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Three-dimensional spongy framework as superlyophilic, strongly absorbing, and electrocatalytic polysulfide reservoir layer for high-rate and long-cycling lithiumsulfur batteries

Lianbo Ma1,∫, Guoyin Zhu1,∫, Wenjun Zhang1, Peiyang Zhao1, Yi Hu1, Yanrong Wang1, Lei Wang1, Renpeng Chen1, Tao Chen1, Zuoxiu Tie1, Jie Liu1,2, and Zhong Jin1 (*)
1 Key Laboratory of Mesoscopic Chemistry of MOE, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
Lianbo Ma and Guoyin Zhu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2168-8

Address correspondence to zhongjin@nju.edu.cn

A three-dimensional functional spongy framework is adopted as polysulfide reservoir layer in the configuration design of Li-S batteries. Li-S batteries assembled with a Ni foam/graphene/carbon nanotubes/MnO2 nanoflakes (NGCM) spongy framework show significantly enhanced electrochemical performance.

    

Nanodendrites of platinum-group metals for electrocatalytic applications

Nitin K. Chaudhari1,2,∫, Jinwhan Joo1,∫, Hyuk-bu Kwon1, Byeongyoon Kim1, Ho Young Kim3, Sang Hoon Joo3 (*), and Kwangyeol Lee1 (*)
1 Department of Chemistry, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea
2 Research Institute of Natural Sciences (RINS), Korea University, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea
3 School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan 44919, Republic of Korea
Nitin K. Chaudhari and Jinwhan Joo contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2161-2

Address correspondence to Sang Hoon Joo, shjoo@unist.ac.kr; Kwangyeol Lee, kylee1@korea.ac.kr

This review addresses the recent developments in the synthesis and electrocatalytic applications of nanodendrites of Pt-group metals.

    

Nanoscopic imaging of oxidized graphene monolayer using tip-enhanced Raman scattering

Joseph M. Smolsky and Alexey V. Krasnoslobodtsev (*)
Department of Physics, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha NE 68182, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2158-x

Address correspondence to akrasnos@unomaha.edu

Oxidation tunes various properties of graphene by changing carbon from sp2 to sp3 type. Such a change is detectable with Raman spectroscopy. Tip-enhanced Raman scattering 每 a method that combines Raman spectroscopy with scanning probe microscopy can detect localized oxidation and induce oxidation sites on graphene with subnanometer spatial precision.

    

Tunable electrochemistry of gold-silver alloy nanoshells

Lorenzo Russo1,2, Victor Puntes1,3,4, and Arben Merkoçi1,4 (*)
1 Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), CSIC and BIST, Campus UAB, Bellaterra, 08193 Barcelona, Spain
2 Universitat Aut辰noma de Barcelona (UAB), Campus UAB, Bellaterra, 08193 Barcelona, Spain
3 Vall d*Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR), 08035 Barcelona, Spain
4 Instituci車 Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), P. Llu赤s Companys 23, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2157-y

Address correspondence to arben.merkoci@icn2.cat

The electrochemical properties of hollow AuAg alloy nanoshells (NSs) with finely tunable morphology, composition, and size are studied. Through their controlled corrosion the generation of a reproducible and tunable electrochemical signal is achieved. Remarkably, the underpotential deposition of Ag+ onto AuAg NSs surfaces is observed and its dependence on nanoparticle morphology, size, and elemental composition is studied, revealing a strong correlation with the relative amount of the two metals.

    

Intelligent identification of two-dimensional nanostructures by machine-learning optical microscopy

Xiaoyang Lin1,2,∫ (*), Zhizhong Si1,∫, Wenzhi Fu3,∫, Jianlei Yang3,∫, Side Guo1, Yuan Cao1, Jin Zhang4, Xinhe Wang1,4, Peng Liu4, Kaili Jiang4, and Weisheng Zhao1,2 (*)
1 Fert Beijing Research Institute, School of Microelectronics & Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Big Data and Brain Computing (BDBC), Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
2 Beihang-Goertek Joint Microelectronics Institute, Qingdao Research Institute, Beihang University, Qingdao 266000, China
3 Fert Beijing Research Institute, School of Computer Science and Engineering & Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Big Data and Brain Computing (BDBC), Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
4 State Key Laboratory of Low-Dimensional Quantum Physics, Department of Physics & Tsinghua-Foxconn Nanotechnology Research Center, Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Xiaoyang Lin, Zhizhong Si, Wenzhi Fu, and Jianlei Yang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2155-0

Address correspondence to Xiaoyang Lin, XYLin@buaa.edu.cn; Weisheng Zhao, weisheng.zhao@buaa.edu.cn

The successful application of machine-learning strategy for the optical identification of two-dimensional (2D) nanostructures is reported. The machine-learning optical identification method endows optical microscopy with intelligent insight into the characteristic color information of 2D nanostructures in the optical photograph.

    

Single-layer Rh nanosheets with ultrahigh peroxidaselike activity for colorimetric biosensing

Shuangfei Cai1,∫, Wei Xiao1,∫, Haohong Duan2, Xixi Liang3, Chen Wang1 (*), Rong Yang1(*), and Yadong Li3
1 CAS Key Lab for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TA, UK
3 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Shuangfei Cai and Wei Xiao contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2154-1

Address correspondence to Rong Yang, yangr@nanoctr.cn; Chen Wang, wangch@nanoctr.cn

Single-layer Rh nanosheets (NSs) demonstrated high efficiency as peroxidase-mimic catalysts obeying typical Michaelis-Menten kinetics, with a record-high catalytic rate constant (Kcat) of 4.45 ℅ 105 s每1 to H2O2, two orders of magnitude higher than that of horseradish peroxidase (HRP). This could be ascribed to the unique single-layer nanostructure of the Rh NSs, with full exposure of surface-active Rh atoms.

    

Molten-salt chemical exfoliation process for preparing two-dimensional mesoporous Si nanosheets as high-rate Li-storage anode

Ying Han, Jie Zhou, Tieqiang Li, Zheng Yi, Ning Lin (*), and Yitai Qian (*)

Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at Microscale and Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2153-2

Address correspondence to Ning Lin, ningl@mail.ustc.edu.cn; Yitai Qian, ytqian@ustc.edu.cn

A molten-salt chemical exfoliation methodology is developed for producing free-standing two-dimensional (2D) mesoporous Si nanosheets through deintercalation of CaSi2 in excess molten AlCl3 at 195⊥. Owing to their unique structure, the as-prepared Si nanosheets exhibit superior electrochemical characteristics for Li-ion batteries such as a high rate capacity and long cycling life.

    

Strategies to improve micelle stability for drug delivery

Yang Lu, Ershuai Zhang, Jianhai Yang, and Zhiqiang Cao (*)
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Wayne State University, Detroit 48202, MI, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2152-3

Address correspondence to zcao@wayne.edu

Different strategies to improve micelle stability were reviewed in this work. Specific examples with improved drug delivery efficacy owing to enhanced micelle stability were illustrated.

    

Enhanced efficiency in lead-free bismuth iodide with post treatment based on a hole-conductor-free perovskite solar cell

Jongmoon Shin1,∫, Maengsuk Kim2,∫, Sujeong Jung1, Chang Su Kim1, Jucheol Park3, Aeran Song4, Kwun-Bum Chung4, Sung-Ho Jin5 (*), Jun Hee Lee2 (*), and Myungkwan Song1 (*)

1 Surface Technology Division, Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), 797 Changwondaero, Sungsan-Gu, Changwon, Gyeongnam 642-831, Republic of Korea
2 School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST), Ulsan 44919, Republic of Korea
3 Structure Analysis Group, Gyeongbuk Science & Technology Promotion Center, Future Strategy Research Institute, 17 Cheomdangieop 1-ro, Sangdong-myeon, Gumi, Gyeongbuk 39171, Republic of Korea
4 Division of Physics and Semiconductor Science, Dongguk University, Seoul 100-715, Republic of Korea
5 Department of Chemistry Education Graduate, Department of Chemical Materials, and Institute for Plastic Information and Energy Materials, Pusan National University, Busan 46241, Republic of Korea
Jongmoon Shin and Maengsuk Kim contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2151-4

Address correspondence to Sung-Ho Jin, shjin@pusan.ac.kr; Jun Hee Lee, junhee@unist.ac.kr; Myungkwan Song, smk1017@kims.re.kr

The ABi3I10 perovskite composite improved the surface morphology and the extended absorption spectrum. The perovskite solar cell (PSC)-based CsBi3I10 film exhibited a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 1.51% (Jsc > 4.75 mA/cm2; Voc > 0.46 V; FF > 69.1%). Thus, the ABi3I10 perovskite material can be used as a novel material for Pb-free PSCs.

