Volume 9

Issue 04,2016

(31 articles)


Jaewon Lee2, Huazhang Zhu3, Gautam Ganapati Yadav2,, James Caruthers2, and Yue Wu1,3 (*)

Porous ternary complex metal oxide nanoparticles are synthesized by noble thermal annealing of core/shell nanoparticles with wellcontrolled sizes and properties. It is found that their porous morphology and large surface area can lead to high-performance lithium-ion battery electrode materials.
2016, 9(4): 996–1004

Pavel V. Leksin1,2 (*), Andrey A. Kamashev2, Joachim Schumann1, Vladislav E. Kataev1, Jürgen Thomas1, Bernd Büchner1,3, and Ilgiz A. Garifullin2

In this paper, we experimentally demonstrate the crucial role of the morphology of the superconducting layer in the operation of a superconductor/ferromagnet/ferromagnet spin valve.
2016, 9(4): 1005–1011

Xiaocong Tian1,§, Bei Xiao1,§, Xu Xu1,2, Lin Xu3 (*), Zehua Liu1, Zhaoyang Wang1, Mengyu Yan1, Qiulong Wei1, and Liqiang Mai1 (*)

Micro-supercapacitors (MSCs) with various typical architectures are used as models to understand their intrinsic graphene effects. The results show that electrochemical performance is greatly enhanced after the introduction of a holey graphene intermediate layer, which provides a new route to understand intrinsic electrochemical behaviors and possesses exciting potential for highly efficient on-chip micro-energy storage.
2016, 9(4): 1012–1021

Sheng Liang1,§, Yang Liu2,4,§, Xin Jin5,§, Gan Liu4, Jing Wen3, Linlin Zhang1, Jie Li2, Xubo Yuan6, Irvin S. Y. Chen3, Wei Chen7, Hui Wang1 (*), Linqi Shi4 (*), Xinyuan Zhu5 (*), and Yunfeng Lu2 (*)

A protein therapeutic with enhanced protein stability, prolonged circulation time and reduced immunogenicity was synthesized by coating a protein with a thin layer of protein adsorption-resistant polymer. This method enables the potential therapeutic application of a broad scope of enzymes for the treatment of various diseases, such as for metabolic diseases including gout and phenylketonuria.
2016, 9(4): 1022–1031

Caterina Lamuta1 (*), Anna Cupolillo2, Antonio Politano2, Ziya S. Aliev3,4,5, Mahammad B. Babanly3, Evgueni V. Chulkov5,6,7,8,9, and Leonardo Pagnotta1

The indentation fracture toughness of the bulk single crystal of Bi2Te3 topological insulator, grown using the Bridgman–Stockbarger method, was measured for the first time. After a preliminary analysis of the models available to determine fracture toughness, the one proposed by Dukino and Swain was selected, and a value of 0.042 ± 0.016 MPa √m was reported.
2016, 9(4): 1032–1042

Chenchen Bao1, Joo Conde2,3, Fei Pan1, Chao Li1, Chunlei Zhang1, Furong Tian4, Shujing Liang1, Jesus M. de la Fuente1,5, and Daxiang Cui1 (*)

In this study, antibody (Brcaa1 monoclonal antibody) and peptide (RGD) functionalized gold nanoprisms (AuNprs) were used as a combinatorial methodology for in situ photoacoustic imaging, angiography and local hyperthermia using orthotopic and subcutaneous murine gastric carcinoma models. This is the first proof-of-concept using two gold nanoprisms probes as high sensitive contrasts and therapeutic agents for tumor detection and inhibition can be used as an efficient and safe nanotheranostic platform.
2016, 9(4): 1043–1056

Tao Jiang1,§, Xiangyu Chen1,§, Keda Yang2, Changbao Han1, Wei Tang1, and Zhong Lin Wang1,3 (*)

Theoretical models are presented for rotary-sliding disk triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) with grating structure in contact and noncontact modes. The fundamental physics of the TENG is revealed by the finite element method, and the dynamic output characteristics are theoretically calculated by solving the governing equation and interpolation.
2016, 9(4): 1057–1070

Yu-Ting Huang1, Chun-Wei Huang1, Jui-Yuan Chen1, Yi-Hsin Ting1, Shao-Liang Cheng2, Chien-Neng Liao3, and Wen-Wei Wu1 (*)

Cu nanowires were observed using in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to investigate their electro- and thermo-migration processes. The migration processes activated by increasing the temperature indicated that the migration direction of Cu atoms is dependent on the net force from the electric field and electron wind.
2016, 9(4): 1071–1078

Nan Gao, Kai Dong, Andong Zhao, Hanjun Sun, Ying Wang, Jinsong Ren, and Xiaogang Qu (*)

A novel multi-functional nanozyme has been developed with both protease-like activity to deplete amyloid-β (Aβ) aggregation and superoxide dismutase (SOD)-like activity to scavenge Aβ-mediated reactive oxygen species (ROS). More intriguingly, this nanozyme can remove Cu, cross the blood–brain barrier (BBB), and exhibits low toxicity. Therefore, this work provides new insights into the design and synthesis of inorganic nanozymes with multiple enzymatic activities for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) treatment.
2016, 9(4): 1079–1090

Pei Lin1, Yousong Gu1, Xiaoqin Yan1, Shengnan Lu1, Zheng Zhang1, and Yue Zhang1,2 (*)

Illumination-dependent performance evolution of ZnO piezotronics was systematically investigated, which is ascribed to enhanced free carrier screening effect and the change in Schottky barrier height.
2016, 9(4): 1091–1100