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  1. Content type: Nano Idea

    The PAA (porous anodic alumina) films were prepared by two-step anodic oxidation after different times, and then the ZnO/PAA composite films were prepared by sol-gel method on their surface. Meanwhile, the ZnO...

    Authors: Shuying Xu, Tong Sun, Qian Xu, Changping Duan, Yue Dai, Lili Wang and Qiushi Song

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:201

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  2. Content type: Nano idea

    Power scaling in broad area quantum cascade laser (QCL) usually leads to the deterioration of the beam quality with an emission of multiple lobes far-field pattern. In this letter, we demonstrate a tapered QCL...

    Authors: Yue Zhao, Jin-Chuan Zhang, Feng-Min Cheng, Dong-Bo Wang, Chuan-Wei Liu, Ning Zhuo, Shen-Qiang Zhai, Li-Jun Wang, Jun-Qi Liu, Shu-Man Liu, Feng-Qi Liu and Zhan-Guo Wang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:205

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  3. Content type: Nano Express

    The electronic properties of vanadium atoms adsorbed on clean and graphene-covered Cu(111) surface have been systematically studied using ab initio theoretical method. Two coverages (1/9 ML and 1 ML) of vanadi...

    Authors: Yi-Xu Xu, Xin-Rui Cao, Lin-Han Xu, Jian-Hua Zhang, Shun-Qing Wu and Zi-Zhong Zhu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:199

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  4. Content type: Nano Express

    We developed a Joule heating decomposition (JHD) method, which applied direct current on the SiC for the epitaxial growth of multi-layer graphene (MLG) films on Si-terminated (0001) face of the high doping 4H-...

    Authors: Zhiwei Zhang, Weiwei Cai, Rongdun Hong, Dingqu Lin, Xiaping Chen, Jiafa Cai and Zhengyun Wu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:197

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  5. Content type: Nano Express

    We report on the successful preparation of Bi-doped n-type polycrystalline SnSe by hot-press method. We observed anisotropic transport properties due to the (h00) preferred orientation of grains along the pres...

    Authors: Van Quang Nguyen, Thi Huong Nguyen, Van Thiet Duong, Ji Eun Lee, Su-Dong Park, Jae Yong Song, Hyun-Min Park, Anh Tuan Duong and Sunglae Cho

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:200

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  6. Content type: Nano idea

    To improve the corrosion resistance and wear resistance of electroless nickel-phosphorus (Ni-P) coating on magnesium (Mg) alloy. Ni-P-Al2O3 coatings were produced on Mg alloy from a composite plating bath. The op...

    Authors: Rong Hu, Yongyao Su, Yurong Liu, Hongdong Liu, Yingmin Chen, Changsheng Cao and Haitao Ni

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:198

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  7. Content type: Nano Express

    In this work, p-Co3O4/n-ZnO heterostructures were fabricated on Ni substrate by hydrothermal-decomposition method using cobaltous nitrate hexahydrate (Co(NO3)2·6H2O) and zinc acetate dihydrate (Zn(CH3COO)2·2H2O) ...

    Authors: Hongyan Xu, Mingliang Shi, Caiqin Liang, Siyan Wang, Chengkai Xia, Chenyang Xue, Zhenyin Hai and Serge Zhuiykov

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:195

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  8. Content type: Nano Express

    In the present work, we report on the in-plane electrical transport properties of midwave (MWIR) and longwave infrared (LWIR) InAs/GaSb type-II superlattices (T2SLs) grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) syste...

    Authors: D. Benyahia, Ł. Kubiszyn, K. Michalczewski, J. Boguski, A. Kębłowski, P. Martyniuk, J. Piotrowski and A. Rogalski

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:196

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  9. Content type: Nano Express

    The design of double-sided pyramid grating structure can be used to enhance broadband light absorption. The front grating can greatly reduce the light reflection, especially in the short-wavelength region, and...

    Authors: Duan Zhiqiang, Li Meicheng and Trevor Mwenva Chonto

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:192

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  10. Content type: Nano Express

    Germanium is considered as a potential anode material for sodium-ion batteries due to its fascinating theoretical specific capacity. However, its poor cyclability resulted from the sluggish kinetics and large ...

