Volume 10

Issue 03,2017

(32 articles)


Yanfang Geng1,§, Ping Li1,§, Jindong Xue1, Dapeng Luo2,§, Junyong Zhang3, Lijin Shu2 (*), Ke Deng1 (*), Jingli Xie3 (*), and Qingdao Zeng1 (*)

Orientated C70-fullerene molecules were selectively localized on the supramolecular structures of macrocycles (6Y and 8Y) through specific interaction sites in the presence of 1-phenyloctane molecules.
2017, 10(3): 991–1000

Xiaoyan Zhang1,2, Wenling Gu1,2, and Erkang Wang1,2 (*)

Self-supported ternary Co0.5Mn0.5P/carbon cloth (CC) nanomaterial was prepared through hydrothermal reaction and phosphorization process. The excellent hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) performance may derive from the synergistic effect between Co and Mn atoms and the special relative atom ratio of 1:1 from Co:Mn.
2017, 10(3): 1001–1009

Jianwen Huang1,2, Yanrong Li1, Yufei Xia2, Juntong Zhu2, Qinghua Yi2, Hao Wang2, Jie Xiong1 (*), Yinghui Sun2 (*), and Guifu Zou2 (*)

Efficient hydrogen evolution at all pH values was observed for a flexible nanocrystalline cobalt-phosphide (CoP) network cathode. The system exhibited a superior electrocatalytic property during hundreds of cycles of bending/extending from 100° to 250°. Significant catalytic stability was maintained after 100 h of continuous electrolysis at a high current density of 60 mA·cm-2 even in neutral media.
2017, 10(3): 1010–1020

Tingting Zhang1,2, Zia Ur Rahman1, Ning Wei3, Yupeng Liu1, Jun Liang1, and Daoai Wang1,3 (*)

A feasible method to fabricate vertical TiO2 nanorod arrays (NRs) on Ti substrates by using through-mask anodization process is reported. After hydrogenation, the H-TiO2 NRs showed higher photocurrent density under simulated sunlight illumination, which suggests potential applications in photoelectrochemical water splitting, photocatalysis, solar cells, and sensors
2017, 10(3): 1021–1032

Jaewon Lee3, Huazhang Zhu2, Wei Deng1, and Yue Wu1,2 (*)

Cu3.8Ni/CoO and Cu3.8Ni/MnO nanoparticles have been synthesized by an easy and scalable solution reaction approach. Electrons can be transferred via metallic Cu3.8Ni, which will not react with lithium ions. The heterogeneous structures of Cu3.8Ni/CoO and Cu3.8Ni/MnO nanoparticles are believed to enhance the lithium ion mobility and improve the life cycle, and these materials are therefore promising candidates for use as advanced anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.
2017, 10(3): 1033–1043

Ji Chan Park1,2 (*), Shin Wook Kang1, Jeong-Chul Kim3, Jae In Kwon1, Sanha Jang1, Geun Bae Rhim1, Mijong Kim4, Dong Hyun Chun1,2, Ho-Tae Lee1, Heon Jung1, Hyunjoon Song4 (*), and Jung-Il Yang1 (*)

A new type of cobalt–silica hybrid nanocatalyst shows high CO conversion and good selectivity for gasoline-range hydrocarbons in the high-temperature Fischer–Tropsch synthesis reaction.
2017, 10(3): 1044–1055

Tehila Shahar, Tama Sicron, and Daniel Mandler (*)

Nanostructured molecularly imprinted polymers were doped with gold nanoparticles, which generate surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) bands of the templated molecules with high selectivity.
2017, 10(3): 1056–1063

Pengtao Qiu1, Shaomin Lian1, Guang Yang2, and Shengchun Yang1,3 (*)

The coexistence of Br- and I- ions induced the formation of mesoporous single crystalline PtPd bimetallic nanoparticles with hollow interiors due to the oriented attachment (OA) growth mechanism and galvanic reactions.
2017, 10(3): 1064–1077

Sreejith Raveendran1, Anindito Sen2, Toru Maekawa1, and D. Sakthi Kumar1 (*)

A novel, ultra-fast, simple, and highly convenient method for large scale production of the gold nanocages using microwave heating is demonstrated. Structural maneuver and atomic dislocation studies were demonstrated using electron microscopy.
2017, 10(3): 1078–1091

Shibin Li1 (*), Peng Zhang1, Yafei Wang1, Hojjatollah Sarvari2, Detao Liu1, Jiang Wu3, Yajie Yang1, Zhiming Wang4, and Zhi David Chen1,2 (*)

The surface defects of ZnO nanorods were suppressed by atomic layer deposition of Al2O3 monolayers. The average efficiency of ZnO nanorods-based perovskite solar cells was increased from 10.33% to 15.06%, and the highest efficiency attained was 16.08%.
2017, 10(3): 1092–1103
Published: 21 December 2016