Volume 8

Issue 11,2015

(31 articles)


Lei Mei1,§, Guizhi Zhu1,2,§, Liping Qiu1,2, Cuichen Wu2, Huapei Chen1, Hao Liang1, Sena Cansiz2, Yifan Lv1, Xiaobing Zhang1 (*), and Weihong Tan1,2 (*)

Self-assembled multifunctional DNA nanoflowers were used for targeted drug delivery to both chemosensitive and multidrug-resistant (MDR) cancer cells and to circumvent multidrug resistance in both leukemia and breast cancer cell models.
2015, 8(11): 3447–3460

Guangyuan Ren1,2, Yunan Li1, Zhaoyan Guo1, Guozheng Xiao1, Ying Zhu1 (*), Liming Dai3 (*), and Lei Jiang1

By one-step in-situ ball milling of graphite, pyrrole, and cobalt salt without resorting to high-temperature annealing, Co3O4-polypyrrole coupled with graphene nanosheet (Co3O4-PPy/GN) complexes as oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) electrocatalysts were fabricated. The Co3O4-PPy/GN showed efficient ORR performances, good durability, methanol tolerance, and anti-CO-poisoning effects, which is of great significance for the design and development of advanced non-precious metal electrocatalysts.
2015, 8(11): 3461–3471

Bingquan Xia1, Kang Chen1, Wei Luo1,2 (*), and Gongzhen Cheng1

Nitrogen-doped porous carbon (NPC) derived from metal–organic frameworks (ZIF-8) has been utilized to support bimetallic NiRh nanoparticles (NPs) as an efficient catalyst for hydrogen generation from hydrazine. The NiRh NPs supported on NPC derived from carbonized ZIF-8 at 900 ℃ exhibit the highest catalytic activity and 100% hydrogen selectivity.
2015, 8(11): 3472–3479

Melanie Gauvin1,2,§, Nailiang Yang1,2,§, Zhijie Yang1,2, Imad Arfaoui1,2, and Marie-Paule Pileni1,2,3 (*)

Orientational alignment of self-assembled nanoparticles controlled by their nanocrystallinity induces varied mechanical properties of supracrystals.
2015, 8(11): 3480–3487

Xun Yuan§, Nirmal Goswami§, Ivan Mathews, Yong Yu, and Jianping Xie (*)

A strategy based on ligand-shell engineering is developed to efficiently improve the stability of thiolate-protected Au nanoclusters (NCs). In addition, the synthesis of bi-thiolate-protected Au NCs with a precise ligand composition is realized using this strategy.
2015, 8(11): 3488–3495

Jingyu Sun1, Yubin Chen1, Xin Cai3, Bangjun Ma1, Zhaolong Chen1, Manish Kr. Priydarshi1, Ke Chen1, Teng Gao1,, Xiuju Song1, Qingqing Ji1, Xuefeng Guo1, Dechun Zou3, Yanfeng Zhang1,2 (*), and Zhongfan Liu1 (*)

Direct low-temperature growth of graphene on various glasses was achieved for the first time. Such uniform graphene/glass showed great potential in the fabrication of multi-functional, cost-effective electrodes for versatile applications in solar cells, transparent electronics, and smart windows.
2015, 8(10): 3496–3504

Ruilin Xu1, Juan Liu1, Feng Chen1, Nianhua Liu1,2, Yingxiang Cai1, Xiaoqing Liu1, Xin Song1,3, Mingdong Dong3 (*), and Li Wang1,2 (*)

Chiral recognition processes of phthalocyanine (Pc) molecules on a Cu(100) surface were recorded at a molecular level. Such molecular recognition follows the lock–key rule and is mainly driven by van der Walls interactions among the chiral molecules.
2015, 8(11): 3505–3511

Gabriela Carja1 (*), Elena Florentina Grosu1, Catalina Petrarean2, and Norica Nichita2

Highly efficient antiviral effect and good cytocompatibility of selfassemblies of gold/layered double hydroxide nanoparticles are demonstrated for the first time, revealing the high potential of these nanocomposites to be tailored as novel bioactive therapeutics for the treatment of hepatitis B.
2015, 8(11): 3512–3523

Qiong Liu1, Fangli Wu1, Fengren Cao1, Lei Chen2, Xinjian Xie2, Weichao Wang2, Wei Tian1 (*), and Liang Li1 (*)

Three-dimensional (3D) ZnIn2S4 nanosheet/TiO2/Si nanowire multijunction arrays as efficient photoanodes have been fabricated for highly improved photoelectrochemical water splitting.
2015, 8(11): 3524–3534

Zhiyang Lyu, Lijun Yang, Dan Xu, Jin Zhao, Hongwei Lai, Yufei Jiang, Qiang Wu, Yi Li, Xizhang Wang (*), and Zheng Hu (*)

The unique structure of hierarchical carbon nanocages greatly favors electrolyte penetration, ion diffusion, electron conduction, and structural stability, resulting in a high rate capability and excellent cyclability for Li and Na storage.
2015, 8(11): 3535–3543