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Present advances and perspectives of broadband photo-detectors based on emerging 2D-Xenes beyond graphene

Bing Wang1, Shipeng Zhong1, Yanqi Ge1, Huide Wang1, Xiaoling Luo2 (*), and Han Zhang1 (*)

1 College of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, College of Electronic and Information Engineering, Institute of Microscale Optoelectronics, Collaborative Innovation Centre for Optoelectronic Science & Technology, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems of Ministry of Education and Guangdong Province, Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Micro-Nano Photonic Information Technology, Guangdong Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Economy (SZ), Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Shenzhen People*s Hospital, Second Clinical Medical College of Jinan University, Shenzhen 518020, China

2020, 13(4): 891每918

Address correspondence to Han Zhang,; Xiaoling Luo,

With quantum spin hall effect (QSHE), spin-orbit coupling (SOC) effect, 2D topological properties, layer-dependent bandgap and other excellent properties, 2D-Xenes have broad application prospects in photodetectors. In this paper, the types, structure, properties, preparation methods and applications of 2D-Xenes in photodetectors are reviewed, and the challenges and future development of 2D-Xenes based photodetectors are presented.


Highly stretchable polymer/silver nanowires composite sensor for human health monitoring

Yanjing Zhang, Pei He (*), Meng Luo, Xiaowen Xu, Guozhang Dai, and Junliang Yang (*)

Hunan Key Laboratory for Super-microstructure and Ultrafast Process, School of Physics and Electronics, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China

2020, 13(4): 919每926

Address correspondence to Pei He,; Junliang Yang,

A highly stretchable sensor based on conductive polymer and silver nanowires showed a large strain stability up to 500% and low strain limit to 1%. The strain sensor can successfully detect the human joint motion and monitoring the electrocardiogram signal, which can be used for human healthcare monitoring.


Double drumheadlike surface states in elemental group V nodal line semimetals

Yang Hang and Wanlin Guo (*)

State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical Structures, Key Laboratory for Intelligent Nano Materials and Devices of Ministry of Education, and Institute of Nanoscience, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China

2020, 13(4): 927每931

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The 3D nodal line in the Brilloun zone twists and intersects. On (001) surface, the projection pattern of the nodal line overlaps and a complicated double drumheadlike surface state appears inside the overlapped region.


Enhanced photoluminescence quantum yield of MAPbBr3 nanocrystals by passivation using graphene

Youngsin Park1,∫, Atanu Jana1,∫, Chang Woo Myung1,∫, Taeseung Yoon1, Geungsik Lee1, Claudius C. Kocher2, Guanhua Ying2, Vitaly Osokin2, Robert A. Taylor2 (*), and Kwang S. Kim1 (*)

1 School of Natural Science, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technologh, Ulsan 44919, Republic of Korea
2 Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU, UK
Youngsin Park, Atanu Jana and Chang Woo Myung contributed equally to this work.

2020, 13(4): 932每938

Address correspondence to Robert A. Taylor,; Kwang S. Kim,

Controlling or passivating the surface defects in perovskite materials is a key parameter to enhance the high photoluminescence quantum efficiency. An enhanced quantum efficiency for perovskite MAPbBr3 (MA = methylammonium) nanocrystals was demonstrated by encapsulating the MAPbBr3 with graphene (Gr) resulting in defect passivation, a conclusion supported by density functional theory calculations.


Experimental and mechanistic understanding of photo-oxidation of methanol catalyzed by CuO/TiO2-spindle nanocomposite: Oxygen vacancy engineering

Quanquan Shi1,∫, Zhaoxian Qin3,∫, Changlin Yu2, Ammara Waheed3, Hui Xu1, Yong Gao1, Hadi Abroshan4 (*), and Gao Li3 (*)

1 College of Science, Inner Mongolia Key Laboratory of Soil Quality and Nutrient Resource, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Hohhot 010018, China
2 School of Chemical Engineering, Key Laboratory of Petrochemical Pollution Process and Control, Guangdong Province, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, Maoming 525000, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China
4 School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, USA
Quanquan Shi and Zhaoxian Qin contributed equally to this work.

2020, 13(4): 939每946

Address correspondence to Gao Li,; Hadi Abroshan,

CuO/TiO2-nanospindle is shown as a robust photocatalyst composite for methanol oxidation under UV light ( = 365 nm). The catalytic activity is correlated with the concentration of surface oxygen vacancies. The methanol oxidation takes place via the conversion path of CH3O* to CHO*, evidenced by in-situ attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy analysis.


