Ming-liang Ren

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The ideal cells for tissue engineering should have the following characteristics: easy obtainment, safety, immune privilege, the capability of self-renewal, and multipotency. Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) are a promising candidate. However, the immunogenicity of allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells limits their long-term benefits. In this study, we(More)
We demonstrate the utility of optical second harmonic generation (SHG) polarimetry to perform structural characterization of noncentrosymmetric, single-crystalline II-VI semiconducting nanowires, nanobelts, and nanoflakes. By analyzing anisotropic SHG polarimetric patterns, we distinguish between wurtzite and zincblende II-VI semiconducting crystal(More)
Adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSC) have been shown to possess stem cell properties such as transdifferentiation, self-renewal and therapeutic potential. However, the property of ADSC to accommodate immune system is still unknown. In this study, ADSC were cocultured with allogenetic dendritic cells (DC), and then treated DC were mixed with allogenetic(More)
Currently, the main hurdle in the tissue engineering field is how to provide sufficient blood supply to grafted tissue substitutes in the early post-transplanted period. For three-dimensional, cell-dense, thick tissues to survive after transplantation, treatments are required for hypoxia, nutrient insufficiency, and the accumulation of waste products. In(More)
We demonstrate that optical second harmonic generation (SHG) can be utilized to determine the exact nature of nanotwins in noncentrosymmetric crystals, which is challenging to resolve via conventional transmission electron or scanned probe microscopies. Using single-crystalline nanotwinned CdTe nanobelts and nanowires as a model system, we show that SHG(More)
Coherent and tunable nanoscale light sources utilizing optical nonlinearities are required for applications ranging from imaging and bio-sensing to on-chip all-optical signal processing. However, owing to their small sizes, the efficiency of nanostructures even with high nonlinear coefficients is poor, therefore requiring very high excitation energies.(More)
We report the modulation of emission energy, exciton dynamics and lasing properties in a single buckled CdS nanoribbon (NR) by strain-engineering. Inspired by ordered structure fabrication on elastomeric polymer, we develop a new method to fabricate uniform buckled NRs supported on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). Wavy structure, of which compressive and(More)
Semiconductor nanostructures such as nanowires and nanoribbons functioning as Fabry-Pérot (F-P)-type optical cavities and nanolasers have attracted great interest not only for their potential use in nanophotonic systems but also to understand the physics of light-matter interactions at the nanoscale. Due to their nanoscale dimensions, new techniques need to(More)
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