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Towards the controlled CVD growth of graphitic B每C每N atomic layer films: The key role of B每C delivery molecular precursor

Hao Wang1,2, Chong Zhao1,2, Lei Liu2, Zhi Xu2, Jiake Wei2, Wenlong Wang2 (*), Xuedong Bai2,3, and Enge Wang1 (*)

1 International Center for Quantum Materials, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
3 Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100871, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1018-9

Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1221每1235

Address correspondence to Wenlong Wang,; Enge Wang,

Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) synthesis of ternary B每C每N atomic layer films with relatively homogeneous atomic distribution has been attained by taking trimethyl borane (TMB) and NH3 as growing precursors. The key role of pre-existing B每C bonds in TMB molecular precursor for reducing phase segregation is highlighted.


Photothermal therapy by using titanium oxide nanoparticles

Gang Ou1,∫, Zhiwei Li2,∫, Dongke Li1, Liang Cheng2, Zhuang Liu2 (*), and Hui Wu1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing
100084, China
2 Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials, Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow
University, Suzhou 215123, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1019-8

Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1236每1243

Address correspondence to Hui Wu,; Zhuang Liu,

Magn谷li-phase Ti8O15 nanoparticles with strong light absorption can be synthesized by the arc-melting process. The nanoparticles exhibit a high biocompatibility and low biotoxicity and have been applied for high-efficiency photothermal therapy to eliminate cancer cells.


Natural tea-leaf-derived, ternary-doped 3D porous carbon as a high-performance electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction

Zhaoyan Guo1,∫, Zhen Xiao1,∫, Guangyuan Ren1, Guozheng Xiao1, Ying Zhu1 (*), Liming Dai2 (*), and Lei Jiang3

1 Key Laboratory of Bio-inspired Smart Interfacial Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment,
Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
2 Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland 10900, USA
3 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1020-2

Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1244每1255

Address correspondence to Ying Zhu,; Liming Dai,

Natural biological materials, such as tea leaves, are used as precursors for the large-scale fabrication of heteroatom ternary-doped hierarchically porous carbon (HDPC-X). The product is formed by pyrolysis of the tea leaves under nitrogen atmosphere at high temperatures. Tea leaves not only act as the templates for construction of 3D hierarchical pores, but also provide the doping of heteroatoms in the carbon framework. As a result, HDPC-X catalysts display high catalytic performances, long-term durability, and good methanol/CO tolerance, making HDPC-X a promising alternative to commercial Pt/C for practical applications in fuel cells.


Synthesis of well-defined Fe3O4 nanorods/N-doped graphene for lithium-ion batteries

Jiqing Jiao1 (*), Wenda Qiu2, Jianguo Tang1, Liuping Chen2, and Laiying Jing1

1 College of Materials Science and Engineering, National Base of International S. & T. Cooperation on Hybrid Materials and Growing Base for State Key Laboratory, Qingdao University, 308 Ningxia Road, Qingdao 266071, China
2 KLGHEI of Environment and Energy Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1021-1

Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1256每1266

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Nanocomposites consisting of Fe3O4 nanocrystals deposited onto N-doped graphene via a binary precursor were used as an advanced anode material for lithium-ion batteries.


Effects of uniaxial compressive strain on the electronic-transport properties of zigzag carbon nanotubes

Masato Ohnishi (*), Ken Suzuki, and Hideo Miura (*)

Fracture and Reliability Research Institute, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8579, Japan
Present address: Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan


Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1267每1275

Address correspondence to Masato Ohnishi,; Hideo Miura,

There are three stages of the change in electronic transport properties of carbon nanotubes when the uniaxial compressive strain is applied: (a) initial stage, (b) column buckling stage, and (c)shell buckling stage. In particular, because the shell-buckling deformation causes a sudden increase in 羽-orbital axis angles,which causes a strong localization of density of states, the current drops significantly when the shell buckling is induced into a carbon nanotube.


