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Advances in atomic force microscopy for single-cell analysis

Mi Li1,2 (*), Ning Xi3, Yuechao Wang1,2, and Lianqing Liu1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Robotics, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China
2 Institutes for Robotics and Intelligent Manufacturing, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China
3 Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2260-0

Address correspondence to Mi Li, limi@sia.cn; Lianqing Liu, lqliu@sia.cn

Recent advances in atomic force microscopy-based single-cell analysis for physiochemical assays and biomedical applications are reviewed. The directions for future progression are discussed.

    

Erratum to: Li2SnO3 branched nano- and microstructures with intense and broadband white-light emission

Miguel Garc¨ªa-Tecedor1,† (*), Javier Bartolom¨¦2,‡, David Maestre1, Achim Trampert2, and Ana Cremades1

1 Dpt. F¨ªsica de Materiales, Facultad de CC. F¨ªsicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid 28040, Spain
2 Paul-Drude-Institut f¨¹r Festkörperelektronik, Hausvogteiplatz 5−7, Berlin 10117, Germany
Present Address: Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM), Universitat Jaume I, Castell¨® 12006, Spain
Present Address: Dpt. F¨ªsica de Materiales, Facultad de CC. F¨ªsicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid 28040, Spain

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2259-6

Address correspondence to tecedor@uji.es

    

Water transport through subnanopores in the ultimate size limit: Mechanism from molecular dynamics

Jiyu Xu1,2,¡́, Chongqin Zhu3,¡́, Yifei Wang1,2,¡́, Hui Li1,4,¡́, Yongfeng Huang1,2, Yutian Shen1,2, Joseph S. Francisco3, Xiao Cheng Zeng3 (*), and Sheng Meng1,2 (*)

1 Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 School of Physical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
4 Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
¡́ Jiyu Xu, Chongqin Zhu, Yifei Wang, and Hui Li contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2258-7

Address correspondence to Sheng Meng, smeng@iphy.ac.cn; Xiao Cheng Zeng, xzeng1@unl.edu

Simulations show that water can transport through the 0.57-nm subnanopores via a chemical-reaction-like activated process.

    

Panorama of boron nitride nanostructures via lamp ablation

Sehrina Eshon1, Weike Zhang3, Martin Saunders2, Yujun Zhang4, Hui Tong Chua1, and Jeffrey M. Gordon1,5 (*)

1 Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6009, Australia
2 Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6009, Australia
3 School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024, China
4 Department of Material Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
5 Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer Campus 8499000, Israel

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2252-0

Address correspondence to jeff@bgu.ac.il

The quest to synthesize boron nitride (BN) nanostructures stems from their exhibiting a host of extraordinary chemical and physical properties, with the hollow closed-cage nanoparticles (nano-onions) having proved particularly elusive. Here, we report how the novel procedure of lamp ablation produces a variety of BN nanostructures¡ªmost notably nano-onions, for which transmission electron micrographs are shown above¡ªin a process that is rapid, free of toxic reagents, and scalable, thereby offering significant advantages relative to the alternative methods.

    

Nitrogen, phosphorus co-doped carbon cloth as self-standing electrode for lithium-iodine batteries

Kang Li1, Song Chen1, Si Chen1, Xien Liu2, Wei Pan3, and Jintao Zhang1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory for Colloid and Interface Chemistry, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
2 State Key Laboratory Base of Eco-chemical Engineering, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Qingdao University of Science & Technology, Qingdao 266042, China
3 College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2251-1

Address correspondence to jtzhang@sdu.edu.cn

N, P co-doped carbon cloth electrode which possess abundant micropores exhibits superior cycling stability at a high current density.

    

Decorative near-infrared transmission filters featuring high-efficiency and angular-insensitivity employing 1D photonic crystals

Chengang Ji1,¡́, Chenying Yang1,2,¡́, Weidong Shen2 (*), Kyu-Tae Lee3, Yueguang Zhang2, Xu Liu2, and L. Jay Guo1 (*)

1 Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
2 State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentation, Department of Optical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
3 Department of Physics, Inha University, Incheon 22212, Republic of Korea
¡́ Chengang Ji and Chenying Yang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2249-8

Address correspondence to L. Jay Guo, guo@umich.edu; Weidong Shen, adongszju@hotmail.com

Decorative visibly-opaque but near-infrared (NIR)-transmitting filters that possess high-efficiency and angular-insensitivity are demonstrated employing one-dimensional ternary photonic crystals. Different reflective colors can be generated without affecting the NIR transmission performance, thus opening up new possibilities for a wide variety of applications such as image sensors, optical detections, and NIR decorations.

    

Guest selectivity in the supramolecular host networks fabricated by van der Waals force and hydrogen bond

Xuan Peng1,3,¡́, Yanfang Geng1,3,¡́, Min Zhang2, Faliang Cheng2 (*), Linxiu Cheng1,3, Ke Deng1,3 (*), and Qingdao Zeng1,2,3 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Standardization and Measurement for Nanotechnology, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), No.11 ZhongguancunBeiyitiao, Beijing 100190, China
2 Guangdong Engineering and Technology Research Center for Advanced Nanomaterials, School of Environment and Civil Engineering, Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan 523808, China
3 Center of Materials Science and Optoelectonics Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
¡́ Xuan Peng and Yanfang Geng contributed equally to this work.

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2247-x

Address correspondence to Faliang Cheng, chengfl@dgut.edu.cn; Ke Deng, kdeng@nanoctr.cn; Qingdao Zeng, zengqd@nanoctr.cn

Coronene (COR) heptamers were formed in the supramolecular architectures of H4ETTC and hexaphenybenzene (HPB), and showed preferential adsorption to HPB host network.

    

Black phosphorus inverter devices enabled by in-situ aluminum surface modification

Yue Zheng1,2,¡́, Zehua Hu2,¡́, Cheng Han3, Rui Guo4, Du Xiang2,4, Bo Lei2, Yanan Wang2, Jun He5, Min Lai1, and Wei Chen2,4,6 (*)

1 School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing 210044, China
2 Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117542, Singapore
3 SZU-NUS Collaborative Innovation Center for Optoelectronic Science and Technology, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
4 Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117543, Singapore
5 School of Physics and Electronics, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
6 National University of Singapore (Suzhou) Research Institute, Suzhou 215123, China
¡́ Yue Zheng and Zehua Hu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2246-y

Address correspondence to phycw@nus.edu.sg

High gain inverter based on few-layer black phosphorus is obtained by aluminum surface modification.

    

Infiltrating lithium into carbon cloth decorated with zinc oxide arrays for dendrite-free lithium metal anode

Xianshu Wang1,2,¡́, Zhenghui Pan2,¡́, Yang Wu3, Xiaoyu Ding2, Xujia Hong1, Guoguang Xu2, Meinan Liu2, Yuegang Zhang2,3,4 (*), and Weishan Li1,4 (*)

1 School of Chemistry and Environment, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, China
2 i-lab, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123, China
3 Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
4 Engineering Research Center of MTEES (Ministry of Education), Research Center of BMET (Guangdong Province), and Key Laboratory of ETESPG (GHEI), South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, China
¡́ Xianshu Wang and Zhenghui Pan contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2245-z

Address correspondence to Yuegang Zhang, yuegang.zhang@tsinghua.edu.cn; Weishan Li, liwsh@scnu.edu.cn

Li-CC@ZnO anode based on a carbon cloth decorated with vertical ZnO nano-wires arrays has been fabricated by thermal molten Li infiltration. This anode enables dendrite-free reversible Li plating/stripping at a high rate, and no electrode pulverization during cycling.

    

Well-defined carbon nanoframes containing bimetal-N-C active sites as efficient bi-functional electrocatalysts for Li-O2 batteries

Tie Liu1, Leidanyang Wang2, Tao Huang2, and Aishui Yu1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, Institute of New Energy, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438, China
2 Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2244-0

Address correspondence to asyu@fudan.edu.cn

Pyridinic-N-dominated carbon frameworks with bimetallic (Co, Zn) nanoparticles as a promising bi-functional catalyst have been successfully prepared and applied into Li-O2 batteries.

    

Tunable Schottky barrier width and enormously enhanced photoresponsivity in Sb doped SnS2 monolayer

Junchi Liu1, Xiao Liu1, Zhuojun Chen1, Lili Miao1, Xingqiang Liu1, Bo Li2 (*), Liming Tang1, Keqiu Chen1, Yuan Liu1, Jingbo Li3, Zhongming Wei3 (*), and Xidong Duan4 (*)

1 Department of Applied Physics, School of Physics and Electronics, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
2 Hunan Key Laboratory of two dimensional materials, Department of Applied Physics, School of Physics and Electronics, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Superlattices and Microstructures, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences & College of Materials Science and Opto-Electronic Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
4 Hunan Key Laboratory of two dimensional materials, State Key Laboratory for Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2243-1

Address correspondence to Bo Li, boli@hnu.edu.cn; Zhongming Wei, zmwei@semi.ac.cn; Xidong Duan, xidongduan@hnu.edu.cn

In this study, we investigated electronic and optoelectronic property of Sb-doped SnS2 monolayers, and found that doping can reduce the Shottky barrier width and result in high mobility and photoresponsivity.

