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The in vivo targeted molecular imaging of fluorescent silicon nanoparticles in Caenorhabditis elegans

Yanfeng Zhou1,2, Yun Zhang2, Yiling Zhong1, Rong Fu2, Sicong Wu1, Qin Wang1,2, Houyu Wang1, Yuanyuan Su1, Huimin Zhang2 (*), and Yao He1 (*)

1 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
2 Institutes of Biology and Medical Sciences (IBMS), Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1677-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2336每2346

Address correspondence to Huimin Zhang, zhanghuimin@suda.edu.cn; Yao He, yaohe@suda.edu.cn

Herein, we describe the use of Caenorhabditis elegans as an animal model to investigate the in vivo behavior and molecular imaging capacity of ultrasmall fluorescent silicon nanoparticles (SiNPs). The results demonstrate that the internalized SiNPs possess superior biocompatibility, chemical stability, and photostability in the live worms, ensuring faithful visualization of the distribution of subcellular structures in live organisms.

    

Superelastic wire-shaped supercapacitor sustaining 850% tensile strain based on carbon nanotube@graphene fiber

Huimin Wang, Chunya Wang, Muqiang Jian, Qi Wang, Kailun Xia, Zhe Yin, Mingchao Zhang, Xiaoping Liang, 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

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1782-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2347每2356

Address correspondence to yingyingzhang@tsinghua.edu.cn

An ultra-stretchable wire-shaped supercapacitor was fabricated by winding fibrous electrodes around an elastic core fiber. The supercapacitor can sustain tensile strain up to 850%, while maintaining a stable electrochemical performance. This study provides a universal strategy for the fabrication of highly stretchable wire-shaped devices.

    

Grain boundaries modulating active sites in RhCo porous nanospheres for efficient CO2 hydrogenation

Xusheng Zheng1,∫ (*), Yue Lin2,∫, Haibin Pan1, Lihui Wu1, Wei Zhang1, Linlin Cao1, Jing Zhang3, Lirong Zheng3, and Tao Yao1 (*)

1 National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230029, China
2 Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
3 Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Xusheng Zheng and Yue Lin contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1841-7

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2357每2365

Address correspondence to Xusheng Zheng, zxs@ustc.edu.cn; Tao Yao, yaot@ustc.edu.cn

We integrated grain boundaries to modulate the active sites and electronic properties via RhCo porous nanospheres. The porous nanospherical morphology allows for a high population of grain boundaries to be accessible to the reactants, thus providing sufficient active sites for the catalytic process of high-performance CO2 hydrogenation.

    

Development of polyimide films reinforced with boron nitride and boron nitride nanosheets for transparent flexible device applications

You Jin Min, Kyeong-Hee Kang, and Dae-Eun Kim (*)

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Republic of Korea

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1856-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2366每2378

Address correspondence to kimde@yonsei.ac.kr

We prepared polyimide (PI)-based composite films with boron nitride (BN) and boron nitride nanosheets (BNNSs) to enhance the thermal and mechanical properties of polyimide for flexible device applications. PI/BNNS composite films exhibited excellent properties, better than those of PI/BN composite films, and PI/2 wt.% BNNS was determined to be the optimum composition.

    

Surface-floating gold nanorod super-aggregates with macroscopic uniformity

Abdul R. Ferhan1, Youju Huang1, Anirban Dandapat1, and Dong-Hwan Kim2 (*)

1 School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 62 Nanyang Drive 637457, Singapore
2 School of Chemical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Gyeonggi-do 16419, Republic of Korea

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1859-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2379每2391

Address correspondence to dhkim1@skku.edu

High-density three-dimensional assemblies of gold nanorods on polymer brush was obtained with macroscopic uniformity via single-step immersion of polymer brush-coated substrates in gold nanorod solution without any form of functionalization.

    

Polycation-functionalized gold nanodots with tunable near-infrared fluorescence for simultaneous gene delivery and cell imaging

Yuanqing Sun1,4,∫, Dandan Wang3,∫, Yueqi Zhao1, Tianxin Zhao1, Hongchen Sun3, Xiangwei Li3, Chuanxi Wang2 (*), Bai Yang1, and Quan Lin1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
2 Institute of New Energy Technology, Ningbo Institute of Industrial Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo 315201, China
3 School of Stomatology, Jilin University, Changchun 130041, China
4 State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, College of Science, China University of Petroleum, Beijing 102249, China
Yuanqing Sun and Dandan Wang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1860-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2392每2404

Address correspondence to Quan Lin, linquan@jlu.edu.cn; Chuanxi Wang, wangcx@nimte.ac.cn

Polycation-functionalized gold nanodots with tunable fluorescence from the visible to near-infrared region as well as high quantum yield, good fluorescence stability, and low cytotoxicity can realize gene delivery and cell imaging simultaneously.

    

Single Cr atom catalytic growth of graphene

Huy Q. Ta1,2,3,∫, Liang Zhao1,2,∫, Wanjian Yin1,2 (*), Darius Pohl4, Bernd Rellinghaus4, Thomas Gemming4, Barbara Trzebicka3, Justinas Palisaitis5, Gao Jing1,2, Per O. Å. Persson5, Zhongfan Liu1,2,6, Alicja Bachmatiuk1,2,3,4 (*), and Mark H. R邦mmeli1,2,3,4 (*)

1 Soochow Institute for Energy and Materials Innovations, College of Physics, Optoelectronics and Energy & Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China
2 Key Laboratory of Advanced Carbon Materials and Wearable Energy Technologies of Jiangsu Province, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China
3 Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, M. Curie-Sklodowskiej 34, Zabrze 41-819, Poland
4 IFW Dresden, Helmholtz Strasse 20, 01069, Dresden, Germany
5 Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linköping University, SE-581 83 Linköping, Sweden
6 Center for Nanochemistry, Beijing Science and Engineering Centre for Nanocarbons, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Huy Q. Ta and Liang Zhao contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1861-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2405每2411

Address correspondence to Mark H. R邦mmeli, mhr1@suda.edu.cn; Alicja Bachmatiuk, alicja-bachmatiuk@wp.pl; Wanjian Yin, wjyin@suda.edu.cn

Direct observations of the behavior of single Cr atoms in graphene mono-and divacancies and, more importantly, at graphene edges under electron beam irradiation, show a single Cr atom diffusing along the edge and catalytically growing new graphene.