Targeted nanoparticles for the non-invasive detectionof traumatic brain injury by optical imaging and fluorinemagnetic resonance imaging

Luis Javier Cruz1 (*), Ivo Que1, Markus Aswendt2, Alan Chan1,3, Mathias Hoehn1,2, and Clemens Löwik1 (*)

1 Nanomedicine and Molecular Imaging, Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, 2333ZA Leiden, The Netherlands
2 In-Vivo-NMR Laboratory, Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research Cologne, D-50931 Cologne, Germany
3 Percuros, 7522NB Enschede, The Netherlands


Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1276每1289

Address correspondence to Luis Javier Cruz,; Clemens Löwik,

Targeted nanoparticles for detection of traumatic brain injury by optical imaging and fluorine magnetic resonance imaging.


Impact of insulator layer thickness on the performance of metal每MgO每ZnO tunneling diodes

Xuhui Yang1,∫ , Yousong Gu1,2,∫, Max A. Migliorato1,3, and Yue Zhang1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and
Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
2 Beijing Municipal Key Laboratory of New Energy Materials and Technologies, Beijing 100083, China
3 School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
These authors contributed equally to this work.


Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1290每1299

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The insertion of a MgO layer between ZnO and metal can introduce two barriers to electron transport, and greatly raise the rectifying ratio of diode devices.


Nanowires assembled from MnCo2O4@C nanoparticles for water splitting and all-solid-state supercapacitor

Chencheng Sun1, Jun Yang1, Ziyang Dai1, Xuewan Wang2, Yufei Zhang1, Laiquan Li1, Peng Chen2 (*), Wei Huang1 (*), and Xiaochen Dong1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Flexible Electronics (KLOFE) & Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials (SICAM), Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), 30 South Puzhu Road, Nanjing 211816, China
2 School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 62 Nanyang Drive, 637459, Singapore

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1025-x

Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1300每1309

Address correspondence to Xiaochen Dong,; Wei Huang,; Peng Chen,

Mixed transition metal oxide nanoparticles encapsulated in nitrogen-doped carbon were fabricated using a metal每organic complex as a precursor. When used as an electrode, the hybrid showed superior performances both in oxygen evolution and as an all-solid-state supercapacitor.


Motion-based pH sensing using spindle-like micromotors

Limei Liu, Yonggang Dong, Yunyu Sun, Mei Liu, Yajun Su, Hui Zhang, and Bin Dong (*)

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


Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1310每1318

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We report the first example of a motion-based full-range pH sensor using spindle-like micromotors.


In vivo evaluation of riboflavin receptor targeted fluorescent USPIO in mice with prostate cancer xenografts

Jabadurai Jayapaul1,2,3 (*), Susanne Arns1, Matt Bunker4,5, Marek Weiler1, Sandra Rutherford5, Peter Comba2, and Fabian Kiessling1 (*)

1 Institute for Experimental Molecular Imaging, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstrasse 30, Aachen 52074, Germany
2 Anorganisch-Chemisches Institut, Universität Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 270, Heidelberg 69120, Germany
3 Molecular Imaging Group, Department of Structural Biology, Leibniz Institut f邦r Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP), Robert-Rössle-Str.
10, Berlin 13125, Germany
4 AstraZeneca, Pharmaceutical Development, Charter Way, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 2NA, UK
5 Molecular Profiles Ltd, 8 Orchard Place, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham NG8 6PX, UK

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1028-7

Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1319每1333

Address correspondence to Jabadurai Jayapaul,; Fabian Kiessling,

Flavin mononucleotide (FMN) is a useful ligand for obtaining nanoparticles with tumor specificity and fluorescence properties. Adding on to our previous work on FMN-coated, ultrasmall super-paramagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (FLUSPIO), we performed extended in vitro and in vivo analyses. FLUSPIO strongly and specifically labeled prostate cancer cells in vitro and the respective tumor xenografts in vivo. Besides competitive binding experiments in vivo, we present bio-distribution data to clarify the accumulation of the particles in normal organs. Our data strengthen the hypothesis that targeting riboflavin receptors is an efficient and rapid means to accumulate nanomedicines in tumors.


