Volume 10

Issue 01,2017

(30 articles)


Li-Feng Chen1,§, Sheng-Xiang Ma1,§, Shu Lu1, Yue Feng1, Jia Zhang1, Sen Xin2, and Shu-Hong Yu1 (*)

The key issue for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) is their poor cycle stability. We report the rational design of a long-cycle-life anode material (i.e., MnO/C-N) composed of a three-dimensional (3D) nanoarchitecture for LIBs, based on the preparation from inexpensive, renewable, and abundant rapeseed pollen (R-pollen) in a remarkably simple process. The prepared MnO/C-N maintained a high specific discharge capacity of 513.0 mAh·g−1 (95.16% of the initial reversible capacity) after 400 charge/discharge cycles at a current density of 300 mA·g−1.
2017, 10(1): 1–11
Published: 24 June 2017

Abootaleb Sedighi1,, Christopher Oberc1, Vicki Whitehall2, and Paul C. H. Li1 (*)

Gold nanoparticles were used to enhance isothermal DNA amplification and the improved method was successfully applied to genotyping assays.
2017, 10(1): 12–21

Seongdong Lim1, Doo-Seung Um1, Minjeong Ha1, Qianpeng Zhang2, Youngsu Lee1, Yuanjing Lin2, Zhiyong Fan2, and Hyunhyub Ko1 (*)

Omnidirectional and broadband light detection was achieved by hierarchical design of honeycomb-structured Si membranes decorated with ZnO nanowires (NWs) in a flexible photodetector system. The novel design of hierarchical NW arrays on honeycomb-structured semiconductor membranes is an efficient platform for future optoelectronic devices requiring mechanical flexibility and improved light absorption properties.
2017, 10(1): 22–36

Bingmei Sun1,2, Jinrui Wu3, Shaobin Cui2, Huanhuan Zhu2, Wei An3, Qingge Fu4, Chengwei Shao5, Aihua Yao1 (*), Bingdi Chen2 (*), and Donglu Shi2,6

Graphene oxide/gold nanorod (GO/GNR) nanohybrids were synthesized for the first time with a GO- and gold-seed-mediated in situ growth method at room temperature. The GO/GNRs hybrids exhibited excellent computed tomography (CT) imaging properties and photothermal effect, which provide them with great potential for precise CT-image-guided tumor photothermal treatment.
2017, 10(1): 37–48

Meng Yu1,§, Bo Lei1,2,3,§ (*), Chuanbo Gao1, Jin Yan1, and Peter X. Ma4,5,6 (*)

Here, we developed novel, surface-engineered, ultra-small gold nanoparticles (<10 nm) for use as highly efficient miR-5106-delivery carriers for regulating bone mesenchymal stromal cell (BMSC) differentiation. The optimized nanocomplexes significantly enhanced BMSC differentiation into osteoblast-like cells as compared with com-mercial Lipofectamine 3000 and polyethylenimine (PEI) (25 kD).
2017, 10(1): 49–63

Jian Zhang1, Haobin Chen2, Ting Zhou3, Limei Wang4,5, Duyang Gao1, Xuanjun Zhang1, Yubin Liu1, Changfeng Wu2 (*), and Zhen Yuan1 (*)

Novel PIID-DTBT-based semi-conducting polymer dots with broad, strong optical absorption in the visible-light region and high light-to- sound conversion ability were developed and successfully used for the combination of multiscale and multi-spectral photoacoustic imaging.
2017, 10(1): 64–76

Yihui Sun1, Xiaoqin Yan1 (*), Xin Zheng1, Yong Li1, Yichong Liu1, Yanwei Shen1, Yi Ding1, and Yue Zhang1,2 (*)

The carrier screening effect reduces the electric potential gradient in dielectric materials, demonstrating that it is detrimental for resistive random access memory (RRAM) devices. Increasing the carrier number increases the carrier screening effect, thus negatively affecting the performance of an Au/ZnO/AZO memory device.
2017, 10(1): 77–86

Jinsu Yoon1,§, Juhee Lee1,§, Bongsik Choi1,§, Dongil Lee2, Dae Hwan Kim1, Dong Myong Kim1, Dong-Il Moon3, Meehyun Lim4, Sungho Kim5 (*), and Sung-Jin Choi1 (*)

Transient electronic devices were fabricated by transferring carbon nanotube transistors on a flammable nitrocellulose paper substrate. We achieved complete and rapid destruction of the devices at prescribed times and controlled rates. To confer transience to the devices on the basis of heat-triggered degradation, a stamped resistive heater was embedded on the backside of the nitrocellulose paper and a variable voltage was applied to the heater by using a radio frequency triggering signal.
2017, 10(1): 87–96

Fan Yang1, Mikel Abadia2, Chaoqiu Chen1, Weike Wang1, Le Li1, Lianbing Zhang3 (*), Celia Rogero2,4, Andrey Chuvilin1,5, and Mato Knez1,5 (*)

CoxOy nanoparticles were uniformly deposited on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by atomic layer deposition, and covered by a N-doped carbon layer. The material exhibited excellent oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) reactivity. More importantly, the N-doped carbon shell prevented nanoparticle agglomeration and leaching from the CNTs, leading to exceptional stability and durability during long-term operation.
2017, 10(1): 97–107

Juan Peng1,2, Liqiang Liu1,2, Liguang Xu1,2, Shanshan Song1,2, Hua Kuang1,2 (*), Gang Cui1,2, and Chuanlai Xu1,2

A gold nanoparticle-based paper sensor was developed for multiple detection of 32 (fluoro)quinolones by one monoclonal antibody. The cut-off values of the strip range from 1 to 100 ng/mL and the limits of detection are 0.1–10 ng/mL.
2017, 10(1): 108–120