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Surface chemistry of carbon nanoparticles functionally select their uptake in various stages of cancer cells

Indrajit Srivastava1,2,∫, Santosh K. Misra1,2,∫, Fatemeh Ostadhossein1,2,#, Enrique Daza1,2,#, Jasleena Singh1,2, and Dipanjan Pan1,2,3 (*)

1 Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
2 Biomedical Research Center, Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
3 Department of Materials Science and Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
Indrajit Srivastava and Santosh K. Misra contributed equally to this work.
# Fatemeh Ostadhossein and Enrique Daza contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1518-2

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3269每3284

Address correspondence to dipanjan@illinois.edu

In this work, we correlated the rational selection of carbon nanoparticles by cancer cells in various stages of the disease to the surface chemistry of the nanoparticles. Understanding the mechanism of interaction of drug carriers with complex cancer cells at different stages of the disease is important. Integration of this knowledge with pathophysiological analysis would promote the development of nanomedicines with superior likelihoods of crossing the endocytic ※barrier§ for drug delivery.

    

Reaction inside a viral protein nanocage: Mineralization on a nanoparticle seed after encapsulation via self-assembly

Wenjing Zhang1,2, Zhi-Ping Zhang1, Xian-En Zhang3 (*), and Feng Li1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Virology, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430071, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 National Laboratory of Biomacromolecules, CAS Center for Excellence in Biomacromolecules, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1541-3

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3285每3294

Address correspondence to Feng Li, fli@wh.iov.cn; Xian-En Zhang, zhangxe@ibp.ac.cn

A new route to fabricating inorganic nanomaterials in protein nanocages is reported, which features encapsulation of a presynthesized nanoparticle (NP) as the seed via self-assembly and subsequent electroless deposition.

    

Highly uniform and nonlinear selection device base on trapezoidal band structure for high density nano-crossbar memory array

Qing Luo1,2, Xiaoxin Xu1,2, Hangbing Lv1,2,3 (*), Tiancheng Gong1,2, Shibing Long1,2, Qi Liu1,2, Ling Li1,2, and Ming Li1,2,3 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Microelectronics Devices & Integrated Technology, Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials (SICAM), Nanjing 211800, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1542-2

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3295每3302

Address correspondence to Hangbing Lv, lvhangbing@ime.ac.cn; Ming Liu, liuming@ime.ac.cn

We report the fabrication of a novel TaOx-based selector with a trapezoidal band structure, obtained by tuning the concentration of defects in the oxide. Salient features such as a high current density (1 MA﹞cm每2), high selectivity (5 ℅ 104), low off-state current (~10 pA), robust endurance (>1010), self-compliance, and excellent uniformity were successfully achieved.

    

An efficientfficient, controllable and facile two-step synthesis strategy: Fe3O4@RGO composites with various Fe3O4 nanoparticles and their supercapacitance properties

Chao Lian1,2,∫, Zhuo Wang2,3,∫, Rui Lin2, Dingsheng Wang2, Chen Chen2 (*), and Yadong Li2

1 Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
Chao Lian and Zhuo Wang contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1543-8

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3303每3313

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

We introduce an efficient, controllable, and facile two-step synthetic strategy to prepare graphene-based nanocomposites. A series of reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites incorporating Fe3O4 nanocrystals of various sizes were prepared using the new approach. The capacitance of the as-prepared nanocomposites exhibits a strong dependence on their structure, which indicates that excellent electrochemical properties can be obtained by precisely controlling the microstructure of the electrode materials.

    

Promising electroplating solution for facile fabrication of Cu quantum point contacts

Yang Yang, Junyang Liu, Jueting Zheng, Miao Lu, Jia Shi, Wenjing Hong, Fangzu Yang (*), and Zhongqun Tian (*)

State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Pen-Tung Sah Institute of Micro-Nano Science and Technology, LIA CNRS NanoBioCatEchem, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
Yang Yang and Junyang Liu contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1544-0

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3314每3323

Address correspondence to Zhongqun Tian, zqtian@xmu.edu.cn; Fangzu Yang, fzyang@xmu.edu.cn

We developed a novel electroplating solution for the facile fabrication of Cu quantum point contacts. Typically, Cu quantum point contacts with widths smaller than 18 nm were established successfully and, characterized using home-built electric circuits.