    

Elucidation of thermally induced internal porosity in zinc oxide nanorods

Albertus D. Handoko1,∫ (*), Laura-Lynn Liew1,2,∫, Ming Lin1, Gopinathan Sankar3, Yonghua Du4, Haibin Su2, Zhili Dong2, and Gregory K. L. Goh1,2 (*)

1 Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 138634, Singapore
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
3 Department of Chemistry, University College London, London WC1H 0AJ, UK
4 Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 627833, Singapore
Albertus D. Handoko and Laura-Lynn Liew contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1862-2

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2412每2423

Address correspondence to Albertus D. Handoko, adhandoko@imre.a-star.edu.sg; Gregory K. L. Goh, g-goh@imre.a-star.edu.sg

The formation of internal pores in ZnO nanorods was tracked using in situ tomography techniques. A 20℅ higher photocurrent was obtained since the lowered defect density and formation of internal pores improved light absorption.

    

Highly [010]-oriented self-assembled LiCoPO4/C nanoflakes as high-performance cathode for lithium ion batteries

Yan Hou1, Kun Chang2 (*), Bao Li1, Hongwei Tang1, Zhenyu Wang3, Jianli Zou3, Huimin Yuan3, Zhouguang Lu3 (*), and Zhaorong Chang1 (*)

1 Collaborative Innovation Center of Henan Province for Green Manufacturing of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang 453007, China
2 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan
3 Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen 518055, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1864-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2424每2435

Address correspondence to Zhouguang Lu, luzg@sustc.edu.cn; Kun Chang, chang.kun@nims.go.jp; Zhaorong Chang, czr_56@163.com

LiCoPO4/C nanoflakes are obtained by the self-assembly of LiCoPO4 nanoplates along the[010]direction to form stable microparticles. High capacities (154.6 mA﹞h﹞g−1 at 0.1 C (based on the LiCoPO4 weight of 1 C=167 mA﹞h﹞g−1)) and stable cycling (93.1% capacity retention after 100 cycles) are achieved in the full cell.

    

Polyethylene glycol-modified cobalt sulfide nanosheets for high-performance photothermal conversion and photoacoustic/magnetic resonance imaging

Zhenglin Li1,2,3, Zhuo Li1, Lei Chen4, Ying Hu5, Shaoshan Hu4, Zhaohua Miao6, Ye Sun2 (*), Flemming Besenbacher3 (*), and Miao Yu1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and Environment, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
2 Condensed Matter Science and Technology Institute, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
3 Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
4 Department of Neurological Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of the Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001, China
5 School of Life Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
6 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1865-z

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2436每2449

Address correspondence to Miao Yu, miaoyu_che@hit.edu.cn; Ye Sun, sunye@hit.edu.cn; Flemming Besenbacher, fbe@inano.au.dk

Polyethylene glycol (PEG)-modified cobalt sulfide nanosheets (CoS-PEG NSs) are synthesized and unitized for the first time as a biocompatible and powerful theranostic nanoagent for efficient photothermal conversion and multimodal imaging. Such novel theranostic nanoplatforms have great potential for precise/efficient cancer diagnosis and therapy.

    

Polarized few-layer g-C3N4 as metal-free electrocatalyst for highly efficient reduction of CO2

Bing Zhang, Tian-Jian Zhao, Wei-Jie Feng, Yong-Xing Liu, Hong-Hui Wang, Hui Su, Li-Bing Lv, Xin-Hao Li (*), and Jie-Sheng Chen (*)

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

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1866-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2450每2459

Address correspondence to Xin-Hao Li, xinhaoli@sjtu.edu.cn; Jie-Sheng Chen, chemcj@sjtu.edu.cn

Polarized few-layer graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) was investigated for use as an efficient electrocatalyst for selective CO2 reduction. The polarized surface of two-dimensional polarized g-C3N4 (2D-pg-C3N4), with a more reductive conduction band originating from the ultralow thickness (~ 1 nm), exhibited excellent electrochemical activity for CO2 reduction, achieving a Faradaic efficiency of 91% at approximately −1.1 V vs. Ag/AgCl in KHCO3 solution by selectively reducing CO2 to CO (~ 80%) and formic acid (~ 11%).

    

Polyaniline-coated selenium/carbon composites encapsulated in graphene as efficient cathodes for Li-Se batteries

Biwu Wang1, Jingjing Zhang1 (*), Zhigang Xia2 (*), Meiqiang Fan1, Chunju Lv1, Guanglei Tian1, and Xiaona Li3

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, China Jiliang University (CJLU), Hangzhou 310018, China
2 College of Metrology and Measurement Engineering, China Jiliang University (CJLU), Hangzhou 310018, China
3 Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at Microscale and Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1870-2

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2460每2469

Address correspondence to Jingjing Zhang, jingbest@mail.ustc.edu.cn; Zhigang Xia, zhgxia@mail.ustc.edu.cn

A polyaniline-coated selenium/carbon nanocomposite encapsulated in graphene sheets (PANI@Se/C-G) displays excellent electrochemical performance in Li-Se batteries.

