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A series of nanoparticles with phase-separated structures by 1,1-diphenylethene controlled one-step soap-free emulsion copolymerization and their application in drug release

Xinlong Fan, Jin Liu, Xiangkun Jia, Yin Liu, Hao Zhang, Shenqiang Wang, Baoliang Zhang, Hepeng Zhang, and Qiuyu Zhang (*)

Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Northwestern Polytechnical University, No. 127, West Youyi Road, Xi*an 710072, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1492-8

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 2905每2922

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A series of phase-separated porous, raspberry-, flower-like, core每shell, anomalous nanoparticles and nanocapsules are prepared by a facile one-step 1,1-diphenylethene controlled soap-free emulsion copolymerization, where the unpolymerized monomer resulted from low conversion due to 1,1-diphenylethene functions as an in situ porogen to produce porous particles and nanocapsules. The drug loading and release behaviors of the porous particles and nanocapsules are investigated.


Sandwich-structured nanocomposites of N-doped graphene and nearly monodisperse Fe3O4 nanoparticles as high-performance Li-ion battery anodes

Wen Qi1, Xuan Li2, Hui Li3, Weikang Wu3, Pei Li2, Ying Wu1, Chunjiang Kuang1, Shaoxiong Zhou1 (*), and Xiaolin Li4 (*)

1 Beijing Key Laboratory of Energy Nanomaterials, Advance Technology & Materials Co., Ltd, China Iron & Steel Research Institute Group, Beijing 100081, China
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
3 Key Laboratory for Liquid−Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials, Ministry of Education, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
4 Department of Stationary Energy Storage, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington 99354, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1502-x

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 2923每2933

Address correspondence to Shaoxiong Zhou,; Xiaolin Li,

A sandwich-structured nanocomposite of N-doped graphene and nearly monodisperse Fe3O4 nanoparticles were developed as Li-ion battery anode. With N-doped graphene as the framework that controls Fe3O4 nucleation, it exhibits good electron conductivity and Li-ion accessibility and can accommodate a large volume change, thereby delivering a capacity of ~1,227 mA﹞h﹞g每1 and 96.8% retention over 1,000 cycles.


Active coherent control of nanoscale light confinement: Modulation of plasmonic modes and position of hotspots for surface-enhanced Raman scattering detection

Zhendong Zhu1,2,3,∫, Qixia Wang2,∫, Fa Zeng2,4, Oubo You2, Sitian Gao1 (*), Benfeng Bai2, Qiaofeng Tan2 (*), Guofan Jin2, Qunqing Li3 (*), Shoushan Fan3, Wei Li1, Yushu Shi1, and Xueshen Wang1

1 Division of Nano Metrology and Materials Measurement, National Institute of Metrology, Beijing 100028, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments, Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Tsinghua每Foxconn Nanotechnology Research Center, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
4 Laser Fusion Research Center, China Academic of Engineering Physics, Sichuan 621900, China
Zhendong Zhu and Qixia Wang contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1503-9

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 2934每2943

Address correspondence to Sitian Gao,; Qiaofeng Tan,; Qunging Li,

A three-dimensional plasmonic double-stacked nanocone nanostructure is controllably fabricated via mask reconfiguration. This multiscale nanostructure exhibits significant plasmonic properties of active light modulation on the nanoscale and the ability to position the hottest spots on the top surface, along with good performance in surface-enhanced Raman scattering.


MoS2-graphene in-plane contact for high interfacial thermal conduction

Xiangjun Liu, Junfeng Gao, Gang Zhang (*), and Yong-Wei Zhang

Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore 138632, Singapore
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1504-8

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 2944每2953

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Snapshot of a wave packet traveling across the MoS2-graphene interface. The blue arrows indicate the direction in which the wave packet is traveling.


Determination of the acidic properties of carboxylated carbocatalysts in an acid-catalyzed ring-opening reaction using kinetic profiling

Bolun Wang1,2, Guodong Wen1, and Dangsheng Su1,3 (*)

1 Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
3 Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin 14195, Germany

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1506-6

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 2954每2965

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The average catalytic activities of the carboxyl groups attached to the carbocatalysts differed. These differences were attributed to variations in the pKa values of the carboxyl groups induced by the electronic effects of the nitro groups.