    

Trimetallic PtRhNi alloy nanoassemblies as highly active electrocatalyst for ethanol electrooxidation

Huimin Liu1, Jiahui Li2, Lijuan Wang3, Yawen Tang2 (*), Bao Yu Xia3,4 (*), and Yu Chen1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Science of Shaanxi Province, Shaanxi Key Laboratory for Advanced Energy Devices, Shaanxi Engineering Lab for Advanced Energy Technology, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, 620 Changan Road, Xi*an 710062, China
2 Jiangsu Key Laboratory of New Power Batteries, Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Biomedical Functional Materials, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Nanjing Normal University, 1 Wenyuan Road, Nanjing 210023, China
3 A key laboratory of Material Chemistry for Energy Conversion and Storage, Ministry of Education, Hubei Key Laboratory of Material Chemistry and Service Failure, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), 1037 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430074, China
4 Shenzhen Institute of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 9 Yuexing Road, Shenzhen 518000, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1545-z

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3324每3332

Address correspondence to Yu Chen, ndchenyu@gmail.com; Yawen Tang, tangyawen@njnu.edu.cn; Bao Yu Xia, byxia@hust.edu.cn

Trimetallic PtRhNi alloy nanoassemblies with tunable Pt/Rh ratios and high alloying degrees were synthesized by a simple cyanogel reduction method, exhibiting composition-dependent electrocatalytic activities in the ethanol oxidation reaction.

    

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.

    

Biofunctionalized upconverting CaF2:Yb,Tm nanoparticles for Candida albicans detection and imaging

Małgorzata Misiak1 (*), Michał Skowicki1, Tomasz Lipi里ski2,1, Agnieszka Kowalczyk1, Katarzyna Prorok1, Sebastian Arabasz3,1, and Artur Bednarkiewicz1,4

1 Wrocław Research Centre EIT+, ul. Stabłowicka 147, 54-066 Wrocław, Poland
2 Insitute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Rudolfa Weigla 12, 53-114 Wrocław, Poland
3 Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, M. Curie-Sklodowskiej 34, 41-819 Zabrze, Poland
4 Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Ok車lna 2, 50-422 Wrocław, Poland

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1546-y

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3333每3345

Address correspondence to malgorzata.misiak@eitplus.pl

Through the optimization of synthesis and dopant ion concentration, monodispersed, bright up-converting CaF2:Yb3+,Tm3+ nanoparticles were obtained. The new biofunctionalization method enabled the application of this material for labeling and imaging of Candida albicans cells.

    

Polymer-assisted fabrication of gold nanoring arrays

Hongxu Chen1, Shilin Mu1, Liping Fang2, Huaizhong Shen1, Junhu Zhang1 (*), and Bai Yang1

1 State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
2 College of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Hebei University, Baoding 071002, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1547-x

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3346每3357

Address correspondence to zjh@jlu.edu.cn

Gold nanorings and nanoring arrays with well-defined nanoring quantities, diameters, and spacings were fabricated via colloidal lithography and polymer-assisted Au nanoparticle self-assembly. Three dimensional coaxial gold nanorings and three-dimensional (3D) coaxial gold nanoparticle rings with different diameters were fabricated for the first time.

    

Electrospun poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene)/zinc oxide nanocomposite tissue engineering scaffolds with enhanced cell adhesion and blood vessel formation

Robin Augustine1,2,∫ (*), Pan Dan3,∫, Alejandro Sosnik1, Nandakumar Kalarikkal2,4, Nguyen Tran5, Brice Vincent6, Sabu Thomas2,7, Patrick Menu3, and Didier Rouxel6 (*)

1 Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Nanomaterials Science, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, De-Jur Building, Technion City, Haifa 3200003, Israel
2 International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 686560, India
3 Ing谷nierie Mol谷culaire et Physiopathologie Articulaire, UMR 7365 CNRS-Universit谷 de Lorraine, Vandoeuvre-l豕s Nancy F-54500, France
4 School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 686560, India
5 School of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universit谷 de Lorraine, Vandoeuvre-l豕s-Nancy F-54500, France
6 Institut Jean Lamour, UMR 7198 CNRS-Universit谷 de Lorraine, Vandoeuvre-l豕s-Nancy F-54500, France
7 School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 686560, India
Robin Augustine and Pan Dan contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1549-8

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3358每3376

Address correspondence to Robin Augustine, robin@robinlab.in; Didier Rouxel, didier.rouxel@univ-lorraine.fr

Poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene)/zinc oxide nanocomposite scaffolds were fabricated by electrospinning. Detailed characterization of the scaffolds showed that they are highly promising candidates for tissue engineering applications as they promote robust cell adhesion and vascularization.