    

Doxorubicin-loaded Fe3O4@MoS2-PEG-2DG nanocubes as a theranostic platform for magnetic resonance imagingguided chemo-photothermal therapy of breast cancer

Wensheng Xie1,2, Qin Gao1,2, Dan Wang1,2, Zhenhu Guo1,2, Fei Gao3, Xiumei Wang1,2, Qiang Cai1,2, Si-shen Feng3, Haiming Fan4 (*), Xiaodan Sun1,2 (*), and Lingyun Zhao1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Key Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Ministry of Education of China, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
3 School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, 119077, Singapore
4 College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi*an 710069, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1871-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2470每2487

iron oxide nanocubes, molybdenum disulfide, multimodality therapy, photothermal therapy, nanotheranostics

Our study highlights an excellent theranostic platform (IOMSPEG (DOX)-2DG NCs) with a great potential for targeted MRIguided precise chemo-photothermal therapy of breast cancer.

    

Self-quenched gold nanoclusters for turn-on fluorescence imaging of intracellular glutathione

Cong Dai1, Chengxiong Yang1, and Xiuping Yan1,2,3,4 (*)

1 College of Chemistry, Research Center for Analytical Sciences, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Molecular Recognition and Biosensing, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China
3 Institute of Analytical Food Safety, School of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China
4 Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin), 94 Weijin Road, Tianjin 300071, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1872-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2488每2497

Address correspondence to xpyan@nankai.edu.cn

Self-quenched gold nanoclusters (Sq-AuNCs) were prepared via disulfide bond induced aggregation of gold nanoclusters for turn-on fluorescence imaging of intracellular glutathione.

    

Living cell synthesis of CdSe quantum dots: Manipulation based on the transformation mechanism of intracellular Se-precursors

Ming Shao1, Rong Zhang1, Chuan Wang2, Bin Hu2, Daiwen Pang2, and Zhixiong Xie1 (*)

1 Hubei Key Laboratory of Cell Homeostasis, College of Life Sciences, Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Biology and Medicine (Ministry of Education), Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
2 Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Biology and Medicine (Ministry of Education), College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1873-z

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2498每2511

Address correspondence to zxxie@whu.edu.cn

Manipulation of cadmium-selenium quantum dot (CdSe QD) biosynthesis: Modification of selenium metabolism, based on the role of the SeMet-to-SeCys pathway in CdSe QD biosynthesis, contributes to a higher yield of CdSe QDs in engineered yeast cells.

    

Silica nanoparticle with a single His-tag for addressable functionalization, reversible assembly, and recycling

Yuye Cao1, Yangdong Cui1, Yu Yang1, Jie Hua1, Zheng-Mei Song1, Haifang Wang1, Yuanfang Liu1,2, and Aoneng Cao1 (*)

1 Institute of Nanochemistry and Nanobiology, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
2 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1876-9

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2512每2522

Address correspondence to ancao@shu.edu.cn

His-tagged proteins are individually encapsulated in silica NPs in the same orientation,leaving a single His-tag outside each NP for reversible dimerization and recycling.

    

InP/GaInP nanowire tunnel diodes

Xulu Zeng1 (*), Gaute Otnes1, Magnus Heurlin1,2, Renato T Mourão3, and Magnus T Borgström1

1 Solid State Physics, NanoLund, Department of Physics, Lund University, P.O. Box 118, Lund SE-22100, Sweden
2 Present address: Sol Voltaics AB, Ideon Science Park, Scheelevägen 17, Lund SE-22370, Sweden
3 Instituto de F赤sica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Caixa Postal 68528, Rio de Janeiro 21941-972, Brazil

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1877-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2523每2531

Address correspondence to xulu.zeng@ftf.lth.se

We report the first InP/GaInP nanowire tunnel diodes in both InP/GaInP and GaInP/InP configurations. The realization of the nanowire tunnel diodes opens up opportunities for the design of nanowire tandem solar cells independent of the growth order of the different materials, increasing the flexibility regarding dopant incorporation polarity.

    

Strong contact coupling of neuronal growth cones with height-controlled vertical silicon nanocolumns

Seong-Min Kim1, Seyeong Lee1, Dongyoon Kim1, Dong-Hee Kang1, Kisuk Yang2, Seung-Woo Cho2, Jin Seok Lee3, Insung S. Choi4 (*), Kyungtae Kang5 (*), and Myung-Han Yoon1 (*)

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju 61005, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Biotechnology, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Chemistry, Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul 04310, Republic of Korea
4 Center for Cell-Encapsulation Research, Department of Chemistry, KAIST, Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea
5 Department of Applied Chemistry, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Gyeonggi 17104, Republic of Korea

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1878-7

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2532每2543

Address correspondence to Insung S. Choi, ischoi@kaist.ac.kr; Kyungtae Kang, kkang@khu.ac.kr; Myung-Han Yoon, mhyoon@gist.ac.kr

Height-controlled vertically etched silicon nanocolumn arrays (vSNAs) accelerated in vitro neurite development by engaging strong cone-to-substrate coupling. Furthermore, neurite polarization and elongation were differentially modulated depending on the height of the nanocolumns.

    

Heterogeneously supported pseudo-single atom Pt as sustainable hydrosilylation catalyst

Huachao Zai1,2, Yizhou Zhao1,2, Shanyu Chen1, Lei Ge1, Changfeng Chen1 (*), Qi Chen2, and Yujing Li1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Science, China University of Petroleum, Beijing 102249, China
2 Beijing Key Laboratory of Construction Tailorable Advanced Functional Materials and Green Applications, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1879-6

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2544每2552

Address correspondence to Changfeng Chen, chen_c_f@163.com; Yujing Li, yjli@bit.edu.cn

Superparamagnetic Fe3O4/SiO2 core每shell nanoparticles are prepared as the substrate for pseudo-single atom Pt catalysts; the Fe3O4/SiO2-supported Pt displays high activity as a reusable heterogeneous catalyst for the hydrosilylation reaction.