    

Two-dimensional metal-organic-framework as a unique theranostic nano-platform for nuclear imaging and chemo-photodynamic cancer therapy

Wenjun Zhu1,¡́, Yu Yang2,¡́, Qiutong Jin1, Yu Chao1, Longlong Tian1, Jingjing Liu1, Ziliang Dong1, and Zhuang Liu1 (*)

1 Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-based Functional Materials and Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Avenida da Universidad, Taipa, Macau 31608, China
¡́ Wenjun Zhu and Yu Yang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2242-2

Address correspondence to zliu@suda.edu.cn

Two-dimensional-NMOFs composed of Zn2+ and tetrakis (4-carboxyphenyl) porphyrin (TCPP) are fabricated and functionalized with polyethylene glycol (PEG). Compared to their particulate counterpart, such 2D-NMOFs show greatly increased drug loading capacity and enhanced light-triggered singlet oxygen production, promising for chemotherapy and photodynamic therapy (PDT) with efficient biodegradation and rapid renal clearance.

    

Unusual switchable peroxidase-mimicking nanozyme for the determination of proteolytic biomarker

Claire McVey1, Natasha Logan1, Nguyen T. K. Thanh2,3, Christopher Elliott1, and Cuong Cao1,4 (*)

1 Institute for Global Food Security, School of Biological Sciences, Queen¡¯s University Belfast, 18-30 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5BN, UK
2 Biophysics Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
3 UCL Healthcare Biomagnetic and Nanomaterials Laboratories, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS, UK
4 Material and Advanced Technologies for Healthcare, Queen¡¯s University Belfast, 18-30 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5BN, UK

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2241-3

Address correspondence to c.cao@qub.ac.uk

A simple, low cost, and easy to use nanosensor, based on the switchable peroxidase-mimicking activity of plasmonic AuNPs was developed for the detection of protease, an enzyme biomarker indicative of bacterial contamination or clinical infection. AuNPs were modified with casein which had dual function in the suppression of peroxidase-mimicking activity and also as recognition sites for protease, resulting in the degradation of casein and subsequent recovery of peroxidase-mimicking activity.

    

Single titanium-oxide species implanted in 2D g-C3N4 matrix as a highly efficient visible-light CO2 reduction photocatalyst

Shangfeng Tang, Xuepeng Yin, Guanyu Wang, Xiuli Lu (*), and Tongbu Lu (*)

Institute for New Energy Materials & Low Carbon Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2240-4

Address correspondence to Xiuli Lu, luxiuli@email.tjut.edu.cn; Tongbu Lu, lutongbu@tjut.edu.cn

A visible-light-response single atom catalyst with single titanium oxide species implanted in graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) has been developed for efficient CO2 photo-reduction for the first time. The synergistic interaction between single titanium oxide species and g-C3N4 has greatly enhanced the separation of photo-excited charges and brought about visible-light-response single titanium-oxide species, realizing high photo-reduction of CO2 activity with extremely high CO evolution.

    

Polychromic carbon black: Laser galvanized multicolour fluorescence display

Sharon Xiaodai Lim1, Kae Lin Wong2, Zheng Zhang3, Antonio H. Castro Neto1,4, and Chorng-Haur Sow1,4 (*)

1 Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, 2 Science Drive 3, Singapore 117542, Singapore
2 Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Sungai Long Campus, Jalan Sungai Long, Bandar Sungai Long, Cheras, Kajang 43000, Selangor, Malaysia
3 Institute of Materials Research Engineering, A*Star (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), 2 Fusionopolis Way, Innovis, Singapore 138634, Singapore
4 Center for Advanced 2D Materials and Graphene Research Center, National University of Singapore, 6 Science Drive 2, Singapore 117546, Singapore

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2239-x

Address correspondence to physowch@nus.edu.sg

Laser initiated formation of multicolour fluorescing recovered carbon black powder. By controlling the environment in which the patterning process takes place, multicolour fluorescence and multicoloured visual display from rCB can be achieved.

    

Plasmon-tunable Au@Ag core-shell spiky nanoparticles for surfaceenhanced Raman scattering

Zhulin Huang1, Guowen Meng1,2(*), Xiaoye Hu1, Qijun Pan1,2, Dexian Huo1,2, Hongjian Zhou1, Yan Ke1, and Nianqiang Wu3 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Materials Physics and Anhui Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials and Technology, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. O. Box 1129, Hefei 230031, China
2 University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
3 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 6106, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2238-y

Address correspondence to Guowen Meng, gwmeng@issp.ac.cn; Nianqiang Wu, nick.Wu@mail.wvu.edu

With a thin Ag shell coated on spiky Au nanoparticles, the spiky Au@Ag core-shell nanostructures demonstrate remarkable localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) in near infrared region and improved surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) activity due to the sharp tips, making it a promising platform for SERS-based detection applications.

    

Nanomaterial-based optical indicators: Promise, opportunities, and challenges in the development of colorimetric systems for intelligent packaging

Nattinee Bumbudsanpharoke and Seonghyuk Ko (*)

Laboratory of Nano-Enabled Packaging and Safety, Department of Packaging, Yonsei University, 1 Yonseidaegil, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do 26493, Republic of Korea

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2237-z

Address correspondence to s.ko@yonsei.ac.kr

The utilization of nanomaterial such as metal nanoparticles or photonic nanocrystals shows superior performance in novel communicative functions than the traditional colorimetric indicator because of their unique optical properties and high surface reactivity.

    

Li2SnO3 branched nano- and microstructures with intense and broadband white-light emission

Miguel Garc¨ªa-Tecedor1,† (*), Javier Bartolom¨¦2,‡, David Maestre1, Achim Trampert2, and Ana Cremades1

1 Dpt. F¨ªsica de Materiales, Facultad de CC. F¨ªsicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid 28040, Spain
2 Paul-Drude-Institut f¨¹r Festkörperelektronik, Hausvogteiplatz 5−7, Berlin 10117, Germany
Present Address: Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM), Universitat Jaume I, Castell¨® 12006, Spain
Present Address: Dpt. F¨ªsica de Materiales, Facultad de CC. F¨ªsicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid 28040, Spain

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2236-0

Address correspondence to tecedor@uji.es

In the present work, an alternative application of Li2SnO3 nano- and microstructures as promising candidates for intense white-light-emitting devices without the use of phosphors or complex quantum structures is proposed for the first time, as far as we know.

    

Facile synthesis of ultrathin metal-organic framework nanosheets for Lewis acid catalysis

Xiaofei Zhang1,2,¡́, Lin Chang2,¡́, Zhongjie Yang2, Yanan Shi2, Chang Long1,2, Jianyu Han2, Binhao Zhang2, Xueying Qiu2, Guodong Li2 (*), and Zhiyong Tang1,2 (*)

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, China
2 CAS Key Laboratory of Nanosystem and Hierarchical Fabrication, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, China
¡́ Xiaofei Zhang and Lin Chang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2235-1

Address correspondence to Zhiyong Tang, zytang@nanoctr.cn; Guodong Li, liguodong@nanoctr.cn

We report a polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)-assisted route to synthesize the ultrathin Ni-MOF nanosheets characteristic of 1.5 nm in thickness. Notably, they display the significantly enhanced catalytic activity in the Knoevenagel condensation of propane dinitrile with different aldehydes compared with bulk Ni-MOF.

    

Intermetallic PtBi core/ultrathin Pt shell nanoplates for efficient and stable methanol and ethanol electro-oxidization

Xiaolei Yuan, Xiaojing Jiang, Muhan Cao (*), Lei Chen, Kaiqi Nie, Yong Zhang, Yong Xu, Xuhui Sun, Yanguang Li (*), and Qiao Zhang (*)

Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials and Devices, SWC for Synchrotron Radiation Research, Soochow University, 199 Ren¡¯ai Road, Suzhou 215123, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2234-2

Address correspondence to Muhan Cao, mhcao@suda.edu.cn; Yanguang Li, yanguang@suda.edu.cn; Qiao Zhang, qiaozhang@suda.edu.cn

Hexagonal PtBi/Pt core/shell nanostructures composed of an intermetallic Pt1Bi1 core and an ultrathin Pt shell with well-defined shape, size, and composition have been prepared. The unique structure and the synergistic effect among different components dramatically enhanced their methanol oxidation reaction (MOR) and ethanol oxidation reaction (EOR) performance.

    

Optimized in vivo performance of acid-liable micelles for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis by one single injection

Qin Wang¡́, Yan Li¡́, Xiaoyan Chen, Hao Jiang, Zhirong Zhang, and Xun Sun (*)

Key Laboratory of Drug Targeting and Drug Delivery Systems, Ministry of Education, West China School of Pharmacy, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China
¡́ Qin Wang and Yan Li contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2233-3

Address correspondence to sunxun@scu.edu.cn

The self-assembled micelles with different density of hydrophobic drug were designed to achieve prolonged circulation in blood and targeted accumulation in joints.