Flower-like C@SnOX@C hollow nanostructures with enhanced electrochemical properties for lithium storage

Yijia Wang1, Zheng Jiao2, Minghong Wu2, Kun Zheng3, Hongwei Zhang4, Jin Zou3, Chengzhong Yu4 (*), and Haijiao Zhang1 (*)

1 Institute of Nanochemistry and Nanobiology, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
2 School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
3 Materials Engineering and Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
4 Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1507-5

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 2966每2976

Address correspondence to Chengzhong Yu,; Haijiao Zhang,

A novel kind of flower-like C@SnOX@C hollow nanostructure was synthesized through a facile and economical hydrothermal process. Owing to its unique architecture, the product exhibited an excellent lithium-storage performance.


Versatile synthesis of yolk/shell hybrid nanocrystals via ion-exchange reactions for novel metal/semiconductor and semiconductor/semiconductor conformations

Muwei Ji1,2,∫, Xinyuan Li1,∫, Hongzhi Wang1, Liu Huang1, Meng Xu1, Jia Liu1, Jiajia Liu1, Jin Wang2, and Jiatao Zhang1 (*)

1 Beijing Key Laboratory of Construction Tailorable Advanced Functional Materials and Green Applications, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
2 Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
Muwei Ji and Xinyuan Li contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1508-4

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 2977每2987

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A versatile strategy involving the careful sulfuration of as-prepared cavity-free core/shell nanocrystals (NCs) or metal-oxide NCs followed by phosphine-initialized cation-exchange reactions was demonstrated for preparing novel metal@semiconductor and metal oxide@semiconductor (II-VI) yolk/shell (Y每S) NCs. The geometry, size, and conformations of the core and shell were independently considered. These new Y每S NCs may have unforeseen applications in confined nanoreactors, heterogeneous catalysis, and energy conversion and storage technologies.


Topotactic reduction of layered double hydroxides for atomically thick two-dimensional non-noble-metal alloy

Pengsong Li1, Qixian Xie1, Lirong Zheng4, Guang Feng1, Yingjie Li1, Zhao Cai1, Yongmin Bi1, Yaping Li1, Yun Kuang1 (*), Xiaoming Sun1,2,3 (*), and Xue Duan1

1 State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
2 College of Energy, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
3 Beijing Advanced Innovation Centre for Soft Matter Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
4 Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1509-3

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 2988每2997

Address correspondence to Yun Kuang,; Xiaoming Sun,

Atomic-thickness two-dimensional (2D) multi-metallic single crystalline alloy nanosheets with highly tunable metallic compositions could be synthesized through in situ topotactic reduction of layered double hydroxides (LDHs). The as-obtained alloy nanosheets not only maintained the ultrathin 2D structure, but also inherited the atomic dispersion of the metallic compositions of the LDH precursors.


High performance metal oxide based sensing device using an electrode with a solid/liquid/air triphase interface

Jun Zhang1,2,∫, Xia Sheng1,∫, Jian Jin2, Xinjian Feng1 (*), and Lei Jiang3

1 College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
2 Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123, China
3 School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
Jun Zhang and Xia Sheng contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1510-x

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 2998每3004

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An enzyme electrode with a solid/liquid/air triphase interface allows sufficient oxygen to diffuse directly from the air phase to the oxidase reaction zone, which means that the oxidase kinetics is no longer limited by the oxygen level and ensures that large amounts of H2O2 are produced for analyte level measurements. The achieved linear detection upper limit is about 25 times higher than that obtained using traditional enzyme electrodes with a solid/liquid diphase interface.


Carbon quantum dot-induced self-assembly of ultrathin Ni(OH)2 nanosheets: A facile method for fabricating three-dimensional porous hierarchical composite micro-nanostructures with excellent supercapacitor performance

Guijuan Wei1, Kun Du1, Xixia Zhao1, Zhaojie Wang1, Ming Liu1, Chuang Li1, Hui Wang2, Changhua An1,2 (*), and Wei Xing1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, College of Science and College of Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266580, China
2 Tianjin Key Laboratory of Organic Solar Cells and Photochemical Conversion, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1516-4

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3005每3017

Address correspondence to Changhua An,; Wei Xing,

A three-dimensional porous hierarchical carbon quantum dots (CQDs)/Ni(OH)2 nanocomposite was synthesized via the CQD-induced assembly of two-dimensional ultrathin Ni(OH)2 nanosheets. The CQDs functioned as a new type of structure-directing agent. The as-achieved micro-nanostructured CQDs/Ni(OH)2 exhibited excellent electrochemical performance with a high energy density of 57.4 Wh﹞kg−1 owing to its multilevel hierarchical structures.


