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A review of the development of full cell lithium-ion batteries: The impact of nanostructured anode materials

Muhammad-Sadeeq Balogun1,3, Weitao Qiu1, Yang Luo1, Hui Meng2, Wenjie Mai2 (*), Amos Onasanya3, Titus K. Olaniyi3, and Yexiang Tong1,4 (*)

1 MOE of the Key Laboratory of Bioinorganic and Synthetic Chemistry, KLGHEI of Environment and Energy Chemistry, The Key Lab of Low-carbon Chem & Energy Conservation of Guangdong Province, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
2 Department of Physics and Siyuan Laboratory, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China
3 College of Sciences and College of Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, 36010, Nigeria
4 Department of Chemistry, Shantou University, Shantou 515063, China



Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 2823每2851

Address correspondence to Yexiang Tong,; Wenjie Mai,

This review focuses on the impact of nanostructured anode materials in coin cell configuration for the development of practical full cell lithium-ion batteries


Strategies to obtain pattern fidelity in nanowire growth from large-area surfaces patterned using nanoimprint lithography

Gaute Otnes, Magnus Heurlin, Mariusz Graczyk, Jesper Wallentin, Daniel Jacobsson, Alexander Berg, Ivan Maximov, and Magnus T. Borgström (*)

Solid State Physics, Lund University, Box 118, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Present address: Division of Synchrotron Radiation Research, Lund University, Box 118, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Present address: nCHREM/Centre for Analysis and Synthesis, Lund University, Box 124, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1165-z

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 2852每2861

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Three different strategies are explored to improve pattern preservation during nanowire growth from dense seed particle arrays.


Hexagonal FeS nanosheets with high-energy (001)facets: Counter electrode materials superior to platinumfor dye-sensitized solar cells

Xiuwen Wang1, Ying Xie1, Buhe Bateer1,2, Kai Pan1 (*), Yangtao Zhou1, Yi Zhang1, Guofeng Wang1, Wei Zhou1, and Honggang Fu1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Material Chemistry, Ministry of Education of the People*s Republic of China, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080, China
2 College of Materials and Chemical Engineering, Heilongjiang Institute of Technology, Harbin 150050, China



Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 2862每2874

Address correspondence to Kai Pan,; Honggang Fu,

Hexagonal FeS nanosheets with exposed high-energy (001) facets were synthesized via a solution-phase chemical method, whichworked via oriented attachment of organic ligands to specificfacets. The resulting material possessed a higher active site densityand relatively high capability for I3 reduction at individual catalyticsites, which made it a good counter electrode material.


Hierarchically porous carbon foams for electric doublelayer capacitors

Feng Zhang1,2,∫, Tianyu Liu2,∫, Guihua Hou1, Tianyi Kou2, Lu Yue1, Rongfeng Guan1, and Yat Li1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory for Advanced Technology in Environmental Protection of Jiangsu Province, Yancheng Institute of Technology, Yancheng 224051, China
2 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.



Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 2875每2888

hierarchically porousstructure,glutaraldehyde-crosslinkedchitosan,light weight,carbon foam,electrical double layercapacitors

This work demonstrates a chemical method to synthesize a porouscarbon foam (PCF) that has an exceptional gravimetric capacitance(246.5 F/g at 0.5 A/g) and rate capability (67.5% capacity retentionfrom 0.5 to 100 A/g).


An anisotropic propagation technique for synthesizing hyperbranched polyvillic gold nanoparticles

Aaron S. Schwartz-Duval1,2, Santosh K. Misra1,2, Prabuddha Mukherjee1, Elyse Johnson3, Alvin S. Acerbo4, and Dipanjan Pan1,2 (*)

1 Department of Bioengineering and Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana 61801, USA
2 Biomedical Research Center, Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana 61801, USA
3 Cytoviva Inc., Auburn 36830, USA
4 Center for Advanced Radiation Sources, The University of Chicago, Chicago 60637, USA



Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 2889每2903

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Here we report, a novel, non-seed mediated versatile single pot synthesis method capable of producing hyperbranched gold "nano-polyvilli". The technique enabled precise tuning of branch propagation where the branching could be controlled by varying the duration of incubation, temperature, and hydrogen ion concentration.


