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Ni-doped ZnCo2O4 atomic layers to boost the selectivity in solar-driven reduction of CO2

Katong Liu, Xiaodong Li, Liang Liang, Ju Wu, Xingchen Jiao, Jiaqi Xu, Yongfu Sun (*), and Yi Xie (*)

Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1943-2

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 2897每2908

Address correspondence to Yongfu Sun, yfsun@ustc.edu.cn; Yi Xie, yxie@ustc.edu.cn

Element doping engineering was successfully applied to regulate the product selectivity of CO2 photoreduction, in which synthetic Ni-doped ZnCo2O4 atomic layers exhibited a 3.5-time higher CO selectivity over CH4 evolution than the pristine ZnCo2O4 atomic layers.

    

Space-confined vapor deposition synthesis of two dimensional materials

Shasha Zhou, Lin Gan (*), Deli Wang, Huiqiao Li, and Tianyou Zhai (*)

School of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1942-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 2909每2931

Address correspondence to Tianyou Zhai, zhaity@hust.edu.cn; Lin Gan, ganlinust@hust.edu.cn

The space-confined vapor deposition method is used to constrain the reaction dimensions during materials growth to achieve more controllable fabrication, which is beneficial to the formation of various high-quality ultrathin two-dimensional (2D) materials and the construction of 2D patterns. Thus, this technique plays an increasingly important role in materials fabrication and (opto)-electronics research.

    

Nanomaterial-assisted sensitization of oncotherapy

Yufei Wang1,2, Juan Liu3, Xiaowei Ma1,2 (*), and Xing-Jie Liang1,2 (*)

1CAS Key Laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China, Beijing 100190, China
2University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3Tissue Engineering Lab, Beijing Institute of Transfusion Medicine, Beijing 100850, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1961-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 2932每2950

Address correspondence to Xiaowei Ma, maxw@nanoctr.cn; Xing-Jie Liang, liangxj@nanoctr.cn

One of the crucial reasons for poor therapeutic effects in radio/chemotherapy and multidrug resistance is insufficient sensitivity of cancer cells to endo-/exogenous stimuli. This review highlights recent achievements in nanomaterialassisted oncotherapeutic sensitization and discusses opportunities and challenges in the future development of nanomedicine.

    

Development, applications, and future directions of triboelectric nanogenerators

Mingyuan Ma1,∫, Zhuo Kang1,∫, Qingliang Liao1 (*), Qian Zhang1, Fangfang Gao1, Xuan Zhao1, Zheng Zhang1, and Yue Zhang1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
2Beijing Municipal Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials and Technologies, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
Mingyuan Ma and Zhuo Kang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-1997-9

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 2951每2969

Address correspondence to Qingliang Liao, liao@ustb.edu.cn; Yue Zhang, yuezhang@ustb.edu.cn

Since the invention of the triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) in 2012, it has seen enormous progress. This review presents the development, applications, and future directions of TENG in energy harvesting, self-powered sensing, and blue energy.

    

Magnetic labeling of natural lipid encapsulations with iron-based nanoparticles

Dewen Ye1,2, Yan Li1, and Ning Gu1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Biomaterials and Devices, School of Biological Sciences & Medical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Suzhou 215123, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-1980-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 2970每2991

Address correspondence to guning@seu.edu.cn

This review highlights advances in magnetic labeling of both cells and extracellular vesicles, which is one of the hottest branches in biology. Through an overview of the application, labeling strategies, and factors influencing their use, we hope to provide a perspective of this promising field.

    

Aqueous electrocatalytic N2 reduction under ambient conditions

Na Cao and Gengfeng Zheng (*)

Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Department of Chemistry and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-1987-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 2992每3008

Address correspondence to gfzheng@fudan.edu.cn

This review focuses on recent progress in the design and fabrication of electrocatalysts for the aqueous N2 reduction reaction under ambient conditions. Different categories of electrocatalysts, including metals, oxides, and polymers, are discussed, focusing on promoting their catalytic activities and selectivities over the N2 reduction process;other system designs, such as Li-N2 batteries, and the solvent effect are also discussed.

    

Biomimetic approaches toward smart bio-hybrid systems

Zhiqiang Luo1 (*), Dara E. Weiss2, Qingyun Liu1, and Bozhi Tian2,3,4 (*)

1 College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
2 Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
3 The James Franck Institute, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
4 The Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2004-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3009每3030

Address correspondence to Bozhi Tian, btian@uchicago.edu; Zhiqiang Luo, zhiqiangluo@hust.edu.cn

Building functional interfaces between living systems and artificial materials or devices is an emerging field. In this review, we highlight a few recent advances in the fabrication and application of seamlessly integrated bio-hybrid systems, with a particular emphasis on the three-dimensional (3D) constructs that recapitulate the features in naturally occurring systems.

    

Exciton dissociation dynamics and light-driven H2 generation in colloidal 2D cadmium chalcogenide nanoplatelet heterostructures

Qiuyang Li and Tianquan Lian (*)

Department of Chemistry, Emory University, 1515 Dickey Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2024-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3031每3049

Address correspondence to tlian@emory.edu

Two-dimensional (2D) nanoplatelets may enhance solar-to-H2 conversion efficiency because of their unique morphology and electronic properties. In this review, we summarize the recent advances on exciton dissociation dynamics and light-driven H2 generation properties of colloidal nanoplatelet heterostructures.

