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  1. Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) are one of the deadliest forms of cancer, and 90% of its origin is from squamous cells. NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1), an enzyme overexpressed in squamo...

    Authors: Jing Chen, Shuzhen Zhang, Shuai Zhang, Shanjun Gao, Jianbo Wang, Dongchun Lei, Pengqiang Du, Zhiwei Xu, Cailiang Zhu and Hongbin Sun

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:387

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  2. We present a comparative study of the toxicity of polyethylene glycol (PEG)–coated cobalt ferrite nanoparticles and nanospheres. Nanoparticles were prepared by hydrothermal method while nanospheres were prepar...

    Authors: Shahnaz Akhtar, Qasim Khan, Shahzad Anwar, Ghafar Ali, Muhammad Maqbool, Maaz Khan, Shafqat Karim and Lan Gao

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:386

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  3. Maxwell-Wagner-Sillars (MWS) dynamics and electromagnetic radio-frequency (RF) actuation of the volumetric phase change are investigated in a hybrid polymer composite consisting of hydrogel suspended with high...

    Authors: Ezekiel Walker, Yukikuni Akishige, Tong Cai, James Roberts, Nigel Shepherd, Shijie Wu, Zhiming Wang and Arup Neogi

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:385

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  4. The control of the polarization states of light plays an important role in modern optical systems. However, traditional polarization manipulating devices often have narrow bandwidth and their large size makes ...

    Authors: Yu Wang, Yumin Liu, Jing Li, Chang Liu, Zhongyuan Yu, Han Ye and Li Yu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:384

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  5. Little is known regarding the functional role of microRNA-410 (miR-410) in osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH); hence, the aim of the present study was to investigate miR-410 targeting Wnt-11 to modulate ...

    Authors: Yukun Yin, Lixiang Ding, Yu Hou, Haoran Jiang, Ji Zhang, Zhong Dai and Genai Zhang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:383

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  6. Natural rubber (NR)/hexagonal mesoporous silica (HMS) nanocomposites (NRHMS) with enhanced thermal and hydrophobic properties were facilely prepared via in situ sol–gel formation with pH adjustment using a low su...

    Authors: Supphathee Chaowamalee and Chawalit Ngamcharussrivichai

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:382

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  7. High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a representative non-invasive method of cancer therapy, but its low therapeutic efficacy and risk of damage to surrounding normal tissue hinder its further clinical ...

    Authors: Xiaowen Zhong, Mei Zhang, Zedan Tian, Qi Wang and Zhigang Wang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:381

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  8. Sepsis-induced immunosuppression is recognized as one of the main features responsible for therapeutic failures. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), which are mainly characterized by their suppressive pr...

    Authors: Yujun Xu, Yaxian Xue, Xinghan Liu, Yi Li, Huaping Liang, Huan Dou and Yayi Hou

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:379

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  9. As an emerging nanomaterial, carbon dots (CDs) have been the focus of tremendous attention for biomedical applications. However, little information is available on their bioactivity of inhibiting acute kidney ...

    Authors: Meiling Zhang, Jinjun Cheng, Ziwei Sun, Hui Kong, Yue Zhang, Suna Wang, Xiaoke Wang, Yan Zhao and Huihua Qu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:377

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  10. In this work, a high-density hydrogen (HDH) treatment is proposed to reduce interface traps and enhance the efficiency of the passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) device. The hydrogen gas is compressed at pr...

    Authors: Chih-Cheng Yang, Po-Hsun Chen, Ting-Chang Chang, Wan-Ching Su, Sung-Yu Chen, Shui-Chin Liu, Sheng-Yao Chou, Yung-Fang Tan, Chun-Chu Lin, Pei-Yu Wu, Tsung-Ming Tsai and Hui-Chun Huang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:375

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  11. High concentration ozone can damage greatly to the respiratory, cardiovascular systems, and fertility of people, and catalytic decomposition is an important strategy to reduce its harm. However, it remains a c...

