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The lithium and sodium storage performances of phosphorus and its hierarchical structure

Dan Zhao, Lihui Zhang, Chengcheng Fu, Jinying Zhang (*), and Chunming Niu

Center of Nanomaterials for Renewable Energy, State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, School of Electrical Engineering, Xi*an Jiaotong University, Xi*an 710054, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2206-6

2019, 12(1): 1每17

Address correspondence to jinying.zhang@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

Phosphorus structures are promising anodes for lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries. The phosphorus allotropes, lithiation/sodiation mechanism of different phosphorus, and the electrochemical performances of phosphorus composites according to different hierarchical structures have been reviewed in this work.

    

Solution-processed highly adhesive graphene coatings for corrosion inhibition of metals

Gi-Cheol Son1,∫, Deuk-Kyu Hwang3,∫, Jaewon Jang1, Sang-Soo Chee1, Kyusang Cho1, Jae-Min Myoung3 (*), and Moon-Ho Ham1,2 (*)

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), 123 Cheomdangwagi-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61005, Republic of Korea
2 Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Energies, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), 123 Cheomdangwagi-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61005, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Republic of Korea
Gi-Cheol Son and Deuk-Kyu Hwang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2056-2

2019, 12(1): 19每23

Address correspondence to Jae-Min Myoung, jmmyoung@yonsei.ac.kr; Moon-Ho Ham, mhham@gist.ac.kr

A protective coating based on highly structured reduced graphene oxide (RGO)/graphene oxide (GO) applied to metal plates is developed by spray coating and subsequent well-controlled annealing. The coating exhibits superior corrosion resistance and adhesion strength compared to those of GO-and RGO-only coatings.

    

In situ observation of synthesized nanoparticles in ultra-dilute aerosols via X-ray scattering

Sarah R. McKibbin1 (*), Sofie Yngman1, Olivier Balmes2, Bengt O. Meuller1, Simon Tågerud1, Maria E. Messing1, Giuseppe Portale3, Michael Sztucki4, Knut Deppert1, Lars Samuelson1, Martin H. Magnusson1, Edvin Lundgren1, and Anders Mikkelsen1 (*)

1 Department of Physics and Nanolund, Lund University, Box 118, 22100 Lund, Sweden
2 MaxIV Laboratory, Lund University, Box 118, 22100 Lund, Sweden
3 University of Groningen, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Nijenborgh 4, NL-9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
4 ESRF 每 The European Synchrotron, CS 40220, 38043 Grenoble Cedex 9, France

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2170-1

2019, 12(1): 25每31

Address correspondence to Sarah R. McKibbin, sarah.mckibbin@ftf.lth.se; Anders Mikkelsen, anders.mikkelsen@sljus.lu.se

We use high-brilliance synchrotron radiation for in situ characterization of aerosol nanoparticles synthesized by spark generation. The nano-aerosol is investigated at various stages of synthesis within the production environment to reveal structural characteristics at ultra-dilute concentrations, even after filtering to produce an industrially relevant narrow size distribution with volume fractions below 3 ℅ 10-10.

    

Two-in-one solution using insect wings to produce graphene-graphite films for efficient electrocatalysis

Huaiyu Li1,∫, Lihan Zhang1,∫, Long Li1,∫, Chaowen Wu1,∫, Yajiao Huo1, Ying Chen1, Xijun Liu1 (*), Xiaoxing Ke2 (*), Jun Luo1 (*), and Gustaaf Van Tendeloo3,4

1 Center for Electron Microscopy, TUT每FEI Joint Lab, Tianjin Key Lab 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 Institute of Microstructure and Property of Advanced Materials, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
3 EMAT, Electron Microscopy for Materials Science, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium
4 Nanostructure Research Centre, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
Huaiyu Li, Lihan Zhang, Long Li, and Chaowen Wu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2172-z

2019, 12(1): 33每39

Address correspondence to Xijun Liu, xjliu@tjut.edu.cn; Xiaoxing Ke, kexiaoxing@bjut.edu.cn; Jun Luo, jluo@tjut.edu.cn

We demonstrate a novel strategy to synthesize graphene-graphite films (GGFs) by heating insect wings coated with FeCl3 in N2 atmosphere. The GGFs exhibited unparalleled performance for catalyzing the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in alkaline media.

