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Critical size limit of biodegradable nanoparticles for enhanced lymph node trafficking and paracortex penetration

Gregory P. Howard1,2, Garima Verma3,4, Xiyu Ke2,5, Winter M. Thayer6, Timothy Hamerly4, Victoria K. Baxter3,7, John E. Lee8, Rhoel R. Dinglasan3,4 (*), and Hai-Quan Mao1,2,5,9 (*)

1 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore MD 21218, USA
2 Institute for NanoBioTechnology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD 21218, USA
3 W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, and the Malaria Research Institute, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore MD 21205, USA
4 Emerging Pathogens Institute, Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32611, USA
5 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD 21218, USA
6 Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore MD 21205, USA
7 Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore MD 21205, USA
8 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven CT 06520, USA
9 Translational Tissue Engineering Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore MD 21231, USA

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2301-3

Address correspondence to Hai-Quan Mao, hmao@jhu.edu; Rhoel R. Dinglasan, rdinglasan@epi.ufl.edu

Biodegradable PEG-b-PLGA nanoparticles with narrow size distributions were screened for lymph node targeting, demonstrating that 20-nm nanoparticles have enhanced drainage and retention in the major draining lymph nodes over a 24-h period.

    

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

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

1 Suzhou Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
2 Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials and Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China

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

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

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

    

Ni@N-doped graphene nanosheets and CNTs hybrids modified separator as efficient polysulfide barrier for high-performance lithium sulfur batteries

Xintao Zuo1, Mengmeng Zhen1,2 (*), and Cheng Wang1 (*)

1 Tianjin Key Laboratory of Advanced Functional Porous Materials and Center for Electron Microscopy, Institute for New Energy Materials & Low-Carbon Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300071, China
2 Tianjin Key Laboratory of Clean Energy and Pollution Control, School of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin 300401, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2298-7

Address correspondence to Mengmeng Zhen, zhenmengmeng1989@163.com; Cheng Wang, cwang@ciac.ac.cn

When using the Ni@N-doped graphene nanosheets and CNTs hybrids as a modified separator in lithium sulfur batteries, the battery delivers excellent cycling performances.

    

Conductive polymers for stretchable supercapacitors

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

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

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

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

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

    

High-pressure triggered quantum tunneling tuning through classical percolation in a single nanowire of a binary composite

Sudeshna Samanta1,2, Mokwon Lee3, Deok-Soo Kim3, Jaeyong Kim2, and Lin Wang1 (*)

1 Center for High Pressure Science & Technology Advanced Research, Shanghai 201203, China
2 HYU-HPSTAR-CIS High Pressure Research Center, Department of Physics, Hanyang University, Seoul 04763, Republic of Korea
3 Voronoi Diagram Research Center, School of Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 04763, Republic of Korea

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2295-x

Address correspondence to wanglin@hpstar.ac.cn

We studied the fabrication of a single metal-carbon composite nanowire device inside a diamond-anvil-cell to explore its electrical transport properties under external hydrostatic pressure. The pressure-induced shape reconstruction of metallic grains and associated modification of inter-grain interactions successfully explained the observed electrical transport behavior.

    

Red/orange dual-emissive carbon dots for pH sensing and cell imaging

Miaoran Zhang1, Rigu Su1, Jian Zhong2,3, Ling Fei4, Wei Cai1, Qingwen Guan1, Weijun Li1, Neng Li5, Yusheng Chen6, Lulu Cai2 (*), and Quan Xu1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, Beijing Key Laboratory of Biogas Upgrading Utilization, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Beijing 102249, China
2 Personalized Drug Therapy Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Department of Pharmacy, Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 611731, China
3 School of Pharmacy, North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637000, China
4 Chemical Engineering Department, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA 70504, USA
5 State Key Laboratory of Silicate Materials for Architectures, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
6 Department of Chemistry, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2293-z

Address correspondence to Lulu Cai, cailulu@med.uestc.edu.cn; Quan Xu, xuquan@cup.edu.cn

The dual-emissive N, S co-doped carbon dots (N, S-CDs) with a long emission wavelength were synthesized via solvothermal method. The N, S-CDs possess relatively high photoluminescence (PL) quantum yield (QY) (35.7%) towards near-infrared fluorescent peak up to 648 nm.