    

Optimized nanoparticle-mediated delivery of CRISPRCas9 system for B cell intervention

Min Li1,∫, Ya-Nan Fan1,∫, Zhi-Yao Chen1, Ying-Li Luo1, Yu-Cai Wang1, Zhe-Xiong Lian2,3, Cong-Fei Xu2,3 (*), and Jun Wang2,3,4,5 (*)
1 School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027, China
2 Institutes for Life Sciences, School of Medicine, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China
3 School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China
4 National Engineering Research Center for Tissue Restoration and Reconstruction, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China
5 Key Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering of Guangdong Province, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China
Min Li and Ya-Nan Fan contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2150-5

Address correspondence to Cong-Fei Xu, xucf@scut.edu.cn; Jun Wang, mcjwang@scut.edu.cn

We prepared a library of nanoparticles with different properties and screened the uptake of an optimized nanoparticle by B cells. We encapsulated the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-Cas9 system into the optimized nanoparticle for arthritis treatment.

    

Porphyrin-like Fe-N4 sites with sulfur adjustment on hierarchical porous carbon for different rate-determining steps in oxygen reduction reaction

Konglin Wu1,3,∫, Xin Chen2,∫, Shoujie Liu1,3, Yuan Pan1, Weng-Chon Cheong1, Wei Zhu1, Xing Cao1, Rongan Shen1, Wenxing Chen1, Jun Luo4, Wensheng Yan5, Lirong Zheng6, Zheng Chen1 (*), Dingsheng Wang1, Qing Peng1, Chen Chen1 (*), and Yadong Li1

1 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Beijing Key Laboratory for Science and Application of Functional Molecular and Crystalline Materials, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
3 College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Key Laboratory of Functional Molecular Solids, the Ministry of Education, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu 241002, China
4 Center for Electron Microscopy, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384, China
5 National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (NSRL), University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230029, China
6 Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility (NSRF), Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100049, China
Konglin Wu and Xin Chen contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2149-y

Address correspondence to Zheng Chen, chenlcao@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn; Chen Chen, cchen@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

A coordination polymer strategy to synthesize single-atom site Fe/N and S-codoped hierarchical porous carbon (Fe1/N,S-PC). As-obtained Fe1/N,S-PC exhibited superior oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) performance with a half-wave potential (E1/2, 0.904 V vs. RHE) that was better than that of commercial Pt/C (E1/2, 0.86 V vs. RHE) and many other nonprecious metal catalysts in alkaline medium.

    

Probing magnetic-proximity-effect enlarged valley splitting in monolayer WSe2 by photoluminescence

Chenji Zou1,2, Chunxiao Cong3 (*), Jingzhi Shang2, Chuan Zhao4, Mustafa Eginligil5, Lishu Wu2, Yu Chen2, Hongbo Zhang2, Shun Feng2, Jing Zhang2, Hao Zeng4 (*), Wei Huang1,5 (*), and Ting Yu2 (*)

1 Shaanxi Institute of Flexible Electronics (SIFE), Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), 127 West Youyi Road, Xi'an 710072, China
2 Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 21 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637371, Singapore
3 State Key Laboratory of ASIC & System, School of Information Science and Technology, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
4 Department of Physics, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York 14260, USA
5 Key Laboratory of Flexible Electronics (KLOFE) & Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Centre for Advanced Materials (SICAM), Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), 30 South Puzhu Road, Nanjing 211816, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2148-z

Address correspondence to Ting Yu, yuting@ntu.edu.sg; Chunxiao Cong, cxcong@fudan.edu.cn; Hao Zeng, haozeng@buffalo.edu; Wei Huang, iamwhuang@nwpu.edu.cn

The enhanced valley splittings of A excitons and trions in monolayer WSe2 on the EuS substrate are carefully studied by circularpolarization-resolved magneto-photoluminescence measurements compared with that in monolayer WSe2 on the bare SiO2/Si substrate. The enhanced valley splitting which originates from magnetic proximity effect can be beneficial for future valleytronics.

    

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.

    

Biomedical applications of mRNA nanomedicine

Qingqing Xiong1,2, Gha Young Lee1, Jianxun Ding1, Wenliang Li1,3, and Jinjun Shi1 (*)

1 Center for Nanomedicine and Department of Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women*s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
2 Department of Hepatobiliary Cancer, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute & Hospital, Tianjin 300060, China
3 School of Pharmacy, Jilin Medical University, Jilin 132013, China

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2146-1

Address correspondence to jshi@bwh.harvard.edu

Along with the development of chemical modification strategies and nanotechnology delivery platforms, mRNA nanomedicine has recently shown increasingly widespread biomedical applications including vaccination, protein-replacement therapy, gene editing, and cellular reprogramming and engineering.

    

Advances in nanomaterials for brain microscopy

Jackson T. Del Bonis-O*Donnell1, Linda Chio1, Gabriel F. Dorlhiac2, Ian R. McFarlane1, and Markita P. Landry1,3,4,5 (*)
1 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
2 Biophysics Graduate Group, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
3 Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI), Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
4 California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, QB3, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
5 Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2145-2

Address correspondence to landry@berkeley.edu

Nanomaterials are providing new insights into the structure and function of the brain. In this review, we summarize the different techniques used in optical microscopy and discuss recent advances in nanomaterials, which are enabling new methods for visualizing the living brain.

    

A novel PMA/PEG-based composite polymer electrolyte for all-solid-state sodium ion batteries

Xuejing Zhang1, Xingchao Wang1,2, Shuang Liu1, Zhanliang Tao1 (*), and Jun Chen1

1 Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education), College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
2 Key Laboratory of Energy Materials Chemistry, Ministry of Education, Key Laboratory of Advanced Functional Materials, Autonomous Region, Institute of Applied Chemistry, Xinjiang University, Urumqi 830046, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2144-3

Address correspondence to taozhl@nankai.edu.cn

A novel polymer electrolyte system was used in Na′CPE′ Na3V2(PO4)3 all-solid-state sodium ion batteries with excellent electrochemical performance.

    

Aminosaccharide-gold nanoparticle assemblies as narrow-spectrum antibiotics against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Xinglong Yang1,2,3, Lingmin Zhang1, and Xingyu Jiang1,3 (*)

1 CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, CAS Key Lab for Biological Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, Beijing Engineering Research Center for BioNanotechnology, National Center for NanoScience and Technology, Beijing 100190, China
2 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022, China
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2143-4

Address correspondence to xingyujiang@nanoctr.cn

We report a series of narrow-spectrum antibacterial gold nanoparticle (AuNP)-based multivalent aminosaccharides that can kill methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) selectively.

    

Intrinsic excitonic emission and valley Zeeman splitting in epitaxial MS2 (M = Mo and W) monolayers on hexagonal boron nitride

Chunxiao Cong1,∫ (*), Chenji Zou2,∫, Bingchen Cao2,∫, Lishu Wu2, Jingzhi Shang2 (*), Haomin Wang3, Zhijun Qiu1 (*), Laigui Hu1, Pengfei Tian1, Ran Liu1, and Ting Yu2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of ASIC and System, School of Information Science and Technology, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
2 Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637371, Singapore
3 State Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Informatics, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 865 Changning Road, Shanghai 200050, China
Chunxiao Cong, Chenji Zou, and Bingchen Cao contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2142-5

Address correspondence to Chunxiao Cong, cxcong@fudan.edu.cn; Zhijun Qiu, zjqiu@fudan.edu.cn; Jingzhi Shang, JZShang@ntu.edu.sg;Ting Yu, yuting@ntu.edu.sg

We developed a method for directly growing epitaxial WS2 and MoS2 monolayers on hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) flakes with a high yield and high optical quality;they exhibit better intrinsic light emission features than exfoliated monolayers from natural crystals. The valley Zeeman splitting of WS2 and MoS2 monolayers on hBN have been visualized and systematically investigated.

    

E-beam manipulation of Si atoms on graphene edges with an aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscope

Ondrej Dyck1,2 (*), Songkil Kim3, Sergei V. Kalinin1,2, and Stephen Jesse1,2

1 Center for Nanophase Materials Science, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, USA
2 Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, USA
3 School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan 46241, Republic of Korea

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2141-6

Address correspondence to dyckoe@ornl.gov

In situ scanning transmission electron microscopy experiments were performed to manipulate Si atoms attached to graphene edges. We show how they may be removed from the edge, reattached, moved from the edge into the bulk, and the reverse process.We also demonstrate e-beam mediated graphene hole healing.

    

Amine-assisted synthesis of FeS@N-C porous nanowires for highly reversible lithium storage

Xiujuan Wei, Xin Tan∫, Jiasheng Meng, Xuanpeng Wang, Ping Hu, Wei Yang, Shuangshuang Tan, Qinyou An (*), and Liqiang Mai (*)

State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
Xiujuan Wei and Xin Tan contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2140-7

Address correspondence to Liqiang Mai, mlq518@whut.edu.cn; Qinyou An, anqinyou86@whut.edu.cn

Iron sulfide porous nanowires confined in an N-doped carbon matrix (FeS@N-C nanowires) are synthesized via a facile amineassisted solvothermal reaction followed by an annealing process. With a shortened ion diffusion distance, a continuous electron transport pathway, and an excellent stress relaxation, the FeS@N-C nanowire electrode exhibits excellent cycling stability and superior rate capability in lithium-ion batteries.

