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  1. Nano Express

    Growth of nanolaminate structure of tetragonal zirconia by pulsed laser deposition

    Alumina/zirconia (Al2O3/ZrO2) multilayer thin films were deposited on Si (100) substrates at an optimized oxygen partial pressure of 3 Pa at room temperature by pulsed laser deposition. The Al2O3/ZrO2 multilayers...

    Govindasamy Balakrishnan, Parasuraman Kuppusami, Dillibabu Sastikumar and Jung Il Song

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:82

    Published on: 15 February 2013

  2. Nano Express

    3-D solar cells by electrochemical-deposited Se layer as extremely-thin absorber and hole conducting layer on nanocrystalline TiO2 electrode

    A three-dimensional selenium solar cell with the structure of Au/Se/porous TiO2/compact TiO2/fluorine-doped tin oxide-coated glass plates was fabricated by an electrochemical deposition method of selenium, which ...

    Duy-Cuong Nguyen, Souichirou Tanaka, Hitoshi Nishino, Kyohei Manabe and Seigo Ito

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:8

    Published on: 3 January 2013

  3. Nano Express

    Sn-doped In2O3 nanowires: enhancement of electrical field emission by a selective area growth

    Selective area growth of single crystalline Sn-doped In2O3 (ITO) nanowires synthesized via vapor–liquid–solid (VLS) method at 600°C was applied to improve the field emission behavior owing to the reduction of scr...

    Wen-Chih Chang, Cheng-Hsiang Kuo, Chien-Chang Juan, Pei-Jung Lee, Yu-Lun Chueh and Su-Jien Lin

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:684

    Published on: 21 December 2012

  4. Nano Express

    n-ZnO nanorods/p+-Si (111) heterojunction light emitting diodes

    In this study, we report the effects of thermal annealing in nitrogen ambient on the optical and electrical properties of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorod (NR) arrays for the application in light emission diodes (LED)...

    Jenn Kai Tsai, Jun Hong Shih, Tian Chiuan Wu and Teen Hang Meen

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:664

    Published on: 6 December 2012

  5. Nano Express

    Gold nanoparticle thin films fabricated by electrophoretic deposition method for highly sensitive SERS application

    We report an electrophoretic deposition method for the fabrication of gold nanoparticle (GNP) thin films as sensitive surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates. In this method, GNP sol, synthesized b...

    Sheng-Qing Zhu, Tong Zhang, Xin-Li Guo, Qi-Long Wang, Xuefeng Liu and Xiao-Yang Zhang

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:613

    Published on: 6 November 2012

  6. Nano Express

    Fabrication and spectroscopic investigation of branched silver nanowires and nanomeshworks

    Wide wavelength ranges of light localization and scattering characteristics can be attributed to shape-dependent longitude surface plasmon resonance in complicated nanostructures. We have studied this phenomen...

    Xiao-Yang Zhang, Tong Zhang, Sheng-Qing Zhu, Long-De Wang, Xuefeng Liu, Qi-Long Wang and Yuan-Jun Song

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:596

    Published on: 27 October 2012

  7. Nano Express

    Quantitative study of GaAs nanowires catalyzed by Au film of different thicknesses

    In this letter, we quantitatively investigated epitaxial GaAs nanowires catalyzed by thin Au films of different thicknesses on GaAs (111)B substrates in a metal-organic chemical vapor deposition reactor. Prior to...

    Hong-yi Xu, Ya-nan Guo, Wen Sun, Zhi-ming Liao, Timothy Burgess, Hao-feng Lu, Qiang Gao, Hark Hoe Tan, Chennupati Jagadish and Jin Zou

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:589

    Published on: 24 October 2012

  8. Nano Express

    Inter-dimensional effects in nano-structures

    We report on two extensions of the traditional analysis of low-dimensional structures in terms of low-dimensional quantum mechanics. On one hand, we discuss the impact of thermodynamics in one or two dimension...

    Rainer Dick

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:581

    Published on: 23 October 2012

  9. Nano Express

    Effect of TiO2 nanotubes with TiCl4 treatment on the photoelectrode of dye-sensitized solar cells

    In this study, we used the electrochemical anodization to prepare TiO2 nanotube arrays and applied them on the photoelectrode of dye-sensitized solar cells. In the field emission scanning electron microscopy anal...

