Volume 5

Issue 01,2012

(8 articles)

Xiong Yin1 (), Bin Wang1,2, Meng He1, and Tao He1 ()

Hexagonal wurtzite ZnO nanoparticles with high crystallinity have been synthesized via a simple, convenient, and one-step solid state reaction at room temperature. A full plastic D149-sensitized solar cell based on the resultant ZnO nanoparticles can be fabricated at room temperature with compression post-treatment and presents an energy conversion efficiency of 3.76% (AM 1.5G 100 mW·cm–2), which is comparable to the device fabricated with ZnO obtained using the conventional high temperature sintering process.
2012, 5(1): 1–10

Junwu Zhu(), Sheng Chen, Hui Zhou, and Xin Wang()

Large and smooth nickel hydroxide nanosheets have been grown in situ on low defect density graphene sheets, generating an advanced electrochemical pseudocapacitor material.
2012, 5(1): 11–19

Jinhyun Cho1, Qiubao Lin2,3, Sungwoo Yang2, Jay G. Simmons Jr.2, Yingwen Cheng2, Erica Lin2, Jianqiu Yang2, John V. Foreman4, Henry O. Everitt4,5, Weitao Yang2, Jungsang Kim1, and Jie Liu2 ()

ZnO nanowires are transformed into ZnO nanostars after sulfur doping using thiourea.
2012, 5(1): 20–26

Xiaoling Xiao1,3, Limei Yang1, Hu Zhao1, Zhongbo Hu1, and Yadong Li2()

LiCoO2 nanowires have been synthesized by a facile strategy. The as-prepared LiCoO2 nanowires exhibited excellent rate capability and satisfactory cycle stability, with the charge and discharge capacities becoming stabilized at 100 mA·h/g at a rate of 1000 mA/g after undergoing 100 cycles. The favorable electrochemical performance of the LiCoO2 nanowires can be attributed to their one-dimensional nanostructure and the exposure of (010) active planes.
2012, 5(1): 27–32

Qingsheng Zeng1, Sheng Wang1 (), Leijing Yang1, Zhenxing Wang1, Zhiyong Zhang1, Lianmao Peng1 (), Weiya Zhou2, and Sishen Xie2 ()

Carbon nanotube (CNT) thin-film diode devices based on Pd and Sc asymmetric contacts are reported. These devices exhibit photocurrent and photovoltage under illumination showing great potential for photovoltaic (PV) applications due to their doping-free fabrication.
2012, 5(1): 33–42

Emilio Scalise1(*),Michel Houssa1, Geoffrey Pourtois2,, Valery Afanas’ev1, and André Stesmans1

Strain represents a very interesting possibility for engineering the electronic properties of two dimensional materials. We investigate the effects of biaxial strain on the electronic properties of mono- and bi-layer MoS2.
2012, 5(1): 43–48

Mohit S. Verma1,§, Shengyan Liu1,§, Yih Y. Chen1, Ameena Meerasa1, and Frank X. Gu1,2 ()

The amphiphilic block copolymer dextran-b-poly(D,L-lactide) has been synthesized and the size of the nanoparticles formed were found to be tunable between 15 to 70 nm by changing the molecular weight of the two polymer chains. In vitro and in vivo studies show that dextran-b-poly(D,L-lactide) is a promising new biomaterial for nano-sized controlled drug delivery carriers.
2012, 5(1): 49–61

Bing Huang1,, Hoonkyung Lee2, Bing-Lin Gu1, Feng Liu3, and Wenhui Duan1()

A rule to design hybrid BNC structures is demonstrated based on the difference in the edge stability of BN and graphene. The hybrid BNC structures exhibit rich electronic properties which depend on their edge structures.
2012, 5(1): 62–72