    

Sulfur-doped graphene nanoribbons with a sequence of distinct band gaps

Yan-Fang Zhang1,5,∫, Yi Zhang1,∫, Geng Li1, Jianchen Lu1, Yande Que1, Hui Chen1, Reinhard Berger2,3, Xinliang Feng3,4 (*), Klaus M邦llen2, Xiao Lin1, Yu-Yang Zhang1,5, Shixuan Du1 (*), Sokrates T. Pantelides5,1, and Hong-Jun Gao1

1 Institute of Physics & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Ackermannweg 10, D-55128 Mainz, Germany
3 Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) & Department of Chemistry and Food Chemistry, Technische Universität Dresden, D-01069 Dresden, Germany
4 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
5 Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, USA
Yan-Fang Zhang and Yi Zhang contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1550-2

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3377每3384

Address correspondence to Shixuan Du, sxdu@iphy.ac.cn; Xinliang Feng, feng@mpip-mainz.mpg.de

Sulfur-containing, chevron-type graphene nanoribbons were designed and fabricated from sulfur-substituted oligophenylene monomers via a bottom-up synthetic approach. The graphene nanoribbons are composed of distinct segments with varying band gaps that produce a sequence of quantum dots and thus may be useful in nanoscale optoelectronic applications.

    

Cesium lead halide perovskite triangular nanorods as high-gain medium and effective cavities for multiphotonpumped lasing

Xiaoxia Wang1,∫, Hong Zhou1,∫, Shuangping Yuan1,∫, Weihao Zheng1, Ying Jiang1, Xiujuan Zhuang1, Hongjun Liu1, Qinglin Zhang1, Xiaoli Zhu1, Xiao Wang1,2 (*), and Anlian Pan1 (*)

1 School of Physics and Electronics, Key Laboratory for Micro-Nano Physics and Technology of Hunan Province, and State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
2 Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of T邦bingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 18, 72076 T邦bingen, Germany
Xiaoxia Wang, Hong Zhou and Shuangping Yuan contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1551-1

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3385每3395

Address correspondence to Xiao Wang, xiao_wang@hnu.edu.cn; Anlian Pan, anlian.pan@hnu.edu.cn

We report two- and three-photon-pumped lasing from all-inorganic CsPbBr3 triangular nanorods, with low thresholds and high quality factors (Q ~ 2,450), fabricated via vapor methods. Efficient multiphoton lasing in CsPbBr3 nanorods can be realized in a wide excitation wavelength range (700每1,400 nm).

    

Hydriding Pd cocatalysts: An approach to giant enhancement on photocatalytic CO2 reduction into CH4

Yuzhen Zhu1,∫, Chao Gao2,∫, Song Bai1 (*), Shuangming Chen2, Ran Long2, Li Song2, Zhengquan Li1 (*), and Yujie Xiong2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education for Advanced Catalysis Materials, College of Chemistry and Life Sciences, Institute of Physical and Chemistry, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, China
2 Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, iChEM (Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials), School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Hefei Science Center (CAS), and National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
Yuzhen Zhu and Chao Gao contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1552-0

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3396每3406

Address correspondence to Yujie Xiong, yjxiong@ustc.edu.cn; Song Bai, songbai@zjnu.edu.cn; Zhengquan Li, zqli@zjnu.edu.cn

A hydride-formation approach was developed to treat Pd cocatalysts for the enhanced photocatalytic reduction of CO2. Hydriding Pd reduction sites dramatically suppressed the production of H2 and CO, yielding high CH4 selectivity and excellent durability.

