Volume 14

Issue 05,2021

(39 articles)


Xiao Li1,2, Zhili Lu3, and Tie Wang1,2,4 (✉)

In this review, we highlight the recent advances in the fluorescence of individual semiconductor nanoparticles, inter-nanoparticles coupling and thus emergent fluorescence behaviors of assemblies. The coupling is the necessary pathway for assemblies beyond individual building blocks to produce emergent fluorescence properties.
2021, 14(5): 1233–1243
Published: 19 October 2020

Gaowei Chong1,2, Jie Zang1, Yi Han1, Runping Su1, Nopphon Weeranoppanant3,4 (✉), Haiqing Dong1,2 (✉), and Yongyong Li1 (✉)

This manuscript summarizes the most recent works of nano metal-organic frameworks (nMOFs) in immunotherapy, with the emphasis on both vaccine delivery (adjuvants, vaccines) and tumormicroenvironment modulation (immune checkpoint inhibitors, combination therapies). Finally, a prospect of nMOFs in cancer immunotherapy is provided to inspire the ideas to improve effectiveness and safety of cancer immunotherapy.
2021, 14(5): 1244–1259
Published: 23 November 2020

Yizhe Sun1, Yue Yin1, Lidong Gong1, Zichao Liang1, Chuanda Zhu1, Caixia Ren2, Nan Zheng3, Qiang Zhang4, Haibin Liu5, Wei Liu5, Fuping You1, Dan Lu1 (✉), and Zhiqiang Lin1 (✉)

This study demonstrates that the treatment of nanodepot of manganese (nanoMn) augments host antiviral immunity and ameliorates coronavirus-induced tissue damage. The preferential engulfment of NanoMn by macrophages not only limits neuronal accumulation of manganese but also potentiates M1 macrophage polarization, subsequently priming host adaptive immunity against coronavirus. NanoMn offers a safe and robust nanodepot-based strategy against coronavirus.
2021, 14(5): 1260–1272
Published: 29 December 2020

Bin He, Wen-Cui Li, Zhi-Yuan Chen, Lei Shi, Yu Zhang, Ji-Li Xia, and An-Hui Lu (✉)

A multilevel structured carbon film is built with well-interweaved conductive network, hollow fibrous structure and abundant N,O co-doped active sites, which combines the merits of high electronic conductivity (1,200 S·m−1), high porosity and polar characteristic in one host. The obtianed sulfur cathode based on the carbon film host shows an ultra-high areal capacity of 8.9 mA·h·cm−2 at 0.2 C with outstanding cyclability over 60 cycles.
2021, 14(5): 1273–1279
Published: 29 December 2020

Yunbiao Zhao, Yue li, Yi Chen, Yuhan Chen, Danqing Zhou, and Ziqiang Zhao (✉)

A Cu ion implantation assisted CVD technique was proposed for direct growth of high-quality graphene on various dielectric substrates including SiO2/Si, quartz glass, and sapphire substrates.
2021, 14(5): 1280–1286
Published: 29 December 2020

Shuailong Guo1,§, Hao Yuan1,§, Wei Luo3, Xiaoqing Liu4, Xiantao Zhang3, Haoqing Jiang1,2 (✉), Feng Liu1,3 (✉), and Gary J. Cheng2 (✉)

Sentence summary: Isolated Au atoms precisely coordinated in defective MOF for highly efficient water pollutant treatment.
2021, 14(5): 1287–1293
Published: 05 January 2021

Jinming Wang1,3, Lulu Guo1,3, Lei Xu1,3, Peng Zeng2,3 (✉), Renjie Li1 (✉), and Tianyou Peng1,3 (✉)

Few-layer BiVO4 nanosheets decorated with porphyrin derivative are used as a two-step excitation Z-scheme photocatalyst, in which the ultrathin BiVO4 nanosheets with widely distributed oxygen vacancies enable intimate contact with porphyrin molecules and alleviate the charge recombination, and thus causing robust and durable overall water splitting performance. This two-dimensional (2D) hybrid nanocomposite provides a new approach to the design of highly efficient artificial photosynthetic catalysts.
2021, 14(5): 1294–1304
Published: 29 December 2020

Khang June Lee§, Cheolmin Park§, Hyeok Jun Jin, Gwang Hyuk Shin, and Sung-Yool Choi (✉)

The gap-mode plasmon structure based on a vertically stacked atomically thin fig. junction that simultaneously enables high responsivity of up to 8.67 A/W and high operation speed exceeding 35 MHz. The atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) materials act as a spacer for enhancing the gap-mode plasmons, and their short transit length through the vertical direction allows fast transport for photocarriers.
2021, 14(5): 1305–1310
Published: 29 December 2020

Donglin Lu§, Zhenqing Li§, Congsheng Xu, Siwei Luo, Chaoyu He, Jun Li, Gang Guo, Guolin Hao, Xiang Qi (✉), and Jianxin Zhong (✉)

The experimental results show that the contact characteristic of in-plane 1T′-2H MoTe2 homojunction is ohmic contact and exhibits robust carrier transport.
2021, 14(5): 1311–1318
Published: 05 January 2021

Dayong Zhang1, Pu Fan1, Jinyu Shi1, Yifan Zheng2 (✉), Jian Zhong1 (✉), and Junsheng Yu1 (✉)

In this work, we develop a simple fabrication process of oscillating stratification preprocessing (OSP), which utilizes the oscillation treatment to regulate the molecular distribution of pending spin-coated solution covered on the substrate. The vertical distribution property will effectively remain from solution state to film state, leading to fabricate an ideal graded vertical phase separation (VPS) bulkheterojunction (BHJ) of organic solar cells (OSCs), and a remarkable enhancement of PCE from 10.96% to 12.03%, which can attribute to the simultaneous improvement of JSC, VOC, and FF.
2021, 14(5): 1319–1325
Published: 05 January 2021