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Dynamics and self-assembly of bio-functionalized gold nanoparticles in solution: Reactive molecular dynamics simulations

Susanna Monti1,2 (*), Giovanni Barcaro3, Luca Sementa3, Vincenzo Carravetta3, and Hans Ågren2,4

1 CNR-ICCOM, Institute of Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds, Pisa 56124, Italy
2 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Biotechnology, Division of Theoretical Chemistry and Biology, Stockholm S-10691, Sweden
3 CNR-IPCF, Institute of Chemical and Physical Processes, Pisa 56124, Italy
4 Institute of Nanotechnology, Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemistry, Siberian Federal University, Svobodny pr. 79, 660041 Krasnoyarsk, Russia

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1704-2

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1757每1767

Address correspondence to sapeptides@gmail.com

The motion and self-interaction of gold nanoparticles functionalized with a cysteine-based peptide are simulated in water solution by means of classical reactive force field approach (ReaxFF).

    

Exploration of channel width scaling and edge states in transition metal dichalcogenides

Feng Zhang1 (*), Chia-Hui Lee2, Joshua A. Robinson2, and Joerg Appenzeller1

1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Brick Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1794-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1768每1774

Address correspondence to zhan1485@purdue.edu

This article describes a comprehensive study of various transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), including semimetallic Td-phase WTe2, and semiconducting 2H-phase MoTe2 and MoS2. The materials were analyzed with respect to the impact of channel width scaling on the transport and edge effects in various TMD ribbon geometries.

    

Hierarchical ferric-cobalt-nickel ternary oxide nanowire arrays supported on graphene fibers as high-performance electrodes for flexible asymmetric supercapacitors

Jingxin Zhao1,2, Chaowei Li2, Qichong Zhang2, Jun Zhang2, Xiaona Wang2, Juan Sun2, Juanjuan Wang1, Jixun Xie1, Ziyin Lin3, Zhuo Li3, Weibang Lu2, Conghua Lu1 (*), and Yagang Yao2 (*)

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
2 Division of Advanced Nanomaterials, Key Laboratory of Nanodevices and Applications, Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123, China
3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 771 Ferst Drive, Atlanta 30332, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1795-9

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1775每1786

Address correspondence to Conghua Lu, chlu@tju.edu.cn; Yagang Yao, ygyao2013@sinano.ac.cn

Assembled flexible asymmetric graphene fiber-based supercapacitor devices present excellent flexibility and high specific capacitance.

    

Application of chemical vapor每deposited monolayer ReSe2 in the electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction

Shaolong Jiang1,2, Zhepeng Zhang1,2, Na Zhang2, Yahuan Huan1,2, Yue Gong3,4, Mengxing Sun5, Jianping Shi1,2, Chunyu Xie1,2, Pengfei Yang1,2, Qiyi Fang1,2, He Li1, Lianming Tong2, Dan Xie5, Lin Gu3,4,6, Porun Liu7, and Yanfeng Zhang1,2 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Center for Nanochemistry (CNC), Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
3 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
4 School of Physical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
5 Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology (TNList), Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
6 Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100190, China
7 Centre for Clean Environment and Energy, Griffith University, Gold Coast 4222, Australia

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1796-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1787每1797

Address correspondence to yanfengzhang@pku.edu.cn

Structurally anisotropic rhenium diselenide (ReSe2) with variable domain morphologies (sunflower- or truncated-triangle-shaped) and uniform monolayer thickness was successfully synthesized on SiO2/Si substrates by ambient-pressure chemical vapor deposition. The prepared monolayer ReSe2 could be transferred onto Au foil to afford electrodes with promising electrocatalytic activity for the hydrogen evolution reaction.

    

In situ transformation of Cu2O@MnO2 to Cu@Mn (OH)2 nanosheet-on-nanowire arrays for efficient hydrogen evolution

Li Chen1,2, Xing Zhang1,3 (*), Wenjie Jiang1,3, Yun Zhang1, Linbo Huang1,3, Yuyun Chen1, Yuguo Yang2, Li Li4, and Jinsong Hu1,3 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Molecular Nanostructure and Nanotechnology, CAS Research/Education Center for Excellence in Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 School of Science, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
4 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1798-6

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1798每1809

Address correspondence to Jinsong Hu, hujs@iccas.ac.cn; Xing Zhang, zhangxing@iccas.ac.cn

In situ transformation of three-dimensional Cu2O@MnO2 into Cu@Mn (OH)2 nanosheet-on-nanowire arrays significantly boosts the electrocatalytic activity for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), demonstrating its potential as a new HER electrocatalyst.

    

Light-powered direction-controlled micropump

Mingtong Li, Yajun Su, Hui Zhang, and Bin Dong (*)

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

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1799-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1810每1821

Address correspondence to bdong@suda.edu.cn

This study presents a light-driven binary micropump based on perovskite and poly[(2-methoxy-5-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] (MEHPPV) that exhibits controlled pumping directions. The micropump is utilized to realize heartbeat-like pumping and spatial control over colloidal transportation inside a solution.

