Volume 9

Issue 09,2016

(31 articles)


Paul Finnie (*)

Tunable filters are used to efficiently produce wide scale, fine excitation wavelength resolution Raman excitation maps for single walled carbon nanotube samples. The maps are compared for unsorted and highly type-purified semiconducting and metallic samples.
2016, 9(9): 2715–2728

Min Zeng1,2,§, Zhigang Chai2,§, Xin Deng2, Qi Li2, Shiqiang Feng2, Juan Wang1, (*), and Dongsheng Xu2 (*)

With controlled morphologies and shell thicknesses, CdS@ZIF-8 core–shell structures show improved selectivity for photocatalytic H2 generation from formic acid, which may provide guidance in the development of new photocatalysts based on core–shell materials.
2016, 9(9): 2729–2734

Konstantin A. Simonov1,2,3 (*), Nikolay A. Vinogradov2,3, Alexander S. Vinogradov3, Alexander V. Generalov2,3, Gleb I. Svirskiy3, Attilio A. Cafolla4, Nils Mrtensson1, and Alexei B. Preobrajenski2 (*)

Our results show that intercalation of Cu beneath 7-AGNRs/Au(788)leads to significant electron injection into the nanoribbons, which causes a pronounced downshift of the valence and conduction bands of graphene nanoribbon (GNR) with respect to the Fermienergy.
2016, 9(9): 2735–2746

Youfang Zhang1, Lizeng Zuo1, Longsheng Zhang1, Jiajie Yan1, Hengyi Lu1, Wei Fan2 (*), and Tianxi Liu1,2 (*)

N-doped carbon fiber aerogel-supported NiS nanoparticles were utilized as excellent electrode materials for supercapacitors.
2016, 9(9): 2747–2759

Delong Wang1,2, Xiangwei Zhao1,2 (*), Xing Liu1,2, Zhongde Mu1,2, and Zhongze Gu1,2 (*)

In this paper, a functional substrate based on a colloidal photonic crystal was developed for both the filtration of electricigens and their identification by surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS).This silver-plated photonic crystal filter offers tremendous opportunities for energetic, environmental, and clinical applications.
2016, 9(9): 2760–2771

Bingqian Geng, Zongling Ding, and Yongqing Ma (*)

The correlation between remanence ratio and dipolar field, Mr/Ms ∝ 1/lgHdip was observed ((b) and (d)) in magnetic nanoparticles (NPs) by tuning the concentration, moment, and anisotropy, based on a rationally designed system of NPs, which, to the best of our knowledge, has not been previously reported. The reasons for the deviation between Mr/Ms and 1/lgHdip ((a) and (c)) were thoroughly discussed.
2016, 9(9): 2772–2781

Bo Wang1,2, Wanrun Jiang1,2, Yang Gao1,2, Boon K. Teo3,4 (*), Zhigang Wang1,2,5 (*)

Chiral conversion and interlayer recognition were achieved via concerted intralayer proton transfer (CIPT) processes.
2016, 9(9): 2782–2795

Zijiao Zhang1, Xiaoqian Fu1, Minmin Mao1, Qian Yu1(*), Scott X. Mao1,2 (*), Jixue Li1, and Ze Zhang1

Sublimation-enhanced oxidation appeared at 200℃ under ~8×10−2 Pa O2 atmosphere on Mg nanoparticles.
2016, 9(9): 2796–2802

Jun Li1,2, Jianing Zhuang3, Chengmin Shen1,4 (*), Yuan Tian1, Yande Que1,2, Ruisong Ma1,2, Jinbo Pan1,2, Yanfang Zhang1,2, Yeliang Wang1,4, Shixuan Du1,4, Feng Ding3 (*), and Hong-Jun Gao1,4 (*)

The impurity nanoparticle served as nucleation centers for bilayered graphene (BLG) growth and the free space between a nanoparticle and graphene served as the center of C injection for the continuous growth of the adlayer beneath the top layer.
2016, 9(9): 2803–2810

Lingzheng Bu1, Yonggang Feng1, Jianlin Yao1 (*), Shaojun Guo2, Jun Guo3, and Xiaoqing Huang1 (*)

A facile synthetic approach to selectively produce platinum nanowires and octahedra with high yield has been developed. Due to the well-defined {111} exposed facets, one-dimensional confinement effect, and their minimized edge/corner, the platinum nanowires exhibit excellent activity and superior durability towards both the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and the methanol oxidation reaction (MOR), compared to that of the zero-dimensional platinum octahedra catalyst and a commercial Pt/C catalyst. This suggests that such platinum nanowires can be used as high-performance electrocatalysts for future practical fuel cell applications.
2016, 9(9): 2811–2821