    

A new sodium iron phosphate as a stable high-rate cathode material for sodium ion batteries

Xiaobo Zhu1, Takashi Mochiku2, Hiroki Fujii2, Kaibin Tang3, Yuxiang Hu1, Zhenguo Huang4, Bin Luo1, Kiyoshi Ozawa2, and Lianzhou Wang1 (*)

1 Nanomaterials Centre, School of Chemical Engineering and Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia
2 National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba-city, Ibaraki 305-0047, Japan
3 Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at Microscale and Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
4 School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, NSW 2007, Australia

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2139-0

Address correspondence to l.wang@uq.edu.au

A new Na0.71Fe1.07PO4 structure is reported to exhibit an extremely small volume change (~ 1%) upon Na ion (de)intercalation. As a result, it shows exceptionally stable, high-rate performance when applied as a cathode material for sodium ion batteries.

    

Nanoformulation of metal complexes: Intelligent stimuliresponsive platforms for precision therapeutics

Ming Hu1, Xiangzhao Ai1, Zhimin Wang1, Zhijun Zhang1, Haolun Cheong1, Wenmin Zhang1,2, Jun Lin3, Juan Li2, Huanghao Yang2, and Bengang Xing1,2 (*)

1 Division of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637371
2 College of Chemistry, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350116, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2138-1

Address correspondence to Bengang@ntu.edu.sg

Nanoformulation of metal complexes involves designing of intelligent platforms that respond to environmental stimuli (e.g., pH-gradient, redox conditions, enzyme activation, light irradiation, and magnetic field manipulation) for obtaining precision therapeutics.

    

Inorganic nanoparticles and the microbiome

Kunyu Qiu, Phillip G. Durham, and Aaron C. Anselmo (*)

Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Kunyu Qiu and Phillip G. Durham contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2137-2

Address correspondence to aanselmo@email.unc.edu

The human microbiota is routinely exposed to the inorganic nanoparticles present in consumer goods such as clothing, sunscreen, toothpaste, and foods. Here, we review current literature describing the effect of exposure to inorganic nanoparticles on the microbiome.

    

Tuning the morphology of chevron-type graphene nanoribbons by choice of annealing temperature

Yun Cao1,∫, Jing Qi1,∫, Yan-Fang Zhang1,∫, Li Huang1, Qi Zheng1, Xiao Lin1, Zhihai Cheng2, Yu-Yang Zhang1,3, Xinliang Feng4,5 (*), Shixuan Du1 (*), Sokrates T. Pantelides1,3, and Hong-Jun Gao1

1 Institute of Physics & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 Department of Physics, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China
3 Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, USA
4 Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) & Department of Chemistry and Food Chemistry, Technische Universität Dresden, D-01069 Dresden, Germany
5 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
Yun Cao, Jing Qi, and Yan-Fang Zhang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2136-3

Address correspondence to Shixuan Du, sxdu@iphy.ac.cn; Xinliang Feng, feng@mpip-mainz.mpg.de

Using a precursor monomer containing sulfur atoms, we fabricated one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures on a Au (111) surface at different annealing temperatures through bottom-up methodology. The 1D nanostructures have distinct configurations, varying from sulfur-doped polymers to sulfur-doped chevron-type graphene nanoribbons (CGNRs) and finally, pristine graphene nanoribbons with specific edges of periodic five-member carbon rings.

    

Self-immolative micellar drug delivery: The linker matters

Xuan Meng1,∫, Min Gao1,∫, Jian Deng1, Di Lu1, Aiping Fan1, Dan Ding2,3, Deling Kong2,3, Zheng Wang1, and Yanjun Zhao1 (*)

1 School of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology, Tianjin Key Laboratory for Modern Drug Delivery & High Efficiency and Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin), Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemical Biology (Nankai University), Tianjin 300071, China
3 Key Laboratory of Bioactive Materials, Ministry of Education, College of Life Sciences and Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin), Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
Xuan Meng and Min Gao contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2134-5

Address correspondence to zhaoyj@tju.edu.cn

The linker length can dramatically affect the drug release kinetics from redox-responsive polymer-drug conjugate micelles.

    

Background-free latent fingerprint imaging based on nanocrystals with long-lived luminescence and pHguided recognition

Zhiheng Li1,∫, Qian Wang1,∫, Yingqian Wang1,∫, Qinqin Ma1, Jie Wang1, Zhihao Li1, Yingxue Li1, Xiaobo Lv1, Wei Wei2, Lang Chen3, and Quan Yuan1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Biology and Medicine (Ministry of Education), College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 10090, China
3 School of Basic Medical Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Zhiheng Li, Qian Wang and Yingqian Wang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2133-6

Address correspondence to yuanquan@whu.edu.cn

A background-free, nondestructive, and easy-to-perform method has been developed for latent fingerprint imaging based on Zn2GeO4:Mn nanorods with long-lived luminescence and pH-guided recognition.

    

Phototriggered targeting of nanocarriers for drug delivery

Yafei Li1,2, Yaming Zhang1,2, and Weiping Wang1,2 (*)

1 Dr. Li Dak-Sum Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong-Karolinska Institutet Collaboration in Regenerative Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
2 Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2132-7

Address correspondence to wangwp@hku.hk

Enhanced targeted drug delivery can be achieved through phototriggered targeting by three mechanisms: targeting ligand activation, particle size reduction,and blood vessel disruption.

    

PEGylation of therapeutic oligonucletides: From linear to highly branched PEG architectures

Xueguang Lu and Ke Zhang (*)

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2131-8

Address correspondence to k.zhang@northeastern.edu

We review recent developments in PEGylated oligonucleotides for therapeutic applications, with a focus on comparing the strengths and limitations of different poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) architectures.

    

Simultaneous growth of carbon nanotubes on inner/outer surfaces of porous polyhedra: Advanced sulfur hosts for lithium-sulfur batteries

Hengyi Lu1,2, Chao Zhang1, Youfang Zhang2, Yunpeng Huang2, Mingkai Liu3 (*), and Tianxi Liu1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Innovation Center for Textile Science and Technology, Donghua University, 2999 North Renmin Road, Shanghai 201620, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, 220 Handan Road, Shanghai 200433, China
3 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Green Synthetic Chemistry for Functional Materials, Jiangsu Normal University, Xuzhou 221116, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2130-9

Address correspondence to Mingkai Liu, liumingkai@jsnu.edu.cn; Tianxi Liu, txliu@fudan.edu.cn or txliu@dhu.edu.cn

Hollow cobalt-containing carbon polyhedra, with in situ grown N-doped carbon nanotubes (N-CNTs) on both inner and outer surfaces (NCCNT-Co), are designed, synthesized, and then applied as unique sulfur hosts for lithium-sulfur batteries.

    

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.

    

Bandgap broadening at grain boundaries in singlelayer MoS2

Dongfei Wang1,∫, Hua Yu1,∫, Lei Tao1,∫, Wende Xiao2 (*), Peng Fan1, Tingting Zhang1, Mengzhou Liao1, Wei Guo2, Dongxia Shi1, Shixuan Du1 (*), Guangyu Zhang1 (*), and Hongjun Gao1

1 Institute of Physics & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 School of Physics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
Dongfei Wang, Hua Yu, and Lei Tao contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2128-3

Address correspondence to Wende Xiao, wdxiao@bit.edu.cn; Shixuan Du, sxdu@iphy.ac.cn; Guangyu Zhang, gyzhang@iphy.ac.cn

The bandgap at the grain boundaries in single-layer MoS2 is usually reduced relative to the bulk material owing to the emergence of defect states. In this study, we observed bandgap broadening at the grain boundaries in single-layer MoS2.

    

Nano functional neural interfaces

Yongchen Wang1,∫, Hanlin Zhu2,∫, Huiran Yang3,4,∫, Aaron D. Argall5, Lan Luan2, Chong Xie2 (*), and Liang Guo3,6 (*)

1 Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus 43210, USA
2 Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin 78712, USA
3 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus 43210, USA
4 Key Laboratory of Flexible Electronics and Institute of Advanced Materials, Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211816, China
5 Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, The Ohio State University, Columbus 43210, USA
6 Department of Neuroscience, The Ohio State University, Columbus 43210, USA
Yongchen Wang, Hanlin Zhu and Huiran Yang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2127-4

Address correspondence to Liang Guo, guo.725@osu.edu; Chong Xie, chongxie@utexas.edu

Engineered functional neural interfaces serve as essential abiotic每biotic transducers between an engineered system and the nervous system. This review covers the exciting developments and applications of functional neural interfaces that rely on nanoelectrodes, nanotransducers, or bionanotransducers to establish an interface with the nervous system.

