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Strategies for improving the storage performance of silicon-based anodes in lithium-ion batteries

Wei Tao1, Ping Wang1, Ya You2, Kyusung Park2, Cao-Yu Wang1, Yong-Ke Li1, Fei-Fei Cao1 (*), and Sen Xin2 (*)

1 College of Science, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA

2019, 12(8): 1739每1749

Address correspondence to Fei-Fei Cao,; Sen Xin,

Targeting at the electrochemical drawbacks of silicon anode during its use in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), this perspective introduces several nano-strategies for improving the lithium storage performance of siliconbased anode materials.


Heterostructures in two-dimensional colloidal metal chalcogenides: Synthetic fundamentals and applications

Yuho Min1,∫, Eunmi Im3,∫, Geon-Tae Hwang1, Jong-Woo Kim1, Cheol-Woo Ahn1, Jong-Jin Choi1, Byung-Dong Hahn1, Joon-Hwan Choi1, Woon-Ha Yoon1, Dong-Soo Park1, Dong Choon Hyun2, and Geon Dae Moon3 (*)

1 Functional Ceramics Department, Powder & Ceramics Division, Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), Changwon, Gyeongnam, 51508, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, 41566, Republic of Korea
3 Dongnam Regional Division, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Busan, 46938, Republic of Korea
Yuho Min and Eunmi Im contributed equally to this work.

2019, 12(8): 1750每1769

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Solution-based constructing two-dimensional (2D) metal chalcongenide (MC) heterostructures are based on thermodynamic and kinetic aspects related to growth mechanism determining their final morphologies leading to different physical and chemical features.


Immune-adjuvant loaded Bi2Se3 nanocage for photothermal-improved PD-L1 checkpoint blockade immune-tumor metastasis therapy

Yilin Song, Yidan Wang, Siyu Wang, Yu Cheng, Qianglan Lu, Lifang Yang, Fengping Tan, and Nan Li (*)

Tianjin Key Laboratory of Drug Delivery & High-Efficiency, School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China

2019, 12(8): 1770每1780

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Immunogenic Bi2Se3 Nanocages mediated photothermal therapy sensitizes tumors to checkpoint inhibition mediated by a PD-L1 antibody, not only ablating cancer cells upon NIR laser but also causing strong anti-cancer immunity to suppress distant tumor growth post PTT.


Exploring the synthesis conditions to control the morphology of goldiron oxide heterostructures

Pablo Tancredi1,∫, Luelc Souza da Costa2,3,∫, Sebastian Calderon4, Oscar Moscoso-Londoño5,6, Leandro M. Socolovsky7, Paulo J. Ferreira4,8, Diego Muraca5, Daniela Zanchet2 (*), and Marcelo Knobel5 (*)

1 Laboratory of Amorphous Solids, INTECIN, Faculty of Engineering, University of Buenos Aires 每 CONICET, Buenos Aires, CP C1063ACV, Argentina
2 Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), CP6154, 13083-970, Campinas, SP, Brazil
3 Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano), Rua Giuseppe M芍ximo Scolfaro 10000, Campinas, SP, Brazil
4 International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Av. Mestre Jos谷 Veiga s/n, 4715-330 Braga, Portugal
5 ※Gleb Wataghin§ Institute of Physics, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), CEP 13083-859, Campinas, SP, Brazil
6 Autonomous University of Manizales, Antigua Estaci車n del Ferrocarril, Manizales, CP 170001, Colombia
7 Facultad Regional Santa Cruz, Universidad Tecnol車gica Nacional - CIT Santa Cruz (CONICET) 每 Av de los Inmigrantes 555, R赤o Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina
8 Materials Science and Engineering Program, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
Pablo Tancredi and Luelc Souza da Costa contributed equally to this work.

2019, 12(8): 1781每1788

Address correspondence to Daniela Zanchet,; Marcelo Knobel,

A detailed structural analysis of a set of Au/FeOx nano-heterostructures is presented. The events of heterogeneous nucleation and the final morphology of the samples were controlled by carefully tuning the synthesis conditions.