    

Plasmon-enhanced ZnO whispering-gallery mode lasing

Chunxiang Xu1 (*), Feifei Qin1, Qiuxiang Zhu1,2, Junfeng Lu1,3, Yueyue Wang4, Jitao Li5, Yi Lin6, Qiannan Cui1, Zengliang Shi1, and Arumugam Gowri Manohari1

1 State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
2 College of Information and Electronic Engineering, Hunan City University, Yiyang 413000, China
3 Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
4 School of Sciences, Zhejiang A&F University, Hangzhou 311300, China
5 School of Physics and Telecommunications Engineering, Zhoukou Normal University, Zhoukou 466001, China
6 Department of Mathematics and Physics, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaiyin 223306, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2047-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3050每3064

Address correspondence to xcxseu@seu.edu.cn

Collaborative enhancements from surface plasmons (SPs) and whispering-gallery modes (WGMs) can induce intense near-field effects with high spatial localization around the surface of a semiconducting material. An efficient hybrid microcavity based on the coupling between SPs and WGMs can be achieved; thus, the lasing performance of the semiconducting microcavity is significantly improved.

    

Recent progress on printable power supply devices and systems with nanomaterials

Yuanjing Lin1, Yuan Gao1,†, Fang Fang2 (*), and Zhiyong Fan1 (*)

1 Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
2 Department of Materials Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
Present address: Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2068-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3065每3087

Address correspondence to Zhiyong Fan, eezfan@ust.hk; Fang Fang, f_fang@fudan.edu.cn

Power supply devices can be fabricated via printable strategies with the merits of remarkable scalability and versatility, which are highly desirable to meet the demand of next-generation wearable and portable electronics. This review provides an overview on the progress of printing techniques combined with the unique properties of nanomaterials to revolutionize the fabrication of power supply devices and integrated systems.

    

A general synthetic strategy to monolayer graphene

Youqi Zhu1,2, Tai Cao2, Chuanbao Cao1 (*), Xilan Ma1, Xingyan Xu1, and Yadong Li2 (*)

1 Research Center of Materials Science and Beijing Key Laboratory of Construction Tailorable Advanced Functional Materials and Green Applications, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1703-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3088每3095

Address correspondence to Chuanbao Cao, cbcao@bit.edu.cn; Yadong Li, ydli@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

We herein report a novel direct pyrolytic conversion strategy for the gram-scale preparation of monolayer graphene from solid carbon sources in the presence of Na2CO3.

    

Au nanocomposite enhanced electret film for triboelectric nanogenerator

Bao Dong Chen1,2,∫, Wei Tang1,2,∫, Chi Zhang1,2,∫, Liang Xu1,2, Lai Pan Zhu1,2, Lei Jing Yang1,2, Chuan He1,2, Jian Chen1,2, Long Liu1,2, Tao Zhou1,2, and Zhong Lin Wang1,2,3 (*)

1 Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
2 CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Beijing 100190, China
3 School of Material Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, USA
Bao Dong Chen, Wei Tang and Chi Zhang contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1716-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3096每3105

Address correspondence to zlwang@gatech.edu

For the enhancement of output from triboelectric nanogenerators, in combination with corona charging, a new embedded-nanocapacitorstructure polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) impregnated with gold nanoparticles is introduced for the improvement of surface charge density. The triboelectric nanogenerator's output performance is greatly enhanced and its surface charge density is systematically studied, which shows significant room for the improvement of the output of triboelectric nanogenerators by modification of tribomaterials.

    

6-inch uniform vertically-oriented graphene on soda-lime glass for photothermal applications

Haina Ci1,2, Huaying Ren1,2, Yue Qi1,2, Xudong Chen1, Zhaolong Chen1, Jincan Zhang1,2, Yanfeng Zhang1,3 (*), and Zhongfan Liu1 (*)

1 Center for Nanochemistry (CNC), Beijing Science and Engineering Center for Nanocarbons, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
3 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1839-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3106每3115

Address correspondence to Zhongfan Liu, zfliu@pku.edu.cn; Yanfeng Zhang, yanfengzhang@pku.edu.cn

The direct synthesis of vertically-oriented graphene (VG) nanosheets on 6-inch traditional soda-lime glass was achieved by a dc-PECVD route at 580 ∼C. Particularly, the achieved VG nanosheets/glass hybrid materials exhibit excellent solarthermal performances, and show great promise in the engineering of versatile applications in future transparent green warmth construction materials.

    

Observation of unconventional anomalous Hall effect in epitaxial CrTe thin films

Dapeng Zhao1,∫, Liguo Zhang1,∫, Iftikhar Ahmed Malik2,∫, Menghan Liao1, Wenqiang Cui1, Xinqiang Cai1, Cheng Zheng1, Luxin Li1, Xiaopeng Hu1, Ding Zhang1,3, Jinxing Zhang2, Xi Chen1,3, Wanjun Jiang1,3 (*), and Qikun Xue1,3 (*)

1State Key Laboratory of Low Dimensional Quantum Physics, Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2Department of Physics, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
3Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100084, China
Dapeng Zhao, Liguo Zhang, and Iftikhar Ahmed Malik contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1913-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3116每3121

Address correspondence to Wanjun Jiang, jiang_lab@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn; Qikun Xue, qkxue@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

Unconventional anomalous Hall effect is observed in epitaxial CrTe thin films grown on SrTiO3 substrates by molecular beam epitaxy.

    

Facile synthesis of Pd concave nanocubes: From kinetics to mechanistic understanding and rationally designed protocol

Madeline Vara1 and Younan Xia1,2 (*)

1School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30132, USA
2The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30132, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-1967-2

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3122每3131

Address correspondence to xia@biomed.wustl.edu, younan.xia@bme.gatech.edu

By controlling the kinetic pathway, solution reduction versus surface reduction, we developed a one-pot, room-temperature method for the synthesis of Pd concave nanocubes.