    

Photo-controlled release of paclitaxel and model drugs from RNA pyramids

Congcong Xu1, Hui Li1, Kaiming Zhang2, Daniel W. Binzel1, Hongran Yin1, Wah Chiu2,3, and Peixuan Guo1 (*)

1 Center for RNA Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine; Division of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy; Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, College of Medicine and James Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
2 Departments of Bioengineering, Microbiology and Immunology, and James H. Clark Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
3 SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2174-x

2019, 12(1): 41每48

Address correspondence to guo.1091@osu.edu

    

pH-sensitive and biodegradable charge-transfer nanocomplex for second near-infrared photoacoustic tumor imaging

Zhimin Wang1, Paul Kumar Upputuri2, Xu Zhen2, Ruochong Zhang3, Yuyan Jiang2, Xiangzhao Ai1, Zhijun Zhang1, Ming Hu1, Zhenyu Meng1, Yunpeng Lu1, Yuanjing Zheng3, Kanyi Pu2, Manojit Pramanik2 (*), and Bengang Xing1 (*)

1 Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637371, Singapore
2 School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 70 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637459, Singapore
3 School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2175-9

2019, 12(1): 49每55

Address correspondence to Bengang Xing, Bengang@ntu.edu.sg; Manojit Pramanik, manojit@ntu.edu.sg

A pH-sensitive and biodegradable organic charge-transfer nanocomplex acts as new class of photoacoustic probe for tumor acidic microenvironment imaging in the second near-infrared window.

    

Detecting van der Waals forces between a single polymer repeating unit and a solid surface in high vacuum

Wanhao Cai, Chen Xiao, Linmao Qian, and Shuxun Cui (*)

Key Laboratory of Advanced Technologies of Materials (Ministry of Education), Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
Wanhao Cai and Chen Xiao contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2176-8

2019, 12(1): 57每61

Address correspondence to cuishuxun@swjtu.edu.cn

By removing the solvent molecules and surface adsorbed water in high vacuum, the situation of the forces exerted on the surface adsorbed molecule is greatly simplified. The van der Waals forces between a single polymer repeating unit and a solid surface have been successfully measured by atomic force microscopy (AFM)- based single-molecule force spectroscopy (SMFS) in high vacuum.

    

Origin of strong and narrow localized surface plasmon resonance of copper nanocubes

Peng Zheng1,∫, Haibin Tang1,∫, Botong Liu1,2, Sujan Kasani1,3, Ling Huang2 (*), and Nianqiang Wu1 (*)

1 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6106, USA
2 Institute of Advanced Materials, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211816, China
3 Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA
Peng Zheng and Haibin Tang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2178-6

2019, 12(1): 63每68

Address correspondence to Ling Huang, iamlhuang@njtech.edu.cn; Nianqiang Wu, nick.wu@mail.wvu.edu

Cu nanocubes are found to support strong plasmonic corner mode, which is spectrally separated from interband transitions. This opens opportunities for the development of inexpensive copper-based plasmonic nanomaterials.

    

Facile preparation of unique three-dimensional (3D)汐-MnO2/MWCNTs macroporous hybrid as the high-performance cathode of rechargeable Li-O2 batteries

Shuiyun Shen1, Aiming Wu1, Guofeng Xia1, Guanghua Wei2, Xiaohui Yan1, Yao Zhang1, Fengjuan Zhu1, Jiewei Yin1, and Junliang Zhang1 (*)

1 Institute of Fuel Cells, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
2 SJTU-Paris Tech Elite Institute of Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2182-x

2019, 12(1): 69每75

Address correspondence to junliang.zhang@sjtu.edu.cn

Unique 3D macroporous 汐-MnO2/MWCNTs electrode improves capacity and durability of Li-O2 batteries.

