Volume 9

Issue 05,2016

(30 articles)


Li-Bo Mao1, Lei Xue1, Denis Gebauer2, Lei Liu1, Xiao-Fang Yu1, Yang-Yi Liu1, Helmut Clfen2, and Shu-Hong Yu1 (*)

The spontaneously formed amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC)layer was found to be responsible for highly anisotropic growth of the single-crystalline calcite nanowires, indicating a new role of ACC in biomineralization.
2016, 9(5): 1334–1345

Lizhi Yi1, Weihong Jiao1, Changming Zhu1, Ke Wu1, Chao Zhang1,2, Lihua Qian1,2 (*), Shuai Wang3, Yingtao Jiang4, and Songliu Yuan1 (*)

A flexible strain gauge made of ultrathin Au film enabled an ultrafast response to mechanical vibrations with a frequency range of 1–10,000 Hz. Its tunable temperature coefficient of resistivity has potential applications for miniaturized vibratory sensors, safe entrance-management systems, and non-contact sound-wave sensing.
2016, 9(5): 1346–1357

Xiaoxian Zang, Ziyang Dai, Jing Guo, Qiuchun Dong, Jun Yang, Wei Huang (*), and Xiaochen Dong (*)

Triangular Ni(HCO3)2 nanosheets were synthesized via a template free solvothermal method. The nanosheets showed superior specific capacitance and cycling stability when used in supercapacitor electrodes.
2016, 9(5): 1358–1365

Pia Ruckdeschel1, Martin Dulle2, Tobias Honold3, Stephan Frster2, Matthias Karg3, and Markus Retsch1 (*)

Well-defined hollow silica spheres are an important class of building blocks for hierarchically structured materials, drug delivery, and catalysis. Using a q-range covering four orders of magnitude by combining static light scattering (SLS) and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), we examine the exceptionally narrow size distribution of synthesized hollow silica spheres, their influence on scattering contrast, and demonstrate quantitative agreement between transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and dynamic light scattering(DLS) measurements of such materials.
2016, 9(5): 1366–1376

Jing Li1,2, Zailei Zhang1, Yongjun Ji1 (*), Zheying Jin1, Shanying Zou1, Ziyi Zhong3, and Fabing Su1 (*)

Core–shell heterostructured Cu–Cu2O–CuO nanowires (NWs) prepared via controlled oxidation of Cu NWs showed much improved catalytic performance in the Rochow reaction.
2016, 9(5): 1377–1392

Flavio Curnis1 (*), Martina Fiocchi1, Angelina Sacchi1, Alessandro Gori2, Anna Gasparri1, and Angelo Corti1,3 (*)

Gold nanoparticles (Au) tagged with a new Asn-Gly-Arg (NGR) peptide-albumin conjugate (N1-HSA) capable of recognizing the CD13 receptor in tumor vessels were developed. NGR-tagged gold nanoparticles can be loaded with tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF), a potent anti-tumor cytokine, and can be used as carriers to deliver low doses of this cytokine to tumors, with evidence of improved activity in a murine model.
2016, 9(5): 1393–1408

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

In this paper, we demonstrate the low-power functionality of silicon nanowire (SiNW)-assembled inverters on bendable plastics. Our bendable inverters are capable of operating at supply voltages as low as 0.8 V with a switching power consumption of ~0.2 nW.
2016, 9(5): 1409–1417

Yuxiu Zou1,§, Long Chen2,§, Zhiling Song1, Ding Ding1,Yiqin Chen3, Yiting Xu1, Shanshan Wang1, Xiaofang Lai1, Yin Zhang1, Yang Sun1, Zhuo Chen1 (*), and Weihong Tan1 (*)

A graphitic Raman internal standard (IS) was designed based on gold nanoparticles decorated on a multilayered graphitic magnetic nanocapsule (AGN) nanostructures. The AGN IS demonstrated superior stability and a unique Raman band localized in the Raman silent region, which greatly improved the accuracy of SERS quantitative analysis and the capability of cell imaging.
2016, 9(5): 1418–1425

Semanti Pal1, Susmita Saha1, M. Venkata Kamalakar2, and Anjan Barman1 (*)

We report ultrafast magnetization dynamics of high-aspect-ratio (length/width ~1,500) single-crystal Ni nanowires using an alloptical time-resolved Kerr microscope. Through our experiments and simulations, we demonstrate that the number of spin wave modes can be externally tuned by tuning the bias magnetic field.
2016, 9(5): 1426–1433

Xiaojie Liu1, Cai-Zhuang Wang2 (*), Myron Hupalo2, Hai-Qing Lin3, Kai-Ming Ho2, Patricia A. Thiel4, and Michael C. Tringides2

Partial metal intercalation can induce an alternating electric field on graphene, leading to selective mass transport from the intercalated to the pristine regions, and nucleation exclusively on the pristine regions.
2016, 9(5): 1434–1441