    

A versatile method for the encapsulation of various non-precious metal nanoparticles inside single-walled carbon nanotubes

Tingting Cui1,2, Xiulian Pan1 (*), Jinhu Dong1,2, Shu Miao1, Dengyun Miao1, and Xinhe Bao1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-1975-2

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3132每3144

Address correspondence to Xiulian Pan, panxl@dicp.ac.cn; Xinhe Bao, xhbao@dicp.ac.cn

We present a facile and versatile method for efficiently encapsulating various non-precious metal, metal oxide and metal carbide nanoparticles, including Mo, W, V, Mn, Fe, and Co, inside singlewalled carbon nanotubes with a diameter of 1每2 nm.

    

Ultra-small Pd clusters supported by chitin nanowires as highly efficient catalysts

Xianglin Pei1,∫, Yi Deng1,∫, Bo Duan1, Ting-Shan Chan2, Jyh-Fu Lee2, Aiwen Lei1 (*), and Lina Zhang1 (*)

1 College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
2 ※National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center§, Hsinchu 30076, Taiwan, China
Xianglin Pei and Yi Deng contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-1977-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3145每3153

Address correspondence to Lina Zhang, zhangln@whu.edu.cn; Aiwen Lei, aiwenlei@whu.edu.cn

Chitin microspheres consisting of nanowires were used as micro-environmental supports to anchor ultra-small Pd clusters. The supported Pd-cluster catalysts exhibited superior catalytic activity and stability for the hydrogenation of nitroarenes, suggesting potential industrial applicability.

    

Investigation of black phosphorus as a nano-optical polarization element by polarized Raman spectroscopy

Nannan Mao1, Shishu Zhang1, Jinxiong Wu1, Huihui Tian1, Juanxia Wu1, Hua Xu2, Hailin Peng1, Lianming Tong1 (*), and Jin Zhang1 (*)

1 Center for Nanochemistry, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices, State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi*an 710062, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1690-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3154每3163

Address correspondence to Lianming Tong, tonglm@pku.edu.cn; Jin Zhang, jinzhang@pku.edu.cn

Owing to its natural linear dichroism and birefringence, layered black phosphorus (BP) with a nanometer thickness can remarkably alter the polarization state of a linearly-polarized laser and behave as an ultrathin optical polarization element in a BP-Bi2Se3 stacking structure, by inducing the exceptional polarized Raman scattering of the isotropic Bi2Se3.

    

A strategy for accurate detection of glucose in human serum and whole blood based on an upconversion nanoparticles-polydopamine nanosystem

Yan Liu1,2, Datao Tu1, Wei Zheng1 (*), Lianyu Lu1, Wenwu You1,2, Shanyong Zhou1, Ping Huang1, Renfu Li1, and Xueyuan Chen1,2 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Design and Assembly of Functional Nanostructures, and Fujian Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1721-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3164每3174

Address correspondence to Wei Zheng, zhengwei@fjirsm.ac.cn; Xueyuan Chen, xchen@fjirsm.ac.cn

We developed a novel strategy for the accurate detection of glucose in human serum and whole blood, based on an upconversion nanoparticles-polydopamine nanosystem through the simple mixing of test samples with ligand-free upconversion nanoparticles, dopamine, and glucose oxidase.

    

Three-dimensional macroscale assembly of Pd nanoclusters

Kai Wang, Haifeng Lin, Bing Ni, Haoyi Li, Muhammad Aurang Zeb Gul Sial, Haozhou Yang, Jing Zhuang, and Xun Wang (*)

Key Lab of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1723-z

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3175每3181

Address correspondence to wangxun@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

Pd nanoclusters (diameter: 1.8 nm) were assembled into aligned centimeter-size honeycomb structures via a directional freezing process. The ultra-small inorganic core and the interactions between the building blocks were identified as the key factors for the assembly.

    

Morphology and property investigation of primary particulate matter particles from different source

Rufan Zhang1, Chong Liu1, Guangmin Zhou1, Jie Sun1, Nian Liu1, Po-Chun Hsu1, Haotian Wang1, Yongcai Qiu1, Jie Zhao1, Tong Wu1, Wenting Zhao1, and Yi Cui1,2 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
2 Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1724-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3182每3192

particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), source analysis, nanofiber, filtration, property, distribution, characterization

The morphologies and properties of primary PM10 and PM2.5 particles from different sources were investigated using a nanofiberbased in situ sampling approach.

    

pH-sensitive zwitterionic coating of gold nanocages improves tumor targeting and photothermal treatment efficacy

Ji-Gang Piao1,3, Feng Gao1, Yunong Li2, Lei Yu1, Dong Liu2, Zi-Bin Tan1, Yujie Xiong2 (*), Lihua Yang1 (*), and Ye-Zi You1 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, and School of Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, and School of Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
3 Hangzhou Branch of Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hangzhou 310018, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1736-7

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3193每3204

Address correspondence to Yujie Xiong, yjxiong@ustc.edu.cn; Lihua Yang, lhyang@ustc.edu.cn; Ye-Zi You, yzyou@ustc.edu.cn

Using gold nanocages as a model nanotherapeutic, we showed that coating the nanoparticles with a pH-sensitive zwitterionic ligand capable of sensing small differences in extracellular pH between tumor and normal tissues simultaneously conferred enhanced cellular internalization at acidic pH in tumors and extended systemic circulation, which has not been achieved previously for stealth materials applied alone.