Sandwich structured graphene-wrapped FeS-graphene nanoribbons with improved cycling stability for lithium ion batteries

Lei Li1, Caitian Gao1,2, Anton Kovalchuk1, Zhiwei Peng1, Gedeng Ruan1, Yang Yang1,3,†, Huilong Fei1, Qifeng Zhong1,4, Yilun Li1, and James M. Tour1,3,5 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
2 School of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
3 NanoCarbon Center, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
4 State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
5 Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
Present address: Department of Materials and Engineering, University of Central Florida, 12424 Research Parkway Suite 423, Orlando, Florida 32826, USA



Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 2904每2911

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A simple approach for the fabrication of a sandwich-structured nanocomposite material, graphene-FeS-graphene nanoribbons, has been developed. The resulting composite demonstrated a high capacity, good rate performance, and greatly improved cycling stability because of the synergistic combination of electrically conductive graphene, graphene nanoribbons, and FeS.


Highly efficient PdCu3 nanocatalysts for Suzuki每Miyaura reaction

Weiwei Shi, Xiaoqing Chen, Suying Xu, Jiabin Cui, and Leyu Wang (*)

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

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1176-9

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 2912每2920

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Highly efficient PdCu3 nanocrystals were successfully synthesized via a facile one-pot strategy and used to catalyze a Suzuki每Miyaura reaction with good activity.


Active-layer evolution and efficiency improvement of (CH3NH3)3Bi12I9-based solar cell on TiO2-deposited ITO substrate

Xinqian Zhang1,2, Gang Wu1 (*), Zhuowei Gu1, Bing Guo1, Wenqing Liu1, Shida Yang1, Tao Ye1, Chen Chen1, Weiwei Tu1, and Hongzheng Chen1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
2 Department of Chemical Engineering, Xinjiang Agriculture University, Urumqi 830052, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1177-8

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 2921每2930

Address correspondence to Hongzheng Chen,; Gang Wu,

Enhanced performance has been demonstrated in a (CH3NH3)3Bi2I9- based lead-free organic每inorganic hybrid solar cell by controlling the morphology evolution of the active layer and using a TiO2- deposited indium tin oxide (ITO) substrate.


Thickness and temperature dependent electrical properties of ZrS2 thin films directly grown on hexagonal boron nitride

Yiming Zhu1,2, Xinsheng Wang2, Mei Zhang2, Congzhong Cai1 (*), and Liming Xie2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Coal Mine Disaster Dynamics and Control, Department of Applied Physics, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, 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

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1178-7

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 2931每2937

Address correspondence to Congzong Cai,; Liming Xie,

This paper reports the thickness and temperature dependent transport properties of ZrS2 multilayers, which were directly deposited on hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) by chemical vapor deposition, together with the observations of hysteresis-free gate sweeping, metal-insulator transition, and T-污 (~ 0.82每1.26) temperature dependent mobility.


Highly ordered graphene architectures by duplicating melamine sponges as a three-dimensional deformationtolerant electrode

Le Li, Kai Wang, Zhaoqi Huang, Chao Zhang (*), and Tianxi Liu (*)

State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials & College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1179-6

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 2938每2949

Address correspondence to Chao Zhang,; Tianxi Liu,

By concisely duplicating sponge-like architectures from melamine foams (MFs), highly ordered MF-supported frameworks with the sequential immobilization of graphene and an ultrathin layer of pseudocapacitive polypyrrole demonstrate promise for applications as three-dimensional (3D) deformation-tolerant electrodes for supercapacitors. This study highlights the simple manner of constructing highly ordered 3D graphene architectures and deformation-tolerant electrode materials from commercial polymer foams.


