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Intravascular contrast agents in diagnostic applications: Use of red blood cells to improve the lifespan and efficacy of blood pool contrast agents

Antonella Antonelli (*), Carla Sfara, and Mauro Magnani

Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Section, University of Urbino "Carlo Bo", Via Saffi, 2, 61029 Urbino (PU), Italy

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1342-0

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 731每766

Address correspondence to antonella.antonelli@uniurb.it

Numerous imaging modalities have been developed for the visualization of tissue vascularization in cardiovascular diseases or during angiogenic and vasculogenic processes. Many scientists have contributed new contrast agents, and among these, red blood cells provide a scalable alternative to current procedures that allows adequate vascular imaging.

    

Real-time electrical detection of epidermal skin MoS2 biosensor for point-of-care diagnostics

Geonwook Yoo1,∫, Heekyeong Park2,∫, Minjung Kim2,∫, Won Geun Song2, Seokhwan Jeong2, Min Hyung Kim3, Hyungbeen Lee3, Sang Woo Lee3, Young Ki Hong2, Min Goo Lee4, Sungho Lee4 (*), and Sunkook Kim2 (*)

1 School of Electronic Engineering, Soongsil University, Seoul 06978, Republic of Korea
2 Multi-Functional Nano/Bio Electronics Lab., Kyung Hee University, Gyeonggi 17104, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yonsei University, Wonju 26493, Republic of Korea
4 Korea Electronics Technology Institute, Gyeonggi 13488, Republic of Korea
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1289-1

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 767每775

Address correspondence to Sungho Lee, slee@keti.re.kr; Sunkook Kim, kimskcnt@gmail.com

A highly sensitive point-of-care epidermal skin-type diagnostic device is demonstrated with system-level integration of a flexible MoS2- field-effect transistor (FET) biosensor, read-out circuits, and light indicator that enable real-time electrical detection of the prostate cancer biomarker.

    

A titanium dioxide nanorod array as a high-affinity nano-bio interface of a microfluidic device for efficient capture of circulating tumor cells

Jichuan Qiu1,2,∫, Kun Zhao1,∫, Linlin Li1,∫, Xin Yu1, Weibo Guo1, Shu Wang1, Xiaodi Zhang1, Caofeng Pan1 (*), Zhong Lin Wang1 (*), and Hong Liu2 (*)

1 Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences; National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Beijing 100083, China
2 Bio-Micro-Nano Functional Materials Center, State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1313-5

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 776每784

Address correspondence to Hong Liu, hongliu@sdu.edu.cn; Caofeng Pan, cfpan@binn.cas.cn; Zhong Lin Wang, zlwang@binn.cas.cn

A novel micro-nano 3D hierarchically structured microfluidic device consisting of hexagonally patterned Si pillars in channels with a TiO2 nanorod array as a sensitive nano-bio interface was constructed and showed efficient capture of circulating tumor cells (76.7%㊣7.1%) in an artificial whole-blood sample.

    

Multilayered flexible nanocomposite for hybrid nanogenerator enabled by conjunction of piezoelectricity and triboelectricity

Huayang Li1, Li Su1, Shuangyang Kuang1, Youjun Fan1, Ying Wu2, Zhong Lin Wang1,3 (*), and Guang Zhu1 (*)

1 Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences; National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Beijing 100083, China
2 Chongqing University of Science and Technology, Chongqing 401331, China
3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA

 

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1331-3

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 785每793

Address correspondence to Zhong Lin Wang, zlwang@binn.cas.cn; Guang Zhu, zhuguang@binn.cas.cn

Utilizing polytetrafluoroethylene nanoparticles, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, Bi4Ti3O12 nanoplates, and a polydimethylsiloxane matrix, we fabricate a hybrid nanogenerator (HNG), based on multilayered nanocomposite materials, which integrates a piezoelectric nanogenerator and a triboelectric nanogenerator into a single structure with only two electrodes. The HNG can be excited by mechanical stimuli in different forms, such as pressing and bending, which can be used to harvest different types of biomechanical energy.

