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Pd/Ag nanosheet as a plasmonic sensing platform for sensitive assessment of hydrogen evolution reaction in colloid solutions

Minmin Wang1,2, Ping Wang1, Jie Zhang1, Hui Hou1,2, Chuanping Li1,2, and Yongdong Jin1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1827-5

Address correspondence to ydjin@ciac.ac.cn

The photocatalytically generated H2 from a quantum dot (QD) nanosystem will adsorb and react with palladium/silver nanosheets (Pd/Ag NSs), resulting in a gradual red-shift of localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR), which in turn can be used to assess the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) efficiency of an H2-generating QD system in colloid solutions.

    

MoS2/MnO2 heterostructured nanodevices for electrochemical energy storage

Xiaobin Liao1, Yunlong Zhao1,2, Junhui Wang1, Wei Yang1, Lin Xu1, Xiaocong Tian1, Yi Shuang1, Kwadwo Asare Owusu1, Mengyu Yan1 (*), and Liqiang Mai1,3 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
2 Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
3 Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1826-6

Address correspondence to Liqiang Mai, mlq518@whut.edu.cn; Mengyu Yan, ymymiles@whut.edu.cn

In this work, an electrochemical energy storage device based on a MoS2 nanosheet/MnO2 nanowire heterostructure was fabricated to study the effect of the heterogeneous interface on the energy storage performances.

    

Site-specific determination of TTR-related functional peptides by using scanning tunneling microscopy

Lanlan Yu1,3,4, Yongfang Zheng1,3,4, Jing Xu1,4, Fuyang Qu1,4, Yuchen Lin1,4, Yimin Zou1,4, Yanlian Yang1 (*), Sally L. Gras2 (*), and Chen Wang1 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory for Biological Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, CAS Key Laboratory of Standardization and Measurement for Nanotechnology, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, China
2 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
3 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
4 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1825-7

Address correspondence to Chen Wang, wangch@nanoctr.cn; Sally L. Gras, sgras@unimelb.edu.au; Yanlian Yang, yangyl@nanoctr.cn

TTR-related functional peptides were designed with two different functional motifs. Here, we used scanning tunneling microscopy to achieve site-specific analyses of their assembly structures for rational design and optimization.

    

Biomolecule-templated photochemical synthesis of silver nanoparticles: Multiple readouts of localized surface plasmon resonance for pattern recognition

Fang Pu1, Xiang Ran1,3, Meng Guan2, Yanyan Huang1,3, Jinsong Ren1 (*), and Xiaogang Qu1 (*)

1 Laboratory of Chemical Biology and State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resources Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China
2 Cancer Center, First Affiliated Hospital, Jilin University, Changchun 130061, China
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1819-5

Address correspondence to Jinsong Ren, jren@ciac.ac.cn; Xiaogang Qu, xqu@ciac.ac.cn

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) with distinct localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) absorption spectra can be synthesized using different biomolecules as templates upon irradiation by light. We utilized the multiple readouts of LSPR signals of biomoleculetemplated AgNPs to construct sensor arrays for pattern recognition of various biomolecules.

    

Self-supported CoMoS4 nanosheet array as an efficient catalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction at neutral pH

Xiang Ren1,∫, Dan Wu1,∫, Ruixiang Ge2, Xu Sun1, Hongmin Ma1, Tao Yan3, Yong Zhang1, Bin Du3, Qin Wei1 (*), and Liang Chen2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Interfacial Reaction & Sensing Analysis in Universities of Shandong, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022, China
2 Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo 315201, China
3 School of Resources and Environment, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022, China
Xiang Ren and Dan Wu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1818-6

Address correspondence to Qin Wei, sdjndxwq@163.com; Liang Chen, chenliang@nimte.ac.cn

As a durable catalyst, the CoMoS4 nanosheet array on carbon cloth shows high activity for hydrogen evolution reaction in neutral media, achieving a geometrical catalytic current density of 10 mA﹞cm每2 at an overpotential of 183 mV.

    

Novel dual fluorescence temperature-sensitive chameleon DNA-templated silver nanocluster pair for intracellular thermometry

Weijun Zhou1,2, Jinbo Zhu1, Ye Teng1, Baoji Du1,2, Xu Han1, and Shaojun Dong1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1817-7

Address correspondence to dongsj@ciac.ac.cn

Temperature induced fluorescence variation of chameleon silver nanocluster (AgNC) pairs A-NCP, AH-NCP, B-NCP and BH-NCP.

    

Long-term stable silver nanowire transparent composite as bottom electrode for perovskite solar cells

Yunxia Jin1,2, Yong Sun1, Kaiqing Wang1, Yani Chen1, Ziqi Liang1, Yuxi Xu2 (*), and Fei Xiao1 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science, Fudan University, 220 Handan Road, Shanghai 200433, China
2 Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, 220 Handan Road, Shanghai 200433, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1816-8

Address correspondence to Fei Xiao, feixiao@fudan.edu.cn; Yuxi Xu, xuyuxi@fudan.edu.cn

A long-term stable, smooth silver nanowire (AgNW) composite with ascorbic-acid-modified chitosan was fabricated via a lowtemperature solution process and was successfully employed in perovskite solar cells as the bottom electrode.

    

A low-cost, printable, and stretchable strain sensor based on highly conductive elastic composites with tunable sensitivity for human motion monitoring

Yougen Hu1, Tao Zhao1, Pengli Zhu1 (*), Yuan Zhang1,2, Xianwen Liang1, Rong Sun1 (*), Ching-Ping Wong3,4

1 Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Materials for High Density Electronic Packaging, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen 518055, China
2 Nano Science and Technology Institute, University of Science and Technology of China, Suzhou 215123, China
3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, USA
4 Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1811-0

Address correspondence to Pengli Zhu, pl.zhu@siat.ac.cn; Rong Sun, rong.sun@siat.ac.cn

Low-cost PS@Ag/PDMS elastic conductive composites fabricated by robust screen printing technology show excellent flexibility and printing adaptability, and exhibit high electrical conductivity, low percolation threshold, and good electrical stability under vigorous mechanical deformation. They also demonstrate excellent strainsensing performance in monitoring various human motions with high sensitivity and excellent stability

    

Graphene oxide as a water transporter promoting germination of plants in soil

Yijia He, Ruirui Hu, Yujia Zhong, Xuanliang Zhao, Qiao Chen, and Hongwei Zhu (*)

State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, and Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1810-1

Address correspondence to hongweizhu@tsinghua.edu.cn

Graphene oxide (GO) was tested as a moisture retention additive in soil. The hydrophilic nature and water-transporting properties of GO helped to expedite germination and growth of plants.

    

Fullerene/cobalt porphyrin charge-transfer cocrystals: Excellent thermal stability and high mobility

Shushu Zheng1,3, Junwen Zhong4, Wakana Matsuda2, Peng Jin5, Muqing Chen1, Takeshi Akasaka1, Kazuhito Tsukagoshi3 (*), Shu Seki2 (*), Jun Zhou4, and Xing Lu1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Materials Processing and Die & Mould Technology, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan 430074, China
2 Department of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 6158510, Japan
3 International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 3050044, Japan
4 Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics and College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
5 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin 300130, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1809-7

Address correspondence to Xing Lu, lux@mail.hust.edu.cn; Shu Seki, seki@moleng.kyoto-u.ac.jp; Kazuhito Tsukagoshi, tsukagoshi.kazuhito@nims.go.jp

Needle-like fullerene (C70)/cobalt porphyrin supramolecular architectures were readily prepared by using a liquid−liquid interfacial precipitation method. These architectures showed excellent electrical conductivity of 1.08 ℅ 103−1﹞m−1, high mobility of 4.21 cm2﹞V−1﹞s−1, and good charge transfer properties even after thermal treatment at 1,000 ∼C, which are highly promising attributes for the development of future multifunctional electronics.

    

N-doped carbon nanocages: Bifunctional electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction and evolution reactions

Nan Jia, Qiang Weng, Yaru Shi, Xinyan Shi, Xinbing Chen, Pei Chen (*), Zhongwei An, and Yu Chen

Key Laboratory of Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry (MOE), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi*an 710062, China
Nan Jia and Qiang Weng contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1808-8

Address correspondence to chenpei@snnu.edu.cn

N-doped carbon nanocages (N-CCs) with a porous self-supported architecture and high specific surface area were synthesized by a simple interfacial assembly method. They exhibited long-term operational durability and excellent methanol tolerance during the oxygen reduction reaction.

    

Copper nanowire-TiO2-polyacrylate composite electrodes with high conductivity and smoothness for flexible polymer solar cells

Haitao Zhai1,2, Yang Li3, Liwei Chen3, Xiao Wang1,2, Liangjing Shi1, Ranran Wang1 (*), and Jing Sun1 (*)

1 The State Key Lab of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Dingxi Road, Shanghai 200050, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 19 Yuquan Road, Beijing 100049, China
3 Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 398 Ruoshui Road, Suzhou 215123, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1807-9

Address correspondence to Ranran Wang, wangranran@mail.sic.ac.cn; Jing Sun, jingsun@mail.sic.ac.cn

Polymer solar cells with excellent flexibility were fabricated on a copper nanowire-TiO2-polyacrylate composite electrode. The power conversion efficiency of the cells based on the composite electrode reached 3.11% under a simulated AM1.5G illumination and maintained 90% of their original efficiency after 500 cycles of bending.

    

Fast formation of single-unit-cell-thick and defect-rich layered double hydroxide nanosheets with highly enhanced oxygen evolution reaction for water splitting

Rui Gao1 and Dongpeng Yan1,2 (*)

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

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1806-x

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

This work presents a combined experimental and theoretical study on two-dimensional (2D) single-unit-cell-thick layered double hydroxide (LDH) nanosheets (NSs) with high oxygen evolution reaction (OER) activities, which have potential applications in water splitting for renewable energy.

    

Triboelectrification based on double-layered polyaniline nanofibers for self-powered cathodic protection driven by wind

Siwen Cui1,2, Youbin Zheng1, Jun Liang1, and Daoai Wang1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1805-y

Address correspondence to wangda@licp.cas.cn

A wind-driven polyaniline nanofibers-based triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) with a high output performance was used as a novel power source for a self-powered cathodic protection system.

    

One-step synthesis of novel snowflake-like Si-O/Si-C nanostructures on 3D graphene/Cu foam by chemical vapor deposition

Jing Ning1,2,∫, Dong Wang1,2,∫ (*), Jincheng Zhang1,2 (*), Xin Feng1,2, Ruixia Zhong1,2, Jiabo Chen1,2, Jianguo Dong1,2, Lixin Guo3, and Yue Hao1,2

1 The State Key Discipline Laboratory of Wide Band Gap Semiconductor Technology, Xidian University, Xi*an 710071, China
2 Shaanxi Joint Key Laboratory of Graphene, Xidian University, Xi*an 710071, China
3 School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Xidian University, Xi*an 710071, China
Jing Ning and Dong Wang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1804-z

Address correspondence to Dong Wang, chankwang@xidian.edu.cn; Jincheng Zhang, jchzhang@xidian.edu.cn

In this work, novel snowflake-like Si-O/Si-C nanostructures with a high specific surface area were synthesized by low-pressure chemical vapor deposition (CVD). The nanostructures showed a high specific capacitance of ~963.2 mF/cm2 at a scan rate of 1 mV/s. Further, even after 20, 000 sequential cycles, the electrode retained 94.4% of its capacitance.

    

Growth of ZnO self-converted 2D nanosheet zeolitic imidazolate framework membranes by an ammoniaassisted strategy

Yujia Li1, Lu Lin1,2, Min Tu3, Pei Nian1, Ashlee J. Howarth2, Omar K. Farha2,4, Jieshan Qiu1, and Xiongfu Zhang1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
2 International Institute for Nanotechnology, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
3 Center for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, KU Leuven-University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
4 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1803-0

Address correspondence to xfzhang@dlut.edu.cn

A two-dimensional (2D) nanosheet zeolitic imidazolate framework membrane is fabricated by direct growth based on the localized solvothermal self-conversion of pre-deposited ZnO on a porous Al2O3 tube and using ammonium hydroxide as a synthetic modulator. The 2D nanosheet membrane achieved here exhibits excellent molecular sieving performance with high H2 permeance and selectivity for H2/CO2 separation.

    

Electrical contacts in monolayer blue phosphorene devices

Jingzhen Li1,∫, Xiaotian Sun3,∫, Chengyong Xu4,∫, Xiuying Zhang1, Yuanyuan Pan1, Meng Ye1, Zhigang Song1, Ruge Quhe5, Yangyang Wang1,6, Han Zhang1, Ying Guo7, Jinbo Yang1,2, Feng Pan8 (*), and Jing Lu1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory for Mesoscopic Physics and Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100871, China
3 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and Henan Key Laboratory of Function-Oriented Porous Materials, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang 471934, China
4 School of Science, Nanchang Institute of Technology, Nanchang 330099, China
5 State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications and School of Science, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
6 Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics Research Center, Qian Xuesen Laboratory of Space Technology, China Academy of Space Technology, Beijing 100094, China
7 School of Physics and Telecommunication Engineering, Shaanxi University of Technology, Hanzhong 723001, China
8 School of Advanced Materials, Peking University, Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen 518055, China
Jingzhen Li, Xiaotian Sun and Chengyong Xu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1801-2

Address correspondence to Feng Pan, panfeng@pkusz.edu.cn; Jing Lu, jinglu@pku.edu.cn

Ab initio quantum transport simulations show that monolayer blue phosphorene forms n-type Schottky contact with Sc, Ag, and Pt electrodes with lateral electron Schottky barrier heights of 0.22, 0.22, and 0.80 eV, respectively, and it forms p-type Schottky contact with Pd and Au electrodes with lateral hole Schottky barrier heights of 0.79 and 0.61 eV, respectively.

    

Scalable synthesis of sub-100 nm hollow carbon nanospheres for energy storage applications

Hongyu Zhao1,2,∫, Fan Zhang2,∫, Shumeng Zhang1, Shengnan He1, Fei Shen2, Xiaogang Han2 (*), Yadong Yin3, and Chuanbo Gao1 (*)

1 Center for Materials Chemistry, Frontier Institute of Science and Technology, Xi*an Jiaotong University, Xi*an 710054, China
2 Center of Nanomaterials for Renewable Energy, Key Lab of Smart Grid of Shaanxi Province, State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi*an Jiaotong University, Xi*an 710054, China
3 Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Hongyu Zhao and Fan Zhang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1800-3

Address correspondence to Chuanbo Gao, gaochuanbo@mail.xjtu.edu.cn; Xiaogang Han, xiaogang.han@xjtu.edu.cn

Sub-100 nm hollow carbon nanospheres (as small as~32.5 nm) have been synthesized in high yield by employing reverse micelles as nanoreactors, and show excellent capacity and cycling stability when used as an anode material for lithium/sodium-ion batteries.

    

Light-powered direction-controlled micropump

Mingtong Li, Yajun Su, Hui Zhang, and Bin Dong (*)

Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials & Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1799-5

Address correspondence to bdong@suda.edu.cn

This study presents a light-driven binary micropump based on perovskite and poly[(2-methoxy-5-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] (MEHPPV) that exhibits controlled pumping directions. The micropump is utilized to realize heartbeat-like pumping and spatial control over colloidal transportation inside a solution.

    

In situ transformation of Cu2O@MnO2 to Cu@Mn (OH)2 nanosheet-on-nanowire arrays for efficient hydrogen evolution

Li Chen1,2, Xing Zhang1,3 (*), Wenjie Jiang1,3, Yun Zhang1, Linbo Huang1,3, Yuyun Chen1, Yuguo Yang2, Li Li4, and Jinsong Hu1,3 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Molecular Nanostructure and Nanotechnology, CAS Research/Education Center for Excellence in Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 School of Science, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
4 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1798-6

Address correspondence to Jinsong Hu, hujs@iccas.ac.cn; Xing Zhang, zhangxing@iccas.ac.cn

In situ transformation of three-dimensional Cu2O@MnO2 into Cu@Mn (OH)2 nanosheet-on-nanowire arrays significantly boosts the electrocatalytic activity for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), demonstrating its potential as a new HER electrocatalyst.

    

Interest of molecular functionalization for electrochemical storage

Bihag Anothumakkool1, Dominique Guyomard1, Joël Gaubicher1 (*), and L谷naïc Madec2,3 (*)

1 Institut des Mat谷riaux Jean Rouxel (IMN), Universit谷 de Nantes, CNRS, 2 rue de la Houssini豕re, BP32229, 44322 Nantes Cedex 3, France
2 IPREM-ECP CNRS UMR 5254, Universit谷 de Pau, H谷lioparc Pau Pyr谷n谷es, 2 av. Pierre Angot, 64053 Pau Cedex 9, France
3 R谷seau sur le Stockage Electrochimique de l*Energie (RS2E), CNRS FR3459, 33 Rue Saint Leu, 80039 Amiens Cedex, France

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1797-7

Address correspondence to L谷naïc Madec, lenaic.madec@univ-pau.fr; Joël Gaubicher, Joel.Gaubicher@cnrs-imn.fr

This review presents the various developments in molecular functionalization to address the current limitations in electrochemical storage. Fundamental aspects regarding the effects of functionalized layer properties on the electrochemical performance as well as perspectives for further developments are also discussed.

    

Exploration of channel width scaling and edge states in transition metal dichalcogenides

Feng Zhang1 (*), Chia-Hui Lee2, Joshua A. Robinson2, and Joerg Appenzeller1

1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Brick Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1794-x

Address correspondence to zhan1485@purdue.edu

This article describes a comprehensive study of various transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), including semimetallic Td-phase WTe2, and semiconducting 2H-phase MoTe2 and MoS2. The materials were analyzed with respect to the impact of channel width scaling on the transport and edge effects in various TMD ribbon geometries.

    

Ultra-dense planar metallic nanowire arrays with extremely large anisotropic optical and magnetic properties

Qi Jia1,2,4, Xin Ou1,2 (*), Manuel Langer1, Benjamin Schreiber1, Jörg Grenzer1, Pablo F. Siles3, Raul D. Rodriguez3,5, Kai Huang1,2,4, Ye Yuan1, Alireza Heidarian1, Ren谷 H邦bner1, Tiangui You2, Wenjie Yu2, Kilian Lenz1, J邦rgen Lindner1, Xi Wang2, and Stefan Facsko1

1 Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research, Bautzner Landstr. 400, 01328 Dresden, Germany
2 State Key Laboratory of Functional Material for Informatics, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, China
3 Technische Universität Chemnitz, Reichenhainerstraße 70, 09107 Chemnitz, Germany
4 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
5 Tomsk Polytechnic University, 30 Lenin Ave., 634050 Tomsk, Russia

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1793-y

Address correspondence to ouxin@mail.sim.ac.cn

An efficient self-assembly method to fabricate large-area and ultra-dense planar metallic nanowire arrays on faceted surfaces is presented. The surfaces of crystalline III-V semiconductors are faceted by reverse epitaxy, and the deposited Au and Fe nanowire arrays with periodicities down to 45 nm exhibit extremely large anisotropic optical and magnetic properties.

    

Tunable excitonic emission of monolayer WS2 for the optical detection of DNA nucleobases

Shun Feng1, Chunxiao Cong2 (), Namphung Peimyoo1,†, Yu Chen1, Jingzhi Shang1, Chenji Zou1, Bingchen Cao1, Lishu Wu1, Jing Zhang1, Mustafa Eginligil3, Xingzhi Wang1, Qihua Xiong1, Arundithi Ananthanarayanan4, Peng Chen4, Baile Zhang1, and Ting Yu1 ()

1 Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637371, Singapore
2 School of Information Science and Technology, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
3 Key Laboratory of Flexible Electronics (KLOFE) & Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials (SICAM), Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), 30 South Puzhu Road, Nanjing 211816, China
4 Division of Bioengineering, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637457, Singapore
Present address: College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QF, UK

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1792-z

Address correspondence to Chunxiao Cong, cxcong@fudan.edu.cn; Ting Yu, yuting@ntu.edu.sg

The effects of DNA nucleobases on the photoluminescence (PL) emission of monolayer WS2 (1L WS2) grown by chemical vapor deposition are revealed. The PL modulation is attributed to the p-type doping of WS2 via charge transfer, and this was confirmed using both optical and electrical measurements.

    

Direct imaging and determination of the crystal structure of six-layered graphdiyne

Chao Li1,∫, Xiuli Lu1,∫, Yingying Han1, Shangfeng Tang1, Yi Ding1, Ruirui Liu1, Haihong Bao1, Yuliang Li2, Jun Luo1 (*), and Tongbu Lu1 (*)
1 Center for Electron Microscopy, TUT-FEI Joint Laboratory, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Advanced Porous Functional Materials, Institute for New Energy Materials & Low-Carbon Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384, China
2 Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
Chao Li and Xiuli Lu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1789-7

Address correspondence to Jun Luo, jluo@tjut.edu.cn; Tongbu Lu, lutongbu@tjut.edu.cn

Since its discovery, the direct imaging and determination of the crystal structure of few-layer graphdiyne has proven difficult. In this work, we successfully employed low-voltage transmission electron microscopy with low current density to realize the direct imaging of graphdiyne and confirmed that the structure of an as-synthesized graphdiyne nanosheet is crystalline, with six-layer thickness and ABC stacking.

    

Mechanically robust antireflective coatings

Sadaf Bashir Khan1, Hui Wu1, Xiaochen Huai1, Sumeng Zou1, Yuehua Liu1, and Zhengjun Zhang2 (*)

1 The State Key Laboratory for New Ceramics & Fine Processing, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Advanced Key Laboratory for New Ceramics, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1787-9

Address correspondence to zjzhang@tsinghua.edu.cn

We established a simple strategy to fabricate mechanically robust and thermally stable, hierarchically lotus-like super-hydrophobic nanostructures showing omnidirectional antireflective (AR) performance with tunability in the desired wavelength range. This approach is practically applicable in different optic and optoelectronic devices including windshields, display panels, eyeglasses, solar cells, and windows of high rise buildings.

    

High-metallic-phase-concentration Mo1每xWxS2 nanosheets with expanded interlayers as efficient electrocatalysts

Qun He1,∫, Yangyang Wan2,∫, Hongliang Jiang1,∫, Chuanqiang Wu1, Zhongti Sun2, Shuangming Chen1 (*), Yu Zhou1, Haiping Chen1, Daobin Liu1, Yasir A. Haleem1, Binghui Ge3, Xiaojun Wu2 (*), and Li Song1 (*)

1 National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230029, China
2 CAS Key Lab of Materials for Energy Conversion, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at the Microscale, Synergetic Innovation of Quantum Information & Quantum Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
3 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
Qun He, Yangyang Wan and Hongliang Jiang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1786-x

Address correspondence to Li Song, song2012@ustc.edu.cn; Shuangming Chen, csmp@ustc.edu.cn; Xiaojun Wu, xjwu@ustc.edu.cn

High metallic phase concentration ultrathin ternary Mo1每xWxS2 nanosheets were successfully synthesized for the first time. The metallic phase concentration, together with the enlarged and distinct interlayer spacing, can be regulated by using different Mo/W atomic ratios, and the optimized catalyst shows obvious advantage in the electrochemical water splitting reaction.

    

Amorphous NiFeB nanoparticles realizing highly active and stable oxygen evolving reaction for water splitting

Guang Liu, Dongying He, Rui Yao, Yong Zhao, and Jinping Li (*)

Shanxi Key Laboratory of Gas Energy Efficient and Clean Utilization, Research Institute of Special Chemicals, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1783-0

Address correspondence to jpli211@hotmail.com

With the advantages of amorphous characteristics, optimal Fe doping contents, and in situ formation of active borate-enriched NiFeOOH layers during water oxidation, ultrafine amorphous NiFeB nanoparticles proved to be highly efficient oxygen-evolving catalysts for water splitting at a wide range of pH values (7每14).

