic reduction of graphene oxide assemblies

Huang Tang1, Peibo Gao1, Zhihao Bao1 (*), Bin Zhou1, Jun Shen1, Yongfeng Mei2, and Guangming Wu1 (*)

1 Shanghai Key Laboratory of Special Artificial Microstructure Materials and Technology, School of Physics Science and Engineering, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Fudan University, 220 Handan Road, Shanghai 200433, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0672-z

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1710–1717


Functionalized CVD monolayer graphene for label-free impedimetric biosensing

Shimaa Eissa1,2, Gaston Contreras Jimenez2, Farzaneh Mahvash2,3, Abdeladim Guermoune2, Chaker Tlili1, Thomas Szkopek3, Mohammed Zourob4, and Mohamed Siaj2 (*)

1 Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre – Energie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, 1650, Boul. Lionel Boulet, Varennes (Québec) J3X 1S2, Canada
2 Département de Chimie et Biochimie, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec, H3C 3P8, Canada
3 Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, H3A 2A7, Canada
4 Cranfield Health, Vincent Building, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, UK

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0671-0

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1698–1709


First-principles calculations of the dissolution and coalescence properties of Pt nanoparticle ORR catalysts: The effect of nanoparticle shape

Mary Clare Sison Escaño (*)

Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui, 3-9-1 Bunkyo, Fukui 910-8507, Japan

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0670-1

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1689–1697


Crystal-oriented wrinkles with origami-type junctions in few-layer hexagonal boron nitride

Camilla K. Oliveira1,†, Egleidson F. A. Gomes1, Mariana C. Prado1, Thonimar V. Alencar1, Regiane Nascimento1, Leandro M. Malard1, Ronaldo J. C. Batista2, Alan B. de Oliveira2, Helio Chacham1, Ana M. de Paula1, and Bernardo R. A. Neves1 (*)

1 Departamento de Física, ICEx, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – UFMG, C.P. 702, 30123-970 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2 Departamento de Física, ICEB, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto – UFOP, 35400-000 – Ouro Preto, Brazil
Present address: Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal do Paraná – UFPR, Caixa Postal 19044, 81531-990 – Curitiba, Brazil

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0665-y

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1680–1688


Realization of low contact resistance close to theoretical limit in graphene transistors

Hua Zhong, Zhiyong Zhang (*), Bingyan Chen, Haitao Xu, Dangming Yu, Le Huang, and Lianmao Peng (*)

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

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0656-z

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1669–1679


Fe3O4-nanoparticle-decorated TiO2 nanofiber hierarchical heterostructures with improved lithium-ion battery performance over wide temperature range

Hengguo Wang2, Guangsheng Wang1, Shuang Yuan3, Delong Ma3, Yang Li1, and Yu Zhang1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun 130022, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0655-0

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1659–1668


Visible-light-driven enhanced antibacterial and biofilm elimination activity of graphitic carbon nitride by embedded Ag nanoparticles

Wei Bing1,2, Zhaowei Chen1, Hanjun Sun1, Peng Shi1, Nao Gao1, Jinsong Ren1, and Xiaogang Qu1 (*)

1 Laboratory of Chemical Biology, Division of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, Jilin 130022, China
2 College of Life Science, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130012, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0654-1

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1648–1658


Real-time in vivo visualization of tumor therapy by a near-infrared-II Ag2S quantum dot-based theranostic nanoplatform

Feng Hu§, Chunyan Li§, Yejun Zhang, Mao Wang, Dongming Wu, and Qiangbin Wang (*)

Key Laboratory of Nano-Bio Interface, Division of Nanobiomedicine and i-Lab, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123, China
§ These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0653-2

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1637–1647


Ultra-sensitive graphene strain sensor for sound signal acquisition and recognition

Yan Wang1,2,§, Tingting Yang2,3,§, Junchao Lao1,2, Rujing Zhang3, Yangyang Zhang3, Miao Zhu2,3, Xiao Li2,3, Xiaobei Zang3, Kunlin Wang3, Wenjian Yu4, Hu Jin5, Li Wang1, and Hongwei Zhu2,3 (*)

1 Department of Physics and Institute for Advanced Study, Nanchang University, Nanchang 330031, China
2 Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Key Laboratory of Materials Processing Technology of MOE, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
4 Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
5 2D Carbon Graphene Material Co., Ltd., Changzhou 213149, China
§ These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0652-3

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1627–1636


Optical response and SERS properties of individual large scale supracrystals made of small silver nanocrystals

Pierre Aubertin1,2,3,4, Mohamed Ali Ben Aissa5, Noureddine Raouafi5, Suzanne Joiret1,2 (*), Alexa Courty3,4 (*), and Emmanuel Maisonhaute1,2 (*)