SANTA: Self-aligned nanotrench ablation via Joule heating for probing sub-20 nm devices

Feng Xiong1,† (*), Sanchit Deshmukh1, Sungduk Hong2, Yuan Dai2, Ashkan Behnam2, Feifei Lian1, and Eric Pop1 (*)

1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
2 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Present address: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA



Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 2950每2959

Address correspondence to Feng Xiong,; Eric Pop,

Nanotrenches are formed in PMMA by carbon nanotubes (CNTs) or graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) via Joule heating. The nanotrench width can be sub-20 nm under optimized conditions, which enables probing of nanomaterials with self-aligned CNT or GNR electrodes.


Solution processed inorganic V2Ox as interfacial function materials for inverted planar-heterojunction perovskite solar cells with enhanced efficiency

Haitao Peng1,2, Weihai Sun2, Yunlong Li2, Senyun Ye2, Haixia Rao2, Weibo Yan2, Huanping Zhou1,3 (*), Zuqiang Bian2 (*), and Chunhui Huang2

1 Department of Energy and Resources Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
3 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1181-z

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 2960每2971

Address correspondence to Huanping Zhou,; Zuqiang Bian,

The introduction of V2Ox interlayer results in the modifications of the surface properties and band alignment of a perovskite solar cell, leading to an improved open circuit voltage and efficiency without exhibiting any observable hysteresis.


A method for modeling and deciphering the persistent photoconductance and long-term charge storage of ZnO nanorod arrays

Qiang Zhu, Changsheng Xie (*), Huayao Li, and Dawen Zeng

State Key Laboratory of Material Processing and Die & Mould Technology, Nanomaterials and Smart Sensors Research Laboratory, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1182-y

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 2972每3002

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The photoinduced carrier dynamic processes in the ZnO nanorod arrays were discretely deciphered by a series of rate functions. On the basis of the analytical equations solved from the simultaneous rate functions, a practical method has been proposed for modeling and evaluating the persistent photoconductance and charge/energy storage properties of the ZnO nanorod arrays.


Ultra-small MoS2 nanodots with rapid body clearance for photothermal cancer therapy

Teng Liu, Yu Chao, Min Gao, Chao Liang, Qian Chen, Guosheng Song, Liang Cheng (*), and Zhuang Liu (*)

Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials & Devices, Soochow University, 199 Ren'ai Road, Suzhou 215123, China
These two authors contributed equally to this work.



Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 3003每3017

Address correspondence to Zhuang Liu,; Liang Cheng,

Ultra-small MoS2 nanodots were synthesized using a one-step solvothermal method and then modified with glutathione (GSH). Photoacoustic imaging revealed the time-dependent tumor homing of the MoS2-GSH nanodots and was used to guide the potent photothermal treatment of tumors. Notably, the majority of intravenous injected MoS2-GSH nanodots were cleared out of the body via the urine within just seven days. This study, for the first time, demonstrates the efficient tumor homing/treatment abilities, as well as rapid body clearance behaviors, of ultra-small TMDC nanodots, which hold great potential as a renal-clearable theranostic agent.


Photoluminescence monitoring of oxide formation and surface state passivation on InAs quantum dots exposed to water vapor

Giovanna Trevisi (*), Luca Seravalli, and Paola Frigeri

CNR-IMEM Institute, Parco Area delle Scienze 37a, 43124 Parma, Italy

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1184-9

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 3018每3026

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We propose a method to distinguish and study the relevant processes〞oxidation and surface state passivation〞that occur when an uncapped quantum dot (QD) surface is exposed to H2O polar molecules. This investigation revealed that the QD photoluminescence (PL) emission energy depends on the presence of polar molecules in the environment, a feature of interest for the development of QD-based optical molecular sensors.