    

Electric field and photoelectrical effect bi-enhanced hydrogen evolution reaction

Mengyu Yan1,2,∫, Xunbiao Zhou1,∫, Xuelei Pan1, Junhui Wang1, Lixue Xia1, Kesong Yu1, Xiaobin Liao1, Xu Xu1, Liang He1, and Liqiang Mai1 ()

1 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, International School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
2 Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-2120, United States
Mengyu Yan and Xunbiao Zhou contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1802-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3205每3212

Address correspondence to mlq518@whut.edu.cn

A photo-electrochemical hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) device with individual MoS2 nanosheet was fabricated and utilized to investigate the influence of electric field and sunlight illumination on the hydrogen production capability of MoS2. In addition, it was demonstrated that the activity of the electrocatalyst had a strong and rapid response to the illumination with sunlight by measuring the electrochemical potential dependent chronoamperometry.

    

Biomolecule-templated photochemical synthesis of silver nanoparticles: Multiple readouts of localized surface plasmon resonance for pattern recognition

Fang Pu1, Xiang Ran1,3, Meng Guan2, Yanyan Huang1,3, Jinsong Ren1 (*), and Xiaogang Qu1 (*)

1 Laboratory of Chemical Biology and State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resources Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China
2 Cancer Center, First Affiliated Hospital, Jilin University, Changchun 130061, China
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1819-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3213每3221

Address correspondence to Jinsong Ren, jren@ciac.ac.cn; Xiaogang Qu, xqu@ciac.ac.cn

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) with distinct localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) absorption spectra can be synthesized using different biomolecules as templates upon irradiation by light. We utilized the multiple readouts of LSPR signals of biomoleculetemplated AgNPs to construct sensor arrays for pattern recognition of various biomolecules.

    

One-pot synthesis of Au@Pt star-like nanocrystals and their enhanced electrocatalytic performance for formic acid and ethanol oxidation

Yi Peng1,2, Lidong Li1 (*), Ran Tao1, Lingyu Tan1, Mengna Qiu1, and Lin Guo1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
2 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, California 95064, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1851-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3222每3232

Address correspondence to Lidong Li, lilidong@buaa.edu.cn; Lin Guo, guolin@buaa.edu.cn

A star-like Au@Pt core-shell nanocatalyst has been simply synthesized by solution methods, and the produced nanocrystals show greatly enhanced catalytic activity toward formic acid and ethanol oxidation.

    

Cadmium nanoclusters in a protein matrix: Synthesis, characterization, and application in targeted drug delivery and cellular imaging

Morteza Sarparast1,∫, Abolhassan Noori1,∫, Hoda Ilkhani1, S. Zahra Bathaie2, Maher F. El-Kady3,4, Lisa J. Wang3, Huong Pham3, Kristofer L. Marsh3, Richard B. Kaner3,5 (*), and Mir F. Mousavi1,3 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran 14115-175, Iran
2 Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran 14115-111, Iran
3 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
4 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza 12613, Egypt
5 California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1201-z

Nano Research 2016, 9(11): 3229每3246

Address correspondence to Richard B. Kaner, kaner@chem.ucla.edu; Mir F. Mousavi, mousavim@modares.ac.ir

Bovine serum albumin-templated Cd nanoclusters were designed as a theranostic nanoplatform for simultaneous cellular imaging and targeted drug delivery. In vitro experiments demonstrated cellular uptake, hyaluronic acid-directed breast cancer cell targeting, and pHinduced yet sustained doxorubicin release and cancer cell apoptosis.

    

Heterostructured graphene quantum dot/WSe2/Si photodetector with suppressed dark current and improved detectivity

Mengxing Sun1, Qiyi Fang2, Dan Xie1 (*), Yilin Sun1, Liu Qian3, Jianlong Xu4, Peng Xiao4, Changjiu Teng1, Weiwei Li1, Tianling Ren1, and Yanfeng Zhang2 (*)

1 Institute of Microelectronics & Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology (TNList), Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
4 Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials & Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1855-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3233每3243

Address correspondence to Dan Xie, xiedan@tsinghua.edu.cn; Yanfeng Zhang, yanfengzhang@pku.edu.cn

A high-quality physical vapor deposition-grown monolayer WSe2/Si heterojunction is formed that demonstrates an extremely low dark current of 1 nA and high rectification ratio of 107. The WSe2/Si heterojunction decorated with graphene quantum dots exhibits excellent performance characterized by a wide response spectrum of ultraviolet-visible-near-infrared and improved specific detectivity.

    

Nanoscale covalent organic polymers as a biodegradable nanomedicine for chemotherapy-enhanced photodynamic therapy of cancer

Hairong Wang, Wenwen Zhu, Liangzhu Feng, Qian Chen, Yu Chao, Ziliang Dong, and Zhuang Liu (*)

Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon Based Functional Materials and Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China
Hairong Wang and Wenwen Zhu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1858-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3244每3257

Address correspondence to zliu@suda.edu.cn

This work presents a covalent-organic polymer (COP, THPP-PtPEG)-based nanomedicine displaying GSH-induced dissociation, drug release, lyophilizable formulation, prolonged blood half-life, efficient tumor passive homing, and tumor vasculature normalization behavior, largely via tumor hypoxia relief behavior, and has applications in combined photodynamic-chemotherapy.

    

Understanding the structural evolution and Na+ kinetics in honeycomb-ordered O3-Na3Ni2SbO6 cathodes

Peng-Fei Wang1,2, Hu-Rong Yao1,2, Ya You1,2, Yong-Gang Sun1,2, Ya-Xia Yin1,2 (*), and Yu-Guo Guo1,2 (*)

1 Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) Key Laboratory of Molecular Nanostructure and Nanotechnology, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Science, CAS Research/Education Center for Excellence in Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1863-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3258每3271

Address correspondence to Yu-Guo Guo, ygguo@iccas.ac.cn; Ya-Xia Yin, yxyin@iccas.ac.cn

We synthesized a honeycomb-ordered Na3Ni2SbO6 compound and investigated the phase transformation mechanism and Na+ kinetics during sodium (de)intercalation. The partial irreversible O∩3每P∩3 phase transition is found to be responsible for the insufficient cycling stability. The fast Na+ mobility in the interlayer establishes the linkage between the kinetic advantage and a good rate performance of the cathode.