    

Small-molecule diketopyrrolopyrrole-based therapeutic nanoparticles for photoacoustic imaging-guided photothermal therapy

Yu Cai1,∫, Weili Si1,∫, Qianyun Tang1, Pingping Liang1, Chengwu Zhang1, Peng Chen2, Qi Zhang3 (*), Wei Huang1 (*), and Xiaochen Dong1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Flexible Electronics (KLOFE) & Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation enter for Advanced Materials (SICAM), Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), 30 South Puzhu Road, Nanjing 211816, China
2 School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 70 Nanyang Drive, N1.3-B3-08, Singapore School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), 30 South Puzhu Road, Nanjing 211816, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1332-2

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 794每801

Address correspondence to Xiaochen Dong, iamxcdong@njtech.edu.cn; Wei Huang, iamwhuang@njtech.edu.cn; Qi Zhang, zhangqi@njtech.edu.cn

Donor-acceptor-donor (D-A-D) structured organic nanoparticles based on the small molecule diketopyrrolopyrrole (SDPP NPs) were prepared using a reprecipitation approach. These SDPP NPs can be employed as an excellent therapeutic agent for highly efficient and noninvasive photoacoustic imaging-guided photothermal therapy.

    

Hierarchical graphene foam-based phase change materials with enhanced thermal conductivity and shape stability for efficient solar-to-thermal energy conversion and storage

Guoqiang Qi1,2, Jie Yang2, Ruiying Bao2, Dongyun Xia1, Min Cao1, Wei Yang2 (*), Mingbo Yang2, and Dacheng Wei1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
2 College of Polymer Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, State Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials Engineering, Chengdu 610065, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1333-1

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 802每813

Address correspondence to Dacheng Wei, weidc@fudan.edu.cn; Wei Yang, weiyang@scu.edu.cn

A novel three-dimensional (3D) hierarchical graphene foam (HGF) is obtained by filling the pores of graphene foam with hollow graphene networks. The HGF is then used to prepare a paraffin wax (PW)-based light-driven composite phase-change material (PCM). The PW/HGF composite PCM exhibits enhanced thermal conductivity and shape stability, a high thermal energy storage density, good thermal reliability, and efficient solar-to-thermal energy conversion.

    

Quaternary pyrite-structured nickel/cobalt phosphosulfide nanowires on carbon cloth as efficient and robust electrodes for water electrolysis

Jiayuan Li, Zhaoming Xia, Xuemei Zhou, Yuanbin Qin, Yuanyuan Ma, and Yongquan Qu (*)

Center for Applied Chemical Research, Frontier Institute of Science and Technology, and State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi*an Jiaotong University, Xi*an 710049, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1335-z

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 814每825

Address correspondence to yongquan@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

Quaternary pyrite-structured NiCoPS nanowires on carbon cloth exhibited efficient and robust electrocatalytic activity toward the hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions. Ni/P co-doping regulates the electronic structures of the active sites and accelerates charge transfer. The OER activity of the composites can be attributed to in situ formation of surface Ni每Co oxo/hydroxy species as active sites. The NiCoPS/CC electrodes gave rise to a catalytic current density of 10 mA﹞cm−2 for overall water splitting at potentials as low as 1.54 V during operation over 100 h in 1.0 M KOH.

    

Oxygen-suppressed selective growth of monolayer hexagonal boron nitride on copper twin crystals

Xuemei Li, Yao Li, Qin Wang, Jun Yin, Jidong Li, Jin Yu, and Wanlin Guo (*)

State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical Structures, Key Laboratory for Intelligent Nano Materials and Devices of the Ministry of Education and Institute of Nanoscience, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1338-9

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 826每833

Address correspondence to wlguo@nuaa.edu.cn

The selective growth of monolayer h-BN on Cu twin crystals can be significantly suppressed by introducing oxygen during chemical vapor deposition. This oxygen acts as an efficient knob for switching the h-BN growth behavior between selective and uniform growths.