    

Surface molecular doping of all-inorganic perovskite using zethrenes molecules

Arramel1 (*), Hu Pan2, Aozhen Xie3,4,5, Songyan Hou3,4, Xinmao Yin1,6, Chi Sin Tang1,6,7, Nguyen T. Hoa3, Muhammad D. Birowosuto3, Hong Wang3,4, Cuong Dang3,4,5 (*), Andrivo Rusydi1,6,8, Andrew T. S. Wee1,9,10, and Jishan Wu2 (*)

1 Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, 2 Science Drive 3, Singapore 117542, Singapore
2 Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 3, Singapore 117543, Singapore
3 CINTRA UMI CNRS/NTU/THALES 3288, Research Techno Plaza, 50 Nanyang Drive, Level 6, Border X Block, Singapore 637553, Singapore
4 School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
5 Energy Research Institute @NTU (ERI@N), Nanyang Technological University, Research Techno Plaza, X-Frontier Block, Level 5, 50 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637553, Singapore
6 Singapore Synchrotron Light Source, National University of Singapore, 5 Research Link, Singapore 1176033, Singapore
7 NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS), National University of Singapore, Singapore 117456, Singapore
8 NUSNNI-NanoCore, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117411, Singapore
9 Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), 2 Fusionopolis Way, Innovis, Singapore 138634, Singapore
10 Centre for Advanced 2D Materials, National University of Singapore, Block S14, Level 6, 6 Science Drive 2, Singapore 117546, Singapore

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2183-9

2019, 12(1): 77每84

Address correspondence to Arramel, phyarr@nus.edu.sg; Cuong Dang, HCDang@ntu.edu.sg; Jishan Wu, chmwuj@nus.edu.sg

The interfacial electronic nature between two kinetically-blocked zethrene molecules on CsPbBr3 crystal is investigated. The directionality of charge transfer at the organic/perovskite interface is investigated using photoelectron spectroscopy.

    

Dynamic nanoscale imaging of enriched CO adlayer on Pt(111) confined under h-BN monolayer in ambient pressure atmospheres

Hao Wu1,2, Pengju Ren3,4, Peng Zhao4, Zhongmiao Gong5, Xiaodong Wen3,4, Yi Cui5 (*), Qiang Fu2 (*), and Xinhe Bao1,2

1 Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
2 State Key Lab of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China
3 National Energy Center for Coal to Clean Fuels, Synfuels China Co., Ltd, Beijing 101400, China
4 State Key Laboratory of Coal Conversion, Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan 030001, China
5 Vacuum Interconnected Nanotech Workstation, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2184-8

2019, 12(1): 85每90

Address correspondence to Yi Cui, ycui2015@sinano.ac.cn; Qiang Fu, qfu@dicp.ac.cn

Monolayer h-BN is transparent for imaging of CO molecules underneath by near ambient pressure STM, showing confinementinduced enrichment of CO adsorption in nanospace between h-BN and Pt(111).

    

Orientation-controlled, low-temperature plasma growth and applications of h-BN nanosheets

Ivan Sergeevich Merenkov1,2 (*), Mikhail Sergeevich Myshenkov3, Yuri Mikhailovich Zhukov3, Yohei Sato4, Tatyana Sergeevna Frolova5,6,7, Denis Vasilevich Danilov3, Igor Alekseevich Kasatkin3, Oleg Sergeevich Medvedev3, Roman Vladimirovich Pushkarev1, Olga Ivanovna Sinitsyna5,7, Masami Terauchi4, Irina Alekseevna Zvereva3, Marina Leonidovna Kosinova1, and Ken Ostrikov8,9

1 Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
2 Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg 620002, Russia
3 Saint-Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
4 IMRAM, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
5 Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
6 Vorozhtsov Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
7 Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
8 School of Physics, Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
9 CSIRO-QUT Joint Sustainable Processes and Devices Laboratory, P.O. Box 218, Lindfield NSW 2070, Australia

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2185-7

2019, 12(1): 91每99

Address correspondence to merenkov@niic.nsc.ru

In this study, we present low-temperature plasma synthesis of vertically oriented hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) nanosheets with different morphology-maze-like and wavy. The morphological type can be easily and effectively controlled by the deposition temperature. The high thermal stability, oxidation resistivity and significant antibacterial effect of h-BN nanosheets were demonstrated.