    

Scalable synthesis of sub-100 nm hollow carbon nanospheres for energy storage applications

Hongyu Zhao1,2,∫, Fan Zhang2,∫, Shumeng Zhang1, Shengnan He1, Fei Shen2, Xiaogang Han2 (*), Yadong Yin3, and Chuanbo Gao1 (*)

1 Center for Materials Chemistry, Frontier Institute of Science and Technology, Xi*an Jiaotong University, Xi*an 710054, China
2 Center of Nanomaterials for Renewable Energy, Key Lab of Smart Grid of Shaanxi Province, State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi*an Jiaotong University, Xi*an 710054, China
3 Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Hongyu Zhao and Fan Zhang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1800-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1822每1833

Address correspondence to Chuanbo Gao, gaochuanbo@mail.xjtu.edu.cn; Xiaogang Han, xiaogang.han@xjtu.edu.cn

Sub-100 nm hollow carbon nanospheres (as small as~32.5 nm) have been synthesized in high yield by employing reverse micelles as nanoreactors, and show excellent capacity and cycling stability when used as an anode material for lithium/sodium-ion batteries.

    

Electrical contacts in monolayer blue phosphorene devices

Jingzhen Li1,∫, Xiaotian Sun3,∫, Chengyong Xu4,∫, Xiuying Zhang1, Yuanyuan Pan1, Meng Ye1, Zhigang Song1, Ruge Quhe5, Yangyang Wang1,6, Han Zhang1, Ying Guo7, Jinbo Yang1,2, Feng Pan8 (*), and Jing Lu1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory for Mesoscopic Physics and Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100871, China
3 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and Henan Key Laboratory of Function-Oriented Porous Materials, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang 471934, China
4 School of Science, Nanchang Institute of Technology, Nanchang 330099, China
5 State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications and School of Science, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
6 Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics Research Center, Qian Xuesen Laboratory of Space Technology, China Academy of Space Technology, Beijing 100094, China
7 School of Physics and Telecommunication Engineering, Shaanxi University of Technology, Hanzhong 723001, China
8 School of Advanced Materials, Peking University, Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen 518055, China
Jingzhen Li, Xiaotian Sun and Chengyong Xu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1801-2

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1834每1849

Address correspondence to Feng Pan, panfeng@pkusz.edu.cn; Jing Lu, jinglu@pku.edu.cn

Ab initio quantum transport simulations show that monolayer blue phosphorene forms n-type Schottky contact with Sc, Ag, and Pt electrodes with lateral electron Schottky barrier heights of 0.22, 0.22, and 0.80 eV, respectively, and it forms p-type Schottky contact with Pd and Au electrodes with lateral hole Schottky barrier heights of 0.79 and 0.61 eV, respectively.

    

Growth of ZnO self-converted 2D nanosheet zeolitic imidazolate framework membranes by an ammoniaassisted strategy

Yujia Li1, Lu Lin1,2, Min Tu3, Pei Nian1, Ashlee J. Howarth2, Omar K. Farha2,4, Jieshan Qiu1, and Xiongfu Zhang1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
2 International Institute for Nanotechnology, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
3 Center for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, KU Leuven-University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
4 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1803-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1850每1860

Address correspondence to xfzhang@dlut.edu.cn

A two-dimensional (2D) nanosheet zeolitic imidazolate framework membrane is fabricated by direct growth based on the localized solvothermal self-conversion of pre-deposited ZnO on a porous Al2O3 tube and using ammonium hydroxide as a synthetic modulator. The 2D nanosheet membrane achieved here exhibits excellent molecular sieving performance with high H2 permeance and selectivity for H2/CO2 separation.

    

One-step synthesis of novel snowflake-like Si-O/Si-C nanostructures on 3D graphene/Cu foam by chemical vapor deposition

Jing Ning1,2,∫, Dong Wang1,2,∫ (*), Jincheng Zhang1,2 (*), Xin Feng1,2, Ruixia Zhong1,2, Jiabo Chen1,2, Jianguo Dong1,2, Lixin Guo3, and Yue Hao1,2

1 The State Key Discipline Laboratory of Wide Band Gap Semiconductor Technology, Xidian University, Xi*an 710071, China
2 Shaanxi Joint Key Laboratory of Graphene, Xidian University, Xi*an 710071, China
3 School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Xidian University, Xi*an 710071, China
Jing Ning and Dong Wang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1804-z

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1861每1872

Address correspondence to Dong Wang, chankwang@xidian.edu.cn; Jincheng Zhang, jchzhang@xidian.edu.cn

In this work, novel snowflake-like Si-O/Si-C nanostructures with a high specific surface area were synthesized by low-pressure chemical vapor deposition (CVD). The nanostructures showed a high specific capacitance of ~963.2 mF/cm2 at a scan rate of 1 mV/s. Further, even after 20, 000 sequential cycles, the electrode retained 94.4% of its capacitance.

    

Triboelectrification based on double-layered polyaniline nanofibers for self-powered cathodic protection driven by wind

Siwen Cui1,2, Youbin Zheng1, Jun Liang1, and Daoai Wang1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1805-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1873每1882

Address correspondence to wangda@licp.cas.cn

A wind-driven polyaniline nanofibers-based triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) with a high output performance was used as a novel power source for a self-powered cathodic protection system.

    

Fast formation of single-unit-cell-thick and defect-rich layered double hydroxide nanosheets with highly enhanced oxygen evolution reaction for water splitting

Rui Gao1 and Dongpeng Yan1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
2 Beijing Key Laboratory of Energy Conversion and Storage Materials, College of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1806-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1883每1894

Address correspondence to yandp@mail.buct.edu.cn, yandp@bnu.edu.cn

This work presents a combined experimental and theoretical study on two-dimensional (2D) single-unit-cell-thick layered double hydroxide (LDH) nanosheets (NSs) with high oxygen evolution reaction (OER) activities, which have potential applications in water splitting for renewable energy.

