Volume 2, Issue 1

Anodizing of Aluminum for Solar Cell Application

Khaleel Abushgair and Omar Al-Araidah
The aim of this research is to use the porosity property in anodic alumina to produce well-ordered silicon Nanowires for solar cell applications. The study uses a single step anodizing process as a main process in the experiments. Samples produced from a 99.97% purity Aluminum (AL) foil, and others produced from AL-silicon wafers coated by an AL film with different AL thicknesses are used in the study.

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Magnetic Force Microscopy for Nanoparticle Characterization

Gustavo Cordova, Brenda Yasie Lee and Zoya Leonenko
Since the invention of the atomic force microscope (AFM) in 1986, there has been a drive to apply this scanning probe technique or a form of this technique to various disciplines in nanoscale science. Magnetic force microscopy (MFM) is a member of a growing family of scanning probe methods and has been widely used for the study of magnetic materials. In MFM a magnetic probe is used to raster-scan the surface of the sample, of which its magnetic field interacts with the magnetic tip to offer insight into its magnetic properties.

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Spatial Coherency of Light and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Colloidal Gold Studied by CW Z-Scan Technique

Roman V. Gamernyk, Mykola V. Periv, Serhiy Z. Malynych and Oleksandr S. Zaichenko
Nonlinear refraction and absorption of a suspension of Au nanoparticles was studied by CW Z-scan at near-resonant excitation. Spatial coherency and self-interference of the laser beam results in the emerging of ring-like interference pattern observed at the plane of the detector. The number of the interference fringes and their diameter depends on volume fraction of the nanoparticles and laser fluence at focal point.

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Microarray-based Functional Nanoproteomics for an Industrial Approach to Cancer: I Bioinformatics and miRNAome

Claudio Nicolini, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi and Eugenia Pechkova
Oral Lichen Planus (OLP) is a common chronic inflammatory disease, which involves the mucous membranes of the oral cavity, with an overall age standardized prevalence of 1.27% (0.96% in men and 1.57% in women) as reported in the literature by McCartan and Healy. In our previous work, we exploited a bioinformatics approach, namely the Leader Gene Algorithm (LGA), enabling to underpin the main hub genes (termed as Leader Genes) involved in biological processes.

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