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  1. Content type: Nano Express

    Searching for new stable free-standing atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) materials is of great interest in the fundamental and practical aspects of contemporary material sciences. Recently, the synthesis of...

    Authors: Shouyan Bai, Chun-Yao Niu, Weiyang Yu, Zhili Zhu, Xiaolin Cai and Yu Jia

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:404

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  2. Content type: Nano Express

    Inefficient Mg-induced p-type doping has been remained a major obstacle in the development of GaN-based electronic devices for solid-state lighting and power applications. This study reports comparative struct...

    Authors: Ashutosh Kumar, Kazutaka Mitsuishi, Toru Hara, Koji Kimoto, Yoshihiro Irokawa, Toshihide Nabatame, Shinya Takashima, Katsunori Ueno, Masaharu Edo and Yasuo Koide

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:403

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  3. Content type: Nano Express

    To improve the safety of ammonium nitrate explosives, the melamine urea-formaldehyde resin (MUF resin) was selected for the preparation of three typical nitramine explosives (cyclotetramethylenetetranitramine,...

    Authors: Xinlei Jia, Jingyu Wang, Conghua Hou, Yingxin Tan and Yuanping Zhang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:402

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  4. Content type: Nano Express

    The hollow polyaniline (PANI) micro/nanospheres are obtained through a simple monomer polymerization in alkaline solution with Triton X-100 Micelles as soft templates. The hollow PANI micro/nanospheres demonst...

    Authors: Honge Wu, Qing Wang, Guang Tao Fei, Shao Hui Xu, Xiao Guo and Li De Zhang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:401

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  5. Content type: Nano Express

    Based on first-principle calculations, the stability, electronic structure, optical absorption, and modulated electronic properties by different interlayer distances or by external electric fields of bilayer α...

    Authors: Dingbo Zhang, Zhongpo Zhou, Haiying Wang, Zongxian Yang and Chang Liu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:400

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  6. Content type: Nano Express

    The rejuvenation behavior of an Zr50Cu40Al10 (at.%) metallic glass upon cryogenic cycling treatment has been investigated. At a high casting temperature, the microstructure of the glass is quite homogenous and th...

    Authors: Wei Guo, Rui Yamada, Junji Saida, Shulin Lü and Shusen Wu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:398

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  7. Content type: Nano Express

    Serum myoglobin is one of the earliest markers for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. It is, therefore, critical to develop a point-of-care testing technology for myoglobin detection. In this work, ...

    Authors: Quanli Yang, Ruitian Cai, Wei Xiao, Zengfeng Wu, Xia Liu, Yan Xu, Miaomiao Xu, Hui Zhong, Guodong Sun, Qihui Liu, Qiangqiang Fu and Junjian Xiang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:397

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  8. Content type: Nano Express

    Nanomaterials were widely used as efficient adsorbents for environmental remediation of tetracycline pollution. However, the separation of the adsorbents posed the challenge to their practical applications. In...

    Authors: Jian Bao, Yezi Zhu, Sijia Yuan, Fenghe Wang, Huang Tang, Zhihao Bao, Haiyun Zhou and Yajun Chen

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:396

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  9. Content type: Nano Express

    We investigate the modification of the magnetic dipole resonance of a silicon nanosphere, which is illuminated by a focused azimuthally polarized beam, induced by a metal substrate. It is found that the magnet...

    Authors: Fu Deng, Hongfeng Liu and Sheng Lan

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:395

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  10. Content type: Nano Express

    We propose a novel one-step exposure method for fabricating three-dimensional (3D) suspended structures, utilizing the diffraction of mask patterns with small line width. An optical model of the exposure proce...

    Authors: Xianhua Tan, Tielin Shi, Jianbin Lin, Bo Sun, Zirong Tang and Guanglan Liao

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:394

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  11. Content type: Nano Express

    Many living tissues possess excellent mechanical properties and self-healing ability. To mimic these living tissues, a series of novel composite hydrogels, poly(acrylic acid)/surface-modified boron nitride nan...

    Authors: Shishan Xue, Yuanpeng Wu, Meiling Guo, Dan Liu, Tao Zhang and Weiwei Lei

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:393

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  12. Content type: Nano Express

    An optical diode structure with two dislocated parallel metallic gratings is proposed and investigated numerically. Dichroic optical diode transmission is realized in this structure, i.e., optical diode effect...