    

Large unsaturated room temperature negative magnetoresistance in graphene foam composite for wearable and flexible magnetoelectronics

Rizwan Ur Rehman Sagar1,2,3, Massimiliano Galluzzi1,4, Alberto Garc赤a-Peñas1,2, Masroor Ahmad Bhat1,2, Min Zhang3, and Florian J. Stadler1 (*)

1 College of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Polymer Science and Technology, Guangdong Research Center for Interfacial Engineering of Functional Materials, Nanshan District Key Lab for Biopolymers and Safety Evaluation, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
2 Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems of Ministry of Education and Guangdong Province, College of Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
3 Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
4 Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Nanobiomechanics, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen 518055, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2186-6

2019, 12(1): 101每107

Address correspondence to fjstadler@szu.edu.cn

Room temperature positive magnetoresistance (PMR) in graphene is a conventional phenomenon but we observed large negative magnetoresistance (NMR) in GF/polydimethylsiloxane (GF/PDMS) at room temperature for the first time.

    

Highly bright and low turn-on voltage CsPbBr3 quantum dot LEDs via conjugation molecular ligand exchange

Guopeng Li1, Jingsheng Huang2, Yanqing Li2, Jianxin Tang2 (*), and Yang Jiang1 (*)

1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China
2 Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2187-5

2019, 12(1): 109每114

Address correspondence to Yang Jiang, apjiang@hfut.edu.cn; Jianxin Tang, jxtang@suda.edu.cn

A uniform and low-roughness CsPbBr3 quantum-dot film with high photoluminescence quantum yield (PLQY) can be prepared via the solid-solution ligand-exchange method with 羽-conjugation molecules. A highly bright CsPbBr3 quantum dot light-emitting diode (QLED) with a luminance of 12,650 cd/m2 can be fabricated with PEABr treatment.

    

Strong dual-crosslinked hydrogels for ultrasound-triggered drug delivery

Wenxu Sun1,∫, Heting Jiang1,∫, Xin Wu1,∫, Zhengyu Xu1, Chen Yao2,3, Juan Wang1, Meng Qin1, Qing Jiang2,3, Wei Wang1 (*), Dongquan Shi2,3 (*), and Yi Cao1 (*)

1 Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructure, and Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
2 Department of Sports Medicine and Adult Reconstructive surgery, Drum Tower Hospital; Medical School, State Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Life Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210008, China
3 Joint Research Center for Bone and Joint Disease, Model Animal Research Center (MARC), School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and State Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Life Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
Wenxu Sun, Heting Jiang, and Xin Wu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2188-4

2019, 12(1): 115每119

Address correspondence to Wei Wang, wangwei@nju.edu.cn; Dongquan Shi, shidongquan1215@163.com; Yi Cao, caoyi@nju.edu.cn

A dual crosslinked hydrogel containing dynamic covalent boronate ester bonds between the anti-inflammation drug, tannic acid, and the hydrogel backbone was engineered for ultrasound triggered drug release. The unique nanoscale architecture of the hydrogel network greatly prevents basal drug release under normal stressful physiological conditions.

    

Growth mechanism of CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals by a co-precipitation method in a CSTR system

Jibin Zhang, Lianwei Fan, Junli Li, Xiangfu Liu, Rongwen Wang, Lei Wang, and Guoli Tu (*)

Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2190-x

2019, 12(1): 121每127

Address correspondence to tgl@hust.edu.cn

A continuous stirred-tank reactor (CSTR) system was used to retard the reaction rate by controlling the rate of precursors fed into toluene. This scheme helps us observe useful intermediate stages to gain insight into the growth mechanism of CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals.

    

The influence of physiological environment on the targeting effect of aptamer-guided gold nanoparticles

Ding Ding1,†, Yinling Zhang1, Edward A. Sykes2, Long Chen3, Zhuo Chen1 (*), and Weihong Tan1,4 (*)

1 Molecular Science and Biomedicine Laboratory (MBL), State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Bio-Sensing and Chemometrics, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and College of Life Sciences Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
2 School of Medicine, Queen*s University, 81 Barrie Street, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6, Canada
3 Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Avenida da Universidade, Macau Taipa 999078, China
4 Department of Chemistry, Departments of Physiology and Functional Genomics, Center for Research at the Bio/Nano Interface, UF Health Cancer Center, UF Genetics Institute and McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
Present address: Institute of Molecular Medicine, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2191-9

2019, 12(1): 129每135

Address correspondence to Zhuo Chen, zhuochen@hnu.edu.cn; Weihong Tan, tan@chem.ufl.edu

The physiological environment changed targeting nanomaterials surface chemistry and rendered them biological identities leading to the variations of targeting efficiency. This dynamic changing process involving protein corona blocking, targeting ligands desorption and enzymatic cleavage adversely affected aptamer-guided gold nanoparticles targeting efficiency.

