Yanxin Qi1,2,3, Shiwei Jing4, Shasha He2, Hejian Xiong2, Guohua Yang5, Yubin Huang2 (✉), and Ningyi Jin1,3 (✉)

A new therapeutic mechanism of synergistic chemotherapy based on multilayered drug-loaded mats and fast neutron therapy (FNT) in living mice bearing subcutaneous or orthotopic liver tumor model was developed.
Published: 02 October 2020

Xiaoqin Yang1,2,§, Huy Q. Ta3,§, Wei Li2,§, Rafael G. Mendes3, Yu Liu2, Qitao Shi2, Sami Ullah2, Alicja Bachmatiuk3,4,5, Jinping Luo1, Lijun Liu1 (✉), Jin-Ho Choi2 (✉), and Mark H. Rummeli2,3,4,6 (✉)

This study explores the potential of Sn atoms to form two-dimensional (2D) freestanding single-atom-thick Sn patches in graphene pores. 2D membranes of three or more atoms adopted either a star-like or close-packed structural configuration.
Published: 30 September 2020

Zhengjian Xu1,2, Man He1 (✉), Yuming Zhou1 (✉), Shuangxi Nie2, Yongjuan Wang1, Yao Huo1, Yifan Kang1, Ruili Wang1, Ran Xu1, Hao Peng1, and Xi Chen1

The spider web-like carbonized bacterial cellulose/MoSe2 composite was fabricated by a facile process and economical raw materials, which have enhanced microwave attenuation performance and tunable absorption bands. The composite effectively solves the problems of impedance mismatch caused by pure bacterial cellulose and high filler content caused by pure MoSe2, offsetting respective shortcomings.
Published: 01 October 2020

Hongyi Xu1, Wenjing Yu1, Kai Pan1, Guofeng Wang1 (✉), and Peifen Zhu2 (✉)

A novel host-guest luminous system composed of Y2O3:Eu3+/ (Eu/Y-BTC) is affected by the synergy of quantum confinement, spatial confinement and antenna effect, and the absorption of nearultraviolet light increases. The absorption and emission of light are effectively enhanced, and it has shown important application value in the research field of white light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs).
Published: 30 September 2020

Fangxian Cao1, Mingkai Zhang1, Kaili Yang1, Zhimin Tian1, Jing Li2, and Yongquan Qu1,3 (✉)

Single-crystalline CeO2 nanotubes were synthesized via a facile wet chemical method with the etching-dissolution-deposition mechanism.
Published: 02 October 2020

Lei Zeng and Can Xue (✉)

This mini review summarizes recent progress on single metal atom decorated photocatalysts, and discusses the roles of the single metal atom catalysts in different types of host photocatalysts including organic, carbon-based and inorganic materials.
Published: 01 October 2020

Caroline Hadad1,2,§, José Miguel González-Domínguez1,3,§, Silvia Armelloni4,¶, Deborah Mattinzoli4,¶, Masami Ikehata4, Akcan Istif1, Adrian Ostric1, Francesco Cellesi5, Carlo Maria Alfieri4,6,7, Piergiorgio Messa4,6,7, Belén Ballesteros8, and Tatiana Da Ros1 (✉)

Ultra-small graphene quantum dots (GQDs) were prepared from graphene oxide, using a reproducible, top-down procedure leading to a nearly 100% conversion of the starting material. GQDs confirmed their biocompatibility. They undergo renal clearance and they are internalized into podocytes by caveolae-mediated mechanism.
Published: 03 October 2020

Andrea Spitaleri1,2,§, Denis Garoli3,4,§, Moritz Schütte5, Hans Lehrach5,6, Walter Rocchia1 (✉), and Francesco De Angelis3 (✉)

In this work, we introduce the concept of “adaptive nanopore” as the foundation for a novel class of protein sequencing devices. In the proposed approach the nanopore is realized by an engineered protein construct that adapts to the sequence of the translocating polypeptide due to the same molecular forces involved in bio-molecular recognition.
Published: 30 September 2020

Handong Jiao1, Shuqiang Jiao1,2 (✉), Wei-Li Song1, Xiang Xiao2, Dongmei She1, Na Li1, Haosen Chen1, Jiguo Tu2, Mingyong Wang2, and Daining Fang1 (✉)

A self-supporting N-doped carbon rod array may inspire the design of next-generation Al-ion battery negative electrode with lightweight, dendrite-free, corrosion-resistant, non-pulverization, and long cycle life features.
Published: 06 October 2020

Hongru Ding1, Pavana Siddhartha Kollipara1, Linhan Lin2 (✉), and Yuebing Zheng1,3 (✉)

This work unravels the underlying mechanism of optothermal tweezers at the atomistic level: The trapping of tiny objects is dominated by the opto-thermoelectric effect arising from water polarization and charge separation. The atomistic view guides us on the development of new types of optothermal tweezers with enhanced performance.
Published: 01 October 2020