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Design and applications of lattice plasmon resonances

Bharath Bangalore Rajeeva, Linhan Lin, and Yuebing Zheng (*)

Materials Science and Engineering Program, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1909-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4423每4440

Address correspondence to zheng@austin.utexas.edu

This review focuses on lattice plasmon resonances, which arise from coherent interactions among plasmonic nanoparticles in periodic arrays. Design strategies, applications, challenges, and prospects are discussed.

    

Recent advances in controlled modification of the size and morphology of metal-organic frameworks

Botao Liu1, Kowsalya Vellingiri2, Sang-Hee Jo1, Pawan Kumar3 (*), Yong Sik Ok4 (*), and Ki-Hyun Kim1 (*)

1 Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, 222 Wangsimni-Ro, Seoul 04763, Republic of Korea
2 Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Division, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai 600 036, India
3 Department of Nano Science and Materials, Central University of Jammu, Jammu, J & K-180011, India
4 Korea Biochar Research Center, O-Jeong Eco-Resilience Institute (OJERI) & Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2039-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4441每4467

Address correspondence to Ki-Hyun Kim, kkim61@hanyang.ac.kr; Pawan Kumar, pawannano10@gmail.com; Yong Sik Ok, yongsikok@korea.ac.kr

A comprehensive study on conventional/novel modification on the size and morphology factors and some challenging strategies a synthesis techniques for efficient of MOFs is conducted. Control on adjustment re described to pursue the development of MOFs with considerably improved properties in real-world applications.

    

Flexible surface-enhanced Raman scattering-active substrates based on nanofibrous membranes

Ekaterina S. Prikhozhdenko1 (*), Daniil N. Bratashov1, Dmitry A. Gorin1,2, and Alexey M. Yashchenok1,2 (*)

1 Remote Controlled Theranostic Systems Lab, Education and Research Institute of Nanostructures and Biosystems, Saratov State University, 83 Astrakhanskaya Str., Saratov 410012, Russia
2 Skoltech Center for Photonics and Quantum Materials, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Skolkovo Innovation Center, 3 Nobel Str., Moscow 143026, Russia

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2064-2

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4468每4488

Address correspondence to Ekaterina S. Prikhozhdenko, prikhozhdenkoes@gmail.com; Alexey M. Yashchenok, A.Yashchenok@skoltech.ru

This review paper discusses flexible surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-active nanofibrous membranes used for the effective collection and recognition of various chemical substances on rough surfaces and in multicomponent media.

    

Engineering nanoparticles for targeting rheumatoid arthritis: Past, present, and future trends

Isabel Matos Oliveira1,2, Cristiana Gonçalves1,2, Rui Lu赤s Reis1,2,3, and Joaquim Miguel Oliveira1,2,3 (*)

1 3B*s Research Group 每 Biomaterials, Biodegradables, and Biomimetics, Headquarters of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, AvePark, 4805-017 Barco, Guimarães, Portugal
2 ICVS/3B*s-PT Government Associate Laboratory, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
3 The Discoveries Centre for Regenerative and Precision Medicine, Headquarters at University of Minho, Avepark, 4805-017 Barco, Guimarães, Portugal

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2071-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4489每4506

Address correspondence to miguel.oliveira@dep.uminho.pt

This review focuses on studies that have demonstrated the potential of different nanoparticles in improving the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

    

A novel tumor-targeting treatment strategy uses energy restriction via co-delivery of albendazole and nanosilver

Jianming Liang1,4, Ruixiang Li1, Yuwei He1, Chengli Ling5, Qi Wang2, Yongzhuo Huang3, Jing Qin1, Weigen Lu4 (*), and Jianxin Wang1 (*)

1 Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Fudan University & Key Laboratory of Smart Drug Delivery, Ministry of Education, Shanghai 201203, China
2 Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou 510006, China
3 Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 501 Haike Rd., Shanghai 201203, China
4 Shanghai Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry, China State Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry, 285 Gebaini Rd., Shanghai 201203, China
5 School of Pharmacy, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No1166, Liu Tai Avenue, Wenjiang District, Chengdu 610072, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2032-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4507每4523

Address correspondence to Jianxin Wang, jxwang@fudan.edu.cn; Weigen Lu, sipiluwg@163.com

This nanosystem can deplete cellular adenosine 5∩-triphosphate (ATP) via direct glycolytic-enzyme inhibition and mitochondrial damage, resulting in proliferation inhibition, cell-cycle arrest, and apoptosis of tumor cells. The enhanced anti-tumor activity of this system results from tumor-targeting ability and specific inhibition of tumor-cell energy metabolism.

