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Facile synthesis of wormlike quantum dots-encapsulated nanoparticles and their controlled surface functionaliza-tion for effective bioapplications

Yajuan Yang1,2,3,∫, Yu Qi1,2,3,∫, Min Zhu4, Nana Zhao1,2,3 (*), and Fujian Xu1,2,3 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, College of Materials Science & Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), Beijing 100029, China
2 Beijing Laboratory of Biomedical Materials, Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), Beijing 100029, China
3 Key Laboratory of Carbon Fiber and Functional Polymers of Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
4 Beijing Key Laboratory of Nanophotonics and Ultrafine Optoelectronic Systems, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.



Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2531每2543

Address correspondence to Fujian Xu,; Nana Zhao,

Wormlike QDs@SiO2-PGEA nanohybrid gene carriers are constructed via suitable surface functionalization on QD-based nanoparticles. Therefore, diagnosis, therapy, as well as real-time imaging are integrated within one nanostructure, paving the way to explore the mechanism and fate of biomaterials in vivo.


Pd3 cluster catalysis: Compelling evidence from in operando spectroscopic, kinetic, and density functional theory studies

Chunlin Lv1,3, Hao Cheng2, Wei He3 (*), Muhammad Ishaq Ali Shah1, Congqiao Xu1, Xiangjian Meng1, Lei Jiao1, Shiqiang Wei2, Jun Li1, Lei Liu1,3,4 (*), and Yadong Li1,4

1 Department of Chemistry and Collaborative Innovation Center for Nanomaterial Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory and Collaborative Innovation Center for Nanomaterial Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230029, China
3 Tsinghua-Peking Center for Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
4 Center of Advanced Nanocatalysis (CAN) and Collaborative Innovation Center for Nanomaterial Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2544每2550

Address correspondence to Wei He,; Lei Liu,

We have discovered that atomically defined tri-nuclear palladium(Pd3) is a surprisingly active catalyst for the cycloisomerization of 2-phenylethynylaniline. Operando experiments and density functional theory calculations provide strong evidence that the structural integrity of the catalyst remains intact throughout the reaction.


Sub-molecular features of single proteins in solution resolved with scanning tunneling microscopy

Jihao Wang1,2,∫, Lei Zhang1,∫, Chen Hu1, Qingsong Liu1, Yubin Hou1, Xin Zhang1 (*), and Qingyou Lu1,2,3 (*)

1 High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
3 Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.



Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2551每2560

Address correspondence to Qingyou Lu,; Xin Zhang,

Using our liquid-phase scanning tunneling microscopy, we determined the sub-molecular features of streptavidin, antibodies, and monomersand dimers of kinase domains of epidermal growth factor receptor.Furthermore, dynamic interactions between epidermal growth factor receptors were observed.


Controllable synthesis of elongated hexagonal bipyramid shaped La(OH)3 nanorods and the distribution of electric property by off-axis electron holography

Zhiwei Wen, Chongyun Liang, Han Bi, Yuesheng Li, and Renchao Che (*)

Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Department of Materials Science, iChEM, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2561每2571

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Off-axis electron holography was employed for the first time to map charge density distributions on elongated hexagonal bipyramid shaped La(OH)3 nanorods, which were prepared by a facile one-pot synthesis method for obtaining shape-controlled structures.


The coupling influence of UV illumination and strain on the surface potential distribution of a single ZnO micro/nano wire

Zhao Wu1, Junjie Qi1 (*), Feng Li1, Xiaoyang Zhu1, Zengze Wang1, Guangjie Zhang1, and Yue Zhang1,2 (*)

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
2 The Beijing Municipal Key Laboratory of New Energy Materials and Technologies, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2572每2580

Address correspondence to Junjie Qi,; Yue Zhang,

Modulation of surface potential in a bent ZnO wire via piezoelectric field and UV illumination was systemically studied through Kelvin probe force microscopy measurements.


Facet-dependent Cu2O nanocrystals in manipulating alignment of liquid crystals and photomechanical behaviors

Qian Wang1,∫, Yang Shang1,3,∫, Li Yu2, Cheng Zou2, Wenhuan Yao2, Dongyu Zhao1, Ping Song2, Huai Yang2 (*), and Lin Guo1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment,
Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
2 Department of Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
3 Key Laboratory of Micro-Nano Measurement-Manipulation and Physics, Ministry of Education, School of Physics and Nuclear Energy Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.



Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2581每2589

Address correspondence to Huai Yang,; Lin Guo,

Facet-dependent Cu2O nanocrystals, including cubic, octahedron,and rhombic dodecahedral, are synthesized and utilized to control the alignment of nematic, cholesteric, and smectic liquid crystals.Based on the excellent alignments of the liquid crystals induced by Cu2O nanomaterials with different surface characteristics, liquid crystal nanocomposite films with distinguished photomechanical behaviors are designed.