A laser ablated graphene-based flexible self-powered pressure sensor for human gestures and finger pulse monitoring

Partha Sarati Das, Ashok Chhetry, Pukar Maharjan, M. Salauddin Rasel, and Jae Yeong Park (*)

Micro/Nano Devices & Packaging Lab., Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Kwangwoon University, Seoul, 01897, Republic of Korea
Partha Sarati Das and Ashok Chhetry contributed equally to this work.

2019, 12(8): 1789每1795

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Laser ablated graphene-based flexible self-powered pressure sensor fabricated by stacking microstructured polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and polyethylene terephthalate/indium tin oxide (PET/ITO) reveals high sensitivity and stable response over > 4,000 compression每release cycles. The approach is highly efficient, scalable and cost-effective for self-powered systems.


Crystalline InGaZnO quaternary nanowires with superlattice structure for high-performance thin-film transistors

Fangzhou Li1, SenPo Yip1,2,3, Ruoting Dong1,2, Ziyao Zhou1,2, Changyong Lan1, Xiaoguang Liang1, Dapan Li1, You Meng1, Xiaolin Kang1, and Johnny C. Ho1,2,3,4 (*)

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China
2 Shenzhen Research Institute, City University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen 518057, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Terahertz and Millimeter Waves, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China
4 Centre for Functional Photonics, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China

2019, 12(8): 1796每1803

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Crystalline InGaZnO quaternary nanowires with controllable stoichiometry and perfect superlattice structure have been successfully fabricated by the enhanced ambient-pressure chemical vapor deposition. When configured into transistors, they exhibit the excellent performance of high electron mobility and large on/off current ratio, being comparable or even better than other state-of-the-art metal-oxide thin film transistors.


Highly efficient luminescent I-III-VI semiconductor nanoprobes based on template-synthesized CuInS2 nanocrystals

Xian Li1,2, Datao Tu1,2 (*), Shaohua Yu1, Xiaorong Song1, Wei Lian1, Jiaojiao Wei1, Xiaoying Shang1, Renfu Li1, and Xueyuan Chen1,2 (*)

1 CAS Key Laboratory of Design and Assembly of Functional Nanostructures, and Fujian Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, China
2 College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350007, China

2019, 12(8): 1804每1809

Address correspondence to Datao Tu,; Xueyuan Chen,

In2S3 nanocrystals were used as template for the synthesis of highly efficient luminescent CuInS2 nanoprobes, which were explored for sensitive adenosine triphosphate (ATP) detection and ATP-targeted cancer cell imaging.


Speeding up carbon nanotube integrated circuits through threedimensional architecture

Yunong Xie1,2, Zhiyong Zhang1 (*), Donglai Zhong1, and Lianmao Peng1,2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices and Department of Electronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

2019, 12(8): 1810每1816

Address correspondence to Zhiyong Zhang,; Lianmao Peng,

We develop a three-dimensional (3D) integrated circuit (IC) technology through integrating multi-layer high performance CNT film FETs into one chip, and show that it promotes the operation speed of CNT based 3D ICs considerably. Specially, we demonstrate the fabrication of 3D five-stage ring-oscillator circuits with an oscillation frequency of up to 680 MHz and stage delay of 0.15 ns, which represents the highest speed of 3D CNT-based ICs.


Single Pt atom decorated graphitic carbon nitride as an efficient photocatalyst for the hydrogenation of nitrobenzene into aniline

Tianwei He, Chunmei Zhang, Lei Zhang, and Aijun Du (*)

School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane, QLD 4001, Australia

2019, 12(8): 1817每1823

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An interesting single-atom photocatalyst (Pt@g-C3N4) is proposed for efficient hydrogenation of nitrobenzene to aniline under a sustainable and green approach.


