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Replacing PVP by macrocycle cucurbit[6]uril to cap sub-5 nm Pd nanocubes as highly active and durable catalyst for ethanol electrooxidation

Dongshuang Wu, Minna Cao (*), and Rong Cao (*)

State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, China
Present address: Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2499-0

Address correspondence to Minna Cao, mncao@fjirsm.ac.cn; Rong Cao, rcao@fjirsm.ac.cn

For the first time, PVP can be replaced by a macromolecule CB[6] with similar carbonyl functional group in the formation of sub-5 nm Pd nanocubes. Significantly, CB[6] was able to modify the electronic structure of Pd atoms. The obtained Pd nanocubes show 7 times higher current density and 1每4 orders of magnitude slower deactivation than commercial Pd catalysts in the ethanol oxidation reaction.

    

Spherical to truncated octahedral shape transformation of palladium nanocrystals driven by e-beam in aqueous solution

Yingying Jiang1,2 (*), Xiao Li1, Xiaoming Ma1, Haifeng Wang1, Hui Zhang1, Zheng Liu3, Ze Zhang1, and Chuanhong Jin1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
3 Inorganic Functional Materials Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Nagoya 463-8560, Japan

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2498-1

Address correspondence to Yingying Jiang, jiangyingying915@zju.edu.cn; Chuanhong Jin, chhjin@zju.edu.cn

Using in situ liquid cell transmission electron microscopy (TEM), we present the direct observation of the shape transformation dynamics of Pd nanocrystals from quasi-sphere into equilibrium truncated octahedrons in aqueous solution as triggered by e-beam irradiation.

    

A direct H2O2 production based on hollow porous carbon sphere-sulfur nanocrystal composites by confinement effect as oxygen reduction electrocatalysts

Guanyu Chen1, Jiwei Liu3, Qingqing Li1, Pengfei Guan2, Xuefeng Yu1, Linshen Xing1, Jie Zhang1, and Renchao Che1 (*)

1 Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Department of Materials Science and Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials (iChem), Fudan University, Shanghai 200438, China
2 Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing 100193, China
3 Innovative Center for Advanced Materials (ICAM), Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310012, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2496-3

Address correspondence to rcche@fudan.edu.cn

We report the synthesis of a hollow porous carbon sphere (HPCS) with sulfur nanocrystals (~ 2每5 nm) uniformly distributed in the channel of the HPCS. Both the experimental and theoretical results demonstrate the high electrocatalytic activity and selectivity toward the ORR for H2O2 production in alkaline solution.

    

Iron sulfides with dopamine-derived carbon coating as superior performance anodes for sodium-ion batteries

Aihua Jin1,2,∫, Seung-Ho Yu3,∫, Jae-Hyuk Park1,2, Seok Mun Kang1,2, Mi-Ju Kim1,2, Tae-Yeol Jeon4, Junyoung Mun5 (*), and Yung-Eun Sung1,2 (*)

1 Center for Nanoparticle Research, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
2 School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Korea University, 145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea
4 Beamline Department, Pohang Accelerator Laboratory (PAL), Pohang 37673, Republic of Korea
5 Department of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Incheon National University, 12-1, Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon 22012, Republic of Korea
∫ Aihua Jin and Seung-Ho Yu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2495-4

Address correspondence to Junyoung Mun, jymun@inu.ac.kr ; Yung-Eun Sung, ysung@snu.ac.kr

Iron sulfides with dopamine derived carbon coating are prepared by simple and economical process, and they exhibit excellent electrochemical performance as sodium ion battery (SIB) anodes.

    

Comprehensive study of a versatile polyol synthesis approach for cathode materials for Li-ion batteries

Hyeseung Chung1, Antonin Grenier2, Ricky Huang1, Xuefeng Wang1, Zachary Lebens-Higgins3, Jean-Marie Doux1, Shawn Sallis4, Chengyu Song5, Peter Ercius5, Karena Chapman2, Louis F. J. Piper3, Hyung-Man Cho1, Minghao Zhang1 (*), and Ying Shirley Meng1 (*)

1 Department of NanoEngineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
2 Chemistry Department, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
3 Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902, USA
4 Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
5 National Center for Electron Microscopy, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2494-5

Address correspondence to Ying Shirley Meng, shirleymeng@ucsd.edu; Minghao Zhang, miz016@eng.ucsd.edu

A novel polyol synthesis method has been developed for layered LiNi0.4Mn0.4Co0.2O2(NMC), spinel LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4(LNMO), and olivine LiCoPO4(LCP) cathode materials. Reaction mechanism has been studied in detail with combination of in situ and ex situ techniques.

    

The role of phase impurities and lattice defects on the electron dynamics and photochemistry of CuFeO2 solar photocathodes

Elizabeth A. Fugate1, Somnath Biswas1, Mathew C. Clement1, Minkyu Kim2, Dongjoon Kim2, Aravind Asthagiri2 (*), and L. Robert Baker1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
2 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2493-6

Address correspondence to Aravind Asthagiri, asthagiri.1@osu.edu; L. Robert Baker, baker.2364@osu.edu

In this work we investigate the role of phase impurities and lattice defect states on the electron dynamics and photochemical efficiency of CuFeO2. Visible light transient absorption and density functional theory (DFT) calculations provide insight on effects of Cu vacancies, O interstitials, and CuO/CuFeO2 heterostructures on the competition between charge separation and recombination dynamics in this material.

    

Multifunctional core-shell-like nanoarchitectures for hybrid supercapacitors with high capacity and long-term cycling durability

S. Chandra Sekhar1, Goli Nagaraju1,2, Bhimanaboina Ramulu1, Sk. Khaja Hussain1, D. Narsimulu1, and Jae Su Yu1 (*)

1 Department of Electronic Engineering, Institute for Wearable Convergence Electronics, Kyung Hee University, 1732 Deogyeong-daero, Gihung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 17104, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, Kyung Hee University, 1732 Deogyeong-daero, Gihung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 17104, Republic of Korea

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2492-7

Address correspondence to jsyu@khu.ac.kr

The core-shell-like CH NTAs@NiAl LDH NSs-24 electrode demonstrated high electrochemical properties in three- and two-electrode systems including excellent cycling stability.

    

A facile method to synthesize water-soluble Pd8 nanoclusters unraveling the catalytic mechanism of p-nitrophenol to p-aminophenol

Pan An1,2, Rajini Anumula1, Chaonan Cui1, Yang Liu1, Fei Zhan3, Ye Tao3, and Zhixun Luo1,2 (*)

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) and State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Beijing 100049, China
3 Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2491-8

Address correspondence to zxluo@iccas.ac.cn

The catalytic conversion of p-nitrophenol to p-aminophenol by watersoluble Pd8 clusters is demonstrated enlightening novel Pd catalysis for nitro hydrogenation.

    

Metal-organic frameworks-derived nitrogen-doped carbon supported nanostructured PtNi catalyst for enhanced hydrosilylation of 1-octene

Junfeng Wen1,2, Yuanjun Chen2, Shufang Ji2 (*), Jian Zhang2, Dingsheng Wang2, and Yadong Li2 (*)

1 School of chemistry and chemical engineering, Yulin University, Yulin 719000, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2490-9

Address correspondence to Shufang Ji, jisf15@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn; Yadong Li, ydli@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

Metal-organic frameworks-derived nitrogen-doped carbon supported nanostructured PtNi catalyst exhibits superior performance for antiMarkovnikov hydrosilylation of 1-octene.