    

High-performance colorful semitransparent perovskite solar cells with phase-compensated microcavities

Kyu-Tae Lee1,∫, Ji-Yun Jang2,∫, Na Young Ha2, Soonil Lee2, and Hui Joon Park2,3 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
2 Department of Energy Systems Research, Ajou University, Suwon 16499, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ajou University, Suwon 16499, Republic of Korea
Kyu-Tae Lee and Ji-Yun Jang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1880-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2553每2561

Address correspondence to huijoon@ajou.ac.kr

We present high-performance multiple-color-producing semitransparent perovskite solar cells exploiting optical microcavities, incorporated with a phase-compensating functional medium that provides not only a better impedance matching to enhance the transmittance but an extra reflection phase change to improve angle-dependent properties with a negligible change in both color vibrancy and electrical characteristics.

    

One-pot synthesis of interconnected Pt95Co5 nanowires with enhanced electrocatalytic performance for methanol oxidation reaction

Qingqing Lu1,2, Litai Sun1,2, Xue Zhao1,2, Jianshe Huang1, Ce Han1, and Xiurong Yang1 (*)

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, Beijing100049, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1881-z

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2562每2572

Address correspondence to xryang@ciac.ac.cn

Interconnected Pt95Co5 nanowires that integrate the merits of wire-like structure and bimetallic composition were synthesized through a one-pot surfactant-free method and applied as effective electrocatalysts for the methanol oxidation reaction.

    

Conjugated polymer-mediated synthesis of sulfur- and nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes as efficient anode materials for sodium ion batteries

Yanzhen He1, Xijiang Han1 (*), Yunchen Du1, Bo Song1, Bin Zhang1, Wei Zhang2 (*), and Ping Xu1 (*)

1 MIIT Key Laboratory of Critical Materials Technology for New Energy Conversion and Storage, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
2 Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chongqing 400714, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1882-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2573每2585

Address correspondence to Ping Xu, pxu@hit.edu.cn; Xijiang Han, hanxijiang@hit.edu.cn; Wei Zhang, andyzhangwei@163.com

Highly active sulfur and nitrogen co-doped carbon nanotubes (S/N-CT) derived from polyaniline (PANI) nanotubes are demonstrated as efficient anode materials for sodium ion batteries with high rate capability and long cycling life.

    

Silicon nanowire ratioed inverters on bendable substrates

Jeongje Moon1,2, Yoonjoong Kim1, Doohyeok Lim1, Kyeungmin Im1, and Sangsig Kim1 (*)

1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, 145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea
2 LED PKG Development Group, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., 1 Samsung-ro, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 17113, Republic of Korea

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1884-9

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2586每2591

Address correspondence to sangsig@korea.ac.kr

We demonstrate the performance of a silicon nanowire (SiNW) n-metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) and p-MOS ratioed inverters on bendable substrates.The electrical characteristics of the fabricated devices can be controlled by adjusting the load voltage.

    

Programmable DNA-responsive microchip for the capture and release of circulating tumor cells by nucleic acid hybridization

Shan Guo1,∫, Haiyan Huang1,∫, Xujing Deng2, Yuqi Chen1, Zhuoran Jiang1, Min Xie3, Songmei Liu2, Weihua Huang3 (*), and Xiang Zhou1 (*)

1 College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, the Institute for Advanced Studies of Wuhan University, Hubei Province Key Laboratory of Allergy and Immunology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
2 Zhongnan Hospital, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
3 Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Biology and Medicine (Ministry of Education), College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Shan Guo and Haiyan Huang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1885-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2592每2604

Address correspondence to Xiang Zhou, xzhou@whu.edu.cn; Weihua Huang, whhuang@whu.edu.cn

In this study, we developed a programmable DNA-responsive microchip integrated with a hierarchical nanostructure for highly efficient capture, nondestructive release, and detection of protein biomarkers of circulating tumor cells.

    

Unraveling giant Cu(110) surface restructuring induced by a non-planar phthalocyanine

Nataliya Kalashnyk1 (*), Luke A. Rochford2, Dongzhe Li3, Alexander Smogunov4, Yannick J. Dappe4, Tim S. Jones2, and Laurent Guillemot1

1 Institut des Sciences Mol谷culaires d*Orsay, CNRS, Universit谷 Paris-Sud 11, Orsay 91405, France
2 School of Chemistry, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
3 Department of Physics, University of Konstanz, Konstanz 78457, Germany
4 SPEC, CEA, CNRS, Universit谷 Paris-Saclay, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex 91191, France

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1887-6

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2605每2611

Address correspondence to n.kalashnyk@yahoo.com

A drastic reorganization of a copper surface, commonly used as an electrode material for functional electronic devices incorporating organic semiconductors, was discovered upon adsorption of vanadyl phthalocyanine (VOPc) molecules. The thermal stability of the VOPc/Cu (110) interface was tested and the enhancements in the ※sculpting§ of the copper crystal by the VOPc adsorbate were clearly demonstrated.

    

One-pot synthesis of Pt−Cu bimetallic nanocrystals with different structures and their enhanced electrocatalytic properties

Daowei Gao1,∫, Shuna Li1,∫, Guolong Song1, Pengfei Zha2, Cuncheng Li1, Qin Wei1, Yipin Lv1, and Guozhu Chen1 (*)

1 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum, Beijing 102249, China
Daowei Gao and Shuna Li contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1888-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2612每2624

Address correspondence to chm_chengz@ujn.edu.cn

A series of Pt−Cu alloy nanocrystals with concave octahedron, porous octahedron, yolk-shell, and nanoflower structures were fabricated by altering the sequential reduction kinetics by a one-pot aqueous phase synthesis. These exhibit excellent catalytic performances in the electrooxidation of methanol and formic acid.

    

Silicon nanowire CMOS NOR logic gates featuring onevolt operation on bendable substrates

Jeongje Moon1,2, Yoonjoong Kim1, Doohyeok Lim1, and Sangsig Kim1 (*)

1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, 145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea
2 LED PKG Development Group, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., 1 Samsung-ro, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 17113, Republic of Korea

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1889-4

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2625每2631

Address correspondence to sangsig@korea.ac.kr

We propose complementary metal-oxide−semiconductor (CMOS) NOR logic gates consisting of silicon nanowire (NW) arrays on bendable substrates. The proposed device exhibits the exact NOR functionality with high performance at a low supply voltage of 1 V.

