Volume 8

Issue 05,2015

(30 articles)


Jayeeta Bhaumik1 (*), Amit Kumar Mittal1, Avik Banerjee2, Yusuf Chisti3, and Uttam Chand Banerjee1 (*)

Phototheranostic agents are used for in vivo imaging and photo- dynamic therapy (PDT) of diseases such as cancer. Phototheranostic agents are a single nanoentity having the capabilities for optical imaging, drug targeting and light-mediated activation of photo- sensitizer compounds. Phototheranostic nanoagents and their uses in PDT are reviewed.
2015, 8(5): 1373–1394

William McSweeney1,2,3,4, Hugh Geaney1,4, and Colm O’Dwyer1,4 (*)

This review presents an overview of metal-assisted chemical etching of silicon and nanoscale silicon materials used as Li-ion battery anodes, and the influence of silicon characteristics on the response to reversible lithiation.
2015, 8(5): 1395–1442

Guo Zhi Jia1,2, Wen Kai Lou1, Fang Cheng3, Xiong Long Wang4, Jiang Hong Yao4, Ning Dai5, Hai Qing Lin6, and Kai Chang1 (*)

Water-dispersed CdSe/Bi2Se3 core/shell quantum dots have been synthesized by a cation exchange reaction and shown to have excellent photothermal conversion efficiency and near-infrared photostability.
2015, 8(5): 1443–1453

Daniel Raichman, David A. Strawser, and Jean-Paul Lellouche (*)

Efficient polycarboxylation of surface shell S atoms of WS2 inorganic nanotubes (INT-WS2) by a modified, acidic, highly electrophilic Vilsmeier–Haack (VH) reagent is described.
2015, 8(5): 1454–1463

Chang-Heum Jo1, Dae-Hyun Cho1, Hyung-Joo Noh3, Hithshi Yashiro2, Yang-Kook Sun3 (*), and Seung Taek Myung1 (*)

Modification of the surface of the Ni-rich material Li[Ni0.6Co0.2Mn0.2]O2 by H3PO4 induces the formation of a Li3PO4 nanolayer by reaction with residual LiOH and Li2CO3 on the surface, so that the amounts of residual lithium compounds are significantly reduced, and this solves the problem considered as one of the main causes of degradation during electrochemical cycling. In addition, the formed Li3PO4 surface layer has multi-functions such as absorption of water in the electrolyte that lowers the HF level, HF scavenging, and protection of the active materials from deleterious side reactions with the electrolyte.
2015, 8(5): 1464–1479

Jun Gu1,§, Guangxu Lan1,§, Yingying Jiang2,§, Yanshuang Xu1, Wei Zhu1, Chuanhong Jin2, and Yawen Zhang1 (*)

Shaped Pt–Ni nanocrystals directly prepared through co-reduction of metal salts in water show an atomic layered Pt-enriched shell with tunable thickness and exhibited high oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) performance by virtue of the modulation of oxophilicity of the Pt atoms on the nanocrystal surfaces.
2015, 8(5): 1480–1496

Jianwen Liang, Xiaona Li, Yongchun Zhu (*), Cong Guo, and Yitai Qian(*)

A large-scale hydrothermal synthetic strategy for the synthesis of porous silicon nanospheres from industrial silica sol at 180 ° C has been developed. The hydrothermal synthetic route reported here is relatively simple and low-cost, and the as-prepared porous silicon nanospheres anode delivers a high reversible specific capacity and significantly cycling stability.
2015, 8(5): 1497–1504

Mohammad-Ali Shahbazi1 (*), Neha Shrestha1, Ermei Mkil1,2, Francisca Araújo1,3,4, Alexandra Correia1, Tomás Ramos5
, Bruno Sarmento3,6, Jarno Salonen2, Jouni Hirvonen1, and Hélder A. Santos1 (*)

Porous silicon nanoparticles loaded with sorafenib and surface functionalized with CD326 antibody are able to target breast cancer cells for site specific drug release and synergistically activate im- munotherapeutic pathways, such as cytokine secretion and antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity for further anticancer effects.
2015, 8(5): 1505–1521

Meng Zhang1, Richard C. T. Howe2, Robert I. Woodward1, Edmund J. R. Kelleher1, Felice Torrisi2, Guohua Hu2, Sergei V. Popov1, J. Roy Taylor1, and Tawfique Hasan2 (*)

We fabricate a free-standing molybdenum disulfide (MoS2)–polymer composite by liquid phase exfoliation of chemically pristine MoS2 crystals. This composite is used to demonstrate a wideband tunable, ultrafast mode-locked fiber laser with stable, picosecond pulses, tunable from 1,535 nm to 1,565 nm.
2015, 8(5): 1522–1534

Shiro Entani1(*), Liubov Yu. Antipina2,3, Pavel V. Avramov1,4, Manabu Ohtomo1, Yoshihiro Matsumoto1, Norie Hirao5, Iwao Shimoyama5, Hiroshi Naramoto1, Yuji Baba5, Pavel B. Sorokin1,2,6 (*) and Seiji Sakai1

Features of the atomic structure and electronic properties of single- layer graphene directly grown on α-Al2O3(0001) are successfully revealed both experimentally and theoretically. The vertical distance between graphene and α-Al2O3(0001) is determined to be 2.6 Å, which is remarkably small compared with what is expected for van der Waals interactions, reflecting the strong interfacial interactions.
2015, 8(5): 1535–1545