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Porous Semiconductors - Science and Technology PSST2014

Prof Leigh Canham, Prof Andres Cantarero, Prof Thierry Djenizian, Nobuyoshi Koshida, Michael J. Sailor

  1. Content type: Nano Idea

    The formation of macropores in silicon during electrochemical etching processes has attracted much interest. Experimental evidences indicate that charge transport in silicon and in the electrolyte should reali...

    Authors: Amel Slimani, Aicha Iratni, Hervé Henry, Mathis Plapp, Jean-Noël Chazalviel, François Ozanam and Noureddine Gabouze

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:585

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  2. Content type: Nano Idea

    In this work, we use a two-step metal-assisted chemical etching method to produce films of silicon nanowires shaped in micrograins from metallurgical-grade polycrystalline silicon powder. The first step is an ...

    Authors: Rachid Ouertani, Abderrahmen Hamdi, Chohdi Amri, Marouan Khalifa and Hatem Ezzaouia

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:574

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  3. Content type: Nano Express

    In this work, we have obtained colloidal solutions of Si nanocrystals (Si-ncs), starting from free-standing porous silicon (PSi) layers. PSi layers were synthesized using a two-electrode Teflon electrochemical...

    Authors: José Alberto Luna López, Abel Garzón Román, Estela Gómez Barojas, JF Flores Gracia, Javier Martínez Juárez and Jesús Carrillo López

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:571

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  4. Content type: Nano Express

    Trypsin is often used to detach adhered cell subculture from a substrate. However, the proteolytic activity of trypsin may harm cells by cleaving the cell membrane proteins. The present study shows that cellul...

    Authors: Tetiana Serdiuk, Sergei Alekseev, Vladimir Lysenko, Valeriy Skryshevsky and Alain Géloën

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:568

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  5. Content type: Nano Express

    In this letter, the uniform 4H silicon carbide (SiC) mesopores was fabricated by pulsed electrochemical etching method. The length of the mesopores is about 19 μm with a diameter of about 19 nm. The introducti...

    Authors: Jia-Hui Tan, Zhi-zhan Chen, Wu-Yue Lu, Yue Cheng, Hong He, Yi-Hong Liu, Yu-Jun Sun and Gao-Jie Zhao

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:570

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  6. Content type: Nano Express

    The way cells explore their surrounding extracellular matrix (ECM) during development and migration is mediated by lamellipodia at their leading edge, acting as an actual motor pulling the cell forward. Lamell...

    Authors: Pierre-Yves Collart-Dutilleul, Ivan Panayotov, Emilie Secret, Frédérique Cunin, Csilla Gergely, Frédéric Cuisinier and Marta Martin

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:564

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  7. Content type: Nano Express

    This work deals with the deposition of Cr-doped TiO2 thin films on porous silicon (PS) prepared from electrochemical anodization of multicrystalline (mc-Si) Si wafers. The effect of Cr doping on the properties of...

    Authors: Anouar Hajjaji, Khaled Trabelsi, Atef Atyaoui, Mounir Gaidi, Latifa Bousselmi, Brahim Bessais and My Ali El Khakani

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:543

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  8. Content type: Nano Express

    This work reports the conformal coating of poly(poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate) (P(MePEGMA)) polymer electrolyte on highly organized titania nanotubes (TiO2nts) fabricated by electrochemical anod...

    Authors: Nareerat Plylahan, Sébastien Maria, Trang NT Phan, Manon Letiche, Hervé Martinez, Cécile Courrèges, Philippe Knauth and Thierry Djenizian

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:544

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  9. Content type: Nano Express

    Inkjet printing technique is exploited for the synthesis of Ag nanoparticles (NPs) patterned on electrochemically etched silicon-based substrates. The nanostructure morphology, here analyzed by scanning electr...

    Authors: Chiara Novara, Francesco Petracca, Alessandro Virga, Paola Rivolo, Sergio Ferrero, Alessandro Chiolerio, Francesco Geobaldo, Samuele Porro and Fabrizio Giorgis

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:527

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  10. Content type: Nano Express

    Fabrication of photoluminescent n-type porous silicon (nPS), using electrode-assisted lateral electric field accompanied with a perpendicular magnetic field, is reported. The results have been compared with th...