    

TGMin: A global-minimum structure search program based on a constrained basin-hopping algorithm

Yafan Zhao1,2,3, Xin Chen3, and Jun Li3 (*)

1 Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088, China
2 CAEP Software Center for High Performance Numerical Simulation, Beijing 100088, China
3 Department of Chemistry and Laboratory of Organic Optoelectronics & Molecular Engineering of the Ministry of Education, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1553-z

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3407每3420

Address correspondence to junli@tsinghua.edu.cn

Implementation of a highly efficient global-minimum structure search program for atomic clusters, based on an improved basin-hopping algorithm with geometry constraints, is described.

    

Size-dependent structural and magnetic properties of chemically synthesized Co-Ni-Ga nanoparticles

Changhai Wang1 (*), Aleksandr A. Levin1, Julie Karel1, Simone Fabbrici2,3, Jinfeng Qian1, Carlos E. ViolBarbosa1, Siham Ouardi1, Franca Albertini2, Walter Schnelle1, Jan Rohlicek1, Gerhard H. Fecher1, and Claudia Felser1 (*)

1 Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, D-01187 Dresden, Germany
2 Institute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism, IMEM-CNR, I-43124 Parma, Italy
3 MIST E-R Laboratory, Via Gobetti 101, I-40129 Bologna, Italy

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1554-y

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3421每3433

Address correspondence to Changhai Wang, wngchai@gmail.com; Claudia Felser, Claudia.Felser@cpfs.mpg.de

We report the first chemical synthesis of size-selected Co-Ni-Ga nanoparticles by a SBA-15 assisted approach and their size-dependent structure and magnetic properties.

    

Multifunctional core/satellite polydopamine@Nd3+-sensitized upconversion nanocomposite: A single 808 nm near-infrared light-triggered theranostic platform for in vivo imaging-guided photothermal therapy

Xing Ding1,2, Jianhua Liu2,3, Dapeng Liu1, Junqi Li1, Fan Wang1, Leijiao Li1, Yinghui Wang1 (*), Shuyan Song1 (*), and Hongjie Zhang1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Changchun 130022, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
3 Department of Radiology, the Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun 130041, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1555-x

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3434每3446

Address correspondence to Yinghui Wang, yhwang@ciac.ac.cn; Shuyan Song, songsy@ciac.ac.cn; Hongjie Zhang, hongjie@ciac.ac.cn

A multifunctional, core/satellite polydopamine@Nd3+-sensitized, upconversion nanotheranostic platform was constructed for in vivo dual-modality imaging-guided photothermal therapy using a single 808 nm laser irradiation.

    

Plasmon enhancement for Vernier coupled single-mode lasing from ZnO/Pt hybrid microcavities

Yueyue Wang1,2, Feifei Qin1, Junfeng Lu1, Jitao Li1, Zhu Zhu1, Qiuxiang Zhu1, Ye Zhu1, Zengliang Shi1, and Chunxiang Xu1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, School of Biological Science & Medical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
2 School of Sciences, Zhejiang A&F University, Lin*an 311300, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1556-9

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3447每3456

Address correspondence to xcxseu@seu.edu.cn

A seven-fold enhancement of single-mode lasing can be attained with the use of coupled whispering-gallery-mode ZnO/Pt hybrid microcavities that are based on the Vernier effect. The plasmonenhanced single-mode lasing achieved has a stronger intensity, a higher side-mode suppression ratio, and a lower lasing threshold.

    

Novel porous starfish-like Co3O4@nitrogen-doped carbon as an advanced anode for lithium-ion batteries

Yan Sun, Fangzhi Huang, Shikuo Li, Yuhua Shen (*), and Anjian Xie (*)

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lab for Clean Energy & Green Catalysis, Anhui University, Hefei 230601, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1557-8

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3457每3467

Address correspondence to Yuhua Shen, s_yuhua@163.com; Anjian Xie, anjx@163.com

A novel 3D porous starfish-like Co3O4@N-C electrode was designed and synthesized; it exhibited excellent reversible capacity, long cycling life, and excellent rate capability in a lithium-ion battery.

