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Unique role of non-mercapto groups in thiol-pinning-mediated Ag growth on Au nanoparticles

Jiaqi Chen1,2, Jiao Yan1,2, Yuandong Chen1,2, Shuai Hou1, Yinglu Ji1, and Xiaochun Wu1 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Standardization and Measurement for Nanotechnology, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

 

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1666-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 614每624

Address correspondence to wuxc@nanoctr.cn

Exposed 每NH2(NH3+) groups from adsorbed cysteine can bind Ag+ and subsequently accelerate Ag overgrowth on the Au surface.

    

In situ atomic-scale analysis of Rayleigh instability in ultrathin gold nanowires

Shang Xu1,∫, Peifeng Li1,2,∫, and Yang Lu1,3 (*)

1 Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
2 Institute of Applied Mechanics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
3 Hong Kong Branch of National Precious Metals Material Engineering Research Center (NPMM), 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Shang Xu and Peifeng Li contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1667-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 625每632

Address correspondence to yanglu@cityu.edu.hk

In situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis of Rayleigh instability in ultrathin gold nanowires

    

Triboelectric nanogenerator based on magnetically induced retractable spring steel tapes for efficient energy harvesting of large amplitude motion

Guanlin Liu, Jie Chen, Hengyu Guo, Meihui Lai, Xianjie Pu, Xue Wang, and Chenguo Hu (*)

Department of Applied Physics, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1668-2

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 633每641

Address correspondence to hucg@cqu.edu.cn

    

Domain-engineered BiFeO3 thin-film photoanodes for highly enhanced ferroelectric solar water splitting

Jaesun Song1, Taemin Ludvic Kim2, Jongmin Lee1, Sam Yeon Cho3, Jaeseong Cha1, Sang Yun Jeong1, Hyunji An1, Wan Sik Kim1, Yen-Sook Jung1, Jiyoon Park1, Gun Young Jung1, Dong-Yu Kim1, Ji Young Jo1, Sang Don Bu3, Ho Won Jang2 (*), and Sanghan Lee1 (*)

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju 61005, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Research Institute of Advanced Materials, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Physics, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju 54896, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1669-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 642每655

Address correspondence to Ho Won Jang, hwjang@snu.ac.kr; Sanghan Lee, sanghan@gist.ac.kr

The photocatalytic properties of an epitaxial (111)pc BiFeO3 thin-film photoanode in the downward polarization state are greatly enhanced in comparison with those of (001)pc and (110)pc BiFeO3 thin-film photoanodes. The significant improvement of the photocatalytic properties is provided by the enhanced ferroelectric domain switching of the mono-variant domain structure as well as the enhanced internal field afforded by higher spontaneous polarization.

    

Hydrogen evolution activity enhancement by tuning the oxygen vacancies in self-supported mesoporous spinel oxide nanowire arrays

Dali Liu1,2, Chao Zhang1, Yifu Yu1,3, Yanmei Shi1, Yu Yu1, Zhiqiang Niu3, and Bin Zhang1,2,3 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, School of Science, and Tianjin Key Laboratory of Molecular Optoelectronic Science, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tianjin 300072, China
3 Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education), Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1670-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 603每613

Address correspondence to bzhang@tju.edu.cn

This work opens a new avenue for the controlled generation of oxygen vacancies in mesoporous traditional metal oxides for efficient self-supported water reduction electrocatalysis.

    

Solvent-dependent evolution of cyclic penta-twinned rhodium icosahedral nanocrystals and their enhanced catalytic properties

Yanan Yang, Jiawei Zhang (*), Yajing Wei, Qiaoli Chen, Zhenming Cao, Huiqi Li, Jiayu Chen, Jueli Shi, Zhaoxiong Xie (*), and Lansun Zheng

State Key Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1672-6

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 656每664

Address correspondence to Zhaoxiong Xie, zxxie@xmu.edu.cn; Jiawei Zhang, jiaweizhang@xmu.edu.cn

    

Selective oxidation mediated synthesis of unique SexTey nanotubes, their assembled thin films and photoconductivity

Yuan Yang, Guo-Qiang Liu, Min-Rui Gao, Yu Xia, and Shu-Hong Yu (*)

Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, Collaborative Innovation Centre of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, CAS Centre for Excellence in Nanoscience, Department of Chemistry, Hefei Science Centre of CAS, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1673-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 665每675

Address correspondence to shyu@ustc.edu.cn

A selective-oxidation approach was developed for synthesizing SexTey nanotubes with controlled inner and outer diameters from TexSey@Se core每shell nanowires. The nanotubes exhibited good photoconductivity over the whole ultraviolet每visible spectrum.

    

Gold nanoshells: Contrast agents for cell imaging by cardiovascular optical coherence tomography

Jie Hu1,∫, Francisco Sanz-Rodr赤guez1,2,3,∫, Fernando Rivero4, Emma Mart赤n Rodr赤guez1,2 (*), R赤o Aguilar Torres4, Dirk H. Ortgies1,2, Jos谷 Garc赤a Sol谷1, Fernando Alfonso4, and Daniel Jaque1,2

1 Fluorescence Imaging Group, Departamento de F赤sica de Materiales, Instituto Nicol芍s Cabrera, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Aut車noma de Madrid, Madrid 28049, Spain
2 Instituto Ram車n y Cajal de Investigaci車n Sanitaria, Hospital Ram車n y Cajal, Madrid 28034, Spain
3 Departamento de Biolog赤a, Universidad Aut車noma de Madrid, Madrid 28049, Spain
4 Cardiology Department, Hospital Universitario de la Princesa, IIS-IP, Universidad Aut車noma de Madrid, Madrid 28006, Spain
Jie Hu and Francisco Sanz-Rodr赤guez contributed equally to the work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1674-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 676每685

Address correspondence to emma.martin@uam.es

Optical coherence tomography was used to visualize individual cells for the first time and to discriminate between cells that internalized gold nanoparticles and those that did not, suggesting potential applications for the early diagnosis of atherosclerotic lesions.