    

Layered double hydroxides with atomic-scale defects for superior electrocatalysis

Qixian Xie1,∫, Zhao Cai1,2,∫, Pengsong Li1, Daojin Zhou1, Yongmin Bi1, Xuya Xiong1, Enyuan Hu3, Yaping Li1, Yun Kuang1 (*), and Xiaoming Sun1,4 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
2 Department of Chemistry and Energy Sciences Institute, Yale University, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
3 Chemistry Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, New York 11973, USA
4 College of Energy, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
Qixian Xie and Zhao Cai contributed equally to this work.

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2033-9

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4524每4534

Address correspondence to Yun Kuang, kuangyun@mail.buct.edu.cn; Xiaoming Sun, sunxm@mail.buct.edu.cn

A selective defect engineering strategy is proposed to deliberately introduce M (II)/M (III) atomic defects into NiFe layered double hydroxides (LDHs). Combining experimental and theoretical findings, it is revealed that dangling Ni-Fe sites efficiently enhance the oxygen evolution reaction (OER); this demonstrates that M (II) defect-containing NiFe LDHs are cost-effective, active, and durable OER electrocatalysts.

    

A strategy for highly dispersed Mo2C/MoN hybrid nitrogen-doped graphene via ion-exchange resin synthesis for efficient electrocatalytic hydrogen reduction

Jiabo Wang1, Weilin Chen1 (*), Ting Wang1, Nasen Bate2, Chunlei Wang3, and Enbo Wang1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Polyoxometalate Science of the Ministry of Education, Faculty of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
2 Autonomous Region Level Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center, Yili Normal University, Yining 835000, China
3 Library of Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2034-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4535每4548

Address correspondence to Weilin Chen, chenwl@nenu.edu.cn; Enbo Wang, wangeb889@nenu.edu.cn

Towards obtaining a catalyst with a high active site distribution, molybdenum carbide/molybdenum nitride hybrid N-doped graphene (abbreviated as Mo2C/MoN/NG) was synthesized via simple ion exchange, followed by a two-step annealing process.It has highly dispersed active sites and remarkable electrocatalytic performance in the hydrogen evolution reaction with a low overpotential of 78.82 mV and a low Tafel slope of 39.3 mV﹞dec−1.

    

DNA-encoded morphological evolution of bimetallic Pd@Au core-shell nanoparticles from a high-indexed core

Nitya Sai Reddy Satyavolu, Nikou Pishevaresfahani, Li Huey Tan, and Yi Lu (*)

Department of Chemistry, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2035-7

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4549每4561

Address correspondence to yi-lu@illinois.edu

This paper reports the DNA-encoded growth of morphologically unique gold shells on a high-indexed palladium seed and mechanistic study on how the affinity of the DNA base plays an important role in overriding the effect of the high-energy facets of the core and in the formation of Pd@Au bimetallic core-shell nanostructures.

    

Dual confinement of polysulfides in boron-doped porous carbon sphere/graphene hybrid for advanced Li-S batteries

Wei Ai1,2,∫, Jiewei Li1,∫, Zhuzhu Du1, Chenji Zou2, Hongfang Du2,4, Xin Xu2, Yu Chen2, Hongbo Zhang2, Jianfeng Zhao1, Changming Li4, Wei Huang1,3 (*), and Ting Yu2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Flexible Electronics (KLOFE) & Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials (SICAM), Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), 30 South Puzhu Road, Nanjing 211816, China
2 Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 637371, Singapore
3 Shaanxi Institute of Flexible Electronics (SIFE), Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), 127 West Youyi Road, Xi'an 710072, China
4 Institute for Clean Energy & Advanced Materials, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
Wei Ai and Jiewei Li contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2036-6

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4562每4573

Address correspondence to Ting Yu, yuting@ntu.edu.sg; Wei Huang, iamwhuang@njtech.edu.cn

A boron-doped porous carbon sphere/graphene hybrid host showing combined physical and chemical polysulfide confinement is reported. The experimental and theoretical results demonstrate that such dual polysulfide confinement enables superior electrochemical performances for Li-S batteries,including high reversible capacity, long cyclic life,and excellent rate capability.

    

Emergence of photoluminescence on bulk MoS2 by laser thinning and gold particle decoration

Lili Gong1, Qi Zhang1, Liangjun Wang1, Jianfeng Wu1, Cheng Han1, Bo Lei1, Wei Chen1,2,3, Goki Eda1,2,3, Kuan Eng Johnson Goh4,1, and Chorng Haur Sow1,3 (*)

1 Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117542, Singapore
2 Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117542, Singapore
3 Centre for Advanced 2D Materials and Graphene Research Centre, National University of Singapore, 6 Science Drive 2, Singapore 117546, Singapore
4 Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), 2 Fusionopolis Way, Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634, Singapore

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2037-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4574每4586

Address correspondence to physowch@nus.edu.sg

Photoluminescence can be area-selectively generated on bulk MoS2 (thickness:25-120 nm) by laser thinning under ambient conditions and Au particle self-assembly. The emergence of photoluminescence can be attributed to both p-type doping and plasmonic local field enhancement by Au particles.