1 Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 8235, Laboratoire Interfaces et Systèmes Electrochimiques, F-75005 Paris, France
2 CNRS, UMR 8235, LISE, F-75005, Paris, France
3 Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 8233, Laboratoire MONARIS, F-75005, Paris, France
4 CNRS, UMR 8233, Laboratoire MONARIS, F-75005, Paris, France
5 Laboratoire de Chimie Analytique et Electrochimie, Département de Chimie, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Université de Tunis El Manar, Campus universitaire de Tunis El-Manar, 2092 Tunis El Manar, Tunisie

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0650-5

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1615–1626


Highly stretchable, electrically conductive textiles fabricated from silver nanowires and cupro fabrics using a simple dipping–drying method

Hui-Wang Cui1 (*), Katsuaki Suganuma1, and Hiroshi Uchida2

1 Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Mihogaoka 8-1, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047, Japan
2 Institute for Polymers and Chemicals Business Development Center, Showa Denko K. K., 5-1 Yawata Kaigan Dori, Ichihara, Chiba 290-0067, Japan

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0649-y

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1604–1614


Aerosol-assisted rapid synthesis of SnS-C composite microspheres as anode material for Na-ion batteries

Seung Ho Choi and Yun Chan Kang (*)

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea University, Anam-Dong, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul 136-713, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0648-z

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1595–1603


Three-Dimensional Porous Graphene-Metal Oxide Composite Microspheres: Preparation and Application in Li-ion Batteries

Seung Ho Choi1, Jung-Kul Lee2 (*), and Yun Chan Kang1 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea University, Anam-Dong, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul 136-713, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Chemical Engineering, Konkuk University, 1 Hwayang-Dong, Gwangjin-Gu, Seoul 143-701, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0646-1

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1584–1594


Nickel-coated silicon photocathode for water splitting in alkaline electrolytes

Ju Feng1,§, Ming Gong1,§, Michael J. Kenney1,§, Justin Z. Wu1, Bo Zhang1, Yanguang Li2, and Hongjie Dai1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
2 Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
§ These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0643-4

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1577–1583


Aggregation-induced emission (AIE) dye loaded polymer nanoparticles for gene silencing in pancreatic cancer and their in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility evaluation

Rui Hu1, Chengbin Yang1, Yucheng Wang1, Guimiao Lin2, Wei Qin3, Qingling Ouyang1, Wing-Cheung Law4, Quoc Toan Nguyen5, Ho Sup Yoon5, Xiaomei Wang2, Ken-Tye Yong1 (*), and Ben Zhong Tang3 (*)

1School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore  
2The Engineering Lab of Synthetic Biology and the Key Lab of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Shenzhen University,Shenzhen, 518060, China
3Department of Chemistry, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
4Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, P.R. China
5Division of Structural Biology & Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798,Singapore

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0642-5

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1563–1576


Cytotoxicity and non-specific cellular uptake of bare and surface-modified upconversion nanoparticles in human skin cells

Anna E. Guller1,2,4, Alla N. Generalova3,4, Elena V. Petersen5, Andrey V. Nechaev4,6, Inna A. Trusova5, Nikolay N. Landyshev5, Annemarie Nadort1,7, Ekaterina A. Grebenik1,3,4, Sergey M. Deyev3,4, Anatoly B. Shekhter2, and Andrei V. Zvyagin1,4 (*)

1 Macquarie University, Australia
2 I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Russia
3 Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
4 Nizhny Novgorod State University, Russia
5 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia
6 Moscow State University of Fine Chemical Technologies, Russia
7 University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0641-6

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1546–1562


Contracted Interlayer Distance in Graphene/Sapphire Heterostructure

Shiro Entani1(*), Liubov Yu. Antipina2,3, Pavel V. Avramov1,4, Manabu Ohtomo1, Yoshihiro Matsumoto1, Norie Hirao5, Iwao Shimoyama5, Hiroshi Naramoto1, Yuji Baba5, Pavel B. Sorokin1,2,6 (*) and Seiji Sakai1

1 Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195, Japan
2 Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials, Troitsk, Moscow 142190, Russian Federation
3 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Dolgoprudny, Moscow 141700, Russian Federation
4 Siberian Federal University, 79 Svobodniy pr., Krasnoyarsk 660041, Russian Federation
5 Quantum Beam Science Directorate, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 Japan
6 National University of Science and Technology MISiS, Moscow 119049, Russian Federation

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0640-7

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1535–1545


Solution processed MoS2–PVA composite for subbandgap mode-locking of a wideband tunable ultrafast Er:fiber laser

Meng Zhang1, Richard C. T. Howe2, Robert I. Woodward1, Edmund J. R. Kelleher1, Felice Torrisi2, Guohua Hu2, Sergei V. Popov1, J. Roy Taylor1, and Tawfique Hasan2 (*)