    

Self-assembly of peptide-based nanostructures: Synthesis and biological activity

L谷na Guyon, Elise Lepeltier (*), and Catherine Passirani

Micro & Nanom谷decines Translationnelles-MINT, UNIV Angers, INSERM U1066, CNRS UMR 6021, UBL Universit谷 Bretagne Loire, Angers F-49933, France

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1892-9

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2315每2335

Address correspondence to elise.lepeltier@univ-angers.fr

This review explores aliphatic-chain每conjugated peptides and drugconjugated peptides that can self-assemble. Special attention is given to the synthesis procedure, nanostructure formation, and biological activity.

    

Antarctic thermolabile uracil-DNA-glycosylasesupplemented multiple cross displacement amplification using a label-based nanoparticle lateral flow biosensor for the simultaneous detection of nucleic acid sequences and elimination of carryover contamination

Yi Wang1, Hui Li2, Yan Wang1, Huaqing Xu3, Jianguo Xu1, and Changyun Ye1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 102206, China
2 Department of Microbiology, Guizhou Medical University, Guiyang 550004, China
3 The Sixth People*s Hospital of Zhengzhou, Zhengzhou 450000, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1893-z

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2632每2647

Address correspondence to yechangyun@icdc.cn

The AUDG-MCDA-LFB technique merges enzymatic digestion of contaminants and multiple cross displacement amplification with a lateral flow biosensor for the rapid and visual detection of nucleic acid sequences. This technique can effectively eliminate and prevent the occurrence of false-positives arising from carryover contamination, primer-dimers, and the environment.

    

An additive dripping technique using diphenyl ether for tuning perovskite crystallization for high-efficiency solar cells

Di Huang1,2,3, Tenghooi Goh2, Yifan Zheng2, Zilun Qin1,3, Jiao Zhao1,3, Suling Zhao1,3, Zheng Xu1,3 (*), and Andr谷 D. Taylor2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Luminescence and Optical Information (Beijing Jiaotong University), Ministry of Education, Beijing 100044, China
2 Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University, New Haven CT 06511, USA
3 Institute of Optoelectronics Technology, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1894-7

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2648每2657

Address correspondence to Zheng Xu, zhengxu@bjtu.edu.cn; Andr谷 D. Taylor, andre.taylor@yale.edu

We achieve uniform, pinhole-free perovskite films with improved crystallinity and larger grain size by additive dripping with diphenyl ether. This technique can significantly improve the power conversion efficiency by 15% up to 16.64%.

    

High-performance sub-10-nm monolayer black phosphorene tunneling transistors

Hong Li1 (*), Jun Tie1, Jingzhen Li2, Meng Ye2, Han Zhang2, Xiuying Zhang2, Yuanyuan Pan2, Yangyang Wang5, Ruge Quhe6, Feng Pan4 (*), and Jing Lu2,3 (*)

1 College of Mechanical and Material Engineering, North China University of Technology, Beijing 100144, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Mesoscopic Physics and Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
3Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100871, China
4 School of Advanced Materials, Peking University, Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen 518055, China
5 Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics Research Center, Qian Xuesen Laboratory of Space Technology, China Academy of Space Technology, Beijing 100094, China
6 State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications & School of Science, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1895-6

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2658每2668

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

We predict that the on-state current, delay time, and power dissipation of monolayer black phosphorene tunneling transistors surpass the requirements of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors for high-performance devices in the 6-10 nm scale using ab initio quantum transport calculations.

    

Efficient fully laser-patterned flexible perovskite modules and solar cells based on low-temperature solution-processed SnO2/mesoporous-TiO2 electron transport layers

Janardan Dagar1, Sergio Castro-Hermosa1, Matteo Gasbarri1, Alessandro L. Palma1, Lucio Cina2, Fabio Matteocci1, Emanuele Calabr辰1, Aldo Di Carlo1,3, and Thomas M. Brown1 (*)

1 CHOSE (Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy), Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
2 Cicci Research srl, via Giordania 227, Grosseto 58100, Italy
3 Department of semiconductor electronics and device physics, National University of Science and Technology ※MISiS§, Leninskii pr.4, Moscow 119049, Russia

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1896-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2669每2681

Address correspondence to thomas.brown@uniroma2.it

Flexible perovskite solar cells and laser-patterned modules with polyethylene terephthalate (PET)/indium tin oxide (ITO)/SnO2/mesoporous-TiO2(meso-TiO2)/CH3NH3PbI3/2, 2', 7, 7'-tetrakis-(N, Ndi-p-methoxyphenylamine)-9, 9'-spirobifluorene (Spiro-MeOTAD)/ Au architecture fabricated at low temperature using solution processed methods delivered a maximum power conversion efficiency of 14.8% and 8.8% respectively under 1 sun illumination. State of the art solar cell maximum power densities of 19.2 米W/cm2(estimated efficiency of 13.3%) at 400 lx under indoor LED light illumination were also reached.

    

Nanocapsules of oxalate oxidase for hyperoxaluria treatment

Ming Zhao1, Duo Xu1, Di Wu1, James W. Whittaker2, Robert Terkeltaub3, and Yunfeng Lu1 (*)

1 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 90095, USA
2 Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Beaverton OR 97006-8921, USA
3 Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, San Diego VA Medical Center, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego CA 92161, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1898-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2682每2688

Address correspondence to luucla@ucla.edu

A novel delivery strategy of oxalate oxidase (OxO) that is encapsulated within a thin zwitterionic shell is reported for the treatment of hyperoxaluria. As-formed OxO nanocapsules exhibit enhanced catalytic activity, significantly prolonged plasma circulation time, and substantially mitigated immunogenicity compared with the native OxO.

