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A high impact peer reviewed journal publishing experimental and theoretical work across the breadth of nanoscience and nanotechnology
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01 May 2011 , Issue 5,
Page 1925 to 2344
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 1947-1948
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR90008K, Editorial
From themed collection Optical Materials
Themed issue on nanoscale luminescent materials.
Zhuo Chen, Xiaobing Zhang, Ronghua Yang, Zhi Zhu, Yan Chen and Weihong Tan
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 1949-1956
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR01014F, Review Article
From themed collection Optical Materials
This review will summarize some recent progress in the development of single-walled carbon nanotubes as optical materials for biosensing applications.
Viktoriya Sokolova and Matthias Epple
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 1957-1962
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR00002K, Minireview
From themed collection Optical Materials
An overview of typical ways how nanoparticles can be made fluorescent.
Isabel Díez and Robin H. A. Ras
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 1963-1970
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR00006C, Minireview
From themed collection Optical Materials
Silver nanoclusters are a class of fluorophores with attractive features, including brightness, photostability and subnanometer size. Here we overview the different stabilizers and we discuss the recent advances.
Jonathan W. Kemling and Kenneth S. Suslick
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 1971-1973
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00963F, Communication
From themed collection Optical Materials
Colorimetric sensor arrays have been created from porous pigments in which chemically responsive dyes are immobilized in an ormosil matrix.
Zhengwei Cai, Zhangmei Ye, Xiaowei Yang, Yanli Chang, Haifang Wang, Yuanfang Liu and Aoneng Cao
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 1974-1976
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00956C, Communication
From themed collection Optical Materials
Silica encapsulation greatly increases EGFP's fluorescence and stability, making it a robust fluorescence probe.
Jia-Cai Zhou, Ling-Dong Sun, Jie Shen, Jian-Qin Gu and Chun-Hua Yan
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 1977-1983
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR01006E, Paper
From themed collection Optical Materials
A fluorescent-magnetic YPxV1−xO4:Eu@GdPO4 core/shell nanostructure was prepared with a two-step method. It exhibits favorable photoluminescence and paramagnetic character, which promise potential bifunctional applications.
Yang Song, Xiongwu Kang, Nathaniel B. Zuckerman, Bruce Phebus, Joseph P. Konopelski and Shaowei Chen
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 1984-1989
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00953A, Paper
From themed collection Optical Materials
Intraparticle intervalence transfer was observed with ferrocene-functionalized carbon nanoparticles where the electronic coupling was enhanced by photoirradiation of the nanoparticles due to an increase of the particle photoconductivity.
Hongmei Sun, Qinghai Yuan, Baohua Zhang, Kelong Ai, Pengguo Zhang and Lehui Lu
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 1990-1996
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00929F, Paper
From themed collection Optical Materials
We demonstrate a novel noncovalent method for producing GdIII functionalized gold nanorods as multimodal contrast agents for MRI and CT imaging.
Dan Ding, Kai Li, Zhenshu Zhu, Kan-Yi Pu, Yong Hu, Xiqun Jiang and Bin Liu
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 1997-2002
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00950D, Paper
From themed collection Optical Materials
We report a molecular brush based CPE–PEG–Pt nanoparticle formulation as an FR/NIR fluorescent probe for in vivo imaging and cisplatin tracking.
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 2003-2008
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR01018A, Paper
From themed collection Optical Materials
We report core/shell nanocrystals to be used as probes for bimodal near infrared to near infrared upconversion photoluminescence and magnetic resonance imaging.
Li Shang, René M. Dörlich, Stefan Brandholt, Reinhard Schneider, Vanessa Trouillet, Michael Bruns, Dagmar Gerthsen and G. Ulrich Nienhaus
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 2009-2014
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00947D, Paper
From themed collection Optical Materials
Water-soluble fluorescent gold nanoclusters with a zwitterionic ligand shell, synthesized in a one-pot strategy, can be utilized as fluorescent probes for the development of advanced diagnostics and in vivo imaging of cellular processes.
Amelie Revaux, Geraldine Dantelle, Nathan George, Ram Seshadri, Thierry Gacoin and Jean-Pierre Boilot
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 2015-2022
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR01000F, Paper
From themed collection Optical Materials
Films formed from particles prepared by a protected annealing strategy display significantly improved photostability.
Parambath Anilkumar, Xin Wang, Li Cao, Sushant Sahu, Jia-Hui Liu, Ping Wang, Katerina Korch, Kenneth N. Tackett II, Alexander Parenzan and Ya-Ping Sun
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 2023-2027
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00962H, Paper
From themed collection Optical Materials
Highly fluorescent carbon-based ‘quantum’ dots or carbon dots with carbon particle surface passivation by a combination of doping with semiconductor and organic functionalization were prepared and studied.
Xiue Jiang, Anna Musyanovych, Carlheinz Röcker, Katharina Landfester, Volker Mailänder and G. Ulrich Nienhaus
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 2028-2035
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00944J, Paper
From themed collection Optical Materials
Surface carboxyl groups on polystyrene nanoparticles are able to trigger clathrin-mediated endocytosis and strongly facilitate internalization of negatively charged nanoparticles by MSCs.
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 2036-2043
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR01015D, Paper
From themed collection Optical Materials
Ultrabright fluorescent discoid silica particles of ∼3 micron were synthesized. The brightness of each particle is equivalent to the fluorescence of 70 million free R6G molecules.
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 2044-2053
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00995D, Paper
From themed collection Optical Materials
This study demonstrates thermodynamically stable nanocolloids can be obtained via steric or electrosteric dispersion using small molecules such as citrate.
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 2054-2073
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00857E, Review Article
This review summarizes the current state-of-the-art in the understanding of electrocatalysis on nanoparticles in relation to single-crystal model experiments, demonstrating the importance of (100) facets and steps and defects in (111) facets.
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 2074-2085
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00958J, Review Article
The present article reviews state of the art techniques for evaluating metallic to semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotube ratio including optical, electrical and electrostatic force microscopy-based methods.
Thomas K. Nielsen, Flemming Besenbacher and Torben R. Jensen
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 2086-2098
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00725K, Review Article
Nanoconfinement, a new tool for improving materials properties.
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 2099-2117
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR00004G, Review Article
This review focuses on the latest advances in the solution-phase synthesis of metal and/or semiconductor homojunction/heterojunction nanomaterials.
Xu Cui, Chenzhen Zhang, Rui Hao and Yanglong Hou
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 2118-2126
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10127G, Minireview
We review the current progress in liquid-phase exfoliation of graphene, and then present and discuss its functionalization and future applications.
Prashant Kumar, L. S. Panchakarla and C. N. R. Rao
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 2127-2129
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10137D, Communication
Irradiation of multi-walled carbon nanotubes by an excimer laser is shown to yield clean graphene nanoribbons (GNRs).
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 2130-2133
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10151J, Communication
Naphthalene diimide (NDI) bolaamphiphilic molecules self-assemble in water to form organic nanoparticles, which exhibit self-assembly induced preassociated excimer formation and hence an enhanced green fluorescence.
Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 2134-2137
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR01030H, Communication
Silver nanoplates on commercial copper foil were prepared by a reproducible and cost-effective wet chemical method and those can be used as a reliable surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrate.

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