    

SERS-based lateral flow immunoassay of troponin I by using gapenhanced Raman tags

Boris N. Khlebtsov1,2 (*), Daniil N. Bratashov2, Nadezhda A. Byzova3, Boris B. Dzantiev3, and Nikolai G. Khlebtsov1,2 (*)

1 Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saratov 410049, Russia
2 Saratov State University, Saratov 410012, Russia
3 A. N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Research Centre of Biotechnology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 119071, Russia

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2232-4

Address correspondence to Boris N. Khlebtsov, khlebtsov_b@ibppm.ru; Nikolai G. Khlebtsov, khlebtsov@ibppm.ru

A novel SERS-based lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA) has been developed using nonspherical gap-enhanced Raman tags (GERTs) with embedded reporter molecules for sensitive and quantitative detection of cardio disease biomarker troponin I (cTnI).

    

Cubosome nanoparticles for enhanced delivery of mitochondria anticancer drug elesclomol and therapeutic monitoring via sub-cellular NAD (P) H multi-photon fluorescence lifetime imaging

Ana R. Faria1,¡́, Oscar F. Silvestre1,¡́, Christian Maibohm1, Ricardo M. R. Adão1, Bruno F. B. Silva2, and Jana B. Nieder1 (*)

1 Department of Nanophotonics, Ultrafast Bio- and Nanophotonics Group, INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Av. Mestre Jos¨¦ Veiga s/n, 4715-330 Braga, Portugal
2 Department of Life Sciences, INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Av. Mestre Jos¨¦ Veiga s/n, 4715-330 Braga, Portugal
¡́ Ana R. Faria and Oscar F. Silvestre contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2231-5

Address correspondence to jana.nieder@inl.int

In this study we present the first elesclomol-copper nanodrug delivery system and show its in vitro enhanced performance based on conventional cytotoxicity assays. Additionally, we establish a novel approach for the therapeutic monitoring of anticancer nanocarriers in live cells using label free multiphoton fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (MP-FLIM) of endogenous NAD (P) H.

    

Significant enhancement of photoresponsive characteristics and mobility of MoS2-based transistors through hybridization with perovskite CsPbBr3 quantum dots

Taeho Noh1, Heung Seob Shin2, Changwon Seo3, Jun Young Kim1, Jongwon Youn1, Jeongyong Kim3, Kwang-Sup Lee2 (*), and Jinsoo Joo1 (*)

1 Department of Physics, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Advanced Materials and Chemical Engineering, Hannam University, Daejeon 34430, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Republic of Korea

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2230-6

Address correspondence to Kwang-Sup Lee, kslee@hnu.kr; Jinsoo Joo, jjoo@korea.ac.kr

Enhanced electrical and photoresponsive characteristics of MoS2-based FET are demonstrated through hybridization with perovskite CsPbBr3 quantum dots.

    

A laterally sensitive colloidal probe for accurately measuring nanoscale adhesion of textured surfaces

Sören Zimmermann1,2 (*), Waldemar Klauser1, James Mead2, Shiliang Wang2,3, Han Huang2, and Sergej Fatikow1

1 Department of Computing Science, University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg D-26129, Germany
2 School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
3 School of Physics and Electronics, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2228-0

Address correspondence to soeren.zimmermann@uni-oldenburg.de

A novel laterally sensitive colloidal probe is fabricated and applied to systematically map adhesive interactions in microscale cylindrical cavities. Accurate normal and lateral adhesive forces during nanoscale contact are obtained and an in-depth understanding of the effects originating from surface texture and the correlation of adhesion and friction during adhesion measurements is demonstrated.

    

Flexible and reusable cap-like thin Fe2O3 film for SERS applications

Jiangtao Xu1, Xiaoting Li1, Yuxiang Wang1, Ronghui Guo2, Songmin Shang1 (*), and Shouxiang Jiang1 (*)

1 Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong 999077, Hong Kong, China
2 College of Light Industry, Textile and Food Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610000, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2227-1

Address correspondence to Shouxiang Jiang, tckinor@polyu.edu.hk; Songmin Shang, shang.songmin@polyu.edu.hk

Cap-like ¦Á-Fe2O3 films that are coated onto quartz fabric are fabricated through radio frequency magnetron sputtering and annealing. The substrate shows high surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) sensitivity, low limit of detection (LOD), good reproducibility, stability and reusability

    

Nickel cobalt phosphide with three-dimensional nanostructure as a highly efficient electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction in both acidic and alkaline electrolytes

Bo Ma1, Zhengchun Yang2, Yantao Chen1 (*), and Zhihao Yuan1 (*)

1 Tianjin Key Laboratory for Photoelectric Materials and Devices, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384, China
2 School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Film Electronic & Communication Devices, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2226-2

Address correspondence to Yantao Chen, chenyantao@tjut.edu.cn; Zhihao Yuan, zhyuan@tjut.edu.cn

A facile synthesis method for fabricating nickel cobalt phosphide electrocatalyst with three-dimensional nanostructure (3D-NiCoP) on the nickel foam was successfully developed via hydrothermal and phosphorization reaction. The as-prepared electrocatalyst exhibits a remarkable performance on hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) in both acidic and alkaline electrolytes.

    

Review of MXenes as new nanomaterials for energy storage/delivery and selected environmental applications

Byung-Moon Jun1,¡́, Sewoon Kim1,¡́, Jiyong Heo2, Chang Min Park3, Namguk Her2, Min Jang4, Yi Huang5, Jonghun Han2 (*), and Yeomin Yoon1 (*)

1 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 300 Main Street, SC 29208, USA
2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Korea Army Academy at Young-Cheon, 495 Hogook-ro, Kokyungmeon, Young-Cheon, Gyeongbuk 38900, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Environmental Engineering, Kyungpook National University, 80 Daehak-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu 41566, Republic of Korea
4 Department of Environmental Engineering, Kwangwoon University, 447-1 Wolgye-Dong Nowon-Gu, Seoul 01897, Republic of Korea
5 School of Engineering, Institute for Materials & Processes (IMP), The University of Edinburgh, Colin Maclaurin Road, Edinburgh EH9 3DW, Scotland, UK
¡́ Byung-Moon Jun and Sewoon Kim contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2225-3

Address correspondence to Jonghun Han, phoenixvov@nate.com; Yeomin Yoon, yoony@cec.sc.edu

Recently, two-dimensional MXenes and MXene-based nanomaterials have attracted increasing interest because of their unique properties (e. g., remarkable safety, a very large interlayer spacing, environmental flexibility, a large surface area, and thermal conductivity). We present a comprehensive review of recent studies on energy and environmental applications of MXene and MXene-based nanomaterials, including energy conversion and storage, adsorption, membrane, photocatalysis, and antimicrobial.

    

Tunable photocycle kinetics of a hybrid bacteriorhodopsin/quantum dot system

Terianna J. Wax, Jordan A. Greco, Shutang Chen, Nicole L. Wagner, Jing Zhao (*), and Robert R. Birge (*)

55 North Eagleville Rd, Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 06269-3060, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2224-4

Address correspondence to Jing Zhao, jing.zhao@uconn.edu; Robert R. Birge, rbirge@uconn.edu

Hybrid nanosystems comprised of bacteriorhodopsin (BR) and CdSe/CdS quantum dots (QDs) have yielded a photochromic material with tunable photocycle kinetics. Excitonic coupling within the BR/QD constructs lead to elongated bR state (570 nm) and M state (410 nm) lifetimes that are dependent on the relative concentrations of each component.

    

Li2FeSiO4/C hollow nanospheres as cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries

Shuiyun Shen1, Yao Zhang1, Guanghua Wei2, Wansen Zhang1, Xiaohui Yan1, Guofeng Xia1, Aiming Wu1, Changchun Ke1, and Junliang Zhang1 (*)

1 Institute of Fuel Cells, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
2 SJTU-Paris Tech Elite Institute of Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2223-5

Address correspondence to junliang.zhang@sjtu.edu.cn

An innovative strategy is proposed to synthesize highly uniform Li2FeSiO4/C hollow nanospheres with superior rate capability as lithium-ion battery (LIB) cathode.

    

Facile growth of ultra-small Pd nanoparticles on zeolite-templated mesocellular graphene foam for enhanced alcohol electrooxidation

Xuexue Cui1, Yaling Li1, Mingyu Zhao1, Yunshi Xu1, Leilei Chen1,2, Shuguang Yang1, and Yi Wang1,2 (*)

1 Center for Advanced Low-dimension Materials, State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620, China
2 College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2222-6

Address correspondence to ywang@dhu.edu.cn

Zeolite-templated mesocellular graphene foam-supported ultra-small Pd nanoparticles (Pd/MGF) was fabricated via a facile stabilizer-free synthesis, which exhibited higher catalytic activity and durability for the methanol, ethylene glycol or glycerol electrooxidations than the state-of-the-art commercial Pd/C catalyst.

