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A prospective future towards bio/medical technology and bioelectronics based on 2D vdWs heterostructures

Guru Prakash Neupane1,∫ (*), Linglong Zhang1,∫, Tanju Yildirim1, Kai Zhou2, Bowen Wang1, Yilin Tang1, Wendi Ma1, Yunzhou Xue3 (*), and Yuerui Lu1 (*)

1 Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
2 College of Mechatronics and Control Engineering, Shenzhen University, Nan-hai Ave 3688, Shenzhen 518060, China
3 College of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518052, China
Guru Prakash Neupane and Linglong Zhang contributed equally to this work.

2020, 13(1): 1每17

Address correspondence to Yuerui Lu,; Yunzhou Xue,; Guru Prakash Neupane,

This article reviews the development of various types of 2D heterostructures in a variety of nano-biotechnology applications and highlights the future 2D heterostructure scopes in bioimaging, nanomedicine, bio-markers/therapy and bioelectronics.


Cell vibron polariton resonantly self-confined in the myelin sheath of nerve

Bo Song1 (*) and Yousheng Shu2

2020, 13(1): 38每44

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A quantum state of cell polariton can form and be self-confined in myelinated neuron due to the specific coupling of myelin sheath and photons.


Regulating lithium nucleation and growth by zinc modified current collectors

Na Zhang1, Seung-Ho Yu1,2 (*), and H谷ctor D. Abruña1 (*)
1 Baker Laboratory, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14853, USA
2 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Korea University, 145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea

2020, 13(1): 45每51

Address correspondence to Seung-Ho Yu,; H谷ctor D. Abruña,

A Cu current collector modified with a thin layer of Zn can regulate the homogeneous Li nucleation process, leading to the uniform Li growth.


Multicolor carbon dots with concentration-tunable fluorescence and solvent-affected aggregation states for white light-emitting diodes

Fanyong Yan1 (*), Yingxia Jiang1, Xiaodong Sun1, Junfu Wei1 (*), Liang Chen2, and Yuyang Zhang1
1 State Key Laboratory of Separation Membranes and Membrane Processes, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tiangong University, Tianjin 300387, China
2 Graduate School of Life Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 0010024, Japan

2020, 13(1): 52每60

Address correspondence to Fanyong Yan,; Junfu Wei,

Multicolor fluorescent CDs (M-CDs) with different surface states were synthesized through one-step solvothermal method and they were successfully used in the preparation of white light emitting diodes.


Gate length dependent transport properties of in-plane core-shell nanowires with raised contacts

Alexandre Bucamp1, Christophe Coinon1, David Troadec1, Sylvie Lepilliet1, Gilles Patriarche2, Xavier Wallart1, and Ludovic Desplanque1 (*)
1 Univ. Lille, CNRS, Centrale Lille, Yncr谷a ISEN, Univ. Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, UMR 8520-IEMN, F-59000 Lille, France
2 C2N-UMR 9001 CNRS, Universit谷 Paris-Sud-Universit谷 Paris-Saclay, 91120 Palaiseau, France

2020, 13(1): 61每66

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The transport properties of in-plane InGaAs/InP core-shell nanowires with raised contacts grown by selective area molecular beam epitaxy are investigated through the characterization of MOSFET devices with gate length down to 30 nm.


Fishbone-like platinum-nickel nanowires as an efficient electrocatalyst for methanol oxidation

Jinquan Chang1,2, Luting Song1, Yuanqing Xu1, Yanhong Ma1, Cheng Liang1, Wenyu Jiang1, and Yong Zhang1,2 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Nanosystem and Hierarchical Fabrication, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

2020, 13(1): 67每71

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The PtNi3 fishbone-like nanowires (PtNi3-FBNWs) present unique compositional and structural features and therefore demonstrate enhanced electrocatalytic performances compared with commercial 20% Pt/C.