Silk nanofibers as high efficient and lightweight air filter

Chunya Wang1, Shuyi Wu2, Muqiang Jian1, Jiarong Xie3, Luping Xu2, Xudong Yang2,3, Quanshui Zheng2, and Yingying Zhang1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry & Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Department of Engineering Mechanics &Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Department of Building Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China



Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2590每2597

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An efficient, lightweight nanofiber air filter derived from silkworm silk was developed. Silk nanofiber membranes are flexible, translucent,lightweight, and exhibit superior filtration performance for both PM2.5 and submicron particles compared to commercial microfiber membranes, suggesting great potential for use in multifunctional air filters.


Unusually strong lateral interaction in the CO overlayer in phosphorene-based systems

Antonio Politano1 (*), Miriam Serena Vitiello2, Leonardo Viti2, Jin Hu3, Zhiqiang Mao3, Jiang Wei3, ennaro Chiarello1, and Danil W. Boukhvalov4,5

1 Department of Physics, University of Calabria, via ponte Bucci, 31/C, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
2 NEST, Istituto Nanoscienze每CNR and Scuola Normale Superiore Piazza San Silvestro 12, Pisa I-56127, Italy
3 Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
4 Department of Chemistry, Hanyang University, 17 Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 133-791, Republic of Korea
5 Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics Department, Ural Federal University, Mira Street 19, 620002 Ekaterinburg, Russia


Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2598每2605

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We find stable CO adsorption at room temperature on both phosphorene and bulk black phosphorus.


Nitrogen-doped graphene microtubes with opened inner voids: Highly efficient metal-free electrocatalysts for alkaline hydrogen evolution reaction

Bing Zhang, Hong-Hui Wang, Hui Su, Li-Bing Lv, Tian-Jian Zhao, Jie-Min Ge, Xiao Wei, Kai-Xue Wang, Xin-Hao Li (*), and Jie-Sheng Chen (*)

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2606每2615

Address correspondence to Xin-Hao Li,; Jie-Sheng Chen,

Graphene microtubes with ultrathin wall thicknesses of 2每9 graphite layers, large inner voids of 1每2 米m, and nitrogen dopants (NGMT)were successfully prepared. The unique structure of N-GMT with active inner graphene walls achieved superb electrocatalytic activity for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), outperformingstate-of-the-art metal-free catalysts in basic solution.


The nucleation and growth of borophene on the Ag (111)surface

Shaogang Xu1,2, Yujun Zhao1, Jihai Liao1, Xiaobao Yang1 (*), and Hu Xu2 (*)

1 Department of Physics, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
2 Department of Physics, South University of Science and Technology of China, Shenzhen 518055, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2616每2622

Address correspondence to Xiaobao Yang,; Hu Xu,

B atoms deposited on a Ag surface easily penetrate into the second layer and further expel Ag atoms on top to form Ag vacancies in the initial stage of nucleation. As the number of atoms increases,B nanostructures should gradually transform into triangular fragments,ribbons, and borophene, where hexagonal vacancies are necessary to enhance the structural stabilities.


Temperature-dependent resonance energy transfer from CdSe每ZnS core每shell quantum dots to monolayer MoS2

Juan Li, Weina Zhang, Yao Zhang, Hongxiang Lei, and Baojun Li (*)

State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China



Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2623每2631

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Quantum dots (QDs)/MoS2 structures can be fabricated using a spin-coatingmethod. The dependence of resonance energy transfer from the QDs to MoS2 on the temperature (80−400 K) is investigated by measuring the photoluminescence spectra and decay curves of the QDs and QDs/MoS2 structures.


Controlled one-pot synthesis of RuCu nanocages and Cu@Ru nanocrystals for the regioselective hydrogenation of quinoline

Yueguang Chen, Zhanjun Yu, Zheng Chen, Rongan Shen, Yu Wang, Xing Cao, Qing Peng (*), and Yadong Li (*)

Department of Chemistry and Collaborative Innovation Center for Nanomaterial Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
These author contributed equally to this work.



Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2632每2640

Address correspondence to Qing Peng,; Yadong Li,

RuCu nanocages and core每shell structured Cu@Ru nanocrystals were synthesized by a one-pot modified galvanic replacement reaction. These bimetallic Ru每Cu nanocrystals feature fully exposed functional Ru atoms, enabling highly effective regioselective hydrogenation of quinoline toward 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinoline.