    Authors: Xuan Li, Linqu Luo, Yicheng Bi, Anqi Wang, Yunfa Chen, Ning Han and Fengyun Wang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:374

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  12. Iron is the crucial element for living organisms and its deficiency is described as the most common nutritional disorder all over the world. Nowadays, more effective and safe iron supplementation strategies fo...

    Authors: Paula Kielbik, Jarosław Kaszewski, Bartłomiej Dominiak, Magdalena Damentko, Izabela Serafińska, Julita Rosowska, Mikołaj A. Gralak, Marcin Krajewski, Bartłomiej S. Witkowski, Zdzislaw Gajewski, Marek Godlewski and Michal M. Godlewski

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:373

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  13. Subsurface defects have a significant impact on the precision and performance of nano-structures. In this paper, molecular dynamics simulation of nano-indentation is performed to investigate the effect of mach...

    Authors: Quanlong Wang, Meiping Wu, Chaofeng Zhang, Yanming Lv and Xiaogang Ji

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:372

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  14. The near-infrared (NIR) photoelectric properties of multilayer Bi2O2Se nanofilms were systematically studied in this paper. Multilayer Bi2O2Se nanofilms demonstrate a sensitive photo response to NIR, including a ...

    Authors: Hang Yang, Wei Chen, Xiaoming Zheng, Dongsheng Yang, Yuze Hu, Xiangzhe Zhang, Xin Ye, Yi Zhang, Tian Jiang, Gang Peng, Xueao Zhang, Renyan Zhang, Chuyun Deng and Shiqiao Qin

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:371

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  15. Significant enhancement of light-induced transverse thermoelectric (LITT) effect in tilted BiCuSeO film has been achieved via introduction of an ultra-thin layer of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with the thicknes...

    Authors: Weiyuan Yu, Guoying Yan, Yuli Xue, Yuejiao Zhang, Jianglong Wang, Guangsheng Fu and Shufang Wang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:367

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  16. Formaldehyde (HCHO) is the main source of indoor air pollutant. HCHO sensors are therefore of paramount importance for timely detection in daily life. However, existing sensors do not meet the stringent perfor...

    Authors: Shiqiang Zhou, Mingpeng Chen, Qingjie Lu, Yumin Zhang, Jin Zhang, Bo Li, Haitang Wei, Jicu Hu, Huapeng Wang and Qingju Liu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:365

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  17. Monolayer MoS2 has shown excellent photoresponse properties, but its promising applications in high-sensitivity photodetection suffer from the atomic-thickness-limited adsorption and band gap-limited spectral sel...

    Authors: Yong Heng Zhou, Zhi Bin Zhang, Ping Xu, Han Zhang and Bing Wang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:364

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  18. Amorphous In–Ga–Zn-O (a-IGZO) thin-film transistor (TFT) memories are attracting many interests for future system-on-panel applications; however, they usually exhibit a poor erasing efficiency. In this article...

    Authors: Dan-Dan Liu, Wen-Jun Liu, Jun-Xiang Pei, Lin-Yan Xie, Jingyong Huo, Xiaohan Wu and Shi-Jin Ding

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:363

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  19. Low-dimensional III–V InAs/GaAs quantum dots (QDs) have been successfully applied to semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) working at a 900–1310-nm wavelength range for ultrafast pulsed laser appli...

    Authors: Cheng Jiang, Jiqiang Ning, Xiaohui Li, Xu Wang and Ziyang Zhang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:362

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  20. Fine particulate matter (PM) has seriously affected human life, such as affecting human health, climate, and ecological environment. Recently, many researchers use electrospinning to prepare nanofiber air filt...

    Authors: Wen Liang, Yuan Xu, Xiao Li, Xiao-Xiong Wang, Hong-Di Zhang, Miao Yu, Seeram Ramakrishna and Yun-Ze Long

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:361

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  21. Hybrid heterojunctions based on two-dimensional (2D) and conventional three-dimensional (3D) materials provide a promising way toward nanoelectronic devices with engineered features. In this work, we investiga...