In situ dynamics response mechanism of the tunable lengthdiameter ratio nanochains for excellent microwave absorber

Wenbin You, Ke Pei, Liting Yang, Xiao Li, Xiaofeng Shi, Xuefeng Yu, Huiqiao Guo, and Renchao Che (*)

Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Department of Materials Science and Collaborative, Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials (iChem), Fudan University, 220 Handan Road, Shanghai 200433, China

2020, 13(1): 72每78

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Co nanochains are fabricated via a magnetic field assisted assembly approach and demonstrated the enhancement of magnetic loss in microwave absorption, which exhibits strong chain-length dependences because of the improving magnetic response. Research of microwave absorption mechanism via in situ experiment provides visible evidences of magnetic response causing by multiple resonances from the microscopic level.


Ultrasonication-assisted and gram-scale synthesis of Co-LDH nanosheet aggregates for oxygen evolution reaction

Tian-Jiao Wang1,∫, Xiaoyang Liu1,∫, Ying Li2, Fumin Li2, Ziwei Deng1 (*), and Yu Chen1 (*)
1 Key Laboratory of Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry (Ministry of Education), 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, Xi*an 710062, China
2 Second address, Department, University, City and Postcode, Country School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi*an 710062, China
Tian-Jiao Wang and Xiaoyang Liu contributed equally to this work.

2020, 13(1): 79每85

Address correspondence to Ziwei Deng,; Yu Chen,

Gram-scale flower-like Co-based layered double hydroxides nanosheet aggregates were synthesized by a facile and fast ultrasonic approach, which reveals preeminent stability, a small Tafel slope of 110 mV﹞dec-1, and a low overpotential of 300 mV at 10 mA﹞cm-2 for oxygen evolution reaction in alkaline media.


Highly graphitized carbon nanosheets with embedded Ni nanocrystals as anode for Li-ion batteries

Francisco Javier Soler-Piña1, Celia Hern芍ndez-Rentero1, Alvaro Caballero1 (*), Juli芍n Morales1 (*), Enrique Rodr赤guez-Castell車n2, and Jes迆s Canales-V芍zquez3

1 Dpto. Qu赤mica Inorg芍nica e Ingenier赤a Qu赤mica, Instituto de Qu赤mica Fina y Nanoqu赤mica, Universidad de C車rdoba, 14071 C車rdoba, Spain
2 Dpto. Qu赤mica Inorg芍nica, Cristalograf赤a y Mineralog赤a, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de M芍laga, 29071 M芍laga, Spain
3 Instituto de Energ赤as Renovables, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Paseo de La Investigaci車n 1, 02071 Albacete, Spain

2020, 13(1): 86每94

Address correspondence to Alvaro Caballero,; Juli芍n Morales,

A graphitized carbon@Ni nanocrystals composite obtained at moderate temperatures possesses the ability of doubling the capacity of graphite with a similar polarization between the charge and discharge curves, much lower than that of disordered graphene.


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,; Mir F. Mousavi,

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.


Transformation between nanosheets and nanowires structure in MnO2 upon providing Co2+ ions and applications for microwave absorption

Lulu Song, Yuping Duan (*), Jia Liu, and Huifang Pang (*)

Key Laboratory of Solidification Control and Digital Preparation Technology (Liaoning Province), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116085, China

2020, 13(1): 95每104

Address correspondence to Yuping Duan,; Huifang Pang,

The evolution of morphologies and phases of MnO2 when the Co doping increased from 0 to 20 mmol (the clockwise direction), the morphologies changed from nanosheets to nanowires and then back to nanosheets, along with the phase from 汛-MnO2 to 汐-MnO2 then to 汛-MnO2.