Meso-porous amorphous Ge: Synthesis and mechanism of an anode material for Na and K storage

Zheng Yi, Ning Lin (*), Tieqiang Li, Ying Han, Yang Li, and Yitai Qian

Department of Applied Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China

2019, 12(8): 1824每1830

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Amorphous Ge with mesoporous architecture was fabricated by a simple acid-etching route at room temperature, which exhibited enhanced Na storage preformance such as high rate capability and cycle stability. The in-situ Raman spectrum explored that the Na could reversibly insert/extract into/out the amorphous Ge, but not in the crystalline Ge.


All-in-one cellulose based hybrid tribo/piezoelectric nanogenerator

Ming Li1,2,∫, Yang Jie1,2,∫, Li-Hua Shao3,∫, Yilin Guo1,2, Xia Cao1,2,4 (*), Ning Wang4 (*), and Zhong Lin Wang1,2,5 (*)

1 Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Beijing 100083, China
2 School of Nanoscience and Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Institute of Solid Mechanics, Beihang University, Beijing 100083, China
4 Research Center for Bioengineering and Sensing Technology, Beijing Key Laboratory for Bioengineering and Sensing Technology, School of Chemistry and Biological Engineering, Beijing Municipal Key Laboratory of New Energy Materials and Technologies, and Center for Green Innovation, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
5 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, USA
Ming Li, Yang Jie, and Li-Hua Shao contributed equally to this work.

2019, 12(8): 1831每1835

Address correspondence to Xia Cao,; Ning Wang,; Zhong Lin Wang,

The triboelectric and piezoelectric paper produced by different modification of cellulose has a good performance. With a sandwich design, triboelectric nanogenerator and piezoelectric nanogenerator are integrated into a hybrid nanogenerator that not only can harvest ambient mechanical energy but also can detect the dynamic pressure.


Improving the cycle stability of FeCl3-graphite intercalation compounds by polar Fe2O3 trapping in lithium-ion batteries

Zheng Li1,2,∫, Chengzhi Zhang1,2,∫, Fei Han1,2 (*), Fuquan Zhang1,2, Dianwu Zhou3, Shaohua Xu2, Hongbo Liu1,2, Xuanke Li1,2, and Jinshui Liu1,2 (*)

1 College of Materials Science and Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
2 Hunan Province Key Laboratory for Advanced Carbon Materials and Applied Technology, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacturing for Vehicle Body, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
Zheng Li and Chengzhi Zhang contributed equally to this work.

2019, 12(8): 1836每1844

Address correspondence to Fei Han,; Jinshui Liu,

Flake-like Fe2O3 was introduced on the edge of the FeCl3-graphite intercalation compounds to suppress the dissolution of chlorides on the basis of a polar每polar interaction mechanism, thus improving the cycle stability for lithium ion storage.


Diameter dependent doping in horizontally aligned high-density N-doped SWNT arrays

Pan Li1, Yiming Li1, Xiao Zhang2, Jun Chen1, Yingwen Cheng3, Yi Li1, Yanwen Ma1 (*), and Jie Liu2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory for Organic Electronics and Information Displays, Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Biosensors, Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials (SICAM), Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, 9 Wenyuan Road, Nanjing 210023, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
3 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, USA

2019, 12(8): 1845每1850

Address correspondence to Yanwen Ma,; Jie Liu,

Substitutional doping of nitrogen atoms into the sp2 carbon frameworks of carbon nanotubes has rendered the doped nanotubes excellent properties, with doping mechanism still unclear. Here we unveil the diameterdependent-doping mechanism in single-walled carbon nanotube array. The N-doping level increases along with the nanotube diameter but loses the increasing trend or slightly decreases when the diameter becomes larger.


Large-area patterning of substrate-conformal MoS2 nano-trenches

Christian Martella1,2 (*), Luca Ortolani3 (*), Elena Cianci1, Alessio Lamperti1, Vittorio Morandi3, and Alessandro Molle1 (*)

1 IMM-CNR, via C. Olivetti 2, Agrate Brianza (MB) I-20864, Italy
2 ISC-CNR, U.O.S. Sapienza, Roma I-00185, Italy
3 IMM-CNR, via Gobetti 101, Bologna (BO) I-40129, Italy

2019, 12(8): 1851每1854

Address correspondence to Christian Martella,; Alessandro Molle,; Luca Ortolani,

The combination of atomic layer deposition and chemical vapour deposition is presented as a general approach for the growth of transition metal dichalcogenides patterned in arbitrary complex geometry. Highresolution electron microscopy investigations reveal the conformal growth of MoS2 nanosheets on large area regular nano-trenches obtained in SiO2 substrates. Resonant Raman scattering shows the influence of the patterned morphology on the electron-phonon coupling into the nanosheets.


