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Optoelectronic devices based on two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides

He Tian1, Matthew L. Chin2, Sina Najmaei2, Qiushi Guo3, Fengnian Xia3, Han Wang1 (*), and Madan Dubey2 (*)

1 Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
2 United States Army Research Laboratory, Maryland 20783-1197, USA
3 Department of Electrical Engineering, Yale University, Connecticut 06511, USA


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1543每1560

Address correspondence to Madan Dubey,; Han Wang,

In this review, we discuss the recent progress in the synthesis of two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) and optoelectronic devices research. We also provide our perspectives on the opportunities they offer for future generations of nanophotonics technology.


Spontaneous photoelectric field-enhancement effect prompts the low cost hierarchical growth of highly ordered heteronanostructures for solar water splitting

Yankuan Wei, Jinzhan Su (*), Xiaokang Wan, Liejin Guo, and Lionel Vayssieres (*)

International Research Center for Renewable Energy, State Key Laboratory for Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, School of Energy &Power Engineering, Xi*an Jiaotong University, Xi*an 710049, China



Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1561每1569

Address correspondence to Jinzhan Su,; Lionel Vayssieres,

A molecular co-catalyst is selectively photo-deposited at the apex of a visible-light-active semiconductor nanopyramid by utilizing the spontaneous photoelectric-field-enhancement effect for achieving enhanced photocurrent under solar illumination in neutral aqueous solutions as a result of the separation of anisotropic photogenerated charge carriers.


Low-temperature processed solar cells with for mamidinium tin halide perovskite/fullerene heterojunctions

Meng Zhang1, Miaoqiang Lyu1, Jung-Ho Yun1, Mahir Noori2, Xiaojing Zhou2, Nathan A. Cooling2, Qiong Wang1, Hua Yu1, Paul C. Dastoor2 (*), and Lianzhou Wang1 (*)

1 Nanomaterials Centre, School of Chemical Engineering and AIBN, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
2 Centre for Organic Electronics, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1570每1577

Address correspondence to Lianzhou Wang,; Paul C. Dastoor,

Formamidinium (FA) SnI2Br perovskite was applied as light-harvesting material in low-temperature processed planar hetero-junction solar cells of different configurations.


Strain and carrier-induced coexistence of topologically insulating and superconducting phase in iodized Si(111) films

Jian Zhou1 (*), Qian Wang2,3,1, Qiang Sun3,2,1, and Puru Jena1

1 Physics Department, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284, USA
2 Center for Applied Physics and Technology, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
3 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1578每1589

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Using first-principles calculation, we systematically studied the strain effects on functionalized Si(111) thin films. By using strain and carrier doping, the systems can be tuned to form topological insulators or superconductors.


Pd-Ag alloy hollow nanostructures with interatomic charge polarization for enhanced electrocatalytic formic acid oxidation

Dong Liu1,∫, Maolin Xie1,∫, Chengming Wang1 (*), Lingwen Liao2, Lu Qiu1, Jun Ma1, Hao Huang1, Ran Long1, Jun Jiang1 (*), and Yujie Xiong1 (*)

1 Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, iChEM (Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials), Hefei Science Center (CAS), and School of Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230021, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1590每1599

Address correspondence to Yujie Xiong,; Jun Jiang,; Chengming Wang,

Pd-Ag alloy hollow nanostructures have been developed for application to the electrocatalytic formic acid oxidation reaction.When a certain amount of Ag atoms are incorporated into the Pd lattice, the electrocatalysts exhibit improved catalysis of formic acid oxidation. As indicated by first-principles simulations, the coupling between Pd and Ag induces polarization charges on the Pd catalytic sites, which can enhance the adsorption of HCOO* species onto Pd. This design represents a strategy for reducing the usage of expensive Pd while boosting electrocatalytic performance.


Increasing open circuit voltage by adjusting work function of hole-transporting materials in perovskite solar cells

Weibo Yan1,∫, Yu Li2,∫, Senyun Ye1, Yunlong Li1, Haixia Rao1, Zhiwei Liu1, Shufeng Wang2 (*), Zuqiang Bian1 (*), and Chunhui Huang1

1 State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking
University, Beijing 100871, China
2 State Key Laboratory for Mesoscopic Physics, Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1600每1608

Address correspondence to Zuqiang Bian,; Shufeng Wang,

The open circuit voltage of CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite solar cell was greatly enhanced by increasing the work function of the hole-transportingmaterials, resulting in higher power conversion efficiencies.