Anisotropic nanowire growth via a self-confinedamorphous template process: A reconsideration onthe role of amorphous calcium carbonate

Li-Bo Mao1, Lei Xue1, Denis Gebauer2, Lei Liu1, Xiao-Fang Yu1, Yang-Yi Liu1, Helmut Cölfen2, and Shu-Hong Yu1 (*)
1 Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale Collaborative Innovation
Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, Department of Chemistry, University of
Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 Department of Chemistry, University of Konstanz, Universitätsstrasse 10, Box 714, D-78457, Konstanz, Germany


Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1334每1345

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The spontaneously formed amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC)layer was found to be responsible for highly anisotropic growth of the single-crystalline calcite nanowires, indicating a new role of ACC in biomineralization.


Ultrasensitive strain gauge with tunable temperature coefficient of resistivity

Lizhi Yi1, Weihong Jiao1, Changming Zhu1, Ke Wu1, Chao Zhang1,2, Lihua Qian1,2 (*), Shuai Wang3, Yingtao Jiang4, and Songliu Yuan1 (*)

1 School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
2 Flexible Electronics Research Center, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
3 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
4 Nevada Nanotechnology Center & Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
89154-4026, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1030-0

Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1346每1357

Address correspondence to Lihua Qian,; Songliu Yuan,

A flexible strain gauge made of ultrathin Au film enabled an ultrafast response to mechanical vibrations with a frequency range of 1每10,000 Hz. Its tunable temperature coefficient of resistivity has potential applications for miniaturized vibratory sensors, safe entrance-management systems, and non-contact sound-wave sensing.


Controllable synthesis of triangular Ni(HCO3)2 nanosheets for supercapacitor

Xiaoxian Zang, Ziyang Dai, Jing Guo, Qiuchun Dong, Jun Yang, Wei Huang (*), and Xiaochen Dong (*)

Key Laboratory of Flexible Electronics (KLOFE) & Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials (SICAM), Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), Nanjing 211816, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1358每1365

Address correspondence to Xiaochen Dong,; Wei Huang,

Triangular Ni(HCO3)2 nanosheets were synthesized via a template free solvothermal method. The nanosheets showed superior specific capacitance and cycling stability when used in supercapacitor electrodes.


Monodisperse hollow silica spheres: An in-depth scattering analysis

Pia Ruckdeschel1, Martin Dulle2, Tobias Honold3, Stephan Förster2, Matthias Karg3, and Markus Retsch1 (*)

1 Physical Chemistry 1 每 Polymer Systems, University of Bayreuth, Universitätsstr. 30, 95447 Bayreuth, Germany
2 Physical Chemistry 1, University of Bayreuth, Universitätsstr. 30, 95447 Bayreuth, Germany
3 Physical Chemistry 1 每 Colloidal Systems, University of Bayreuth, Universitätsstr. 30, 95447 Bayreuth, Germany


Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1366每1376

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Well-defined hollow silica spheres are an important class of building blocks for hierarchically structured materials, drug delivery, and catalysis. Using a q-range covering four orders of magnitude by combining static light scattering (SLS) and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), we examine the exceptionally narrow size distribution of synthesized hollow silica spheres, their influence on scattering contrast, and demonstrate quantitative agreement between transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and dynamic light scattering(DLS) measurements of such materials.


One-dimensional Cu-based catalysts with layered Cu每Cu2O每CuO walls for the Rochow reaction

Jing Li1,2, Zailei Zhang1, Yongjun Ji1 (*), Zheying Jin1, Shanying Zou1, Ziyi Zhong3, and Fabing Su1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Complex Systems, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190,China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 School of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 637459, Singapore


Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1377每1392

Address correspondence to Yongjun Ji,; Fabing Su,

Core每shell heterostructured Cu每Cu2O每CuO nanowires (NWs) prepared via controlled oxidation of Cu NWs showed much improved catalytic performance in the Rochow reaction.