    

Enhanced microwave absorption performance of highly dispersed CoNi nanostructures arrayed on graphene

Genban Sun1,2, Hong Wu2, Qingliang Liao1 (*), and Yue Zhang1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
2 Beijing Key Laboratory of Energy Conversion and Storage Materials and College of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1899-2

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2689每2704

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

Phase-and morphology-controllable CoNi alloy nanoclusters were assembled uniformly and densely on two-dimensional graphene via a facile one-pot solution co-thermal decomposition method and exhibited excellent microwave absorbability.

    

Soft thermal nanoimprint lithography using a nanocomposite mold

Viraj Bhingardive, Liran Menahem, and Mark Schvartzman (*)

Department of Materials Engineering, Isle Katz Institute of Nanoscale Science and Technology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O. Box 653, Beer-Sheva 8410501, Israel

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1900-0

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2705每2714

soft lithography, nanoimprint lithography, PDMS, non-planar substrates

Soft thermal nanoimprint lithography is demonstrated using a novel nanocomposite mold, which is made of flexible PDMS substrate with chemically attached rigid relief features. The applications of the nanocomposite mold included a high-resolution nanopatterns with sub-100 nm features thermally imprinted on non-planar surfaces, such as lenses.

    

Rod-shaped thiocyanate-induced abnormal band gap broadening in SCN doped CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals

Yongbing Lou1 (*), Yandan Niu1, Dongwen Yang2, Qiaoling Xu2, Yuhang Hu1, Ying Shen1, Jing Ming1, Jinxi Chen1, Lijun Zhang2 (*), and Yixin Zhao3 (*)

1 Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Advanced Metallic Materials, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189, China
2 Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials of MOE, State Key Laboratory of Superhard Materials, and College of Materials Science, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
3 School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1901-z

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2715每2723

Address correspondence to Yongbing Lou, lou@seu.edu.cn; Lijun Zhang, lijun_zhang@jlu.edu.cn; Yixin Zhao, yixin.zhao@sjtu.edu.cn

A combined experimental and theoretical investigation of SCN doped CsPbBr3 nanocrystals revealed that SCN doping is an effective approach to modify the electronic structure, particularly the conduction band position, of halide perovskite nanocrystals.

    

Plasma-processed homogeneous magnesium hydride/carbon nanocomposites for highly stable lithium storage

Xinghua Chang1,2, Xinyao Zheng1, Yanru Guo1, Jun Chen1, Jie Zheng1 (*), and Xingguo Li1 (*)

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Academy for Advanced and Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1902-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2724每2732

Address correspondence to Jie Zheng, jiezheng@pku.edu.cn; Xingguo Li, xgli@pku.edu.cn

Magnesium hydride nanocrystals homogeneously distributed in carbon, obtained by thermal plasma processing, exhibit high capacity and excellent stability in lithium storage applications. These materials retain a reversible capacity of 620 mAh﹞g-1 after 1, 000 cycles, which represents a significant improvement in the performance of magnesium hydride-based anodes for lithium ion batteries.

    

Amorphous red phosphorus anchored on carbon nanotubes as high performance electrodes for lithium ion batteries

Li Sun (*), Yu Zhang, Deyang Zhang, Jingang Liu, and Yihe Zhang (*)

Beijing Key Laboratory of Materials Utilization of Nonmetallic Minerals and Solid Wastes, National Laboratory of Mineral Materials, School of Materials Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences, Beijing 100083, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1903-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2733每2745

Address correspondence to Li Sun, sunli@cugb.edu.cn; Yihe Zhang, zyh@cugb.edu.cn

Red phosphorus-carbon nanotube (P@CNT) composites were synthesized with amorphous P nanoparticles uniformly anchored on CNTs. The composite electrodes exhibit superior electrochemical properties as anode materials for lithium ion batteries.

    

Deciphering active biocompatibility of iron oxide nanoparticles from their intrinsic antagonism

Lu Wang1,∫, Zejun Wang1,∫, Xiaoming Li2, Yi Zhang1, Min Yin1, Jiang Li1, Haiyun Song3, Jiye Shi1,4, Daishun Ling5, Lihua Wang1, Nan Chen1 (*), and Chunhai Fan1,2 (*)

1 Division of Physical Biology and Bioimaging Center, Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, CAS Key Laboratory of Interfacial Physics and Technology, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China
2 School of Life Science and Technology, Shanghai Tech University, Shanghai 201210, China
3 Key Laboratory of Food Safety Research, Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200031, China
4 UCB Pharma, 208 Bath Road, Slough, SL1 3WE, UK
5 College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
Lu Wang and Zejun Wang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1905-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2746每2755

Address correspondence to Chunhai Fan, fchh@sinap.ac.cn; Nan Chen, chennan@sinap.ac.cn

Intrinsic catalase-like activity of Fe3O4 nanoparticles (NPs) both induced and antagonized the accumulation of toxic reactive oxygen species (ROS), and thereby modulated the extent of cellular oxidative stress, autophagic activity, and programmed cell death.

    

Targeted and imaging-guided in vivo photodynamic therapy for tumors using dual-function,aggregationinduced emission nanoparticles

Xianhe Sun1,∫, Abudureheman Zebibula2,∫, Xiaobiao Dong3, Gonghui Li2 (*), Guanxin Zhang3 (*), Deqing Zhang3, Jun Qian1, and Sailing He1,4 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentations, Centre for Optical and Electromagnetic Research, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
2 Department of Urology, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310016, China
3 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratories of Organic Solids and Analytical Chemistry for Living Biosystems, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
4 School of Electrical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, OSQULDAS VÄG 6, Stockholm SE-100 44, Sweden
Xianhe Sun and Abudureheman Zebibula contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1906-7

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2756每2770

Address correspondence to Sailing He, sailing@kth.se; Gonghui Li, Lgh_002@163.com; Guanxin Zhang, gxzhang@iccas.ac.cn

Dual-function nanoparticles, with the property of aggregation-induced emission (AIE) and capacity for reactive oxygen species production, were used to achieve passive/active targeting of a tumor. Good contrast of in vivo imaging and obvious therapeutic efficacy were observed at a low dose of AIE nanoparticles and low irradiance of light, resulting in negligible side effects.