    Teen-Hang Meen, Yi-Ting Jhuo, Shi-Mian Chao, Nung-Yi Lin, Liang-Wen Ji, Jenn-Kai Tsai, Tien-Chuan Wu, Wen-Ray Chen, Walter Water and Chien-Jung Huang

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:579

    Published on: 23 October 2012

  10. Nano Express

    Controllable fabrication of PS/Ag core-shell-shaped nanostructures

    In this paper, based on the previous steps, a facile in situ reduction method was developed to controllably prepare polystyrene/Ag (PS/Ag) core-shell-shaped nanostructures. The crucial procedure includes surface ...

    Chunjing Zhang, Xianfang Zhu, Haixia Li, Imran Khan, Muhammad Imran, Lianzhou Wang, Jianjun Bao and Xuan Cheng

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:580

    Published on: 23 October 2012

  11. Nano Express

    Color-tunable properties of Eu3+- and Dy3+-codoped Y2O3 phosphor particles

    Rare-earth phosphors are commonly used in display panels, security printing, and fluorescent lamps, and have potential applications in lasers and bioimaging. In the present study, Eu3+- and Dy3+-codoped uniform-s...

    Timur Sh Atabaev, Yoon-Hwae Hwang and Hyung-Kook Kim

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:556

    Published on: 8 October 2012

  12. Nano Express

    Formation of Ga droplets on patterned GaAs (100) by molecular beam epitaxy

    In this paper, the formation of Ga droplets on photo-lithographically patterned GaAs (100) and the control of the size and density of Ga droplets by droplet epitaxy using molecular beam epitaxy are demonstrate...

    Ming-Yu Li, Yusuke Hirono, Sabina D Koukourinkova, Mao Sui, Sangmin Song, Eun-Soo Kim, Jihoon Lee and Gregory J Salamo

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:550

    Published on: 3 October 2012

  13. Nano Express

    Observation of strain effect on the suspended graphene by polarized Raman spectroscopy

    We report the strain effect of suspended graphene prepared by micromechanical method. Under a fixed measurement orientation of scattered light, the position of the 2D peaks changes with incident polarization d...

    Cheng-Wen Huang, Bing-Jie Lin, Hsing-Ying Lin, Chen-Han Huang, Fu-Yu Shih, Wei-Hua Wang, Chih-Yi Liu and Hsiang-Chen Chui

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:533

    Published on: 26 September 2012

  14. Nano Express

    Towards on-chip time-resolved thermal mapping with micro-/nanosensor arrays

    In recent years, thin-film thermocouple (TFTC) array emerged as a versatile candidate in micro-/nanoscale local temperature sensing for its high resolution, passive working mode, and easy fabrication. However,...

    Haixiao Liu, Weiqiang Sun, An Xiang, Tuanwei Shi, Qing Chen and Shengyong Xu

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:484

    Published on: 29 August 2012

  15. Nano Express

    Ge/Si(001) heterostructures with dense arrays of Ge quantum dots: morphology, defects, photo-emf spectra and terahertz conductivity

    Issues of Ge hut cluster array formation and growth at low temperatures on the Ge/Si(001) wetting layer are discussed on the basis of explorations performed by high resolution STM and in-situ RHEED. Dynamics of t...

    Vladimir A Yuryev, Larisa V Arapkina, Mikhail S Storozhevykh, Valery A Chapnin, Kirill V Chizh, Oleg V Uvarov, Victor P Kalinushkin, Elena S Zhukova, Anatoly S Prokhorov, Igor E Spektor and Boris P Gorshunov

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:414

    Published on: 23 July 2012

  16. Nano Express

    Investigation of phase composition and nanoscale microstructure of high-energy ball-milled MgCu sample

    The ball milling technique has been successfully applied to the synthesis of various materials such as equilibrium intermetallic phases, amorphous compounds, nanocrystalline materials, or metastable crystallin...

    Zongqing Ma, Yongchang Liu, Liming Yu and Qi Cai

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:390

    Published on: 13 July 2012

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:186

  17. Nano Express

    Functionalized self-assembled monolayers on mesoporous silica nanoparticles with high surface coverage

    Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) containing vinyl-, propyl-, isobutyl- and phenyl functionalized monolayers were reported. These functionalized MSNs were prepared via molecular self-assembly of organosil...

    Liangming Wei, Diwen Shi, Zhihua Zhou, Peiyi Ye, Jian Wang, Jiang Zhao, Liyue Liu, Changxin Chen and Yafei Zhang

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:334

    Published on: 21 June 2012

  18. Nano Express

    Microwave absorption properties of Ni/(C, silicides) nanocapsules

    The microwave absorption properties of Ni/(C, silicides) nanocapsules prepared by an arc discharge method have been studied. The composition and the microstructure of the Ni/(C, silicides) nanocapsules were de...