NGR-tagged nano-gold: A new CD13-selective carrier for cytokine delivery to tumors

Flavio Curnis1 (*), Martina Fiocchi1, Angelina Sacchi1, Alessandro Gori2, Anna Gasparri1, and Angelo Corti1,3 (*)

1 Division of Experimental Oncology, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan 20132, Italy
2 Istituto di Chimica del Riconoscimento Molecolare, CNR, Milan 20131, Italy
3 Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan 20132, Italy

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1035-8

Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1393每1408

Address correspondence to Flavio Curnis,; Angelo Corti,

Gold nanoparticles (Au) tagged with a new Asn-Gly-Arg (NGR) peptide-albumin conjugate (N1-HSA) capable of recognizing the CD13 receptor in tumor vessels were developed. NGR-tagged gold nanoparticles can be loaded with tumor necrosis factor-汐 (TNF), a potent anti-tumor cytokine, and can be used as carriers to deliver low doses of this cytokine to tumors, with evidence of improved activity in a murine model.


Low-power functionality of silicon-nanowire-assembled inverters on bendable plastics

Youngin Jeon, Myeongwon Lee, Minsuk Kim, Yoonjoong Kim, and Sangsig Kim (*)

Department of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, 145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1036-7

Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1409每1417

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In this paper, we demonstrate the low-power functionality of silicon nanowire (SiNW)-assembled inverters on bendable plastics. Our bendable inverters are capable of operating at supply voltages as low as 0.8 V with a switching power consumption of ~0.2 nW.


Stable and unique graphitic Raman internal standard nanocapsules for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy quantitative analysis

Yuxiu Zou1,∫, Long Chen2,∫, Zhiling Song1, Ding Ding1,Yiqin Chen3, Yiting Xu1, Shanshan Wang1, Xiaofang Lai1, Yin Zhang1, Yang Sun1, Zhuo Chen1 (*), and Weihong Tan1 (*)

1 Molecular Science and Biomedicine Laboratory, State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Bio-Sensing and Chemometrics, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, College of Biology, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
2 Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, E11, Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau 999078, China
3 School of Physics and Electronics, State Key Laboratory for Chemo/ Biosensing and Chemometrics, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1037-6

Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1418每1425

Address correspondence to Zhuo Chen,; Weihong Tan,

A graphitic Raman internal standard (IS) was designed based on gold nanoparticles decorated on a multilayered graphitic magnetic nanocapsule (AGN) nanostructures. The AGN IS demonstrated superior stability and a unique Raman band localized in the Raman silent region, which greatly improved the accuracy of SERS quantitative analysis and the capability of cell imaging.


Field-dependent spin waves in high-aspect-ratio single-crystal ferromagnetic nanowires

Semanti Pal1, Susmita Saha1, M. Venkata Kamalakar2, and Anjan Barman1 (*)

1 Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Material Sciences, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Block JD, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700 098, India
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Box 516, 75120, Uppsala, Sweden

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1038-5

Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1426每1433

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We report ultrafast magnetization dynamics of high-aspect-ratio (length/width ~1,500) single-crystal Ni nanowires using an alloptical time-resolved Kerr microscope. Through our experiments and simulations, we demonstrate that the number of spin wave modes can be externally tuned by tuning the bias magnetic field.


Metal intercalation-induced selective adatom mass transport on graphene

Xiaojie Liu1, Cai-Zhuang Wang2 (*), Myron Hupalo2, Hai-Qing Lin3, Kai-Ming Ho2, Patricia A. Thiel4, and Michael C. Tringides2

1 Center for Quantum Science and School of Physics, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130117, China
2 Ames Laboratory每U.S. Department of Energy, and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
3 Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing 100084, China
4 Ames Laboratory每U.S. Department of Energy, Department of Chemistry and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, IowaState University, Ames, IA 50011, USA


Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1434每1441

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Partial metal intercalation can induce an alternating electric field on graphene, leading to selective mass transport from the intercalated to the pristine regions, and nucleation exclusively on the pristine regions.


