Volume 10

Issue 04,2017

(31 articles)


Yuhan Zhang1,§, Zhongzhong Luo1,§, Fengrui Hu2, Haiyan Nan3, Xiaoyong Wang2, Zhenhua Ni3, Jianbin Xu4,1, Yi Shi1 (*), and Xinran Wang1 (*)

Using dioctylbenzothienobenzothiophene (C8-BTBT) and pentacene as building blocks, two-dimensional vertical and lateral molecular van der Waals heterojunctions with clean and sharp interfaces are prepared via a highly controllable physical vapor transport (PVT) process.
2017, 10(4): 1336–1344

Haijun Cui1,2, Pengchao Zhang2,3, Wenshuo Wang1,2, Guannan Li2,3, Yuwei Hao2,3, Luying Wang2,3, and Shutao Wang1,2 (*)

2017, 10(4): 1345–1355

Ying Zhang1,§, Boyang Liu1,§, Emily Hitz1, Wei Luo1, Yonggang Yao1, Yiju Li1, Jiaqi Dai1, Chaoji Chen1, Yanbin Wang1, Chunpeng Yang1, Hongbian Li2, and Liangbing Hu1 (*)

The stability of Li@atomic layer deposition (ALD)-carbon nanotube sponge (CNTS) electrodes relies on both the high-surface-area conductive framework and the robust ALD-Al2O3 surface protection layer, which decreases the effective areal current density and stabilizes the electrode/electrolyte interface for Li nuclei, respectively.
2017, 10(4): 1356–1365

Chuanqi Peng1, Xiaofei Gao2, Jing Xu1, Bujie Du1, Xuhui Ning1, Shaoheng Tang1, Robert M. Bachoo3, Mengxiao Yu1, Woo-Ping Ge2 (*), and Jie Zheng1 (*)

Renal-clearable gold nanoparticles can effectively target gliomas, the most common brain tumors, which generally exhibit poor permeability, through the enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect.
2017, 10(4): 1366–1376

Haifeng Lin1, Yanyan Li2, Haoyi Li1, and Xun Wang1 (*)

Without using noble metals as co-catalysts, multi-node CdS hetero-nanowires (NWs) were grown with defect-rich O-incorporated MoS2 ultrathin nanosheets (NSs). The hetero-NWs exhibited abundant catalytic active sites, substantially improved electric conductivity, and significantly enhanced separation of charge carriers, resulting in superior visible-light photocatalytic properties compared with Pt/CdS NWs, pure CdS NWs, and MoS2 NSs, as well as their physical mixtures.
2017, 10(4): 1377–1392

Jin Di1,2,§, Jicheng Yu1,2,§, Qun Wang3, Shanshan Yao4, Dingjie Suo4, Yanqi Ye1,2, Matthew Pless4, Yong Zhu4, Yun Jing4 (*), and Zhen Gu1,2,5 (*)

An injectable microgel formulation was developed by integrating a chitosan-based microgel with poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA) based nanocapsules loaded with insulin for focused ultrasound (FUS)-triggered noninvasive regulation of blood glucose levels.
2017, 10(4): 1393–1402

Yonghoon Hong1, Hee Jin Kim2, Daehee Yang1, Gaehang Lee3, Ki Min Nam4, Myung-Hwa Jung5, Young-Min Kim6,7 (*), Sang-Il Choi2 (*), and Won Seok Seo1 (*)

We controlled the Pt-shell thickness of fully L10-ordered face-centered tetragonal (fct) FePt nanoparticles (NPs) by using several acids with different acid strengths for surface-Fe etching and studied the effects of both surface-Fe etching and Pt-shell thickness on the electrocatalytic properties of fct-FePt NPs for the methanol oxidation reaction (MOR).
2017, 10(8): 2866–2880

Mengmeng Sun1, Qiang Fu1 (*), Lijun Gao1,2, Yanping Zheng3, Yangyang Li3, Mingshu Chen3, and Xinhe Bao1

Pt@hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) core-shell nanostructures function as nanoreactors, in which CO oxidation reactions with improved activity, selectivity, and stability occur at the core-shell interfaces. The confinement effect exerted by the h-BN shells promotes the Pt-catalyzed reactions.
2017, 10(4): 1403–1412

Swaminathan Venkatesan1, Fang Hao1, Junyoung Kim1, Yaoguang Rong1, Zhuan Zhu1, Yanliang Liang1, Jiming Bao1, and Yan Yao1,2 (*)

The moisture-enabled phase transition of a precursor intermediate to the perovskite phase for enhancing the photovoltaic efficiency is demonstrated. The moisture assists in decoupling the conversion and grain growth to enable the formation of active-layer films with a low defect density.
2017, 10(4): 1413–1422

Xiaodong Cheng1,3, Xuan Cao1, Bin Xiong1, Yan He1,2 (*), and Edward S. Yeung1

Three-dimensional plasmonic imaging of the gold-nanorod distribution inside cells with a high resolution and high contrast was achieved via orientation-dependent localization microscopy
2017, 10(4): 1423–1433