    Authors: Lin Fu, Xueying Zheng, Lanyan Huang, Chaoqun Shang, Ke Lu, Xuzi Zhang, Benben Wei and Xin Wang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:193

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  11. Content type: Nano Express

    Sensorineural hearing loss tops the list of most suffering disease for the sake of its chronic, spirit pressing, and handicapped features, which can happen to all age groups, from newborns to old folks. Laggar...

    Authors: Yudong Liu, Yaxing Zhu, Jingyu Liu, Yang Zhang, Juan Liu and Junyi Zhai

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:191

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  12. Content type: Nano commentary

    Heart rate variability (HRV) as a marker reflects the activity of the autonomic nervous system. The prognostic significance of HRV for cardiovascular disease has been reported in clinical and epidemiological s...

    Authors: Wen Zheng, Walter McKinney, Michael L. Kashon, Daniel Pan, Vincent Castranova and Hong Kan

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:189

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  13. Content type: Nano idea

    In recent years, graphene nanomesh (GNM), a material with high flexibility and tunable electronic properties, has attracted considerable attention from researchers due to its wide applications in the fields of...

    Authors: Weiqing Yuan, Min Li, Zhongquan Wen, Yanling Sun, Desheng Ruan, Zhihai Zhang, Gang Chen and Yang Gao

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:190

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  14. Content type: Nano Express

    A dye-sensitized and flexible TiO2 fiber with multilayer structure was prepared by using brush method as the photoanode in the efficient flexible fibrous dye-sensitized solar cells (FFDSSCs) to avoid electronic r...

    Authors: Gentian Yue, Xianqing Liu, Ying Chen, Jinghao Huo and Haiwu Zheng

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:188

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  15. Content type: Nano Express

    Topotactic anion exchange has been developed to tune the composition and band gap energies of cesium lead halide (CsPbX3) perovskite nanocrystals (NCs). However, current anion exchange methods either require hars...

    Authors: Anping Yan, Yunlan Guo, Chao Liu, Zhao Deng, Yi Guo and Xiujian Zhao

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:185

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  16. Content type: Nano Express

    It has been reported that the performance of bulk heterojunction organic solar cells can be improved by incorporation of nano-heterostructures of metals, semiconductors, and dielectric materials in the active ...

    Authors: Chunyan Yang, Yingying Sun, Xinjie Li, Cheng Li, Junfeng Tong, Jianfeng Li, Peng Zhang and Yangjun Xia

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:184

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  17. Content type: Nano Express

    Here, we report efficient composition-tunable Cu-doped ZnInS/ZnS (core and core/shell) colloidal nanocrystals (CNCs) synthesized by using a colloidal non-injection method. The initial precursors for the synthe...

    Authors: Manpreet Kaur, Ashma Sharma, Murat Olutas, Onur Erdem, Akshay Kumar, Manoj Sharma and Hilmi Volkan Demir

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:182

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  18. Content type: Nano Idea

    In this study, we synthesized a periodic polystyrene nanosphere (PS NS) array using the dip-drop method with post-deposition etching to improve the light extraction efficiency (LEE) of InGaN/GaN light-emitting...

    Authors: Po-Hsun Lei, Chyi-Da Yang, Yong-Sian Yang and Jian-Hong Lin

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:180

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  19. Content type: Nano Idea

    We demonstrate an electrochemical reduction method to reduce graphene oxide (GO) to electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) with the assistance of carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The faster and more efficient...

    Authors: Wenyao Yang, Yan Chen, Jingfeng Wang, Tianjun Peng, Jianhua Xu, Bangchao Yang and Ke Tang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:181

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  20. Content type: Nano Express

    Titania nanotube (TNT) powder was prepared by rapid breakdown anodization (RBA) in a perchloric acid electrolyte. The photocatalytic efficiency of the as-prepared and powders annealed at temperatures between 2...

    Authors: Saima Ali, Henrika Granbohm, Jouko Lahtinen and Simo-Pekka Hannula

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:179

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  21. Content type: Nano Express

    Advanced core-shelled material with a high specific area has been considered as an effective material to remove heavy metal from aqueous solutions. A core-shelled Fe3O4@C hybrid nanoparticle aggregates with envir...

    Authors: Siping Ji, Changlin Miao, Hui Liu, Lili Feng, Xiangjun Yang and Hong Guo

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:178

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  22. Content type: Nano Express

    Polystyrene (PS) nanoparticle films with non-close-packed arrays were prepared by using ion beam etching technology. The effects of etching time, beam current, and voltage on the size reduction of PS particles...

