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Nanoscience in the era of global science and global change〞Cooperative, quantitative, and focused on benefit to humanity

A. Paul Alivisatos (*)

Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-0990-4

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):1每2

Address correspondence to alivis@berkeley.edu

    

TiO2 nanosheets with exposed {001} facets for photocatalytic applications

Chimmikuttanda Ponnappa Sajan1, Swelm Wageh2,3, Ahmed. A. Al-Ghamdi2, Jiaguo Yu1,2 (*), and Shaowen Cao1(*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan
430070, China
2 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
3 Physics and Engineering Mathematics Department, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Menoufia University, Menouf 32952, Egypt

 

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0919-3

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):3每27

Address correspondence to Jiaguo Yu, jiaguoyu@yahoo.com; Shaowen Cao, swcao@whut.edu.cn

This review summarizes the recent progress in the preparation, modification, and photocatalytic applications of TiO2 with exposed {001} facets.

    

A mini review on nickel-based electrocatalysts for alkaline hydrogen evolution reaction

Ming Gong1, Di-Yan Wang2, Chia-Chun Chen2,3 (*), Bing-Joe Hwang4 (*), and Hongjie Dai1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
2 Department of Chemistry, ※National Taiwan Normal University§, Taipei 11677, Taiwan, China
3 Institute of Atomic and Molecular Science, ※Academia Sinica§, Taipei 10617, Taiwan, China
4 Department of Chemical Engineering, ※National Taiwan University of Science and Technology§, Taipei 10607, Taiwan, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0965-x

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):28每46

Address correspondence to Bing-Joe Hwang, bjh@mail.ntust.edu.tw; Chia-Chun Chen, cjchen@ntnu.edu.tw; Hongjie Dai, hdai@stanford.edu

The review summarizes earlier studies and recent progress on Ni-based electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction in alkaline media.

    

Cooperative effects at the interface of nanocrystalline metal每organic frameworks

Bunyarat Rungtaweevoranit (*), Yingbo Zhao (*), Kyung Min Choi, and Omar M. Yaghi (*)

Department of Chemistry, University of California-Berkeley; Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0970-0

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):47每58

Address correspondence to Bunyarat Rungtaweevoranit, bunyaratr@berkeley.edu; Yingbo Zhao, zhaoyybb@berkeley.edu; Omar M. Yaghi, yaghi@berkeley.edu

In this review, we present the strategies for introducing cooperative effects at the interface of nanocrystalline metal每organic frameworks (MOFs).

    

Biomimetic smart nanochannels for power harvesting

Ganhua Xie1, Liping Wen2 (*), and Lei Jiang1,2 (*)

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Green Printing, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 Laboratory of Bioinspired Smart Interfacial Science, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-0993-1

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):59每71

Address correspondence to Liping Wen, wen@mail.ipc.ac.cn; Lei Jiang, jianglei@iccas.ac.cn

Inspired from nature, scientists have developed numerous biomimetic-smart-nanochannels-based materials for harvesting clean energy, which has become a promising field in the background of energy crisis.

    

Two-dimensional layered material/silicon heterojunctions for energy and optoelectronic applications

Yuming Wang, Ke Ding, Baoquan Sun, Shuit-Tong Lee (*), and Jiansheng Jie (*)

Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology (NANO-CIC), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials & Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1003-3

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):72每93

Address correspondence to Jiansheng Jie, jsjie@suda.edu.cn; Shuit-Tong Lee, apannale@suda.edu.cn

Recent advances of photovoltaics and photodetectors based on two-dimensional (2D) layered material/silicon heterojunctions are discussed and summarized.

    

Chemical routes toward long-lasting lithium/sulfur cells

Meinan Liu1, Fangmin Ye1, Wanfei Li1, Hongfei Li2, and Yuegang Zhang1,2 (*)

1 i-Lab, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123, China
2 Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1027-8

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):94每116

Address correspondence to ygzhang2012@sinano.ac.cn

Polysulfides can be efficiently trapped by functional groups (O每, B每, N每, S每) in the electrode materials or on separator through chemical bond formation.