    

Copper nanowire-TiO2-polyacrylate composite electrodes with high conductivity and smoothness for flexible polymer solar cells

Haitao Zhai1,2, Yang Li3, Liwei Chen3, Xiao Wang1,2, Liangjing Shi1, Ranran Wang1 (*), and Jing Sun1 (*)

1 The State Key Lab of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Dingxi Road, Shanghai 200050, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 19 Yuquan Road, Beijing 100049, China
3 Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 398 Ruoshui Road, Suzhou 215123, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1807-9

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1895每1904

Address correspondence to Ranran Wang, wangranran@mail.sic.ac.cn; Jing Sun, jingsun@mail.sic.ac.cn

Polymer solar cells with excellent flexibility were fabricated on a copper nanowire-TiO2-polyacrylate composite electrode. The power conversion efficiency of the cells based on the composite electrode reached 3.11% under a simulated AM1.5G illumination and maintained 90% of their original efficiency after 500 cycles of bending.

    

N-doped carbon nanocages: Bifunctional electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction and evolution reactions

Nan Jia, Qiang Weng, Yaru Shi, Xinyan Shi, Xinbing Chen, Pei Chen (*), Zhongwei An, and Yu Chen

Key Laboratory of Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry (MOE), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi*an 710062, China
Nan Jia and Qiang Weng contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1808-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1905每1916

Address correspondence to chenpei@snnu.edu.cn

N-doped carbon nanocages (N-CCs) with a porous self-supported architecture and high specific surface area were synthesized by a simple interfacial assembly method. They exhibited long-term operational durability and excellent methanol tolerance during the oxygen reduction reaction.

    

Fullerene/cobalt porphyrin charge-transfer cocrystals: Excellent thermal stability and high mobility

Shushu Zheng1,3, Junwen Zhong4, Wakana Matsuda2, Peng Jin5, Muqing Chen1, Takeshi Akasaka1, Kazuhito Tsukagoshi3 (*), Shu Seki2 (*), Jun Zhou4, and Xing Lu1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Materials Processing and Die & Mould Technology, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan 430074, China
2 Department of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 6158510, Japan
3 International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 3050044, Japan
4 Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics and College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
5 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin 300130, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1809-7

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1917每1927

Address correspondence to Xing Lu, lux@mail.hust.edu.cn; Shu Seki, seki@moleng.kyoto-u.ac.jp; Kazuhito Tsukagoshi, tsukagoshi.kazuhito@nims.go.jp

Needle-like fullerene (C70)/cobalt porphyrin supramolecular architectures were readily prepared by using a liquid−liquid interfacial precipitation method. These architectures showed excellent electrical conductivity of 1.08 ℅ 103−1﹞m−1, high mobility of 4.21 cm2﹞V−1﹞s−1, and good charge transfer properties even after thermal treatment at 1,000 ∼C, which are highly promising attributes for the development of future multifunctional electronics.

    

Graphene oxide as a water transporter promoting germination of plants in soil

Yijia He, Ruirui Hu, Yujia Zhong, Xuanliang Zhao, Qiao Chen, and Hongwei Zhu (*)

State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, and Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1810-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1928每1937

Address correspondence to hongweizhu@tsinghua.edu.cn

Graphene oxide (GO) was tested as a moisture retention additive in soil. The hydrophilic nature and water-transporting properties of GO helped to expedite germination and growth of plants.

    

A low-cost, printable, and stretchable strain sensor based on highly conductive elastic composites with tunable sensitivity for human motion monitoring

Yougen Hu1, Tao Zhao1, Pengli Zhu1 (*), Yuan Zhang1,2, Xianwen Liang1, Rong Sun1 (*), Ching-Ping Wong3,4

1 Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Materials for High Density Electronic Packaging, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen 518055, China
2 Nano Science and Technology Institute, University of Science and Technology of China, Suzhou 215123, China
3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, USA
4 Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1811-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1938每1955

Address correspondence to Pengli Zhu, pl.zhu@siat.ac.cn; Rong Sun, rong.sun@siat.ac.cn

Low-cost PS@Ag/PDMS elastic conductive composites fabricated by robust screen printing technology show excellent flexibility and printing adaptability, and exhibit high electrical conductivity, low percolation threshold, and good electrical stability under vigorous mechanical deformation. They also demonstrate excellent strainsensing performance in monitoring various human motions with high sensitivity and excellent stability

    

Semi-transparent polymer solar cells with all-copper nanowire electrodes

Haitao Zhai1,2, Yang Li3, Liwei Chen3, Xiao Wang1,2, Liangjing Shi1, Ranran Wang1 (*), and Jing Sun1 (*)

1 the State Key Lab of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1812-z

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1956每1966

Address correspondence to Jing Sun, jingsun@mail.sic.ac.cn; Ranran Wang, wangranran@mail.sic.ac.cn

Semi-transparent polymer solar cells (PSCs) with all-Cu nanowire (NW) electrodes were fabricated with the structure of polyacrylate (PA)/Cu NWs/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene): poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) (PH1000)/Y-TiO2/poly(3-hexylthiophene): [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid 3,4,5-tris(octyloxy) benzyl (P3HT:PC61BM)/PEDOT:PSS (4083)/Cu NWs/polyimide (PI)/polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). The semi- transparent PSCs showed power conversion efficiencies up to 1.97% and 1.85% from each side with an average transmittance of ∼42% in the visible region.