Fabricating Pd isolated single atom sites on C3N4/rGO for heterogenization of homogeneous catalysis

Ninghua Fu1, Xiao Liang1, Zhi Li1 (*), Wenxing Chen2, Yu Wang3, Lirong Zheng4, Qinghua Zhang5, Chen Chen1, Dingsheng Wang1, Qing Peng1, Lin Gu5, and Yadong Li1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Beijing Key Laboratory of Construction Tailorable Advanced Functional Materials and Green Applications, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
3 Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201204, China
4 Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
5 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

2020, 13(4): 947每951

Address correspondence to Zhi Li,; Yadong Li,

The design and synthesis of metal single atoms on porous carbon nitride/reduced graphene oxide (C3N4/rGO) foam as monolith catalysts allow the heterogenization of homogeneous catalysis. The Pd1/C3N4/rGO monolith catalyst exhibits superior catalytic activity and can be facilely assembled in a flow catalytic reactor for continuous production of 4-nitro-1,1'-biphenyl.


Enormous enhancement in electrical performance of few-layered MoTe2 due to Schottky barrier reduction induced by ultraviolet ozone treatment

Xiaoming Zheng1,2, Xueao Zhang3, Yuehua Wei2, Jinxin Liu1, Hang Yang2, Xiangzhe Zhang2, Shitan Wang1, Haipeng Xie1, Chuyun Deng2, Yongli Gao1,4, and Han Huang1 (*)

1 Hunan Key Laboratory of Super-microstructure and Ultrafast Process, School of Physics and Electronics, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
2 College of Arts and Science, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China
3 College of Physical Science and Technology, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
4 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA

2020, 13(4): 952每958

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The ultraviolet ozone (UVO) treated MoTe2 showed enhanced mobility, hole concentration, photoresponse, and good contact, which can be attributed to the reduced Schottky barrier.


Scrolling bilayer WS2/MoS2 heterostructures for high-performance photo-detection

Lin Wang1, Qiuyan Yue1, Chengjie Pei1, Huacheng Fan1, Jie Dai1, Xiao Huang1 (*), Hai Li1 (*), and Wei Huang1,2

1 Key Laboratory of Flexible Electronics (KLOFE) & Institute of Advanced Materials, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211816, China
2 Shaanxi Institute of Flexible Electronics (SIFE), Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi*an 710072, China

2020, 13(4): 959每966

Address correspondence to Xiao Huang,; Hai Li,

Due to its spirally scrolled structure, the WS2/MoS2 heterostructures nanoscroll has alternative WS2/MoS2 and MoS2/WS2 multi-interfaces, which can facilitate the ultrafast charge transfer and photocurrent generation. The WS2/MoS2 heterostructures nanoscroll-based device exhibited one order of magnitude higher photosensitivity compared to that of bilayer WS2/MoS2 nanosheet-based device under blue laser.


N-doped interconnected carbon aerogels as an efficient SeS2 host for long life Na-SeS2 batteries

Yurui Deng1, Lunlun Gong1 (*), Hoda Ahmed2, Yuelei Pan1,2, Xudong Cheng1, Siyu Zhu1, and Heping Zhang1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Fire Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

2020, 13(4): 967每974

Address correspondence to Lunlun Gong,; Heping Zhang,

The SeS2@NCAs cathode made by infiltrating SeS2 into N-doped interconnected carbon aerogels has a great potential for building better batteries.


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.


In-situ growth of Ni nanoparticle-encapsulated N-doped carbon nanotubes on carbon nanorods for efficient hydrogen evolution electrocatalysis

Xiaoxiao Yan1,2, Minyi Gu2, Yao Wang2, Lin Xu2 (*), Yawen Tang2, and Renbing Wu1 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
2 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

2020, 13(4): 975每982

Address correspondence to Lin Xu, and; Renbing Wu,

A template-engaged approach is demonstrated for the encapsulation of Ni nanoparticles into N-doped carbon nanotube/nanorod integrated hierarchically branched architectures.


