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11th Trends in NanoTechnology International Conference (TNT2010)

Xavier Cartoixà, Antonio Correia and Juan José Sáenz

  1. Nano Express

    Nanoliposomes for encapsulation and delivery of the potential antitumoral methyl 6-methoxy-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1H-indole-2-carboxylate

    A potential antitumoral fluorescent indole derivative, methyl 6-methoxy-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1H-indole-2-carboxylate, was evaluated for the in vitro cell growth inhibition on three human tumor cell lines, MCF-7 (b...

    Ana S Abreu, Elisabete MS Castanheira, Maria-João RP Queiroz, Paula MT Ferreira, Luís A Vale-Silva and Eugénia Pinto

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:482

    Published on: 3 August 2011

  2. Nano Express

    Catalytic growth of ZnO nanostructures by r.f. magnetron sputtering

    The catalytic effect of gold seed particles deposited on a substrate prior to zinc oxide (ZnO) thin film growth by magnetron sputtering was investigated. For this purpose, selected ultra thin gold layers, with...

    María Arroyo-Hernández, Raquel Álvaro, Sheila Serrano and José Luis Costa-Krämer

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:437

    Published on: 24 June 2011

  3. Nano Express

    Gold nanoparticles supported on magnesium oxide for CO oxidation

    Au was loaded (1 wt%) on a commercial MgO support by three different methods: double impregnation, liquid-phase reductive deposition and ultrasonication. Samples were characterised by adsorption of N2 at -96°C, t...

    Sónia AC Carabineiro, Nina Bogdanchikova, Alexey Pestryakov, Pedro B Tavares, Lisete SG Fernandes and José L Figueiredo

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:435

    Published on: 22 June 2011

  4. Nano Express

    Spontaneous confocal Raman microscopy--a tool to study the uptake of nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes into cells

    Confocal Raman microscopy as a label-free technique was applied to study the uptake and internalization of poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into hepatocarcinoma hu...

    Gabriela Romero, Elena Rojas, Irina Estrela-Lopis, Edwin Donath and Sergio Enrique Moya

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:429

    Published on: 16 June 2011

  5. Nano Express

    CdSe/TiO2 core-shell nanoparticles produced in AOT reverse micelles: applications in pollutant photodegradation using visible light

    CdSe quantum dots with a prominent band-edge photoluminescence were obtained by a soft AOT water-in-oil (w/o) microemulsion templating method with an estimated size of 2.7 nm. The CdSe particles were covered w...

    Arlindo M Fontes Garcia, Marisa SF Fernandes and Paulo JG Coutinho

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:426

    Published on: 15 June 2011

  6. Nano Express

    Palladium nanoparticles on InP for hydrogen detection

    Layers of palladium (Pd) nanoparticles on indium phosphide (InP) were prepared by electrophoretic deposition from the colloid solution of Pd nanoparticles. Layers prepared by an opposite polarity of deposition...

    Ondrej Cernohorsky, Karel Zdansky, Jiri Zavadil, Pavel Kacerovsky and Katerina Piksova

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:410

    Published on: 2 June 2011

  7. Nano Express

    Fabrication of HfO2 patterns by laser interference nanolithography and selective dry etching for III-V CMOS application

    Nanostructuring of ultrathin HfO2 films deposited on GaAs (001) substrates by high-resolution Lloyd's mirror laser interference nanolithography is described. Pattern transfer to the HfO2 film was carried out by r...

    Marcos Benedicto, Beatriz Galiana, Jon M Molina-Aldareguia, Scott Monaghan, Paul K Hurley, Karim Cherkaoui, Luis Vazquez and Paloma Tejedor

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:400

    Published on: 31 May 2011

  8. Nano Express

    Reliable processing of graphene using metal etchmasks

    Graphene exhibits exciting properties which make it an appealing candidate for use in electronic devices. Reliable processes for device fabrication are crucial prerequisites for this. We developed a large area...