    

Oxygen-assisted preparation of mechanoluminescent ZnS:Mn for dynamic pressure mapping

Xiandi Wang1,2, Rui Ling1,3, Yufei Zhang1,4, Miaoling Que1,2, Yiyao Peng1,2, and Caofeng Pan1,2 (*)

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 School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
4 Key Laboratory of Aerospace Materials and Performance (Ministry of Education), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1813-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1967每1976

Address correspondence to cfpan@binn.cas.cn

Two-dimensional pressure distribution can be observed using mechanoluminescent ZnS: Mn particles synthesized by solid-state reaction at atmospheric pressure with the assistance of oxygen.

    

Piezotronic effect on the luminescence of quantum dots for micro/nano-newton force measurement

Yan Zhang1,2, Jiaheng Nie1, and Lijie Li3 (*)

1 School of Physical Electronics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China
2 Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Beijing 100083, China
3 Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre, College of Engineering, Swansea University, Swansea SA1 8EN, UK

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1814-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1977每1986

Address correspondence to to l.li@swansea.ac.uk

Analysis of semiconductor quantum dots applied as nano-newton force sensors, based on the control of the luminescence spectrum using the piezotronic effect.

    

Rational design of a ※sense and treat§ system to target amyloid aggregates related to Alzheimer*s disease

Zhi Du, Nan Gao (*), Yijia Guan, Chao Ding, Yuhuan Sun, Jinsong Ren, and Xiaogang Qu (*)

Laboratory of Chemical Biology and State Key laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1815-9

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1987每1997

Address correspondence to Xiaogang Qu, xqu@ciac.ac.cn; Nan Gao, nangao1985@yahoo.com

This hybrid system can specifically detect A汕 oligomers, and achieve the wireless deep magnetothermally mediated disassembly of A汕 aggregates with a biologically adaptable alternating magnetic field.

    

Long-term stable silver nanowire transparent composite as bottom electrode for perovskite solar cells

Yunxia Jin1,2, Yong Sun1, Kaiqing Wang1, Yani Chen1, Ziqi Liang1, Yuxi Xu2 (*), and Fei Xiao1 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science, Fudan University, 220 Handan Road, Shanghai 200433, China
2 Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, 220 Handan Road, Shanghai 200433, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1816-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 1998每2011

Address correspondence to Fei Xiao, feixiao@fudan.edu.cn; Yuxi Xu, xuyuxi@fudan.edu.cn

A long-term stable, smooth silver nanowire (AgNW) composite with ascorbic-acid-modified chitosan was fabricated via a lowtemperature solution process and was successfully employed in perovskite solar cells as the bottom electrode.

    

Novel dual fluorescence temperature-sensitive chameleon DNA-templated silver nanocluster pair for intracellular thermometry

Weijun Zhou1,2, Jinbo Zhu1, Ye Teng1, Baoji Du1,2, Xu Han1, and Shaojun Dong1,2 (*)

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

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1817-7

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2012每2023

Address correspondence to dongsj@ciac.ac.cn

Temperature induced fluorescence variation of chameleon silver nanocluster (AgNC) pairs A-NCP, AH-NCP, B-NCP and BH-NCP.

    

Self-supported CoMoS4 nanosheet array as an efficient catalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction at neutral pH

Xiang Ren1,∫, Dan Wu1,∫, Ruixiang Ge2, Xu Sun1, Hongmin Ma1, Tao Yan3, Yong Zhang1, Bin Du3, Qin Wei1 (*), and Liang Chen2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Interfacial Reaction & Sensing Analysis in Universities of Shandong, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022, China
2 Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo 315201, China
3 School of Resources and Environment, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022, China
Xiang Ren and Dan Wu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1818-6

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2024每2033

Address correspondence to Qin Wei, sdjndxwq@163.com; Liang Chen, chenliang@nimte.ac.cn

As a durable catalyst, the CoMoS4 nanosheet array on carbon cloth shows high activity for hydrogen evolution reaction in neutral media, achieving a geometrical catalytic current density of 10 mA﹞cm每2 at an overpotential of 183 mV.

    

Dual-mode emission of single-layered graphene quantum dots in confined nanospace: Anti-counterfeiting and sensor applications

Liqian Bai1, Ning Xue1, Yufei Zhao2, Xinrui Wang3, Chao Lu1, and Wenying Shi1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, 15 Beisanhuan East Road, Beijing 100029, Beijing, China
2 Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, Beijing, China
3 Beijing Key Lab of Plant Resource Research and Development, Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing 100048, Beijing, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1820-z

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2034每2045

Address correspondence to shiwy@mail.buct.edu.cn

Graphene quantum dots-layered double hydroxide (GQDs-LDH) composites show dual-emission property. This originates from synergistic effects of confinement and rich O-containing functional groups owing to the nanospace confinement and catalysis property of LDHs. GQDsLDHs can potentially be used as a green anti-counterfeiting material.