Supercritical CO2 produces the visible-light-responsive TiO2/COF heterojunction with enhanced electron-hole separation for highperformance hydrogen evolution

Lifei Liu1,2, Jianling Zhang1,2,3 (*), Xiuniang Tan1,2, Bingxing Zhang1,2, Jinbiao Shi1,2, Xiuyan Cheng1,2, Dongxing Tan1,2, Buxing Han1,2,3, Lirong Zheng4, and Fanyu Zhang1,2

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Colloid, Interface and Chemical Thermodynamics, CAS Research/Education Center for Excellence in Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 School of Chemical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Physical Science Laboratory, Huairou National Comprehensive Science Center, Beijing 101400, China
4 Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility (BSRF), Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

2020, 13(4): 983每988

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Here we propose a supercritical fluid (SCF) method for the construction of TiO2/covalent organic framework (COF) heterojunction, which bridges the paths for photo-excited charge transformation and exhibits highly efficient H2 production under visible-light irradiation.


Amalgamated gold-nanoalloys with enhanced catalytic activity for the detection of mercury ions (Hg2+) in seawater samples

Natasha Logan1, Claire McVey1, Christopher Elliott1, and Cuong Cao1,2 (*)

1 Institute for Global Food Security, School of Biological Sciences, Queen*s University Belfast, 19 Chlorine Gardens, Belfast, BT9 5DL, UK
2 Material and Advanced Technologies for Healthcare, Queen*s University Belfast, 18-30 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5BN, UK

2020, 13(4): 989每998

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Excellent stability and enhanced catalytic activity of oligo-ethylene glycol (OEG)-functionalised gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) combined with mercury (Hg2+) amalgamation can provide a low-cost, rapid, sensitive and versatile sensing approach for the detection of Hg2+ in various water samples, including harsh water matrices such as seawater.


Temperature-regulated self-assembly of lipids at free bubbles interface: A green and simple method to prepare micro/nano bubbles

Juan Jin1, Fang Yang1 (*), Bin Li1, Dong Liu2,3, Lihong Wu4, Yan Li1, and Ning Gu1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Biomaterials and Devices, School of Biological Sciences and Medical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
2 West Anhui University, Lu*an 237012, China
3 Anhui Engineering Laboratory for Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Traditional Chinese Medicine Resources, Lu*an 237012, China
4 CSPC Zhongqi Pharmaceutical Technology (SJZ) Co., Ltd., Shijiazhuang 050035, China

2020, 13(4): 999每1007

Address correspondence to Ning Gu,; Fang Yang,

Micro/nanobubbles are greenly and efficiently fabricated by the self-assembly of lipids in the presence of free bubbles with temperature regulation.


Co3(hexahydroxytriphenylene)2: A conductive metal每organic framework for ambient electrocatalytic N2 reduction to NH3

Wei Xiong1, Xin Cheng1, Ting Wang2, Yongsong Luo2, Jing Feng1, Siyu Lu3, Abdullah M. Asiri4, Wei Li1 (*), Zhenju Jiang1 (*), and Xuping Sun2 (*)

1 School of Science, Xihua University, Chengdu 610039, China
2 Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China
3 Green Catalysis Center and College of Chemistry, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China
4 Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science & Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80203, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia

2020, 13(4): 1008每1012

Address correspondence to Wei Li,; Zhenju Jiang,; Xuping Sun,

Co3HHTP2 nanoparticles act as an efficient catalyst for ambient electrochemical N2-to-NH3 fixation. When tested in 0.5 M LiClO4, such Co3HHTP2 achieves a large NH3 yield of 22.14 米g﹞h每1﹞mg每1cat. with a faradaic efficiency of 3.34% at 每0.40 V versus the reversible hydrogen electrode.


Super-assembled core每shell mesoporous silica-metal-phenolic network nanoparticles for combinatorial photothermal therapy and chemotherapy

Bo Yang1, Shan Zhou1, Jie Zeng1, Liping Zhang1, Runhao Zhang1, Kang Liang2, Lei Xie1, Bing Shao3, Shaoli Song4, Gang Huang5,6, Dongyuan Zhao1, Pu Chen7, and Biao Kong1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Key Lab of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, iChEM, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
2 School of Chemical Engineering and Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, The University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, Australia
3 Beijing Key Laboratory of Diagnostic and Traceability Technologies for Food Poisoning, Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Beijing 100013, China
4 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Shanghai Cancer Center, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
5 Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Imaging, Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Shanghai 201318, China
6 Institute of Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200127, China
7 Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1, Canada

2020, 13(4): 1013每1019

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A super-assembled core每shell mesoporous silica-metal-polyphenol framework as a multimodal therapy nanoplatform with pH sensitive and photothermal property was developed.