    Authors: Pengwei Xu, Xuefeng Lv, Jing Chen, Yudong Li, Jun Qian, Zongqiang Chen, Jiwei Qi, Qian Sun and Jingjun Xu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:392

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  13. Content type: Nano Express

    Acidity at surface of cancer cells is a hallmark of tumor microenvironments, which does not depend on tumor perfusion, thus it may serve as a general biomarker for targeting tumor cells. We used the pH (low) i...

    Authors: Federica Rinaldi, Patrizia N. Hanieh, Elena Del Favero, Valeria Rondelli, Paola Brocca, Mohan C. Pereira, Oleg A. Andreev, Yana K. Reshetnyak, Carlotta Marianecci and Maria Carafa

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:391

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  14. Content type: Nano Express

    Protein glycation is a major biochemical event that takes place in the plasma of diabetic patients due to increased sugar levels. Extensive glycation leads to the formation of advanced glycation end products (...

    Authors: A. Asha Madhavan, S. Juneja, P. Sen, R. Ghosh Moulick and J. Bhattacharya

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:390

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  15. Content type: Nano Express

    Structure pulverization and poor electrical conductivity of metal dichalcogenides result in serious capacity decay both in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and sodium-ion batteries (SIBs). To resolve the above pro...

    Authors: Yingge Zhang, Yan Guo, Yange Wang, Tao Peng, Yang Lu, Rongjie Luo, Yangbo Wang, Xianming Liu, Jang-Kyo Kim and Yongsong Luo

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:389

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  16. Content type: Nano Review

    Graphite carbon nitride (g-C3N4) is well known as one of the most promising materials for photocatalytic activities, such as CO2 reduction and water splitting, and environmental remediation through the removal of...

    Authors: Williams Kweku Darkwah and Yanhui Ao

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:388

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  17. Content type: Nano Express

    We investigate the optical properties of InGaAs surface quantum dots (SQDs) in a composite nanostructure with a layer of similarly grown buried quantum dots (BQDs) separated by a thick GaAs spacer, but with va...

    Authors: Qing Yuan, Baolai Liang, Chuan Zhou, Ying Wang, Yingnan Guo, Shufang Wang, Guangsheng Fu, Yuriy I. Mazur, Morgan E. Ware and Gregory J. Salamo

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:387

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  18. Content type: Nano Express

    We theoretically and experimentally proposed a new structure of ultra-wideband and thin perfect metamaterial absorber loaded with lumped resistances. The thin absorber was composed of four dielectric layers, t...

    Authors: Si-Jia Li, Peng-Xin Wu, He-Xiu Xu, Yu-Long Zhou, Xiang-Yu Cao, Jiang-Feng Han, Chen Zhang, Huan-Huan Yang and Zhao Zhang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:386

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  19. Content type: Nano Express

    The luminescence dynamics in ensembles of nanocrystals are complicated by a variety of processes, including the size-dependence of the radiative and non-radiative rates in inhomogeneous broadened samples and i...

    Authors: Matthias Jakob, Amira Aissiou, William Morrish, Frank Marsiglio, Muhammad Islam, Aras Kartouzian and Alkiviathes Meldrum

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:383

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  20. Content type: Nano Express

    We reported the epitaxial growth of c-axis-oriented Bi1−xBaxCuSeO (0 ≤ x ≤ 10%) thin films and investigated the effect of Ba doping on the structure, valence state of elements, and thermoelectric properties of th...

    Authors: Dachao Yuan, Shuang Guo, Shuaihang Hou, Yuejin Ma, Jianglong Wang and Shufang Wang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:382

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  21. Content type: Nano Review

    Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) belong to the group of thin-film solar cells which have been under extensive research for more than two decades due to their low cost, simple preparation methodology, low tox...

    Authors: Khushboo Sharma, Vinay Sharma and S. S. Sharma

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:381

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  22. Content type: Nano Express

    Enhanced MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) plays a vital role in the early detection of tumor but with low specificity. Molecular imaging of angiogenesis could efficiently deliver contrast agents to the tumor s...

    Authors: Yin Song, Wei Li, Shuyan Meng, Wei Zhou, Bo Su, Liang Tang, Yinmin Zhao, Xiaoyan Wu, Dazhi Yin, Mingxia Fan and Caicun Zhou

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:380

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  23. Content type: Nano Express

    In this paper, a simple method to prepare hydrophilic reduced graphene oxide (rGO) was proposed via reducing GO by amino-terminated hyperbranched polymer (NHBP), the as-prepared NrGO could present excellent di...

