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Glyconanomaterials: Emerging applications in biomedical research

Xuan Chen1, Olof Ramström2, and Mingdi Yan1,2 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
2 Department of Chemistry, KTH〞Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm S-10044, Sweden

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0507-y

Nano Research 2014, 7(10): 1381每1403

Address correspondence to mingdi_yan@uml.edu

Various types of glyconanomaterials have been developed and used in imaging, diagnosis, and therapeutics.

    

Nanomodification of living organisms by biomimetic mineralization

Wei Chen1, Guangchuan Wang2, and Ruikang Tang1,2 (*)

1 Center for Biomaterials and Biopathways, Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310027, China
2 Qiushi Academy for Advanced Studies, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310027, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0509-9

Nano Research 2014, 7(10): 1404每1428

Address correspondence to rtang@zju.edu.cn

Nanomodification of living organisms by biomimetic mineralization can create novel living每mineral complexes with external shells or internal scaffolds, promising great potential in biological storage, protection, functionalization and drug delivery.

    

Composites of graphene and encapsulated silicon for practically viable high-performance lithium-ion batteries

Xin Zhao (*), Minjie Li, Kuo-Hsin Chang, and Yu-Ming Lin (*)

Bluestone Global Tech, 169 Myers Corners Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0463-6

Nano Research 2014, 7(10): 1429每1438

Address correspondence to Xin Zhao, vacxzhao@gmail.com; Yu-Ming Lin, yuminglin@live.com

By encapsulating silicon particles via in situ polymerization and carbonization of phloroglucinol每formaldehyde gel, followed by incorporation of graphene sheets, a high-performance Si composite anode has been fabricated and demonstrated in half cell and full cell configurations, showing excellent capacity and stability for advanced lithium-ion batteries.

    

Hollow mesoporous Ia3d silica nanospheres with single- unit-cell-thick shell: Spontaneous formation and drug delivery application

Nienchu Lai1, Chihyu Lin1, Peihsin Ku1, Lilin Chang1, Kaiwei Liao1, Wunting Lin1, and Chiamin Yang1,2 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan, China 2 Frontier Research Center on Fundamental and Applied Sciences of Matters, Tsinghua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0503-2

Nano Research 2014, 7(10): 1439每1448

Address correspondence to cmyang@mx.nthu.edu.tw

A direct synthesis of uniform hollow nanospheres composed of a thin mesoporous silica shell with cubic Ia3d structure has been discovered. The material exhibits high loading capacity and fast biodegradation through fragmentation and is promising for drug delivery and other biomedical applications.

    

Fabrication of high-quality all-graphene devices with low contact resistances

Rong Yang1,∫, Shuang Wu1,∫, Duoming Wang1, Guibai Xie1, Meng Cheng1, Guole Wang1, Wei Yang1, Peng Chen1, Dongxia Shi1, and Guangyu Zhang1,2 (*)

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100190, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0504-1

Nano Research 2014, 7(10): 1449每1456

Address correspondence to gyzhang@iphy.ac.cn

High quality all-graphene devices have been fabricated through a clean defect-assisted layer-by-layer thinning technique. The contact resistance at room temperature (RT) between graphene channel and multilayer graphene electrode can be as low as ~5 次﹞米m.

    

In situ generated thrombin in the protein corona of zeolites: Relevance of the functional proteins to its biological impact

Yunlong Li1, Xiaofeng Liao1, Xiaoxi Zhang2, Guicen Ma1, Shuai Zuo2, Liping Xiao1, Galen D. Stucky3, Zhugang Wang4, Xian Chen2,5, Xiaoqiang Shang1, and Jie Fan1 (*)

1 Key Lab of Applied Chemistry of Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
3 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
4 Department of Medical Genetics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China
5 Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0505-0

Nano Research 2014, 7(10): 1457每1465

Address correspondence to jfan@zju.edu.cn

We show that the in situ generated thrombin in the protein corona of a Ca-zeolite surface displays a calcium-dependent, unusually high (~3,000 NIH U/mg) procoagulant activity, which is regulated by both the inorganic surface and cations.

