Inorganic / Nanotechnology / Organic

Organic-Inorganic Composite Nanomaterials

Title: Semiconductor Anisotropic Nanocomposites Obtained by Directly Coupling Conjugated Polymers with Quantum Rods** Authors: Lei Zhao, Xinchang Pang, Ramkrishna Adhikary, Jacob W. Petrich, and Zhiqun Lin Journal: Angewandte Chemie International Ed. Organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells using combinations of conjugated polymers and semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots) offer many advantages over silicon solar cells, such as solution … Continue reading

Biological / Nanotechnology

DNA charge transport over 34 nm

Title: DNA charge transport over 34 nm Authors: Jason D. Slinker, Natalie B. Muren, Sara E. Renfrew and Jacqueline K. Barton* Affiliation: Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California Journal: Nature Chemistry, 3, 230-235 (2011) | doi: 10. 1038/nchem.982 In the pursuit of functional nanoscale circuits, many researchers are trying … Continue reading

Inorganic / Organic

Iron Catalyzed C-H Activation

Title: Catalytic C−H Bond Amination from High-Spin Iron Imido Complexes Authors: Evan R. King, Elisabeth T. Hennessy, and Theodore A. Betley Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University Proposed catalytic cycle of C-H amination and olefin aziridination. Controlled cleavage and functionalization of unactivated C-H bonds has … Continue reading

Biological

Aptamer probes for in vivo cancer imaging

Title: Activatable aptamer probe for contrast-enhanced in vivo cancer imaging based on cell membrane protein-triggered conformation alteration Authors: Hui Shi, Xiaoxiao He, Kemin Wang, Xu Wu, Xiaosheng Ye, Qiuping Guo, Weihong Tan, Zhihe Qing, Xiaohai Yang, Bing Zhou Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Institute of Biology, … Continue reading

Nanotechnology / Organic

New Organic Dye for Solar Cells

Title: An Organic D-π-A Dye for Record Efficiency Solid-State Sensitized Heterojunction Solar Cells Authors: Ning Cai§, Soo-Jin Moon‡, Le Cevey-Ha‡, Thomas Moehl‡, Robin Humphry-Baker‡, Peng Wang†, Shaik M. Zakeeruddin‡, and Michael Gratzel‡ Affiliation: †State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ‡Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces, Institute … Continue reading

Physical

Electrical Characterization of Si Microwires and of Si Microwire/Conducting Polymer Composite Junctions

Authors: Iman Yahyaie, Kevin McEleney, Michael Walter, Derek R. Oliver, Douglas J. Thomson,  Michael S. Freund, and Nathan S. Lewis Affiliation: California Institute of Technology Journal: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters A holy grail of chemical energy technology is the development of an artificial photosynthetic cell designed to split water into oxygen and hydrogen using … Continue reading