Volume 9

Issue 02,2016

(30 articles)


Muhammad Arslan Shehzad1,2, Sajjad Hussain1,2, Muhammad Farooq Khan1,3, Jonghwa Eom1,3, Jongwan Jung1,2, and Yongho Seo1,2 (*)

Two-dimensional materials are promising for near-future applications in flexible devices; however, defects, i.e., grain structures in materials grown by chemical vapor deposition, are a problematic issue that hinders the industrial application. We suggest an innovative technique to discern the exact location of the grain boundaries and fabricate devices based on such information. As a result, by avoiding grain boundaries, high-quality photodetectors can be produced.
2016, 9(2): 380–391

Brion Bob1, Ariella Machness1, Tze-Bin Song1, Huanping Zhou1, Choong-Heui Chung2, and Yang Yang1 (*)

We report a method for synthesizing composite inks of silver nanowires and tin oxide nanoparticles that allows for conductive nanowire networks to be deposited directly from solution without the need for any annealing steps or network formation treatments. Coordination between individual nanowires and nanoparticles appears to be mediated by dilute concentrations of ammonia in the solution, which allows for partially conductive ligands such as oxide nanoparticles to replace the insulating polyvinylpyrrolidone layer that initially coats silver nanowires after synthesis.
2016, 9(2): 392–400

Yang Yang1, Su Ding2,3, Teppei Araki2 (*), Jinting Jiu2, Tohru Sugahara2, Jun Wang2,3, Jan Vanfleteren1 (*), Tsuyoshi Sekitani2, and Katsuaki Suganuma2

A high-speed photonic sintering technique enabled ultra-fast and facile fabrication of stretchable electrodes by extreme heat generation locally between metallic nanowires. We demonstrate the potential of our technique by fabricating wearable and stretchable devices including a stretchable LED and a motion detection sensor.
2016, 9(2): 401–414

Wei Xiong1,2,3, Debabrata Sikdar4, Lim Wei Yap1,2, Pengzhen Guo1,2, Malin Premaratne4, Xinyong Li3, and Wenlong Cheng1,2 (*)

Matryoshka-caged gold nanorods (mCGNRs) were successfully synthesized by alternating between a seed-mediated silver-coating method and galvanic replacement reactions. As the number of matryoshka layers increased, the catalytic activity towards the reduction of 4-nitrophenol increased.
2016, 9(2): 415–423

Shaosong Gu1,2, Zheng Lou2, Ludong Li2, Zhaojun Chen3, Xiangdong Ma1 (*), and Guozhen Shen2 (*)

Flexible integrated on-chip micro-supercapacitors (MSCs) were fabricated with reduced graphene oxide/Fe2O3 hollow nanosphere electrodes, which not only exhibited superior electrochemical per-formance and excellent mechanical flexibility but could also drive a nanowire photodetector well, demonstrating the feasibility of the flexible integrated photodetector system.
2016, 9(2): 424–434

Chao Lian1,,§, Xiaoling Xiao2,§, Zheng Chen1, Yuxi Liu1, Enyue Zhao2, Dingsheng Wang1, Chen Chen1 (*), and Yadong Li1

Hexagonal ultrathin WO3 nano-ribbons of subnanometer thickness were prepared by a solvothermal method. The nano-ribbons exhibit good electrochemical performance as an anode material in a lithium ion battery because of their unique structure.
2016, 9(2): 435–441

Ping Che1, Wei Liu1,2, Xiaoxue Chang3, Anhe Wang4, and Yongsheng Han2 (*)

A superhydrophobic and antibacterial silver film was fabricated by controlling the structure of the silver particles, revealing that finding a compromise between different material structures benefits the fabrication of multifunctional materials.
2016, 9(2): 442–450

Bing Han, Lin Shi, Xiaoqing Gao, Jun Guo, Ke Hou, Yonglong Zheng, and Zhiyong Tang (*)

By combining the advantage of optically active side-by-side gold-nanorod assembly and mesoporous silica, we have synthesized chiral core–shell nanostructures that exhibit a highly tunable and ultra-stable plasmonic circular dichroism response.
2016, 9(2): 451–457

Aijian Wang1,2,3, Jingbao Song1, Zhipeng Huang1, Yinglin Song4, Wang Yu1, Huanli Dong5, Wenping Hu5, Marie P. Cifuentes6, Mark G. Humphrey6, Long Zhang3, Jianda Shao3, and Chi Zhang2,3,6 (*)

Axially coordinated metal-porphyrin-functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube nanohybrids with a push-pull motif have been prepared following two different approaches: A straightforward Prato reaction with sarcosine and a formyl-containing porphyrin, and a stepwise approach that involved a formal Prato cycloaddition followed by nucleophilic substitution with an appropriate porphyrin; improved optical properties were observed for these nanohybrids.
2016, 9(2): 458–472

Tian Liu1,2,§, Guangyu Wu3,§, Jiejun Cheng3, Qing Lu3, Yanjie Yao1,2, Zhenjing Liu1, Dongchen Zhu1, Juan Zhou2, Jianrong Xu3 (*), Jun Zhu2 (*), and Dannong He1 (*)

A universal platform, with Mn doping and hyaluronic acid (HA) modification based on mesoporous silica (mSiO2), was utilized for further dual-mode imaging and cancer diagnosis and treatment by absorbing hydrophobic perfluorooctyl bromide (PFOB) and hydrophilic doxorubicin (DOX).
2016, 9(2): 473–489