    Authors: Wei Zhang, Jiamu Dai, Guangyu Zhang, Yu Zhang, Suying Li and Du Nie

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:379

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  24. Content type: Nano Express

    Magnetic Fe-B, Fe-Ni-B, and Co-B nanoparticles were successfully synthesized and introduced to water to prepare aqueous ferrofluids. The Fe-B, Fe-Ni-B, and Co-B particles are homogeneous amorphous nanoparticle...

    Authors: Chuncheng Yang, Mengchun Yu, Shuchun Zhao, Yuan Tian and Xiufang Bian

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:378

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  25. Content type: Nano Express

    In this work, a modified separator coated with a functional layer of reduced graphene oxide (RGO) anchored by cerium oxide (CeO2) nanoparticles was developed. The superior conductivity of RGO and chemical immobil...

    Authors: Suyu Wang, Fan Gao, Yan Zhao, Ning Liu, Taizhe Tan and Xin Wang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:377

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  26. Content type: Nano Express

    Matrix metalloproteinase-7 plays a pivotal role in tumour progression and metastasis as an enzyme that can degrade the cell-matrix composition and cleave peptides between alanine and leucine in various biomole...

    Authors: Zheng Wei, Huiqiang Wang, Zhanfang Ma and Hongliang Han

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:375

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  27. Content type: Nano Express

    In this study, energetic Al/Ni superlattice was deposited by magnetron sputtering. A micro-plasma generator was fabricated using the energetic Al/Ni superlattice. The cross-sectional micro-structure of the ene...

    Authors: Yao Wang, Yichao Yan, Hongchuan Jiang, Zongren Xing, Yong Li, Wenzhi Qin, Liang Wang and Fei Guo

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:374

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  28. Content type: Nano Express

    New drug treatments still do not improve the prognosis of extramedullary multiple myeloma (EMM) patients. Luckily, high-dose chemotherapy can raise the prognosis, but is intolerant to most patients because of ...

    Authors: Dangui Chen, Bing Chen and Fusheng Yao

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:373

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  29. Content type: Nano Idea

    The Sc2O3: Er3+, Yb3+ nanoparticles (NPs) with the size of about 19 nm were synthesized by a simple oleic acid-mediated hydrothermal (HT) process. X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), ...

    Authors: Fen Li, Jing Li, Li Chen, Yuxin Huang, Yaru Peng, Yongshi Luo, Ligong Zhang and Jiajia Mu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:372

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  30. Content type: Nano Express

    The photocurrent was performed in topological insulator nanosheets with different conductances. The higher photocurrent is observed in the nanosheet with higher conductance. The responsivity is proportional to...

    Authors: Shiu-Ming Huang, Lin-Jie Lin, You-Jhih Yan, Shih-Hsun Yu, Mitch M. C. Chou, Ho-Feng Hsieh, Chin-Jung Ho and Ruei-San Chen

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:371

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  31. Content type: Nano Express

    Localised extracellular interactions between nanoparticles and transmembrane signal receptors may well activate cancer cell growth. Herein, tiny LaF3 and PrF3 nanoparticles in DMEM+FBS suspensions stimulated tumo...

    Authors: Vadim V. Semashko, Maksim S. Pudovkin, Alkiviadis-Constantinos Cefalas, Pavel V. Zelenikhin, Vassilios E. Gavriil, Alexei S. Nizamutdinov, Zoe Kollia, Angelo Ferraro and Evangelia Sarantopoulou

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:370

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  32. Content type: Nano Express

    The enhancement of optical properties via thermal annealing on InP/ZnS core/shell quantum dot (QD) film was investigated in this work. The increase of emission intensities of the QD films was observed after th...

    Authors: Bowen Zhang, Zhipeng Wei, Xinwei Wang, Xuan Fang, Dengkui Wang, Xian Gao, Dan Fang, Xiaohua Wang and Rui Chen

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:369

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  33. Content type: Nano Express

    A series of novel visible light driven all-solid-state Z-scheme BiOBr0.3I0.7/Ag/AgI photocatalysts were synthesized by facile in situ precipitation and photo-reduction methods. Under visible light irradiation, th...