    

Trap and 1/f-noise effects at the surface and core of GaN nanowire gateall-around FET structure

Mallem Siva Pratap Reddy1, Ki-Sik Im2 (*), Jung-Hee Lee1 (*), Raphael Caulmione3, and Sorin Cristoloveanu4

1 School of Electronics Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Republic of Korea
2 Advanced Material Research Center, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Gumi 39177, Republic of Korea
3 SOITEC, Bernin 38190, France
4 Institute of Microelectronics, Electromagnetism and Photonics, Grenoble Polytechnic Institute, Minatec, Grenoble 38016, France

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2292-0

Address correspondence to Ki-Sik Im, ksim3492@gmail.com; Jung-Hee Lee, jlee@ee.knu.ac.kr

Trap and 1/f-noise effects at the surface and core of GaN nanowire gate-all-around FET is fabricated via a top-down approach and its electrical and frequency-dependent properties are analyzed. The device shows high performance, such as a high Ion/Ioff ratio of 108 and a subthreshold swing of 70 mV﹞dec-1. The interface state density is low: 1.9 ℅ 1011 cm-1﹞eV-2 at 1 MHz.

    

Highly luminescent and stable CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots modified by phosphine ligands

Yan Li (*), Xiaoyan Wang, Weinan Xue, Wei Wang, Wei Zhu, and Lianjing Zhao

Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Functional Materials Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2289-8

Address correspondence to yli@ecust.edu.cn

Highly luminescent and stable CsPbBr3 quantum dots were synthesized by introducing phosphine ligands into Cs-oleate solutions.

    

Photocatalysts for degradation of dyes in industrial effluents: Opportunities and challenges

Hassan Anwer1,∫, Asad Mahmood1,∫, Jechan Lee2,∫, Ki-Hyun Kim1 (*), Jae-Woo Park1 (*), and Alex C. K. Yip3

1 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, 222 Wangsimni-ro, Seoul 04763, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Environmental and Safety Engineering, Ajou University, Suwon 16499, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Hassan Anwer, Asad Mahmood, and Jechan Lee contributed equally to this work.

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2287-0

Address correspondence to Ki-Hyun Kim, kkim61@hanyang.ac.kr; Jae-Woo Park, jaewoopark@hanyang.ac.kr

Photocatalysts for dye degradation were categorized in to three generations, and the mechanisms and controlling factors of dye degradation were investigated. A performance evaluation method was proposed to compare photocatalyst systems for dye degradation.

    

Functionalization of AuMSS nanorods towards more effective cancer therapies

Carolina F. Rodrigues1,∫, Telma A. Jacinto1,∫, Andr谷 F. Moreira1,∫, Elisabete C. Costa1, S車nia P. Miguel1, and Il赤dio J. Correia1,2 (*)

1 CICS-UBI 〞 Centro de Investigação em Ci那ncias da Sa迆de, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã 6200-506, Portugal
2 CIEPQF 〞 Departamento de Engenharia Qu赤mica, Universidade de Coimbra, Rua 13 S赤lvio Lima, Coimbra 3030-790, Portugal
Carolina F. Rodrigues, Telma A. Jacinto, and Andr谷 F. Moreira contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2286-y

Address correspondence to icorreia@ubi.pt

The modifications performed to improve the gold-core mesoporous silica shell nanorods application in cancer therapy are overviewed, highlighting the practical approaches that enhance the gold-core mesoporous silica shell nanorods targeting, responsiveness to different stimuli, and blood circulation time.

    

Fabrication of NiFe layered double hydroxide with well-defined laminar superstructure as highly efficient oxygen evolution electrocatalysts

Hao Zhang, Haoyi Li, Bilal Akram, and Xun Wang (*)

Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2284-0

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

The layered double hydroxide-based laminar superstructure was fabricated by a one-step hydrothermal process, and exhibited an excellent catalytic activity on electrochemical oxygen evolution reaction.