    

Asymmetric growth of Au-core/Ag-shell nanorods with a strong octupolar plasmon resonance and an efficient second-harmonic generation

Sijing Ding1,2,∫, Dajie Yang3,∫, Xiaoli Liu4,∫, Fan Nan1, Ziqiang Cheng1, Song-Jin Im5, Li Zhou1, Jianfang Wang2 (*), and Ququan Wang1,3 (*)

1 Department of Physics, Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-structures of the Ministry of Education, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
2 Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
3 The Institute for Advanced Studies, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
4 Department of Physics, Qufu Normal University, Qufu 273165, China
5 Department of Physics, Kim Il Sung University, Pyongyang, Democratic People*s Republic of Korea
Sijing Ding, Dajie Yang, and Xiaoli Liu contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1678-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 686每695

Address correspondence to Ququan Wang, qqwang@whu.edu.cn; Jianfang Wang, jfwang@phy.cuhk.edu.hk

A strong octupolar plasmon resonance and an efficient secondharmonic generation (SHG) are obtained for the first time by an asymmetric overgrowth of silver shells on gold nanorods. The SHG intensity of the Au每Ag nanorods with dual-frequency resonances is enhanced by 21 times compared to that of bare Au nanorods with only a longitudinal plasmon resonance.

    

Atomic disorders in layer structured topological insulator SnBi2Te4 nanoplates

Yi-Chao Zou1, Zhi-Gang Chen1,2 (*), Enze Zhang3, Fantai Kong4, Yan Lu5, Lihua Wang1,5, John Drennan6, Zhongchang Wang7,8, Faxian Xiu3, Kyeongjae Cho4, and Jin Zou1,6 (*)

1 Materials Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
2 Centre for Future Materials, University of Southern Queensland, Springfield, QLD 4300, Australia
3 Laboratory of Surface Physics and Department of Physics, and Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
4 Department of Materials Science & Engineering, the University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080, USA
5 Beijing Key Lab of Microstructure and Property of Advanced Materials, Institute of Microstructure and Properties of Advanced Materials, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
6 Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
7 WPI, Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
8 Quantum Materials, Science and Technology Department, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, 4715-330 Braga, Portugal

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1679-z

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 696每706

Address correspondence to Jin Zou, j.zou@uq.edu.au; Zhi-Gang Chen, zhigang.chen@usq.edu.au

Aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy investigations, quantitative image simulations, and density functional theory calculations for chemical vapor deposition grown SnBi2Te4 nanoplates show a recognizable amount of cation antisites, characterized by a low formation energy, and cause a reduced bandgap. Angle-dependent magnetoresistance measurements from nanoplate devices reveal a two-dimensional weak antilocalization effect associated with topological surface carriers, indicating that SnBi2Te4 nanostructures are promising candidates for spintronic and electronic applications.

    

Three-layer phosphorene-metal interfaces

Xiuying Zhang1,∫, Yuanyuan Pan1,∫, Meng Ye1, Ruge Quhe2, Yangyang Wang1,3, Ying Guo4, Han Zhang1, Yang Dan1, Zhigang Song1, Jingzhen Li1, Jinbo Yang1,5, Wanlin Guo6, and Jing Lu1,5 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory for Mesoscopic Physics and Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications and School of Science, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
3 Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics Research Center, Qian Xuesen Laboratory of Space Technology, China Academy of Space Technology, Beijing 100094, China
4 School of Physics and Telecommunication Engineering, Shaanxi Sci-Tech University, Hanzhong 723001, China
5 Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100871, China
6 Key Laboratory for Intelligent Nano Materials and Devices of the Ministry of Education, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China
Xiuying Zhang and Yuanyuan Pan contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1680-6

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 707每721

Address correspondence to jinglu@pku.edu.cn

Schottky barriers in the three-layer phosphorene-metal interfaces are determined by ab initio quantum transport simulations, and the results agree with the experiments.

    

High-performance multilayer WSe2 field-effect transistors with carrier type control

Pushpa Raj Pudasaini1,2, Akinola Oyedele2,3, Cheng Zhang1,2, Michael G. Stanford1, Nicholas Cross1, Anthony T. Wong1, Anna N. Hoffman1, Kai Xiao2, Gerd Duscher1,4, David G. Mandrus1,4, Thomas Z. Ward4, and Philip D. Rack1,2 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996, USA
2 Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831, USA
3 Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
4 Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1681-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 722每730

Address correspondence to prack@utk.edu

    

Enhanced electrical and optical properties of singlelayered MoS2 by incorporation of aluminum

Hyung-Jun Kim1,2, Suk Yang1,2, Hojoong Kim1,2, Jin Young Moon2, Kyung Park2, Yun-Jin Park1,2, and Jang-Yeon Kwon1,2 (*)

1 School of Integrated Technology, Yonsei University, Yeonsu-gu 406-840, Incheon, Republic of Korea
2 Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology, Yeonsu-gu 406-840, Incheon, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1682-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 731每740

Address correspondence to jangyeon@yonsei.ac.kr

We demonstrate the effect of Al incorporation through atomically deposited Al2O3 films on synthesized MoS2 obtained using chemical vapor deposition (CVD), which significantly contributed to the enhanced performance of MoS2 field-effect transistor (FET) devices.