Nanoscale image of the drug/metal mono-layer interaction: Tapping AFM-IR investigations

Natalia Piergies1 (*), Alexandre Dazzi2, Ariane Deniset-Besseau2, J谷r谷mie Mathurin2, Magdalena Oćwieja3, Czesława Paluszkiewicz1, and Wojciech M. Kwiatek1

1 Institute of Nuclear, Physics Polish Academy of Sciences, PL-31342 Krakow, Poland
2 Laboratoire de Chimie Physique (LCP), CNRS UMR 8000, Univ. of Paris-Sud, Universit谷 Paris-Saclay, 91405 Orsay, France
3 Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences, Niezapominajek 8, PL-30239 Krakow, Poland

2020, 13(4): 1020每1028

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The tapping AFM-IR was applied for monitoring of the drug/metal monolayer interactions in nanoscale.


Solvothermal-assisted assembly of MoS2 nanocages on graphene sheets to enhance the electrochemical performance of lithium-ion battery

Dafang He1, Yi Yang1, Zhenmin Liu2, Jin Shao1, Jian Wu1, Shun Wang1, Liming Shen1 (*), and Ningzhong Bao1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Material-Oriented Chemical Engineering, College of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 210009, China
2 Institute of NBC Defence, Beijing 102205, China

2020, 13(4): 1029每1034

Address correspondence to Ningzhong Bao,; Liming Shen,

A novel nanocomposite of hollow MoS2 nanocages dispersed on graphene network using a simple solvothermal-assisted assembly method were developed, and delivered a superior long-term cycling stability.


Ultrastable and colorful afterglow from organic luminophores in amorphous nanocomposites: advanced anti-counterfeiting and in vivo imaging application

Qiuqin Huang1, Heqi Gao2, Shuming Yang1, Dan Ding2 (*), Zhenghuan Lin1 (*), and Qidan Ling3

1 Fujian Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350007, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemical Biology, Key Laboratory of Bioactive Materials, Ministry of Education, and College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
3 Fujian provincial Key Laboratory of Advanced Materials Oriented Chemical Engineering, Fuzhou 350007, China

2020, 13(4): 1035每1043

Address correspondence to Dan Ding,; Zhenghuan Lin,

Organic luminophores were incorporated into the 3D crosslinking skeleton of silica, by sol-gel method to produce a series of organic/inorganic hybrid nanocomposites exhibiting colorful and ultrastable afterglow of organic luminophores, and great potential and advantages in advanced anti-counterfeiting and bioimaging application.


High-performance Li-ion batteries based on graphene quantum dot wrapped carbon nanotube hybrid anodes

Xuewei Zhao1, Yizeng Wu1, Yunsong Wang1, Huaisheng Wu1, Yawei Yang2, Zhipeng Wang1, Linxiu Dai1, Yuanyuan Shang2 (*), and Anyuan Cao1 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 School of Physics and Microelectronics, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China

2020, 13(4): 1044每1052

Address correspondence to Anyuan Cao,; Yuanyuan Shang,

Graphene quantum dots wrapped carbon nanotubes are used for for high-performance lithium-ion battery anodes.


High-performance optoelectronic devices based on van der Waals vertical MoS2/MoSe2 heterostructures

Fang Li, Boyi Xu, Wen Yang, Zhaoyang Qi, Chao Ma, Yajuan Wang, Xuehong Zhang, Zhuoran Luo, Delang Liang, Dong Li (*), Ziwei Li (*), and Anlian Pan (*)

Key Laboratory for Micro-Nano Physics and Technology of Hunan Province, College of Materials and Engineering, School of Physics and Electronic Science, and State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
Fang Li and Boyi Xu contributed equally to this work.

2020, 13(4): 1053每1059

Address correspondence to Dong Li,; Ziwei Li,; Anlian Pan,

The vertically-stacked MoS2/MoSe2 heterostructures are successfully synthesized by vapor epitaxy to realize high-performance optoelectronic devices with enhanced electron mobility and remarkable photoresponse.


Moir谷 patterns arising from bilayer graphone/graphene superlattice

Hu Li1,2 (*), Raffaello Papadakis3, Tanveer Hussain4, Amir Karton4, and Jiangwei Liu1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of High Efficiency and Clean Mechanical Manufacture, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
2 School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester, M13 9PL Manchester, UK
3 Department of Chemistry, Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, 75 121 Uppsala, Sweden
4 School of Molecular Sciences, University of Western Australia, WA6009 Perth, Australia

2020, 13(4): 1060每1064

Address correspondence to Hu Li,; Jiangwei Liu,

Triangular and linear moir谷 patterns are for the first time observed in the bilayer graphone/graphene superlattice, which opens a route towards the tailoring of electronic properties of graphene through various moir谷 potentials.