    

Glutathione-capped quantum dots for plasma membrane labeling and membrane potential imaging

Guangcun Chen1,2 (*), Yejun Zhang1,2, Zhao Peng1,2, Dehua Huang1,2, Chunyan Li1,2, and Qiangbin Wang1,2,3 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Nano-Bio Interface, Division of Nanobiomedicine and i-Lab, CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123, China
2 School of Nano Technology and Nano Bionics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
3 College of Materials Sciences and Opto-Electronic Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2283-1

Address correspondence to Qiangbin Wang, qbwang2008@sinano.ac.cn; Guangcun Chen, gcchen2011@sinano.ac.cn

Glutathione-capped quantum dots were prepared by a facile ligand exchange method and used for plasma membrane labeling and membrane potential imaging.

    

Quantum-confined ion superfluid in nerve signal transmission

Xiqi Zhang1 and Lei Jiang1,2,3 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Bio-inspired Materials and Interfacial Science, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Key Laboratory of Bio-inspired Smart Interfacial Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2281-3

Address correspondence to jianglei@iccas.ac.cn

Ultrafast ions transportation through all sodium-potassium pump nanochannels simultaneously in the membrane leads to quantum-confined ion superfluid (QISF) wave along the neuronal axon, which acts as an information medium in the ultrafast nerve signal transmission.

    

Infrared fluorescence imaging of infarcted hearts with Ag2S nanodots

Dirk H. Ortgies1,2, Ángel Luis Garc赤a-Villal車n3, Miriam Granado3, Sara Amor3, Emma Mart赤n Rodr赤guez1,4, Harrisson D.A. Santos2,5, Jingke Yao2, Jorge Rubio-Retama6, and Daniel Jaque1,2 (*)

1 Nanobiology Group, Instituto Ram車n y Cajal de Investigaci車n Sanitaria, IRYCIS, Ctra. Colmenar km. 9.100, Madrid 28034, Spain
2 Fluorescence Imaging Group, Departamento de F赤sica de Materiales 每 Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Aut車noma de Madrid, C/ Francisco Tom芍s y Valiente 7, Madrid 28049, Spain
3 Fluorescence Imaging Group, Departamento de Fisiolog赤a 每 Facultad de Medicina, Avda. Arzobispo Morcillo 2, Universidad Aut車noma de Madrid, Madrid 28029, Spain
4 Fluorescence Imaging Group, Departamento de F赤sica Aplicada 每 Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, C/ Francisco Tom芍s y Valiente 7, Madrid 28049, Spain
5 Grupo de Nano-Fotônica e Imagens, Instituto de F赤sica, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Macei車-AL 57072-900, Brazil
6 Departamento de Qu赤mica F赤sica en Ciencias Farmac谷uticas, Facultad de Farmacia, Plaza de Ram車n y Cajal, s/n, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid 28040, Spain

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2280-4

Address correspondence to daniel.jaque@uam.es

A silver lining for myocardial infarction: Ag2S nanodots surface-functionalized with the angiotensin II peptide demonstrated their excellent capability to visualize selectively the location and extent of myocardial infarcts after partial and global ischemia in a modified Langendorff system (ex vivo heart of a rat). The results were obtained through 360∼ infrared imaging, also making proof-of-concept whole-body imaging possible.

    

Spindle-like Fe7S8/N-doped carbon nanohybrids for high-performance sodium ion battery anodes

Aihua Jin1,2,∫, Mi-Ju Kim1,2,∫, Kug-Seung Lee3, Seung-Ho Yu1,2,† (*), and Yung-Eun Sung1,2 (*)

1 Center for Nanoparticle Research, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
2 School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
3 Beamline Department, Pohang Accelerator Laboratory (PAL), Pohang 790-784, Republic of Korea
Present address: Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
Aihua Jin and Mi-Ju Kim contributed equally to this work.

