Volume 11

Issue 06,2018

(51 articles)


Katong Liu, Xiaodong Li, Liang Liang, Ju Wu, Xingchen Jiao, Jiaqi Xu, Yongfu Sun (*), and Yi Xie (*)

Element doping engineering was successfully applied to regulate the product selectivity of CO2 photoreduction, in which synthetic Ni-doped ZnCo2O4 atomic layers exhibited a 3.5-time higher CO selectivity over CH4 evolution than the pristine ZnCo2O4 atomic layers.
2018, 11(6): 2897–2908
Published: 22 May 2018

Shasha Zhou, Lin Gan (*), Deli Wang, Huiqiao Li, and Tianyou Zhai (*)

The space-confined vapor deposition method is used to constrain the reaction dimensions during materials growth to achieve more controllable fabrication, which is beneficial to the formation of various high-quality ultrathin two-dimensional (2D) materials and the construction of 2D patterns. Thus, this technique plays an increasingly important role in materials fabrication and (opto)-electronics research.
2018, 11(6): 2909–2931
Published: 22 May 2018

Yufei Wang1,2, Juan Liu3, Xiaowei Ma1,2 (*), and Xing-Jie Liang1,2 (*)

One of the crucial reasons for poor therapeutic effects in radio/chemotherapy and multidrug resistance is insufficient sensitivity of cancer cells to endo-/exogenous stimuli. This review highlights recent achievements in nanomaterialassisted oncotherapeutic sensitization and discusses opportunities and challenges in the future development of nanomedicine.
2018, 11(6): 2932–2950
Published: 22 May 2018

Mingyuan Ma1,§, Zhuo Kang1,§, Qingliang Liao1 (), Qian Zhang1, Fangfang Gao1, Xuan Zhao1, Zheng Zhang1, and Yue Zhang1,2 ()

Since the invention of the triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) in 2012, it has seen enormous progress. This review presents the development, applications, and future directions of TENG in energy harvesting, self-powered sensing, and blue energy.
2018, 11(6): 2951–2969
Published: 22 May 2018

Dewen Ye1,2, Yan Li1, and Ning Gu1,2 (*)

This review highlights advances in magnetic labeling of both cells and extracellular vesicles, which is one of the hottest branches in biology. Through an overview of the application, labeling strategies, and factors influencing their use, we hope to provide a perspective of this promising field.
2018, 11(6): 2970–2991
Published: 22 May 2018

Na Cao and Gengfeng Zheng (*)

This review focuses on recent progress in the design and fabrication of electrocatalysts for the aqueous N2 reduction reaction under ambient conditions. Different categories of electrocatalysts, including metals, oxides, and polymers, are discussed, focusing on promoting their catalytic activities and selectivities over the N2 reduction process;other system designs, such as Li-N2 batteries, and the solvent effect are also discussed.
2018, 11(6): 2992–3008
Published: 22 May 2018

Zhiqiang Luo1 (*), Dara E. Weiss2, Qingyun Liu1, and Bozhi Tian2,3,4 (*)

Building functional interfaces between living systems and artificial materials or devices is an emerging field. In this review, we highlight a few recent advances in the fabrication and application of seamlessly integrated bio-hybrid systems, with a particular emphasis on the three-dimensional (3D) constructs that recapitulate the features in naturally occurring systems.
2018, 11(6): 3009–3030
Published: 22 May 2018

Qiuyang Li and Tianquan Lian (*)

Two-dimensional (2D) nanoplatelets may enhance solar-to-H2 conversion efficiency because of their unique morphology and electronic properties. In this review, we summarize the recent advances on exciton dissociation dynamics and light-driven H2 generation properties of colloidal nanoplatelet heterostructures.
2018, 11(6): 3031–3049
Published: 22 May 2018

Chunxiang Xu1 (*), Feifei Qin1, Qiuxiang Zhu1,2, Junfeng Lu1,3, Yueyue Wang4, Jitao Li5, Yi Lin6, Qiannan Cui1, Zengliang Shi1, and Arumugam Gowri Manohari1

Collaborative enhancements from surface plasmons (SPs) and whispering-gallery modes (WGMs) can induce intense near-field effects with high spatial localization around the surface of a semiconducting material. An efficient hybrid microcavity based on the coupling between SPs and WGMs can be achieved; thus, the lasing performance of the semiconducting microcavity is significantly improved.
2018, 11(6): 3050–3064
Published: 22 May 2018

Yuanjing Lin1, Yuan Gao1,, Fang Fang2 (*), and Zhiyong Fan1 (*)

Power supply devices can be fabricated via printable strategies with the merits of remarkable scalability and versatility, which are highly desirable to meet the demand of next-generation wearable and portable electronics. This review provides an overview on the progress of printing techniques combined with the unique properties of nanomaterials to revolutionize the fabrication of power supply devices and integrated systems.
2018, 11(6): 3065–3087
Published: 22 May 2018