Design and construction of ultra-thin MoSe2 nanosheet-based heterojunction for high-speed and low-noise photodetection

Xiangshun Geng1,∫, Yongqiang Yu1,2,∫ (*), Xiaoli Zhou2,∫, Chunde Wang2, Kewei Xu1, Yan Zhang3, Chunyan Wu1, Li Wang1, Yang Jiang3 (*), and Qing Yang2 (*)

1 School of Electrical Science and Applied Physics, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China
2 Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Synergetic Innovation Center of Quantum Information & Quantum Physics, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei 230026, China
3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.


Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2641每2651

Address correspondence to Yongqiang Yu,; Yang Jiang,; Qing Yang,

A novel Si每MoSe2 heterojunction based on solution-processed ultrathin MoSe2 nanosheets was fabricated via a facile dip-coating process. The device exhibited excellent photoresponse characteristics:a response speed up to 30 ns, a linear dynamic range over 124 decibels, and a noise current approaching 0.1 pA﹞Hz每1/2 at zero bias,which mainly originated from the architecture of the overlapped MoSe2 nanosheet每nanosheet with a modulated energy band edge.


Magnetically active Fe3O4 nanorods loaded with tissue plasminogen activator for enhanced thrombolysis

Jiangnan Hu1,2,∫, Weijie Huang3,∫, Shengwei Huang1,2,∫, Qichuan ZhuGe1 (*), Kunlin Jin 1,2 (*), and Yiping Zhao3 (*)

1 Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Aging and Neurological Disorder Research, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou 325000, China
2 Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, USA
3 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.


Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2652每2661

Address correspondence to Qichuan ZhuGe,; Kunlin Jin,; Yiping Zhao,

Biocompatible magnetic Fe3O4 nanorods conjugated with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) (nanorod-tPA) were targeted to blood clots under magnetic guidance. The blood clots could be mechanically pored and loosened by the Fe3O4 nanorods under a rotating magnetic field and lysed biochemically by the tPA released from the nanorods,thus improving the thrombolytic efficiency beyond that currently observed for tPA.


Maneuvering charge polarization and transport in 2H-MoS2 for enhanced electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction

Wei Ye, Chenhao Ren, Daobin Liu, Chengming Wang, Ning Zhang, Wensheng Yan, Li Song, and Yujie Xiong (*)

Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, iChEM (Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials), Hefei Science Center (CAS), School of Chemistry and Materials Science, and National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China



Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2662每2671

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A hybrid structure of 2H-MoS2 with metallic nanowires has been developed for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution. The one-dimensionalmetallic nanostructures facilitate electron transport to active S sites, while the interfacial charge polarization between MoS2 and the metal increases the electron density of the S sites.


Hydrothermal synthesis of manganese oxide encapsulated multiporous carbon nanofibers for supercapacitors

Haiyan Wang, Jiang Deng, Yiqing Chen, Fan Xu, Zhongzhe Wei, and Yong Wang (*)

Advanced Materials and Catalysis Group, ZJU-NHU United R&D Center, Center for Chemistry of High-Performance and Novel Materials, Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310028, China



Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2672每2680

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A dopamine-assisted hydrothermal carbonization (HTC)/templating process was used to synthesize MnOx-encapsulated multiporous carbon nanofibers from naturally available carbohydrates. The as-prepared hybrids with large surface areas, hierarchical pores,and metal oxide encapsulation structures show great potential in supercapacitors.


Au/CuSiO3 nanotubes: High-performance robust catalysts for selective oxidation of ethanol to acetaldehyde

Xianjun Du, Ninghua Fu, Shaolong Zhang, Chen Chen (*), Dingsheng Wang, and Yadong Li

Department of Chemistry & Collaborative Innovation Center for Nanomaterial Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China



Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2681每2686

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Novel Au nanoparticles supported on copper silicate nanotube catalysts display high performance for gas-phase selective oxidation of ethanol to acetaldehyde.


Anomalously enhanced thermal stability of phosphorene via metal adatom doping: An experimental and firstprinciples study

Xuewei Feng1, Vadym V. Kulish2, Ping Wu2, Xinke Liu3, and Kah-Wee Ang1 (*)

1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117583, ingapore
2 Entropic Interface Group (EIG), Engineering Product Development, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), 8 Somapah oad, Singapore 487372, Singapore
3 College of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenzhen Engineering Laboratory for Advanced Technology of Ceramics, Nanshan istrict Key Lab for Biopolymer and Safety Evaluation, Shenzhen University, 3688 Nanhai Avenue, Shenzhen 518060, China



Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2687每2695

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We investigated the impact of adatoms doping using aluminum(Al) and hafnium (Hf) transition metal for enhancing the thermal stability of few-layer phosphorene. The formation of Al每P covalent bonds was found to significantly improve the thermal coefficients of the Ag1 , B2g, and Ag2 phonon modes by two orders of magnitude compared with those observed for pristine P每P bonds.