In vitro studies of polyethyleneimine coated miRNA microspheres as anticancer agents

Irena Rytblat1,∫, Ning Wu2,∫, Huangli Xu3, Aharon Gedanken1 (*), and Xiukun Lin3 (*)

1 Bar-Ilan Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel
2 Key Laboratory of Experimental Marine Biology, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao 266071, China
3 Department of Pharmacology, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100069, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1609每1617

Address correspondence to Aharon Gedanken,; Xiukun Lin,

Stable spheres of polyethylenimine (PEI)-coated siRNA were prepared sonochemically. Modified RNA nanospheres penetrate the cell without the aid of liposomes, offering a new avenue for developing anticancer agents.


Facile fabrication of integrated three-dimensional C-MoSe2/reduced graphene oxide composite with enhanced performance for sodium storage

Dong Xie1, Wangjia Tang1, Yadong Wang2, Xinhui Xia1 (*), Yu Zhong1, Ding Zhou1, Donghuang Wang1, Xiuli Wang1, and Jiangping Tu1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Key Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Applications for Batteries of Zhejiang Province, and School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
2 School of Engineering, Nanyang Polytechnic, 569830, Singapore


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1618每1629

Address correspondence to Xinhui Xia,; Jiangping Tu,,

Double modification of MoSe2 nanosheets is realized in a C-MoSe2/reduced graphene oxide composite by introducing a graphene skeleton and an outer carbon protective layer via a facile one-step hydrothermal method. The designed C-MoSe2/rGO composite exhibits noticeably enhanced sodium ion storage, with a high capacity of 445 mAh﹞g−1 at 200 mA﹞g−1 after 350 cycles and superior rate performance, making it one of the most promising anode materials for sodium ion batteries.


Superfluorinated copper sulfide nanoprobes for simultaneous 19F magnetic resonance imaging and photothermal ablation

Gaofei Hu, Juan Tang, Xilin Bai, Suying Xu, and Leyu Wang (*)

State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1630每1638

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Multifunctional Cu7S4@PSI-19F nanoprobes with ultrahigh loading of fluorous content were developed and found to be highly stable and biocompatible, with applications as diagnostic and therapeutic agents for simultaneous in vivo 19F MRI and MRI-guided photo-thermalablation of tumors.


Inhibition of hypoxia-inducible factor 1 with acriflavine sensitizes hypoxic tumor cells to photodynamic therapy with zinc phthalocyanine-encapsulating cationic liposomes

Mans Broekgaarden1, Ruud Weijer1, Massis Krekorian1, Bas van den IJssel1, Milan Kos1, Lindy K. Alles1, Albert C. van Wijk1, Zsolt Bikadi2, Eszter Hazai2, Thomas M. van Gulik1, and Michal Heger1 (*)

1 Department of Experimental Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 Virtua Drug Ltd., Csalogany 4C, H-1015, Budapest, Hungary



Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1639每1662

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Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with zinc phthalocyanine-encapsulating cationic liposomes results in tumor hypoxia due to intratumoral oxygen depletion, tumor cell death, and vascular shutdown. Tumor hypoxia leads to activation of hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1),survival signaling, and reduced PDT efficacy. PDT outcome can be improved by the use of acriflavine, which inhibits HIF-1 and impairs survival signaling.


Probing hydroxyl radical generation from H2O2 upon plasmon excitation of gold nanorods using electron spin resonance: Molecular oxygen-mediated activation

Tao Wen1,2,3,∫, Hui Zhang1,∫, Yu Chong2, Wayne G. Wamer4, Jun-Jie Yin2 (*), and Xiaochun Wu1 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Standardization and Measurement for Nanotechnology, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, China
2 Division of Analytical Chemistry, Office of Regulatory Science, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, US Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD 20740, USA
3 Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100005, China
4 Division of Bioanalytical Chemistry, Office of Regulatory Science, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, US Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD 20740, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.



Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1663每1673

Address correspondence to Xiaochun Wu,; Jun-Jie Yin,

Molecular oxygen is found to play a critical role in generation of•OH accompanying decomposition of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)during excitation of the localized surface plasmon resonance(LSPR) of the gold nanorods (AuNRs). Using a 1O2-specific reaction and quenchers (sodium azide and histidine), we demonstrate the involvement of 1O2-like species during the generation of •OH.


Combining infrared and mode synthesizing atomic force microscopy: Application to the study of lipid vesicles inside Streptomyces bacteria

Pauline Vitry1, Rolando Rebois2, Eric Bourillot1 (*), Ariane Deniset-Besseau2, Marie-Joelle Virolle3, Eric Lesniewska1, and Alexandre Dazzi2

1 ICB UMR CNRS 6303, University of Bourgogne Franche Comt谷, 21078 Dijon, France
2 LCP UMR CNRS 8000, University Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay, France
3 I2BC UMR CNRS 9198, University Paris-Sud, 91190 Gif-Sur-Yvette, France


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1674每1681

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New advances in 3D-tomographic characterization by combining atomic force microscopy and infrared spectroscopy (AFM-IR) and mode synthesizing atomic force microscopy (MS-AFM). This new device leads to the high-resolution characterization of lipid vesiclesinside bacteria.