    

Chemically doped macroscopic graphene fibers with significantly enhanced thermoelectric properties

Weigang Ma1,∫, Yingjun Liu2,∫, Shen Yan1,3,∫, Tingting Miao4, Shaoyi Shi1, Zhen Xu2, Xing Zhang1 (*), and Chao Gao2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory for Thermal Science and Power Engineering of Ministry of Education, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Adsorption and Separation Materials & Technologies of Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
3 Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
4 Key Laboratory of Process Fluid Filtration and Separation, College of Mechanical and Transportation Engineering, China University of Petroleum-Beijing, Beijing 102249, China
Weigang Ma, Yingjun Liu, and Shen Yan contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1683-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 741每750

Address correspondence to Xing Zhang, x-zhang@tsinghua.edu.cn; Chao Gao, chaogao@zju.edu.cn

In this study, bromine doping is reported to be an effective method to significantly enhance the thermoelectric properties of macroscopic graphene fibers. The maximum ZT is 2.76 ℅ 10每3, which is approximately four orders of magnitude larger than that of the undoped fibers; the room temperature power factor is shown to increase up to 624 米W﹞m每1﹞K每2, which is higher than any other material solely composed of carbon nanotubes and graphene reported in the literature.

    

Defective molybdenum sulfide quantum dots as highly active hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts

Gang Ou1,2,∫, Peixun Fan3,∫, Xiaoxing Ke4, Yushuai Xu1, Kai Huang1, Hehe Wei1, Wen Yu1, Hongjun Zhang3, Minlin Zhong3 (*), Hui Wu1 (*), and Yadong Li2

1 State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Department of Chemistry and Collaborative Innovation Center for Nanomaterial Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Laser Materials Processing Research Centre, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
4 Institute of Microstructure and Property of Advanced Materials, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
Gang Ou and Peixun Fan contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1684-2

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 751每761

Address correspondence to Hui Wu, huiwu@tsinghua.edu.cn; Minlin Zhong, zhml@tsinghua.edu.cn

Defective molybdenum sulfide quantum dots synthesized by a facile and general ultrafast laser ablation method show highly enhanced activity and stability in the electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction, owing to their very large surface area, defective structure, abundance of active sites, and high conductivity.

    

Enhanced stabilization of inorganic cesium lead triiodide (CsPbI3) perovskite quantum dots with tri-octylphosphine

Chang Lu1, Hui Li1, Kathy Kolodziejski1, Chaochao Dun2, Wenxiao Huang2, David Carroll2, and Scott M. Geyer1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27109, USA
2 Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, Department of Physics, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27109, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1685-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 762每768

Address correspondence to geyersm@wfu.edu

Through the addition of tri-octylphosphine as part of the postsynthesis treatment, we significantly enhance the stability of CsPbI3 quantum dots, from hours to months. This method helps to resolve the intrinsic instability issue of triiodide perovskite materials and devices.

    

Copper nanowire/multi-walled carbon nanotube composites as all-nanowire flexible electrode for fast-charging/discharging lithium-ion battery

Zhenxing Yin1, Sanghun Cho1, Duck-Jae You1, Yong-keon Ahn1, Jeeyoung Yoo1 (*), and Youn Sang Kim1,2 (*)

1 Program in Nano Science and Technology, Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
2 Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology, 145 Gwanggyo-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do 16229, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1686-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 769每779

Address correspondence to Youn Sang Kim, younskim@snu.ac.kr; Jeeyoung Yoo, jyoo78@snu.ac.kr

A novel lightweight three-dimensional composite anode was fabricated using entirely one-dimensional nanomaterials, i.e., Cu nanowires (CuNWs) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). Half-cell and full-cell Li-ion batteries (LIBs) employing this composite anode exhibited high specific capacities and Coulombic efficiencies even at a high current density. More importantly, for the first time we overcame the limitations of MWCNTs as anode materials for fast-charging/discharging half-cell and full-cell LIBs by employing CuNWs, and the resulting anode can be applied to flexible LIBs.

    

Construction of Pd-M (M = Ni, Ag, Cu) alloy surfaces for catalytic applications

Xiang Li1, Xixi Wang1, Maochang Liu1, Hongyang Liu2, Qiang Chen1,3 (*), Yadong Yin4, and Mingshang Jin1 (*)

1 Frontier Institute of Science and Technology (FIST), School of Chemical Engineering and Technology and State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, China
2 Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
4 Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, California 92521, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1687-z

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 780每790

Address correspondence to Mingshang Jin, jinm@mail.xjtu.edu.cn; Qiang Chen, chenqiang2204@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

Through the approach described in this work, second-metal elements can be alloyed into the surface of Pd nanocrystals directly to modify the catalytic performances of Pd nanocrystals.

    

Highly sensitive and rapidly responding room-temperature NO2 gas sensors based on WO3 nanorods/sulfonated graphene nanocomposites

Tingting Wang, Juanyuan Hao (*), Shengliang Zheng, Quan Sun, Di Zhang, and You Wang (*)

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1688-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 791每803

Address correspondence to Juanyuan Hao, jyhao@hit.edu.cn; You Wang, y-wang@hit.edu.cn

In this study,a highly sensitive and rapidly responding roomtemperature NO2 gas sensor based on WO3 nanorods/sulfonated reduced graphene oxide (S-rGO) was developed using a simple and cost-effective hydrothermal method.

    

Morphology-dependent catalytic properties of nanocupric oxides in the Rochow reaction

Yu Zhang1,2, Yongjun Ji1 (*), Jing Li1,2, Hezhi Liu1, Xiao Hu3, Ziyi Zhong3, and Fabing Su1

1 State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Complex Systems, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Nanyang Technological University, 1 Cleantech Loop, CleanTech One, Singapore 637141, Singapore

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1689-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 804每819

Address correspondence to yjji@ipe.ac.cn

Leaf-like CuO that mainly exposes the {001} crystal plane showed superior catalytic properties for dimethyldichlorosilane synthesis via the Rochow reaction owing to the maximum formation of the Cu3Si alloy phase generated in the reacted region of the Si surface.

