Nanostructures with precise control of sizes and shapes, intrinsic read-out signals for tracking, and flexible surface chemistry for bioconjugation can offer an excellent system to study interaction between nanomaterials and cells. In this paper, a new nanobio system based on functionalized silicon nanowires (SiNWs) was developed. Using the intensive and… (More)
The integration of 3D-ordered macropores with poly(ionic liquid)s can significantly extend the functions of poly(ionic liquid)s, and afford a new type of material, which can serve as not only tunable photonic crystals and anion-directed molecular gating system, but also as a surface with enhanced tunable wettability and unique stable electro-optic switching.
Implantable sensors that detect biomarkers in vivo are critical for early disease diagnostics. Although many colloidal nanomaterials have been developed into optical sensors to detect biomolecules in vitro, their application in vivo as implantable sensors is hindered by potential migration or clearance from the implantation site. One potential solution is… (More)
We report a transient absorption (TA) imaging method for fast visualization and quantitative layer analysis of graphene and GO. Forward and backward imaging of graphene on various substrates under ambient condition was imaged with a speed of 2 μs per pixel. The TA intensity linearly increased with the layer number of graphene. Real-time TA imaging of GO in… (More)
Corrosion of metal in biomedical devices could cause serious health problems to patients. Currently ceramics coating materials used in metal implants can reduce corrosion to some extent with limitations. Here we proposed graphene as a biocompatible protective film for metal potentially for biomedical application. We confirmed graphene effectively inhibits… (More)
Optical reflectance spectra of three disordered silicon nanowire mats with average diameters of 40, 60, and 80 nm are investigated both experimentally and theoretically. The total hemispherical reflectance spectra from 200 to 1600 nm wavelength are first measured. All three samples exhibit reflectance about 15% to 20% within the ultraviolet band. As the… (More)
Si-Au core-shell nanowires were synthesized with a two-step strategy combining chemical vapor deposition and wet chemistry methods. Si core diameter, Au shell thickness, and wire length were controlled during synthesis. Under a far-field two-photon excitation scanning microscope, spatially modulated two-photon luminescence (TPL) was observed from the… (More)