Volume 12

Issue 06,2019

(33 articles)


Xiqi Zhang1 and Lei Jiang1,2,3 (*)

Ultrafast ions transportation through all sodium-potassium pump nanochannels simultaneously in the membrane leads to quantum-confined ion superfluid (QISF) wave along the neuronal axon, which acts as an information medium in the ultrafast nerve signal transmission.
2019, 12(6): 1219–1221
Published: 29 May 2019

Abha A. Gosavi1,2, James L. Hedrick1,2, Peng-Cheng Chen2,3, Justin M. Notestein1 (*), and Chad A. Mirkin1,2,3,4 (*)

Metal nanoparticles, supported on amorphous SiO2, form nanopores in the SiO2 when heated above 1,000℃. In this paper, we show that this behavior is general to a variety of metals (Au, Ag, Cu, Pd, and Pt) and demonstrate a way to control the extent of entrenchment. Further, we propose a mechanism and explain that this entrenchment occurs due to the glass-transition exhibited by amorphous SiO2.
2019, 12(6): 1223–1228
Published: 29 May 2019

Xiaolan Xue, Renpeng Chen, Changzeng Yan, Peiyang Zhao, Yi Hu, Wenjun Zhang, Songyuan Yang, and Zhong Jin ()

This review presents the research progresses on the design of photo(electro)catalysts and electrocatalysts for N2 reduction reaction towards ammonia synthesis in aqueous solutions under ambient conditions and discusses the challenges and prospects of artificial nitrogen fixation.
2019, 12(6): 1229–1249
Published: 29 May 2019

Yu Su1, Tiantian Xue1, Yuxin Liu1, Jinxia Qi1, Rongchao Jin2 (), and Zhenkun Lin1 ()

Luminescent metal nanoclusters possess unique properties and hold promise in biomedical applications, including diagnosis and treatment of diseases, especially for tumors and cancers.
2019, 12(6): 1251–1265
Published: 29 May 2019

Chunhong Chen, Lei Xie, and Yong Wang ()

Nature creates abundant organisms with not only isotropic but also anisotropic structures, as is the same with nanofabrication of materials. In this minireview, we summarize the latest synthesis methodologies of anisotropic carbon and silica-based nanoparticles.
2019, 12(6): 1267–1278
Published: 29 May 2019

Ling Liang1,§, Na Chen1,§, Yiyi Jia1, Qinqin Ma2, Jie Wang2, Quan Yuan1,2 (), and Weihong Tan1

This review is organized around the engineering of different type of long-lived near-infrared persistent luminescence nanoprobes (NIR PLNPs) for time-resolved biosensing/bioimaging, such as transition metal ions-doped NIR PLNPs, lanthanide ions-doped NIR PLNPs, organic molecules-based NIR PLNPs, and semiconducting polymer self-assembled NIR PLNPs.
2019, 12(6): 1279–1292
Published: 29 May 2019

Pang-Chia Chang1,§, Chia-Yu Chang2,3,§, Wen-Bin Jian1 (), Chiun-Jye Yuan2,3, Yu-Chang Chen3, and Chia-Ching Chang2,3,4 ()

DNA-guided nickel ion chain (Ni-DNA) nanowire device is a novel memelement exhibiting multiple functions, including memresistor, memcapicitor and redox-based negative differential resistance (NDR) effect. These unique characteristics make Ni-DNA-based nanoelectronic device the potential core components for the future memcomputing.
2019, 12(6): 1293–1300
Published: 29 May 2019

Zhengqing Liu1,2, Xiao Zhang2, Yue Gong3,4, Qipeng Lu2, Zhicheng Zhang2, Hongfei Cheng2, Qinglang Ma2, Junze Chen2, Meiting Zhao2, Bo Chen2, Ye Chen2, Xue-Jun Wu2, Pengfei Yin2, Lin Gu3,4,5 (*), Yaping Du1 (*), and Hua Zhang2 (*)

MoX2 (X = Se or S) monolayers with high-concentration 1T′ phase were synthesized through the colloidal synthesis strategy by using 4H/face-centered cubic (fcc)-Au nanorods as templates to form 4H/fcc-Au@MoX2 nanocomposites, which exhibited excellent electrocatalytic performance for hydrogen evolution reaction in acid medium.
2019, 12(6): 1301–1305
Published: 29 May 2019

Wenjun Zhu1,§, Yu Yang2,§, Qiutong Jin1, Yu Chao1, Longlong Tian1, Jingjing Liu1, Ziliang Dong1, and Zhuang Liu1 (*)

Two-dimensional-NMOFs composed of Zn2+ and tetrakis (4-carboxyphenyl) porphyrin (TCPP) are fabricated and functionalized with polyethylene glycol (PEG). Compared to their particulate counterpart, such 2D-NMOFs show greatly increased drug loading capacity and enhanced light-triggered singlet oxygen production, promising for chemotherapy and photodynamic therapy (PDT) with efficient biodegradation and rapid renal clearance.
2019, 12(6): 1307–1312
Published: 29 May 2019

Junjie Yan1,2,3,4,§, Xudong Zhang1,3,4,§, Yang Liu5, Yanqi Ye1,3,4, Jicheng Yu1,3,4, Qian Chen1,3,4, Jinqiang Wang1,3,4, Yuqi Zhang1,3,4, Quanyin Hu1,3,4, Yang Kang1,3,4, Min Yang2 (*), and Zhen Gu1,3,4,6,7 (*)

Utilization of ultrasmall water-soluble melanin nanoparticles (MNPs) as a ligand not only can achieve excellent stability in aqueous solutions, but also can realize the shape-controlled synthesis of LM nanodroplets. Among various shapes, LM nanorices presented the best photothermal conversion efficiency and performed as a new kind of photothermal ablation agents.
2019, 12(6): 1313–1320
Published: 29 May 2019