    

Facile preparation of pristine graphene using urea/glycerol as efficient stripping agents

Jianping Chen1,2,∫, Weili Shi1,∫, Zhaodongfang Gao1, Tao Wang1, Shan Wang1, Lijie Dong1, Quanling Yang1 (*), and Chuanxi Xiong1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing and School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
2 National & Local Joint Engineering Research Center for Applied Technology of Hybrid Nanomaterials, Henan University, Kaifeng 475004, China
Jianping Chen and Weili Shi contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1691-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 820每830

Address correspondence to Chuanxi Xiong, cxiong@whut.edu.cn; Quanling Yang, yangql@whut.edu.cn

Natural graphite is exfoliated to produce large-size and few-layer graphene sheets in urea/glycerol solution via a simple mechanical stirring method. The incorporation of only a small amount of the as-prepared graphene films into polyvinylidene fluoride leads to a high increase in thermal conductivity.

    

Self-templating thermolysis synthesis of Cu2每xS@M (M = C, TiO2, MoS2) hollow spheres and their application in rechargeable lithium batteries

Yunhui Wang1,2,3, He Li1,2,3, Yiyong Zhang1,2,3, Yueying Peng1,2,3, Peng Zhang3,4, and Jinbao Zhao1,2,3,4 (*)

1 State Key Lab of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen 361005, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen 361005, China
3 State-Province Joint Engineering Laboratory of Power Source Technology for New Energy Vehicle, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361102, China
4 College of Energy, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361102, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1693-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 831每844

Address correspondence to jbzhao@xmu.edu.cn

A self-templating thermolysis strategy is employed to prepare different Cu2每xS@M (M = C, TiO2, MoS2) hollow structures. All composites are assembled as electrodes and tested in lithium batteries, showing excellent electrochemical performances.

    

Two-photon lithography for 3D magnetic nanostructure fabrication

Gwilym Williams1,∫, Matthew Hunt1,∫, Benedikt Boehm2, Andrew May1, Michael Taverne3, Daniel Ho3, Sean Giblin1, Dan Read1, John Rarity3, Rolf Allenspach2, and Sam Ladak1 (*)

1 School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF24 3AA, UK
2 IBM Research - Zurich, Säumerstrasse 4, 8803 R邦schlikon, Switzerland
3 Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1UB, UK
Gwilym Williams and Matthew Hunt contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1694-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 845每854

Address correspondence to LadakS@cardiff.ac.uk

A combination of two-photon lithography and electrochemical deposition is utilized to fabricate three-dimensional magnetic nanostructures. Magnetometry and magnetic imaging show evidence of domain wall pinning at the three-dimensional (3D) nanostructured junction.

    

Thickness-dependent phase transition and optical behavior of MoS2 films under high pressure

Xuerui Cheng1, Yuanyuan Li2, Jimin Shang1, Chuansheng Hu2, Yufen Ren1, Miao Liu3 (*), and Zeming Qi2 (*)

1 School of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, Zhengzhou 450002, China
2 National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230029, China
3 Energy Technologies Area, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1696-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 855每863

Address correspondence to Zeming Qi, zmqi@ustc.edu.cn; Miao Liu, miaoliu@lbl.gov

The structure and optical properties of layered MoS2 can be effectively modified by pressure. The Raman and photoluminescence spectra of MoS2 with different thicknesses show distinct pressure dependencies.

    

Atomic and electronic structure of Si dangling bonds in quasi-free-standing monolayer graphene

Yuya Murata1, Tommaso Cavallucci1, Valentina Tozzini1, Niko Pavliček2, Leo Gross2, Gerhard Meyer2, Makoto Takamura3, Hiroki Hibino3,†, Fabio Beltram1, and Stefan Heun1 (*)

1 NEST, Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR and Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza San Silvestro 12, 56127 Pisa, Italy
2 IBM Research-Zurich, Säumerstrasse 4, 8803 R邦schlikon, Switzerland
3 NTT Basic Research Laboratories, 3-1 Morinosato Wakamiya, Atsugi, Kanagawa 243-0198, Japan
Present address: Kwansei Gakuin University, 2-1 Gakuen, Sanda, Hyogo 669-1337, Japan

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1697-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 864每873

Address correspondence to stefan.heun@nano.cnr.it

The structural and electronic properties of defects in quasi-freestanding monolayer graphene (QFMLG) were studied by lowtemperature scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy. The comparison of the experimental results with density functional theory calculations indicates that the defects consist of clusters of Si dangling bonds. The results of the present work provide the basis for a rational design of high-mobility QFMLG.

    

Mesoporous H-ZSM-5 nanocrystals with programmable number of acid sites as ※solid ligands§ to activate Pd nanoparticles for C每C coupling reactions

Wenyu Ke, Tianlu Cui, Qiuying Yu, Mengying Wang, Libing Lv, Honghui Wang, Zhidong Jiang, XinhHao Li (*), and Jiesheng Chen (*)

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1698-9

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 874每881

Address correspondence to Xinhao Li, xinhaoli@sjtu.edu.cn; Jiesheng Chen, chemcj@sjtu.edu.cn

Mesoporous H-ZSM-5 nanocrystals with a significant number of acid sites can function as ※solid ligands§ to activate the embedded Pd nanoparticles for C每C coupling reactions.

    

High-mobility air-stable n-type field-effect transistors based on large-area solution-processed organic singlecrystal arrays

Liang Wang, Xiujuan Zhang, Gaole Dai, Wei Deng, Jiansheng Jie (*), and Xiaohong Zhang

Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials & Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1699-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 882每891

Address correspondence to jsjie@suda.edu.cn

A simple and efficient solution-processed approach is provided for achieving the growth of large-area highly aligned n-type singlecrystalline organic submicron ribbon arrays. N-channel organic field-effect transistors (n-OFETs) fabricated based on the submicron ribbon arrays exhibit a high electron mobility of 2.67 cm2﹞V-1﹞s-1 as well as robust air stability for over 50 days.