Solid-solution alloy nanoclusters of the immiscible gold-rhodium system achieved by a solid ligand-assisted approach for highly efficient catalysis

Xinchun Yang1,2, Zhangpeng Li1, Mitsunori Kitta1, Nobuko Tsumori3, Wenhan Guo4, Zitao Zhang4, Jianbo Zhang5, Ruqiang Zou4 (*), and Qiang Xu1,2,6 (*)
1 Institute of Electrochemical Energy, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Ikeda, Osaka 563-8577, Japan
2 Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, Nada Ku, Kobe, Hyogo 657-8501, Japan
3 Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Toyama National College of Technology, Toyama 939-8630, Japan
4 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
5 Centre for High-Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research, Beijing 100094, China
6 AIST-Kyoto University Chemical Energy Materials Open Innovation Laboratory, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan

2020, 13(1): 105每111

Address correspondence to Ruqiang Zou,; Qiang Xu,

The solid-solution alloying of the immiscible Au and Rh system has been achieved in plenty of clean, ultrafine and highly dispersed metal nanoclusters by using a solid-ligand-assisted approach, which exhibit significantly enhanced catalytic activity toward the dehydrogenation of formic acid.


High-performance transparent conducting films of long singlewalled carbon nanotubes synthesized from toluene alone

Er-Xiong Ding, Aqeel Hussain, Saeed Ahmad, Qiang Zhang (*), Yongping Liao, Hua Jiang, and Esko I. Kauppinen (*)
Department of Applied Physics, School of Science, Aalto University, Puumiehenkuja 2, 00076 Aalto, Espoo, Finland

2020, 13(1): 112每120

Address correspondence to Qiang Zhang,; Esko I. Kauppinen,

We have for the first time systematically investigated the parameters to synthesize single-walled carbon nanotubes using toluene alone as the carbon source for the fabrication of transparent conducting films with a considerably low sheet resistance of 57 次/sq at 90% transmittance and high yield simultaneously.


Engineering defects and adjusting electronic structure on S doped MoO2 nanosheets toward highly active hydrogen evolution reaction

Shuo Geng1,2, Yequn Liu3, Yong Sheng Yu1,2 (*), Weiwei Yang2 (*), and Haibo Li1

1 Key Laboratory of Functional Materials Physics and Chemistry of the Ministry of Education, Jilin Normal University, Changchun 130103, China
2 MIIT Key Laboratory of Critical Materials Technology for New Energy Conversion and Storage, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
3 Analytical Instrumentation Center, State Key Laboratory of Coal Conversion, Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan 030001, China

2020, 13(1): 121每126

Address correspondence to Yong Sheng Yu,; Haibo Li,

Owing to the electron structure adjusting, lattice defect engineering, and oxygen vacancies increasing, the S doped MoO2 shows excellent hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) performance.


Ultrahigh sensitive near-infrared photodetectors based on MoTe2/ germanium heterostructure

Wenjie Chen1,2, Renrong Liang1,2 (*), Shuqin Zhang1,2, Yu Liu1,2, Weijun Cheng1,2, ChuanchuanSun3, and Jun Xu1,2 (*)
1 Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Beijing National Research Center for Information Science and Technology (BNRist), Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Beijing Institute of Control Engineering, Beijing 100084, China

2020, 13(1): 127每132

Address correspondence to Renrong Liang,; Jun Xu,

The efficient near-infrared light detection of the MoTe2/germanium (Ge) heterojunction has been demonstrated. The photoresponsivity and specific detectivity can reach to 12,460 A/W and 3.3℅ 1012 Jones, respectively. And the photoresponse time is 5 ms. These properties suggest that MoTe2/Ge heterostructure is one of the promising structures for the development of high performance near-infrared photodetectors.


Scanning tunneling spectroscopic study of monolayer 1T-TaS2 and 1T-TaSe2

Haicheng Lin1,∫, Wantong Huang1,∫, Kun Zhao1, Shuang Qiao1, Zheng Liu2, Jian Wu1, Xi Chen1 (*), and Shuai-Hua Ji1 (*)
1 State Key Laboratory of Low Dimensional Quantum Physics and Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Institute for Advanced Studies, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Haicheng Lin andWantong Huang contributed equally to this work.