    

Ultrathin nanoporous metal每semiconductor heterojunction photoanodes for visible light hydrogen evolution

Weiqing Zhang1,∫, Yunfeng Zhao1,∫, Kai He1, Jun Luo1,2, Guoliang Li1,2, Ruirui Liu1,2, Siyu Liu1, Zhen Cao1, Pengtao Jing3, and Yi Ding1,2 (*)

1 Tianjin Key Laboratory of Advanced Functional Porous Materials, Institute for New Energy Materials & Low-Carbon Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384, China
2 Center for Electron Microscopy, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Luminescence and Applications, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130033, China
Weiqing Zhang and Yunfeng Zhao contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1821-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2046每2057

Address correspondence to yding@tjut.edu.cn

A plasmonic porous metal-semiconductor nano-heterojunction photoelectrode with just ~ 100 nm overall thickness exhibits impressive hydrogen evolution rate and photostability.

    

Promoting the methanol oxidation catalytic activity by introducing surface nickel on platinum nanoparticles

Siqi Lu, Huiming Li, Jingyao Sun, and Zhongbin Zhuang (*)

State Key Lab of Organic-Inorganic Composites, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering, Beijing Key Lab of Energy Environmental Catalysis, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1822-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2058每2068

Address correspondence to zhuangzb@mail.buct.edu.cn

Using surface controlled PtNi alloy nanoparticles as model catalysts, we propose that the methanol oxidation reaction (MOR) undergoes a Langmuir-Hinshelwood mechanism. Bifunctional catalysts with both CO and OH adsorption sites are beneficial for promoting the MOR in an alkaline electrolyte.

    

Real-time decay of fluorinated fullerene molecules on Cu(001) surface controlled by initial coverage

Andrey I. Oreshkin1,∫ (*), Dmitry A. Muzychenko1,∫ (*), Sergey I. Oreshkin2, Vladimir A. Yakovlev3, Palanichamy Murugan4, S. Selva Chandrasekaran4, Vijay Kumar5,6, and Rauf Z. Bakhtizin7

1 Department of Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119991 Moscow, Russia
2 Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119234 Moscow, Russia
3 Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis, Russian Academy of Sciences, 119991 Moscow, Russia
4 CSIR Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi 630003, Tamil Nadu, India
5 Dr. Vijay Kumar Foundation, 1969 Sector 4, Gurgaon 122001, Haryana, India
6 Center for Informatics, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, NH91, Tehsil Dadari, Gautam Budh Nagar 201 314, Uttar Pradesh, India
7 Department of Physical Electronics, Bashkir State University, 450074 Ufa, Russia
Andrey I. Oreshkin and Dmitry A. Muzychenko contributed equally to this work

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1823-9

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2069每2082

Address correspondence to Andrey I. Oreshkin, oreshkin@spmlab.phys.msu.su; Dmitry A. Muzychenko, mda@spmlab.ru

The real-time evolution of C60F18 molecules on a Cu (001) surface was studied by means of scanning tunneling microscopy and ab initio calculations. The results showed that the life-time of fluorinated fullerenes is determined by the density of the two-dimensional (2D) gas phase formed by their decay on a Cu (001) surface occurring as a result of a step-by-step detachment of F atoms from the C60 cage.

    

MoS2/MnO2 heterostructured nanodevices for electrochemical energy storage

Xiaobin Liao1, Yunlong Zhao1,2, Junhui Wang1, Wei Yang1, Lin Xu1, Xiaocong Tian1, Yi Shuang1, Kwadwo Asare Owusu1, Mengyu Yan1 (*), 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 Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
3 Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1826-6

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2083每2092

Address correspondence to Liqiang Mai, mlq518@whut.edu.cn; Mengyu Yan, ymymiles@whut.edu.cn

In this work, an electrochemical energy storage device based on a MoS2 nanosheet/MnO2 nanowire heterostructure was fabricated to study the effect of the heterogeneous interface on the energy storage performances.

    

Pd/Ag nanosheet as a plasmonic sensing platform for sensitive assessment of hydrogen evolution reaction in colloid solutions

Minmin Wang1,2, Ping Wang1, Jie Zhang1, Hui Hou1,2, Chuanping Li1,2, and Yongdong Jin1 (*)

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

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1827-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2093每2103

Address correspondence to ydjin@ciac.ac.cn

The photocatalytically generated H2 from a quantum dot (QD) nanosystem will adsorb and react with palladium/silver nanosheets (Pd/Ag NSs), resulting in a gradual red-shift of localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR), which in turn can be used to assess the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) efficiency of an H2-generating QD system in colloid solutions.

    

Temperature modulation of concentration quenching in lanthanide-doped nanoparticles for enhanced upconversion luminescence

Luoyuan Li1,∫, Ningjiu Zhao1,2,∫, Limin Fu1 (*), Jing Zhou3, Xicheng Ai1, and Jianping Zhang1

1 Department of Chemistry, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China
3 Department of Chemistry, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China
Luoyuan Li and Ningjiu Zhao contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1828-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2104每2115

Address correspondence to lmfu@ruc.edu.cn

The temperature-switchable concentration quenching mechanism may shed light on improving the upconversion luminescence properties and their practical applications.