Sandwich-type ordered mesoporous carbon/graphene nanocomposites derived from ionic liquid

Ho Seok Kim1, Young Hwan Kim1, Kwang Chul Roh2 (*), and Kwang-Bum Kim1 (*)

1 Lab of Energy Storage Materials, Department of Material Science & Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120749, Republic of Korea
2 Energy & Environmental Division, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering & Technology, Jinju 52851, Republic of Korea


Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2696每2706

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

We use two kinds of ionic liquids for carbon source. Depending on the ionic liquid, the properties of the sandwich-type ordered mesoporous carbon/graphene nanocomposites is changed such as pore structure, Brunauer每Emmett每Teller (BET) surface area, and electrochemical performance. The nitrile groups of 1-(3-cyanopropyl)-3-methylimidazolium dicyanamide (CMIM-dca) are important factor to make ordered pore structure.


Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid-assisted synthesis of Bi2Se3 nanostructures with unique edge sites

Xianli Liu, Zhicheng Fang, Qi Zhang, Ruijie Huang, Lin Lin, Chunmiao Ye, Chao Ma (*), and Jie Zeng (*)

Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, Key Laboratory of Strongly-Coupled Quantum Matter Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei Science Center & National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2707每2714

Address correspondence to Jie Zeng,; Chao Ma,

In this research paper, an effective ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid(EDTA)-assisted approach was employed to synthesize exotic Bi2Se3 nanostructures with unique edge sites. Mechanistic studiesin dicate that such morphological changes are strongly associated with the molar ratio between EDTA and Bi3+.


Tunable filter Raman spectroscopy of purified semiconducting and metallic carbon nanotubes

Paul Finnie (*)

Security and Disruptive Technologies Portfolio, National Research Council Canada, 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0R6, Canada



Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2715每2728

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Tunable filters are used to efficiently produce wide scale, fine excitation wavelength resolution Raman excitation maps for single walled carbon nanotube samples. The maps are compared for unsorted and highly type-purified semiconducting and metallic samples.


Core每shell CdS@ZIF-8 structures for improved selectivity in photocatalytic H2 generation from formic acid

Min Zeng1,2,∫, Zhigang Chai2,∫, Xin Deng2, Qi Li2, Shiqiang Feng2, Juan Wang1,† (*), and Dongsheng Xu2 (*)

1 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, China
2 College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Present address: Key Laboratory for the Synthesis and Application of Organic Functional Molecules, Ministry of Education of China, Wuhan 430062, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1161-3

Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2729每2734

Address correspondence to Dongsheng Xu,; Juan Wang,

With controlled morphologies and shell thicknesses, CdS@ZIF-8 core每shell structures show improved selectivity for photocatalytic H2 generation from formic acid, which may provide guidance in the development of new photocatalysts based on core每shell materials.


Effect of electron injection in copper-contacted graphene nanoribbons

Konstantin A. Simonov1,2,3 (*), Nikolay A. Vinogradov2,3, Alexander S. Vinogradov3, Alexander V. Generalov2,3, Gleb I. Svirskiy3, Attilio A. Cafolla4, Nils Mårtensson1, and Alexei B. Preobrajenski2 (*)

1 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Uppsala Box 516, 75120, Sweden
2 MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University, Lund Box 118, 22100, Sweden
3 V. A. Fock Institute of Physics, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg 198504, Russia
4 School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland



Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2735每2746

Address correspondence to Alexei B. Preobrajenski,; Konstantin A. Simonov,

Our results show that intercalation of Cu beneath 7-AGNRs/Au(788)leads to significant electron injection into the nanoribbons, which causes a pronounced downshift of the valence and conduction bands of graphene nanoribbon (GNR) with respect to the Fermienergy.


Immobilization of NiS nanoparticles on N-doped carbon fiber aerogels as advanced electrode materials for supercapacitors

Youfang Zhang1, Lizeng Zuo1, Longsheng Zhang1, Jiajie Yan1, Hengyi Lu1, Wei Fan2 (*), and Tianxi Liu1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, 220 Handan Road, Shanghai 200433, China
2 State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, 2999 North Renmin Road, Shanghai 201620, China



Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2747每2759

Address correspondence to Wei Fan,; Tianxi Liu,,

N-doped carbon fiber aerogel-supported NiS nanoparticles were utilized as excellent electrode materials for supercapacitors.