    Shishir Kumar, Nikos Peltekis, Kangho Lee, Hye-Young Kim and Georg Stefan Duesberg

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:390

    Published on: 18 May 2011

  9. Nano Express

    Carbon composite micro- and nano-tubes-based electrodes for detection of nucleic acids

    The first aim of this study was to fabricate vertically aligned multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). MWCNTs were successfully prepared by using plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition. Further, three carb...

    Jan Prasek, Dalibor Huska, Ondrej Jasek, Lenka Zajickova, Libuse Trnkova, Vojtech Adam, Rene Kizek and Jaromir Hubalek

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:385

    Published on: 16 May 2011

  10. Nano Express

    Nanostructured hybrid ZnO thin films for energy conversion

    We report on hybrid films based on ZnO/organic dye prepared by electrodeposition using tetrasulfonated copper phthalocyanines (TS-CuPc) and Eosin-Y (EoY). Both the morphology and porosity of hybrid ZnO films a...

    Mónica Moya, Anura Priyajith Samantilleke, Miquel Mollar and Bernabé Marí

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:384

    Published on: 16 May 2011

  11. Nano Express

    Long-term oxidization and phase transition of InN nanotextures

    The long-term (6 months) oxidization of hcp-InN (wurtzite, InN-w) nanostructures (crystalline/amorphous) synthesized on Si [100] substrates is analyzed. The densely packed layers of InN-w nanostructures (5-40 ...

    Evangelia Sarantopoulou, Zoe Kollia, Goran Dražic, Spomenka Kobe and Nicolaos Spyropoulos Antonakakis

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:387

    Published on: 16 May 2011

  12. Nano Express

    New potential antitumoral fluorescent tetracyclic thieno[3,2-b]pyridine derivatives: interaction with DNA and nanosized liposomes

    Fluorescence properties of two new potential antitumoral tetracyclic thieno[3,2-b]pyridine derivatives were studied in solution and in liposomes of DPPC (dipalmitoyl phosphatidylcholine), egg lecithin (phosphatid...

    Elisabete MS Castanheira, Maria Solange D Carvalho, Ana Rita O Rodrigues, Ricardo C Calhelha and Maria-João RP Queiroz

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:379

    Published on: 12 May 2011

  13. Nano Express

    Effect of Eu-implantation and annealing on the GaN quantum dots excitonic recombination

    Undoped self-assembled GaN quantum dots (QD) stacked in superlattices (SL) with AlN spacer layers were submitted to thermal annealing treatments. Changes in the balance between the quantum confinement, strain ...

    Marco Peres, Sérgio Magalhães, Vincent Fellmann, Bruno Daudin, Armando José Neves, Eduardo Alves, Katharina Lorenz and Teresa Monteiro

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:378

    Published on: 9 May 2011

  14. Nano Review

    Flat edge modes of graphene and of Z 2 topological insulator

    A graphene nano-ribbon in the zigzag edge geometry exhibits a specific type of gapless edge modes with a partly flat band dispersion. We argue that the appearance of such edge modes are naturally understood by...

    Ken-Ichiro Imura, Shijun Mao, Ai Yamakage and Yoshio Kuramoto

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:358

    Published on: 21 April 2011

  15. Nano Express

    Preparation and surface functionalization of MWCNTs: study of the composite materials produced by the interaction with an iron phthalocyanine complex

    Carbon nanotubes [CNTs] were synthesized by the catalytic vapor decomposition method. Thereafter, they were functionalized in order to incorporate the oxygen groups (OCNT) and subsequently the amine groups (AC...

    Esther Asedegbega-Nieto, María Pérez-Cadenas, Jonathan Carter, James A Anderson and Antonio Guerrero-Ruiz

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:353

    Published on: 20 April 2011

  16. Nano Review

    Cohesive strength of nanocrystalline ZnO:Ga thin films deposited at room temperature

    In this study, transparent conducting nanocrystalline ZnO:Ga (GZO) films were deposited by dc magnetron sputtering at room temperature on polymers (and glass for comparison). Electrical resistivities of 8.8 × 10-...

