Volume 4

Issue 09,2011

(10 articles)

Dong Hyun Lee1, Jaeseok Yi1, Won Woo Lee1, Ungyu Paik1,2 (), John A. Rogers3 (), and Won Il Park1 ()

Optical properties of laterally aligned Si nanowire (SiNW) arrays have been studied in order to explore their potential applicability in transparent electronics.
2011, 4(9): 817–823

Xiaoping Jin, Marta Kruszynska, Jürgen Parisi, and Joanna Kolny-Olesiak ()

CdTe nanowires have been synthesized by means of colloidal chemistry. Ultrathin, straight, branched and saw-tooth-like nanowires were obtained by changing the reaction time and the ratio between Cd and Te precursors.
2011, 4(9): 824–835

Jiajia Wu1, Yanglong Hou2 (), and Song Gao1 ()

FePt–Au heterostructured nanocrystals (HNCs) have been synthesized by the growth of Au nanoparticles onto FePt nanorods producing tadpole-, dumbbell-, bead- and necklace-like nanostructures. The FePt–Au HNCs show interesting optical, magnetic and catalytic properties.
2011, 4(9): 836–848

Simon Thiele (), Roland Zengerle, and Christoph Ziegler

A three-dimensional reconstruction of the polymer electrolyte fuel cell catalyst layer is shown. A series of two-dimensional images have been obtained from focused ion beam/scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM) imaging and a segmentation method for the two-dimensional images is developed.
2011, 4(9): 849–860

Feng Wu1,2 and Qing Yang1,2 ()

An ammonium bicarbonate reduction route for the synthesis of uniform gold nanoparticles and a study of their properties is described.
2011, 4(9): 861–869

Guanghui Xu1, Chao Zheng1, Qiang Zhang1, Jiaqi Huang1, Mengqiang Zhao1, Jingqi Nie1, Xianghua Wang2, and Fei Wei1()

Binder-free activated carbon (AC)/carbon nanotube (CNT) paper electrodes have been fabricated for use in advanced supercapacitors based on low-cost, industrial-grade aligned CNTs. The process provides a general method of fabricating multi-functional paper-like CNT-based nanocomposites.
2011, 4(9): 870–881

Yan Yang1,2,§, Qingqin Liang1,§, Jinghong Li1 (), Yuan Zhuang1, Yunhua He2, Bo Bai2, and Xun Wang1 ()

Highly crystalline and thermally stable nickel silicate nanotubes have been obtained via a facile hydrothermal method. The nickel ions between the layers can be reduced in situ to endow these nanotubes with tunable magnetic properties. The layer structure is favorable for free lithium ion transmission and lithium storage, and the nanotubes exhibit good electroactivity as an anode material for lithium ion batteries.
2011, 4(9): 882–890

Luhui Zhang1, Lili Fan2, Zhen Li2, Enzheng Shi1, Xinming Li2, Hongbian Li1, Chunyan Ji1, Yi Jia2, Jinquan Wei2, Kunlin Wang2, Hongwei Zhu2,3(), Dehai Wu2, and Anyuan Cao1()

Planar nanostructures, graphene and CdSe nanobelts, have been combined to construct Schottky junction solar cells. A variety of cell configurations have been demonstrated.
2011, 4(9): 891–900

Mingjie Yang1,2, Jia-Lin Zhu1 (), Wei Liu2

Heterodimensional contact structures have been introduced in order to develop a high-performance photodetector based on double-walled carbon nanotube film/TiO2 nanotube array junctions.
2011, 4(9): 901–907

Xiaohui Wang1,2, Konggang Qu1,2, Bailu Xu1,2, Jinsong Ren1, and Xiaogang Qu1 ()

Fluorescent CNPs act as electron donors and transporters and have intrinsic peroxidase activity. A glucose assay based on CNPs peroxidase activity is also developed.
2011, 4(9): 908–920