    

Selectivity regulation of CO2 electroreduction through contact interface engineering on superwetting Cu nanoarray electrodes

Zhao Cai1,¡́, Yusheng Zhang1,¡́, Yuxin Zhao4,¡́, Yueshen Wu2, Wenwen Xu1,2, Xuemei Wen1, Yang Zhong1,3, Ying Zhang5 (*), Wen Liu1, Hailiang Wang2, Yun Kuang1 (*), and Xiaoming Sun1,3 (*)

1 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
2 Department of Chemistry and Energy Sciences Institute, Yale University, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
3 College of Energy, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
4 State Key Laboratory of Safety and Control for Chemicals, SINOPEC Research Institute of Safety Engineering, No. 339, Songling road, Laoshan District, Qingdao 266101, China
5 School of Chemistry, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton 3800, VIC, Australia
¡́ Zhao Cai, Yusheng Zhang, and Yuxin Zhao contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2221-7

Address correspondence to Xiaoming Sun, sunxm@mail.buct.edu.cn; Yun Kuang, kuangyun@mail.buct.edu.cn; Ying Zhang, sherry.zhang@monash.edu

Surface polytetrafluoroethylene modification is applied in this work to turn the Cu nanowire array from aerophobic to aerophilic, which manipulates the gas¨Cliquid¨Csolid contact interface of the electrode and increases the liquid production toward CO2 reduction by 67%. Such a strategy can limit H2O (proton) affinity, therefore, suppresses undesirable hydrogen evolution reaction and promotes CO/HCOOH production.

    

High-performance asymmetric electrodes photodiode based on Sb/WSe2 heterostructure

Xiao Liu1, Guangzhuang Sun2, Peng Chen2, Junchi Liu1, Zhengwei Zhang2, Jia Li2, Huifang Ma2, Bei Zhao2, Ruixia Wu2, Weiqi Dang2, Xiangdong Yang2, Chen Dai2, Xuwan Tang2, Zhuojun Chen1, Lili Miao1, Xingqiang Liu1, Bo Li1 (*), Yuan Liu1, and Xidong Duan2 (*)

1 Department of Applied Physics, School of Physics and Electronics, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
2 State Key Laboratory for Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2220-8

Address correspondence to Bo Li, boli@hnu.edu.cn; Xidong Duan, xidongduan@hnu.edu.cn

In this study, we synthesized large-scale vertical Sb/WSe2 metal-semiconductor van der Waals (vdWs) heterostructures with uniform stacking orientation, and we construct asymmetric electrode photodiode with high performance based on the Sb/WSe2 heterostructures.

    

All VN-graphene architecture derived self-powered wearable sensors for ultrasensitive health monitoring

Lianghao Yu1,¡́, Yuyang Yi1,¡́, Ting Yao2, Yingze Song1, Yiran Chen1, Qiucheng Li1, Zhou Xia1, Nan Wei1, Zhengnan Tian1, Baoqing Nie2, Li Zhang1, Zhongfan Liu1,3 (*), and Jingyu Sun1 (*)

1 College of Energy, Soochow Institute for Energy and Materials Innovations (SIEMIS), Key Laboratory of Advanced Carbon Materials and Wearable Energy Technologies of Jiangsu Province, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China
2 School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China
3 Center for Nanochemistry (CNC), Beijing Science and Engineering Center for Nanocarbons, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
¡́ Lianghao Yu and Yuyang Yi contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2219-1

Address correspondence to Jingyu Sun, sunjy86@suda.edu.cn; Zhongfan Liu, zfliu@pku.edu.cn

All VN-graphene architecture derived wearable supercapacitor/sensor integration system enables the precise detection of physiological motions ranging from pulse rate to phonetic recognition, holding promise for in-practical health monitoring applications.

    

1-Naphthol induced Pt3Ag nanocorals as bifunctional cathode and anode catalysts of direct formic acid fuel cells

Xian Jiang1,2,¡́, Yang Liu2,¡́, Jiaxin Wang2, Yufei Wang2, Yuexin Xiong2, Qun Liu2, Naixu Li1, Jiancheng Zhou1 (*), Gengtao Fu2,3 (*), Dongmei Sun2, and Yawen Tang2 (*)

1 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189, China
2 Jiangsu Key Laboratory of New Power Batteries, Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Centre of Biomedical Functional Materials, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China
3 School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637459, Singapore
¡́ Xian Jiang and Yang Liu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2218-2

Address correspondence to Jiancheng Zhou, jczhou@seu.edu.cn; Gengtao Fu, gengtaofu@gmail.com; Yawen Tang, tangyawen@njnu.edu.cn

Pt3Ag nanocorals with three-dimensional (3D) porous dendritic structure are facilely synthesized via one-pot solvothermal method under the guidance of 1-naphthol. Benefiting from the unique dendritic structure and bimetallic compositions, Pt3Ag nanocorals exhibit preeminently bifunctional electrocatalytic properties towards both the cathodic oxygen reduction and anodic formic acid oxidation.

    

Solvent polarity-induced photoluminescence enhancement (SPIPE): A method enables several-fold increase in quantum yield of silicon nanoparticles

Xiao-Bin Shen1,2,¡́, Bin Song1,¡́, Bei Fang1, Xiao Yuan1, You-Yong Li1, Shun-Yi Wang2, Shun-Jun Ji2 (*), and Yao He1 (*)

1 Laboratory of Nanoscale Biochemical Analysis, Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials and Devices, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM) and Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology (NANO-CIC), Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
2 Key Laboratory of Organic Synthesis of Jiangsu Province, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
¡́ Xiao-Bin Shen and Bin Song contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2217-3

Address correspondence to Shunjun Ji, shunjun@suda.edu.cn; Yao He, yaohe@suda.edu.cn

Typical naphthalic anhydride molecules are synthesized, which serve as surface ligands for the production of ligand-capped small-sized SiNPs. Quantum yield (QY) of the resultant SiNPs are relatively low, but could be greatly enhanced from ~10% to ~50% through the SPIPE strategy. Taken together with the theoretical calculation and the results of time-correlated single photon counting (TCSPC), we reveal that activated excited-state charge transfer (CT) interactions between surface-covered ligand and silicon oxide coating would be responsible for the observed QY enhancement.

    

Structural isomer and high-yield of Pt1Ag28 nanocluster via one-pot chemical wet method

Xinzhang Lin1,4, Chao Liu1 (*), Keju Sun2, Ren¡¯an Wu3, Xuemei Fu1,4, and Jiahui Huang1 (*)

1 Gold Catalysis Research Centre, State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China
2 College of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004, China
3 Laboratory of High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry Technologies, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China
4 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2216-4

Address correspondence to Chao Liu, chaoliu@dicp.ac.cn; Jiahui Huang, jiahuihuang@dicp.ac.cn

We report one-pot chemical wet method to synthesize Pt1Ag28 nanocluster with high yield. The crystal structure of Pt1Ag28 nanocluster was determined via X-ray crystallography. Compared to previous work, it is the first time to report structural isomerization of alloy nanoclusters.

    

Effective N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone wet cleaning for fabricating highperformance monolayer MoS2 transistors

Po-Chun Chen1,¡́, Chih-Pin Lin2,¡́, Chuan-Jie Hong3, Chih-Hao Yang3, Yun-Yan Lin1, Ming-Yang Li4, Lain-Jong Li5, Tung-Yuan Yu6, Chun-Jung Su6, Kai-Shin Li6, Yuan-Liang Zhong3, Tuo-Hung Hou2 (*), and Yann-Wen Lan1 (*)

1 Department of Physics, ¡°National Taiwan Normal University¡±, Taipei 11677
2 Department of Electronics Engineering and Institute of Electronics, ¡°National Chiao Tung University¡±, Hsinchu 30010
3 Department of Physics and Center for Nanotechnology, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chungli 32023
4 Research Center for Applied Sciences, ¡°Academia Sinica¡±, Taipei 11529
5 Physical Sci. and Eng., King Abdullah University of Sci. and Technology, Thuwal 23955, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
6 ¡°National Nano Device Laboratories¡±, ¡°National Applied Research Laboratories¡±, Hsinchu 30078
¡́ Po-Chun Chen and Chih-Pin Lin contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2215-5

Address correspondence to Yann-Wen Lan, ywlan@ntnu.edu.tw; Tuo-Hung Hou, thhou@mail.nctu.edu.tw

N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone wet cleaning on MoS2 transistors is demonstrated, showing effectively rid of impurities and the great enhancement of device performance in this study.

    

Ordered two-dimensional porous Co3O4 nanosheets as electrocatalysts for rechargeable Li-O2 batteries

Yu Zhang1,¡́, Mingzhen Hu2,3,¡́, Mengwei Yuan1, Genban Sun1, Yufeng Li1, Kebin Zhou2, Chen Chen3, Caiyun Nan1 (*), and Yadong Li3

1 College of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
2 School of Chemical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
¡́ Yu Zhang and Mingzhen Hu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2214-6

Address correspondence to cynan@bnu.edu.cn

Ordered two-dimensional Co3O4 nanosheets have been designed as cathode catalysts for Li-O2 batteries, and it presented high initial discharge capacity and good cycling stability due to the superiority of structure.