2020, 13(1): 133每137

Address correspondence to Shuai-Hua Ji,; Xi Chen,

The isostructural and isoelectronic transition-metal-dichalcogenides 1T-TaS2 and 1T-TaSe2 monolayer show commensurate charge wave phase at low temperature. 1T-TaS2 monolayer is proved to be a Mott insulator while 1T-TaSe2 monolayer is a regular band insulator.


Spatial Raman mapping investigation of SERS performance related to localized surface plasmons

Yansheng Liu1,2 and Feng Luo1 (*)

1 IMDEA Nanoscience, Faraday 9, Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain
2 School of Science, Universidad Aut車noma de Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain

2020, 13(1): 138每144

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The Ag NPs/SLG/Ag NDs exhibited extremely high surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) performance. The spatial Raman mapping illustrated the larger SERS signal existed in the rim of the Ag NDs.


Combining scanning tunneling microscope (STM) imaging and local manipulation to probe the high dose oxidation structure of the Si(111)-7℅7 surface

Dogan Kaya1,2, Richard J. Cobley3 (*), and Richard E. Palmer3
1 Department of Electronics and Automation, Vocational School of Adana, Cukurova University, 01160 Cukurova, Adana, Turkey
2 Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
3 College of Engineering, Swansea University, Bay Campus, Fabian Way, Swansea, SA1 8EN, UK

2020, 13(1): 145每150

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Combining scanning tunneling microscope (STM) imaging with local atomic manipulation elucidates the oxidation behavior of the Si(111)-7℅7 surface, yielding the primary oxidation pathway.


Mitigation of voltage decay in Li-rich layered oxides as cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries

Wenhui Hu1, Youxiang Zhang1,2 (*), Ling Zan1, and Hengjiang Cong1 (*)

1 College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
2 Shenzhen Research Institute of Wuhan University, Shenzhen 518000, China

2020, 13(1): 151每159

Address correspondence to Youxiang Zhang,; Hengjiang Cong,

A lithium-rich layered oxide with composition of Li1.16Mn0.50 Ni0.25Co0.09O2 was synthesized by carbonate co-precipitation method which showed impressively increased initial Coulombic efficiency, cycling stability and average discharge voltages as cathode material for lithium ion batteries.


GSH-triggered sequential catalysis for tumor imaging and eradication based on star-like Au/Pt enzyme carrier system

Amin Zhang1,2, Qian Zhang1,2, Gabriel Alfranca1,4, Shaojun Pan2,3, Zhicheng Huang1,2, Jin Cheng1,2, Qiang Ma5, Jie Song1,2, Yunxiang Pan1,2, Jian Ni1,2, Lijun Ma6 (*), and Daxiang Cui1,2,3 (*)
1 Institute of Nano Biomedicine and Engineering, Shanghai Engineering Research Center for Intelligent Diagnosis and Treatment Instrument, Department of Instrument Science and Engineering, School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan RD, Shanghai 200240, China
2 National Center for Translational Medicine, Collaborative Innovational Center for System Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240, China
3 School of Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
4 Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Arag車n (ICMA), CSIC/Universidad de Zaragoza, C/Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
5 Department of Tumor, Xintai People*s Hospital, Xintai 271200, China
6 Department of Tumor in Tongren Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 1111 XianXia Road, Shanghai 200336, China

2020, 13(1): 160每172

Address correspondence to Lijun Ma,; Daxiang Cui,

In this work, we have successfully prepared a sequential catalytic platform based on Au/Pt star for tumor theragnostic by using unique tumor microenvironment. Here we demonstrated that our probes simultaneously possessed a GSH-sensitive release, real-time imaging ability, and synergetic cancer starving-like therapy/nanozyme oxidative therapy/photo-thermal therapy (PTT)/photodynamic therapy (PDT) features, which provides a potential strategy for effective tumor theragnostic.


