Volume 2

Issue 09,2009

(8 articles)

Jian Wang1, 2), Xucun Ma1, Shuaihua Ji1, Yun Qi1, Yingshuang Fu1, Aizi Jin1, Li Lu1, Changzhi Gu1, X. C. Xie1, 3, Mingliang Tian2, Jinfeng Jia1, 4, and Qikun Xue1, 4

We observed novel magnetoresistance oscillations below the superconducting transition temperature Tc of the single crystal Pb nanobridges. The oscillations were not seen in the crystalline Pb fi lms.
2009, 2: 671-677

Tristan Rawling, Christine E. Austin, Dominic Hare, Philip A. Doble, Hadi M. Zareie, and Andrew M. McDonagh (

Thin fi lms of new ruthenium phthalocyanine complexes on gold surfaces are used to demonstrate a laser ablation ICP-MS technique that provides valuable information about thin fi lms across macro-sized areas.
2009, 2: 678-687

Yingchun Zhu (), Qichao Ruan, and Fangfang Xu

Three-Dimensional Epitaxy of Arrays of ZnS Nanobranches from Tricrystals. ZnS nanobranches have been epitaxially grown on the ternary facets of tricrystals and extend in three [0001] directions forming ordered nanostructures.
2009, 2: 688-694

Franziska Schffel1 ), Jamie H. Warner2, Alicja Bachmatiuk1, Bernd Rellinghaus1, Bernd Büchner1, Ludwig Schultz1, and Mark H. Rümmeli1

The controlled etching of graphite and graphene by catalytic hydrogenation is potentially a key engineering route for the fabrication of graphene nanoribbons with atomic precision. In this study we exploit the benefits of aberrationcorrected high-resolution transmission electron microscopy to gain insight to the hydrogenation reaction as well as to identify the etching directions at the atomic scale.
2009, 2: 695-705

Wen Qian1,, Rui Hao1,, Yanglong Hou1 ), Yuan Tian2, Chengmin Shen2, Hongjun Gao2, and Xuelei Liang3

Monolayer and bilayer graphene sheets have been produced by a solvothermal-assisted exfoliation process in the presence of a highly polar organic solvent,acetonitrile, with yields of graphene of up to 10 wt%-12 wt%; electron diffraction and Raman spectroscopy indicated that the resulting graphene is high quality without any signifi cant structural defects.
2009, 2: 706-712

Chunsheng Li, Fangyi Cheng, Weiqiang Ji, Zhanliang Tao, and Jun Chen(

The Mg mixture of nanospheres and microspheres is promising in the application of primary Mg/MnO2 batteries because of the suffi cient contact and greatly reduced charge transfer impedance and polarization.
2009, 2: 713-721

Changzhou Yuan, Shenglin Xiong, Xiaogang Zhang (), Laifa Shen, Fang Zhang, Bao Gao, and Linhao Su

Ordered mesoporous NiO/PSS-CNTs composites simultaneously meet the three requirements for energy storage in electrochemical capacitors at high rate, namely good electron conductivity, highly accessible electrochemical surface areas owing to the existence of mesopores and efficient mass transport by virtue of the macropores present.
2009, 2: 722-732

Joo P. C. Trigueiro, Raquel S. Borges, Rodrigo L. Lavall, Hallen D. R. Calado, and Glaura G. Silva (

Carbon black and carbon nanotube were dispersed in a polyurethane/copolyether matrix to prepare a nanostructured composite for use in a polymeric multilayer supercapacitor.
2009, 2: 733-739