Volume 7

Issue 09,2014

(15 articles)


Ji Xiang, Peng Li (*), Hanbao Chong, Li Feng, Fangyu Fu, Zhuang Wang, Shilin Zhang, and Manzhou Zhu

A simple and efficient method for the synthesis of Pd–Ni bimetallic nanoparticles (NPs) has been developed. The as-prepared Pd–Ni bimetallic NPs have a core–shell structure, which affords excellent catalytic activities in the Suzuki reaction.
2014, 7(9): 1337–1343

Jesse Theiss, Mehmet Aykol, Prathamesh Pavaskar, and Stephen B. Cronin (*)

Metallic nanoparticle dimers with nanometer separations are characterized by dark-field scattering micro-spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Experiment and numerical simulations show that the dimers exhibit a polarization-dependent Fano interference resulting from substrate-mediated coupling of the hybridized plasmon modes in the asymmetric nanoparticle pairs.
2014, 7(9): 1344–1354

Yongcai Qiu§, Wanfei Li§, Guizhu Li, Yuan Hou, Lisha Zhou, Hongfei Li, Meinan Liu, Fangmin Ye, Xiaowei Yang, and Yuegang Zhang (*)

Conductive polymer coatings can boost the power storage capacity of lithium–sulfur batteries. We report here on the design and preparation—by combining a facile and green chemical deposition method with an oxidative polymerization approach—of polyaniline- modified cetyltrimethylammonium bromide–graphene oxide–sulfur nanocomposites with significantly enhanced lithium–sulfur battery performance.
2014, 7(9): 1355–1363

Chao Hou, Guofeng Zhao, Yongjun Ji, Zhiqiang Niu, Dingsheng Wang, and Yadong Li (*)

Highly dispersed rhodium nanoparticles with small particle sizes have been successfully immobilized by the framework of the metal–organic framework ZIF-8, and exhibit high catalytic activity for hydroformylation of n-alkenes.
2014, 7(9): 1364–1369

Myungkwan Song1,§, Jong Hyun Park2,§, Chang Su Kim1, Dong-Ho Kim1, Yong-Cheol Kang3, Sung-Ho Jin4, Won-Yong Jin5, and Jae-Wook Kang5 (*)

Silver nanowire/ZnO composite transparent electrodes have been used to fabricate silver nanowire-based flexible organic solar cells.
2014, 7(9): 1370–1379