    

InAs nanowire superconducting tunnel junctions: Quasiparticle spectroscopy, thermometry, and nanorefrigeration

Jaakko Mastomäki1,2, Stefano Roddaro1 (*), Mirko Rocci1, Valentina Zannier1, Daniele Ercolani1, Lucia Sorba1, Ilari J. Maasilta2, Nadia Ligato1, Antonio Fornieri1, Elia Strambini1, and Francesco Giazotto1 (*)

1 NEST, Scuola Normale Superiore and Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR, Piazza S. Silvestro 12, I-56127 Pisa, Italy
2 Nanoscience Center, Department of Physics, University of Jyvaskyla, 40014 Jyväskylä, Finland

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1558-7

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3468每3475

Address correspondence to Stefano Roddaro, stefano.roddaro@sns.it; Francesco Giazotto, francesco.giazotto@sns.it

We demonstrate an original method for creating high-quality tunnel junctions between superconducting Al reservoirs and InAs semiconductor nanowires (NWs). The studied devices combine small-scale tunnel contacts functioning as thermometers as well as larger electrodes that provide proof-of-principle active cooling of the electron distribution in the NWs.

    

Strain modulation on graphene/ZnO nanowire mixeddimensional van der Waals heterostructure for highperformance photosensor

Shuo Liu1,∫, Qingliang Liao1,∫, Zheng Zhang1 (*), Xiankun Zhang1, Shengnan Lu1, Lixin Zhou1, Mengyu Hong1, Zhuo Kang1, 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
2 Beijing Municipal Key Laboratory for Advanced Energy Materials and Technologies, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
Shuo Liu and Qingliang Liao contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1559-6

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3476每3485

Address correspondence to Zheng Zhang, zhangzheng@ustb.edu.cn; Yue Zhang, yuezhang@ustb.edu.cn

The strain modulation in a graphene/ZnO nanowire van der Waals heterostructure was investigated. By using the piezopotential generated in the ZnO nanowire under strain, a 26% enhancement of the photosensing performance was achieved.

    

Solid ion transition route to 3D S每N-codoped hollow carbon nanosphere/graphene aerogel as a metal-free handheld nanocatalyst for organic reactions

Jing Pan1,2, Shuyan Song2 (*), Junqi Li2, Fan Wang2, Xin Ge2, Shuang Yao2, Xiao Wang2 (*), and Hongjie Zhang2 (*)

1 College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1560-0

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3486每3495

Address correspondence to Shuyan Song, songsy@ciac.ac.cn; Xiao Wang, skybyyn@ciac.ac.cn; Hongjie Zhang, hongjie@ciac.ac.cn

A novel metal-free bulk nanocatalyst composed of hollow carbon nanospheres supported on S-N-codoped graphene aerogel has been successfully fabricated using a facile and clean solid ion transition method. This clumpy nanocatalyst can be hand-operated and easily separated from the solution.

    

Anionic liposomes for small interfering ribonucleic acid (siRNA) delivery to primary neuronal cells: Evaluation of alpha-synuclein knockdown efficacy

Michele Schlich1, Francesca Longhena2, Gaia Faustini2, Caitriona M. O*iscoll3, Chiara Sinico1, Anna Maria Fadda1, Arianna Bellucci2, and Francesco Lai1 (*)

1 Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari 09124, Italy
2 Division of Pharmacology, Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, University of Brescia, Brescia 25123, Italy
3 Pharmacodelivery Group, School of Pharmacy, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1561-z

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3496每3508

Address correspondence to frlai@unica.it

siRNA delivered by targeted anionic liposomes successfully reduced alpha-synuclein levels in primary neuronal cells.

    

Ag+-assisted heterogeneous growth of concave Pd@Au nanocubes for surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)

Bo Jiang1,2,∫, Li Xu2,∫, Wei Chen2, Chao Zou2, Yun Yang2 (*), Yunzhi Fu1 (*), and Shaoming Huang2 (*)

1 College of Materials and Chemical Engineering, Hainan University, Haikou 570228, China
2 Nanomaterials and Chemistry Key Laboratory, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou 325027, China
Bo Jiang and Li Xu contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1562-y

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3509每3521

Address correspondence to Yun Yang, bachier@163.com; Yunzhi Fu, jnfuz@163.com; Shaoming Huang, smhuang@wzu.edu.cn

The AgNO3-directed heterogeneous growth of Au on Pd nanocubes is systematically investigated. It was found that AgNO3 favors the formation of concave Pd@Au nanocubes via selective adsorption on {100}.