    

Ultrathin nanobelts-assembled Chinese knot-like 3D TiO2 for fast and stable lithium storage

Qili Wu1, Shiman He1, Xianfeng Yang2, Jingling Yang1, Gaoren Li1, Yuying Meng1, Shengfu Tong1 (*), Liqiang Mai3 (*), and Mingmei Wu1 (*)

1 MOE Key Laboratory of Bioinorganic and Synthetic Chemistry, School of Chemistry, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
2 Analytical and Testing Center, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1829-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2116每2128

Address correspondence to Mingmei Wu, ceswmm@mail.sysu.edu.cn; Shengfu Tong, tongshf@mail.sysu.edu.cn; Liqiang Mai, mlq518@whut.edu.cn

Chinese knot-like three-dimensional (3D) TiO2 nanoarchitectures assembled with well-oriented ultrathin nanobelts are rationally synthesized based on epitaxial growth-combined topotactic conversion. The as-prepared 3D TiO2 can be utilized as an anode material for long lifespan and fast-charge lithium ion batteries.

    

Building 2D quasicrystals from 5-fold symmetric corannulene molecules

Nataliya Kalashnyk1, Julian Ledieu1, Émilie Gaudry1, Can Cui2, An-Pang Tsai3, and Vincent Fourn谷e1 (*)

1 Institut Jean Lamour UMR 7198 CNRS 每 Universit谷 de Lorraine Campus ARTEM 每 2 all谷e Andr谷 Guinier F-54000 NANCY, France
2 Department of Physics, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018, China
3 Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577, Japan

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1830-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2129每2138

Address correspondence to vincent.fournee@univ-lorraine.fr

A two-dimensional quasicrystal has been grown from 5-fold symmetric corannulene molecules, via a method that uses the templating effect of the icosahedral Ag-In-Yb substrate through a rational selection of molecular moiety leading to the preferential adsorption of C20H10 molecules with their convex sides down at 5-fold symmetric sites, and hence enforcing long-range quasiperiodic order in the film.

    

Transition metal-mediated catalytic properties of gold nanoclusters in aerobic alcohol oxidation

Chaolei Zhang1,2, Yongdong Chen1 (*), Hong Wang1, Zhimin Li2, Kai Zheng2, Shujun Li1, and gao Li2 (*)

1 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, China
2 Gold Catalysis Research Center, State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1831-9

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2139每2148

Address correspondence to Yongdong Chen, yongdongchen@swpu.edu.cn; Gao Li, gaoli@dicp.ac.cn

In this study, we found that the catalytic performance of gold nanoclusters is greatly tuned by heteroatom dopants in aerobic alcohol oxidation.

    

3D mesoporous rose-like nickel-iron selenide microspheres as advanced electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction

Jiahao Yu1, Gongzhen Cheng1, and Wei Luo1,2 (*)

1 College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Hubei 430072, China
2 Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education), Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1832-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2149每2158

Address correspondence to wluo@whu.edu.cn

3D mesoporous nickel iron selenide with rose-like microsphere architecture was directly synthesized on Ni foam via a successive two-step hydrothermal method. This system exhibits superior oxygen evolution reaction (OER) electrocatalytic activity, with an ultralow overpotential of 197 mV required to produce a current density of 10 mA﹞cm−2 in 1 M KOH.

    

Chemokine-mimetic plerixafor derivative for tumorspecific delivery of nanomaterials

Seungbeom Ko, Gayong Shim, Jinyoung Kim, and Yu-Kyoung Oh (*)

College of Pharmacy and Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Seoul National University, 1 Kwanak-ro, Kwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
Seungbeom Ko and Gayong Shim contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1833-7

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2159每2172

Address correspondence to ohyk@snu.ac.kr

Chemokine-mimetic plerixafor derivatives for tumor-specific delivery and functional effects of nanomaterials.

    

Enhanced thermal transport across monolayer MoS2

Miguel Goni, Jia Yang, and Aaron J. Schmidt (*)

110 Cummington mall, Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, Boston 02115, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1835-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2173每2180

Address correspondence to schmidt@bu.edu

Cross-plane thermal conductance measurements on exfoliated monolayer and few layer MoS2 supported on SiO2 and muscovite mica substrates.

    

Ag nanowire/nanoparticle-decorated MoS2 monolayers for surface-enhanced Raman scattering applications

Juan Li1,2, Weina Zhang1,2, Hongxiang Lei1 (*), and Baojun Li2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
2 Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Optical Fiber Sensing and Communications, Institute of Nanophotonics, Jinan University, Guangzhou 511443, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1836-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2181每2189

Address correspondence to Hongxiang Lei, leihx@mail.sysu.edu.cn; Baojun Li, baojunli@jnu.edu.cn

A surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-active substrate is fabricated by decorating a MoS2 monolayer with Ag nanowire and nanoparticle structures using a spin-coating method. The fabricated SERS substrate exhibits ultrasensitive detection capabilities, reliable reproducibility, and good stability.

    

UV-assisted flash light welding process to fabricate silver nanowire/graphene on a PET substrate for transparent electrodes

Wan-Ho Chung1, Sung-Hyeon Park1, Sung-Jun Joo1, and Hak-Sung Kim1,2 (*)

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, 17 Haendang-Dong, Seongdong-Gu, Seoul 133-791, Republic of Korea
2 Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791, Republic of Korea

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1837-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2190每2203

Address correspondence to kima@hanyang.ac.kr

The fabrication of flexible transparent electrode films with silver nanowires and mixed graphene (SMG) on a PET substrate via ultraviolet (UV)-assisted flash light welding process.

