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Nano-confinement of biomolecules: Hydrophilic confinement promotes structural order and enhances mobility of water molecules

Bachir Aoun1 and Daniela Russo2,3 (*)

1 Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL 60439, USA
2 CNR-IOM, c/o Institut Laue-Langevin, 38400 Grenoble, France
3 Institut Lumi豕re Mati豕re, Universit谷 de Lyon, 69622 Lyon, France


DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0907-7

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):273每281

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We show for the first time that hydrophilic molecules undergo to highly structured confinements as compared to hydrophobic ones. We also observe that while the latter promotes dehydration, slowly expelling water molecules from the single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) cavity, the hydrophilic confinement reveals a well ordered organization of water molecules and enhances water mobility.


Ballistic transport in single-layer MoS2 piezotronic transistors

Xin Huang1, Wei Liu1, Aihua Zhang1, Yan Zhang1,2 (*), and Zhonglin Wang1,3 (*)

1 Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
2 Institute of Theoretical Physics, and Key Laboratory for Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of MOE, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
3 School of Material Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA 30332, USA


Nano Research 2016, 9(2):282每290

Address correspondence to Yan Zhang,; Zhonglin Wang,

A single-layer MoS2 piezotronic transistor with ballistic transport is proposed in our work. Numerical calculation proves that the ballistic transport in single-layer MoS2 can be modulated by changing external strain.


Size-dependent gene delivery of amine-modified silica nanoparticles

Meihua Yu1,∫, Yuting Niu1,∫, Jun Zhang1, Hongwei Zhang1, Yannan Yang1, Elena Taran1,2, Siddharth Jambhrunkar1, Wenyi Gu1, Peter Thorn3, and Chengzhong Yu1 (*)

1 Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072, Australia
2 Australian National Fabrication Facility-QLD Node, Brisbane QLD 4072, Australia
3 School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072, Australia
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0909-5

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):291每305

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Amine-modified monodisperse Stöber spheres (NH2-SS) were synthesized with different diameters ranging from 125 to 570 nm to investigate the influence of particle size on plasmid DNA transfection efficiency. NH2-SS with a diameter of 330 nm demonstrated the highest transfection efficiency as compared to other NH2-SS owing to its sufficient binding affinity and high cellular uptake performance.


Observation of coupling between zero- and two-dimensional semiconductor systems based on anomalous diamagnetic effects

Shuo Cao1,∫, Jing Tang1,∫, Yue Sun1, Kai Peng1, Yunan Gao1, Yanhui Zhao1, Chenjiang Qian1, Sibai Sun1, Hassan Ali1, Yuting Shao1, Shiyao Wu1, Feilong Song1, David A. Williams2, Weidong Sheng3, Kuijuan Jin1,4 (*), and Xiulai Xu1 (*)

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK
3 Department of Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
4 Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100084, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0910-z

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):306每316

Address correspondence to Xiulai Xu,; Kuijuan Jin,

An enormous positive diamagnetic effect is observed in magneto-photoluminescence spectra when an electron in a wetting layer combines with a hole in a quantum dot, whereas the recombination of electrons and holes in a quantum dot of the coupled system results in an unusual negative diamagnetic effect. The electron wavefunction extent-dependent properties of emitted photons in the wetting layer indicate the coupling between systems of different dimensionality.


Three-dimensional (3D) interconnected networks fabricated via in-situ growth of N-doped graphene/carbon nanotubes on Co-containing carbon nanofibers for enhanced oxygen reduction

Qi Shi1, Yingde Wang1 (*), Zhongmin Wang2, Yongpeng Lei3 (*), Bing Wang1, Nan Wu1, Cheng Han1, Song Xie1, and Yanzi Gou1

1 Science and Technology on Advanced Ceramic Fibers and Composites Laboratory, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China
2 Guangxi Key Laboratory of Information Materials, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin 541004, China
3 College of Basic Education, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0911-y

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):317每328

Address correspondence to Yingde Wang,; Yongpeng Lei,

Three-dimensional (3D) interconnected fiber networks were fabricated via the in-situ growth of N-doped graphene and carbon nanotubes on electrospun Co-containing carbon nanofibers. The improved electron and mass transfer in these fiber networks resulted in excellent oxygen reduction reaction activity with an onset potential of 0.924 V (vs. reversible hydrogen electrode) and a higher current density than that of Pt/C beyond 0.720 V.


