Volume 8

Issue 02,2015

(30 articles)


Hua-Jun Qiu, Li Liu, Yan-Ping Mu, Hui-Juan Zhang, and Yu Wang (*)

Recent developments in the designed synthesis of various cobalt- oxide-based nanomaterials for Li-ion battery are summarized, including one-dimensional nanowires, two-dimensional nanosheets, three-dimensional spheres, and hybrids with carbon and other metal oxides.
2015, 8(2): 321–339

Xuejiao Song, Qian Chen, and Zhuang Liu (*)

This mini-review article summarizes the latest advances in the development of various organic nano-agents for applications in photothermal cancer treatment, and discusses future perspectives for this rapidly progressing direction.
2015, 8(2): 340–354

Shoujun Zhu, Yubin Song, Xiaohuan Zhao, Jieren Shao, Junhu Zhang, and Bai Yang (*)

Four reasonable PL mechanisms for carbon dots (graphene quantum dots, carbon nanodots, and polymer dots) have been confirmed: the carbon-core, surface, and molecule states and the crosslink- enhanced emission (CEE) effect.
2015, 8(2): 355–381

Wei Tian (*), Hao Lu, and Liang Li (*)

This review presents a comprehensive summary of the latest literature on several key 1D metal oxide nanostructure-based photodetectors, and their photoresponse characteristics in the UV spectral range.
2015, 8(2): 382–405

Yinghui Sun1,3, Lin Jiang2 (*), Liubiao Zhong2, Yueyue Jiang3, and Xiaodong Chen3 (*)

Tuning the dielectric function of the surrounding medium—liquid crystals, polymers, photochromic molecules, or inorganic materials— is an effective approach to actively control the plasmonic response in real time.
2015, 8(2): 406–417

Li Li1,2, Linping Hu1,2, Jin Li1, and Zidong Wei1,2 (*)

This review highlights the recent advances in using novel carbon nanomaterials, noncarbon support materials, and hybrid supports to enhance the long-term durability of electrocatalysts.
2015, 8(2): 418–440

Wenhui Wang1,2, Junnan Gu2, Ting He2, Yangbin Shen2, Shaobo Xi2, Lei Tian2, Feifei Li2, Haoyuan Li2, Liuming Yan1, and Xiaochun Zhou2 (*)

Optical super-resolution microscopy (SRM) has been developed to achieve a high resolution of one to tens of nanometers. This review presents the details of the technique and its applications in nano-catalysis.
2015, 8(2): 441–455

Zhigang Yin1,2, Qingdong Zheng1 (*), Shan-Ci Chen1, Jiaxin Li1, Dongdong Cai1, Yunlong Ma1, and Jiajun Wei1,2

Hybrid poly(ethylene glycol)–titanium oxide (PEG–TiOx) films have been solution-processed, offering a novel and universal platform cathode buffer layer for high-efficiency and stable polymer solar cells.
2015, 8(2): 456–468

Lingjun Kong1, Zhiyu Ren1 (*) , Nannan Zheng2, Shichao Du1, Jun Wu1, Jingling Tang2, and Honggang Fu1(*)

Interconnected 1D Co3O4 nanowires, assembled with small nanoparticles, have been designed and synthesized on reduced graphene oxide via a simple solvothermal method. Owing to the synergistic effects of abundant active sites, the oriented transmission of electrons, and the unimpeded pathways for matter diffusion, the hybrids exhibit excellent enzymeless H2O2 detection performance, and can be used in the monitoring H2O2 generated from liver cancer HepG2 cells.
2015, 8(2): 469–480

Qinyou An§, Pengfei Zhang§, Fangyu Xiong§, Qiulong Wei, Jinzhi Sheng, Qinqin Wang, and Liqiang Mai (*)

Three-dimensional (3D) porous vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) hierarchical octahedrons with adjustable pore architectures are synthesized by facile solvothermal method followed by annealing in air. The 3D channels facilitate the kinetics of lithium-ion diffusion and improve the V2O5 to achieve the excellent cycleability as a cathode material for lithium batteries.
2015, 8(2): 481–490