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Nanoscale science and technology for electronics, photonics and renewable energy applications: Selected papers from NGC2009 & CSTC2009 conference

Guest Editors: Anatoli Korkin, Predrag Krstic, Zoran Miskovic, Hongbin Yu and Igor Zhitomirsky

  1. Special Issue Article

    Nanofabrication with Pulsed Lasers

    An overview of pulsed laser-assisted methods for nanofabrication, which are currently developed in our Institute (LP3), is presented. The methods compass a variety of possibilities for material nanostructuring...

    AV Kabashin, Ph Delaporte, A Pereira, D Grojo, R Torres, Th Sarnet and M Sentis

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2010 5:454

    Published on: 24 February 2010

  2. Special Issue Article

    Toward Automatic Label-Free Whispering Gallery Modes Biodetection with a Quantum Dot-Coated Microsphere Population

    We explore a new calibration-free approach to biodetection based on whispering gallery modes (WGMs) without a reference measure and relative shifts. Thus, the requirement to keep track of the sensor position i...

    M Charlebois, A Paquet, LS Verret, K Boissinot, M Boissinot, MG Bergeron and C Nì Allen

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2010 5:524

    Published on: 20 February 2010

  3. Special Issue Article

    Superelasticity of Carbon Nanocoils from Atomistic Quantum Simulations

    A structural model of carbon nanocoils (CNCs) on the basis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) was proposed. The Young’s moduli and spring constants of CNCs were computed and compared with those of CNTs. Upon elongatio...

    Li Zhao Liu, Hai Li Gao, Ji Jun Zhao and Jian Ping Lu

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2010 5:478

    Published on: 6 February 2010

  4. Special Issue Article

    Synthesis of p - and n-type Gels Doped with Ionic Charge Carriers

    In this study, we synthesized the new kinds of semiconducting polymeric gels having negative (n-type) and positive (p-type) counter ions as charge carriers. The polyacrylamide gel was doped with pyranine (8-hydro...

    E Alveroglu and Y Yilmaz

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2010 5:559

    Published on: 5 February 2010

  5. Special Issue Article

    Polaron Hopping in Nano-scale Poly(dA)–Poly(dT) DNA

    We investigate the current–voltage relationship and the temperature-dependent conductance of nano-scale samples of poly(dA)–poly(dT) DNA molecules. A polaron hopping model has been used to calculate the I–V ch...

    Mahi R Singh, Graeme Bart and Martin Zinke-Allmang

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2010 5:501

    Published on: 4 February 2010

  6. Special Issue Article

    Influence of Ni Catalyst Layer and TiN Diffusion Barrier on Carbon Nanotube Growth Rate

    Dense, vertically aligned multiwall carbon nanotubes were synthesized on TiN electrode layers for infrared sensing applications. Microwave plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition and Ni catalyst were used fo...

    Jean-Baptiste A Kpetsu, Pawel Jedrzejowski, Claude Côté, Andranik Sarkissian, Philippe Mérel, Philips Laou, Suzanne Paradis, Sylvain Désilets, Hao Liu and Xueliang Sun

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2010 5:539

    Published on: 4 February 2010

  7. Special Issue Article

    Biomolecules Detection Using a Silver-Enhanced Gold Nanoparticle-Based Biochip

    Silver-enhanced labeling method has been employed in immunochromatographic assays for improving the sensitivity of detecting pathogens. In this paper, we apply the silver enhancement technique for biomolecular...

    Yang Liu, Deng Zhang, Evangelyn C Alocilja and Shantanu Chakrabartty

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2010 5:533

    Published on: 2 February 2010

  8. Special Issue Article

    Resonant Tunneling in Photonic Double Quantum Well Heterostructures

    Here, we study the resonant photonic states of photonic double quantum well (PDQW) heterostructures composed of two different photonic crystals. The heterostructure is denoted as B/A/B/A/B, where photonic crys...

    Joel D Cox and Mahi R Singh

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2010 5:484

    Published on: 30 January 2010

  9. Special Issue Article

    Mold Fabrication for 3D Dual Damascene Imprinting

    Previously, a damascene process based on nanoimprint lithography has been proposed (Schmid G M, et al. in J Vac Sci Technol B 24(3) 1283, 2006) to greatly reduce the fabrication steps of metal interconnection ...

    SM Saydur Rahman and Bo Cui

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2010 5:545

    Published on: 30 January 2010

  10. Special Issue Article

    Finite-Element Modelling of Biotransistors

    Current research efforts in biosensor design attempt to integrate biochemical assays with semiconductor substrates and microfluidic assemblies to realize fully integrated lab-on-chip devices. The DNA biotransi...

    MW Shinwari, MJ Deen and PR Selvaganapathy

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2010 5:494

    Published on: 19 January 2010

  11. Special Issue Article

    Composite Electrodes for Electrochemical Supercapacitors

    Manganese dioxide nanofibers with length ranged from 0.1 to 1 μm and a diameter of about 4–6 nm were prepared by a chemical precipitation method. Composite electrodes for electrochemical supercapacitors were f...

    Jun Li, QuanMin Yang and Igor Zhitomirsky

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2010 5:512

    Published on: 7 January 2010

  12. Special Issue Article

    Modeling Electrolytically Top-Gated Graphene

    We investigate doping of a single-layer graphene in the presence of electrolytic top gating. The interfacial phenomenon is modeled using a modified Poisson–Boltzmann equation for an aqueous solution of simple ...

    ZL Mišković and Nitin Upadhyaya

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2010 5:505

    Published on: 7 January 2010