Volume 2

Issue 12,2009

(8 articles)

Weilin Xu

, Hao Shen, Guokun Liu, and Peng Chen

The single-molecule fluorescence approach to nanoparticle catalysis and the single-molecule kinetic formalism for quantitative analysis of reaction kinetics are reviewed.
2009, 2: 911-922

Xiaoling Xiao

1, Li Wang2, Dingsheng Wang1, Xiangming He2, Qing Peng1, and Yadong Li1,3

Orthorhombic LiMnO2 nanoparticles and LiMnO2 nanorods have been synthesized by hydrothermal methods. Galvanostatic tests indicated that LiMnO2 nanorods exhibited higher discharge capacity and better cyclability than LiMnO2 nanoparticles. The excellent electrochemical performance of LiMnO2 nanorods results from their one-dimensional nanostructure, which helps to transport electrons along the length direction and accommodate volume changes resulting from the charge/discharge processes. We conclude that the morphology of LiMnO2 can play an important role in electrochemical performance.
2009, 2: 923-930

Joanne W. L. Yim

1,2, Deirdre Chen1, Gregory F. Brown1,2, and Junqiao Wu1,2

High aspect ratio nanoribbons and nanowires of ZnTe and ZnSe with mm lengths are synthesized by vapor transport. Using increasing Cu-ion immersion for ex situ doping, the ZnTe nanoribbons are made p-type to increasing degrees, while the ZnSe nanowires begin to exhibit ionic conduction.
2009, 2: 931-937

Min Chen

1,2,3, Ji Zang3, Dingquan Xiao1, C. Zhang4, and Feng Liu3

Molecular dynamics simulations demonstrating a nanopumping process driving and ejecting a C20 molecule via (13, 0) single-walled carbon nanotube.
2009, 2: 938-944

Hongming Wang, Servaas Michielssens, Samuel L. C. Moors, and Arnout


Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine molecules are found to form a supramolecular multi-layered structure wrapped around a carbon nanotube surface. At the saturation point, a membrane-like structure is self-assembled with a width of 41.4 Å, which is slightly larger than the width of a cell membrane.
2009, 2: 945-954

Bhupendra Chudasama

1, Anjana K. Vala2, Nidhi Andhariya2, R. V. Upadhyay3, and R. V. Mehta2

Surface plasmon resonance from Fe3O4–Ag core–shell nanostructures (A) before and after (B) phase transfer. The facile phase transfer does not alter the fundamental properties of the core–shell nanostructures.
2009, 2: 955-965

Daesoo Kim

§, Paresh Shimpi§, and Pu-Xian Gao

Electron beam irradiation under high vacuum induces surface oxidation and displacement damage in zigzag zinc blende ZnS nanowires, resulting in conversion into ZnS ZnO nanocables and nanoparticle networks.
2009, 2: 966-974

Binghui Wu

§, Hai Zhang§, Cheng Chen, Shuichao Lin, and Nanfeng Zheng

Using Au (6.7 nm)–Fe3O4 dumbbell nanoparticles as the precursors to prepare TiO2-supported Au nanocatalysts allows the unambiguous identifi cation of the importance of the Au–TiO2 interface in CO oxidation.
2009, 2: 975-983