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Online First articles in Volume 6 (2011). These articles were published as Online First on SpringerLink in 2010. They should be cited with a 2011 publication year

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  1. Nano Express

    n-Type Doping of Vapor–Liquid–Solid Grown GaAs Nanowires

    In this letter, n-type doping of GaAs nanowires grown by metal–organic vapor phase epitaxy in the vapor–liquid–solid growth mode on (111)B GaAs substrates is reported. A low growth temperature of 400°C is adjuste...

    Christoph Gutsche, Andrey Lysov, Ingo Regolin, Kai Blekker, Werner Prost and Franz-Josef Tegude

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:65

    Published on: 7 October 2010

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    Effect of MWCNTs on Gastric Emptying in Mice

    After making model of gastric functional disorder (FD), part of model mice were injected intravenously (i.v.) with oxide multi-walled carbon nanotubes (oMWCNTs) to investigate effect of carbon nanotubes on gas...

    Z Li, W Qi, YX Geng, DQ Pan, Y Lu, JZ Xu and WS Wu

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:63

    Published on: 7 October 2010

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    Formation of Nanopits in Si Capping Layers on SiGe Quantum Dots

    In-situ annealing at a high temperature of 640°C was performed for a low temperature grown Si capping layer, which was grown at 300°C on SiGe self-assembled quantum dots with a thickness of 50 nm. Square nanop...

    Jian Cui, Jian Hui Lin, Yue Qin Wu, Yong Liang Fan, Zhenyang Zhong, Xin Ju Yang and Zui Min Jiang

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:59

    Published on: 2 October 2010

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    Anisotropic Confinement, Electronic Coupling and Strain Induced Effects Detected by Valence-Band Anisotropy in Self-Assembled Quantum Dots

    A method to determine the effects of the geometry and lateral ordering on the electronic properties of an array of one-dimensional self-assembled quantum dots is discussed. A model that takes into account the ...

    L Villegas-Lelovsky, MD Teodoro, V Lopez-Richard, C Calseverino, A Malachias, E Marega Jr, BL Liang, Yu I Mazur, GE Marques, C Trallero-Giner and GJ Salamo

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:56

    Published on: 1 October 2010

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    Synthesis and Thermoelectric Properties of Bi2Se3 Nanostructures

    Bismuth selenide (Bi2Se3) nanostructures were synthesized via solvothermal method. The crystallinity of the as-synthesized sample has been analyzed by X-ray diffraction, which shows the formation of rhombohedral ...

    K Kadel, Latha Kumari, WZ Li, Jian Yu Huang and Paula P Provencio

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:57

    Published on: 1 October 2010

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    Atomic Force Microscopy Study of Protein–Protein Interactions in the Cytochrome CYP11A1 (P450scc)-Containing Steroid Hydroxylase System

    Atomic force microscopy (AFM) and photon correlation spectroscopy (PCS) were used for monitoring of the procedure for cytochrome CYP11A1 monomerization in solution without phospholipids. It was shown that the ...

    YD Ivanov, PA Frantsuzov, A Zöllner, NV Medvedeva, AI Archakov, W Reinle and R Bernhardt

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:54

    Published on: 30 September 2010

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    Enhanced Specificity of Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction via CdTe Quantum Dots

    Nanoparticles were recently reported to be able to improve both efficiency and specificity in polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Here, CdTe QDs were introduced into multi-PCR systems. It was found that an approp...

    Gaofeng Liang, Chao Ma, Yanliang Zhu, Shuchun Li, Youhua Shao, Yong Wang and Zhongdang Xiao

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:51

    Published on: 30 September 2010

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    Determination of InN/Diamond Heterojunction Band Offset by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

    Diamond is not only a free standing highly transparent window but also a promising carrier confinement layer for InN based devices, yet little is known of the band offsets in InN/diamond system. X-ray photoele...

    K Shi, DB Li, HP Song, Y Guo, J Wang, XQ Xu, JM Liu, AL Yang, HY Wei, B Zhang, SY Yang, XL Liu, QS Zhu and ZG Wang

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:50

    Published on: 30 September 2010

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    Nanospiral Formation by Droplet Drying: One Molecule at a Time

    We have created nanospirals by self-assembly during droplet evaporation. The nanospirals, 60–70 nm in diameter, formed when solvent mixtures of methanol and m-cresol were used. In contrast, spin coating using onl...

    Lei Wan, Li Li and Guangzhao Mao

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:49

    Published on: 30 September 2010

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    Dielectric Relaxation of La-Doped Zirconia Caused by Annealing Ambient

    La-doped zirconia films, deposited by ALD at 300°C, were found to be amorphous with dielectric constants (k-values) up to 19. A tetragonal or cubic phase was induced by post-deposition annealing (PDA) at 900°C...

    C Z Zhao, M Werner, S Taylor, P R Chalker, A C Jones and Chun Zhao

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:48

    Published on: 30 September 2010

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    A Novel Way for Synthesizing Phosphorus-Doped Zno Nanowires

    We developed a novel approach to synthesize phosphorus (P)-doped ZnO nanowires by directly decomposing zinc phosphate powder. The samples were demonstrated to be P-doped ZnO nanowires by using scanning electro...

    Jingyun Gao, Qing Zhao, Yanghui Sun, Guo Li, Jingmin Zhang and Dapeng Yu

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:45

    Published on: 28 September 2010

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    Investigation on the Plasma-Induced Emission Properties of Large Area Carbon Nanotube Array Cathodes with Different Morphologies

    Large area well-aligned carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays with different morphologies were synthesized by using a chemical vapor deposition. The plasma-induced emission properties of CNT array cathodes with differe...