    

Optically tunable fluorescent carbon nanoparticles and their application in fluorometric sensing of copper ions

Minhuan Lan1,2,∫, Shaojing Zhao1,2,∫, Shuilin Wu1, Xiaofang Wei3, Yanzhao Fu2, Juanjuan Wu4, Pengfei Wang3 (*), and Wenjun Zhang1 (*)

1 Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
2 Key Laboratory of Hunan Province for Water Environment and Agriculture Product Safety, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
3 Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
4 Tianjin Key Laboratory of Organic Solar Cells and Photochemical Conversion, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384, China
Minhuan Lan and Shaojing Zhao contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2489-2

Address correspondence to Wenjun Zhang, apwjzh@cityu.edu.hk; Pengfei Wang, wangpf@mail.ipc.ac.cn

Carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) with different surface oxidation degrees were prepared by hydrothermal treatment of poly-3-thiopheneacetic acid (PTA) by varying NaOH concentration in the synthesis process. The as-prepared CNPs could be utilized as highly efficient ratiometric fluorescence sensors for Cu2+ detection.

    

Novel fibronectin-targeted nanodisk drug delivery system displayed superior efficacy against prostate cancer compared with nanospheres

Luyao Wang, Bingjie Zhou, Shiqi Huang, Mengke Qu, Qing Lin, Tao Gong, Yuan Huang, Xun Sun, Qin He, Zhirong Zhang, and Ling Zhang (*)

Key Laboratory of Drug Targeting and Drug Delivery Systems, Ministry of Education, West China School of Pharmacy, College of Polymer Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2488-3

Address correspondence to zhangling83@scu.edu.cn.

The current work has designed a novel fibronectin-targeted nanodisk drug delivery system for high efficacy prostate cancer therapy and displayed superior efficacy compared with nanospheres.

    

Phase-controlled synthesis of thermally stable nitrogen-doped carbon supported iron catalysts for highly efficient Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

Jin Hee Lee1,2, Hack-Keun Lee1, Dong Hyun Chun1,3, Hyunkyung Choi4, Geun Bae Rhim1, Min Hye Youn1, Heondo Jeong1, Shin Wook Kang1, Jung-Il Yang1, Heon Jung1, Chul Sung Kim4 (*), and Ji Chan Park1,3 (*)

1 Clean Fuel Laboratory, Korea Institute of Energy Research, Daejeon 34129, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Seoul, Seoul 02504, Republic of Korea
3 Advanced Energy and System Technology, University of Science and Technology, Daejeon 34113, Republic of Korea
4 Department of Physics, Kookmin University, Seoul 02707, Republic of Korea

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2487-4

Address correspondence to Chul Sung Kim, cskim@kookmin.ac.kr; Ji Chan Park, jcpark@kier.re.kr

Carbon encapsulated iron-carbide nanoparticles supported on nitrogendoped porous carbon (Fe5C2@C/NPC) catalyst was successfully applied to the high-temperature Fischer-Tropsch reaction and showed very high hydrocarbon productivity as well as good thermal stability.

    

Low-temperature crystalline lead-free piezoelectric thin films grown on 2D perovskite nanosheet for flexible electronic device applications

Jong-Hyun Kim1, Sang Hyo Kweon2,3, and Sahn Nahm1,2 (*)

1 KU-KIST Graduate School of Converging Science and Technology, Korea University, 145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Material Science and Engineering, Korea University, 145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kobe University, 1-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada, Kobe 657-8501, Japan

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2486-5

Address correspondence to snahm@korea.ac.kr

A new method to grow the crystalline lead-free piezoelectric thin film directly on the polymer substrate for flexible electronic devices using the 2D nanosheet seed-layer is proposed. The oxygen annealing process for the Sr2Nb3O10 (SNO) seed-layer can improve insulating properties of the [001]-oriented (Na1−xKx)NbO3 thin film.

    

Macroscopic Ag nanostructure array patterns with high-density hotspots for reliable and ultra-sensitive SERS substrates

Taeksu Lee, Soongeun Kwon, Sanghee Jung, Hyungjun Lim, and Jae-Jong Lee (*)

Department of Nano Manufacturing Technology, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM), 156 Gajeongbuk-Ro, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 34103, Republic of Korea

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2484-7

Address correspondence to jjlee@kimm.re.kr

Evenly distributed silver nano-bundles with small nano-gaps, as highly sensitive and reproducible surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrates, are prepared by top-down and bottom-up combined method.

    

In situ TEM observation of neck formation during oriented attachment of PbSe nanocrystals

Yu Wang1,2, Xinxing Peng1,3, Alex Abelson4, Bing-Kai Zhang1, Caroline Qian4, Peter Ercius5, Lin-Wang Wang1, Matt Law4, and Haimei Zheng1,2 (*)

1 Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
3 State Key Lab of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
4 Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, California 92697, USA
5 National Center for Electron Microscopy, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2483-8

Address correspondence to hmzheng@lbl.gov

We used in situ liquid cell transmission electron microscopy to directly observe the initiation and growth of epitaxial necks between PbSe nanocrystals with atomic details.

    

Safety-reinforced rechargeable Li-CO2 battery based on a composite solid state electrolyte

Rui Wang, Xuejing Zhang, Yichao Cai, Qingshun Nian, Zhanliang Tao (*), and Jun Chen

Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education), College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2482-9

Address correspondence to taozhl@nankai.edu.cn

A composite solid state electrolyte consisting of polyethylene oxide (PEO) and 20 wt.% Li7La3Zr1.4Ta0.6O12 (LLZTO) was first introduced into Li-CO2 battery with excellent electrochemical performance.

    

A stable artificial protective layer for high capacity dendrite-free lithium metal anode

Zhipeng Wen1,∫, Yueying Peng1,∫, Jianlong Cong1, Haiming Hua1, Yingxin Lin2, Jian Xiong1, Jing Zeng1, and Jinbao Zhao1,2 (*)

1 State Key Lab of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Collaborative Innovation Centre of Chemistry for Energy Materials, State-Province Joint Engineering Laboratory of Power Source Technology for New Energy Vehicle, Engineering Research Center of Electrochemical Technology, Ministry of Education, College
of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
2 College of Energy & School of Energy Research, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361102, China
Zhipeng Wen and Yueying Peng contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2481-x

Address correspondence to jbzhao@xmu.edu.cn

Here, we developed a novel method to protect Li anode by in-situ constructing a polypyrrole (PPy) protective layer on the Ni foam current collector (PPy@Ni foam) under which the Li deposits. The PPy@Ni foam ensures high Li metal capacity and stable cycling performance can be achieved simultaneously.

    

Spatially-controlled porous nanoflake arrays derived from MOFs: An efficiently long-life oxygen electrode

Hao Gong1,2, Tao Wang1 (*), Hairong Xue1, Xueyi Lu3, Wei Xia1, Li Song1, Songtao Zhang4, Jianping He1 (*), and Renzhi Ma2 (*)

1 College of Materials Science and Technology, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Materials and Technology for Energy Conversion, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China
2 International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan
3 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Wushan Road 381, Guangzhou 510641, China
4 Testing Center, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2480-y

Address correspondence to Tao Wang, wangtao0729@nuaa.edu.cn; Jianping He, jianph@nuaa.edu.cn; Renzhi Ma, Ma.renzhi@nims.go.jp

An open-structured Co3O4 nanoflake arrays with sufficient Li2O2/cathode contact interface, great bifunctional catalytic performance and adequate Li2O2 accommodation is adopted as flexible and self-standing oxygen cathodes in Li-O2 batteries.