    

A multifunctional nanoparticle system combines sonodynamic therapy and chemotherapy to treat hepatocellular carcinoma

Yang Liu1,2,∫, Guoyun Wan2,∫, Hua Guo1, Yuanyuan Liu2, Ping Zhou1,2, Hemei Wang2, Dan Wang2, Sipei Zhang2, Yinsong Wang2 (*), and Ning Zhang1,2 (*)

1 Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300060, China
2 Research Center of Basic Medical Science & School of Pharmacy, Tianjin Key Laboratory on Technologies Enabling Development of Clinical Therapeutics and Diagnostics (Theranostics), Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300070, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

 

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1339-8

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 834每855

Address correspondence to Ning Zhang, zhangning@tmu.edu.cn; Yinsong Wang, wangyinsong@tmu.edu.cn

HPDF nanoparticles, containing doxorubicin/hematoporphyrin (DOX/HP) nanocomplex core and Pluronic F68 shell, display excellent targeting capability for hepatocellular carcinoma and can significantly inhibit tumor growth both in vitro and in vivo by combining sonodynamic therapy and chemotherapy.

    

Paclitaxel-loaded hollow-poly(4-vinylpyridine) nano-particles enhance drug chemotherapeutic efficacy in lung and breast cancer cell lines

Rafael Contreras-C芍ceres1, Mar赤a C. Leiva2,3,4, Ra迆l Ortiz2,5, Amelia D赤az1, Gloria Perazzoli2, Miguel A. Casado-Rodr赤guez1, Consolaci車n Melguizo2,3,4 (*), Jose M. Baeyens6, Juan M. L車pez-Romero1,∫, and Jose Prados2,3,4,∫

1 Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of M芍laga, 29071 M芍laga, Spain
2 Institute of Biopathology and Regenerative Medicine (IBIMER), Center of Biomedical Research (CIBM), University of Granada, 18100 Granada, Spain
3 Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
4 Biosanitary Institute of Granada (IBS. GRANADA), SAS-Universidad de Granada, 18014 Granada, Spain
5 Department of Health Science, University of Ja谷n, 23071 Ja谷n, Spain
6 Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Center (CIBM), University of Granada, 18100 Granada, Spain
These authors contributed equally to this work.

 

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1340-2

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 856每875

Address correspondence to melguizo@ugr.es

This paper describes the synthesis and characterization of hollow-poly( 4-vinylpyridine) (hollow-p4VP) nanoparticles loaded with paclitaxel, including a comprehensive study of their biological activity against breast and lung cancer models.

    

Microwave-assisted synthesis of ultrafine Au nanoparticles immobilized on MOF-199 in high loading as efficient catalysts for a three-component coupling reaction

Yan Jiang1, Xin Zhang1 (*), Xiaoping Dai1, Wen Zhang1, Qiang Sheng1, Hongying Zhuo1, Yun Xiao1, and Hai Wang2

1 State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum, Beijing 102249, China
2 National Institute of Metrology, Beijing 100013, China

 

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1341-1

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 876每889

Address correspondence to zhangxin@cup.edu.cn

Ultrafine Au nanoparticles with different loadings were immobilized on MOF-199 using microwave irradiation and exhibited high activity and similar TOFs for the A3-coupling reaction.

    

Bimetallic PdCo catalyst for selective direct formylation of amines by carbon monoxide

Yifeng Chen1, Junjie Mao2, Rongan Shen2, Dingsheng Wang2, Qing Peng2, Zhixin Yu3, Huifang Guo1,† (*), and Wei He1 (*)

1 School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Stavanger, Stavanger 4036, Norway
Present address: Institute of Medicinal Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100050, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1344-y

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 890每896

Address correspondence to Huifang Guo, huifangguo@imb.pumc.edu.cn; Wei He, whe@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

A highly efficient and selective bimetallic Pd0.88Co0.12 nanoparticle catalyst was developed for the direct N-formylation of amines by carbon monoxide. This catalyst is compatible with a wide range of substrates, affording synthetically useful N-formyl amines under practical and mild reaction conditions.

