Volume 12

Issue 05,2019

(31 articles)


Hassan Anwer1,§, Asad Mahmood1,§, Jechan Lee2,§, Ki-Hyun Kim1 (*), Jae-Woo Park1 (*), and Alex C. K. Yip3

Photocatalysts for dye degradation were categorized in to three generations, and the mechanisms and controlling factors of dye degradation were investigated. A performance evaluation method was proposed to compare photocatalyst systems for dye degradation.
2019, 12(5): 955–972
Published: 17 January 2019

Abdullah A.Ghawanmeh1, Gomaa A. M. Ali1,2, H. Algarni3,4, Shaheen M. Sarkar5, and Kwok Feng Chong1 (*)

Various graphene oxide based hydrogels, were prepared with several natural and synthetic polymers for loading and release of different types of anticancer drugs.
2019, 12(5): 973–990
Published: 4 March 2019

Ana R. Faria1,§, Oscar F. Silvestre1,§, Christian Maibohm1, Ricardo M. R. Ado1, Bruno F. B. Silva2, and Jana B. Nieder1 (*)

In this study we present the first elesclomol-copper nanodrug delivery system and show its in vitro enhanced performance based on conventional cytotoxicity assays. Additionally, we establish a novel approach for the therapeutic monitoring of anticancer nanocarriers in live cells using label free multiphoton fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (MP-FLIM) of endogenous NAD (P) H.
2019, 12(5): 991–998
Published: 9 November 2018

Yongjuan Li1, Jian Hu2, Xun Liu1, Yong Liu3 (*), Shixian Lv1, Juanjuan Dang1, Yong Ji4 (*), Jinlin He2, and Lichen Yin1 (*)

Reactive oxygen species (ROS)-responsive core-crosslinked (RCCL) micelles with desired stability were developed to efficiently co-deliver both chemodrug (doxorubicin, Dox) and photosensitizer (chlorin e6, Ce6), and tumor-site specific light irradiation produced ROS in tumor tissues that destabilized the micelles and released Dox in an “on-demand” manner to achieve potent and synergistic anti-cancer efficacy.
2019, 12(5): 999–1008
Published: 6 March 2019

Qixin Chen1,2,3, Xintian Shao1,2,3, Zhiqi Tian3, Yang Chen3, Payel Mondal4, Fei Liu1,2, Fengshan Wang1, Peixue Ling1,2 (*), Weijiang He5 (*), Kai Zhang4 (*), Zijian Guo5, and Jiajie Diao3 (*)

A novel strategy using structured illumination microscopy to screen and discover drugs at nanoscale in living cell is proposed. This strategy can provide a dynamic visualization and quantitative evidence for mitochondria-lysosomes interactions at the nanoscale, which promises to increase the success rate of drug screening and shorten the cycle of drug discovery.
2019, 12(5): 1009–1015
Published: 11 March 2019

Mengmeng Zhen1,2,, Xintao Zuo1, Juan Wang1, and Cheng Wang1 (*)

When using the N, S dual-doped bamboo-like CNTs@Co3S4-sulfur as cathodes, the battery delivers excellent cycling performances.
2019, 12(5): 1017–1024
Published: 11 March 2019

Wen Luo1,§, Feng Li2,§, Weiran Zhang3, Kang Han4, Jean-Jacques Gaumet5, Hans-Eckhardt Schaefer4,6, and Liqiang Mai4 (*)

Nanorod-in-nanotube-structured Sb@HCT was prepared as K-ion battery anode and the introduction of potassium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide (KFSI) electrolyte salt boosts the electrochemical performance. Meanwhile a reversible potassium storage mechanism for Sb anode is disclosed.
2019, 12(5): 1025–1031
Published: 23 March 2019

Yue-Min Xie1,2,3, Chunqing Ma1,2,3, Xiuwen Xu1,2,3, Menglin Li1,2,3, Yuhui Ma1,2,3, Jing Wang1,2,3, Hrisheekesh Thachoth Chandran1,2,3, Chun-Sing Lee1,2,3, and Sai-Wing Tsang1,2,3 (*)

It is revealed that the fast nucleation and the large different in complexation ability of Br and I to Pb2+ result in inhomogeneous chemical composition of small particles. By diluting the precursor solution, the homogeneity of small particles can be improved, thus, the appearance of pin-holes can be inhibited.
2019, 12(5): 1033–1039
Published: 26 February 2019

Md Tanvir Hasan1,§, Roberto Gonzalez-Rodriguez1,§, Conor Ryan1, Kristof Pota2, Kayla Green2, Jeffery L. Coffer2, and Anton V. Naumov1 (*)

Optical properties of nitrogen self-doped graphene quantum dots are optimized using ozone treatment and those are further utilized as a photoactive layer in solar cells showing significant improvement in photovoltaic performance: power conversion efficiency (PCE) up to 2.64%, fill factor (FF) up to 86.4%.
2019, 12(5): 1041–1047
Published: 11 March 2019

Xiaoqiang Xiang1,2, Hang Lin1 (*), Renfu Li1, Yao Cheng1, Qingming Huang3, Ju Xu1, Congyong Wang1, Xueyuan Chen1, and Yuansheng Wang1 (*)

Visualization of dynamical force is achieved via mechanoluminescence arising from CsPbBr3 crystallization on glass surface. The unprecedented stress-induced glass crystallization not only provides a new technique to prepare CsPbBr3 in a green, time-saving, low cost, and batched way, but also opens up novel application directions of CsPbBr3 in the fields of force sensor and Pb2+-detection.
2019, 12(5): 1049–1054
Published: 15 March 2019