    

Antiferromagnetic element Mn modified PtCo truncated octahedral nanoparticles with enhanced activity and durability for direct methanol fuel cells

Qiqi Zhang1,∫, Jialong Liu2,∫, Tianyu Xia3 (), Jie Qi1, Haochang Lyu1, Baoyuan Luo1, Rongming Wang4, Yizhong Guo5, Lihua Wang5, and Shouguo Wang1,4 ()

1 Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Materials Genome Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
2 Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China
3 Key Laboratory of Material Physics of Ministry of Education, School of Physics and Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450052, China
4 Institute for multidisciplinary Innovation, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
5 Beijng Key Lab of Microstructure and Property of Advanced Materials, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
Qiqi Zhang and Jialong Liu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2479-4

Address correspondence to Tianyu Xia, tyxia@zzu.edu.cn; Shouguo Wang, sgwang@ustb.edu.cn

PtCo truncated octahedral nanoparticles modified by antiferromagnetic Mn show excellent stability (decreased 30% after 2,000 cycles for methanol oxidation reaction (MOR)).

    

MoS2 dual-gate transistors with electrostatically doped contacts

Fuyou Liao1,∫, Yaocheng Sheng1,∫, Zhongxun Guo1, Hongwei Tang1, Yin Wang1, Lingyi Zong1, Xinyu Chen1, Antoine Riaud1, Jiahe Zhu3, Yufeng Xie1, Lin Chen1, Hao Zhu1, Qingqing Sun1, Peng Zhou1, Xiangwei Jiang4, Jing Wan2 (*), Wenzhong Bao1 (*), and David Wei Zhang1

1 State Key Laboratory of ASIC and System, School of Microelectronics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
2 State Key Laboratory of ASIC and System, School of Information Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
3 School of Electronic Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
4 Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
Fuyou Liao and Yaocheng Sheng contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2478-5

Address correspondence to Jing Wan, jingwan@fudan.edu.cn; Wenzhong Bao, baowz@fudan.edu.cn

In this work we propose a novel tri-gate MoS2 device architecture with side gate that reduces the extrinsic resistance, together with a symmetric dual-gate that provides a better electrostatic control over the channel region. The back and top-gate can also be adjusted independently to tune the threshold voltage VTH, which is important for the logic circuit application.

    

Polarity control of carrier injection for nanowire feedback field-effect transistors

Doohyeok Lim and Sangsig Kim (*)

Department of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, 145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2477-6

Address correspondence to sangsig@korea.ac.kr

A feedback field-effect transistor with a selectively thinned p+-i-n+ Si nanowire channel and two separate gates is presented. The transistor can be reconfigured in the p- or n-channel operation modes via simple control of electric signals.

    

Assembly of carbon nanodots in graphene-based composite for flexible electro-thermal heater with ultrahigh efficiency

Xin Meng1, Tianxing Chen1, Yao Li1, Siyuan Liu1, Hui Pan1, Yuning Ma2 (*), Zhixin Chen3, Yanping Zhang4, and
 Shenmin Zhu1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites, School of Material Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
2 School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
3 School of Mechanical, Materials & Mechatronics Engineering, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
4 Shanghai LEVSON Group Co., Ltd., Shanghai 200444, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2476-7

Address correspondence to Shenmin Zhu, smzhu@sjtu.edu.cn; Yuning Ma, yuningma@sjtu.edu.cn

    

Anisotropic iron-doping patterns in two-dimensional cobalt oxide nanoislands on Au(111)

Anthony Curto1,∫, Zhaozong Sun2,∫, Jonathan Rodr赤guez-Fern芍ndez2, Liang Zhang1, Ayush Parikh1, Ting Tan1, Jeppe V. Lauritsen2, and Aleksandra Vojvodic1 (*)

1 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
2 Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Anthony Curto and Zhaozong Sun contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2474-9

Address correspondence to alevoj@seas.upenn.edu

A combined density functional theory (DFT) and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) approach is used to predict the Fe-dopant distribution and clustering of Fe-doped CoO nanoisland. We find an anisotropic Fe-dopant incorporation pattern throughout the nanoisland with the most favorable Fe incorporation site at the oxygen edge and a change in Fe incorporation site preference upon clustering occurring at high Fe-dopant densities.

    

Magnetic logic inverter from crossed structures of defect-free graphene with large unsaturated room temperature negative magnetoresistance

Chao Feng1,∫, Junxiang Xiang1,∫, Ping Liu1,∫, Xiangqi Wang2, Jianlin Wang3, Guojing Hu1, Meng Huang1, Zhi Wang1, Zengming Zhang4, Yuan Liu5, Yalin Lu1,3 (*), and Bin Xiang1 (*)

1 Hefei National Research Center for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, CAS Key Lab of Materials for Energy Conversion, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 Department of Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
3 National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
4 The Centre for Physical Experiments, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
5 School of Physics and Electronics, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
Chao Feng, Junxiang Xiang, and Ping Liu contributed equally to this work.

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2472-y

Address correspondence to Bin Xiang, binxiang@ustc.edu.cn; Yalin Lu, yllu@ustc.edu.cn

This crossed structure of graphene shows large unsaturated room temperature negative MR with an enhancement of up to 1,000% at 9 T. A magnetic logic inverter based on a crossed structure of defect-free graphene shows a substantial gain of 4.81 mV/T at room temperature operation.

    

Monolithic integration of flexible lithium-ion battery on a plastic substrate by printing methods

Zhenxuan Zhao and Huaqiang Wu (*)

Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2471-z

flexible, printable, full-solid-state battery, lithium-ion battery, polymer electrolyte

A planar flexible full-solid-state lithium-ion battery with excellent mechanical flexibility can be achieved with one-side island architecture and a layer-by-layer printing assembly method.

    

Single small molecule-assembled nanoparticles mediate efficient oral drug delivery

Xin Yang1,3,∫, Chao Ma2,3,∫, Zeming Chen3, Jun Liu3, Fuyao Liu3, Rongbin Xie4, Haitian Zhao1,3, Gang Deng3, Ann T. Chen5, Ningbo Gong6, Lei Yao1,3, Pengjian Zuo1, Kangkang Zhi1, Jiacheng Wang1, Xiaobin Gao7, Jing Wang1, Louzhen Fan4, and Jiangbing Zhou3,5 (*)

1 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150090, China
2 College of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 06510, USA
4 Department of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 100875, China
5 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 06510, USA
6 Beijing Key Laboratory of Polymorphic Drugs, Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100050, China
7 Department of Pathology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 06510, USA
Xin Yang and Chao Ma contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2470-0

Address correspondence to jiangbing.zhou@yale.edu

Medicinal natural products are widely used in traditional medicine for disease management through oral consumption. Here we report five classes of molecules that form single small molecule-assembled nanoparticles, many of which are capable of efficient drug encapsulation and oral delivery.

    

A novel synthesis strategy to improve cycle stability of LiNi0.8Mn0.1Co0.1O2 at high cut-off voltages through core每shell structuring

Kang Wu1,∫, Qi Li1,∫, Rongbin Dang1, Xin Deng1, Minmin Chen1, Yu Lin Lee2, Xiaoling Xiao1 (*), and Zhongbo Hu1 (*)

1 College of Materials Science and Opto-electronic Technology, Center of Materials Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
2 Department of Materials, Imperial College London, Royal School of Mines, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Kang Wu and Qi Li contributed equally to this work.

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2469-6

Address correspondence to Xiaoling Xiao, xlxiao@ucas.ac.cn; Zhongbo Hu, huzq@ucas.ac.cn

The core每shell LiNi0.8Co0.1Mn0.1O2 (CS-NCM811) material not only has high discharge capacity based on the high content of nickel in the core, but also exhibits excellent cycle stability originating from the relatively high manganese content on the surface. In addition, the core每shell structure with high manganese content on the surface of the material can inhibit the unfavorable interfacial side reactions.