    

SnSb@carbon nanocable anchored on graphene sheets for sodium ion batteries

Li Li1, Kuok Hau Seng1, Dan Li1, Yongyao Xia2, Hua Kun Liu1, and Zaiping Guo1,3 (*)

1 Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, North Wollongong, NSW 2500, Australia
2 Department of Chemistry, Institute of New Energy, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438, China
3 School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0506-z

Nano Research 2014, 7(10): 1466每1476

Address correspondence to zaiping_guo@uow.edu.au

SnSb alloys with an optimal core/shell structure exhibits high reversible capacity in the selected electrolyte in sodium ion batteries.

    

Three-dimensional porous graphene sponges assembled with the combination of surfactant and freeze-drying

Rujing Zhang1, Yachang Cao1, Peixu Li2, Xiaobei Zang1, Pengzhan Sun1, Kunlin Wang1, Minlin Zhong1, Jinquan Wei1, Dehai Wu2, Feiyu Kang1,3, and Hongwei Zhu1,3,4 (*)

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Key Laboratory of Materials Processing Technology of MOE, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Advanced Materials Institute, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
4 Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0508-x

Nano Research 2014, 7(10): 1477每1487

Address correspondence to hongweizhu@tsinghua.edu.cn

Three-dimensional hierarchical porous graphene sponges have been prepared with the combination of surfactant and freeze-drying.

    

Dual functional transparent film for proximity and pressure sensing

Bo Zhang1,∫, Zemin Xiang1,∫, Siwei Zhu1, Qiyi Hu1, Yuanzhi Cao1, Junwen Zhong1, Qize Zhong1, Bo Wang1,2, Yunsheng Fang1, Bin Hu1 (*), Jun Zhou1, and Zhonglin Wang3

1 Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO), School of Optical and Electronic Information, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan 430074, China
2 Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Luoyang Institute of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471023, China
3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0245, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0510-3

Nano Research 2014, 7(10): 1488每1496

Address correspondence to Bin Hu, bin.hu@hust.edu.cn

A dual functional transparent film using a silver nanowire network as the electrode integrates proximity and pressure sensing in one device with fast response, high stability and high reversibility, and the good isolation of each pixel can realize accurate spatial sensing and location identification.

    

Bi2WO6 quantum dot-intercalated ultrathin montmo- rillonite nanostructure and its enhanced photocatalytic performance

Songmei Sun1, Wenzhong Wang1 (*), Dong Jiang1, Ling Zhang1, Xiaoman Li1, Yali Zheng1, and Qi An2

1 State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, China
2 Materials and Process Simulation Center, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0511-2

Nano Research 2014, 7(10): 1497每1506

Address correspondence to wzwang@mail.sic.ac.cn

Bi2WO6 quantum dot-intercalated ultrathin montmorillonite has been fabricated via a facile one-pot hydrothermal synthesis method. Intercalation of Bi2WO6 quantum dots in the ultrathin nanostructure greatly enhanced their solar-light-driven photocatalytic performance in contaminant degradation and water oxidation by suppressing the electron每hole recombination process.

    

Magnetic transitions in graphene derivatives

Pengzhan Sun1, Kunlin Wang1, Jinquan Wei1, Minlin Zhong1, Dehai Wu2, and Hongwei Zhu1,3 (*)

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Key Laboratory of Materials Processing Technology of MOE, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0512-1

Nano Research 2014, 7(10): 1507每1518

Address correspondence to hongweizhu@tsinghua.edu.cn

Diamagnetism, paramagnetism and ferromagnetism can coexist in graphene derivatives and magnetic transitions among the three aspects can be achieved depending on edge states, vacancies, chemical doping and the attached functional groups.