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2278-y

Address correspondence to Seung-Ho Yu, sy578@cornell.edu; Yung-Eun Sung, ysung@snu.ac.kr

Spindle-like Fe7S8 with nitrogen-doped carbon (Fe7S8/N-C) nanohybrids are synthesized by using a metal organic framework and exhibit extremely high electrochemical properties as anode materials for sodium ion batteries. The reversible conversion reaction and surface reaction have been studied by X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analyses.

    

Novel highly active carbon supported ternary PdNiBi nanoparticles as anode catalyst for the alkaline direct ethanol fuel cell

Bernd Cermenek1 (*), Johanna Ranninger1, Birgit Feketeföldi2, Ilse Letofsky-Papst3, Norbert Kienzl4, Brigitte Bitschnau5, and Viktor Hacker1 (*)

1 Institute of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology, Graz University of Technology, NAWI Graz, Inffeldgasse 25/C, 8010 Graz, Austria
2 Institute for Surface Technologies and Photonics, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH/Materials, Franz-Pichler-Straße 30, 8160 Weiz, Austria
3 Institute for Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis and Center for Electron Microscopy, Graz University of Technology, NAWI Graz, Steyrergasse 17, 8010 Graz, Austria
4 Bioenergy 2020+ GmbH, Inffeldgasse 21/B, 8010 Graz, Austria
5 Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Graz University of Technology, Streymayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2277-z

Address correspondence to Bernd Cermenek, bernd.cermenek@tugraz.at; Viktor Hacker, viktor.hacker@tugraz.at

The Ni-OHads and Bi-OHads species on carbon supported Pd70Ni20Bi10 nanocatalyst facilitate the ethanol oxidation reaction (EOR) process to CH3COO- by bifunctional mechanism and also by oxidative removal of poisonous ethanol species from the catalyst surface. This results in a catalytic activity enhancement of Pd70Ni20Bi10/C with lower onset potential (0.236 V) for alkaline EOR compared to Pd/C (0.280 V) and Pd60Ni40/C (0.290 V) nanocatalysts.

    

Microscopic insight into the single step growth of in-plane heterostructures between graphene and hexagonal boron nitride

Thanh Hai Nguyen1, Daniele Perilli2, Mattia Cattelan1,3, Hongsheng Liu2, Francesco Sedona1, Neil A. Fox3, Cristiana Di Valentin2, and Stefano Agnoli1 (*)

1 Department of Chemical Science University of Padova, Via Francesco Marzolo 1, 35131 Padova, Italy
2 Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali, Universit角 di Milano-Bicocca, via R. Cozzi 55, 20125 Milano, Italy
3 School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Cantocks Close, Bristol BS8 1TS, UK

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2276-0

Address correspondence to stefano.agnoli@unipd.it

A variety of h-BN/graphene nanostructures can be obtained by the controlled decomposition of dimethylamino borane complex on the Pt (111) surface at different temperatures, which encompass B and N doped graphene layers, h-BN/graphene two-dimensional (2D) Janus quantum dots, and h-BN/graphene patchy layers. For the first time we report a quite unique 2D heterostructure where the graphene armchair edges are seamlessly connected to the h-BN zigzag edges.

    

Hybrid dual-channel phototransistor based on 1D t-Se and 2D ReS2 mixed-dimensional heterostructures

Jingkai Qin1,2,3, Hang Yan1,3, Gang Qiu2, Mengwei Si2, Peng Miao4, Yuqin Duan2, Wenzhu Shao3, Liang Zhen1,3, Chengyan Xu1,3 (*), and Peide D Ye2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
2 School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
4 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2275-1

Address correspondence to Chengyan Xu, cy_xu@hit.edu.cn; Peide D Ye, yep@purdue.edu

This work highlights that t-Se/ReS2 hybrid structure might be a promising candidate for future high-performance optoelectronic devices.

    

Efficient and targeted drug/siRNA co-delivery mediated by reversibly crosslinked polymersomes toward anti-inflammatory treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC)

Xin Xu1,∫, Weijing Yang2,∫, Qiujun Liang1, Yanan Shi2, Wenxin Zhang1, Xiao Wang1, Fenghua Meng2, Zhiyuan Zhong2 (*), and Lichen Yin1 (*)

1 Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials and Devices, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), the Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
2 Biomedical Polymers Laboratory and Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Advanced Functional Polymer Design and Application, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
Xin Xu and Weijing Yang contributed equally to this work.

