Volume 9

Issue 01,2016

(23 articles)


2016, 9(1): 1–2

Chimmikuttanda Ponnappa Sajan1, Swelm Wageh2,3, Ahmed. A. Al-Ghamdi2, Jiaguo Yu1,2 (), and Shaowen Cao1()

This review summarizes the recent progress in the preparation, modification, and photocatalytic applications of TiO2 with exposed {001} facets.
2016, 9(1): 3–27

Ming Gong1, Di-Yan Wang2, Chia-Chun Chen2,3 (), Bing-Joe Hwang4 (), and Hongjie Dai1 ()

The review summarizes earlier studies and recent progress on Ni-based electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction in alkaline media.
2016, 9(1): 28–46

Bunyarat Rungtaweevoranit (), Yingbo Zhao (), Kyung Min Choi, and Omar M. Yaghi ()

In this review, we present the strategies for introducing cooperative effects at the interface of nanocrystalline metal–organic frameworks (MOFs).
2016, 9(1): 47–58

Ganhua Xie1, Liping Wen2 (), and Lei Jiang1,2 ()

Inspired from nature, scientists have developed numerous biomimetic-smart-nanochannels-based materials for harvesting clean energy, which has become a promising field in the background of energy crisis.
2016, 9(1): 59–71

Yuming Wang, Ke Ding, Baoquan Sun, Shuit-Tong Lee (), and Jiansheng Jie ()

Recent advances of photovoltaics and photodetectors based on two-dimensional (2D) layered material/silicon heterojunctions are discussed and summarized.
2016, 9(1): 72–93

Meinan Liu1, Fangmin Ye1, Wanfei Li1, Hongfei Li2, and Yuegang Zhang1,2 (*)

Polysulfides can be efficiently trapped by functional groups (O–, B–, N–, S–) in the electrode materials or on separator through chemical bond formation.
2016, 9(1): 94–116

Haiyu Fang1,, Je-Hyeong Bahk2,, Tianli Feng3, Zhe Cheng4, Amr M. S. Mohammed2, Xinwei Wang4, Xiulin Ruan3, Ali Shakouri2, and Yue Wu5 (*)

The thermoelectric properties of Se-doped Bi2Te3 nanostructured pellets prepared from hot-pressed solution-grown nanowires are investigated. It is found that Se doping significantly enhances the thermoelectric figure of merit (ZT) by optimizing carrier con-centration and reducing thermal conductivity. Theoretical calculation results show that further improvement of ZT relies on the simultaneous optimization of carrier concentration and mobility of the nanostructured pellets.
2016, 9(1): 117–127

Chaojiang Niu§, Meng Huang§, Peiyao Wang§, Jiashen Meng, Xiong Liu, Xuanpeng Wang, Kangning Zhao, Yang Yu, Yuzhu Wu, Chao Lin, and Liqiang Mai (*)

3D carbon-supported amorphous vanadium oxide microspheres and crystalline V2O3 microspheres assembled with ultrathin nanosheets, exhibiting excellent high-rate and long-life performances, are demonstrated as promising lithium-ion battery anodes.
2016, 9(1): 128–138

Yu Yang1, Jingjing Liu2, Xiaoqi Sun2, Liangzhu Feng2, Wenwen Zhu2, Zhuang Liu2 (*), and Meiwan Chen1 (*)

Gold nanorods and single-walled carbon nanotubes, as two model systems, have demonstrated excellent near-infrared (NIR)-light activated specific cancer cell binding and drug delivery via modification of NIR-absorbing nanodrug carriers with ssDNA caged aptamers; these can be dehybridized under NIR laser irradiation and they can regain their structure and cell-binding ability. These NIR-activable cancer-targeted drug delivery systems show a dualtargeting capability, which is realized by exploiting the intrinsic cancer-cell binding ability of aptamers as well as spatially/temporally controllable laser irradiation (e.g., focusing the laser on the tumor at the best treatment time); this is promising for further reduction of non-specific toxicity to normal tissues and enhanced treatment selectivity against tumor cells.
2016, 9(1): 139–148