    Authors: Junlin Lu, Chaoqun Shang, Qingguo Meng, Haiqin Lv, Zhihong Chen, Hua Liao, Ming Li, Yongguang Zhang, Mingliang Jin, Mingzhe Yuan, Xin Wang and Guofu Zhou

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:368

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  34. Content type: Nano Express

    The paper reports a novel flexible full-cell lithium ion battery (LIB) through a simple plastic package method. Carbon nanofibers (CNFs) are synthesized by electrospinning technology and the subsequent carbona...

    Authors: Xueyang Shen, Ziping Cao, Miao Chen, Jinya Zhang and Dong Chen

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:367

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  35. Content type: Nano Express

    Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS), which offers a spatial resolution far beyond the limitations of the optical diffraction and detection sensitivity down to a single molecular level, has become one of the...

    Authors: Lizhen Gao, Huiling Zhao, Yinli Li, Tianfeng Li, Dong Chen and Bo Liu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:366

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  36. Content type: Nano Express

    A novel soft-template (ST) is fabricated and successfully employed as mesoporogen to synthesis hierarchical ZSM-5 zeolites with outstanding mesoporosity and high hierarchy factors. The as-produced soft-templat...

    Authors: Guoqiang Song, Wenting Chen, Peipei Dang, Shengyuan Yang, Yuan Zhang, Yuanyi Wang, Ruidi Xiao, Rong Ma and Fuxiang Li

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:364

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  37. Content type: Nano Express

    Herein, we report additive- and binder-free pristine amorphous vanadium oxide (a-VOx) for Li- and Na-ion battery application. Thin films of a-VOx with a thickness of about 650 nm are grown onto stainless steel...

    Authors: Shaikshavali Petnikota, Rodney Chua, Yang Zhou, Eldho Edison and Madhavi Srinivasan

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:363

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  38. Content type: Nano Express

    I-III-VI2 compounds have shown great interests in the application of functional semiconductors. Among them, Cu(In,Ga)S2 has been a promising candidate due to its excellent optoelectronic properties. Although the ...

    Authors: Xiaokun Zhang, Shuai Liu, Fang Wu, Xiaoli Peng, Baoguo Yang and Yong Xiang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:362

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  39. Content type: Nano Express

    Carbohydrate-protein interactions mediate fundamental biological processes, such as fertilization, cell signaling, or host-pathogen communication. However, because of the enormous complexity of glycan recognit...

    Authors: Katarzyna Alicja Brzezicka, Sonia Serna and Niels Christian Reichardt

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:360

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  40. Content type: Nano Express

    In this study, mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) consisting of graphene oxide (GO) and functionalized graphene oxide (FGO) incorporated in a polymer of intrinsic microporosity (PIM-1) serving as a polymer matrix h...

    Authors: Elvin M. Aliyev, Muntazim Munir Khan, Afig M. Nabiyev, Rasim M. Alosmanov, Irada A. Bunyad-zadeh, Sergey Shishatskiy and Volkan Filiz

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:359

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  41. Content type: Nano Idea

    We study the spin-dependent electronic and thermoelectric transport through a structure composed of triple quantum dots (TQDs) coupled to two metallic leads in the presence of spin-dependent interdot couplings...

    Authors: Li-Ming Liu, Feng Chi, Zhen-Guo Fu, Shu-Chao Yu and Hong-Wei Chen

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:358

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  42. Content type: Nano Express

    Photosensitizers are light-sensitive molecules that are highly hydrophobic, which poses a challenge to their use for photodynamic therapy. Hence, considerable efforts have been made to develop carriers for the...

    Authors: Fengshou Wu, Liangliang Yue, Huifang Su, Kai Wang, Lixia Yang and Xunjin Zhu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:357

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:16

  43. Content type: Nano Express

    Red phosphorus (RP) has attracted extensive attention as an anodic material for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) due to its high theoretical specific capacity of 2596 mA h g− 1 and earth abundance. However, the facil...

    Authors: Fei Wang, Wenwen Zi, Bao Xun Zhao and Hong Bin Du

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:356

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  44. Content type: Nano Express

    In this report, AlGaN-based deep ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (DUV LEDs) with different p-AlGaN/n-AlGaN/p-AlGaN (PNP-AlGaN) structured current spreading layers have been described and investigated. Accord...

    Authors: Jiamang Che, Chunshuang Chu, Kangkai Tian, Jianquan Kou, Hua Shao, Yonghui Zhang, Wengang Bi and Zi-Hui Zhang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2018 13:355

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