    

Thermoelectric properties of solution-synthesized n-type Bi2Te3 nanocomposites modulated by Se: An experimental and theoretical study

Haiyu Fang1,†, Je-Hyeong Bahk2,‡, Tianli Feng3, Zhe Cheng4, Amr M. S. Mohammed2, Xinwei Wang4, Xiulin Ruan3, Ali Shakouri2, and Yue Wu5 (*)

1 School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
2 Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
3 School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
4 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
5 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Present address: Materials Research Laboratory, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
Present address: Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0892-x

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):117每127

Address correspondence to yuewu@iastate.edu

The thermoelectric properties of Se-doped Bi2Te3 nanostructured pellets prepared from hot-pressed solution-grown nanowires are investigated. It is found that Se doping significantly enhances the thermoelectric figure of merit (ZT) by optimizing carrier con-centration and reducing thermal conductivity. Theoretical calculation results show that further improvement of ZT relies on the simultaneous optimization of carrier concentration and mobility of the nanostructured pellets.

    

Carbon-supported and nanosheet-assembled vanadium oxide microspheres for stable lithium-ion battery anodes

Chaojiang Niu, Meng Huang, Peiyao Wang, Jiashen Meng, Xiong Liu, Xuanpeng Wang, Kangning Zhao, Yang Yu, Yuzhu Wu, Chao Lin, and Liqiang Mai (*)

State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0896-6

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):128每138

Address correspondence to mlq518@whut.edu.cn

3D carbon-supported amorphous vanadium oxide microspheres and crystalline V2O3 microspheres assembled with ultrathin nanosheets, exhibiting excellent high-rate and long-life performances, are demonstrated as promising lithium-ion battery anodes.

    

Near-infrared light-activated cancer cell targeting and drug delivery with aptamer-modified nanostructures

Yu Yang1, Jingjing Liu2, Xiaoqi Sun2, Liangzhu Feng2, Wenwen Zhu2, Zhuang Liu2 (*), and Meiwan Chen1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Avenida da
Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
2 Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials Laboratory (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China

 

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0898-4

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):139每148

Address correspondence to Zhuang Liu, zliu828@gmail.com, zliu@suda.edu.cn; Meiwan Chen, MWChen@umac.mo

Gold nanorods and single-walled carbon nanotubes, as two model systems, have demonstrated excellent near-infrared (NIR)-light activated specific cancer cell binding and drug delivery via modification of NIR-absorbing nanodrug carriers with ssDNA caged aptamers; these can be dehybridized under NIR laser irradiation and they can regain their structure and cell-binding ability. These NIR-activable cancer-targeted drug delivery systems show a dualtargeting capability, which is realized by exploiting the intrinsic cancer-cell binding ability of aptamers as well as spatially/temporally controllable laser irradiation (e.g., focusing the laser on the tumor at the best treatment time); this is promising for further reduction of non-specific toxicity to normal tissues and enhanced treatment selectivity against tumor cells.

    

In situ development of highly concave and composition-confined PtNi octahedra with high oxygen reduction reaction activity and durability

Enbo Zhu1, Yongjia Li1, Chin-Yi Chiu1, Xiaoqing Huang1, Mufan Li2, Zipeng Zhao1, Yuan Liu1, Xiangfeng Duan2,3, and Yu Huang1,3 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
2 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
3 California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0927-3

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):149每157

Address correspondence to yhuang@seas.ucla.edu

Single-crystal PtNi octahedra with in situ-developed highly concave features and self-confined composition with high activity and durability for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) are reported.

    

Encapsulation of metal layers within metal每organic frameworks as hybrid thin films for selective catalysis

Zhiling Xu1,2, Weina Zhang1, Jiena Weng1, Wei Huang1 (*), Danbi Tian2 (*), and Fengwei Huo1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Flexible Electronics (KLOFE) & Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials (SICAM), Nanjing Tech University (Nanjing Tech), 30 South Puzhu Road, Nanjing 211816, China
2 College of Science, Nanjing Tech University, 30 South Puzhu Road, Nanjing 211816, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0967-8

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):158每164

Address correspondence to Wei Huang, iamwhuang@njtech.edu.cn; Danbi Tian, danbi@njtech.edu.cn; Fengwei Huo, iamfwhuo@njtech.edu.cn

Metal layer/metal每organic framework (metal/MOF) hybrid thin films with high flexibility and tunability are fabricated by alternately growing MOF thin films and sputter-coating metal layers. The metal/MOF hybrid thin films, with well-defined sandwich structures, exhibit excellent selective catalytic activity derived from the MOFs acting as a molecular sieve and the metal layers providing active sites.