    

A review on synthesis of graphene, h-BN and MoS2 for energy storage applications: Recent progress and perspectives

Rajesh Kumar1 (*), Sumanta Sahoo2, Ednan Joanni3, Rajesh Kumar Singh4, Ram Manohar Yadav5, Rajiv Kumar Verma6, Dinesh Pratap Singh7, Wai Kian Tan8, Angel P谷rez del Pino9, Stanislav A. Moshkalev10, and Atsunori Matsuda1 (*)

1 Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, 1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, Japan
2 Department of Applied Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad, 826004, Jharkhand, India
3 Centre for Information Technology Renato Archer (CTI), Campinas 13069-901, Brazil
4 School of Physical and Material Sciences, Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP), Kangra, Dharamshala 176215, HP, India
5 Department of Physics, VSSD College, Kanpur 208002, India
6 International College, Osaka University, 1-2 Machikaneyamacho, Toyonaka-shi, Osaka 560-0043, Japan
7 Department of Physics and Millennium Institute for Research in Optics (MIRO), University of Santiago, Avenida Ecuador 3493, Estacion Central, Santiago 9170124, Chile
8 Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Toyohashi University of Technology, 1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, Japan
9 Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cient赤ficas (ICMAB-CSIC), Campus UAB, Bellaterra, 08193 Barcelona, Spain
10 Centre for Semiconductor Components and Nanotechnology (CCS Nano), University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas 13083-870, Brazil

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2467-8

Address correspondence to Rajesh Kumar, rajeshbhu1@gmail.com, rkumar@ion.ee.tut.jp; Atsunori Matsuda, matsuda@ee.tut.jp

Owing to unique structures and properties, two-dimensional (2D) layered materials have exhibited great potentials for energy storage applications. This review article contains synthesis of graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) and molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) and detailed discussion about their application in supercapacitor and secondary batteries.

    

Nanotechnology based CRISPR/Cas9 system delivery for genome editing: Progress and prospect

Huan Deng1,∫, Wei Huang2,∫, and Zhiping Zhang1,3,4 (*)

1 Tongji School of Pharmacy, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, China
2 Department of Orthopedics, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, China
3 National Engineering Research Center for Nanomedicine, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, China
4 Hubei Engineering Research Center for Novel Drug Delivery System, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, China
Huan Deng and Wei Huang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2465-x

Address correspondence to zhipingzhang@hust.edu.cn

Nonviral vectors were utilized to deliver different modes of CRISPR/Cas9 system and induce target gene cleavage.

    

Revealing the hidden performance of metal phthalocyanines for CO2 reduction electrocatalysis by hybridization with carbon nanotubes

Zhan Jiang1,2, Yang Wang1,2 (*), Xiao Zhang2, Hongzhi Zheng2, Xiaojun Wang2, and Yongye Liang2 (*)

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen 518055, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2455-z

Address correspondence to Yongye Liang. liangyy@sustech.edu.cn; Yang Wang, wangy33@mail.sustech.edu.cn

Metal phthalocyanine/carbon nanotube hybrids are prepared to study their cata-lytic performance for CO2 electroreduction. These hybrids show higher activity, better stability and unambiguous performance compared to molecules directly loaded on electrode with significant aggregation.

    

Ni-based cathode materials for Na-ion batteries

Chenglong Zhao1,2, Yaxiang Lu1,2 (*), Liquan Chen1, and Yong-Sheng Hu1,2,3 (*)

1 Key Laboratory for Renewable Energy, Beijing Key Laboratory for New Energy Materials and Devices, 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, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Yangtze River Delta Physics Research Center Co. Ltd, Liyang 213300, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2451-3

Address correspondence to Yaxiang Lu, yxlu@aphy.iphy.ac.cn; Yong-Sheng Hu, yshu@aphy.iphy.ac.cn

The potential strategies on designing layered oxide cathodes of Na-ion batteries have been introduced through the discussion of Ni-based cathode materials.

    

Unlocking the door to highly efficient Ag-based nanoparticles catalysts for NaBH4-assisted nitrophenol reduction

Guangfu Liao1, Yan Gong2, Liu Zhong1, Jiasheng Fang3, Li Zhang4, Zushun Xu5 (*), Haiyang Gao1 (*), and Baizeng Fang6 (*)

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory for Polymeric Composite and Functional Materials of Ministry of Education, Guangdong Laboratory of High-Performance Polymer Composites, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
2 Department of Biomaterials, College of Materials, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
3 School of Environment and Civil Engineering, Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan 52308, China
4 Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China
5 Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Organic Chemical Materials, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for The Green Preparation and Application of Functional Material, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, China
6 Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia, 2360 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2441-5

Address correspondence to Zushun Xu, zushunxu@hubu.edu.cn; Haiyang Gao, gaohy@mail.sysu.edu.cn; Baizeng Fang, bfang@chbe.ubc.ca

A series of highly efficient Ag-based nanoparticles catalysts with different Ag nanoparticles sizes and shapes for NaBH4-assisted nitrophenol reduction applications are reviewed.

    

Influence of 3d transition-metal substitution on the oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalysis of ternary nitrides in acid

Kevin E. Fritz1, Yichen Yan1, and Jin Suntivich1,2 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850, USA
2 Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science, Ithaca, New York 14850, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2440-6

Address correspondence to jsuntivich@cornell.edu

More electronegative 3d metals yield improved oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity in acidic environments for 3d metal substituted molybdenum and tungsten nitride catalysts.

    

Enhancing bioelectricity generation in microbial fuel cells and biophotovoltaics using nanomaterials

Mohammed Mouhib1, Alessandra Antonucci1, Melania Reggente1, Amirmostafa Amirjani1,2, Alice J. Gillen1, and Ardemis A. Boghossian1 (*)

1 Laboratory of NanoBiotechnology (LNB), Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC), Ecole Polytechnique F谷d谷rale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne CH-1015, Switzerland
2 Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran 1591634311, Iran

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2438-0

Address correspondence to ardemis.boghossian@epfl.ch

Interfacing biological parts with nanoparticles is a promising approach to increase the overall efficiency of microbial fuel cells and biophotovoltaics.

    

Optical materials and metamaterials from nanostructured soft matter

Uri R. Gabinet and Chinedum O. Osuji (*)

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2437-1

Address correspondence to cosuji@seas.upenn.edu

    

Assessment of oxide nanoparticle stability in liquid phase transmission electron microscopy

Mark J. Meijerink, Krijn P. de Jong, and Jovana Zečević (*)

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Debye Institute of Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, Universiteitsweg 99, 3584 CG Utrecht, The Netherlands

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2419-3

Address correspondence to J.Zecevic@uu.nl

Liquid phase transmission electron microscopy (TEM) has a power to provide unique insight in nanoscale dynamic processes involving oxides nanomaterials, but material stability during imaging remains a challenge. Here we demonstrate that there is a correlation between oxide stability in LP-TEM and Gibbs free energy of hydration, which can aid in assessment of oxide suitability for LP-TEM.

    

Enhancing oxygen evolution reaction by cationic surfactants

Qixian Xie, Daojin Zhou, Pengsong Li, Zhao Cai, Tianhui Xie, Tengfei Gao, Ruida Chen, Yun Kuang (*), and Xiaoming Sun (*)

State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
Qixian Xie and Daojin Zhou contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2410-z

Address correspondence to Yun Kuang, kuangyun@mail.buct.edu.cn; Xiaoming Sun, sunxm@mail.buct.edu.cn

Superaerophobic nanoarray electrodes have shown their advantage in bubble releasing behavior in various gas evolution reactions. Herein we introduce cationic surfactants on the electrode surface to further enhance the water splitting performance, which pave a new way for better electrolysis system design.