Fluorescent silicon nanoparticle-based gene carriers featuring strong photostability and feeble cytotoxicity

Jingyang Pang, Yuanyuan Su, Yiling Zhong, Fei Peng, Bin Song, and Yao He (*)

Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials and Devices, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1185-8

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 3027每3037

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We herein introduce a new type of fluorescent silicon nanoparticle (SiNP)-based gene carrier simultaneously featuring strong and stable fluorescence, high DNA-loading capacity and gene-transfection efficiency, as well as favorable biocompatibility. Taking advantage of these unique benefits, the intracellular behavior of the gene carriers can be observed in real time for long periods.


MoS2 yolk每shell microspheres with a hierarchical porous structure for efficient hydrogen evolution

Qiqi Zhang1,2, Hua Bai2, Qing Zhang2, Qiang Ma2, Yahui Li2, Chongqing Wan1 (*), and Guangcheng Xi2 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Capital Normal University, No. 105, North Road, West 3th Ring Road, Beijing 100048, China
2 Nanomaterials and Nanoproducts Research Center, Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine, No. 11, Ronghua South Road, Beijing 100176, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1186-7

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 3038每3047

Address correspondence to Guangcheng Xi,; Chongqing Wan,

Hierarchical yolk每shell MoS2 microspheres composed of external ultrathin nanosheet layers and internal porous cores were synthesized by a simple self-template solvothermal method. They exhibit greatly enhanced electrocatalytic activity for hydrogen evolution, which is mainly attributed to their unique hierarchical yolk每shell structural features and rich active edge sites.


Fast and uniform growth of graphene glass using confined-flow chemical vapor deposition and its unique applications

Zhaolong Chen1, Baolu Guan1,2, Xu-dong Chen1, Qing Zeng3, Li Lin1, Ruoyu Wang1, Manish Kr. Priydarshi1, Jingyu Sun1, Zhepeng Zhang1, Tongbo Wei3, Jinmin Li3, Yanfeng Zhang1,4, Yingying Zhang5 (*), and Zhongfan Liu1 (*)

1 Center for Nanochemistry (CNC), Beijing Science and Engineering Center for Nanocarbons, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Key Laboratory of Opto-electronics Technology, Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Solid-State Lighting, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
4 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
5 Department of Chemistry and Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1187-6

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 3048每3055

Address correspondence to Zhongfan Liu,; Yingying Zhang,

A confined-flow chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process is developed, which enables the fast and uniform growth of graphene glass because of the remarkably enhanced collision probability and local concentration of reactive carbon species. The high-quality graphene glass thus obtained can serve as a transparent heating device and an ideal substrate for epitaxial growth of AlN films.


In situ thickness control of black phosphorus field-effect transistors via ozone treatment

Suhyun Kim1,∫, Younghun Jung1,∫, Jong-Young Lee2, Gwan-Hyoung Lee2 (*), and Jihyun Kim1 (*)

1 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Republic of Korea
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1188-5

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 3056每3065

Address correspondence to Gwan-Hyoung Lee,; Jihyun Kim,

A simple and reproducible method to control the thickness of black phosphorus flakes in real time is demonstrated. After a thinning step, the field-effect mobility and on/off ratio increased by 48% and 6,800%, respectively.


Sub-2.0-nm Ru and composition-tunable RuPt nanowire networks

Weiyue Zhao1, Dabing Huang1, Qiang Yuan1 (*), and Xun Wang2 (*)

1 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Guizhou University, Guiyang, Guiyang 550025, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1189-4

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 3066每3074

Address correspondence to Qiang Yuan,; Xun Wang,

Sub-2.0-nm Ru and composition-tunable RuPt nanowire networks were successfully prepared using an environmentally friendly aqueous method.


