Volume 9

Issue 01,2016

(23 articles)


Enbo Zhu1, Yongjia Li1, Chin-Yi Chiu1, Xiaoqing Huang1, Mufan Li2, Zipeng Zhao1, Yuan Liu1, Xiangfeng Duan2,3, and Yu Huang1,3 (*)

Single-crystal PtNi octahedra with in situ-developed highly concave features and self-confined composition with high activity and durability for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) are reported.
2016, 9(1): 149–157

Zhiling Xu1,2, Weina Zhang1, Jiena Weng1, Wei Huang1 (*), Danbi Tian2 (*), and Fengwei Huo1 (*)

Metal layer/metal–organic framework (metal/MOF) hybrid thin films with high flexibility and tunability are fabricated by alternately growing MOF thin films and sputter-coating metal layers. The metal/MOF hybrid thin films, with well-defined sandwich structures, exhibit excellent selective catalytic activity derived from the MOFs acting as a molecular sieve and the metal layers providing active sites.
2016, 9(1): 158–164

Chun Wang1,§, Faxing Wang1,§, Yujuan Zhao1, Yuhui Li1, Qin Yue1, Yupu Liu1, Yong Liu1, Ahmed A. Elzatahry2, Abdullah Al-Enizi3, Yuping Wu1, Yonghui Deng1 (*), and Dongyuan Zhao1 (*)

Uniform hollow TiO2–X porous microspheres composed of highly crystalline nanocrystals with robust walls have been successfully synthesized by a facile sol-gel template-assisted approach, and demonstrated as superior anode materials for LIBs.
2016, 9(1): 165–173

Gengping Jiang2,3, Chi Cheng2,3, Dan Li2,3 (*), and Jefferson Zhe Liu1,3 (*)

By comparing different monovalent electrolyte, the ionic type dependent electrical double layer (EDL) structures were identified on graphene electrode surfaces and the water solvent was found to play a critical role in determining capacitance of the supercapacitors.
2016, 9(1): 174–186

Shan Lu, Datao Tu, Xingjun Li, Renfu Li, and Xueyuan Chen (*)

Upconverting luminescent (UCL) nanorattles based on lanthanide-doped fluorides were synthesized by a novel “ship-in-a-bottle” strategy and were demonstrated for the application in UCL-monitoring of drug release.
2016, 9(1): 187–197

Xue Liu1, Kai Zhang1, Kaixiang Lei1, Fujun Li1, Zhanliang Tao1, and Jun Chen1,2 (*)

CoS2 with micro/nano-structures, which are synthesized via facile hydrothermal/solvothermal routes, have demonstrated promising performance as the anode of sodium ion batteries.
2016, 9(1): 198–206

Hongchao Yang1,2,§, Feng Hu2,§, Yejun Zhang2, Liyi Shi1, and Qiangbin Wang2 (*)

We report a facile method to synthesize porous spinel cobalt manganese oxides with tunable morphologies, chemical compositions, and crystalline phases as efficient oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalyst along with superior durability.
2016, 9(1): 207–213

Zhenggang Wang1,§, Boshi Fu1,§, Siwei Zou1, Bo Duan1, Chunyu Chang1, Bai Yang2, Xiang Zhou1 (*), and Lina Zhang1 (*)

Fast method to synthesize carbon dots for cancer cells’ target imaging was developed.
2016, 9(1): 214–223

Alessandro Salandrino1,, Yuan Wang1, and Xiang Zhang1,2 (*)

The large negative permittivity of noble metals in the infrared region prevents the possibility of highly confined plasmons. We theoretically propose and numerically demonstrate that such limitation can be overcome by exploiting inter-element coupling effects in a plasmonic waveguide array, leading to significantly enhanced nonlinear optical interactions.
2016, 9(1): 224–229

Xilai Jia1, Yunfeng Lu3 (*), and Fei Wei2 (*)

Hierarchically structured lithium titanate/nitrogen-doped mesoporous graphene fiber nanocomposites were synthesized through a confined-growth strategy for high-performance electrode materials of lithium ion batteries.
2016, 9(1): 230–239