Small-sized tungsten nitride anchoring into a 3D CNT-rGO framework as a superior bifunctional catalyst for the methanol oxidation and oxygen reduction reactions

Haijing Yan, Meichen Meng, Lei Wang, Aiping Wu, Chungui Tian (*), Lu Zhao, and Honggang Fu (*)

Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Material Chemistry, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0912-x

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):329每343

Address correspondence to Chungui Tian,; Honggang Fu,

A fancy 3D Pt每WN/CNT-rGO was established by a controllable assembly route and represents a new 3D catalytic platform that shows promise as an electrocatalyst for direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC) as it can catalyze both oxygen reduction reduction (ORR) and methanol oxidation reaction (MOR) in an acidic medium with highly efficient utilization of Pt and good stability.


Self-powered photoelectrochemical biosensing platform based on Au NPs@ZnO nanorods array

Zhuo Kang1, Xiaoqin Yan1, Yunfei Wang1, Yanguang Zhao1, Zhiming Bai1, Yichong Liu1, Kun Zhao1, Shiyao Cao1, and Yue Zhang1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and
Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
2 Key Laboratory of New Energy Materials and Technologies, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China


DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0913-9

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):344每352

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This work demonstrated the enhanced photoelectrochemical properties of a zinc oxide nanorods decorated with gold nanoparticles (Au NPs@ZnO NRs) array and further confirmed the feasibility of using such a hybrid nanostructure for self-powered photoelectrochemical biosensing.


Remarkable anodic performance of lead titanate 1D nanostructures via in-situ irreversible formation of abundant Ti3+ as conduction pathways

Zhiyong Shi1, Jin Wang1 (*), Wenxi Wang2, Yixiang Zhang1, Bo Li1, Zhouguang Lu2, and Yadong Li3

1 Division of Energy and Environment in Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, South University of Science and Technology of China, Shenzhen 518055, China
3 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0914-8

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):353每362

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PX-phase PbTiO3 nanowires with open channels along the length direction show superior long-term cyclic performance and high-rate capability, which is attributed to the formation of a 1D composite structure after initial cycling. This structure exhibits efficient electronic and ionic transportation properties, owing to the abundant presence of Ti3+, during both discharging and charging.


Radio frequency transistors based on ultra-high purity semiconducting carbon nanotubes with superior extrinsic maximum oscillation frequency

Yu Cao1,∫, Yuchi Che1,∫, Hui Gui2, Xuan Cao2, and Chongwu Zhou1,2 (*)

1 Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
2 Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA


DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0915-7

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):363每371

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Radio frequency transistors based on ultra-high purity semiconducting carbon nanotubes show a record extrinsic maximum oscillation frequency among all kinds of carbon nanotube transistors.


The enhanced performance of piezoelectric nanogenerator via suppressing screening effect with Au particles/ZnO nanoarrays Schottky junction

Shengnan Lu1, Qingliang Liao1, Junjie Qi1, Shuo Liu1, Yichong Liu1, Qijie Liang1, Guangjie Zhang1, and Yue Zhang1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and
Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
2 Key Laboratory of New Energy Materials and Technologies, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0916-6

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):372每379

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This work demonstrates a greatly enhanced piezoelectric conversion efficiency of a ZnO-nanoarray-based piezoelectric nanogenerator through the formation of Schottky junction with the introduction of Au particles.


A progressive route for tailoring electrical transport in MoS2

Muhammad Arslan Shehzad1,2, Sajjad Hussain1,2, Muhammad Farooq Khan1,3, Jonghwa Eom1,3, Jongwan Jung1,2,  and Yongho Seo1,2 (*)

1 Graphene Research Institute, Sejong University, Seoul 143-747, Republic of Korea
2 Faculty of Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials Engineering and Graphene Research Institute, Sejong University, Seoul 143-747, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Physics and Graphene Research Institute, Sejong University, Seoul 143-747, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0918-4

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):380每391

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Two-dimensional materials are promising for near-future applications in flexible devices; however, defects, i.e., grain structures in materials grown by chemical vapor deposition, are a problematic issue that hinders the industrial application. We suggest an innovative technique to discern the exact location of the grain boundaries and fabricate devices based on such information. As a result, by avoiding grain boundaries, high-quality photodetectors can be produced.