    Anura Priyajith Samantilleke, Luís Manuel Fernandes Rebouta, Vitor Garim, Luis Rubio-Peña, Senetxu Lanceros-Mendez, Pedro Alpuim, Sandra Carvalho, Alexey V Kudrin and Yury A Danilov

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:309

    Published on: 7 April 2011

  17. Nano Express

    An antibacterial coating based on a polymer/sol-gel hybrid matrix loaded with silver nanoparticles

    In this work a novel antibacterial surface composed of an organic-inorganic hybrid matrix of tetraorthosilicate and a polyelectrolyte is presented. A precursor solution of tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) and poly(acr...

    Pedro José Rivero, Aitor Urrutia, Javier Goicoechea, Carlos Ruiz Zamarreño, Francisco Javier Arregui and Ignacio Raúl Matías

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:305

    Published on: 7 April 2011

  18. Nano Review

    Synthesis of carbon nanotubes with and without catalyst particles

    The initial development of carbon nanotube synthesis revolved heavily around the use of 3d valence transition metals such as Fe, Ni, and Co. More recently, noble metals (e.g. Au) and poor metals (e.g. In, Pb) hav...

    Mark Hermann Rümmeli, Alicja Bachmatiuk, Felix Börrnert, Franziska Schäffel, Imad Ibrahim, Krzysztof Cendrowski, Grazyna Simha-Martynkova, Daniela Plachá, Ewa Borowiak-Palen, Gianaurelio Cuniberti and Bernd Büchner

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:303

    Published on: 7 April 2011

  19. Nano Express

    Combining scanning probe microscopy and x-ray spectroscopy

    A new versatile tool, combining Shear Force Microscopy and X-Ray Spectroscopy was designed and constructed to obtain simultaneously surface topography and chemical mapping. Using a sharp optical fiber as micro...

    Carole Fauquet, Maël Dehlinger, Franck Jandard, Sylvain Ferrero, Daniel Pailharey, Sylvia Larcheri, Roberto Graziola, Juris Purans, Aniouar Bjeoumikhov, Alexei Erko, Ivo Zizak, Brahim Dahmani and Didier Tonneau

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:308

    Published on: 7 April 2011

  20. Nano Express

    Mechanical tuning of molecular machines for nucleotide recognition at the air-water interface

    Molecular machines embedded in a Langmuir monolayer at the air-water interface can be operated by application of lateral pressure. As part of the challenge associated with versatile sensing of biologically imp...

    Taizo Mori, Ken Okamoto, Hiroshi Endo, Keita Sakakibara, Jonathan P Hill, Satoshi Shinoda, Miki Matsukura, Hiroshi Tsukube, Yasumasa Suzuki, Yasumasa Kanekiyo and Katsuhiko Ariga

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:304

    Published on: 7 April 2011

  21. Nano Express

    Effect of the carbon nanotube surface characteristics on the conductivity and dielectric constant of carbon nanotube/poly(vinylidene fluoride) composites

    Commercial multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNT) were functionalized by oxidation with HNO3, to introduce oxygen-containing surface groups, and by thermal treatments at different temperatures for their selective re...

    Sónia AC Carabineiro, Manuel FR Pereira, João N Pereira, Cristina Caparros, Vitor Sencadas and Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:302

    Published on: 7 April 2011

  22. Nano Express

    Thermal, dielectrical and mechanical response of α and β-poly(vinilydene fluoride)/Co-MgO nanocomposites

    Nanocomposites of the self-forming core-shell Co-MgO nanoparticles, which were of approximately 100 nm in diameter, and poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) polymer have been prepared. When the polymer is crystall...

    Antonio José Paleo, Carlos Martínez-Boubeta, Lluís Balcells, Carlos Miguel Costa, Vitor Sencadas and Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:257

    Published on: 25 March 2011

  23. Nano Express

    Production of nanoparticles from natural hydroxylapatite by laser ablation

    Laser ablation of solids in liquids technique has been used to obtain colloidal nanoparticles from biological hydroxylapatite using pulsed as well as a continuous wave (CW) laser. Transmission electron microsc...

    Mohamed Boutinguiza, Rafael Comesaña, Fernando Lusquiños, Antonio Riveiro and Juan Pou

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:255

    Published on: 25 March 2011