Volume 9

Issue 05,2016

(30 articles)


Hao Wang1,2, Chong Zhao1,2, Lei Liu2, Zhi Xu2, Jiake Wei2, Wenlong Wang2 (*), Xuedong Bai2,3, and Enge Wang1 (*)

Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) synthesis of ternary B–C–N atomic layer films with relatively homogeneous atomic distribution has been attained by taking trimethyl borane (TMB) and NH3 as growing precursors. The key role of pre-existing B–C bonds in TMB molecular precursor for reducing phase segregation is highlighted.
2016, 9(5): 1221–1235

Gang Ou1,§, Zhiwei Li2,§, Dongke Li1, Liang Cheng2, Zhuang Liu2 (*), and Hui Wu1 (*)

Magnéli-phase Ti8O15 nanoparticles with strong light absorption can be synthesized by the arc-melting process. The nanoparticles exhibit a high biocompatibility and low biotoxicity and have been applied for high-efficiency photothermal therapy to eliminate cancer cells.
2016, 9(5): 1236–1243

Zhaoyan Guo1,§, Zhen Xiao1,§, Guangyuan Ren1, Guozheng Xiao1, Ying Zhu1 (*), Liming Dai2 (*), and Lei Jiang3

Natural biological materials, such as tea leaves, are used as precursors for the large-scale fabrication of heteroatom ternary-doped hierarchically porous carbon (HDPC-X). The product is formed by pyrolysis of the tea leaves under nitrogen atmosphere at high temperatures. Tea leaves not only act as the templates for construction of 3D hierarchical pores, but also provide the doping of heteroatoms in the carbon framework. As a result, HDPC-X catalysts display high catalytic performances, long-term durability, and good methanol/CO tolerance, making HDPC-X a promising alternative to commercial Pt/C for practical applications in fuel cells.
2016, 9(5): 1244–1255

Jiqing Jiao1 (*), Wenda Qiu2, Jianguo Tang1, Liuping Chen2, and Laiying Jing1

Nanocomposites consisting of Fe3O4 nanocrystals deposited onto N-doped graphene via a binary precursor were used as an advanced anode material for lithium-ion batteries.
2016, 9(5): 1256–1266

Masato Ohnishi (*), Ken Suzuki, and Hideo Miura (*)

There are three stages of the change in electronic transport properties of carbon nanotubes when the uniaxial compressive strain is applied: (a) initial stage, (b) column buckling stage, and (c)shell buckling stage. In particular, because the shell-buckling deformation causes a sudden increase in π-orbital axis angles,which causes a strong localization of density of states, the current drops significantly when the shell buckling is induced into a carbon nanotube.
2016, 9(5): 1267–1275

Luis Javier Cruz1 (*), Ivo Que1, Markus Aswendt2, Alan Chan1,3, Mathias Hoehn1,2, and Clemens Lwik1 (*)

Targeted nanoparticles for detection of traumatic brain injury by optical imaging and fluorine magnetic resonance imaging.
2016, 9(5): 1276–1289

Xuhui Yang1,§ , Yousong Gu1,2,§, Max A. Migliorato1,3, and Yue Zhang1,2 (*)

The insertion of a MgO layer between ZnO and metal can introduce two barriers to electron transport, and greatly raise the rectifying ratio of diode devices.
2016, 9(5): 1290–1299

Chencheng Sun1, Jun Yang1, Ziyang Dai1, Xuewan Wang2, Yufei Zhang1, Laiquan Li1, Peng Chen2 (*), Wei Huang1 (*), and Xiaochen Dong1 (*)

Mixed transition metal oxide nanoparticles encapsulated in nitrogen-doped carbon were fabricated using a metal–organic complex as a precursor. When used as an electrode, the hybrid showed superior performances both in oxygen evolution and as an all-solid-state supercapacitor.
2016, 9(5): 1300–1309

Limei Liu, Yonggang Dong, Yunyu Sun, Mei Liu, Yajun Su, Hui Zhang, and Bin Dong (*)

We report the first example of a motion-based full-range pH sensor using spindle-like micromotors.
2016, 9(5): 1310–1318

Jabadurai Jayapaul1,2,3 (*), Susanne Arns1, Matt Bunker4,5, Marek Weiler1, Sandra Rutherford5, Peter Comba2, and Fabian Kiessling1 (*)

Flavin mononucleotide (FMN) is a useful ligand for obtaining nanoparticles with tumor specificity and fluorescence properties. Adding on to our previous work on FMN-coated, ultrasmall super-paramagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (FLUSPIO), we performed extended in vitro and in vivo analyses. FLUSPIO strongly and specifically labeled prostate cancer cells in vitro and the respective tumor xenografts in vivo. Besides competitive binding experiments in vivo, we present bio-distribution data to clarify the accumulation of the particles in normal organs. Our data strengthen the hypothesis that targeting riboflavin receptors is an efficient and rapid means to accumulate nanomedicines in tumors.
2016, 9(5): 1319–1333