    

Superelastic wire-shaped supercapacitor sustaining 850% tensile strain based on carbon nanotube@graphene fiber

Huimin Wang, Chunya Wang, Muqiang Jian, Qi Wang, Kailun Xia, Zhe Yin, Mingchao Zhang, Xiaoping Liang, and Yingying Zhang (*)

Key Laboratory of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering of the Ministry of Education, Department of Chemistry, and Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics (CNMM), Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1782-1

Address correspondence to yingyingzhang@tsinghua.edu.cn

An ultra-stretchable wire-shaped supercapacitor was fabricated by winding fibrous electrodes around an elastic core fiber. The supercapacitor can sustain tensile strain up to 850%, while maintaining a stable electrochemical performance. This study provides a universal strategy for the fabrication of highly stretchable wire-shaped devices.

    

Flexible memristors as electronic synapses for neuro-inspired computation based on scotch tape-exfoliated mica substrates

Xiaobing Yan1,3,∫ (*), Zhenyu Zhou1,∫, Jianhui Zhao1, Qi Liu2 (*), Hong Wang1, Guoliang Yuan3, and Jingsheng Chen4

1 College of Electron and Information Engineering, Key Laboratory of Digital Medical Engineering of Hebei Province, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Information Materials of Hebei Province, Hebei University, Baoding 071002, China
2 Key Laboratory of Microelectronic Devices & Integrated Technology, Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China
3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
4 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117576, Singapore
Xiaobing Yan and Zhenyu Zhou contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1781-2

Address correspondence to Xiaobing Yan, yanxiaobing@ime.ac.cn; Qi Liu, liuqi@ime.ac.cn

In this work, we explore the use of mica as a substrate for flexible memristor devices. We employ the scotch tape exfoliation technique to peel the mica, which is made possible due to its perfect cleavage along the basal plane. The mica substrate allows for memristor devices with superior flexibility and thermostability, which may potentially lead to the realization of high-temperature memristors for application in biologically-inspired computing systems.

    

High-performance asymmetrical supercapacitor composed of rGO-enveloped nickel phosphite hollow spheres and N/S co-doped rGO aerogel

Deyang Zhang1, Yihe Zhang1 (*), Yongsong Luo2, Yu Zhang1, Xiaowei Li1, Xuelian Yu1, Hao Ding1, Paul K. Chu3, and Li Sun1 (*)

1 Beijing Key Laboratory of Materials Utilization of Nonmetallic Minerals and Solid Wastes, National Laboratory of Mineral Materials, School of Materials Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences, Beijing 100083, China
2 School of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Xinyang Normal University, Xinyang 464000, China
3 Department of Physics and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1780-3

Address correspondence to Yihe Zhang,zyh@cugb.edu.cn; Li Sun, sunli@cugb.edu.cn

An asymmetrical supercapacitor composed of reduced graphene oxide (rGO)-enveloped nickel phosphate hollow spheres and N/S co-doped rGO aerogel has been fabricated, which exhibits outstanding cycling and rate capability.

    

Silicene on non-metallic substrates: Recent theoretical and experimental advances

Emilio Scalise1 (*), Kostantina Iordanidou2, Valeri V. Afanas'ev2, Andr谷 Stesmans2, Michel Houssa2 (*)

1 Max-Planck-Institut f邦r Eisenforschung, Max-Planck Straße 1, D-40237 D邦sseldorf, Germany
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200D, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1777-y

Address correspondence to Emilio Scalise, scalise@mpie.de; Michel Houssa, michel.houssa@kuleuven.be

A review of recent theoretical and experimental works on the possible growth of silicene on non-metallic surfaces, and a theoretical approach toward the systematic study of the stability of silicene on substrates are presented.

    

Synthesis of nano SnO2-coupled mesoporous molecular sieve titanium phosphate as a recyclable photocatalyst for efficient decomposition of 2,4-dichlorophenol

Yanduo Liu, Ning Sun, Shuangying Chen, Rui Yan, Peng Li, Yang Qu, Yichun Qu (*), and Liqiang Jing (*)

Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Materials Chemistry (Heilongjiang University), Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, International Joint Research Center for Catalytic Technology, Harbin 150080, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1776-z

Address correspondence to Liqiang Jing, jinglq@hlju.edu.cn; Yichun Qu, quyichun1966@163.com

Specific surface, lifetime, and separation of photogenerated charges in molecular sieve titanium phosphate increased after introducing a mesoporous structure and coupling a proper amount of SnO2, greatly improving the photoactivities for 2,4-dichlorophenol degradation and CO oxidation.﹞O2 is formed by transferring electrons to SnO2 and then by reacting with O2 as the dominant active species to induce the degradation of 2,4-dichlorophenol.

    

A systematic theoretical study on FeOx-supported single-atom catalysts: M1/FeOx for CO oxidation

Jinxia Liang1,2,3, Qi Yu2, Xiaofeng Yang4 (*), Tao Zhang4, and Jun Li3 (*)

1 Guizhou Provincial Key Laboratory of Computational Nano-Material Science, Guizhou Synergetic Innovation Center of Scientific Big Data for Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Guizhou Education University, Guiyang 550018, China
2 Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Shaanxi University of Technology, Hanzhong 723000, China
3 Department of Chemistry and Key Laboratory of Organic Optoelectronics & Molecular Engineering of Ministry of Education, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
4 State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1775-0

Address correspondence to Xiaofeng Yang, yangxf2003@dicp.ac.cn; Jun Li, junli@tsinghua.edu.cn

A comprehensive theoretical investigation of the CO oxidation activity and stability of FeOx-supported metal single-atom active sites was conducted with density functional theory (DFT). The metals considered included all of the 3d, 4d, and 5d metals from group VIII to IB. The theoretical analyses revealed the fundamental mechanisms of the interactions between the atomically dispersed single metal atoms on the FeOx substrate and aid in the design of highly active FeOx-supported single-atom catalysts (SACs).

    

Size contrast of Pt nanoparticles formed on neighboring domains within suspended and supported graphene

Dario Roccella1, Matteo Amati2, Hikmet Sezen2,†, Rosaria Brescia3, and Luca Gregoratti2 (*)

1 Universit角 degli Studi di Genova - Facolt角 di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Naturali, Viale Benedetto XV, Genova 3-16132, Italy
2 Elettra 每 Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. in Area Science Park, SS14-Km163.5 Trieste 34149, Italy
3 Electron Microscopy Facility, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), via Morego 30, Genova 16163, Italy
Present address: Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin GmbH, Albert-Einstein-Str. 15, Berlin 12489, Germany

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1774-1

Address correspondence to luca.gregoratti@elettra.eu

Herein, we exploited the capability of spatially resolved photoemission in combination with high resolution transmission electron microscopy to investigate the interactions of thermally evaporated Pt atoms on suspended and supported graphene.

    

Mesoporous TiO2 microparticles formed by the oriented attachment of nanocrystals: A super-durable anode material for sodium-ion batteries

Liming Ling1, Ying Bai1,2 (*), Huali Wang1, Qiao Ni1, Jiatao Zhang3, Feng Wu1,2, and Chuan Wu1,2 (*)

1 Beijing Key Laboratory of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Electric Vehicles in Beijing, Beijing 100081, China
3 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

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1772-3

oriented attachment, pore evolution, mesoporous TiO2, durability, sodium ion batteries

Mesoporous TiO2 microparticles with a unique combination of nanocrystals and uniform nanopores were prepared and applied as a super-durable anode material for advanced sodium-ion batteries.

    

Dip-coating processed sponge-based electrodes for stretchable Zn-MnO2 batteries

Hong-Wu Zhu, Jin Ge, Yu-Can Peng, Hao-Yu Zhao, Lu-An Shi, and Shu-Hong Yu (*)

Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry, CAS Centre for Excellence in Nanoscience, Hefei Science Centre of CAS, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
Hong-Wu Zhu and Jin Ge contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1771-4

Address correspondence to shyu@ustc.edu.cn

A polyurethane (PU) sponge coated with silver nanowires was used as a stretchable current collector and combined with electrode materials via a facile dip-coating method. A stretchable Zn-MnO2 full battery was prepared, which provided a stable power supply even under 100% strain.

    

Tunable electron and phonon properties of folded single-layer molybdenum disulfide

Jie Peng1, Peter W. Chung1 (*), Madan Dubey2, and Raju R. Namburu3

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
2 Sensors & Electron Devices Directorate, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD 20783, USA
3 Computational & Information Sciences Directorate, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1770-5

Address correspondence to pchung15@umd.edu

The length of the sheet used to form a folded structure in singlelayer MoS2 has a very different influence on the electronic and thermal properties of these materials.

    

Tetrafunctional Cu2S thin layers on Cu2O nanowires for efficient photoelectrochemical water splitting

Zhenzhen Li and Zhonghai Zhang (*)

School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1769-y

Address correspondence to zhzhang@chem.ecnu.edu.cn

A tetrafunctional Cu2S thin layer with sensitizing, electron trapping, electrocatalytic, and protecting functions is generated in situ on the surface of Cu2O nanowires on three-dimensional porous copper foam, to fabricate an effective and highly stable photocathode for photoelectrochemical water reduction.

    

Application of yolk每shell Fe3O4@N-doped carbon nanochains as highly effective microwave-absorption material

Mingtao Qiao, Xingfeng Lei, Yong Ma, Lidong Tian, Xiaowei He, Kehe Su, and Qiuyu Zhang (*)

Department of Applied Chemistry, Key Laboratory of Space Applied Physics and Chemistry of Ministry of Education, School of Science, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Youyi Road 127#, Xi*an 710072, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1767-0

Address correspondence to qyzhang@nwpu.edu.cn

Yolk每shell porous Fe3O4@N-doped carbon nanochains have been developed as novel microwave-absorption materials. Because of the high aspect ratio, the yolk每shell structure, and numerous pores and spaces, Fe3O4@N-doped carbon nanochains offer superior microwave absorption performance. A detailed microwave absorption mechanism has been proposed.

    

Gas template-assisted spray pyrolysis: A facile strategy to produce porous hollow Co3O4 with tunable porosity for high-performance lithium-ion battery anode materials

Haoran Du, Kuangfu Huang, Min Li, Yuanyuan Xia, Yixuan Sun, Mengkang Yu, and Baoyou Geng (*)

College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Anhui Key Laboratory of Functional Molecular Solids, Ministry of Education, Anhui Laboratory of Molecular-Based Materials, Center for Nano-Science and Technology, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu 241000, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1766-1

Address correspondence to bygeng@mail.ahnu.edu.cn

Urea was used as gaseous template to synthesize porous hollow Co3O4 with controlled porosity. The optimized product delivers a high reversible charge capacity of 1,012.7 mAh﹞g−1 after 100 cycles at 0.2C (1C = 890 mA﹞g−1) and satisfactory rate performance of 881.3 mAh﹞g−1 at 2C after 300 cycles.

    

Optical emission spectroscopy diagnosis of energetic Ar ions in synthesis of SiC polytypes by DC arc discharge plasma

Jian Gao1, Lei Zhou1, Jingshuang Liang1, Ziming Wang1, Yue Wu2, Javid Muhammad1, Xinglong Dong1 (*), Shouzhe Li2, Hongtao Yu3, and Xie Quan3 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams (Ministry of Education), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
2 School of Physics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
3 Key Laboratory of Industrial Ecology and Environmental Engineering (Ministry of Education), School of Environmental Science and Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1764-3

Address correspondence to Xinglong Dong, dongxl@dlut.edu.cn; Xie Quan, quanxie@dlut.edu.cn

Nanocrystal SiC polytypes were induced by energetic Ar ions from direct current (DC) arc discharge plasma, diagnosed by optical emission spectroscopy (OES).

    

Recent advances in solid polymer electrolytes for lithium batteries

Qingqing Zhang1, Kai Liu2, Fei Ding1 (*), and Xingjiang Liu1

1 National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Power Sources, Tianjin Institute of Power Sources, Tianjin 300384, China
2 School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300350, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1763-4

Address correspondence to feiding_ncps@163.com

The review focuses on the recent developments in solid polymer electrolytes, including the various kinds of polymer matrices and their corresponding modifications, and the detection of the interface between the solid polymer electrolytes and the anode, as well as factors influencing the interface.

    

Suppressed oxygen extraction and degradation of LiNi xMnyCozO2 cathodes at high charge cut-off voltages

Jianming Zheng1,∫, Pengfei Yan2,∫, Jiandong Zhang2, Mark H. Engelhard2, Zihua Zhu2, Bryant J. Polzin3, Steve Trask3, Jie Xiao1, Chongmin Wang2 (*), and Jiguang Zhang1 (*)

1 Energy and Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 902 Battelle Boulevard, Richland, WA 99354, USA
2 Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 3335 Innovation Boulevard, Richland, WA 99354, USA
3 Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439, USA
Jianming Zheng and Pengfei Yan contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1761-6

Address correspondence to Jiguang Zhang, jiguang.zhang@pnnl.gov; Chongmin Wang, chongmin.wang@pnnl.gov

The effect of the composition of lithium nickel-manganese-cobalt oxide (NMC) cathodes on the cycling stability of LiNixMnyCozO2 during high-voltage operation has been systematically investigated. The results demonstrate that the Co content has a dominating impact on the stability of NMC cathodes during high voltage cycling due to the significant overlap between the Co3+/4+ t2g band and the O2− 2p band.

    

Colloidal CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystal films as electrochemiluminescence emitters in aqueous solutions

Zhixiong Cai1,∫, Feiming Li1,∫, Wei Xu1, Shujun Xia1, Jingbin Zeng3, Shaogui He4, and Xi Chen1,2 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry and the MOE Key Laboratory of Spectrochemical Analysis & Instrumentation, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing & College of Science, China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao 266555, China
4 Xiamen Huaxia University, Xiamen 361024, China
Zhixiong Cai and Feiming Li contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1760-7

Address correspondence to xichen@xmu.edu.cn

A perovskite nanocrystal (NC) film is demonstrated to be a promising electrochemiluminescence (ECL) emitter. Self-assembled films of the CsPbBr3 NCs show relatively stable emission in aqueous solutions due to the cross-linking of oleic acid/oleylamine on the surface of the CsPbBr3 NCs.

    

Hierarchical three-dimensional flower-like Co3O4 architectures with a mesocrystal structure as high capacity anode materials for long-lived lithium-ion batteries

Wenqiang Cao1, Wenzhong Wang1 (*), Honglong Shi1, Jun Wang2, Maosheng Cao3, Yujie Liang1, and Min Zhu1

1 School of Science, Minzu University of China, Beijing 100081, China
2 Faculty of Sciences, Ningbo University, Zhejiang, Ningbo 315211, China
3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1759-0

Address correspondence to wzhwangmuc@163.com

We rationally design a high-capacity electrode based on threedimensional (3D) hierarchical Co3O4 flower-like architectures with a mesocrystal nanostructure. The achieved hierarchical 3D Co3O4 flower-like architectures with a mesocrystal nanostructure exhibit a high reversible capacity of 920 mA﹞h﹞g−1 after 800 cycles at 1.12 C (1 C = 890 mA﹞h﹞g−1), excellent rate performance, and cycling stability when applied as the anode for lithium storage.

    

Confinedly implanted NiFe2O4-rGO: Cluster tailoring and highly tunable electromagnetic properties for selective-frequency microwave absorption

Yanlan Zhang, Xixi Wang, and Maosheng Cao (*)

School of Material Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1758-1

Address correspondence to caomaosheng@bit.edu.cn

A facial strategy of confined implantation is demonstrated for small NiFe2O4 clusters-reduced graphene oxide nanohybrids. Properly tailoring the magnetic clusters can realize synergistic effect of dielectric loss and magnetic loss for highly-tunable and selectivefrequency microwave absorption.

    

Hierarchical Ni-Co-S@Ni-W-O core-shell nanosheet arrays on nickel foam for high-performance asymmetric supercapacitors

Weidong He1,∫, Zhifu Liang1,∫, Keyu Ji1, Qingfeng Sun3 (*), Tianyou Zhai2 (*), and Xijin Xu1 (*)

1 School of Physics and Technology, University of Jinan, 336 West Road of Nan Xinzhuang, Jinan 250022, Shandong, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Material Processing and Die & Mould Technology, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan 430074, Hubei, China
3 School of Engineering, Zhejiang A & F University, Hangzhou 311300, Zhejiang, China
Weidong He and Zhifu Liang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1757-2

Address correspondence to Tianyou Zhai, zhaity@hust.edu.cn; Qingfeng Sun, qfsun@zafu.edu.cn; Xijin Xu, sps_xuxj@ujn.edu.cn

Free-standing, three-dimensional (3D), hierarchical Ni-Co-S@NiW-O core-shell hybrid structures on Ni foam were successfully designed and synthesized. Using these 3D-networks as the positive electrode, we further demonstrated the excellent stability, large specific capacitance, and high energy density of asymmetrical supercapacitors.

    

Multifunctional SnO2/3D graphene hybrid materials for sodium-ion and lithium-ion batteries with excellent rate capability and long cycle life

Jung-In Lee1,∫, Junhua Song1,∫, Younghwan Cha1, Shaofang Fu1, Chengzhou Zhu1, Xiaolin Li2, Yuehe Lin1,3 (*), and Min-Kyu Song1 (*)

1 School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
2 Energy & Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99352, USA
3 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99352, USA
Jung-In Lee and Junhua Song contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1756-3

Address correspondence to Yuehe Lin, yuehe.lin@wsu.edu; Min-Kyu Song, minkyu.song@wsu.edu

Ultra-fine SnO2 nanocrystals anchored on the well-interconnected, three-dimensional (3D) macro-porous reduced graphene oxide (rGO) matrix showed outstanding performance as bifunctional electrodes for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries. Insights obtained from in situ X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements combined with various electrochemical techniques suggested that the conductive, 3D porous rGO matrix has a more significant impact on Na-ion batteries.

    

Effects of dielectric stoichiometry on the photoluminescence properties of encapsulated WSe2 monolayers

Javier Mart赤n-S芍nchez1 (*), Antonio Mariscal2, Marta De Luca3, Aitana Tarazaga Mart赤n-Luengo1, Georg Gramse4, Alma Halilovic1, Rosal赤a Serna2, Alberta Bonanni1, Ilaria Zardo3, Rinaldo Trotta1 (*), and Armando Rastelli1

1 Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenbergerstrasse 69, A-4040 Linz, Austria
2 Laser Processing Group, Instituto de Óptica, CSIC, C/Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid, Spain
3 Department of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, 4056, Basel, Switzerland
4 Institute for Biophysics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Gruberstrasse 40, A-4020 Linz, Austria

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1755-4

Address correspondence to Javier Mart赤n-S芍nchez, javier.martin.nano@gmail.com; Rinaldo Trotta, rinaldo.trotta@jku.at

Photoluminescence response of encapsulated WSe2 monolayers with stoichiometric and sub-stoichiometric dielectrics deposited by physical and chemical deposition techniques.

    

Graphene as an intermediary for enhancing the electron transfer rate: A free-standing Ni3S2@graphene@Co9S8 electrocatalytic electrode for oxygen evolution reaction

Qiuchun Dong, Yizhou Zhang, Ziyang Dai, Peng Wang, Min Zhao, Jinjun Shao (*), Wei Huang (*), and Xiaochen Dong (*)

Key Laboratory of Flexible Electronics (KLOFE) & Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials (SICAM), Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), 30 South Puzhu Road, Nanjing 211816, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1754-5

Address correspondence to Jinjun Shao, iamjjshao@njtech.edu.cn; Wei Huang, iamwhuang@njtech.edu.cn; Xiaochen Dong,iamxcdong@njtech.edu.cn

Graphene was introduced into three-dimensionally structured composites as an intermediary for enhancing the electron transfer rate and stability. It greatly improves the catalytic performance.

    

Improved flexible Li-ion hybrid capacitors: Techniques for superior stability

Shengyang Dong1,2, Hongsen Li1, Junjun Wang1, Xiaogang Zhang1 (*), and Xiulei Ji2 (*)

1 Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Materials and Technology for Energy Conversion, College of Material Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-4003, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1753-6

Address correspondence to Xiaogang Zhang, azhangxg@nuaa.edu.cn; Xiulei Ji, david.ji@oregonstate.edu

A novel flexible Li-ion capacitor (LIC) was designed by integrating an anode comprising three-dimensional (3D)-flexible Li4Ti5O12 nanoplate arrays coated on carbon textile and a cathode comprising N-doped graphene/carbon-nanotube composite films. Benefiting from the novel electrode architectures and hybrid energy-storage mechanisms, the flexible LIC delivers excellent mechanical flexibility, high energy density, high power density, and long capacity retention.

    

Efficient defect-controlled photocatalytic hydrogen generation based on near-infrared Cu-In-Zn-S quantum dots

Xiao-Yuan Liu1,2,∫, Guozhen Zhang3,∫, Hao Chen1, Haowen Li2, Jun Jiang3, Yi-Tao Long2 (*), and Zhijun Ning1 (*)

1 School of Physical Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai 201210, China
2 Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials & School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China
3 School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale and CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials (LMBD), University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei 230026, China
Xiao-Yuan Liu and Guozhen Zhang contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1752-7

Address correspondence to Yi-Tao Long, ytlong@ecust.edu.cn; Zhijun Ning, ningzhj@shanghaitech.edu.cn

Defect-controlled, stable, and water soluble CuInS2 and Cu-In-Zn-S quantum dots are synthesized and investigated for highly efficient co-catalyst free photocatalytic hydrogen generation under visible to near-infrared light irradiation.

    

Anomalous enhancement of fluorescence of carbon dots through lanthanum doping and potential application in intracellular imaging

Shenghong Yang1, Xiaohan Sun1, Zhaoyan Wang2, Xiayan Wang3 (*), Guangsheng Guo3, and Qiaosheng Pu1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Metals Chemistry and Resources Utilization of Gansu Province, Department of Chemistry, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
2 School of pharmacy, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
3 Beijing Key Laboratory for Green Catalysis and Separation, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1751-8

Address correspondence to Qiaosheng Pu, puqs@lzu.edu.cn; Xiayan Wang, xiayanwang@bjut.edu.cn

Through La3+ doping, the emission band of carbon dots shifted from blue to green with an apparent improvement in the quantum yield and fluorescence lifetime although La3+ is non-fluorescent. The as-prepared material can be used to visualize intracellular Fe3+ in live HeLa cells.

    

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

Daojin Zhou1, Zhao Cai1, Yongmin Bi1, Weiliang Tian1,2, Ma Luo1, Qian Zhang1, Qian Zhang1, Qixian Xie1, Jindi Wang1, Yaping Li1, Yun Kuang1, Xue Duan1, Michal Bajdich3, Samira Siahrostami4 (*), and Xiaoming Sun1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, College of Energy, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
2 Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering in South Xinjiang, College of Life Science, Tarim University, Alar 843300, China
3 SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
4 SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1750-9

Address correspondence to Xiaoming Sun, sunxm@mail.buct.edu.cn; Samira Siahrostami, samiras@stanford.edu

The reducing ability of anions intercalated in the interlayer of nickeliron layered double hydroxides (NiFe-LDHs) has an important impact on the catalytic activity of these compounds for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER). Anions with low standard redox potential and strong reducing ability transfer more electrons to the hydroxide layers. The resulting electron-rich metal sites can thus enhance the OER performance of the NiFe-LDHs.