    

Carbon-encapsulated heazlewoodite nanoparticles as highly efficient and durable electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution reactions

Mohammad Al-Mamun1, Huajie Yin1, Porun Liu1, Xintai Su1,2, Haimin Zhang3, Huagui Yang1, Dan Wang1, Zhiyong Tang1, Yun Wang1 (*), and Huijun Zhao1,3 (*)

1 Centre for Clean Environment and Energy, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus QLD 4222, Australia
2 Ministry Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Fine Chemicals, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xinjiang University, Urumqi 830046, China
3 Centre for Environmental and Energy Nanomaterials, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1563-x

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3522每3533

Address correspondence to Yun Wang, yun.wang@griffith.edu.au; Huijun Zhao, h.zhao@griffith.edu.au

Carbon encapsulation improves the activity and stability of heazlewoodite nanoparticles as oxygen evolution electrocatalysts.

    

Tribotronic triggers and sequential logic circuits

Li Min Zhang1, Zhi Wei Yang1, Yao Kun Pang1, Tao Zhou1, Chi Zhang1 (*), and Zhong Lin Wang1,2 (*)

1 Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences; National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100083, China
2 School of Material Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0245, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1564-9

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3534每3542

Address correspondence to Chi Zhang, czhang@binn.cas.cn; Zhong Lin Wang, zlwang@gatech.edu

Several tribotronic triggers have been developed based on the coupling of contact electrification effect and traditional field-effect transistors. By further integrating traditional digital circuits, tribotronic sequential logic circuits have been demonstrated such as register and counter for performing external contact triggered storage and computation, which have realized the direct interaction and integration between the external environment and integrated circuits.

    

Formation of willow leaf-like structures composed of NH2-MIL68(In) on a multifunctional multiwalled carbon nanotube backbone for enhanced photocatalytic reduction of Cr(VI)

Yunhong Pi1,2,∫, Xiyi Li1,2,∫, Qibin Xia1,2, Junliang Wu1,2, Zhong Li1,2, Yingwei Li1,2, and Jing Xiao1,2 (*)

1 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
2 Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Environment and Pollution Control, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
Yunhong Pi and Xiyi Li contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1565-8

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3543每3556

Address correspondence to cejingxiao@scut.edu.cn

Multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) as an electron acceptor was introduced into NH2-MIL-68(In) by a dynamic hydrothermal process, forming a willow leaf-like In-metal-organic framework (MOF) structure with an MWCNT backbone. The structure showed enhanced light absorption and a highly efficient transfer of photogenerated carriers along with a great increment in the photoreduction efficiency of the heavy metal ion, Cr(VI).

    

Self-powered pressure sensor for ultra-wide range pressure detection

Kaushik Parida, Venkateswarlu Bhavanasi, Vipin Kumar, Ramaraju Bendi, and Pooi See Lee (*)

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue 639798, Singapore

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1567-6

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3557每3570

Address correspondence to pslee@ntu.edu.sg

We present a wide-range pressure sensor which is based on the synergistic effect of the piezoelectric polarization and triboelectric surface charges of self-polarized polyvinyldifluoride-trifluoroethylene (PVDF-TrFE) sponge for potential applications in human每machine interfaces, smart humanoids, and quadcopter robots.

    

Effect of interface on mid-infrared photothermal response of MoS2 thin film grown by pulsed laser deposition

Ankur Goswami1, Priyesh Dhandaria1, Soupitak Pal2, Ryan McGee1, Faheem Khan1, Željka Antić1, Ravi Gaikwad1, Kovur Prashanthi1, and Thomas Thundat1 (*)

1 Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton T6G 1H9, Canada
2 Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara 93106-5070, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1568-5

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3571每3584

Address correspondence to agoswami@ualberta.ca; thundat@ualberta.ca

This work highlights the variation of the mid-infrared (mid-R) photothermal response of a pulsed laser-deposited MoS2 thin film by interplaying the substrate film interface.