    

Hollow TiO2每X porous microspheres composed of well-crystalline nanocrystals for high-performance lithium-ion batteries

Chun Wang1,∫, Faxing Wang1,∫, Yujuan Zhao1, Yuhui Li1, Qin Yue1, Yupu Liu1, Yong Liu1, Ahmed A. Elzatahry2, Abdullah Al-Enizi3, Yuping Wu1, Yonghui Deng1 (*), and Dongyuan Zhao1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Shanghai Key Lab of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, iChEM and State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
2 Materials Science and Technology Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University, P.O. Box 2713, Doha, Qatar
3 Department of Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0976-7

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):165每173

Address correspondence to Dongyuan Zhao, dyzhao@fudan.edu.cn; Yonghui Deng, yhdeng@fudan.edu.cn

Uniform hollow TiO2每X porous microspheres composed of highly crystalline nanocrystals with robust walls have been successfully synthesized by a facile sol-gel template-assisted approach, and demonstrated as superior anode materials for LIBs.

    

Molecular dynamics simulations of the electric double layer capacitance of graphene electrodes in mono-valent aqueous electrolytes

Gengping Jiang2,3, Chi Cheng2,3, Dan Li2,3 (*), and Jefferson Zhe Liu1,3 (*)

1 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia
3 Monash Center for Atomically Thin Materials, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0978-5

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):174每186

Address correspondence to Jefferson Zhe Liu, zhe.liu@monash.edu; Dan Li, dan.li2@monash.edu

By comparing different monovalent electrolyte, the ionic type dependent electrical double layer (EDL) structures were identified on graphene electrode surfaces and the water solvent was found to play a critical role in determining capacitance of the supercapacitors.

    

A facile ※ship-in-a-bottle§ approach to construct nanorattles based on upconverting lanthanide-doped fluorides

Shan Lu, Datao Tu, Xingjun Li, Renfu Li, and Xueyuan Chen (*)

Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials Chemistry and Physics, and State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0979-4

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):187每197

Address correspondence to xchen@fjirsm.ac.cn

Upconverting luminescent (UCL) nanorattles based on lanthanide-doped fluorides were synthesized by a novel ※ship-in-a-bottle§ strategy and were demonstrated for the application in UCL-monitoring of drug release.

    

Facile synthesis and electrochemical sodium storage of CoS2 micro/nano-structures

Xue Liu1, Kai Zhang1, Kaixiang Lei1, Fujun Li1, Zhanliang Tao1, and Jun Chen1,2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education), Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-0981-5

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):198每206

Address correspondence to chenabc@nankai.edu.cn

CoS2 with micro/nano-structures, which are synthesized via facile hydrothermal/solvothermal routes, have demonstrated promising performance as the anode of sodium ion batteries.

    

Controlled synthesis of porous spinel cobalt manganese oxides as efficient oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalysts

Hongchao Yang1,2,∫, Feng Hu2,∫, Yejun Zhang2, Liyi Shi1, and Qiangbin Wang2 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Shanghai University, 99 Shang-Da Road, Shanghai 200444, China
2 Key Laboratory of Nano-Bio Interface, Division of Nanobiomedicine and i-Lab, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-0982-4

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):207每213

Address correspondence to qbwang2008@sinano.ac.cn

We report a facile method to synthesize porous spinel cobalt manganese oxides with tunable morphologies, chemical compositions, and crystalline phases as efficient oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalyst along with superior durability.

