Volume 11

Issue 05,2018

(53 articles)


Yanfeng Zhou1,2, Yun Zhang2, Yiling Zhong1, Rong Fu2, Sicong Wu1, Qin Wang1,2, Houyu Wang1, Yuanyuan Su1, Huimin Zhang2 (*), and Yao He1 (*)

Herein, we describe the use of Caenorhabditis elegans as an animal model to investigate the in vivo behavior and molecular imaging capacity of ultrasmall fluorescent silicon nanoparticles (SiNPs). The results demonstrate that the internalized SiNPs possess superior biocompatibility, chemical stability, and photostability in the live worms, ensuring faithful visualization of the distribution of subcellular structures in live organisms.
2018, 11(5): 2336–2346
Published: 12 May 2018

Huimin Wang, Chunya Wang, Muqiang Jian, Qi Wang, Kailun Xia, Zhe Yin, Mingchao Zhang, Xiaoping Liang, and Yingying Zhang (*)

An ultra-stretchable wire-shaped supercapacitor was fabricated by winding fibrous electrodes around an elastic core fiber. The supercapacitor can sustain tensile strain up to 850%, while maintaining a stable electrochemical performance. This study provides a universal strategy for the fabrication of highly stretchable wire-shaped devices.
2018, 11(5): 2347–2356
Published: 12 May 2018

Xusheng Zheng1,§ (*), Yue Lin2,§, Haibin Pan1, Lihui Wu1, Wei Zhang1, Linlin Cao1, Jing Zhang3, Lirong Zheng3, and Tao Yao1 (*)

We integrated grain boundaries to modulate the active sites and electronic properties via RhCo porous nanospheres. The porous nanospherical morphology allows for a high population of grain boundaries to be accessible to the reactants, thus providing sufficient active sites for the catalytic process of high-performance CO2 hydrogenation.
2018, 11(5): 2357–2365
Published: 12 May 2018

You Jin Min, Kyeong-Hee Kang, and Dae-Eun Kim (*)

We prepared polyimide (PI)-based composite films with boron nitride (BN) and boron nitride nanosheets (BNNSs) to enhance the thermal and mechanical properties of polyimide for flexible device applications. PI/BNNS composite films exhibited excellent properties, better than those of PI/BN composite films, and PI/2 wt.% BNNS was determined to be the optimum composition.
2018, 11(5): 2366–2378
Published: 12 May 2018

Abdul R. Ferhan1, Youju Huang1, Anirban Dandapat1, and Dong-Hwan Kim2 (*)

High-density three-dimensional assemblies of gold nanorods on polymer brush was obtained with macroscopic uniformity via single-step immersion of polymer brush-coated substrates in gold nanorod solution without any form of functionalization.
2018, 11(5): 2379–2391
Published: 12 May 2018

Yuanqing Sun1,4,§, Dandan Wang3,§, Yueqi Zhao1, Tianxin Zhao1, Hongchen Sun3, Xiangwei Li3, Chuanxi Wang2 (*), Bai Yang1, and Quan Lin1 (*)

Polycation-functionalized gold nanodots with tunable fluorescence from the visible to near-infrared region as well as high quantum yield, good fluorescence stability, and low cytotoxicity can realize gene delivery and cell imaging simultaneously.
2018, 11(5): 2392–2404
Published: 12 May 2018

Huy Q. Ta1,2,3,§, Liang Zhao1,2,§, Wanjian Yin1,2 (*), Darius Pohl4, Bernd Rellinghaus4, Thomas Gemming4, Barbara Trzebicka3, Justinas Palisaitis5, Gao Jing1,2, Per O. . Persson5, Zhongfan Liu1,2,6, Alicja Bachmatiuk1,2,3,4 (*), and Mark H. Rümmeli1,2,3,4 (*)

Direct observations of the behavior of single Cr atoms in graphene mono-and divacancies and, more importantly, at graphene edges under electron beam irradiation, show a single Cr atom diffusing along the edge and catalytically growing new graphene.
2018, 11(5): 2405–2411
Published: 12 May 2018

Albertus D. Handoko1,§ (*), Laura-Lynn Liew1,2,§, Ming Lin1, Gopinathan Sankar3, Yonghua Du4, Haibin Su2, Zhili Dong2, and Gregory K. L. Goh1,2 (*)

The formation of internal pores in ZnO nanorods was tracked using in situ tomography techniques. A 20× higher photocurrent was obtained since the lowered defect density and formation of internal pores improved light absorption.
2018, 11(5): 2412–2423
Published: 12 May 2018

Yan Hou1, Kun Chang2 (*), Bao Li1, Hongwei Tang1, Zhenyu Wang3, Jianli Zou3, Huimin Yuan3, Zhouguang Lu3 (*), and Zhaorong Chang1 (*)

LiCoPO4/C nanoflakes are obtained by the self-assembly of LiCoPO4 nanoplates along the[010]direction to form stable microparticles. High capacities (154.6 mA·h·g−1 at 0.1 C (based on the LiCoPO4 weight of 1 C=167 mA·h·g−1)) and stable cycling (93.1% capacity retention after 100 cycles) are achieved in the full cell.
2018, 11(5): 2424–2435
Published: 12 May 2018

Zhenglin Li1,2,3, Zhuo Li1, Lei Chen4, Ying Hu5, Shaoshan Hu4, Zhaohua Miao6, Ye Sun2 (*), Flemming Besenbacher3 (*), and Miao Yu1 (*)

Polyethylene glycol (PEG)-modified cobalt sulfide nanosheets (CoS-PEG NSs) are synthesized and unitized for the first time as a biocompatible and powerful theranostic nanoagent for efficient photothermal conversion and multimodal imaging. Such novel theranostic nanoplatforms have great potential for precise/efficient cancer diagnosis and therapy.
2018, 11(5): 2436–2449
Published: 12 May 2018