Volume 9

Issue 03,2016

(30 articles)


Guoliang Shang, Guangtao Fei (*), Yue Li, and Lide Zhang

Capillary condensation of adsorbed organic vapors in alumina pores caused non-negligible light absorption, which decreased the bottomtransmittance of photonic bandgaps.
2016, 9(3): 703–712

Jun Wu, Zhiyu Ren (*), Shichao Du, Lingjun Kong, Bowen Liu, Wang Xi, Jiaqing Zhu, and Honggang Fu (*)

CoNi double hydroxide/CoO nanosheets, assembled from CoNi layered double hydroxide and small CoO nanocrystals, were designed and synthesized via in situ reduction and interface-directed assembly. Owing to the synergistic effects of the large number of active sites, the hydroxyl-rich surface, and the increase in OH/O2 adsorption and transport, the resulting nanosheets exhibit simultaneous enhanced oxygen evolution reaction activity and enhanced stability.
2016, 9(3): 713–725

Ning Zhang1, Yang Qu1 (*), Kai Pan1, Guofeng Wang1 (*), and Yadong Li2

Pure phase Mg1.2Ti1.8O5 and MgTiO3 nanocrystals were synthesized. The Mg1.2Ti1.8O5 nanocrystals exhibited a higher activity for photocatalytic hydrogen production than MgTiO3 nanocrystals under ultraviolet light irradiation.
2016, 9(3): 726–734

Xiaozhen Hu1,2, Sangeetha Rajendran2, Yuansi Yao2, Zheng Liu2, Karthikeyan Gopalsamy2, Li Peng2, and Chao Gao1,2 (*)

A fast wet-spinning assembly method of manufacturing continuous nacre-mimic graphene oxide (GO, brick)-sodium alginate (SA, mortar) films and fibers with excellent mechanical properties was developed. Tensile tests reveal that the maximum strength (σ) and Young’s modulus (E) of the produced films are 239.6 MPa and 22.4 GPa, while the maximum values of σ and E for the fibers are 784.9 MPa and 58 GPa, respectively.
2016, 9(3): 735–744

Tianxing Wu1, Guozhong Wang1 (*), Xiaoguang Zhu1, Porun Liu2, Xian Zhang1, Haimin Zhang1, Yunxia Zhang1, and Huijun Zhao1,2 (*)

A chitosan-polyvinyl alcohol co-polymer with a large number of amino and hydroxyl groups is used as the substrate to induce direct growth and in situ sequential transformation of titanate crystals under HF vapor phase hydrothermal conditions. The organic functional groups on the substrate induced structural transformations that could be applicable to other material systems.
2016, 9(3): 745–754

Gengtao Fu2,3, Huimin Liu1, Nika You2, Jiayan Wu2, Dongmei Sun2, Lin Xu2, Yawen Tang2 (*), and Yu Chen1 (*)

Strong interactions between arginine molecules drive the self-assembly of primary PtCu nanocrystals to generate PtCu alloy nanoassemblies for use as advanced electrocatalysts.
2016, 9(3): 755–765

Mun Teng Soo1, Kun Zheng2,3 (*), Qiang Gao4, Hark Hoe Tan4, Chennupati Jagadish4, and Jin Zou1,2 (*)

Biomimic of semiconductor nanoleaf induced by mirror-twin.
2016, 9(3): 766–773

Michel Houssa1 (*), Bas van den Broek1, Konstantina Iordanidou1, Anh Khoa Augustin Lu1,2, Geoffrey Pourtois2, Jean-Pierre Locquet1, Valery Afanas’ev1, and André Stesmans1

A topological to trivial insulator phase transition is predicted in stanene, which is either induced by an out-of-plane electric field Ez or by quantum confinement effects along the width W of the nanoribbons.
2016, 9(3): 774–778

Liuyi Li1,2, Caiyan Cui2, Wenyue Su1 (*), Yangxin Wang2, and Ruihu Wang2 (*)

Hollow click-based porous organic polymers were prepared and used as effective supports for the heterogenization of [Ru(bpy)3]2+ via electrostatic interactions, and then used to perform photocatalytic organic transformations.
2016, 9(3): 779–786

Zhongzhen Yang1,2, Xianguang Ding1,2, and Jiang Jiang1 (*)

Magnetic-plasmonic nanocomposites prepared using a polypyrrole adhesion layer exhibit enhanced T1 MRI contrast and efficient photothermal properties.
2016, 9(3): 787–799