    

A novel strategy to construct supported Pd nanocomposites with synergistically enhanced catalytic performances

Shuangfei Cai1, Xueliang Liu1, Qiusen Han1,2, Cui Qi1, Rong Yang1,2 (*), and Chen Wang1,2 (*)

1 CAS Key Lab for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, CAS center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 Sino-Danish College, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1868-9

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3272每3281

Address correspondence to Rong Yang, yangr@nanoctr.cn; Chen Wang, wangch@nanoctr.cn

We report a facile strategy for the one-pot synthesis of monodisperse Pd nanoparticles (NPs) supported on ultrathin NiCl2 nanosheets. The effective protocol can be described as a three-step in situ reduction-oxidation-assembly process to construct Pd/NiCl2 nanocomposites as heterogeneous catalysts for various important applications.

    

Rapid low-temperature synthesis of perovskite/carbon nanocomposites as superior electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction in Zn-air batteries

Zhenhua Yan1, Hongming Sun1, Xiang Chen1, Xiaorui Fu1, Chengcheng Chen1, Fangyi Cheng1 (*), and Jun Chen1,2

1 Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education), College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1869-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3282每3293

Address correspondence to fycheng@nankai.edu.cn

Perovskite/carbon nanocomposites,rapidly fabricated by a novel, mild gel auto-combustion approach at 180 ⊥, feature homogeneous dispersion and strong oxide-carbon coupling and exhibit a Pt-like electrocatalytic oxygen reduction performance for alkaline Zn-air batteries.

    

Coordination-responsive drug release inside gold nanorod@metal-organic framework core-shell nanostructures for near-infrared-induced synergistic chemo-photothermal therapy

Yantao Li, Jun Jin, Dawei Wang, Jiawei Lv, Ke Hou, Yaling Liu (*), Chunying Chen (*), and Zhiyong Tang (*)

CAS Key Laboratory of Nanosystem and Hierarchical Fabrication, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, China
Yantao Li and Jun Jin contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1874-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3294每3305

Address correspondence to Yaling Liu, liuyl@nanoctr.cn; Chunying Chen, chenchy@nanoctr.cn; Zhiyong Tang, zytang@nanoctr.cn

Gold nanorod@metal-organic framework (AuNR@MOF) core-shell nanostructures exhibit high drug-loading capacity followed by pH and NIR dual stimuli-responsive drug release via formation and breakage of coordination bonds in the system. Impressively, under NIR irradiation, these core-shell nanostructures display high performance of NIR-induced synergistic chemo-photothermal therapy both in vitro and in vivo, confirmed by cell treatment and tumor ablation via intravenous injection.

    

Confined-solution process for high-quality CH3NH3PbBr3 single crystals with controllable morphologies

Yitan Li1,2, Lu Han1, Qiao Liu3, Wei Wang4, Yuguang Chen1, Min Lyu1, Xuemei Li5, Hao Sun6, Hao Wang3, Shufeng Wang4, and Yan Li1,2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices, Beijing National Laboratory of Molecular Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
3 College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
4 State Key Laboratory for Mesoscopic Physics and Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
5 Electron Microscopy Laboratory, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
6 Bruker (Beijing) Scientific Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing 100081, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1875-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3306每3312

Address correspondence to yanli@pku.edu.cn

Manipulation of the fluid pattern and saturation of a precursor solution, confined within a micrometer-thick cavity, enables the creation of single-crystal CH3NH3PbBr3 with excellent qualities and tunable morphologies (sheets or wires). The thickness of the sheets can be controlled, while those sheets exhibit an atomic-level surface roughness. The length of the wires is in the order of centimeters.

    

Enhanced O2 reduction on atomically thin Pt-based nanoshells by integrating surface facet, interfacial electronic,and substrate stabilization effects

Wei Ye, Zhongti Sun, Chengming Wang (*), Mengshan Ye, Chenhao Ren, Ran Long, Xusheng Zheng, Junfa Zhu, Xiaojun Wu (*), and Yujie Xiong (*)

Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, iChEM (Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials), Synergetic Innovation of Quantum Information & Quantum Technology, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, and National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
Wei Ye and Zhongti Sun contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1891-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3313每3326

Address correspondence to Yujie Xiong, yjxiong@ustc.edu.cn; Xiaojun Wu, xjwu@ustc.edu.cn; Chengming Wang, chmwang@ustc.edu.cn

A metallic stack design is developed to reduce Pt usage while enhancing activity and durability in O2 reduction reaction (ORR), based on material synthesis with atomic precision.The design integrates a high-index surface with interfacial electronic effects and substrate stabilization to enhance ORR performance.

    

High-purity helical carbon nanotubes by trace-waterassisted chemical vapor deposition:Large-scale synthesis and growth mechanism

Fanbin Meng1, Ying Wang1, Qiang Wang1, Xiaoling Xu1, Man Jiang1, Xuesong zhou2, Ping He2, and Zuowan Zhou1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Advanced Technologies of Materials (Ministry of Education), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
2 Zhonghao Heiyuan Research Institute of Chemical Industry, Zigong 643201, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1897-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3327每3339

Address correspondence to zwzhou@swjtu.edu.cn

Introducing trace water can help boost the synthesis of ~ 100% pure helical carbon nanotubes (HCNTs) with yield of ~ 8,078%. Both the purity and the yield of the product are much higher than those obtained without trace water and those mentioned in other reports.

