Volume 11

Issue 01,2018

(50 articles)


Mahbub Hassan, Vincent G. Gomes (), Alireza Dehghani, and Sara M. Ardekani

This article provides a comprehensive review of the engineering of carbon quantum dots for nanobiophotonic applications. It encompasses fundamental aspects to photomediated bioapplications of carbon quantum dots, with discussions on their prospects.
2018, 11(1): 1–41
Published: 17 August 2017

Ying Jiang1,2, Zhengfei Zhang1, Wentao Yuan1, Xun Zhang1, Yong Wang1 (*), and Ze Zhang1 (*)

The recent progress in research on gas–solid interactions via controlled-atmosphere transmission electron microscopy is reviewed.
2018, 11(1): 42–67

Chandrababu Rejeeth1,§, Xuechao Pang1,§, Ru Zhang1, Wei Xu1, Xuming Sun1, Bin Liu1, Jiatao Lou1, Jingjing Wan2, Hongchen Gu1, Wei Yan1 (*), and Kun Qian1 (*)

Construction of hyaluronic acid (HA)-modified materials/devices and their applications in the extraction,detection,and profiling of biomarkers from human serum samples.
2018, 11(1): 68–79

Zhenxing Li1,§ (*), Jianzheng Zhang2,§, Mingming Li1, Xiaofei Xing1, and Qiuyu Zhang2

A highly hierarchically ordered microporous–mesoporous Ce0.4Zr0.6O2 solid solution with crystalline framework walls was directly and simply prepared using polystyrene (PS) microspheres and a block copolymer as dual templates. The PS microspheres and block copolymer were assembled into colloidal crystals and mesoscopic rod-like micelles to form macroporous and mesoporous templates, respectively, by a one-step process. The microporous–mesoporous Ce0.4Zr0.6O2 material significantly improved the ultraviolet resistance and mechanical performance of a polysulfide polymer.
2018, 11(1): 80–88

Celia Hernández-Rentero1, Rafael Córdoba1, Noelia Moreno1, Alvaro Caballero1, Julian Morales1 (*), Mara Olivares-Marín2, and Vicente Gómez-Serrano2

A hierarchical porous carbon (HPC) was synthesized from cherry pits using phosphoric acid as activating agent. HPC/S composite exhibits excellent performance as electrodes for Li/S batteries at both low and high rates. This outstanding property was observed without a preliminary thermal treatment of the composite and in the absence of doping elements such as N and/or S in the carbon.
2018, 11(1): 89–100

Bhaskar Dudem, Dong Hyun Kim, and Jae Su Yu (*)

A triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) with a simple fabrication process, low cost, and light weight was developed using a highly conductive and flexible Au-coated conductive textile to scavenge wind energy. The proposed wind-based TENG (W-TENG) was also tested in the outdoor environment, confirming that it can work efficiently in an actual windy situation to convert wind energy into electricity.
2018, 11(1): 101–113

Jie Liu1,2, Eden Morales-Narváez1, Jahir Orozco1, Teresa Vicent3, Guohua Zhong2 (*), and Arben Merkoi1,4 (*)

A composite based on bacterial nanocellulose and the luminescent bacterium Aliivibrio fischeri is reported. Nanocellulose operates as both a culture scaffold and an optically transparent biosensing substrate, with the bioluminescent organism operating as a bioindicator. This nanobiocomposite is utilized as a simple-to-fabricate and user-friendly device for toxicity detection via determination of bioluminescent inhibition caused by exposure to various contaminants.
2018, 11(1): 114–125

Ying Gu1, Yanqing Jiao2, Xiaoguang Zhou1 (*), Aiping Wu2, Bater Buhe2, and Honggang Fu2 (*)

An easy and salable method was developed for the construction of strongly coupled Ag/TiO2 heterojunctions for the effective and stable catalytic conversion of 4-nitrophenol (4-NP) into 4-aminophenol (4-AP) in the presence of NaBH4. The conversion of 4-NP into 4-AP was significantly enhanced under light irradiation. This is ascribed to the localized surface plasmon resonance effect of Ag, which generated hot e and h+ particles under light irradiation and local heating around the particles via their absorption of the light.
2018, 11(1): 126–141

Tersilla Virgili1 (*), Arrigo Calzolari2, Inma Suárez López1, Alice Ruini2,3, Alessandra Catellani2, Barbara Vercelli4, and Francesco Tassone5 (*)

Theoretical model of hybridized states between nanoparticles (NPs) and organic ligands confirm the experimental pump-and-probe observation and explain the large observed photocurrents.
2018, 11(1): 142–150

Xiaoyan Wu1,3, Yiqi Zhuang1, Zhongtao Feng1, Xuehong Zhou1, Yuzhao Yang2, Linlin Liu1 (*), Zengqi Xie1, Xudong Chen2, and Yuguang Ma1 (*)

Simultaneous red–green–blue electroluminescence enhancement by the “far-field” effect of facile synthesized gold nanospheres in white polymer light-emitting diodes was realized in this work. Yield enhancement is achieved in more than 95% devices with the best enhancing ratio of 60%.
2018, 11(1): 151–162