High temperature performance of coaxial h-BN/CNT wires above 1,000 ⊥: Thermionic electron emission and thermally activated conductivity

Xinhe Yang1, Peng Liu1 (*), Duanliang Zhou1, Feng Gao2, Xinhe Wang3, Shiwei Lv1, Zi Yuan1, Xiang Jin1, Wei Zhao1, Haoming Wei1, Lina Zhang1, Jiandong Gao2, Qunqing Li1, Shoushan Fan1, and Kaili Jiang1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Low-Dimensional Quantum Physics, Department of Physics and Tsinghua-Foxconn Nanotechnology Research Center, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Yantai HeFuXiang Ceramics Co., Ltd, Yantai 265205, China
3 Fert Beijing Research Institute, School of Microelectronics and Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Big Data and Brain Computing (BDBC), Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China

2019, 12(8): 1855每1861

Address correspondence to Peng Liu,; Kaili Jiang,

A light-weight coaxial h-boron nitride (BN)/carbon nanotube (CNT) wire which can tolerate 1,200 ⊥ in air has been fabricated. Thermionic electron emission (1,200 K) and thermally activated conductivity (1,000 K) are two principal mechanisms of the insulation failure of h-BN at high temperature. This light-weight high temperature wire can transmit electrical signal normally under burning by liquefied petroleum gas flame. It is hoped the h-BN/CNT wire will open up new possibilities for a wide spectrum of applications in extreme high temperature conditions.


Amine-rich carbon nitride nanoparticles: Synthesis, covalent functionalization with proteins and application in a fluorescence quenching assay

Gabriele Capilli, Simone Cavalera, Laura Anfossi (*), Cristina Giovannoli, Marco Minella (*), Claudio Baggiani, and Claudio Minero

Department of Chemistry and NIS Center of Excellence, University of Torino, 10125 Torino, Italy
Present address: Mining & Materials Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C5, Canada

2019, 12(8): 1862每1870

Address correspondence to Laura Anfossi,; Marco Minella,

Through a facile and versatile synthetic approach, we synthesized brightly fluorescent, hydrophilic carbon nitride nanoparticles (CNNPs) which incorporate tailored anchoring points〞primary amino-groups〞for the covalent coupling of biomolecules. The CNNP was linked to Staphylococcal protein A and used to develop a one-step fluorescent quenching assay for detecting human immunoglobulins (IgG).


Explaining the influence of dopant concentration and excitation power density on the luminescence and brightness of 汕-NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+ nanoparticles: Measurements and simulations

Martin Kaiser1, Christian W邦rth1, Marco Kraft1, Tero Soukka2, and Ute Resch-Genger1 (*)

1 Division Biophotonics, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Richard-Willstaetter-Str. 11, D-12489 Berlin, Germany
2 Department of Biotechnology, University of Turku, Kiinamyllynkatu 10, Turku, FI-20520, Finland

2019, 12(8): 1871每1879

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We systematically assessed the influence of the Yb3+ and Er3+ dopant ion concentration on the relative spectral distribution of the upconversion luminescence and its quantum yield for a series of similarly sized (33 nm) oleate-capped NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+ nanoparticles dispersed in toluene at broadly varied excitation power densities. The interpretation of the results was supported by a nine-level Er3+ rate equation model.