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2274-2

Address correspondence to Lichen Yin lcyin@suda.edu.cn; Zhiyuan Zhong, zyzhong@suda.edu.cn

Macrophage-targeting and reversibly crosslinked polymersomes (TKPR-RCP) were developed to efficiently co-deliver both TNF-汐 siRNA and dexamethasone sodium phosphate (DSP), which afforded potent and cooperative antiinflammatory effect toward the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC).

    

Composition optimized trimetallic PtNiRu dendritic nanostructures as versatile and active electrocatalysts for alcohol oxidation

Yan Lu1,∫, Wei Wang1,2,3,∫, Xiaowei Chen1, Yuhui Zhang1, Yanchen Han1, Yong Cheng4, Xue-Jiao Chen1, Kai Liu1, Yuanyuan Wang1, Qiaobao Zhang4, and Shuifen Xie1,3 (*)

1 College of Materials Science and Engineering, Huaqiao University, Xiamen 361021, China
2 Department of Physics, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
3 Shenzhen Research Institute of Xiamen University, Shenzhen 518000, China
4 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
Yan Lu and Wei Wang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2273-3

Address correspondence to sfxie@hqu.edu.cn

Trimetallic PtNiRu dendritic nanostructures with precisely optimized compositions can serve as versatile and active catalysts towards diverse alcohol electrooxidations for fuel-flexible fuel cell applications.

    

Metal每organic framework coated titanium dioxide nanorod array p每n heterojunction photoanode for solar water-splitting

Hui Yang1,∫, Joeseph Bright1,∫, Sujan Kasani4, Peng Zheng1, Terence Musho1, Banglin Chen5, Ling Huang6 (*), and Nianqiang Wu1,2,3 (*)

1 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6106, USA
2 C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6045, USA
3 Department of Pharmaceutical Science, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-9530, USA
4 Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
5 Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-1604, USA
6 Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), 30 South Puzhu Road, Nanjing 211816, China
Hui Yang and Joeseph Bright contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2272-4

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

A metal-organic framework (MOF) is coated on titanium dioxide nanorod array via a layer-by-layer self-assembly method, which forms a p-n heterojunction photoanode for photoelectrochemical water splitting. The p-n junction improves the extraction of photogenerated electrons and holes out of the TiO2 nanorods. The MOF coating significantly improves the efficiency of charge injection at the photoanode/electrolyte interface.

    

Efficient renal clearance of DNA tetrahedron nanoparticles enables quantitative evaluation of kidney function

Dawei Jiang1,2,∫, Hyung-Jun Im1,3,∫, Madeline E. Boleyn1,4,∫, Christopher G. England1, Dalong Ni1, Lei Kang1,5, Jonathan W. Engle1, Peng Huang2 (*), Xiaoli Lan6 (*), and Weibo Cai1 (*)

1 Departments of Radiology and Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, 53705, USA
2 Guangdong Key Laboratory for Biomedical Measurements and Ultrasound Imaging, Carson International Cancer Center, Laboratory of Evolutionary Theranostics, School of Biomedical Engineering, Health Science Center, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
3 Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
4 Departments of Mathematics, and Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA
5 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China
6 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology; Hubei Key Laboratory of Molecular Imaging, No. 1277 Jiefang Ave, Wuhan 430022, China
Dawei Jiang, Hyung-Jun Im, and Madeline E. Boleyn contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-019-2271-5

Address correspondence to Weibo Cai, wcai@uwhealth.org; Peng Huang, peng.huang@szu.edu.cn; Xiaoli Lan, LXL730724@hotmail.com

Radiolabeled DNA tetrahedron nanostructures (64Cu-DTN) navigate throughout kidneys in healthy mice and mice with nephropathy, which was analyzed by dynamic PET imaging and a cohesive mathematical model for kidney function evaluation.

