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  1. We report on the thermally induced changes of the nano-structural and optical properties of hydrogenated nanocrystalline silicon in the temperature range 200–700 °C. The as-deposited sample has a high crystall...

    Authors: CJ Arendse, GF Malgas, TFG Muller, D Knoesen, CJ Oliphant, DE Motaung, S Halindintwali and BW Mwakikunga
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2009 4:307
  2. We experimentally investigate the dynamics of spins in GaAs quantum wells under applied electric bias by photoluminescence (PL) measurements excited with circularly polarized light. The bias-dependent circular...

    Authors: M Idrish Miah
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2009 4:385
  3. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding effectiveness (SE) of multi-walled carbon nanotubes–polymethyl methacrylate (MWCNT–PMMA) composites prepared by two different techniques was measured. EMI SE up to ...

    Authors: Shailaja Pande, BP Singh, RB Mathur, TL Dhami, P Saini and SK Dhawan
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2009 4:327
  4. Labeling of cells with nanoparticles for living detection is of interest to various biomedical applications. In this study, novel fluorescent/magnetic nanoparticles were prepared and used in high-efficient cel...

    Authors: Yuqing Ge, Yu Zhang, Shiying He, Fang Nie, Gaojun Teng and Ning Gu
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2009 4:287
  5. A tight binding molecular dynamics calculation has been conducted to study the size and coordination dependence of bond length and bond energy of Pd atomic clusters of 1.2–5.4 nm in diameter. It has been found...

    Authors: Weihong Qi, Baiyun Huang and Mingpu Wang
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2009 4:269
  6. The mono-dispersed crosslinked polymeric multi-lacuna nanocapsules (CP(St–OA) nanocapsules) about 40 nm with carboxylic groups on their inner and outer surfaces were fabricated in the present work. The small c...

    Authors: Guangfeng Liu and Peng Liu
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2009 4:281
  7. Dynamic scaling behavior has been observed during the room-temperature growth of sputtered Au films on SiO2using the atomic force microscopy technique. By the analyses of the dependence of the roughness, σ, of th...

    Authors: F Ruffino, MG Grimaldi, F Giannazzo, F Roccaforte and V Raineri
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2009 4:262
  8. Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are pulmonary diseases that are characterized by inflammatory cell infiltration, cytokine production, and airway hyper-reactivity. Most of the effector c...

    Authors: Po-Chang Chiang, Jason W Alsup, Yurong Lai, Yiding Hu, Bruce R Heyde and David Tung
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2009 4:254
  9. Recently, we have proposed a novel strategy for a cell-specific gene therapy system based on responses to intracellular signals. In this system, an intracellular signal that is specifically and abnormally acti...

    Authors: Daisuke Asai, Jeong-Hun Kang, Riki Toita, Akira Tsuchiya, Takuro Niidome, Hideki Nakashima and Yoshiki Katayama
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:229
  10. ZnO nanorods and nanodisks were synthesized by solution process using zinc chloride as starting material. The morphology of ZnO crystal changed greatly depending on the concentrations of Zn2+ion and ethylene glyc...

    Authors: Tengfa Long, Shu Yin, Kouta Takabatake, Peilin Zhnag and Tsugio Sato
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:247
  11. High incident energy hydrogen and/or oxygen cations are generated by electron cyclotron resonance system, and then used to highly efficiently modify multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). The effects of vario...

    Authors: Wen-Shou Tseng, Chyuan-Yow Tseng and Cheng-Tzu Kuo
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:234
  12. Porous nickel oxide (NiO) and zinc oxide (ZnO) submicro- and nanofibers were synthesized by impregnating electrospun polyacrylonitrile (PAN) fiber templates with corresponding metal nitrate aqueous solutions a...

    Authors: Yejun Qiu, Jie Yu, Xiaosong Zhou, Cuili Tan and Jing Yin
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:173
  13. Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) are widely used to detect DNA. We studied the effect of pH on the assembly/disassembly of single-stranded DNA functionalized GNPs. Based on the different binding affinities of DNA to ...

    Authors: Liping Sun, Zhaowu Zhang, Shuang Wang, Jianfeng Zhang, Hui Li, Lei Ren, Jian Weng and Qiqing Zhang
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:216
  14. This investigation deals with the effect of growth temperature on the microstructure, nitrogen content, and crystallinity of C–N nanotubes. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic (XPS) study reveals that the at...

    Authors: RamManohar Yadav, PramodSingh Dobal, T Shripathi, RS Katiyar and ON Srivastava
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:197
  15. Energy level structure and direct light absorption in a cylindrical quantum dot (CQD), having thin falciform cross section, are studied within the framework of the adiabatic approximation. An analytical expres...

    Authors: Karen G Dvoyan, David B Hayrapetyan, Eduard M Kazaryan and Ani A Tshantshapanyan
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:130
  16. Hexagonal Ag/Pt nanoshells were prepared by using a hexagonal Ag nanoplate as the displacement template and by introducing Pt ions. The prepared Ag/Pt nanoshells played the role of an electrocatalyst in an oxy...

    Authors: Chien-Liang Lee, Chun-Ming Tseng, Chen-Chung Wu, Tsung-Chia Chou and Ciou-Mei Syu
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:193
  17. Palladium nanoparticles of average size around 8 nm have been synthesized rapidly by UV irradiation of mixture of palladium chloride and potassium oxalate solutions. A rod-shaped palladium oxalate complex has ...