Thickness-dependent morphologies of Ag on n-layer MoS2 and its surface-enhanced Raman scattering

Ya Deng1,3, Minjiang Chen1,3, Jian Zhang1,3, Zihao Wang2, Wenbin Huang1, Yun Zhao1, Jean Pierre Nshimiyimana1,3, Xiao Hu1,3, Xiannian Chi1,3, Gu Hou1,3, Xueyao Zhang2, Yanjun Guo1, and Lianfeng Sun1 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Nanosystem and Hierarchical Fabrication, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for
Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, China
2 School of Physics, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
3 Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China



Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1682每1688

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Thickness-dependent morphologies and surface-enhanced Ramanscattering (SERS) of Ag on n-layer MoS2 was observed in this work.


Photocatalytic CO2 reduction highly enhanced by oxygen vacancies on Pt-nanoparticle-dispersed gallium oxide

Yun-Xiang Pan1 (*), Zheng-Qing Sun1, Huai-Ping Cong1,2, Yu-Long Men1, Sen Xin1, Jie Song3 (*), and Shu-Hong Yu2 (*)

1 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China
2 Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, Department of Chemistry,
CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
3 Institute of Nano Biomedicine and Engineering, Department of Instrument Science and Engineering, School of Electronic Information
and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1689每1700

Address correspondence to Yun-Xiang Pan,; Jie Song,; Shu-Hong Yu,

The oxygen vacancies on Ga2O3 lead to improved CO2 adsorption and separation of the photoinduced charges on a Pt/Ga2O3 catalyst,thus greatly enhancing the activity of Pt/Ga2O3 in the photocatalytic reduction of CO2 with water.


A simple and novel method for the quantitative detection of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine using carbon nanotube fielde-ffect transistors

Fang Yuan1,∫, Yanyan Deng2,3,∫, Wenyu Zhou4 (*), Min Zhang2,3 (*), and Zigang Li1 (*)

1 School of Chemical Biology & Biotechnology, Peking University, Shenzhen 518055, China
2 School of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Peking University, Shenzhen 518055, China
3 Shenzhen Thin Film Transistor and Advanced Display Lab, Shenzhen 518055, China
4 Shenzhen Second People's Hospital, Shenzhen 518035, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1701每1708

Address correspondence to Wenyu Zhou,; Min Zhang,; Zigang Li,

In this work, we report the first application of antibody-functionalized carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (CNT-FETs) in quantitative detection of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) from mouse tissues.This technology could be developed into facile routine 5-hmC monitoring devices for clinic human disease diagnoses.


High-concentration dispersions of exfoliated MoS2 sheets stabilized by freeze-dried silk fibroin powder

HeungBo Sim, JiYong Lee, Byeongho Park, Sun Jun Kim, Shinill Kang, WonHyoung Ryu (*), and Seong Chan Jun (*)

School of Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749, Republic of Korea


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1709每1722

Address correspondence to Seong Chan Jun,; Won Hyoung Ryu,

This paper reports a facile method for achieving the scale-up of exfoliated MoS2 nanosheets using liquid-phase exfoliation and freeze-dried silk fibroin powder.


Immunity of electronic and transport properties of phosphorene nanoribbons to edge defects

Mirko Poljak (*) and Tomislav Suligoj

Micro and Nano Electronics Laboratory, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Unska 3, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1723每1734

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The transport gap of phosphorene nanoribbons (PNRs) is much more immune to edge defects than that of graphene nanoribbons(GNRs). Furthermore, armchair PNRs outperform both zig-zag PNRs and GNRs in terms of their carrier mobility, while both PNR types are superior to GNRs and monolayer MoS2 in terms of the mobility-bandgap trade-off.


Gold/WO3 nanocomposite photoanodes for plasmonic solar water splitting

Dianyi Hu, Peng Diao (*), Di Xu, and Qingyong Wu

Key Laboratory of Aerospace Materials and Performance (Ministry of Education), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1735每1751

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We prepared Au/WO3 nanocomposites using a facile method,which involves charging electrons into WO3, and a follow-up step using these electrons to deposit Au on WO3. The obtained Au/WO3 nanocomposites exhibit significantly improved activity toward photoelectrochemical water oxidation. The enhanced photoactivity is ascribed to the surface plasmonic and catalytic enhancement of Au nanoparticles.


