Volume 12

Issue 04,2019

(30 articles)


Mi Li1,2 (*), Ning Xi3, Yuechao Wang1,2, and Lianqing Liu1,2 (*)

Recent advances in atomic force microscopy-based single-cell analysis for physiochemical assays and biomedical applications are reviewed. The directions for future progression are discussed.
2019, 12(4): 703–718
Published: 12 December 2018

Carolina F. Rodrigues1,§, Telma A. Jacinto1,§, André F. Moreira1,§, Elisabete C. Costa1, Sónia P. Miguel1, and Ilídio J. Correia1,2 (*)

The modifications performed to improve the gold-core mesoporous silica shell nanorods application in cancer therapy are overviewed, highlighting the practical approaches that enhance the gold-core mesoporous silica shell nanorods targeting, responsiveness to different stimuli, and blood circulation time.
2019, 12(4): 719–732
Published: 15 January 2019

Sharon Xiaodai Lim1, Kae Lin Wong2, Zheng Zhang3, Antonio H. Castro Neto1,4, and Chorng-Haur Sow1,4 (*)

Laser initiated formation of multicolour fluorescing recovered carbon black powder. By controlling the environment in which the patterning process takes place, multicolour fluorescence and multicoloured visual display from rCB can be achieved.
2019, 12(4): 733–740
Published: 19 November 2018

Daniela Y. Santiesteban1,§, Kristina A. Hallam1,2,§, Steven K. Yarmoska1, and Stanislav Y. Emelianov1,2 (*)

Multiplexed ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging is achieved through the use of color-coded perfluorocarbon nanodroplets. Specifically, distinct subpopulations of laser-activated perfluorocarbon nanodroplets produce optical wavelength-selective ultrasound and photoacoustic signals. The dynamic ultrasound and photoacoustic contrast produced by these agents allows the simultaneous acquisition and discrimination of quantitative spatial information from distinct biological targets, which were tested and demonstrated in vivo.
2019, 12(4): 741–747
Published: 23 January 2019

Dirk H. Ortgies1,2, ngel Luis García-Villalón3, Miriam Granado3, Sara Amor3, Emma Martín Rodríguez1,4, Harrisson D.A. Santos2,5, Jingke Yao2, Jorge Rubio-Retama6, and Daniel Jaque1,2 (*)

A silver lining for myocardial infarction: Ag2S nanodots surface-functionalized with the angiotensin II peptide demonstrated their excellent capability to visualize selectively the location and extent of myocardial infarcts after partial and global ischemia in a modified Langendorff system (ex vivo heart of a rat). The results were obtained through 360° infrared imaging, also making proof-of-concept whole-body imaging possible.
2019, 12(4): 749–757
Published: 16 January 2019

Almudena Benítez1, Alvaro Caballero1, Julián Morales1 (*), Jusef Hassoun2 (*), Enrique Rodríguez-Castellón3, and Jesús Canales-Vázquez4

Physical activation of graphene is a simple, clean, and fast method, in particular if compared to chemical activation methods, and lead to even better performance in Li-S battery. Used as cathode in these batteries, the activated 3D graphene-/S composite displayed a high specific capacity, good rate capability, and cycling stability.
2019, 12(4): 759–766
Published: 22 February 2019

Katharina Herkendell (*), Andreas Stemmer, and Ran Tel-Vered (*)

External magnetic fields assist inducing direct electron transfer bioelectrocatalysis and extend the operational lifetimes of enzymatic biofuel cells.
2019, 12(4): 767–775
Published: 25 January 2019

Weitao Yang1, Long Ye2, Fenfa Yao3, Chuanhong Jin3, Harald Ade2, and Hongzheng Chen1 (*)

The performance of PTB7-Th:IEICO-4F based organic solar cell are significantly improved via incorporation of black phosphorus nanoflakes, contributing to more ordered π-π stacking and promoted domain purity of the blend.
2019, 12(4): 777–783
Published: 1 February 2019

Yan Li (*), Xiaoyan Wang, Weinan Xue, Wei Wang, Wei Zhu, and Lianjing Zhao

Highly luminescent and stable CsPbBr3 quantum dots were synthesized by introducing phosphine ligands into Cs-oleate solutions.
2019, 12(4): 785–789
Published: 18 January 2019

Diego Martinez Gutierrez1, Alessandro Di Pierro1, Alessandro Pecchia2, Leonardo Medrano Sandonas3,4, Rafael Gutierrez3, Mar Bernal1, Bohayra Mortazavi5, Gianaurelio Cuniberti3,4,6, Guido Saracco1, and Alberto Fina1 (*)

The thermal conductance and phonon spectra of several different aliphatic and aromatic molecular junctions between graphene contacts are calculated, by application of density functional tight-binding and Green’s functions formalism.
2019, 12(4): 791–799
Published: 25 February 2019