    

Room-temperature ligancy engineering of perovskite electrocatalyst for enhanced electrochemical water oxidation

Junchi Wu1,∫, Yuqiao Guo1,∫, Haifeng Liu3, Jiyin Zhao1, Haodong Zhou1, Wangsheng Chu2, and Changzheng Wu1 (*)

1 Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials (iChEM), and CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
3 Analytical and Testing Center, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang 621010, China
Junchi Wu and Yuqiao Guo contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2409-5

Address correspondence to czwu@ustc.edu.cn

Ligancy engineering of perovskite electrocatalyst with ordered oxygen vacancies and excellent electric conductivity accelerates electrochemical evolution of O2 in alkaline solution.

    

Recent progress on in situ characterizations of electrochemically intercalated transition metal dichalcogenides

Sajad Yazdani1,2,∫, Milad Yarali1,2,∫, and Judy J. Cha1,2,∫ (*)

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
2 Energy Sciences Institute, Yale University West Campus, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
Sajad Yazdani, Milad Yarali and Judy J. Cha contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2408-6

Address correspondence to judy.cha@yale.edu

This review outlines the recent progress on the in situ studies of the electrochemical intercalation in transition metal dichalcogenides.

    

Heterogeneous molecular catalysts for electrocatalytic CO2 reduction

Nathan Corbin, Joy Zeng, Kindle Williams, and Karthish Manthiram (*)

Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2403-y

Address correspondence to karthish@mit.edu

Molecular catalysts immobilized onto electrodes are discussed for electrocatalytic CO2 reduction. The various underlying factors and design strategies contributing to observed performance are discussed to provide an overview of the field.

    

Challenges and opportunities in IR nanospectroscopy measurements of energy materials

Elad Gross (*)

Institute of Chemistry and Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2402-z

Address correspondence to elad.gross@mail.huji.ac.il

IR nanospectroscopy enables the extraction of detailed chemical information at the nanoscale. As described in this review paper, these measurements provide the capabilities to identify the ways by which local properties influence the global performances of energy materials, such as solar cells and heterogeneous catalysts.

    

Enhanced N-doping in mesoporous carbon for efficient electrocatalytic CO2 conversion

Min Kuang, Anxiang Guan, Zhengxiang Gu, Peng Han, Linping Qian, and Gengfeng Zheng (*)

Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Department of Chemistry and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438, China
Min Kuang and Anxiang Guan contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2396-6

Address correspondence to gfzheng@fudan.edu.cn

We developed a facile strategy to generate mesoporous N-doped carbon frameworks with tunable configurations and contents of N dopants, by using a secondary doping process via the treatment of a N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) solvent. After the DMF treatment, the obtained N-doped carbon catalyst possesses a much increased density of pyridinic N and defects, which enhance the activation and adsorption of CO2 molecules, thus increasing the activity of CO2RR.

    

Vertically-aligned nanostructures for electrochemical energy storage

Xue Wang1,2, Tianyang Wang2, James Borovilas2, Xiaodong He1 (*), Shanyi Du1 (*), and Yuan Yang2 (*)

1 Center for Composite Material and Structure, School of Astronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
2 Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10025, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2392-x

Address correspondence to Xiaodong He, hexd@hit.edu.cn, Shanyi Du, sydu@hit.edu.cn; Yuan Yang, yy2664@columbia.edu

This review summarizes battery kinetics to illustrate the importance of low tortuosity in electrodes, and then introduces various methods to create vertically aligned nanostructures, such as direct growth, templating and microfabrications.

    

Ternary Ni-Co-Fe oxyhydroxide oxygen evolution catalysts: Intrinsic activity trends, electrical conductivity, and electronic band structure

Michaela Burke Stevens1,∫, Lisa J. Enman1,∫, Ester Hamal Korkus2, Jeremie Zaffran2, Christina D. M. Trang1, James Asbury1, Matthew G. Kast1, Maytal Caspary Toroker2 (*), and Shannon W. Boettcher1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Materials Science Institute, University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403, USA
2 Department of Materials Science & Engineering and The Nancy & Stephen Grand Technion Energy Program Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 3200003, Israel
Michaela Burke Stevens and Lisa J. Enman contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2391-y

Address correspondence to Shannon W. Boettcher, swb@uoregon.edu; Maytal Caspary Toroker, maytalc@technion.ac.il

The electronic/electrochemical properties and activity of ternary Co-Ni-Fe oxyhydroxide oxygen evolution electrocatalysts are shown to be tunable based on composition. The addition of Co to Ni oxyhydroxide shifts the onset of electrical conductivity to more-negative potentials while the addition of Fe dramatically enhances activity. Calculations further show strong electronic hybridization between all the metal cations and oxygen at the valence band edge.

    

Plasmon-exciton interaction in colloidally fabricated metal nanoparticlequantum emitter nanostructures

Yi Luo1 and Jing Zhao1,2 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, 55 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, 06269, USA
2 Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, 97 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, 06269, USA

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2390-z

Address correspondence to jingzhao@uconn.edu

Colloidal methods have been applied to hybrid nanostructures composed of plasmonic nanoparticle and quantum emitters. Unique optical features of these nanostructures arise from the energy exchange between plasmons and excitons in the weak, semi-strong and strong coupling regimes.

    

Ternary mesoporous cobalt-iron-nickel oxide efficiently catalyzing oxygen/hydrogen evolution reactions and overall water splitting

Lulu Han1, Limin Guo2,3 (*), Chaoqun Dong1, Chi Zhang4, Hui Gao1, Jiazheng Niu1, Zhangquan Peng3,4 (*), and Zhonghua Zhang1,4 (*)

1 Key Laboratory for Liquid-Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials (Ministry of Education), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jingshi Road 17923, Jinan 250061, China
2 Jilin Engineering Normal University, Changchun 130052, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China
4 School of Applied Physics and Materials, Wuyi University, 22 Dongcheng Village, Jiangmen 529020, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2389-5

Address correspondence to Limin Guo, lmguo@ciac.ac.cn; Zhonghua Zhang, zh_zhang@sdu.edu.cn; Zhangquan Peng, zqpeng@ciac.ac.cn

CoFeNi-O with hierarchical bimodal channel structure was prepared via dealloying and it shows superior performance for OER/HER with extremely low overpotentials. Overall water splitting is featured with a low voltage of 1.558 V@10 mA﹞cm−2 for 25 h. Catalytic performance was enhanced because of the Co-Fe-Ni alloying effect and metallic Ni residual.

    

Pressure-dependent phase transition of 2D layered silicon telluride (Si2Te3) and manganese intercalated silicon telluride

Virginia L. Johnson1, Auddy Anilao1, and Kristie J. Koski1 (*)

University of California Davis, Department of Chemistry, Davis, California 95616, USA

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2387-7

Address correspondence to koski@ucdavis.edu

Two-dimensional (2D) layered silicon telluride (Si2Te3) and Mnintercalated Si2Te3 nanoplates were compressed to 12 GPa using diamond anvil cell techniques and Raman spectroscopy. A semiconductor to metal phase transition is identified.