    

1T@2H-MoSe2 nanosheets directly arrayed on Ti plate: An efficient electrocatalytic electrode for hydrogen evolution reaction

Jingtong Zhang1, Yalan Chen1, Ming Liu1, Kun Du1, Yan Zhou1,2 (*), Yanpeng Li1, Zhaojie Wang2, and Jun Zhang1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao 266580, China
2 College of Science, China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao 266580, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2040-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4587每4598

Address correspondence to Yan Zhou, yanzhou@upc.edu.cn; Jun Zhang, Zhangj@upc.edu.cn

In this work, a self-supported catalytic electrode for the hydrogen evolution reaction was fabricated by directly arraying mixed-phase 1T@2H-MoSe2 nanosheets on a Ti substrate. This approach shows great promise for application in electrolytic hydrogen production.

    

A neurotrophic peptide-functionalized self-assembling peptide nanofiber hydrogel enhances rat sciatic nerve regeneration

Jiaju Lu1, Xun Sun2,3, Heyong Yin4, Xuezhen Shen2,3, Shuhui Yang1, Yu Wang2, Wenli Jiang5, Yue Sun6, Lingyun Zhao1, Xiaodan Sun1, Shibi Lu2, Antonios G. Mikos7, Jiang Peng2,8 (*), and Xiumei Wang1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Institute of Orthopedics, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China
3 School of Medicine, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
4 Experimental Surgery and Regenerative Medicine, Department of Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich 80336, Germany
5 Department of Ultrasound, Beijing Hospital, Beijing 100730, China
6 Center of Biomedical Analysis, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
7 Department of Bioengineering, Bioscience Research Collaborative, Rice University, Texas 77030, USA
8 Co-innovation Center of Neuroregeneration, Nantong University, Nantong 226007, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2041-9

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4599每4613

Address correspondence to Xiumei Wang, wxm@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn; Jiang Peng, pengjiang301@126.com

To improve the microenvironment in the lumen of nerve guidance conduit (NGC) for peripheral nerve regeneration, we designed and developed a functionalized peptide nanofiber hydrogel scaffold (RAD/RGI) as a novel intraluminal filling in the chitosan conduit to repair a 10-mm-long transected sciatic nerve gap.

    

Nanostructured Bi2S3 encapsulated within threedimensional N-doped graphene as active and flexible anodes for sodium-ion batteries

Chen Lu1,∫, Zhenzhu Li1,∫, Lianghao Yu1, Li Zhang1 (*), Zhou Xia1, Tao Jiang1, Wanjian Yin1, Shixue Dou2, Zhongfan Liu1,3 (*), and Jingyu Sun1 (*)

1 Soochow Institute for Energy and Materials Innovations (SIEMIS), Key Laboratory of Advanced Carbon Materials and Wearable Energy Technologies of Jiangsu Province, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China
2 Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
3 Center for Nanochemistry (CNC), Beijing Science and Engineering Center for Nanocarbons, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Chen Lu and Zhenzhu Li contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2042-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4614每4626

Address correspondence to Jingyu Sun, sunjy86@suda.edu.cn; Li Zhang, zhangli81@suda.edu.cn; Zhongfan Liu, zfliu@pku.edu.cn

Bi2S3/three-dimensional N-doped graphene (3DNG) composites were fabricated as active sodium-ion battery (SIB) anode materials. N-doped graphene ensured a tight binding of active materials and discharge products, and led to improved electrochemical performances. This study is the first report of Bi2S3-based flexible SIB devices.

    

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.

    

A networked swellable dextrin nanogels loading Bcl2 siRNA for melanoma tumor therapy

Huipeng Li1, Zhanwei Zhou1, Feiran Zhang1, Yuxin Guo1, Xue Yang1, Hulin Jiang1, Fei Tan3, David Oupicky1,2, and Minjie Sun1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines and Department of Pharmaceutics, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009, China
2 Center for Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198, USA
3 Shanghai Skin Disease Hospital, Skin Disease Hospital of Tongji University, Shanghai 200443, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2044-6

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4627每4642

Address correspondence to sun_minjie@163.com

Networked swellable dextrin nanogels loading Bcl2 small interfering RNA (siRNA) was utilized for melanoma tumor therapy. Dextrin nanogels (DNGs)/siRNA could endosomal escape into the cytoplasm followed by glutathione (GSH)-triggered disassembly of nanogel in cytoplasm.