    

Selective toxicity of hydroxyl-rich carbon nanodots for cancer research

Tak H. Kim1, Joseph P. Sirdaarta2, Qian Zhang3, Ehsan Eftekhari1, James St. John3,4, Derek Kennedy3, Ian E. Cock2, and Qin Li1 (*)

1 Queensland Micro and Nano Technology Center & School of Engineering, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan QLD 4111, Australia
2 Australian Rivers Institute & School of Natural Sciences, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan QLD 4111, Australia
3 Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery, Griffith University, 46 Don Young Rd, Nathan QLD 4111, Australia
4 Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Parkland Drive, Southport QLD 4222, Australia

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1838-2

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2204每2216

Address correspondence to qin.li@griffith.edu.au

Highly biocompatible, yellow-emitting carbon nanodots, which are abundant in hydroxyl functional groups, were synthesized. Interestingly, the nanoparticles display divergent antiproliferative activities against two ovarian choriocarcinoma cell lines, which may be further explored for cancer drug discovery.

    

In situ trapped high-density single metal atoms within graphene: Iron-containing hybrids as representatives for efficient oxygen reduction

Daobin Liu1, Chuanqiang Wu1, Shuangming Chen1, Shiqing Ding1, Yaofeng Xie1, Changda Wang1, Tao Wang1, Yasir A. Haleem1, Zia ur Rehman1, Yuan Sang1, Qin Liu1, Xusheng Zheng1, Yu Wang2, Binghui Ge3, Hangxun Xu1, and Li Song1 (*)

1 National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Department of Physics, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201204, China
3 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1840-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2217每2228

Address correspondence to song2012@ustc.edu.cn

Highly doped single atom catalyst was prepared via a single-step pyrolysis of glucose, dicyandiamide, and inorganic metal salts (Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, and Pt). High-angle annular dark field-scanning transmission electron microscopy (HAADF-STEM) and X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy (XAFS) techniques revealed that nitrogen atoms doped into the graphene matrix were pivotal to the stabilization of metal atoms by generating a metal-Nx coordination structure. Single iron-doped hybrid (Fe@N-doped graphene), as a representative, showed an excellent electrocatalytic performance for oxygen reduction reaction. This work provided a feasible approach for the design and fabrication of highly doped isolated metal catalysts with practical applications.

    

Ion separation and water purification by applying external electric field on porous graphene membrane

Amir Lohrasebi1,2 (*) and Samaneh Rikhtehgaran3

1 Department of Physics, University of Isfahan, Isfahan 81746-73441, Iran
2 School of Nano Science, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Tehran 19395-5531, Iran
3 Department of Physics, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1842-6

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2229每2236

Address correspondence to lohrasebi@nano.ipm.ac.ir

A system includes two bilayer graphene membranes, which are exposed to two opposite directions external electric fields, was designed to produce fresh water. It is found that when the system is exposed to the electric field of 10 mV/Å and higher, the ion rejection is more than 93%.

    

How G-quadruplex topology and loop sequences affect optical properties of DNA-templated silver nanoclusters

Guangyu Tao, Yang Chen, Ruoyun Lin, Jiang Zhou, Xiaojing Pei, Feng Liu, and Na Li (*)

Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry and Molecular Engineering of Ministry of Education, Institute of Analytical Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1844-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2237每2247

Address correspondence to lina@pku.edu.cn

The optical properties of G-quadruplex-templated silver nanoclusters are affected by G-quadruplex topology and loop sequences. An anti-parallel topology is beneficial to stronger fluorescence, while thymines adjacent to the G-tetrad are detrimental.

    

Nontoxic engineered virus nanofibers as an efficient agent for the prevention and detection of fungal infection

Yicun Wang2, Hongxi Shi1, Shuai Dong1, Yan Li1, Meng Wang3, Yanyan Huai1, Xintong Zhang1, Xi Chen1, Chuanbin Mao4,5, Xiang Gao1 (*), and Li Wang1 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Molecular Epigenetics of MOE and Institute of Genetics & Cytology, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
2 Jilin Provincial Key Laboratory on Molecular and Chemical Genetic, The Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun 130024, China
3 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Harbin Medical University Cancer Hospital, Harbin 150081, China
4 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
5 Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Stephenson Life Science Research Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman 73019-5300, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1845-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2248每2255

Address correspondence to Li Wang, wanglee57@163.com; Xiang Gao, gaoxiang424@163.com

The dual-displayed viral nanofibers could be used as a diagnosis agent for candidemia patients with higher sensitivity, and it could also be served as an excellent vaccine candidate for the prevention of fungal infection. (a) Displayed peptides on the phage, pVIII and pIII, which could recognize fungal antibodies; (b) host immune response to hybrid phage nanofibers.

    

Enhanced sodium storage performance in flexible freestanding multichannel carbon nanofibers with enlarged interlayer spacing

Beibei Yuan1, Linchao Zeng2, Xizhen Sun2, Yan Yu1,2 (*), and Qingsong Wang1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Fire Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1847-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2256每2264

Address correspondence to Yan Yu, yanyumse@ustc.edu.cn; Qingsong Wang, pinew@ustc.edu.cn

A flexible and free-standing multichannel carbon nanofibers film electrode with enlarged interlayer spacing was fabricated through a facile high-temperature vacuum process and exhibited superior sodium storage performance.