    

Drug targeting through platelet membrane-coated nanoparticles for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Yuwei He1,∫, Ruixiang Li1,∫, Jianming Liang1,2, Ying Zhu1,2, Shuya Zhang1, Zicong Zheng1, Jing Qin1, Zhiqing Pang1 (*), and Jianxin Wang1 (*)

1 Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Fudan University & Key Laboratory of Smart Drug Delivery, Ministry of Education, Shanghai 201203, China
2 Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou 510006, China
Yuwei He and Ruixiang Li contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2126-5

Address correspondence to Jianxin Wang, jxwang@fudan.edu.cn; Zhiqing Pang, zqpang@fudan.edu.cn

We developed platelet membrane-coated PLGA nanoparticles to target drugs for the treatment of RA. By disguising them with a ※uniform§ comprised of a natural platelet membrane, these synthetic NPs were able to acquire biological functions similar to those of platelets.

    

Nano-fried-eggs: Structural, optical, and magnetic characterization of physically prepared iron-silver nanoparticles

Julien Ramade1, Nicolas Troc1, Olivier Boisron1, Michel Pellarin1, Marie-Ange Lebault1, Emmanuel Cottancin1, Vitor T. A. Oiko2, Rafael Cabreira Gomes2, Varlei Rodrigues2, and Matthias Hillenkamp1,2 (*)

1 Univ. Lyon, Universit谷 Claude Bernard Lyon 1, CNRS, UMR5306, Institut Lumi豕re Mati豕re, F-69622, Villeurbanne, France
2 Instituto de F赤sica Gleb Wataghin, UNICAMP, CP 6165, 13083-970 Campinas, SP, Brazil

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2125-6

Address correspondence to matthias.hillenkamp@univ-lyon1.fr

Iron-silver nanoparticles, fabricated via a physical technique, were thoroughly characterized with regard to their structural, plasmonic, and magnetic properties. The two elements segregated, and the particles showed both plasmonic and magnetic responses, allowing them to be studied from different comple-mentary angles.

    

Polymer nanoparticles as adjuvants in cancer immunotherapy

Shengxian Li1,2, Xiangru Feng1, Jixue Wang2, Liang He2, Chunxi Wang2, Jianxun Ding1 (*), and Xuesi Chen1

1 Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China
2 Department of Urology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun 130021, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2124-7

Address correspondence to jxding@ciac.ac.cn

Immunotherapy is one of the most promising strategies for cancer therapy. This review article describes advancements in polymer nanoparticle adjuvants in incorporating and presenting cancer antigens and enhancing antitumor immune response and predicts their prospects from bench to bedside.

    

Entrapping multifunctional dendritic nanoparticles into a hydrogel for local therapeutic delivery and synergetic immunochemotherapy

Lei Jiang1,2,∫, Yang Ding1,∫, Xialin Xue1, Sensen Zhou2, Cheng Li2, Xiaoke Zhang2, and Xiqun Jiang2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, Department of Pharmaceutics, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009,. China
2 MOE Key Laboratory of High Performance Polymer Materials and Technology, and Department of Polymer Science & Engineering, College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
Lei Jiang and Yang Ding contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2123-8

Address correspondence to jiangx@nju.edu.cn

Multifunctional dendritic nanoparticles were incorporated into a poly (D, L-lactide-co-glycolide)-poly (ethylene glycol)-poly (D, Llactide-co-glycolide)(PLGA-PEG-PLGA) triblock copolymers thermosensitive injectable hydrogel matrix to construct a localized drug delivery system for combining chemotherapy and immunotherapy.

    

Transition-metal-doped NiSe2 nanosheets towards efficient hydrogen evolution reactions

Tongtong Wang1, Daqiang Gao1 (*), Wen Xiao2, Pinxian Xi3, Desheng Xue1, and John Wang2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory for Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of MOE, Key Laboratory of Special Function Materials and Structure Design of MOE, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
2 Department of Material Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, Engineering Drive 3, 117575, Singapore
3 Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Metal Chemistry and Resources Utilization of Gansu Province and the Research Center of Biomedical Nanotechnology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2122-9

Address correspondence to Daqiang Gao, gaodq@lzu.edu.cn; John Wang, msewangj@nus.edu.sg

We report systematic studies of the dependence of transition-metal doping on the activation of catalytic activity in NiSe2 by first principles calculations. Fe-doped NiSe2 porous nanosheets grown on carbon cloth are successfully developed and show significantly improved HER efficiency.

    

Temperature-responsive polymers: Synthesis, properties, and biomedical applications

Shenglin Qiao1,2 and Hao Wang1,2 (*)

1 CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, CAS Key Laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Beijing 100190, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Beijing 100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2121-x

Address correspondence to wanghao@nanoctr.cn

Here, we review the conventional and recently developed polymerization techniques employed for preparing temperatureresponsive polymers, summarize various parameters that influence the phase transition behavior of the polymers, and finally demonstrate the potential applications of biocompatible temperature-responsive polymers in the biomedical field.

    

Experimental evidence of the thickness-and electricfield-dependent topological phase transitions in topological crystalline insulator SnTe (111) thin films

Yan Gong1, Kejing Zhu1, Zhe Li1, Yunyi Zang1, Xiao Feng1, Ding Zhang1,2, Canli Song1,2, Lili Wang1,2, Wei Li1,2, Xi Chen1,2, Xu-Cun Ma1,2, Qi-Kun Xue1,2, Yong Xu1,2, and Ke He1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Low-Dimensional Quantum Physics, Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100084, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2120-y

Address correspondence to kehe@tsinghua.edu.cn

The thickness-and electric-field-dependent topological phase transitions have been observed in topological crystalline insulator SnTe (111) thin films.

    

High resolution,binder-free investigation of the intrinsic activity of immobilized NiFe LDH nanoparticles on etched carbon nanoelectrodes

Patrick Wilde1, Stefan Barwe1, Corina Andronescu1, Wolfgang Schuhmann1 (*), and Edgar Ventosa1,2 (*)

1 Analytical Chemistry 每 Center for Electrochemical Sciences (CES), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstr. 150, D-44780 Bochum, Germany
2 IMDEA Energy, Avda. Ram車n de la Sagra 3, 28935 M車stoles, Spain

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2119-4

Address correspondence to Edgar Ventosa, edgar.ventosa@imdea.org; Wolfgang Schuhmann, wolfgang.schuhmann@rub.de

Nickel-iron layered double hydroxide nanoparticles were immobilized on etched carbon nanoelectrodes directly from a suspension. The effect of electrochemical aging on the intrinsic activity of the immobilized material was also investigated for the oxygen evolution reaction in alkaline media.

    

Aggregation-induced emission luminogen-assisted stimulated emission depletion nanoscopy for superresolution mitochondrial visualization in live cells

Dongyu Li1,∫, Xiang Ni2,∫, Xiaoyan Zhang2, Liwei Liu3, Junle Qu3 (*), Dan Ding2,4 (*), and Jun Qian1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentation, Centre for Optical and Electromagnetic Research, Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory for Sensing Technologies, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemical Biology, Key Laboratory of Bioactive Materials, Ministry of Education, and College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
3 Key Laboratory of Optoelectrical Devices and Systems, Ministry of Education, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
4 Jiangsu Center for the Collaboration and Innovation of Cancer Biotherapy, Cancer Institute, Xuzhou Medical University, Xuzhou 221004, China
Dongyu Li and Xiang Ni contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2118-5

Address correspondence to Jun Qian, qianjun@zju.edu.cn; Dan Ding, dingd@nankai.edu.cn; Junle Qu, jlqu@szu.edu.cn

We synthesized TPA-T-CyP,which is a red&NIR-emitting luminogen with AIE features that can spontaneously and specifically aggregate on mitochondria without encapsulation or surface modification, and can be used for dynamic mitochondrial STED nanoscopy in live cells. The movement,fission,and fusion of mitochondria are clearly observable,with lateral spatial resolution of 74 nm.

    

Engineering subcellular-patterned biointerfaces to regulate the surface wetting of multicellular spheroids

Luying Wang1,3, Pingqiang Cai4, Jing Luo2,3, Feilong Zhang1,3, Jian Liu2, Yupeng Chen2,3, Zhongpeng Zhu2,3, Yongyang Song2,3, Bingquan Yang2, Xi Liu2,3, Xiaodong Chen4, and Shutao Wang2,3 (*)

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Green Printing, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 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, Beijing 100190, China
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
4 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2117-6

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

Subcellular-patterned biointerfaces were employed to inhibit the surface wetting of multicellular spheroids.

    

Functionalization of silica nanoparticles for nucleic acid delivery

Rimpei Kamegawa1, Mitsuru Naito2, and Kanjiro Miyata1 (*)

1 Department of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
2 Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2116-7

Address correspondence to miyata@bmw.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp

This review discusses the functionalization and performance of silica nanoparticles for nucleic acid delivery with respect to loading and programmed release of nucleic acids, active targeting, endosome escape, and biocompatibility.

    

Graphene oxide as an antimicrobial agent can extend the vase life of cut flowers

Yijia He1,2, Lichao Qian3, Xu Liu2,4, Ruirui Hu1,2, Meirong Huang1,2, Yule Liu3, Guoqiang Chen2,4, Dusan Losic5, and Hongwei Zhu1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Center for Plant Biology and MOE Key Laboratory of Bioinformatics, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
4 Department of Biology, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
5 School of Chemical Engineering, Engineering North Building, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2115-8

Address correspondence to hongweizhu@tsinghua.edu.cn

Graphene oxide was used as an antimicrobial agent to extend the vase life and improve the water relations of cut flowers.