    

Random lasing detection of structural transformation and compositions in silk fibroin scaffolds

SungYeun Yang1,†,¡́, Soocheol Kim1,¡́, HyeIn Shin1, Seung Ho Choi2,‡, Young L. Kim2, Chulmin Joo1 (*), and WonHyoung Ryu1 (*)

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University, Yonsei-ro 50, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Republic of Korea
2 Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA
Present address: Center of Bio Microsystems, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Hwarang-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02792, Republic of Korea
Present address: School of Electrical Engineering, University of Ulsan, Daehak-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan 44610, Republic of Korea
¡́ SungYeun Yang and Soocheol Kim contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2213-7

Address correspondence to WonHyoung Ryu, whryu@yonsei.ac.kr; Chulmin Joo, cjoo@yonsei.ac.kr

As an optical method, random lasing,distinct lasing response from disordered structures, can be utilized to non-invasively detect a difference in material compositions and structural differences on nano and micro scale.

    

Synthesis of MoX2 (X = Se or S) monolayers with high-concentration 1T phase on 4H/fcc-Au nanorods for hydrogen evolution

Zhengqing Liu1,2, Xiao Zhang2, Yue Gong3,4, Qipeng Lu2, Zhicheng Zhang2, Hongfei Cheng2, Qinglang Ma2, Junze Chen2, Meiting Zhao2, Bo Chen2, Ye Chen2, Xue-Jun Wu2, Pengfei Yin2, Lin Gu3,4,5 (*), Yaping Du1 (*), and Hua Zhang2 (*)

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering & National Institute for Advanced Materials, Nankai University, Tianjin 300350, China
2 Center for Programmable Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
3 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
4 School of Physical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
5 Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100190, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2212-8

Address correspondence to Hua Zhang, hzhang@ntu.edu.sg; Yaping Du, ypdu@nankai.edu.cn; Lin Gu, l.gu@iphy.ac.cn

MoX2 (X = Se or S) monolayers with high-concentration 1T¡ä phase were synthesized through the colloidal synthesis strategy by using 4H/face-centered cubic (fcc)-Au nanorods as templates to form 4H/fcc-Au@MoX2 nanocomposites, which exhibited excellent electrocatalytic performance for hydrogen evolution reaction in acid medium.

    

High performance octahedral PtNi/C catalysts investigated from rotating disk electrode to membrane electrode assembly

Bing Li1,¡́, Jue Wang1,¡́, Xin Gao2, Congwei Qin1, Daijun Yang1, Hong Lv1, Qiangfeng Xiao1 (*), and Cunman Zhang1 (*)

1 School of Automotive Studies & Clean Energy Automotive Engineering Center, Tongji University (Jiading Campus), 4800 Cao¡¯an Road, Shanghai 201804, China
2 Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg 9220, Denmark
¡́ Bing Li and Jue Wang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2211-9

Address correspondence to Cunman Zhang, zhangcunman@tongji.edu.cn; Qiangfeng Xiao, qiangfeng.xiao@gmail.com

As-prepared octahedral PtNi/C catalyst exhibits outstanding ORR activity and enhanced single cell performance compared with commercial Pt/C.

    

A theranostic agent for cancer therapy and imaging in the second nearinfrared window

Zhuoran Ma1,¡́, Hao Wan1,¡́, Weizhi Wang2,¡́, Xiaodong Zhang3,¡́, Takaaki Uno4, Qianglai Yang5, Jingying Yue1, Hongpeng Gao1, Yeteng Zhong1, Ye Tian1, Qinchao Sun1, Yongye Liang5, and Hongjie Dai1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
2 CAS Key Laboratory of Standardization and Measurement for Nanotechnology, CAS Key Laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China, Beijing 100190, China
3 Department of Physics and Tianjin Key Laboratory of Low Dimensional Materials Physics and Preparing Technology, School of Sciences, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300350, China
4 JSR Corporation Advanced Materials Research Laboratories, 100 Kawajiri-Cho, Yokkaichi, Mie 5108552, Japan
5 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, South University of Science and Technology of China, Shenzhen 518055, China
¡́ Zhuoran Ma, Hao Wan, Weizhi Wang, and Xiaodong Zhang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2210-x

Address correspondence to hdai1@stanford.edu

We developed a theranostic nanoparticle p-FE-PTX-FA by encapsulating an anti-cancer drug and a second near-infrared (NIR-II)-emitting organic dye in micelles of an amphiphilic polymer. Folic acid was conjugated to the nanoparticles, allowing targeted molecular imaging and therapy of tumors.

    

Graphene-based nanomaterials in biosystems

Na Lu1, Liqian Wang2, Min Lv2, Zisheng Tang3,4,5 (*), and Chunhai Fan2,6 (*)

1 School of Materials Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai 201620, China
2 Division of Physical Biology and Bioimaging Center, Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, CAS Key Laboratory of Interfacial Physics and Technology, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China
3 Department of Endodontics, Shanghai Ninth People¡¯s Hospital, College of Stomatology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200011, China
4 National Clinical Research Center of Oral Diseases, Shanghai 200011, China
5 Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology & Shanghai Research Institute of Stomatology, Shanghai 200011, China
6 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and Institute of Molecular Medicine, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2209-3

Address correspondence to Zisheng Tang, tangzisheng163@163.com; Chunhai Fan, fchh@sinap.ac.cn, fanchunhai@sjtu.edu.cn

We summarized recent advances in studying interactions between graphene and biosystems, including the toxicology and biocompatibility of graphene in biomacromolecules, cells, and in vivo studies, as well as the applications in antibacterial activities, wound addressing, water purification, and drug delivery.

    

Nanomaterials for sensing of formaldehyde in air: Principles, applications, and performance evaluation

Deepak Kukkar1,2, Kowsalya Vellingiri3, Rajnish Kaur4, Sanjeev Kumar Bhardwaj4, Akash Deep4 (*), and Ki-Hyun Kim2 (*)

1 Department of Nanotechnology, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab 140406, India
2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 04763, Republic of Korea
3 Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Division, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai 600 036, India
4 Central Scientific Instruments Organization (CSIR-CSIO), Sector 30 C, Chandigarh 160030, India

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2207-5

Address correspondence to Ki-Hyun Kim, kkim61@hanyang.ac.kr; Akash Deep, dr.akashdeep@csio.res.in

The underlying mechanisms of diverse types of nanomaterials (NMs)-based sensing systems for gas phase formaldehyde have been discussed with relevant case studies. These sensing methodologies have been critically evaluated in terms of performance comparison (e.g., sensitivities) along with challenges, and future prospects for the NMs-based sensors for detection of gaseous formaldehyde.

    

The lithium and sodium storage performances of phosphorus and its hierarchical structure

Dan Zhao, Lihui Zhang, Chengcheng Fu, Jinying Zhang (*), and Chunming Niu

Center of Nanomaterials for Renewable Energy, State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, School of Electrical Engineering, Xi¡¯an Jiaotong University, Xi¡¯an 710054, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2206-6

Address correspondence to jinying.zhang@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

Phosphorus structures are promising anodes for lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries. The phosphorus allotropes, lithiation/sodiation mechanism of different phosphorus, and the electrochemical performances of phosphorus composites according to different hierarchical structures have been reviewed in this work.

    

Dendrite-free all-solid-state lithium batteries with lithium phosphorous oxynitride-modified lithium metal anode and composite solid electrolytes

Chunhua Wang1,2,3, Guoliang Bai2 (*), Yifu Yang1 (*), Xingjiang Liu3 (*), and Huixia Shao1

1 Hubei Key Lab. of Electrochemical Power Sources, College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
2 Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic and Magnetism Functional Materials, Key Laboratory of Functional Coordination Compounds of Anhui Higher Education Institutes, Anqing Normal University, Anqing 246011, China
3 National Key Lab. of Power Sources, Tianjin Institute of Power Sources, Tianjin 300381, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2205-7

Address correspondence to Yifu Yang, for_paper@126.com; Guoliang Bai, baiguoliang@aqnu.edu.cn; Xingjiang Liu, xjliu@nklps.org

A novel method for suppressing Li dendrites via using Li phosphorous oxynitride (LiPON) modified Li anode and Li1.5Al0.5Ge1.5(PO4)3-poly (ethylene oxide)(Li bistrifluoromethane-sulfonimide)(LAGP-PEO (LiTFSI)) composite solid electrolyte in all solid-state Li battery is proposed. The LiPON thin film can form a stable interphase between Li metal anode and LAGPPEO (LiTFSI) solid electrolyte at a perfectly close contact. LiPON film can also prevent the Li metal anode from dendrite formation.

    

Ultrathin wavy Rh nanowires as highly effective electrocatalysts for methanol oxidation reaction with ultrahigh ECSA

Xiaoyang Fu1, Zipeng Zhao2, Chengzhang Wan1, Yiliu Wang1, Zheng Fan1, Frank Song1, Bocheng Cao1, Mufan Li1, Wang Xue1, Yu Huang2,3 (*), and Xiangfeng Duan1,3 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
3 California Nanosystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2204-8

Address correspondence to Yu Huang, yhuang@seas.ucla.edu; Xiangfeng Duan, xduan@chem.ucla.edu

The ultrathin Rh wavy nanowire was studied as a highly effective methanol oxidation reaction (MOR) electrocatalyst with an ultrahigh electrochemically active surface area (ECSACO) of 144.2 m2/g and mass activity of 722 mA/mg at 0.61 V, which is considerably higher than many previously reported Rh and Pt-Based electrocatalysts at the same potential.