    

Flow behavior of liquid metal in the connected fascial space: Intervaginal space injection in the rat wrist and mice with tumor

Nan Hu1,2,3,∫, Yupeng Cao1,2,∫, Zhuo Ao1, Xinxiao Han1,2, Qiang Zhang1,2, Wentao Liu1, Sidi Liu1, Fulong Liao1,4, and Dong Han1,2 (*)

1 CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, China
2 School of Future Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengde Medical University, Chengde 066000, China
4 Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
Nan Hu and Yupeng Cao contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1848-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2265每2276

Address correspondence to dhan@nanoctr.cn

After the injection of liquid metal into the wrist intervaginal space comprising tendons, vessels, and nerves, the liquid metal wrapped around the fascial space and finally reached the fingertip downstream and armpit upstream in addition to the neurovascular bundle without vessels or lymph nodes. During the invasion of the tumor along the route, the integrity of the fascia is destroyed. The liquid metal may enter the tumor through the damaged spot, finally reach the inside of the tumor through the fascia fiber network, and wrap the tumor cells. As a result, tumor growth is obstructed and the tumor experiences partial necrosis and becomes hollow inside.

    

Highly delocalized endohedral metal in Gd@C2v(9)-C82 metallofullerenes co-crystallized with 汐-S8

Cheng Li1,2,∫, Xuejiao J. Gao4,∫, Huanli Yao1,2, Huan Huang1,2, Rongli Cui1,2, Xihong Guo1,2, Lele Zhang1, Bing Liu1,2, Binggang Xu1, Weiqun Shi1,2, Jinquan Dong1, Lai Feng3 (*), Xingfa Gao4 (*), and Baoyun Sun1,2 (*)

1 CAS Key Lab for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials & Nanosafety, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 College of Physics, Optoelectronics and Energy & Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China
4 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang 330022, China
Cheng Li and Xuejiao J. Gao contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1849-z

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2277每2284

Address correspondence to Baoyun Sun, sunby@ihep.ac.cn; Lai Feng, fenglai@suda.edu.cn; Xingfa Gao, xingfagao@gmail.com

A new Gd@C2v(9)-C82 metallofullerene co-crystallized with 汐-S8 was prepared and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD), and a highly delocalized endohedral Gd atom was identified in the co-crystal for the first time. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were employed to inspect and rationalize the unique endohedral metal distribution in this system.

    

Doxorubicin-loaded silicon nanoparticles impregnated into red blood cells featuring bright fluorescence, strong photostability, and lengthened blood residency

Airui Jiang, Bin Song, Xiaoyuan Ji, Fei Peng, Houyu Wang, Yuanyuan Su, and Yao He (*)

Laboratory of Nanoscale Biochemical Analysis, Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials and Devices, Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), and Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology (NANO-CIC), Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
Airui Jiang and Bin Song contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1850-6

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2285每2294

Address correspondence to yaohe@suda.edu.cn

We herein present doxorubicin-loaded fluorescent silicon nanoparticles impregnated into red blood cells, which simultaneously exhibit bright fluorescence, robust photostability, and significantly lengthened blood residency.

    

Sodium-doped carbon nitride nanotubes for efficient visible light-driven hydrogen production

Longshuai Zhang1,3, Ning Ding1,3, Muneaki Hashimoto2, Koudai Iwasaki2, Noriyasu Chikamori2, Kazuya Nakata2, Yuzhuan Xu1,3, Jiangjian Shi1,3, Huijue Wu1,3, Yanhong Luo1,3, Dongmei Li1,3 (*), Akira Fujishima2 (*), and Qingbo Meng1,3 (*)

1 Key Laboratory for Renewable Energy, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing Key Laboratory for New Energy Materials and Devices, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, CAS, Beijing 100190, China
2 Photocatalysis International Research Center, Research Institute for Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, 2641 Yamazaki, Noda, Chiba 278-0022, Japan
3 School of Physical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1853-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2295每2309

Address correspondence to Qingbo Meng, qbmeng@iphy.ac.cn; Akira Fujishima, fujishima_akira@admin.tus.ac.jp; Dongmei Li, dmli@iphy.ac.cn

Sodium-doped carbon nitride nanotubes (Nax-CNNTs) for photocatalytic water splitting have been prepared via a green and simple twostep method involving hydrothermal and thermopolymerization processes. The synergistic effect of the porous tubular structure and the Na+ doping enhances the hydrogen evolution rate under visible light ( > 420 nm) irradiation.

    

Plasmon resonant amplification of a hot electron-driven photodiode

Lang Shen1,∫, Nirakar Poudel2,∫, George N. Gibson3,5, Bingya Hou2, Jihan Chen2, Haotian Shi4, Ernest Guignon5, William D. Page5, Arturo Pilar5, and Stephen B. Cronin2,6 (*)

1 Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
2 Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
3 Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
4 Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
5 Ciencia Inc., East Hartford, CT 06108, USA
6 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
Lang Shen and Nirakar Poudel contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1854-2

Nano Research 2018, 11(4): 2310每2314

Address correspondence to scronin@usc.edu

Plasmon-enhanced photocurrent is realized in a plasmon resonant grating structure with a pitch of 500 nm. An amplification factor of 4.6℅ is obtained under resonant conditions.

    

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