    

Functional interlayer of PVDF-HFP and carbon nanofiber for long-life lithium-sulfur batteries

Anyi Zhang1,∫, Xin Fang1,∫, Chenfei Shen1, Yihang Liu2, In Gi Seo1, Yuqiang Ma3, Liang Chen2, Patrick Cottingham4, and Chongwu Zhou2 (*)

1 Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
2 Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
3 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
4 Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
Anyi Zhang and Xin Fang contributed equally in this work

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1929-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3340每3352

Address correspondence to chongwuz@usc.edu

In order to address the challenges associated with the use of lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries, we created a poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) (PVDF-HFP)+carbon nanofiber (CNF) composite interlayer and capped it onto a CNF+Li2S6 composite cathode, thus forming a three-dimensional (3D) structural design with multitude advantages, thus enabling outstanding long-cycling performance.

    

Stability and protection of nanowire devices in air

Zhen He1,∫, Muhammad Hassan1,∫, Huan-Xin Ju2, Rui Wang1, Jin-Long Wang1, Jia-Fu Chen1, Jun-Fa Zhu2, Jian-Wei Liu1 (*), and Shu-Hong Yu1 (*)

1 Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, Hefei Science Center of CAS, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
Zhen He and Muhammad Hassan contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1932-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3353每3361

Address correspondence to Jian-Wei Liu, jwliu13@ustc.edu.cn; Shu-Hong Yu, shyu@ustc.edu.cn

We report a systematic investigation of three processes (polymer coating, inert atmosphere protection, and thickness-induced self-protection) used to protect tellurium nanowire devices from oxidation when exposed to open air. After the protection treatments, the nanowire devices remain stable even after 800 days of storage, that can greatly improve the stability of the device duration.

    

Surface-adsorbed ions on TiO2 nanosheets for selective photocatalytic CO2 reduction

Xiaogang Li1,∫, Wentuan Bi1,∫, Zhe Wang2,∫, Wenguang Zhu2, Wangsheng Chu3 (*), Changzheng Wu1 (*), and Yi Xie1

1 Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, iChEM (Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials), and CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 International Center for Quantum Design of Functional Materials (ICQD), Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale (HFNL), Synergetic Innovation Center of Quantum Information and Quantum Physics, Department of Physics, and Key Laboratory of Strongly-Coupled Quantum Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
3 National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
Xiaogang Li, Wentuan Bi and Zhe Wang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1933-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3362每3370

Address correspondence to Changzheng Wu, czwu@ustc.edu.cn; Wangsheng Chu, chuws@ustc.edu.cn

A method based on surface-adsorbed ions on TiO2 nanosheets for photocatalytic CO2 reduction is reported. The incorporation of isolated Bi ions on the surface of TiO2 nanosheets free from bulk perturbations provides a built-in electric field that effectively modulates charge carrier separation. This results in an improved CO2 reduction performance and preferred CH4 conversion.

    

Wafer-scale synthesis of monolayer WS2 for highperformance flexible photodetectors by enhanced chemical vapor deposition

Changyong Lan1,2, Ziyao Zhou1,3, Zhifei Zhou2, Chun Li2, Lei Shu1,3, Lifan Shen3,4, Dapan Li1,3, Ruoting Dong1, SenPo Yip1,3,4, and Johnny C. Ho1,3,4,5 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China
2 School of Optoelectronic Information, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China
3 Shenzhen Research Institute, City University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen 518057, China
4 State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong 999077, China
5 Centre for Functional Photonics, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong 999077, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1941-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3371每3384

Address correspondence to johnnyho@cityu.edu.hk

Wafer-scale monolayer WS2 with high quality and uniformity was successfully synthesized by enhanced chemical vapor deposition. Flexible photodetectors based on the synthesized monolayer WS2 show excellent device performance and mechanical flexibility.

    

Calcium carbonate-doxorubicin@silica-indocyanine green nanospheres with photo-triggered drug delivery enhance cell killing in drug-resistant breast cancer cells

Wei Wang1,∫, Yang Zhao1,∫, Bei-Bei Yan1, Liang Dong1, Yang Lu2, and Shu-Hong Yu1 (*)

1 Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Research Center for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry, CAS Centre for Excellence in Nanoscience, Hefei Science Centre of CAS, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China
Wei Wang and Yang Zhao contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1950-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3385每3395

Address correspondence to shyu@ustc.edu.cn

Calcium carbonate-doxorubicin@silica-indocyanine green nanospheres with high uniformity and monodispersity have been synthesized, providing a photo-triggered platform for drug-resistant cancer therapy.

    

Effects of gold core size on regulating the performance of doxorubicin-conjugated gold nanoparticles

Dongyan Wu1,∫, Huaisong Wang1,∫, Xiaoshuang Hou1, Huan Chen2, Yu Ma1, Yanglong Hou3 (*), Jin Hong4, and Ya Ding1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009, China
2 Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Science and Technology, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009, China
3 Beijing Key Laboratory for Magnetoelectric Materials and Devices (BKLMMD), Beijing Innovation Center for Engineering Science and Advanced Technology (BIC-ESAT), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
4 Key Laboratory of Biomedical Functional Materials, School of Sciences, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009, China
Dongyan Wu and Huaisong Wang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1963-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3396每3410

Address correspondence to Yanglong Hou, hou@pku.edu.cn; Ya Ding, dingya@cpu.edu.cn

We employed doxorubicin-conjugated gold nanoparticles as a demonstration to better understand the effects of the size of the gold core on the structural design of potential therapeutic nanosystems.

