Volume 10

Issue 11,2017

(30 articles)


Yue Qi§, Chun-Ting He§, Juntao Lin, Shuping Lin, Jin Liu, Jinghong Huang, Wei Xue, Guicheng Yu, Hsiu-Yi Chao, Yexiang Tong, and Zhengping Qiao (*)

By using a mild metal-organic-gel method, sub-5 nm HKUST-1 was synthesized for the first time and employed to investigate the size-dependent adsorption thermodynamics and kinetics of dyes.
2017, 10(11): 3621–3628

Bo Li1,§, Shuangming Chen2,§, Jie Tian3, Ming Gong3, Hangxun Xu1 (*), and Li Song2 (*)

We demonstrate a novel sonochemical method for synthesizing amorphous NiFeOx/C nanohybrids as highly active and durable electrocatalysts toward the oxygen evolution reaction. The amorphous NiFeOx/C nanohybrids with optimal composition exhibit a low overpotential of 290 mV at 10 mA·cm−2 and a Tafel slope of 31 mV·decade−1 in a 0.1 M KOH electrolyte, outperforming the benchmark RuO2 catalyst. The origins of the excellent electrocatalytic performance of the amorphous mixed oxide catalysts were investigated using advanced X-ray spectroscopic methods.
2017, 10(11): 3629–3637

Xueteng Liu, Fei Pang, Mingyuan He, and Jianping Ge (*)

Mesoporous g-C3N4 nanorod photocatalysts are synthesized through the nano-confined thermal condensation of cyanamide in silica nanotubes with porous shells. The proposed method for the synthesis of mesoporous materials is an alternative to the traditional templating method.
2017, 10(11): 3638–3647

Pawel Dabrowski1 (*), Maciej Rogala1, Iwona Pasternak2, Jacek Baranowski2, Wlodzimierz Strupinski2, Marek Kopciuszynski4, Ryszard Zdyb4, Mieczyslaw Jalochowski4, Iaroslav Lutsyk1,3, and Zbigniew Klusek1

The electronic and morphological properties of graphene grown on Ge(001)/Si(001) were examined both at the nano- and macroscale level. The present approach allowed the description of the influence of the germanium substrate on the energy bands of graphene and the electronic properties of the graphene layer.
2017, 10(11): 3648–3661

Aida Hernández-Arteaga1, José de Jesús Zermeo Nava2, Eleazar Samuel Kolosovas-Machuca1, J. Jesús Velázquez-Salazar3, Ekaterina Vinogradova3, Miguel José-Yacamán1,3, and Hugo Ricardo Navarro-Contreras1 (*)

Sialic acid (SA) levels in saliva are different between healthy women (red) and patients with breast cancer (green). In this work, the SA concentrations in saliva were determined by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of citrate-covered silver nanoparticles; figure on the left: a noninvasive test, regardless of age or density of breast tissue.
2017, 10(11): 3662–3670

Jiawei Zheng1,2, Li’e Mo1, Wangchao Chen1, Ling Jiang1, Yong Ding3,1, Zhaoqian Li1, Linhua Hu1 (*), and Songyuan Dai3,1 (*)

2017, 10(11): 3671–3679

En Ning Saw, Markus Kratz, and Kristina Tschulik (*)

Time-resolved nanoelectrochemistry is demonstrated as a new tool to determine the reaction kinetics and reaction mechanism at a single nanoparticle.
2017, 10(11): 3680–3689

Haichen Liang1, Xiyan Liu2, Dongliang Gao2, Jiangfeng Ni1 (*), and Yan Li2 (*)

Reduced graphene oxide decorated with Bi2O2.33 nanodots exhibits stable and robust Li storage.
2017, 10(11): 3690–3697

Yingying Mi1,2, Wen Liu1 (*), Xiaolin Li1,3, Julia Zhuang4, Henghui Zhou2, and Hailiang Wang1 (*)

Catalyst-like carbon nanotube-MoP can effectively promote lithium polysulfide redox and thus enhance the electrochemical performance of Li–S batteries.
2017, 10(11): 3698–3705

Xiaoming Yu1, Xuan Yu1 (*), Jianjun Zhang2, Liqiao Chen1, Yunqian Long1, and Dekun Zhang2

2017, 10(11): 3706–3714