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13th Trends in NanoTechnology International Conference

Prof Xavier Cartoixa, Antonio Correia, Prof Juan Jose Saenz

  1. Nano Review

    Graphene’s cousin: the present and future of graphane

    The so-called graphane is a fully hydrogenated form of graphene. Because it is fully hydrogenated, graphane is expected to have a wide bandgap and is theoretically an electrical insulator. The transition from ...

    Chao Zhou, Sihao Chen, Jianzhong Lou, Jihu Wang, Qiujie Yang, Chuanrong Liu, Dapeng Huang and Tonghe Zhu

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:26

    Published on: 13 January 2014

  2. Nano Express

    Characterization of single 1.8-nm Au nanoparticle attachments on AFM tips for single sub-4-nm object pickup

    This paper presents a novel method for the attachment of a 1.8-nm Au nanoparticle (Au-NP) to the tip of an atomic force microscopy (AFM) probe through the application of a current-limited bias voltage. The res...

    Hui-Wen Cheng, Yuan-Chih Chang, Song-Nien Tang, Chi-Tsu Yuan, Jau Tang and Fan-Gang Tseng

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:482

    Published on: 15 November 2013

  3. Nano Express

    Microstructure and optical properties of Ag/ITO/Ag multilayer films

    Transflective and highly conductive Ag/ITO/Ag multilayer films were prepared by magnetron sputtering on glass substrates. The microstructure and optical properties of Ag/ITO/Ag multilayer films were systematic...

    Zhaoqi Sun, Maocui Zhang, Qiping Xia, Gang He and Xueping Song

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:424

    Published on: 17 October 2013

  4. Nano Commentary

    Synthesis and electroluminescence property of new hexaphenylbenzene derivatives including amine group for blue emitters

    Three new blue-emitting compounds of 5P-VA, 5P-VTPA, and 5P-DVTPA for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) based on hexaphenylbenzene moiety were demonstrated. Physical properties by the change of the substitut...

    Hwangyu Shin, Yun-Fan Wang, Jong-Hyung Kim, Jaehyun Lee, Kwang-Yol Kay and Jongwook Park

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:421

    Published on: 17 October 2013

  5. Nano Express

    Theoretical study of edge states in BC2N nanoribbons with zigzag edges

    In this paper, electronic properties of BC2N nanoribbons with zigzag edges are studied theoretically using a tight binding model and the first-principles calculations based on the density functional theories. The...

    Kikuo Harigaya and Tomoaki Kaneko

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:341

    Published on: 31 July 2013

  6. Nano Express

    Photonics based on carbon nanotubes

    Among direct-bandgap semiconducting nanomaterials, single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) exhibit strong quasi-one-dimensional excitonic optical properties, which confer them a great potential for their integr...

    Qingyuan Gu, Maud Gicquel-Guézo, Slimane Loualiche, Julie Le Pouliquen, Thomas Batte, Hervé Folliot, Olivier Dehaese, Frederic Grillot, Yann Battie, Annick Loiseau, Baolai Liang and Diana Huffaker

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:300

    Published on: 26 June 2013

  7. Nano Express

    Spatial resolution of confocal XRF technique using capillary optics

    XRF (X-ray fluorescence) is a powerful technique for elemental analysis with a high sensitivity. The resolution is presently limited by the size of the primary excitation X-ray beam. A test-bed for confocal-ty...

    Maël Dehlinger, Carole Fauquet, Sebastien Lavandier, Orawan Aumporn, Franck Jandard, Vladimir Arkadiev, Aniouar Bjeoumikhov and Didier Tonneau

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:271

    Published on: 7 June 2013

  8. Nano Express

    Growth of all-carbon horizontally aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes nucleated from fullerene-based structures

    All-carbon single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) were successfully synthesized, nucleated using a fullerene derivative. A systematic investigation into the initial preparation of C60 fullerenes as growth nuclea...

    Imad Ibrahim, Yang Zhang, Alexey Popov, Lothar Dunsch, Bernd Büchner, Gianaurelio Cuniberti and Mark H Rümmeli

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:265

    Published on: 6 June 2013

  9. Nano Express

    Electroplating and magnetostructural characterization of multisegmented Co54Ni46/Co85Ni15 nanowires from single electrochemical bath in anodic alumina templates

    Highly hexagonally ordered hard anodic aluminum oxide membranes, which have been modified by a thin cover layer of SiO2 deposited by atomic layer deposition method, were used as templates for the synthesis of ele...