    Authors: Ya-Wei Huan, Ke Xu, Wen-Jun Liu, Hao Zhang, Dmitriy Anatolyevich Golosov, Chang-Tai Xia, Hong-Yu Yu, Xiao-Han Wu, Qing-Qing Sun and Shi-Jin Ding

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:360

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  22. We propose a conductively coupled terahertz metallic metamaterial exhibiting analog of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT), in which the bright and dark mode antennae interact via surface currents r...

    Authors: Jie Hu, Tingting Lang, Weihang Xu, Jianjun Liu and Zhi Hong

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:359

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  23. As a typical metal selenide, CoSe is a kind of foreground anode material for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) because of its two-dimensional layer structure, good electrical conductivity, and high theoretical capa...

    Authors: Zongyang Li, Lian Ying Zhang, Lei Zhang, Jiamu Huang and Hongdong Liu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:358

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  24. Metallic nanoplates have attracted widespread interests owing to their functional versatility, which relies heavily on their morphologies. In this study, the shape stability of several metallic nanoplates with...

    Authors: Xiwen Chen, Rao Huang, Tien-Mo Shih and Yu-Hua Wen

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:357

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  25. Soft-strain-based sensors are being increasingly used across various fields, including wearable sensing, behavior monitoring, and electrophysiological diagnostics. However, throughout all applications, the fun...

    Authors: Zhongyun Yuan, Zhen Pei, Muhammad Shahbaz, Qiang Zhang, Kai Zhuo, Chun Zhao, Wendong Zhang, Xingyi Ma and Shengbo Sang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:356

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  26. We report optical phonon vibration modes in ensembles of self-catalyzed InP/InAs/InP multi core-shell one-dimensional nanostructures (nanopillars and nanocones) grown on InP(111)B substrates using liquid indiu...

    Authors: Jeung Hun Park and Choong-Heui Chung

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:355

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  27. As a reliable indicator of human physiological health, respiratory rate has been utilized in more and more cases for prediction and diagnosis of potential respiratory diseases and the respiratory dysfunction c...

    Authors: Zhicheng Zhang, Jiwei Zhang, He Zhang, Huagang Wang, Zhiwei Hu, Weipeng Xuan, Shurong Dong and Jikui Luo

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:354

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  28. The tungsten diselenide (WSe2) has attracted considerable interest owing to their versatile applications, such as p-n junctions, transistors, fiber lasers, spintronics, and conversion of solar energy into electri...

    Authors: Zhiran Shen, He Zhu, Jiyu Hong, Xun Gui, Heyuan Guan, Jiangli Dong, Hanguang Li, Xiaoli Wang, Wentao Qiu, Enze Zhang, Yunyao Ou, Dongqin Lu, Luqi Luo, Huihui Lu, Wenguo Zhu, Jianhui Yu…

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:353

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  29. Magnetic nanomaterials were functionalized with dopamine hydrochloride as the functional reagent to afford a core–shell-type Fe3O4 modified with polydopamine (Fe3O4@PDA) composite, which was used for the adsorpti...

    Authors: Ting Lei, Sheng-Jian Li, Fang Jiang, Zi-Xuan Ren, Li-Lian Wang, Xiang-Jun Yang, Li-Hong Tang and Shi-Xiong Wang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:352

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  30. The goal of this article is to increase the electrode performance of 3D CNT/RVC electrodes by improving the ease of ion adsorption to and ion desorption from the electrode surfaces. This achievement was done b...

    Authors: Ali Aldalbahi, Mostafizur Rahaman and Mohammed Almoiqli

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:351

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  31. We theoretically investigate the valley polarization in silicene with two parallel line defects due to Rashba spin-orbit coupling (RSOC). It is found that as long as RSOC exceeds the intrinsic spin-orbit coupl...

    Authors: Hongyu Tian, ChongDan Ren, Benhu Zhou, Shaoyin Zhang, Weitao Lu, Yunfang Li and Jing Liu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:350

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  32. Metal-semiconductor heterostructures integrate multiply functionalities beyond those of their individual counterparts. Great efforts have been devoted to synthesize heterostructures with controlled morphologie...