Zinc-substituted hemoglobin with specific drug binding sites and fatty acid resistance ability for enhanced photodynamic therapy

Yiting Xu1,∫, Jiamei Xu1,∫, Xiaoxiao Hu1,∫, Xin Xia1, Qian Dong1, Zhangkun Liu1, Zhuo Chen1 (*), and Weihong Tan1,2

1 Molecular Science and Biomedicine Laboratory, State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, College of Life Sciences, Aptamer Engineering Center of Hunan Province, Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Biomacromolecular Chemical Biology, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
2 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
Yiting Xu, Jiamei Xu, and Xiaoxiao Hu contributed equally to this work.

2019, 12(8): 1880每1887

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Zinc-substituted hemoglobin with natural strong and specific porphyrin binding ability is highly stable against fatty acid and extremely efficient for photodynamic therapy in vivo.


Growth of 12-inch uniform monolayer graphene film on molten glass and its application in PbI2-based photodetector

Zhaolong Chen1,2, Haina Ci1,2, Zhenjun Tan1,2, Zhipeng Dou3, Xu-dong Chen1, Bingzhi Liu1,2, Ruojuan Liu1,2, Li Lin1,2, Lingzhi Cui1,2, Peng Gao3,4, Hailin Peng1,2,4, Yanfeng Zhang4,5 (*), and Zhongfan Liu1,2,4 (*)

1 Center for Nanochemistry (CNC), Beijing Science and Engineering Center for Nanocarbons, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Beijing 100871, China
3 Electron Microscopy Laboratory, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
4 Beijing Graphene Insititue (BGI), Beijing 100095, China
5 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

2019, 12(8): 1888每1893

Address correspondence to Zhongfan Liu,; Yanfeng Zhang,

Large area uniform (up to 30 cm ℅ 6 cm) graphene film is directly grown on molten state soda-lime glass via a facile chemical vapor deposition method. The use of molten glass eliminates the chemically active sites, and improves the mobility of carbon precursors compared with insulating solids, leading to the formation of highly uniform monolayer graphene. The obtained graphene glass serves as perfect substrates for synthesizing high-quality PbI2 films and constructing high performance photodetectors.


Highly stable lead-free Cs3Bi2I9 perovskite nanoplates for photodetection applications

Zhaoyang Qi, Xianwei Fu, Tiefeng Yang, Dong Li, Peng Fan, Honglai Li, Feng Jiang, Lihui Li, Ziyu Luo, Xiujuan Zhuang, and Anlian Pan (*)

Key Laboratory for Micro-Nano Physics and Technology of Hunan Province, College of Materials and Engineering, School of Physics and Electronic Science, and State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China

2019, 12(8): 1894每1899

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Highly stable lead-free Cs3Bi2I9 perovskite nanoplates are successfully synthesized through a facile solution-processed method. Photodetectors are constructed based on these nanoplates demonstrating stable and decent photosensing performance.


Weakened interlayer coupling in two-dimensional MoSe2 flakes with screw dislocations

Xiangzhuo Wang1, Huixia Yang1,2, Rong Yang3, Qinsheng Wang1,2, Jingchuan Zheng1, Lu Qiao1, Xianglin Peng1, Yongkai Li1, Dongyun Chen1, Xiaolu Xiong1,2, Junxi Duan1,2, Guangyu Zhang3, Jie Ma1, Junfeng Han1,2 (*), Wende Xiao1,2 (*), and Yugui Yao1,2

1 Key Lab of Advanced Optoelectronic Quantum Architecture and Measurement (MOE), Beijing Key Lab of Nanophotonics & Ultrafine Optoelectronic Systems, and School of Physics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
2 Micronano Center, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
3 Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

2019, 12(8): 1900每1905

Address correspondence to Junfeng Han,; Wende Xiao,

2D MoSe2 flakes with screw dislocations are grown on amorphous SiO2 substrates by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Our work demonstrates that the interlayer coupling of 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) flakes can be tuned by the induction of screw dislocations.


Confirming nonthermal plasmonic effects enhance CO2 methanation on Rh/TiO2 catalysts

Xueqian Li1, Henry O. Everitt2,3 (*), and Jie Liu1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
2 Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Aviation & Missile Center, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898, USA
3 Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA

2019, 12(8): 1906每1911

Address correspondence to Jie Liu,; Henry O. Everitt,

Direct and indirect illumination of Rh/TiO2 photocatalysts for CO2 methanation distinguishes thermal and nonthermal light effects in plasmonenhanced catalysis.


