Volume 2

Issue 04,2009

(8 articles)

Jin Xie, Kai Chen, and Xiaoyuan Chen()

Chemically and genetically tailor magnetosomes to make them functional entities for various biological applications.
2009, 2: 261-278

Geoffrey Bartholomeusz1 (), Paul Cherukuri1, 2 , John Kingston1, Laurent Cognet2, 3, Robert Lemos Jr.1, Tonya K. Leeuw2, Laura Gumbiner-Russo1, R. Bruce Weisman2, and Garth Powis1

Pristine single-walled carbon nanotubes serve as non-toxic agents to efficiently deliver siRNA into tumor cells to silence proteins following the induction of the RNAi response.
2009, 2: 279-291

Fan Zhang and Dongyuan Zhao()

Ordered rare-earth fluoride nanotube arrays and uniform dispersed multifunctional magnetic-doped rare-earth fluoride nanotubes have been prepared by a selfassembly of nanocrystals in the channels of AAO membranes. The nanotubes composed of -NaYF4 doped with Yb, Er and Fe3O4 nanocrystals possess excellent upconversion fluorescence and magnetic properties.
2009, 2: 292-305

Panikkanvalappil Ravindranathan Sajanlal and Thalappil Pradeep()

A method for the synthesis of a new class of anisotropic mesostructured gold material named, “mesoflower” is demonstrated. A high degree of structural purity with star-shaped, nano-structured stems with pentagonal symmetry is its main attraction. We demonstrate the utility of mesoflowers as an infrared absorber by a simple real-time measurement. SERS-based imaging of a single mesoflower is also demonstrated.
2009, 2: 306-320

Xiaoli He, Guowen Meng(), Xiaoguang Zhu, and Mingguang Kong
Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, and Anhui Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials and Nanostructures, Institute of Solid State Physics,

The growth of GaN nanowires with extremely tapering needle-like tips follows the VLS mechanism. The small lattice mismatch between GaN and -LiAlO2 promotes the vertical orientation of GaN nanowires and the cooling process plays a key role in the formation of the tapering tips.
2009, 2: 321-326

Hailin Peng1 , Xiao Feng Zhang2 , Ray D. Twesten3 , and Yi Cui1(✉)

The ordering of structural vacancies and lithium insertion in III2 VI3 nanowires have been investigated.
(200))2: 327-335

Hailiang Wang, Xinran Wang, Xiaolin Li, and Hongjie Dai()

Noncovalently functionalized graphene sheets have been selfassembled onto patterned gold structures affording contollable production of graphene devices on a large scale.
2009, 2: 336-342

Yanfei Xu, Yan Wang, Jiajie Liang, Yi Huang, Yanfeng Ma, Xiangjian Wan, and Yongsheng Chen()

A novel hybrid material prepared from graphene and PEDOT has excellent transparency, electrical conductivity and good fl exibility, together with high thermal stability and is easily processed in water and organic solvents. Wide practical applications are thus expected for this graphene-based hybrid material in various optoelectronic devices.
2009, 2: 343-348