Fabrication of cost-effective, highly reproducible large area arrays of nanotriangular pillars for surface enhanced Raman scattering substrates

Kudilatt Hasna1,2, Aldrin Antony3, Joaquim Puigdollers4, Kumaran Rajeev Kumar2, and Madambi Kunjukuttan Jayaraj1 (*)

1 Nanophotonic & Optoelectronic Devices Laboratory, Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi 682 022, India
2 Department of Instrumentation, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi 682 022, India
3 Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Maharashtra 400 076, India
4 Department of Enginyeria Electronica, Universitat Politecnica Catalunya, C/Jordi Girona, 31, Modul C4, Barcelona 08034, Spain

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1190-y

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 3075每3083

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A surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) active substrate which offers a high enhancement factor (EF), homogeneity, and reproducibility, and which contains silver nanotriangles distributed over large area is fabricated using a low-cost, non-conventional nanoimprinting technique.


pH-controlled DNAzymes: Rational design and their applications in DNA-machinery devices

Yuqi Chen1, Yanyan Song1, Zhiyong He1, Zijing Wang1, Wenting Liu1, Fuan Wang1, Xiaolian Zhang2, and Xiang Zhou1 (*)

1 College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, The Institute for Advanced Studies, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
2 School of Medicine, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1191-x

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 3084每3092

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We constructed a series of pH-triggered iMNAzymes/TNAzymes exhibiting tunable catalytic performance by regulating the pH of reaction conditions. These molecules can act as devices to control DNA-walking rates through modulation of solution pH within an interval of pH 5.6 to pH 7.4. Furthermore, pH modulation can manipulate a DNA tetrahedron to open at pH 6.4 and remain closed at pH 7.4.


Quantifying and sorting of gold nanoparticle dimers from complex reaction mixtures using flow cytometry

Jens B. Simonsen1 (*), Nini E. A. Reeler1,2, Anna Fossum3, Knud A. Lerstrup1, Bo W. Laursen1, and Kasper Nørgaard1 (*)

1 Universitetsparken 5, Nano-Science Center & Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen DK-2100, Denmark
2 Niels Jensens Vej 2, Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research (SDC), Aarhus DK-8000, Denmark
3 Ole Maaløes Vej 5, Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen DK-2200, Denmark

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1192-9

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 3093每3098

Address correspondence to Jens B. Simonsen,; Kasper Nørgaard,

Complex binary clusters of molecularly linked gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are characterized and sorted using a flow cytometric approach.


Morphology-selective synthesis of active and durable gold catalysts with high catalytic performance in the reduction of 4-nitrophenol

Daowei Gao1, Xin Zhang1 (*), Xiaoping Dai1, Yuchen Qin1, Aijun Duan1 (*), Yanbing Yu1, Hongying Zhuo1, Hairui Zhao1, Pengfang Zhang1, Yan Jiang1, Jianmei Li2, and Zhen Zhao2

1 State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum, Beijing 102249, China
2 College of Science, China University of Petroleum, Beijing 102249, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1193-8

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 3099每3115

Address correspondence to Xin Zhang,; Aijun Duan,

A series of novel gold catalysts with platelet, rod, and hexagonalprism morphologies have been synthesized in situ, and exhibit high catalytic performance in the reduction of 4-nitrophenol.


Development of a facile block copolymer method for creating hard mask patterns integrated into semiconductor manufacturing

Tandra Ghoshal1,2 (*), Matthew T. Shaw3, Justin D. Holmes1,2, and Michael A. Morris2,4 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry and Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
2 AMBER, Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN), Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
3 Intel Ireland Ltd., Collinstown Industrial Estate, Co. Kildare, Ireland
4 School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland


DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1194-7

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 3116每3128

Address correspondence to Michael A. Morris,;Tandra Ghoshal,

The pattern-transfer ability and effectiveness of different etch masks (NiO, Ni, and ZnO) to fabricate horizontally and vertically aligned uniform Si nanowire arrays is demonstrated over large substrate areas with controlled placement and density. A simple block-copolymer inclusion technique was used to prepare spatially and dimensionally controlled hard-mask nanopatterns on the substrate.


