Guangyu Liu1,2, Feng Gao1, Hongwei Zhang1, Lei Wang3,4 (✉), Chao Gao1 (✉), and Yujie Xiong1,2 (✉)

A biosynthetic CdS–T. thioparus hybrid has been developed for efficient solar-driven CO2 fixation based entirely on cost-effective inorganic salts and without the restriction of anaerobic conditions.
Published: 11 October 2021

Qing He1, Bounxome Viengkeo1, Xuan Zhao1, Zhengyuan Qin2, Jie Zhang1, Xiaohan Yu1, Yongpan Hu1, Wei Huang1 (✉), and Yanguang Li1,3 (✉)

A multiscale structural engineering strategy was employed to construct defective C3N4 spheres with improved optoelectronic properties and photocatalytic performance. The resultant product shows a remarkable H2O2 production rate and excellent photostability, yielding a high H2O2 concentration of > 45 mM after long-term irradiation.
Published: 29 September 2021

Dong Han, Tao Wang, Jianmin Huang, Xingyu Li, Zhiwen Zeng, and Junfa Zhu (✉)

A series of chiral nanoporous networks featuring various chiral vertices are constructed from an achiral molecule on Ag(100) via stepwise annealing. The chirality relationship between vertices and nanopores is investigated in detail.
Published: 25 September 2021

Fan Wang1,§, Shuwen Niu2,§, Xinqi Liang1, Gongming Wang2 (✉), and Minghua Chen1 (✉)

Phosphorus is acted as an electronic structure modulator to redistribute the electron density of the catalytic site of WS2, enabling WS2 with high intrinsic catalytic activity.
Published: 18 September 2021

Jianqiao Li1,2,3, Wendi Luo1, Siqi Zhang1,2, Chunyu Ma1,2, Xunwen Xiao3 (✉), Wubiao Duan2 (✉), and Qingdao Zeng1 (✉)

1,3,6,8-tetrakis(3,5-isophthalic acid)pyrene (H8TIAPy) molecules can be regulated into kagomé networks with hexagonal pores by coronene (COR) molecules. 4’,4’’’,4’’’’’,4’’’’’’’- (ethene-1,1,2,2-tetrayl)tetrakis(([1,1’-biphenyl]-3,5-dicarboxylic acid)) (H8ETTB) molecules self-assembled into acid-COR-acid-COR co-assembled structures and had stronger adsorption for COR than that of hexaphenylbenzene (HPB).
Published: 11 October 2021

Liping Wang1,§, Wenqiong Su1,§, Khan Zara Ahmad1,§, Xin Wang1,§, Ting Zhang1, Youyi Yu1, Edward Kai-Hua Chow2,3,4,5,6 (✉), Dean Ho3,4,5,6 (✉), and Xianting Ding1 (✉)

Male and female, intravenous injection and hepatic portal vain injection of nanodiamond (ND), doxorubicin (DOX), ND-based DOX (NDX), were comprehensively evaluated for their pathology, blood testing and urinalysis. 1, 2, and 3 in dotted circles indicated the synthesis process of NDX. A, B, and C in dotted circles indicated administration of DOX, ND, and NDX injection, respectively. A total of five groups of Naïve Beagle dogs were examined.
Published: 18 September 2021

Jiale Wei1,2, Kai Rong1,2, Xiaolong Li1,2, Yuchen Wang1,2, Zhen-An Qiao3, Youxing Fang1 (✉), and Shaojun Dong1,2 (✉)

By using glucose-urea deep eutectic solvent (DES) as both a solvent and the carbon source of structure-directed template, the synthesis of various high-entropy-oxides (HEOs) with two-dimentional (2D) nanonets and one-dimentional (1D) nanowires was achieved, including rock-salt (Co, Cu, Mg, Ni, Zn)O, spinel (Co, Cr, Fe, Mn, Ni)3O4, and perovskite La(Co, Cr, Fe, Mn, Ni)O3. The as-prepared 2D hierarchical porous (Co, Cu, Mg, Ni, Zn)O with rock-salt structure was further applied as a lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) anode material, exhibiting outstanding cyclic stability.
Published: 05 October 2021

Mukhtar Lawan Adam1,2,5,§, Hongen Zhu1,§, Zhanfeng Liu1, Shengtao Cui1, Pengjun Zhang1, Yi Liu1, Guobin Zhang1, Xiaojun Wu2 (✉), Zhe Sun1,3,4 (✉), and Li Song1 (✉)

Charge density wave (CDW) is suppressed through Sn intercalation in 1T-TiSe2 due to charge doping, and the hybrid mechanism of exciton-phonon interaction and Jahn-Teller-like mechanism plays a significant role in the formation of CDW in 1TTiSe2 and SnxTiSe2.
Published: 12 October 2021

Min Zhao1, Qingyuan Chen2, Yongcheng Zhu2, Yuehui Liu3, Chunchun Zhang4, Gang Jiang2, Meng Zhang2 (✉), and Kui Yu2,3,5 (✉)

We demonstrate a precursor compound (PC)-enabled formation pathway for the CdSe magic-size clusters (MSCs) with a sharp absorption peak at about 420 nm (MSC-420) in aqueous solutions. The coordination between primary amine with PCs may be responsible to the transformation from CdSe PCs to MSC-420.
Published: 18 September 2021

Andrian V. Kuchuk1 (✉), Fernando M. de Oliveira1,2, Pijush K. Ghosh3, Yuriy I. Mazur1, Hryhorii V. Stanchu1, Marcio D. Teodoro2, Morgan E. Ware1,3, and Gregory J. Salamo1

A self-checking approach to correlate the Raman frequency shift and strain, which is based on the lattice coherency at the interfaces of the SL’s epitaxial layers and should be valid for a wide range of materials was developed.
Published: 13 September 2021