    

Sulfur nanoparticles encapsulated in reduced graphene oxide nanotubes for flexible lithium-sulfur batteries

Kena Chen1, Jun Cao1, Qiongqiong Lu1, Qingrong Wang1, Minjie Yao1, Mingming Han1, Zhiqiang Niu1 (*), and Jun Chen1,2

1 Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education), College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin), Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1749-2

lithium-sulfur batteries, graphene, nanotubes, flexible

Three-dimensional reduced graphene oxide foams composed of interconnected nanotube-like reduced graphene oxide were fabricated as an efficient scaffold for sulfur. Lithium-sulfur batteries based on flexible reduced graphene oxide nanotubes wrapped sulfur composite film maintain electrochemical stability even when bent.

    

Hierarchical CoNiSe2 nano-architecture as a highperformance electrocatalyst for water splitting

Tao Chen and Yiwei Tan (*)

State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 210009, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1748-3

Address correspondence to ytan@njtech.edu.cn

A new integrated bifunctional catalyst, hierarchical CoNiSe2 nanorod arrays supported on Ni foam, has been fabricated by a one step solvothermal reaction, showing exquisitely high activity toward the oxygen and hydrogen evolution reactions (OER and HER, respectively) and outstanding long-term stability.

    

One-dimension carbon self-doping g-C3N4 nanotubes: Synthesis and application in dye-sensitized solar cells

Xue Li, Kai Pan, Yang Qu (*), and Guofeng Wang (*)

Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Material Chemistry, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1747-4

Address correspondence to Yang Qu, quyang@hlju.edu.cn; Guofeng Wang, wanggf_w@163.com

One-dimension carbon self-doping g-C3N4 nanotubes were synthesized for the first time. They boost the light harvesting ability of the photovoltaic devices by enhancing the visible light absorption as well as the charge separation and transfer.

    

Improved peroxidase-mimic property: Sustainable, highefficiency interfacial catalysis with H2O2 on the surface of vesicles of hexavanadate-organic hybrid surfactants

Kun Chen1,2, Aruuhan Bayaguud1, Hui Li2, Yang Chu2, Haochen Zhang1, Hongli Jia1, Baofang Zhang2, Zicheng Xiao3, Pingfan Wu3 (*), Tianbo Liu2 (*), and Yongge Wei1,4 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, USA
3 Institute of POM-based Materials, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan 430065, China
4 State Key Laboratory of Natural and Biomimetic Drugs, Peking University, Beijing 100191, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1746-5

Address correspondence to Pingfan Wu, pingfanwu-111@163.com; Tianbo Liu, tliu@uakron.edu; Yongge Wei, yonggewei@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

We demonstrate that bilayer vesicles formed by a hexavanadate cluster functionalized with two alkyl chains are highly efficient catalysts for the oxidation of 3,3',5,5'-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) with H2O2 at room temperature, a reaction mimicking the peroxidase activity in biological catalytic oxidation processes.

    

SnNi nanoneedles assembled 3D radial nanostructure loaded with SnNiPt nanoparticles: Towards enhanced electrocatalysis performance for methanol oxidation

Hao Fang, Yuting Chen, Ming Wen (*), Qingsheng Wu, and Quanjing Zhu

School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Chemical Assessment and Sustainability, Education Ministry Key Laboratory of Yangtze River Water Environment, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China
Hao Fang and Yuting Chen contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1745-6

Address correspondence to m_wen@tongji.edu.cn

Metal atom diffusion between Pt nanoparticles and a SnNi support (under appropriate conditions) formed SnNiPt ternary alloys on the surface of an assembled three-dimensional (3D) radial nanostructure composed of SnNi nanoneedles. Combining the all-orientation accessibility of the 3D nanostructure and the advantages of the alloy catalyst, a desirable methanol oxidation electrocatalyst was well-designed with higher activity, better CO poisoning resistance, lower onset potential, and favorable stability.

    

Rational design and synthesis of hierarchically structured SnO2 microspheres assembled from hollow porous nanoplates as superior anode materials for lithium-ion batteries

Gi Dae Park and Yun Chan Kang (*)

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea University, Anam-Dong, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul 136-713, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1744-7

Address correspondence to yckang@korea.ac.kr

In this study, hierarchically structured metal oxide microspheres formed from building blocks of hollow nanoplates were designed as efficient anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

    

Three-dimensional interconnected Ni (Fe) OxHy nanosheets on stainless steel mesh as a robust integrated oxygen evolution electrode

Qi Zhang1,2, Haixia Zhong2, Fanlu Meng2, Di Bao2, Xinbo Zhang2, and Xiaolin Wei1 (*)

1 Hunan Key Laboratory for Micro-Nano Energy Materials and Device, Department of Physics, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan 411105, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1743-8

Address correspondence to to xlw@xtu.edu.cn

As a robust integrated oxygen evolution reaction (OER) electrode, an interconnected Ni(Fe)OxHy nanosheet array on stainless steel mesh was prepared by a facile hydrothermal method without using any polymeric binder, and exhibits excellent OER performance with low overpotential, small Tafel slope and long-term durability.

    

Graphene oxide-decorated Fe2(MoO4)3 microflowers as a promising anode for lithium and sodium storage

Chunhua Han1 (*), Xiaoji Ren1, Qidong Li1, Wen Luo1,2, Lei Huang1, Liang Zhou1, and Liqiang Mai1,† (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Luoshi Road 122, Wuhan 430070, China
2 Laboratoire de Chimie et Physique: Approche Multi谷chelles des Milieux Complexes, Institut Jean Barriol, Universit谷 de Lorraine, 57070 Metz, France
Present address: Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1742-9

Address correspondence to Liqiang Mai, mlq518@whut.edu.cn; Chunhua Han, hch5927@whut.edu.cn

Graphene oxide-decorated Fe2(MoO4)3 microflower composite was fabricated via a facile one-step water-bath method, in which the Fe2(MoO4)3 was constructed by numerous nanosheets. The composite demonstrates a high specific capacity, excellent rate capability, and stable cycling performance when used as the anode for lithium and sodium storage.

    

Lotus root-like porous carbon nanofiber anchored with CoP nanoparticles as all-pH hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts

Hengyi Lu1, Wei Fan2 (*), Yunpeng Huang1, and Tianxi Liu1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, 220 Handan Road, Shanghai 200433, China
2 State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, 2999 North Renmin Road, Shanghai 201620, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1741-x

Address correspondence to Wei Fan, weifan@dhu.edu.cn; Tianxi Liu, txliu@fudan.edu.cn, txliu@dhu.edu.cn

Self-standing lotus root-like porous carbon nanofibers (PCNFs) are developed and utilized as supporting materials for anchoring electroactive CoP nanoparticles. These unique PCNFs have longitudinal channels and mesopores on the outer and inner carbon walls, which enhances the contact between the electrolyte and catalyst. This endows the CoP/PCNF composites with excellent hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) performance at an all-pH range.

    

Discharge voltage behavior of electric double-layer capacitors during high-g impact and their application to autonomously sensing high-g accelerometers

Keren Dai1,2,3, Xiaofeng Wang1,2,3 (*), Fang Yi4, Yajiang Yin1,2,3, Cheng Jiang1,2,3, Simiao Niu5, Qingyu Li6, and Zheng You1,2,3 (*)

1 Collaborative Innovation Center for Micro/Nano Fabrication, Device and System, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
4 College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
5 School of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, California 94305, USA
6 Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1740-y

Address correspondence to Xiaofeng Wang, xfw@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn; Zheng You, yz-dpi@tsinghua.edu.cn

A novel integrated device that serves as a power source and as a high-g accelerometer is proposed based on a supercapacitor with broad application prospects in automobiles. The design, material preparation, fabrication, and parameter optimization are presented. A dynamic model is used to explain the micro-scale mechanism. The simulation and experimental results reveal the voltage dependency of the high-g accelerometer and demonstrate the characteristics of the device.

    

Multimodal bioimaging based on gold nanorod and carbon dot nanohybrids as a novel tool for atherosclerosis detection

Xiaojing Liu1, Luting Liu1, Xiujie Hu1, Shuyun Zhou1, Rinat Ankri2, Dror Fixler2 (*), and Zheng Xie1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 Faculty of Engineering and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1739-4

Address correspondence to Zheng Xie, zhengxie@mail.ipc.ac.cn; Dror Fixler, Dror.Fixler@biu.ac.il

A multimodal contrast agent achieves diffusion reflection and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy multimodal imaging of macrophages in vitro. The new contrast agent based on gold nanorods@silica@carbon dots core-shell. This system will potentially enhance detection sensitivity compared to the current far-field imaging technique, and will also establish a new method to quantitatively and noninvasively detect targeted nanoparticles in vivo, affording a promising theranostics tool.

    

Ligand density-dependent influence of arginine-glycine- aspartate functionalized gold nanoparticles on osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells

Jingchao Li1,2, Ying Chen1,2, Naoki Kawazoe1,3, and Guoping Chen1,2,3 (*)

1 International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577, Japan
3 Research Center for Functional Materials, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1738-5

Address correspondence to Guoping.CHEN@nims.go.jp

Biomimetic gold nanoparticles with tunable surface arginine每glycine每aspartate (RGD) density were prepared for the regulation of osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells.

    

Hollow carbon nanofibers with dynamic adjustable pore sizes and closed ends as hosts for high-rate lithiumsulfur battery cathodes

Xiang-Qian Zhang, Bin He, Wen-Cui Li, and An-Hui Lu (*)

State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Chemical, Environmental and Biological Science and Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Linggong Road 2, Dalian 116024, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1737-6

Address correspondence to anhuilu@dlut.edu.cn

Hollow carbon nanofibers (HCFs) that combine the features of adjustable pore sizes, closed ends, and thin carbon shells are prepared for the first time as hosts for Li-S battery cathodes. The unique structures lead to high rate capacities (e.g., 860 mA﹞h﹞g−1 at 4.0 C (1 C = 1.675 A﹞g−1)) and stable cyclability over 500 cycles for S@HCF.

    

pH-sensitive zwitterionic coating of gold nanocages improves tumor targeting and photothermal treatment efficacy

Ji-Gang Piao1,3, Feng Gao1, Yunong Li2, Lei Yu1, Dong Liu2, Zi-Bin Tan1, Yujie Xiong2 (*), Lihua Yang1 (*), and Ye-Zi You1 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, and School of Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, and School of Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
3 Hangzhou Branch of Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hangzhou 310018, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1736-7

Address correspondence to Yujie Xiong, yjxiong@ustc.edu.cn; Lihua Yang, lhyang@ustc.edu.cn; Ye-Zi You, yzyou@ustc.edu.cn

Using gold nanocages as a model nanotherapeutic, we showed that coating the nanoparticles with a pH-sensitive zwitterionic ligand capable of sensing small differences in extracellular pH between tumor and normal tissues simultaneously conferred enhanced cellular internalization at acidic pH in tumors and extended systemic circulation, which has not been achieved previously for stealth materials applied alone.

    

High-performance enhancement-mode thin-film transistors based on Mg-doped In2O3 nanofiber networks

Hongchao Zhang1, You Meng1, Longfei Song1, Linqu Luo1, Yuanbin Qin2, Ning Han3, Zaixing Yang4, Lei Liu1, Johnny C. Ho5,6,7 (*), and Fengyun Wang1 (*)

1 College of Physics and Cultivation Base for State Key Laboratory, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China
2 Center for Advancing Materials Performance from the Nanoscale, State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Complex Systems, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
4 School of Microelectronics and Center of Nanoelectronics, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
5 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
6 State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
7 Shenzhen Research Institute, City University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen 518057, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1735-8

Address correspondence to Fengyun Wang, fywang@qdu.edu.cn; Johnny C. Ho, johnnyho@cityu.edu.hk

A simple one-step electrospinning technique is developed to modulate the electrical properties, especially the threshold voltage, of In2O3 nanofiber field-effect transistors by doping with different Mg concentrations. By integrating with a high- dielectric layer, the device performance of the nanfiber transistors can be further improved, indicating the technological potency of this simple doping scheme for high-performance, low-operating-power, and large-scale nanoelectronics.

    

Multivalent interacting glycodendrimer to prevent amyloid-peptide fibril formation induced by Cu(II): A multidisciplinary approach

Anna Janaszewska1, Barbara Klajnert-Maculewicz1 (*), Monika Marcinkowska1, Piotr Duchnowicz2, Dietmar Appelhans3, Gianvito Grasso4, Marco A. Deriu4, Andrea Danani4 (*), Michela Cangiotti5, and Maria Francesca Ottaviani5,1 (*)

1 Department of General Biophysics, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, 90-236 Lodz, Poland
2 Department of Biophysics of Environmental Pollution, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, 90-236 Lodz, Poland
3 Department Bioactive and Responsive Polymers, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, 01069 Dresden, Germany
4 SUPSI-DTI IDSIA- Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, CH-6928 Manno, Switzerland
5 Department of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Urbino, 61029 Urbino, Italy

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1734-9

Address correspondence to Maria Francesca Ottaviani, maria.ottaviani@uniurb.it; Barbara Klajnert-Maculewicz, barbara.klajnert@biol.uni.lodz.pl; Andrea Danani, andrea.danani@idsia.ch

Fibrillation of the amyloid peptide A汕 1-40 induced by Cu(II) is prevented by the non-toxic glycodendrimer G4S. A multidisciplinary dynamic light scattering (DLS), circular dichroism (CD), fluorescence, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), and molecular modeling study elucidating the interactions into binary and ternary systems constituted by A汕 1-40, Cu(II), and glycodendrimer G4S.

    

Aqueous and mechanical exfoliation,unique properties, and theoretical understanding of MoO3 nanosheets made from free-standing 汐-MoO3 crystals:Raman mode softening and absorption edge blue shift

Hongfei Liu1 (*), Yongqing Cai2, Mingyong Han1, Shifeng Guo1, Ming Lin1, Meng Zhao1, Yongwei Zhang2, and Dongzhi Chi1

1 Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), 2 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138634, Singapore
2 Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), 1 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138632, Singapore

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1733-x

Address correspondence to liuhf@imre.a-star.edu.sg

汐-MoO3 belt crystals consisting of nanosheets stacked along their [010]-axes have been synthesized (without intentional use of a substrate) and further exfoliated to form 2D nanosheets. Raman mode softening of Ag (~818 cm−1) was observed from the thinner layers and theoretically validated for the first time. Aqueous exfoliation induces a blue shift in the 汐-MoO3 nanosheet absorption edge.

    

Robust 3D network architectures of MnO nanoparticles bridged by ultrathin graphitic carbon for high-performance lithium-ion battery anodes

Jingchun Jia1,2, Xiang Hu1,2, and Zhenhai Wen1,2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Design and Assembly of Functional Nanostructures, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, China
2 Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1732-y

Address correspondence to wen@fjirsm.ac.cn

A synthetic strategy for the fabrication of robust 3D network architectures of MnO nanoparticles bridged by an ultrathin graphitic carbon layer is described. The composite has favorable Li-ion storage properties, a high capacity, excellent rate capability, and acceptable cycling stability.

    

CVD growth of fingerprint-like patterned 3D graphene film for an ultrasensitive pressure sensor

Kailun Xia, Chunya Wang, Muqiang Jian, Qi Wang, and Yingying Zhang (*)

Key Laboratory of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering of the Ministry of Education, Department of Chemistry and Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics (CNMM), Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1731-z

Address correspondence to yingyingzhang@tsinghua.edu.cn

A bionic flexible pressure sensor is fabricated based on fingerprint-like patterned 3D graphene films and hierarchical structured PDMS films molded from natural leaves. The sensor simultaneously possesses a high sensitivity (up to 110 (kPa)−1), large workable pressure range (up to 75 kPa), low detection limit (0.2 Pa), and fast response (< 30 ms), showing great potential for health monitoring and human/machine interaction.

    

Facile in situ growth of highly dispersed palladium on phosphotungstic-acid-encapsulated MIL-100(Fe) for the degradation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products under visible light

Ruowen Liang1, Renkun Huang1, ShaomingYing1, Xuxu Wang2, Guiyang Yan1 (*), and Ling Wu2 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Fujian Province University Key Laboratory of Green Energy and Environment Catalysis, Ningde Normal University, Ningde 352100, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis on Energy and Environment, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1730-0

Address correspondence to Guiyang Yan, ygyfjnu@163.com; Ling Wu, wuling@fzu.edu.cn

We explore an in situ method for preparing Pd-phosphotungstic acid-MIL-100(Fe) nanocomposites (Pd-PTA-MIL-100(Fe)). The resulting Pd-PTA-MIL-100(Fe) nanocomposites show excellent photoactivity toward the degradation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products under visible-light irradiation.

    

Visible light-driven superoxide generation by conjugated polymers for organic synthesis

Feili Lai1,2, Yue Wang2, Dandan Li3, Xianshun Sun1, Juan Peng2, Xiaodong Zhang1 (*), Yupeng Tian3, and Tianxi Liu2,4 (*)

1 Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at Microscale Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
3 Department of Chemistry, Anhui University, Hefei 230039, China
4 State Key Laboratory of Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1729-6

Address correspondence to Xiaodong Zhang, zhxid@ustc.edu.cn; Tianxi Liu, txliu@fudan.edu.cn, txliu@dhu.edu.cn

The conjugated polymer poly (3-hexylthiophene) was designed as a metal-free visible light-driven photocatalyst for efficient superoxide generation. For the first time, poly (3-hexylthiophene) nanofibers are reported to exhibit excellent photocatalytic ability toward organic synthesis reactions, being able to catalyze the conversion of a variety of amines into imines by self-coupling with nearly 100% conversion and selectivity under visible light irradiation.

    

Mitochondria-targeting self-assembled nanoparticles derived from triphenylphosphonium-conjugated cyanostilbene enable site-specific imaging and anticancer drug delivery

Ka Young Kim1,∫, Hanyong Jin2,∫, Jaehyeon Park1, Sung Ho Jung1, Ji Ha Lee1, Hyesong Park1, Sung Kuk Kim1, Jeehyeon Bae2, and Jong Hwa Jung1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry and Research Institute of Natural Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 52828, Republic of Korea
2 School of Pharmacy, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Republic of Korea
Ka Young Kim and Hanyong Jin contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1728-7

Address correspondence to jonghwa@gnu.ac.kr

Our findings indicate that applications of N1 as a mitochondrial targeting probe, drug delivery platform, and chemotherapeutic agent provide a unique strategy for potential image-guided therapy as well as site-specific delivery system to cancer cells.

    

Single ultrasmall Mn2+-doped NaNdF4 nanocrystals as multimodal nanoprobes for magnetic resonance and second near-infrared fluorescence imaging

Xin Wang1 (*), Huishan Hu1,2, Hailu Zhang1, Chunyan Li1, Baoli An2, and Jianwu Dai1 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Nano-Bio Interface, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123, China
2 College of Sciences, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1727-8

Address correspondence to Xin Wang, xwang2008@sinano.ac.cn; Jianwu Dai, jwdai2010@sinano.ac.cn

Ultrasmall NaNdF4:Mn nanocrystals have been developed as multimodal nanoprobes for high-performing MR/NIR-II/CT imaging, as demonstrated by in vitro, in vivo, and ex vivo experiments.

    

Morphology and property investigation of primary particulate matter particles from different source

Rufan Zhang1, Chong Liu1, Guangmin Zhou1, Jie Sun1, Nian Liu1, Po-Chun Hsu1, Haotian Wang1, Yongcai Qiu1, Jie Zhao1, Tong Wu1, Wenting Zhao1, and Yi Cui1,2 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
2 Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1724-y

particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), source analysis, nanofiber, filtration, property, distribution, characterization

The morphologies and properties of primary PM10 and PM2.5 particles from different sources were investigated using a nanofiberbased in situ sampling approach.

    

Three-dimensional macroscale assembly of Pd nanoclusters

Kai Wang, Haifeng Lin, Bing Ni, Haoyi Li, Muhammad Aurang Zeb Gul Sial, Haozhou Yang, Jing Zhuang, and Xun Wang (*)

Key Lab of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1723-z

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

Pd nanoclusters (diameter: 1.8 nm) were assembled into aligned centimeter-size honeycomb structures via a directional freezing process. The ultra-small inorganic core and the interactions between the building blocks were identified as the key factors for the assembly.

    

Layered SnS sodium ion battery anodes synthesized near room temperature

Chuan Xia, Fan Zhang, Hanfeng Liang, and Husam N. Alshareef (*)

Materials Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1722-0

Address correspondence to husam.alshareef@kaust.edu.sa

Layered SnS nanosheets/carbon anodes were synthesized near room temperature using a simple one-step chemical bath deposition approach, followed by a solution-based carbon precursor coating and subsequent carbonization strategy. When used as sodium ion battery anodes, the as-prepared binder-free SnS/C electrodes showed excellent performance.

    

A strategy for accurate detection of glucose in human serum and whole blood based on an upconversion nanoparticles-polydopamine nanosystem

Yan Liu1,2, Datao Tu1, Wei Zheng1 (*), Lianyu Lu1, Wenwu You1,2, Shanyong Zhou1, Ping Huang1, Renfu Li1, and Xueyuan Chen1,2 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Design and Assembly of Functional Nanostructures, and Fujian Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1721-1

Address correspondence to Wei Zheng, zhengwei@fjirsm.ac.cn; Xueyuan Chen, xchen@fjirsm.ac.cn

We developed a novel strategy for the accurate detection of glucose in human serum and whole blood, based on an upconversion nanoparticles-polydopamine nanosystem through the simple mixing of test samples with ligand-free upconversion nanoparticles, dopamine, and glucose oxidase.

    

Ultrasensitive detection of Ebola matrix protein in a memristor mode

Bergoi Ibarlucea1,2 (*), Teuku Fawzul Akbar1, Kihyun Kim3, Taiuk Rim3, Chang-Ki Baek3, Alon Ascoli4, Ronald Tetzlaff4, Larysa Baraban1,2 (*), and Gianaurelio Cuniberti1,2

1 Institute of Materials Science, Max Bergmann Center for Biomaterials, Technische Universität Dresden, Budapester Str. 27, Dresden 01069, Germany
2 Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (CFAED), Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden 01069, Germany
3 Department of Creative IT Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 37673, Republic of Korea
4 Chair of Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden, Mommsenstraße 12, Dresden 01069, Germany

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1720-2

Address correspondence to Bergoi Ibarlucea, bcanton@nano.tu-dresden.de; Larysa Baraban, larysa.baraban@nano.tu-dresden.de

We demonstrate the biosensing of the Ebola VP40 matrix protein in liquid samples, using a memristor mode of a nanodevice. Further, we show the advantages of controlling the voltage gap via external voltage, which allows the sensing of both positive and negative charges.

    

Ultrasound-triggered release of sinoporphyrin sodium from liposome-microbubble complexes and its enhanced sonodynamic toxicity in breast cancer

Yixiang Li, Huanxiao An, Xiaobing Wang, Pan Wang (*), Fei Qu, Yan Jiao, Kun Zhang, and Quanhong Liu (*)

Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Medicinal Resources and Natural Pharmaceutical Chemistry,National Engineering Laboratory for Resource Developing of Endangered Chinese Crude Drugs in Northwest of China,College of Life Sciences,Shaanxi Normal University,Xi'an 710119,China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1719-8

Address correspondence to Pan Wang, wangpan@snnu.edu.cn; Quanhong Liu, lshaof@snnu.edu.cn

The liposome-encapsulated hydrosoluble sonosensitizer sinoporphyrin sodium (DVDMS) was coupled with microbubbles via the biotin- avidin linkage to synthesize a complex (DLMBs) that exhibits high ultrasound response. Ultrasound-induced reactive oxygen species were key mediators to trigger the boosted release of DVDMS from DLMBs and improve the cellular uptake and intratumoral diffusion of DVDMS to achieve better sonodynamic effects against breast cancer.

