Volume 8

Issue 11,2015

(31 articles)


Hao Wu1,2, Kai Jiang3 (*), Shaosong Gu1,, Hong Yang2, Zheng Lou1, Di Chen4, and Guozhen Shen1 (*)

On-chip and flexible microsupercapacitors (MSCs) were fabricated with two-dimensional Ni(OH)2 nanoplates, which showed good electrochemical performance and excellent mechanical flexibility to bear the generated tensile force.
2015, 8(11): 3544–3552

Hui Song1, Su-Young Son1,2, Seul Ki Kim1, and Gun Young Jung1 (*)

Hierarchical Sn3O4 nanospheres covered with single crystalline nanoplates can absorb intense energy from the visible wavelengths of sunlight. The generated holes react with hydroxyl groups in aqueous solution to form hydroxyl radicals, which can effectively attack and decompose organic pollutants.
2015, 8(11): 3553–3561

Pengtao Pan1,§, Yicun Wang1,§, Ye Zhu2,§, Xiang Gao1, Zhigang Ju2, Penghe Qiu2, Li Wang1 (*), and Chuanbin Mao2 (*)

A novel cancer biomarker detection system, based on a complex of phage nanofibers displaying a biomarker-binding peptide and recombinant protein as a probe to capture a target biomarker antibody, exhibits excellent detection efficiency.
2015, 8(11): 3562–3570

Chao Li1,§, Yuan Yao1,§, Xi Shen1, Yanguo Wang1, Junjie Li1, Changzhi Gu1, Richeng Yu1 (*), Qi Liu2, and Ming Liu2 (*)

The charge-trapping process, with HfO2 film as the chargecapturing layer, has been investigated by using in situ electron energy-loss spectroscopy. The results show that oxygen vacancies are non-uniformly distributed throughout the HfO2 trapping layer during the programming process.
2015, 8(11): 3571–3579

Jianjian Qiu1,§, Qingfeng Xiao2,§, Xiangpeng Zheng1 (*), Libo Zhang1, Huaiyong Xing2, Dalong Ni2, Yanyan Liu2, Shengjian Zhang3, Qingguo Ren4, Yanqing Hua4, Kuaile Zhao5, and Wenbo Bu2 (*)

Polyvinylpyrrolidone-decorated W18O49 nanowires were synthesized using a simple solvothermal approach to serve as multifunctional nanotheranostic agents. These nanotheranostics can be used as computed tomography (CT) imaging probes, powerful photothermal agents, photosensitizers, and radiation dose intensifiers. More importantly, they can also generate significant photothermal/ photodynamic/radiation synergistic effects to ultimately improve anticancer efficacy in vivo.
2015, 8(11): 3580–3590

Md Mokhlesur Rahman1 (*), Abu Z. Sadek1,2 (*), Irin Sultana1, Mateti Srikanth1, Xiujuan J. Dai1, Matthew R. Field3, Dougal G. McCulloch3, Sri Balaji Ponraj1, and Ying Chen1

A novel structure of self-assembled V2O5 interconnected microspheres is produced in a fish-water electrolyte medium for the first time. The nanobelts-microspheres exhibit outstanding electrochemical performance with high discharge capacity, impressive rate capability, and good cycle life.
2015, 8(11): 3591–3603

Huarui Zhu1, Ying Xu1, Yu Han1, Shuwen Chen1, Tao Zhou1, Magnus Willander1, Xia Cao1,2 (*), and Zhonglin Wang1,3 (*)

In this study, a self-powered electrochemical anodic oxidization system was developed for the first time. This system is capable of synthesizing mesoporous Al2O3 using triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) arrays without the need of an external electrical source.
2015, 8(11): 3604–3611

Xianli Liu§, Jinwei Xu§, Zhicheng Fang§, Lin Lin, Yu Qian, Youcheng Wang, Chunmiao Ye, Chao Ma (*), and Jie Zeng (*)

In this study, we employed a polyol method to synthesize Bi2Se3 nanostructures with different morphologies through fine control of the supersaturation level in the synthetic system and explored the formation mechanism during the synthesis.
2015, 8(11): 3612–3620

Yanrui Li, Leilei Li, Yunqi Gong, Song Bai, Huanxin Ju, Chengming Wang, Qian Xu, Junfa Zhu, Jun Jiang (*), and Yujie Xiong (*)

In the proposed design, interfacial Ag, which can control semiconductor band alignment, enables a Z-scheme between widebandgap TiO2 and narrow-bandgap Ag2S. To fabricate the design, a unique approach was developed to synthesize Ag2S–Ag–TiO2 hybrid structures. The ternary hybrid structures exhibit dramatically enhanced performance in photocatalytic hydrogen production under full-spectrum light illumination.
2015, 8(11): 3621–3629

Netta Hendler1,2, Elad Mentovich1,2, Bálint Korbuly3, Tamás Pusztai3, László Gránásy3,4 (*), Shachar Richter1,2 (*)

The multi-hierarchical self-assembly (MHSA) of peptide nanotube films is studied experimentally and theoretically. The formation of MHSA structures is shown to be controlled solely by the experimental parameter of humidity. The growth-front nucleation mechanism is identified as the physical background for the observed morphological transitions through correlating the experimental observations with phase-field modeling of the evolution of the morphology of the films.
2015, 8(11): 3630–3638