    

Precise control of graphene etching by remote hydrogen plasma

Bangjun Ma1,∫, Shizhao Ren1,∫, Peiqi Wang1, Chuancheng Jia1, and Xuefeng Guo1,2 (*)

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Bangjun Ma and Shizhao Ren contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2192-8

2019, 12(1): 137每142

Address correspondence to guoxf@pku.edu.cn

The reaction process of graphene etching by atomic hydrogen, especially the anisotropic etching effect, is elucidated in detail based on a custom-built remote hydrogen plasma etching system. Using the knowledge gained about the relevant mechanisms, controlled preparation of graphene edges with specified zigzag and armchair configuration is achieved, which promises precise control of the electronic properties of graphene.

    

Quasi-two-dimensional 汕-Ga2O3 field effect transistors with large drain current density and low contact resistance via controlled formation of interfacial oxygen vacancies

Zhen Li, Yihang Liu, Anyi Zhang, Qingzhou Liu, Chenfei Shen, Fanqi Wu, Chi Xu, Mingrui Chen, Hongyu Fu, and Chongwu Zhou (*)

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 90089, USA
Zhen Li and Yihang Liu contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2193-7

2019, 12(1): 143每148

Address correspondence to chongwuz@usc.edu

In this study, we report that n-type 汕-Ga2O3 FETs made with Ti/Au contacts could exhibit large saturation drain current density of ~3.1 mA/米m and low contact resistance of ~0.387 Ω·mm after annealing in argon atmosphere.

    

Space-confined growth of monolayer ReSe2 under a graphene layer on Au foils

Chunyu Xie1,2,∫, Shaolong Jiang1,2,∫, Xiaolong Zou3,∫, Yuanwei Sun4,5, Liyun Zhao1, Min Hong1,2, Shulin Chen4,6, Yahuan Huan1,2, Jianping Shi1,2, Xiebo Zhou1,2, Zhepeng Zhang1,2, Pengfei Yang1,2, Yuping Shi1,2, Porun Liu7, Qing Zhang1, Peng Gao4,5,8, 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 Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI), Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
4 Electron Microscopy Laboratory, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
5 International Center for Quantum Materials, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
6 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
7 Centre for Clean Environment and Energy, Griffith University, Gold Coast 4222, Australia
8 Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100871, China
Chunyu Xie, Shaolong Jiang, and Xiaolong Zou contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2194-6

2019, 12(1): 149每157

Address correspondence to yanfengzhang@pku.edu.cn

Graphene/ReSe2 heterostructures have been synthesized on Au foils via a facile chemical vapor deposition route. Interestingly, the second-grown ReSe2 preferentially evolves at the interface between the first-grown graphene and the Au substrate, thus providing a clear example of the confined growth of a two-dimensional (2D) material. The edges and domain boundaries of graphene are proposed to be the preferred intercalation pathways for the ReSe2 precursors.

    

Porous N-doped-carbon coated CoSe2 anchored on carbon cloth as 3D photocathode for dye-sensitized solar cell with efficiency and stability outperforming Pt

Wenli Lu, Rui Jiang, Xiong Yin (*), and Leyu Wang (*)

State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
Wenli Lu and Rui Jiang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2195-5

2019, 12(1): 159每163

Address correspondence to Leyu Wang, lywang@mail.buct.edu.cn ; Xiong Yin, yinxiong@mail.buct.edu.cn

CoSe2@N-C supported on carbon cloth is fabricated as 3D photocathode for dye-sensitized solar cell with both high efficiency and long-term stability, outperforming Pt counterpart.