    

X-ray microscopic investigation of molecular orientation in a hole carrier thin film for organic solar cells

Quentin Arnoux1,2,3 (*), Benjamin Watts4, Sufal Swaraj5, François Rochet1,5, and Ludovic Tortech2,3 (*)

1 Laboratoire de Chimie Physique Mati豕re et Rayonnement (LCPMR), UMR 7614, Sorbonne Universit谷s, UPMC Univ Paris 06, Paris F-75005, France
2 Institut Parisien de Chimie Mol谷culaire (IPCM), UMR 8232, Sorbonne Universit谷s, UPMC Univ Paris 06, Paris F-75005, France
3 Laboratoire d'Innovation en Chimie des Surfaces et Nanosciences (LICSEN), NIMBE, UMR 3685, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette F-91191, France
4 Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen Psi 5232, Switzerland
5 Synchrotron SOLEIL, L*Orme des Merisiers, Saint-Aubin, BP 48, Gif-sur-Yvette F-91192, France

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1907-6

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2771每2782

Address correspondence to Quentin Arnoux, quentin.arnoux@upmc.fr; Ludovic Tortech, ludovic.tortech@upmc.fr

In the present study, we investigate the morphology of an organic layer (2, 2', 6, 6'-tetraphenyl-4, 4'-dipyranylidene, DIPO-Ph4) deposited under vacuum on a silicon nitride (Si3N4) substrate. The films were characterized by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM) to gain insight into the material growth.

    

Essential oils as solvents and core materials for the preparation of photo-responsive polymer nanocapsules

Valentina Marturano1,2, Valentina Bizzarro2, Adriana De Luise3, Anna Calarco3, Veronica Ambrogi4 (*), Marta Giamberini5, Bartosz Tylkowski6, and Pierfrancesco Cerruti2

1 Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples ※Federico II§, Via Cynthia 4, Napoli 80125, Italy
2 Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB-CNR), Via Campi Flegrei 34, Pozzuoli (NA) 80078, Italy
3 Institute of Agro-Environmental and Forest Biology (IBAF-CNR), Via Pietro Castellino 111, Napoli 80131, Italy
4 Department of Chemical, Materials and Production Engineering (DICMAPI), University of Naples ※Federico II§, P. le Tecchio 80, Napoli 80125, Italy
5 Department of Chemical Engineering (DEQ), Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Av. Països Catalans 26, Tarragona 43007, Spain
6 Chemistry Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTQC), C/Marcel•l赤 Domingo, Tarragona 43007, Spain

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1908-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2783每2795

Address correspondence to ambrogi@unina.it

Essential oils are employed as both a solvent and as an active material in the preparation of UV-responsive nanocapsules, enabling the design of multipurpose light-triggered nanosized delivery platforms.

    

Porous hollow palladium nanoplatform for imaging-guided trimodal chemo-,photothermal-, and radiotherapy

Menglin Song1, Nian Liu1, Le He3, Gang Liu1, Daishun Ling4, Xinhui Su5, and Xiaolian Sun1,2 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Molecular Vaccinology and Molecular Diagnostics & Center for Molecular Imaging and Translational Medicine, School of Public Health, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
2 Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009, China
3 Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials & Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
4 Zhejiang Province Key Laboratory of Anti-Cancer Drug Research, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
5 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Zhongshan Hospital Xiamen University, Xiamen 361004, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1910-y

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2796每2808

Address correspondence to xiaolian-sun@xmu.edu.cn

Porous hollow palladium nanoparticles were developed to co-deliver 131I and doxorubicin for single-photon emission computed tomography/photoacoustic (SPECT/PA) imaging-guided trimodal chemo-, photothermal-, and radiotherapy.

    

In situ atomic-scale observation of monolayer graphene growth from SiC

Kaihao Yu1,∫, Wen Zhao2,4,∫, Xing Wu1,5,∫, Jianing Zhuang4, Xiaohui Hu1,6, Qiubo Zhang1, Jun Sun1, Tao Xu1, Yang Chai9, Feng Ding2,3,4 (*), and Litao Sun1,7,8 (*)

1 SEU-FEI Nano-Pico Center, Key Laboratory of MEMS of Ministry of Education, School of Electronic Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
2 Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials, Institute for Basic Science, Ulsan 689-798, Republic of Korea
3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan 689-798, Republic of Korea
4 Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong 999077, China
5 Shanghai Key Laboratory of Multidimensional Information Processing, Department of Electrical Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China
6 College of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 210009, China
7 Center for Advanced Carbon Materials, Southeast University and Jiangnan Graphene Research Institute, Changzhou 213100, China
8 Center for Advanced Materials and Manufacture, Joint Research Institute of Southeast University and Monash University, Suzhou 215123, China
9 Department of Applied Physics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Kaihao Yu, Wen Zhao, and Xing Wu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1911-x

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2809每2820

Address correspondence to Litao Sun, slt@seu.edu.cn; Feng Ding, f.ding@unist.ac.kr

In situ aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy in combination with ab initio molecular dynamics simulations is used to reveal the epitaxial growth dynamics of monolayer graphene. Three SiC (1100) layers decompose successively to form one graphene layer;less stable carbon clusters and a network are formed as transition structures after sublimation of the first and second layers.