Rapid identification of electricigens via silver-plated photonic crystal filters

Delong Wang1,2, Xiangwei Zhao1,2 (*), Xing Liu1,2, Zhongde Mu1,2, and Zhongze Gu1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
2 Suzhou Key Laboratory of Environment and Biosafety, Suzhou Research Institute of Southeast University, Suzhou 215123, China



Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2760每2771

Address correspondence to Xiangwei Zhao,; Zhongze Gu,

In this paper, a functional substrate based on a colloidal photonic crystal was developed for both the filtration of electricigens and their identification by surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS).This silver-plated photonic crystal filter offers tremendous opportunities for energetic, environmental, and clinical applications.


Unraveling the correlation between the remanence ratio and the dipolar field in magnetic nanoparticles by tuning concentration, moment, and anisotropy

Bingqian Geng, Zongling Ding, and Yongqing Ma (*)

Anhui Key Laboratory of Information Materials and Devices, School of Physics and Materials Science, Anhui University, Hefei 230601, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2772每2781

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The correlation between remanence ratio and dipolar field, Mr/Ms ≦ 1/lgHdip was observed ((b) and (d)) in magnetic nanoparticles (NPs) by tuning the concentration, moment, and anisotropy, based on a rationally designed system of NPs, which, to the best of our knowledge, has not been previously reported. The reasons for the deviation between Mr/Ms and 1/lgHdip ((a) and (c)) were thoroughly discussed.


Chirality recognition in concerted proton transfer process for prismatic water clusters

Bo Wang1,2, Wanrun Jiang1,2, Yang Gao1,2, Boon K. Teo3,4 (*), Zhigang Wang1,2,5 (*)

1 Institute of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
2 Jilin Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy (Jilin University), Changchun 130012, China
3 College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
4 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
5 Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1167-x

Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2782每2795

Address correspondence to Zhigang Wang,; Boon K. Teo,

Chiral conversion and interlayer recognition were achieved via concerted intralayer proton transfer (CIPT) processes.


In situ observation of sublimation-enhanced magnesium oxidation at elevated temperature

Zijiao Zhang1, Xiaoqian Fu1, Minmin Mao1, Qian Yu1(*), Scott X. Mao1,2 (*), Jixue Li1, and Ze Zhang1

1 Center of Electron Microscopy and State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA



Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2796每2802

Address correspondence to Qian Yu,; Scott X. Mao,

Sublimation-enhanced oxidation appeared at 200⊥ under ~8℅10−2 Pa O2 atmosphere on Mg nanoparticles.


Impurity-induced formation of bilayered graphene on copper by chemical vapor deposition

Jun Li1,2, Jianing Zhuang3, Chengmin Shen1,4 (*), Yuan Tian1, Yande Que1,2, Ruisong Ma1,2, Jinbo Pan1,2, Yanfang Zhang1,2, Yeliang Wang1,4, Shixuan Du1,4, Feng Ding3 (*), and Hong-Jun Gao1,4 (*)

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
4 Beijing Key Laboratory for Nanomaterials and Nanodevices, Beijing 100190, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1169-8

Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2803每2810

Address correspondence to Chengmin Shen,; Feng Ding,; Hong-Jun Gao,

The impurity nanoparticle served as nucleation centers for bilayered graphene (BLG) growth and the free space between a nanoparticle and graphene served as the center of C injection for the continuous growth of the adlayer beneath the top layer.


Facet and dimensionality control of Pt nanostructures for efficient oxygen reduction and methanol oxidation electrocatalysts

Lingzheng Bu1, Yonggang Feng1, Jianlin Yao1 (*), Shaojun Guo2, Jun Guo3, and Xiaoqing Huang1 (*)

1 College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Jiangsu 215123, China
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering & Department of Energy and Resources Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
3 Testing & Analysis Center, Soochow University, Jiangsu 215123, China



Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2811每2821

Address correspondence to Jianlin Yao,; Xiaoqing Huang,

A facile synthetic approach to selectively produce platinum nanowires and octahedra with high yield has been developed. Due to the well-defined {111} exposed facets, one-dimensional confinement effect, and their minimized edge/corner, the platinum nanowires exhibit excellent activity and superior durability towards both the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and the methanol oxidation reaction (MOR), compared to that of the zero-dimensional platinum octahedra catalyst and a commercial Pt/C catalyst. This suggests that such platinum nanowires can be used as high-performance electrocatalysts for future practical fuel cell applications.


Erratum to: The electronic structure and intervalley coupling of artificial and genuine graphene superlattices

Pilkwang Kim and Cheol-Hwan Park (*)

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1223-6

Nano Research 2016, 9(9): 2822

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