Volume 9

Issue 02,2016

(30 articles)


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

Magnetoresistance measurements of the topological crystalline insulator SnTe demonstrate the antilocalization effect induced by a shift of the Berry phase of π 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.
2016, 9(2): 490–498

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

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–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.
2016, 9(2): 499–506

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

p–n Heterojunctions assembled from distorted 1T-MX2 ReSe2 and hexagonal MoS2 exhibit preferable optoelectronic features compared with the single elements.
2016, 9(2): 507–516

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

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.
2016, 9(2): 517–529

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

The distance dependence of near-field images in near-field scanning optical microscopy was investigated using photon-induced force according to the surface photovoltage.
2016, 9(2): 530–536

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 Núez5,6, and Paolo Macor1,9 (*)

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.
2016, 9(2): 537–548

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

An electron–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 ΔE.
2016, 9(2): 549–559

Yang Yang1, Junyang Liu1, Shi Feng1, Huimin Wen2, Jinghua Tian1, Jueting Zheng1, Bernd Schllhorn3, Christian Amatore3 (*), Zhongning Chen2 (*), and Zhongqun Tian1 (*)

Employing an electrochemically assisted-mechanically controllablebreak junction method, we observed an anomalous type of current–voltage characteristic for atomic contacts by a particular control overthe stepping motor.
2016, 9(2): 560–570

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

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.
2016, 9(2): 571–583

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

Onion-like Pt–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.
2016, 9(2): 584–592