    

Remote induction of in situ hydrogelation in a deep tissue, using an alternating magnetic field and superparamagnetic nanoparticles

Hwangjae Lee1, Guru Karthikeyan Thirunavukkarasu1, Semin Kim1, and Jae Young Lee1,2 (*)

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju 61005, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju 61005, Republic of Korea

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2114-9

Address correspondence to jaeyounglee@gist.ac.kr

A remotely inducible hydrogelation system involving an alternating magnetic field and superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles was successfully developed. This system achieves on-demand hydrogel formation that can be noninvasively induced by external stimulation at deep tissue sites.

    

Sub-micrometer-scale chemical analysis by nanosecondlaser-induced tip-enhanced ablation and ionization timeof-flight mass spectrometry

Xiaoping Li1, Zhisen Liang1, Shudi Zhang1, Tongtong Wang1, and Wei Hang1,2 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry and the MOE Key Lab of Spectrochemical Analysis & Instrumentation, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2113-x

Address correspondence to weihang@xmu.edu.cn

Nanosecond laser-induced tip-enhanced ablation and ionization mass spectrometry technique demonstrates its capablility of achieving crater-size and mass spectrometry imaging resolution in sub-micrometer-scale.

    

Pyridine-induced interfacial structural transformation of tetraphenylethylene derivatives investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy

Xuan Peng1,2,∫, Linxiu Cheng1,2,∫, Xiaoyang Zhu1,2, Yanfang Geng1,2 (*), Fengying Zhao3,4 (*), Kandong Hu3, Xuan Guo3, Ke Deng1,2 (*), and Qingdao Zeng1,2 (*)

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 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Jiangxi College of Applied Technology, Ganzhou 341000, China
4 Engineering Research Center of Nano-Geo Materials of Ministry of Education, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China
Xuan Peng and Linxiu Cheng contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007//s12274-018-2112-y

    

Large-size niobium disulfide nanoflakes down to bilayers grown by sulfurization

Zhen Li1, Wencao Yang1, Yaroslav Losovyj2 (*), Jun Chen2, Enzhi Xu1, Haoming Liu1, Madilynn Werbianskyj1, Herbert A. Fertig1, Xingchen Ye2, and Shixiong Zhang1 (*)

1 Department of Physics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
2 Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2111-z

Address correspondence to Shixiong Zhang, sxzhang@indiana.edu; Yaroslav Losovyj, ylozovyy@indiana.edu

Large-size NbS2 nanoflakes down to bilayers were synthesized via a novel sulfurization approach. The oxidation process is studied, revealing the importance of surface passivation for practical applications of NbS2 nanoflakes.

    

A fast synthetic strategy for high-quality atomically thin antimonene with ultrahigh sonication power

Wanzhen Lin1, Yaping Lian1, Guang Zeng2 (*), Yanyan Chen1, Zhenhai Wen2 (*), and Huanghao Yang1 (*)

1 MOE Key Laboratory for Analytical Science of Food Safety and Biology, State Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis on Energy and Environment, College of Chemistry, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350116, China
2 CAS Key Laboratory of Design and Assembly of Functional Nanostructures, Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, China

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2110-0

Address correspondence to Guang Zeng, zengguang@fjirsm.ac.cn; Zhenhai Wen, wen@fjirsm.ac.cn; Huanghao Yang, hhyang@fio.org.cn

High-stability atomically thin antimonene (~0.5 nm) was prepared by liquid phase exfoliation of bulk 汕-antimony powder under an ultrahigh sonication power (850 W). Due to its ultrathin buckled honeycomb structure, the atomically thin antimonene delivers high specific capacity (860 mA﹞h﹞g-1), high rate capability, and good cycling stability as an anode of a sodium-ion battery.

    

Tuning the structures of two-dimensional cuprous oxide confined on Au(111)

Qingfei Liu1,4,∫, Nannan Han2,3,∫, Shengbai Zhang3, Jijun Zhao2 (*), Fan Yang1 (*), and Xinhe Bao1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhongshan Road 457, Dalian 116023, China
2 Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams, Dalian University of Technology, Ministry of Education, Dalian 116024, China
3 Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180, USA
4 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Qingfei Liu and Nannan Han contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2109-6

Address correspondence to Jijun Zhao, zhaojj@dlut.edu.cn; Fan Yang, fyang@dicp.ac.cn; Xinhe Bao, xhbao@dicp.ac.cn

Surface herringbone ridges of Au(111) confine the atomic structures of two-dimensional cuprous oxide.

    

Superlubricity of epitaxial monolayer WS2 on graphene

Holger B邦ch1, Antonio Rossi1,2, Stiven Forti1, Domenica Convertino1,2, Valentina Tozzini2, and Camilla Coletti1,3 (*)

1 Center for Nanotechnology Innovation @NEST, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Piazza S. Silvestro 12, 56127 Pisa, Italy
2 NEST, Istituto Nanoscienze 每 CNR and Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza San Silvestro 12, 56127 Pisa, Italy
3 Graphene Labs, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Via Morego 30, 16163 Genova, Italy

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2108-7

Address correspondence to camilla.coletti@iit.it

In this work, a combined experimental and theoretical study reveals superlubricity of monolayer tungsten disulfide on graphene, triggered by a scanning probe tip.

    

The shape effect of reconstituted high-density lipoprotein nanocarriers on brain delivery and A汕 clearance

Huahua Song1,∫, Xinyi Ma1,∫, Jianrong Xu1,∫, Qingxiang Song1, Meng Hu1,3, Xiao Gu1, Qian Zhang1, Lina Hou1, Lepei Chen1, Yukun Huang2, Ping Yu1, Dayuan Wang1, Gan Jiang1, Meng Huang1, Jun Chen2, Hongzhuan Chen1 (*), and Xiaoling Gao1 (*)

1 Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Faculty of Basic Medicine, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200025, China
2 Key Laboratory of Smart Drug Delivery, Ministry of Education, School of Pharmacy, Fudan University, Lane 826, Zhangheng Road, Shanghai 201203, China
3 Department of Pharmacy, Ren Ji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200127, China
Huahua Song, Xinyi Ma, and Jianrong Xu contributed equally to this work.

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2107-8

Address correspondence to Hongzhuan Chen, hongzhuan_chen@hotmail.com; Xiaoling Gao, shellygao1@sjtu.edu.cn

Here, we constructed two discoidal reconstituted high-density lipoprotein (rHDL) nanocarriers (d-rHDL and d-GM1-rHDL) and two spherical rHDL nanocarriers (s-rHDL and s-GM1-rHDL) and for the first time demonstrated the shape effect of rHDL nanocarriers on their brain delivery and amyloid 汕 clearance capacity.

    

Towards high-mobility In2xGa2每2xO3 nanowire field-effect transistors

Ziyao Zhou1,3, Changyong Lan1,2, SenPo Yip1,3,4, Renjie Wei1,3, Dapan Li1,3, Lei Shu1,3,4, and Johnny C. Ho1,3,4 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong 999077, China
2 School of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China
3 Shenzhen Research Institute, City University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen 518057, China
4 State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong 999077, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2106-9

Address correspondence to johnnyho@cityu.edu.hk

Utilizing ambient-pressure chemical vapor deposition, highly crystalline, uniform, and thin In2xGa2-2xO3 nanowires (NWs) with controllable composition and diameter, down to 30 nm, are successfully prepared. When configured into a field-effect transistor, the optimized In1.8Ga0.2O3 NW exhibits significantly enhanced electron mobility, up to 750 cm2﹞V−1﹞s−1, as compared with that of pure In2O3 NW. Highly ordered NW parallel arrayed devices are also fabricated to demonstrate their potential for next-generation high-performance electronics, sensors, etc.

    

Investigation of charge carrier depletion in freestanding nanowires by a multi-probe scanning tunneling microscope

Andreas Nägelein1 (*), Matthias Steidl1, Stefan Korte2,3, Bert Voigtländer2,3, Werner Prost4, Peter Kleinschmidt1, and Thomas Hannappel1 (*)

1 Technische Universität Ilmenau, Institut f邦r Physik, 98693 Ilmenau, Germany
2 Peter Gr邦nberg Institut (PGI-3,) Forschungszentrum J邦lich, 52425 J邦lich, Germany
3 JARA-Fundamentals of Future Information Technology, Forschungszentrum J邦lich, 52425 J邦lich, Germany
4 University of Duisburg-Essen, Solid State Electronics Department, 47057 Duisburg, Germany

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2105-x

Address correspondence to Andreas Nägelein, andreas.naegelein@tu-ilmenau.de; Thomas Hannappel, thomas.hannappel@tu-ilmendu.de

Advanced electrical characterization of free-standing, as-grown GaAs nanowires (NW) was demonstrated with high spatial resolution. Combining a multi-probe STM in vacuo with state-of-the-art preparation, we revealed the conductivity profiles and impact of NW surface modifications on their electrical properties.