Silver nanowires with semiconducting ligands for low-temperature transparent conductors

Brion Bob1, Ariella Machness1, Tze-Bin Song1, Huanping Zhou1, Choong-Heui Chung2, and Yang Yang1 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering and California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Hanbat National University, Daejeon 305-719, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0920-x

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):392每400

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We report a method for synthesizing composite inks of silver nanowires and tin oxide nanoparticles that allows for conductive nanowire networks to be deposited directly from solution without the need for any annealing steps or network formation treatments. Coordination between individual nanowires and nanoparticles appears to be mediated by dilute concentrations of ammonia in the solution, which allows for partially conductive ligands such as oxide nanoparticles to replace the insulating polyvinylpyrrolidone layer that initially coats silver nanowires after synthesis.


Facile fabrication of stretchable Ag nanowire/polyurethane electrodes using high intensity pulsed light

Yang Yang1, Su Ding2,3, Teppei Araki2 (*), Jinting Jiu2, Tohru Sugahara2, Jun Wang2,3, Jan Vanfleteren1 (*), Tsuyoshi Sekitani2, and Katsuaki Suganuma2

1 Center for Microsystems Technology, IMEC and Ghent University, 9052 Gent-Zwijnaarde, Belgium
2 The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047, Japan
3 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0921-9

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):401每414

Address correspondence to Jan Vanfleteren,; Teppei Araki,

A high-speed photonic sintering technique enabled ultra-fast and facile fabrication of stretchable electrodes by extreme heat generation locally between metallic nanowires. We demonstrate the potential of our technique by fabricating wearable and stretchable devices including a stretchable LED and a motion detection sensor.


Matryoshka-caged gold nanorods: Synthesis, plasmonic properties, and catalytic activity

Wei Xiong1,2,3, Debabrata Sikdar4, Lim Wei Yap1,2, Pengzhen Guo1,2, Malin Premaratne4, Xinyong Li3, and Wenlong Cheng1,2 (*)

1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
2 The Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, 151 Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC 3168, Australia
3 Key Laboratory of Industrial Ecology and Environmental Engineering and State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Environmental Sciences and Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
4 Advanced Computing and Simulation Laboratory (AL), Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0922-8

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):415每423

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Matryoshka-caged gold nanorods (mCGNRs) were successfully synthesized by alternating between a seed-mediated silver-coating method and galvanic replacement reactions. As the number of matryoshka layers increased, the catalytic activity towards the reduction of 4-nitrophenol increased.


Fabrication of flexible reduced graphene oxide/Fe2O3 hollow nanospheres based on-chip micro-supercapacitors for integrated photodetecting applications

Shaosong Gu1,2, Zheng Lou2, Ludong Li2, Zhaojun Chen3, Xiangdong Ma1 (*), and Guozhen Shen2 (*)

1 Department of Material Science and Engineering, China University of Mining & Technology (Beijing), Beijing 100083, China
2 State Key Laboratory for Superlattices and Microstructures, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
3 College of Chemical Science and Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0923-7

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):424每434

Address correspondence to Guozhen Shen,; Xiangdong Ma,

Flexible integrated on-chip micro-supercapacitors (MSCs) were fabricated with reduced graphene oxide/Fe2O3 hollow nanosphere electrodes, which not only exhibited superior electrochemical per-formance and excellent mechanical flexibility but could also drive a nanowire photodetector well, demonstrating the feasibility of the flexible integrated photodetector system.


Preparation of hexagonal ultrathin WO3 nano-ribbons and their electrochemical performance as an anode material in lithium ion batteries

Chao Lian1,†,∫, Xiaoling Xiao2,∫, Zheng Chen1, Yuxi Liu1, Enyue Zhao2, Dingsheng Wang1, Chen Chen1 (*), and Yadong Li1

1 Department of Chemistry & Collaborative Innovation Center for Nanomaterial Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 College of Materials Science and Opto-electronic Technology University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Present address: Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0924-6

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):435每441

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Hexagonal ultrathin WO3 nano-ribbons of subnanometer thickness were prepared by a solvothermal method. The nano-ribbons exhibit good electrochemical performance as an anode material in a lithium ion battery because of their unique structure.