Superior electrocatalytic activity of mesoporous Au film templated from diblock copolymer micelles

Cuiling Li1 (*), Bo Jiang1,2, Hungru Chen3, Masataka Imura1, Liwen Sang1, Victor Malgras1, Yoshio Bando1, Tansir Ahamad4, Saad M. Alshehri4 (*), Satoshi Tominaka1, and Yusuke Yamauchi1,2,4 (*)

1 World Premier International (WPI) Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science
(NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan
2 Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
3 Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
4 Department of Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1752每1762

Address correspondence to Cuiling Li,; Saad M. Alshehri,; Yusuke Yamauchi,

Mesoporous Au films with pore sizes up to 25 nm are successfully fabricated using a polymeric micelle approach. Mesoporous Au films consisting of a network of interconnected Au ligaments around ultra-large pores exhibit promising electrocatalytic activity towards sluggish reactions.


Noble metal nanoclusters and their in situ calcination to nanocrystals: Precise control of their size and interface with TiO2 nanosheets and their versatile catalysisapplications

Anwer Shoaib, Muwei Ji, Hongmei Qian, Jiajia Liu, Meng Xu, and Jiatao Zhang (*)

Beijing Key Laboratory of Construction-Tailorable Advanced Functional Materials and Green Applications, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1763每1774

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Noble metal (Cu, Ag, and Au) nanocluster catalysts and nano-crystalline photocatalytic cocatalysts have been prepared on a large scale (gram-scale) using a facile one-way strategy. The uniformly deposited Cu, Ag, and Au nanoclusters with controllable loading amount, size, and crystallization are efficient cocatalysts for organic synthesis, while the corresponding nanocrystals are efficient cocatalysts for enhanced hydrogen evolution. On a TiO2 support,the synthesized metal nanoclusters demonstrated enhanced catalytic organic synthesis of 4-aminophenol from 4-nitrophenol. The Au/TiO2 photocatalyst exhibited promising quantum efficiency. The higher sensitivity of the photocurrent response of the film photoelectrodes increases their versatility in photocatalyst applications.In addition to efficient cocatalyst preparation, the uniform loading ofnoble metal nanoclusters on TiO2 nanosheets achieved through our strategy provides a potential alternative to built-up metal nanocluster catalysts, as efficient performance is attained with low loading.


A novel oscillator based on heterogeneous carbon@MoS2 nanotubes

Wugui Jiang1 (*), Yonghui Zeng1, Qinghua Qin2 (*), and Qianghui Luo1

1 School of Aeronautical Manufacturing Engineering, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang 330063, China
2 Research School of Engineering, the Australian National University, Acton ACT 2601, Australia


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1775每1784

Address correspondence to Wugui Jiang,; Qinghua Qin,

A smooth and stable oscillator with a frequency reaching 20 GHz can be obtained based on a double-walled CNT@MST heteronanotube for a wide range of gap width values.


Performance projections for ballistic carbon nanotube FinFET at circuit level

Panpan Zhang, Chenguang Qiu, Zhiyong Zhang (*), Li Ding, Bingyan Chen, and Lianmao Peng (*)

Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices and Department of Electronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1785每1794

Address correspondence to Zhiyong Zhang,; Lianmao Peng,

A novel carbon nanotubes based fin field-effect-transistor (FinFET)is proposed, and the performanceis evaluated in circuit level.


Quasi-freestanding graphene on Ni(110): A graphene/metal contact with suppressed interface states

Antonio Politano (*)

Department of Physics, University of Calabria, via Ponte Bucci, 31/C, I-87036 Rende (CS), Italy


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1795每1800

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Quasi-freestanding graphene is epitaxially grown on Ni(110), with reduced hybridization between Ni d-bands and the Dirac cone electrons.


The origins of the broadband photoluminescence from carbon nitrides and applications to white light emitting

Zhixing Gan1,2 (*), Yun Shan2,3, Jiarui Chen2, Qingfeng Gui2, Qizhen Zhang2, Shouping Nie1, and Xinglong Wu2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Technology of Jiangsu Province, School of Physical Science and Technology, Nanjing Normal
University, Nanjing 210023, China
2 Key Laboratory of Modern Acoustics, MOE, Institute of Acoustics, Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures,
National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
3 School of Environmental Science, Nanjing Xiaozhuang University, Nanjing 211171, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1801每1812

Address correspondence to Zhixing Gan,; Xinglong Wu,

Quasi-white-light-emitting films and membranes with patterns are fabricated by embedding carbon nitrides into polymethyl methacrylate.The broad photoluminescence of carbon nitrides are unambiguously attributed to band to band transitions and bandtail transitions of lone pair states of intra-tri-s-triazine and inter-tri-s-triazine nitrogens.


