Jingyuan Nie, Yibing Deng, Fang Tian, Shengchao Shi, and Peng Zheng (✉)

Cation-π interaction played an essential role in many biological systems. Here, we detected weak influences of cation-π interaction experimentally combining highprecision atomic force microscopy-based single-molecule force spectroscopy (AFM-SMFS) and cysteine-mediated site-specific protein immobilization.
Published: 11 January 2022

Ying Wang1,2, Bin Yu2, Ming He1, Zhihua Zhai2, Kuibo Yin3 (✉), Fangong Kong1, and Zhonghua Zhang2 (✉)

A new eutectic-directed self-templating strategy has been proposed to prepare the high entropy PtPdRhIrNi nanoporous nanowires, which display superior catalytic activity coupled with excellent durability towards hydrogen evolution reaction, owing to the unique nanoporous nanowire network structure, high-entropy effect, and modified electronic states of noble metals.
Published: 31 December 2021

Junfeng Cui1,2, Zhenyu Zhang1 (✉), Le Lv2, Kazuhito Nishimura3, Guoxin Chen2 (✉), and Nan Jiang2 (✉)

A versatile method of in situ investigating the self-attraction of nanowires (NWs) was developed. The attractive force between two NWs and their distance were determined quantitatively during self-attraction, and the controversy about the driving force for the self-attraction of NWs was clarified.
Published: 27 December 2021

Zhe Li, Fangning Liu, Yuanyuan Jiang, Pengjuan Ni, Chenghui Zhang, Bo Wang, Chuanxia Chen (✉), and Yizhong Lu (✉)

Single-atom Pd catalysts as oxidase mimics with maximum atom utilization are successfully applied to assay the total antioxidant capacity of fruit, determine the serum acid phosphatase activity, and construct NAND logic gate.
Published: 28 December 2021
Published: 28 December 2021

Hao Gao, Liming Sun, Mengge Li, Wenwen Zhan (✉), Xiaojun Wang, and Xiguang Han (✉)

A novel hollow cubotahedral nanostructure composed of N-doped carbon layer and CuO/NiO heterojunctions has been successfully fabricated as the photocatalyst of cross-dehydrogenative coupling (CDC) reactions.
Published: 17 December 2021

Lijuan Niu1, Ziwen Liu1, Guohua Liu1, Mengxuan Li2, Xupeng Zong1, Dandan Wang3, Li An1 (✉), Dan Qu1, Xiaoming Sun2, Xiayan Wang1, and Zaicheng Sun1 (✉)

MoS2 after thiol modification increased the local N2 concentration, inhibited the hydrogen reduction reaction (HER), and facilitated the adsorption of N2, which further improved the nitrogen reduction reaction (NRR) activity.
Published: 07 January 2022

Yiming Sun1, Jingxian Xiong1, Xuming Wu2, Wei Gao1, Nengjie Huo1 (✉), and Jingbo Li1 (✉)

The photodetector based on the out-of-plane PSN architecture composing of p-MoTe2, semimetal-MoTe2 and n-SnSe2 can achieve the function of highly sensitive infrared polarized photodetection.
Published: 14 December 2021

Jinzhe Liang1,§, Yiyao Ge1,§, Zhen He1,2,§, Qinbai Yun1, Guigao Liu1,4, Shiyao Lu1, Li Zhai1,2, Biao Huang1,2, and Hua Zhang1,2,3 (✉)

Schematic illustration of various metal-containing nanomaterials with amorphous phase and amorphous/crystalline heterophase prepared by wet-chemical synthesis for various applications.
Published: 20 December 2021

XiaoGang Wang, Han Cheng§ (✉), and XianZheng Zhang§ (✉)

The modulation of chemical composition and framework topology on the molecular scale, and adjustment of morphology on the mesoscale was achieved during the construction of flexible-on-rigid hybrid-phase metal-organic frameworks.
Published: 10 December 2021