    

Pseudogap, Fermi arc, and Peierls-insulating phase induced by 3D每2D crossover in monolayer VSe2

Yuki Umemoto1, Katsuaki Sugawara1,2,3 (*), Yuki Nakata1, Takashi Takahashi1,2,3, and Takafumi Sato1,2

1 Department of Physics, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578, Japan
2 WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
3 Center for Spintronics Research Network, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577, Japan

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2196-4

2019, 12(1): 165每169

Address to correspondence to k.sugawara@arpes.phys.tohoku.ac.jp

We have fabricated monolayer VSe2 film by molecular beam epitaxy and investigated its electronic state by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES). We found an insulating gap on the entire Fermi surface in the charge-density-wave state as well as a pseudogap with a Fermi arc in the normal state. The present result opens a pathway toward understanding the interplay between the dimensionality and the novel physical properties in atomic-layer transition-metal dichalcogenides.

    

Few-layer formamidinium lead bromide nanoplatelets for ultrapuregreen and high-efficiency light-emitting diodes

Huan Fang, Wei Deng, Xiujuan Zhang (*), Xiuzhen Xu, Meng Zhang, Jiansheng Jie, and Xiaohong Zhang (*)

Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology (NANO-CIC), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials & Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2197-3

2019, 12(1): 171每176

Address correspondence to Xiujuan Zhang, xjzhang@suda.edu.cn; Xiaohong Zhang, xiaohong_zhang@suda.edu.cn

We achieved ※greenest§ light-emitting diodes with a high external quantum efficiency (EQE) of 3.53% using few-layer FAPbBr3 nanoplatelets.

    

Janus electrode with simultaneous management on gas and liquid transport for boosting oxygen reduction reaction

Yingjie Li1,∫, Haichuan Zhang1,∫, Nana Han1, Yun Kuang1, Junfeng Liu1, Wen Liu1 (*), Haohong Duan3 (*), and Xiaoming Sun1,2 (*)

1 Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
2 College of Energy, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
3 Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA, UK
Yingjie Li and Haichuan Zhang contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2199-1

2019, 12(1): 177每182

Address correspondence to Wen Liu, wenliu@mail.buct.edu.cn; haohong Duan, haohong.duan@chem.ox.ac.uk; Xiaoming Sun sunxm@mail.buct.edu.cn

Janus electrode with asymmetric wettability possesses a proper aerophilic thickness which can not only capture and keep stable gas film as O2 reservoir shortening the O2 transport pathway to active sites in gas/solid/liquid interface, but also provides channels for ion transport. The special Janus film exhibited high oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity and rapid current growth, superior over the superaerophilic and superaerophobic electrodes.

    

In-situ fabrication of PtSe2/GaN heterojunction for self-powered deep ultraviolet photodetector with ultrahigh current on/off ratio and detectivity

Ranran Zhuo1,∫, Longhui Zeng2,∫, Huiyu Yuan2, Di Wu1 (*), Yuange Wang1, Zhifeng Shi1, Tingting Xu1, Yongtao Tian1, Xinjian Li1 (*), and Yuen Hong Tsang2 (*)

1 School of Physics and Engineering, and Key Laboratory of Material Physics, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450052, China
2 Department of Applied Physics and Materials Research Center, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Ranran Zhuo and Longhui Zeng contributed equally to this work.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2200-z

2019, 12(1): 183每189

Address correspondence to Di Wu, wudi1205@zzu.edu.cn; Xinjian Li, lixj@zzu.edu.cn; Yuen Hong Tsang, yuen.tsang@polyu.edu.hk

The self-powered PtSe2/GaN heterojunction deep ultraviolet photodetectors are constructed by in-situ synthesis of two-dimensional (2D) PtSe2 thin films on GaN substrates, which exhibit excellent photoresponse properties to the deep ultraviolet with ultrahigh device performances.

    

Enhancement of the hydrogen evolution performance by finely tuning the morphology of Co-based catalyst without changing chemical composition

Wenling Gu1,2, Liuyong Hu1,2, Changshuai Shang1,2, Jing Li1 (*), and Erkang Wang1 (*)

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

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2201-y

2019, 12(1): 191每196

Address correspondence to Erkang Wang, ekwang@ciac.ac.cn; Jing Li, lijingce@ciac.ac.cn

By tuning the morphologies of precursors, the higher surface area and faster electron transfer of the final catalysts are afforded, proving the feasibility to enhance the catalytic property by tuning the morphology without changing the chemical composition.