    Authors: Edgar E Antunez, Jose Campos, Miguel A Basurto and Vivechana Agarwal

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:512

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  11. Content type: Nano Express

    In systems in atomic scale and nanoscale such as clusters or agglomerates constituted by particles from a few to less than 100 atoms, quantum confinement effects are very important. Their optical and electroni...

    Authors: Néstor D Espinosa-Torres, David Hernández-de la Luz, José Francisco J Flores-Gracia, José A Luna-López, Javier Martínez-Juárez and Diana E Vázquez-Valerdi

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:507

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  12. Content type: Nano Express

    Thiol-functionalized porous silicon (PS) monolayer was evaluated for its possible application in As (III) adsorption. Dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) attached to mesoporous silicon via amide bond linkages was u...

    Authors: Ruth Fabiola Balderas-Valadez and Vivechana Agarwal

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:508

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  13. Content type: Nano Express

    The effect of Fe ion concentration on the morphological, structural, and optical properties of TiO2 films supported on silica (SiO2) opals has been studied. TiO2:Fe2O3 films were prepared by the sol-gel method in...

    Authors: Jesús I Peña-Flores, Abraham F Palomec-Garfias, César Márquez-Beltrán, Enrique Sánchez-Mora, Estela Gómez-Barojas and Felipe Pérez-Rodríguez

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:499

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  14. Content type: Nano Express

    In the present work, the photo-acoustic emission from nanostructured copper/porous silicon hybrid systems was studied. Copper nanoparticles were grown by photo-assisted electroless deposition on crystalline si...

    Authors: Gonzalo Recio-Sánchez, Kyoko Namura, Motofumi Suzuki and Raúl J Martín-Palma

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:487

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  15. Content type: Nano Express

    In this work, we report the fabrication of ordered silicon structures by chemical etching of silicon in vanadium oxide (V2O5)/hydrofluoric acid (HF) solution. The effects of the different etching parameters inclu...

    Authors: Maha Ayat, Samia Belhousse, Luca Boarino, Noureddine Gabouze, Rabah Boukherroub and Mohamed Kechouane

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:482

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  16. Content type: Nano Express

    Silicon nanocrystals (Si-ncs) are promising for biological studies due to their supposed low cytotoxicity, good biocompatibility and biodegradability in living organisms. However, the bioresearchers' focus on ...

    Authors: Kateřina Herynková, Egor Podkorytov, Miroslav Šlechta, Ondřej Cibulka, Jindřich Leitner and Ivan Pelant

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:478

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  17. Content type: Nano Express

    In this paper, high-capacity energy storage devices based on macroporous silicon are demonstrated. Small footprint devices with large specific capacitances up to 100 nF/mm2, and an absolute capacitance above 15 μ...

    Authors: Didac Vega, Jordi Reina, Ferran Martí, Ramón Pavón and Ángel Rodríguez

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:473

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  18. Content type: Nano Express

    Evaluation of cytotoxicity, photoluminescence, bio-imaging, and sonosensitizing properties of silicon nanoparticles (SiNPs) prepared by ultrasound grinding of porous silicon nanowires (SiNWs) have been investi...

    Authors: Liubov A Osminkina, Vladimir A Sivakov, Grigory A Mysov, Veronika A Georgobiani, Ulyana А Natashina, Florian Talkenberg, Valery V Solovyev, Andrew A Kudryavtsev and Victor Yu Timoshenko

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:463

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  19. Content type: Nano Express

    The longwave phenomenological model is used to make simple and precise calculations of various physical quantities such as the vibrational energy density, the vibrational energy, the relative mechanical displa...

    Authors: Zorayda Lazcano, Pedro Luis Valdés Negrín, Diosdado Villegas, Jesus Arriaga and Rolando Pérez-Álvarez

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:449

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  20. Content type: Nano Express

    A rhodamine organosilane derivative (Rh-UTES) has been obtained by one-pot synthesis. The chemical structure of Rh-UTES was confirmed by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and infrared (FTIR) techniques. To obta...

    Authors: Mayela De la Cruz-Guzman, Angelica Aguilar-Aguilar, Luis Hernandez-Adame, Alan Bañuelos-Frias, Francisco J Medellín-Rodríguez and Gabriela Palestino

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:431

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  21. Content type: Nano Express

    Metal-assisted etching is initiated by hole injection from an oxidant catalyzed by a metal nanoparticle or film on a Si surface. It is shown that the electronic structure of the metal/Si interface, i.e., band ...

