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Atomistic spin-dynamics  

M. Stamenova and S. Sanvito

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Feb 2010
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Jul 2017
This article reviews recent advances towards the development of a truly atomistic time-dependent theory for spin-dynamics. The focus is on the s-d tight-binding model [where conduction ... More

Bifunctional nanomaterials for the imaging and treatment of cancer  

A. Burke, D. Carroll, Frank Torti, and S.V. Torti

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Feb 2010
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Jul 2017
This article examines the potential of bifunctional nanomaterials for the imaging and treatment of cancer. Several nanomaterials possess properties desirable for a cancer therapy and have ... More

Bioconjugated quantum dots for tumor molecular imaging and profiling  

P. Zrazhevskiy and X. Gao

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Feb 2010
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Jul 2017
This article discusses the use of bioconjugated quantum dots (QDs) for tumor molecular imaging and profiling. The need for personalized diagnostics and therapy is becoming apparent in all ... More

Carbon-nanotube field emission electron and X-ray technology for medical research and clinical applications  

Sigen Wang, Otto Zhou, and Sha Chang

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Feb 2010
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Jul 2017
This article describes carbon-nanotube based X-ray technologies for medical research and clinical applications, including an X-ray source, microfocus X-ray tube, microcomputed tomography ... More

Correlated electron transport in molecular junctions  

K.S. Thygesen and A. Rubio

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Feb 2010
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This article focuses on correlated electron transport in molecular junctions. More specifically, it considers how electronic correlation effects can be included in transport calculations ... More

2D arrays of Josephson nanocontacts and nanogranular superconductors  

Sergei Sergeenkov

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Feb 2010
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This article examines many novel effects related to the magnetic, electric, elastic and transport properties of Josephson nanocontacts and nanogranular superconductors using a realistic ... More

Defects and disorder in carbon nanotubes  

Philip G. Collins

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Feb 2010
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Jul 2017
This article examines the physical consequences of defects and disorder in carbon nanotubes (CNTs). It begins with a pedagogical categorization of the types of defects and disorder found ... More

Designing low-dimensional nanostructures at surfaces by supramolecular chemistry  

Nian Lin and Sebastian Stepanow

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Feb 2010
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This article describes the use of supramolecular chemistry to design low-dimensional nanostructures at surfaces. In particular, it discusses the design strategies of two types of ... More

Disorder-induced electron localization in molecular-based materials  

Sven Stafström and Mikael Unge

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Feb 2010
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This article examines disorder-induced electron localization in molecular-based materials, using DNA and pentacene molecular crystals as examples. In DNA, the disorder is intrinsic and ... More

DNA-based self-assembly of nanostructures  

Joshua D. Carter, Chenxiang Lin, Yan Liu, Hao Yan, and Thomas H. LaBean

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Feb 2010
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This article examines the DNA-based self-assembly of nanostructures. It first reviews the development of DNA self-assembly and DNA-directed assembly, focusing on the main strategies and ... More

Electron cold sources: Nanotechnology contribution to field emitters  

Vu Thien Binh

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Feb 2010
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This article reviews recent advances in field emission cathodes and their applications, focusing on a number of possibilities emerging from the field of nanotechnology. It begins with an ... More

Electronic and transport properties of doped silicon nanowires  

M.-V. Fernandez-Serra and X. Blase

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Feb 2010
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This article describes a number of theoretical works and methods dedicated to the analysis of the atomic and electronic structure, doping properties and transport characteristics of ... More

The electronic structure of epitaxial graphene—A view from angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy  

S.Y. Zhou and A. Lanzara

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Feb 2010
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This article analyzes the electronic structure of epitaxial graphene using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES). It first describes how the carbon atoms in graphene are ... More

Evaluating the risks associated with nanomaterials  

K. Thomas, N. Monteiro-Riviere, D. Warheit, and N. Savage

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Feb 2010
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This article discusses the risks associated with nanomaterials. The use of nanomaterials in consumer products and industrial applications is becoming more prevalent owing to their range of ... More

Few-electron quantum-dot spintronics  

D.V. Melnikov, J. Kim, L.-X. Zhang, and J.-P. Leburton

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Feb 2010
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This article examines the spin and charge properties of double and triple quantum dots (QDs) populated containing just a few electrons, with particular emphasis on laterally coupled QDs. ... More

Free-standing grid-like nanostructures assembled into 3D open architectures for photovoltaic devices  

X.Y. Kong, Y.C. Wang, X.F. Fan, G.F. Guo, and L.M. Tong

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Feb 2010
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This article describes three-dimensional open architectures with free-standing grid-like nanostructure arrays as photocatalytic electrodes for a new type of dye-sensitized solar cell. It ... More

Functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes: Chemistry and characterization  

R. Graupner and F. Hauke

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Feb 2010
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This article examines the chemical functionalization and structural alteration of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). It describes the covalent functionalization of the SWCNT ... More

Harmonic detection of resonance methods for micro- and nanocantilevers: Theory and selected applications  

J.D. Taylor, B. Elliott, D. Dickel, G. Keskar, J. Gaillard, M.J. Skove, and A.M. Rao

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Feb 2010
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This article examines the harmonic detection of resonance (HDR) methods for micro- and nanocantilevers, with particular emphasis on theory and selected applications. Micro- and ... More

Holographic laser processing for three-dimensional photonic lattices  

Satoru Shoji, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, and Satoshi Kawata

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Feb 2010
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This article describes a holographic laser-processing method for independently controlling the lattice symmetry and lattice constant in three-dimensional photonic lattices. With this ... More

Identification and separation of metallic and semiconducting carbon nanotubes  

Katalin Kamarás and Àron Pekker

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Feb 2010
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This article describes the identification and separation of metallic and semiconducting carbon nanotubes according to their electric properties. It first provides an overview of the ... More

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