    

Influence of metal support in-plane symmetry on the corrugation of hexagonal boron nitride and graphene monolayers

Antonio J. Mart赤nez-Galera1 (*) and Jos谷 M. G車mez-Rodr赤guez1,2,3

1 Departamento de F赤sica de la Materia Condensada, Universidad Aut車noma de Madrid, Madrid E-28049, Spain
2 Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC), Universidad Aut車noma de Madrid, Madrid E-28049, Spain
3 Instituto Nicol芍s Cabrera, Universidad Aut車noma de Madrid, Madrid E-28049, Spain

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2045-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4643每4653

Address correspondence to antonio.galera@uam.es

Moir谷 corrugations at interfaces between hexagonal boron nitride or graphene and given metal supports depend on the in-plane symmetry of the underlying surface. A rule for predicting how moir谷 corrugation depends on substrate symmetry arose from the differences in the possible binding landscapes for differently oriented substrates.

    

Controllable emission bands and morphologies of high-quality CsPbX3 perovskite nanocrystals prepared in octane

Shuai Ye, Mengjie Zhao, Jun Song (*), and Junle Qu (*)

Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems of Ministry of Education and Guangdong Province, College of Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2046-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4654每4663

Address correspondence to Jun Song, songjun@szu.edu.cn; Junle Qu, jlqu@szu.edu.cn

The CsPbX3 nanocrystals with tunable emission bands were prepared by a one-pot method and the shapes of the CsPbX3 nanocrystals were also controllable.

    

Synthesis, characterization, theoretical investigation, and properties of monoclinic-phase InWO4 hollow nanospheres

Yuping Wang, Di Wang, Ying Xie, and Guofeng Wang (*)

Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Material Chemistry, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080, China
Yuping Wang and Di Wang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2048-2

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4664每4672

Address correspondence to wanggf_w@163.com

This is the first report on InWO4 hollow nanospheres with a monoclinic wolframite structure. The phase structure of InWO4 was investigated via a combination of density functional theory geometric optimization and experimental simulation.

    

Highly bonded T-Nb2O5/rGO nanohybrids for 4 V quasi-solid state asymmetric supercapacitors with improved electrochemical performance

Yuzhi Jiao1,2, Haitao Zhang1,3,4 (*), Hailang Zhang2, Ao Liu1, Yanxia Liu1,4, Suojiang Zhang1 (*)

1 Beijing Key Laboratory of Ionic Liquids Clean Process, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 School of Chemical and Material Engineering, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China
3 Department of Chemical and Material Engineering, Hefei University, Hefei 230601, China
4 Zhengzhou Key Laboratory of Energy Storage Science and Technology, Zhengzhou Institute of Emerging Industrial Technology, Zhengzhou 450000, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2049-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4673每4685

Address correspondence to Haitao Zhang, htzhang@ipe.ac.cn; Suojiang Zhang, sjzhang@home.ipe.ac.cn

High-performance asymmetric T-Nb2O5/rGO//AC supercapacitors were fabricated by the synergistic utilization of a high capacity nanohybrid electrode and a 4 V ionogel polymer electrolyte.

    

Facile synthesis based on novel carbon-supported cyanogel of structurally ordered Pd3Fe/C as electrocatalyst for formic acid oxidation

Zhenyuan Liu1, Gengtao Fu1,2 (*), Jiahui Li1, Zhenqi Liu1, Lin Xu1, Dongmei Sun1, and Yawen Tang1 (*)

1 Jiangsu Key Laboratory of New Power Batteries, Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Centre of Biomedical Functional Materials, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China
2 School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637459, Singapore

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2051-7

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4686每4696

Address correspondence to Gengtao Fu, gengtaofu@gmail.com; Yawen Tang, tangyawen@njnu.edu.cn

A novel carbon-supported K2PdIICl4/K4FeII(CN)6 cyanogel-derived strategy is adopted for the easy synthesis of the ordered Pd3Fe/C intermetallic compound having outstanding electrocatalytic performance for formic acid oxidation.

    

In-situ liquid-cell TEM study of radial flow-guided motion of octahedral Au nanoparticles and nanoparticle clusters

Chang Li1, Xin Chen1,2 (*), Haiyang Liu1, Jiali Fang1, and Xiaoqin Zhou1

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China
2 Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Advanced Polymeric Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2052-6

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4697每4707

Address correspondence to xinchen73@ecust.edu.cn

The evaporation of water molecules under electron beam irradiation results in a radial flow. Octahedral Au nanoparticles (NPs) and NP clusters (NPCs) are dragged toward the central region, due to the trapping force generated by the radial flow. The calculated force (Fc) on the NPCs/NPs shows a semi-linear relationship with their distance r from the center of mass.