    

Porous FeS nanofibers with numerous nanovoids obtained by Kirkendall diffusion effect for use as anode materials for sodium-ion batteries

Jung Sang Cho1,2, Jin-Sung Park1, and Yun Chan Kang1 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea University, Anam-Dong, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul 136-713, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Engineering Chemistry, Chungbuk National University, Chungbuk 361-763, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1346-9

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 897每907

Address correspondence to yckang@korea.ac.kr

Porous FeS nanofibers with numerous nanovoids prepared by a simple two-step process were studied as anode materials for sodium-ion batteries. The Fe2O3 hollow nanofibers were transformed into porous FeS nanofibers, and the formation of porosity in the FeS nanofibers was driven by the nanoscale Kirkendall diffusion effect.

    

Highly sensitive deep-silver-nanowell arrays (d-AgNWAs) for refractometric sensing

Xueyao Liu, Wendong Liu, Liping Fang, Shunsheng Ye, Huaizhong Shen, and Bai Yang (*)

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

 

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1348-7

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 908每921

Address correspondence to byangchem@jlu.edu.cn

Large-area deep-silver-nanowell arrays (d-AgNWAs) were fabricated by combining colloidal lithography with metal deposition. Considering the optical and sensing performance, the structural parameters were gradually optimized to obtain the best sensing for d-AgNWAs, whose sensitivity was as high as 933 nm﹞RIU每1, which is substantially higher than those of most thin metallic hole arrays.

    

Heterogeneous synergistic catalysis by Ru-RuOx nanoparticles for Se每Se bond activation

Mu Lin1, Liqun Kang1, Jun Gu1, Linxiu Dai1, Shengbo Tang1, Tao Zhang1, Yuhao Wang1, Lindong Li1, Xiaoyu Zheng1, Wei Zhu1, Rui Si2, Xuefeng Fu1, Lingdong Sun1 (*), Yawen Zhang1 (*), and Chunhua Yan1 (*)

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, PKU-HKU Joint Laboratory in Rare Earth Materials and Bioinorganic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201204, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1350-0

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 922每932

Address correspondence to Chunhua Yan, yan@pku.edu.cn; Yawen Zhang, ywzhang@pku.edu.cn; Lingdong Sun, sun@pku.edu.cn

Hydrothermally synthesized ruthenium nanoparticles showed variable performance in the Se−Se bond activation, exhibiting a volcanoshaped relationship between catalytic activity and composition. Moreover, a synergistic effect was observed for Ru-RuOx nanocatalysts.

    

On-surface synthesis of covalent coordination polymers on micrometer scale

Mathieu Koudia1, Elena Nardi1, Olivier Siri2 (*), and Mathieu Abel1 (*)

1 Aix Marseille Universit谷, CNRS, IM2NP UMR 7334, 13397, Marseille, France
2 Aix Marseille Universit谷, CNRS, CINaM UMR 7325, 13288, Marseille, France

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1352-y

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 933每940

Address correspondence to Olivier Siri, olivier.siri@univ-amu.fr; Mathieu Abel, mathieu.abel@im2np.fr

Co-deposition of quinoid zwitterion molecules with iron atoms on a Ag(111) surface allows the formation of micrometer-sized single domains based on covalent coordination bonds.

    

Surface activation of colloidal indium phosphide nanocrystals

Yang Li, Chaodan Pu, and Xiaogang Peng (*)

Center for Chemistry of Novel & High-Performance Materials, Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1353-x

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 941每958

Address correspondence to xpeng@zju.edu.cn

The growth bottleneck of InP quantum dots was removed via surface activation by small fatty acids and acetylacetone. In particular, acetylacetone activation allowed the full growth of generic precursors on existing InP nanocrystals without additional nucleation.

