Volume 11

Issue 04,2018

(50 articles)


Siwen Cui1,2, Youbin Zheng1, Jun Liang1, and Daoai Wang1 (*)

A wind-driven polyaniline nanofibers-based triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) with a high output performance was used as a novel power source for a self-powered cathodic protection system.
2018, 11(4): 1873–1882
Published: 19 March 2018

Rui Gao1 and Dongpeng Yan1,2 (*)

This work presents a combined experimental and theoretical study on two-dimensional (2D) single-unit-cell-thick layered double hydroxide (LDH) nanosheets (NSs) with high oxygen evolution reaction (OER) activities, which have potential applications in water splitting for renewable energy.
2018, 11(4): 1883–1894
Published: 19 March 2018

Haitao Zhai1,2, Yang Li3, Liwei Chen3, Xiao Wang1,2, Liangjing Shi1, Ranran Wang1 (*), and Jing Sun1 (*)

Polymer solar cells with excellent flexibility were fabricated on a copper nanowire-TiO2-polyacrylate composite electrode. The power conversion efficiency of the cells based on the composite electrode reached 3.11% under a simulated AM1.5G illumination and maintained 90% of their original efficiency after 500 cycles of bending.
2018, 11(4): 1895–1904
Published: 19 March 2018

Nan Jia, Qiang Weng, Yaru Shi, Xinyan Shi, Xinbing Chen, Pei Chen (*), Zhongwei An, and Yu Chen

N-doped carbon nanocages (N-CCs) with a porous self-supported architecture and high specific surface area were synthesized by a simple interfacial assembly method. They exhibited long-term operational durability and excellent methanol tolerance during the oxygen reduction reaction.
2018, 11(4): 1905–1916
Published: 19 March 2018

Shushu Zheng1,3, Junwen Zhong4, Wakana Matsuda2, Peng Jin5, Muqing Chen1, Takeshi Akasaka1, Kazuhito Tsukagoshi3 (*), Shu Seki2 (*), Jun Zhou4, and Xing Lu1 (*)

Needle-like fullerene (C70)/cobalt porphyrin supramolecular architectures were readily prepared by using a liquid−liquid interfacial precipitation method. These architectures showed excellent electrical conductivity of 1.08 × 103−1·m−1, high mobility of 4.21 cm2·V−1·s−1, and good charge transfer properties even after thermal treatment at 1,000 °C, which are highly promising attributes for the development of future multifunctional electronics.
2018, 11(4): 1917–1927
Published: 19 March 2018

Yijia He, Ruirui Hu, Yujia Zhong, Xuanliang Zhao, Qiao Chen, and Hongwei Zhu (*)

Graphene oxide (GO) was tested as a moisture retention additive in soil. The hydrophilic nature and water-transporting properties of GO helped to expedite germination and growth of plants.
2018, 11(4): 1928–1937
Published: 19 March 2018

Yougen Hu1, Tao Zhao1, Pengli Zhu1 (*), Yuan Zhang1,2, Xianwen Liang1, Rong Sun1 (*), Ching-Ping Wong3,4

Low-cost PS@Ag/PDMS elastic conductive composites fabricated by robust screen printing technology show excellent flexibility and printing adaptability, and exhibit high electrical conductivity, low percolation threshold, and good electrical stability under vigorous mechanical deformation. They also demonstrate excellent strainsensing performance in monitoring various human motions with high sensitivity and excellent stability
2018, 11(4): 1938–1955
Published: 19 March 2018

Haitao Zhai1,2, Yang Li3, Liwei Chen3, Xiao Wang1,2, Liangjing Shi1, Ranran Wang1 (*), and Jing Sun1 (*)

Semi-transparent polymer solar cells (PSCs) with all-Cu nanowire (NW) electrodes were fabricated with the structure of polyacrylate (PA)/Cu NWs/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene): poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) (PH1000)/Y-TiO2/poly(3-hexylthiophene): [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid 3,4,5-tris(octyloxy) benzyl (P3HT:PC61BM)/PEDOT:PSS (4083)/Cu NWs/polyimide (PI)/polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). The semi- transparent PSCs showed power conversion efficiencies up to 1.97% and 1.85% from each side with an average transmittance of ∼42% in the visible region.
2018, 11(4): 1956–1966
Published: 19 March 2018

Xiandi Wang1,2, Rui Ling1,3, Yufei Zhang1,4, Miaoling Que1,2, Yiyao Peng1,2, and Caofeng Pan1,2 (*)

Two-dimensional pressure distribution can be observed using mechanoluminescent ZnS: Mn particles synthesized by solid-state reaction at atmospheric pressure with the assistance of oxygen.
2018, 11(4): 1967–1976
Published: 19 March 2018

Yan Zhang1,2, Jiaheng Nie1, and Lijie Li3 (*)

Analysis of semiconductor quantum dots applied as nano-newton force sensors, based on the control of the luminescence spectrum using the piezotronic effect.
2018, 11(4): 1977–1986
Published: 19 March 2018