    

Electronic properties of wurtzite GaAs: A correlated structural, optical, and theoretical analysis of the same polytypic GaAs nanowire

Alexander Senichev1,†,∫ (*), Pierre Corfdir2,‡,∫, Oliver Brandt2, Manfred Ramsteiner2, Steffen Breuer2,||, Jörg Schilling3, Lutz Geelhaar2, and Peter Werner1

1 Max-Planck-Institut f邦r Mikrostrukturphysik, Halle 06120, Germany
2 Paul-Drude-Institut f邦r Festkörperelektronik, Berlin 10117, Germany
3 Centre for Innovation Competence SiLi-nano, Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle 06120, Germany
Present address: Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA
Present address: Fraunhofer HHI, Berlin 10587, Germany
ǁ Present address: ABB Corporate Research, Baden-Dättwil 5405, Switzerland
Alexander Senichev and Pierre Corfdir contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2053-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4708每4721

Address correspondence to senichev@purdue.edu

The same single dispersed GaAs/(Al, Ga) As core/shell nanowire was characterized by both near-field scanning optical microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Thus, a cross-correlation was established between the photoluminescence bands and crystal structure of the same nanowire with extreme spatial resolution.

    

Growth of atomically thick transition metal sulfide films on graphene/6H-SiC (0001) by molecular beam epitaxy

Haicheng Lin1, Wantong Huang1, Kun Zhao1, Chaosheng Lian1, Wenhui Duan1,2, Xi Chen1,2, and Shuai-Hua Ji1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Low Dimensional Quantum Physics and Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100084, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2054-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4722每4727

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

Atomically thick NbS2, TaS2, and FeS films have been synthesized by molecular beam epitaxy on a 6H-SiC (0001) substrate terminated with monolayer or bilayer graphene. The crystal structures and electronic properties of the ultra-thin sulfides were characterized by scanning tunneling microscopy and reflection high-energy electron diffraction.

    

MoP nanoparticles with a P-rich outermost atomic layer embedded in N-doped porous carbon nanofibers: Selfsupported electrodes for efficient hydrogen generation

Minqiang Wang1, Cui Ye2, Maowen Xu1, and Shujuan Bao1 (*)

1 Institute for Clean Energy & Advanced Materials, Faculty of Materials and Energy, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
2 Key Laboratory of Eco-Environments in Three Gorges Reservoir Region (Ministry of Education), School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2057-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4728每4734

Address correspondence to baoshj@swu.edu.cn

This article proposed a concept of MoP with a P-rich outermost atomic layer with outstanding catalytic activity for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) performance, and supported by theoretical calculations. Instructionally, MoP nanoparticles with a P-rich outermost atomic layer embedded in porous N-doped carbon nanofibers was constructed and display remarkable electrocatalytic activity for HER in acidic media and excellent long-term durability for up to 5,000 cycles with negligible catalytic activity loss.

    

Ultrafast one-step synthesis of N and Ti3+ codoped TiO2 nanosheets via energetic material deflagration

Yousong Liu1, Shuxin Ouyang2 (*), Wencan Guo3, Hehou Zong1, Xudong Cui1, Zhong Jin4 (*), and Guangcheng Yang1 (*)

1 Institute of Chemical Materials, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900, China
2 TU-NIMS Joint Research Center, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
3 Institute of Fluid Physics, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900, China
4 Key Laboratory of Mesoscopic Chemistry of MOE and Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Life Sciences, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2058-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4735每4743

Address correspondence to Guangcheng Yang, ygcheng@caep.cn; Shuxin Ouyang, oysx@tju.edu.cn; Zhong Jin, zhongjin@nju.edu.cn

NaN3 deflagration is utilized for the efficient and controllable one-step codoping of N and Ti3+ into TiO2 within seconds.

    

Ultrahigh energy density battery-type asymmetric supercapacitors: NiMoO4 nanorod-decorated graphene and graphene/Fe2O3 quantum dots

Jiao Yang, Wei Liu, Hao Niu, Kui Cheng, Ke Ye, Kai Zhu, Guiling Wang, Dianxue Cao, and Jun Yan (*)

Key Laboratory of Superlight Materials and Surface Technology, Ministry of Education, College of Material Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2059-z

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4744每4758

Address correspondence to yanjun198201@163.com

An ultrahigh energy density battery-type asymmetric supercapacitor was fabricated with NiMoO4 nanorods and Fe2O3 quantum dot-decorated graphene nanosheets as the cathode and anode, respectively. The supercapacitor exhibits an ultrahigh energy density of 130 Wh﹞kg−1 and outstanding cycling stability.

