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Ultralong Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Flexible Fluorphlogopite Mica for Strain Sensors

Muhong Wu1, Kaihui Liu2, Wenlong Wang2 

(), Yu Sui1 (), Xuedong Bai2 (), and Enge Wang3


1 Center for Condensed Matter Science and Technology, 

Department of Physics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China

2 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics,

 Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

3 International Center for Quantum Materials, School of Physics, 

Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-012-0228-z

Nano Res. 2012, 5(7): 443–449

Address correspondence to Xuedong Bai,; Wenlong Wang,; Yu Sui,

The use of fluorphlogopite mica (F-mica) as a flexible and mechanically robust substrate for the direct chemical vapor deposition growth of aligned ultralong single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) arrays enables the facile fabrication and operation of high-performance SWNT-array-based strain sensing devices.


Easy access to selective binding and recyclable separation of histidine-tagged proteins using Ni2+-decorated superparamagnetic nanoparticles

Zhen Liu1,2, Meng Li1,2, Zhenhua Li1,2, Fang Pu1, Jinsong Ren1 (), and Xiaogang Qu1

1 State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resources Utilization and Laboratory of Chemical Biology, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China
2 Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-012-0230-5

Nano Res. 2012, 5(7): 450–459

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A monodisperse Ni2+-decorated superparamagnetic nanomaterial has been designed and constructed to selectively bind and purify polyhistidine affinity-tagged proteins from cell lysates in a recyclable process. By changing the divalent metal precursors, various other metal-decorated magnetic particles can be obtained. This approach offers the possibility of constructing metal-decorated nanoparticles through a simple method and will be highly beneficial in further applications of nanoparticle-based technologies.


Nanocomposites of CoO and a Mesoporous Carbon (CMK-3) as a High Performance Cathode Catalyst for Lithium–Oxygen Batteries

Bing Sun1, Hao Liu1, Paul Munroe2, Hyojun Ahn3, and Guoxiu Wang1 ()

1 Centre for Clean Energy Technology, School of Chemistry and Forensic Science, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW 2007, Australia
2 Electron Microscope Unit, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Gyeongsang National University, 900 Gazwa-dong, Jinju, Gyeongnam 660-701, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-012-0231-4

Nano Res. 2012, 5(7): 460–469

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Mesoporous CMK-3 carbon and a CoO/CMK-3 nanocomposite were employed as cathode catalysts for rechargeable lithium–oxygen batteries.


High Crystal Quality Wurtzite–Zinc Blende Heterostructures in Metal–Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy-Grown GaAs Nanowires

Sebastian Lehmann1 (), Daniel Jacobsson1, Knut Deppert1, and Kimberly A. Dick1,2


1 Solid State Physics, Lund University, Box 118, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden
2 Polymer & Materials Chemistry, Lund University, Box 124, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden

DOI 10.1007/s12274-012-0232-3

Nano Res. 2012, 5(7): 470–476

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Wurtzite (WZ)–zinc blende (ZB) single heterostructured GaAs nanowires have been prepared by particle-assisted metal–organic vapor phase epitaxy (MOVPE) growth. Superior crystal quality of the individual segments and the interfacial regions was probed by high resolution transmission electron microscopy as well as the facet evolution of the WZ and ZB segments by scanning transmission electron microscopy high angle annular dark field imaging and scanning electron microscopy. Multiple WZ–ZB heterostructured GaAs nanowires are also presented.


One-Step Hydrothermal Synthesis of ZnFe2O4 Nano-Octahedrons as a High Capacity Anode Material for Li-ion Batteries

Zheng Xing1, Zhicheng Ju1 (), Jian Yang2 (), Huayun Xu2, and Yitai Qian1,2

1 Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale and Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026, China
2 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-012-0233-2

Nano Res. 2012, 5(7): 477–485

Address correspondence to Jian Yang,; Zhicheng Ju,

Single-crystalline ZnFe2O4 octahedrons have been successfully synthesized by a facile one-step hydrothermal route at a low reaction temperature. The ZnFe2O4 octahedrons exhibit a high capacity and excellent rate capability for Li-ion batteries, much better than those reported previously.


A Facile Assay for Direct Colorimetric Visualization of Lipopolysaccharides at Low Nanomolar Level

Jiayu Sun1, Jiechao Ge1, Weimin Liu1, Xueliang Wang1

Zhiyuan Fan1, Wenwen Zhao1, Hongyan Zhang1, 

Pengfei Wang1 (), and Shuit-Tong Lee2


1 Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and 

Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics 

and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

2 Center of SuperDiamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) 

and Department of Physics and Materials Science, City 

University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-012-0234-1

Nano Res. 2012, 5(7): 486–493

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A facile method has been established for reliable probing of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) at low nanomolar level using gold nanoparticle assemblies induced by electrostatic interaction.


Fluorophore–Photochrome Co-Embedded Polymer Nanoparticles for Photoswitchable Fluorescence Bioimaging

Tianshe Yang1, Qian Liu1, Shouzhi Pu2 (), Zesheng Dong1, Chunhui Huang1, and Fuyou Li1 ()

1 Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, 220 Handan Road, Shanghai 200433, China
2 Jiangxi Key Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Jiangxi Science & Technology Normal University, Nanchang 330013, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-012-0235-0

Nano Res. 2012, 5(7): 494–503

Address correspondence to Fuyou Li,; Shouzhi Pu,

Photoswitchable luminescence imaging in living cells has been successfully achieved based on Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) from the emission of an iridium(Ⅲ) complex to the colored state of a photochromic diarylethene in polymer nanoparticles.


A Facile Tool for the Characterization of Two-Dimensional Materials Grown by Chemical Vapor Deposition

Mario Hofmann1, Yong Cheol Shin2, Ya-Ping Hsieh3, Mildred S. Dresselhaus4, and Jing Kong1 ()
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, USA
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, USA
3 Chung-Cheng University, Graduate Institute of Opto-Mechatronics
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Physics, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-012-0227-0

Nano Res. 2012, 5(7): 504–511

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A new analysis tool for the metrology of chemical vapor deposition- grown two-dimensional materials, such as graphene, boron nitride, molybdenum disulfide, is presented.


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