    

Curcumin-loaded polymeric nanoparticles for neuroprotection in neonatal rats with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

Andrea Joseph1, Thomas Wood2, Chih-Chung Chen1,†, Kylie Corry2, Jessica M. Snyder3, Sandra E. Juul2, Pratik Parikh2, and Elizabeth Nance1,4 (*)

1 Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
2 Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
3 Department of Comparative Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
4 Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Present address: Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2104-y

Address correspondence to eanance@uw.edu

Curcumin-loaded brain-penetrating nanoparticles can cross the impaired blood-brain barrier following systemic administration in a neonatal hypoxia-ischemia rat model. The brain-penetrating nanoparticles localize in regions of injury and release curcumin to provide a neuroprotective effect, expanding the number of clinically-relevant therapeutic interventions for the treatment of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.

    

In situ fabrication of 2D SnS2 nanosheets as a new electron transport layer for perovskite solar cells

Erling Zhao1, Liguo Gao1 (*), Shuzhang Yang1, Likun Wang1, Junmei Cao1, and Tingli Ma2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of petroleum and chemical engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Panjin 124221, China
2 Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Hibikino, Wakamatsu, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 808每0196, Japan

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2103-z

Address correspondence to Liguo Gao, liguo.gao@dlut.edu.cn; Tingli Ma, tinglima@dlut.edu.cn

2D SnS2 material has been in situ fabricated and used as ETL in PSCs, where large interlayer spacing of SnS2 benefits the intercalation of perovskite particles, higher electronic conductivity leads to fast electron extraction speed.

    

Composition-tuned oxidation levels of Pt每Re bimetallic nanoparticles for the etherification of allylic alcohols

Yuhao Wang1, Lindong Li1, Ke Wu1, Rui Si2, Lingdong Sun1 (*), and Chunhua Yan1 (*)

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, PKU-HKU Joint Laboratory in Rare Earth Materials and Bioinorganic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201204, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2102-0

Address correspondence to Chunhua Yan, yan@pku.edu.cn; Lingdong Sun, sun@pku.edu.cn

In this article, we report that Pt每Re bimetallic nanoparticles with various compositions performed differently in the etherification of allylic alcohols, showing a strong correlation with the oxidation level of Re. The catalytically active sites were associated with ReOx and could be tuned by adjusting the Pt ratio.

    

High-density lipoprotein mimetic nanotherapeutics for cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases

Song Ih Ahn1,2,∫, Hyun-Ji Park1,∫, Jiwon Yom1,2, Taeyoung Kim1, and Yong Tae Kim1,2,3,4 (*)

1 George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
2 Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
3 Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
4 Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
Song Ih Ahn and Hyun-Ji Park contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2101-1

Address correspondence to ytkim@gatech.edu

This review introduces the heterogeneous characteristics and biological functions of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs), highlights the current representative applications of HDL mimetic nanotherapeutics for cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, and discusses the current challenges and future perspective.

    

Design and in vivo characterization of kidney-targeting multimodal micelles for renal drug delivery

Jonathan Wang1, Christopher Poon1, Deborah Chin1, Sarah Milkowski1, Vivian Lu1, Kenneth R. Hallows2,3, and Eun Ji Chung1,2,4,5,6 (*)

1 Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
2 Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
3 USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
4 Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
5 Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
6 Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2100-2

Address correspondence to eunchung@usc.edu

Kidney-targeting multimodal micelles demonstrate enhanced accumulation compared to untargeted controls. Analysis of nanoparticle distribution show tubular cell colocalization within the nephron of the kidney.

    

Design of synthetic materials for intracellular delivery of RNAs:From siRNA-mediated gene silencing to CRISPR/Cas gene editing

Jason B. Miller1,2 and Daniel J. Siegwart1,2 (*)

1 Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 75390, USA
2 Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 75390, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2099-4

Address correspondence to daniel.siegwart@utsouthwestern.edu

This review describes the design of synthetic nanomaterials with clinical utility to deliver RNA cargos including small RNA (siRNA/ miRNA), messenger RNA, and RNAs for non-viral CRISPR/Cas gene editing.

    

Fabrication of zinc-based coordination polymer nanocubes and post-modification through copper decoration

Ngoc Minh Tran, Hien Duy Mai, and Hyojong Yoo (*)

Department of Chemistry, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do 24252, Republic of Korea

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2098-5

Address correspondence to hyojong@hallym.ac.kr

Zinc-based coordination polymer nanocubes are controllably synthesized and post-modified by copper.

    

Raman investigation of air-stable silicene nanosheets on an inert graphite surface

Paola Castrucci1 (*), Filippo Fabbri2 (*), Tiziano Delise1, Manuela Scarselli1, Matteo Salvato1, Sara Pascale3, Roberto Francini4, Isabelle Berbezier5, Christoph Lechner6, Fatme Jardali7, Holger Vach7 (*), and Maurizio De Crescenzi1

1 Dipartimento di Fisica, Universit角 di Roma ※Tor Vergata§, Roma 00133, Italy
2 Center for Nanotechnology Innovation c/o NEST, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Pisa 56127, Italy
3 Consorzio di Ricerca Hypatia, c/o Italian Space Agency, Roma 00133, Italy
4 Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Universit角 di Roma ※Tor Vergata§, Roma 00133, Italy
5 CNRS, Aix-Marseille Universit谷, IM2NP, UMR 7334, Marseille 13397, France
6 EDF R&D, Department Materials and Mechanics of Components (MMC), Moret-sur-Loing 77818, France
7 CNRS-LPICM, Ecole Polytechnique, Universit谷 Paris-Saclay, Palaiseau 91128, France

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2097-6

Address correspondence to Paola Castrucci, castrucci@roma2.infn.it; Filippo Fabbri, filippo.fabbri@iit.it; Holger Vach, holger.vach@polytechnique.edu

Identification of the Raman mode of air-stable low-buckled (with sp2 configuration) silicene nanosheets synthesized on highly oriented pyrolytic graphite located at 542.5 cm−1, perfectly reproduced by ab initio calculations. Scanning tunneling microscopy supports the growth of a low-buckled honeycomb structure.

    

MoS2/C/C nanofiber with double-layer carbon coating for high cycling stability and rate capability in lithium-ion batteries

Hao Wu1, Chengyi Hou1, Guozhen Shen3, Tao Liu4, Yuanlong Shao2 (*), Ru Xiao1 (*), and Hongzhi Wang1

1 State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620, China
2 Cambridge Graphene Center, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0FA, UK
3 State Key Laboratory for Superlattices and Microstructures, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
4 Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2096-7

Address correspondence to Yuanlong Shao, ys461@cam.ac.uk; Ru Xiao, xiaoru@dhu.edu.cn

We designed a two-layer carbon-coated MoS2/carbon hybrid nanofiber material (MoS2/C/C fiber), by fabricating carbon-coated three-dimensional (3D) hierarchical MoS2 nanospheres and then embedding them into ~250 nm diameter electrospun fibers. The double-layer carbon coating plays a key role in preventing the aggregation of MoS2 flakes and restraining the MoS2 volume changes and consumption of sulfides and molybdenum during lithiation/delithiation.

    

Development of mRNA vaccines and their prophylactic and therapeutic applications

Kyuri Lee, Minjeong Kim, Yunmi Seo, and Hyukjin Lee (*)

College of Pharmacy, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ewha Womans University, Seoul 13760, Republic of Korea
Kyuri Lee and Minjeong Kim contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2095-8

Address correspondence to hyukjin@ewha.ac.kr

In this article, the recent progresses of messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines for applications in prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines are explained. It provides an overview of two types of mRNA vaccines (conventional mRNA vaccines, self-amplifying mRNA vaccines) and their prophylactic applications to prevent future virus infections. In addition, therapeutic applications of mRNA vaccines in cancer immunotherapy are described with a brief introduction to cancer immunotherapy.

    

Plasmonic molecular assays: Recent advances and applications for mobile health

Tao Yu and Qingshan Wei (*)

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University, 911 Partners Way, Campus Box 7905, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2094-9

Address correspondence to qwei3@ncsu.edu

This thematic article of Nano Research highlights recent progress in plasmonics-enhanced molecular assays based on the interplay of surface plasmons with various biological species, as well as the applications of these assays in point-of-care diagnostics.

    

Multifunctional nucleic acid nanostructures for gene therapies

Jianbing Liu1, Zhengang Wang1, Shuai Zhao1,2, and Baoquan Ding1,2 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Nanosystem and Hierarchical Fabrication, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2093-x

Address correspondence to dingbq@nanoctr.cn

Nucleic acid nanostructures have been rationally designed as delivery vehicles for gene therapies based on RNA interference, CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, gene expression, or CpG-based immunostimulation.

