Volume 9

Issue 11,2016

(30 articles)


Kowsalya Vellingiri1, Pawan Kumar2, and Ki-Hyun Kim1 (*)

In this review, recent developments in coordination polymers/metal organic frameworks (CPs/MOFs) research are described with their associated mechanisms for capture, sorptive removal, and catalytic degradation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The key variables and challenges for afforded abatement of VOCs are discussed based on the CPs/MOFs technologies.
2016, 9(11): 3181–3208

Fei Sun1,2, Haobin Wu2, Xin Liu1, Fang Liu2, Huihui Zhou2, Jihui Gao1, and Yunfeng Lu2 (*)

Nitrogen-rich carbon particles with designed nanostructures were obtained via a continuous aerosol-spraying process. The fabricated supercapacitors exhibit high energy and power densities in both aqueous and commercial organic electrolytes. Density functional theory calculations show that the improved performance is due to the enhanced wettability and ion adsorption interactions at the carbon/electrolyte interface resulting from nitrogen doping.
2016, 9(11): 3209–3221

Qilin Dai1, Muhammad Asif warsi2, John Q. Xiao2, and Shenqiang Ren1 (*)

High energy product rare-earth-free magnets were realized by coupling MnBi nanoparticles and FeCo nanowires, synthesized by metal-redox and electrospinning, respectively.
2016, 9(11): 3222–3228

Morteza Sarparast1,§, Abolhassan Noori1,§, Hoda Ilkhani1, S. Zahra Bathaie2, Maher F. El-Kady3,4, Lisa J. Wang3, Huong Pham3, Kristofer L. Marsh3, Richard B. Kaner3,5 (*), and Mir F. Mousavi1,3 (*)

Bovine serum albumin-templated Cd nanoclusters were designed as a theranostic nanoplatform for simultaneous cellular imaging and targeted drug delivery. In vitro experiments demonstrated cellular uptake, hyaluronic acid-directed breast cancer cell targeting, and pH-induced yet sustained doxorubicin release and cancer cell apoptosis.
2016, 9(11): 3229–3246

Qiang Fu1,2,3, Guangjun Ran1, and Weilin Xu1 (*)

A simple and direct method for the self-assembly of cetyltrimethyl-ammonium bromide (CTAB)-capped gold nanotriangles to form “suprastructures” was systematically investigated by varying the temperature and the tilt angle of the silicon wafer used in the assembly process.
2016, 9(11): 3247–3256

Yanyan Liu1, Jiawen Zhang2, Changjing Zuo3 (*), Zhen Zhang4, Dalong Ni1, Chen Zhang1, Jing Wang2, Hui Zhang4, Zhenwei Yao2, and Wenbo Bu1,5 (*)

Upconversion nano-photosensitizer targeted to mitochondria that can be used for inducing cancer cell apoptosis by upconversion-based photodynamic therapy (PDT) and for detecting cytochrome c (cyt c) fluorescence to study apoptosis.
2016, 9(11): 3257–3266

Xuan Yi1, Lei Chen1, Xiaoyan Zhong1, Roulin Gao1, Yitao Qian1, Fan Wu1, Guosheng Song2, Zhifang Chai1, Zhuang Liu2, and Kai Yang1 (*)

In this work, we developed Au@MnO2-polyethylene glycol (PEG) core–shell nanoparticles as a novel radiosensitizer for enhancing radiotherapy both in vitro and in vivo. The obtained Au@MnO2- PEG nanoparticles could react with H2O2 in the tumor to generate O2, further enhancing the susceptibility of cancer cells to X-rays.
2016, 9(11): 3267–3278

Alessandro Surrente, Romain Carron, Pascal Gallo, Alok Rudra, Benjamin Dwir, and Eli Kapon (*)

We investigate the symmetry elevation of inverted nanopyramidal pits from three-fold symmetry to six-fold symmetry during metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy and its role in the formation of highly symmetric site-controlled quantum dots. This investigation was performed using systematic atomic force microscopy combined with kinetic Monte Carlo simulations.
2016, 9(11): 3279–3290

Tarachand1, Vikash Sharma1, Ranu Bhatt2, Vedachalaiyer Ganesan1, and Gunadhor Singh Okram1 (*)

Synthesized single-crystalline Bi2S3 nanorods having orthorhombic symmetry with 20 atoms in a unit cell possess high thermoelectric power (TEP) because of their complex crystal structure.
2016, 9(11): 3291–3304

Fawad U. Rehman1,§, Chunqiu Zhao1,§, Changyu Wu1, Xiaoqi Li3, Hui Jiang1, Matthias Selke2, and Xuemei Wang1 (*)

Photoactivated tetra sulfonatophenyl porphyrin (TSPP)-TiO2 nanocomposites, along with allogenic bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs), can ameliorate rheumatoid arthritis by influencing miRNA expression in inflamed joint long-bone BMSCs and lowering inflammatory cytokine levels.
2016, 9(11): 3305–3321