    

Exploiting oleic acid to prepare two-dimensional assembly of Si@graphitic carbon yolk-shell nanoparticles for lithium-ion battery anodes

Xiao Chen1,2, Chen Chen1,2, Yu Zhang1,2, Xianfeng Zhang1,2, Dong Yang1 (*), and Angang Dong2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymer and Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
2 iChem, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, and Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2270-y

Address correspondence to Angang Dong, agdong@fudan.edu.cn; Dong Yang, yangdong@fudan.edu.cn

Oleic acid, a conventional ligand for colloidal nanocrystal synthesis, has been exploited as a versatile ligand and carbon precursor for the scalable production of two-dimensional (2D) assemblies of interconnected Si@graphitic carbon yolk-shell nanoparticles (2D-Si@gC) from commercial Si powders. Benefiting from its unique architecture, the resulting 2D-Si@gC exhibits excellent rate capability and cycling stability when used as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

    

Nanorattle Au@PtAg encapsulated in ZIF-8 for enhancing CO2 photoreduction to CO

Yuqun Su1, Haitao Xu1 (*), Jiajia Wang1, Xikuo Luo1, Zhen-liang Xu1, Kefu Wang2, and Wenzhong Wang2

1 State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Membrane Science and Engineering R&D Lab, Chemical Engineering Research Center, East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237, China
2 State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Super Fine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Dingxi Road, Shanghai 200050, China

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2269-4

Address correspondence to xuhaitao@ecust.edu.cn

A zeolitic imidazolate-based metal-organic framework (MOF) catalyst Au@PtAg@ZIF-8 was assembled. The monodisperse bimetallic core-shell nanorods Au@Ag were employed and reacted with K2PtCl4 aqueous solution, which yielded rod-like nanorattles Au@PtAg via galvanic replacement. Au NRs, Au@Ag NRs, and Au@PtAg NRTs (NR=nanorod, NRT=nanorattle) were encapsulated into ZIF-8. Their catalytic effectiveness was investigated for the gas-phase CO2 photoreduction with H2O.

    

Review on photocatalytic and electrocatalytic artificial nitrogen fixation for ammonia synthesis at mild conditions: Advances, challenges and perspectives

Xiaolan Xue, Renpeng Chen, Changzeng Yan, Peiyang Zhao, Yi Hu, Wenjun Zhang, Songyuan Yang, and Zhong Jin (*)

Key Laboratory of Mesoscopic Chemistry of MOE, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2268-5

Address correspondence to zhongjin@nju.edu.cn

This review presents the research progresses on the design of photo(electro)catalysts and electrocatalysts for N2 reduction reaction towards ammonia synthesis in aqueous solutions under ambient conditions and discusses the challenges and prospects of artificial nitrogen fixation.

    

Crystal phase engineering on photocatalytic materials for energy and environmental applications

Song Bai1,2 (*), Chao Gao2, Jingxiang Low2, and Yujie Xiong2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education for Advanced Catalysis Materials, College of Chemistry and Life Sciences, Institute of Physical and Chemistry, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, China
2 Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, iChEM (Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials), School of Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China

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

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

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

    

Biexciton Auger recombination in mono-dispersed, quantum-confined CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals obeys universal volume-scaling

Yulu Li1,2, Tao Ding2, Xiao Luo2, Zongwei Chen2, Xue Liu2, Xin Lu1 (*), and Kaifeng Wu2 (*)

1 Departmental of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics and Dynamics Research Center for Energy and Environmental Materials, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2266-7

Address correspondence to Kaifeng Wu, kwu@dicp.ac.cn; Xin Lu, xinlu@xmu.edu.cn

Biexciton Auger recombination lifetime in mono-dispersed, quantum-confined CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals was found to obey the universal volume scaling, but with a scaling factor 12-fold faster than conventional quantum dots.

    

N-doped-carbon coated Ni2P-Ni sheets anchored on graphene with superior energy storage behavior

Yuanxing Zhang, Li Sun (*), Liqi Bai, Haochen Si, Yu Zhang, and Yihe Zhang (*)

Beijing Key Laboratory of Materials Utilization of Nonmetallic Minerals and Solid Wastes, National Laboratory of Mineral Materials, School of Materials Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, No. 29, Xueyuan road, Haidian district, Beijing 100083, China

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2265-8

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

A Ni2P-Ni@NC@graphene composite was fabricated as electrodes for asymmetric supercapacitors and lithium ion batteries, demonstrating outstanding pseudocapacitive characteristics and excellent lithium storage behavior.