Molecular imaging of advanced atherosclerotic plaques with folate receptor-targeted 2D nanoprobes

Zhide Guo1,∫, Liu Yang2,∫, Mei Chen3,4,∫, Xuejun Wen1, Huanhuan Liu1, Jingchao Li1, Duo Xu1, Yuanyuan An2, Changrong Shi1, Jindian Li1, Xinhui Su5, Zijing Li1, Ting Liu1, Rongqiang Zhuang1, Nanfeng Zheng4 (*), Haibo Zhu2 (*), and Xianzhong Zhang1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Molecular Vaccinology and Molecular Diagnostics & Center for Molecular Imaging and Translational Medicine, School of Public Health, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361102, China
2 State Key Laboratory for Bioactive Substances and Functions of Natural Medicines, Beijing Key Laboratory of New Drug Mechanisms and Pharmacological Evaluation Study, Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100050, China
3 College of Materials Science and Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
4 The State Key Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
5 Zhongshan Hospital Affiliated to Xiamen University, Xiamen 361004, China
Zhide Guo, Liu Yang, and Mei Chen contributed equally to this work.

2020, 13(1): 173每182

Address correspondence to Xianzhong Zhang,; Haibo Zhu,; Nanfeng Zheng,

The macrophage-targeted Pd@Au-PEG-FA offers a versatile nanoplatform for sensitive and specific detection of folate receptor (FR)-positive atherosclerotic plaques through multimodal imaging.


In situ observation of temperature-dependent atomistic and mesoscale oxidation mechanisms of aluminum nanoparticles

Jing Gao, Jingyuan Yan, Beikai Zhao, Ze Zhang, and Qian Yu (*)

Center of Electron Microscopy and State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

2020, 13(1): 183每187

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In situ environmental transmission electron microscopy testing was applied to investigate the temperature-dependent oxidation process of aluminum nanoparticles from ambient to 600 ∼C. The oxidation mechanisms were found to be changed with temperature.


Highly dispersed Co-Mo sulfide nanoparticles on reduced graphene oxide for lithium and sodium ion storage

Yuqing Liao1, Chun Wu2, Yaotang Zhong1, Min Chen1, Luyang Cai1, Huirong Wang1, Xiang Liu1,3,4 (*), Guozhong Cao5 (*), and Weishan Li1,3 (*)
1 School of Chemistry, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, China
2 College of Materials Science and Engineering, Changsha University of Science and Technology, Changsha 410114, China
3 National and Local Joint Engineering Research Center of MPTES in High Energy and Safety LIBs, Engineering Research Center of MTEES (Ministry of Education), and Key Lab. of ETESPG(GHEI), South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, China
4 School of Energy Science and Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211816, China
5 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA

2020, 13(1): 188每195

Address correspondence to Xiang Liu,; Guozhong Cao,; Weishan Li,

Co3S4/CoMo2S4 nanoparticles highly dispersed on rGO exhibit excellent lithium and sodium ion storage performances.


Highly conductive dodecaborate/MXene composites for high performance supercapacitors

Zhenxing Li1 (*), Chang Ma1, Yangyang Wen1, Zhiting Wei1, Xiaofei Xing1, Junmei Chu1, Chengcheng Yu1, Kaili Wang2, and Zhao-Kui Wang2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, Institute of New Energy, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Beijing 102249, China
2 Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials and Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China

2020, 13(1): 196每202

Address correspondence to Zhenxing Li,; Zhao-Kui Wang,

The surface of MXene was modified by a simple ultrasonic treatment by adding of ammonium ion, and the dodecaborate ion was inserted into the inner surface of MXene by electrostatic adsorption. The dodecaborate ion can act as a "lubricant" for ion diffusion between the MXene layers, which significantly improve the ion transfer rate of supercapacitors. The dodecaborate/MXene composites can achieve an extremely high capacitance of 366 F﹞g-1 at a scan rate of 2 mV﹞s-1, which is more than eight times higher than the capacitance of MXene (43 F﹞g-1) at the same scan speed.