New class of two-dimensional bimetallic nanoplatelets for high energy density and electrochemically stable hybrid supercapacitors

Zhiting Liu1,2, Peng Ma1, Jens Ulstrup2, Qijin Chi2 (*), Kake Zhu1 (*), and Xinggui Zhou1

1 UNILAB, State Key Lab of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby DK-2800, Denmark

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1517-3

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3018每3034

Address correspondence to Qijin Chi,; Kake Zhu,

A new family of two-dimensional nanoplatelets composed of NixCo1-x (OH)(OCH3) is synthesized and used in the design and fabrication of hybrid supercapacitors (SCs). The metallic composition is tunable over the entire molar-fraction range (0-1.0), allowing us to optimize their electrochemical performances for high-energy density SCs.


Co-Co3O4@carbon core-shells derived from metal−organic framework nanocrystals as efficient hydrogen evolution catalysts

Yanyan Liu1, Guosheng Han1, Xiaoyu Zhang1, Congcong Xing1, Chenxia Du1 (*), Huaqiang Cao2, and Baojun Li1 (*)

1 College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1519-1

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3035每3048

Address correspondence to Chenxia Du,; Baojun Li,

Co-Co3O4@carbon composites were synthesized via pyrolysis of Co-metal−organic frameworks (MOFs)@glucose polymer (GP) following partial oxidation of Co nanoparticles.Co-Co3O4@C-II provided of a maximum H2 generation rate of 5,360 mL﹞min−1﹞gCo−1 and excellent stability during NaBH4 hydrolysis at room temperature.


Biodegradable nanocarriers for small interfering ribonucleic acid (siRNA) co-delivery strategy increase the chemosensitivity of pancreatic cancer cells to gemcitabine

Chengbin Yang1, Kok Ken Chan1, Wen-Jen Lin2, Alana Mauluidy Soehartono1, Guimiao Lin3, Huiting Toh4, Ho Sup Yoon4,5, Chih-Kuang Chen2 (*), and Ken-Tye Yong1 (*)

1 School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
2 Polymeric Biomaterials Lab, Department of Fiber and Composite Materials, Feng Chia University, Taichung 40724
3 Key Lab of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
4 Division of Structural Biology & Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
5 Department of Genetic Engineering, College of Life Sciences, Kyung Hee University, Yongin-si Gyeonggi-do 446701, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1521-7

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3049每3067

Address correspondence to Chih-Kuang Chen,; Ken-Tye Yong,

The treatment of pancreatic cancer cells with biodegradable charged polyester-based vector (BCPV)-small interfering ribonucleic acidK-ras (siRNAK-ras)-siRNANotch1 shows a clear reversal of epithelia-mesenchymal transition (EMT), resulting in increased cell sensitivity to gemcitabine.


An intelligent near-infrared light activatable nanosystem for accurate regulation of zinc signaling in living cells

Wei Li1,2, Zhen Liu1, Zhaowei Chen1,2, Lihua Kang3 (*), Yijia Guan1,2, Jinsong Ren1 (*), and Xiaogang Qu1 (*)

1 Laboratory of Chemical Biology and State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resources Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Changchun 130022, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, China
3 Stem Cell and Cancer Center, First Affiliated Hospital, Jilin University, Changchun 130061, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1522-6

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3068每3076

Address correspondence to Lihua Kang,; Jinsong Ren,; Xiaogang Qu,

Accurate cellular manipulation of zinc levels was achieved by a spiropyran-upconversion-based near-infrared light activatable nanosystem. This system enabled the precise regulation of zinc release while minimizing cellular damage, thus facilitating the future study of complex zinc signaling.


Curved copper nanowires-based robust flexible transparent electrodes via all-solution approach

Zhenxing Yin1,∫, Seung Keun Song2,∫, Sanghun Cho1, Duck-Jae You1, Jeeyoung Yoo1, Suk Tai Chang2(*), and Youn Sang Kim1,3(*)

1 Program in Nano Science and Technology, Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
2 School of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Republic of Korea
3 Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology, 145 Gwanggyo-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do 16229, Republic of Korea
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1523-5

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3077每3091

Address correspondence to Youn Sang Kim,; Suk Tai Chang,

Curved Cu nanowire-based flexible transparent conductive electrodes are fabricated via a fully solution-processed approach using various self-designed innovative techniques.