    

Porous nitrogen-doped carbon/MnO coaxial nanotubes as an efficient sulfur host for lithium sulfur batteries

Chao Lin1, Longbing Qu2, Jiantao Li1, Zhengyang Cai1, Haoyun Liu1, Pan He1, Xu Xu1 (*), 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 Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2203-9

Address correspondence to Xu Xu, xuxu@whut.edu.cn; Liqiang Mai, mlq518@whut.edu.cn

Porous nitrogen-doped carbon/MnO coaxial nanotubes (MnO@PNC) are prepared and used as a functional sulfur host for lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries. The host exhibits continuous conductivity network and excellent chemical interaction with polysulfides. When employed for cathodes of Li-S batteries, MnO@PNC-S shows superior rate performance and cyclability.

    

Nanoscale chemical imaging of individual chemotherapeutic cytarabineloaded liposomal nanocarriers

Karin Wieland1, Georg Ramer2,3, Victor U. Weiss4, Guenter Allmaier4, Bernhard Lendl1, and Andrea Centrone2 (*)

1 Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, Research Division Environmental, Process Analytics and Sensors, TU Wien, Vienna 1060, Austria
2 Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
3 Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
4 Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, Research Division Instrumental and Imaging Analytical Chemistry, TU Wien, Vienna 1060, Austria

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2202-x

Address correspondence to andrea.centrone@nist.gov

Chemically-sensitive label-free photothermal induced resonance (PTIR) measurements provide insights into cytarabine drug distribution in individual liposomes (~80 nm diameter) with nanoscale resolution and enable liposome classification. A novel tapping-mode PTIR method based on heterodyne non-linear frequency mixing enables better characterization of the mechanically complacent (soft) liposomes and detection of ~103 cytarabine molecules (~1.7 zmol) encapsulated by a single liposome.

    

Enhancement of the hydrogen evolution performance by finely tuning the morphology of Co-based catalyst without changing chemical composition

Wenling Gu1,2, Liuyong Hu1,2, Changshuai Shang1,2, Jing Li1 (*), and Erkang Wang1 (*)

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

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2201-y

Address correspondence to Erkang Wang, ekwang@ciac.ac.cn; Jing Li, lijingce@ciac.ac.cn

By tuning the morphologies of precursors, the higher surface area and faster electron transfer of the final catalysts are afforded, proving the feasibility to enhance the catalytic property by tuning the morphology without changing the chemical composition.

    

In-situ fabrication of PtSe2/GaN heterojunction for self-powered deep ultraviolet photodetector with ultrahigh current on/off ratio and detectivity

Ranran Zhuo1,¡́, Longhui Zeng2,¡́, Huiyu Yuan2, Di Wu1 (*), Yuange Wang1, Zhifeng Shi1, Tingting Xu1, Yongtao Tian1, Xinjian Li1 (*), and Yuen Hong Tsang2 (*)

1 School of Physics and Engineering, and Key Laboratory of Material Physics, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450052, China
2 Department of Applied Physics and Materials Research Center, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
¡́ Ranran Zhuo and Longhui Zeng contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2200-z

Address correspondence to Di Wu, wudi1205@zzu.edu.cn; Xinjian Li, lixj@zzu.edu.cn; Yuen Hong Tsang, yuen.tsang@polyu.edu.hk

The self-powered PtSe2/GaN heterojunction deep ultraviolet photodetectors are constructed by in-situ synthesis of two-dimensional (2D) PtSe2 thin films on GaN substrates, which exhibit excellent photoresponse properties to the deep ultraviolet with ultrahigh device performances.

    

Janus electrode with simultaneous management on gas and liquid transport for boosting oxygen reduction reaction

Yingjie Li1,¡́, Haichuan Zhang1,¡́, Nana Han1, Yun Kuang1, Junfeng Liu1, Wen Liu1 (*), Haohong Duan3 (*), and Xiaoming Sun1,2 (*)

1 Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
2 College of Energy, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
3 Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA, UK
¡́ Yingjie Li and Haichuan Zhang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2199-1

Address correspondence to Wen Liu, wenliu@mail.buct.edu.cn; haohong Duan, haohong.duan@chem.ox.ac.uk; Xiaoming Sun sunxm@mail.buct.edu.cn

Janus electrode with asymmetric wettability possesses a proper aerophilic thickness which can not only capture and keep stable gas film as O2 reservoir shortening the O2 transport pathway to active sites in gas/solid/liquid interface, but also provides channels for ion transport. The special Janus film exhibited high oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity and rapid current growth, superior over the superaerophilic and superaerophobic electrodes.

    

Few-layer formamidinium lead bromide nanoplatelets for ultrapuregreen and high-efficiency light-emitting diodes

Huan Fang, Wei Deng, Xiujuan Zhang (*), Xiuzhen Xu, Meng Zhang, Jiansheng Jie, and Xiaohong Zhang (*)

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

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2197-3

Address correspondence to Xiujuan Zhang, xjzhang@suda.edu.cn; Xiaohong Zhang, xiaohong_zhang@suda.edu.cn

We achieved ¡°greenest¡± light-emitting diodes with a high external quantum efficiency (EQE) of 3.53% using few-layer FAPbBr3 nanoplatelets.

    

Pseudogap, Fermi arc, and Peierls-insulating phase induced by 3D¨C2D crossover in monolayer VSe2

Yuki Umemoto1, Katsuaki Sugawara1,2,3 (*), Yuki Nakata1, Takashi Takahashi1,2,3, and Takafumi Sato1,2

1 Department of Physics, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578, Japan
2 WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
3 Center for Spintronics Research Network, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577, Japan

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2196-4

Address to correspondence to k.sugawara@arpes.phys.tohoku.ac.jp

We have fabricated monolayer VSe2 film by molecular beam epitaxy and investigated its electronic state by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES). We found an insulating gap on the entire Fermi surface in the charge-density-wave state as well as a pseudogap with a Fermi arc in the normal state. The present result opens a pathway toward understanding the interplay between the dimensionality and the novel physical properties in atomic-layer transition-metal dichalcogenides.

    

Porous N-doped-carbon coated CoSe2 anchored on carbon cloth as 3D photocathode for dye-sensitized solar cell with efficiency and stability outperforming Pt

Wenli Lu¡́, Rui Jiang¡́, Xiong Yin (*), and Leyu Wang (*)

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
¡́ Wenli Lu and Rui Jiang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2195-5

Address correspondence to Leyu Wang, lywang@mail.buct.edu.cn ; Xiong Yin, yinxiong@mail.buct.edu.cn

CoSe2@N-C supported on carbon cloth is fabricated as 3D photocathode for dye-sensitized solar cell with both high efficiency and long-term stability, outperforming Pt counterpart.

    

Space-confined growth of monolayer ReSe2 under a graphene layer on Au foils

Chunyu Xie1,2,¡́, Shaolong Jiang1,2,¡́, Xiaolong Zou3,¡́, Yuanwei Sun4,5, Liyun Zhao1, Min Hong1,2, Shulin Chen4,6, Yahuan Huan1,2, Jianping Shi1,2, Xiebo Zhou1,2, Zhepeng Zhang1,2, Pengfei Yang1,2, Yuping Shi1,2, Porun Liu7, Qing Zhang1, Peng Gao4,5,8, 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, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
3 Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI), Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
4 Electron Microscopy Laboratory, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
5 International Center for Quantum Materials, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
6 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
7 Centre for Clean Environment and Energy, Griffith University, Gold Coast 4222, Australia
8 Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100871, China
¡́ Chunyu Xie, Shaolong Jiang, and Xiaolong Zou contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2194-6

Address correspondence to yanfengzhang@pku.edu.cn

Graphene/ReSe2 heterostructures have been synthesized on Au foils via a facile chemical vapor deposition route. Interestingly, the second-grown ReSe2 preferentially evolves at the interface between the first-grown graphene and the Au substrate, thus providing a clear example of the confined growth of a two-dimensional (2D) material. The edges and domain boundaries of graphene are proposed to be the preferred intercalation pathways for the ReSe2 precursors.

    

Quasi-two-dimensional ¦Â-Ga2O3 field effect transistors with large drain current density and low contact resistance via controlled formation of interfacial oxygen vacancies

Zhen Li¡́, Yihang Liu¡́, Anyi Zhang, Qingzhou Liu, Chenfei Shen, Fanqi Wu, Chi Xu, Mingrui Chen, Hongyu Fu, and Chongwu Zhou (*)

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 90089, USA
¡́ Zhen Li and Yihang Liu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2193-7

Address correspondence to chongwuz@usc.edu

In this study, we report that n-type ¦Â-Ga2O3 FETs made with Ti/Au contacts could exhibit large saturation drain current density of ~3.1 mA/¦̀m and low contact resistance of ~0.387 Ω·mm after annealing in argon atmosphere.

