Volume 14

Issue 01,2021

(41 articles)


Yun Fan, Jia Zhang, Yu Shen, Bing Zheng, Weina Zhang (✉), and Fengwei Huo (✉)

Based on their different compositions and bonding modes, significant differences have emerged in the applications of metal-organic framework (MOF) and covalent organic framework (COF) nanosheets in various fields, despite of their shared similar properties. Hence, we summarize the recent progress of MOF and COF nanosheets by comparative analysis on their advantages and limitations in synthesis, properties, and applications.
2021, 14(1): 1–28
Published: 29 September 2020

Mengfan Zhou, Wenhui Wang, Junpeng Lu (✉), and Zhenhua Ni (✉)

We provide a comprehensive review on the fundamental mechanisms of how defects influence the photoluminescence (PL) emission of two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC), including radiative/nonradiative recombination kinetics and band structure modification.
2021, 14(1): 29–39
Published: 09 September 2020

Na Li1,2,§, Daoling Peng3,§, Xianjing Zhang1,2, Yousheng Shu4, Feng Zhang1,2,5 (*), Lei Jiang6,7,8 (*), and Bo Song1 (*)

Hydrolysis of deoxynucleotide triphosphates (dNTPs) releases 34-THz biophotons to drive DNA replication.
2021, 14(1): 40–45
Published: 26 June 2020

Shi Chen3, Zhiyuan Zhang1, Eugene Alforque1, and Thomas Hermann1,2 (✉)

Ribonucleic acid (RNA)–deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) hybrid nanoshapes that self-assemble from multiple different nucleic acid building modules provide versatile building blocks for complex materials with features at the sub-10 nm scale. Stable nanoshapes containing multiple different nucleic acid modules were identified by an iterative mix-and-match screening approach from combinations of RNA corner motifs and DNA connectors.
2021, 14(1): 46–51
Published: 21 September 2020

Chenxiao Wu1,2,§, Zhifang Zhang3,§, Zhonghui Chen2 (✉), Zuimin Jiang3, Huiyu Li1, Haijing Cao1, Yongsheng Liu1, Yanyan Zhu1 (✉), Zebo Fang4, and Xiangrong Yu5 (✉)

A novel ultra-small amorphous Fe2O3 nanodots/graphene heterostructure (a-Fe2O3 NDs/RGO) aerogel was exquisitely designed for advanced flexible all-solid-state asymmetric supercapacitors.
2021, 14(4): 953–960
Published: 12 November 2020

Lu Zhang1,§, Xiaoyuan Ji1,§, Yuanyuan Su1 (✉), Xia Zhai1, Hua Xu2, Bin Song1, Airui Jiang1, Daoxia Guo1, and Yao He1 (✉)

A kind of theranostic agents made of vancomycin (Van)-modified fluorescent silicon nanoparticles (SiNPs) enables rapid and noninvasive diagnosis and treatment of Gram-positive bacteria-induced keratitis in a simultaneous manner.
2021, 14(1): 52–58
Published: 06 October 2020

Yajing Shen1, Qingshu Zheng1, Jianhong Liu1, and Tao Tu1,2,3(✉)

Robust metallo-aerogels consisting of well encapsulated metalnanoparticles (MNPs) by graphite shells were fabricated by pyrolysis of xerometallo-hydrogels derived from chitosan and earth-abundant metal salts (M = Fe, Co, Ni). The metallo-aerogels exhibited high activity and selectivity in the hydrogenation of nitroarenes to anilines with broad substrates scope, good functional group tolerance, and could be recycled for more than 30 runs without obvious loss of activity and selectivity.
2021, 14(1): 59–65
Published: 21 September 2020

Cheongwon Bae1, Jaedeok Lee1, Lehan Yao2, Suhyeon Park1, Yeonju Lee1, Jieun Lee1, Qian Chen2,3,4,5, and Juyeong Kim1 (✉)

A gold nanorod core encapsulated by a zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF) shows template-dependent behavior in its morphological transformation due to nanoscale confining environment. In the etching event, the nanorod core is spherically carved from its tips, which becomes much slower than in bulk. The regrowth on the spherically etched core inside the ZIF shell gives rise to formation of a raspberry-like branched nanostructure in contrast to the growth of an octahedral shape in bulk condition.
2021, 14(1): 66–73
Published: 18 September 2020

Yuru Dong1,§, Zhengju Zhu1,§, Yanjie Hu1 (✉), Guanjie He2, Yue Sun1, Qilin Cheng1, Ivan P. Parkin2, and Hao Jiang1 (✉)

The supersaturated bridge-sulfur and vanadium co-doped MoS2 nanosheet delivers ultrahigh sodium storage capacity and fast reaction kinetics.
2021, 14(1): 74–80
Published: 06 October 2020

Zezhou Zhu1,3,§, Xiaoxia Li2,§, Yunteng Qu1, Fangyao Zhou1, Zhiyuan Wang1, Wenyu Wang1, Changming Zhao1, Huijuan Wang4, Liqiang Li1,3, Yagang Yao3 (✉), Qun Zhang2 (✉), and Yuen Wu1 (✉)

The hierarchical ZnIn2S4-CdS heterostructure that involves zero-dimensional (0D) CdS quantum dots uniformly confined on three-dimensional (3D) ZnIn2S4 nanoflowers, which achieves an excellent catalytic performance of CO2 photoconversion under visible-light irradiation.
2021, 14(1): 81–90
Published: 09 September 2020