    Qingliang Liao, Zi Qin, Zheng Zhang, Junjie Qi, Yue Zhang, Yunhua Huang and Liang Liu

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:40

    Published on: 28 September 2010

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    The Investigation of Intermediate Stage of Template Etching with Metal Droplets by Wetting Angle Analysis on (001) GaAs Surface

    In this work, we study metal droplets on a semiconductor surface that are the initial stage for both droplet epitaxy and local droplet etching. The distributions of droplet geometrical parameters such as heigh...

    AA Lyamkina, DV Dmitriev, Yu G Galitsyn, VG Kesler, SP Moshchenko and AI Toropov

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:42

    Published on: 28 September 2010

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    A High Diffusive Model for Nanomaterials

    Considerable attention is today devoted to the engineering of films widely used in photocatalytic, solar energy converters, photochemical and photoelectrochemical cells, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), to ...

    P Di Sia and V Dallacasa

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:39

    Published on: 28 September 2010

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    Trapping Iron Oxide into Hollow Gold Nanoparticles

    Synthesis of the core/shell-structured Fe3O4/Au nanoparticles by trapping Fe3O4 inside hollow Au nanoparticles is described. The produced composite nanoparticles are strongly magnetic with their surface plasmon r...

    Chienwen Huang, Jiechao Jiang, Chivarat Muangphat, Xiankai Sun and Yaowu Hao

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:43

    Published on: 28 September 2010

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    Flexible Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Based on Vertical ZnO Nanowire Arrays

    Flexible dye-sensitized solar cells are fabricated using vertically aligned ZnO nanowire arrays that are transferred onto ITO-coated poly(ethylene terephthalate) substrates using a simple peel-off process. The...

    Sheng Chu, Dongdong Li, Pai-Chun Chang and Jia G Lu

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:38

    Published on: 26 September 2010

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    Large-Scale Fabrication of Boron Nitride Nanotubes via a Facile Chemical Vapor Reaction Route and Their Cathodoluminescence Properties

    Cylinder- and bamboo-shaped boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) have been synthesized in large scale via a facile chemical vapor reaction route using ammonia borane as a precursor. The structure and chemical compo...

    Bo Zhong, Xiaoxiao Huang, Guangwu Wen, Hongming Yu, Xiaodong Zhang, Tao Zhang and Hongwei Bai

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:36

    Published on: 26 September 2010

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    Efficient Performance of Electrostatic Spray-Deposited TiO2 Blocking Layers in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells after Swift Heavy Ion Beam Irradiation

    A compact TiO2 layer (~1.1 μm) prepared by electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) and swift heavy ion beam (SHI) irradiation using oxygen ions onto a fluorinated tin oxide (FTO) conducting substrate showed enhancem...

    P Sudhagar, K Asokan, June Hyuk Jung, Yong-Gun Lee, Suil Park and Yong Soo Kang

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:30

    Published on: 16 September 2010

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    Role of Surface Area, Primary Particle Size, and Crystal Phase on Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticle Dispersion Properties

    Characterizing nanoparticle dispersions and understanding the effect of parameters that alter dispersion properties are important for both environmental applications and toxicity investigations. The role of pa...

    Komkrit Suttiponparnit, Jingkun Jiang, Manoranjan Sahu, Sirikalaya Suvachittanont, Tawatchai Charinpanitkul and Pratim Biswas

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:27

    Published on: 3 September 2010

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    The MoS2 Nanotubes with Defect-Controlled Electric Properties

    We describe a two-step synthesis of pure multiwall MoS2 nanotubes with a high degree of homogeneity in size. The Mo6S4I6 nanowires grown directly from elements under temperature gradient conditions in hedgehog-li...

    Maja Remskar, Ales Mrzel, Marko Virsek, Matjaz Godec, Matthias Krause, Andreas Kolitsch, Amol Singh and Alan Seabaugh

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:26

    Published on: 3 September 2010

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    Biomagnetic of Apatite-Coated Cobalt Ferrite: A Core–Shell Particle for Protein Adsorption and pH-Controlled Release

    Magnetic nanoparticle composite with a cobalt ferrite (CoFe2O4, (CF)) core and an apatite (Ap) coating was synthesized using a biomineralization process in which a modified simulated body fluid (1.5SBF) solution ...

    I-Ming Tang, Nateetip Krishnamra, Narattaphol Charoenphandhu, Rassmidara Hoonsawat and Weeraphat Pon-On

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:19

    Published on: 31 August 2010

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    Design and Fabrication of Fiber-Optic Nanoprobes for Optical Sensing

    This paper describes the design and fabrication of fiber-optic nanoprobes developed for optical detection in single living cells. It is critical to fabricate probes with well-controlled nanoapertures for optim...

    Yan Zhang, Anuj Dhawan and Tuan Vo-Dinh

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:18

    Published on: 31 August 2010

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    Silver and Gold Nanoparticles Alter Cathepsin Activity In vitro

    Nanomaterials are being incorporated into many biological applications for use as therapeutics, sensors, or labels. Silver nanomaterials are being utilized for biological implants and wound dressings as an ant...

    Janice L Speshock, Laura K Braydich-Stolle, Eric R Szymanski and Saber M Hussain

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:17

    Published on: 29 August 2010

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    Biofabrication of Anisotropic Gold Nanotriangles Using Extract of Endophytic Aspergillus clavatus as a Dual Functional Reductant and Stabilizer

    Biosynthesis of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles using microorganisms has emerged as a more eco-friendly, simpler and reproducible alternative to the chemical synthesis, allowing the generation of rare fo...

    Vijay C Verma, Santosh K Singh, Ravindra Solanki and Satya Prakash

    Nanoscale Res Lett 2010 6:16

    Published on: 28 August 2010

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:261

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