Volume 8

Issue 06,2015

(30 articles)


Ilaria Fratoddi1 (*), Iole Venditti1, Cesare Cametti2, and Maria Vittoria Russo1

Toxic or beneficial effects of gold nanoparticles on human health depend on their shape, surface charge, and functionalization and biological viability. Widely accepted laboratory research protocols are recommended to overcome the spread of controversial results.
2015, 8(6): 1771–1799

Meng Wang1,2 (*), Ming Li1,2, Mingying Yang3 (*), Xiaomei Zhang1,2, Aoyang Yu1,2, Ye Zhu4, Penghe Qiu4, and Chuanbin Mao4 (*)

Upconversion nanoparticles, capable of emitting strong green light upon irradiation of near-infrared light, were used to detect the latent fingermarks on a variety of substrates with high sensitivity, low background, high efficiency, and low toxicity. The substrates successfully tested include glass, marble, aluminum alloys, stainless steel, aluminum foils, plastic cards, floor leathers, ceramic tiles, wood floor, painted wood, and various papers.
2015, 8(6): 1800–1810

Andrew J. Lee1, Michal Szymonik1, Jamie K. Hobbs2, and Christoph Wlti1 (*)

We demonstrate a flexible approach to tune the translational freedom of surface-associated DNA, which enables the real-time study of nucleo-protein interactions by high speed AFM
2015, 8(6): 1811–1821

Karin Kornmueller1, Ilse Letofsky-Papst2, Kerstin Gradauer1, Christian Mikl1, Fernando Cacho-Nerin3,, Mario Leypold4, Walter Keller5, Gerd Leitinger6,7, Heinz Amenitsch3, and Ruth Prassl1 (*)

We tracked the concentration-dependent morphologies of an amphiphilic designer peptide by combining small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) with Cryo-TEM and provide a detailed global characterization of the supramolecular assemblies, as well as insights into the internal organization at the low-nanometer range. For the first time, a stable double helical architecture within the class of amphipathic designer peptides is presented, which holds promise as template for innovative bioinspired nanomaterials.
2015, 8(6): 1822–1833

Fei Ke1,2, Luhuan Wang1, and Junfa Zhu1 (*)

A novel type of CdS–MIL-100(Fe) nanocomposite photocatalysts shows significantly enhanced photocatalytic activity for the selective oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde under visible-light irradiation.
2015, 8(6): 1834–1846

Antonio Politano1 () and Gennaro Chiarello1,2

The Young’s modulus and the Poisson’s ratio in various graphene/ metal interfaces and in graphite has been studied by phonon- dispersion experiments.
2015, 8(6): 1847–1856

Boluo Yadian1, Rui Chen2, Hai Liu1, Handong Sun2, Qing Liu1, Chee Lip Gan1, Zhou Kun3, Chunwang Zhao4, Bin Zhu5 (*), and Yizhong Huang1 (*)

UV emission of ZnO nanorods is significantly enhanced after the irradiation of low energy Ga+ ion beam. We contribute this enhancement to the elimination of the surface defects and the compressive strain introduced by the ion beam.
2015, 8(6): 1857–1864

Thomas J. Nacken, Cornelia Damm, Haichen Xing, Andreas Rüger, Wolfgang Peukert (*)

Mechanical delamination of graphite in water is achieved by tailoring stress energies and shear stresses as a function of process parameters.
2015, 8(6): 1865–1881

Sae Mi Lee§,1, Ji Hun Lee§,1, Sora Bak1, Keunsik Lee1, Yang Li1 and Hyoyoung Lee1,2,3 (*)

Vehicle windshield heater was produced via transparent electrodes using silver nanowires and PDDA, which has low sheet resistance and high transmittance. The silver nanowire hybrid glass heater was able to reach the target temperature with a standard vehicle voltage of 12 V in a short time.
2015, 8(6): 1882–1892

Guofeng Luo, Weihai Chen, Huizhen Jia, Yunxia Sun, Han Cheng, Renxi Zhuo, and Xianzheng Zhang (*)

A mesoporous silica/gold (MSN/Au) nanocomposite was designed for indicator-guided photo-controlled drug release precisely at tumor sites to achieve enhanced therapy efficacy.
2015, 8(6): 1893–1905