Electrical probing of carrier separation in InAs/InP/GaAsSb core-dualshell nanowires

Sedighe Salimian1 (*), Omer Arif1, Valentina Zannier1, Daniele Ercolani1, Francesca Rossi2, Zahra Sadre Momtaz1, Fabio Beltram1, Sefano Roddaro1,3, Francesco Rossella1 (*), and Lucia Sorba1

1 NEST, Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR and Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza S. Silvestro 12, I-56127 Pisa, Italy
2 IMEM-CNR Institute, Parco Area delle Scienze 37/A, 43124 Parma, Italy
3 Department of Physics ※E.Fermi§, Universit角 di Pisa, Largo Pontecorvo 3, I-56127 Pisa, Italy

2020, 13(4): 1065每1070

Address correspondence to Sedighe Salimian,; Francesco Rossella,

Core dual-shell NW based multifunctional devices with two parallel opposite doped channels separated with InP barrier.


Coupling effects in QD dimers at sub-nanometer interparticle distance

Carlo Nazareno Dibenedetto1,2,∫, Elisabetta Fanizza1,2,∫, Rosaria Brescia3, Yuval Kolodny4, Sergei Remennik4, Annamaria Panniello1, Nicoletta Depalo1, Shira Yochelis4, Roberto Comparelli1, Angela Agostiano1,2, Maria Lucia Curri1,2, Yossi Paltiel4, and Marinella Striccoli1 (*)

1 CNR-Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici SS Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70125 - Bari, Italy
2 Universit角 degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Dipartimento di Chimica, Via Orabona 4, 70125-Bari, Italy
3 Electron Microscopy Facility, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, via Morego 30, 16163 Genova, Italy
4 Department of Applied Physics and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 9190401, Israel
Carlo Nazareno Dibenedetto and Elisabetta Fanizza contributed equally to the work.

2020, 13(4): 1071每1080

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The dimer formation between QDs in solution is obtained by using alkyl dithiols as bifunctional linkers, with interparticle distance down to 0.5 nm. Coupling phenomena are strongly dependent from the interparticle distance and QD size, affecting the exciton dissociation efficiency.


Effect of metallic nanoparticles on amyloid fibrils and their influence to neural cell toxicity

Marianna Barbalinardo1,∫, Andrea Antosova2,∫, Marta Gambucci3,∫, Zuzana Bednarikova2, Cristiano Albonetti1, Francesco Valle1,4, Paola Sassi3, Loredana Latterini3 (*), Zuzana Gazova2,5, and Eva Bystrenova1 (*)

1 C.N.R. - I.S.M.N, via Gobetti, 101, Bologna 40129, Italy
2 Institute of Experimental Physics, Department of Biophysics, Slovak Academy of Science, Watsonova 47 04001, Kosice, Slovakia
3 Department of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology, University of Perugia, Perugia 06123, Italy
4 Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo Sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase (CSGI), ISMN-CNR, Bologna 40129, Italy
5 Department of Medical and Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Safarik University, Kosice 04001, Slovakia
Marianna Barbalinardo, Andrea Antosova, and Marta Gambucci contributed equally to this work.

2020, 13(4): 1081每1089

Address correspondence to Eva Bystrenova,; Loredana Latterini,

Gold nanoparticles are able to reduce the cytotoxicity of amyloid fibrils by modifying the fibril secondary structure. A detailed description is achieved through a multidisciplinary approach based on different spectroscopic and morphological investigation and selective assays.


Hierarchical peony-like FeCo-NC with conductive network and highly active sites as efficient electrocatalyst for rechargeable Zn-air battery

Yiyan Wang1, Anuj Kumar3, Mang Ma1, Yin Jia3, Yu Wang1, Ying Zhang1, Guoxin Zhang2 (*), Xiaoming Sun1, and Zifeng Yan1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao 266580, China
2 Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266590, China
3 Department of Chemistry, Institute of Humanities and applied Science, GLA University, Mathura-281406, India

2020, 13(4): 1090每1099

Address correspondence to Guoxin Zhang,; Zifeng Yan,

A fluffy peony-like FeCo-NC material with in-situ formed interconnected three-dimensional (3D) conductive carbon nanotube network is developed via controllable thermal transformation, and exhibits superior oxygen reduction reaction/oxygen evolution reactions (ORR/OER) performance.


