Volume 7

Issue 03,2014

(15 articles)


Rongchao Jin1 and Katsuyuki Nobusada2 (*)

Atomically precise gold nanoparticles provide unprecedented opportunities for doping and alloying at the single-atom level.
2014, 7(3): 285–300

Xun Yuan, Magdiel I. Setyawati, David T. Leong (*), and

Ultrasmall thiolated Ag+-rich nanoclusters show higher antimicrobial activities than Ag0-rich nanoclusters with the same size and surface ligands.
2014, 7(3): 301–307

Ying Jiang1, Yong Wang1 (*), Yu Yang Zhang2, Zhengfei Zhang1, Wentao Yuan1, Chenghua Sun3, Xiao Wei1, Casey N. Brodsky4, Chia-Kuang Tsung4, Jixue Li1, Xiaofeng Zhang5, Scott X. Mao6, Shengbai Zhang2 (*), and Ze Zhang1 (*)

Direct observation of Pt nanocrystal coalescence induced by electron-excitation-enhanced van der Waals interactions.
2014, 7(3): 308–314

Céline Mayousse, Caroline Celle, Alexandre Carella, and Jean-Pierre Simonato (*)

High performance flexible transparent electrodes based on random networks of copper nanowires are reported. The crucial importance of chemical cleaning of copper nanowires with glacial acetic acid after the hydrothermal synthesis is revealed, giving access to transparent conductive films with excellent performances, typically 55 Ω/sq. at 94% transmittance, without any need for post-treatment. Encapsulation of Cu nanowire networks with PEDOT:PSS also provides an efficient route to very good transparent electrodes. Furthermore integration of these electrodes into flexible touch sensors is reported.
2014, 7(3): 315–324

Georgy Terentyuk1,4, Elizaveta Panfilova1,2, Vitaly Khanadeev1,2, Daniil Chumakov1, Elina Genina1, Alexey Bashkatov1, Valery Tuchin1,3,5, Alla Bucharskaya6, Galina Maslyakova6, Nikolai Khlebtsov1,2, and Boris Khlebtsov1,2 (*)

Multifunctional nanocomposites consisting of gold nanorods with a hematoporphyrin (HP)-loaded mesoporous silica shell have been fabricated and employed in the combined photodynamic and photothermal treatment of large solid tumors in rats.
2014, 7(3): 325–337

Anna Ott1, Ivan A. Verzhbitskiy1, Joseph Clough2, Axel Eckmann3, Thanasis Georgiou2, and Cinzia Casiraghi1,3 (*)

The D peak intensity of defective graphene is tunable and reversible with the gate voltage. This is attributed to chemical functionalization of graphene, driven by the water trapped between the substrate and graphene.
https://doi.org/ 10.1007/s12274-013-0399-2
2014, 7(3): 338–344

Menghua Cui, Renxiao Liu, Zhaoyi Deng, Guanglu Ge, Ying Liu (*), and Liming Xie (*)

Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) surface modified by polyethylene glycol (PEG) showed no adsorption of proteins such as bovine serum albumin, transferrin and fibrinogen. For AuNP surfaces modified by other materials, the interactions between protein and AuNPs are strongly dependent on both the surface modifier and the protein.
2014, 7(3): 345–352

Meng Wang1, Feng Ren2, Guangxu Cai2, Yichao Liu2, Shaohua Shen1 (), and Liejin Guo1

Cu ion doped ZnO nanorod arrays with Cu+ as the main dopant have been prepared by an advanced ion implantation method. The Cu ion doped ZnO nanorod arrays showed extended optical absorption edges and enhanced photoelectrochemical performance when compared with undoped ZnO.
2014, 7(3): 353–364

Kyle D. Gilroy, Aarthi Sundar, Pouyan Farzinpour, Robert A. Hughes, and Svetlana Neretina ()

Template design is used to control the surface morphologies of hollow substrate-based Au–Ag nanoshells and nanocages. The discovery is used to advance the mechanistic understanding of galvanic replacement reactions.
2014, 7(3): 365–379

Daijiro Nozaki1 (), Jens Kunstmann1,2, Felix Zrgiebel1, Sebastian Pregl1, Larysa Baraban1, Walter M. Weber3, Thomas Mikolajick3, and Gianaurelio Cuniberti1,4,5

A simulation platform for quantum charge transport through 1D nanostructures in liquid environments is established and applied to silicon nanowire field effect transistors. The platform is used for the design and the optimization of nanowire-based chemical or biosensors. The reduction of the sensitivity of the sensor due to the formation of an electric double layer can be successfully reproduced.
2014, 7(3): 380–389