    

Highly efficient catalytic scavenging of oxygen free radicals with graphene-encapsulated metal nanoshields

Junying Wang1,∫, Xiaoju Cui2,3,4,∫, Haobo Li2,4,∫, Jianping Xiao2, Jiang Yang6, Xiaoyu Mu1, Haixia Liu1, Yuan-Ming Sun5, Xuhui Xue5, Changlong Liu1, Xiao-Dong Zhang1 (*), Dehui Deng2,3 (*), and Xinhe Bao2

1 Department of Physics, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Low Dimensional Materials Physics and Preparing Technology, School of Science, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300350, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China
3 State Key Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
4 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, China
5 Tianjin Key Laboratory of Molecular Nuclear Medicine, Institute of Radiation Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Tianjin 300192, China
6 State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou 510060, China
Junying Wang, Xiaoju Cui, and Haobo Li contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1912-9

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2821每2835

Address correspondence to Xiao-Dong Zhang, xiaodongzhang@tju.edu.cn; Dehui Deng, dhdeng@dicp.ac.cn

An electrocatalytic approach based on single-layer graphene-encapsulated metal nanohybrids was shown to represent an effective strategy for developing radioprotective biomaterials. The screened nanoparticles exhibit high catalytic activity in the scavenging of oxygen radicals, leading to an overall survival rate of gamma ray-irradiated mice up to 90%, outperforming the commercial radioprotection agent amifostine.

    

Embedding hollow Co3O4 nanoboxes into a three-dimensional macroporous graphene framework for high-performance energy storage devices

Mengping Li1, Maher F. El-Kady1,2, Jee Y. Hwang1, Matthew D. Kowal1, Kristofer Marsh1, Haosen Wang1, Zhijuan Zhao1, and Richard B. Kaner1,3 (*)

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1914-7

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2836每2846

Address correspondence to kaner@chem.ucla.edu

Hollow Co3O4 nanoboxes have been embedded into a three-dimensional macroporous laser-scribed graphene matrix to produce composite electrodes with improved electrochemical properties.

    

Generation of graphene-based aerogel microspheres for broadband and tunable high-performance microwave absorption by electrospinning-freeze drying process

Fanbin Meng, Huagao Wang, Wei, Zijian Chen, Tian Li, Chunyuan Li, Yu Xuan, and Zuowan Zhou (*)

Key Laboratory of Advanced Technologies of Materials (Ministry of Education), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1915-6

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2847每2861

Address correspondence to zwzhou@swjtu.edu.cn

Graphene-based aerogel microspheres showing broadband, tunable and high-performance microwave absorption have been produced on a large scale by electrospinning-freeze drying followed by calcination.

    

Ultra-robust triboelectric nanogenerator for harvesting rotary mechanical energy

Xinyu Du1,∫, Nianwu Li1,∫, Yuebo Liu2, Jiaona Wang2, Zuqing Yuan1,4, Yingying Yin1,4, Ran Cao1,4, Shuyu Zhao2, Bin Wang2, Zhong Lin Wang1,3,4, and Congju Li1 (*)

1 Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Beijing 100083, China
2 School of Materials Science & Engineering, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Beijing 100029, China
3 School of Material Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0245, USA
4 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Xinyu Du and Nianwu Li contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1916-5

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2862每2871

Address correspondence to licongju@binn.cas.cn

Scale-like structured triboelectric nanogenerator (SL-TENG) with outstanding robustness and long service life exhibits the feasibility as a power source for self-powered electronics and the potential for massive electricity generation.

    

Surface charge tunable nanoparticles for TNF-汐 siRNA oral delivery for treating ulcerative colitis

Shoaib Iqbal1, Xiaojiao Du2,3,4,5 (*), Jilong Wang1, Hongjun Li2,3, Youyong Yuan2,3,5, and Jun Wang2,3,4,5,6

1 School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027, China
2 School of Medicine, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China
3 Institutes for Life Sciences, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China
4 Key Laboratory of Biomedical Materials of Ministry of Education, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China
5 National Engineering Research Center for Tissue Restoration and Reconstruction, Guangzhou 510006, China
6 Research Institute for Food Nutrition and Human Health, Guangzhou 510641, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1918-3

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2872每2884

Address correspondence to duxjz@scut.edu.cn

The modification of surface charge of siRNA encapsulated polymeric nanoparticles is reported here and evaluation of their in vivo fate against ulcerative colitis is carried out.

    

Generation of graphene-based aerogel microspheres for broadband and tunable highperformance microwave absorption by electrospinningfreeze drying process

Fanbin Meng, Huagao Wang, Wei Wei, Zijian Chen, Tian Li, Chunyuan Li, Yu Xuan, and Zuowan Zhou (*)

Key Laboratory of Advanced Technologies of Materials (Ministry of Education), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1949-9

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2894

    

Diameter evolution of selective area grown Ga-assisted GaAs nanowires

Hanno K邦pers1 (*), Ryan B. Lewis1, Abbes Tahraoui1, Mathias Matalla2, Olaf Kr邦ger2, Faebian Bastiman1, Henning Riechert1, and Lutz Geelhaar1

1 Paul-Drude-Institut f邦r Festkörperelektronik, Hausvogteiplatz 5每7, 10117 Berlin, Germany
2 Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut f邦r Höchstfrequenztechnik, Gustav-Kirchhoff-Strasse 4, 12489 Berlin, Germany

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-1984-1

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2885每2893

Address correspondence to kuepers@pdi-berlin.de

Tapering of nanowires is explored and a model is build that can explain complete nanowire shape by consideration of diameter variation due to droplet size and direct radial growth on the sidewall in a consistent way.

    

Erratum to:Generation of graphene-based aerogel microspheres for broadband and tunable highperformance microwave absorption by electrospinning-freeze drying process

Fanbin Meng, Huagao Wang, Wei Wei, Zijian Chen, Tian Li, Chunyuan Li, Yu Xuan, and Zuowan Zhou (*)

Key Laboratory of Advanced Technologies of Materials (Ministry of Education), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1949-9

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2894

    

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

Yan Zhang1,2,3, Jiaheng Nie1, and Lijie Li4 (*)

1 School of Physics, 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, Beijing 100083, China
3 College of Nanoscience and Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
4 Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre, College of Engineering, Swansea University, Swansea SA1 8EN, UK

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-1998-8

Nano Research 2018, 11(5): 2895

    

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