    Authors: Jie Yang, Mingling Zhang, Xu Lan, Xiaokang Weng, Qijiang Shu, Rongfei Wang, Feng Qiu, Chong Wang and Yu Yang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:177

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  23. Content type: Nano Express

    In recent years, monodispersed magnetic nanoparticles with a core/shell structure are expected for their wide applications including magnetic fluid, recoverable catalysts, and biological analysis. However, the...

    Authors: Shuta Hara, Jumpei Aisu, Masahiro Kato, Takashige Aono, Kosuke Sugawa, Kouichi Takase, Joe Otsuki, Shigeru Shimizu and Hiroki Ikake

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:176

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  24. Content type: Nano Express

    We investigate the thermal stability of alumina supporting layers sputtered at different conditions and its effect on the growth of aligned single-walled carbon nanotube arrays. Radio frequency magnetron sputt...

    Authors: Jung Bin In, Kang Rae Cho, Tung Xuan Tran, Seok-Min Kim, Yinmin Wang, Costas P. Grigoropoulos, Aleksandr Noy and Francesco Fornasiero

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:173

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  25. Content type: Nano Express

    The water-soluble fluorescent carbon quantum dots (CQDs) are synthesized by utilizing lemon juice as carbon resource via a simple hydrothermal reaction. The obtained CQDs are with an average size of 3.1 nm. Th...

    Authors: Meiqin He, Jin Zhang, Hai Wang, Yanrong Kong, Yiming Xiao and Wen Xu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:175

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  26. Content type: Nano Express

    CdSSe nanobelts (NBs) are synthesized by thermal evaporation and then characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution elect...

    Authors: Xinmin Li, Qiuhong Tan, Xiaobo Feng, Qianjin Wang and Yingkai Liu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:171

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  27. Content type: Nano Express

    A facile and efficient strategy is presented for the encapsulation of Ag NPs within hierarchical porous silicalite-1. The physicochemical properties of the resultant catalyst are characterized by TEM, XRD, FTI...

    Authors: Bin Wang, Haojiang Wang, Fengwei Zhang and Tijian Sun

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:174

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  28. Content type: Nano Express

    In this letter, dual-emissive and color-tunable Mn-doped InP/ZnS quantum dots (Mn:InP/ZnS QDs) with the absolute photoluminescence quantum yield (PL QY) up to 78% were successfully synthesized via a growth-dop...

    Authors: Guilin Zhang, Shiliang Mei, Xian Wei, Chang Wei, Wu Yang, Jiatao Zhu, Wanglu Zhang and Ruiqian Guo

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:170

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  29. Content type: Nano Express

    Strain-engineered self-assembled GeSn/GeSiSn quantum dots in Ge matrix have been numerically investigated aiming to study their potentiality towards direct bandgap emission in the mid-IR range. The use of GeSi...

    Authors: Reem Al-Saigh, Mourad Baira, Bassem Salem and Bouraoui Ilahi

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:172

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  30. Content type: Nano Express

    We proposed and demonstrated MgZnO metal-semiconductor-metal (MSM) ultraviolet photodetectors (UV) assisted with surface plasmons (SPs) prepared by the radio frequency magnetron sputtering deposition method. A...

    Authors: Zexuan Guo, Dayong Jiang, Nan Hu, Xiaojiang Yang, Wei Zhang, Yuhan Duan, Shang Gao, Qingcheng Liang, Tao Zheng and Jingwen Lv

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:168

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  31. Content type: Nano Express

    Polystyrene (PS)-diphenyloxazole (PPO) nanoparticles with attached cross-linked poly-N-isopropylacrylamide (PNIPAM) chains were obtained resulting in PS-PPO-PNIPAM hybrid nanosystems (NS). Fluorescence spectra...

    Authors: M. Yu. Losytskyy, L. O. Vretik, N. V. Kutsevol, O. A. Nikolaeva and V. M. Yashchuk

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:166

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  32. Content type: Nano Idea

    Thiol-functionalized silica nanospheres (SiO2-SH NSs) with an average diameter of 460 nm were synthesized through a hydrothermal route. Subsequently, the prepared SiO2-SH NSs were modified by SnO2 quantum dots to...