Nanocomposite quasi-solid-state electrolyte for high-safety lithium batteries

Hyunji Choi1,∫, Hyun Woo Kim1,∫, Jae-Kwang Kim2 (*), Young Jun Lim1, Youngsik Kim1 (*), and Jou-Hyeon Ahn3 (*)

1 School of Energy & Chemical Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan 689-798, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Solar & Energy Engineering, Cheongju University, Cheongju, Chungbuk 28503, Republic of Korea
3 School of Energy & Chemical Engineering and Research Institute for Green Energy Convergence Technology, Gyeongsang National University, 900, Gajwa-dong, Jinju 660-701, Republic of Korea
These authors contributed equally to this work

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1526-2

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3092每3102

Address correspondence to Jae-Kwang Kim,; Youngsik Kim,; Jou-Hyeon Ahn,

A unique hybrid solid-state electrolyte composed of an ionic liquid electrolyte (LiTFSI/Pyr14TFSI) and BaTiO3 nanosize ceramic particles was prepared without a polymer. The semi-solid electrolyte exhibited high thermal stability, a wide electrochemical window, good ionic conductivity, and remarkable electrochemical properties.


Au/Ni12P5 core/shell single-crystal nanoparticles as oxygen evolution reaction catalyst

Yingying Xu1,∫, Sibin Duan1,∫, Haoyi Li2, Ming Yang3, Shijie Wang3, Xun Wang2, and Rongming Wang1 (*)

1 Beijing Key Laboratory for Magneto-Photoelectrical Composite and Interface Science, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, 2 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138634, Singapore
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1527-1

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3103每3112

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Oxygen evolution reaction (OER) catalytic activity has been found in Au/nickel phosphide (Ni12P5) core/shell nanoparticles (NPs), which may relate to the interfacial coupling between the singlecrystal core and shell.


Two-photon-excited near-infrared emissive carbon dots as multifunctional agents for fluorescence imaging and photothermal therapy

Minhuan Lan1,∫, Shaojing Zhao1,∫, Zhenyu Zhang1, Li Yan1, Liang Guo2, Guangle Niu2, Jinfeng Zhang1, Junfang Zhao2, Hongyan Zhang2, Pengfei Wang2,3 (*), Guangyu Zhu4, Chun-Sing Lee1, and Wenjun Zhang1 (*)

1 Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF), Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
2 Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
3 School of Future Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
4 Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1528-0

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3113每3123

Address correspondence to Wenjun Zhang,; Pengfei Wang,

S and Se co-doping leads to excitation wavelength-independent near-infrared emission, a large two-photon absorption cross section, and a high efficiency for the photothermal conversion of C dots (CDs). Thus, the CDs are promising phototheranostic agents for two-photon-excited fluorescence imaging and the photothermal therapy of cancer cells.


Gram-scale synthesis of nanotherapeutic agents for CT/T1-weighted MRI bimodal imaging guided photothermal therapy

Xianguang Ding1, Xiaoxia Hao1, Dongdong Fu1, Mengxin Zhang1, Tian Lan1, Chunyan Li1, Renjun Huang2, Zhijun Zhang1, Yonggang Li2, Qiangbin Wang1, and Jiang Jiang1 (*)

1 i-Lab and Division of Nanobiomedicine, CAS Key Laboratory of Nano-Bio Interface, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123, China
2 Department of Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1530-6

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3124每3135

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Gram-scale nanotheranostic agents based on biocompatible polydopamine-coated mesoporous silica have been developed. These materials are excellent X-ray CT and T1-weighted MRI contrast enhancing agents, and can be used for photothermal therapy.


Unexpected elastic isotropy in a black phosphorene/TiC2 van der Waals heterostructure with flexible Li-ion battery anode applications

Qiong Peng1,2, Kangming Hu1,2, Baisheng Sa1,2,3 (*), Jian Zhou3, Bo Wu1,2 (*), Xianhua Hou4, and Zhimei Sun3 (*)

1 Multiscale Computational Materials Facility, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350100, China
2 Key Laboratory of Eco-Materials Advanced Technology (Fuzhou University), Fujian Province University, Fuzhou 350100, China
3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, and Center for Integrated Computational Materials Engineering, International Research Institute for Multidisciplinary Science, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
4 Guangdong Engineering Technology Research Center of Efficient Green Energy and Environmental Protection Materials, School of Physics and Telecommunication Engineering, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1531-5

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3136每3150

Address correspondence to Baisheng Sa,; Bo Wu,; Zhimei Sun,

A BP/TiC2 vdW heterostructure exhibits superior electrical conductivity, mechanical stability, omnidirectional flexibility, and a high Li (Na) storage capacity, demonstrating its great promise as a flexible anode for highly efficient battery equipment.