    

Electrosprayed porous Fe3O4/carbon microspheres as anode materials for high-performance lithium-ion batteries

Wenjie Han1,2, Xianying Qin1,3 (*), Junxiong Wu3, Qing Li1,2, Ming Liu1,2, Yue Xia1, Hongda Du1, Baohua Li1 (*), and Feiyu Kang1,2

1 Engineering Laboratory for Next Generation Power and Energy Storage Batteries, and Engineering Laboratory for Functionalized Carbon Materials, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1700-6

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 892每904

Address correspondence to Xianying Qin, qin.xianying@sz.tsinghua.edu.cn; Baohua Li, libh@mail.sz.tsinghua.edu.cn

Porous Fe3O4/carbon microspheres (PFCMs) are successfully fabricated via a facile electrospray method and subsequent heat treatment. As anode materials for Li-ion batteries, PFCMs deliver a high capacity, long cycling life, and outstanding rate performance due to the hybrid, porous, and conductive structure.

    

50 ppm of Pd dispersed on Ni(OH)2 nanosheets catalyzing semi-hydrogenation of acetylene with high activity and selectivity

Mingzhen Hu1, Jian Zhang2, Wei Zhu2, Zheng Chen2, Xin Gao2, Xianjun Du2, Jiawei Wan2, Kebin Zhou1 (*), Chen Chen2 (*), and Yadong Li2

1 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1701-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 905每912

Address correspondence to Kebin Zhou, kbzhou@ucas.ac.cn; Chen Chen, cchen@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

A Pd/Ni(OH)2 catalyst with an ultra-low (0.005%) Pd loading was found to exhibit superior catalytic properties to the corresponding higher Pd-loaded nanoparticle catalyst in the selective hydrogenation of acetylene to ethylene, due to the atomically dispersed nature of the Pd sites in the 0.005% Pd/Ni(OH)2 catalyst and the supporting effect of the abundant hydroxyl groups of Ni(OH)2.

    

Peptide self-assembly into lamellar phases and the formation of lipid-peptide nanostructures

Karin Kornmueller1, Bernhard Lehofer1, Gerd Leitinger2, Heinz Amenitsch3, and Ruth Prassl1 (*)

1 Institute of Biophysics, Medical University of Graz, BioTechMed-Graz, Graz 8010, Austria
2 Institute of Cell Biology, Histology and Embryology, Research Unit Electron Microscopic Techniques, Medical University of Graz, Graz 8010, Austria
3 Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Graz University of Technology, Graz 8010, Austria

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1702-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 913每928

Address correspondence to ruth.prassl@medunigraz.at

Systematically varied amphiphilic designer peptides can mimic lipid lamellar phases and self-assemble into a variety of nanostructures (tubes, vesicles, bicelles) when mixed with lipids.

    

Acid-degradable gadolinium-based nanoscale coordination polymer: A potential platform for targeted drug delivery and potential magnetic resonance imaging

Zhimei He1,∫, Penghui Zhang1,2,∫, Yan Xiao1, Jingjing Li3, Fang Yang4, Yang Liu4, Jian-Rong Zhang1(*), and Jun-Jie Zhu1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Life Science, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China
2 The Key Laboratory of Biomedical Information Engineering of the Ministry of Education, School of Life Science and Technology, Bioinspired Engineering and Biomechanics Center (BEBC), Xi*an Jiaotong University, Xi*an 710049, China
3 School of Medical Imaging, Xuzhou Medical University, Xuzhou 221006, China
4 State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Biomaterials and Devices, School of Biological Sciences and Medical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210009, China
Zhimei He and Penghui Zhang contributed equally.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1705-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 929每939

Address correspondence to Jun-Jie Zhu, jjzhu@nju.edu.cn; Jian-Rong Zhang, jrzhang@nju.edu.cn

A precision-guided ※depth bomb§ for cancer cells was constructed by decorating a doxorubicin-loaded nanoscale coordination polymer with a hyaluronic acid shell. Once selectively internalized into targeted cancer cells, the nano-bomb was triggered within the acidic lysosomes and collapsed into fragments, accompanied by rapid drug release and fluorescence restoration of the drug.

    

DNA-directed assembly of copper nanoblocks with inbuilt fluorescent and electrochemical properties: Application in simultaneous amplification-free analysis of multiple RNA species

Kevin M. Koo1,∫, Laura G. Carrascosa1,∫, and Matt Trau1,2 (*)

1 Centre for Personalized Nanomedicine, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), The University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia
2 School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia
Kevin M. Koo and Laura G. Carrascosa contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1706-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 940每952

Address correspondence to m.trau@uq.edu.au

We developed a nanosensor that uses DNA-templated copper nanoblock synthesis for universal detection of different RNA species. We exploited the fluorescent and electrochemical properties of the synthesized copper nanoblocks to achieve simultaneous amplificationfree detection of messenger RNA, microRNA, and long non-coding RNA cancer biomarkers.

    

Uniform and reproducible plasmon-enhanced fluorescence substrate based on PMMA-coated, large-area Au@Ag nanorod arrays

Jun Sun1,∫, Ziyang Li1,∫, Yinghui Sun2,3,∫, Liubiao Zhong1, Jing Huang1, Junchang Zhang1, Zhiqiang Liang1, Jianmei Chen1, and Lin Jiang1 (*)

1 Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials & Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
2 Soochow Institute for Energy and Materials InnovationS, 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
3 Jiangsu Provincial Key Laboratory for Advanced Carbon Materials and Wearable Energy Technologiesㄛ Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China
Jun Sun, Ziyang Li and Yinghui Sun contributed equally to this work.