    

Scavenging of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species with nanomaterials

Carolina A. Ferreira, Dalong Ni (*), Zachary T. Rosenkrans, and Weibo Cai (*)

Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53705, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2092-y

Address correspondence to Dalong Ni, dni2@wisc.edu; Weibo Cai, wcai@uwhealth.org

Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species are implicated in various diseases. Herein, we review the intrinsic antioxidant properties, radical-scavenging mechanisms, and in vivo applications of several types of nanoparticles.

    

Recent advances in mRNA vaccine delivery

Lu Tan and Xun Sun (*)

Key Laboratory of Drug Targeting and Novel Drug Delivery System, Ministry of Education, West China School of Pharmacy, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2091-z

Address correspondence to sunxun@scu.edu.cn

Appropriate delivery systems can improve the limited stability, poor translation efficiency, and cell targeting of messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines.

    

Construction of bilayer PdSe2 on epitaxial graphene

En Li, Dongfei Wang, Peng Fan, Ruizi Zhang, Yu-Yang Zhang, Geng Li, Jinhai Mao, Yeliang Wang, Xiao Lin (*), Shixuan Du, and Hong-Jun Gao (*)

Institute of Physics & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
En Li, Dongfei Wang and Peng Fan contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2090-0

Address correspondence to Xiao Lin, xlin@ucas.ac.cn; Hong-Jun Gao, hjgao@iphy.ac.cn

High-quality bilayer PdSe2 islands were fabricated on a grapheneSiC(0001) substrate by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). A bandgap of 1.15 ㊣ 0.07 eV was revealed and a rigid bandgap shift of 0.2 eV was observed for PdSe2 layers grown on monolayer graphene as compared to those grown on bilayer graphene.

    

In-situ fabrication of Mo6S6-nanowire-terminated edges in monolayer molybdenum disulfide

Wei Huang, Xiaowei Wang, Xujing Ji, Ze Zhang, and Chuanhong Jin (*)

State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2089-6

Address correspondence to chhjin@zju.edu.cn

Novel Mo6S6-nanowire-terminated edges were successfully fabricated via an in-situ TEM method.

    

Organic-semiconductor: Polymer-electret blends for high-performance transistors

Peng Wei1, Shengtao Li1 (*), Dongfan Li1, Han Yu1, Xudong Wang1, Congcong Xu1, Yaodong Yang1, Laju Bu2 (*), and Guanghao Lu1 (*)

1 Frontier Institute of Science and Technology, and State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710054, China
2 School of Science, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2088-7

Address correspondence to Shengtao Li, sli@mail.xjtu.edu.cn; Laju Bu, Laju2014@mail.xjtu.edu.cn; Guanghao Lu, guanghao.lu@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

To improve the performance and reduce the performance variation of organic field-effect transistors, a small-molecule organicsemiconductor is blended with an insulator polymer, and then post-treated by gate-stress. The gate-induced generation of an electret is thermally accelerated and can be achieved under moderate gate voltage in the presence of vertical phase separation.

    

Pyridine-induced interfacial structural transformation of tetraphenylethylene derivatives investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy

Xuan Peng1,∫, Linxiu Cheng1,∫, Xiaoyang Zhu1, Yanfang Geng1 (*), Fengying Zhao2,3 (*), Kandong Hu2, Xuan Guo2, Ke Deng1 (*), and Qingdao Zeng1 (*)

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 Jiangxi College of Applied Technology, Ganzhou 341000, China
3 Engineering Research Center of Nano-Geo Materials of Ministry of Education, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China
Xuan Peng and Linxiu Cheng contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2086-9

Address correspondence to Qingdao Zeng, zengqd@nanoctr.cn; Ke Deng, kdeng@nanoctr.cn; Yanfang Geng, gengyf@nanoctr.cn;Fengying Zhao, fengying2599@sina.com

The respectively formed lamellar and quadrilateral structures of propeller-shaped tetraphenylethylene molecules H4TCPE and H4ETTC at the 1-heptanoic acid/HOPG interface show diverse responses to the introduction of three vinylpyridine derivatives (DPE, PEBP-C4, and PEBP-C8) owing to synergistic effects of various interactions.

    

Stressed carbon nanotube devices for high tunability, high quality factor, single mode GHz resonators

Xinhe Wang1,4,5,∫, Dong Zhu2,∫, Xinhe Yang1,5, Long Yuan2, Haiou Li2, Jiangtao Wang1,5, Mo Chen1, Guangwei Deng2, Wenjie Liang3, Qunqing Li1,5, Shoushan Fan1,5, Guoping Guo2 (*), and Kaili Jiang1,5 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Low-Dimensional Quantum Physics, Dept. of Physics and Tsinghua-Foxconn Nanotechnology Research Center, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Key Laboratory of Quantum Information, CAS, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
3 Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China
4 Fert Beijing Research Institute, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, BDBC, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
5 Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100084, China
Xinhe Wang and Dong Zhu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2085-x

Address correspondence to Kaili Jiang, JiangKL@tsinghua.edu.cn; Guoping Guo, gpguo@ustc.edu.cn

Here, we show that by using a unique assembly technique, the pristine carbon nanotube is assembled into a self-aligned device geometry with preloaded internal stress. This results in a GHz resonator with excellent comprehensive performance.

    

Cell membrane coating for reducing nanoparticle-induced inflammatory responses to scaffold constructs

Zhiyuan Fan1,∫, Peter Y. Li1,∫, Junjie Deng1,2, Stephen C. Bady1, and Hao Cheng1 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
2 Engineering Research Center of Clinical Functional Materials and Diagnosis & Treatment Devices of Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou Institute of Biomaterials and Engineering, CAS, Wenzhou 325011, China
Zhiyuan Fan and Peter Y. Li contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2084-y

Address correspondence to hcheng@drexel.edu

Incorporation of therapeutic-releasing nanoparticles into biomaterial scaffolds has broad applications in tissue regeneration and immune modulation, but may induce excessive inflammatory and foreign body responses to scaffold constructs, limiting their applications. We report a new strategy to harness the natural biocompatibility of cell membranes to eliminate acute inflammatory responses by coating nanoparticle surfaces with red blood cell membranes.

    

Advances in targeted nanotherapeutics: From bioconjugation to biomimicry

Danielle M. Valcourt1, Jenna Harris2, Rachel S. Riley1, Megan Dang1, Jianxin Wang1, and Emily S. Day1,2,3 (*)

1 161 Colburn Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
2 201 DuPont Hall, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
3 4701 Ogletown Stanton Road, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, Newark, DE 19713, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2083-z

Address correspondence to emilyday@udel.edu

This review provides insight into the benefits and limitations of two types of targeted nanoparticle systems under investigation for cancer therapy: bioconjugated nanoparticles and biomimetic nanoparticles.

    

Co-delivery of mRNA and SPIONs through amino-ester nanomaterials

Xiao Luo1, Weiyu Zhao1, Bin Li1, Xinfu Zhang1, Chengxiang Zhang1, Anna Bratasz2, Binbin Deng3, David W. McComb3, and Yizhou Dong1,4,5,6,7,8 (*)

1 Division of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
2 Small Animal Imaging Core, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
3 Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
4 Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
5 The Center for Clinical and Translational Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
6 The Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
7 Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
8 Department of Radiation Oncology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2082-0

Address correspondence to dong.525@osu.edu

Messenger RNA (mRNA) and superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) were co-encapsulated into amino-ester nanomaterials,which displayed dual functions both in vitro and in vivo.

    

In situ polymerization on biomacromolecules for nanomedicines

Xiangqian Jia, Luyao Wang, and Juanjuan Du (*)

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2080-2

Address correspondence to dusps@tsinghua.edu.cn

While holding vast promise for the treatment of many disorders, biopharmaceuticals still face critical challenges. In situ polymerization provides an appealing and promising platform to improve the pharmacological characteristics of biopharmaceuticals.

    

Polymersomes scalably fabricated via flash nanoprecipitation are non-toxic in non-human primates and associate with leukocytes in the spleen and kidney following intravenous administration

Sean D. Allen1, Yu-Gang Liu2, Sharan Bobbala2, Lei Cai3, Peter I. Hecker3,4, Ryan Temel3,4, and Evan A. Scott1,2 (*)

1 Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences, Northwestern University, IL 60208, USA
2 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, IL 60208, USA
3 Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Kentucky, KY 40506, USA
4 Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, University of Kentucky, KY 40506, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2069-x

Address correspondence to evan.scott@northwestern.edu

Poly (ethylene glycol)-block-poly (propylene sulfide)(PEG-bl-PPS) polymersomes formed by flash nanoprecipitation were found to be non-toxic after repeated intravenous administration in non-human primates. Polymersomes were taken up by antigen-presenting cell subsets in the liver, kidneys, and spleen of treated cynomolgus monkeys.

    

Delivery systems for theranostics in neurodegenerative diseases

Yan Li1, Ruiyuan Liu1,2, Weihong Ji1,2, Yanhui Li1, Linying Liu1,2, and Xin Zhang1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2067-z

Address correspondence to xzhang@ipe.ac.cn

This review describes the recent progress in delivery systems, including the use of lipid nanoparticles, polymeric nanoparticles, inorganic nanoparticles,and exosomes for theranostics in neurodegenerative diseases.