    

Precise control of graphene etching by remote hydrogen plasma

Bangjun Ma1,¡́, Shizhao Ren1,¡́, Peiqi Wang1, Chuancheng Jia1, and Xuefeng Guo1,2 (*)

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
¡́ Bangjun Ma and Shizhao Ren contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2192-8

Address correspondence to guoxf@pku.edu.cn

The reaction process of graphene etching by atomic hydrogen, especially the anisotropic etching effect, is elucidated in detail based on a custom-built remote hydrogen plasma etching system. Using the knowledge gained about the relevant mechanisms, controlled preparation of graphene edges with specified zigzag and armchair configuration is achieved, which promises precise control of the electronic properties of graphene.

    

The influence of physiological environment on the targeting effect of aptamer-guided gold nanoparticles

Ding Ding1,†, Yinling Zhang1, Edward A. Sykes2, Long Chen3, Zhuo Chen1 (*), and Weihong Tan1,4 (*)

1 Molecular Science and Biomedicine Laboratory (MBL), State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Bio-Sensing and Chemometrics, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and College of Life Sciences Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
2 School of Medicine, Queen¡¯s University, 81 Barrie Street, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6, Canada
3 Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Avenida da Universidade, Macau Taipa 999078, China
4 Department of Chemistry, Departments of Physiology and Functional Genomics, Center for Research at the Bio/Nano Interface, UF Health Cancer Center, UF Genetics Institute and McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
Present address: Institute of Molecular Medicine, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2191-9

Address correspondence to Zhuo Chen, zhuochen@hnu.edu.cn; Weihong Tan, tan@chem.ufl.edu

The physiological environment changed targeting nanomaterials surface chemistry and rendered them biological identities leading to the variations of targeting efficiency. This dynamic changing process involving protein corona blocking, targeting ligands desorption and enzymatic cleavage adversely affected aptamer-guided gold nanoparticles targeting efficiency.

    

Growth mechanism of CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals by a co-precipitation method in a CSTR system

Jibin Zhang, Lianwei Fan, Junli Li, Xiangfu Liu, Rongwen Wang, Lei Wang, and Guoli Tu (*)

Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2190-x

Address correspondence to tgl@hust.edu.cn

A continuous stirred-tank reactor (CSTR) system was used to retard the reaction rate by controlling the rate of precursors fed into toluene. This scheme helps us observe useful intermediate stages to gain insight into the growth mechanism of CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals.

    

Strong dual-crosslinked hydrogels for ultrasound-triggered drug delivery

Wenxu Sun1,¡́, Heting Jiang1,¡́, Xin Wu1,¡́, Zhengyu Xu1, Chen Yao2,3, Juan Wang1, Meng Qin1, Qing Jiang2,3, Wei Wang1 (*), Dongquan Shi2,3 (*), and Yi Cao1 (*)

1 Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructure, and Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
2 Department of Sports Medicine and Adult Reconstructive surgery, Drum Tower Hospital; Medical School, State Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Life Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210008, China
3 Joint Research Center for Bone and Joint Disease, Model Animal Research Center (MARC), School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and State Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Life Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
¡́ Wenxu Sun, Heting Jiang, and Xin Wu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2188-4

Address correspondence to Wei Wang, wangwei@nju.edu.cn; Dongquan Shi, shidongquan1215@163.com; Yi Cao, caoyi@nju.edu.cn

A dual crosslinked hydrogel containing dynamic covalent boronate ester bonds between the anti-inflammation drug, tannic acid, and the hydrogel backbone was engineered for ultrasound triggered drug release. The unique nanoscale architecture of the hydrogel network greatly prevents basal drug release under normal stressful physiological conditions.

    

Highly bright and low turn-on voltage CsPbBr3 quantum dot LEDs via conjugation molecular ligand exchange

Guopeng Li1, Jingsheng Huang2, Yanqing Li2, Jianxin Tang2 (*), and Yang Jiang1 (*)

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China
2 Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2187-5

Address correspondence to Yang Jiang, apjiang@hfut.edu.cn; Jianxin Tang, jxtang@suda.edu.cn

A uniform and low-roughness CsPbBr3 quantum-dot film with high photoluminescence quantum yield (PLQY) can be prepared via the solid-solution ligand-exchange method with ¦Đ-conjugation molecules. A highly bright CsPbBr3 quantum dot light-emitting diode (QLED) with a luminance of 12,650 cd/m2 can be fabricated with PEABr treatment.

    

Large unsaturated room temperature negative magnetoresistance in graphene foam composite for wearable and flexible magnetoelectronics

Rizwan Ur Rehman Sagar1,2,3, Massimiliano Galluzzi1,4, Alberto Garc¨ªa-Peñas1,2, Masroor Ahmad Bhat1,2, Min Zhang3, and Florian J. Stadler1 (*)

1 College of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Polymer Science and Technology, Guangdong Research Center for Interfacial Engineering of Functional Materials, Nanshan District Key Lab for Biopolymers and Safety Evaluation, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
2 Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems of Ministry of Education and Guangdong Province, College of Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
3 Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
4 Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Nanobiomechanics, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen 518055, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2186-6

Address correspondence to fjstadler@szu.edu.cn

Room temperature positive magnetoresistance (PMR) in graphene is a conventional phenomenon but we observed large negative magnetoresistance (NMR) in GF/polydimethylsiloxane (GF/PDMS) at room temperature for the first time.

    

Orientation-controlled, low-temperature plasma growth and applications of h-BN nanosheets

Ivan Sergeevich Merenkov1,2 (*), Mikhail Sergeevich Myshenkov3, Yuri Mikhailovich Zhukov3, Yohei Sato4, Tatyana Sergeevna Frolova5,6,7, Denis Vasilevich Danilov3, Igor Alekseevich Kasatkin3, Oleg Sergeevich Medvedev3, Roman Vladimirovich Pushkarev1, Olga Ivanovna Sinitsyna5,7, Masami Terauchi4, Irina Alekseevna Zvereva3, Marina Leonidovna Kosinova1, and Ken Ostrikov8,9

1 Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
2 Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg 620002, Russia
3 Saint-Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
4 IMRAM, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
5 Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
6 Vorozhtsov Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
7 Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
8 School of Physics, Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
9 CSIRO-QUT Joint Sustainable Processes and Devices Laboratory, P.O. Box 218, Lindfield NSW 2070, Australia

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2185-7

Address correspondence to merenkov@niic.nsc.ru

In this study, we present low-temperature plasma synthesis of vertically oriented hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) nanosheets with different morphology-maze-like and wavy. The morphological type can be easily and effectively controlled by the deposition temperature. The high thermal stability, oxidation resistivity and significant antibacterial effect of h-BN nanosheets were demonstrated.

    

Dynamic nanoscale imaging of enriched CO adlayer on Pt(111) confined under h-BN monolayer in ambient pressure atmospheres

Hao Wu1,2, Pengju Ren3,4, Peng Zhao4, Zhongmiao Gong5, Xiaodong Wen3,4, Yi Cui5 (*), Qiang Fu2 (*), and Xinhe Bao1,2

1 Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 State Key Lab of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China
3 National Energy Center for Coal to Clean Fuels, Synfuels China Co., Ltd, Beijing 101400, China
4 State Key Laboratory of Coal Conversion, Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan 030001, China
5 Vacuum Interconnected Nanotech Workstation, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2184-8

Address correspondence to Yi Cui, ycui2015@sinano.ac.cn; Qiang Fu, qfu@dicp.ac.cn

Monolayer h-BN is transparent for imaging of CO molecules underneath by near ambient pressure STM, showing confinementinduced enrichment of CO adsorption in nanospace between h-BN and Pt(111).

    

Surface molecular doping of all-inorganic perovskite using zethrenes molecules

Arramel1 (*), Hu Pan2, Aozhen Xie3,4,5, Songyan Hou3,4, Xinmao Yin1,6, Chi Sin Tang1,6,7, Nguyen T. Hoa3, Muhammad D. Birowosuto3, Hong Wang3,4, Cuong Dang3,4,5 (*), Andrivo Rusydi1,6,8, Andrew T. S. Wee1,9,10, and Jishan Wu2 (*)

1 Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, 2 Science Drive 3, Singapore 117542, Singapore
2 Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 3, Singapore 117543, Singapore
3 CINTRA UMI CNRS/NTU/THALES 3288, Research Techno Plaza, 50 Nanyang Drive, Level 6, Border X Block, Singapore 637553, Singapore
4 School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
5 Energy Research Institute @NTU (ERI@N), Nanyang Technological University, Research Techno Plaza, X-Frontier Block, Level 5, 50 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637553, Singapore
6 Singapore Synchrotron Light Source, National University of Singapore, 5 Research Link, Singapore 1176033, Singapore
7 NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS), National University of Singapore, Singapore 117456, Singapore
8 NUSNNI-NanoCore, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117411, Singapore
9 Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), 2 Fusionopolis Way, Innovis, Singapore 138634, Singapore
10 Centre for Advanced 2D Materials, National University of Singapore, Block S14, Level 6, 6 Science Drive 2, Singapore 117546, Singapore

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2183-9

Address correspondence to Arramel, phyarr@nus.edu.sg; Cuong Dang, HCDang@ntu.edu.sg; Jishan Wu, chmwuj@nus.edu.sg

The interfacial electronic nature between two kinetically-blocked zethrene molecules on CsPbBr3 crystal is investigated. The directionality of charge transfer at the organic/perovskite interface is investigated using photoelectron spectroscopy.