Achieving excellent bandwidth absorption by a mirror growth process of magnetic porous polyhedron structures

Hualiang Lv1,3, Haiqian Zhang1, Jun Zhao2, Guangbin Ji1 (*), and Youwei Du4

1 College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 211100, China

2 School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637459, Singapore

3 School of Materials Sciences and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore

4 National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1813每1822

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Excellent bandwidth frequency and electromagnetic absorption are present in Fe/BaCO3 and Fe3O4/BaCO3 composites, because of their novel symmetrical hexagonal cone structures.


Low-temperature quantum transport in CVD-grown singlecrystal graphene

Shaohua Xiang1, Vaidotas Miseikis2, Luca Planat1, Stefano Guiducci1, Stefano Roddaro1, Camilla Coletti2, Fabio Beltram1,2, and Stefan Heun1 (*)

1 NEST, Istituto Nanoscienze〞CNR and Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza San Silvestro 12, 56127 Pisa, Italy
2 Center for Nanotechnology Innovation @NEST, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Piazza San Silvestro 12, 56127 Pisa, Italy


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1823每1830

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Optical micrograph of the chemical vapor deposition (CVD)-graphene device (left) and Landau fan diagram of the longitudinal resistance as a function of the back gate voltage and magnetic field(right). More than 12 Landau levels are observed.


Multicomponent platinum-free nanoporous Pd-based alloy as an active and methanol-tolerant electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction

Xiaoting Chen1,∫, Conghui Si1,∫, Ying Wang1, Yi Ding2, and Zhonghua Zhang1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory for Liquid-Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials (Ministry of Education), School of Materials Science
and Engineering, Shandong University, Jingshi Road 17923, Jinan 250061, China
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, 391 Binshui Xidao, Xiqing District, Tianjin 300384, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1831每1843

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Ultrafine nanoporous multicomponent Pd-based alloy with enhanced oxygen reduction reaction performance is fabricated by mechanical alloying and one-step dealloying.


In situ synthesis of chemically bonded NaTi2(PO4)3/rGO 2D nanocomposite for high-rate sodium-ion batteries

Ha-Kyung Roh1, Hyun-Kyung Kim1,2, Myeong-Seong Kim1, Dong-Hyun Kim3, Kyung Yoon Chung3, Kwang Chul Roh4 (*), and Kwang-Bum Kim1 (*)

1 Department of Material Science & Engineering, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, 27 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge CB3 0FS, UK
3 Center for Energy Convergence, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, 5, Hwarang-ro 14-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02792, Republic of Korea
4 Energy & Environmental Division, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering & Technology, 101 Soho-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do 52851, Republic of Korea


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1844每1855

Address correspondence to Kwang Chul Roh,; Kwang-Bum Kim,

The excellent sodium storage properties of the NaTi2(PO4)3/reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanocomposite could be attributed to the nano-sized NaTi2(PO4)3 particles, which significantly reduced the transport lengths for Na+ ions, and an intimate contact between the NaTi2(PO4)3 particles and rGO due to chemical bonding.


In situ decomposition of metal-organic frameworks into ultrathin nanosheets for the oxygen evolution reaction

Kai He1, Zhen Cao2, Ruirui Liu2, Ya Miao2, Houyi Ma1, and Yi Ding2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Colloid and Interface Chemistry of State Education Ministry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
2 Tianjin Key Laboratory of Advanced Functional Porous Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1856每1865

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A synthesis strategy is developed to prepare oxygen evolution reaction (OER) catalysts based on the in situ decomposition of Co-based acetate hydroxide metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) at room temperature. The resulting Co-based hydroxides possess an interesting ultrathin nanosheet morphology with controllable com-position, and their electrocatalytic activity for the OER is superior to that of the state-of-the-art IrO2 electrocatalyst. This facile, cost-effective strategy opens a promising avenue for large-scale fabrication of functional nanocatalysts for use in clean energy technologies.


Surface plasmon enhancement of photoluminescence in photo-chemically synthesized graphene quantum dot and Au nanosphere

Byeongho Park, Sun Jun Kim, Ji Soo Sohn, Min Sik Nam, Shinill Kang, and Seong Chan Jun (*)

School of Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-749, Republic of Korea
These authors contributed equally to this work.


Nano Research 2016, 9(6): 1866每1875

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The hybridization of graphene quantum dots (GQDs) and Au nanoparticles provided advanced bluish-green photoluminescence feature with the help of the surface plasmon effect.


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