    Jingjing Jiang, Han Wang, Huaihong Guo, Teng Yang, Wen-Shu Tang, Da Li, Song Ma, Dianyu Geng, Wei Liu and Zhidong Zhang

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:238

    Published on: 1 May 2012

  19. Nano Review

    Properties of nanocones formed on a surface of semiconductors by laser radiation: quantum confinement effect of electrons, phonons, and excitons

    On the basis of the analysis of experimental results, a two-stage mechanism of nanocones formation on the irradiated surface of semiconductors by Nd:YAG laser is proposed for elementary semiconductors and soli...

    Artur Medvid, Pavels Onufrijevs and Alexander Mychko

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:582

    Published on: 7 November 2011

  20. Nano Express

    A one-dimensional extremely covalent material: monatomic carbon linear chain

    Polyyne and cumulene of infinite length as the typical covalent one-dimensional (1D) monatomic linear chains of carbon have been demonstrated to be metallic and semiconductor (Eg = 1.859 eV), respectively, by ...

    Yaozhong Zhang, Yanjie Su, Liang Wang, Eric Siu-Wai Kong, XiaoShuang Chen and Yafei Zhang

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:577

    Published on: 31 October 2011

  21. Nano Express

    Micro-photoluminescence of GaAs/AlGaAs triple concentric quantum rings

    A systematic optical study, including micro, ensemble and time resolved photoluminescence of GaAs/AlGaAs triple concentric quantum rings, self-assembled via droplet epitaxy, is presented. Clear emission from l...

    Marco Abbarchi, Lucia Cavigli, Claudio Somaschini, Sergio Bietti, Massimo Gurioli, Anna Vinattieri and Stefano Sanguinetti

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:569

    Published on: 31 October 2011

  22. Nano Express

    High-efficiency GaAs and GaInP solar cells grown by all solid-state molecular-beam-epitaxy

    We report the initial results of GaAs and GaInP solar cells grown by all solid-state molecular-beam-epitaxy (MBE) technique. For GaAs single-junction solar cell, with the application of AlInP as the window lay...

    Shulong Lu, Lian Ji, Wei He, Pan Dai, Hui Yang, Masayuki Arimochi, Hiroshi Yoshida, Shiro Uchida and Masao Ikeda

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:576

    Published on: 31 October 2011

  23. Nano Express

    Tailoring photonic metamaterial resonances for thermal radiation

    Selective solar absorbers generally have limited effectiveness in unconcentrated sunlight, because of reradiation losses over a broad range of wavelengths and angles. However, metamaterials offer the potential...

    Peter Bermel, Michael Ghebrebrhan, Michael Harradon, Yi Xiang Yeng, Ivan Celanovic, John D Joannopoulos and Marin Soljacic

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:549

    Published on: 6 October 2011

  24. Nano Idea

    3D positioning scheme exploiting nano-scale IR-UWB orthogonal pulses

    In these days, the development of positioning technology for realizing ubiquitous environments has become one of the most important issues. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a well-known positioning schem...

    Nammoon Kim and Youngok Kim

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:544

    Published on: 4 October 2011

  25. Nano Express

    Direct-writing of PbS nanoparticles inside transparent porous silica monoliths using pulsed femtosecond laser irradiation

    Pulsed femtosecond laser irradiation at low repetition rate, without any annealing, has been used to localize the growth of PbS nanoparticles, for the first time, inside a transparent porous silica matrix prep...

    Abdallah Chahadih, Hicham El Hamzaoui, Rémy Bernard, Luc Boussekey, Laurence Bois, Odile Cristini, Marc Le Parquier, Bruno Capoen and Mohamed Bouazaoui

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:542

    Published on: 4 October 2011

  26. Nano Express

    Rapid large-scale preparation of ZnO nanowires for photocatalytic application

    ZnO nanowires are a promising nanomaterial for applications in the fields of photocatalysis, nano-optoelectronics, and reinforced composite materials. However, the challenge of producing large-scale ZnO nanowi...

    Chunyu Ma, Zhihua Zhou, Hao Wei, Zhi Yang, Zhiming Wang and Yafei Zhang

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:536

    Published on: 3 October 2011

  27. Nano Express

    Nanoscale potassium niobate crystal structure and phase transition

    Nanoscale potassium niobate (KNbO3) powders of orthorhombic structure were synthesized using the sol-gel method. The heat-treatment temperature of the gels had a pronounced effect on KNbO3 particle size and morph...

    Haiyan Chen, Yixuan Zhang and Yanling Lu

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:530

    Published on: 23 September 2011

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