Multifunctional silver film with superhydrophobic and antibacterial properties

Ping Che1, Wei Liu1,2, Xiaoxue Chang3, Anhe Wang4, and Yongsheng Han2 (*)

1 School of Chemistry and Biological Engineering, University of Science & Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Complex Systems, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100190, China
4 Key Laboratory of Colloid and Interface Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0925-5

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):442每450

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A superhydrophobic and antibacterial silver film was fabricated by controlling the structure of the silver particles, revealing that finding a compromise between different material structures benefits the fabrication of multifunctional materials.


Ultra-stable silica-coated chiral Au-nanorod assemblies: Core每shell nanostructures with enhanced chiroptical properties

Bing Han, Lin Shi, Xiaoqing Gao, Jun Guo, Ke Hou, Yonglong Zheng, and Zhiyong Tang (*)

Laboratory of Nanomaterials, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0926-4

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):451每457

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By combining the advantage of optically active side-by-side gold-nanorod assembly and mesoporous silica, we have synthesized chiral core每shell nanostructures that exhibit a highly tunable and ultra-stable plasmonic circular dichroism response.


Multi-walled carbon nanotubes covalently functionalized by axially coordinated metal-porphyrins: Facile syntheses and temporally dependent optical performance

Aijian Wang1,2,3, Jingbao Song1, Zhipeng Huang1, Yinglin Song4, Wang Yu1, Huanli Dong5, Wenping Hu5, Marie P. Cifuentes6, Mark G. Humphrey6, Long Zhang3, Jianda Shao3, and Chi Zhang2,3,6 (*)

1 China-Australia Joint Research Center for Functional Molecular Materials, Scientific Research Academy, Jiangsu University,
Zhenjiang 212013, China
2 China-Australia Joint Research Center for Functional Molecular Materials, School of Chemical and Material Engineering, Jiangnan
University, Wuxi 214122, China
3 Key Laboratory of Materials for High-Power Laser, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China
4 School of Physical Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China
5 Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
6 Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0928-2

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):458每472

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Axially coordinated metal-porphyrin-functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube nanohybrids with a push-pull motif have been prepared following two different approaches: A straightforward Prato reaction with sarcosine and a formyl-containing porphyrin, and a stepwise approach that involved a formal Prato cycloaddition followed by nucleophilic substitution with an appropriate porphyrin; improved optical properties were observed for these nanohybrids.


Multifunctional lymph-targeted platform based on Mn@mSiO2 nanocomposites: Combining PFOB for dual-mode imaging and DOX for cancer diagnose and treatment

Tian Liu1,2,∫, Guangyu Wu3,∫, Jiejun Cheng3, Qing Lu3, Yanjie Yao1,2, Zhenjing Liu1, Dongchen Zhu1, Juan Zhou2, Jianrong Xu3 (*), Jun Zhu2 (*), and Dannong He1 (*)

1 Country School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240, China
2 National Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology, 28 East Jiang Chuan Road, Shanghai 200241, China
3 Department of Radiology, Shanghai Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 1630 Dong Fang Rd, Shanghai
200127, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0929-1

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):473每489

Address correspondence to Dannong He,; Jun Zhu,; Jianrong Xu,

A universal platform, with Mn doping and hyaluronic acid (HA) modification based on mesoporous silica (mSiO2), was utilized for further dual-mode imaging and cancer diagnosis and treatment by absorbing hydrophobic perfluorooctyl bromide (PFOB) and hydrophilic doxorubicin (DOX).


Two-dimensional quantum transport of multivalley (111) surface state in topological crystalline insulator SnTe thin films

Ryota Akiyama (*), Kazuki Fujisawa, Tomonari Yamaguchi, Ryo Ishikawa, and Shinji Kuroda (*)

Institute of Materials Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-8573, Japan
Present address: Department of Physics, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0930-8

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):490每498

Address correspondence to Ryota Akiyama,; Shinji Kuroda,

Magnetoresistance measurements of the topological crystalline insulator SnTe demonstrate the antilocalization effect induced by a shift of the Berry phase of 羽 in the topological surface state. Strong coupling between the Dirac valleys is demonstrated as a characteristic feature of the multivalley structure of the SnTe (111) surface, in contrast with the single-valley structure in most ※conventional§ topological insulators.