Porous-hollow nanorods constructed from alternate intercalation of carbon and MoS2 monolayers for lithium and sodium storage

Laiying Jing1, Gang Lian1 (*), Junru Wang2, Mingwen Zhao2, Xizheng Liu3, Qilong Wang4, Deliang Cui1 (*), and Ching-Ping Wong5 (*)

1 State Key Lab of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
2 School of Physics, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
3 Tianjin Key Laboratory of Advanced Functional Porous Materials, Institute for New Energy Materials and Low-Carbon Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384, China
4 Key Laboratory for Special Functional Aggregated Materials of Education Ministry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
5 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, USA

2019, 12(8): 1912每1920

Address correspondence to Gang Lian,; Ching-Ping Wong,


Function-regeneration of non-porous hydrolyzed-MOF-derived materials

Yo Chan Jeong1, Jin Weon Seo2, Jae Ho Kim1, Seunghoon Nam3, Min Chang Shin2, Young Shik Cho1, Jin Syul Byeon2, Chong Rae Park1 (*), and Seung Jae Yang2 (*)

1 Carbon Nanomaterials Design Laboratory, Research Institute of Advanced Materials and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
2 Advanced Nanohybrids Lab., Department of Chemical Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 22212, Republic of Korea
3 School of Advanced Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, Andong National University, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do 36729, Republic of Korea

2019, 12(8): 1921每1930

Address correspondence to Chong Rae Park,; Seung Jae Yang,

By revisiting the long-held axiom that hydrolyzed non-porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are impractical materials due to the severe structural change, the potential of hydrolyzed MOFs as a useful precursor for MOF-derived materials is revealed.


Modulating the photoelectrons of g-C3N4 via coupling MgTi2O5 as appropriate platform for visible-light-driven photocatalytic solar energy conversion

Jiaxin Shen1, Yanzhen Li1, Haoying Zhao1, Kai Pan1, Xue Li1 (*), Yang Qu1 (*), Guofeng Wang1 (*), and Dingsheng Wang2

1 Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Material Chemistry, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

2019, 12(8): 1931每1936

Address correspondence to Guofeng Wang,; Yang Qu,; Xue Li,

MgTi2O5 with wide bandgap and very negative conduction band was utilized as a platform for accepting the visible-light excited photoelectrons from g-C3N4, resulting in the enhanced charge separation, maintained thermodynamic energy of the electrons and the promoted photoactivity for solar energy conversion.


Vesicular Li3V2(PO4)3/C hollow mesoporous microspheres as an efficient cathode material for lithium-ion batteries

Hongxia Sun, Haoran Du, Mengkang Yu, Kuangfu Huang, Nan Yu, and Baoyou Geng (*)

College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Anhui Key Laboratory of Functional Molecular Solids, Ministry of Education, The Key Laboratory of Electrochemical Clean Energy of Anhui Higher Education Institutes, Anhui Normal University, NO. 189 South Jiuhua Road, Wuhu 241002, China

2019, 12(8): 1937每1942

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Vesicular Li3V2(PO4)3/C hollow mesoporous microspheres are synthesized through a facile approach. The composites display a high discharge capacity of 207.6 mAh﹞g−1 (100 mA﹞g−1), 204.1 mAh﹞g−1 (200 mA﹞g−1), and 180.9 mAh﹞g−1 (400 mA﹞g−1) and maintain at 156.1, 146.9, and 131.3 mAh﹞g−1, respectively, after cycling for 200 times.


