Volume 13

Issue 11,2020

(35 articles)


Roger M. Pallares1 and Rebecca J. Abergel1,2 (✉)

In this comprehensive review, we summarize the progress of the use of nanoparticles for targeted radiotherapy, where nanoparticles can be employed either as sensitizers for external beam radiation or as radionuclide delivery systems for internal radiotherapy.
2020, 13(11): 2887–2897
Published: 16 July 2020

Ting Xu1, Shaojing Zhao1, Changwei Lin2 (✉), Xiuli Zheng3 (✉), and Minhuan Lan1 (✉)

Inorganic nanomaterials are used as carriers for molecular sonosensitizers or directly as sonosensitizers for sonodynamic therapy.
2020, 13(11): 2898–2908
Published: 31 July 2020

Guangchao Li1, Zhoulan Yin1, Yuqing Dai1, Bianzheng You1, Huajun Guo1, Zhixing Wang1, Guochun Yan1, Yong Liu2, and Jiexi Wang1,2 (*)

Novel quasi zero-dimensional (0D) porous graphitic carbon nanorings (PGCNs) derived from carbon dots are proposed and the formation mechanism from carbon dots to PGCNs is revealed. As used in AC//PGCNs dual carbon Li-ion capacitors, outstanding retention of ~ 90% after 40,000 cycles is presented, outperforming the state-of-art ones.
2020, 13(11): 2909–2916
Published: 19 May 2020

Wen He1,§, Han Zang2,3,§, Songhua Cai2,4,5,§, Zhangyan Mu1, Cheng Liu1, Mengning Ding1 (✉), Peng Wang2,4,6 (✉), and Xinran Wang2,3 (✉)

The intercalation of perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic dianhydride (PTCDA) into the layers of MoS2 is the first on-chip reaction that intercalated the neutral and functional organic molecules into two-dimensional (2D) atomic crystals to form functional hybrid heterostructure. Improved transport performance was achieved, along with the construction of single layer molecular tunneling transistor.
2020, 13(11): 2917–2924
Published: 27 July 2020

Xiongyi Liang, Xiangxuan Deng, Chen Guo, and Chi-Man Lawrence Wu (*)

A high-throughput screening based on density functional theory (DFT) was performed to investigate the potential of 23 atomic transition metals (Sc, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Y, Zr, Nb, Mo, Tc, Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag, Cd, W, Pt and Au) supported on phosphorene monolayer as electrocatalyst for nitrogen reduction reaction (NRR). Activity origin and design principles between activation barrier and intrinsic electronic properties have been established.
2020, 13(11): 2925–2932
Published: 20 July 2020

Xiang Gao1,2, Liukang Xiong1, Jiabin Wu1, Jun Wan1, and Liang Huang1 (*)

Herein, we develop a new method to realize the scalable and controllable synthesis of MoS2 by using K2SO4 salt as a simultaneous high-temperature sulfur source and template. We also synthesize various high-quality single crystalline two-dimensional transitionmetal sulfides (WS2, PbS, MnS and Ni9S8) benefiting from the multifunctional K2SO4.
2020, 13(11): 2933–2938
Published: 16 July 2020

Mohammad K. Hossain1,2, Pengfei Guo5, Wayesh Qarony4, Yuen H. Tsang4, Chaoping Liu6,7, Sai W. Tsang3, Johnny C. Ho3, and Kin M. Yu1,3 (✉)

A two-step chemical vapor deposition (CVD) approach for growing all inorganic mixed anion halide perovskite alloys is developed, allowing precise composition tuning by controlling the deposition time in each step. Exploiting the fast diffusion of halide anions, this two-step CVD technique mitigates the complexities in the multiparameter optimization required for composition tuning in the conventional CVD process.
2020, 13(11): 2939–2949
Published: 27 July 2020

Rong Qin1, Jiagang Hou2, Caixia Xu1 (✉), Hongxiao Yang1, Qiuxia Zhou1, Zizhong Chen1, and Hong Liu1,3 (✉)

Self-supporting Co0.85Se nanosheets (Co0.85Se NSs@Co) is easily fabricated with interlinking three dimensional Co0.85Se nanosheets network arranged on conductive Co substrate. Benefiting from bulky integral architecture and high surface area, as-made Co0.85Se NSs@Co shows high electrocatalytic performances toward hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) with low overpotential, good structure stability, and high catalytic durability in both acidic and alkaline media. With the merits of scalable preparation as well as superior activity and catalytic durability, Co0.85Se NSs@Co presents promising application prospect as one type of low-cost binder-free electrocatalyst for HER in wide media.
2020, 13(11): 2950–2957
Published: 04 August 2020

Shiyang Shen§, Li Zhang§, Mengru Li, Zhizi Feng, Huixia Li, Xiao Xu, Shiqi Lin, Ping Li, Can Zhang, Xiaojun Xu (✉), and Ran Mo (✉)

This research article reported a collaboratively-assembled small interfering RNA (siRNA) nanocomplex to relieve the inflammationinduced insulin resistance by silencing the expression of the inflammatory proteins of the activated macrophages.
2020, 13(11): 2958–2966
Published: 13 August 2020

Peipei Wei1,§, Qin Geng1,§, Ali Imran Channa1, Xin Tong1, Yongsong Luo1, Siyu Lu2, Guang Chen3, Shuyan Gao4, Zhiming Wang1 (*), and Xuping Sun1 (*)

Vanadium phosphide nanoparticle on V foil as a high-active and stable catalyst achieves a high Faradaic efficiency of 22% with a large NH3 yield of 8.35 × 10−11 mol·s−1·cm−2 at 0 V vs. the reversible hydrogen electrode. Furthermore, deep insights into the mechanism are studied by a theoretical investigation.
2020, 13(11): 2967–2972
Published: 23 April 2020