Current Issue

Volume 13

Issue 12,2020

(37 articles)


Ningqiang Zhang1, Chenliang Ye1, Han Yan1, Lingcong Li3 (✉), Hong He2, Dingsheng Wang1 (✉), and Yadong Li1

The progress of single-site atom catalysts in application of catalytic elimination of environmental pollutants is summarized and analyzed.
2020, 13(12): 3165–3182
Published: 11 August 2020

Chengyu Zhang, Fucan Jia, Zhuoyao Li, Xiao Huang, and Gang Lu (✉)

This review focuses on the photochemistry driven by the plasmongenerated hot holes. The generation and energy distribution of the plasmon-generated hot carriers, the dynamics of the hot holes are discussed at the interface between plasmonic metal and semiconductor or adsorbed molecules, after which the utilization of these hot holes in redox reactions is reviewed.
2020, 13(12): 3183–3197
Published: 02 September 2020

Kun Lu1, Danlei Shen1, Shipeng Dong1, Chunying Chen2, Sijie Lin3, Shan Lu4, Baoshan Xing5, and Liang Mao1 (*)

Under light irradiation, the reactive oxygen species (ROS) as by-products of photosynthesis reactions was quenched by graphene, protecting the photosystem II (PS II) against photo-bleaching. Moreover, owing to its superior electrical conductivity, graphene facilitated the electron transfer process of PS II, resulting in obviously improved delayed fluorescence intensity.
2020, 13(12): 3198–3205
Published: 16 June 2020

Meng Zhang1,§ Zheng Hu1,§, Lin Gu3, Qinghua Zhang3, Linghui Zhang1, Qian Song1, Wei Zhou1, and Shi Hu1,2 (✉)

Binary single-atom catalysts of Fe and Ni on nitrogen-doped carbon are fabricated using glucose-chelating method, which exhibits widerange of controllable CO/H2 ratio depending on the Fe/Ni content. The variation of the product selectivity with composition is justified by density functional theory (DFT) calculation of the reaction barrier in both hydrogen evolution and CO2 reduction reactions.
2020, 13(12): 3206–3211
Published: 10 August 2020

Zhong-Liu Liu1,§, Zhi-Li Zhu1,§, Xu Wu2,§, Jin-An Shi1, Wu Zhou1, Li-Wei Liu2, Ye-Liang Wang2,1,3 (✉), and Hong-Jun Gao1,3 (✉)

By inducing confined conditions with a precoating of graphene, the selenization of Pt(111) can be suppressed to form a Se intercalated layer, instead of a PtSe2 monolayer, which provides an approach for controllable fabrication of PtSe2 in patterns.
2020, 13(12): 3212–3216
Published: 31 July 2020

Ziyi Zhang1,§, Dalong Ni2,3,§, Fei Wang1, Xin Yin1, Shreya Goel2, Lazarus N. German1, Yizhan Wang1, Jun Li1, Weibo Cai2,3 (✉), and Xudong Wang1 (✉)

This paper reports the development of a novel two-dimensional (2D) ultrathin gold nanosheet structure that offers superior efficacy for cancer treatment via photodynamic effect.
2020, 13(12): 3217–3223
Published: 14 August 2020

Xu Lian1, 2, Zhirui Ma1, Zhonghan Zhang3, Jinlin Yang1, 4, Shuo Sun1, Chengding Gu1, Yuan Liu1, 5, Honghe Ding6, Jun Hu6, Xu Cao6, Junfa Zhu6, Shuzhou Li3 (✉), and Wei Chen1, 4, 5, 7 (✉)

The chemical insertion of alkali ions in an organic anode material of perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic diimide (PTCDI) has been investigated by in-situ X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), synchrotron-based near edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS). Both Li and Na follow a hydrogen replacing mechanism upon chemical insertion in PTCDI.
2020, 13(12): 3224–3229
Published: 12 August 2020

Yiran Hu1,2, Yiren Zhong2, Limin Qi1 (✉), and Hailiang Wang2 (✉)

An inorganic/polymer hybrid interlayer composed of a Li+ polymer electrolyte and SiO2 submicrospheres stabilizes the interface between Li metal and Li1.5Al0.5Ge1.5(PO4)3 (LAGP) in all-solid-state batteries.
2020, 13(12): 3230–3234
Published: 25 August 2020

Jing Liang1,2,§, He Ma1,2,§, Jinhuan Wang3, Xu Zhou1, Wentao Yu1, Chaojie Ma1, Muhong Wu1, Peng Gao4, Kaihui Liu1,2 (✉), and Dapeng Yu5

The polarization dependence of third-harmonic generation (THG) in strained monolayer WS2 undergoes a giant pattern evolution around two-photon resonance (TPR).
2020, 13(12): 3235–3240
Published: 12 August 2020

Congcong Xu1, Kaiming Zhang2, Hongran Yin1, Zhefeng Li1, Alexey Krasnoslobodtsev3,4, Zhen Zheng1, Zhouxiang Ji1, Sijin Guo1, Shanshan Li2, Wah Chiu2,5, and Peixuan Guo1 (✉)

A three-dimensional (3D) RNA nanocage was developed for encapsulation of hydrophobic biomolecules to improve the in vivo biodistribution.
2020, 13(12): 3241–3247
Published: 4 September 2020