    

NaFeTiO4 nanorod/multi-walled carbon nanotubes composite as an anode material for sodium-ion batteries with high performances in both half and full cel

Xuan Hou, Chuanchuan Li, Huayun Xu (*), and Liqiang Xu (*)

Key Laboratory of Colloid & Interface Chemistry (Shandong University), Ministry of Education and School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1569-4

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3585每3595

Address correspondence to Liqiang Xu, xulq@sdu.edu.cn; Huayun Xu, xuhuayunsdu@126.com

    

Quality assessment of graphene: Continuity, uniformity, and accuracy of mobility measurements

David M. A. Mackenzie1,2 (*), Jonas D. Buron1,2, Patrick R. Whelan1,2, Jos谷 M. Caridad1,2, Martin Bjergfelt1,2, Birong Luo1,2, Abhay Shivayogimath1,2, Anne L. Smitshuysen1,2, Joachim D. Thomsen1,2, Timothy J. Booth1,2, Lene Gammelgaard1,2, Johanna Zultak1,2, Bjarke S. Jessen1,2, Peter Bøggild1,2, and Dirch H. Petersen1,2

1 Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark, Ørsteds Plads 345 B, Kongens Lyngby 2800, Denmark
2 Center for Nanostructured Graphene (CNG), Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby 2800, Denmark

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1570-y

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3596每3605

Address correspondence to dmac@nanotech.dtu.dk

    

Layer-by-layer assembly of long-afterglow self-supporting thin films with dual-stimuli-responsive phosphorescence and antiforgery applications

Rui Gao1, Dongpeng Yan1,2 (*), David G. Evans1, and Xue Duan1

1 State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
2 Beijing Key Laboratory of Energy Conversion and Storage Materials, College of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1571-x

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3606每3617

Address correspondence to yandp@mail.buct.edu.cn; yandp@bnu.edu.cn

By virtue of the ordering induced in the assembly process, selfsupporting long-afterglow thin films (TFs) exhibit well-defined polarization and up-conversion room-temperature phosphorescence, as well as high quantum yields and luminescence lifetimes. The ordered TFs can be used as room-temperature phosphorescent sensors for both humidity and oxygen and can serve as anti-counterfeiting marks and triple-mode two-dimensional barcode displays.

    

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).

    

Erratum to: Anionic liposomes for small interfering ribonucleic acid (siRNA) delivery to primary neuronal cells: Evaluation of alpha-synuclein knockdown efficacy

Michele Schlich1, Francesca Longhena2, Gaia Faustini2, Caitriona M. O'Driscoll3, Chiara Sinico1, Anna Maria Fadda1, Arianna Bellucci2, and Francesco Lai1 (*)

1 Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari 09124, Italy
2 Division of Pharmacology, Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, University of Brescia, Brescia 25123, Italy
3 Pharmacodelivery Group, School of Pharmacy, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1726-9

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3618

Address correspondence to frlai@unica.it

    

Erratum to: Nanocomposite quasi-solid-state electrolyte for highsafety lithium batteries

Hyunji Choi1,∫, Hyun Woo Kim1,∫, Jae-Kwang Kim2 (*), Young Jun Lim1, Youngsik Kim1 (*), and Jou-Hyeon Ahn3 (*)

1 School of Energy & Chemical Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan 689-798, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Solar & Energy Engineering, Cheongju University, Cheongju, Chungbuk 28503, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Materials Engineering and Convergence Technology and Research Institute for Green Energy Convergence Technology, Gyeongsang National University, 900, Gajwa-dong, Jinju 660-701, Republic of Korea
Hyunji Choi and Hyun Woo Kim contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1784-z

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3619

Address correspondence to Jae-Kwang Kim, jaekwang@cju.ac.kr; Youngsik Kim, ykim@unist.ac.kr; Jou-Hyeon Ahn, jhahn@gnu.ac.kr

    

Erratum to: Effect of interface on mid-infrared photothermal response of MoS2 thin film grown by pulsed laser deposition

Ankur Goswami1 (*), Priyesh Dhandaria1, Soupitak Pal2, Ryan McGee1, Faheem Khan1, Željka Antić1, Ravi Gaikwad1, Kovur Prashanthi1, and Thomas Thundat1

1 Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton T6G 1H9, Canada
2 Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara 93106-5070, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1788-8

Nano Research 2017, 10(10): 3620

Address correspondence to agoswami@ualberta.ca

    

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