Volume 8

Issue 10,2015

(32 articles)


Sheng Meng1 (*), Lauren F. Greenlee2 (*), Yuen Ron Shen3, and Enge Wang4

The basic science of water is essential to many fields, including advanced water treatment technologies that rely on nanostructured materials such as nanoparticle-embedded filtration membranes. A fundamental understanding of the behavior of water molecules in the bulk, at surfaces, and in confined geometries is critical to enable continued progress in science and engineering that involve such water processes at the macroscale.
2015, 8(10): 3085–3110

Jianfeng Guo1, Kamil Rahme2,3,4, Kathleen A. Fitzgerald1, Justin D. Holmes3,4, and Caitriona M.O’Driscoll1 (*)

RNA interference effectors such as siRNA can selectively downregulate any gene implicated in the pathology of a disease. The focus of this review is to highlight the potential of gold nanoparticles as a delivery vector for producing siRNA nanomedicines.
2015, 8(10): 3111–3140
Published: 5 June 2015

Shuxin Li, Zhibin Pei, Fei Zhou, Ying Liu, Haibo Hu, Shulin Ji, and Changhui Ye (*)

Flexible Si/PEDOT:PSS hybrid solar cells with micro-pyramid- structured Si light absorbers are fabricated by a facile approach, and the devices exhibit an excellent performance stability after 600 cycles of bending.
2015, 8(10): 3141–3149

Sherif A. El-Safty1,2 (*), Mohamed Khairy1, Mohamed A. Shenashen1, Emad Elshehy1, Wojciech Warkocki1, and Masaru Sakai3

Dense immobilization of organic colorants onto mesoscopic nanotubes constructed using membrane nanochannels as a template enables the design of membrane sensors. The sensor design offers one-pot screening methods for naked-eye detection, recognition, filtration, and recovery of Pb2+ and Hg2+ in water and human blood.
2015, 8(10): 3150–3163

Xiuju Song1, Junfeng Gao3, Yufeng Nie1, Teng Gao1, Jingyu Sun1, Donglin Ma1, Qiucheng Li1, Yubin Chen1, Chuanhong Jin4, Alicja Bachmatiuk5, Mark H. Rümmeli6,7, Feng Ding3 (*), Yanfeng Zhang1,2 (*), and Zhongfan Liu1 (*)

Wafer-scale, high-quality hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) monolayer films were grown that had large domain sizes, up to 72 μm, using a folded Cu-foil enclosure. The orientations of the h-BN monolayers that grew were found to be strongly correlated to the underlying Cu crystalline faces; and, Cu (111) was found to be the best substrate for the growth of a high-quality single crystalline h-BN monolayer.
2015, 8(10): 3164–3176

Zhangxian Chen1, Liang Huang2,3, Yongjie Xi1, Ran Li1, Wanchao Li1, Guoqin Xu1 (*), and Hansong Cheng2 (*)

A novel two-dimensional transparent conductor based on a β-GaS single-layer sheet is designed and theoretically studied using density functional theory. The lowest electrical resistivity of the transport properties was 10–4 Ω·cm, comparable to the benchmark for ITO thin films.
2015, 8(10): 3177–3185

Hongmei Dang, Vijay P. Singh (*), Sai Guduru, Suresh Rajaputra, and Zhi David Chen

A three-dimensional (3D) nanotube solar cell structure in which n- or p-type semiconductor material (semiconductor-1 or S-1) is formed into a nanotube (brown), and a second, p- or n-type semiconductor material (semiconductor-2 or S-2) is deposited inside the inner wall of that nanotubes while also wrapping around the outer wall of the nanotube (purple). S-2 can be continuously deposited over S-1.
2015, 8(10): 3186–3196

Xiao Hui Li1,§, Chang Bao Han1,§, Li Min Zhang1, and Zhong Lin Wang1,2 (*)

We integrated a new cylindrical spiral triboelectric nanogenerator (S-TENG) into a tapeline as a self-powered measuring tapeline that can produce not only a high electric output to power a display device, but can also be used as a self-powered displacement sensor. Furthermore, we fabricated a grating S-TENG to accurately measure the distance by comparing the peak numbers in the current signs with the moving displacement.
2015, 8(10): 3197–3204

Haitao Zhai, Ranran Wang (*), Weiqi Wang, Xiao Wang, Yin Cheng, Liangjing Shi, Yangqiao Liu, and Jing Sun (*)

A Cu nanowire/cuprous oxide-based semiconductor-liquid junction solar cell with a greatly enhanced efficiency was assembled. The Cu nanowires function as a transparent electrode as well as part of the Cu NWs/Cu2O coaxial structures, which remarkably benefit the charge separation.
2015, 8(10): 3205–3215

Meng Li, Andong Zhao, Kai Dong, Wen Li, Jinsong Ren, and Xiaogang Qu (*)

Herein, chemically exfoliated 2D WS2 nanosheets were employed to strongly inhibit Aβ aggregation and to dissociate Aβ fibrils upon near infrared (NIR) irradiation owing to the unique high-NIR absorption property of WS2. The low-cellular toxicity WS2 nano- sheets possessed the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) to overcome the limitations of previously reported small-molecular- weight Aβ inhibitors.
2015, 8(10): 3216–3227