    

Towards maximized utilization of iridium for the acidic oxygen evolution reaction

Marc Ledendecker1,∫ (*), Simon Geiger1,∫, Katharina Hengge1, Joohyun Lim1, Serhiy Cherevko3, Andrea M. Mingers1, Daniel Göhl1, Guilherme V. Fortunato1,5, Daniel Jalalpoor2, Ferdi Sch邦th2, Christina Scheu1, Karl J. J. Mayrhofer1,3,4 (*)

1 Department of Interface Chemistry and Surface Engineering, Nanoanalytics and Interfaces Max-Planck-Institut f邦r Eisenforschung GmbH, 40237 D邦sseldorf, Germany
2 Department of Heterogeneous Catalysis, Max-Planck-Institut f邦r Kohlenforschung, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1, 45470 M邦lheim an der Ruhr, Germany
3 Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-N邦rnberg for Renewable Energy (IEK-11), Forschungszentrum J邦lich, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
4 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-N邦rnberg, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
5 Institute of Chemistry, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul; Av. Senador Filinto Muller, 1555; Campo Grande, MS 79074-460, Brazil
Marc Ledendecker and Simon Geiger contributed equally to this work

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2383-y

Address correspondence to Marc Ledendecker, m.ledendecker@mpie.de; Karl J. J. Mayrhofer, k.mayrhofer@fz-juelich.de

Strategies how to obtain stable and active catalysts with maximized iridium utilization for the oxygen evolution reaction are discussed.

    

Oxygen-deficient metal oxides: Synthesis routes and applications in energy and environment

Di Zu1,2,3, Haiyang Wang2, Sen Lin2, Gang Ou2, Hehe Wei2, Shuqing Sun1,3 (*), and Hui Wu2 (*)

1 Institute of Optical Imaging and Sensing, Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Minimal Invasive Medical Technologies, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
2 State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2377-9

Address correspondence to Hui Wu, huiwu@tsinghua.edu.cn; Shuqing Sun, sun.shuqing@sz.tsinghua.edu.cn

We have summarized recent progress of oxygen-deficient metal oxide nanomaterials in preparation methods and applications in energy and environment fields.

    

Nanoengineering of solid oxide electrochemical cell technologies: An outlook

Juliana Carneiro and Eranda Nikolla (*)

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2375-y

Address correspondence to erandan@wayne.edu

In this perspective, we discuss the progress in nanoengineering electrodes for solid oxide electrochemical cells (SOCs), highlighting the advantages and challenges of the use of nano-electrocatalysts. We suggest approaches that merge important nanoengineering strategies in order to obtain nanostructured electrodes with optimal electrocatalytic activity, selectivity and stability.

    

Controlled growth of uniform two-dimensional ZnO overlayers on Au(111) and surface hydroxylation

Hao Wu1,2, Qiang Fu1 (*), Yifan Li1,2, Yi Cui3, Rui Wang3, Nan Su1,2, Le Lin1, Aiyi Dong1, Yanxiao Ning1, Fan Yang1, and Xinhe Bao1,2

1 State Key Lab of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China
2 Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 2300263, China
3 Vacuum Interconnected Nanotech Workstation, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123, China

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2373-0

Address correspondence to qfu@dicp.ac.cn

Controlled growth of uniform monolayer and bilayer ZnO nanostructures on Au(111) has been achieved using O3 and NO2, respectively, and strong hydroxylation of the two-dimensional ZnO overlayers was observed in milli-bar water vapor or with atomic hydrogen species.

    

Microscopic insights into the catalytic mechanisms of monolayer MoS2 and its heterostructures in hydrogen evolution reaction

Min Hong1,2, Jianping Shi1,2, Yahuan Huan1,2, Qin Xie2, and Yanfeng Zhang1,2 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Center for Nanochemistry (CNC), Beijing Science and Engineering Center for Nanocarbons, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2370-3

Address correspondence to yanfengzhang@pku.edu.cn

The model systems of MoS2/Au, MoS2/graphene (Gr)/Au and MoS2/WS2/Au constructed for hydrogen evolution reaction are comprehensively introduced. The underlying catalytic mechanisms based on the on-site scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy investigations are also discussed.

    

Flame-retardant quasi-solid polymer electrolyte enabling sodium metal batteries with highly safe characteristic and superior cycling stability

Jinfeng Yang1,2,∫, Min Zhang1,3,∫, Zheng Chen1, Xiaofan Du1, Suqi Huang1,3, Ben Tang1,2, Tiantian Dong1, Han Wu1, Zhe Yu1, Jianjun Zhang1 (*), and Guanglei Cui1 (*)

1 Qingdao Industrial Energy Storage Research Institute, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao 266101, China
2 Center of Materials Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 School of Material Science and Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China
Jinfeng Yang and Min Zhang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2369-9

Address correspondence to Jianjun Zhang, zhang_jj@qibebt.ac.cn; Guanglei Cui, cuigl@qibebt.ac.cn

The as-obtained flame-retardant quasi-solid polymer electrolyte is consisted of P(MVE-alt-MA) as host, bacterial cellulose as reinforcement, and TEP/ VC/NaClO4 as plasticizer, which endows Na3V2(PO4)3/Na metal batteries with superior long-term cycling stability.

    

Dendrite-free sandwiched ultrathin lithium metal anode with even lithium plating and stripping behavior

Tao Li, Peng Shi, Rui Zhang, He Liu, Xin-Bing Cheng, and Qiang Zhang (*)

Beijing Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Reaction Engineering and Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2368-x

Address correspondence to zhang-qiang@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn

Sandwiched Li enables even Li stripping/plating morphologies through diminishing the metallurgical nonuniformity effects (slip lines) on stripping as well as by providing rich nucleation sites for Li plating.

    

The impact of fluorination on both donor polymer and non-fullerene acceptor: The more fluorine, the merrier

Nicole Bauer1, Qianqian Zhang1, Jeromy James Rech1, Shuixing Dai2, Zhengxing Peng3, Harald Ade3, Jiayu Wang2, Xiaowei Zhan2, and Wei You1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Key Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Physics of Ministry Education, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
3 Department of Physics and ORaCEL, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2362-3

Address correspondence to wyou@unc.edu

More fluorination leads to higher overall efficiency yet the trade-off between Voc and Jsc still exists.

    

Supramolecular precursor strategy for the synthesis of holey graphitic carbon nitride nanotubes with enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution performance

Xiaoshuai Wang1,3,∫, Chao Zhou1,∫, Run Shi1, Qinqin Liu3, Geoffrey I. N. Waterhouse4, Lizhu Wu1, Chen-Ho Tung1, Tierui Zhang1,2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 Center of Materials Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China
4 School of Chemical Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Xiaoshuai Wang and Chao Zhou contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2357-0

Address correspondence to tierui@mail.ipc.ac.cn

A simple one-step thermal polymerization method has been developed for synthesis of holey graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) nanotubes, which showed enhanced photocatalytic H2 production activity under visible-light irradiation compared to traditional g-C3N4 samples obtained by direct calcination of melamine or urea alone.

    

Aqueous organic redox flow batteries

Vikram Singh1,2,∫, Soeun Kim1,2,∫, Jungtaek Kang1, and Hye Ryung Byon1,2 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea
2 Advanced Battery Center, KAIST Institute for NanoCentury, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea
Vikram Singh and Soeun Kim contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2355-2

Address correspondence to hrbyon@kaist.ac.kr

Recent developments in aqueous organic redox flow batteries, including the molecular design and the corresponding cycling performance as these organic redox molecules are employed as either the negolyte or posolyte. New strategies using nanotechnology and our perspective for the future development of this rapidly growing field are included.

    

Highly efficient K-Fe/C catalysts derived from metal-organic frameworks towards ammonia synthesis

Pengqi Yan1,∫, Wenhan Guo2,∫, Zibin Liang2, Wei Meng2, Zhen Yin3, Siwei Li1, Mengzhu Li1, Mengtao Zhang1, Jie Yan1, Dequan Xiao4, Ruqiang Zou2 (*), and Ding Ma1 (*)

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering and College of Engineering, and BIC-ESAT, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Beijing Key Laboratory for Theory and Technology of Advanced Battery Materials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 10087, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Separation Membranes and Membrane Processes, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300387, China
4 Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
Pengqi Yan and Wenhan Guo contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2349-0

Address correspondence to Ding Ma, dma@pku.edu.cn; Ruqiang Zou, rzou@pku.edu.cn

K-Fe/C catalyst developed by Fe-based metal-organic framework (MOF) gel shows high efficiency and thermal stability on ammonia synthesis. The promotion of potassium was studied.