    

Tuning the properties of confined water in standard and hybrid nanotubes: An infrared spectroscopic study

Yuanyuan Liao1, Pierre Picot1, Maxime Lain谷1, Jean-Blaise Brubach2, Pascale Roy2, Antoine Thill1, and Sophie Le Caër1 (*)

1 LIONS, NIMBE, UMR 3685, CEA, CNRS, Universit谷 Paris-Saclay, CEA Saclay Bât. 546, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
2 Synchrotron SOLEIL AILES Beamline, L*Orme des Merisier, Saint-Aubin, BP 48, F-91192, Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2060-6

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4759每4773

Address correspondence to sophie.le-caer@cea.fr

Water confinement in imogolites is governed by the hydrophilicity of the inner walls: At a similar partial pressure, the H bonding of water depends on its interactions with the nanotube wall.

    

Sub-nm ruthenium cluster as an efficient and robust catalyst for decomposition and synthesis of ammonia: Break the ※size shackles§

Jinpeng Li1,∫, Weiyang Wang1,∫, Wenxing Chen1, Qinmei Gong2, Jun Luo3, Ruoqian Lin4, Huolin Xin4, Hui Zhang2, Dingsheng Wang1, Qing Peng1, Wei Zhu1 (*), Chen Chen1 (*), and Yadong Li1

1 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 The Center of New Energy Materials and Technology, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, China
3 Center for Electron Microscopy, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384, China
4 Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973, USA
Jinpeng Li and Weiyang Wang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2062-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4774每4785

Address correspondence to Wei Zhu, chemzw@gmail.com; Chen Chen, cchen@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

MIL-101-confined monodispersed 1.0 nm Ru clusters synthesized via a host-guest pyrolysis strategy exhibited enhanced activity and stability for ammonia decomposition and synthesis reactions compared with those obtained using conventional Ru nanoparticle catalysts with the theoretical optimal size (ca. 2-4 nm). The unusual size effect for Ru-catalyzed ammonia synthesis was also demonstrated.

    

Simultaneous formation of trimetallic Pt-Ni-Cu excavated rhombic dodecahedrons with enhanced catalytic performance for the methanol oxidation reaction

Min Tang1, Shuiping Luo1, Kai Wang1, Hongyu Du1, Rinrada Sriphathoorat1, and Peikang Shen1,2 (*)

1 School of Physics, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Sustainable Energy Materials, Guangxi Key Laboratory of Electrochemical Energy Materials, State Key Laboratory of Processing for Non-ferrous Metal and Featured Materials, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2063-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4786每4795

Address correspondence to stsspk@mail.sysu.edu.cn

This work first report a facile one-pot synthesis of trimetallic Pt-Ni-Cu excavated rhombic dodecahedrons (ERDs) with a high yield of approaching 100%, which is highly uniform, and have three-dimensional (3D) accessible excavated rhombic dodecahedral structures and abundant stepped atoms. Benefiting from these properties, it exhibits enhanced catalytic activity for the electrooxidations of methanol.

    

Molten-salt synthesis of porous La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O2.9 perovskite as an efficient electrocatalyst for oxygen evolution

Sanzhao Song1,2,∫, Jing Zhou1,∫, Shuo Zhang1 (*), Linjuan Zhang1, Jiong Li1, Yu Wang1, Ling Han1, Youwen Long3,4, Zhiwei Hu5, and Jian-Qiang Wang1,2 (*)

1 Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
4 Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100190, China
5 Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Nöthnitzer Strasse 40, Dresden 01187, Germany
Sanzhao Song and Jing Zhou contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2065-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4796每4805

Address correspondence to Shuo Zhang, zhangshuo@sinap.ac.cn; Jian-Qiang Wang, wangjianqiang@sinap.ac.cn

An iron-rich La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O2.9 perovskite with an open porous topographic structure was developed as an electrocatalyst by an eco-efficient molten salt synthesis approach. Benefiting from its large surface area, high activity of the porous internal surface, and optimal electronic configuration of the redox sites, this inexpensive material exhibits an impressive oxygen evolution reaction (OER) performance.

    

Tumor microenvironment-responsive hyaluronate-calcium carbonate hybrid nanoparticle enables effective chemotherapy for primary and advanced osteosarcomas

Yi Zhang1,2,∫, Lulu Cai3,∫, Di Li1,∫, Yeh-Hsing Lao4, Dingzhuo Liu2, Mingqiang Li4,5 (*), Jianxun Ding1 (*), and Xuesi Chen1

1 Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China
2 Department of Orthopedics, the Fourth Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110032, China
3 Personalized Drug Therapy Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Hospital of the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, Chengdu 610072, China
4 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
5 Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Liver Disease, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510630, China
Yi Zhang, Lulu Cai, and Di Li contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2066-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4806每4822

Address correspondence to Jianxun Ding, jxding@ciac.ac.cn; Mingqiang Li, ml3777@columbia.edu

pH-responsive hyaluronate (HA) nanoparticle was prepared by introducing calcium carbonate (CaCO3) as a crosslinker for on-demand antitumor drug delivery in osteosarcoma. The smart nanomedicine, termed HA-DOX/CaCO3, not only showed enhanced stability, prolonged blood circulation, and improved tumor accumulation, but also demonstrated potent inhibition efficacy toward both primary and advanced models of murine osteosarcoma.

