Volume 9

Issue 08,2016

(30 articles)


Dongri Qiu1, Dong Uk Lee2, Kyoung Su Lee1, Sang Woo Pak1, and Eun Kyu Kim1 (*)

Semiconducting WS2-based non-volatile memory devices are realized by assembling multi-layered graphene and hexagonal boron nitride into the van der Waals (vdW) heterostructure with an atomically sharp interface.
2016, 9(8): 2319–2326

Nitesh Singh1,§, Anand Varma1,§, Ashish Verma2, Babu N. Maurya2, and Debabrata Dash1 (*)

Targeted photothermal therapy, when synergized with chemotherapy/thrombolytics at sub-therapeutic doses, exhibits great potential for the lysis of pathological clots with effective minimization of thelife-threatening side effects and off-target adverse complicationsas sociated with existing therapy. This introduces the possibility of smart and safe multimodal thrombolytic regimen in the future.
2016, 9(8): 2327–2337

Mingqi Yu1, Jiamin Su1, Guofeng Wang1 (*), and Yadong Li2

Enhanced luminescent Pt/Y2O3:Eu3+ composite nanotubes were successfully synthesized using a vacuum extraction method, and these nanotubes have the ability to improve the efficiency of solar cells. The electron transport and interfacial recombination kinetics were investigated using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and intensity-modulated photocurrent/photovoltage spectroscopy.
2016, 9(8): 2338–2346

Beatriz Mora1, Nastassia Soriano1, Carolina Redondo1, Alberto Arteche1, David Navas2, and Rafael Morales3,4 (*)

Shallow patterned ferromagnetic thin films yield inverse magnetization curves.
2016, 9(8): 2347–2353

Dong Liu1,2, Haitong Yu2, Zhen Yang2, and Yuanyuan Duan2 (*)

This paper presents a general strategy of effective medium design to achieve high absorption in a 15-nm-thick (1/50 of the centerwavelength) planar film combining two absorbing materials over abroad spectrum covering the visible and near-infrared spectral regions.This ultrathin planar broadband absorber can reduce the material,fabrication, and system cost for solar thermal applications.
2016, 9(8): 2354–2363

Yawen Zhan1,2, Shanshan Zeng1,2, Haidong Bian1,2,3, Zhe Li1,2, Zhengtao Xu3, Jian Lu4,5 (*), and Yang Yang Li1,2,6 (*)

High-surface-area Cu foams are fabricated in a one-pot one-step manner by repetitive electrodeposition and dealloying treatments. The resulting Cu foams exhibit greatly improved performance in different applications, such as in use as surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) substrates and three-dimensional (3-D) bulk supercapacitor electrodes.
2016, 9(8): 2364–2371

Xiangjun Liu, Gang Zhang (*), and Yong-Wei Zhang

The covalent bonds formed at the MoS2-Au interface enableinterfacial thermal conductance that is comparable to that of agraphene–metal interface.
2016, 9(8): 2372–2383

Alan P. Weightman§, Stuart I. Jenkins§, and Divya M. Chari (*)

A "dish" model of spinal cord injury has been used to demonstratethe clearance of nanoparticles by neural immune cells in real time.This model shows high utility for evaluating novel nanoparticlesand their handling by nervous system cells.
2016, 9(8): 2384–2397

Alexandre Tamion1 (*), Matthias Hillenkamp1 (*), Arnaud Hillion1,, Valentin A. Maraloiu2, Ioana D. Vlaicu2, Mariana Stefan2, Daniela Ghica2, Hugo Rositi3, Fabien Chauveau4, Marie-Geneviève Blanchin1, Marlène Wiart3, and Véronique Dupuis1

Magnetometry, electron microscopy, and electron paramagneticresonance were used in combination to analyze the biodegradationof iron oxide nanoparticles used as contrast agents and intravenouslyinjected in mice. The quantitative decrease in nanoparticle concentrationin the liver and spleen was followed and an unexpectedsurplus of magnetic signal attributed to ferritin was observed atmore than one year after injection.
2016, 9(8): 2398–2410

Meng Li1,2, Yijia Guan1,2, Zhaowei Chen1,2, Nan Gao1, Jinsong Ren1, Kai Dong1,2, and Xiaogang Qu1 (*)

Herein, we present a novel platinum(II)-coordinated graphiticcarbon nitride nanosheet (g-C3N4@Pt) that has been designed tocovalently bind to amyloid β-peptide (Aβ) and modulate peptideaggregation and toxicity. Furthermore, due to their photocatalytic activity, g-C3N4@Pt nanosheets can oxygenate Aβ upon visible lightirradiation, remarkably attenuating the aggregation potency andneurotoxicity of Aβ. This work may serve as an example of efficientengineering of novel multifunctional nanomaterials for the treatmentof Alzheimer’s disease.
2016, 9(8): 2411–2423