    

Glucose-responsive oral insulin delivery for postprandial glycemic regulation

Jicheng Yu1, Yuqi Zhang1, Jinqiang Wang1,2, Di Wen1,2, Anna R. Kahkoska3, John B. Buse3, and Zhen Gu1,2,3,4 (*)

1 Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
2 Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
3 Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
4 California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Center for Minimally Invasive Therapeutics University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2264-9

Address correspondence to guzhen@ucla.edu

A transformative oral insulin delivery method is developed for postprandial glycemic regulation. Insulin-loaded liposomes with glucose-sensitive hyaluronic acid shell can respond to the elevated intestinal glucose levels following digestion of a meal, thereby facilitating enhanced intestinal absorption in an Fc receptor (FcRn)-mediated transport pathway. This glucose-triggered ※smart insulin pill§ can remarkably reduce postprandial blood sugar levels in a chemically-induced type 1 diabetic mouse model.

    

Selectively patterned TiO2 nanorods as electron transport pathway for high performance perovskite solar cells

Daihong Huh1,∫, KyoungSuk Oh1,2,∫, Minjin Kim1,2,∫, Hak-Jong Choi1,3, Dong Suk Kim2 (*), and Heon Lee1 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea University, Anam-ro 145, Sungbuk-Gu, Seoul 136-701, Republic of Korea
2 KIER-UNIST Advanced Center for Energy, Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), UNIST-Gil 50, Eonyang-eup, Ulju-gun, Ulsan, 689-851, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
Daihong Huh, KyungSuk Oh, and Minjin Kim contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2263-x

Address correspondence to Dong Suk Kim, kimds@kier.re.kr; Heon Lee, heonlee@korea.ac.kr

By using selectively patterned TiO2 nanorod as an electron transport layer, the optical and electrical properties improvement of the perovskite solar cell was confirmed. In this study, fabricated perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have a conversion efficiency of 19.86%.

    

Shape-controlled synthesis of liquid metal nanodroplets for photothermal therapy

Junjie Yan1,2,3,4,∫, Xudong Zhang1,3,4,∫, Yang Liu5, Yanqi Ye1,3,4, Jicheng Yu1,3,4, Qian Chen1,3,4, Jinqiang Wang1,3,4, Yuqi Zhang1,3,4, Quanyin Hu1,3,4, Yang Kang1,3,4, Min Yang2 (*), and Zhen Gu1,3,4,6,7 (*)

1 Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
2 Molecular Imaging Center, Key Laboratory of Nuclear Medicine, Ministry of Health, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Molecular Nuclear Medicine, Jiangsu Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Wuxi 214063, China
3 Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
4 California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
5 Department of Materials Science & Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
6 Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
7 Center for Minimally Invasive Therapeutics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Junjie Yan and Xudong Zhang contributed equally to this work.

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2262-y

Address correspondence to Zhen Gu, guzhen@ucla.edu; Min Yang, yangmin@jsinm.org

Utilization of ultrasmall water-soluble melanin nanoparticles (MNPs) as a ligand not only can achieve excellent stability in aqueous solutions, but also can realize the shape-controlled synthesis of LM nanodroplets. Among various shapes, LM nanorices presented the best photothermal conversion efficiency and performed as a new kind of photothermal ablation agents.