Temperature-sensitive polymeric nanogels encapsulating with 汕-cyclodextrin and ICG complex for high-resolution deep-tissue ultrasound-switchable fluorescence imaging

Ruilin Liu1,2,∫, Tingfeng Yao1,2,∫, Yang Liu1,2, Shuai Yu1,2, Liqin Ren1,2, Yi Hong2,3, Kytai T. Nguyen2,3, and Baohong Yuan1,2 (*)

1 Ultrasound and Optical Imaging Laboratory, Department of Bioengineering, the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019, USA
2 Joint Biomedical Engineering Program, the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
3 Department of Bioengineering, the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019, USA
Ruilin Liu and Tingfeng Yao contributed equally to this work.

2020, 13(4): 1100每1110

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A 汕-cyclodextrin/indocyanine green complex-encapsulated poly(Nisopropylacrylamide) nanogel was synthesized and studied for ex vivo/in vivo deep tissue/high-resolution near infrared USF imaging.


Effective nanotherapeutic approach for metastatic breast cancer treatment by supplemental oxygenation and imaging-guided phototherapy

Jialing Hu, Fuan Wang, Feng Liu, Wentong Sun, Qunying Jiang, Yahua Liu, Yun Zhao, and Xiaoqing Liu (*)

Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Biology and Medicine (Ministry of Education), College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China

2020, 13(4): 1111每1121

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Confining ultrafine Li3P nanoclusters in porous carbon for highperformance lithium-ion battery anode

Eryang Mao1, Wenyu Wang1, Mintao Wan1, Li Wang2 (*), Xiangming He2, and Yongming Sun1 (*)

1 Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
2 Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

2020, 13(4): 1122每1126

Address correspondence to Yongming Sun,; Li Wang,

We design a Li3P/C nanocomposite electrode material for lithium-ion batteries with Li3P ultrafine nanodomains embedded in micrometerscale porous carbon particles. The unique micro/nanostructure of the Li3P/C nanocomposite enables a high available lithium-ion capacity (791 mAh/g), good rate capability (75% of its 0.5 C capacity at 6 C) and good cycling stability.


InSe/hBN/graphite heterostructure for high-performance 2D electronics and flexible electronics

Liangmei Wu1,2,∫, Jinan Shi2,∫, Zhang Zhou1,2, Jiahao Yan1,2, Aiwei Wang1,2, Ce Bian1,2, Jiajun Ma1,2, Ruisong Ma1,2, Hongtao Liu1,2, Jiancui Chen1,2, Yuan Huang1, Wu Zhou2 (*), Lihong Bao1,2,3 (*), Min Ouyang4, Sokrates T. Pantelides5, and Hong-Jun Gao1,2,3

1 Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. O. Box 603, Beijing 100190, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences & CAS Center for Excellence in Topological Quantum Computation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 603, Beijing 100190, China
3 Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, Dongguan 523808, China
4 Department of Physics, University of Maryland, MD 20742, USA
5 Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, USA
Liangmei Wu and Jinan Shi contributed equally to this work.

2020, 13(4): 1127每1132

Address correspondence to Wu Zhou,; Lihong Bao,

InSe/hBN/graphite heterostructures are used to achieve highperformance field-effect transistors (room-temperature mobility of 1,146 cm2﹞V−1﹞s−1 and on/off ratio of 1010), integrated digital inverters (voltage gain of 93.4), and flexible devices (little modification of performance at 2% strain), due to atomically flat dielectric, where InSe, hBN, and graphite are employed as channel, dielectric, and gate, respectively.


In situ assembly of magnetic nanocrystals/graphene oxide nanosheets on tumor cells enables efficient cancer therapy

Mingyang Liu1,2, Yang Lu3, Qilin Yu1,2 (*), and Shu-Hong Yu2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology and Technology, Ministry of Education, Department of Microbiology, College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
2 Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
3 Key Laboratory of Advanced Catalytic Materials and Reaction Engineering, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China

2020, 13(4): 1133每1140

Address correspondence to Qilin Yu,; Shu-Hong Yu,

Magnetic nanocrystal/graphene oxide nanosheets modified with transferrin and mitochondrion-targeting peptide can in situ assemble on tumor cell surface to form 2D nanostructures, inhibiting nutrient uptake, invasion and metastasis, together with photothermal killing of the tumor cells.