    

Highly sensitive hybrid nanofiber-based room-temperature CO sensors: Experiments and density functional theory simulations

Lili Wang1, Ruiqing Chai2,3, Zheng Lou2 (*), and Guozhen Shen2,3 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, College of Electronic Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
2 State Key Laboratory for Superlattices and Microstructures, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
3 College of Materials Science and Opto-electronic Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1718-9

Address correspondence to Guozhen Shen, gzshen@semi.ac.cn; Zheng Lou, zlou@semi.ac.cn

We present the fabrication of a novel sensing platform based on a hybrid structure with active facets. It showed high selectivity, high sensitivity, and ultrafast response at room temperature for the detection of CO; the results were further supported by density functional theory calculations. These findings highlight the potential of metal oxide semiconductors with high-energy facets as active components for electronic devices.

    

Self-assembled formation of long,thin,and uncoalesced GaN nanowires on crystalline TiN films

David van Treeck (*), Gabriele Calabrese, Jelle J. W. Goertz, Vladimir M. Kaganer, Oliver Brandt, Sergio Fern芍ndez-Garrido, and Lutz Geelhaar

Paul-Drude-Institut f邦r Festkörperelektronik, Leibniz-Institut im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V., Hausvogteiplatz 5每7, 10117 Berlin, Germany

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1717-x

Address correspondence to treeck@pdi-berlin.de

We investigate in detail the self-assembled nucleation and growth of GaN nanowires on TiN. It is demonstrated that the TiN substrate allows the growth of long, thin and uncoalesced GaN nanowires which are suitable for the growth of core每shell heterostructures.

    

Au nanocomposite enhanced electret film for triboelectric nanogenerator

Bao Dong Chen1,2,∫, Wei Tang1,2,∫, Chi Zhang1,2,∫, Liang Xu1,2, Lai Pan Zhu1,2, Lei Jing Yang1,2, Chuan He1,2, Jian Chen1,2, Long Liu1,2, Tao Zhou1,2, and Zhong Lin Wang1,2,3 (*)

1 Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
2 CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Beijing 100190, China
3 School of Material Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, USA
Bao Dong Chen, Wei Tang and Chi Zhang contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1716-y

Address correspondence to zlwang@gatech.edu

For the enhancement of output from triboelectric nanogenerators, in combination with corona charging, a new embedded-nanocapacitorstructure polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) impregnated with gold nanoparticles is introduced for the improvement of surface charge density. The triboelectric nanogenerator's output performance is greatly enhanced and its surface charge density is systematically studied, which shows significant room for the improvement of the output of triboelectric nanogenerators by modification of tribomaterials.

    

Entropy-driven self-assembly of chiral nematic liquid crystalline phases of AgNR@Cu2O hyper branched coaxial nanorods and thickness-dependent handedness transition

Guiqing Cheng1, Yu Wang1 (*), Kun Liu2, and Jihong Yu1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, 2699 Qianjin Street, Changchun 130012, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, 2699 Qianjin Street, Changchun 130012, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1715-z

Address correspondence to Yu Wang, wangyu@jlu.edu.cn; Jihong Yu, jihong@jlu.edu.cn

The chiral transition of Ag nanorod (AgNR)@Cu2O hyper branched coaxial nanorods (HBCNRs) liquid crystal can be achieved via increasing the thickness of Cu2O coating.

    

Vapor-phase hydrothermal growth of single crystalline NiS2 nanostructure film on carbon fiber cloth for electrocatalytic oxidation of alcohols to ketones and simultaneous H2 evolution

Tianxing Wu1, Xiaoguang Zhu1, Guozhong Wang1 (*), Yunxia Zhang1, Haimin Zhang1 (*), and Huijun Zhao1,2

1 Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Centre for Environmental and Energy Nanomaterials, Anhui Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China
2 Centre for Clean Environment and Energy, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Queensland 4222, Australia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1714-0

Address correspondence to Guozhong Wang, gzhwang@issp.ac.cn; Haimin Zhang, zhanghm@issp.ac.cn

A vapor-phase hydrothermally grown NiS2 nanostructure film supported on a carbon fiber cloth (NiS2/CFC) as an electrode material exhibited superior dual electrocatalytic activities for oxygen and hydrogen evolution reactions (OER/HER) and efficiently promoted the electrocatalytic oxidation of alcohols to ketones with significantly decreased overpotentials as compared to that for the OER. This study presents a new energy conversion strategy combining high-value-added chemical production with highly efficient H2 generation by water splitting.

    

Oxidation layering mechanism of graphene-like MoS2 prepared by the intercalation-detonation method

Fan Yang1,2, Kuaishe Wang1,2, Ping Hu1,2,3 (*), Zhenyu Chen1,2, Jie Deng1,2, Boliang Hu1,2, Weicheng Cao3, Dongxin Liu3, Geng An3, and Alex A. Volinsky4

1 School of Metallurgy Engineering, Xi*an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi*an 710055, China
2 State Local Joint Engineering Research Center for Functional Materials Processing, Xi*an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi*an 710055, China
3 Jinduicheng Molybdenum Co., Ltd., Xi*an 710077, China
4 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1713-1

Address correspondence to huping1985@126.com

The oxidation layering mechanism of graphene-like MoS2 is proposed. The intensity ratio of B1u and A1g peaks in the Raman spectra was determined to quantify the effect of oxidative intercalation.

    

Highly-anisotropic optical and electrical properties in layered SnSe

Shengxue Yang1,2,∫ (*), Yuan Liu3,∫, Minghui Wu4,∫, Li-Dong Zhao2, Zhaoyang Lin1, Hung-chieh Cheng3, Yiliu Wang1, Chengbao Jiang2, Su-Huai Wei5, Li Huang4, Yu Huang3,6, and Xiangfeng Duan1,6 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
3 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
4 Department of Physics, South University of Science and Technology of China, Shenzhen 518005, China
5 Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing 100094, China
6 California Nanosystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Shengxue Yang, Yuan Liu, and Minghui Wu contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1712-2

Address correspondence to Shengxue Yang, sxyang@buaa.edu.cn; Xiangfeng Duan, xduan@chem.ucla.edu

We report a systematic study of the in-plane anisotropic properties of layered SnSe, using angle-resolved Raman scattering, optical absorption, and electrical transport methods.

    

Hierarchical coral-like NiMoS nanohybrids as highly efficient bifunctional electrocatalysts for overall urea electrolysis

Xiaoxia Wang1, Jianmei Wang3, Xuping Sun2 (*), Shuang Wei1, Liang Cui1, Wenrong Yang3, and Jingquan Liu1 (*)

1 College of Materials Science and Engineering, Institute for Graphene Applied Technology Innovation, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China
2 College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China
3 School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Geelong 3217, VIC, Australia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1711-3

Address correspondence to Xuping Sun, sunxp@scu.edu.cn; Jingquan Liu, jliu@qdu.edu.cn

Hierarchical coral-like Ni-Mo sulfides on Ti mesh (HC-NiMoS/Ti) were prepared and utilized as effective bifunctional electrodes for highly efficient hydrogen generation from overall urea electrolysis.

    

Photocatalytic H2 evolution improvement for H free-radical stabilization by electrostatic interaction of a Cu-BTC MOF with ZnO/GO

Xifeng Shi, Jiahui Zhang, Guanwei Cui (*), Ning Deng, Wen Wang, Qian Wang, and Bo Tang (*)

College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Collaborative Innovation Center of Functionalized Probes for Chemical
Imaging, Key Laboratory of Molecular and Nano Probes, Ministry of Education, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1710-4

Address correspondence to Bo Tang, tangb@sdnu.edu.cn; Guanwei Cui, cuiguanwei77@163.com

Cu-benzene-1, 3, 5-tricarboxylate (BTC) metal-organic framework (MOF) was incorporated into the ZnO/graphene oxide (GO) photocatalytic system by an electrostatic interaction method to stabilize the H﹞ radicals generated from a photoreduction reaction. In the proposed assembly structure, ZnO served as the photoelectron donor, and GO as the ZnO-to-Cu-BTC photoelectron-transfer channel and as the supporting matrix for ZnO and Cu-BTC. Cu-BTC was expected to serve as a microcontainer for the free radicals generated by light irradiation to extend their lifetime.

    

Embedding ZnSe nanodots in nitrogen-doped hollow carbon architectures for superior lithium storage

Ziliang Chen1, Renbing Wu1 (*), Hao Wang1, Kelvin H. L. Zhang2, Yun Song1, Feilong Wu1, Fang Fang1, and Dalin Sun1 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
2 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1709-x

Address correspondence to Renbing Wu, rbwu@fudan.edu.cn; Dalin Sun, dlsun@fudan.edu.cn

Three-dimensional hybrid hollow composites with ultrafine zinc selenide nanodots uniformly confined within a N-doped porous carbon network have been rationally developed. Owing to their structural and compositional advantages, these architectures show exceptional lithium-storage performance, with an ultrahigh reversible specific capacity and excellent rate capability.

    

Uniform and reproducible plasmon-enhanced fluorescence substrate based on PMMA-coated, large-area Au@Ag nanorod arrays

Jun Sun1,∫, Ziyang Li1,∫, Yinghui Sun2,3,∫, Liubiao Zhong1, Jing Huang1, Junchang Zhang1, Zhiqiang Liang1, Jianmei Chen1, and Lin Jiang1 (*)

1 Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials & Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
2 Soochow Institute for Energy and Materials InnovationS, College of Physics, Optoelectronics and Energy, Institute of Chemical Power Sources & Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China
3 Jiangsu Provincial Key Laboratory for Advanced Carbon Materials and Wearable Energy Technologiesㄛ Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China
Jun Sun, Ziyang Li and Yinghui Sun contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1708-y

Address correspondence to ljiang@suda.edu.cn

A simple and scalable method was developed based on poly (methyl methacrylate)(PMMA)-coated Au@Ag nanorod arrays to fabricate reproducibly large-area and uniform metal-enhanced fluorescence (MEF) substrates.

    

Water-soluble-template-derived nanoscale silicon nanoflake and nano-rod morphologies: Stable architectures for lithium-ion battery anodes

Bharat Gattu1, Prashanth Hanumantha Jampani3, Moni Kanchan Datta3,4, Ramalinga Kuruba3, and Prashant N. Kumta1,2,3,4 (*)

1 Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
3 Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
4 Center for Complex Engineered Multifunctional Materials (CCEMM), University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1707-z

Address correspondence to pkumta@pitt.edu

A water-soluble NaCl template facilitates the generation of Si nanostructures with different morphologies that show high capacities and stable performances as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

    

DNA-directed assembly of copper nanoblocks with inbuilt fluorescent and electrochemical properties: Application in simultaneous amplification-free analysis of multiple RNA species

Kevin M. Koo1,∫, Laura G. Carrascosa1,∫, and Matt Trau1,2 (*)

1 Centre for Personalized Nanomedicine, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), The University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia
2 School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia
Kevin M. Koo and Laura G. Carrascosa contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1706-0

Address correspondence to m.trau@uq.edu.au

We developed a nanosensor that uses DNA-templated copper nanoblock synthesis for universal detection of different RNA species. We exploited the fluorescent and electrochemical properties of the synthesized copper nanoblocks to achieve simultaneous amplificationfree detection of messenger RNA, microRNA, and long non-coding RNA cancer biomarkers.

    

Acid-degradable gadolinium-based nanoscale coordination polymer: A potential platform for targeted drug delivery and potential magnetic resonance imaging

Zhimei He1,∫, Penghui Zhang1,2,∫, Yan Xiao1, Jingjing Li3, Fang Yang4, Yang Liu4, Jian-Rong Zhang1(*), and Jun-Jie Zhu1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Life Science, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China
2 The Key Laboratory of Biomedical Information Engineering of the Ministry of Education, School of Life Science and Technology, Bioinspired Engineering and Biomechanics Center (BEBC), Xi*an Jiaotong University, Xi*an 710049, China
3 School of Medical Imaging, Xuzhou Medical University, Xuzhou 221006, China
4 State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Biomaterials and Devices, School of Biological Sciences and Medical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210009, China
Zhimei He and Penghui Zhang contributed equally.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1705-1

Address correspondence to Jun-Jie Zhu, jjzhu@nju.edu.cn; Jian-Rong Zhang, jrzhang@nju.edu.cn

A precision-guided ※depth bomb§ for cancer cells was constructed by decorating a doxorubicin-loaded nanoscale coordination polymer with a hyaluronic acid shell. Once selectively internalized into targeted cancer cells, the nano-bomb was triggered within the acidic lysosomes and collapsed into fragments, accompanied by rapid drug release and fluorescence restoration of the drug.

    

Dynamics and self-assembly of bio-functionalized gold nanoparticles in solution: Reactive molecular dynamics simulations

Susanna Monti1,2 (*), Giovanni Barcaro3, Luca Sementa3, Vincenzo Carravetta3, and Hans Ågren2,4

1 CNR-ICCOM, Institute of Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds, Pisa 56124, Italy
2 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Biotechnology, Division of Theoretical Chemistry and Biology, Stockholm S-10691, Sweden
3 CNR-IPCF, Institute of Chemical and Physical Processes, Pisa 56124, Italy
4 Institute of Nanotechnology, Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemistry, Siberian Federal University, Svobodny pr. 79, 660041 Krasnoyarsk, Russia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1704-2

Address correspondence to sapeptides@gmail.com

The motion and self-interaction of gold nanoparticles functionalized with a cysteine-based peptide are simulated in water solution by means of classical reactive force field approach (ReaxFF).

    

A general synthetic strategy to monolayer graphene

Youqi Zhu1,2, Tai Cao2, Chuanbao Cao1 (*), Xilan Ma1, Xingyan Xu1, and Yadong Li2 (*)

1 Research Center of Materials Science and Beijing Key Laboratory of Construction Tailorable Advanced Functional Materials and Green Applications, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1703-3

Address correspondence to Chuanbao Cao, cbcao@bit.edu.cn; Yadong Li, ydli@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

We herein report a novel direct pyrolytic conversion strategy for the gram-scale preparation of monolayer graphene from solid carbon sources in the presence of Na2CO3.

    

Peptide self-assembly into lamellar phases and the formation of lipid-peptide nanostructures

Karin Kornmueller1, Bernhard Lehofer1, Gerd Leitinger2, Heinz Amenitsch3, and Ruth Prassl1 (*)

1 Institute of Biophysics, Medical University of Graz, BioTechMed-Graz, Graz 8010, Austria
2 Institute of Cell Biology, Histology and Embryology, Research Unit Electron Microscopic Techniques, Medical University of Graz, Graz 8010, Austria
3 Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Graz University of Technology, Graz 8010, Austria

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1702-4

Address correspondence to ruth.prassl@medunigraz.at

Systematically varied amphiphilic designer peptides can mimic lipid lamellar phases and self-assemble into a variety of nanostructures (tubes, vesicles, bicelles) when mixed with lipids.

    

50 ppm of Pd dispersed on Ni(OH)2 nanosheets catalyzing semi-hydrogenation of acetylene with high activity and selectivity

Mingzhen Hu1, Jian Zhang2, Wei Zhu2, Zheng Chen2, Xin Gao2, Xianjun Du2, Jiawei Wan2, Kebin Zhou1 (*), Chen Chen2 (*), and Yadong Li2

1 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1701-5

Address correspondence to Kebin Zhou, kbzhou@ucas.ac.cn; Chen Chen, cchen@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

A Pd/Ni(OH)2 catalyst with an ultra-low (0.005%) Pd loading was found to exhibit superior catalytic properties to the corresponding higher Pd-loaded nanoparticle catalyst in the selective hydrogenation of acetylene to ethylene, due to the atomically dispersed nature of the Pd sites in the 0.005% Pd/Ni(OH)2 catalyst and the supporting effect of the abundant hydroxyl groups of Ni(OH)2.

    

Electrosprayed porous Fe3O4/carbon microspheres as anode materials for high-performance lithium-ion batteries

Wenjie Han1,2, Xianying Qin1,3 (*), Junxiong Wu3, Qing Li1,2, Ming Liu1,2, Yue Xia1, Hongda Du1, Baohua Li1 (*), and Feiyu Kang1,2

1 Engineering Laboratory for Next Generation Power and Energy Storage Batteries, and Engineering Laboratory for Functionalized Carbon Materials, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1700-6

Address correspondence to Xianying Qin, qin.xianying@sz.tsinghua.edu.cn; Baohua Li, libh@mail.sz.tsinghua.edu.cn

Porous Fe3O4/carbon microspheres (PFCMs) are successfully fabricated via a facile electrospray method and subsequent heat treatment. As anode materials for Li-ion batteries, PFCMs deliver a high capacity, long cycling life, and outstanding rate performance due to the hybrid, porous, and conductive structure.

    

High-mobility air-stable n-type field-effect transistors based on large-area solution-processed organic singlecrystal arrays

Liang Wang, Xiujuan Zhang, Gaole Dai, Wei Deng, Jiansheng Jie (*), and Xiaohong Zhang

Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials & Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1699-8

Address correspondence to jsjie@suda.edu.cn

A simple and efficient solution-processed approach is provided for achieving the growth of large-area highly aligned n-type singlecrystalline organic submicron ribbon arrays. N-channel organic field-effect transistors (n-OFETs) fabricated based on the submicron ribbon arrays exhibit a high electron mobility of 2.67 cm2﹞V-1﹞s-1 as well as robust air stability for over 50 days.

    

Mesoporous H-ZSM-5 nanocrystals with programmable number of acid sites as ※solid ligands§ to activate Pd nanoparticles for C每C coupling reactions

Wenyu Ke, Tianlu Cui, Qiuying Yu, Mengying Wang, Libing Lv, Honghui Wang, Zhidong Jiang, XinhHao Li (*), and Jiesheng Chen (*)

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1698-9

Address correspondence to Xinhao Li, xinhaoli@sjtu.edu.cn; Jiesheng Chen, chemcj@sjtu.edu.cn

Mesoporous H-ZSM-5 nanocrystals with a significant number of acid sites can function as ※solid ligands§ to activate the embedded Pd nanoparticles for C每C coupling reactions.

    

Atomic and electronic structure of Si dangling bonds in quasi-free-standing monolayer graphene

Yuya Murata1, Tommaso Cavallucci1, Valentina Tozzini1, Niko Pavliček2, Leo Gross2, Gerhard Meyer2, Makoto Takamura3, Hiroki Hibino3,†, Fabio Beltram1, and Stefan Heun1 (*)

1 NEST, Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR and Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza San Silvestro 12, 56127 Pisa, Italy
2 IBM Research-Zurich, Säumerstrasse 4, 8803 R邦schlikon, Switzerland
3 NTT Basic Research Laboratories, 3-1 Morinosato Wakamiya, Atsugi, Kanagawa 243-0198, Japan
Present address: Kwansei Gakuin University, 2-1 Gakuen, Sanda, Hyogo 669-1337, Japan

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1697-x

Address correspondence to stefan.heun@nano.cnr.it

The structural and electronic properties of defects in quasi-freestanding monolayer graphene (QFMLG) were studied by lowtemperature scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy. The comparison of the experimental results with density functional theory calculations indicates that the defects consist of clusters of Si dangling bonds. The results of the present work provide the basis for a rational design of high-mobility QFMLG.

    

Thickness-dependent phase transition and optical behavior of MoS2 films under high pressure

Xuerui Cheng1, Yuanyuan Li2, Jimin Shang1, Chuansheng Hu2, Yufen Ren1, Miao Liu3 (*), and Zeming Qi2 (*)

1 School of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, Zhengzhou 450002, China
2 National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230029, China
3 Energy Technologies Area, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1696-y

Address correspondence to Zeming Qi, zmqi@ustc.edu.cn; Miao Liu, miaoliu@lbl.gov

The structure and optical properties of layered MoS2 can be effectively modified by pressure. The Raman and photoluminescence spectra of MoS2 with different thicknesses show distinct pressure dependencies.

    

A rapid solid-state synthesis of electrochemically active Chevrel phases (Mo6T8; T = S, Se) for rechargeable magnesium batteries

Partha Saha1,†, Prashanth H. Jampani1, Moni K. Datta1, Daeho Hong1, Bharat Gattu4, Prasad Patel4, Karan S. Kadakia4, Ayyakkannu Manivannan2, and Prashant N. Kumta1,3,4,5,6 (*)

1 Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
2 U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Morgantown, WV 26507, USA
3 Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
4 Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
5 School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
6 Center for Complex Engineered Multifunctional Materials, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Present address: Department of Ceramic Engineering, National Institute of Technology-Rourkela, Odisha-769008, Ind

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1695-z

Address correspondence to pkumta@pitt.edu

Cu2Mo6T8 (T = S, Se) is synthesized for the first time by high energy mechanical milling (HEMM). 30 min HEMM (CuT + Mo + MoT2) with 30 min heat treatment at ~1,100 K yields the electrochemically active Chevrel phase.

    

Two-photon lithography for 3D magnetic nanostructure fabrication

Gwilym Williams1,∫, Matthew Hunt1,∫, Benedikt Boehm2, Andrew May1, Michael Taverne3, Daniel Ho3, Sean Giblin1, Dan Read1, John Rarity3, Rolf Allenspach2, and Sam Ladak1 (*)

1 School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF24 3AA, UK
2 IBM Research - Zurich, Säumerstrasse 4, 8803 R邦schlikon, Switzerland
3 Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1UB, UK
Gwilym Williams and Matthew Hunt contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1694-0

Address correspondence to LadakS@cardiff.ac.uk

A combination of two-photon lithography and electrochemical deposition is utilized to fabricate three-dimensional magnetic nanostructures. Magnetometry and magnetic imaging show evidence of domain wall pinning at the three-dimensional (3D) nanostructured junction.

    

Self-templating thermolysis synthesis of Cu2每xS@M (M = C, TiO2, MoS2) hollow spheres and their application in rechargeable lithium batteries

Yunhui Wang1,2,3, He Li1,2,3, Yiyong Zhang1,2,3, Yueying Peng1,2,3, Peng Zhang3,4, and Jinbao Zhao1,2,3,4 (*)

1 State Key Lab of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen 361005, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen 361005, China
3 State-Province Joint Engineering Laboratory of Power Source Technology for New Energy Vehicle, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361102, China
4 College of Energy, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361102, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1693-1

Address correspondence to jbzhao@xmu.edu.cn

A self-templating thermolysis strategy is employed to prepare different Cu2每xS@M (M = C, TiO2, MoS2) hollow structures. All composites are assembled as electrodes and tested in lithium batteries, showing excellent electrochemical performances.

    

Practical considerations of Si-based anodes for lithiumion battery applications

Jaegeon Ryu, Dongki Hong, Hyun-Wook Lee (*), and Soojin Park (*)

Department of Energy Engineering, School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan 44919, Republic of Korea
Jaegeon Ryu and Dongki Hong contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1692-2

Address correspondence to Soojin Park, spark@unist.ac.kr; Hyun-Wook Lee, hyunwooklee@unist.ac.kr

Practical considerations for successful implementation of Si-based anodes to full cells are extensively investigated in this review.

    

Facile preparation of pristine graphene using urea/glycerol as efficient stripping agents

Jianping Chen1,2,∫, Weili Shi1,∫, Zhaodongfang Gao1, Tao Wang1, Shan Wang1, Lijie Dong1, Quanling Yang1 (*), and Chuanxi Xiong1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing and School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
2 National & Local Joint Engineering Research Center for Applied Technology of Hybrid Nanomaterials, Henan University, Kaifeng 475004, China
Jianping Chen and Weili Shi contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1691-3

Address correspondence to Chuanxi Xiong, cxiong@whut.edu.cn; Quanling Yang, yangql@whut.edu.cn

Natural graphite is exfoliated to produce large-size and few-layer graphene sheets in urea/glycerol solution via a simple mechanical stirring method. The incorporation of only a small amount of the as-prepared graphene films into polyvinylidene fluoride leads to a high increase in thermal conductivity.