Embedding ultrasmall Ag nanoclusters in Luria-Bertani extract via light irradiation for enhanced antibacterial activity

Ziping Wang1,2, Yushuang Fang1, Xianfeng Zhou3, Zhibo Li3, Haiguang Zhu1, Fanglin Du1, Xun Yuan1 (*), Qiaofeng Yao4 (*), and Jianping Xie4 (*)
1 Shandong Key Laboratory of Biochemical Analysis, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266042, China
2 Weifang University of Science and Technology, Shandong Peninsula Engineering Research Center of Comprehensive Brine Utilization, Weifang 262700, China
3 Key Lab of Biobased Polymer Materials of Shandong Provincial Education Department, School of Polymer Science and Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266042, China
4 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, 4 Engineering Drive 4, 117585, Singapore

2020, 13(1): 203每208

Address correspondence to Xun Yuan,; Qiaofeng Yao,; Jianping Xie,

Encapsulating Ag nanoclusters (NCs) inside a sacrificial nanovehicle (e.g., the extract of Luria Bertani medium) which is preferably swallowed and digested by the bacteria, can significantly improve the targeting and uptake over the bacteria, boosting the bacterial killing efficacy of Ag NCs.


FeOOH quantum dots decorated graphene sheet: An efficient electrocatalyst for ambient N2 reduction

Xiaojuan Zhu1,2,∫, Jinxiu Zhao1,∫, Lei Ji1, Tongwei Wu1, Ting Wang1, Shuyan Gao3, Abdulmohsen Ali Alshehri4, Khalid Ahmed Alzahrani4, Yonglan Luo2, Yimo Xiang5, Baozhan Zheng6 (*), and Xuping Sun1 (*)
1 Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China
2 Chemical Synthesis and Pollution Control Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, China West Normal University, Nanchong 637002, China
3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang 453007, China
4 Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80203, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
5 No. 12 Middle School, Chengdu 610041, China
6 College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China
Xiaojuan Zhu and Jinxiu Zhao contributed equally to this work.

2020, 13(1): 209每214

Address correspondence to Xuping Sun,; Baozhan Zheng,

FeOOH quantum dots decorated graphene sheet behaves as a highperformance and stable catalyst for ambient electrochemical N2-to-NH3 fixation. In 0.1 M LiClO4, this hybrid achieves a large NH3 yield rate and a high Faradaic efficiency of 27.3米g﹞h-1﹞mgcat.-1 and 14.6% at -0.4 V vs. reversible hydrogen electrode.


VO2﹞0.2H2O nanocuboids anchored onto graphene sheets as the cathode material for ultrahigh capacity aqueous zinc ion batteries

Dedong Jia1 (*), Kun Zheng1, Ming Song2, Hua Tan3, Aitang Zhang1, Lihua Wang1, Lijun Yue1, Da Li1, Chenwei Li1 (*), and Jingquan Liu1 (*)
1 College of Material Science and Engineering, Institute for Graphene Applied Technology Innovation, School of Electromechanical Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China
2 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xuzhou University of Technology, Xuzhou 221111, China
3 School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637371, Singapore

2020, 13(1): 215每224

Address correspondence to Dedong Jia,; Chenwei Li,; Jingquan Liu,

A hybrid structure containing VO2﹞0.2H2O nanocuboids anchored on graphene sheets has been synthesized through a facile and efficient microwave-assisted solvothermal method. When used as cathode material for aqueous Zn-ion batteries, it is able to reach 423 mAh﹞g-1 in specific capacity, and long cycle stability (87% capacity retention after 1,000 cycles under 8 A﹞g-1) because of the reversible Zn ions de-intercalation and rapid electron transport in the composite.


