Volume 8

Issue 03,2015

(30 articles)


Liuyi Li1,2, Chunshan Zhou1,2, Huaixia Zhao1,2, and Ruihu Wang1,2 (*)

Palladium nanoparticles (NPs) with spatial control in the interior pores and on the external surface of porous organic polymers are presented. The morphologies of the supports have important effects on the performances of palladium NPs and the selectivity of hydrogenation.
2015, 8(3): 709–721

Changbao Han1,§, Chi Zhang1,§, Wei Tang1, Xiaohui Li1, and Zhong Lin Wang1,2 (*)

A disk-structured triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) with high power output has been prepared based on the printed circuit board (PCB) technology and an open-circuit voltage of 5 V, together with an optimal output current of 45 mA, were obtained by a transformer at a rotation speed of 600 rpm.
2015, 8(3): 722–730

Jianlei Shen1, Jing Su1, Juan Yan1, Bin Zhao1, Dongfang Wang1, Siyi Wang2, Kun Li1, Mengmeng Liu1, Yao He2, Sanjay Mathur3, Chunhai Fan1, and Shiping Song1,3 (*)

A DNA-mediated approach has been used to directly synthesize gold–silver nano-mushrooms with interior nanogaps. The strong surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) intensities of the nano-mushrooms are critically dependent on the interior nanogap (1–2 nm) between the gold head and silver cap. The formation of the nanogap was finely tunable by controlling the surface density of single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) on Au nanoparticles.
2015, 8(3): 731–742

Kenan Zhang1,2, Yun Zhang1, Tianning Zhang1, Wenjing Dong1, Tiaoxing Wei1, Yan Sun1, Xin Chen1 (*), Guozhen Shen2 (*), and Ning Dai1

A hybrid MoS2 monolayer was constructed with coupled vertical ZnO nanorods on layered MoS2 using a solution route. The antenna effect of the nanorods was obsevered to enhance Raman and photoluminescence emissions of the MoS2 regions under the ZnO nanorods.
2015, 8(3): 743–750

Guangbao Yang, Hua Gong, Xiaoxin Qian, Pengli Tan, Zhiwei Li, Teng Liu, Jingjing Liu, Youyong Li (*), and Zhuang Liu (*)

Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) have been doped with the photosensitizing molecules, chlorin e6 (Ce6). The obtained Ce6- doped mesoporous silica nanorods (CMSNRs) are not only able to produce singlet oxygen for photodynamic therapy, but can also serve as a drug delivery platform with high drug loading capacity by utilizing their mesoporous structure. With doxorubicin (DOX) employed as a model drug, combined photodynamic and chemotherapy is carried out, achieving synergistic anti-tumor effects both in vitro and in vivo.
2015, 8(3): 751–764

Aifang Yu1,§, Ming Song1,§, Yan Zhang1, Yang Zhang1, Libo Chen1, Junyi Zhai1 (*), and Zhong Lin Wang1,2 (*)

An organic-film based triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) has been successfully demonstrated for the first time as a self-powered and high sensitivity acoustic sensor to detect underwater targets at low frequencies around 100 Hz. The three-dimensional coordinate of acoustic source was identified by four TENGs, self-powered active sensors, and the location of the acoustic source was determined with an error about 0.2 m.
2015, 8(3): 765–773

Mohammed Jamshad1,§, Vinciane Grimard2,§, Ilaria Idini3,§, Tim J. Knowles4,§, Miriam R. Dowle5, Naomi Schofield1, Pooja Sridhar4, Yupin Lin1, Rachael Finka1, Mark Wheatley1, Owen R. T. Thomas6, Richard E. Palmer5, Michael Overduin4, Cédric Govaerts2, Jean-Marie Ruysschaert2, Karen J. Edler3, and Tim R. Dafforn1 (*)

Characterisation of a hybrid particle that provides a nanoscale lipid membrane environment capable of extracting membrane proteins.
2015, 8(3): 774–789

Eun Hei Cho1, Won Geun Song2, Cheol Joon Park1, Jeongyong Kim3, Sunkook Kim2 (*), and Jinsoo Joo1 (*)

Hybrid multilayer MoS2 thin-film transistors with organic rubrene patches have been fabricated and the photoresponsivity of the hybrid transistors was considerably enhanced to an extent depending on the thickness of the rubrene patches.
2015, 8(3): 790–800

Minwei Xu1,2, Huiting Sun1, Cai Shen3, Sen Yang1, Wenxiu Que2, Yin Zhang4 (*), and Xiaoping Song1 (*)

Inspired by the mechanism for anode materials in lithium ion batteries, we have developed a facile approach to obtain large-scale graphene by exfoliating raw graphite powder, which utilizes the well-known metal–ammonia solution. Characterization demonstrated the retention of the intrinsic sp2 lattice. These results may be useful for industrial-scale graphene preparation, and might promote the applications of graphene.
2015, 8(3): 801–807

Delai Ye1, Chenghua Sun2, Yu Chen1, Kiyoshi Ozawa3, Denisa Hulicova-Jurcakova1, Jin Zou4, and Lianzhou Wang1 (*)

A new class of Ni-poor Li-rich layered cathode materials exhibit stepwise capacity increase in the first tens of cycles due to the continuous activation of the Li2MnO3 phase. A combined experi- mental and computational study on these Li[Li1/3–2x/3Mn2/3–x/3Nix]O2 compounds reveals that an optimized low content of Ni is the key to adjust the Li2MnO3 activation rate and achieve a high capacity of ~280 mAh·g–1.
2015, 8(3): 808–820