    Authors: Kurt W Kolasinski

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:432

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  22. Content type: Nano Express

    The optical response of porous silicon (pSi) films, covered with a quasi-hexagonal array of hydrogel microspheres, to immersion in ethanol/water mixtures was investigated. For this study, pSi monolayers were f...

    Authors: Ruth F Balderas-Valadez, Markus Weiler, Vivechana Agarwal and Claudia Pacholski

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:425

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  23. Content type: Nano Express

    We report the monitoring of porous silicon (pSi) degradation in aqueous solutions using a consumer-grade digital camera. To facilitate optical monitoring, the pSi samples were prepared as one-dimensional photo...

    Authors: Maria Ariza-Avidad, Alejandra Nieto, Alfonso Salinas-Castillo, Luis F Capitan-Vallvey, Gordon M Miskelly and Michael J Sailor

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:410

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  24. Content type: Nano Express

    Mesoporous silicon and porous silicon/Ni nanocomposites have been investigated in this work employing light-dark surface photovoltage (SPV) transients to monitor the response of surface charge dynamics to illu...

    Authors: Petra Granitzer, Klemens Rumpf, Yuri Strzhemechny and Puskar Chapagain

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:423

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  25. Content type: Nano Express

    Human aortic endothelial cells play a key role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, which is a common, progressive, and multifactorial disease that is the clinical endpoint of an inflammatory process and en...

    Authors: Pilar Formentín, María Alba, Úrsula Catalán, Sara Fernández-Castillejo, Josep Pallarès, Rosà Solà and Lluís F Marsal

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:421

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  26. Content type: Nano Express

    Semiconducting metallic oxides, especially perosvkite materials, are great candidates for thermoelectric applications due to several advantages over traditionally metallic alloys such as low production costs a...

    Authors: Mario Culebras, Raquel Torán, Clara M Gómez and Andrés Cantarero

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:415

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  27. Content type: Nano Express

    In this work, the magnetic properties of silicon nanotubes (SiNTs) filled with Fe3O4 nanoparticles (NPs) are investigated. SiNTs with different wall thicknesses of 10 and 70 nm and an inner diameter of approximat...

    Authors: Petra Granitzer, Klemens Rumpf, Roberto Gonzalez, Jeffery Coffer and Michael Reissner

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:413

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  28. Content type: Nano Express

    In this work, a commercial peroxidase was immobilized onto porous silicon (PS) support functionalized with 3-aminopropyldiethoxysilane (APDES) and the performance of the obtained catalytic microreactor was stu...

    Authors: Padmavati Sahare, Marcela Ayala, Rafael Vazquez-Duhalt and Vivechana Agrawal

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:409

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  29. Content type: Nano Express

    We report on the fabrication of polyelectrolyte multilayer-coated hollow silicon dioxide micropillars as pH-responsive drug delivery systems. Silicon dioxide micropillars are based on macroporous silicon forme...

    Authors: María Alba, Pilar Formentín, Josep Ferré-Borrull, Josep Pallarès and Lluís F Marsal

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:411

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  30. Content type: Nano Express

    In this work, non-stoichiometric silicon oxide (SiO x ) films and (SiO x /SiO y ) junctions, as-grown and afte...

    Authors: Diana E Vázquez-Valerdi, Jose A Luna-López, Jesús Carrillo-López, Godofredo García-Salgado, Alfredo Benítez-Lara and Néstor D Espinosa-Torres

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:422

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  31. Content type: Nano Express

    In this work, the dielectric properties of porous Si for its use as a local substrate material for the integration on the Si wafer of millimeter-wave devices were investigated in the frequency range 140 to 210...

    Authors: Panagiotis Sarafis and Androula Galiouna Nassiopoulou

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:418

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  32. Content type: Nano Express

    Chronic wounds do not heal within 3 months, and during the lengthy healing process, the wound is invariably exposed to bacteria, which can colonize the wound bed and form biofilms. This alters the wound metabo...

    Authors: Stephanie Pace, Roshan B Vasani, Wei Zhao, Sébastien Perrier and Nicolas H Voelcker

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:420

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  33. Content type: Nano Express

    The influence of the anodization temperature and of the number of applied voltage cycles on the photonic properties of nanoporous anodic alumina-based distributed-Bragg reflectors obtained by cyclic voltage an...

    Authors: Josep Ferré-Borrull, Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman, Josep Pallarès and Lluís F Marsal

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:416

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  34. Content type: Nano Express

    The effect in the Fabry-Pérot optical interferences of nanoporous anodic alumina films coated with gold is studied as a function of the porosity and of the gold thickness by means of reflectance spectroscopy. ...

