Nanoscience and Nanometrology

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Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2015

  • Current mapping in Graphene Contacts to AlGaN/GaN Heterostructures

    Gabriele Fisichella, Giuseppe Greco, Patrick Fiorenza, Salvatore Di Franco, Fabrizio Roccaforte, Filippo Giannazzo

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2015
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: Jul. 05, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 28, 2015
    Published: Jul. 29, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.nsnm.20150101.11
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    Abstract: We have exploited conductive atomic force microscopy (CAFM) to characterize the vertical current transport from graphene (Gr) to the 2D electron gas of AlxGa1 xN/GaN heterostructures considering different kinds of AlGaN surfaces in terms of roughness and unevenness. The vertical current transport mechanism can radically change depending on these na... Show More
  • DLS Characterization of Non-Ionic Surfactant Vesicles for Potential Nose to Brain Application

    Federica Rinaldi, Patrizia N. Hanieh, Carlotta Marianecci, Maria Carafa

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2015
    Pages: 8-14
    Received: Jul. 07, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 28, 2015
    Published: Jul. 29, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.nsnm.20150101.12
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    Abstract: The aim of this paper is the preparation and characterization of drug delivery systems for a potential brain delivery by intranasal administration. It is possible to reach the central nervous system with alternative routes through which therapeutic agents can bypass the blood brain barrier: that is the nasal administration. Intranasal drug administ... Show More
  • Surface Acoustic Waves in Thin Films Nanometrology

    Andrea Bettucci

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2015
    Pages: 15-19
    Received: Jul. 13, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 28, 2015
    Published: Jul. 29, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.nsnm.20150101.13
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    Abstract: Thin films nanometrology is an emerging field in nanoscience as the synthesis, processing and applications of nanostructured thin films require an in-depth knowledge of their elastic constants. The elastic energy of a surface acoustic wave propagating in a solid medium, is concentrated at the interface between the solid and air (or a sufficiently r... Show More
  • Single Particle ICP-MS (SP-ICP-MS) For the Detection of Metal-Based Nanoparticles in Environmental Matrices: Application to Silver Nanoparticles in Surface Water

    C. Stephan, K. J. Wilkinson, M. Hadioui

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2015
    Pages: 20-23
    Received: Jul. 14, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 28, 2015
    Published: Jul. 29, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.nsnm.20150101.14
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    Abstract: The National Nanotechnology Initiative defines engineered nanomaterials (ENM) as those with dimensions of 1–100 nm, where their unique characteristics enable novel applications to be carried out. ENMs often possess different properties than their bulk counterparts of the same composition, making them of great interest for a broad spectrum of indust... Show More