    

Dependence of interface energetics and kinetics on catalyst loading in a photoelectrochemical system

Yumin He1, Srinivas Vanka2,4, Tianyue Gao1, Da He1, Jeremy Espano1, Yanyan Zhao1, Qi Dong1, Chaochao Lang1, Yongjie Wang2, Thomas W. Hamann3, Zetian Mi2, and Dunwei Wang1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Merkert Chemistry Center, Boston College, 2609 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467, USA
2 Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
3 Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
4 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, 3480 University Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 0E9, Canada

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2346-3

Address correspondence to dwang@bc.edu

Pt loading amount affects charge transfer and charge recombination at the Si/GaN interface in a GaN-protected Si photocathode with a buried junction.

    

Metal organic frameworks derived single atom catalysts for electrocatalytic energy conversion

Tingting Sun1, Lianbin Xu2, Dingsheng Wang1 (*), and Yadong Li1

1 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Organic-Inorganic Composites, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2345-4

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

We summarize the recent progress in the synthesis and characterization of metal-organic framework (MOF)-derived single atom catalysts, mainly focusing on their electrocatalytic applications in the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), oxygen evolution reaction (OER), and CO2 reduction.

    

Highly efficient and selective CO2 electro-reduction with atomic Fe-C-N hybrid coordination on porous carbon nematosphere

Haixia Zhong1,∫, Fanlu Meng1,2,∫, Qi Zhang1,∫, Kaihua Liu1,2, and Xinbo Zhang1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China
2 Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials, Ministry of Education and College of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
Haixia Zhong, Fanlu Meng and Qi Zhang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2339-2

Address correspondence to xbzhang@ciac.ac.cn

Fe and N doping porous carbon nematosphere (FeNPCN) is developed as the excellent carbon dioxide reduction (CO2RR) electrocatalyst in aqueous electrolyte, which possesses great potential application in CO2 reduction and syngas related industry.

    

Multiscale carbon foam confining single iron atoms for efficient electrocatalytic CO2 reduction to CO

Zheng Zhang1,2, Chao Ma3, Yunchuan Tu1,2, Rui Si4, Jie Wei1, Shuhong Zhang1, Zhen Wang5, Jian-Feng Li1, Ye Wang1, and Dehui Deng1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials (iChEM), College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, iChEM, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China
3 College of Materials Science and Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
4 Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201204, China
5 Materials and Structural Analysis Division, Thermo Fisher Scientific, International Bioisland, Guangzhou 510320, China

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2316-9

Address correspondence to dhdeng@dicp.ac.cn

A multiscale carbon foam confining single iron atoms was synthesized with the assistant of SiO2 template. The optimized catalyst achieves a maximal CO Faradaic efficiency of 94.9% at a moderate potential of 每0.5 V vs. RHE, and maintains stable over 60 hours.

    

Fabrication of bilayer Pd-Pt nanocages with sub-nanometer thin shells for enhanced hydrogen evolution reaction

Yihe Wang, Lei Zhang, Congling Hu, Shengnan Yu, Piaoping Yang, Dongfang Cheng, Zhi-Jian Zhao, and Jinlong Gong1 (*)

Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University; Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tianjin 300072, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2312-y

Address correspondence to jlgong@tju.edu.cn

This paper describes the fabrication of bilayer Pd-Pt nanocages by etching away the Pd templates of multishelled nanocubes. These nanocages with high dispersion of the active atoms reduce hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) overpotentials and maintain long-term stability.

    

Rational design of three-phase interfaces for electrocatalysis

Yuqing Wang, Yuqin Zou (*), Li Tao, Yanyong Wang, Gen Huang, Shiqian Du, and Shuangyin Wang (*)

State Key Laboratory of Chem/Bio-Sensing and Chemometrics, Provincial Hunan Key Laboratory for Graphene Materials and Devices, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2310-2

Address correspondence to Yuqin Zou, yuqin_zou@hnu.edu.cn; Shuangyin Wang, shuangyinwang@hnu.edu.cn

This review covers a summarization of design principles and synthetic strategies for triple-phase interfaces to optimize electrocatalytic performance of gas-involving electrocatalysis.

    

Enhancing catalytic H2 generation by surface electronic tuning of systematically controlled Pt-Pb nanocrystals

Bin E1,3,4,∫, Bolong Huang2,∫, Nan Zhang1, Qi Shao1,Yujing Li3,4, and Xiaoqing Huang1 (*)


1 College of Chemistry, Chemical engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
2 Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China
3 College of Materials, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
4 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Beijing 102249, China
Bin E and Bolong Huang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2305-z

Address correspondence to hxq006@suda.edu.cn

Well-defined PtPb nanocrystals (NCs) have been selectively synthesized via an effective method, and the optimized PtPb octahedra nanocrystals (ONCs)/C is the most active catalyst for the ethanol reforming to H2. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) reveals that the high Pt(0)/Pt(II) ratio in PtPb NCs/C enhances the alcohols reforming. The density functional theory (DFT) studies show the PtPb ONCs possess the highest surface averaged electronic occupation for unit Pt-atom, matching well with XPS results.

    

Millisecond synthesis of CoS nanoparticles for highly efficient overall water splitting

Yanan Chen1,∫, Shaomao Xu1,∫, Shuze Zhu2,∫, Rohit Jiji Jacob3, Glenn Pastel1, Yanbin Wang1, Yiju Li1, Jiaqi Dai1, Fengjuan Chen1, Hua Xie1, Boyang Liu1, Yonggang Yao1, Lourdes G. Salamanca-Riba1, Michael R. Zachariah3, Teng Li2, and Liangbing Hu1 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
3 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
Yanan Chen, Shaomao Xu, and Shuze Zhu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2304-0

Address correspondence to binghu@umd.edu

This work reports an ultrafast (~7 ms), in-situ synthesis technique for transition metal chalcogenides@ultrathin graphene core-shell electrocatalyst assisted by high temperature treatment. It is demonstrated that the cobalt sulfide (~20 nm in diameter)@ultrathin graphene (~2 nm in thickness) core-shell nanoparticles embedded in RGO nanosheets exhibit remarkable bifunctional electrocatalytic activity and stability for overall water splitting.

    

Solvent-free nanocasting toward universal synthesis of ordered mesoporous transition metal sulfide@N-doped carbon composites for electrochemical applications

Jiahui Zhu1, Zhi Chen1, Lin Jia2, Yuqi Lu1, Xiangru Wei1, Xiaoning Wang1, Winston Duo Wu1, Na Han2, Yanguang Li2 (*), and Zhangxiong Wu1 (*)

1 Suzhou Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, 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

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2299-8

Address correspondence to Zhangxiong Wu, zhangwu@suda.edu.cn; Yanguang Li, yanguang@suda.edu.cn

Ordered mesoporous transitional metal sulfide@N-doped carbon composites with ultrahigh surface areas, unique chemical stoichiometries and variable nanoarchitectures are synthesized by using a solvent-free nanocasting approach. The structure evolution over the synthesis process is depicted. The obtained materials are promising for electrochemical applications.

    

Conductive polymers for stretchable supercapacitors

Yaqun Wang1 (*), Yu Ding2, Xuelin Guo2, and Guihua Yu2 (*)

1 Country College of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266590, China
2 Materials Science and Engineering Program and Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, TX 78712, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2296-9

Address correspondence to Guihua Yu, ghyu@utexas.edu; Yaqun Wang, yqwang@sdust.edu.cn

This review summarizes the material and structural design for conductive polymer-based stretchable supercapacitors and discusses the challenge and important directions in this emerging field.