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1708-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 953每965

Address correspondence to ljiang@suda.edu.cn

A simple and scalable method was developed based on poly (methyl methacrylate)(PMMA)-coated Au@Ag nanorod arrays to fabricate reproducibly large-area and uniform metal-enhanced fluorescence (MEF) substrates.

    

Embedding ZnSe nanodots in nitrogen-doped hollow carbon architectures for superior lithium storage

Ziliang Chen1, Renbing Wu1 (*), Hao Wang1, Kelvin H. L. Zhang2, Yun Song1, Feilong Wu1, Fang Fang1, and Dalin Sun1 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
2 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1709-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 966每978

Address correspondence to Renbing Wu, rbwu@fudan.edu.cn; Dalin Sun, dlsun@fudan.edu.cn

Three-dimensional hybrid hollow composites with ultrafine zinc selenide nanodots uniformly confined within a N-doped porous carbon network have been rationally developed. Owing to their structural and compositional advantages, these architectures show exceptional lithium-storage performance, with an ultrahigh reversible specific capacity and excellent rate capability.

    

Photocatalytic H2 evolution improvement for H free-radical stabilization by electrostatic interaction of a Cu-BTC MOF with ZnO/GO

Xifeng Shi, Jiahui Zhang, Guanwei Cui (*), Ning Deng, Wen Wang, Qian Wang, and Bo Tang (*)

College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Collaborative Innovation Center of Functionalized Probes for Chemical
Imaging, Key Laboratory of Molecular and Nano Probes, Ministry of Education, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1710-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 979每987

Address correspondence to Bo Tang, tangb@sdnu.edu.cn; Guanwei Cui, cuiguanwei77@163.com

Cu-benzene-1, 3, 5-tricarboxylate (BTC) metal-organic framework (MOF) was incorporated into the ZnO/graphene oxide (GO) photocatalytic system by an electrostatic interaction method to stabilize the H﹞ radicals generated from a photoreduction reaction. In the proposed assembly structure, ZnO served as the photoelectron donor, and GO as the ZnO-to-Cu-BTC photoelectron-transfer channel and as the supporting matrix for ZnO and Cu-BTC. Cu-BTC was expected to serve as a microcontainer for the free radicals generated by light irradiation to extend their lifetime.

    

Hierarchical coral-like NiMoS nanohybrids as highly efficient bifunctional electrocatalysts for overall urea electrolysis

Xiaoxia Wang1, Jianmei Wang3, Xuping Sun2 (*), Shuang Wei1, Liang Cui1, Wenrong Yang3, and Jingquan Liu1 (*)

1 College of Materials Science and Engineering, Institute for Graphene Applied Technology Innovation, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China
2 College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China
3 School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Geelong 3217, VIC, Australia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1711-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 988每996

Address correspondence to Xuping Sun, sunxp@scu.edu.cn; Jingquan Liu, jliu@qdu.edu.cn

Hierarchical coral-like Ni-Mo sulfides on Ti mesh (HC-NiMoS/Ti) were prepared and utilized as effective bifunctional electrodes for highly efficient hydrogen generation from overall urea electrolysis.

    

Oxidation layering mechanism of graphene-like MoS2 prepared by the intercalation-detonation method

Fan Yang1,2, Kuaishe Wang1,2, Ping Hu1,2,3 (*), Zhenyu Chen1,2, Jie Deng1,2, Boliang Hu1,2, Weicheng Cao3, Dongxin Liu3, Geng An3, and Alex A. Volinsky4

1 School of Metallurgy Engineering, Xi*an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi*an 710055, China
2 State Local Joint Engineering Research Center for Functional Materials Processing, Xi*an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi*an 710055, China
3 Jinduicheng Molybdenum Co., Ltd., Xi*an 710077, China
4 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1713-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 997每1003

Address correspondence to huping1985@126.com

The oxidation layering mechanism of graphene-like MoS2 is proposed. The intensity ratio of B1u and A1g peaks in the Raman spectra was determined to quantify the effect of oxidative intercalation.

    

Vapor-phase hydrothermal growth of single crystalline NiS2 nanostructure film on carbon fiber cloth for electrocatalytic oxidation of alcohols to ketones and simultaneous H2 evolution

Tianxing Wu1, Xiaoguang Zhu1, Guozhong Wang1 (*), Yunxia Zhang1, Haimin Zhang1 (*), and Huijun Zhao1,2

1 Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Centre for Environmental and Energy Nanomaterials, Anhui Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China
2 Centre for Clean Environment and Energy, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Queensland 4222, Australia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1714-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 1004每1017

Address correspondence to Guozhong Wang, gzhwang@issp.ac.cn; Haimin Zhang, zhanghm@issp.ac.cn

A vapor-phase hydrothermally grown NiS2 nanostructure film supported on a carbon fiber cloth (NiS2/CFC) as an electrode material exhibited superior dual electrocatalytic activities for oxygen and hydrogen evolution reactions (OER/HER) and efficiently promoted the electrocatalytic oxidation of alcohols to ketones with significantly decreased overpotentials as compared to that for the OER. This study presents a new energy conversion strategy combining high-value-added chemical production with highly efficient H2 generation by water splitting.

    

Entropy-driven self-assembly of chiral nematic liquid crystalline phases of AgNR@Cu2O hyper branched coaxial nanorods and thickness-dependent handedness transition

Guiqing Cheng1, Yu Wang1 (*), Kun Liu2, and Jihong Yu1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, 2699 Qianjin Street, Changchun 130012, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, 2699 Qianjin Street, Changchun 130012, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1715-z

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 1018每1028

Address correspondence to Yu Wang, wangyu@jlu.edu.cn; Jihong Yu, jihong@jlu.edu.cn

The chiral transition of Ag nanorod (AgNR)@Cu2O hyper branched coaxial nanorods (HBCNRs) liquid crystal can be achieved via increasing the thickness of Cu2O coating.