Nitrogen-doped flower-like porous carbon materials directed by in situ hydrolysed MgO: Promising support for Ru nanoparticles in catalytic hydrogenations

Mingming Li, Minghui Tang, Jiang Deng, and Yong Wang (*)

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

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1195-6

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 3129每3140

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The preparation of nitrogen-doped flower-like porous carbon material from a bio-derived carbon precursor was directed by MgO hydrolysis, and this material exhibited potential as a support for catalytic hydrogenation reactions.


Functional interface based on silicon artificial chamfer nanocylinder arrays (CNCAs) with underwater superoleophobicity and anisotropic properties

Wendong Liu, Xueyao Liu, Siyuan Xiang, Yixin Chen, Liping Fang, and Bai Yang (*)

State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1196-5

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 3141每3151

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Silicon-based chamfer nanocylinder arrays (CNCAs) are fabricated by carrying out secondary inclined etching of silicon nanopillar arrays. The interaction of the oil droplet with the CNCAs indicated underwater superoleophobic wetting behavior. The structure of the CNCAs could be easily modified in order to prepare chemically heterogeneous structures exhibiting amphiphobic properties without changing their anisotropic wetting ability.


Dehydrated layered double hydroxides: Alcohothermal synthesis and oxygen evolution activity

Zhiyi Lu1, Li Qian1, Wenwen Xu1, Yang Tian1, Ming Jiang1, Yaping Li1, Xiaoming Sun1,2 (*), and Xue Duan1

1 State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
2 Institute for New Energy Materials and Low-Carbon Technologies, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1197-4

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 3152每3161

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We demonstrate an alcohothermal approach for fabricating NiFelayered double hydroxides (NiFe-LDHs) with dehydrated galleries. The proposed mechanism for this process involves incomplete hydrolysis of urea for simultaneously precipitating metal ions. This methodology is also applicable for fabricating Fe-based LDHs (NiFe-LDH and NiCoFe-LDH) nanoarrays, which exhibit excellent electrocatalytic performance in the oxygen evolution reaction.


Stabilizing nickel sulfide nanoparticles with an ultrathin carbon layer for improved cycling performance in sodium ion batteries

Feipeng Zhao1,∫, Qiufang Gong1,∫, Brian Traynor2, Duo Zhang1, Jiaojiao Li1, Hualin Ye1, Fengjiao Chen1, Na Han1, Yeyun Wang1, Xuhui Sun1, and Yanguang Li1 (*)

1 Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials and Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
2 Departments of Physics and Chemistry, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
The two authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1198-3

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 3162每3170

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The electrochemical performance of nickel sulfide nanoparticles as the anode material of sodium-ion batteries can be dramatically improved by growing them on a percolating carbon nanotube network, and stabilizing them with an ultrathin carbon protection layer.


Conductance hysteresis and inelastic excitations at hydrogen decorated cerium atoms and clusters in a tunnel junction

Rouzhaji Tuerhong1, Shawulienu Kezilebieke1,†, Bernard Barbara2, and Jean-Pierre Bucher1 (*)

1 Institut Universitaire de France, Universit谷 de Strasbourg, 23 rue du Loess, F-67034 Strasbourg, France
2 Institut N谷el, CNRS, Universit谷 Grenoble-Alpes, F-38042, Grenoble, France
Present address: Department of Applied Physics, School of Science, Aalto University, 14100 FI-00076 Aalto, Finland

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1202-y

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 3171每3178

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H2 decorated Ce2 and Ce3 clusters in an scanning tunneling microscope (STM) junction form new objects that behave differently from both H2 molecules and bare Ce clusters; their conductance is controlled by charging and switching at a specific inelastic mode of the pinned H2.


Erratum to: Hierarchically porous carbon foams for electric double layer capacitors

Feng Zhang1,2,∫, Tianyu Liu2,∫, Guihua Hou1, Tianyi Kou2, Lu Yue1, Rongfeng Guan1, and Yat Li2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory for Advanced Technology in Environmental Protection of Jiangsu Province, Yancheng Institute of Technology, Yancheng 224051, China
2 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1212-9

Nano Research 2016, 9(10): 3179

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