Volume 8

Issue 01,2015

(27 articles)


Xiaojie Duan1 () and Charles M. Lieber2,3 ()

This review summarizes some of the considerations that have led to our focus on bottom-up nanoscience, recaps our seminal contributions to nanowire-based nanoscience and technology, and describes in more detail nanowire-based electronic devices as revolutionary tools for brain science.
2015, 8(1): 1–22

Ming Gong and Hongjie Dai ()

The review summarizes the old discovery and recent progress on NiFe-based compounds for oxygen evolution reaction electrocatalysis.
2015, 8(1): 23–39

Xun Hong, Chaoliang Tan, Junze Chen, Zhichuan Xu, and Hua Zhang ()

This review article gives an overview of the recent developmentsin synthesis of one- and two-dimensional Au nanostructures as wellas their properties and applications.
2015, 8(1): 40–55

Xiaogang Yang1 (), Rui Liu2,3, Yumin He3, James Thorne3, Zhi Zheng1, and Dunwei Wang3 ()

High efficiency photoelectrochemical water splitting devices rely on the development of new earth abundant semiconductors, electrocatalysts, and especially the interfaces between different components.
2015, 8(1): 56–81

Shuifen Xie1, Xiang Yang Liu1, and Younan Xia2 ()

This review article highlights recent progress in the syntheses of Rh nanocrystals with a number of well-controlled shapes, together with their use in various catalytic reactions, where the activity and/or selectivity can be enhanced through shape engineering.
2015, 8(1): 82–96

Qianbin Wang1, Qingan Meng1, Huan Liu1 (), and Lei Jiang1,2

In this mini-review, we show how the key to the controllableliquid transfer in a Chinese brush lies in the anisotropic multi-scale structural features of the freshly emergent hairs. Drawinginspiration from this, applications in controllable liquid pumping,highly efficient liquid transfer and template-free printing microlines
2015, 8(1): 97–105

Fei Pang, Xueteng Liu, Mingyuan He, and Jianping Ge (*)

Cluster-like Ag3PO4 nanostructures but with specific shape and crystal orientations have been prepared by the synergetic reaction of Ag nanocrystals, phosphate salts and hydrogen peroxide. Their shape-dependent photocatalytic activities are much higher than commercial TiO2 and some reported Ag3PO4 microcrystals
2015, 8(1): 106–116

Ya You1, Xiqian Yu2, Yaxia Yin1, Kyung-Wan Nam3 (*), and Yu-Guo Guo1 (*)

Sodium iron hexacyanoferrate with high Na content (~1.63 per formula unit) has been obtained by employing a facile and effective protection strategy, and the material shows high Coulombic efficiency and impressive cycling stability as promising Na-rich cathode materials for full Na-ion cells.
2015, 8(1): 117–128

Xingxing Gu1, Yazhou Wang1, Chao Lai1, Jingxia Qiu1, Sheng Li1, Yanglong Hou2 (*), Wayde Martens3, Nasir Mahmood2, and Shanqing Zhang1 (*)

Bamboo biochar has been successfully activated and used to fabricate a porous carbon–sulfur nanocomposite as the cathode material in Li–S batteries. The bamboo carbon–sulfur nanocomposite cathode gives excellent electrochemical performance.
2015, 8(1): 129–139

Yu Wang, Yueguang Chen, Caiyun Nan, Lingling Li, Dingsheng Wang, Qing Peng (*), and Yadong Li (*)

Fascinating Pt4Ni nanoframes and PtNi4 porous octahedra have been obtained from the corrosion of pristine PtNi10 nanoctahedra, promoted by a phase-transfer interface in a two-phase approach, and shown to exhibit modified activities toward ethanol electrooxidation and hydrogenation of nitrobenzene.
2015, 8(1): 140–155