    

Highly sensitive hybrid nanofiber-based room-temperature CO sensors: Experiments and density functional theory simulations

Lili Wang1, Ruiqing Chai2,3, Zheng Lou2 (*), and Guozhen Shen2,3 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, College of Electronic Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
2 State Key Laboratory for Superlattices and Microstructures, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
3 College of Materials Science and Opto-electronic Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1718-9

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 1029每1037

Address correspondence to Guozhen Shen, gzshen@semi.ac.cn; Zheng Lou, zlou@semi.ac.cn

We present the fabrication of a novel sensing platform based on a hybrid structure with active facets. It showed high selectivity, high sensitivity, and ultrafast response at room temperature for the detection of CO; the results were further supported by density functional theory calculations. These findings highlight the potential of metal oxide semiconductors with high-energy facets as active components for electronic devices.

    

Ultrasound-triggered release of sinoporphyrin sodium from liposome-microbubble complexes and its enhanced sonodynamic toxicity in breast cancer

Yixiang Li, Huanxiao An, Xiaobing Wang, Pan Wang (*), Fei Qu, Yan Jiao, Kun Zhang, and Quanhong Liu (*)

Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Medicinal Resources and Natural Pharmaceutical Chemistry,National Engineering Laboratory for Resource Developing of Endangered Chinese Crude Drugs in Northwest of China,College of Life Sciences,Shaanxi Normal University,Xi'an 710119,China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1719-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 1038每1056

Address correspondence to Pan Wang, wangpan@snnu.edu.cn; Quanhong Liu, lshaof@snnu.edu.cn

The liposome-encapsulated hydrosoluble sonosensitizer sinoporphyrin sodium (DVDMS) was coupled with microbubbles via the biotin- avidin linkage to synthesize a complex (DLMBs) that exhibits high ultrasound response. Ultrasound-induced reactive oxygen species were key mediators to trigger the boosted release of DVDMS from DLMBs and improve the cellular uptake and intratumoral diffusion of DVDMS to achieve better sonodynamic effects against breast cancer.

    

Ultrasensitive detection of Ebola matrix protein in a memristor mode

Bergoi Ibarlucea1,2 (*), Teuku Fawzul Akbar1, Kihyun Kim3, Taiuk Rim3, Chang-Ki Baek3, Alon Ascoli4, Ronald Tetzlaff4, Larysa Baraban1,2 (*), and Gianaurelio Cuniberti1,2

1 Institute of Materials Science, Max Bergmann Center for Biomaterials, Technische Universität Dresden, Budapester Str. 27, Dresden 01069, Germany
2 Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (CFAED), Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden 01069, Germany
3 Department of Creative IT Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 37673, Republic of Korea
4 Chair of Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden, Mommsenstraße 12, Dresden 01069, Germany

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1720-2

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 1057每1068

Address correspondence to Bergoi Ibarlucea, bcanton@nano.tu-dresden.de; Larysa Baraban, larysa.baraban@nano.tu-dresden.de

We demonstrate the biosensing of the Ebola VP40 matrix protein in liquid samples, using a memristor mode of a nanodevice. Further, we show the advantages of controlling the voltage gap via external voltage, which allows the sensing of both positive and negative charges.

    

Single ultrasmall Mn2+-doped NaNdF4 nanocrystals as multimodal nanoprobes for magnetic resonance and second near-infrared fluorescence imaging

Xin Wang1 (*), Huishan Hu1,2, Hailu Zhang1, Chunyan Li1, Baoli An2, and Jianwu Dai1 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Nano-Bio Interface, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123, China
2 College of Sciences, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1727-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 1069每1081

Address correspondence to Xin Wang, xwang2008@sinano.ac.cn; Jianwu Dai, jwdai2010@sinano.ac.cn

Ultrasmall NaNdF4:Mn nanocrystals have been developed as multimodal nanoprobes for high-performing MR/NIR-II/CT imaging, as demonstrated by in vitro, in vivo, and ex vivo experiments.

    

Mitochondria-targeting self-assembled nanoparticles derived from triphenylphosphoniumconjugated cyanostilbene enable site-specific imaging and anticancer drug delivery

Ka Young Kim1,∫, Hanyong Jin2,∫, Jaehyeon Park1, Sung Ho Jung1, Ji Ha Lee1, Hyesong Park1, Sung Kuk Kim1, Jeehyeon Bae2 (*), and Jong Hwa Jung1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry and Research Institute of Natural Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 52828, Republic of Korea
2 School of Pharmacy, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Republic of Korea
Ka Young Kim and Hanyong Jin contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1728-7

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 1082每1098

Address correspondence to jonghwa@gnu.ac.kr

Our findings indicate that applications of N1 as a mitochondrial targeting probe, drug delivery platform, and chemotherapeutic agent provide a unique strategy for potential image-guided therapy as well as site-specific delivery system to cancer cells.

    

Visible light-driven superoxide generation by conjugated polymers for organic synthesis

Feili Lai1,2, Yue Wang2, Dandan Li3, Xianshun Sun1, Juan Peng2, Xiaodong Zhang1 (*), Yupeng Tian3, and Tianxi Liu2,4 (*)

1 Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at Microscale Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
3 Department of Chemistry, Anhui University, Hefei 230039, China
4 State Key Laboratory of Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1729-6

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 1099每1108

Address correspondence to Xiaodong Zhang, zhxid@ustc.edu.cn; Tianxi Liu, txliu@fudan.edu.cn, txliu@dhu.edu.cn

The conjugated polymer poly (3-hexylthiophene) was designed as a metal-free visible light-driven photocatalyst for efficient superoxide generation. For the first time, poly (3-hexylthiophene) nanofibers are reported to exhibit excellent photocatalytic ability toward organic synthesis reactions, being able to catalyze the conversion of a variety of amines into imines by self-coupling with nearly 100% conversion and selectivity under visible light irradiation.