    Authors: S Navaladian, B Viswanathan, TK Varadarajan and RP Viswanath
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:181
  18. Recently, magnetic nanoparticles of iron oxide (Fe3O4, γ-Fe2O3) have shown an increasing number of applications in the field of biomedicine, but some questions have been raised about the potential impact of these...

    Authors: Song Zhang, Xiangjian Chen, Chunrong Gu, Yu Zhang, Jindan Xu, Zhiping Bian, Di Yang and Ning Gu
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:70
  19. TiO2nanostructures with fascinating morphologies like cubes, spheres, and rods were synthesized by a simple microwave irradiation technique. Tuning of different morphologies was achieved by changing the pH and th...

    Authors: T Suprabha, Haizel G Roy, Jesty Thomas, K Praveen Kumar and Suresh Mathew
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:144
  20. In this paper the influence of ZnO shell thickness on the luminescence properties of Mn-doped ZnS nanoparticles is studied. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images showed that the average diameter of ZnS...

    Authors: Daixun Jiang, Lixin Cao, Wei Liu, Ge Su, Hua Qu, Yuanguang Sun and Bohua Dong
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:78
  21. The assembly of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) using the AC dielectrophoresis technique is studied theoretically. It is found that the comb electrode bears better position control of SWCNTs compared t...

    Authors: Yang Lu, Changxin Chen, Liu Yang and Yafei Zhang
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:157
  22. Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is increasingly being used in the treatment of several aggressive cancers, including cerebral glioblastoma multiforme. The main requirement for this therapy is selective ta...

    Authors: Gianni Ciofani, Vittoria Raffa, Arianna Menciassi and Alfred Cuschieri
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:113
  23. Nanocrystalline TiO2samples were prepared by promoting the growth of a sol–gel precursor, in the presence of water, under continuous (CW), or pulsed (PW) ultrasound. All the samples turned out to be made of both ...

    Authors: Giuseppe Cappelletti, Silvia Ardizzone, Claudia L Bianchi, Stefano Gialanella, Alberto Naldoni, Carlo Pirola and Vittorio Ragaini
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:97
  24. The current global energy problem can be attributed to insufficient fossil fuel supplies and excessive greenhouse gas emissions resulting from increasing fossil fuel consumption. The huge demand for clean ener...

    Authors: Kehan Yu and Junhong Chen
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:1
  25. A periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) with nanorice morphology was successfully synthesized by a template assisted sol–gel method using a chain-type precursor. The PMO is composed of D and T sites in the ra...

    Authors: Paritosh Mohanty and Kai Landskron
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:169
  26. SiC nanowires have been synthesized at 1,600 °C by using a simple and low-cost method in a high-frequency induction furnace. The commercial SiO powder and the arc-discharge plasma pretreated carbon black were ...

    Authors: Feng-Lei Wang, Li-Ying Zhang and Ya-Fei Zhang
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:153
  27. In this paper, we focus on current–voltage (I–V) characteristics in several kinds of quasi-one-dimensional (quasi-1D) nanofibers to investigate their electronic transport properties covering a wide temperature ra...

    Authors: Zhi-Hua Yin, Yun-Ze Long, Chang-Zhi Gu, Mei-Xiang Wan and Jean-Luc Duvail
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:63
  28. Single crystalline indium nanowires were prepared on Zn substrate which had been treated in concentrated sulphuric acid by galvanic displacement in the 0.002 mol L−1In2(SO4)3-0.002 mol L−1SeO2-0.02 mol L−1SDS-0.0...

    Authors: Haohua Li, Chaolun Liang, Meng Liu, Kuan Zhong, Yexiang Tong, Peng Liu and Greg A Hope
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:47
  29. Multiwalled carbon nanotube/nylon-6 nanocomposites (MWNT/nylon-6) were prepared by in situ polymerization, whereby functionalized MWNTs (F-MWNTs) and pristine MWNTs (P-MWNTs) were used as reinforcing materials...

    Authors: Khalid Saeed, Soo-Young Park, Sajjad Haider and Jong-Beom Baek
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:39
  30. It has been widely reported that twin boundaries strengthen nanowires regardless of their morphology—that is, the strength of nanowires goes up as twin spacing goes down. This article shows that twin boundarie...

    Authors: Yongfeng Zhang and Hanchen Huang
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:34
  31. We report the first instance of deposition of preferentially oriented, nanocrystalline, and nanocolumnar strontium-doped lead zirconate titanate (PSZT) ferroelectric thin films directly on thermal silicon diox...

    Authors: S Sriram, M Bhaskaran, A Mitchell, DRG Mitchell and G Kostovski
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:29
  32. Synthesis of semiconductor nanoparticles with new photophysical properties is an area of special interest. Here, we report synthesis of ZnS nanoparticles in aqueous micellar solution of Cetyltrimethylammonium ...

    Authors: SK Mehta, Sanjay Kumar, Savita Chaudhary, KK Bhasin and Michael Gradzielski
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:17
  33. We have successfully synthesized bulk nanostructured Fe94.3B5.7 alloy using the one-step approach of a self-propagating high temperature synthesis (SHS) combining a rapid cooling technique. This method is conveni...

    Authors: Licai Fu, Jun Yang, Qinling Bi and Weimin Liu
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 4:11

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