    

An electrocatalyst with anti-oxidized capability for overall water splitting

Chang Yu1,∫, Huawei Huang1,∫, Si Zhou2,∫, Xiaotong Han1, Changtai Zhao1, Juan Yang1, Shaofeng Li1, Wei Guo1, Bowen An1, Jijun Zhao2, and Jieshan Qiu1 (*)

1 State Key Lab of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemical Engineering, Liaoning Key Lab for Energy Materials and Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
2 Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams (Ministry of Education), Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
Chang Yu, Huawei Huang and Si Zhou contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1964-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3411每3418

Address correspondence to jqiu@dlut.edu.cn

An anti-oxidized NiS2 electrocatalyst (Fe-NiS2) that features enhanced adsorption energy toward hydroxyl ions and a ※superaerophobic§ structure was developed by a Fe-induced conversion strategy. Benefitting from these merits, Fe-NiS2 delivers a greatly improved catalytic activity and long-term stability for water splitting.

    

Gold nanoparticles cause size-dependent inhibition of embryonic development during murine pregnancy

Xiaowei Ma1,2,∫, Xiaolong Yang3,∫, Yufei Wang1,2, Juan Liu4, Shubin Jin5, Shuyi Li1,2, and Xing-Jie Liang1,2 (*)

1 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, CAS Key Laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China, No. 11, First North Road, Zhongguancun, Beijing 100190, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 College of Biotechnology, Tianjin University of Science & Technology, Tianjin 300457, China
4 Tissue Engineering Lab, Beijing Institute of Transfusion Medicine, Beijing 100850, China
5 Beijing Municipal Institute of Labour Protection, No. 55 Taoranting Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100054, China
Xiaowei Ma and Xiaolong Yang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-1969-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3419每3433

Address correspondence to liangxj@nanoctr.cn

15 nm gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) down-regulate the expression of germ layer markers, which resulted in compromised embryonic differentiation and fetal resorption.

    

Hybrid electrolyte with robust garnet-ceramic electrolyte for lithium anode protection in lithium-oxygen batteries

Jin Wang1,2, Yanbin Yin1,2, Tong Liu1, Xiaoyang Yang1,2, Zhiwen Chang1,3, and Xinbo Zhang1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China
2 Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials, Ministry of Education and College of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-1972-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3434每3441

Address correspondence to xbzhang@ciac.ac.cn

A hybrid electrolyte was designed for lithium anode protection in lithium-oxygen batteries.

    

Dish-like higher-ordered palladium nanostructures through metal ion-ligand complexation

Xi Yin1, Miao Shi1, Kam Sang Kwok1, Haidong Zhao1, Danielle L. Gray2, Jeffery A. Bertke2, and Hong Yang1 (*)

1 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana每Champaign, MC每712, 206 Roger Adams Laboratory, 600 S. Matthews Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
2 George L. Clark X-ray Facility, University of Illinois at Urbana每Champaign, 505 S. Matthews Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-1993-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3442每3452

Address correspondence to hy66@illinois.edu

Complexation between palladium acetylacetonate and alkylamine in the presence of carboxylic acid controls the growth kinetics of palladium nanoplates, leading to the formation of dish-like higher-ordered two-dimensional nanostructures.

    

Enzymatic formation of curcumin in vitro and in vivo

Jiaqing Wang1, Taotao Xiong2, Jie Zhou1, Hongjian He1, Dongdong Wu1, Xuewen Du1, Xingyi Li2 (*), and Bing Xu1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
2 Institute of Biomedical Engineering, School of Ophthalmology & Optometry and Eye Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, 270 Xueyuan Road, Wenzhou 325027, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-1994-z

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3453每3461

Address correspondence to Bing Xu, bxu@brandeis.edu; Xingyi Li, lixingyi_1984@mail.eye.ac.cn

Here we show that simply using enzymatic assembly to generate nanoparticles of curcumin (Cur)in-situ allows it to function reproducibly as an anticancer and an anti-inflammatory agent. As a rational approach for applying to pan-assay interference compound (PAINS) and invalid metabolic panaceas (IMPS) candidates, this work illustrates a way that ultimately may bring back the promise and potential clinical benefits of PAINS and IMPS candidates.

    

Template-free large-scale synthesis of g-C3N4 microtubes for enhanced visible light-driven photocatalytic H2 production

Chao Zhou1, Run Shi1,2, Lu Shang1, Li-Zhu Wu1, Chen-Ho Tung1, and Tierui Zhang1,2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2003-2

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3462每3468

Address correspondence to tierui@mail.ipc.ac.cn

A facile and template-free hydrothermal-assisted thermal polymerization method has been developed for the large-scale synthesis of one-dimensional (1D) graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) microtubes, which show enhanced photocatalytic H2 production activity under visible light irradiation compared with bulk g-C3N4.

    

Direct imaging and determination of the crystal structure of six-layered graphdiyne

Chao Li1,∫, Xiuli Lu1,∫, Yingying Han1, Shangfeng Tang1, Yi Ding1, Ruirui Liu1, Haihong Bao1, Yuliang Li2, Jun Luo1 (*), and Tongbu Lu1 (*)
1 Center for Electron Microscopy, TUT-FEI Joint Laboratory, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Advanced Porous Functional Materials, Institute for New Energy Materials & Low-Carbon Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384, China
2 Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
Chao Li and Xiuli Lu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1789-7

Nano Research 2018, 11(3): 1714每1721

Address correspondence to Jun Luo, jluo@tjut.edu.cn; Tongbu Lu, lutongbu@tjut.edu.cn

Since its discovery, the direct imaging and determination of the crystal structure of few-layer graphdiyne has proven difficult. In this work, we successfully employed low-voltage transmission electron microscopy with low current density to realize the direct imaging of graphdiyne and confirmed that the structure of an as-synthesized graphdiyne nanosheet is crystalline, with six-layer thickness and ABC stacking.