    

Conformal and continuous deposition of bifunctional cobalt phosphide layers on p-silicon nanowire arrays for improved solar hydrogen evolution

Sitaramanjaneva Mouli Thalluri1, Jerome Borme1, Kang Yu1,2, Junyuan Xu1, Isilda Amorim1, Joao Gaspar1, Liang Qiao3, Paulo Ferreira1,2,4, Pedro Alpuim1,5, and Lifeng Liu1 (*)

1 International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Av. Mestre. Jose Veiga, Braga 4715-330, Portugal
2 Materials Science and Engineering Program, University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX78712, USA
3 Department of Chemistry, State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers and Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
4 Mechanical Engineering Department and IDMEC, Instituto Superior T谷cnico,University of Lisbon, Av. Rovisco Pais, Lisboa 1049-001, Portugal
5 Center of Physics, University of Minho, Braga 4710-057, Portugal

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2070-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4823每4835

Address correspondence to lifeng.liu@inl.int

Di-cobalt phosphide (Co2P) has been conformally and continuously deposited on the surface of silicon nanowire (SiNW) arrays via a simple and cost-effective approach, which functions as both a passivation layer to protect silicon from corrosion and a catalyst layer promoting hydrogen evolution reaction. The as-fabricated SiNW@Co2P core/shell photocathode shows excellent photoelectrocatalytic hydrogen evolution performance.

    

Facet-dependent electro-optical properties of cholesteric liquid crystals doped with Cu2O nanocrystals

Dongyu Zhao1 (*), Lihong Xu1, Yang Shang1,2 (*), Xiaoxia Li1, and Lin Guo1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Biomedical Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
2 Key Laboratory of Micro-Nano Measurement-Manipulation and Physics, Ministry of Education, School of Physics and Nuclear Energy Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2072-2

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4836每4845

Address correspondence to Dongyu Zhao, zhaodongyu@buaa.edu.cn; Yang Shang, shangyang_0508@sina.com; Lin Guo, guolin@buaa.edu.cn

Excellent electro-optical (E-O) properties of chiral nematic liquid crystals (N*LCs) were achieved by doping with Cu2O nanocrystals with different morphologies and exposed crystal planes.

    

NVP-BEZ235/Chlorin-e6 co-loaded nanoparticles ablate breast cancer by biochemical and photodynamic synergistic effects

Ahmed Shaker Eltahan1,2,∫, Lu Liu1,2,4,∫, Chukwunweike Ikechukwu Okeke1,2, Min Huang5, Lu Han5, Jing Chen1, Xue Xue3 (*), Massimo Bottini1,4, Weisheng Guo1 (*), and Xing-Jie Liang1,2 (*)

1 CAS 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
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemical Biology, College of Pharmacy, Nankai University, Tianjin 300350, China
4 Department of Experimental Medicine and Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome 00133, Italy
5 Beijing Engineering Research Center of Printed Electronics, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Beijing 102600, China
Ahmed Shaker Eltahan and Lu Liu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2074-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4846每4858

Address correspondence to Weisheng Guo, tjuguoweisheng@126.com; Xue Xue, xuexue@nankai.edu.cn; Xing-Jie Liang, liangxj@nanoctr.cn

NVP/Ce6@NPs showed reinforced therapeutic efficacy and could overcome the adaptive treatment tolerance of breast cancer cells via biochemical and photodynamic synergistic effects.

    

Engineering of tungsten carbide nanoparticles for imaging-guided single 1,064 nm laser-activated dual-type photodynamic and photothermal therapy of cancer

Shi-Hua Li1, Wen Yang1, Yang Liu1, Xiao-Rong Song1, Rui Liu2, Guangliang Chen3, Chun-Hua Lu1 (*), and Huang-Hao Yang1 (*)

1 MOE Key Laboratory for Analytical Science of Food Safety and Biology, State Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis on Energy and Environment, College of Chemistry, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350116, China
2 College of Biological Science and Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350116, China
3 Department of Radiology, Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, No. 29 Xinquan Road, Fuzhou 350001, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2075-z

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4859每4873

Address correspondence to Huang-Hao Yang, hhyang@fzu.edu.cn; Chun-Hua Lu, chunhualu@fzu.edu.cn

Single 1,064 nm laser-activated dual-type PDT based on W2C nanoparticles has been developed to circumvent the hypoxic condition in tumors and enhance the light penetration depth. The properties of dual-modal photoacoustic and X-ray computed tomography bioimaging as well as the photodynamic and photothermal synergistic therapy implicate the W2C nanoparticles as a promising formulation for enhanced anticancer therapy.

