Volume 12

Issue 07,2019

(30 articles)


Kumar Vikrant1, Vanish Kumar2, Kowsalya Vellingiri3, and Ki-Hyun Kim1 (*)

The advantageous characteristics of nanomaterials offer them superior performance in the treatment of Cd from aqueous solutions.
2019, 12(7): 1489–1507
Published: 7 March 2019

Yanfang Geng, Qingdao Zeng (*), and Chen Wang (*)

The present review specifically aims to comprehensively summarize the reported fullerene-based novel functional nanostructures thus far, generalize monolayer and multilayer of fullerenes such as C60, C70, and their derivatives by incorporating different organic molecules, and provide an overview and outlook for practical importance of these assembled structures.
2019, 12(7): 1509–1537
Published: 2 March 2019

Jicheng Yu1, Yuqi Zhang1, Jinqiang Wang1,2, Di Wen1,2, Anna R. Kahkoska3, John B. Buse3, and Zhen Gu1,2,3,4 (*)

A transformative oral insulin delivery method is developed for postprandial glycemic regulation. Insulin-loaded liposomes with glucose-sensitive hyaluronic acid shell can respond to the elevated intestinal glucose levels following digestion of a meal, thereby facilitating enhanced intestinal absorption in an Fc receptor (FcRn)-mediated transport pathway. This glucose-triggered “smart insulin pill” can remarkably reduce postprandial blood sugar levels in a chemically-induced type 1 diabetic mouse model.
2019, 12(7): 1539–1545
Published: 18 December 2018

Ester M. Palmero1,3 (*), Miguel Méndez2, Silvia González2, Cristina Bran1, Víctor Vega2, Manuel Vázquez1, and Víctor M. Prida2

A combined fabrication method involving electrochemical anodization, atomic layer deposition (ALD) and electrodeposition techniques has allowed for the novel synthesis of bi-segmented nanowires with a well-defined and sharp transition between segments. Their magnetic characterization and study by the first-order reversal curve (FORC) determined stepwise magnetization reversal process that permits a controlled domain wall movement making these bi-segmented nanowires an interesting alternative for their application in novel ultrahigh-density data storage devices.
2019, 12(7): 1547–1553
Published: 11 April 2019

Zhuoliang Jiang1,§, Hui Sun1,§ (*), Wenke Shi1, Tianhang Zhou3, Jianyong Hu1, Jingyang Cheng1, Pengfei Hu1, and Shigang Sun2

ZIF-67 was used as precursor template and heat treated at different temperature to produce Co3O4 catalysts with different morphologies. When calcinated at 350℃, Co3O4 nanocage (Co-cage) with unique structure and excellent catalytic performance was obtained. The Co-cage stably delivered long cycle-life of 132 cycles at limited capacity of 1,000 mAh·g-1 under current density of 0.5 A·g-1.
2019, 12(7): 1555–1562
Published: 2 April 2019

Qian Wang, Di Li, Junyan Xiao, Fucheng Guo, and Limin Qi (*)

Light-induced reversible self-assembly (LIRSA) of gold nanorods without any chemical functionalizations is realized through photoswitchable adsorption of an anionic azobenzene derivate AzoNa, which is caused by the reversible change between a nearly neutral state and a highly charged state of the gold nanorods (GNRs) arising from the photoswichable adsorption of AzoNa triggered by photoisomerization.
2019, 12(7): 1563–1569
Published: 12 April 2019

Feng Duan1,2,§, Weiwei Li1,§, Guorui Wang1, Chuanxin Weng1,2, Hao Jin1, Hui Zhang1 (*), and Zhong Zhang1 (*)

Insulating graphene oxide sheet is applied to work as a protect layer for flexible transparent conductive silver nanowire coating. The graphene oxide sheets effectively improve the electrical conductivity, chemical and mechanical durability of silver nanowire coating due to decreased contact resistance for strong interaction between graphene oxide and substrate as well as extra conductive channels provided by graphene oxide sheets.
2019, 12(7): 1571–1577
Published: 16 April 2019

Zhuohao Zhang, Zhuoyue Chen, Lingyu Sun, Xiaoxuan Zhang, and Yuanjin Zhao (*)

A novel bio-inspired angle-independent structural material by simply doping spinous pollen particles into the colloidal crystal arrays can reflect the light to a wide range of viewing angles, which impart the derived materials with the same wide angle of structural colors. These angleindependent structural color materials are expected to open a new chapter in the research fields of coloration sensing, anti-counterfeiting labels, etc.
2019, 12(7): 1579–1584
Published: 12 April 2019

Hao Li1, Jian Huang2, Yang Liu1 (*), Fang Lu4, Jun Zhong1, Yong Wang3, Shuiming Li3, Yeshayahu Lifshitz1,5 (*), Shuit-Tong Lee1, and Zhenhui Kang1 (*)

The degradable carbon dots are efficient and crucial in promoting dicotyledons growth.
2019, 12(7): 1585–1593
Published: 15 April 2019

Irina V. Martynenko1 (*), Anvar S. Baimuratov2, Florian Weigert1, José X. Soares3, Lorena Dhamo1, Philip Nickl1, Ilona Doerfel1, Jutta Pauli1, Ivan D. Rukhlenko2, Alexander V. Baranov2,4 (*), and Ute Resch-Genger1 (*)

A systematic study of the excitation energy dependence (EED) of the spectral position, spectral bandwidth, and quantum yield (QY) of the photoluminescence (PL) of sets of ternary AgInS2/ZnS quantum dots (QDs) of different size and size distribution, chemical composition, and surface ligands is presented. Our results demonstrate the considerable potential of EED PL spectroscopy for providing insights into the electronic energy structure and band gap energies of ternary I-III-VI group QDs with their inhomogeneously broadened PL. Single particle spectroscopy confirms the inhomogeneous broadening which was subsequently explained by theoretical modeling.
2019, 12(7): 1595–1603
Published: 22 April 2019