Chaoyang Jiang

Learn More
UNLABELLED Numerous viruses are transmitted in a persistent manner by insect vectors. Persistent viruses establish their initial infection in the midgut epithelium, from where they disseminate to the midgut visceral muscles. Although propagation of viruses in insect vectors can be controlled by the small interfering RNA (siRNA) antiviral pathway, whether(More)
The development of novel nanomaterials with well-controlled morphologies/structures to achieve excellent activities/sensitivities in surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is crucial in advancing the high-performance SERS detections of chemical and biological species. In this study, amidoxime surface-functionalized polyacrylonitrile (ASFPAN) nanofibrous(More)
Highly sensitive sensor arrays are in high demand for prospective applications in remote sensing and imaging. Measuring microscopic deflections of compliant micromembranes and cantilevers is developing into one of the most versatile approaches for thermal, acoustic and chemical sensing. Here, we report on an innovative fabrication of compliant nanocomposite(More)
Quantitative analysis is a great challenge in surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). Core-molecule-shell nanoparticles with two components in the molecular layer, a framework molecule to form the shell, and a probe molecule as a Raman internal standard, were rationally designed for quantitative SERS analysis. The signal of the embedded Raman probe(More)
Silver nanowires and silver-nanowire thin films have attracted much attention due to their extensive applications in Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) and Surface-Enhanced Fluorescence (SEF). Thin films of silver nanowires within polyelectrolyte layers of poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH) and poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) (PSS) were fabricated(More)
An intriguing formation of nanoscale buckles is discovered when an array of aligned silver nanowires was deposited onto prestrained polydimethylsiloxane substrates. The spacing distance between the resulting silver nanoparticles corresponds to the buckling wavelength of the silver nanowires. The buckled nanowires exhibit unique optical properties, such as(More)
Gold nanoparticles functionalized with amphiphilic polybutadiene-poly(ethylene glycol) (PB-PEG) V-shaped arms formed stable Langmuir monolayers at the air-water and the air-solid interfaces. At these interfaces, the binary arms vertically segregated into a dense polymer corona, which surrounded the gold nanoparticles, preventing their large-scale(More)
Nanoscale uniform films containing gold nanoparticle and polyelectrolyte multilayer structures were fabricated by the using spin-assembly or spin-assisted layer-by-layer (SA-LbL) deposition technique. These SA-LbL films with a general formula [Au/(PAH-PSS)nPAH]m possessed a well-organized microstructure with uniform surface morphology and high surface(More)
Gold nanorods have great potential in a variety of applications because of their unique physical properties. In this article, we present the layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly of thin films containing positively charged gold nanorods that are covalently functionalized by cationic thiol molecules. The cationic gold nanorods are uniformly distributed in ultrathin(More)
The nanomechanical properties of micropatterned nanomembranes containing gold nanoparticle microarrays were investigated with the buckling instability method. An unusual, complex pattern of buckling instability was observed for the nanoscale polymeric films under compressive stresses. An intriguing two-stage wrinkling was observed for these nanoscale films(More)