Interlayer-expanded MoS2 assemblies for enhanced electrochemical storage of potassium ions

Sijia Di, Pan Ding, Yeyun Wang, Yunling Wu, Jun Deng, Lin Jia, and Yanguang Li (*)
Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials and Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China

2020, 13(1): 225每230

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Hierarchical interlayer-expanded MoS2 assemblies supported on carbon nanotubes are prepared via a straightforward solution method. The interlayer expansion lowers the diffusion energy barrier and improves the diffusion kinetics of ions, thereby affording our product with an excellent electrochemical performance for reversible K+ ion storage.


Room-temperature photodeposition of conformal transition metal based cocatalysts on BiVO4 for enhanced photoelectrochemical water splitting

Lu Wang, Tao Zhang, Jinzhan Su (*), and Liejin Guo (*)

International Research Center for Renewable Energy, State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, School of Energy & Power Engineering, Xi*an Jiaotong University, Xi*an 710049, China

2020, 13(1): 231每237

Address correspondence to Jinzhan Su,; Liejin Guo,

A versatile in-situ light-driven two-electrode photodeposition approach is proposed to deposit different transition metal complex on the surface of BiVO4 highly oriented nanocone-arrays. Conformal Co-Pi, Ni-Bi and Mn-Pi complexes were obtained by this photodeposition strategy, leading to enhanced photoelectrochemical performance of these novel BiVO4 nanocone array-based photoanodes.


Metal-organic frameworks nanoswitch: Toward photo-controllable endo/lysosomal rupture and release for enhanced cancer RNA interference

Gan Lin1,2,∫, Yang Zhang1,∫, Long Zhang1,∫, Junqing Wang1, Ye Tian1, Wen Cai1, Shangui Tang1, Chengchao Chu1, JiaJing Zhou3, Peng Mi4, Xiaoyuan Chen5, and Gang Liu1 (*)
1 State Key Laboratory of Molecular Vaccinology and Molecular Diagnostics & Center for Molecular Imaging and Translational Medicine, School of Public Health, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361102, China
2 The Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
3 School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637457, Singapore
4 State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy and Cancer Center, West China Hospital, Collaborative Innovation Center for Biotherapy, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China
5 Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Gan Lin, Yang Zhang, and Long Zhang contributed equally to this work.

2020, 13(1): 238每245

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Killing two birds with one stone nanoswitch is presented to simultaneously address endosomal rupture and gene release for enhancing cancer RNA interfering. Upon photoirradiation, the nanoswitch rapidly dissociates into endosomal disrupting agents and gene therapeutics, allowing a spatiotemporal control over gene transfer in targeted sites, along with fluorescence recovery that could be used for real-time monitoring the gene delivery.


Photodeposition fabrication of hierarchical layered Co-doped Ni oxyhydroxide (NixCo1−xOOH) catalysts with enhanced electrocatalytic performance for oxygen evolution reaction

Liang-ai Huang, Zhishun He, Jianfeng Guo, Shi-en Pei, Haibo Shao, and Jianming Wang (*)
Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

2020, 13(1): 246每254

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We report an original photodeposition strategy for the fabrication of NixCo1−xOOH/TiO2 heterostructure nanosheet arrays with improved electrocatalytic performance for oxygen evolution reaction.


Self-assembled core-shell polydopamine@MXene with synergistic solar absorption capability for highly efficient solar-to-vapor generation

Xing Zhao, Xiang-Jun Zha, Li-Sheng Tang, Jun-Hong Pu, Kai Ke, Rui-Ying Bao, Zheng-ying Liu, Ming-Bo Yang, and Wei Yang (*)

College of Polymer Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, State Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials Engineering, Chengdu 610065, China

2020, 13(1): 255每264

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The core-shell polydopamine (PDA)@MXene photothermal microspheres with synergistic and stable solar absorption capability as well as adequate water supply are constructed through a simple self-assembly strategy.