Fluorination of suspended graphene

Claudia Struzzi1 (*), Mattia Scardamaglia1, Nicolas Reckinger2, Jean-François Colomer2, Hikmet Sezen3, Matteo Amati3, Luca Gregoratti3, Rony Snyders1,4, and Carla Bittencourt1

1 Chimie des Interactions Plasma-Surface, CIRMAP, University of Mons, 7000 Mons, Belgium
2 Research Group on Carbon Nanostructures (CARBONNAGe), University of Namur, 5000 Namur, Belgium
3 Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. di interesse nazionale, Strada Statale 14 km 163.5, 34149 Trieste, Italy
4 Materia Nova Research Center, B-7000 Mons, Belgium

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1532-4

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3151每3163

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Fluorination of suspended graphene is studied by investigating two different kinetic energies for the ions striking the graphene sheets. The modifications of the electronic and structural properties are examined via spectroscopy and microscopy: Micro-X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and micro-Raman analysis results are discussed together with scanning photoelectron and scanning electron microscopy results.


Proline-derived in situ synthesis of nitrogen-doped porous carbon nanosheets with encaged Fe2O3@Fe3C nanoparticles for lithium-ion battery anodes

Jingfei Zhang, Lijuan Qi, Xiaoshu Zhu, Xiaohong Yan, Yufeng Jia, Lin Xu, Dongmei Sun (*), and Yawen Tang (*)

Jiangsu Key Laboratory of New Power Batteries, Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Biomedical Functional Materials, Analysis and Testing Center, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1533-3

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3164每3177

Address correspondence to Dongmei Sun,; Yawen Tang,

Scalable in situ synthesis of two-dimensional (2D) N-doped C nanosheet, assembled together with embedded double-shelled and well-separated Fe2O3 nanoparticles, using natural and cheap amino acid proline as C precursor by a facile inert salt-template approach, composed of Fe2O3@Fe3C-NGCNs, is developed. The hybrids exhibit markedly improved stability of Li storage and excellent rate capability.


Yolk每shell-structured (Fe0.5Ni0.5)9S8 solid-solution powders: Synthesis and application as anode materials for Na-ion batteries

Jung Hyun Kim and Yun Chan Kang (*)

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea University, Anam-Dong, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul 136-713, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1535-1

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3178每3188

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In this study, multicomponent metal sulfide materials with a yolk每shell structure and a single phase were studied for the first time as anode materials for sodium-ion batteries.


Hierarchical Sb-Ni nanoarrays as robust binder-free anodes for high-performance sodium-ion half and full cells

Liying Liang1, Yang Xu1, Liaoyong Wen1, Yueliang Li2, Min Zhou1, Chengliang Wang1, Huaping Zhao1, Ute Kaiser2, and Yong Lei1 (*)

1 Institute of Physics & IMN MacroNano (ZIK), Ilmenau University of Technology, Professor Schmidt Strasse 26, 98693 Ilmenau, Germany
2 Central Facility for Electron Microscopy, Electron Microscopy Group of Materials Science, Ulm University, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1536-0

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3189每3201

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Hierarchical electrode material composed of Sb nanoplates on Ni nanorod arrays is fabricated and its capacitive behavior is verified through kinetics analysis. When used as a binder-free sodium-ion battery (SIB) anode, it exhibits high capacity, long cycling life, and excellent rate capability not only in Na-ion half cells but also in full cells.


FeSe2 clusters with excellent cyclability and rate capability for sodium-ion batteries

Xiujuan Wei1, Chunjuan Tang1,2, Qinyou An1 (*), Mengyu Yan1, Xuanpeng Wang1, Ping Hu1, Xinyin Cai1, and Liqiang Mai1,3 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
2 Department of Mathematics and Physics, Luoyang Institute of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471023, China
3 Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1537-z

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3202每3211

Address correspondence to Liqiang Mai,; Qinyou An,

Owing to their unique three-dimensional structure and high pseudocapacitive behavior, FeSe2 clusters exhibit fast electrochemical kinetics and charge storage. As an anode material for sodium-ion batteries, an electrode comprising FeSe2 clusters exhibits high initial Coulombic efficiency, excellent cycling stability, and high rate performance.