    Authors: Xueyan Zou, Fengbo Yang, Xin Sun, Mingming Qin, Yanbao Zhao and Zhijun Zhang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:165

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  33. Content type: Nano Express

    To overcome the technological and economic obstacles of amorphous indium-gallium-zinc-oxide (a-IGZO)-based display backplane for industrial production, a clean etch-stopper (CL-ES) process is developed to fabr...

    Authors: Jae-Moon Chung, Xiaokun Zhang, Fei Shang, Ji-Hoon Kim, Xiao-Lin Wang, Shuai Liu, Baoguo Yang and Yong Xiang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:164

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  34. Content type: Nano Idea

    The electrochemical property of ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC) can be changed significantly due to the incorporating of electron-donating heteroatoms into OMC. Here, we demonstrate the successful fabrication ...

    Authors: Kangjun Xie, Manman Zhang, Yang Yang, Long Zhao and Wei Qi

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:163

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  35. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1] the third author was typesetted by mistake.

    Authors: Wei-bing Li, Kang Li, Kang-qi Fan, Da-xing Zhang and Wei-dong Wang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:162

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    The original article was published in Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:118

  36. Content type: Nano Express

    Tin niobate photocatalysts with the phase structures of froodite (SnNb2O6) and pyrochlore (Sn2Nb2O7) were obtained by a facile solvothermal method in order to explore the impact of phase structure and electronic ...

    Authors: Shushu Huang, Chunyan Wang, Hao Sun, Xiaojing Wang and Yiguo Su

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:161

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  37. Content type: Nano Express

    Synthesis of nanocrystalline strontium ferrite (SrFe12O19) via sol–gel is sensitive to its modification parameters. Therefore, in this study, an attempt of regulating the pH as a sol–gel modification parameter du...

    Authors: Raba’ah Syahidah Azis, Sakinah Sulaiman, Idza Riati Ibrahim, Azmi Zakaria, Jumiah Hassan, Nor Nadhirah Che Muda, Rodziah Nazlan, Norlaily M. Saiden, Yap Wing Fen, Muhammad Syazwan Mustaffa and Khamirul Amin Matori

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:160

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  38. Content type: Nano Express

    Recently, the green synthesis of metal nanoparticles has attracted wide attention due to its feasibility and very low environmental impact. This approach was applied in this study to synthesise nanoscale gold ...

    Authors: Nhung H. A. Nguyen, Vinod Vellora Thekkae Padil, Vera I. Slaveykova, Miroslav Černík and Alena Ševců

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:159

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  39. Content type: Nano Express

    In this paper, we provide a detailed insight on InGaAs/InAlAs separate absorption, grading, charge, and multiplication avalanche photodiodes (SAGCM APDs) and a theoretical model of APDs is built. Through theor...

    Authors: Siyu Cao, Yue Zhao, Sajid ur Rehman, Shuai Feng, Yuhua Zuo, Chuanbo Li, Lichun Zhang, Buwen Cheng and Qiming Wang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:158

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  40. Content type: Nano Express

    Mesoporous α–Fe2O3 has been synthesized via a simple sol-gel procedure in the presence of Pluronic (F-127) triblock copolymer as structure directing agent. Silver (Ag) nanoparticles were deposited onto α–Fe2O3 ma...

    Authors: Moteb M. Alqahtani, Atif M. Ali, Farid A. Harraz, M. Faisal, Adel A. Ismail, Mahmoud A. Sayed and M. S. Al-Assiri

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:157

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  41. Content type: Nano Express

    It is well known that a suspended monolayer graphene has a weak light absorption efficiency of about 2.3% at normal incidence, which is disadvantageous to some applications in optoelectronic devices. In this w...

    Authors: Bo Liu, Chaojun Tang, Jing Chen, Ningyan Xie, Huang Tang, Xiaoqin Zhu and Gun-sik Park

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:153

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  42. Content type: Nano Express

    Composite materials based on hydroxyapatite are widely used for bone tissue engineering. There is evidence of a positive effect of the presence of strontium in osteoplastic materials in the case of a Ca/Sr cer...

    Authors: Oleksii Kuda, Nataliia Pinchuk, Oleksandr Bykov, Tamara Tomila, Olena Olifan and Maryna Golovkova

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:155

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