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Volume 14

Issue 12,2021

(63 articles)


Shilin Mu1, Hongxu Chen2 (✉), Chenyu Shi1, Junhu Zhang1 (✉), and Bai Yang1

Au nanoring arrays with tunable morphological features and plasmonic resonances are fabricated using colloidal lithography.
2021, 14(12): 4674–4679
Published: 20 March 2021

Ming Liu1, Lingjun Kong1, Xuemin Wang1, Jie He1, Jijie Zhang1, Jian Zhu1, and Xian-He Bu1,2 (✉)

In this work, the explanation for the beneficial oxygen evolution reaction (OER) activity provided by carboxylic acid-based metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) was deciphered. We point out for the first time that the steric hindrance generated by Nafion can weaken the alkaline hydrolysis process of Co-MOF nanoribbons in lye, consequently forming optimized structural refactoring species (cobalt hydroxide/oxyhydroxide) with enhanced OER catalytic activity.
2021, 14(12): 4680–4688
Published: 14 April 2021

Jing Li1, Jie Zhao1, Shengqiang Li3, Yang Chen1, Weiqiang Lv4, Jiahui Zhang1, Libing Zhang1, Zhen Zhang1 (✉), and Xiaoquan Lu1,2 (✉)

In this work, we demonstrated a metal–organic framework (MOF) synergistic catalysis strategy, by loading Pt nanoparticles (Pt NPs) on MIL-88B-NH2 (Fe-MOF) to increase peroxidase-like activity for ultrasensitive colorimetric detection of glucose.
2021, 14(12): 4689–4695
Published: 27 March 2021

Xiuping Sun1, Lu Wang1, Chuanchuan Li1, Debao Wang2, Iqbal Sikandar1, Ruxia Man1, Fang Tian1, Yitai Qian1, and Liqiang Xu1,3 (✉)

Dandelion-like Bi2S3/rGO hierarchical microspheres display remarkable performances when applied as anode material for both potassiumion batteries (PIBs) and half/full sodium-ion batteries (SIBs).
2021, 14(12): 4696–4703
Published: 29 March 2021

Jinping Hu1,2, Zhaofeng Liang3, Kongchao Shen1,4, Lei Xie3, Huan Zhang1,2, Chaoqin Huang1,2, Yaobo Huang1,2,3, Han Huang5, Jianxin Tang4, Zheng Jiang1,2,3, Miao Yu6, and Fei Song1,2,3 (✉)

Weak intermolecular force in assembly is suppressed by the strong covalent bonding during dehalogenation coupling, inducing the convergent reaction path.
2021, 14(12): 4704–4713
Published: 8 April 2021

Jiabin Cui1,§, Pin Ma2,4,§, Weidan Li1, Rui Jiang1, Lirong Zheng3, Yuan Lin2, Chang Guo1 (✉), Xiong Yin1 (✉), and Leyu Wang1

Surface active-site engineering strategy was proposed to construct the hierarchical PtNi nanocatalysts with atomic Pt-skin layer (PtNi@Pt-SL) for efficient triiodide reduction reaction, through a facile one-pot acid-dealloying approach at room temperature.
2021, 14(12): 4714–4718
Published: 29 April 2021

Min Zhang, Hai-Gang Lu (✉), and Si-Dian Li (✉)

Extensive first-principles theory calculations predict the most stable core-shell borospherenes Cs B111, Cs B112, Cs B113, and Cs B114 in the size range between B68–B130 which all contain an icosahedral B12 core at the center exhibiting typical superatomic behaviors.
2021, 14(12): 4719–4724
Published: 27 March 2021

Xiangshui Wu1,§, Qiqi Tao2,§, Da Li1, Qilang Wang1, Xiaoyan Zhang2, Huile Jin2, Jun Li2, Shun Wang2 (✉), and Xiangfan Xu1 (✉)

This report reveals unprecedently low thermal conductivity of unique tellurium nanoribbons, exhibiting a linear thickness-dependent thermal conductivity, which is owing to the strong phonon-surface scattering. This helps to pursue low-dimensional nanomaterials for advanced thermoelectric applications.
2021, 14(12): 4725–4731
Published: 8 April 2021

Kuan-Rong Hao1, Xing-Yu Ma1, Hou-Yi Lyu1,3, Zhen-Gang Zhu1,2, Qing-Bo Yan3 (✉), and Gang Su4,1,3 (✉)

We systematically investigated the possible ferroic properties of two-dimensional (2D) MGeX3. Eight stable 2D ferromagnets, 21 2D antiferromagnets, and 11 stable 2D ferroelectric semiconductors including two multiferroic materials were predicted. Particularly, 2D MnGeSe3 and MnGeTei3 are predicted to be room-temperature 2D ferromagnetic half metals with Tc of 490 K and 308 K, respectively.
2021, 14(12): 4732–4739
Published: 10 April 2021

Min Wang1, Li Zhang2, Jialiang Pan1, Meirong Huang1, and Hongwei Zhu1 (✉)

Fe-doped Ni3S2 nanoparticles are in-situ grown on three-dimensional (3D) conductive Fe-Ni alloy foam by one-step surface-assisted chemical vapor transport method for electrochemical overall water splitting. The incorporation of Fe improves the electrochemical active surface area, electrical conductivity and hydrogen adsorption energy. This work provides a facile method for large-scale synthesis of promising catalysts with high activity and long-term durability for efficient water electrolysis in alkaline media.
2021, 14(12): 4740–4747
Published: 10 April 2021