    

Fabrication of nanozyme@DNA hydrogel and its application in biomedical analysis

Xiaoli Zhu1,∫, Xiaoxia Mao1,2,∫, Zihan Wang1, Chang Feng3, Guifang Chen1 (*), and Genxi Li1,3 (*)

1 Center for Molecular Recognition and Biosensing, School of Life Sciences, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
2 School of life sciences, Anqing Normal University, Anqing 246011, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Life Sciences, Department of Biochemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1354-9

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 959每970

Address correspondence to Guifang Chen, gfchen@shu.edu.cn; Genxi Li, genxili@nju.edu.cn

Artificial nanozymes are apt to passivate and consequently damage the catalytic capability in complex physiological samples. To conquer this problem, we fabricated novel nanozyme@DNA hydrogel architecture. It can retain the catalytic capability of nanozymes, thereby allowing the detection of hydrogen peroxide and glucose in physiological samples.

    

Detection of chemicals in water using a three-dimensional graphene porous structure as liquid-vapor separation filter

Taekyung Lim, Jaejun Lee, Jonghun Lee, and Sanghyun Ju (*)

Department of Physics, Kyonggi University, Suwon, Gyeonggi-Do 443-760, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1356-7

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 971每979

Address correspondence to shju@kgu.ac.kr

The concentration of chemical agents in water can be consistently detected by observing the shift in the threshold voltage of an oxide nanowire transistor covered by a (heptadecafluoro-1,1,2,2- tetrahydrodecyl)trichlorosilane (HDF-S) self-assembled threedimensional (3D) graphene structure.

    

Investigation on the broadband electromagnetic wave absorption properties and mechanism of Co3O4- nanosheets/reduced-graphene-oxide composite

Yi Ding1,∫, Zheng Zhang1,∫, Baohe Luo1, Qingliang Liao1 (*), Shuo Liu1, Yichong Liu1, and Yue Zhang1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
2 Beijing Municipal Key Laboratory of New Energy Materials and Technologies, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1357-6

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 980每990

Address correspondence to Yue Zhang, yuezhang@ustb.edu.cn; Qingliang Liao, liao@ustb.edu.cn

Investigation on the broadband electromagnetic wave absorption properties and mechanism of Co3O4-nanosheets/reduced-graphene-oxide composite

    

Specific distribution of orientated C70-fullerene triggered by solvent-tuned macrocycle adlayer

Yanfang Geng1,∫, Ping Li1,∫, Jindong Xue1, Dapeng Luo2,∫, Junyong Zhang3, Lijin Shu2 (*), Ke Deng1 (*), Jingli Xie3 (*), and Qingdao Zeng1 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Standardization and Measurement for Nanotechnology, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), No. 11 Beiyitiao, Zhongguancun, Beijing 100190, China
2 Key Laboratory of Organosilicol Chemistry and Material Technology of Ministry of Education, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou 310012, China
3 College of Biological, Chemical Science and Engineering, Jiaxing University, Jiaxing 314001, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1358-5

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 991每1000

Address correspondence to Qingdao Zeng, zengqd@nanoctr.cn; Lijin Shu, shulj@hznu.edu.cn; Ke Deng, kdeng@nanoctr.cn; Jingli Xie, jlxie@mail.zjxu.edu.cn

Orientated C70-fullerene molecules were selectively localized on the supramolecular structures of macrocycles (6Y and 8Y) through specific interaction sites in the presence of 1-phenyloctane molecules.

    

Self-supported ternary Co0.5Mn0.5P/carbon cloth (CC) as a high-performance hydrogen evolution electrocatalyst

Xiaoyan Zhang1,2, Wenling Gu1,2, and Erkang Wang1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1359-4

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 1001每1009

Address correspondence to ekwang@ciac.ac.cn

Self-supported ternary Co0.5Mn0.5P/carbon cloth (CC) nanomaterial was prepared through hydrothermal reaction and phosphorization process. The excellent hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) performance may derive from the synergistic effect between Co and Mn atoms and the special relative atom ratio of 1:1 from Co:Mn.