    Victor M Prida, Javier García, Lucia Iglesias, Victor Vega, Detlef Görlitz, Kornelius Nielsch, Enrique Díaz Barriga-Castro, Raquel Mendoza-Reséndez, Arturo Ponce and Carlos Luna

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:263

    Published on: 4 June 2013

  10. Nano Express

    Understanding the structure of the first atomic contact in gold

    We have studied experimentally jump-to-contact (JC) and jump-out-of-contact (JOC) phenomena in gold electrodes. JC can be observed at first contact when two metals approach each other, while JOC occurs in the ...

    Carlos Sabater, María José Caturla, Juan José Palacios and Carlos Untiedt

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:257

    Published on: 29 May 2013

  11. Nano Express

    Morphological changes of gel-type functional polymers after intermatrix synthesis of polymer stabilized silver nanoparticles

    This paper reports the results of intermatrix synthesis (IMS) of silver metal nanoparticles (Ag-MNPs) in Purolite C100E sulfonic ion exchange polymer of the gel-type structure. It has been shown that the surfa...

    Julio Bastos-Arrieta, Maria Muñoz, Patricia Ruiz and Dmitri N Muraviev

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:255

    Published on: 29 May 2013

  12. Nano Express

    Luminescent properties of CdTe quantum dots synthesized using 3-mercaptopropionic acid reduction of tellurium dioxide directly

    A facile one-step synthesis of CdTe quantum dots (QDs) in aqueous solution by atmospheric microwave reactor has been developed using 3-mercaptopropionic acid reduction of TeO2 directly. The obtained CdTe QDs were...

    Mao Shen, Wenping Jia, Yujing You, Yan Hu, Fang Li, Shidong Tian, Jian Li, Yanxian Jin and Deman Han

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:253

    Published on: 29 May 2013

  13. Nano Express

    Noise and fluctuation relations of a spin diode

    We consider fluctuation relations between the transport coefficients of a spintronic system where magnetic interactions play a crucial role. We investigate a prototypical spintronic device - a spin-diode - whi...

    Jong Soo Lim, Rosa López and David Sánchez

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:246

    Published on: 20 May 2013

  14. Nano Express

    Development of novel catalytically active polymer-metal-nanocomposites based on activated foams and textile fibers

    In this paper, we report the intermatrix synthesis of Ag nanoparticles in different polymeric matrices such as polyurethane foams and polyacrylonitrile or polyamide fibers. To apply this technique, the polymer...

    Berta Domènech, Kharla K Ziegler, Fernando Carrillo, Maria Muñoz, Dimitri N Muraviev and Jorge Macanás

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:238

    Published on: 16 May 2013

  15. Nano Express

    Quantum interference effects at room temperature in OPV-based single-molecule junctions

    Interference effects on charge transport through an individual molecule can lead to a notable modulation and suppression on its conductance. In this letter, we report the observation of quantum interference ef...

    Carlos R Arroyo, Riccardo Frisenda, Kasper Moth-Poulsen, Johannes S Seldenthuis, Thomas Bjørnholm and Herre SJ van der Zant

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:234

    Published on: 16 May 2013

  16. Nano Express

    Optical properties of GaP/GaNP core/shell nanowires: a temperature-dependent study

    Recombination processes in GaP/GaNP core/shell nanowires (NWs) grown on Si are studied by employing temperature-dependent continuous wave and time-resolved photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopies. The NWs exhibi...

    Alexander Dobrovolsky, Shula Chen, Yanjin Kuang, Supanee Sukrittanon, Charles W Tu, Weimin M Chen and Irina A Buyanova

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:239

    Published on: 16 May 2013

  17. Nano Express

    ‘Laser chemistry’ synthesis, physicochemical properties, and chemical processing of nanostructured carbon foams

    Laser ablation of selected coordination complexes can lead to the production of metal-carbon hybrid materials, whose composition and structure can be tailored by suitably choosing the chemical composition of t...

    Andrés Seral-Ascaso, Rosa Garriga, María Luisa Sanjuán, Joselito M Razal, Ruth Lahoz, Mariano Laguna, Germán F de la Fuente and Edgar Muñoz

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:233

    Published on: 16 May 2013

  18. Nano Express

    NH2+ implantations induced superior hemocompatibility of carbon nanotubes

    NH2+ implantation was performed on multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) prepared by chemical vapor deposition. The hemocompatibility of MWCNTs and NH2+-implanted MWCNTs was evaluated based on in vitro hemolysis,...

    Meixian Guo, Dejun Li, Mengli Zhao, Yiteng Zhang, Xiangyun Deng, Dongsheng Geng, Ruying Li, Xueliang Sun, Hanqing Gu and Rongxin Wan

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:205

    Published on: 1 May 2013