    

Investigation of black phosphorus as a nano-optical polarization element by polarized Raman spectroscopy

Nannan Mao1, Shishu Zhang1, Jinxiong Wu1, Huihui Tian1, Juanxia Wu1, Hua Xu2, Hailin Peng1, Lianming Tong1 (*), and Jin Zhang1 (*)

1 Center for Nanochemistry, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices, State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi*an 710062, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1690-4

Address correspondence to Lianming Tong, tonglm@pku.edu.cn; Jin Zhang, jinzhang@pku.edu.cn

Owing to its natural linear dichroism and birefringence, layered black phosphorus (BP) with a nanometer thickness can remarkably alter the polarization state of a linearly-polarized laser and behave as an ultrathin optical polarization element in a BP-Bi2Se3 stacking structure, by inducing the exceptional polarized Raman scattering of the isotropic Bi2Se3.

    

Morphology-dependent catalytic properties of nanocupric oxides in the Rochow reaction

Yu Zhang1,2, Yongjun Ji1 (*), Jing Li1,2, Hezhi Liu1, Xiao Hu3, Ziyi Zhong3, and Fabing Su1

1 State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Complex Systems, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Nanyang Technological University, 1 Cleantech Loop, CleanTech One, Singapore 637141, Singapore

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1689-x

Address correspondence to yjji@ipe.ac.cn

Leaf-like CuO that mainly exposes the {001} crystal plane showed superior catalytic properties for dimethyldichlorosilane synthesis via the Rochow reaction owing to the maximum formation of the Cu3Si alloy phase generated in the reacted region of the Si surface.

    

Highly sensitive and rapidly responding room-temperature NO2 gas sensors based on WO3 nanorods/sulfonated graphene nanocomposites

Tingting Wang, Juanyuan Hao (*), Shengliang Zheng, Quan Sun, Di Zhang, and You Wang (*)

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1688-y

Address correspondence to Juanyuan Hao, jyhao@hit.edu.cn; You Wang, y-wang@hit.edu.cn

In this study,a highly sensitive and rapidly responding roomtemperature NO2 gas sensor based on WO3 nanorods/sulfonated reduced graphene oxide (S-rGO) was developed using a simple and cost-effective hydrothermal method.

    

Construction of Pd-M (M = Ni, Ag, Cu) alloy surfaces for catalytic applications

Xiang Li1, Xixi Wang1, Maochang Liu1, Hongyang Liu2, Qiang Chen1,3 (*), Yadong Yin4, and Mingshang Jin1 (*)

1 Frontier Institute of Science and Technology (FIST), School of Chemical Engineering and Technology and State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, China
2 Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
4 Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, California 92521, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1687-z

Address correspondence to Mingshang Jin, jinm@mail.xjtu.edu.cn; Qiang Chen, chenqiang2204@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

Through the approach described in this work, second-metal elements can be alloyed into the surface of Pd nanocrystals directly to modify the catalytic performances of Pd nanocrystals.

    

Copper nanowire/multi-walled carbon nanotube composites as all-nanowire flexible electrode for fast-charging/discharging lithium-ion battery

Zhenxing Yin1, Sanghun Cho1, Duck-Jae You1, Yong-keon Ahn1, Jeeyoung Yoo1 (*), and Youn Sang Kim1,2 (*)

1 Program in Nano Science and Technology, Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
2 Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology, 145 Gwanggyo-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do 16229, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1686-0

Address correspondence to Youn Sang Kim, younskim@snu.ac.kr; Jeeyoung Yoo, jyoo78@snu.ac.kr

A novel lightweight three-dimensional composite anode was fabricated using entirely one-dimensional nanomaterials, i.e., Cu nanowires (CuNWs) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). Half-cell and full-cell Li-ion batteries (LIBs) employing this composite anode exhibited high specific capacities and Coulombic efficiencies even at a high current density. More importantly, for the first time we overcame the limitations of MWCNTs as anode materials for fast-charging/discharging half-cell and full-cell LIBs by employing CuNWs, and the resulting anode can be applied to flexible LIBs.

    

Enhanced stabilization of inorganic cesium lead triiodide (CsPbI3) perovskite quantum dots with tri-octylphosphine

Chang Lu1, Hui Li1, Kathy Kolodziejski1, Chaochao Dun2, Wenxiao Huang2, David Carroll2, and Scott M. Geyer1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27109, USA
2 Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, Department of Physics, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27109, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1685-1

Address correspondence to geyersm@wfu.edu

Through the addition of tri-octylphosphine as part of the postsynthesis treatment, we significantly enhance the stability of CsPbI3 quantum dots, from hours to months. This method helps to resolve the intrinsic instability issue of triiodide perovskite materials and devices.

    

Defective molybdenum sulfide quantum dots as highly active hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts

Gang Ou1,2,∫, Peixun Fan3,∫, Xiaoxing Ke4, Yushuai Xu1, Kai Huang1, Hehe Wei1, Wen Yu1, Hongjun Zhang3, Minlin Zhong3 (*), Hui Wu1 (*), and Yadong Li2

1 State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Department of Chemistry and Collaborative Innovation Center for Nanomaterial Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Laser Materials Processing Research Centre, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
4 Institute of Microstructure and Property of Advanced Materials, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
Gang Ou and Peixun Fan contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1684-2

Address correspondence to Hui Wu, huiwu@tsinghua.edu.cn; Minlin Zhong, zhml@tsinghua.edu.cn

Defective molybdenum sulfide quantum dots synthesized by a facile and general ultrafast laser ablation method show highly enhanced activity and stability in the electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction, owing to their very large surface area, defective structure, abundance of active sites, and high conductivity.

    

Chemically doped macroscopic graphene fibers with significantly enhanced thermoelectric properties

Weigang Ma1,∫, Yingjun Liu2,∫, Shen Yan1,3,∫, Tingting Miao4, Shaoyi Shi1, Zhen Xu2, Xing Zhang1 (*), and Chao Gao2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory for Thermal Science and Power Engineering of Ministry of Education, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Adsorption and Separation Materials & Technologies of Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
3 Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
4 Key Laboratory of Process Fluid Filtration and Separation, College of Mechanical and Transportation Engineering, China University of Petroleum-Beijing, Beijing 102249, China
Weigang Ma, Yingjun Liu, and Shen Yan contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1683-3

Address correspondence to Xing Zhang, x-zhang@tsinghua.edu.cn; Chao Gao, chaogao@zju.edu.cn

In this study, bromine doping is reported to be an effective method to significantly enhance the thermoelectric properties of macroscopic graphene fibers. The maximum ZT is 2.76 ℅ 10每3, which is approximately four orders of magnitude larger than that of the undoped fibers; the room temperature power factor is shown to increase up to 624 米W﹞m每1﹞K每2, which is higher than any other material solely composed of carbon nanotubes and graphene reported in the literature.

    

Enhanced electrical and optical properties of singlelayered MoS2 by incorporation of aluminum

Hyung-Jun Kim1,2, Suk Yang1,2, Hojoong Kim1,2, Jin Young Moon2, Kyung Park2, Yun-Jin Park1,2, and Jang-Yeon Kwon1,2 (*)

1 School of Integrated Technology, Yonsei University, Yeonsu-gu 406-840, Incheon, Republic of Korea
2 Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology, Yeonsu-gu 406-840, Incheon, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1682-4

Address correspondence to jangyeon@yonsei.ac.kr

We demonstrate the effect of Al incorporation through atomically deposited Al2O3 films on synthesized MoS2 obtained using chemical vapor deposition (CVD), which significantly contributed to the enhanced performance of MoS2 field-effect transistor (FET) devices.

    

High-performance multilayer WSe2 field-effect transistors with carrier type control

Pushpa Raj Pudasaini1,2, Akinola Oyedele2,3, Cheng Zhang1,2, Michael G. Stanford1, Nicholas Cross1, Anthony T. Wong1, Anna N. Hoffman1, Kai Xiao2, Gerd Duscher1,4, David G. Mandrus1,4, Thomas Z. Ward4, and Philip D. Rack1,2 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996, USA
2 Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831, USA
3 Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
4 Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1681-5

Address correspondence to prack@utk.edu

    

Three-layer phosphorene-metal interfaces

Xiuying Zhang1,∫, Yuanyuan Pan1,∫, Meng Ye1, Ruge Quhe2, Yangyang Wang1,3, Ying Guo4, Han Zhang1, Yang Dan1, Zhigang Song1, Jingzhen Li1, Jinbo Yang1,5, Wanlin Guo6, and Jing Lu1,5 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory for Mesoscopic Physics and Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications and School of Science, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
3 Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics Research Center, Qian Xuesen Laboratory of Space Technology, China Academy of Space Technology, Beijing 100094, China
4 School of Physics and Telecommunication Engineering, Shaanxi Sci-Tech University, Hanzhong 723001, China
5 Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100871, China
6 Key Laboratory for Intelligent Nano Materials and Devices of the Ministry of Education, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China
Xiuying Zhang and Yuanyuan Pan contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1680-6

Address correspondence to jinglu@pku.edu.cn

Schottky barriers in the three-layer phosphorene-metal interfaces are determined by ab initio quantum transport simulations, and the results agree with the experiments.

    

Atomic disorders in layer structured topological insulator SnBi2Te4 nanoplates

Yi-Chao Zou1, Zhi-Gang Chen1,2 (), Enze Zhang3, Fantai Kong4, Yan Lu5, Lihua Wang1,5, John Drennan6, Zhongchang Wang7,8, Faxian Xiu3, Kyeongjae Cho4, and Jin Zou1,6 ()

1 Materials Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
2 Centre for Future Materials, University of Southern Queensland, Springfield, QLD 4300, Australia
3 Laboratory of Surface Physics and Department of Physics, and Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
4 Department of Materials Science & Engineering, the University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080, USA
5 Beijing Key Lab of Microstructure and Property of Advanced Materials, Institute of Microstructure and Properties of Advanced Materials, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
6 Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
7 WPI, Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
8 Quantum Materials, Science and Technology Department, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, 4715-330 Braga, Portugal

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1679-z

Address correspondence to Jin Zou, j.zou@uq.edu.au; Zhi-Gang Chen, zhigang.chen@usq.edu.au

Aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy investigations, quantitative image simulations, and density functional theory calculations for chemical vapor deposition grown SnBi2Te4 nanoplates show a recognizable amount of cation antisites, characterized by a low formation energy, and cause a reduced bandgap. Angle-dependent magnetoresistance measurements from nanoplate devices reveal a two-dimensional weak antilocalization effect associated with topological surface carriers, indicating that SnBi2Te4 nanostructures are promising candidates for spintronic and electronic applications.

    

Asymmetric growth of Au-core/Ag-shell nanorods with a strong octupolar plasmon resonance and an efficient second-harmonic generation

Sijing Ding1,2,∫, Dajie Yang3,∫, Xiaoli Liu4,∫, Fan Nan1, Ziqiang Cheng1, Song-Jin Im5, Li Zhou1, Jianfang Wang2 (*), and Ququan Wang1,3 (*)

1 Department of Physics, Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-structures of the Ministry of Education, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
2 Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
3 The Institute for Advanced Studies, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
4 Department of Physics, Qufu Normal University, Qufu 273165, China
5 Department of Physics, Kim Il Sung University, Pyongyang, Democratic People*s Republic of Korea
Sijing Ding, Dajie Yang, and Xiaoli Liu contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1678-0

Address correspondence to Ququan Wang, qqwang@whu.edu.cn; Jianfang Wang, jfwang@phy.cuhk.edu.hk

A strong octupolar plasmon resonance and an efficient secondharmonic generation (SHG) are obtained for the first time by an asymmetric overgrowth of silver shells on gold nanorods. The SHG intensity of the Au每Ag nanorods with dual-frequency resonances is enhanced by 21 times compared to that of bare Au nanorods with only a longitudinal plasmon resonance.

    

The in vivo targeted molecular imaging of fluorescent silicon nanoparticles in Caenorhabditis elegans

Yanfeng Zhou1,2, Yun Zhang2, Yiling Zhong1, Rong Fu2, Sicong Wu1, Qin Wang1,2, Houyu Wang1, Yuanyuan Su1, Huimin Zhang2 (*), and Yao He1 (*)

1 Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials and Devices, Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), and Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology (NANO−CIC), Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
2 Institutes of Biology and Medical Sciences (IBMS), Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1677-1

Address correspondence to Huimin Zhang, zhanghuimin@suda.edu.cn; Yao He, yaohe@suda.edu.cn

Herein, we describe the use of Caenorhabditis elegans as an animal model to investigate the in vivo behavior and molecular imaging capacity of ultrasmall fluorescent silicon nanoparticles (SiNPs). The results demonstrate that the internalized SiNPs possess superior biocompatibility, chemical stability, and photostability in the live worms, ensuring faithful visualization of the distribution of subcellular structures in live organisms.

    

Aerosol synthesis of trivalent titanium doped titania/carbon composite microspheres with superior sodium storage performance

Doudou Guan1, Qiang Yu1, Chang Xu1, Chunjuan Tang1,2, Liang Zhou1 (*), Dongyuan Zhao1, and Liqiang Mai1,3 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, International School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
2 Department of Mathematics and Physics, Luoyang Institute of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471023, China
3 Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, United States

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1675-3

Address correspondence to Liang Zhou, liangzhou@whut.edu.cn; Liqiang Mai, mlq518@whut.edu.cn

Trivalent titanium doped titania/carbon (TiO2每x/C) composite microspheres have been fabricated by a facile aerosol method. The obtained TiO2每x/C composite microspheres exhibit a high specific capacity (286 mA﹞h﹞g每1 at 50 mA﹞g每1) and excellent cycling stability (retaining 249 mA﹞h﹞g每1 after 180 cycles at 50 mA﹞g每1) in sodium storage.

    

Gold nanoshells: Contrast agents for cell imaging by cardiovascular optical coherence tomography

Jie Hu1,∫, Francisco Sanz-Rodr赤guez1,2,3,∫, Fernando Rivero4, Emma Mart赤n Rodr赤guez1,2 (), R赤o Aguilar Torres4, Dirk H. Ortgies1,2, Jos谷 Garc赤a Sol谷1, Fernando Alfonso4, and Daniel Jaque1,2

1 Fluorescence Imaging Group, Departamento de F赤sica de Materiales, Instituto Nicol芍s Cabrera, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Aut車noma de Madrid, Madrid 28049, Spain
2 Instituto Ram車n y Cajal de Investigaci車n Sanitaria, Hospital Ram車n y Cajal, Madrid 28034, Spain
3 Departamento de Biolog赤a, Universidad Aut車noma de Madrid, Madrid 28049, Spain
4 Cardiology Department, Hospital Universitario de la Princesa, IIS-IP, Universidad Aut車noma de Madrid, Madrid 28006, Spain
Jie Hu and Francisco Sanz-Rodr赤guez contributed equally to the work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1674-4

Address correspondence to emma.martin@uam.es

Optical coherence tomography was used to visualize individual cells for the first time and to discriminate between cells that internalized gold nanoparticles and those that did not, suggesting potential applications for the early diagnosis of atherosclerotic lesions.

    

Selective oxidation mediated synthesis of unique SexTey nanotubes, their assembled thin films and photoconductivity

Yuan Yang, Guo-Qiang Liu, Min-Rui Gao, Yu Xia, and Shu-Hong Yu (*)

Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, Collaborative Innovation Centre of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, CAS Centre for Excellence in Nanoscience, Department of Chemistry, Hefei Science Centre of CAS, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1673-5

Address correspondence to shyu@ustc.edu.cn

A selective-oxidation approach was developed for synthesizing SexTey nanotubes with controlled inner and outer diameters from TexSey@Se core每shell nanowires. The nanotubes exhibited good photoconductivity over the whole ultraviolet每visible spectrum.

    

Phosphorus and phosphide nanomaterials for sodium-ion batteries

Qingbing Xia1,2, Weijie Li2, Zongcheng Miao1 (*), Shulei Chou2 (*), and Huakun Liu2

1 Key Laboratory of Organic Polymer Photoelectric Materials, School of Science, Xijing University, Xi*an 710123, China
2 Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, Australian Institute of Innovative Materials, University of Wollongong, North Wollongong, NSW 2500, Australia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1671-7

Address correspondence to Zongcheng Miao, miaozongcheng@xijing.edu.cn; Shulei Chou, shulei@uow.edu.au

Phosphorus and phosphides show great promise as anode candidates for sodium-ion batteries because of their low cost and relatively high theoretical specific capacity. This review summarizes the recent research progress in nanostructured phosphorus and phosphides for sodium-ion batteries, as well as future challenges and opportunities.

    

Hydrogen evolution activity enhancement by tuning the oxygen vacancies in self-supported mesoporous spinel oxide nanowire arrays

Dali Liu1,2, Chao Zhang1, Yifu Yu1,3, Yanmei Shi1, Yu Yu1, Zhiqiang Niu3, and Bin Zhang1,2,3 ()

1 Department of Chemistry, School of Science, and Tianjin Key Laboratory of Molecular Optoelectronic Science, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tianjin 300072, China
3 Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education), Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1670-8

Address correspondence to bzhang@tju.edu.cn

This work opens a new avenue for the controlled generation of oxygen vacancies in mesoporous traditional metal oxides for efficient self-supported water reduction electrocatalysis.

    

Domain-engineered BiFeO3 thin-film photoanodes for highly enhanced ferroelectric solar water splitting

Jaesun Song1, Taemin Ludvic Kim2, Jongmin Lee1, Sam Yeon Cho3, Jaeseong Cha1, Sang Yun Jeong1, Hyunji An1, Wan Sik Kim1, Yen-Sook Jung1, Jiyoon Park1, Gun Young Jung1, Dong-Yu Kim1, Ji Young Jo1, Sang Don Bu3, Ho Won Jang2 (*), and Sanghan Lee1 (*)

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju 61005, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Research Institute of Advanced Materials, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Physics, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju 54896, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1669-1

Address correspondence to Ho Won Jang, hwjang@snu.ac.kr; Sanghan Lee, sanghan@gist.ac.kr

The photocatalytic properties of an epitaxial (111)pc BiFeO3 thin-film photoanode in the downward polarization state are greatly enhanced in comparison with those of (001)pc and (110)pc BiFeO3 thin-film photoanodes. The significant improvement of the photocatalytic properties is provided by the enhanced ferroelectric domain switching of the mono-variant domain structure as well as the enhanced internal field afforded by higher spontaneous polarization.

    

In situ atomic-scale analysis of Rayleigh instability in ultrathin gold nanowires

Shang Xu1,∫, Peifeng Li1,2,∫, and Yang Lu1,3 (*)

1 Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
2 Institute of Applied Mechanics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
3 Hong Kong Branch of National Precious Metals Material Engineering Research Center (NPMM), 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Shang Xu and Peifeng Li contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1667-3

Address correspondence to yanglu@cityu.edu.hk

In situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis of Rayleigh instability in ultrathin gold nanowires

    

Unique role of non-mercapto groups in thiol-pinning-mediated Ag growth on Au nanoparticles

Jiaqi Chen1,2, Jiao Yan1,2, Yuandong Chen1,2, Shuai Hou1, Yinglu Ji1, and Xiaochun Wu1 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Standardization and Measurement for Nanotechnology, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

 

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1666-4

Address correspondence to wuxc@nanoctr.cn

Exposed 每NH2(NH3+) groups from adsorbed cysteine can bind Ag+ and subsequently accelerate Ag overgrowth on the Au surface.

    

Nafion-assisted exfoliation of MoS2 in water phase and the application in quick-response NIR light controllable multi-shape memory membrane

Wei Jia, Beibei Tang (*), and Peiyi Wu (*)

State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1665-5

Address correspondence to Beibei Tang, bbtang@fudan.edu.cn; Peiyi Wu, peiyiwu@fudan.edu.cn

Nafion is adopted as a dispersant for assisting the water-phase exfoliation of MoS2. Composite membranes of Nafion-modified MoS2/Nafion show excellent near-infrared light-controllable multishape memory performance with convenient operation and quick response.

    

Improved plasmon-assisted photoelectric conversion efficiency across entire ultraviolet每visible region based on antenna-on zinc oxide/silver three-dimensional nanostructured films

Lijuan Yan1,∫, Yang Liu2,∫, Yaning Yan1, Lanfang Wang1, Juan Han1, Yanan Wang1, Guowei Zhou1, Mark T. Swihart2, and Xiaohong Xu1,3 (*)

1 School of Chemistry and Materials Science of Shanxi Normal University & Key Laboratory of Magnetic Molecules and Magnetic Information Materials of Ministry of Education, Linfen 041004, China
2 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, New York 14260-4200, USA
3 Research Institute of Materials Science of Shanxi Normal University, Linfen 041004, China
Lijuan Yan and Yang Liu contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1663-7

Address correspondence to xuxh@dns.sxnu.edu.cn

We designed and fabricated ZnO/Ag nanostructured films to enhance the photoelectric conversion efficiency. The photocurrent increased 3.75 times for the antenna-on ZnO/Ag three-dimensional nanostructured film (ZAZAZA) relative to a pure ZnO film (Z) under ultraviolet每visible light illumination, indicating great potential for application in photovoltaic or photoelectrochemical devices.

    

Fiber gas sensor-integrated smart face mask for roomtemperature distinguishing of target gases

Zhiyi Gao1,2,∫, Zheng Lou2,∫, Shuai Chen2, La Li2, Kai Jiang3, Zuoling Fu1 (*), Wei Han4 (*), and Guozhen Shen2,5 (*)

1 Coherent Light and Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy Laboratory, Key Laboratory of Physics and Technology for Advanced Batteries, College of Physics, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
2 State Key Laboratory for Superlattices and Microstructures, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
3 Institute & Hospital of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Key Laboratory of Digital Hepatobiliary Surgery of Chinese PLA, Chinese PLA Medical School, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China
4 Key Laboratory of Physics and Technology for Advanced Batteries (Ministry of Education)-International Center of Future Science, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
5 College of Materials Science and Opto-electronic Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China
Zhiyi Gao and Zheng Lou contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1661-9

Address correspondence to Zuoling Fu, zlfu@jlu.edu.cn; Guozhen Shen, gzshen@semi.ac.cn; Wei Han, whan@jlu.edu.cn

A smart multi-functional face mask was fabricated with three types of wearable fiber gas sensors that had the ability to selectively distinguish gases at room temperature.

    

Free-standing porous carbon electrodes derived from wood for high-performance Li-O2 battery applications

Jingru Luo1,∫, Xiahui Yao1,∫, Lei Yang2,∫, Yang Han2, Liao Chen2, Xiumei Geng2, Vivek Vattipalli3, Qi Dong1, Wei Fan3, Dunwei Wang1 (*), Hongli Zhu2 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Merkert Chemistry Center, Boston College, 2609 Beacon St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 USA
2 Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 USA
3 Chemical Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 686 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003 USA
Jingru Luo, Xiahui Yao and Lei Yang contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1660-x

Address correspondence to Dunwei Wang, dunwei.wang@bc.edu; Hongli Zhu, h.zhu@neu.edu

A free-standing wood-derived porous carbon was developed and successfully applied in Li-O2 batteries. The wood-derived carbon with its unique structure could potentially be a cost-effective porous electrode for mass production.

    

Activated graphene with tailored pore structure parameters for long cycle-life lithium每sulfur batteries

Mingbo Zheng1, Songtao Zhang1, Shuangqiang Chen2, Zixia Lin1, Huan Pang1 (*), and Yan Yu2 (*)

1 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225002, China
2 CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1659-3

Address correspondence to Huan Pang, huanpangchem@hotmail.com, panghuan@yzu.edu.cn; Yan Yu, yanyumse@ustc.edu.cn

The impregnation of sulfur into activated graphene is studied for lithium-sulfur battery cathodes. The influence of the pore structure parameters and sulfur loadings on battery performance is systematically investigated.