    

Flexible cobalt phosphide network electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution at all pH values

Jianwen Huang1,2, Yanrong Li1, Yufei Xia2, Juntong Zhu2, Qinghua Yi2, Hao Wang2, Jie Xiong1 (*), Yinghui Sun2 (*), and Guifu Zou2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Electronic Thin Film and Integrated Devices, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China
2 College of Physics, Optoelectronics and Energy, Institute of Chemical Power Sources & Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China

 

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1360-y

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 1010每1020

Address correspondence to Jie Xiong, jiexiong@uestc.edu.cn; Yinghui Sun, yinghuisun@suda.edu.cn; Guifu Zou, zouguifu@suda.edu.cn

Efficient hydrogen evolution at all pH values was observed for a flexible nanocrystalline cobalt-phosphide (CoP) network cathode. The system exhibited a superior electrocatalytic property during hundreds of cycles of bending/extending from 100∼ to 250∼. Significant catalytic stability was maintained after 100 h of continuous electrolysis at a high current density of 60 mA﹞cm-2 even in neutral media.

    

In situ growth of single-crystal TiO2 nanorod arrays on Ti substrate: Controllable synthesis and photoelectro-chemical water splitting

Tingting Zhang1,2, Zia Ur Rahman1, Ning Wei3, Yupeng Liu1, Jun Liang1, and Daoai Wang1,3 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Qingdao Center for Resource Chemistry and New Materials, Qingdao 266100, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1361-x

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 1021每1032

Address correspondence to wangda@licp.cas.cn

A feasible method to fabricate vertical TiO2 nanorod arrays (NRs) on Ti substrates by using through-mask anodization process is reported. After hydrogenation, the H-TiO2 NRs showed higher photocurrent density under simulated sunlight illumination, which suggests potential applications in photoelectrochemical water splitting, photocatalysis, solar cells, and sensors

    

Synthesis of Cu3.8Ni/CoO and Cu3.8Ni/MnO nanoparticles for advanced lithium-ion battery anode materials

Jaewon Lee3, Huazhang Zhu2, Wei Deng1, and Yue Wu1,2 (*)

1 School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Shanghai Institute of Technology, Shanghai 200235, China
2 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University, 2114 Sweeney Hall, Ames, IA 50010, USA
3 School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 480 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1363-8

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 1033每1043

Address correspondence to yuewu@iastate.edu

Cu3.8Ni/CoO and Cu3.8Ni/MnO nanoparticles have been synthesized by an easy and scalable solution reaction approach. Electrons can be transferred via metallic Cu3.8Ni, which will not react with lithium ions. The heterogeneous structures of Cu3.8Ni/CoO and Cu3.8Ni/MnO nanoparticles are believed to enhance the lithium ion mobility and improve the life cycle, and these materials are therefore promising candidates for use as advanced anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

    

Synthesis of Co/SiO2 hybrid nanocatalyst via twisted Co3Si2O5(OH)4 nanosheets for high-temperature Fischer每Tropsch reaction

Ji Chan Park1,2 (*), Shin Wook Kang1, Jeong-Chul Kim3, Jae In Kwon1, Sanha Jang1, Geun Bae Rhim1, Mijong Kim4, Dong Hyun Chun1,2, Ho-Tae Lee1, Heon Jung1, Hyunjoon Song4 (*), and Jung-Il Yang1 (*)

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1364-7

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 1044每1055

Address correspondence to Ji Chan Park, jcpark@kier.re.kr; Hyunjoon Song, hsong@kaist.ac.kr; Jung-Il Yang, yangji@kier.re.kr

A new type of cobalt每silica hybrid nanocatalyst shows high CO conversion and good selectivity for gasoline-range hydrocarbons in the high-temperature Fischer每Tropsch synthesis reaction.

    

Nanosphere molecularly imprinted polymers doped with gold nanoparticles for high selectivity molecular sensors

Tehila Shahar, Tama Sicron, and Daniel Mandler (*)

Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 9190401, Israel

 

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1366-5

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 1056每1063

Address correspondence to daniel.mandler@mail.huji.ac.il

Nanostructured molecularly imprinted polymers were doped with gold nanoparticles, which generate surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) bands of the templated molecules with high selectivity.