    

Conversion of confined metal@ZIF-8 structures to intermetallic nanoparticles supported on nitrogen-doped carbon for electrocatalysis

Zhiyuan Qi1,2, Yuchen Pei1,2, Tian Wei Goh1,2, Zhaoyi Wang1,3, Xinle Li1,2, Mary Lowe1, Raghu V. Maligal-Ganesh1,2, and Wenyu Huang1,2 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011, USA
2 Ames Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Ames, Iowa 50011, USA
3 Department of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2016-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3469每3479

Address correspondence to whuang@iastate.edu

Monodisperse PtZn intermetallic nanoparticles synthesized via one-pot pyrolysis exhibited high sintering resistance (up to 1,000⊥) and electrocatalytic activity. The facile synthesis method adopted in this work also allows fine-tuning of both the size and composition of the nanoparticles.

    

Facile synthesis of fully ordered L10-FePt nanoparticles with controlled Pt-shell thicknesses for electrocatalysis

Yonghoon Hong1, Hee Jin Kim2, Daehee Yang1, Gaehang Lee3, Ki Min Nam4, Myung-Hwa Jung5, Young-Min Kim6,7 (*), Sang-Il Choi2 (*), and Won Seok Seo1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Sogang University, Seoul 04107, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Chemistry and Green-Nano Materials Research Center, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Republic of Korea
3 Korea Basic Science Institute and University of Science and Technology, Daejeon 34133, Republic of Korea
4 Department of Chemistry, Mokpo National University, Jeonnam 58554, Republic of Korea
5 Department of Physics, Sogang University, Seoul 04107, Republic of Korea
6 Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Suwon 16419, Republic of Korea
7 Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon 16419, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1495-5

Nano Research 2017, 10(8): 2866每2880

Address correspondence to Young-Min Kim, youngmk@skku.edu; Sang-Il Choi, sichoi@knu.ac.kr; Won Seok Seo, wsseo@sogang.ac.kr

We controlled the Pt-shell thickness of fully L10-ordered face-centered tetragonal (fct) FePt nanoparticles (NPs) by using several acids with different acid strengths for surface-Fe etching and studied the effects of both surface-Fe etching and Pt-shell thickness on the electrocatalytic properties of fct-FePt NPs for the methanol oxidation reaction (MOR).

    

Catalyzing polysulfide conversion by g-C3N4 in a graphene network for long-life lithium-sulfur batteries

Meng Wang1,∫, Qinghua Liang2,∫, Junwei Han1, Ying Tao1 (*), Donghai Liu1, Chen Zhang3, Wei Lv2, and Quan-Hong Yang1 (*)

1 Nanoyang Group, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin), Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
2 Engineering Laboratory for Functionalized Carbon Materials, Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Graphene-based Materials, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
3 School of Marine Science and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
Meng Wang and Qinghua Liang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2023-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3480每3489

Address correspondence to Ying Tao, yingtao@tju.edu.cn; Quan-Hong Yang, qhyangcn@tju.edu.cn

A well-designed graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4)/graphene hybrid with porous g-C3N4 nanosheets inside a three-dimensional (3D) graphene framework has been successfully prepared as the host for lithium-sulfur cathodes. This hybrid can effectively prevent lithium polysulfide shuttling by catalyzing the rapid conversion of soluble lithium polysulfides within the spatial pore confinement, affording an excellent cycling stability for lithium-sulfur batteries.

    

Pt@h-BN core每shell fuel cell electrocatalysts with electrocatalysis confined under outer shells

Mengmeng Sun1,2, Jinchao Dong3, Yang Lv4, Siqin Zhao1,2, Caixia Meng1,2, Yujiang Song4, Guoxiong Wang1, Jianfeng Li3 (*), Qiang Fu1 (*), Zhongqun Tian3, and Xinhe Bao1

1 State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, iChEM, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 MOE Key Laboratory of Spectrochemical Analysis and Instrumentation, State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, iChEM, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
4 State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2029-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3490每3498

Address correspondence to Jianfeng Li, li@xmu.edu.cn; Qiang Fu, qfu@dicp.ac.cn

Electrochemical (EC) reactions and operando EC-Raman investigations over Pt@hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) core每shell nanostructures provide direct evidences of electrocatalytic reactions confined under h-BN shells and confirm the concept of ※electrocatalysis under cover§.

    

Enabling silicon photoanodes for efficient solar water splitting by electroless-deposited nickel

Jiheng Zhao, Thomas Mark Gill, and Xiaolin Zheng (*)

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford 94305, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2038-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3499每3508

Address correspondence to xlzheng@starford.edu

Modified electroless deposition (ELD) is used to deposit a uniform Ni catalytic film that enables Si photoanode for efficient and stable solar water oxidation.

    

Tuning oxygen vacancies in two-dimensional iron-cobalt oxide nanosheets through hydrogenation for enhanced oxygen evolution activity

Linzhou Zhuang1,∫, Yi Jia2,∫, Tianwei He3, Aijun Du3, Xuecheng Yan2, Lei Ge1, Zhonghua Zhu1 (*), and Xiangdong Yao2 (*)

1 School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
2 School of Environment and Science and Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane 4111, Australia
3 School of Chemistry, Physics, and Mechanical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane 4001, Australia
Linzhou Zhuang and Yi Jia contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2050-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(6): 3509每3518

Address correspondence to Xiangdong Yao, x.yao@griffith.edu.au; Zhonghua Zhu, z.zhu@uq.edu.au

    

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