Multilayered electret films based triboelectric nanogenerator

Tao Zhou1, Limin Zhang1, Fei Xue1, Wei Tang1, Chi Zhang1 (*), and Zhong Lin Wang1,2 (*)

1 Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences; National Center for Nanoscience and Technology,
Beijing 100083, China
2 School of Material Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1040-y

Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1442每1451

Address correspondence to Zhong Lin Wang,; Chi Zhang,

In this paper, fabrication of a novel multilayered electret film based triboelectric nanogenerator (E-TENG) by corona charging has been proposed. This fabrication technique results in significant enhancement in the effective surface charge density of the thin films, thereby enhancing the output capability of the TENG. This study could greatly promote the applications of TENG in self-powered portable electronics and sensor networks.


Peptide recognition by functional supramolecular nanopores with complementary size and binding sites

Yumin Chen1 (*), Hui Nie3, Ke Deng2 (*), Shili Wu2, Jindong Xue2, Lijin Shu3 (*), Yue Yu2, Yanfang Geng2, Ping Li2, Yanlian Yang2, and Qingdao Zeng2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, China
2 CAS Key Laboratory of Standardization and Measurement for Nanotechnology, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, China
3 Key Laboratory of Organosilicon Chemistry and Material Technology of Ministry of Education, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou 310012, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1452每1459

Address correspondence to Yumin Chen,; Ke Deng,; Lijin Shu,; Qingdao Zeng,

The adsorption of individual peptides was manipulated by the ※nanopore-confined recognition§ strategy relying on precise design of functionalized conjugated macrocycle supramolecular nanopores with complementary architectures and binding sites.


Precise synthesis of discrete and dispersible carbon-protected magnetic nanoparticles for efficient magnetic resonance imaging and photothermal therapy

An-Hui Lu1 (*), Xiang-Qian Zhang1, Qiang Sun1, Yan Zhang2 (*), Qingwei Song2, Ferdi Schth3 (*), Chunying Chen4, and Fang Cheng5

1 State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Chemical, Environmental and Biological Science
and Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
2 Dalian Medical University affiliated No.1 Hospital, Dalian 116021, China
3 Max-Planck-Institut f邦r Kohlenforschung, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1, D-45470 M邦lheim an der Ruhr, Germany
4 CAS Key Laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China
and Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
5 State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian116024, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1460每1469

Address correspondence to An-Hui Lu,; Yan Zhang,; Ferdi Sch邦th,

A novel nano-engineering approach has been developed for the preparation of core每shell structured carbon-protected magnetic nanoparticles that are discrete, uniform, water-dispersible, and biocompatible. The particles can be used for imaging and the treatment of resistant cancers by combining their different functions, including magnetic resonance imaging enhancement, photothermal therapy, and high surface-to-volume ratio, which provides a unique and versatile material platform.


Nanoscale color sensors made on semiconducting multi-wall carbon nanotubes

Nan Wei1, Huixin Huang1,2, Yang Liu1,2, Leijing Yang1, Fanglin Wang1, Huanhuan Xie3, Yingying Zhang3, Fei Wei3, Sheng Wang1 (*), and Lianmao Peng1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices and Department of Electronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
3 Beijing Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Reaction Engineering and Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua
University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1043-8

Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1470每1479

Address correspondence to Lianmao Peng,; Sheng Wang,

Arrays of nanoscale photodiodes are made on single multi-wall carbon nanotubes by exploring their unique structures, enabling wavelength sensing.