    

Halide ion-induced formation of single crystalline mesoporous PtPd bimetallic nanoparticles with hollow interiors for electrochemical methanol and ethanol oxidation reaction

Pengtao Qiu1, Shaomin Lian1, Guang Yang2, and Shengchun Yang1,3 (*)

1 School of Science, Key Laboratory of Shaanxi for Advanced Materials and Mesoscopic Physics, State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi*an 710049, China
2 Electronic Materials Research Laboratory, Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education & International Center for Dielectric Research, Xi*an Jiaotong University, Xi*an 710049, China
3 Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Suzhou Academy of Xi*an Jiaotong University, Suzhou 215000, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1367-4

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 1064每1077

Address correspondence to ysch1209@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

The coexistence of Br- and I- ions induced the formation of mesoporous single crystalline PtPd bimetallic nanoparticles with hollow interiors due to the oriented attachment (OA) growth mechanism and galvanic reactions.

    

Ultra-fast microwave aided synthesis of gold nanocages and structural maneuver studies

Sreejith Raveendran1, Anindito Sen2, Toru Maekawa1, and D. Sakthi Kumar1 (*)

1 Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary New Science, Toyo University, 2100, Kujirai, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-8585, Japan
2 JEOL Ltd., 13F, Ohtemachi Nomura Building, 2-1-1 Ohtemachi Chiyoda-Ku., Tokyo 100-0004, Japan

 

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1368-3

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 1078每1091

Address correspondence to sakthi@toyo.jp

A novel, ultra-fast, simple, and highly convenient method for large scale production of the gold nanocages using microwave heating is demonstrated. Structural maneuver and atomic dislocation studies were demonstrated using electron microscopy.

    

Interface engineering of high efficiency perovskite solar cells based on ZnO nanorods using atomic layer deposition

Shibin Li1 (*), Peng Zhang1, Yafei Wang1, Hojjatollah Sarvari2, Detao Liu1, Jiang Wu3, Yajie Yang1, Zhiming Wang4, and Zhi David Chen1,2 (*)

1 School of Optoelectronic Information, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China
2 Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Center for Nanoscale Science & Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506, USA
3 Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE, UK
4 Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1407-0

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 1092每1103

Address correspondence to Shibin Li, shibinli@uestc.edu.cn; Zhi David Chen, zhichen@uestc.edu.cn, zhichen@engr.uky.edu

The surface defects of ZnO nanorods were suppressed by atomic layer deposition of Al2O3 monolayers. The average efficiency of ZnO nanorods-based perovskite solar cells was increased from 10.33% to 15.06%, and the highest efficiency attained was 16.08%.

    

Erratum to: Gold nanoflowers for 3D volumetric molecular imaging of tumors by photoacoustic tomography

Yuanyuan Jiang1,∫, Zijian Deng2,∫, Dan Yang3, Xin Deng1, Qi Li1, Yinlin Sha3 (*), Changhui Li2 (*), and Dongsheng Xu1 (*)

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
3 Single-molecule and Nanobiology Laboratory, Department of Biophysics, School of Basic Medical Sciences, and Biomed-X Center, Peking University, Beijing 100191, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1485-7

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 1104

    

Erratum to: Real-time electrical detection of epidermal skin MoS2 biosensor for point-of-care diagnostics

Geonwook Yoo1,∫, Heekyeong Park2,∫, Minjung Kim2,∫, Won Geun Song2, Seokhwan Jeong2, Min Hyung Kim3,∫ Hyungbeen Lee3, Sang Woo Lee3, Young Ki Hong2, Min Goo Lee4, Sungho Lee4 (*), and Sunkook Kim2 (*)

1 School of Electronic Engineering, Soongsil University, Seoul 06978, Republic of Korea
2 School of Advanced Materials Science & Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yonsei University, Wonju 26493, Republic of Korea
4 Korea Electronics Technology Institute, Gyeonggi 13488, Republic of Korea
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1499-1

Nano Research 2017, 10(3): 1105

Address correspondence to Sungho Lee, slee@keti.re.kr; Sunkook Kim, kimskcnt@gmail.com

    

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