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Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Mn3O4 Nanocrystals and Their Catalysis of the Degradation of Methylene Blue

Pengqu Zhang1, Yonggong Zhan1,2 (), Bingxin Cai1 (), Chenchun Hao1, Jun Wang1, Chunxiao Liu1, Zhoujun Meng1, Zhoulan Yin2, and Qiyuan Chen2

College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
2 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-010-1026-0

Nano Res (2010) 3: 235每243

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Octahedral Mn3O4 nanocrystals with single crystalline structures have been synthesized in an extremely low precursor concentration reaction system and were an efficient catalyst for the oxidation of methylene blue (MB).


Large Scale Photochemical Synthesis of M@TiO2 Nanocomposites (M = Ag, Pd, Au, Pt) and Their Optical Properties, CO Oxidation Performance, and Antibacterial Effect

Shao Feng Chen1,†, Jian Ping Li2,†, Kun Qian3, Wei Ping Xu1, Yang Lu1, Wei Xin Huang3 and Shu Hong Yu1 ()
1 Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 School of Pharmacy, Anhui University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hefei 230026, China
3 Division of Chemical Physics, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
 These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-010-1027-z

Nano Res (2010) 3: 244每255

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Well dispersed M@TiO2 (M = Ag, Pd, Au, Pt) nanocomposite particles with ultrafine noble metal nanoparticles can be synthesized on a large scale by a clean photochemical route without any additives being required. The nanocomposites show good catalytic performance for CO oxidation at low temperature and antibacterial effects at a low dosage.


Stabilization of the Anatase Phase of Ti1-xSnxO2 (x < 0.5) Nanofibers

Kandasami Asokan1,2, Jae Young Park1, Sunwoo Choi1, Changhwan Chang3

and Sang Sub Kim1 ()

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402每751, Republic of Korea

2 Inter-University Accelerator Centre, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067, 


3 Department of Materials Test and Analysis, Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology,Pohang 790每600, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-010-1028-y

Nano Res (2010) 3: 256每263

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Stabilization of the anatase phase of Ti1-xSnxO2 (x < 0.5) nanofibers is confirmed. Photoluminescence results demonstrate the tunable nature of the optical properties with the emission maximum shifting towards higher wavelength with increasing Sn concentration.


In Situ Etching for Total Control Over Axial and Radial Nanowire Growth

Magnus T. Borgström1 (), Jesper Wallentin1, Johanna Trägårdh1,∫, Peter Ramvall1, Martin Ek2, L. Reine Wallenberg2, Lars Samuelson1, and Knut Deppert1

Solid State Physics, Lund University, Box 118, S-221 00, Lund, Sweden
2 Polymer & Materials Chemistry/nCHREM, Lund University, S-22100 Lund, Sweden
Present Address: H. H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, United Kingdom

DOI 10.1007/s12274-010-1029-x

Nano Res (2010) 3: 264每270

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Scanning electron microscope images and schematic insets of the intended and resulting InP nanowire growth, without (left) and with (right) in situ etching which prevents non desired radial growth.


Mechanical Properties of ZnO Nanowires Under Different Loading Modes

Feng Xu1, Qingqun Qin1, Ashish Mishra2, Yi Gu2, and Yong Zhu1 ()
1 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-010-1030-4

Nano Res (2010) 3: 271每280

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In situ scanning electron microscopy (SEM) tension and buckling tests on single ZnO nanowires (NWs) along the polar direction [0001] were conducted. The bending modulus increased more rapidly than the tensile modulus as the NW diameter decreased from 80 to 20 nm, which demonstrates that the elasticity size effects in ZnO NWs are mainly due to surface stiffening.


Ultraviolet Photoconductance of a Single Hexagonal WO3 Nanowire

Kai Huang1, Qing Zhang1 (), Feng Yang2, and Deyan He2

Microelectronics Center, School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798
2 School of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-010-1031-3

Nano Res (2010) 3: 281每287

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The nano photodetector based on a single hexagonal WO3 nanowire is sensitive to the ultraviolet B light, and exhibits a superior performance in sensitivity, reversibility and wavelength selectivity.


Quantum Transport Properties of Chemically Functionalized Long Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes

Alejandro Lopez-Bezanilla1, Xavier Blase2, and Stephan Roche1,3 ()


1 Commissariat a l*Energie Atomique, 38054 Grenoble Cedex, France
2 Institut N谷el, CNRS and Universit谷 Joseph Fourier, B.P. 166, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 09, France
3 CIN2 (CSIC-ICN) Barcelona, Campus UAB, E-08193 Bellaterra, Spain

DOI 10.1007/s12274-010-1032-2

Nano Res (2010) 3: 288每295

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When semiconducting carbon nanotubes are randomly covered with carbene functional groups the conductance of narrow tubes is not significantly affected, but that of larger tubes is dramatically reduced.


Selection of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes According to Both Their Diameter and Chirality via Nanotweezers

Jing Zhou1,†, Hong Li1,†, Jing Lu1 (), Guangfu Luo1, Lin Lai1, Rui Qin1, Lu Wang1, Shigeru Nagase2, Zhengxiang Gao(), Waining Mei3, Guangping Li4, Dapeng Yu1, and Stefano Sanvito5
1 State Key Laboratory of Mesoscopic Physics and Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Department of Theoretical Molecular Science, Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki 444-8585, Japan
3 Department of Physics, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska 68182-0266, USA
4 SICAS Center, Lee Hall, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY 13820, USA
5 School of Physics and CRANN, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
† These authors contributed equally to this paper.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-010-1033-1

Nano Res (2010) 3: 296每306

Address correspondence to Jing Lu,; Zhengxiang Gao,

Adsorption of aromatic molecule-based nanotweezers on single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) is investigated by using the density functional theory. Selective adsorption of SWNTs according to their chirality and diameter is revealed.


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