    

Parallel boron nitride nanoribbons and etch tracks formed through catalytic etching

Armin Ansary∫, Mohsen Nasseri, Mathias J. Boland, and Douglas R. Strachan (*)

Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA
Armin Ansary and Mohsen Nasseri contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2076-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4874每4882

Address correspondence to doug.strachan@uky.edu

One-dimensional etch tracks are achieved through few-layer hexagonal boron nitride films using catalytic nanoparticle etching. This process allows an underlying substrate to guide the etching that, as demonstrated, can result in an array of hexagonal boron nitride nanoribbons.

    

The promoting effect of low-level sulfidation in PdCuS nanoparticles catalyzed alkyne semihydrogenation

Cai Wu1,∫, Yifeng Chen1,∫, Rongan Shen2, Wei Zhu2, Yue Gong3, Lin Gu3, Qing Peng2, Huifang Guo4 (*), and Wei He1 (*)

1 School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
4 Institute of Medicinal Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100050, China
Cai Wu and Yifeng Chen contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2077-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4883每4889

Address correspondence to Huifang Guo, huifangguo@imb.pumc.edu.cn; Wei He, whe@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

Low-level sulfidation led to the generation of a Pd30Cu10S9 nanoparticle catalyst. This catalyst showed a pronouncedly enhanced activity and selectivity in the semihydrogenation of alkynes.

    

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.

    

General synthesis of silica-based yolk/shell hybrid nanomaterials and in vivo tumor vasculature targeting

Feng Chen1, Shreya Goel2, Sixiang Shi2, Todd E. Barnhart3, Xiaoli Lan4 (*), and Weibo Cai1,2,3,5 (*)

1 Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI 53705, USA
2 Materials Science Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI 53705, USA
3 Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI 53705, USA
4 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430022, China
5 University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, Madison, WI 53705, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2078-9

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4890每4904

Address correspondence to Xiaoli Lan, LXL730724@hotmail.com; Weibo Cai, wcai@uwhealth.org

We report the general synthetic strategy of chelator-free zirconium-89(89Zr)-radiolabeled, TRC105 antibody-conjugated, silica-based yolk/shell hybrid nanoparticles for in vivo tumor vasculature targeting. This strategy could be applied to the synthesis of other types of yolk/shell theranostic nanoparticles for tumor-targeted imaging and drug delivery.

    

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).

    

Prussian blue with intrinsic heme-like structure as peroxidase mimic

Jinxing Chen1,2, Qingqing Wang1, Liang Huang1,2, Hui Zhang1,3, Kai Rong1,2, He Zhang1,2, and Shaojun Dong1,2,3 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China
2 University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2079-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4905每4913

Address correspondence to dongsj@ciac.ac.cn

The peroxidase-like properties of Prussian blue nanoparticles were ascribed to FeNx (x = 4每6) instead of FeC6 units. The intrinsic heme-like structure endowed the FeNx units with the desired enzyme-mimetic activities.

    

Electron doping induced semiconductor to metal transitions in ZrSe2 layers via copper atomic intercalation

Zahir Muhammad1,∫, Kejun Mu1,∫, Haifeng Lv2, Chuanqiang Wu1, Zia ur Rehman1, Muhammad Habib1, Zhe Sun1 (*), Xiaojun Wu2, and Li Song1 (*)

1 National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, CAS Key Laboratory of Strongly-coupled Quantum Matter Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230029, China
2 CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conservation, Synergetic Innovation Centre of Quantum Information & Quantum Physics, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, and Department of Material Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
Zahir Muhammad and Kejun Mu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2081-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4914每4922

Address correspondence to Zhe Sun, zsun@ustc.edu.cn; Li Song, song2012@ustc.edu.cn

Single crystal ZrSe2 and Cu-intercalated ZrSe2 layered structures were controllably synthesized in high crystalline quality by using chemical vapor transport method. The density functional theory (DFT) calculations and angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) results revealed a transition from semiconducting to metallic characteristics, indicating by the emergence of conduction band dispersion at M/L point in the Brillouin zone due to the electron doping in ZrSe2 layers originated from atomic Cu intercalation.

    

Abnormal n-type doping effect in nitrogen-doped tungsten diselenide prepared by moderate ammonia plasma treatment

Zhepeng Jin, Zhi Cai, Xiaosong Chen, and Dacheng Wei (*)

State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2087-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(9): 4923每4930

Address correspondence to weidc@fudan.edu.cn

Nitrogen-doped WSe2 with anion vacancy can be produced by ammonia plasma treatment, and an abnormal n-type doping effect is observed.

    

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