    

Nanoscale chemical imaging of individual chemotherapeutic cytarabineloaded liposomal nanocarriers

Karin Wieland1, Georg Ramer2,3, Victor U. Weiss4, Guenter Allmaier4, Bernhard Lendl1, and Andrea Centrone2 (*)

1 Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, Research Division Environmental, Process Analytics and Sensors, TU Wien, Vienna 1060, Austria
2 Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
3 Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
4 Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, Research Division Instrumental and Imaging Analytical Chemistry, TU Wien, Vienna 1060, Austria

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2202-x

2019, 12(1): 197每203

Address correspondence to andrea.centrone@nist.gov

Chemically-sensitive label-free photothermal induced resonance (PTIR) measurements provide insights into cytarabine drug distribution in individual liposomes (~80 nm diameter) with nanoscale resolution and enable liposome classification. A novel tapping-mode PTIR method based on heterodyne non-linear frequency mixing enables better characterization of the mechanically complacent (soft) liposomes and detection of ~103 cytarabine molecules (~1.7 zmol) encapsulated by a single liposome.

    

Porous nitrogen-doped carbon/MnO coaxial nanotubes as an efficient sulfur host for lithium sulfur batteries

Chao Lin1, Longbing Qu2, Jiantao Li1, Zhengyang Cai1, Haoyun Liu1, Pan He1, Xu Xu1 (*), and Liqiang Mai1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Luoshi Road 122, Wuhan 430070, China
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2203-9

2019, 12(1): 205每210

Address correspondence to Xu Xu, xuxu@whut.edu.cn; Liqiang Mai, mlq518@whut.edu.cn

Porous nitrogen-doped carbon/MnO coaxial nanotubes (MnO@PNC) are prepared and used as a functional sulfur host for lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries. The host exhibits continuous conductivity network and excellent chemical interaction with polysulfides. When employed for cathodes of Li-S batteries, MnO@PNC-S shows superior rate performance and cyclability.

    

Ultrathin wavy Rh nanowires as highly effective electrocatalysts for methanol oxidation reaction with ultrahigh ECSA

Xiaoyang Fu1, Zipeng Zhao2, Chengzhang Wan1, Yiliu Wang1, Zheng Fan1, Frank Song1, Bocheng Cao1, Mufan Li1, Wang Xue1, Yu Huang2,3 (*), and Xiangfeng Duan1,3 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
3 California Nanosystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2204-8

2019, 12(1): 211每215

Address correspondence to Yu Huang, yhuang@seas.ucla.edu; Xiangfeng Duan, xduan@chem.ucla.edu

The ultrathin Rh wavy nanowire was studied as a highly effective methanol oxidation reaction (MOR) electrocatalyst with an ultrahigh electrochemically active surface area (ECSACO) of 144.2 m2/g and mass activity of 722 mA/mg at 0.61 V, which is considerably higher than many previously reported Rh and Pt-Based electrocatalysts at the same potential.

    

Dendrite-free all-solid-state lithium batteries with lithium phosphorous oxynitride-modified lithium metal anode and composite solid electrolytes

Chunhua Wang1,2,3, Guoliang Bai2 (*), Yifu Yang1 (*), Xingjiang Liu3 (*), and Huixia Shao1

1 Hubei Key Lab. of Electrochemical Power Sources, College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
2 Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic and Magnetism Functional Materials, Key Laboratory of Functional Coordination Compounds of Anhui Higher Education Institutes, Anqing Normal University, Anqing 246011, China
3 National Key Lab. of Power Sources, Tianjin Institute of Power Sources, Tianjin 300381, China

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2205-7

2019, 12(1): 217每223

Address correspondence to Yifu Yang, for_paper@126.com; Guoliang Bai, baiguoliang@aqnu.edu.cn; Xingjiang Liu, xjliu@nklps.org

A novel method for suppressing Li dendrites via using Li phosphorous oxynitride (LiPON) modified Li anode and Li1.5Al0.5Ge1.5(PO4)3-poly (ethylene oxide)(Li bistrifluoromethane-sulfonimide)(LAGP-PEO (LiTFSI)) composite solid electrolyte in all solid-state Li battery is proposed. The LiPON thin film can form a stable interphase between Li metal anode and LAGPPEO (LiTFSI) solid electrolyte at a perfectly close contact. LiPON film can also prevent the Li metal anode from dendrite formation.

    

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