Volume 10

Issue 02,2017

(31 articles)


Xin Xu1, Kai Li2, Zhenzhong Yang1, Jiangjian Shi1, Dongmei Li1, Lin Gu1 (*), Zhijian Wu2 (*), and Qingbo Meng1 (*)

The TiO2/CH3NH3PbI3 interface is found to have a heavy atomic layer attributed to the vacancies of methylammonium cation groups.
2017, 10(2): 483–490

Jun Zhao1,3, Wanlin Guo2, and Jing Ma1 (*)

Tunable Rashba spin splitting (RSS) and nontrivial topological electronic states can be simultaneously aroused in bilayered fluorinated arsenene, according to comprehensive first-principle calculations.
2017, 10(2): 491–502

Seongchan Kim1,§, Yuri Choi2,§, Ginam Park3, Cheolhee Won3, Young-Joon Park4, Younghoon Lee5 (*), Byeong-Su Kim2 (*), and Dal-Hee Min1,3 (*)

In this work, a strategy for therapeutic RNA interference (RNAi) based on highly biocompatible and fluorescent carbon nanoparticles is demonstrated, in which small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) are protected from ribonuclease (RNase)-mediated degradation and have a longer half-life in vivo. Our strategy allows simultaneous bioimaging and efficient downregulation of gene expression, showing high potential for gene therapy in vitro and in vivo.
2017, 10(2): 503–519

Yakov Shalom1, Ilana Perelshtein2, Nina Perkas2, Aharon Gedanken2 (*), and Ehud Banin1 (*)

Urinary catheters sonochemically coated with Zn-doped CuO nanoparticles inhibit biofilm formation, delay the onset of catheter-associated urinary tract infection, and show high biocompatibility in vivo.
2017, 10(2): 520–533

Bao Pan, Yangen Zhou, Wenyue Su (*), and Xuxu Wang (*)

Urchin-like LaPO4 hollow spheres were successfully prepared by a facile one-pot route. They showed a 6.8-fold enhancement of photocatalytic activity for CO2 reduction compared with monodispersed one-dimensional LaPO4 nanorods.
2017, 10(2): 534–545

Dezhi Tan1 (*), Hong En Lim1, Feijiu Wang1, Nur Baizura Mohamed1, Shinichiro Mouri1, Wenjin Zhang1, Yuhei Miyauchi1, Mari Ohfuchi2, and Kazunari Matsuda1 (*)

Layered GeS exhibits significantly anisotropic optical and electronic properties, which are revealed by using polarization-dependent Raman-scattering, absorption, and PL spectroscopies.
2017, 10(2): 546–555

Huibing He, Hengjiang Cong, Ya Sun, Ling Zan, and Youxiang Zhang (*)

Spinel-layered integrate structured Li2MnO3 nanorods were synthesized and showed high capacities and superior high-rate capabilities as a cathode material for lithium batteries.
2017, 10(2): 556–569

Kang Peng1,2,§, Liangjie Fu1,2,§, Huaming Yang1,2,3 (*), Jing Ouyang1,2, and Aidong Tang4 (*)

Hierarchical MoS2/pillared-montmorillonite (MoS2/PMMT) hybrid nanosheets were successfully prepared through facile in-situ hydrothermal synthesis of MoS2 within the interlayer of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide PMMT. The MoS2/PMMT exhibited excellent catalytic activity and stability for the reduction reaction of 4-nitrophenol.
2017, 10(2): 570–583

Lei Wu, Zhuyuan Wang (*), Yizhi Zhang, Jiayuan Fei, Hui Chen, Shenfei Zong, and Yiping Cui (*)

A fully integrated and highly automated surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-microfluidic chip was developed for in situ probing of cancer secretion-mediated cell–cell communications. The platform combines SERS nanoprobes with microfluidics for monitoring cancer–immune system communication and screening of immunotherapeutic drugs.
2017, 10(2): 584–594

Liang Cui1,2, Yuanhong Xu2, Li Niu1, Wenrong Yang3, and Jingquan Liu1,2 (*)

As a highly active and robust catalyst, a monolithically integrated CoP nanowire array on Ti mesh (CoP NA/Ti) behaves as an effective on/off switch for on-demand hydrogen generation via hydrolysis of NaBH4 and NH3BH3.
2017, 10(2): 595–604