    

Facile in situ growth of highly dispersed palladium on phosphotungstic-acid-encapsulated MIL-100(Fe) for the degradation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products under visible light

Ruowen Liang1, Renkun Huang1, ShaomingYing1, Xuxu Wang2, Guiyang Yan1 (*), and Ling Wu2 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Fujian Province University Key Laboratory of Green Energy and Environment Catalysis, Ningde Normal University, Ningde 352100, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis on Energy and Environment, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1730-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 1109每1123

Address correspondence to Guiyang Yan, ygyfjnu@163.com; Ling Wu, wuling@fzu.edu.cn

We explore an in situ method for preparing Pd-phosphotungstic acid-MIL-100(Fe) nanocomposites (Pd-PTA-MIL-100(Fe)). The resulting Pd-PTA-MIL-100(Fe) nanocomposites show excellent photoactivity toward the degradation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products under visible-light irradiation.

    

CVD growth of fingerprint-like patterned 3D graphene film for an ultrasensitive pressure sensor

Kailun Xia, Chunya Wang, Muqiang Jian, Qi Wang, and Yingying Zhang (*)

Key Laboratory of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering of the Ministry of Education, Department of Chemistry and Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics (CNMM), Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1731-z

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 1124每1134

Address correspondence to yingyingzhang@tsinghua.edu.cn

A bionic flexible pressure sensor is fabricated based on fingerprint-like patterned 3D graphene films and hierarchical structured PDMS films molded from natural leaves. The sensor simultaneously possesses a high sensitivity (up to 110 (kPa)−1), large workable pressure range (up to 75 kPa), low detection limit (0.2 Pa), and fast response (< 30 ms), showing great potential for health monitoring and human/machine interaction.

    

Robust 3D network architectures of MnO nanoparticles bridged by ultrathin graphitic carbon for high-performance lithium-ion battery anodes

Jingchun Jia1,2, Xiang Hu1,2, and Zhenhai Wen1,2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Design and Assembly of Functional Nanostructures, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, China
2 Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1732-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 1135每1145

Address correspondence to wen@fjirsm.ac.cn

A synthetic strategy for the fabrication of robust 3D network architectures of MnO nanoparticles bridged by an ultrathin graphitic carbon layer is described. The composite has favorable Li-ion storage properties, a high capacity, excellent rate capability, and acceptable cycling stability.

    

Discharge voltage behavior of electric double-layer capacitors during high-g impact and their application to autonomously sensing high-g accelerometers

Keren Dai1,2,3, Xiaofeng Wang1,2,3 (*), Fang Yi4, Yajiang Yin1,2,3, Cheng Jiang1,2,3, Simiao Niu5, Qingyu Li6, and Zheng You1,2,3 (*)

1 Collaborative Innovation Center for Micro/Nano Fabrication, Device and System, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
4 College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
5 School of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, California 94305, USA
6 Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1740-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 1146每1156

Address correspondence to Xiaofeng Wang, xfw@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn; Zheng You, yz-dpi@tsinghua.edu.cn

A novel integrated device that serves as a power source and as a high-g accelerometer is proposed based on a supercapacitor with broad application prospects in automobiles. The design, material preparation, fabrication, and parameter optimization are presented. A dynamic model is used to explain the micro-scale mechanism. The simulation and experimental results reveal the voltage dependency of the high-g accelerometer and demonstrate the characteristics of the device.

    

Integrative square-grid triboelectric nanogenerator as a vibrational energy harvester and impulsive force sensor

Chuan He1,2, Weijun Zhu3,4, Guang Qin Gu1,2,5, Tao Jiang1,2, Liang Xu1,2, Bao Dong Chen1,2, Chang Bao Han1,2, Dichen Li3,4, and Zhong Lin Wang1,2,6 (*)

1 Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
2 CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Beijing 100190, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi*an 710049, China
4 Collaborative Innovation Center of High-End Manufacturing Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi*an 710049, China
5 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
6 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0245, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1824-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 1157每1164

Address correspondence to zlwang@gatech.edu

Square-grid triboelectric nanogenerator that can harvest vibrational energy over a broad bandwidth and operate at different vibrational angles is capable of harvesting the vibrational energy from the impact between a ping pong ball and a racket. Moreover, through integration into a focus mitt, it can be used in various combat sports to monitor the frequency and magnitude of punches or kicks.

    

Erratum to:Epitaxial growth of hyperbranched Cu/Cu2O/CuO core-shell nanowire heterostructures for lithium-ion batteries

Yuxin Zhao1,2,∫, Ying Zhang1,∫, Hu Zhao3, Xuejin Li1, Yanpeng Li1, Ling Wen1, Zifeng Yan1 (*), and Ziyang Huo4 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory for Heavy Oil Processing, PetroChina Key Laboratory of Catalysis, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266580, China
2 SINOPEC Safety Engineering Institute, No 218, Yan*an 3 Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266071, China
3 China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau, 87 Guangyang Road, Langfang 065000, China
4 Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Road, NATHAN QLD 4111, Australia
Yuxin Zhao and Ying Zhang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1843-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 1165每1167

    

Erratum to: Mitochondria-targeting self-assembled nanoparticles derived from triphenylphosphonium conjugated cyanostilbene enable site-specific imaging and anticancer drug delivery

Ka Young Kim1,∫, Hanyong Jin2,∫, Jaehyeon Park1, Sung Ho Jung1, Ji Ha Lee1, Hyesong Park1, Sung Kuk Kim1, Jeehyeon Bae2 (*), and Jong Hwa Jung1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry and Research Institute of Natural Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 52828, Republic of Korea
2 School of Pharmacy, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Republic of Korea
Ka Young Kim and Hanyong Jin contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1846-2

Nano Research 2018, 11(2): 1168

    

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