    

Ultrathin AgPt alloy nanowires as a high-performance electrocatalyst for formic acid oxidation

Xian Jiang1,∫, Gengtao Fu1,∫, Xia Wu1, Yang Liu1, Mingyi Zhang2, Dongmei Sun1, Lin Xu1 (*), and Yawen Tang1 (*)

1 Jiangsu Key Laboratory of New Power Batteries, Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Biomedical Functional Materials, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China
2 Key Laboratory for Photonic and Electronic Bandgap Materials, Ministry of Education, School of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Harbin Normal University, Harbin 150025, China
Xian Jiang and Gengtao Fu contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1658-4

Address correspondence to Lin Xu, njuxulin@gmail.com; Yawen Tang, tangyawen@njnu.edu.cn

Ultrathin AgPt alloy nanowires are successfully achieved with a high yield and uniformity by a facile hydrothermal synthetic strategy. Due to the alloyed composition and 1D structure, the ultrathin AgPt nanowires exhibit a superior electrocatalytic activity and better CO tolerance for the formic acid oxidation reaction than AgPt nanoparticles or a commercial Pt black catalyst.

    

High-performance aqueous symmetric sodium-ion battery using NASICON-structured Na2VTi(PO4)3

Hongbo Wang1, Tianran Zhang2, Chao Chen3, Min Ling4, Zhan Lin1,3 (*), Shanqing Zhang4, Feng Pan5, and Chengdu Liang1

1 Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Advanced Chemical Engineering Manufacture Technology, College of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117576, Singapore
3 College of Light Industry and Chemical Engineering, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China
4 Centre for Clean Environment and Energy, Environmental Futures Research Institute and Griffith School of Environment, Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University, QLD 4222, Australia
5 School of Advanced Materials, Peking University, Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen 518055, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1657-5

Address correspondence to zhanlin@zju.edu.cn

An aqueous sodium-ion battery is fabricated using a single NASICON-structured Na2VTi(PO4)3 material with the redox couples of V4+/V3+ and Ti4+/Ti3+ working on the cathode and anode, respectively. The high-safety and low-cost symmetric full-cell exhibits an impressive cyclability suitable for applications in stationary batteries.

    

Enhanced sulfide chemisorption by conductive Al-doped ZnO decorated carbon nanoflakes for advanced Li-S batteries

Yangbo Kong, Jianmin Luo, Chengbin Jin, Huadong Yuan, Ouwei Sheng, Liyuan Zhang, Cong Fang, Wenkui Zhang, Hui Huang, Yang Xia, Chu Liang, Jun Zhang, Yongping Gan, and Xinyong Tao (*)

College of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, China
Yangbo Kong and Jianmin Luo contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1655-7

Address correspondence to tao@zjut.edu.cn

Aluminium-doped zinc oxide (AZO@C) nanocomposites have been successfully synthesized through a facile biotemplating method using kapok fibers as both the template and carbon source. When applied in Li-S batteries, the corresponding cathodes showed excellent electrochemical performance owing to the high conductivity of AZO, which can effectively suppress the shuttle effect of lithium polysulfides (LiPSs), and increase the LiPSs conversion and Li2S precipitation rates.

    

Intracellular in situ labeling of TiO2 nanoparticles for fluorescence microscopy detection

Koshonna Brown1, Ted Thurn1,†, Lun Xin1, William Liu1,ǂ, Remon Bazak1,ǁ, Si Chen2, Barry Lai2, Stefan Vogt2, Chris Jacobsen3, Tatjana Paunesku1, and Gayle E. Woloschak1 ()

1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
2 X-ray Science Division, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439, USA
3 Department of Physics & Astronomy, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
Present Address: U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20520, USA
ǂ Present Address: Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20993, USA
ǁ Present Address: Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, University of Alexandria Medical School, Azarita Medical Campus, Champlollion Street, Khartoum Square, Alexandria 21547, Egypt

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1654-8

Address correspondence to g-woloschak@northwestern.edu

TiO2 nanoparticles have low natural contrast;two novel ways to label them in situ to enable optical microscopy were developed, based on standard tools used in cell biology. In each case,visible fluorescence was achieved in situ in cells fixed after nanoparticle uptake.Specificity of labeling was confirmed by X-ray fluorescence microscopy.

    

Metal-organic framework-derived porous shuttle-like vanadium oxides for sodium-ion battery application

Yangsheng Cai1, Guozhao Fang1, Jiang Zhou1,2 (*), Sainan Liu1, Zhigao Luo1, Anqiang Pan1,2 (*), Guozhong Cao3, and Shuquan Liang1,2 (*)

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
2 Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Metal Materials Science and Engineering, Ministry of Education, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
3 Department of Materials and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-2120, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1653-9

Address correspondence to Jiang Zhou, zhou_jiang@csu.edu.cn; Anqiang Pan, pananqiang@csu.edu.cn; Shuquan Liang, lsq@csu.edu.cn

Porous shuttle-like vanadium oxides (i.e., V2O5, V2O3/C) were prepared by using MIL-88B (V) as precursors with a specific calcination process. The derived V2O3/C exhibited excellent electrochemical performance as an anode material for sodium-ion batteries.

    

Review of nanostructured current collectors in lithium每sulfur batteries

Long Kong, Hong-Jie Peng, Jia-Qi Huang, and Qiang Zhang (*)

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

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1652-x

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

This review summarizes the nanostructured current collectors constructed by the rational integration of low-dimensional nanomaterials and examines the common attributes and requirements of their configuration and components in the S cathodes and Li anodes of Li每S batteries. We also describe various challenges and possible solutions regarding nanostructured current collectors for Li每S batteries.

    

Chloride-intercalated continuous chemical vapor deposited graphene film with discrete adlayers

Qiao Chen1,2, Li Zhang1, and Hongwei Zhu1,2 (*)

1 State Key Lab of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1651-y

Address correspondence to hongweizhu@tsinghua.edu.cn

Iron chloride flake crystals integrate with a graphene surface and are intercalated between graphene adlayers. Thus, heavy doping of graphene is achieved.

    

Fabrication of rigid and flexible SrGe4O9 nanotube-based sensors for room-temperature ammonia detection

Tingting Huang1,2, Zheng Lou2, Shuai Chen1,2, Rui Li1,2, Kai Jiang3, Di Chen1 (*), and Guozhen Shen2,4 (*)

1 College of Physics and Mathematics and Beijing Key Laboratory for Magneto-Photoelectrical Composite and Interface Science, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
2 State Key Laboratory for Superlattices and Microstructures, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
3 Institute & Hospital of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Key Laboratory of Digital Hepatobiliary Surgery of Chinese PLA, Chinese PLA Medical School, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China
4 College of Materials Science and Opto-Electronic Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1650-z

Address correspondence to Di Chen, chendi@ustb.edu.cn; Guozhen Shen, gzshen@semi.ac.cn

Polycrystalline SrGe4O9 nanotubes were prepared to fabricate high-performance rigid, flexible gas sensors for detecting ammonia at room temperature.

    

Cobalt phosphide nanoparticles embedded in nitrogendoped carbon nanosheets: Promising anode material with high rate capability and long cycle life for sodiumion batteries

Kai Zhang, Mihui Park, Jing Zhang, Gi-Hyeok Lee, Jeongyim Shin, and Yong-Mook Kang (*)

Department of Energy and Materials Engineering, Dongguk University-Seoul, Seoul 100-715, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1649-5

Address correspondence to dake1234@dongguk.edu

Cobalt phosphide nanoparticles which were uniformly embedded in N-doped C nanosheets (CNSs) were prepared via the facile one-step calcination of a Co-based metal每organic framework (MOF) and red P, and the composite exhibited a high capacity, excellent rate performance, and a long cycle life. The outstanding performance of the composite is attributed to the P每C chemical interactions and highly conductive CNSs.

    

Artificial interphase engineering of electrode materials to improve the overall performance of lithium-ion batterie

Zhiqiang Zhu and Xiaodong Chen (*)

Innovative Centre for Flexible Devices (iFLEX), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue 639798, Singapore

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1647-7

Address correspondence to chenxd@ntu.edu.sg

This review summarizes recent advances in artificial interphase engineering of electrode materials to improve the overall performance of lithium-ion batteries. The effects of the artificial interphase on the electrode performance are discussed in de

    

Layered material GeSe and vertical GeSe/MoS2 p-n heterojunctions

Wui Chung Yap1,∫, Zhengfeng Yang1,∫, Mehrshad Mehboudi2,∫, Jia-An Yan3, Salvador Barraza-Lopez2, and Wenjuan Zhu1 (*)

1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
2 Department of Physics, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
3 Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences, Towson University, Towson, MD 21252, USA
Wui Chung Yap, Zhengfeng Yang, and Mehrshad Mehboudi contributed equally to this work.

 

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1646-8

Address correspondence to wjzhu@illinois.edu

Transport properties of GeSe and its heterostructures with MoS2 were investigated both experimentally and theoretically. GeSe exhibits a markedly anisotropic electronic transport, with maximum conductance along the armchair direction. Density functional theory calculations reveal that the effective mass is 2.7 times larger along the zigzag direction than the armchair direction. The temperature dependence of the currents in GeSe/MoS2 heterojunction reveal that GeSe and MoS2 have a type-II band alignment with a conduction band offset of ~0.234 eV.

    

Recent advances in gas-involved in situ studies via transmission electron microscopy

Ying Jiang1,2, Zhengfei Zhang1, Wentao Yuan1, Xun Zhang1, Yong Wang1 (*), and Ze Zhang1 (*)

1 Center of Electron Microscopy and State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
2 Materials Genome Institute, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1645-9

Address correspondence to Yong Wang, yongwang@zju.edu.cn; Ze Zhang, zezhang@zju.edu.cn

The recent progress in research on gas每solid interactions via controlled-atmosphere transmission electron microscopy is reviewed.

    

Strong and stiff Ag nanowire-chitosan composite films reinforced by Ag每S covalent bonds

Xiao-Feng Pan1, Huai-Ling Gao2, Yang Su1, Ya-Dong Wu1, Xiang-Ying Wang1, Jing-Zhe Xue2, Tao He1, Yang Lu1 (*), Jian-Wei Liu2, and Shu-Hong Yu2 (*)

1 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China
2 Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1644-x

Address correspondence to Yang Lu, yanglu@hfut.edu.cn; Shu-Hong Yu, shyu@ustc.edu.cn

Silver nanowire (NW)-reinforced chitosan (CS) and thiolated chitosan (TCS) films were fabricated by a facile spray induced self-assembly. process, in which the films are reinforced by Ag每S covalent bonds. The tensile strength of the optimized Ag NW-TCS film was up to 3.9 and 1.5 times higher than that of pure TCS and Ag NW-CS films.

    

Spermine induced reversible collapse of deoxyribonucleic acid-bridged nanoparticle-based assemblies

Kristian L. Göeken1, Richard B. M. Schasfoort1, Vinod Subramaniam1,2, and Ron Gill1,3 (*)

1 MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, University of Twente, Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB Enschede, the Netherlands
2 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, the Netherlands
3 Saxion University of Applied Sciences, M. H. Tromplaan 28, 7513 AB Enschede, the Netherlands

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1641-0

Address correspondence to r.gill@utwente.nl

Distances in DNA-bound nanoparticle assemblies can be reversibly modulated using spermine-induced DNA collapse. This allows dynamic nanometer-scale movement by reducing the nanoparticle gap size to less than 15% of the original size, resulting in strong plasmon每plasmon coupling.

    

Pristine mesoporous carbon hollow spheres as safe adjuvants induce excellent Th2-biased immune response

Manasi Jambhrunkar1, Meihua Yu1, Hongwei Zhang1, Prasanna Abbaraju1, Anand Kumar Meka1, Antonino Cavallaro2, Yao Lu1, Neena Mitter2 (*), and Chengzhong Yu1 (*)

1 Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
2 Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, The University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1640-1

Address correspondence to Chengzhong Yu, c.yu@uq.edu.au; Neena Mitter, n.mitter@uq.edu.au

Mesoporous hollow carbon spheres with a high antigen loading capacity, enhanced uptake by antigen presenting cells (APCs), and an excellent safety profile are an effective adjuvant for stimulating the immune response in a Th2-biased manner.

    

The role of water in methane adsorption and diffusion within nanoporous silica investigated by hyperpolarized 129Xe and 1H PFG NMR spectroscopy

Yuanli Hu1,3, Mingrun Li1, Guangjin Hou1, Shutao Xu2, Ke Gong1,3, Xianchun Liu1, Xiuwen Han1, Xiulian Pan1 (*), and Xinhe Bao1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023, China
2 National Engineering Laboratory for Methanol to Olefins, Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023, China
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1638-8

Address correspondence to Xiulian Pan, panxl@dicp.ac.cn; Xinhe Bao, xhbao@dicp.ac.cn

Silica materials with one-dimensional pores,ZSM-22,MCM-41, and SBA-15,were chosen to model the inorganic nanopores in shale. Water adsorption does not affect the pore size of ZSM-22 and MCM-41 zeolites,and hence has little influence on the self-diffusivity of methane.However,water reduces the pore size of SBA-15,which retards diffusion of methane.

    

Actinide endohedral boron clusters: A closed-shell electronic structure of U@B40

Tianrong Yu1,2,∫, Yang Gao1,2,∫, Dexuan Xu1,2, and Zhigang Wang1,2 (*)

1 Institute of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
2 Jilin Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
Tianrong Yu and Yang Gao contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1637-9

Address correspondence to wangzg@jlu.edu.cn

Molecular orbital energy levels and electron density difference map of U@B40, indicating strong covalent bonding.

    

High-yield synthesis and liquid-exfoliation of two-dimensional belt-like hafnium disulphide

Harneet Kaur1,2 (*), Sandeep Yadav3,∫, Avanish K. Srivastava1, Nidhi Singh1, Shyama Rath4, Jörg J. Schneider3,∫, Om P. Sinha5, and Ritu Srivastava1 (*)


1 National Physical Laboratory, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Dr. K. S. Krishnan Road, New Delhi 110012, India
2 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, NPL, New Delhi 110012, India
3 Technische Universität Darmstadt, Eduard-Zintl-Institut f邦r Anorganische und Physikalische Chemie L2 I 05 117, Alarich-Weiss-Str 12, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany
4 Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007, India
5 Amity Institute of Nanotechnology, Amity University UP, Sector 125, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201313, India
Sandeep Yadav and Jörg J. Schneider contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1636-x

Address correspondence to Harneet Kaur, harneeeet@gmail.com; Ritu Srivastava, ritu@nplindia.org

A simple chemical-vapor transport route is demonstrated to synthesize layered belt-like nano-crystals of hafnium disulphide followed by liquid-phase exfoliation to produce stable few-layer nanosheets for electronic applications.

    

Biocompatibility of boron nitride nanosheets

Srikanth Mateti1, Cynthia S. Wong1, Zhen Liu2, Wenrong Yang2, Yuncang Li3, Lu Hua Li1, and Ying Chen1 (*)

1 Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Victoria 3216, Australia
2 Centre for Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Victoria 3216, Australia
3 School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1635-y

Address correspondence to ian.chen@deakin.edu.au

The biocompatibility of boron nitride (BN) nanosheets was evaluated using osteoblast-like cells (SaOS2). The biocompatibility of BN nanomaterials depends on their size, shape, structure, and surface chemical properties.

    

Electrosynthesis of Co3O4 and Co(OH)2 ultrathin nanosheet arrays for efficient electrocatalytic water splitting in alkaline and neutral media

Lin Zhang1, Bingrui Liu1, Ning Zhang1,2 (*), and Mingming Ma1 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, iChEM (Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials), Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 Department of Biology and Environmental Engineering, Hefei University, Hefei 230022, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1634-z

Address correspondence to Ning Zhang, zlab@ustc.edu.cn; Mingming Ma, mma@ustc.edu.cn

We report a simple electrodeposition method for synthesizing Co3O4 and Co(OH)2 ultrathin nanosheet arrays (UNA) without templates or surfactants; the Co3O4 and Co(OH)2 UNA exhibit high activity for oxygen and hydrogen evolution reactions, respectively, in both alkaline and neutral media.

    

Design of dual metal ions/dual amino acids integrated photoluminescent logic gate by high-molecular weight protein-localized Au nanoclusters

Liu Liu, Hui Jiang (*), and Xuemei Wang (*)

State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1633-0

Address correspondence to Hui Jiang, sungi@seu.edu.cn; Xuemei Wang, xuewang@seu.edu.cn

An integrated logic gate was fabricated based on the photoluminescent response of alkaline phosphatase-coated Au nanoclusters to dual metal ions/dual amino acids.

    

Carbon nanotube network film-based ring oscillators with sub 10-ns propagation time and their applications in radio-frequency signal transmission

Yingjun Yang, Li Ding, Hengjia Chen, Jie Han, Zhiyong Zhang (*), and Lian-Mao Peng (*)

Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices and Department of Electronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Yingjun Yang and Li Ding contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1632-1

Address correspondence to Zhiyong Zhang, zyzhang@pku.edu.cn; Lian-Mao Peng, lmpeng@pku.edu.cn

We report high-performance field-effect transistors based on solution-derived carbon nanotube films and explore their applications in radio-frequency integrated circuits. The oscillation frequency of the optimized five-stage ring oscillator (RO) based on carbon nanotube film is up to 17.4 MHz. The ROs are used as carrier-wave generators in radio-frequency systems to demonstrate a complete signal transmission process, which suggests that carbon nanotube (CNT) thin-film electronics may soon find their way to radiofrequency applications.

    

Egg-like magnetically immobilized nanospheres: A longlived catalyst model for the hydrogen transfer reaction in a continuous-flow reactor

Yongjian Ai1,2, Zenan Hu1, Zixing Shao2, Li Qi1, Lei Liu1, Junjie Zhou1, Hongbin Sun1 (*), and Qionglin Liang2 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1631-2

Address correspondence to Hongbin Sun, sunhb@mail.neu.edu.cn; Qionglin Liang, liangql@tsinghua.edu.c

An egg-like Fe3O4@nSiO2-NH2-Fe2O3•xBi2O3@mSiO2 magnetically immobilized nanocatalyst was developed to reduce nitroarenes. The active species, Fe2O3•xBi2O3, was immobilized on the magnetic silica sphere and further encapsulated with a mesoporous silica shell; thus, the catalyst showed such a long lifetime that it maintained its activity for more than 1,500 cycles in a packed-bed continuous microreactor.

    

Graphene electrode with tunable charge transport in thin-film transistors

Ick-Joon Park1, Tae In Kim1, In-Tak Cho2, Chang-Woo Song3, Ji-Woong Yang3, Hongkeun Park4, Woo-Seok Cheong3, Sung Gap Im4, Jong-Ho Lee2, and Sung-Yool Choi1 (*)

1 School of Electrical Engineering, Graphene/2D Materials Research Center, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
3 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Daejeon 34129, Republic of Korea
4 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Graphene/2D Materials Research Center, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1630-3

Address correspondence to sungyool.choi@kaist.ac.kr

We systematically investigate the tunable charge transport in n-channel thin film transistors by n-type doping of graphene electrodes with alkali metal carbonates, which effectively controls the carrier injection from graphene to the channel material, and results in improved electrical characteristics in the devices. Furthermore, the level of contact noise originating from the barrier height fluctuation is analyzed by low-frequency 1/f noise measurements for the first time to understand the tunable charge transport mechanism.

    

Ultrasensitive detection of cancer biomarker microRNA by amplification of fluorescence of lanthanide nanoprobes

Lianyu Lu1,2, Datao Tu2 (*), Yan Liu2, Shanyong Zhou2, Wei Zheng2, and Xueyuan Chen1,2 (*)

1 College of Chemistry, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350116, China
2 CAS Key Laboratory of Design and Assembly of Functional Nanostructures, and Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1629-9

Address correspondence to Datao Tu, dttu@fjirsm.ac.cn; Xueyuan Chen, xchen@fjirsm.ac.cn

We demonstrate application of a strategy based on nanoprobe dissolution-enhanced fluorescence amplification combined with a reconstructive molecular beacon for sensitive and specific detection of cancer biomarker microRNA.

    

A facile fabrication route for binary transition metal oxide-based Janus nanoparticles for cancer theranostic applications

M. Zubair Iqbal1, Wenzhi Ren1, Madiha Saeed1, Tianxiang Chen1, Xuehua Ma1, Xu Yu1, Jichao Zhang2, Lili Zhang2, Aiguo Li2, and Aiguo Wu1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Magnetic Materials and Devices, CAS & Key Laboratory of Additive Manufacturing Materials of Zhejiang Province, & Division of Functional Materials and Nano devices, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo 315201, China
2 Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201204, China

 

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1628-x

Address correspondence to aiguo@nimte.ac.cn

A unique liquid-phase method was employed to fabricate Mn3O4- TiO2/ZnO/Fe3O4 multifunctional binary transition metal oxide-based Janus nanoparticles, using the concept of epitaxial growth and lattice mismatch among synthesized materials. These multifunctional Mn3O4-TiO2 Janus nanoparticles enhance T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging contrast in the heart, liver, and kidneys and show excellent tumor ablation in photodynamic therapy.

    

2D sandwich-like nanosheets of ultrafine Sb nanoparticles anchored to graphene for high-efficiency sodium storage

Xiaowu Liu1, Man Gao1, Hai Yang1, Xiongwu Zhong1, and Yan Yu1,2,3 (*)

1 CAS Key Materials for Energy Conversion, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, Anhui, China
2 Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education), Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Fire Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, Anhui, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1627-y

Address correspondence to yanyumse@ustc.edu.cn

A sandwich-like Sb@graphene@Sb nanocomposite was fabricated through a facile reduction process and this composite delivers superior sodium storage properties.

    

Theoretical investigations of transport properties of organic solvents in cation-functionalized graphene oxide membranes: Implications for drug delivery

Kai Song1, Yong Long2, Xun Wang2 (*), and Gang Zhou1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
2 Key Lab of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1626-z

Address correspondence to Xun Wang, wangxun@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn; Gang Zhou, gzhou@mail.buct.edu.cn

The solvent每cation interaction dominates directional transport of organic solvent in the M-GO membranes by the site-to-site mechanism. The competition between energy consumption by the solvent每cation interaction and energy expenditure by the solvent每epoxy (每hydroxyl) interaction enables the M-GO membranes with the selective permeability to a wide range of solvents.

    

Scalable and general synthesis of spinel manganesebased cathodes with hierarchical yolk每shell structure and superior lithium storage properties

Yu Wu, Junting Zhang, and Chuanbao Cao (*)

Research Center of Materials Science, Beijing Key Laboratory of Construction Tailorable Advanced Functional Materials and Green Applications, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1625-0

Address correspondence to cbcao@bit.edu.cn

Spinel manganese-based cathodes with a hierarchical yolk每shell structure were prepared via a simple and scalable morphologyinheritance strategy. The as-prepared materials exhibit superior lithium storage properties as cathodes of lithium ion batteries.

    

Three-dimensional spongy nanographene-functionalized silicon anodes for lithium ion batteries with superior cycling stability

Chunfei Zhang, Tong-Hyun Kang, and Jong-Sung Yu (*)

Department of Energy Systems Engineering, DGIST, Daegu, 42988, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1624-1

Address correspondence to jsyu@dgist.ac.kr

An innovative 3D sponge-like nanographene (SG) shell is designed and applied on a silicon substrate, resulting in a Si@SG hybrid with unique properties, suitable to overcome the main issues affecting the application of silicon in lithium ion batteries. Electrodes based on the novel Si@SG hybrids achieve excellent electrochemical performance in terms of long-term cycling stability and rate performance at different current densities.