    Authors: Laura P Hernández-Eguía, Josep Ferré-Borrull, Gerard Macias, Josep Pallarès and Lluís F Marsal

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:414

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  35. Content type: Nano Express

    Electrochemically deposited magnetic nanostructures arranged in a three-dimensional system are investigated with respect to their cross-talk between each other. The nanostructures are embedded in porous silico...

    Authors: Klemens Rumpf, Petra Granitzer, Nobuyoshi Koshida, Peter Poelt and Michael Reissner

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:412

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  36. Content type: Nano Express

    A porous silicon (PSi) Bloch surface wave (BSW) and Bloch sub-surface wave (BSSW) composite biosensor is designed and used for the size-selective detection of both small and large molecules. The BSW/BSSW struc...

    Authors: Gilberto A Rodriguez, John D Lonai, Raymond L Mernaugh and Sharon M Weiss

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:383

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  37. Content type: Nano Express

    Sintered porous silicon is a well-known seed for homo-epitaxy that enables fabricating transferrable monocrystalline foils. The crystalline quality of these foils depends on the surface roughness and the strai...

    Authors: Marwa Karim, Roberto Martini, Hariharsudan Sivaramakrishnan Radhakrishnan, Kris van Nieuwenhuysen, Valerie Depauw, Wedgan Ramadan, Ivan Gordon and Jef Poortmans

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:348

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  38. Content type: Nano Express

    Energy transfer from photoexcited excitons localized in silicon nanoparticles to adsorbed oxygen molecules excites them to the reactive singlet spin state. This process has been studied experimentally as a fun...

    Authors: Jamaree Amonkosolpan, Gazi N Aliev, Daniel Wolverson, Paul A Snow and James John Davies

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:342

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  39. Content type: Nano Express

    In this study, the ability of porous silicon nanoparticles (PSi NPs) to entrap and deliver nitric oxide (NO) as an effective antibacterial agent is tested against different Gram-positive and Gram-negative bact...

    Authors: Morteza Hasanzadeh Kafshgari, Alex Cavallaro, Bahman Delalat, Frances J Harding, Steven JP McInnes, Ermei Mäkilä, Jarno Salonen, Krasimir Vasilev and Nicolas H Voelcker

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:333

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  40. Content type: Nano Express

    The results of an investigation on the Er doping of porous silicon are presented. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, optical reflectivity, and spatially resolved energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) coupl...

    Authors: Guido Mula, Lucy Loddo, Elisa Pinna, Maria V Tiddia, Michele Mascia, Simonetta Palmas, Roberta Ruffilli and Andrea Falqui

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:332

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  41. Content type: Nano Express

    Diatomite is a natural fossil material of sedimentary origin, constituted by fragments of diatom siliceous skeletons. In this preliminary work, the properties of diatomite nanoparticles as potential system for...

    Authors: Immacolata Ruggiero, Monica Terracciano, Nicola M Martucci, Luca De Stefano, Nunzia Migliaccio, Rosarita Tatè, Ivo Rendina, Paolo Arcari, Annalisa Lamberti and Ilaria Rea

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:329

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  42. Content type: Nano Express

    Rapid screening tests in medical diagnostic and environmental analysis are often based on oligonucleotide biochips. In this paper, we studied the stability of functionalized mesoporous silicon supports in the ...

    Authors: Monica Terracciano, Ilaria Rea, Luca De Stefano, Ivo Rendina, Giorgia Oliviero, Fabrizia Nici, Stefano D'Errico, Gennaro Piccialli and Nicola Borbone

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:317

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  43. Content type: Nano Express

    A rugate filter based on nanoporous anodic alumina was fabricated using an innovative sinusoidal current profile with small current variation. The resulting structure consisted of highly parallel pores with mo...

    Authors: Gerard Macias, Josep Ferré-Borrull, Josep Pallarès and Lluís F Marsal

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:315

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  44. Content type: Nano Express

    The electrochemical growth of Co nanowires in ultra-high aspect ratio InP membranes has been investigated by fast Fourier transform-impedance spectroscopy (FFT-IS) in the frequency range from 75 Hz to 18.5 kHz...

    Authors: Mark-Daniel Gerngross, Jürgen Carstensen and Helmut Föll

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:316

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