    

LiF@SiO2 nanocapsules for controlled lithium release and osteoarthritis treatment

Trever Todd1,∫, Zhenhui Lu2,∫, Jinmin Zhao2,∫, Benjamin Cline1, Weizhong Zhang1, Hongmin Chen1,3, Anil Kumar1, Wen Jiang1, Franklin West4, Samuel Franklin5, Li Zheng2 (*), and Jin Xie1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
2 Guangxi Engineering Center in Biomedical Material for Tissue and Organ Regeneration, Guangxi Collaborative Innovation Center for Biomedicine, Guangxi Key Laboratory of Regenerative Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning 530021, China
3 Center for Molecular Imaging and Translational Medicine, State Key Laboratory of Molecular Vaccinology and Molecular Diagnostics, School of Public Health, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361102, China
4 Animal Dairy Science, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
5 Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
∫ Trever Todd, Zhenhui Lu, and Jinmin Zhao contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2061-5

Address correspondence to Li Zheng, zhengli224@163.com; Jin Xie, jinxie@uga.edu

Controlled lithium delivery for efficient osteoarthritis therapy is described. We use a LiF nanocrystal as a lithium reservoir, silica coating to control the lithium release rate, and hyaluronic acid as the delivery medium. The sustained lithium release elicits broad inhibition of osteoarthritis-related catabolic markers, leading to effective protection of cartilage.

    

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.

    

Wearable strain sensing textile based on one-dimensional stretchable and weavable yarn sensors

Xiaoting Li, Haibo Hu (*), Tao Hua (*), Bingang Xu, and Shouxiang Jiang

Nanotechnology Center, Institute of Textiles & Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong 999077, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2043-7

Address correspondence to Tao Hua, tcthua@polyu.edu.hk; Haibo Hu, hai.bo.hu@polyu.edu.hk

A wearable strain sensing textile was fabricated based on onedimensional stretchable and weavable yarn sensors. The fabric showed great potential for application to smart wearable functional electronics such as human sports tracker systems, calling devices for bedridden inpatients, and converters for speech-impaired people.

    

Flexible and biocompatible nanopaper-based electrode arrays for neural activity recording

Yichuan Guo1,2, Zhiqiang Fang3, Mingde Du1,2, Long Yang4, Leihou Shao1,2, Xiaorui Zhang1,2, Li Li1,2, Jidong Shi1,2, Jinsong Tao3, Jinfen Wang1,2, Hongbian Li1,2 (*), and Ying Fang1,2,5 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
4 Department of Neurobiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
5 CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology, 320 Yue Yang Road, Shanghai 200031, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2005-0

Address correspondence to Ying Fang, fangy@nanoctr.cn; Hongbian Li, lihb@nanoctr.cn

Flexible and biocompatible neural electrode arrays based on a nanopaper substrate have been developed. These electrode arrays exhibit high sensitivity and stability in long-term brain activity recording.

    

Traditional Chinese medicine molecule-assisted chemical synthesis of fluorescent anti-cancer silicon nanoparticles

Xiaoyuan Ji, Daoxia Guo, Bin Song, Sicong Wu, Binbin Chu, Yuanyuan Su, and Yao He (*)

Laboratory of Nanoscale Biochemical Analysis, Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials and Devices, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University, Jiangsu, Suzhou 215123, China
Xiaoyuan Ji and Daoxia Guo contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-1976-1

Address correspondence to yaohe@suda.edu.cn

A novel TCM-assisted chemical synthetic strategy is introduced for the one-pot synthesis of small-sized water-dispersed AC-SiNPs, which simultaneously possess robust fluorescence, excellent storage stability, and more interestingly, intrinsic anti-cancer efficacy with good selectivity towards cancer cells. Furthermore, the as-prepared AC-SiNPs are further employed for synergistic fluorescence bioimaging and treatment of tumors.

    

Versatile multiplexed super-resolution imaging of nanostructures by Quencher-Exchange-PAINT

Tobias Lutz1, Alexander H. Clowsley1, Ruisheng Lin1, Stefano Pagliara1, Lorenzo Di Michele2, and Christian Soeller1 (*)

1 Living Systems Institute & Biomedical Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QD, UK
2 Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-1971-6

Address correspondence to c.soeller@exeter.ac.uk

Multiplexed optical super-resolution imaging based on DNA nanotechnology (ExchangePAINT) was refined to enable shorter switching times and imaging in conventional fluorescence microscopy setups by blocking unwanted imager strands with complementary quencher strands.

    

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

    

Diphosphine-induced chiral propeller arrangement of gold nanoclusters for singlet oxygen photogeneration

Jiangwei Zhang1,∫, Yang Zhou1,2,∫, Kai Zheng1, Hadi Abroshan3, Douglas R. Kauffman4, Junliang Sun5, and Gao Li1 (*)

1State 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 SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 443 Via Ortega, Stanford, California 94305, USA
4 National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), United States Department of Energy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236, USA
5 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, College of
Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Jiangwei Zhang and Yang Zhou contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1935-2

Address correspondence to gaoli@dicp.ac.cn

Diphosphine ligands induce a propeller arrangement in a [Au13(dppe)5Cl2]Cl3 cluster, which can be employed as an efficient photosensitizer for singlet oxygen generation with a high quantum yield of Au13 = 0.71.

    

Acidity-triggered TAT-presenting nanocarriers augment tumor retention and nuclear translocation of drugs

Wei Jiang1, Jilong Wang2, Jinbin Yang3, Zhiwei He4, Zhenhui Hou4, Yingli Luo2, Li Wang2, Jing Liu2, Houbing Zhang1, Yangyang Zhao2, Guoqing Zhang1, Fang Huang4, Xuechang Zhou3, Lifeng Yan1 (*), Xianzhu Yang5 (*), Yucai Wang2 (*), and Jun Wang5

1 Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027, China
2 The CAS Key Laboratory of Innate Immunity and Chronic Disease, School of Life Sciences and Medical Center, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027, China
3 School of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
4 School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027, China
5 Institutes for Life Sciences, School of Medicine and National Engineering Research Center for Tissue Restoration and Reconstruction, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China

 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1925-4

Address correspondence to Yucai Wang, yucaiwang@ustc.edu.cn; Xianzhu Yang, yangxz@hfut.edu.cn; Lifeng Yan, lfyan@ustc.edu.cn

A transactivator of transcription (TAT)-presenting nanomedicine, apart from improving tumor accumulation and cellular uptake, can simultaneously enhance tumor retention and promote nuclear translocation of the encapsulated platinum prodrugs, and thus improve therapeutic efficacy.

    

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.

    

Reversible hydrogels with tunable mechanical properties for optically controlling cell migration

Xin Wu1,∫, Wenmao Huang1,∫, Wen-Hao Wu2,∫, Bin Xue1, Dongfang Xiang1, Ying Li3, Meng Qin1, Fei Sun4, Wei Wang1 (*), Wen-Bin Zhang2 (*), 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 Key Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry & Physics of Ministry of Education, Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
3 Collaborative Innovation Center of Atmospheric Environment and Equipment Technology, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing 210044, China
4 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Division of BioMedical Engineering, and Center for Systems Biology & Human Health, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Xin Wu, Wenmao Huang and Wenhao Wu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1890-y

Address correspondence to Wei Wang, wangwei@nju.edu.cn; Wen-Bin Zhang, wenbin@pku.edu.cn; Yi Cao, caoyi@nju.edu.cn

Photo-responsive hydrogels with spatiotemporally tunable mechanical properties were engineered through light controllable association/ dissociation of the fluorescent protein Dronpa145N. Such hydrogels, with programmable mechanical history and spatial distribution, may serve as an ideal model system to better understand complex cellular functions.

    

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

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

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

 

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1628-x

Address correspondence to aiguo@nimte.ac.cn

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

    

Selenium-functionalized metal-organic frameworks as enzyme mimics

Weiqiang Zhou1,2, Hongfeng Li1, Bin Xia1, Wenlan Ji1, Shaobo Ji2, Weina Zhang1, Wei Huang1(*), Fengwei Huo1(*), and Huaping Xu2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Flexible Electronics (KLOFE) and Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials (SICAM), Nanjing Tech University (Nanjing Tech), Nanjing 211816, China
2 Key Laboratory of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1623-2

Address correspondence to Huaping Xu, xuhuaping@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn; Wei Huang, iamwhuang@njtech.edu.cn; Fengwei Huo, iamfwhuo@njtech.edu.cn

A general and facile method to fabricate efficient glutathione peroxidase (GPx) mimics has been developed by grafting seleniumcontaining molecules (phenylselenylbromide, PhSeBr) to a of Zr(IV)-based UiO-66-NH2 framework. The as-prepared UiO-66-Se systems show good catalytic activity over three cycles. The highefficiency GPx mimic metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are endowed with excellent thermal and structural stability, providing a promising avenue for the development of artificial enzyme mimics.

    

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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