    

All in one theranostic nanoplatform enables efficient anti-tumor peptide delivery for triple-modal imaging guided cancer therapy

Xiaoyan Qu1, Zhengqing Liu2, Bohan Ma1, Na Li1,4, Hongyang Zhao1, Tian Yang3, Yumeng Xue1, Xiaozhi Zhang3, Yongping Shao1, Ying Chang1, Jun Xu2, Bo Lei1 (*), and Yaping Du2 (*)

1 Frontier Institute of Science and Technology, Key Laboratory of Shaanxi Province for Craniofacial Precision Medicine Research, College of Stomatology, State Key Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Instrument Analysis Center, Xi*an Jiaotong University, Xi*an 710000, China
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, National Institute for Advanced Materials, Center for Rare Earth and Inorganic Functional Materials, Nankai University, Tianjin 300350, China
3 Department of Radiation Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi*an Jiaotong University, Xi*an 710000, China
4 Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2261-z

Address correspondence to Yaping Du, ypdu@nankai.edu.cn; Bo Lei, rayboo@xjtu.edu.cn

A multifunctional nanoplatform based on porous europium/gadolinium (Eu/Gd)-doped NaLa (MoO4)2 nanoparticles was constructed to deliver antitumor peptide of BIM for cancer therapy. Importantly, the BIM peptide was efficiently delivered into the tumor cells, and then inhibited the growth and promoted the apoptosis of cancer cells in vitro.

    

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.

    

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.

    

Insight of surface treatments for CMOS compatibility of InAs nanowires

Daya S. Dhungana1, Anne Hemeryck1, Nicolo Sartori1, Pier-Francesco Fazzini2, Filadelfo Cristiano1, and S谷bastien R. Plissard1 (*)

1 CNRS, LAAS-CNRS, Universit谷 de Toulouse, F-31400 Toulouse, France
2 LPCNO, INSA, Universit谷 de Toulouse, Toulouse, France

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2257-8

Address correspondence to sebastien.plissard@laas.fr

Full CMOS compatible InAs nanowires on Si(111) have been grown by MBE without crossing the CMOS thermal budget at any point.

    

Hierarchical growth of a novel Mn-Bi coupled BiVO4 arrays for enhanced photoelectrochemical water splitting

Lu Wang, Jinzhan Su (*), and Liejin Guo (*)

International Research Center for Renewable Energy, State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, School of Energy & Power Engineering, Xi*an Jiaotong University, Xi*an 710049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2256-9

Address correspondence to Jinzhan Su, j.su@mail.xjtu.edu.cn; Liejin Guo, lj-guo@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

Due to the spontaneous photo-electric-field-enhancement effect in nanocone structure, Mn-Bi oxygen evolution catalyst was selectively deposited at the apex of BiVO4 nanaocone by photodeposition. The obtained novel structure shows significant improvement of photocurrent as a result of enhanced surface charge injection efficiency.

    

Doping modulated in-plane anisotropic Raman enhancement on layered ReS2

Na Zhang1, Jingjing Lin1, Shuqing Zhang1, Shishu Zhang1, Xiaobo Li2, Dongyan Liu2, Hua Xu2, Jin Zhang1, and Lianming Tong1 (*)

1 Center for Nanochemistry, Beijing Science and Engineering Center for Nanocarbons, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi*an 710119, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2254-y

Address correspondence to tonglm@pku.edu.cn

Layered ReS2 can be doped by gold film, and electrons are injected into the conduction band of ReS2. The doping level is layer-number dependent and can be probed by the change of enhancement factor and the degree of anisotropy in enhanced Raman intensities of copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) probe molecules.

    

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〞most notably nano-onions, for which transmission electron micrographs are shown above〞in 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.

    

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

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

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

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

Address correspondence to guosj@pku.edu.cn

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

    

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.

    

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.

    

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.

    

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.

    

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谷 Veiga s/n, 4715-330 Braga, Portugal
2 Department of Life Sciences, INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Av. Mestre Jos谷 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.

    

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.

    

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∩ 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.

    

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羽 electrons can effectively tune the electronic properties of the Au25 kernel and its catalytic activity in the glucose oxidation.

    

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 汐-Al2O3 (0001) surface with respect to surface photovoltage of silicon probe tip

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

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

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0934-4

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

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

    

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

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

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

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0864-1

Address correspondence to msedingj@nus.edu.sg

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

    

Strain-tunable electronic and transport properties of MoS2 nanotubes

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

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

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0418-y

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

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

    

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

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

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

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1497-3

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

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

    

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