Volume 10

Issue 03,2017

(32 articles)


Antonella Antonelli (*), Carla Sfara, and Mauro Magnani

Numerous imaging modalities have been developed for the visualization of tissue vascularization in cardiovascular diseases or during angiogenic and vasculogenic processes. Many scientists have contributed new contrast agents, and among these, red blood cells provide a scalable alternative to current procedures that allows adequate vascular imaging.
2017, 10(3): 731–766

Geonwook Yoo1,§, Heekyeong Park2,§, Minjung Kim2,§, Won Geun Song2, Seokhwan Jeong2, Min Hyung Kim3, Hyungbeen Lee3, Sang Woo Lee3, Young Ki Hong2, Min Goo Lee4, Sungho Lee4 (*), and Sunkook Kim2 (*)

A highly sensitive point-of-care epidermal skin-type diagnostic device is demonstrated with system-level integration of a flexible MoS2- field-effect transistor (FET) biosensor, read-out circuits, and light indicator that enable real-time electrical detection of the prostate cancer biomarker.
2017, 10(3): 767–775

Jichuan Qiu1,2,§, Kun Zhao1,§, Linlin Li1,§, Xin Yu1, Weibo Guo1, Shu Wang1, Xiaodi Zhang1, Caofeng Pan1 (*), Zhong Lin Wang1 (*), and Hong Liu2 (*)

A novel micro-nano 3D hierarchically structured microfluidic device consisting of hexagonally patterned Si pillars in channels with a TiO2 nanorod array as a sensitive nano-bio interface was constructed and showed efficient capture of circulating tumor cells (76.7%±7.1%) in an artificial whole-blood sample.
2017, 10(3): 776–784

Huayang Li1, Li Su1, Shuangyang Kuang1, Youjun Fan1, Ying Wu2, Zhong Lin Wang1,3 (*), and Guang Zhu1 (*)

Utilizing polytetrafluoroethylene nanoparticles, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, Bi4Ti3O12 nanoplates, and a polydimethylsiloxane matrix, we fabricate a hybrid nanogenerator (HNG), based on multilayered nanocomposite materials, which integrates a piezoelectric nanogenerator and a triboelectric nanogenerator into a single structure with only two electrodes. The HNG can be excited by mechanical stimuli in different forms, such as pressing and bending, which can be used to harvest different types of biomechanical energy.
2017, 10(3): 785–793

Yu Cai1,§, Weili Si1,§, Qianyun Tang1, Pingping Liang1, Chengwu Zhang1, Peng Chen2, Qi Zhang3 (*), Wei Huang1 (*), and Xiaochen Dong1 (*)

Donor-acceptor-donor (D-A-D) structured organic nanoparticles based on the small molecule diketopyrrolopyrrole (SDPP NPs) were prepared using a reprecipitation approach. These SDPP NPs can be employed as an excellent therapeutic agent for highly efficient and noninvasive photoacoustic imaging-guided photothermal therapy.
2017, 10(3): 794–801

Guoqiang Qi1,2, Jie Yang2, Ruiying Bao2, Dongyun Xia1, Min Cao1, Wei Yang2 (*), Mingbo Yang2, and Dacheng Wei1 (*)

A novel three-dimensional (3D) hierarchical graphene foam (HGF) is obtained by filling the pores of graphene foam with hollow graphene networks. The HGF is then used to prepare a paraffin wax (PW)-based light-driven composite phase-change material (PCM). The PW/HGF composite PCM exhibits enhanced thermal conductivity and shape stability, a high thermal energy storage density, good thermal reliability, and efficient solar-to-thermal energy conversion.
2017, 10(3): 802–813
Published: 21 December 2016

Jiayuan Li, Zhaoming Xia, Xuemei Zhou, Yuanbin Qin, Yuanyuan Ma, and Yongquan Qu (*)

Quaternary pyrite-structured NiCoPS nanowires on carbon cloth exhibited efficient and robust electrocatalytic activity toward the hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions. Ni/P co-doping regulates the electronic structures of the active sites and accelerates charge transfer. The OER activity of the composites can be attributed to in situ formation of surface Ni–Co oxo/hydroxy species as active sites. The NiCoPS/CC electrodes gave rise to a catalytic current density of 10 mA·cm−2 for overall water splitting at potentials as low as 1.54 V during operation over 100 h in 1.0 M KOH.
2017, 10(3): 814–825

Xuemei Li, Yao Li, Qin Wang, Jun Yin, Jidong Li, Jin Yu, and Wanlin Guo (*)

The selective growth of monolayer h-BN on Cu twin crystals can be significantly suppressed by introducing oxygen during chemical vapor deposition. This oxygen acts as an efficient knob for switching the h-BN growth behavior between selective and uniform growths.
2017, 10(3): 826–833

Yang Liu1,2,§, Guoyun Wan2,§, Hua Guo1, Yuanyuan Liu2, Ping Zhou1,2, Hemei Wang2, Dan Wang2, Sipei Zhang2, Yinsong Wang2 (*), and Ning Zhang1,2 (*)

HPDF nanoparticles, containing doxorubicin/hematoporphyrin (DOX/HP) nanocomplex core and Pluronic F68 shell, display excellent targeting capability for hepatocellular carcinoma and can significantly inhibit tumor growth both in vitro and in vivo by combining sonodynamic therapy and chemotherapy.
2017, 10(3): 834–855

Rafael Contreras-Cáceres1, María C. Leiva2,3,4, Raúl Ortiz2,5, Amelia Díaz1, Gloria Perazzoli2, Miguel A. Casado-Rodríguez1, Consolación Melguizo2,3,4 (*), Jose M. Baeyens6, Juan M. López-Romero1,§, and Jose Prados2,3,4,§

This paper describes the synthesis and characterization of hollow-poly( 4-vinylpyridine) (hollow-p4VP) nanoparticles loaded with paclitaxel, including a comprehensive study of their biological activity against breast and lung cancer models.
2017, 10(3): 856–875