Folate targeted coated SPIONs as efficient tool for MRI

Cinzia Scialabba1, Roberto Puleio2, Davide Peddis3, Gaspare Varvaro3, Pietro Calandra4, Giovanni Cassata2, Luca Cicero2, Mariano Licciardi1,5 (*), and Gaetano Giammona1,5

1 Department of Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche Chimiche e Farmaceutiche (STEBICEF), University of Palermo, 90123 Palermo, Italy
2 Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia ※A. Mirri§, Via Gino Marinuzzi 3, 90100 Palermo, Italy
3 Institute of Structure of Matter National Research Council (CNR), Via Salaria, 00015 Monterotondo Scalo (RM), Italy
4 Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Salaria km. 29.300, 00015 Monterotondo Stazione (RM), Italy
5 Mediterranean Center for Human Health Advanced Biotechnologies (CHAB), ATeNCenter, University of Palermo, 90100 Palermo, Italy

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1540-4

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3212每3227

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The new amphiphilic inulin-based graft copolymer was successfully used as coating material for the production of magnetic nanoparticles, which were tumor targeted and could be used as excellent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents.


N-doped carbon-stabilized PtCo nanoparticles derived from Pt@ZIF-67: Highly active and durable catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction

Nana Du1,2, Chengming Wang1 (*), Ran Long1, and Yujie Xiong1 (*)

1 Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, iChEM (Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials), School of Chemistry and Materials Science, and National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 School of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Fuyang Normal College, Fuyang 236041, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1611-6

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3228每3237

Address correspondence to Chengming Wang,; Yujie Xiong,

N-doped carbon-stabilized PtCo nanoparticles (PtCo@NC) have been developed via thermal decomposition on a Pt-incorporated Cobased zeolitic imidazolate framework (Pt@ZIF-67). The PtCo@NC catalyst shows a remarkably higher electrocatalytic activity and durability for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in both acidic and alkaline media, as compared with a commercial Pt/C catalyst.


Giant enhancement and anomalous temperature dependence of magnetism in monodispersed NiPt2 nanoparticles

Aixian Shan1,4, Chinping Chen1 (*), Wei Zhang2, Daojian Cheng2 (*), Xi Shen3, Richeng Yu3 (*), and Rongming Wang4 (*)

1 Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Organic-Inorganic Composites, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
3 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
4 School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1643-y

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3238每3247

Address correspondence to Chinping Chen,; Daojian Cheng,; Richeng Yu,; Rongming Wang,

Monodispersed single-crystal NiPt2 nanoparticles are synthesized via a one-step solvothermal method. The observed giant enhancement in the atomic magnetic moments and their anomalous temperature dependence are attributed to the electron transfer, which is caused by thermal activation over the energy gap of the molecular d-band structures. The energy gap is substantially reduced for the PtNi2 alloying cluster compared with the pure Pt cluster.


Water-assisted self-sustained burning of metallic singlewalled carbon nanotubes for scalable transistor fabrication

Keigo Otsuka1, Taiki Inoue1, Yuki Shimomura1, Shohei Chiashi1, and Shigeo Maruyama1,2 (*)

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
2 Energy NanoEngineering Lab., National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-2-1 Namiki, Tsukuba 305-8564, Japan

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1648-6

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3248每3260

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The burning of on-substrate carbon nanotubes is self-propagated with the assistance of water-vapor exposure and polymer coating. Semiconducting carbon nanotube arrays are obtained by selectively burning metallic tubes.


Ag/C nanoparticles catalysed aerobic oxidation of diaryl and aryl(hetero) methylenes into ketones

Shuangxi Guo1, Qi Zhang1, Hongbo Li1, Huifang Guo2 (*), and Wei He1,3 (*)

1 Tsinghua-Peking Joint Center for Life Sciences and School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Institute of Medicinal Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100050, China
3 School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1676-2

Nano Research 2017, 10(9): 3261每3267

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The aerobic oxidation of diaryl and aryl(hetero) methylenes into ketones, catalyzed by Ag/C nanoparticles under mild conditions, was successfully developed. This method features a wide scope of substrates, good yields, and easy recycling of the catalyst.


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