    

Architecture of PtFe/C catalyst with high activity and durability for oxygen reduction reaction

Jiayuan Li1,2, Guoxiong Wang1 (*), Jing Wang1,2, Shu Miao3, Mingming Wei1,2, Fan Yang1, Liang Yu1, and Xinhe Bao1,3 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian, 116023, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100039, China
3 Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, 116023, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0513-0

Nano Research 2014, 7(10): 1519每1527

Address correspondence to Guoxiong Wang, wanggx@dicp.ac.cn; Xinhe Bao, xhbao@dicp.ac.cn

Highly dispersed surface iron species are stable in acidic media in an electrochemical environment. A PtFe/C catalyst prepared by impregnation and high-temperature reduction followed by acidleaching (PtFe/C-acid) exhibits a Pt3Fe@Pt每FeOx architecture, and shows a higher activity and comparable durability for the oxygen reduction reaction when compared with a Pt/C catalyst.

    

Self-assembly of nitrogen-doped TiO2 with exposed {001} facets on a graphene scaffold as photo-active hybrid nanostructures for reduction of carbon dioxide to methane

Wee-Jun Ong1, Lling-Lling Tan1, Siang-Piao Chai1 (*), Siek-Ting Yong1, and Abdul Rahman Mohamed2

1 Low Carbon Economy (LCE) Group, Chemical Engineering Discipline, School of Engineering, Monash University, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, 46150 Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia
2 Low Carbon Economy (LCE) Group, School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, Seri Ampangan, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0514-z

Nano Research 2014, 7(10): 1528每1547

Address correspondence to chai.siang.piao@monash.edu

Nitrogen-doped TiO2每graphene (N每TiO2-001/GR) nanocomposites exhibited excellent photocatalytic performance for reduction of CO2 to CH4 under visible light irradiation owing to the effective charge anti-recombination of graphene and high catalytic activity of {001} facets.

    

Rayleigh scattering studies on inter-layer interactions in structure-defined individual double-wall carbon nanotubes

Sihan Zhao1, Tomoya Kitagawa1, Yuhei Miyauchi2,3, Kazunari Matsuda2, Hisanori Shinohara1 (*), and Ryo Kitaura1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry & Institute for Advanced Research, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8602, Japan
2 Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
3 Japan Science and Technology Agency, PRESTO, Saitama 332-0012, Japan

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0515-y

Nano Research 2014, 7(10): 1548每1555

Address correspondence to Hisanori Shinohara, noris@nagoya-u.jp; Ryo Kitaura, r.kitaura@nagoya-u.jp

We address the issue of the effect of inter-layer coupling on the electronic structures in one-dimensional systems by systematically investigating the optical transitions of individual structure-defined double-wall carbon nanotubes (DWCNTs). Our results reveal that the intrinsic inter-layer coupling effect is sufficiently strong to alter the electronic and optical properties of DWCNTs.

    

Electronic structure, optical properties, and lattice dynamics in atomically thin indium selenide flakes

Juan F. S芍nchez-Royo1 (*), Guillermo Muñoz-Matutano1,†, Mauro Brotons-Gisbert1, Juan P. Mart赤nez- Pastor1 (*), Alfredo Segura1,2, Andr谷s Cantarero1, Rafael Mata1, Josep Canet-Ferrer1, Gerard Tobias3, Enric Canadell3, Jose Marqu谷s-Hueso4, and Brian D. Gerardot4

1 ICMUV, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales, Universidad de Valencia, P.O. Box 22085, 46071 Valencia, Spain
2 MALTA-Consolider Team, Institut de Ci豕ncia dels Materials-Dpto. de F赤sica Aplicada, Universitat de Val豕ncia, E-46100 Burjassot (Val豕ncia), Spain
3 Institut de Ci豕ncia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Campus de la UAB, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
4 Institute of Photonics and Quantum Science, SUPA, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK
Present address: Optics and Quantum Communications group, ITEAM, UPV, Valencia, Spain

DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0516-x

Nano Research 2014, 7(10): 1556每1568

Address correspondence to Juan F. S芍nchez-Royo, Juan.F.Sanchez@uv.es; Juan P. Mart赤nez-Pastor, Juan.Mtnez.Pastor@uv.es

We show that quantum size confinement tunes the dimensionality of the lattice dynamics, optical and electronic properties of atomically thin InSe flakes prepared by micromechanical cleavage. Reported results are promising from the point of view of the versatility of this material for optoelectronic applications.

    

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