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Carbon Nanotubes in Biology and Medicine: In vitro and in vivo Detection, Imaging and Drug Delivery

Zhuang Liu, Scott Tabakman, Kevin Welsher, and Hongjie Dai()
Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, CA 94305, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-009-9009-8

Nano Res (2009)2:85-120

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In this comprehensive review, we have summarized the main results of our and other groups in using carbon nanotubes for biomedical applications including in vitro and in vivo biological detection, drug delivery and imaging. We have also discussed several controversial questions regarding toxicology, biodistribution and long term fate of carbon nanotubes.


Improved Peptidyl Linkers for Self-Assembly of Semiconductor Quantum Dot Bioconjugates

Lorenzo Berti 1,2, Paola Serena D'Agostino1 , Kelly Boeneman3 , and Igor L. Medintz3()
1CNR-INFM, National Research Center on nanoStructures and bioSystems at Surfaces (S3), Via Campi, 213/A 41100 Modena, Italy
2University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
3Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering Code 6900, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-009-9008-9

Nano Res (2009)2:121-129

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Schematic of the peptidyl-DNA conjugate formed from linking dyelabeled thiolated-DNA to the reactive iodoacetyl peptide synthesized in this study. Self-assembly of the peptidyl-DNA conjugate to the QD surface is mediated by the terminal polyhistidine (His6) peptide sequence through metal-affinity coordination and results in efficient FRET from the QD donor to the dye attached on the proximal DNA.


Bi2 S3Nanotubes: Facile Synthesis and Growth Mechanism

Dingsheng Wang, Chenhui Hao, Wen Zheng, Xiaoling Ma, Deren Chu, Qing Peng, and Yadong Li()
Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-009-9010-2

Nano Res (2009)2:130-134

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A facile method with high productivity has been designed to fabricate uniform Bi2S3 nanotubes. The classic rolling mechanism was proposed to be responsible for the nanotube formation.


Polyaniline Nanofiber Composites with Amines: Novel Materials for Phosgene Detection

Shabnam Virji1 , Robert Kojima 2, Jesse D. Fowler 1, Joey G. Villanueva2 , Richard B. Kaner 2, and Bruce H. Weiller1()
1Materials Processing and Evaluation Department, Space Materials Laboratory, The Aerospace Corporation, P. O. Box 92957/M2-248, Los Angeles, CA 90009, USA
2Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-009-9011-1

Nano Res (2009)2:135-142

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Sensitive chemical sensors for gaseous phosgene are produced from composites of polyaniline nanofibers with organic amines. Neat polyaniline nanofibers show no response but the amine composites show a strong doping response due to the acid produced from the reaction of phosgene with the amine.


Superhydrophobic Surfaces Produced by Applying a Self- Assembled Monolayer to Silicon Micro/Nano-Textured Surfaces

Yong Song1, Rahul Premachandran Nair1, Min Zou1 (), and Yongqiang Wang2
1Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
2Ocean NanoTech, LLC., 2143 Worth Lane, Springdale, AR 72764, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-009-9012-0

Nano Res (2009)2:143-150

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A superhydrophobic micro/nano-textured surface has been fabricated by a technique which is compatible with the micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) fabrication process.


Synthesis and Purple-Blue Emission of Antimony Trioxide Single-Crystalline Nanobelts with Elliptical Cross Section

Zhengtao Deng1,2,3 , Dong Chen1 , Fangqiong Tang1() , Jun Ren 1, and Anthony J. Muscat 2
1Laboratory of Controllable Preparation and Application of Nanomaterials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China
2Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
3College of Optical Science, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-009-9014-y

Nano Res (2009)2:151-160

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Single-crystalline purple-blue photoluminescence emitting orthorhombic antimony trioxide (Sb2O3) nanobelts with unique elliptical cross sections and three-dimensional (3-D) flower-like nanostructures formed by their self-assembly are reported.


Spontaneous Twist and Intrinsic Instabilities of Pristine Graphene Nanoribbons

Ksenia V. Bets and Boris I. Yakobson()
Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Department of Chemistry, and The Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA

DOI 10.1007 s12274-009-9015-x

Nano Res (2009)2:161-166

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Large thermal fluctuation of graphene sheets and ribbons are replaces by the stable patterns of twist or edge-frills caused by intrinsic edge forces.


Theory and Practice of >Striping< for Improved ON/OF Ratio in Carbon Nanonet Thin Film Transistors

Ninad Pimparkar 1, Qing Cao 2, John A. Rogers 2 (), and  Muhammad A. Alam1()
1School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1285, USA
2Frederick and Seitz Materials Res.  Lab, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA


DOI 10.1007/s12274-009-9013-z

Nano Res (2009) 2: 167-175

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Carbon Nanonets form an exciting new class of materials for applications such as display technology and flexible electronics. In this paper we describe a new scalable way of obtaining high yield nanonet transistors.


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