Dual response of graphene-based ultra-small molecular junctions to defect engineering

Kunpeng Dou1, Xiaoxiao Fu1, Abir De Sarkar2, and Ruiqin Zhang1 (*)

1 Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
2 Institute of Nano Science and Technology (An Autonomous Institute of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India), Habitat Centre (Transit Campus), Phase X, Sector-64, Mohali, Punjab-160 062, India

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1044-7

Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1480每1488

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Defect engineering is introduced to graphene-based ultra-small molecular junctions. It is revealed that the texture of the defect is complex and it exhibits a dual role, from improving to suppressing the carrier transport.


Peptide-induced bio-mineralization as a bio-mimetic means of detecting proteins in a mineralizing bio-context

Yuanyuan Zhang1,∫, Hao Li2,∫, Yue Huang2, Lizhou Sun1 (*), and Genxi Li2,3 (*)

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210036, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Department of Biochemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
3 Laboratory of Biosensing Technology, School of Life Sciences, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1045-6

Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1489每1496

Address correspondence to Lizhou Sun,; Genxi Li,

A new method termed ※protein-controlled peptide assembly tandem peptide-templated bio-mineralization§ is designed to provide bio-context- associated data on the activity of target proteins, and to facilitate the evaluation of protein function in the associated biological microenvironment.


Iron polyphthalocyanine sheathed multiwalled carbon nanotubes: A high-performance electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction

Xinxia Wang, Bin Wang, Jun Zhong, Feipeng Zhao, Na Han, Wenjing Huang, Min Zeng, Jian Fan (*), and Yanguang Li (*)

Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials and Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1046-5

Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1497每1506

Address correspondence to Jian Fan,; Yanguang Li,

Organic-carbon hybrid materials from in-situ polymerization of iron phthalocyanine on multiwalled carbon nanotube scaffolds exhibit excellent electrocatalytic activity and durability in the oxygen reduction reaction of both acid and base.


A facile one-step approach to hierarchically assembled core每shell-like MnO2@MnO2 nanoarchitectures on carbon fibers: An efficient and flexible electrode material to enhance energy storage

Goli Nagaraju1, Yeong Hwan Ko1, Sung Min Cha1, Sang Hyuk Im2, and Jae Su Yu1 (*)
1 Department of Electronics and Radio Engineering, Institute for Wearable Convergence Electronics, Kyung Hee University, 1732 Deogyeong-daero, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 446-701, Republic of Korea
2 Functional Crystallization Center (ERC), Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyung Hee University, 1732 Deogyeong-daero, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 446-701, Republic of Korea


Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1507每1522

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A simple electrodeposition process has been utilized for the growth of MnO2 nanostructure-decorated MnO2 hexagonal nanoplate arrays on carbon cloth. The hierarchical nanoarchitectures grown on carbon cloth were used as a binder-free electrode for high-performance pseudocapacitors.


Synthesis and facet-dependent photocatalytic activity of strontium titanate polyhedron nanocrystals

Junfang Li1, Hua Bai1, Wencai Yi2, Jingyao Liu2, Yahui Li1, Qing Zhang1, Haifeng Yang1, and Guangcheng Xi1 (*)

1 Nanomaterials and Nanoproducts Research Center, Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine, No. 11, Ronghua South Road, Beijing 100176, China
2 International Joint Research Laboratory of Nano-Micro Architecture Chemistry, Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130023, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1048-3

Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1523每1531

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A novel perovskite-phase SrTiO3 triangular prisms with well-defined surfaces of high-energy {101} side facets have been synthesized by a facile solution-phase method. The SrTiO3 triangular prisms prepared by this new method show greatly enhanced photocatalytic properties due to their high surface energy.


Probing the seeded protocol for high-concentration preparation of silver nanowires

Cheng Wang, Baisong Cheng, Haichuan Zhang, Pengbo Wan, Liang Luo (*), Yun Kuang (*), and Xiaoming Sun

State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, P.O. Box 98, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1532每1542

Address correspondence to Liang Luo,; Yun Kuang,

The mass synthesis of high-quality silver nanowires with high concentration can be realized based on the concentration law of [Ag+] and [Cl] with a linear relationship.


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