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Controlled formation of GeSi nanostructures on periodic Si (001) sub-micro pillars
Quantum rings, quantum dot molecules and quantum dots obtained at the edge of sub-micro pillars by controlling the pillar diameters.
Strong anti-ice ability of nanohairs over micro-ratchet structures
Nanohair surfaces on ratchet-tunable surfaces achieve an excellent anti-ice effect. Especially, the sample with a micro-structure (periods of ∼290 μm) and nanohairs (100 ± 30 nm in diameter) may achieve a longer freezing delay with a low temperature of −10 °C and reversible water repellency.
Power generation from water flowing through three-dimensional graphene foam
Electricity is induced when water flows through three-dimensional graphene foam, and the induced current becomes larger as the flow velocity increases.
Angular dependence of the magnetoresistance effect in a silicon based p–n junction device
Anisotropic MR effect is seen in a non-magnetic p–n junction due to the space charge region being modulated by an external magnetic field.
Facile preparation of transparent and dense CdS–silica gel glass nanocomposites for optical limiting applications
Our strategy involves a two-step sol–gel process and the co-condensation of the resulting alkoxysilane-capped CdS QDs with other alkoxysilanes.
Facile colloidal coating of polystyrene nanospheres with tunable gold dendritic patches
Patchy particles comprising gold dendrites on cationic polystyrene nanospheres can be produced via a simple colloidal approach. With the aid of experiments and simulations, the patch growth mechanism is investigated.
Microwave absorption properties of core double-shell FeCo/C/BaTiO3 nanocomposites
Core double-shell FeCo/C/BaTiO3 nanocomposites with rich interfaces show better electromagnetic impedance matching, resulting in excellent microwave absorption properties.
Temperature dependent Raman spectra of isolated suspended single-walled carbon nanotubes
Temperature-dependent Raman RBM, G and G’ band frequency redshift and linewidth increase of suspended individual SWCNTs in 240-600 K to get their instinct physical properties.
Towards controllable growth of self-assembled SiGe single and double quantum dot nanostructures
Controllable growth of lateral SiGe double QDs on nanohole-patterned Si (001) substrates with various interdot spacings and dot sizes was realized via molecular beam epitaxy.
Multipole plasmon resonances in self-assembled metal hollow-nanospheres
Multipole plasmon resonances are realized in self-assembled Ag hollow nanospheres with a uniformly enhanced local field in the gaps through the inter-coupling effect.
Strain sensors based on chromium nanoparticle arrays
Chromium nanoparticle arrays can be used as high-performance strain sensors. The sensing mechanism of such sensors is based on quantum transport.
Mechanical properties of PGA at different water fractions – a molecular dynamics study
The mechanical properties of polyglycolic acid (PGA) of different water weight fractions (1.7%, 2.9%, and 5%) were investigated by molecular dynamics (MD) simulation through a tensile test.
Investigation of the fracture mechanism of Cu–Al gradient structure
The mechanical properties of a Cu–Al gradient structure obtained from a tensile test have been investigated by molecular dynamics simulation.
Mechanical property prediction of starch/polymer composites by molecular dynamics simulation
Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation was used to investigate the mechanical properties of several starch composites.
Mechanical properties and thermal stability of ultrathin tungsten nanowires
The most stable structures of three ultrathin tungsten nanowires were predicted by the simulated annealing basin-hopping method (SABH) with the penalty algorithm.
About this collection
This themed issue features a collection of articles from the ChinaNANO conference celebrating the 10th anniversary of the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST). This is a cross-journal collection featuring articles from Nanoscale and RSC Advances.