    

Facile construction of carbon dots via acid catalytic hydrothermal method and their application for target imaging of cancer cells

Zhenggang Wang1,∫, Boshi Fu1,∫, Siwei Zou1, Bo Duan1, Chunyu Chang1, Bai Yang2, Xiang Zhou1 (*), and Lina Zhang1 (*)

1 College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-0992-2

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):214每223

Address correspondence to Lina Zhang, zhangln@whu.edu.cn; Xiang Zhou, xzhou@whu.edu.cn

Fast method to synthesize carbon dots for cancer cells* target imaging was developed.

    

Nonlinear infrared plasmonic waveguide arrays

Alessandro Salandrino1,†, Yuan Wang1, and Xiang Zhang1,2 (*)

1 NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC), University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
2 Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Present address: EECS Department, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-0994-0

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):224每229

Address correspondence to xzhang@me.berkeley.edu

The large negative permittivity of noble metals in the infrared region prevents the possibility of highly confined plasmons. We theoretically propose and numerically demonstrate that such limitation can be overcome by exploiting inter-element coupling effects in a plasmonic waveguide array, leading to significantly enhanced nonlinear optical interactions.

    

Confined growth of Li4Ti5O12 nanoparticles in nitrogen-doped mesoporous graphene fibers for high-performance lithium-ion battery anodes

Xilai Jia1, Yunfeng Lu3 (*), and Fei Wei2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum, Beijing 102249, China
2 Beijing Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Reaction Engineering and Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1001-5

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):230每239

Address correspondence to Fei Wei, wf-dce@tsinghua.edu.cn; Yunfeng Lu, luucla@ucla.edu

Hierarchically structured lithium titanate/nitrogen-doped mesoporous graphene fiber nanocomposites were synthesized through a confined-growth strategy for high-performance electrode materials of lithium ion batteries.

    

Three-dimensional graphene framework with ultra-high sulfur content for a robust lithium每sulfur battery

Benjamin Papandrea1,∫, Xu Xu1,2,∫, Yuxi Xu1, Chih-Yen Chen3, Zhaoyang Lin1, Gongming Wang1, Yanzhu Luo2,  Matthew Liu3,Yu Huang3,4, Liqiang Mai2 (*), and Xiangfeng Duan1,4 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
2 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
3 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
4 California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1005-1

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):240每248

Address correspondence to Xiangfeng Duan, xduan@chem.ucla.edu; Liqiang Mai, mlq518@whut.edu.cn

A free-standing mechanically strong 3D graphene每sulfur composite with high sulfur content (90%) is used to create lithium每sulfur battery cathode with a record-high capacity when normalized by the total mass of the electrode.

    

Bioinspired synthesis of CVD graphene flakes and graphene-supported molybdenum sulfide catalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction

Ke Chen1,2,∫, Cong Li1,3,∫, Zhaolong Chen1, Liurong Shi1, Sathish Reddy1, Huan Meng1, Qingqing Ji1, Yanfeng Zhang1,3 (*), and Zhongfan Liu1 (*)

1 Center for Nanochemistry (CNC), Beijing Science and Engineering Center for Low Dimensional Carbon Materials, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Key Laboratory for Special Functional Materials of Ministry of Education, Henan University, Kaifeng 475004, China
3 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1013-1

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):249每259

Address correspondence to Zhongfan Liu, zfliu@pku.edu.cn; Yanfeng Zhang, yanfengzhang@pku.edu.cn

A straightforward, bioinspired CVD strategy for growing large-quantity graphene flakes on cuttlebones is reported. The 3D highly crystalline graphene flakes provide a highly exposed surface to load MoSx catalysts for highly efficient hydrogen generation.

    

Shell-thickness dependent optical properties of CdSe/CdS core/shell nanocrystals coated with thiol ligands

Wanzhen Lin, Yuan Niu, Renyang Meng, Lin Huang, Hujia Cao, Zhenxing Zhang, Haiyan Qin, and Xiaogang Peng (*)

Center for Chemistry of Novel & High-Performance Materials, Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1014-0

Nano Research 2016, 9(1):260每271

Address correspondence to xpeng@zju.edu.cn

Thiol ligands are strong to offer outstanding solution processibility yet excellent luminescent properties for core/shell quantum dots with a reasonable shell thickness.

    

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