1 Femtosecond Optics Group, Blackett Laboratory, Prince Consort Road, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
2 Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0FA, UK

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0637-2

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1522–1534


A prospective cancer chemo-immunotherapy approach mediated by synergistic CD326 targeted porous silicon nanovectors

Mohammad-Ali Shahbazi1 (*), Neha Shrestha1, Ermei Mäkilä1,2, Francisca Araújo1,3,4, Alexandra Correia1, Tomás Ramos5
, Bruno Sarmento3,6, Jarno Salonen2, Jouni Hirvonen1, and Hélder A. Santos1 (*
1 Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland
2 Laboratory of Industrial Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Turku, FI-20014 Turku, Finland
3 INEB – Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica, NewTherapies Group, Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, 823, 4150-180 Porto, Portugal
4 ICBAS – Instituto Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, University of Porto, Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
5Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal
6IINFACTS – Instituto de Investigação e Formação Avançada em Ciências e Tecnologias da Saúde, Instituto Superior de Ciências da
Saúde-Norte, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, CESPU, Rua Central de Gandra, 4585-116 Gandra, Portugal

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0635-4

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1505–1521


Hydrothermal synthesis of nano-silicon from a silica sol and its use in lithium ion batteries

Jianwen Liang, Xiaona Li, Yongchun Zhu (*), Cong Guo, and Yitai Qian (*)
Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at Microscale and Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of
China, Hefei, Anhui 230026, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0633-6

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1497–1504


Shaped Pt–Ni nanocrystals with an ultrathin Pt-enriched shell derived from one-pot hydrothermal synthesis as active electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction

Jun Gu1,§, Guangxu Lan1,§, Yingying Jiang2,§, Yanshuang Xu1, Wei Zhu1, Chuanhong Jin2, and Yawen Zhang1 (*)

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Science, State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, PKU-HKU Joint Laboratory in Rare Earth Materials and Bioinorganic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Key Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Applications for Batteries of Zhejiang Province and School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
§ These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0632-7

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1480–1496


An effective method to reduce residual lithium com- pounds on Ni-rich Li[Ni0.6Co0.2Mn0.2]O2 active material using a phosphoric acid derived Li3PO4 nanolayer

Chang-Heum Jo1, Dae-Hyun Cho1, Hyung-Joo Noh3, Hithshi Yashiro2, Yang-Kook Sun3 (*), and Seung Taek Myung1 (*)

1 Department of Nano Engineering, Sejong University, 98 Gunja-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 143-747, South Korea
2 Department of Chemical Engineering, Iwate University, Morioka, Iwate 020-8551, Japan
3 Department of Energy Engineering, Hanyang University, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 133-791, South Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0631-8

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1464–1479


Covalent functionalization/polycarboxylation of tungsten disulfide inorganic nanotubes (INTs-WS2)

Daniel Raichman, David A. Strawser, and Jean-Paul Lellouche (*)

Department of Chemistry, Nanomaterials Research Center, Institute of Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 5290002, Israel

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0630-9

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1454–1463


Excellent photothermal conversion of core/shell CdSe/ Bi2Se3 quantum dots

Guo Zhi Jia1,2, Wen Kai Lou1, Fang Cheng3, Xiong Long Wang4, Jiang Hong Yao4, Ning Dai5, Hai Qing Lin6, and Kai Chang1 (*)

1 Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 912, Beijing 100083, China
2 Tianjin Chengjian University, Tianjin 300384, China
3 Department of Physics and Electronic Science, Changsha University of Science and Technology, Changsha 410004, China
4 Key Laboratory of Weak-Light Nonlinear Photonics, Ministry of Education, School of Physics and TEDA Applied Physics School, Nankai University, Tianjin 300457, China
5 Inst Tech Phys, Nat Lab Infrared Phys, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200083, China
6 Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing, 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0629-2

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1443–1453


Metal-assisted chemical etching of silicon and the behavior of nanoscale silicon materials as Li-ion battery anodes

William McSweeney1,2,3,4, Hugh Geaney1,4, and Colm O’Dwyer1,4 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
2 Department of Physics and Energy, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
3 Materials and Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
4 Micro & Nanoelectronics Centre, Tyndall National Institute, Lee Maltings, Cork, Ireland

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0659-9

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1395–1442


Applications of phototheranostic nanoagents in photodynamic therapy

Jayeeta Bhaumik1 (*), Amit Kumar Mittal1, Avik Banerjee2, Yusuf Chisti3, and Uttam Chand Banerjee1 (*)

1 Department of Pharmaceutical Technology (Biotechnology), National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Sector 67, S.A.S. Nagar 160062, India
2 Department of Radiology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana 141001, India
3 School of Engineering, Massey University, Private Bag 11 222, Palmerston North, New Zealand

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0628-3

Nano Research 2015, 8(5): 1373–1394


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