    

Selenium-functionalized metal-organic frameworks as enzyme mimics

Weiqiang Zhou1,2, Hongfeng Li1, Bin Xia1, Wenlan Ji1, Shaobo Ji2, Weina Zhang1, Wei Huang1(*), Fengwei Huo1(*), and Huaping Xu2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Flexible Electronics (KLOFE) and Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials (SICAM), Nanjing Tech University (Nanjing Tech), Nanjing 211816, China
2 Key Laboratory of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1623-2

Address correspondence to Huaping Xu, xuhuaping@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn; Wei Huang, iamwhuang@njtech.edu.cn; Fengwei Huo, iamfwhuo@njtech.edu.cn

A general and facile method to fabricate efficient glutathione peroxidase (GPx) mimics has been developed by grafting seleniumcontaining molecules (phenylselenylbromide, PhSeBr) to a of Zr(IV)-based UiO-66-NH2 framework. The as-prepared UiO-66-Se systems show good catalytic activity over three cycles. The highefficiency GPx mimic metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are endowed with excellent thermal and structural stability, providing a promising avenue for the development of artificial enzyme mimics.

    

Strain-induced band gap engineering in layered TiS3

Robert Biele1 (*), Eduardo Flores2, Jose Ram車n Ares2, Carlos Sanchez2,3, Isabel J. Ferrer2,3, Gabino Rubio-Bollinger3,4, Andres Castellanos-Gomez5 (*), and Roberto D*Agosta1,6 (*)

1 Nano-Bio Spectroscopy Group and European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF), Universidad del Pa赤s Vasco, 20018 San Sebasti芍n, Spain
2 Materials of Interest in Renewable Energies Group (MIRE Group), Dpto. de F赤sica de Materiales, Universidad Aut車noma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
3 Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales ※Nicol芍s Cabrera§, Campus de Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain
4 Dpto. de F赤sica de la Materia Condensada, Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC), Universidad Aut車noma de Madrid, Campus de Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain
5 Instituto de Ciencia de los Materiales de Madrid (ICMM-CSIC), Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain 

6 IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, 48013 Bilbao, Spain

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1622-3

Address correspondence to Robert Biele, r.biele02@gmail.com; Andres Castellanos-Gomez, andres.castellanos@imdea.org; Roberto D*Agosta, roberto.dagosta@ehu.es

The band gap of titanium trisulfide is extremely sensitive to the application of uniaxial strain, especially in the facile transport direction. Moreover, for large enough strain (but still within the elastic limit) the nature of the band gap changes from direct to indirect, with strong implications for the potential application of these materials in optical devices.

    

Facile growth of homogeneous Ni(OH)2 coating on carbon nanosheets for high-performance asymmetric supercapacitor applications

Mingjiang Xie1, Zhicheng Xu1, Shuyi Duan1, Zhengfang Tian1,2, Yu Zhang1, Kun Xiang1, Ming Lin3, Xuefeng Guo1,2 (), and Weiping Ding1 ()

1 Key Laboratory of Mesoscopic Chemistry of MOE, School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China
2 Hubei Key Laboratory for Processing and Application of Catalytic Materials, Huanggang Normal University, Huanggang 438000, China
3 Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), 2 Fusionopolis Way, Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634, Singapore

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1621-4

Address correspondence to Xuefeng Guo, guoxf@nju.edu.cn; Weiping Ding, dingwp@nju.edu.cn

A homogeneous Ni(OH)2 coating was grown on carbon nanosheets by a facile ion-exchange reaction, via the in situ transformation of MgO/C to Ni(OH)2/C. The obtained Ni(OH)2/C composite exhibits superior performances as an asymmetric supercapacitor, with a large capacity (198 F/g), high energy density (56.7 Wh/kg at 4.0 kW/kg), and excellent cycling stability, with 93% capacity retention after 10,000 cycles.

    

Energy-driven surface evolution in beta-MnO2 structures

Wentao Yao1,∫, Yifei Yuan2,3,∫, Hasti Asayesh-Ardakani1, Zhennan Huang3, Fei Long1, Craig R. Friedrich1, Khalil Amine2, Jun Lu2 (*), and Reza Shahbazian-Yassar1,3 (*)

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan 49931, USA
2 Chemical Science and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439, USA
3 Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60607, USA
Wentao Yao and Yifei Yuan contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1620-5

Address correspondence to Jun Lu, junlu@anl.gov; Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, rsyassar@uic.edu

The energy-controlled lateral surface evolution in 汕-MnO2 nanowires and microrods followed the elimination of {100} facets and the increased occupancy of {110} facets.

    

Layered double hydroxide monolayers for controlled loading and targeted delivery of anticancer drugs

Xuan Mei, Simin Xu, Tongyang Hu, Liuqi Peng, Rui Gao, Ruizheng Liang (*), Min Wei (*), David G. Evans, and Xue Duan

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

 

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1619-y

Address correspondence to Ruizheng Liang, liangruizheng2000@163.com; Min Wei, weimin@mail.buct.edu.cn

Monolayered double hydroxide (MLDH) nanosheets with a high specific surface area are prepared and serve as a drug carrier for the chemotherapeutic agent doxorubicin with an extremely large loading capacity and controllable release.

    

Highly 羽-extended copolymer as additive-free holetransport material for perovskite solar cells

Jie Liu1,2, Qianqing Ge1,2, Weifeng Zhang1,2, Jingyuan Ma1,2, Jie Ding1,2, Gui Yu1,2 (*), and Jinsong Hu1,2 (*)

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Molecular Nanostructure and Nanotechnology, CAS Research/Education Center for Excellence in Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1618-z

Address correspondence to Jinsong Hu, hujs@iccas.ac.cn; Gui Yu, yugui@iccas.ac.cn

A polythiophene-based copolymer (PDVT-10) with a hole mobility up to 8.2 cm2﹞V−1﹞s−1 and a highest occupied molecular orbital level of −5.28 eV is used as a hole-transport layer for perovskite solar cells for the first time. The new additive-free hole-transport material exhibits better photovoltaic performance than poly(triarylamine)-based devices and can function as an encapsulation layer for NH3CH3PbI3 to maintain long-term stability.

    

Graphene quantum dots derived from hollow carbon nano-onions

Chenguang Zhang1,3, Jiajun Li2, Xianshun Zeng1, Zhihao Yuan1,3 (*), and Naiqin Zhao2,4 (*)

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384, China
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
3 Tianjin Key Lab for Photoelectric Materials & Devices, Tianjin 300384, China
4 Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1617-0

Address correspondence to Zhihao Yuan, zhyuan@tjut.edu.cn; Naiqin Zhao, nqzhao@tju.edu.cn

Hollow carbon nano-onions (CNOs) are preferred precursors for the synthesis of graphene quantum dots (GQDs) with a uniform size distribution, whereas metal encapsulation in the CNO structure is disadvantageous for the same. Furthermore, acid oxidation of hollow CNOs can result in GQDs with a yellow-green hybrid luminescence and long excitation wavelength (竹ex)-ranged 竹ex-independent photoluminescent (PL) behavior, in which the 竹ex upper limit is 480 nm. This enables sensing and cell imaging under visible light excitation with no need for UV excitation.

    

Engineering carbon quantum dots for photomediated theranostics

Mahbub Hassan, Vincent G. Gomes (*), Alireza Dehghani, and Sara M. Ardekani

School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1616-1

Address correspondence to vincent.gomes@sydney.edu.au

This article provides a comprehensive review of the engineering of carbon quantum dots for nanobiophotonic applications. It encompasses fundamental aspects to photomediated bioapplications of carbon quantum dots, with discussions on their prospects.

    

Metal-organic framework-derived, Zn-doped porous carbon polyhedra with enhanced activity as bifunctional catalysts for rechargeable zinc-air batteries

Xuan Wu, Ge Meng, Wenxian Liu, Tian Li, Qiu Yang, Xiaoming Sun, and Junfeng Liu (*)

State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
Xuan Wu and Ge Meng contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1615-2

Address correspondence to ljf@mail.buct.edu.cn

Porous carbon polyhedra (ZnCoNC) were fabricated using Zn-doped, Co-based metal-organic frameworks as precursors. Doping with Zn species reduces the Co nanoparticle size and increases the nitrogen content of the products, endowing the as-prepared ZnCoNC with enhanced ORR and OER electrocatalytic activity in alkaline media, thus making them promising cathode materials for zinc-air batteries.

    

Simultaneous red每green每blue electroluminescent enhancement directed by surface plasmonic ※far-field§ of facile gold nanospheres

Xiaoyan Wu1,3, Yiqi Zhuang1, Zhongtao Feng1, Xuehong Zhou1, Yuzhao Yang2, Linlin Liu1 (*), Zengqi Xie1, Xudong Chen2, and Yuguang Ma1 (*)

1 Institute of Polymer Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, State Key Laboratory of Luminescent Materials and Devices, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
2 Key Laboratory for Polymer Composite and Functional Material of Ministry of China, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
3 Institute of Fluid Physics, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1614-3

Address correspondence to Linlin Liu, msliull@scut.edu.cn; Yuguang Ma, ygma@scut.edu.cn

Simultaneous red每green每blue electroluminescence enhancement by the ※far-field§ effect of facile synthesized gold nanospheres in white polymer light-emitting diodes was realized in this work. Yield enhancement is achieved in more than 95% devices with the best enhancing ratio of 60%.

    

Hybridized electronic states between CdSe nanoparticles and conjugated organic ligands:A theoretical and ultrafast photo-excited carrier dynamics study

Tersilla Virgili1 (*), Arrigo Calzolari2, Inma Su芍rez L車pez1, Alice Ruini2,3, Alessandra Catellani2, Barbara Vercelli4, and Francesco Tassone5 (*)

1 IFN 每CNR, c\o Dipartimento di Fisica Politecnico di Milano, 20132 Milano, Italy
2 Istituto Nanoscienze CNR-NANO-S3, Via Campi 213/A, I-41125 Modena, Italy
3 Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Informatiche e Matematiche, Universit角 di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Via Campi, 213/a, I-41125 Modena, Italy
4 Istituto di Chimica della Materia Condensata e di Tecnologie per l*Energia, ICMATE-CNR SS di Milano, Via Cozzi 53, 20125 Milano, Italy
5 Center for Nano Science and Technology @Polimi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Via Pascoli 70/3, 20133 Milano, Italy

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1613-4

Address correspondence to Tersilla Virgili, tvirgili@polimi.it; Francesco Tassone, francesco.tassone@iit.it

Theoretical model of hybridized states between nanoparticles (NPs) and organic ligands confirm the experimental pump-and-probe observation and explain the large observed photocurrents.

    

Strongly coupled Ag/TiO2 heterojunctions for effective and stable photothermal catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol

Ying Gu1, Yanqing Jiao2, Xiaoguang Zhou1 (*), Aiping Wu2, Bater Buhe2, and Honggang Fu2 (*)

1 College of Science, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, China
2 Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Material Chemistry, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1612-5

Address correspondence to Xiaoguang Zhou, zhouxg@nefu.edu.cn; Honggang Fu, Fuhg@vip.sina.cn

An easy and salable method was developed for the construction of strongly coupled Ag/TiO2 heterojunctions for the effective and stable catalytic conversion of 4-nitrophenol (4-NP) into 4-aminophenol (4-AP) in the presence of NaBH4. The conversion of 4-NP into 4-AP was significantly enhanced under light irradiation. This is ascribed to the localized surface plasmon resonance effect of Ag, which generated hot e and h+ particles under light irradiation and local heating around the particles via their absorption of the light.

    

Bioluminescent nanopaper for rapid screening of toxic substances

Jie Liu1,2, Eden Morales-Narv芍ez1, Jahir Orozco1, Teresa Vicent3, Guohua Zhong2 (*), and Arben Merkoçi1,4 (*)

1 Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), CSIC and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Campus UAB, Bellaterra, 08193 Barcelona, Spain
2 Laboratory of Insect Toxicology, Key Laboratory of Pesticide and Chemical Biology, Ministry of Education, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China
3 Departament d'Enginyeria Qu赤mica, Universitat Aut辰noma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Barcelona 08193, Spain
4 ICREA, Pg. Llu赤s Companys 23, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

 

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1610-7

Address correspondence to Guohua Zhong, guohuazhong@scau.edu.cn; Arben Merkoçi, arben.merkoci@icn2.cat

A composite based on bacterial nanocellulose and the luminescent bacterium Aliivibrio fischeri is reported. Nanocellulose operates as both a culture scaffold and an optically transparent biosensing substrate, with the bioluminescent organism operating as a bioindicator. This nanobiocomposite is utilized as a simple-to-fabricate and user-friendly device for toxicity detection via determination of bioluminescent inhibition caused by exposure to various contaminants.

    

Triboelectric nanogenerators with gold-thin-film-coated conductive textile as floating electrode for scavenging wind energy

Bhaskar Dudem, Dong Hyun Kim, and Jae Su Yu (*)

Department of Electronic Engineering, Kyung Hee University, 1732 Deogyeong-daero, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 446-701, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1609-0

Address correspondence to jsyu@khu.ac.kr

A triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) with a simple fabrication process, low cost, and light weight was developed using a highly conductive and flexible Au-coated conductive textile to scavenge wind energy. The proposed wind-based TENG (W-TENG) was also tested in the outdoor environment, confirming that it can work efficiently in an actual windy situation to convert wind energy into electricity.

    

Low-cost disordered carbons for Li/S batteries: A highperformance carbon with dual porosity derived from cherry pits

Celia Hern芍ndez-Rentero1, Rafael C車rdoba1, Noelia Moreno1, Alvaro Caballero1, Julian Morales1 (*), Mara Olivares-Mar赤n2, and Vicente G車mez-Serrano2

1 Dpto. Qu赤mica Inorg芍nica e Ingenier赤a Qu赤mica, Instituto de Qu赤mica Fina y Nanoqu赤mica, Universidad de C車rdoba, 14071 C車rdoba, Spain
2 Dpto. Qu赤mica Inorg芍nica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Extremadura, 06006 Badajoz, Spain

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1608-1

Address correspondence to iq1mopaj@uco.es

A hierarchical porous carbon (HPC) was synthesized from cherry pits using phosphoric acid as activating agent. HPC/S composite exhibits excellent performance as electrodes for Li/S batteries at both low and high rates. This outstanding property was observed without a preliminary thermal treatment of the composite and in the absence of doping elements such as N and/or S in the carbon.

    

Highly ordered macroporous每mesoporous Ce0.4Zr0.6O2 as dual-functional material in a polysulfide polymer

Zhenxing Li1,∫ (*), Jianzheng Zhang2,∫, Mingming Li1, Xiaofei Xing1, and Qiuyu Zhang2

1 State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, Institute of New Energy, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Beijing 102249, China
2 Department of Applied Chemistry, College of Science, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi*an 710072, China
Zhenxing Li and Jianzheng Zhang contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1607-2

Address correspondence to lizx@cup.edu.cn

A highly hierarchically ordered microporous每mesoporous Ce0.4Zr0.6O2 solid solution with crystalline framework walls was directly and simply prepared using polystyrene (PS) microspheres and a block copolymer as dual templates. The PS microspheres and block copolymer were assembled into colloidal crystals and mesoscopic rod-like micelles to form macroporous and mesoporous templates, respectively, by a one-step process. The microporous每mesoporous Ce0.4Zr0.6O2 material significantly improved the ultraviolet resistance and mechanical performance of a polysulfide polymer.

    

Multi-shelled TiO2/Fe2TiO5 heterostructured hollow microspheres for enhanced solar water oxidation

Muhammad Waqas1,3, Yanze Wei1,2, Dan Mao1 (*), Jian Qi1, Yu Yang1, Bao Wang1 (*), and Dan Wang1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 North 2nd Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing 100190, China
2 Department of Physical Chemistry, School of Metallurgical and Ecological Engineering, University of Science & Technology Beijing, No. 30, Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100083, China
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 19A Yuquanlu, Beijing 100049, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1606-3

Address correspondence to Dan Mao, danmao@ipe.ac.cn; Bao Wang, baowang@ipe.ac.cn; Dan Wang, danwang@ipe.ac.cn

We designed and fabricated heterostructured TiO2/Fe2TiO5 hollow microspheres with single-, double-, closed-double-, triple-, and core每shell structures and different Fe/Ti molar ratios using a facile sequential templating approach. When tested as oxygen evolution reaction materials for water splitting, the closed-double-shelled TiO2/Fe2TiO5 hollow microspheres with 35% Fe exhibited the highest oxygen evolution reaction rate up to 375 米mol﹞g−1﹞h−1 and good stability for 5 h, which is competitive among most Ti每Fe-based photocatalysts.

    

Two-dimensional square transition metal dichalcogenides with lateral heterostructures

Qilong Sun1, Ying Dai1 (*), Na Yin1, Lin Yu1, Yandong Ma1, Wei Wei1, and Baibiao Huang2

1 School of Physics, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1605-4

Address correspondence to daiy60@sina.com

1S-MX2 lateral heterostructures demonstrate the successful construction of heterojunctions with excellent stability and properties based on new ※building blocks§. Black phosphorus can serve as a potential substrate and the hybrid bidirectional heterostructures possess distinguishable type-II band alignment.

    

Microfluidic bacterial traps for simultaneous fluorescence and atomic force microscopy

Oliver Peric1, M谷lanie Hannebelle1, Jonathan D. Adams1,†, and Georg E. Fantner1 (*)

1 Laboratory for Bio- and Nano-Instrumentation, Institute of Bioengineering, School of Engineering, EPFL, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Present address: Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETHZ, 4058 Basel, Switzerland

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1604-5

Address correspondence to georg.fantner@epfl.ch

We solve the current limitations of the buffer-medium-independent bacterial immobilization of rod-shaped bacteria for atomic force microscopy.

    

Dual function of a high-contrast hydrophobic每hydrophilic coating for enhanced stability of perovskite solar cells in extremely humid environments

Jin Sun Yoo1,∫, Gill Sang Han2,∫, Seongha Lee2, Min Cheol Kim3, Mansoo Choi3, Hyun Suk Jung1 (*), and Jung-Kun Lee2 (*)

1 School of Advanced Materials Science & Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
3 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
Jin Sun Yoo and Gill Sang Han contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1603-6

Address correspondence to Hyun Suk Jung, hsjung1@skku.edu; Jung-Kun Lee, jul37@pitt.edu

The multi-layer coating consisting of hydrophilic and hydrophobic layers successfully protects perovskite solar cells under extremely humid environment. The poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)-polyurethane (PU)-SiO2 layer successfully expels water and the moderately hydrophilic PMMA layer promotes the recovery of the perovskite layer that contains a small amount of water.

    

Challenges and perspectives on high and intermediatetemperature sodium batteries

Karina B. Hueso1, Ver車nica Palomares1, Michel Armand2, and Te車filo Rojo1,2 (*)

1 Inorganic Chemistry Department, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, P.O. Box. 644, 48080 Bilbao, Spain
2 CIC ENERGIGUNE, Parque Tecnol車gico de Álava, Albert Einstein 48, ED.CIC, 01510 Miñano, Spain

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1602-7

Address correspondence to trojo@cicenergigune

Sodium每sulfur (Na每S) and sodium每metal-halide (zeolite battery research Africa project (ZEBRA)) batteries are used in stationary applications for power quality and peak/load shaving. This review covers the recent advances in electrode and electrolyte materials for these electrochemical systems at high and intermediate temperatures.

    

Quasi-freestanding, striped WS2 monolayer with an invariable band gap on Au(001)

Min Hong1,2, Xiebo Zhou1,2, Jianping Shi1,2, Yue Qi2, Zhepeng Zhang1,2, Qiyi Fang1,2, Yaguang Guo1, Yajuan Sun3, Zhongfan Liu2, Yuanchang Li4, Qian Wang1,5, 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 National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Coal-based Low-carbon Energy, ENN Group Co., Ltd., Langfang 065001, China
4 National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
5 Center for Applied Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1601-8

Address correspondence to yanfengzhang@pku.edu.cn

We reveal the atomic-scale structure and quasiparticle band gap of chemical vapor deposition-grown monolayer WS2 on Au foil via scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy (STM/STS). Due to the weak interfacial interactions between WS2 and the Au substrate, the band gap of WS2 preserves its relatively intrinsic features on the Au(001) facet, and is not modulated by the striped superstructures that are formed.

    

Remarkable enhancement in failure stress and strain of penta-graphene via chemical functionalization

Yingyan Zhang1, Qingxiang Pei2 (*), Zhendong Sha3, Yongwei Zhang2, and Huajian Gao4(*)

1 School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
2 Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore 138632, Singapore
3 International Center for Applied Mechanics, State Key Laboratory for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical Structures, Xi*an Jiaotong University, Xi*an 710049, China
4 School of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1600-9

Address correspondence to Qingxiang Pei, peiqx@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg; Huajian Gao, huajian_gao@brown.edu

Using molecular dynamics simulations, we demonstrate that chemical functionalization with H, O, and OH can significantly enhance the failure stress and strain of penta-graphene (PG).

    

Tribotronic transistor sensor for enhanced hydrogen detection

Yaokun Pang1,2,3,∫, Libo Chen1,2,3,∫, Guofeng Hu1,2,3, Jianjun Luo1,2,3, Zhiwei Yang1,2,3, Chi Zhang1,2 (*), and Zhong Lin Wang1,2,4 (*)

1 Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
2 National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Beijing 100190, China
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
4 School of Material Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, USA
Yaokun Pang and Libo Chen contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1599-y

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

A novel ZnO tribotronic transistor sensor is developed by coupling a ZnO field effect transistor and triboelectric nanogenerator in free-standing mode. By applying an external mechanical force to the device for sliding electrification, the detection sensitivity and resolution of the ZnO tribotronic transistor sensor are improved.

    

A new strategy was developed to improve Si/metal contacts in organic-Si heterojunction solar cells. It uses black phosphorus induced photo-doping of zinc oxide, and achieves a remarkable power conversion efficiency of 15.2%.

Zhouhui Xia1, Pengfei Li1, Yuqiang Liu1, Tao Song1, Qiaoliang Bao2, Shuit-Tong Lee1, and Baoquan Sun1 (*)

1 Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials and Devices, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1598-z

Address correspondence to bqsun@suda.edu.cn

A new strategy was developed to improve Si/metal contacts in organic-Si heterojunction solar cells. It uses black phosphorus induced photo-doping of zinc oxide, and achieves a remarkable power conversion efficiency of 15.2%.

    

Synthesis of size-controlled CoMn2O4 quantum dots supported on carbon nanotubes for electrocatalytic oxygen reduction/evolution

Jiajia Shi1, Kaixiang Lei1, Weiyi Sun1, Fujun Li1, Fangyi Cheng1 (*), and Jun Chen1,2

1 Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education), College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Element-Organic Chemistry, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1597-0

Address correspondence to fycheng@nankai.edu.cn

CoMn2O4 quantum dots of different sizes, selectively synthesized and supported on carbon nanotubes, showed a strongly size-dependent electrocatalytic performance in the oxygen reduction/evolution processes.

    

Nanoscale perspective: Materials designs and understandings in lithium metal anodes

Dingchang Lin1, Yayuan Liu1, Allen Pei1, and Yi Cui1,2 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
2 Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1596-1

Address correspondence to yicui@stanford.edu

This review article provides an overview of recent progress and new understandings on Li metal anode enabled by nanotechnology.