    

Crystal phase engineering on photocatalytic materials for energy and environmental applications

Song Bai1,2 (*), Chao Gao2, Jingxiang Low2, 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, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2267-6

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

Phase design of photocatalytic materials has shown great promise for enhanced performance in energy and environmental applications. This review summarizes the state-of-the-art progress on the phase-engineered photocatalytic materials with fundamental mechanisms.

    

Co-doped 1T-MoS2 nanosheets embedded in N, S-doped carbon nanobowls for high-rate and ultra-stable sodium-ion batteries

Peihao Li1,∫, Yong Yang1,∫, Sheng Gong2, Fan Lv1, Wei Wang1, Yiju Li1, Mingchuan Luo1, Yi Xing1, Qian Wang1,3, and Shaojun Guo1,4 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science & Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
3 Center for Applied Physics and Technology, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
4 BIC-ESAT, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Peihao Li and Yong Yang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2250-2

Address correspondence to guosj@pku.edu.cn

Co-doped 1T-MoS2 nanosheets embedded in N, S-doped carbon nanobowls show extraordinary rate and cycling capability in sodium-ion batteries.

    

Erratum to: High-purity helical carbon nanotubes by trace-waterassisted chemical vapor deposition: Large scale synthesis and growth mechanism

Fanbin Meng1,∫, Ying Wang1,∫, Qiang Wang1, Xiaoling Xu1, Man Jiang1, Xuesong zhou2, Ping He2, and Zuowan Zhou1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Advanced Technologies of Materials (Ministry of Education), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
2 Zhonghao Heiyuan Research Institute of Chemical Industry, Zigong 643201, China
Fanbin Meng and Ying Wang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1948-x

Address correspondence to zwzhou@swjtu.edu.cn

    

NIR-II light activated photodynamic therapy with proteincapped gold nanoclusters

Qian Chen1, Jiawen Chen1, Zhijuan Yang1, Lin Zhang2, Ziliang Dong1, and Zhuang Liu1 (*)

1 Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-based Functional Materials and Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1917-4

Address correspondence to zliu@suda.edu.cn

A new type of photosensitizing nano-agent that simultaneously enables in vivo fluorescence imaging, tumor hypoxia relief, and NIR-II light-induced in vivo PDT of cancer was developed.

    

Multi-node CdS hetero-nanowires grown with defect-rich oxygen-doped MoS2 ultrathin nanosheets for efficient visible-light photocatalytic H2 evolution

Haifeng Lin1, Yanyan Li2, Haoyi Li1, and Xun Wang1 (*)

1 Key Lab of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials Chemistry and Physics, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1497-3

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

Without using noble metals as co-catalysts, multi-node CdS hetero-nanowires (NWs) were grown with defect-rich O-incorporated MoS2 ultrathin nanosheets (NSs). The hetero-NWs exhibited abundant catalytic active sites, substantially improved electric conductivity, and significantly enhanced separation of charge carriers, resulting in superior visible-light photocatalytic properties compared with Pt/CdS NWs, pure CdS NWs, and MoS2 NSs, as well as their physical mixtures.

    

Targeting orthotopic gliomas with renal-clearable luminescent gold nanoparticles

Chuanqi Peng1, Xiaofei Gao2, Jing Xu1, Bujie Du1, Xuhui Ning1, Shaoheng Tang1, Robert M. Bachoo3, Mengxiao Yu1, Woo-Ping Ge2 (*), and Jie Zheng1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080, USA
2 Children*s Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Neuroscience, Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
3 Simmons Cancer Center, Annette G. Strauss Center for Neuro-Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1472-z

Address correspondence to Jie Zheng, jiezheng@utdallas.edu; Woo-Ping Ge, woo-ping.ge@utsouthwestern.edu

Renal-clearable gold nanoparticles can effectively target gliomas, the most common brain tumors, which generally exhibit poor permeability, through the enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect.

    

A carbon-based 3D current collector with surface protection for Li metal anode

Ying Zhang1,∫, Boyang Liu1,∫, Emily Hitz1, Wei Luo1, Yonggang Yao1, Yiju Li1, Jiaqi Dai1, Chaoji Chen1, Yanbin Wang1, Chunpeng Yang1, Hongbian Li2, and Liangbing Hu1 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
2 National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1461-2

Address correspondence to binghu@umd.edu

The stability of Li@atomic layer deposition (ALD)-carbon nanotube sponge (CNTS) electrodes relies on both the high-surface-area conductive framework and the robust ALD-Al2O3 surface protection layer, which decreases the effective areal current density and stabilizes the electrode/electrolyte interface for Li nuclei,respectively.

    

Near-infrared (NIR) controlled reversible cell adhesion on a responsive nano-biointerface

Haijun Cui1,2, Pengchao Zhang2,3, Wenshuo Wang1,2, Guannan Li2,3, Yuwei Hao2,3, Luying Wang2,3, and Shutao Wang1,2 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Bio-inspired Materials and Interfacial Science, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing 100190, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Beijing 100049, China
3 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1446-1

Address correspondence to stwang@mail.ipc.ac.cn

Near-infrared (NIR)-controlled cell adhesion: We constructed an NIR-responsive nano-biointerface by introducing a thermal responsive polymer onto a silicon nanowire array with photothermal property. The prepared nano-biointerface showed NIR-controlled reversible cell adhesion and release without the assistance of photosensitive moieties.

    

Erratum to: Hierarchically porous carbon foams for electric double layer capacitors

Feng Zhang1,2,∫, Tianyu Liu2,∫, Guihua Hou1, Tianyi Kou2, Lu Yue1, Rongfeng Guan1, and Yat Li2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory for Advanced Technology in Environmental Protection of Jiangsu Province, Yancheng Institute of Technology,
Yancheng 224051, China
2 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.

 

10.1007/s12274-016-1212-9

    

Distance dependence of atomic-resolution near-field imaging on 汐-Al2O3 (0001) surface with respect to surface photovoltage of silicon probe tip

Junsuke Yamanishi, Takashi Tokuyama, Yoshitaka Naitoh, Yan Jun Li, and Yasuhiro Sugawara (*)

Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0934-4

Address correspondence to sugawara@ap.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp

The distance dependence of near-field images in near-field scanning optical microscopy was investigated using photon-induced force according to the surface photovoltage.

    

Perpendicular magnetic clusters with configurable domain structures via dipole-dipole interactions

Weimin Li1,2, Seng Kai Wong2, Tun Seng Herng1, Lee Koon Yap2, Cheow Hin Sim2, Zhengchun Yang1, Yunjie Chen2, Jianzhong Shi2, Guchang Han2, Junmin Xue1, and Jun Ding1 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, BLK EA#03-09, 9 Engineering Drive 1, 117576, Singapore
2 Data Storage Institute, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), DSI Building, 5 Engineering Drive 1, 117608, Singapore

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0864-1

Address correspondence to msedingj@nus.edu.sg

Possible application of perpendicular magnetic clusters with configurable domain structures via dipole每dipole interactions. Upper: programmable logic device. Lower: perpendicular magnetic domino.

    

Strain-tunable electronic and transport properties of MoS2 nanotubes

Weifeng Li1, Gang Zhang1 (*), Meng Guo2, and Yong-Wei Zhang1

1 Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore 138632, Singapore
2 National Supercomputer Center in Jinan, Shandong Computer Science Center, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0418-y

Address correspondence to zhangg@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg

Using density functional theory calculations, we have investigated the mechanical properties and strain effects on the electronic structure and transport properties of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) nanotubes.

    

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