NOR logic function of a bendable combination of tunneling field-effect transistors with silicon nanowire channels

Yoonjoong Kim, Youngin Jeon, Minsuk Kim, and Sangsig Kim (*)

Department of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, 145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 136-701, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0931-7

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):499每506

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We demonstrated the NOR logic operation of a bendable combination of silicon nanowire (SiNW)-tunneling field-effect transistors (NWTFETs) using the channels of selectively doped SiNWs. The component NWTFETs show excellent electrical characteristics, including an on/off current ratio of ~106 and subthreshold swings (SSs) of ~69 and 53 mV﹞dec每1 for the n- and p-channels, respectively. We obtained the exact NOR logic functionality at VDD = 4 V, thus exhibiting stable characteristics with good mechanical flexibility.


Enhanced rectification, transport property and photocurrent generation of multilayer ReSe2/MoS2 p每n heterojunctions

Xiaoting Wang1, Le Huang1, Yuting Peng2, Nengjie Huo1, Kedi Wu3, Congxin Xia2, Zhongming Wei1 (*), Sefaattin Tongay3 (*), and Jingbo Li1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Superlattices and Microstructures, Institute of semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 912, Beijing 100083, China
2 Physics and Electronic Engineering College, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang 453007, China
3 School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0932-6

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):507每516

Address correspondence to Zhongming Wei,; Sefaattin Tongay,; Jingbo Li,

p每n Heterojunctions assembled from distorted 1T-MX2 ReSe2 and hexagonal MoS2 exhibit preferable optoelectronic features compared with the single elements.


Increased chemical reactivity of single-walled carbon nanotubes on oxide substrates: In situ imaging and effect of electron and laser irradiations

Hasan-al Mehedi1, Johann Ravaux2, Khadija Yazda1, Thierry Michel1, Saïd Tahir1, Michaël Odorico2, Renaud Podor2, and Vincent Jourdain1 (*)

1 Laboratoire Charles Coulomb (L2C), UMR 5221 CNRS-Universit谷 de Montpellier, 34095 Montpellier, France
2 Institut de Chimie S谷parative de Marcoule, UMR 5257 CEA-CNRS-UM2-ENSCM Site de Marcoule, Bat 426, BP 17171, 30207 Bagnols sur C豕ze cedex, France

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0933-5

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):517每529

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The chemical reactivity of single-walled carbon nanotubes on oxide substrates is strongly influenced by the local doping induced by substrate-trapped charges. The latter is affected by the electrical connection of the nanotube and by electron and laser irradiations.


Distance dependence of atomic-resolution near-field imaging on 汐-Al2O3 (0001) surface with respect to surface photovoltage of silicon probe tip

Junsuke Yamanishi, Takashi Tokuyama, Yoshitaka Naitoh, Yan Jun Li, and Yasuhiro Sugawara (*)

Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0934-4

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):530每536

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The distance dependence of near-field images in near-field scanning optical microscopy was investigated using photon-induced force according to the surface photovoltage.


A new approach for the treatment of CLL using chlorambucil/hydroxychloroquine-loaded anti-CD20 nanoparticles

Sara Capolla1,∫ (*), Nelly Mezzaroba1,∫, Sonia Zorzet1, Claudio Tripodo2, Ramiro Mendoza-Maldonado3, Marilena Granzotto4, Francesca Vita1, Ruben Spretz5, Gustavo Larsen5,6, Sandra Noriega5, Eduardo Mansilla7, Michele Dal Bo8, Valter Gattei8, Gabriele Pozzato4, Luis N迆ñez5,6, and Paolo Macor1,9 (*)

1 Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste, 34127 Trieste, Italy
2 Department of Human Pathology, University of Palermo, 90133 Sicilia Italy
3 Molecular Oncology Unit, National Laboratory Consorzio Interuniversitatio per le Biotecnologie (CIB), 34012 Trieste, Italy
4 Dipartimento Universitario Clinico di Scienze mediche, Chirurgiche e della Salute, University of Trieste, 34149 Trieste, Italy
5 LNK Chemsolutions LLC, Lincoln, NE 68521, USA
6 Bio-Target Inc., Chicago, IL 60637, USA
7 Centro Ùnico Coordinador de Ablacion e Implante Provincia de Buenos Aires (C.U.C.A.I.B.A.), Ministry of Health, La Plata, Buenos Aires,Argentina
8 Clinical and Experimental Onco-Hematology Unit, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (I.R.C.C.S.), 33081 Aviano, Italy
9 Callerio Foundation Onlus, Institutes of Biological Researches, 34127 Trieste, Italy
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0935-3

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):537每548

Address correspondence to Sara Capolla,; Paolo Macor,

We reported a nanoplatform based on the use of biodegradable chemotherapeutic-loaded immune nanoparticles for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The chemotherapeutic-loaded nanoparticles were specifically targeted inside leukemic cells by an anti-CD20 antibody, thus improving the survival of leukemiabearing mice with the same amount of free drugs.


