Volume 9

Issue 10,2016

(31 articles)


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

This review focuses on the impact of nanostructured anode materials in coin cell configuration for the development of practical full cell lithium-ion batteries
2016, 9(10): 2823–2851

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

Three different strategies are explored to improve pattern preservation during nanowire growth from dense seed particle arrays.
2016, 9(10): 2852–2861

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

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.
2016, 9(10): 2862–2874

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

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).
2016, 9(10): 2875–2888

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

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.
2016, 9(10): 2889–2903

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 (*)

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.
2016, 9(10): 2904–2911

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

Highly efficient PdCu3 nanocrystals were successfully synthesized via a facile one-pot strategy and used to catalyze a Suzuki–Miyaura reaction with good activity.
2016, 9(10): 2912–2920

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

Enhanced performance has been demonstrated in a (CH3NH3)3Bi2I9- based lead-free organic–inorganic hybrid solar cell by controlling the morphology evolution of the active layer and using a TiO2- deposited indium tin oxide (ITO) substrate.
2016, 9(10): 2921–2930

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

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 (γ~ 0.82–1.26) temperature dependent mobility.
2016, 9(10): 2931–2937

Le Li, Kai Wang, Zhaoqi Huang, Chao Zhang (*), and 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.
2016, 9(10): 2938–2949