Porous Pt nanoframes decorated with Bi(OH)3 as highly efficient and stable electrocatalyst for ethanol oxidation reaction

Xiaolei Yuan1,∫, Bei Jiang5,∫, Muhan Cao2,∫, Congyang Zhang2, Xiaozhi Liu3,4, Qinghua Zhang3, Fenglei Lyu2, Lin Gu3,4 (*), and Qiao Zhang2 (*)

1 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nantong University, 9 Seyuan Road, Nantong 226019, China
2 Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials and Devices, SWC for Synchrotron Radiation Research, Soochow University, 199 Ren*ai Road, Suzhou 215123, China
3 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
4 School of Physical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
5 Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Technology, Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China
Xiaolei Yuan, Bei Jiang, and Muhan Cao contributed equally to this work.

2020, 13(1): 265每272

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Porous Pt-Bi(OH)3 nanoframes prepared through a two-step approach show superior catalytic activity and operation durability for ethanol oxidation reaction to commercial Pt/C catalysts in both alkaline and acidic conditions.


PCN-Fe(III)-PTX nanoparticles for MRI guided high efficiency chemo-photodynamic therapy in pancreatic cancer through alleviating tumor hypoxia

Tao Zhang1,∫, Zhenqi Jiang2,3,∫, Libin Chen4,∫, Chunshu Pan2, Shan Sun2, Chuang Liu2, Zihou Li2, Wenzhi Ren2,5 (*), Aiguo Wu2 (*), and Pintong Huang1 (*)
1 Department of Ultrasound, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310009, China
2 Cixi Institute of Biomedical Engineering, CAS Key Laboratory of Magnetic Materials and Devices, & Key Laboratory of Additive Manufacturing Materials of Zhejiang Province, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo 315201, China
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
4 Department of Ultrasound, Ningbo First Hospital, Ningbo 315010, China
5 Key Laboratory of Diagnosis and Treatment of Digestive System Tumors of Zhejiang Province, Ningbo 315016, China
Tao Zhang, Zhenqi Jiang, and Libin Chen contributed equally to this work.

2020, 13(1): 273每281

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Porous coordination network-Fe(III)-paclitaxel (PCN-Fe(III)-PTX) nanoparticles (NPs) used as PTX carrier and photosensitizer could effectively regulate tumor hypoxia by continuous decomposition of the endogenous H2O2 and remarkably augment the therapeutic efficiency of chemo-photodynamic combined therapy. Also, these NPs represent an ideal agent for MRI image and can release drug in response to both laser irradiation and pH changes to promote drug accumulation within tumors.


Synthesis and transformation of zero-dimensional Cs3BiX6 (X = Cl, Br) perovskite-analogue nanocrystals

Hanjun Yang1, Tong Cai1, Exian Liu2, Katie Hills-Kimball1, Jianbo Gao2, and Ou Chen1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Brown University, 324 Brook Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
2 Ultrafast Photophysics of Quantum Devices Laboratory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, South Carolina, 29634, USA

2020, 13(1): 282每291

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The synthesis of Cs3BiX6 (X = Cl, Br) nanocrystals opens up opportunities to understanding optical properties and post-synthetic transformations of zero-dimensional lead-free perovskite analogue materials.


Erratum to: Effects of redox-active interlayer anions on the oxygen evolution reactivity of NiFe-layered double hydroxide nanosheets

Daojin Zhou1, Zhao Cai1, Yongmin Bi1, Weiliang Tian1,2, Ma Luo1, Qian Zhang1, Qian Zhang1, Qixian Xie1, Jindi Wang1, Yaping Li1, Yun Kuang1, Xue Duan1, Michal Bajdich3, Samira Siahrostami4 (*), and Xiaoming Sun1 (*)
1 State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, College of Energy, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
2 Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering in South Xinjiang, College of Life Science, Tarim University, Alar 843300, China
3 SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
4 SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA

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