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Viruses and Virus-Like Protein Assemblies°™°™Chemically Programmable Nanoscale Building Blocks

L. Andrew Lee, Zhongwei Niu, and Qian Wang()
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Nanocenter, University of South Carolina, 631 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
This paper is dedicated to Professor Yu-Fen Zhao on the occasion of her 60th birthday.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-009-9033-8

Nano Res (2009)2:349-3649

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Bionanoparticles (BNPs) are pre-fabricated protein templates with a wide range of nanotechnology-related applications. In this review, we primarily focus on some modification strategies, ranging from basic protein conjugation techniques to more novel strategies, which expand the range of applications of these multimeric proteins.


Control of Aggregate Size of Polyethyleneimine-Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles for Magnetofection

Xiaoliang Wang, Linzhu Zhou, Yongjie Ma, Xu Li, and Hongchen Gu()
Nano Biomedicine Research Center, Med-X Research Institute, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 1954 Huashan Road, Shanghai
200030, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-009-9035-6

Nano Res (2009)2:365-372

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Aggregate sizes of polyethyleneimine-coated magnetic nanoparticles are regulated by two methods. Only the weakly aggregated particles are suitable for magnetofection.


Simple and Rapid Synthesis of ¶Ń-Fe2O3 Nanowires Under Ambient Conditions

Albert G. Nasibulin1() , Simas Rackauskas1, Hua Jiang1, Ying Tian1, Prasantha Reddy Mudimela1, Sergey D.Shandakov1,2, Larisa1. Nasibulina1, Jani Sainio3, and Esko I. Kauppinen1,4()

1NanoMaterials Group, Department of Applied Physics and Center for New Materials, Helsinki University of Technology, Puumiehenkuja 2, 02150, Espoo, Finland
2Laboratory of Carbon NanoMaterials, Department of Physics, Kemerovo State University, Kemerovo 650043, Russia
3Laboratory of Physics, Helsinki University of Technology, Otakaari 1 M, 02150, Espoo, Finland
4VTT Biotechnology, Biologinkuja 7, 02044, Espoo, Finland

DOI 10.1007/s12274-009-9036-5

Nano Res (2009)2:373-3799

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A simple method for efficient and rapid synthesis of one-dimensional hematite (¶Ń-Fe2O3) nanowires based on electrical resistive heating of iron wire at ambient conditions was proposed. The nanowire growth mechanism was thoroughly discussed.


Synthesis of High Magnetic Moment CoFe Nanoparticles via Interfacial Diffusion in Core/Shell Structured Co/Fe Nanoparticles

Chao Wang1,2,†, Sheng Peng1,†, Lise-Marie Lacroix1, Shouheng Sun1()
1Department of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
2Current Address: Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-009-9037-4

Nano Res (2009)2:380-385

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High magnetic moment CoFe nanoparticles have been synthesized via the diffusion of Co and Fe in core/shell structured Co/Fe nanoparticles. These nanoparticles have high saturation magnetization up to 192 emu/g CoFe, and can be further stabilized after thermal annealing at 600 °„C.


Au®CAg Alloy Nanoporous Nanotubes

iaohu Gu, Liqiang Xu, Fang Tian, and Yi Ding()
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Key Laboratory of Liquid Structure and Heredity of Materials, Ministry of Education,
Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-009-9038-3

Nano Res (2009)2:386-393

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Novel Au®CAg alloy nanoporous nanotubes with tailored structural features and designed functionalities exhibit distinct optical properties and enhanced capability for electrochemiluminescence signal amplification, which make them particularly desirable as novel 1-D nano-carriers for biomedical, drug delivery and sensing applications.


Thermoelectric Properties of p-Type PbSe Nanowires

Wenjie Liang1,3, Oded Rabin1,4, Allon I. Hochbaum1, Melissa Fardy1, Minjuan Zhang2, and Peidong Yang1()
1Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
2Materials Research Department, Toyota Technical Center, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (TEMA) Inc., 1555 Woodridge Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
3Current Address: Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China
4Current Address: Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-009-9039-2

Nano Res (2009)2:394-3999

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Compared to bulk PbSe, the thermoelectric properties of individual solution-phase synthesized p-type PbSe nanowires exhibited a similar Seebeck coefficient and a significant reduction in thermal conductivity between 20 K and 300 K. After optimal annealing, single PbSe nanowires exhibited a thermoelectric figure of merit (ZT) of 0.12 at room temperature.


Size-Dependent Joule Heating of Gold Nanoparticles Using Capacitively Coupled Radiofrequency Fields

Christine H. Moran1,2,†, Sean M. Wainerdi2,3,†, Tonya K. Cherukuri4, Carter Kittrell4, Benjamin J. Wiley5, Nolan W. Nicholas6, Steven A. Curley2,7, John S. Kanzius, and Paul Cherukuri,2,4,5,8()
1Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 7005, USA
2Department of Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd,  Box 107, Houston, TX 77030, USA
3Department of Bioengineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
4Department of Chemistry and Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005, USA
5Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
6Department of Physics and Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005, USA
7Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005, USA
8Department of Experimental Therapeutics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Box 107, Houston, TX77030, USA

These two authors made an equal contribution to the work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-009-9048-1

Nano Res (2009)2:400-4059

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Very low concentrations of small diameter gold nanoparticles rapidly undergo Joule heating using radiofrequency fields.


PtAu Bimetallic Heteronanostructures Made by Post-Synthesis Modifi cation of Pt-on-Au Nanoparticles

Zhenmeng Peng and Hong Yang()
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester, Gavett Hall 206, Rochester, NY 14627, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-009-9040-9

Nano Res (2009)2:406-415

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PtAu bimetallic nanostructures have been synthesized from Pt-on-Au colloidal nanoparticles. The composition of the resulting PtAu nanostructures is heterogeneous within the particles. Carbon-supported PtAu bimetallic heteronanostructures have much higher mass current density than pure Pt metal in the electrocatalytic oxidation of formic acid. Post-synthesis modification can be a very useful approach to the control of composition distributions in alloy nanostructures.


Synthesis of WS2 and MoS2Fullerene-Like Nanoparticles from Solid Precursors

Inna Wiesel 1, Hamutal Arbel1 , Ana Albu-Yaron1 , Ronit Popovitz-Biro2 , Jeffrey M. Gordon3,4 , Daniel Feuermann3 ,
and Reshef Tenne1()
1Department of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel
2Electron Microscopy Unit, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel
3Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva Campus 84990, Israel
4The Pearlstone Center for Aeronautical Engineering Studies, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel


DOI 10.1007/s12274-009-9034-7

Nano Res (2009)2:416-424

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Using solid reducing agents, inorganic fullerene-like nanoparticles (IF) of WS2 and MoS2 have been synthesized from purely solid precursors. This method circumvents the use of toxic and hazardous gases, like H2S and hydrogen, in the synthesis of IF nanoparticles.


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