    

Nanoparticles@nanoscale metal-organic framework composites as highly efficient heterogeneous catalysts for size-and shape-selective reactions

Bingqing Wang1, Wenxian Liu1, Weina Zhang2, and Junfeng Liu1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
2 Key Laboratory of Flexible Electronics (KLOFE) & Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials (SICAM), Nanjing Tech University (Nanjing Tech), Nanjing 211816, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1595-2

Address correspondence to ljf@mail.buct.edu.cn

Nanosized composites of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and metal nanoparticles (NPs) were fabricated by a controlled strategy aimed at reducing the size of MOF crystals grown around the NPs during their encapsulation process. This approach improved the catalytic performances of these compounds. As host matrices, the present nanoscale MOFs provided a shorter diffusion path and led to excellent size selectivity and higher catalytic activity of the Pt@nano-MOF composites compared to their larger-sized counterparts.

    

Active {010} facet-exposed Cu2MoS4 nanotube as highefficiency photocatalyst

Ke Zhang1, Yunxiang Lin1, Zahir Muhammad1, Chuanqiang Wu1, Shuang Yang1, Qun He1, Xusheng Zheng1, Shuangming Chen1 (*), Binghui Ge2 (*), and Li Song1 (*)

1 National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230029, China
2 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Mater Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1594-3

Address correspondence to Li Song, song2012@ustc.edu.cn; Binghui Ge, bhge@iphy.ac.cn; Shuangming Chen, csmp@ustc.edu.cn

We demonstrate a novel facile hydrothermal method to successfully synthesize a {010} facet-exposed Cu2MoS4 nanotube, which shows greatly enhanced performance for both photodegradation and water splitting compared with {001} facet-exposed nanosheets. Theoretical calculations and experiments based on synchrotron radiation were performed to explain the high efficiency of Cu2MoS4 nanotubes.

    

Monodispersed Pt nanoparticles on reduced graphene oxide by a non-noble metal sacrificial approach for hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane

Yao Chen, Xinchun Yang, Mitsunori Kitta, and Qiang Xu (*)

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Ikeda, Osaka 563-8577, Japan

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1593-4

Address correspondence to q.xu@aist.go.jp

Monodispersed Pt nanoparticles on reduced graphene oxide (RGO) were prepared by a non-noble metal sacrificial approach for the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane; these monodispersed particles showed a turnover frequency value 2.6 times that of Pt/RGO prepared by direct deposition.

    

Generic synthesis and versatile applications of molecularly organic-inorganic hybrid mesoporous organosilica nanoparticles with asymmetric Janus topologies and structures

Guiju Tao1,2, Zhengyuan Bai1, Yu Chen3 (*), Heliang Yao4, Meiying Wu3,†, Ping Huang3, Luodan Yu3, Jiamin Zhang5, Chen Dai6, and Long Zhang1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Materials for High Power Laser, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China
2 Sinopec Shanghai Research Institute of Petrochemical Technology, Shanghai 201208, China
3 State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, China
4 Analysis and Testing Center for Inorganic Materials, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, China
5 Shanghai (Red Cross) Blood Center, Shanghai Institute of Blood Transfusion, Shanghai 200051, China
6 Department of Ultrasound, the East Hospital Affiliated to Tongji University, Shanghai 200120, China
Present address: Paui C. Lauterbur Research Center for Biomedical Imaging, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen 518055, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1592-5

Address correspondence to Long Zhang, lzhang@siom.ac.cn; Yu Chen, chenyu@mail.sic.ac.cn

A general bridged organic group-determined growth strategy was developed for the synthesis of molecularly organic每inorganic hybrid mesoporous organosilica nanoparticles (MONs) with multifarious Janus morphologies, and their formation mechanism was discussed. The hybrid framework, porous structure, hollow cavity, adaptive particle size, and Janus morphology endow these MONs with excellent pH-responsive drug release properties, high bilirubin-adsorption capacities, enhanced ultrasonography characteristics, and high hemocompatibilities.

    

Extraction, detection, and profiling of serum biomarkers using designed Fe3O4@SiO2@HA core每shell particles

Chandrababu Rejeeth1,∫, Xuechao Pang1,∫, Ru Zhang1, Wei Xu1, Xuming Sun1, Bin Liu1, Jiatao Lou1, Jingjing Wan2, Hongchen Gu1, Wei Yan1 (*), and Kun Qian1 (*)

1 School of Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Center for System Biomedicine, Shanghai Chest Hospital, and Med-X Research Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
Chandrababu Rejeeth and Xuechao Pang contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1591-6

Address correspondence to Kun Qian, k.qian@sjtu.edu.cn; Wei Yan, weiyan@sjtu.edu.cn

Construction of hyaluronic acid (HA)-modified materials/devices and their applications in the extraction,detection,and profiling of biomarkers from human serum samples.

    

Construction of highly stable selenium nanoparticles embedded in hollow nanofibers of polysaccharide and their antitumor activities

Zhaohua Ping1, Ting Liu2, Hui Xu1, Yan Meng1, Wenhua Li2, Xiaojuan Xu1 (*), and Lina Zhang1 (*)

1 College of Chemistry & Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
2 Hubei Key Laboratory of Cell Homeostasis, College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1590-7

Address correspondence to Xiaojuan Xu, xuxj@whu.edu.cn; Lina Zhang, zhangln@whu.edu.cn

Highly stable selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) embedded in hollow nanofibers of polysaccharide exhibit excellent anticancer activities and biocompatibilities.

    

Engineering the surface of LiCoO2 electrodes using atomic layer deposition for stable high-voltage lithium ion batteries

Jin Xie1, Jie Zhao1, Yayuan Liu1, Haotian Wang2, Chong Liu1, Tong Wu1, Po-Chun Hsu1, Dingchang Lin1, Yang Jin1, and Yi Cui1,3 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
2 Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
3 Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1588-1

Address correspondence to yicui@stanford.edu

Chemically inert and ionically conductive LiAlO2 interfacial layers were deposited on LiCoO2 electrodes via atomic layer deposition. During prolonged cycling at high-voltage, the LiAlO2 coating not only prevented interfacial reactions between LiCoO2 electrode and electrolyte, as confirmed by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and Raman characterizations, but also allowed lithium ions to freely diffuse into LiCoO2 without sacrificing the power density.

    

Microstructuring of carbon/tin quantum dots via a novel photolithography and pyrolysis-reduction process

Xufeng Hong1, Liang He1,2 (*), Xinyu Ma1, Wei Yang1, Yiming Chen1, Lei Zhang1, Haowu Yan1, Zhaohuai Li1, and Liqiang Mai1,3 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
2 Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
3 Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1587-2

Address correspondence to Liang He, hel@whut.edu.cn; Liqiang Mai, mlq518@whut.edu.cn

A novel microfabrication process based on optimized photolithography combined with pyrolysis-reduction is proposed to fabricate interdigital porous carbon/tin quantum dots (C/Sn QDs) microelectrodes with uniform dispersion of Sn QDs (diameter of ~3 nm) in the carbon matrix. The as-fabricated C/Sn QDs micro-supercapacitor exhibits a high areal specific capacitance (5.79 mF﹞cm−2) and desirable cycling stability (93.3% capacitance retention after 5,000 cyclic voltammetry cycles).

    

Construction of hierarchical three-dimensional inter spersed flower-like nickel hydroxide for asymmetric supercapacitors

Wutao Wei1, Weihua Chen2 (*), Luoyi Ding1, Shizhong Cui1, and Liwei Mi1 (*)

1 Center for Advanced Materials Research, Zhongyuan University of Technology, Zhengzhou 450007, China
2 College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1586-3

Address correspondence to Liwei Mi, mlwzzu@163.com; Weihua Chen, chenweih@zzu.edu.cn

Three-dimensional interspersed flower-like nickel hydroxide was prepared via the exfoliation of cetyl trimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), together with the addition of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), which endowed N-4-CNT//active carbon (AC) supercapacitor devices with a high specific capacitance and excellent cycle stability.

    

Redox switch of ionic transport in conductive polypyrroleengineered unipolar nanofluidic diodes

Qianqian Zhang1,2, Zhen Zhang3, Hangjian Zhou1, Zhiqiang Xie1,2, Liping Wen4, Zhaoyue Liu1 (*), Jin Zhai1 (*), and Xungang Diao2

1 Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, Beijing Key Laboratory of Bio-inspired Energy Materials and Devices, School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
2 School of Physics and Nuclear Energy Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
3 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Green Printing, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
4 Laboratory of Bioinspired Smart Interfacial Science, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1585-4

Address correspondence to Zhaoyue Liu, liuzy@buaa.edu.cn; Jin Zhai, zhaijin@buaa.edu.cn

Redox-active polyporrole (PPy) polymers are introduced into an anodic aluminum oxide nanochannels to construct unipolar nanofluidic diodes exhibiting redox-switchable ionic transport behaviors. Based on the asymmetric component and the remarkable charge variation of PPy between oxidation and reduction state, the ion rectification and ion gating levels could be switched reversibly and dynamically.

    

Walnut-inspired microsized porous silicon/graphene core每shell composites for high-performance lithium-ion battery anodes

Wei Zhai, Qing Ai, Lina Chen, Shiyuan Wei, Deping Li, Lin Zhang, Pengchao Si, Jinkui Feng (*), and Lijie Ci (*)

SDU & Rice Joint Center for Carbon Nanomaterials, Key Laboratory for Liquid-Solid Structural Evolution & Processing of Materials (Ministry of Education), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1584-5

Address correspondence to Lijie Ci, lci@sdu.edu.cn; Jinkui Feng, jinkui@sdu.edu.cn

Microsized walnut-like porous silicon/reduced graphene oxide (P-Si/rGO) core每shell composites are prepared via in situ reduction followed by a dealloying process.

    

Hydrogenated vanadium oxides as an advanced anode material in lithium ion batteries

Yufei Zhang1,2,3,∫, Huanwen Wang3,∫, Jun Yang2,3, Haosen Fan3, Yu Zhang3, Zhengfei Dai3, Yun Zheng3, Wei Huang2 (*), Xiaochen Dong2 (*), and Qingyu Yan3 (*)

1 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot 010021, China
2 Key Laboratory of Flexible Electronics (KLOFE) & Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation
Center for Advanced Materials (SICAM), Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), Nanjing 210009, China
3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 639798 Singapore
Yufei Zhang and Huanwen Wang contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1582-7

Address correspondence to Wei Huang, iamwhuang@njtech.edu.cn; Xiaochen Dong, iamxcdong@njtech.edu.cn; Qingyu Yan, alexyan@ntu.edu.sg

Hydrogenated vanadium oxide nanoneedles were prepared and show superior lithium storage properties, with a discharge capacity of 941 mA﹞h﹞g−1 at 100 mA﹞g−1 and a reversible capacity of ~285 mA﹞h﹞g−1 after 1,000 cycles at 5 A﹞g−1 when tested as the anode in a Li ion battery.

    

High-performance Li每S battery cathode with catalyst-like carbon nanotube-MoP promoting polysulfide redox

Yingying Mi1,2, Wen Liu1 (*), Xiaolin Li1,3, Julia Zhuang4, Henghui Zhou2, and Hailiang Wang1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry and Energy Sciences Institute, Yale University, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
2 College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
3 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
4 Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1581-8

Address correspondence to Hailiang Wang, hailiang.wang@yale.edu; Wen Liu, wen.liu@yale.edu

Catalyst-like carbon nanotube-MoP can effectively promote lithium polysulfide redox and thus enhance the electrochemical performance of Li每S batteries.

    

Nanostructured organic electrode materials grown on graphene with covalent-bond interaction for high-rate and ultra-long-life lithium-ion batteries

Qing Zhao1, Jianbin Wang1, Chengcheng Chen1, Ting Ma1, and Jun Chen1,2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education) and State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1580-9

Address correspondence to chenabc@nankai.edu.cn

A nanostructured Li4C8H2O6/graphene composite exhibits a highrate capability and ultra-long cycling life in rechargeable Li-ion batteries. The improved conductivity, nanostructure morphology, and chemical-bond interaction between Li4C8H2O6 and graphene contribute to the superior electrochemical properties.

    

Reduced graphene oxide decorated with Bi2O2.33 nanodots for superior lithium storage

Haichen Liang1, Xiyan Liu2, Dongliang Gao2, Jiangfeng Ni1 (*), and Yan Li2 (*)

1 College of Physics, Optoelectronics and Energy, Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, and Center for Energy Conversion Materials & Physics (CECMP), Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China
2 Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Science(BNLMS), College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, and State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1579-2

Address correspondence to Jiangfeng Ni, jeffni@suda.edu.cn; Yan Li, yanli@pku.edu.cn

Reduced graphene oxide decorated with Bi2O2.33 nanodots exhibits stable and robust Li storage.

    

Time-resolved impact electrochemistry for quantitative measurement of single-nanoparticle reaction kinetics

En Ning Saw, Markus Kratz, and Kristina Tschulik (*)

Micro- & Nano-Electrochemistry and Centre for Electrochemical Sciences (CES), Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum D-44780, Germany

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1578-3

Address correspondence to kristina.tschulik@rub.de

Time-resolved nanoelectrochemistry is demonstrated as a new tool to determine the reaction kinetics and reaction mechanism at a single nanoparticle.

    

Diagnosis of breast cancer by analysis of sialic acid concentrations in human saliva by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of silver nanoparticles

Aida Hern芍ndez-Arteaga1, Jos谷 de Jes迆s Zermeño Nava2, Eleazar Samuel Kolosovas-Machuca1, J. Jes迆s Vel芍zquez-Salazar3, Ekaterina Vinogradova3, Miguel Jos谷-Yacam芍n1,3, and Hugo Ricardo Navarro-Contreras1 (*)

1 Coordinaci車n para la Innovaci車n y Aplicaci車n de la Ciencia y la Tecnolog赤a (CIACYT), Universidad Aut車noma de San Lu赤s Potos赤, Álvaro Obreg車n 64, San Luis Potos赤, S.L.P. 78000, M谷xico
2 Divisi車n de Gineco-Obstetricia, Hospital Central Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto, Ave. Venustiano Carranza 2395, Zona Universitaria, San Luis Potos赤, S.L.P. 78290, M谷xico
3 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1576-5

Address correspondence to hnavarro@uaslp.mx

Sialic acid (SA) levels in saliva are different between healthy women (red) and patients with breast cancer (green). In this work, the SA concentrations in saliva were determined by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of citrate-covered silver nanoparticles; figure on the left: a noninvasive test, regardless of age or density of breast tissue.

    

The study of the interactions between graphene and Ge(001)/Si(001)

Pawel Dabrowski1 (*), Maciej Rogala1, Iwona Pasternak2, Jacek Baranowski2, Wlodzimierz Strupinski2, Marek Kopciuszynski4, Ryszard Zdyb4, Mieczyslaw Jalochowski4, Iaroslav Lutsyk1,3, and Zbigniew Klusek1

1 Department of Solid State Physics, Faculty of Physics and Applied Informatics, University of Lodz, Pomorska 149/153, 90-236 Lodz, Poland
2 Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, Wolczynska 133, 01-919 Warsaw, Poland
3 Department of Solid State Physics, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Kotsubinsky 2, 58012 Chernivtsi, Ukraine
4 Institute of Physics, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, pl. M. Curie-Sklodowskiej 1, 20-031 Lublin, Poland

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1575-6

Address correspondence to pdabr@uni.lodz.pl

The electronic and morphological properties of graphene grown on Ge(001)/Si(001) were examined both at the nano- and macroscale level. The present approach allowed the description of the influence of the germanium substrate on the energy bands of graphene and the electronic properties of the graphene layer.

    

Confined reaction inside nanotubes: New approach to mesoporous g-C3N4 photocatalysts

Xueteng Liu, Fei Pang, Mingyuan He, and Jianping Ge (*)

Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1574-7

Address correspondence to jpge@chem.ecnu.edu.cn

Mesoporous g-C3N4 nanorod photocatalysts are synthesized through the nano-confined thermal condensation of cyanamide in silica nanotubes with porous shells. The proposed method for the synthesis of mesoporous materials is an alternative to the traditional templating method.

    

Amorphous nickel-iron oxides/carbon nanohybrids for an efficient and durable oxygen evolution reaction

Bo Li1,∫, Shuangming Chen2,∫, Jie Tian3, Ming Gong3, Hangxun Xu1 (*), and Li Song2 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230029, China
3 Engineering and Materials Science Experiment Center, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027, China
Bo Li and Shuangming Chen contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1572-9

Address correspondence to Hangxun Xu, hxu@ustc.edu.cn; Li Song, song2012@ustc.edu.cn

We demonstrate a novel sonochemical method for synthesizing amorphous NiFeOx/C nanohybrids as highly active and durable electrocatalysts toward the oxygen evolution reaction. The amorphous NiFeOx/C nanohybrids with optimal composition exhibit a low overpotential of 290 mV at 10 mA﹞cm−2 and a Tafel slope of 31 mV﹞decade−1 in a 0.1 M KOH electrolyte, outperforming the benchmark RuO2 catalyst. The origins of the excellent electrocatalytic performance of the amorphous mixed oxide catalysts were investigated using advanced X-ray spectroscopic methods.

    

Mild metal-organic-gel route for synthesis of stable sub-5-nm metal-organic framework nanocrystals

Yue Qi, Chun-Ting He, Juntao Lin, Shuping Lin, Jin Liu, Jinghong Huang, Wei Xue, Guicheng Yu, Hsiu-Yi Chao, Yexiang Tong, and Zhengping Qiao (*)

MOE Key Laboratory of Bioinorganic and Synthetic Chemistry, School of Chemistry, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
Yue Qi and Chun-Ting He contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1539-x

Address correspondence to cesqzp@mail.sysu.edu.cn

By using a mild metal-organic-gel method, sub-5 nm HKUST-1 was synthesized for the first time and employed to investigate the size-dependent adsorption thermodynamics and kinetics of dyes.

    

NaF每FeF2 nanocomposite: New type of Na-ion battery cathode material

Insang Hwang1, Sung-Kyun Jung1, Eun-Suk Jeong1, Hyunchul Kim2, Sung-Pyo Cho3, Kyojin Ku1, Hyungsub Kim1,4, Won-Sub Yoon2, and Kisuk Kang1,5 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Research Institute of Advanced Materials (RIAM), Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Energy Science (DOES), Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Republic of Korea
3 National Center for Inter-University Research Facilities, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
4 Neutron Science Division, HANARO, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon 34057, Republic of Korea
5 Center for Nanoparticle Research, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1538-y

Address correspondence to matlgen1@snu.ac.kr

A NaF每FeF2 nanocomposite is demonstrated to function successfully as a Na-ion battery cathode material.

    

Mass and charge transport relevant to the formation of toroidal lithium peroxide nanoparticles in an aprotic lithium-oxygen battery: An experimental and theoretical modeling study

Xiangyi Luo1,∫, Rachid Amine2,3,∫, Kah Chun Lau2,4,∫, Jun Lu1 (*), Chun Zhan1, Larry A. Curtiss2, Said Al Hallaj3, Brian P. Chaplin3, and Khalil Amine1 (*)

1 Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439, USA
2 Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439, USA
3 Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 810 S. Clinton, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
4 Department of Physics and Astronomy, California State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1529-z

Address correspondence to Jun Lu, junlu@anl.gov; Khalil Amine, amine@anl.gov

A selected snapshot of the atomic motion of a chemically bonded O2 species (red) when a Li2O2 cluster (yellow) is formed during the discharge process.

    

Nanostructured Na-ion and Li-ion anodes for battery application: A comparative overview

Ivana Hasa1,2,† (*), Jusef Hassoun3 (*), and Stefano Passerini1,2 (*)

1 Helmholtz Institute Ulm, Helmholtzstraße 11, Ulm 89081, Germany
2 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), PO Box 3640, Karlsruhe 76021, Germany
3 Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Ferrara, via Fossato di Mortara, Ferrara 44121, Italy
Present address: Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1513-7

Address correspondence to Ivana Hasa, ivana.hasa@kit.edu; Jusef Hassoun, jusef.hassoun@unife.it; Stefano Passerini, stefano.passerini@kit.edu

Nanostructured materials for use as anode electrodes in Li- and Naion batteries allow for substantial improvements in their performance. However, there are significant differences between the two anode chemistries.

    

Garnet/polymer hybrid ion-conducting protective layer for stable lithium metal anode

Chunpeng Yang, Boyang Liu, Feng Jiang, Ying Zhang, Hua Xie, Emily Hitz, and Liangbing Hu (*)

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1498-2

Address correspondence to binghu@umd.edu

A Li-ion conducting hybrid film consisting of a garnet-type ion conductor and a polymer electrolyte is proposed as a protective layer for a Li metal anode. The hybrid ion-conducting layer allows Li deposition only underneath it and effectively suppresses Li dendrites, yielding Li metal anodes with excellent cycling stability.

    

Improving the structural stability of Li-rich cathode materials via reservation of cations in the Li-slab for Li-ion batteries

Ji-Lei Shi1,3, Dong-Dong Xiao2, Xu-Dong Zhang1,3,Ya-Xia Yin1, Yu-Guo Guo1,3 (*), Lin Gu2 (*), and Li-Jun Wan1 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Molecular Nanostructure and Nanotechnology, CAS Research/Education Center for Excellence in Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
3 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1489-3

Address correspondence to Yu-Guo Guo, ygguo@iccas.ac.cn; Lin Gu, l.gu@iphy.ac.cn; Li-Jun Wan, wanlijun@iccas.ac.cn

Here, we demonstrate that the structural evolution of Li-rich cathodes can be significantly inhibited by intentional introduction of certain adventive cations (like Ni2+) or by premeditated reservation of original Li+ ions residing in the Li slab in the delithiated state.

    

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.

    

Embedding CoS2 nanoparticles in N-doped carbon nanotube hollow frameworks for enhanced lithium storage properties

Jintao Zhang, Le Yu (*), and Xiong Wen (David) Lou (*)

School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 62 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637459, Singapore

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1394-1

Address correspondence to Xiong Wen (David) Lou, xwlou@ntu.edu.sg; Le Yu, yule0001@e.ntu.edu.sg

A novel hierarchical nanocomposite composed of CoS2 nanoparticles embedded in N-doped carbon nanotube frameworks was synthesized using a two-step metal-organic-framework-engaged strategy. Owing to its unique structural features and desirable chemical composition, the obtained nanocomposite exhibited enhanced electrochemical properties for use as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries.

    

Revisiting the conversion reaction voltage and the reversibility of the CuF2 electrode in Li-ion batteries

Joon Kyo Seo1,2, Hyung-Man Cho1,2, Katsunori Takahara1, Karena W. Chapman3, Olaf J. Borkiewicz3, Mahsa Sina1 (*), and Y. Shirley Meng1,2 (*)

1 Department of NanoEngineering, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
2 Materials Science and Engineering, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
3 X-ray Science Division, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439, USA

 

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1365-6

Address correspondence to Y. Shirley Meng, shmeng@ucsd.edu; Mahsa Sina, msina@ucsd.edu

The conversion reaction voltage in the Li ion battery is reinterpreted based on the size of metal nanoparticles. A reversible CuF2 electrode is developed by coating with NiO.

    

Iron-chelated hydrogel-derived bifunctional oxygen electrocatalyst for high-performance rechargeable Zn-air batteries

Fanlu Meng1,2, Haixia Zhong1,3, Junmin Yan2 (*), 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
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1343-z

Address correspondence to Xinbo Zhang, xbzhang@ciac.ac.cn; Junmin Yan, junminyan@jlu.edu.cn

A bifunctional oxygen electrocatalyst (C-Fe-UFR) derived from a novel iron-chelated urea-formaldehyde resin hydrogel exhibits great catalytic activity and durability towards oxygen reduction (ORR) and evolution (OER) reactions, especially, when used as air electrodes in rechargeable Zn-air batteries, high power density and perfect cycling stability are achieved.

    

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.

    

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.

    

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