In situ fabrication of organic electrochemical transistors on a microfluidic chip

Jianlong Ji1,2, Mangmang Li1, Zhaowei Chen3, Hongwang Wang1, Xiaoning Jiang2, Kai Zhuo1, Ying Liu1, Xing Yang4, Zhen Gu3, Shengbo Sang1 (*), and Yang Shu5 (*)

1 College of Information and Computer, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024, China
2 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695, USA
3 Department of Bioengineering, California Nanosystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles 90095, USA
4 The State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments, Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
5 Department of Chemistry, Colleges of Sciences, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China

2019, 12(8): 1943每1951

Address correspondence to Shengbo Sang,; Yang Shu,

PEDOT:PSS/GQDs OECTs with the channel length of about 8 µm and the channel height of about 200 nm were fabricated in situ on the microfluidic chip by AC electrodeposition. In situ characterizations further demonstrated that the maximum transconductance, the on/off current ratio and the threshold voltage was 1.58 ms, 246, and 0.269 V, respectively.


Construction of RNA nanotubes

Hui Li1,†,∫, Shaoying Wang1,‡,∫, Zhouxiang Ji1,∫, Congcong Xu1, Lyudmila S. Shlyakhtenko2, and Peixuan Guo1 (*)

1 Center for RNA Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine; Division of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy; Department of Physiology & Cell Biology, College of Medicine; Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute and James Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA
2 UNMC Nanoimaging Core Facility, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 68182, USA
Present address: University of California, San Francisco, CA, 94158, USA
Present address: P&Z Biological Technology, Newark, NJ, 07103, USA
Hui Li, Shaoying Wang, and Zhouxiang Ji contributed equally to this work.

2019, 12(8): 1952每1958

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We successfully designed, constructed and assembled RNA nanotubes. The insertion of RNA nanotubes into lipid membrane resulted in current jumps and was used for peptide sensing.


Encapsulating maytansinoid in pH-sensitive nanocarriers: The importance of using extremely potent cytotoxic agents and fast release for nanomedicine to achieve tumor elimination

Bo Dai1,∫, Xingyu Wu1,∫, Christopher J. Butch2,∫, Jianquan Wang2, Ziyang Wang2, Yisheng Wang2, Shuming Nie2,3, Qian Lu2 (*), Yiqing Wang2 (*), and Yitao Ding1 (*)

1 Drum Tower Clinical Medical College, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210008, China
2 Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210008, China
3 Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois 61801, USA
Bo Dai, Xingyu Wu, and Christopher J. Butch contributed equally to this work.

2019, 12(8): 1959每1966

Address correspondence to Yitao Ding,; Yiqing Wang,; Qian Lu,

An in vivo murine model demonstrates that the combination of extremely potent cytotoxic maytansinoids with fast-release pH sensitive nanoparticles creates a system capable of delivering fatal concentrations of compound to the tumor environment, while other tissues are protected from harmful concentrations as supported by experimental and modelling evidence.


Ionic liquids produce heteroatom-doped Pt/TiO2 nanocrystals for efficient photocatalytic hydrogen production

Xiuniang Tan1,2, Jianling Zhang1,2,3 (*), Dongxing Tan1,2, Jinbiao Shi1,2, Xiuyan Cheng1,2, Fanyu Zhang1,2, Lifei Liu1,2, Bingxing Zhang1,2, Zhuizhui Su1,2, and Buxing Han1,2,3

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Colloid, Interface and Chemical Thermodynamics, CAS Research/Education Center for Excellence in Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 School of Chemical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Physical Science Laboratory, Huairou National Comprehensive Science Center, Beijing 101400, China

2019, 12(8): 1967每1972

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Here we demonstrate for the first time an ionic liquid-assisted one-pot synthesis route for heteroatom-doped Pt/TiO2 nanocrystals, which exhibits high activity and stability for photocatalytic hydrogen production under simulated solar irradiation.


Erratum to: Highly active zigzag-like Pt-Zn alloy nanowires with highindex facets for alcohol electrooxidation

Yanchao Xu1, Xiaoqiang Cui1 (*), Shuting Wei1, Qinghua Zhang2, Lin Gu2, Fanqi Meng2, Jinchang Fan1, and Weitao Zheng1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Automotive Simulation and Control, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials of MOE and Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
2 Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Electron Microscopy, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

2019, 12(8): 1973


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