    Authors: Xiao-Dan Liu, Kai Chen, Song Ma, Zhong-Hua Hao, Shan Liang, Li Zhou and Qu-Quan Wang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:349

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  33. This paper presents the design, fabrication, and characterization of a middle-infrared (MIR) linear variable optical filter (LVOF) and thermopile detectors that will be used in a miniaturized mixed gas detecto...

    Authors: Shaoda Zhang, Wu Bin, Binbin Xu, Xingyu Zheng, Binbin Chen, Xueqin Lv, Haisheng San and Werner Hofmann

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:348

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  34. AlGaN-based deep ultraviolet (DUV) light-emitting diodes (LEDs) suffer from electron overflow and insufficient hole injection. In this paper, novel DUV LED structures with superlattice electron deceleration la...

    Authors: Jiahui Hu, Jun Zhang, Yi Zhang, Huixue Zhang, Hanling Long, Qian Chen, Maocheng Shan, Shida Du, Jiangnan Dai and Changqing Chen

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:347

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  35. We numerically propose a dual-band absorber in the infrared region based on periodic elliptical graphene-black phosphorus (BP) pairs. The proposed absorber exhibits near-unity anisotropic absorption for both r...

    Authors: Yijun Cai, Shuangluan Li, Yuanguo Zhou, Xuanyu Wang, Kai-Da Xu, Rongrong Guo and William T. Joines

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:346

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  36. Prepared composite materials based on [Zn4O(benzene-1,4-dicarboxylate)3] (MOF-5) and graphene oxide (GO) via a simple green solvothermal method, at which GO was used as platform to load MOF-5, and applied to the ...

    Authors: Shuang Wang, Baoyun Ye, Chongwei An, Jingyu Wang, Qianbing Li, Hao Guo and Jianwei Zhang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:345

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  37. The performance of Ohmic contacts applied to semiconductor nanowires (NWs) is an important aspect for enabling their use in electronic or optoelectronic devices. Due to the small dimensions and specific surfac...

    Authors: Marcelo Rizzo Piton, Teemu Hakkarainen, Joonas Hilska, Eero Koivusalo, Donald Lupo, Helder Vinicius Avanço Galeti, Yara Galvão Gobato and Mircea Guina

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:344

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  38. Graphene, an innovated 2D material with atomic thickness, is a very promising candidate and has drawn great attentions in various applications. Graphene metasurface enables dynamic control of various wavefront...

    Authors: Mengyu Wang, Qingsheng Zeng, Li Deng, Botao Feng and Ping Xu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:343

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  39. Converting solar energy into sustainable hydrogen fuel by photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting is a promising technology to solve increasingly serious global energy supply and environmental issues. Howev...

    Authors: Zhou Cao, Yanling Yin, Peng Fu, Dong Li, Yulan Zhou, Yuanwen Deng, Yuehua Peng, Weike Wang, Weichang Zhou and Dongsheng Tang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:342

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  40. Nanotechnology is an advanced field of science having the ability to solve the variety of environmental challenges by controlling the size and shape of the materials at a nanoscale. Carbon nanomaterials are un...

    Authors: Rabia Baby, Bullo Saifullah and Mohd Zobir Hussein

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:341

    Content type: Nano Review

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  41. Novel Co3O4 quasi-cubes with layered structure were obtained via two-step synthetic procedures. The precursors were initially prepared via hydrothermal reaction in the presence of egg albumin, and then the precur...

    Authors: Jiale Sun, Ya Wang, Yanfei Zhang, Chunju Xu and Huiyu Chen

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:340

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  42. Current cancer therapy usually succumbs to many extracellular and intracellular barriers, among which untargeted distribution and multidrug resistance (MDR) are two important difficulties responsible for poor ...

    Authors: Jinyuan He, Chulian Gong, Jie Qin, Mingan Li and Shaohong Huang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:339

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  43. As a biomass waste, hemp stems have the advantages of low cost and abundance, and it is regarded as a promising anode material with a high specific capacity. In this paper, activated carbon derived from hemp s...

    Authors: Zhongxiang Guan, Zhiping Guan, Zhigang Li, Junhui Liu and Kaifeng Yu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:338

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