    

Facile preparation of unique three-dimensional (3D)¦Á-MnO2/MWCNTs macroporous hybrid as the high-performance cathode of rechargeable Li-O2 batteries

Shuiyun Shen1, Aiming Wu1, Guofeng Xia1, Guanghua Wei2, Xiaohui Yan1, Yao Zhang1, Fengjuan Zhu1, Jiewei Yin1, and Junliang Zhang1 (*)

1 Institute of Fuel Cells, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
2 SJTU-Paris Tech Elite Institute of Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2182-x

Address correspondence to junliang.zhang@sjtu.edu.cn

Unique 3D macroporous ¦Á-MnO2/MWCNTs electrode improves capacity and durability of Li-O2 batteries.

    

Origin of strong and narrow localized surface plasmon resonance of copper nanocubes

Peng Zheng1,¡́, Haibin Tang1,¡́, Botong Liu1,2, Sujan Kasani1,3, Ling Huang2 (*), and Nianqiang Wu1 (*)

1 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6106, USA
2 Institute of Advanced Materials, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211816, China
3 Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA
¡́ Peng Zheng and Haibin Tang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2178-6

Address correspondence to Ling Huang, iamlhuang@njtech.edu.cn; Nianqiang Wu, nick.wu@mail.wvu.edu

Cu nanocubes are found to support strong plasmonic corner mode, which is spectrally separated from interband transitions. This opens opportunities for the development of inexpensive copper-based plasmonic nanomaterials.

    

Detecting van der Waals forces between a single polymer repeating unit and a solid surface in high vacuum

Wanhao Cai¡́, Chen Xiao¡́, Linmao Qian, and Shuxun Cui (*)

Key Laboratory of Advanced Technologies of Materials (Ministry of Education), Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
¡́ Wanhao Cai and Chen Xiao contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2176-8

Address correspondence to cuishuxun@swjtu.edu.cn

By removing the solvent molecules and surface adsorbed water in high vacuum, the situation of the forces exerted on the surface adsorbed molecule is greatly simplified. The van der Waals forces between a single polymer repeating unit and a solid surface have been successfully measured by atomic force microscopy (AFM)- based single-molecule force spectroscopy (SMFS) in high vacuum.

    

pH-sensitive and biodegradable charge-transfer nanocomplex for second near-infrared photoacoustic tumor imaging

Zhimin Wang1, Paul Kumar Upputuri2, Xu Zhen2, Ruochong Zhang3, Yuyan Jiang2, Xiangzhao Ai1, Zhijun Zhang1, Ming Hu1, Zhenyu Meng1, Yunpeng Lu1, Yuanjing Zheng3, Kanyi Pu2, Manojit Pramanik2 (*), and Bengang Xing1 (*)

1 Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637371, Singapore
2 School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 70 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637459, Singapore
3 School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2175-9

Address correspondence to Bengang Xing, Bengang@ntu.edu.sg; Manojit Pramanik, manojit@ntu.edu.sg

A pH-sensitive and biodegradable organic charge-transfer nanocomplex acts as new class of photoacoustic probe for tumor acidic microenvironment imaging in the second near-infrared window.

    

Two-in-one solution using insect wings to produce graphene-graphite films for efficient electrocatalysis

Huaiyu Li1,¡́, Lihan Zhang1,¡́, Long Li1,¡́, Chaowen Wu1,¡́, Yajiao Huo1, Ying Chen1, Xijun Liu1 (*), Xiaoxing Ke2 (*), Jun Luo1 (*), and Gustaaf Van Tendeloo3,4

1 Center for Electron Microscopy, TUT¨CFEI Joint Lab, Tianjin Key Lab of Advanced Functional Porous Materials, Institute for New Energy Materials & Low-Carbon Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384, China
2 Institute of Microstructure and Property of Advanced Materials, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
3 EMAT, Electron Microscopy for Materials Science, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium
4 Nanostructure Research Centre, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
¡́ Huaiyu Li, Lihan Zhang, Long Li, and Chaowen Wu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2172-z

Address correspondence to Xijun Liu, xjliu@tjut.edu.cn; Xiaoxing Ke, kexiaoxing@bjut.edu.cn; Jun Luo, jluo@tjut.edu.cn

We demonstrate a novel strategy to synthesize graphene-graphite films (GGFs) by heating insect wings coated with FeCl3 in N2 atmosphere. The GGFs exhibited unparalleled performance for catalyzing the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in alkaline media.

    

In situ observation of synthesized nanoparticles in ultra-dilute aerosols via X-ray scattering

Sarah R. McKibbin1 (*), Sofie Yngman1, Olivier Balmes2, Bengt O. Meuller1, Simon Tågerud1, Maria E. Messing1, Giuseppe Portale3, Michael Sztucki4, Knut Deppert1, Lars Samuelson1, Martin H. Magnusson1, Edvin Lundgren1, and Anders Mikkelsen1 (*)

1 Department of Physics and Nanolund, Lund University, Box 118, 22100 Lund, Sweden
2 MaxIV Laboratory, Lund University, Box 118, 22100 Lund, Sweden
3 University of Groningen, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Nijenborgh 4, NL-9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
4 ESRF ¨C The European Synchrotron, CS 40220, 38043 Grenoble Cedex 9, France

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2170-1

Address correspondence to Sarah R. McKibbin, sarah.mckibbin@ftf.lth.se; Anders Mikkelsen, anders.mikkelsen@sljus.lu.se

We use high-brilliance synchrotron radiation for in situ characterization of aerosol nanoparticles synthesized by spark generation. The nano-aerosol is investigated at various stages of synthesis within the production environment to reveal structural characteristics at ultra-dilute concentrations, even after filtering to produce an industrially relevant narrow size distribution with volume fractions below 3 ¡Á 10-10.

    

Motif-mediated Au25(SPh)5(PPh3)10X2 nanorods with conjugated electron delocalization

Kai Zheng1,2,¡́, Jiangwei Zhang1,¡́, Dan Zhao3, Yong Yang4, Zhimin Li1,2, and Gao Li1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Institute of Catalysis for Energy and Environment, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang 110034, China
4 Department of Materials Science & Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
¡́ Kai Zheng and Jiangwei Zhang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2147-0

Address correspondence to gaoli@dicp.ac.cn

A general and effective synthetic strategy is developed to afford aromatic thiolate-ligated Au25 nanorods.The conjugated delocalized p¦Đ electrons can effectively tune the electronic properties of the Au25 kernel and its catalytic activity in the glucose oxidation.

    

Effect of matrix-nanoparticle interactions on recognition of aryldiazonium nanoparticle-imprinted matrices

Netta Bruchiel-Spanier¡́, Linoy Dery¡́, Noam Tal, Shahar Dery, Elad Gross, and Daniel Mandler (*)

Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 9190401, Israel
¡́ Netta Bruchiel-Spanier and Linoy Dery contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2129-2

Address correspondence to daniel.mandler@mail.huji.ac.il

Investigation of matrix-nanoparticle interactions is explored as a means of tuning chemical recognition of gold nanoparticles in solution using the nanoparticle-imprinted matrices (NAIMs) approach.

    

Solution-processed highly adhesive graphene coatings for corrosion inhibition of metals

Gi-Cheol Son1,¡́, Deuk-Kyu Hwang3,¡́, Jaewon Jang1, Sang-Soo Chee1, Kyusang Cho1, Jae-Min Myoung3 (*), and Moon-Ho Ham1,2 (*)

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), 123 Cheomdangwagi-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61005, Republic of Korea
2 Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Energies, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), 123 Cheomdangwagi-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61005, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Republic of Korea
¡́ Gi-Cheol Son and Deuk-Kyu Hwang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2056-2

Address correspondence to Jae-Min Myoung, jmmyoung@yonsei.ac.kr; Moon-Ho Ham, mhham@gist.ac.kr

A protective coating based on highly structured reduced graphene oxide (RGO)/graphene oxide (GO) applied to metal plates is developed by spray coating and subsequent well-controlled annealing. The coating exhibits superior corrosion resistance and adhesion strength compared to those of GO-and RGO-only coatings.

    

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

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

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

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

Address correspondence to zwzhou@swjtu.edu.cn

    

NIR-II light activated photodynamic therapy with proteincapped gold nanoclusters

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

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

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

Address correspondence to zliu@suda.edu.cn

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

    

Targeting orthotopic gliomas with renal-clearable luminescent gold nanoparticles

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

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

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1472-z

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

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

    

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

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

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

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1461-2

Address correspondence to binghu@umd.edu

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

    

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

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

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

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1446-1

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

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

    

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

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

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

 

10.1007/s12274-016-1212-9

    

Distance dependence of atomic-resolution near-field imaging on ¦Á-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¨Cdipole 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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