Chemical synthesis and coercivity enhancement of Nd2Fe14B nanostructures mediated by non-magnetic layer

Kai Zhu1,2, Junjie Xu1, Xiaobai Wang1, Wei Li1, Kesong Tian1, and Yanglong Hou1,2 (*)

1 Beijing Key Laboratory for Magnetoelectric Materials and Devices (BKLMMD), Beijing Innovation Centre for Engineering Science and Advanced Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

2020, 13(4): 1141每1148

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Three groups of Nd2Fe14B nanostructures have been obtained by optimized chemical reductive processes. An increase of more than tenfold of the coercivity has been achieved as a result of the formed grain boundary phase, including Nd-rich phase and two-dimensional graphene oxide, which will significantly enhance the exchange coupling effect inner the samples.


Quantitative analysis of the intertube coupling effect on the photoluminescence characteristics of distinct (n, m) carbon nanotubes dispersed in solution

Shilong Li1,3,4, Dehua Yang1,3,4, Jiaming Cui1, Yanchun Wang1,4, Xiaojun Wei1,4,5 (*), Weiya Zhou1,3,4,5, Hiromichi Kataura6, Sishen Xie1,3,4,5, and Huaping Liu1,2,3,4,5 (*)

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 Center of Materials Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, College of Materials Science and Opto-Electronic Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Department of Physical Science, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
4 Beijing Key Laboratory for Advanced Functional Materials and Structure Research, Beijing 100190, China
5 Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, Dongguan 523808, China
6 Nanomaterials Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba 305-8565, Japan

2020, 13(4): 1149每1155

Address correspondence to Xiaojun Wei,; Huaping Liu,

The one-way exciton energy transfer (EET) was demonstrated to be present among distinct (n, m) single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) highly dispersed in solution by quantitatively studying their intertube coupling effect including photon absorption and reabsorption and EET that were quantified by the decrease ratio of (6, 5) photoluminescence (PL) intensity with increasing the concentration of the surrounding (9, 4) SWCNTs.


Fabrication of perovskite solar cell with high short-circuit current density (JSC) using moth-eye structure of SiOX

Sucheol Ju1,∫, Minseop Byun1,∫, Minjin Kim2,∫, Junho Jun1, Daihong Huh1, Dong Suk Kim2, Yimhyun Jo2 (*), and Heon Lee (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea University, Anam-ro 145, Sungbuk-Gu, Seoul 136-701, Republic of Korea
2 KIER-UNIST Advanced Center for Energy, Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), UNIST-Gil 50, Eonyang-eup, Ulju-gun, Ulsan 689-851, Republic of Korea
Sucheol Ju, Minseop Byun, and Minjin Kim contributed equally to this work.

2020, 13(4): 1156每1161

Address correspondence to Heon Lee,; Yimhyun Jo,

By using moth-eye structure of SiOX on glass, the optical properties improvement of the perovskite solar cell was confirmed. In this study, fabricated perovskite solar cells (PSCs) has a conversion efficiency of 21.77%.


From core-shell to yolk-shell: Keeping the intimately contacted interface for plasmonic metal@semiconductor nanorods toward enhanced near-infrared photoelectrochemical performance

Xiaodong Wan, Jia Liu (*), Dong Wang, Yuemei Li, Hongzhi Wang, Rongrong Pan, Erhuan Zhang, Xiuming Zhang, Xinyuan Li, and Jiatao Zhang (*)

Beijing Key Laboratory of Construction-Tailorable Advanced Functional Materials and Green Applications, Experimental Center of Advanced Materials, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China

2020, 13(4): 1162每1170

Address correspondence to Jiatao Zhang,; Jia Liu,

The Au@PbS yolk-shell nanorods featuring intimately contacted and sharp interface are fabricated, which provide a good platform for probing the plasmonic hot hole collection in solar-to-fuel conversion process.


Highly sensitive tuning of lattice thermal conductivity of graphenelike borophene by fluorination and chlorination

Tingwei Li1, Ge Nie2, and Qiang Sun1,3 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Coal-based Low Carbon Energy, ENN Science & Development Co.,Ltd., Lang Fang 065001, China
3 Center for Applied Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

2020, 13(4): 1171每1177

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Fluorination and chlorination can tune the lattice thermal conductivity of graphene-like borophene effectively.


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