Exciton dynamics in luminescent carbon nanodots: Electron每hole exchange interaction

Bo Peng1,† (*), Xin Lu1, Shi Chen1, Cheng Hon Alfred Huan1, Qihua Xiong1,2 (*), Evren Mutlugun3, Hilmi Volkan Demir3, and Siu Fung Yu4

1 Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637371, Singapore
2 NOVITAS, Nanoelectronics Centre of Excellence, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
3 LUMINOUS, Centre of Excellence for Semiconductor Lighting and Displays, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
4 Department of Applied Physics, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Hum, Hong Kong SAR, China
Present address: National Engineering Research Center of Electromagnetic Radiation Control Materials, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, No.4, Block 2, North Jianshe Road, Chengdu 610054, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0936-2

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):549每559

Address correspondence to Qihua Xiong,; Bo Peng,

An electron每hole exchange interaction is observed in luminescent carbon nanodots, which results in the splitting of the exciton states into the singlet-bright and triplet-dark states with an energy splitting 忖E.


Unexpected current每voltage characteristics of mechanically modulated atomic contacts with the presence of molecular junctions in an electrochemically assisted每MCBJ

Yang Yang1, Junyang Liu1, Shi Feng1, Huimin Wen2, Jinghua Tian1, Jueting Zheng1, Bernd Schöllhorn3, Christian Amatore3 (*), Zhongning Chen2 (*), and Zhongqun Tian1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry/Pen-Tung Sah Institute of Micro-Nano Science and Technology, State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces and LIA CNRS NanoBioCatEchem, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, China
3 CNRS UMR 8640 PASTEUR and LIA CNRS NanoBioCatEchem, Ecole Normale Sup谷rieure-PSL Research University, D谷partement de Chimie, Sorbonne Universit谷s 每 UPMC Paris 6, 24, rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris, France

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0937-1

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):560每570

Address correspondence to Christian Amatore,; Zhongning Chen,; Zhongqun Tian,

Employing an electrochemically assisted-mechanically controllablebreak junction method, we observed an anomalous type of current每voltage characteristic for atomic contacts by a particular control overthe stepping motor.


Two-color spectroscopy of UV excited ssDNA complex with a single-wall nanotube photoluminescence probe: Fast relaxation by nucleobase autoionization mechanism

Tetyana Ignatova1, Alexander Balaeff2, Michael Blades1, Ming Zheng3, Peter Stoeckl4, and Slava V. Rotkin5 (*)

1 Physics Department, Lehigh University, 16 Memorial Dr. E., Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
2 NanoScience Technology Center, University of Central Florida, 12424 Research Parkway, Suite 400, Orlando, FL 32826, USA
3 National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
4 Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Rochester, 206 Bausch & Lomb Hall, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
5 Physics Department, Center for Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology and Center for Photonics & Nanoelectronics, Lehigh University, 16 Memorial Dr. E., Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0938-0

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):571每583

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DNA has the capability to recover after absorbing ultraviolet (UV) radiation, for example, by autoionization (AI). Single-wall carbon nanotube (SWNT) two-color photoluminescence spectroscopy was combined with quantum mechanical calculations to explain the AI in self-assembled complexes of DNA wrapped around SWNT.


Interface-induced formation of onion-like alloy nanocrystals by defects engineering

Wei Jia1, Yuen Wu1,2, Yifeng Chen1, Dongsheng He2, Jinpeng Li1, Yu Wang1, Zhuo Wang1, Wei Zhu1, Chen Chen1, Qing Peng1, Dingsheng Wang1 (*), and Yadong Li1

1 Department of Chemistry and Collaborative Innovation Center for Nanomaterial Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Center of Advanced Nanocatalysis, University of Science and Technology of China (CAN-USTC), Hefei 230026, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-0999-8

Nano Research 2016, 9(2):584每592

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Onion-like Pt每Cu alloy nanocrystals were synthesized by a ※low-temperature interface-induced assembly§ approach. A bending mechanism is proposed to elucidate the appearance of twin defects and lattice expanding (contraction) based on aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy analysis.


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